A Believe Devotional for Kids: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus- A Book Review

As a Christian mother it is important to me that I raise my children to walk in the ways of the Lord.90  I pray daily for God to guide them and lead them to be more like him.  Devotionals are a great resource and tool enabling your child to mature spiritually and deepens his/her personal relationship with Christ.  A Believe Devotional for Kids: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus by Christian author, Randy Frazee offers 90 colorful devotions; sharing the message: Jesus will transform you from the inside out and will mold you to be more like him, if you put your faith and trust in him.  It will help readers develop a personal vision for spiritual growth and a simple plan for getting started on the journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus Christ.

This hardcover book  includes 3 different sections: think, act, and be;  where you will find individual topics, a bible verse, discussion, and daily prayer. This is a great devotional to get your child into the word, reflecting on their thoughts and actions and act a a guide that will lead them to be more like Him- Jesus Christ. Written for children ages 6-10.

 

 

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

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Between Heaven and Earth

Since the release of “Heaven is for Real,” by Todd Burpo, there has been a tremendous drive in literature about  Heaven.  Burpo shared an amazing story of how his son had a vision of Heaven and came back to earth to tell about it.   The author of  Between Heaven and Earth has a much different story to tell.  Steve Berger and his wife lost their son on his 19th birthday in a very tragic,  one car accident.  His son went home to Heaven and there he stayed.   This tragedy tugged at the fragile hearts of the Berger’s.   This  heart wrenching tragedy led to one of Berger’s greatest enlightenment’s about an amazing wonder called Heaven.   This tragic event worked in the lives of the Berger’s and they began to feel the omniscient presence of God.  It was now that Berger finally understand the depth of his sermons he preached over the years about our forever home in Heaven.   It wasn’t until Steve’s son was called home by the Lord that he felt the peace and comfort that this promising place offers.  It is one thing to be able to talk about heaven, but to live heaven while on earth is a miraculous story.

Berger tackles the accusations of “heavenly minded but of no earthly good” with a passionate call for faith and hope in the midst of fear and despair.  Focusing on the hope and inspiration from Paul’s letter to the Philippians, Berger invites his readers to engage in his thoughts and visions about heaven, drawing inspiration on God’s grace and healing power that lies between Heaven and earth.

Berger takes the reader through the emotional journeys of Apostle Paul as he confesses what it truly means to live in Christ and to die and gain.  He digs deep into the lessons learned by Abraham as he stayed focused on the future that was promised by God.

We are reminded through his writing that Heaven is a place in which there is no pain, it is a place harvested with joy and love that is given to us by God.  Heaven is real and it is a beautiful place.

“Between heaven and earth” is a glimpse of a personal journey that Berger and his wife never thought they would have to take.  It is something that I can relate to, as I lost a very close family member a few years ago in a very tragic accident with a fire engine responding to an emergency call.  This book offers healing and comfort in the power of God’s word and his promise of Heaven.

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I received a complimentary copy of Between Heaven and Earth by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honet

The Adversary

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Before I read this book, my knowledge on Spiritual Warfare was very limited.  I had some personal experience dealing with Demon Activity, but I had a hard time truly understanding or even believing it.  The Adversary by Mark I. Bubeck is a resource to the Christian believer that feels the growing battle for their spiritual soul.  In this book you will learn how to wear the armor of God and how to protect your soul and how to shun off demon activity by the powerful word of God and prayer.  As Christians, Satan will constantly try to get to us,  but we do not need to fear because this battle has been won by the most powerful; Jesus Christ! Bubeck exposes the conflict of demon activity and the hope we as believers have.

Discover the answers to these questions:

What is Satan’s strategy in spiritual warfare?

  • Can a Christian be oppressed by demons?
  • Can demonic affliction be passed down through family lines?
  • What are the symptoms of demonic activity in a person’s life?

With more than 350,000 copies old worldwide, this best seller will help the reader triumph demon activity by understanding the power in God’s word and in his love for us.

Christmas Fashion

What did the Cute Country Chick wear this Christmas?  I have actually received a number of emails asking me what I wore this holiday season.  It is no secret, I am a big fan of White Plum Boutique.  I get so many compliments when ever I wear anything from WPB.  I like the sophisticated, country girl look that WPB offers.  Everything fits great and that means a lot because I am extra petite!

December 24th

Christmas Eve Church Service

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Dress: White Plum Boutique

Shoes: Payless

 

December 25th

Christmas Day Celebrating Jesus’ Birthday with Family

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Sweater: White Plum Boutique

Leggings: White Plum Boutique

Boots:  GroopDealz

Merry Christmas!

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The forbidden fruit…

Sex and the Single Christian Girl by Bethany House Publishing author Marian Jordan Ellis is a must read for my fellow single sisters in Christ.  There are a number of lies that women end up believing when it comes to the forbidden fruit.  Sex is a special gift that is shared between a man and a woman when they are married.  I sense that you are now nodding in agreement and yet you feel some grief and sadness because perhaps you didn’t remain pure.  Perhaps you also think that it doesn’t matter now because your gift has been used and it is impossible for you to be pure once again, so who cares if you have sex outside of marriage now?!  This is one of the lies that Satan leads us to believe.   Before reading Ellis’ book I felt the same way.  I was full of shame with myself and thought that I was used up and not worth waiting for.  What does it matter???  IT DOES!!!!  God’s love is so great for us and he can make your life pure once again.  All we have to do is ask for forgiveness and follow God’s laws that he has set for us.  Sex and the Single Christian Girl reveals Satan’s lies and the depth of God’s love for us.  God’s laws are set to protect us not to keep us from enjoying ourselves.  Sex is a beautiful gift to share with your husband.  When we do not save this gift for marriage we find ourselves hurt and empty.  When we wait as God instructs us to we are united to our better half and bonded for life.  This same bond that is created outside of marriage causes a whirlwind of emotion and hurt when the relationship ends.   As I read this book, I was able to see every relationship that I have had thus far.  Up until now I thought to get a man to like me I had to behave or dress in a certain way. I gave into temptation and yes I will add even though I am a Christian the men I was dating were not.  Reading this book was truly an eye opener.  I am so thankful for God’s love and that he has purified my heart and my body once more.  I have made a promise to wait, to save myself for my future husband.  I may be a mother of two beautiful blessings, but what I do now as a single Christian girl does matter.   I will never forget one Sunday morning as I walked out of church.  Walking in front of me was a senior couple, they were holding hands.  I thought to myself, “that is so nice, I want that!”  I heard God whisper to me, “Not now my child, you have much growing to do.  In time you will have all that your heart desires.”  I know that God is right and I trust in his love and his law.  If you are a single Christian girl and you find it hard to make it in this “rom-com world” I highly recommend you read this book!  I now walk in confidence, knowing that I am worth waiting for and I stand firm in my values and beliefs.

I received my copy of Sex and the Single Christian Girl  as a complimentary gift from Bethany House.

 

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Are you more like Jesus than you think?

Find out just how much you are like Jesus in this new book, “Prototype,” by Jonathan Martin.  I was given a complimentary copy of “Prototype” by Tyndale publishing.  The author is a pastor and speaks directly to our hearts, opening our eyes to the busy world around us that stray us from walking a straight line.  While reading my heart heard messages like, “you are my beloved, I am proud of you, you are special.” and “stop connecting with Facebook, and connect with the people in your life now.”  In each chapter we discover more of God’s love for us and just how much we are like Jesus in that we too are God’s beloved.  There are many ways in which we are not like Jesus, but the love God has for Jesus is the same love he has for us.  I am God’s beloved and he has been with me through every walk of my life whether good or bad.  He has never left me alone.  I am reminded of God’s great love for me.

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