Monday, November 23, 2015

The Midnight Visitor~ Children"s Christmas Book Review

I love having grandchildren to have an excuse to order a new Christmas book. This one is adorable. The pages are big~ glossy and colorful. It is sure to grab the attention of your very young children.

It is the story of Jesus told by Miriam the cow~ whom just happens to live in the cowshed where baby Jesus was born.  Miriam had no idea all the visitors that she would encounter on this special day. Animals come one by one and Miriam allows them to stay providing that they all be good and get along with each other. Her visitors even included Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the three wise men.

What a sweet book to share the story of Jesus' birth in sweet way. I loved this book and give it 5 stars. I was provided this book in exchange for my honest review.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

An Endless Christmas~ Christmas Book Review

Katie has not had the best childhood and has a real hard time accepting that she could be loved.  Yet~ she finds herself in love with Micah. Micah takes her home to meet his family whom just happens to be one of the greatest families ever.  Micah's grandparents ~ both in their eighties ~  along with an entire family welcome her with open arms. Micah surprises her with a marriage proposal in front of the entire Binder family. Only things go terrible wrong when her answer is "no." 

At the little Binder cottage with tons of people and lots of snow Katie learns what love from a real Christian family looks like. Will they be able to convince her that she is worth loving before it's too late?

This book was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.  I loved this book and rate it 5 stars. I only wished it would have been  a little longer ~ it left me wanting more. 

Learn more about the book here.

Sweet Children's Christmas Book

I ordered the Goodnight Ark book last year and I loved it. When I saw this book I just has to have it. These books are adorable. The pages are beautiful and glossy~ Jane Chapman is an amazing illustrator.  

The story is written by Laura Sassi in a rhyming fashion.  It brings to life what bedtime in a manger might have looked and sounded like. A little imagination and glamorizing helps your child think about the manger scene. All the while keeping the greatest story of all times  ~ the birth of baby Jesus~ alive with the magic of Christmas. This would make the most wonderful bedtime story for little ones this Christmas season.

I love this book and give it 5 stars. This book was provided to me in exchange for my honest review. 

Book Description

Written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman, Goodnight Manger is an adorable and tender bedtime story, for Christmas or any time of year.
Goodnight, Manger, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Jane Chapman, tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they try to lull Jesus to sleep in the noisy stable after his birth. It's bedtime for Baby Jesus, but who knew a manger could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels' joyful hosanas, and three kings bearing noisy gifts, it's just too loud. Finally Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd baby Jesus into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars.
With sweet, rhyming text in the style of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Goodnight, Ark, Goodnight, Manger offers a unique twist on the classic manger tale, deftly weaving together the comforting and familiar routines of bedtime with the special magic and wonder of the nativity story.
About the Author
Laura Sassi has a passion for telling humorous stories in rhyme. She writes daily from her century-old home in New Jersey where she lives with her husband, two children, and a black Cockapoo named Sophie.
About the Illustrator
Jane Chapman is a multi award-winning artist who has illustrated over one hundred books including five New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Southern England with her husband, Tim Warnes, two children and five chickens. Visit Jane Chapman at

Sunday, November 1, 2015

52 Original Wisdom Stories

This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review. I have to say I was terribly disappointed in this book. I thought it was a devotional with short stories but this is not the case. It was not at all what I expected.
It is a  confusing book. The book is fictional and revolves around an elderly couple. The stories are made up from conversations that Sid and Rosie share with each other. They both have left behind their childhood churches and now Sid has become a Quaker and Rosie church hops. The stories contain spiritual conversations and opinions of the two. They seem to embrace anything and everything and mush it all together. 
As a born-again believer I found the book to be very unbiblical.  There are times when the book reflects biblical truth but most the time Sid and Rosie embrace ideas from false religions not found in the Bible. 
I would use discretion in reading this book. I would not personally recommend this book. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Power Of A Simple Life~

When I was in grade school  I was required to read "One Little Maid Of Israel." I still remember this book so well even though I was only in the 5Th Grade.

The little maid of Israel never opened the Red Sea. She never called down fire from the sky. She never won the heart of a King. She never gave birth to the Messiah. She was called only called the little maid of Israel.  She was a slave~a servant.

I often reminded my children that we did not have a maid. As Keepers of the Home~we are servants to our family. We can look at this with drudgery or we can take on the positive side of this. After all~Jesus Christ was a servant.

The little maid of Israel had a such a huge impact that deemed her worthy to be recorded in the very Word of God~the inspired Scriptures.

Let us look at some qualities about her:

  • *She was in an inferior position in society~a servant.
  • *She had a personal walk with God.
  • * She could recognize a man of God.
  • * She  had a respected and Godly testimony~she had earned a good reputation.

Because this young lady loved and served the One true God others noticed. Even though her position was one of inferiority ~God saw her heart and He loved her and used her for His plan and purpose. When we walk with the Lord~others will notice. 

May we all be encouraged today because no matter what position in life we hold we can walk with God.  God is waiting.  I am here to encourage you today~ The power of a simple life should never be minimized! 

2 Kings 5
 1Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.
 2And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.
 3And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

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