Monday, October 17, 2016

365 Pocket Morning Prayers

Recently, thanks to Tyndale Publishing, I've had the pleasure of starting my days with

It's a beautiful little devotional, both inside and out.

My favorite thing about this particular devotional is the topical index.  Of course,
you can certainly start with day 1 and move through in order, which I did the first
week, but now I prefer to search the topics so I can focus more on what the day holds.
Everything from fear to gratitude is covered in a beautiful prayer, followed by a
relevant scripture.

The book is the perfect size to carry with you, too, and the cover is sturdy enough
to through in a bag or briefcase.  And, with Christmas around the corner, it would
make an excellent gift or stocking stuffer!

***I received the aforementioned item free-of-charge in exchange for an honest review.***

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

I recently had the opportunity to review...

Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

This is a lovely coloring book with space for journaling.  Best of both relaxing worlds!  I love
that Tyndale has taken two of my favorite past-times and packed them in such a beautiful
book.  The cover is sturdy enough to throw in a bag and the pages are filled with inspiring
"reminders".  The compact size is a bonus.

The only problem I've found is that my children are always borrowing it!  No worries.
It makes an amazing gift.  (hint, hint)

Check out for more coloring and journaling products.  And, get creative with Tyndale’s Inspire Creativity board on Pinteres.

***I received the aforementioned item free-of-charge in exchange for an honest review.***

Friday, December 9, 2011

Triple Dog Dare by Jeremy Jones

I recently had the privilege of reviewing Triple Dog Dare, by
Jeremy Jones.  It's a book of devotionals targeting boys 9 - 12
years old via real-life scenarios and activities. Each day is filled
with short Scriptures, concise biblical truth and a daily dare,
all challenging them to put their faith into practice. Scripture
readings from every book of the Bible open up the action-packed
Word of God. Whether it’s drawing comic strips of biblical
battles, dreaming up a life list of goals, making snack packs
for the homeless or producing Bible-based movies, boys will
go on daily dynamic experiences with God, taking faith off the
page and setting it into motion. Themes cover the daily realities
of pre-teen males, including bullying, peer pressure, girls, sibling
rivalry, honesty and more.

My oldest son is 8, but he loves the book and we always have fun
relating each devotional to his life.  Plus, I've noticed that since we
began the book, he's really putting God's word into
home, school, sports, etc.  Gotta love that!  And, I think it will be
an invaluable resource for us as he gets older and faces more and
more trials.  I also look forward to sharing it with Luke in a few years.

About the author:

Jeremy V. Jones is an award-winning journalist who has
served as senior associate editor of Breakaway magazine.
He has authored several books, including Toward the Goal:
The Kaka Story and The Keeper: The Tim Hoard Story. He
also writes for magazines such as Clubhouse and Christianity
Today. He resides with his wife and two children in Colorado.

 I received this book free-of-charge, in exchange for an honest review.
The opinions in this post are my own and were not influenced.
Thank you to the publisher and B&B Media for including me!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Extra® Dessert Delights® gum Fan Flavorite Vote

If you're a gum chewer or have a sweet tooth, you're probably already familiar with Extra Dessert Delights. Inspired by real desserts, the indulgent flavors offer an irresistible treat for only 5 calories. The mouth-watering Dessert Delights lineup includes Orange Crème Pop, Apple Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Shortcake and Key Lime Pie. There's a new sweet flavor on the way and that's where you come in! Let's meet the candidates.

Gum chewers everywhere will be able to choose among Bananas Foster, Root Beer Float and Lemon Square flavors. The Lemon Square flavor was inspired by the winning dessert of last night's Quickfire Challenge in the Bravo series "Top Chef Just Desserts." Until November 12, 2011, fans can vote for their favorite Extra Dessert Delights flavor as often as inspired on and on their mobile phones via

The winner of the Fan Flavorite Vote will be announced on November 16, 2011. 

"Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win an Extra® Dessert Delights® gum prize package in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place."

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren

Hope finds the hopeless when a storm hits. 

It's Christmas weekend 1949, and despite the threat of a storm, the townspeople of Frost are determined to continue their holiday traditions, if only as a means to forget the war that they had all just suffered through. But the suffering hasn't ended for Dottie Morgan who lost her only son in the war. She's preparing to wallow in her isolation for the weekend, when Violet, nearly a spinster at age 29, dares to make a request that will force Dottie to publicly revive the memory of her dead son.

When a storm traps the two women at home with a strange young man who has an unbelievable confession and a neighbor with more to do with Violet's past than she would like, no one can predict how this Christmas will give them all a second chance. 

This was such a beautiful read, full of love, hope and nostalgia.  I adored the characters of Gordy and Violet, but all of the characters were so well crafted, I felt like I knew them.  This was the perfect book to read during the cool nights we've recently had.  The story truly warmed my heart, and I can't wait to read Susan's next book.

 Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!)  A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found

Warm up to Chrismtas early this year with Susan May Warren's Baby, It's Cold Outside! To celebrate the release of her new Christmas book with Summerside Press, she and the publisher are giving away a Kindle Fire and hosting an early Christmas Party on Facebook!

One festive winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. Giveaway ends on 10/26!

But, wait there’s more! Join Susan May Warren on 10/27 for merriment and a few early Christmas presents at her Baby, It's Cold Outside Christmas party! Grab your Christmas sweaters, socks and pj’s and join Susan and a few friends for a fireside chat about her recent books (Heiress & Baby, It’s Cold Outside), holiday traditions, favorite Christmas recipes, a trivia contest and more! Invite your friends and don’t miss the fun!

RSVP here and we'll see you on October 27th at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST!

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***I received this book free of charge, in exchange for an honest review.
The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any manner.***

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Defiants 4x4s

Defiants 4x4s are mighty, mini, motorized 4x4s that can take on any challenge, and even have real gears, for Power, Speed and Freewheeling Action!  They automatically shift into freewheeling mode for insane stunt jumps or reckless downhill runs...with blazing headlights light the way.  And, now they are only $5.99 at Target!

The Defiants FlexTerrain system is fully modular, with playsets and accessories that can be customized into endless configurations. Each playset connects with every other set for rich, off-road action and expanding play value.

Defiants BlitzForce military-themed vehicles and playsets honor the spirit of freedom and power that kids love!

Vehicles are powered by two AAA batteries.

***Information provided by One2One Network.