35+ Heartwarming Christian Christmas Stories To Start Your Holiday Right Now

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Christian Christmas Stories

If you’re ready for a few heartwarming Christmas stories just for you, you’re in the right place. Here, you’ll find some awesome Christian Christmas stories to get your holiday off to the right start. From historical to contemporary, comedy to cozy to miraculous, these Christian Christmas books will fill you with the Joy of the season, and a reminder of how awesome God is! And if you want a little something for the kids, these Christian Christmas stories for kids are awesome! Christian Christmas Stories: Fiction Christian Christmas stories can be a powerful medium to draw closer to Jesus. Let … Read More

Refining Josie

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Refining Josie by Carolyn Miller on tour with Celebrate Lit January 2023

Refining Josie is a story I’ve been looking forward to for almost 2 years. Ever since Josie’s sister Sam’s story, with the hints we got of Josie, and how no one really understood her, and why she’d changed so much. I must say it was absolutely worth the wait. Check it out, and then enter the giveaway below before you go! About the Book Book: Refining Josie Author: Carolyn Miller Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: December 6, 2022 What’ll it take for the prodigal daughter to share her deepest secrets… and her heart? Josephine Green returns to the islands in an attempt to … Read More

The Newton Chronicles

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The Newton Chronicles: Soldiers, Crystals, and Temples by Terry Overton is on tour with Celebrate Lit, January 7-20, 2023

The Newton Chronicles: Soldiers, Crystals and Temples intrigued me, so I signed up for the tour. A few days after the book came, my 9yo said “I want to learn more about Isaac Newton!” So we started this book, to get a taste. We learned a few things, had a ton of laughs, and every time I tried to stop reading, there was a very insistent “2 more chapters please!” so I’d call this an absolute win! Even the 4 year old sat still! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post! About the Book Book: The … Read More

Skyworld: Best Christian Steampunk Books

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Gears and Steam "Christian Steampunk Books"

Today, we enter a whole new world. Some of the dangers are far too familiar. But some are very unique and creative. As much as I enjoyed being a guest to Skyworld, I’m not sure I would want to live there. I’ll admit that I didn’t know what ‘steampunk’ was until this book. But it’s pretty cool. Victorian culture, steam-powered advanced technology, and a fascination with science. And I must say, this author hit the ball out of the park with her Christian Steampunk books! Why Read Christian Steampunk Books? Christian Steampunk books explore a unique ‘what if’ that really … Read More

How To Be a Good Housewife: Juggling Your Life 1 Priority At a Time

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Homeschooling Housewife

Ever wonder how to be a good housewife in today’s world? I mean, is there really a place for a traditional housewife in the 21st Century? I guess that really depends on your definition of a “good” or traditional housewife. The Bible has a lot to say about how to be a good housewife, and it doesn’t exclude having a productive job, or mean we can’t do a lot of things that tend to get bad press. Between Proverbs 31 and 1st Timothy 2, there is a lot of solid information on how to be a good housewife. Anyone who … Read More

10 Biblical Convictions To Live By In Everyday Life

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Biblical Convictions: When God Convicts Your Heart

How well do you live out your Biblical Convictions? When God convicts your heart of something in particular, whether he wants you to stop doing something, or maybe step up and act, do you follow Him? I have to admit I don’t, always, but I’m doing better. And the book we’re going to highlight today, well, it’s a ton of fun, but it will absolutely challenge you to stand up and act on some of your Biblical convictions. Putting your beliefs into real-world action, instead of just saying ‘yes, I believe that,’ it means actually demonstrating what’s in your heart. … Read More

How to Build Your Kids Devotional Habit Right

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Devotionals for Kids

We all want the best for our kids, right? But sometimes that’s difficult. Since we know more is caught than taught, then figuring out how to build your kids devotional habit right, like most things, relies on your own personal devotional habit. and yet, we struggle with that too sometimes. God looks at the heart, because the Why is the most important part. The book list below is a tool. The important thing is the desire to draw closer to God as a family and individuals.  Which is why we’re going to get a little creative here. Let’s unlearn the … Read More

29 Best Christian Beach Reads That Have Substance

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Christian Beach Reads on a sandy background

These Christian beach reads will challenge your faith muscles, have you laughing and crying, and basically cause you to take an escape from reality that better prepares you for real life. They make for great books to read on the beach, or when you wish you could be there. Full of life-changing, crushing and strengthening experiences, on or near the beach. I did receive advance copies of many of these Christian beach reads and chose to share my honest opinions here. Though I should tell you, it was entirely my choice to make them permanent residents all together here. Independence … Read More

5 Gratitude Journaling Benefits You Need to Know

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Gratitude Journaling Benefits

This fall I started something new. I’ve known the importance of gratitude but now I’m discovering more practical gratitude journaling benefits – And I am loving the process! For at least 15 years now, I’ve kept a (semi-consistent) gratitude text message conversation with 2 friends, and have seen first-hand the gratitude journaling benefits that has provided. Because there were days when one of us {read me} was in a funk, and got mad when someone else remembered to start the conversation, so we {I} ‘had’ to come up with something to be grateful for. Oh the drama! But its been worth it. The … Read More

How To Set Personal Goals in Life as a Christian

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Plan to Achieve Your Goals, How to Write Personal Goals in life and stick to them

Knowing what you want, and WHY you want it will take you a long way towards making it happen. But that’s not all that matters. Getting God’s input, making sure that you are following Biblical goal-setting practices, and having access to God’s power and favor in your follow-through? Those things make all the difference in the world!

Bookish Merch: 115+ Best Unique Gifts for Readers Pleasure

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Bookish Goodies: open book floating on a brown background, with magic dust sparkles

Welcome to the book lover’s paradise! If you are looking for the perfect bookish gifts for your favorite reader, start here. With wide variety of bookish items, it’s like a treasure hunt. If you’re ready, come along with me. I found myself going on a hunt for the best bookish merch around. I put my favorites together for you to enjoy! I have to admit I had way too much fun putting this together! Whether your favorite bookworm (or book Dragon) loves teas, coloring, apparel, blankets, beach towels, bookends, or some other type of unique gifts for readers, chances are, … Read More