What Makes a True Friend? Visit the Land of Twilight and See

ArynChildren's Bookshelf, Christian Fiction, Family, Young Adult (Age 12+)5 Comments

Middle school is a tough age. (And probably every age group after that, too…) When you’re going through all of that, you really need a friend. But what makes a true friend? How would you describe a true friend in 10 words or less? And then, the hardest question. Do you show any of the qualities of a true friend yourself? Journey to Twilight with 6th Graders Lorna and Sam to find out more!

#1 New Wizard of Oz Allegory: No Space Like Home

ArynChristian Fiction, Family, Young Adult (Age 12+)4 Comments

Swirling Starfield

I’ve encountered more than one Wizard of Oz allegory in my life, and more than one of them has been very Sci-fi in nature. I especially enjoyed the movie on the Sci-fi network a few years (decades) back. I have to say, though, that today’s book, No Space Like Home is by far the best. This book takes on a Wizard of Oz Allegory with both futuristic/spacetravel fun, and the Good Shepherd into the bargain. It’s like a perfect collection of my favorite elements! Were you a fan of the Wizard of Oz movie growing up? I’m sure the splash … Read More

How to Find Joy: 2 Tools for Finding Joy In The Lord

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Yellow Background, Finding Joy: It's a Choice, It's a Lifestyle

“Finding Joy” by J.C. Lafler is a story about the challenge of finding joy in life’s most trying circumstances, and corresponding verses in the Bible that lead us to choose joy.

This book is inspiring, and filled with hope in the midst of trials. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a light read, willing to accept a personal challenge, and not afraid of a few tears!

Darling Hedgehog Goes Down A Foxhole

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Darling Hedgehog in a pink tutu

Darling Hedgehog Goes Down a Foxhole looking for her parents, and finds something else entirely! We enjoyed this cute, whimsical story and gorgeous illustrations. If your child is easily distracted, you will be able to relate to today’s story! I can’t promise they will learn better focus, but I believe you’ll all enjoy the story, and find more than a few conversation starters! Today’s story is courtesy of Celebrate Lit, and I hope you enjoy it! A Book of Wisdom for Kids Book: Darling Hedgehog Goes Down A Foxhole Author: Auralee Arkinsly Genre: Early reader chapter book Release Date: September 13, 2019 Darling Hedgehog … Read More

Meet the New NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls

ArynFamily, Children's Bookshelf, Christian Nonfiction14 Comments

Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls

Today we get to explore the new NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls! I don’t believe my idea of a “perfect Bible” exists. If it had all of my favorite features, it would be WAY too big and heavy for everyday use. Things like maps and definitions, cross-references and mid text explanations and footnotes, wide margins, color-coded, places to draw and take notes, etc. which is why I’m okay with having several Bibles, and taking advantage of Bible apps. I’ve been brave enough to write in my Bible for about 20 years now, but I haven’t had one actually … Read More

All is Bright: Christmas Lights Collection 2019

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Christmas Lights Collection 2019

There are so many excellent Christmas stories to choose from this time of year. The Christmas Lights Collection 2019 delivers! Things may not start out so well, but by the end, All is Bright! Another Celebrate Lit Christian Book Publicity tour is here, and while I didn’t sign up for the tour, I did preorder the book, and enjoyed every page. so here I am sharing it with you. And the fact that these awesome Christian authors have chosen to offer 4 wonderful books for less than a dollar?* I haven’t decided if they’re crazy or brilliant. But they do … Read More

How to Restore Your Brother’s Faith at Christmas

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Couple in beach chairs holding hands. Christmas on Breakers Point

The man is dying. His last request, impossible. But Nothing is impossible with God. Come check out Christmas on Breakers Point, and learn how to help someone restore their faith! This Christmas novel has everything you could wish for. The Great Romance, a beautiful human romance, and a real solid community who cares! I’m grateful for the opportunity to be on this Celebrate Lit Christian Book Publicity Tour, and I hope you enjoy the story as much as I did! I can hardly wait for book 2! The challenge to restore your brother when they’ve lost faith is something I … Read More

How to Set Goals with God’s Grace and Favor

ArynFamily, Christian Nonfiction14 Comments

Okay, so this is a little hard to write. I’ve been ‘in church’ since well before I was born. But in over 30 years, I was still childlike in understanding God’s grace and favor. I’ve had the Sunday School answer, a simple, childish acceptance, which is great, but we’re called to a combination of childlike faith and spiritual maturity. (Matthew 18:2-4, Ephesians 4:11-16, Hebrews 6) I didn’t know what I didn’t know. But now I’m excited. Every time I do learn the Biblical or historical meaning of a word, I find my Bible reading time so much richer. It’s something … Read More