How important is keeping your promise? On a scale of one to ten, where would you place the importance of keeping your word? I would venture to say that It’s not meaningless (1) but is it a consistent 10? Jesus said: “let your yes be yes, and your no, no.” (Matthew 5:37) Basically, mean what you say, and follow through. A lot of things are easier said than done, or we wouldn’t be urged to “count the cost in advance.” Can we talk about what keeping a promise means for a bit, then I will share a great book I’ve just … Read More
Premeditated Serendipity: Can There Possibly Be Such A Thing?
Premeditated Serendipity is today’s treat: an unforgettable read that handles forgiveness and second chances. And Wayne’s explanation of Daisies is awesome! About the Book Title: Premeditated Serendipity Author: Chautona Genre: Christian romance Release date: November 16, 2017 …make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you. ~ I Thessalonians 4:11 That’s all Reid wanted to do–just serve the Lord for a year before concerning himself with anything else. Yeah, the idea came from an odd “prophesy” one of the watchmen of Fairbury’s new Prayer Room spoke over him. … Read More
Shelter of the Most High: Psalm 91 Brought to Life
It’s a privilege for us to dwell in the shelter of the Most High. A gift, he has given us. As Beth Moore is so fond of saying, there ain’t no ‘high’ like the Most High! He is the Maker, Creator, Master, and Friend. Almighty Father Protector and Guide. For us to be allowed shelter with Him, well, wow! I’ve spent a good bit of time on Psalm 90-91 lately (a prayer of Moses), with this post in mind. Psalm 90 talks about the Most High God, and His power and eternal nature. A plea to see God’s work, be … Read More
Wayne Thomas Batson with an Epic Sword in the Stars
When I saw that Wayne Thomas Batson Author of this week’s Celebrate Lit Book Review was from the same part of Maryland as I was, It made me smile! Please allow me to introduce you to today’s Epic: Sword in the Stars, the beginning of the Dark Sea Annals. About the Book Book Title: Sword in the Stars Author: Wayne Thomas Batson Genre: Epic Fantasy Release date: August 16, 2017 The difference in their uncanny eyes could not be easily discerned. In the rays of the setting sun, both Aravel’s and Morlan’s eyes appeared gold. In the pale moonlight…yellow. Seemingly … Read More
The Vintage Wren Confessions: One Reluctant Year of Green
Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I get to review The Vintage Wren, which is a young woman’s personal 52 Week Challenge to go “Green” for a year. I’m excited to share this one with you guys! *Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through one, I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. I did receive a free copy of the book, which does not influence my review. I share with you my honest opinions. About The Vintage Wren Book Title: the Vintage Wren Volume 1 Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Christian / … Read More
The Hidden Treasure of Jews in Austria
I love historical fiction. It opens up new experiences. For example, in today’s book, Hidden Among the Stars, where we meet the Jews in Austria before World War II. Such a tough time in history, that was. Normal everyday people got caught in the chaos of the war. On both sides. The Jews were definitely targeted harder than most, as our enemy the devil has it out for God’s chosen people. I have not studied much about Austria, aside from my mom’s favorite movie, The Sound of Music. (Yes, I realize that great liberties were taken, and it’s nothing like … Read More
25 Practical Examples of Grace for Bookworms
Do you need to be reminded with daily examples of Grace and Mercy? Me Too! Without God’s compassion and patience, we would never last long enough to see anything as wonderful as the gems He scatters in our lives, the examples of Grace that He uses to encourage us! 2 Peter 3:9 NIV — The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. From the beginning, God has patiently scattered examples of grace and mercy everywhere: The Garden? The Ark? … Read More
Just for Mom: 21 Days of Joy Devotional
One more Celebrate Lit Book Review for you, 21 Days of Joy, a short story devotional that is pretty much unforgettable! About the Book Title: 21 Days of Joy Author: Kathy Ide Genre: Non-fiction, Devotional Release Date: April 1, 2016 Tour Dates: April 28 – May 11 Oh, the joys—and struggles—of motherhood! 21 Days of Joy honors mothers of all varieties. Biological moms. Adoptive moms. Stepmothers. Grandmothers. Godmothers. “Second moms.” Even men who “mother” children when circumstances put them in that position. Whether you are a mother, have one, or know one, these heartwarming fictional stories will touch your soul and help you see that you are … Read More
Revolutionary: Can She find Hope, Identity & Freedom?
This “Revolutionary” Celebrate Lit Book Review is one of my favorites to date! And not just because the Author is a Floridian!! *note I did receive a free copy of this book, though all opinions are my own. There are also some affiliate links for your convenience. You can see my full disclosure here. About the Book Title: The Revolutionary: Liberate the Captives Author: Kristen Hogrefe Genre: Young Adult, Action, Adventure Release Date: March, 2018 Freedom costs more than Portia wants to pay, but revolutions run on sacrifice … and blood. Three months a satellite prisoner, Portia wonders if … Read More
The Essence of Joy: Practical, Festive and True!
The Essence of Joy, another Celebrate Lit Book Review for you! I was given a copy to read so I could share my thoughts with you. I was pretty excited myself, about this one! *Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. You can read my full disclosure here. About The Essence of Joy Book Title: The Essence of Joy Author: Lynn U. Watson Release Date: October 12, 2017 Genre: Women’s Devotional; Women’s Inspiration; Christmas/Advent Devotional It’s Christmas in March! The scents of Christmas invite our imaginations into the holiday season. What emotions flood your heart when the holiday aromas waft … Read More