Returning to Breakers For a Second Chance or Two

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Returning to Breakers by Rachel Skatvold on tour with Celebrate Lit November 17-30, 2022

Returning to Breakers is a great wrap-up to Rachel Skatvold’s chain of Independence Islands contributions! We started with Tyler and worked our way through some friends, and now his sister Tiffany gets a turn for a second chance romance (in more ways than one!) You’re in for a treat, a laugh, and some thinking time here. Don’t forget to leave a comment, and then enter the giveaway, you just might be the winner! About the Book Book:  Returning to Breakers Author: Rachel Skatvold Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: October 25, 2022 Sometimes God’s “why” comes too late… and just in time. Tiffany Hill … 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

8 Christian Stewardship Books for Better Biblical Stewardship

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Many of us were not taught solid Christian stewardship. Money either wasn’t talked about, or was a point of stress, or some combination of mystery and mayhem. But Christian money management is important, and actually do-able if you are willing to learn something new and make a few new habits. It may be a challenge, but you’ll discover it’s totally worthwhile! So let’s take a few minutes to discuss what the Bible says about money, and then dive into some books that have had a great impact on my understanding, and Biblical stewardship/Christian finance habits. What is Christian Stewardship? Christian … Read More

Best Chronology of the Bible Timeline Using Christian Books

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To enhance your experience with studying the Bible, try picking selections from this Chronology of the Bible Timeline-Old Testament Timeline Edition. You’ll find loads of Christian books and Bible studies, plus the best Biblical Fiction novels.  Whether you struggle with putting the timeline of the Bible in order, just want to experience a particular period of time, or perhaps imagine a particular person’s backstory, these books will bring the people of the Bible to life right in front of you.  Note, I’ve also included some good books for kids!  Chronology of The Bible The Bible isn’t exactly put together Chronologically, … Read More

Blood Secrets: A SteamPunk Sequel

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Blood Secrets On Tour with Celebrate lit

Well, my suspicion of one particular character was way off base, but I was right about the most important thing: This book is AWESOME! You don’t want to miss book two: Blood Secrets by Morgan L. Busse!! The fact that the writing of the story had such an effect on the author is also pretty impressive. I know it effected me. S About the Book Book: Blood Secrets Author: Morgan L. Busse Genre: YA Steampunk Fantasy Release date: August 9, 2022 Not everyone wants to see the world saved . . . Time is running out. Cities are being engulfed in the Mist and … Read More

Endangered Refuge

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Endangered Refuge on tour with Celebrate Lit

Endangered Refuge kicks off with a peaceful scene rapidly shattered with drama. The supense and action keep you focused, and only mildly annoyed when the inevitable dumb decisions happen. The romance has just enough history to spring to life in the midst of the tension of the moment. The mission to save the tigers, and the peek into their world as highly prized ‘commodities’ is completely fascinating. About the Book Book: Endangered Refuge Author: Sherri Wilson Johnson Genre: Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense Release date: August 2, 2022 He wants to protect her. She wants to protect him. A powerful man with dark secrets may … Read More

5 Keys to Praying in Public & Staying Panic Free

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5 keys to praying in public: The unlikely yarn of the dragon lady, over blue yarn on a wooden table

Praying in public can be scary. Uncomfortable. High pressure… But as the Dragon Lady discovered, powerful and effective as a living witness both to you yourself and for those around you. Let’s see what we can learn together about public prayer, and then, maybe give it a try? 5 Keys to Praying In Public and Staying Panic Free There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes time for praying in public. Things that take the pressure off, whether you’re praying with your life group, the waitress at the restaurant, or anywhere else. Because we are human, … Read More