Her Merriweather Hero (An Independence Islands Adventure)

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Her Merriweather Hero

Well, here we are again on Merriweather Island, this time with a Mobile Vet, and a Military Vet. It’s quite a match, and another solid entry in this series of Christian beach reads! Don’t forget to comment, and then enter the giveaway, it’s a generous one! About the Book Book: Her Merriweather Hero Author: Rachel Skatvold Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release Date: October 27, 2020 He just wanted a place to rest and recuperate. She only needed a repairman to help fix up her beach house. For marine sergeant, Tyler Banner, nothing could be further from the memories of his time in Iraq than … Read More

The Bells of New Cheltenham Christmas Fiction

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Bells of New Cheltenham

When you hear the Bells of New Cheltenham, get ready! See someone actively paying attention to what God’s doing around him, and joining in. See God working in a heart that has no idea she’s opened the door to something life-changing. Today’s Celebrate Lit tour is awesome!! (and so’s the giveaway!) About the Book Book: The Bells of New Cheltenham Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Christian fiction, Christmas romance Release Date: October 15, 2020 Who knew that Christmas carols were love songs? Justine Driscoll sure didn’t. Peace on earth? She’s heard of that. Holy and joyful? Something about that, too. But love songs sung by … Read More

How to Live Royal: Book of Esther Bible Study for Teen Girls

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We get to revisit the book of Esther today! Twice in one year, but totally different, too. Remember when I reviewed Hadassah: Queen Esther of Persia over the summer? I explained then that I had the unique privilege of doing both a sermon series at church And preview a book of Esther Bible study just before reading that fun novel? Well, this is it! I am so happy to introduce you to Aminata and the first Bible study in the Girls of Excellence series. Royal: Life Lessons from the Book of Esther Bible Study What if you could unlock the … Read More

5 Gratitude Journaling Benefits You Need to Know and The Best Gratitude Journal Choices

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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

6 Queen Esther Characteristics We Should Be Practicing Now

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Queen Esther Characteristics

Which Queen Esther Characteristics are the most worthwhile and transformative? And How did Hadassah in the Bible become so captivating? Hadassah, Queen Esther of Persia. Who was she? Did she really exist? Was King Xerxes truly so in love with her that he was willing to find a way to save a whole people group? And what’s the deal with Mordechai and Haman?? Let’s take a look at 6 vital Queen Esther characteristics that we would all benefit from practicing now, and then I’ll share a few of my favorite Christian Fiction stories of Hadassah in the Bible, AKA Queen … Read More

3 Top Christian Resources Full of Hope, Science and Scripture for Depression

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Science and Scripture for Depression

If you, or someone you love, is struggling to overcome depression, whether it’s a small thing or a major issue, you need more than just Christian platitudes. Even depression scripture can be misused and misapplied by well meaning people in a most unhelpful way. There is power and hope in trusting Scripture for depression coping strategy. Science and scripture can work together in practical ways to overcome depression and other issues. Today, I would like to share 3 top Christian resources to combat depression scripture based, scientifically proven, and worth your time! The Book that Links Science and Scripture For … Read More

Fairy Tale Retellings: 12+ Awesome Christian Fairy Tale Adaptations

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Without a doubt, these talented authors will whisk you into a wonderland of fairy tale retellings in a modern setting. The classic, timeless tales will come alive in new ways in these fairy tales with a modern twist of faith reminding you of the One True King, who died for you, his princess. I’ve read other works by Toni Shiloh and Andrea Boyd, so I knew this would be good. I pre-ordered my copy, and then I read it cover to cover in 3 days… Though, do ebooks have covers?? About the Fairy Tale Retellings: Once Upon a Christmas Book: Once … Read More

Faith in a Box: 13 Great Christian Subscription Boxes

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Faith in a box: Christian subscription boxes

I certainly don’t want to keep my faith in a box, do you? But receiving Christian subscription boxes would mean opening the box and setting that faith free to do its work, right? Getting monthly packages full of Christian encouragement, books and apparel, etc. would be awesome! I recently discovered the wonders of the Christian subscription box, and couldn’t wait to share them with you! 3 Benefits of Faith in a Box Recharge Your Faith: When you receive Christian subscription boxes and USE what comes, you give yourself a great opportunity to recharge your faith and reconnect with your Creator. … Read More

Scrumptious Independence: One Woman’s Quest for More

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Scrumptious Independence

We begin our lives totally dependent on others. Learning how to become independent as we grow up takes time, and can be made much more difficult if parents want to control or live vicariously through you. Venturing of on your own can be scary, but sometimes it’s the only way. Today’s Contemporary Christian Fiction book review features a young lady whose life takes an unexpected turn, causing her to become a strong independent woman, but the journey is far from smooth! About the Book: Scrumptious Indepenence “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” And so is Beth’s cooking! It’s … Read More

How to Change Your Life for the Better as a Christian Woman

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How to change your life for the better as a christian woman

Are you feeling Stuck? Lost? Wondering how to change your life for the better, but not sure how to make it happen? The last couple of years, I struggled with feeling very stuck, not sure how to change, or what to change, or anything, but desiring to move forward to something more. Ready to change my life for the better. I found a few things incredibly powerful in my journey and had to share them with you. They’ve answered many of my ‘how to change your life for the better‘ questions and I hope you’ll give them a chance the … Read More