Why Hermie and Friends Are Actually Great Family Shows

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Christian Children's Books full of life lessons for the whole family

Hermie and Friends by Max Lucado is a cute children’s series of books and shows that make the truths of the Bible practical and accessible for kids of all ages. The way Hermie and friends characters interact and learn the necessary lessons can bring home the point to kids and parents/grandparents at the same time. It is always amazing to me, how God works to multiply His message. Isaiah 55:11 says: “so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.” I always get excited when I see or experience that playing out. He … Read More

Contentment in the Bible and Life: God With Us

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Contentment: God With Us

Contentment. Satisfaction. At Peace. You keep hearing about Contentment in the Bible. About Contentment in life. You’re told to be content with what you have. But what exactly does that mean, and how do you get there? I read a book recently that really brought this concept front and center, and not because the characters were content. They weren’t discontented exactly, but they had an interesting take on the whole concept. That caused me to do some thinking and some research. So let’s look at this together. Contentment in the Bible Contentment in the Bible is more than just a … Read More

Who’s the Best? Christian Book Marketing For Aspiring Writers

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So you’ve written a book, and maybe even gotten it published. What now? If you’re ready to dive into some Christian book marketing, then I highly recommend you take the time to connect with Sandy and her team over at Celebrate Lit Publicity Group. They are an awesome team to work with as a Christian book blogger, and I know many established and aspiring authors agree that Christian book marketing has become so much less stressful since they connected up with Celebrate Lit! Celebrate Lit: Christian Book Marketing When I started this book blog, I assumed that I would have … Read More

Dial E for Endearment: A Sweet Story

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I could not put this one down. It’s a beautiful, light story, that shows real people with real struggles, but lifts you up in the process. I have always had eye issues, but nothing like Everly. Still, it was a nice connection. About the Book Book: Dial E for Endearment Author: Heidi Gray McGill Genre: Sweet Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: February 1, 2022 Everly Johnson is every man’s dream of the perfect date, even though none of her audience has met her. As host for the Choose Joy segment of JOY Radio in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, she receives countless gifts of flowers … Read More

Sweet Rivalry: A Tasty Lost Twin Tale

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Sweet Rivalry, On tour with Celebrate Lit April 2022

Rivalry doesn’t have to be ugly. And today’s book deals with more than one kind of rivalry. Definitely had a lot of fun with this book, and I highly recommend it if you want to laugh, and get inspired to bake something tasty. Because these girls are really good at making you want to try what they’re creating. About the Book Book: Sweet Rivalry Author: Terri Gillespie Genre: Women’s Contemporary/ Christian Romance/Family Life Fiction Release date: October 27, 2021 Just an ordinary morning for Sarah Sweeting—watching her favorite baking show, Cupcake Rivalry, getting ready for work at her Granny’s small-town bakery. All that changes when … Read More

Lydia in the Bible: 6 Lessons We Still Need

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I absolutely love the story of Lydia in the Bible! The way God directed Paul, taking him somewhere he hadn’t even considered going, in order to reach Lydia, seller of purple, the God-fearing woman who had resources, and a generous spirit.  Through her, the church at Philippi was given a home, and her life was never the same again! Let’s explore Paul and Lydia’s story together: The Story of Lydia in the Bible: Acts 16:6-15 NIV First, the setup: Paul’s mission was to serve God and spread the Gospel to the Gentiles*. He had to be able to listen when … Read More

How to Be a Princess: 7 Characteristics of a Princess

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Author Toni Shiloh is joining us today to talk about how to be a princess, and share her brand new modern-day princess story! Many young girls play dress-up and pretend to be a princess, but what if a young, American woman actually found out she was a princess? Would It Be a Dream Come True to Be a Princess? Brielle Bayo is an 8th-grade civics teacher who lives in New York. Her life is no different than the next person until her mother informs her she’s a princess and the heir to the throne in Oloro Ilé. You’ll have to … Read More

How to Study the Bible: Best Bible Study Tools

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If you haven’t already done it a few times, knowing how to study the Bible can be overwhelming.  But studying the Bible does not have to be a big deal. God paved the way for us and is looking forward to spending time with you. There is no reason to be intimidated.  Here are a few Bible study tools and tips that will help you relax and understand what you are reading. Unwrap mysteries and treasures of the scriptures. Know that it doesn’t have to look the same every day, and it doesn’t have to look like you’re studying for seminar … Read More

How To Have a Book Date: Watch These 16 Fictional Couples

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Best fictional couples, book date

I know there are 2 different kinds of book dates, the kind you get when everyone leaves you alone with your new book (wonderful!) and the kind where you recreate a scene from a book. Sometimes, I have a hard time coming up with an idea other than dinner and a movie (at home or out). But I got to thinking about some of the books I’ve read in the last year or two, and there’s a ton of ideas here, and most will work whether you’re dating or married. And of course, as a Libraryan, I couldn’t keep them … Read More