Just for Mom: 21 Days of Joy Devotional

ArynFamily, Christian Fiction, Christian Nonfiction, Faith2 Comments

21 Days of Joy celebrates moms in a short story #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?

ArynChristian Fiction3 Comments

The Revolutionary

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!

ArynFaith, Christian Fiction, Christian Nonfiction3 Comments

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

Phoebe’s Light: Adventures in Freedom, Faith, and History

ArynChristian Fiction5 Comments

Phoebe's Light on tour

Welcome to another Celebrate Lit Book Review: Phoebe’s Light! I am privileged to participate in this awesome group of authors and bloggers, who team up to share Christian literature! I receive a free copy, read it, and share my thoughts with you (positive or not). This way, you have just a bit more to go on when choosing your next book. And the really cool part, there are links at the bottom to everyone else on the tour, so you can check out several Christian opinions before you invest time or money! (please note some links may be affiliate links, … Read More

How To Be a Good Housewife: Juggling Your Life 1 Priority At a Time

ArynFamily, Christian Nonfiction17 Comments

Homeschooling Housewife

Ever wonder how to be a good housewife in today’s world? I mean, is there really a place for a traditional housewife in the 21st Century? I guess that really depends on your definition of a “good” or traditional housewife. The Bible has a lot to say about how to be a good housewife, and it doesn’t exclude having a productive job, or mean we can’t do a lot of things that tend to get bad press. Between Proverbs 31 and 1st Timothy 2, there is a lot of solid information on how to be a good housewife. Anyone who … Read More

How to Find Hope with These Christian Authors

ArynFaith, Christian Nonfiction22 Comments

We often struggle with knowing how to find hope. It sometimes seems like finding hope is Mission Impossible. We are drowning in daily life: endless “mom routines” of cooking, cleaning and laundry, teaching, etc. And we don’t even know when we will be able to sneak in a shower (oh wait, I wasn’t supposed to share That much with you, oops!). Seriously though, I am happy to tell you that when we take the time to look, finding hope in God is Totally Possible As your resident Library-an, I want to show you how to find hope when things feel … Read More

Fun Bible Stories for Kids: 12 of the Best Children’s Bible Story Books You’ll Love

ArynChildren's Bookshelf13 Comments

8+ Go-to Bible Storybooks

First off, I struggle with finding fun Bible stories for kids. Sometimes I get new children’s Bible story books home and find out it’s not theologically sound, or it’s totally watered down. I’ve gotten a few that had me itching to throw them away, and if you know me and books, that’s just not normal! I Love Books. I can rarely stop in the middle of a book, and won’t unless it hits my 3-strike tolerance for inappropriate content. Poor writing or typos don’t usually phase me. Theological issues, well, that’s the only other thing that can stop me. Especially if it … Read More

Could There Be Good Dragons in the Bible?

ArynChristian Fiction, Faith, Young Adult (Age 12+)19 Comments

Dragons can teach us Faith

Do you like Dragons? I do. The good ones, anyway. If you give them half a chance, they can show you some of the best characteristics, the ones that inspire you to live as Jesus wants you to. And the bad dragons, well, they show you what the consequences are for bad choices, and what you REALLY don’t want to look like. But, are there any Good dragons in the Bible? I know the dragons in the Bible, in Revelation at least, are NOT good. So Let’s take a quick look through a few ‘dragons in the Bible’ verses and see what … Read More