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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Book Review: "How to Be God's Little Princess" by Sheila Walsh

_140_245_Book.368.cover.jpgHow very sweet a book!

I received a complimentary copy to review from Thomas Nelson. I thought I would share this book with my seven year old daughter. As I read through the book, in my opinion, I found it to be better suited for a girl a little bit older than her for reading alone. Her age with help. I would recommend the book for girls 9-15.

 "How to Be God's Little Princess" reminded me of the etiquette classes we took as pre-teens. The lessons are taught in a way that is unassuming and gentle. Girls are reminded to be sweet, clean, and ladylike. I really enjoyed the humor in the book and the easy and silly short "quizzes" at the end of each section. The thing I liked best about "How to Be God's Little Princess" was that it's not just about how society and your mother expect girls to behave, it's about how God expects girls to behave and being a good witness for Christ. To Ms. Walsh...Well done!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friends and Ravelry

I have been making new friends on Ravelry.com. One of the lovely ladies, MrsRooster, can be seen here: http://www.mrsrooster.blogspot.com/ I picked this Journal up from her site with my own entries :) You can see the orignial at www.christianhomekeeper.org!


This week the Homekeeper’s Journal is about Spring Time Changes.

In My Kitchen This Week … Friends and Family day at church Sunday. I promised dinner rolls.

Changes I Make To My Home In Spring … Stop using the stove so much, move to the grill :)

Changes In My Schedule … Outside in the early mornings.

Changes In My Yard/Homestead … Bugs! Bees!

What I Look Forward to This Spring … Warm days and taking the kids out of the house.

Spring Brings with It … Baseball and I'm hoping to see some games at the stadium.

A Sure Sign Of Spring … There are blooming trees down the main street. I love it!  

A Favorite Spring Activity … Going ANYWHERE outside!  The farmer's market is especially nice on a Saturday morning.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Book review: "Captured by Grace" by David Jeremiah

If you listen to Dr. Jeremiah on the radio and are touched by his teachings then you have to pick up a copy of Captured by Grace. I received a free copy of the book to review from Thomas Nielson, Booksneeze.com.

We had just started a series in Bible study on forgiveness. We talked about those things in our past that we still haven't gotten over, the things in our present that hold us back and the things that keep us from moving forward. So Captured by Grace was right on time. As I do with many of the Thomas Nielson books I used this book as a devotional, reading a bit each day. Dr. Jeremiah showed me why I need to forgive myself based on the grace of God-- in my past, through the present, looking toward the future. His writing is straightforward and his examples, as always, were right on point. My favorite person in the Bible, Paul, is the topic of a great analogy to show God's awesome grace.

Captured by Grace  is a easy read and I would recommend it for everyone's library.

I passed my copy on.