Monday, March 21, 2011

Eat your Peas Daughter

A delightful book to encourage your daughter and show her she is always in your heart.
If you're looking for a meaningful way to encourage and inspire that special daughter in your life, look no more! Eat Your Peas® Daughters is a 3-minute read with a forever message. Small doses of simple truths and insights are hand-illustrated to express your unending love and desire for the very best for her life. It's a wonderful keepsake and reminder that she'll forever and always be your girl.
Before "Eat Your Peas Daughters" I was not familiar with the "eat your peas" series. I have to tell you I am hooked! This may very well be one of my all time favorite books! Each beautiful page has a phrase, a paragraph or a word meant to uplift and encourage any daughter! I have in fact started reading it to my little girl.

"I Love you with all my heart and soul"

"Beauty comes wrapped in many packages:
a smile
a intelligent mind
a act of kindness
a loving heart
You are so Beautiful"

Hardcover: 80 pages Publisher: ThomasLanguage: English ISBN-10: 1404189831 ISBN-13: 978-1404189836

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SisterChicks in wooden shoes

From the publisher...
A multi-tasking mama, Summer Finley has found ways to handle whatever life throws at her with grace and a grin. Until now, that is. An "abnormal" medical test result sends Summer into an emotional tailspin and prompts her to fulfill a life-long dream of "meeting" her best friend and pen pal since fourth grade, Noelle Van Zandt, face-to-face.

Their blissful week together in the Netherlands finds Summer and Noelle floating down a canal in Amsterdam, visiting Corrie Ten Boom’s Hiding Place, sipping decadent Dutch cocoa in Delft, and bobbing merrily along through a sea of brilliant, spring-fresh tulips. Each day takes them further from midlife anxiety and closer to trusting God in deeper ways.

When Summer finally confides in Noelle about the abnormal test results, Summer’s honesty prompts Noelle to share a long-held heartache. The two friends find they both needed to be together more than either of them realized. Could it be this adventure was tucked away in God’s imagination long before Summer bought her ticket to fly to the land of merry tulips and kalomping wooden shoes?
My review...
Summer and Noelle have been pen pals their entire lives, but they have never met face to face. When Summer receives a phone call from her doctor that has the potential to rearrange her well ordered world. Summer does something very out of character. She picks up the phone and books a ticket to fly to the Netherlands to finally meet her best friend and pen pal, Noelle. I love the encouragement her husband gives when she tells him that she is going! It reminded me of my husband.

After the relax and fall into the natural friendship which they have shared through childood, teenage angst, college years, getting married, children and daily lives. They spend one entire week getting to know each other's day to day personality. I would love to be able to visit the Corrie ten Boome home and experience what they experienced.

It took me a while to open this book...the two day's before it arrived were a wirlwind of emotions for me. A number of dear women in my life were told they have breast cancer. One of these women has the worst of the worst. When the book arrived I was so excited to read it. When I read the words written about Summer it stopped me in my tracks, almost too much to bear. I am a huge fan of the SisterChicks books and the Author, who I grew up reading...Gotta love Christy Miller:)
I would recommend this book to friends and family! I will be passing it on to my mom now!
*please note I was given this book in exchange for my honest reivew and opinion
288 pages Publisher: Multnomah Books; Original edition (May 5, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1601420099 ISBN-13: 978-1601420091

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

God's Promises - Devotional Journal

Embrace the Promises God has for you!
More than 20 of our leading Christian authors including: Billy Graham, Max Lucado, Sheilia Walsh, Elisabeth Elliot and many more bring inspiration and encouragement every day of the year. Guided questions and commentary gently lead the way for personal meditation and reflection on God's promises for your life. At the end of each reading there is journaling space provided for recording your thoughts and prayers, and for promoting more quiet time alone with you and the Lord.
Wonderful devotional! I was thrilled at the opportunity to review this book! It is full of little tidbits of encouragement! Perfect for a busy mom like me, to be honest I haven't been reading this day by day as it is a 365 day devotional with the date posted. I have used it more as a down time devotional, like when my children are napping, when they are playing together. It is fantastic to get fed when I need it!
I would HIGHLY recommend this Devotional Journal to anyone. Weather you have 2 hours or 2 minutes you would truly benefit from this beautiful little book!