The Jesus Passages I am a huge fan of journalism I have kept a diary/journal since I was a young child. It is kind of funny because I always wrote out my journal entries to my daughter....YEARS before I even had her. One of my most favorite things to journal about is God. Recently I received a copy of The Jesus Passages by Ron Gannett for the purpose of this review. I was honestly excited for this book to arrive because I knew that it would help me expand on my thoughts....and my journal. In The Jesus Passages you will find 267 passages from the scriptures. After you read the scripture you will be able to ponder on what it means to you. There is a 'Hook' question that will make you really stop and think about the scripture and what it means to you. Then you can read 'Book' to see what that passage meant to the author. It is a great way for some extra insight into the scripture and can really get you to ponder on different aspects and passages. After the 'Book' is the … [Read more...]
God's Warhorses! My Thoughts on God's Warhorses - I lived a sheltered life as a child. I say that because I do not remember having sickness around me. My family (including all my extended family) was healthy. I had my parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Sickness and death was not something I ever really thought about. It was not until I was 21 that I first had an experience with Cancer. My Grandpa was diagnosed and it seemed that before anyone in the family could blink by Grandpa was gone from this world. My next experience with cancer was just last year. My Aunt told the family that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. This rocked the family of course because everyone knew what had happened with Grandpa. It was just a few short weeks from his diagnoses until his death. It was very quick and rapid for him and heart breaking for the family. So far months later my Aunt is still doing great. She is finishing up her last radiation treatments before … [Read more...]
My Thoughts on Butter Chuck! I find it empowering to teach children to be who they want to be. At a young age I taught my daughter the importance of loving her self and not caring what others around her might say or think. That is exactly why I love the book Butter Chuck so much! Recently I was sent a copy of this book with a Butter Chuck plush for the purpose of this review. I was excited to read Butter Chuck with the kids because I knew that it could help to open up discussions about not only being who you want to be but also discussion son bullying. Butter Chuck is a woodchuck who longs to be a butterfly. He is often taunted and teased for being the person he wants to be. He dreams of being a butterfly with beautiful wings. But, unfortunately the other woodchucks around him do not understand and so they taunt him and call him names. One day as Butter Chuck is longing for his dream to come true he finds himself carried away to a far away land. This is where … [Read more...]
Did you know that May is Get Caught Reading Month? This is something that is new to me...but I am excited to have yet another reason to pick up a good book. This month of May Silver Dolphin Books is helping to celebrate Get Caught Reading month with a Little Critter Giveaway! From Press Release: Beloved author Mercer Mayer and Little Critter are participating for the first time this year in the Association of American Publisher’s (AAP) national “Get Caught Reading” celebrity poster campaign. Created to inspire a love of reading in people of all ages, Mercer Mayer appears in a poster together with Little Critter as they are “caught reading” an original copy of the book, Little Critter’s The Trip, celebrating the print edition’s transition into Silver Dolphin Books award-winning app, The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure. Posters are made available to teachers and parents for use in classrooms, libraries and other locations … [Read more...]
My Thoughts on Buddy and the Nature Trackers Earth Day might be over....but that does not mean that we can't focus on the beauty of nature all around us. By reading Buddy and the Nature Trackers you will be able to keep the earth in your thoughts every day! Recently I was able to review a copy of the title Buddy and the Nature Trackers. You all know how much I love dinosaur train so I was thrilled to have a new book to share with the kids. Especially because this book has such great interaction. There are over 45 flaps for the kids to lift and learn from. We all know that books with fun flaps make reading more fun! Buddy and the Nature Trackers contains different flaps for the kids to learn action words, help count, learn opposites, match the dinosaurs to their babies and more! Buddy and the Nature Trackers is written for children over 10 months of age and contains bright colors that will hold their attention and make them want to see more. The Buddy and the Nature Trackers … [Read more...]
Hey God, I’ve Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I’m Gonna Throw Up! Review and Giveaway Open World Wide Ends 5/16/13!
My Thoughts on Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up! by Troy Schmidt, Illustrated by Cory Jones The Whale Tells His Side of the Story Have you ever wondered about how the whale felt when he swallowed a human? Just think, it could not have been easy on the whale to have a guy stuck in your stomach for days! He must have been horrified when Jonah entered his mouth..... Recently I was able to find out thanks to the review copy I was sent! In this cute tale 'Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up' you will finally get to read the whales side of the story. Why has he the whale that God choose to swallow this human? What did he do to deserve this? You will have to read and find out! Troy Schmidt has written a few stories that go along with the bible stories that the kids know and love. Other stories include: Hey God, I'm Having An Awful Vacation in Egypt Thanks To Moses and Hey God, Can You … [Read more...]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Raising Kids on the Spectrum Review and Giveaway – 3 Winners US and Canada Ends 5/13/13!
My Thoughts on Chicken Soup for the Soul Raising Kids on the Spectrum Thanks to Chicken Soup for the Soul I was recently sent a copy of their book Chicken Soup for the Soul Raising Kids on the Spectrum for the purpose of this review. A few years ago I worked as a substitute teacher. One of my substitute jobs ended up being a couple of weeks long and entailed working with an Autistic student. That was my first encounter with autism. To be honest he fascinated me. The knowledge that he had was out of this world. He just did not understand what he needed to do with all that brain power he had going on. It was amazing. Since then I have worked with and babysat many autistic children. Each of them amaze me with their knowledge! I am not a parent of an Autistic child but I do know many parents who have children with Autism and Asperger's. At times I know they feel very alone and it is hard for them to get understanding from other parents because no one … [Read more...]
I absolutely loved Little Critter as a child. That is why I am so happy that I can now share all the great fun with my daughter in this awesome Little Critter Apps! These 2 new Little Critter themed apps are perfect for any 'trips' you might be taking this summer! Enjoy! From Press Release: It’s Spring Break and for lots of families that can mean only one thing – Road Trip! Making travel time fun is of great importance to parents, so what better than TWO fun new “trip” themed apps starring beloved author Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter to help? The Trip - Little CritterReading Adventure and The Trip – Little Critter GamePak are now available in iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Google Play. Both apps have been produced by the talented Appy Award-winner John R. Sansevere (Little Critter: Where is My Frog) and to celebrate, publisher Silver Dolphin Books has a Little Critter book, autographed by Mercer Mayer, to offer to you as a gift … [Read more...]
My Thoughts on Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood The greatest gift I could ever receive is the gift from a child. All I ever wanted to be as a child was a Mother. There is something so special about waking up to a smiley face of a child each day and being the one they turn to for comfort in times of happiness and pain. I would not trade it for the world. Thanks to Chicken Soup for the Soul I was sent a copy of their book Parenthood for the purpose of this review. This book is about raising children and the joys it can bring to your life. There are amazing stories from all different years in a child's life. It is so much fun to learn and grow with children. My daughter is almost 8 years old. There is a lot I have not experienced with children yet but then again there is a lot I have experienced. As a parent you will love to laugh along with over 100 fun loving stories from other parents just like you. On The Back This upbeat and heartwarming book will entertain and … [Read more...]
** I was sent a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Vision: Your Pathway to Victory Review! My thoughts on Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo is that this is an easy read for anyone, even if you aren’t into reading. If you want to explore the power of setting your own vision and taking the steps to make that a reality then this book will be able to guide you in getting what you want in a unique way. Gordon D’Angelo creates and walks you through step by step the tools that you need to obtaining what your heart desires. He was an original founder of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service so he is aware of business dreams and goals as well as personal ones. On the Back AUTHOR YOUR OWN DESTINY by exploring the power of vision. Vision: Your Pathway to Victory is an inspirational guide that takes you beyond the norm, and illuminates you to the highest level. You are inches from … [Read more...]
Faith and Other Flat Tires Review! My thoughts on Faith and Other Flat Tires by Andrea Palpant Dilley – Let’s keep in mind this is a memoir, I happen to find memoirs most intriguing. A lot of times in a memoir the reader will tend to find a piece of them relating to the author and that is just what I did. I was able to relate to Dilley and a lot of her feelings in this book. Faith and Other Flat Tires is an honest read which I appreciated the most from Dilley. Dilley doesn’t write herself in this memoir as a victim but also isn’t putting herself in a heroine stereotype either. She is just simply honest and is who she is which can rub people the wrong way with the questions she asks and the things she wants to know. She is a very bright woman who knew what to question and when to ask why. Sometimes being brutally honest can make people uncomfortable but isn’t it just deep down something we all want to know the answers too? You will enjoy … [Read more...]
My Thoughts on Billy Graham & Me Chicken Soup for the Soul recently released Billy Graham & Me. This book contains 101 Personal Stories from the people who know him best. I know this might sound crazy to some people but I have never heard of Billy Graham before. I honestly did not know who he was or anything him. This book was an eye opener into his life and I really enjoyed reading the fun stories every one wrote about him. On the Back Billy Graham, world-renowned author, preacher and evangelist has delivered the Gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in history and has ministered on every continent. For the first time, world leaders come together with Billy Graham's inner circle to talk about Billy Graham and his influence on them. These 101 revealing stories, from people we all know and the people who know him best, introduce us to the man behind the public figure, who not surprisingly is just as humble and honest behind the scenes as he is in the … [Read more...]
Chicken Soup for the Soul Angels Among Us Review and Giveaway – 3 Winners US and Canada – Ends 4/11/13!
My Thoughts on Chicken Soup for the Soul Angels Among Us I love reading stores about miracles. It is a reminder to me just how close God is to all of us. Recently I was able to review Chicken Soup for the Soul Angels Among Us and I loved it. In Chicken Soup for the Soul Angels Among Us you will find story after story about faith, answered prayers, miracles and more. Chicken Soup for the Soul Angels Among Us is put together by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark. There are 101 different stores in this book that will inspire you, make you ponder on your life, laugh and cry! On the Back These true personal stories will amaze, inspire, and comfort you. You only have to look - to find the angels among us. 101 stories of Angels, Miracles, Faith and Answered Prayers... Angels are among us, if we are open to seeing them and receiving their help. You'll be amazed by these 101 stories, including: - An injured boy, lost int he woods, who is saved from a wild boar … [Read more...]
My Thoughts on Hoo Hoo The Bear Every child loves to read and listen to stories. I know that reading books and listening to stories is my daughters favorite thing to do. She is not alone in this as for children books are a way for them to transport themselves to imaginary lands far far away. Hoo Hoo The Bear takes reading stories to a whole new level. While reading Hoo Hoo The Bear books they can also have their beloved friend Hoo Hoo The Bear at their side. Hoo Hoo The Bear is a lovable bear who has a song in his heart. That song lead him to a friend who needed him. Every child needs a cuddly friend to talk, laugh and cry with. A friend to take with them on their many adventures. That is exactly what Hoo Hoo The Bear is here for. Hoo Hoo The Bear is a cute and cuddly plush. He also has six fun filled adventure books that are written with him in them that your child can read or listen to while cuddling with their bear friend. Christmas Hoo Hoo Bear Don't Get a Boo Boo, … [Read more...]
My Thoughts on Roma Downey's Little Angels : Prayers for Every Day Spring is in the air and with that comes Easter time. I love to remind the kids about the true meaning of Easter. It is not just about bunnies and chocolate, but about Jesus and all he gave for us. This Easter season as you are on the lookout for gifts for those young ones you might want to take a look at Roma Downey's Little Angels children's book collection. Recently I received Roma Downey's Little Angels Prayers for Every Day. This book is adorable and teaches children different prayers they can say pertaining to different events in their life. I love how this book with teach them that it is ok to pray all day every day if needed. Prayers are always important and the Lord wants to hear from us. With the help of Roma Downey's Little Angels books your children will know that and understand just how important it is to talk with God. He is there to help us no matter the situation. From Press Release: Touched By an … [Read more...]