Trusting God’s Plan (and a little help from Lysa TerKeurst)

Post includes a 2 book giveaway of the NEW children’s book by Lysa TerKeurst, “It Will Be Okay”

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Trusting God’s plan isn’t an easy thing for us as humans, is it? We simply want to know the plan. Our questions often include:

  • What is the purpose of this problem or circumstance?
  • How could something good come out of this?
  • How is God going to use this in my life?

I often wonder why we who trust Christ for our eternal salvation struggle so much to trust him with our everyday lives.

Do we forget that the God who saved us will sustain us?

Yikes, I preach to myself.


Over the summer, my 1o year old daughter and I were privileged to meet with Lysa TerKeurst for a few minutes at Women of Faith. I really wish I had thought to take a photo, but my mommy brain must have been on overload that day. When Tristina discovered that Lysa had written a new children’s book, she wanted to review it for you.

Now the interesting part of the story is that when I asked Tristina if she wanted to read the book, it was just a simple request. But God had something so much bigger in store for her! This week was a trying one for her and a certain situation left her tired and struggling against fear. My mama’s heart ached for her, because the truth is- I struggle with this same fear. We had to make a change in plans because the situation just seemed too big.  The problem can’t be avoided and will have to be resolved, so we rescheduled a time to tackle it in the near future.

When Tristina finished reading the book and immediately came to me, I saw her eyes wide open. “I know why you wanted me to read this book, Mom,” her voice full of accusation. I honestly had no idea what she meant, but it quickly became obvious that the message of the book was personal to her. Here is her review:

Hi! I’m Tristina Wojnarowski.  I read the book It Will Be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst, who I met before with my mom. It’s about a seed in a little seed packet and he doesn’t want to be planted.  He likes it up on the shelf in his packet. But then a little fox came into the shed because it was storming.  Throughout the story the little seed and the little fox grew up together and stayed right next to each other and became best friends.  I think that it was a great book to teach kids like me about trusting in themselves and trusting in God as well.  I really like the cute illustrations and the characters.

One of my favorite parts about this book is the awesome list of 10 Scriptures to Memorize with Your Kids. What a wonderful list to give them as practical tools to use in the face of fear!

I figured you would want a sneak preview of this precious book and its beautiful message on trusting God through fear and change! So take a peek below:

I’m pretty pumped to give away two copies of this sweet book this weekend! Just follow the Rafflecopter to enter to win.

For more details or to purchase, go here—–> It Will be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and Change (Little Seed & Little Fox)

Have a great weekend!!

More Resources on Trusting God’s Plan:

15 Bible Verses for Trusting God in Tough Times

A Prayer for when I can’t understand God’s plan

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God Bless You & Good Night Book Review


It’s a Tommy Nelson Day! I love being a Tommy Nelson Mommy for many reasons, but one definite reason is the wonderful Christian resources our family is privileged to review. This God Bless You & Good Night book review was a sweet, snuggling experience for my kiddos, as the youngest three gathered with Mom to read the book for the first time.

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My two year old was interested in the baby animal artistry immediately. She loves babies and will probably be the one of my bunch to grow up and have a zillion kids. Ok, maybe not a zillion, but you know. The artwork is truly precious!

As the animals in the story snuggle down and prepare for bed throughout the pages of the book, the rhyming words carry a sweet sound to whisper just before little eyes drift off to sleep. The book is designed for ages 1-4 and I believe that is just the perfect age range for this sweet little book.

Several pages in this book hold a starry night sky in the illustrations, so our family thought it would be fun to use the Night Sky app on the ipad just before we read the book together next time.

The book also mentions a night-light glow so another option might be to read the book by flashlight or a lower light setting to enhance the snuggling mood.

I can see this sweet book being a favorite just before bedtime and one that is requested over and over again. But I’m sure none of you ever read the same book more than once.

If you’d like to order the book, you can do so here:God Bless You and Good Night.

I’m so pleased to offer God Bless You & Good Night as a giveaway on the blog today. One reader will win a beautiful copy of this book; just follow the rafflecopter to enter and I’ll see you tomorrow!


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Prayer Books for Children Review &Giveaway

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Yesterday’s post, 7 Ways to Pray for Your Children for 7 Days, acts as a wonderful prelude to the sweet books I’m reviewing for you today! The prayer books for children, Prayers for Boys and Prayers for Girls, are two awesome books that will help you as a parent teach your child to pray.  As mentioned in one of the comments yesterday, when we begin at an early age to mold their hearts into seeking Jesus, our children will recall what they have learned at older ages.


My sweet girl was loving these books, as you can see. Even though I told her one of them was for boys, she latched on to both. ;)


Though this really has nothing to do with the books and this article is supposed to be a book review (I’m owning up to my rabbit trail here…), I just have to tell you how very sweet this picture is to me. You see, Tarah is the baby our family prayed for. I can’t believe she is almost 4 years old!

If you’d like to read the story, you can find it in my ebook, The Sensational Scent of Prayer.

But there’s nothing much sweeter than having the prayed-for baby hold two little books on prayer that will teach her how to pray. Whew, I wish you guys would stop- you’re making me cry!

Alright, so the books are darling- blue and pink accordingly for the gender and with the perfect little handle on the spine, they are great for toddlers and preschoolers to tote around the house.


I thought you might enjoy seeing a preview of the girls’ selection here:

And you can order the Prayer for Girls HERE or the Prayer for Boys HERE.
But if you’d like to enter to win a copy of both, then just follow the Rafflecopter and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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