I have a confession to make. As much as I love reading books, I rarely buy books. As a blogger, my reviews are greatly appreciated and most of the books I read, I get for free. (Yes, I'm frugal- mom to 7, remember? :) ) I first heard of the book, The Circle Maker, back in February, and the person recommending it knows books. I had no idea that the book had been on New York Times' Bestseller … [Read more...] about Smelling Circles Around Prayer
About six years ago, the first time I began to pray for my awesome husband every day was when I read Stormie Omartian's book, The Power of a Praying Wife. The "Power of a Praying" book series transformed my prayer life in many ways, but the most specific change I remember was prayer for my husband.At the time I began reading this book, my husband, Matt, was working night shift as he had for … [Read more...] about Prayer Changes Marriages
My sweet baby girl, Tessa, is developing quite the opinion at her ripe age of 15 months. I love watching her learn. Her little eyes wide open to her world, taking it all in.Each night my husband and I say prayers with our children individually. Yes, it takes a little extra time for each of us to pray with each of them (6 at home!) but it is such a special time for us to bond and … [Read more...] about Never Too Early
Brainfreeze! Forgot to announce the winner this morning:By random drawing, Heid is the winner! Check your email! :)What cool timing to be given the opportunity from Tommy Nelson to review a children's book on prayer! Since I released my ebook, "The Sensational Scent of Prayer" last week, it was a neat thing to hear my 1st grade son, Samuel, reading "Hermie: God Listens When I Pray." This … [Read more...] about Kids Prayer Book Review & Giveaway!
2 WINNERS:Amy & Julie!!! Check your email!Thanks for your comments; LOVED reading them. Have a great week!This week I was thinking about all the mothers of the Bible and their stories. When I look at them, they sure went through a lot of heartache, didn't they?I mean, the very first mother in the Bible, Eve, didn't exactly have perfect children from the get-go. One son killed … [Read more...] about My Favorite Mother’s Day Story & An Ebook Weekend Giveaway
Today I am honored to announce another ebook giveaway!! This one is hosted by Darlene Schacht, my highly-talented blog friend, who is giving away 4 copies of my NEW ebook, "The Sensational Scent of Prayer."Darlene is an award winning and New York Times best-selling author through the book she co-authored with actress Candace Cameron Bure titled, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Physical and … [Read more...] about Sensational Scent of Prayer Book Giveaway
When January rolls around, instead of saving or pitching the Christmas cards we received, our family keeps them in a basket and pulls one out each night at dinner. We pray for the people who sent the card and it's a great way to remind ourselves to pray for others!This week my awesome husband had to have oral surgery.Not the most fun experience, needless to say.And today after church, … [Read more...] about Pray for Your Enemies
I can't believe it. This week we celebrated Tarah's birthday and already, she's two. Her birth story is such a blessing to tell and here's why:In 2007, Matt and I discovered that I was pregnant and we were thrilled to anticipate the sixth addition to our merged, growing family. The day after telling our children about the newly expected child, at ten weeks, the pregnancy terminated and our … [Read more...] about Top Post for May 2011: She’s Two