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Review: Doing Good Is Simple by Chris Marlow

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{necessary information} I received this book as a part of the Doing Good is Simple launch team and the opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and not those of the author or publisher or launch team

{review: Doing Good is Simple} Chris is open and honest about his experience in calling and in traveling on mission. This book helps you evaluate where you are is where you should serve no matter how big or small it may look you feel to you ( he reminds you that is is all BIG in Gods moving picture). You will not leave reading this book the same, there will be some kind of evaluation of self. I read this book as a part of the launch team but the review is my own opinion. I got the opportunity to be at the launch event and Chris is deff a VERY authentic guy.

{photos of book launch}
Some people have cool items they take along on their adventures, I have been carrying this book as my "flat Stanly" per se. Pictured is the wonderful street taco truck that we ate at during the b…

Review: Play with Fire by Bianca Jaurez Olthoff

{necessary information} I received this book as a part of a launch team and the opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and not those of the author or publisher or launch team

{before reading} Hearing God girls share their stories is such an inspiration. It is especially touching when you are going through a valley or in this case the fire yourself. In May of this year my husband and I walked away from our income in hopes to help the church we were currently serving in, moved away from where we were calling home, and headed to a place that we used to call home. As we sit in waiting, my instant instinct is to go into HurriedPatience mode, but just like Bianca Juarez Olthoff says in the book promo video, " transformation does not happen outside of the fire, transformation happens in the midst of the fire."
{book review} Bianca wrote in a style that is easy to digest and slaps you in the face with each turn of page. She references real life moments that remind you that n…

Review: For The Lifegiving Home

{necessary information} I received this book as a try-me from Tyndale Publishers and the opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and not those of the author or publisher

{transparency} I fangirled during the release of the book by joining in on a live feed with the Clarkson girls and some of their friends. I have had a spark of inspiration to host in my home which includes but is not limited to small groups and allowing (future) foster kiddos to host friends at our home. 
{review} The Lifegiving Home breaks the western stigma that has built walls around the home and only welcomes to coffee shops and restaurants. The book shows what happens in the home of Sally Clarkson, which does not necessarily work in everyones homes- just serve as an image or thought that could work. Though it focuses on creativity, I think there is something in this book for families of all shapes and sizes. Serves as a reminder to slow down and spend time together as a FRAMILY ( friends and family). 
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Review: Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

{necessary information} I received this book as a try-me from Tyndale Publishers and the opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and not those of the author or publisher

{transparency of blogger} I have worked for preschools and coaching facilities and as a babysitter for most of my life. Sometimes you have an extra coloring sheet laying around while the kids are babysitting ( and sometimes it was on purpose) so you have to sit down with the kids and use the best crayons or color pencils available to color the extra page. Okay, okay, I love to color. There is something therapeutic to coloring. 
{ review Gratitude} I love all things girly, so the fact that this book came with a flowery firm cover- I was giddy. Then you open up to devotion surrounded with black and white images crying to be colored- I was over the moon. After I read the devotional there is room to journal through my thoughts, taking coloring breaks. I highly reccomend this book for all ages and would be amazing a…

Review: 365 Pocket Morning Prayers

{necessary information} I received this book as a try-me from Tyndale Publishers and the opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and not those of the author or publisher

{transparency of a blogger} Sometimes I struggle with the what to say to God because there are so many things swirling whirling around my mind that I can not put into words what I want, need or how I want to apologize to God. I have found great help in my prayers when I pray scripture and pray for what to pray for.

{insert 365 Pocket Morning Prayers} When you are given a good word to start your prayers with, it helps the flow of your time with God. The daily prayers are short and include a biblical reference. The prayers are daily numbered but also have subtitles when you have something specific you are looking to pray for ( forgiveness, remaining faithful, ect). I reccomend for anyone who is trying to get a schedule prayer time or is trying to figure out this prayer thing altogether.

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