Friday, May 27, 2011

The Final Summit:A Quest to Find the One Principle that Will Save Humanity

Although this was an interesting book, it will not be one of my favorites. As far as fiction goes, the storyline was , to me, a little corny. I have not read the previous books in the series however. That may have made a difference in how I perceived this book. There was a lot of good history in the book and I did think it would be a great book for homeschoolers to read that would make history fun and real. The concept of one man being in charge of finding an answer to humanity's problems was interesting. And the book is of high moral fiber and would help others understand concepts of living a good and moral life. It just contained a bit too many soliloquies for my own taste. Great writing though!

Monday, May 23, 2011

When God Created My Toes by Dandi Daily Makall

This adorable children's book makes children think of how it might have been when God was creating them. The illustrations are so cute and made my little 2 year old boy laugh out loud. It reminds us of how special we are to God and how He made each part of us in the womb!
Wonderful book to read over and over again. I think it would make a great baby shower gift as well!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Chocolate Diaries by Karen Scalf Linamen

What a wonderful title!!! The subtitle to this book is "Secrets for a Sweeter Journey on the Rocky Road of Life".
I absolutely loved this book! The cover has an unusual feel to it and the colors are eye-attracting!
I loved reading the stories that different people shared about how they make life a sweeter journey. Each chapter has a "thought" at the beginning, a block of information called Sweet Secrets in which different people answer the question 'What's your secret to a sweeter life?', and (at the end of each chapter) a section called Food for Thought, which basically are questions to be used for reflection or discussion.
This book would make a great book study for a group of women from all walks of life! Oh, I almost the VERY end of each chapter is a recipe featuring chocolate! Yummy! I envisioned using each recipe as the snack for the book study each week!

There are many easy ways to make life sweeter discussed, such as changing one word in your vocabulary . Instead of saying , I HAVE to do this and that and oh I am so stressed!! Just say I GET to do this and that and oh what a blessing that I get to do these things!
Another chapter focuses on friendships and healthy loving relationships as a way to journey through the rocky roads of life with hope and the company of those who love you.
I loved reading through it and then going back through it and doing the Food for Thought questions. This one is high on my list to share with friends!

I received this book free to review from Waterbrook Press and have not been obligated to provide a positive review.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Multnomah Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New photos!

Zachary's Baptism and some random Mother's Day photos!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A photo of a deer on our property. He has horns already!
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