3/02/2015

The Action Bible ~ Review and $25 Family Christian Giveaway

*Disclaimer: I received a free  copy of  The Action Bible  from Family Christian in exchange for an honest review. This post may also contain affiliate links.*























My children love reading through comic books. I was very happy to be picked to review The Action Bible from Family Christian. I had never seen one of these before and was surprised at how big it is. This book has over 700 pages of stories from the Bible in chronological order. It is a nice hardcover book and has beautiful colorful illustrations on each page that go along with the story.

My boys, ages 13 and 11, were the ones most interested in this book from our family. They loved reading through each story and loved all of the pictures.  This Bible is not a traditional Bible and I think that is what drew my boys to reading through this. Yes, we read through the Bible each night during devotions, but The Action Bible has brought the stories to life through the illustrations.  



















I highly recommend The Action Bible to anyone that has children. Right now it is on sale for $13.49 (originally $26.99). I have a giveaway for a $25 certificate from Family Christian. Enter using the rafflecopter below.


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2/28/2015

My Favorite Bible Verses ~ L

Psalm 19:14 ~ Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

John 14:1 ~ Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

Psalm 39;4 ~ Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

Psalm 24:7 ~ Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Jeremiah 17:18 ~ Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

Psalm 31:17 ~  Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

2/27/2015

The Berenstain Bears' Please and Thank You Book Review and Giveaway














Teaching your child manners can sometimes be difficult. The Berenstain Bears' Please & Thank You Book helps reinforce those manners that you are teaching to your child. In this small board book, Brother, Sister, and Honey have almost forgotten their manners. Don't worry, Mama reminds them to say please when wanting something, thank you after receiving something, and you're welcome after helping someone.

My (almost) four year old loved this book. She has wanted me to read it to her almost everyday since receiving the book. After I read it, she goes around the house saying, "Please, thank you, you're welcome."

Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962 and the Bear family celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012! Here the charming and lovable Bear family is once again introducing children to the typical issues and questions that they face every day.  
In The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book, little readers are introduced to the importance of manners, through gentle reminders given to Brother, Sister, and Honey as they await their milk and cookies. The short story and well-loved characters provide toddlers a perfect introduction to valuable life lessons and routines. 
About the author:
Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike carries on his parents’ love of creating Berenstain Bear stories from southeastern Pennsylvania, which looks a lot like Bear Country.

Please enter the giveaway for your own copy of The Berenstain Bears' Please & Thank You Book using the rafflecopter below.

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2/26/2015

Lucado Treasury Of Bedtime Prayers ~ Book Review

*Disclaimer: I received a free  copy of  Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers  from Family Christian in exchange for an honest review. This post may also contain affiliate links.*

I remember as a child reading from a treasury of prayer book as a child. I don't remember what prayer book, but I do remember the poems and prayers in that book. I was given the opportunity to review Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers by Max and Denalyn Lucado.

I want my children to remember the prayers and poems we read before bedtime each night when they are older and have children of their own. This book is a nice hardcover book that your child will treasure forever. The poems and prayers have colorful illustrations along with them. There is also a ribbon bookmark to keep your place or to keep your favorite poem. These prayers, poems, and verses are not just for bedtime though. There are prayers for several holidays, prayers for meals, morning prayers, and more.


I read this book with my daughters, ages 9 and almost 4. My nine year old still likes being read to and enjoyed the illustrations and poems. My 4 year old loved the poems and prayers and would keep asking for more each night.

I really liked that this book had a note to the parents in the front that explained why we should teach our children to pray. The illustrations were colorful and the poems, prayers, and verses were just the right length to keep their attention right before bed (even if my younger daughter did want to keep reading the whole book).
















One of our favorite poems is as follows:
For Everything!
Thank You, God, for doodlebugs that roll in a ball.
Thank You for the forts we build out in the hall.
Thank You for rain and snow and days in the sun.
Thank You for bikes and trikes and pink bubblegum,
Thank You for music and toys and bells that ring.
Thank You, God, Yes, thank You, God, for everything!

Be sure to get your copy today from Family Christian.

2/23/2015

Menu Plan Monday ~ Last Week Of February










Here is what is on our menu for the last week of February:

Monday ~ Fish Stew
Tuesday ~ Lasagna
Wednesday ~ Baked Potato Bar at Church
Thursday ~ Chicken Fried Steak
Friday ~ Leftovers
Saturday ~ French Dip Sandwiches

Head over to I'm An Organizing Junkie to see more menus.

2/21/2015

Growing Your Faith ~ 7th Grade Devotional Book Review

*Disclaimer: I received a free  copy of  7th Grade Devotional~ Growing Your Faith  from Family Christian in exchange for an honest review. This post may also contain affiliate links.*

I am always trying to find a good devotional for my 7th grade son. I've wanted to find something that doesn't take a lot of time and something that is geared for his age group. Enter the 30 Day Devotional: 7th Grade by Lars Rood. Family Christian offered this devotional to us to try it out. 

About the devotional:
This 30-day devotional for seventh grade students offers helpful guidance on dealing with and understanding yourself and others as you grow in your faith. Each devotion includes a Think About section, a God Thought, and an Active section that encourages you to apply key truths in the devotion. The book also features interactive elements to talk through pieces of this with friends, family, youth leaders and other adults.

There are three sections in the devotional which are as follows;
~ Owning your faith, shaping your faith
~ Maturing in mind, shaping your thoughts
~Maturing in body, shaping the whole you

How my son used this 30 day devotional:
My son used this book during his personal devotional time each day. He read through the little story for each devotion, read any scripture that accompanied the story, and answered the questions for the devotional. 

What my son thought about this devotional:
My son liked that the stories and passages were short and didn't take a lot of time. He also said that the questions the author asked made him think. I was able to look through the devotional before giving it to my son and I liked that the stories were written especially for middle school age children. The questions make them think (and open up to parents) and the passages are relevant to the stories.

This devotional is only $6.99 and available in store at this time (not online). 

I also have a giveaway for a $10 Family Christian Appreciation Certificate. Enter using the rafflecopter below. 



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2/18/2015

Wordless Wednesday

My oldest son turned 13 on Sunday. We celebrated with friends after church Sunday evening.

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