Posted in FUN STUFF, Non-fiction

40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood

Do you ever wish mothering came with a concrete set of instructions—an easy recipe to follow? Take a spiritual and creative breather from motherhood and invest ten minutes daily into the devotions found in Sarah Humphrey’s 40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood. In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood. In addition to the devotions, the beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did!

Wouldn’t it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions—an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children. In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood:



—Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations




In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did!

My Review:

40 Days of Joyful Motherhood is such a fun, creative, relaxing devotional! It is unlike any devotional I’ve experienced, (and I’ve done a lot!)  I loved the beautiful drawings that were fun to color. But don’t think that the author has skimmed on the devotional part. These devotions will speak straight to moms heart…nourishing, refreshing, encouraging and challenging. I absolutely love this devotional! Each day is numbered and begins with a Scripture and ends with a smile prayer. Each day comes with a corresponding color sheet, and some of these are interactive. If you’re a mom who enjoys the new adult coloring books and wants to grow closer to the Lord, 40 Days of Joyful Motherhood is a must!

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Often considered a dreamer and silly heart, Sarah Humphrey uses inspiration from her most beloved career, motherhood, to fuel her passion for writing, creative movement and teaching. She has and is authoring several books and children’s books. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three beautiful, bouncy kids.

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Posted in Non-fiction

The 10 Myths of Teen Dating

There’s no greater moment of panic in a parent’s life than when their daughter begins to date.

Due to their lack of knowledge about the world their teens face coupled with the scant dating information they received as teens, many parents feel ill-equipped to guide their daughters through the minefield that is teen dating.

And by the same token, teenage girls crave information about dating and relationships. And left to their own devices, many will develop their own assumptions about dating by talking to their friends or watching the latest TV shows and movies. But that will only lead them down a path toward heartbreak.

So how do you engage your daughter in discussions about dating, relationships, and her future happiness? Expert educator Daniel Anderson and his twenty something daughter, Jacquelyn, help you navigate the biggest dating myths, including: the myth that a boyfriend will make your daughter happy, that she should trust her feelings, or that sex will enhance her relationship. Combining the latest scientific research with poignant personal stories, as well as proven truths and practical application, The 10 Myths of Teen Dating will equip you to teach your daughter how to date smart for today . . . and tomorrow.

Daniel Anderson is a former college All-American basketball player, an expert educator, and a father of two grown daughters and a son. As a veteran high school teacher in the public school system, Daniel was troubled by how his students approached dating and relationships. He and his daughter, Jacquelyn Anderson—a twenty something and also a high school teacher—decided to address this need by equipping parents with “The 10 Myths of Teen Dating,” their first book together. Daniel and Jacquelyn both make their home in Portland, Oregon.


Teens today are bombarded with so many mixed messages concerning dating and it is imperative that they know the truth. They can become disillusioned through it all. They need a guide to help them sort through the mess of it all. That’s where The Ten Myths of Teen Dating can help!

This book is the perfect guide for starting conversations about dating. I love that the authors share actual statistics and real life examples. I would recommend this book to all families. Dating is a huge part of teen and young adult life and parents need to prepare to help their teens make wise choices. 

Don’t miss this!

Posted in Non-fiction

Union With Christ

Nothing is more basic or central to knowing and enjoying God than Union with Christ.

Have you ever had difficulty connecting what you know to be true about God with how you feel or how you live each day? Have you ever longed to change but just felt stuck?

The Bible makes a stunning claim: God has provided a way for your life to be united to Christ’s. What does that mean? Is it really possible for me, now? What would it look like?

In Union with Christ, Rankin Wilbourne makes union with Christ accessible and beautiful, for you. Union with Christ is not an abstract idea. It is a powerful reality. And recovering a sense of your union with Christ can change everything for you, like finally putting on a pair of desperately-needed glasses.

Discover how coming to see your life through the lens of union with Christ can help bridge that gap between your head and your heart, between your belief and your experience. Union with Christ is what we most need in order to know and enjoy God.


Union With Christ explores the idea of oneness with Christ. This book is not for the light reader, but for those wanting to dig deep for a better understanding of what unity with Christ is all about. The author keeps readers interested with examples and Scripture. This book is a great conversation starter and would be great for book groups who leave time for discussion. Is oneness with Christ really possible? What would that look like today? Pick up your copy and discover Union With Christ.

Rankin Wilbourne grew up in Louisiana and was educated at the University of Mississippi and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is now the senior pastor of Pacific Crossroads Church in Los Angeles. As a former commercial banker, Rankin understands the “gap” between the gospel preached on Sunday and the world people face on Monday. Leading a thriving church in a city driven by stories, he’s concerned with drawing connections between what we believe and how we live. Rankin and his wife, Morgen, reside in Los Angeles with their three children.

Posted in GIVEAWAYS, Non-fiction

Total Family Makeover

Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. —Proverbs 22:6

God calls us as parents to be key disciple-makers in our children’s lives, but if we’re honest, some days it’s a battle just to get them dressed and ready for school on time. How can you mold their hearts when sometimes you can’t even find their shoes?

In Total Family Makeover, author Melissa Spoelstra gives parents a way—a sort of spiritual track to run on—when it comes to building family discipleship. She focuses on eight key habits of growth:

—Spending Time in Prayer

—Reading God’s Word

—Growing Through a Mentoring Relationship

—Finding Community in the Church

—Serving Others

—Taking Time to Rest

—Giving Back to God

—Sharing Your Faith

Disciples are made, not born. Whether your children are babes in arms or teenagers getting ready to leave the nest, making disciples at home starts with you! Give your family a makeover with this practical approach to helping your children learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping women of all ages to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology and enjoys teaching God’s Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is the author of the “First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree,” “Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness,” and “Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Bible” studies and “Total Family Makeover: 8 Steps to Making Disciples at Home” book. She lives in Dublin, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids.

This book is so awesome and so necessary for families! I think sometimes, we get so busy living life that we forget the most important things. We want what is best for our families, but sometimes we just don’t know where to start or how. This is where Total Family Makeover comes to the rescue! This book lays out simple, do-able,  yet absolutely necessary steps and ideas for the spiritual growth of our families. Not only does the author share personal stories and experiences from her own life, but she also backs up her techniques with Scripture. Parenting does not come with a manual but next to the Bible, this book is a great resource for families. As I read, I was encouraged, inspired, convicted and excited to incorporate the things I learned into my own family. This is one book you are not going to want to miss!!!



Posted in FUN STUFF


Follow the White Rabbit into this imaginative adult coloring book inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, featuring intricate pen-and-ink drawings by acclaimed artist Amily Shen. 
Meet the Cheshire Cat, attend the Mad Hatter’s tea party, and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts in this evocative tale that invites you into a strange and beautiful new world of coloring.


Do you know Alice’s story? 

Do you draw pictures in your head while reading? 

Strange conversations with a strange cast . . . has the story been transformed? 

If you too jumped down the rabbit hole, who would you meet? 

What colors would you encounter? 

Take up your colored pencils, and together let’s make a book. 

Read with your colored pencils, and give Alice a new adventure.

AMILY SHEN is a renowned Taiwanese artist. She had worked as a custom and shoe designer and is now a full-time illustrator and art instructor. She has published three bestselling drawing books. WONDERLAND is her first adult coloring book.

These adult coloring books are so popular right now and one of my favorites is Wonderland. Not only am I a fan of the original classic, but all of the newest movie versions as well. I LOVE what Amily Shen has put together in the new rendition of the artwork of Alice in Wonderland. These illustrations are whimsical, fun and simply beautiful! I love the attention to detail and the many quotes throughout the book. This book is a must-have for any fan!

Posted in FUN STUFF


Hey y’all!! I’m so excited to be part of a promotion team for the new movie GREATER!

This movie is ALL about believing in yourself, following your dreams and working hard to achieve your goals.

This year I am so excited to be working as an Aide in the local high school. Part of my job is helping students with their school work and a personal goal I have is to motivate and encourage my students that they can do anything- if they work hard and believe in themselves. 

Check out the movie trailer below 

GREATER is an inspirational movie based on the life of Brandon Burlsworth that reminds us that any dream is possible. GREATER releases in theaters this August 26.

Brandon had one dream – to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Unfortunately, Brandon was a clumsy player who lacked the physical prowess to make the team. He was written off by coaches and teased by his fellow teammates. Undeterred, Brandon continued to show-up for practice. He woke up before anyone else and worked harder than anyone else, until his determination paid off. Not only was he given an opportunity to walk-on and play football – he became one of the greatest players on the field, and was drafted to the Indianapolis Colts.

Posted in Fiction, GIVEAWAYS

When Death Draws Near

Death has always been part of Gwen Marcey’s job. But when faced with her own mortality, everything takes on a different hue.

Forensic artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs and homes when she accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky. The Eastern Kentucky town, located deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, has been plagued by a serial rapist and a series of unexplained deaths. Before Gwen can develop a composite drawing, the latest witness vanishes, just like all the previous victims.

Turning her attention to sketching the face of an unidentified body, she discovers a link between his death and a Pentecostal serpent-handling church. Serpent-handling is illegal in Kentucky, and the churches have gone underground to avoid the authorities and continue to worship as they believe. Gwen is offered a handsome reward to infiltrate the renegade members, a reward she desperately needs as it seems her breast cancer has returned.

Joined by her digitally-obsessed, Generation Z daughter, Gwen goes undercover to a nineteenth century revival, planning to draw the faces of the snake handlers so they can be identified and arrested. Instead she uncovers a murderous plot and a festering evil.

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Carrie Stuart Parks is a Christy finalist as well as a Carol award-winning author. She has won numerous awards for her fine art as well. An internationally known forensic artist, she travels with her husband, Rick, across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law enforcement professionals. The author/illustrator of numerous books on drawing and painting, Carrie continues to create dramatic watercolors from her studio in the mountains of Idaho.

My Review:

Carrie’s newest release brings together the perfect elements to create a fantastic page-turner! This is one of those stories that totally keeps you guessing- I just love those! Though this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone. However, you may want to read this one during the daylight hours, as it is full of suspenseful moments. 

Carrie is easily one of my fave authors, she is amazing at what she does…crafting awesome stories with unforgettable characters. If you enjoy novels of suspense and intrigue, don’t miss this!!!