Pocket Prayers for Teachers: Mrs. Tammy


All the way from coloring inside the lines to calculus, teachers have given us the tools to thrive. Where would we be without them? But a teacher’s job is often a difficult one. Sometimes anxiety and exhaustion become the norm. For those in need of a little peace and renewal, Max Lucado points to the Teacher who offered just that. Pocket Prayers for Teachers contains forty scriptures and guided prayers written especially for those special people, who encourage and inspire our students.

Meet Mrs. Tammy!


As part of this special blog tour, I was asked to give away copies of the books I reviewed to special people in my life. Mrs. Tammy is super special. When my family and I first moved to Texas, my son was getting ready to start PreK. We didn’t know anyone yet and I was hesitant to let “my baby” go. Then… I met Mrs. Tammy, the PreK teacher at our local school. From the first time we talked, I knew there was something very special about her. She immediately put my heart and mind at ease and encouraged me to send Jessie to her class. I’m so glad that God brought her into our lives. Though I didn’t want to let my baby grow up, I knew that he would be in the best hands with Mrs. Tammy. He has done so well in her class and learned so much. Mrs. Tammy has been teaching PreK for over 20 years. She is kind, loving and patient. She always puts forth her very best for all her students and even when she is tired at the end of the day- she always has a smile. We just love Mrs. Tammy! 
Pocket Prayers for Teacher would make a great gift for the special teachers in your life. 

Get your copy here!

See my complete review here!

The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder & Giveaway

The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder

In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.

Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.

While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever–if they can stay alive long enough to do so.

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MEET THE AUTHOR:

Rachel McMillan is a keen history enthusiast and a lifelong bibliophile. When not writing or reading, she can most often be found drinking tea and watching British miniseries. Rachel lives in bustling Toronto, where she works in educational publishing and pursues her passion for art, literature, music, and theater.

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MY REVIEW:

I absolutely LOVE this book! I LOVE these characters and I am soooo ready for more! There is nothing like a great mystery….well, ok I guess the only thing greater would be a great mystery series! Rachel McMillian delivers all the goodies in her newest release A Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. Merinda and Jem are two fierce girls on a mission- to solve the latest murder and maybe find love in the process. These girls push the limits, make me laugh and keep me on the edge of my seat. If you are looking for something new and exciting in the world of mystery…dont miss this one!!!

Pocket Prayers with Max Lucado

 
 
Bestselling author Max Lucado has teamed up with six authors to write the Pocket Prayers series for those in need of peace, renewal, rest, faith, hope, joy, direction, serenity, and courage.

Short, simple prayers are very effective, which is why each book in the series contains forty guided prayers and complementary scriptures for any situation, including for:

—Moms (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)

—Grads (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)

—Dads (written with Mark Mynheir)

—Military Life (written with Mark Mynheir)

—Teachers (written with blogger Jennifer Hale)

—Friends (written with Betsy St. Amant)

GET YOUR COPY HERE

  
More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.

MY THOUGHTS:

These books are absolutely amazing! If you are looking for a nice gift to inspire the people you care about most, don’t miss this set of beautifully made and well-written books! 

There is something for everyone and something that will inspire and enrich lives. I love the Scriptures and prayers included in the various themed books- so well thought out and well placed!

I can’t pick my favorite because each one is unique and specialized to reach to the needs of the reader. I love that these books are small enough to carry with you and share with others.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

God’s Not Dead 2 Giveaway!!!

  
From the college classroom of GOD’S NOT DEAD to the public square in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, the name of Jesus is welcomed less and less with each passing day. If Christians don’t take a stand today, will we even have a choice tomorrow? The film takes you back to Hope Springs, home to the University, but also Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where beloved teacher Grace Wesley teaches her passion, history. Her love of teaching, her love for her students, and her love of life all come from the same place: her love of Christ. When a student asks a question regarding Jesus in class, Grace’s answer causes her to face an epic court case, that could expel God from the classroom.
Gov. Mike Huckabee endorsement, “A riveting story, brilliantly told, and one that is absolutely plausible as if it were taken from today’s headlines. A must see for every believer!”

Woooohoooo!!!! I am soooo ready for this movie to release! Who’s with me!?! To celebrate the release, JoJo’s Corner is hosting a giveaway thanks to Grace Hill Media! 

YOU COULD WIN A SUPER SPECIAL GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 GIFTPACK!!!! 

TO ENTER DO THESE 2 THINGS

#1 GO CHECK OUT THE MOVIE WEBSITE 

#2 COME BACK HERE & LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING WHY YOU CANT WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE!!!!

***One person will win here at JoJo’s Corner***

ENTER TODAY!!!!

Curio by Evangeline Denmark

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***Special THANK YOU to BookLook Bloggers for my review copy!***

 

In this steampunk-flavored YA novel by Evangeline Denmark, Grey has a secret the Chemists who rule her town can never know. But when her best friend is taken for punishment, Grey risks everything—and finds herself in a world hidden within a curio cabinet, where porcelain and clockwork people are real, and her secret has far-reaching consequences.

MY REVIEW

Curio is Steampunk meets Narnia! I absolutely loved this novel! Full of great descriptive details that plunge readers straight into the world of the characters. The heroine, Grey not only has a really cool name, but is a pretty cool character as well. The world she lives in is very structured and very rule driven, but a moment in the story changes Grey’s world forever. Excitement, adventure and danger lurk around every page of this story. I love this story and expect great things from this talent new author.

 

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If I Run FitBit Giveaway!

If I Run

Casey knows the truth. But it won’t set her free.

Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.

But what is the truth? That’s the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren’t adding up. Casey Cox doesn’t fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan’s skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn’t guilty, why did she run?

Unraveling her past and the evidence that condemns her will take more time than he has, but as Dylan’s damaged soul intersects with hers, he is faced with two choices. The girl who occupies his every thought is a psychopathic killer . . . or a selfless hero. And the truth could be the most deadly weapon yet.

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My Thoughts:

I absolutely LOVE Terri! Her books always thrill, chill and keep me guessing. If I Run was sooo good I could not stop reading! I LOVED the way this story is told. I love how Terri melds together the lives of the two characters. Can you imagine being wanted for the death of your BF? Wow! This story kept me trying to figure out who was on the side of truth and who was trying to keep the truth from being revealed. If you love well-written suspense, do not miss this! Run to the store and get your copy today!

 

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/11/16

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Hosted by: The Book Date

What I’m Reading

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The Daniel Plan:

40 Days to a Healthier Life

Unlike the thousands of other books on the market, this book is not about a new diet, guilt-driven gym sessions, or shame-driven fasts. The Daniel Plan shows you how the powerful combination of faith, fitness, food, focus, and friends will change your health forever, transforming you in the most head-turning way imaginably—from the inside out.

LEARN MORE HERE

So I picked back up my old copy of The Daniel Plan because I am really ready to dedicate myself to building a healthier life for me and my family. This book is practical and just makes sense. I am sharing all of my nutrition and fitness pics over on my Instagram- you can find me HERE to see them!

IT’S MONDAY!

WHAT ARE YOU READING???

TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS.