Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hide God's word in your heart!

My 4yr old is learning a verse a week in PreK. I am writing them on notecards to keep at the house and in my purse. Why have I not done this sooner? I want to make sure we review these verses and keep adding onto them thru the years! He even loves trying to remember where they are found! This week: Ask and it will be given to you, Seek and you will find. Matthew 7:7

Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis

A true love story! It jumps around to about 3 stories, but once you get use to the 3 stories, it really has a great story. It is a true story that inspires for a real day romance. It is an uplifting book that entertains and gives a sile to the face. The book sets place in the past as you follow 2 people’s love stories, you get brought back midway to the end of their story, and then you are given a story of how their lasting love story inspires a future for 2 people. It is great to know that love exists like the love in the story. If you read the final page of the book you find out that this book is loosely developed by a love of the past of the author – that of his great aunt/uncle and how him sharing that love, helped a family member remember the love of their own. So many times we get caught up in life that we forget the love we once felt for a partner. OF course it would be nice if we could get more men to read this story. Thank you to WaterBrook Press and the waterbrookmulnomah blogging site for this copy in return for my honest review.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

WOUNDED by God’s People by Anne Graham Lotz

It’s additional title is Discovering How God’s Love Heals our Hearts. This is a very good description about what the book is about. She shares this by telling the story of Hagar, the slave that bore Abraham’s son Ishmael. I learned many things about Hagar that I don’t think I had ever looked at. How she ran, but God commanded her to go back to Sarah and serve her. That would be so hard to do. Also how God promised a nation to Ishmael since he was a descendent of Abraham. She also talks about how many of us Christians are hurt more by brothers/sisters in Christ in the church. How normally those who lash out to wound others are normally the wounded ones. This book is for those that are hurting because they have been hurt by others or those wounded by any other fashion. By God’s love we are healed. Anne tells her story of past hurts and how she overcame also. A main point that I got was there are times we are at our greatest despair and we cry out to God and God opens our eyes and the answer what right before us. We were lost and hurt and not looking at what was right in front of us! Thank you booksneeze for providing me with this copy for my honest review!