Kids are curious. Well, even adults for that matter. People are just naturally curious about the world around them. Children, are like sponges that soak up information. That is why I really love the book by Louie Giglio called How Great Is Our God with 100 devotions about God and God's Science behind creation. This book is OUTSTANDING! Even as an adult I enjoyed reading this book and seeing the scientific breakdown of God's creations. As a veteran home school mom I would say any parent needs to get this for their children or grandchildren to ignite their faith and love of learning. It will tie in key verses with amazing scientific facts, and activities to encourage exploration and a love of learning.
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With this science devotional, which is based on Giglio's well-known "How Great Is Our God" and “Indescribable” messages, children will embark on a journey to discover more about God and His incredible creation. From the pink lake in Senegal to the earth's trip around the sun to the water-holding frog that can live up to five years without a drink, the wonders of the universe will deepen your kids’ appreciation for God's wild imagination.
Including amazing scientific facts, beautiful photography, fun illustrations, and simple activities, How Great Is Our God covers topics like
Having mentors and people to look up to are great. But we have an epidemic in our society to stand out so much that we are actually following the crowd or that mentor to the letter rather than our creator, doing what they do, saying what they say and not really thinking for yourself in order to be accepted. Now I am not saying that is you or that mentors or heroes are bad, but I will admit I have been in that trap before. It is great to share with children the message of being a unique individual and the FREEDOM and JOY that brings.
In the book Only You Can Be You is absolutely perfect to discuss what makes you different and what makes you great with kids!
In their first picture book, bestselling author Sally Clarkson and her son Nathan encourage children on the journey to discovering their strengths. Mother and son duo draw on themes from their first book, Different, the emotive story of Nathan's experiences growing up with mental illness and learning disabilities and Sally's journey to loving him unconditionally. With the powerful truth that what makes you different makes you great, Only You Can Be You will help children embrace their differences and celebrate the differences in others.
The irresistible rhymes paired with Tim Warnes's whimsical illustrations encourage your children with the reassurance they're looking for in their own uniqueness. Whether they are quiet or artistic, funny or boisterous, your children will love this heartwarming read that assures them that they're wonderful exactly as they are.
This book is Buster Bear approved. Only You Can Be You is irresistible in a much needed message and colorful pictures that draw you in. Children will enjoy exploring this book by Sally Clarkson. I teach ESL part time and plan on sharing with all of the kids! You can too by entering to win a copy or buying.
Tip: Even if you do not have kids you could have a copy on your coffee table as a conversational piece. Or buy a copy to give to a child you know or a children's hospital!
If you are reading this then you clicked because you are struggling or know someone who is, with getting off the phone. Did you realize there is other fun interesting things to do off the phone? This is a real problem these days for so many. People are addicted to having the world at their finger tips. But if you are tired of the endless selfies and pictures of someones perfect Instagram life then I have some advice and help for you today in two good points!
Point one. Why not join a book club! I am serious. This is a great activity to get you OFF the phone and into a good book! It will encourage true rest and a way to unplug. I will recommend the one I am in below and it is free!
I highly recommend the FREE FaithWords Book Club, and the best part is you can be a part of this book club from anywhere!
ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB
The FaithWords Book Club is a private Facebook group that is only available to join upon request. We select a new book to discuss each season and we have had authors like Joyce Meyer, Victoria Osteen, T.D. Jakes, and more stop by to answer questions or say hello. We do exclusive giveaways in the group, share unseen videos from our authors, and let bloggers, influencers, and readers connect with one another, our authors, and our FaithWords publishing group.
For October and November we will be studying Take the Day Off by Pastor Robert Morris with special “guest visits” from other FaithWords authors as well!
Point Two. Take the day off. Literally. God designed the Sabbath rest as an important principal to follow as one of the ten commandments and He meant it!
Take a moment if you can to watch this video and see if you can relate?
Why do we as a society in this fast paced world feel like if we are not always busy we are not "something." Why as a society do we ignore the commandment of God to rest one day a week? Why even when we try to rest are we still connected on the phone to the business of life? And I mean rest from work, rest for major responsibilities, rest from yes,,, YOUR PHONE. Put it down. You survived back in 1990 when you did not have one. Really rest even from social media.
With that said I highly recommend the book I am reading this month in the FaithWords Book Club called Take the Day Off. Ladies, it has been amazing so far for me. It has actually been life changing and challenging all at the same time. It even has affected my phone usage for the better. Rest your mind, body, and spirit and focus on God’s principles for rest with this helpful guide from bestselling author Robert Morris. Relax off the phone unplugged from life and simply read. This simple tip has helped me gain more balance back.
In Take the Day Off, Pastor Morris explains why rest is central to your wellbeing, how to do it, and how helpful it can be. You will be inspired to experience true rest and make it a priority in the rhythm of your weekly schedule. Don’t wait and delay God’s blessings in your life. Start implementing the principle of rest in your life and you will see eternal benefits.
Want to save money on the book? 25% off Take the Day Off hardcover with code TAKEOFF from Books-A-Million starting October 7 through October 31st
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Now get off that phone girl and go join the book club! I will see you there.
As we look around we can not help but wonder in these troubled times if it is the end of days. Wallace Henley takes an intensive look into the Welsh Revival of 1904 giving us insight of what to expect in the last great revival before Jesus returning. I say for myself, I want to be ready for his arrival what about you? In reading every page I can not help but feel I am in a personal revival, which is necessary and life changing for all believers as we get energized as we allow the Holy Spirit to submerge us in his will and movement. It reminds me of the parable of the ten virgins found in Matthew 25 also to take each day seriously and be ready.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins 25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
And so it will be with us and our Lord!
This book to me is one more tool to get ready to be prepared for our Kings arrival.
We will learn:
I recently read Curt Landry's Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage. It is about how understanding the Jewish roots of Christianity can transform your faith.
This book dives deep into to the topic of heritage and how important it is in the life of a believer and to the kingdom of God. Specifically it points us to all believers in Jesus, our heritage that has throughout history been stripped from us. Curt proves through scripture the evidence of this history and the benefits of returning to our original heritage. When you truly understand taking hold of all God has for us for example in the divine appointments at the Holy days of God that history has stripped from the modern day Christian you will see and bless the heart of God on a whole new level experiencing more of his shalom and wholeness in your life.
The early church did not look like what today's church looks like. Even the modern calendar is not aligned to Gods original one. This book opened my eyes to so much and reaffirmed to me the importance of getting back to our original heritage and walking forward in all God has for me. I do not want to miss a thing with him!
If you are truly interested in finding out more about this heritage for yourself I highly recommend this book by Curt Landry!
Sid Roth, Host of "It's Supernatural," says...
"Is it possible to take New Testament and denude the Jewish culture and get a full revelation? Of course not. But many Christians go their whole lives without all the pieces of the puzzle. My friend, Curt Landry, shows how the identity theft took place and fills in the missing pieces. Fall in love with Jesus all over again."
This is a book that will remain a part of my library forever. I am on a mission to share with others the importance of it's message. Gods message to his people.
I was fortunate enough to get to watch the screener for Unashamed to present to you a review in partnership with Front Gate Media.
In this day we have so many cultural issues coming against the believers who walk in the faith of Jesus Christ. In unashamed Chonda speaks about her pain and triumphs openly. She also interviews others who have been attacked in their careers or was transformed and remade in the middle of them by Christ, who unashamedly shine for the Lord to the world. Encouraging us all on to do the same. Even if it makes you unpopular. In between the interviews we get to see Chonda doing what she does best, making your heart joyful with abundant laughter. Her message is stand strong in who he made you to be, unshamed. This world needs you and the person God is making you to shine His glory. Chonda said " I am unafraid to stand up just the way that I am and be all that God wants me to be."
Are you unashamed? Do not be ashamed of the gospel.
Luke 9:26 26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels.
Chonda Pierce: Unashamed At select Cinemas May 7 & 9
This Mother’s Day week, May 7 & 9 at 7:00pm., you and your friends can enjoy a night of laughter and truth as only top selling female comedian, Chonda Pierce, can deliver. Chonda will make you laugh and think as she boldly proclaims the truth of the Gospel to a hurting world. Chonda takes a journey into the hearts of the faithful as she engages some of the boldest believers in America. Mike Huckabee, Danny Gokey, the Benham Brothers and others tell their stories of speaking truth to our culture…no matter the consequences. Don’t forget to bring your moms, grandmas and every mother in your church for a night to remember!
Only Chonda can communicate deep and meaningful truth and make you laugh at the same time. Chonda is unchained, unrestrained and UNASHAMED!
Giveaway ends May 6 and winner will be selected by May 15th. Prizes are physical items that will be mailed.
Jesus love transends lines and what we think love and generosity should be. This book ignites the heart of a true follower of Jesus to get down in the unknown forgetten heart of a broken person and love like he loves. With practical ideas to follow from real life stories, this book will help you go the next level.
Not only does this life changing book share how to practically help those hurting around us but it also helps you move forwar in those times of your own personal set backs by reminding us, "God's overall goal is our transformation. He loves each of us right where we are- but he loves us too much to let us stay that way. Nothing we do would make him love us more, and nothing we do would make him love us less." So it teaches to get up and keep moving forward in those times.
As long as a person has breath God has not given up on them even if they have given up on themselves. I love the example Rob Cowles and Matt Roberts show us on how to live in the love of Jesus without fear of those broken people hurting us or messing up our own lives. They do not live in the fear of "them" and nor should you as a true Christ follower. It is remarkable how once changed by love and relationsjip the loving examples in this book whose stories went from broken to victory , they turn around to help those in the hurting places, helping bring hope to those who can not yet see it, is simply remarkale.
Compassion true compassion is at the heart of Jesus and is at the heart of this book. Real realtionships not surface ones are at the heart of Jesus type compassion. I highly recommed reading it if you want a fire lit under you to go serve mankind in a new refreshing needed way!
This book was amazing. I took it everywhere and couldn't put it down! I recommened anyone who follows the Lord to read this book. I gauratee it will show you a new way of looking at the broken people of this world in a way you never had before.
Personal growth is so important. Do you have dreams and goals? Dreams should become goals. Goals should become reality. But this simply can not happen without a plan.
It is the start of a new year and so many do news resolutions. But so many fail. Because people wait till new years to start something new, to make a change. This is not good. If you have a goal you make the change now not later. You make reaching your goals a lifestyle. That is the very first start to having a plan. So are you ready to make this the best year yet? Below are some helpful growth ideas.
First step to having a person development plan is to think deeply and pray about what you want to accomplish this year and why. Listen do not rush and listen for the Lord to prompt you. Write down what comes to your mind. You must know your why and be passtionate about it. Other wise you will be aiming blinded and will not be effective.
Do not wait for motivation because it will never come to you on it's own. You must move and do and it will catch up.
Think through what it will take to get you to those goals you are setting. The best way to get to those goals is to set up a daily routine. The worlds most sucessful people have a daily routine. From morning to night. Having a daily routine will help you in so many ways not to mention it will build consistancy which is the very next point after goal setting.
Consistancy is so important. Consistent in the dictionary means acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate.
Routine = Consistancey = Effectiveness = Results
There are so many helpful tools to incorperate into our productive day once you have clarity to help us find productivity in that daily routine.
Time blocking is a way. With time blocking you say for example from 7- 7:30 am I will read my Bible. From 8-9 I will respond to emails. And within reason stick to it daily. If you do you will see the effective results in productivity when you set the routine.
Time batching once your in working day and out of the morning routine could look like this for example if you work from home. From 9 am till 12 pm on Tuesday I will work on the entire weeks blog writings. In the time batching you only focus on that task of writing for that day set and hours and do it EVERY week same why as much as you can. You do not worry about photos or comments or emails reply they go in a time batch of their own. From 1 pm to 2 you do photos for your blog for the week. Or if you are working outside of home with time batching you can say for example from 2-4 on Saturday I will do laundry. You do not worry about laundry the rest of the week.
Brain dumps before bed. These are so helpful in getting all your thoughts out on paper to see what must be done or to deal with emtions of the day. It is kind of a pre method to form your next days to do list too. I have a pen and paper at my bed side and as soon as I think of something I write down so I no longer worry if I will forget it the next day.
Plan a daily routine. Then, plan a weekly routine. In it include your weekly goals your monthly goals for the monthly.
Write your goals often during week so they are before your eyes. Make it part of your morning routine! It will help motivate yourself again and again to keep going for the goals.
Make time in your weekly routine for self care. You do not want to suffer burn out.
Remember the personal development plan all goes back to this........
Routine = Consistancey = Effectiveness = Results
So get started! I would write all your daily planning, weekly planning in a journal, calender or planner! Get one that motivates you!
It is time to have your best year yet! I am excited for what this new year will hold for you! All that you suceed at this coming year is all for his glory. May your year shine brillant as you partner with God. For all that we suceed at is to utimately shine glory to the Father.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
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Welcome! I am Susan. Learning never grows old. Let's thrive in our walk with God in every area of life and not wait for perfection. Join me as I share my tips!
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