Monday, July 25, 2016

If My Husband Would Change, I'd Be Happy

So when I typed this title in for my post, I had to chuckle.  I wondered if I should just leave it at that or go ahead with my post!?!?  Let's be honest, as wives you've thought it.  It's human nature to feel like it's not my fault and pass the blame on someone else. I think that's why this book resonated with me on such a deep level.  I know the truth - I just sometimes need to re-hear it.

Rhonda Stoppe has written If My Husband Would Change, I'd be Happy...& Other Myths Wives Believe.  I have read and re-read parts of this book already because Rhonda's message is truth.  We, as wives, have expectations of what it will take to make us happy but they are only that - unrealistic expectations and not truth.  They are myths and Rhonda's mission is to change those myths into reasons to rekindle that love that was there on our wedding day.  I highly recommend this biblically-centered, challenging but rewarding read. 

Visit Rhonda's Website to learn more about her and her mission.

*I was sent a copy by the publisher for an honest review on my blog.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

The Life We Never Expected

You know when you pick up a book and plan to read it and get one to two things out of it....and then you come away with a MILLION!?!!?  That is totally this book!  Andrew and Rachel Wilson have written The Life We Never Expected, and it is a book I plan to read over and over.  This couple KNOWS the struggle of raising not one, but two children with special needs.  Their story isn't pretty - they don't sugarcoat - but they are real and give the ultimate advice over and over - you just need to take it to God.  I love how the book is arranged - in cycles of a lifetime - and how to navigate them.  As a parent to a child with special needs, I cried with them AND I was encouraged.  They get it and they point me to Christ - who is ultimately the only One who can give the rest and strength.  I would highly recommend this book!

*I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher for an honest review on my blog.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Would a Worm go on a Walk?

Hannah C. Hall has written an endearing children's book, Would a Worm Go on a Walk?, that is sure to delight children with it's fun storyline and adorable illustrations by Bill Bolton.  The story asks it's young readers/listeners if animals would do silly things that they are obviously NOT made to do...but would they!?!?  Kids will be sure to yell out their answers and become a part of this fun story.  It concludes reminding us that God delights in the animals He has made, but even more so in his VERY SPECIAL creations - us!  This was fun and will be such a joy to share with our young ones. 

*I was sent a review copy by the publisher for an honest review on my blog.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Unashamed: Healing our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame

Do you need to give yourself some breathing room?  Maybe cut yourself some extra grace?  Then I would highly recommend Heather Davis Nelson's Unashamed.  This is truly one of those books that brings hope and healing if you read it and take it to heart.  Nelson has given numerous examples of where hope can be restored and freedom can be felt if we give it to God and claim the healing that is there.  I was inspired and encouraged and I am sure others will be as well!

*I was sent a copy by the publisher for review purposes.

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