Thursday, March 15, 2018

Holy in the Moment: Simple Ways to Love God and Enjoy Your Life by Ginger Harrington

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Enjoying life (zoe) in Christ comes in the choices we make moment-by-moment. Ginger Harrington invites women to discover how intentional choices made in the moment can become holy habits. With a refreshing perspective, she shows that holiness isn't a rigid standard to keep but a gift to receive through a vital relationship with God, who makes us whole.

Holy in the Moment explores the practical power of choices to grow in holiness without the pressure of perfectionism. Through gentle encouragement, biblical insights, and applicable ideas learn to discern feelings and overcome distractions and shame, adapt God's equation for obedience, live a praying life, discover methods for practicing holiness in parenting and the importance of rest, embrace biblical love and forgiveness, and understand how work becomes holy.

Re-energize faith with simple choices to love God, embrace truth, and enjoy every moment of life with practical ways to be holy by choosing to trust God, rely on his wisdom, and live from his resources.

My Thoughts:
Refreshing. Holy in the Moment is such a book that I didn't know I needed. It has refreshed my soul and nourished me in a way I didn't know was needed. Ginger is so encouraging and tender in her writing. She gives practical application in the way that we can draw close to God in the big and the small. What I found to be compelling is how transparent Ginger is in sharing her struggle with anxiety. This book is great because it addresses problem emotions, living a life of prayer and discovering the importance of rest, which I struggle with. 
I love that this book is about perfectionism, but rather freedom and holiness that Christ offers to those who are in Him. This book helps take the reader on a journey through a different and more whole view of holiness, which I love. This book will help you with practical tips, truths and with a life that isn't overwhelmed.  Renew your life moment by moment through God. 

About the Author:

Ginger HarringtonGinger Harrington, is a retired Marine spouse and mom of three young adults and two dachshunds. Author of Holy in the Moment, she is an award-winning blogger and motivational speaker. A co-founder of Planting Roots: Strength to Thrive in Military Life, a military-focused non-profit, Ginger serves as coordinator of publishing, speaks at regional conferences, and assists with social media. With a volunteer staff of 35, Planting Roots, offers a community FB page, online blog posts and Bible study, and live regional conferences. With a dash of quirky humor, Ginger entertains and inspires audiences with characters such as The Queen of Good Intentions, Can’t-Get-It-Together Girl, and My Inner Wimp to enliven her messages. She writes inspirational encouragement at

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot by Mo Isom

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My Thoughts:
Thank YOU! Mo, Thank YOU for writing a book that the church has forgotten about and something that was apart of the God's original design. Thank you for being brave enough to write about a conversation that everyone raises their eyes about, yet seems to not understand. This book addresses why we need to hear more and instead of doing. We need to understand what sex is, why God created us the way he did and why it's important to have the view that God does on the subject matter.
This book has no fluff and you won't find her sugar coating the issue, which I think is so important. She writes about sexual temptations, the sin and the bondage that comes with it. Although, she is open and honest, she also knows the way out of such deep bondage, which is not an easy path, but freedom never easy. 
I really enjoyed this book and believe that young believers need to read this book. I also think that Pastors and engaged couples should read this book as well. It is a very well written book. 

About the Author:
Mo IsomMo is a national speaker, influential blogger, and the New York Times bestselling author of Wreck My Life. She, her husband Jeremiah Aiken, and their two children live in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

So Much To Celebrate Subtitle Entertaining the Ones You Love the Whole Year Through By Katie Jacobs

So Much To CelebrateSubtitle Entertaining the Ones You Love the Whole Year Through

By Katie Jacobs 

Celebrations that show your love
Create beautiful memories for your family and friends by stopping to celebrate life’s joyful moments. In this essential guide to entertaining, Katie Jacobs reveals her secrets for throwing fantastic parties for any occasion, from a casual backyard movie night to a lavish holiday party. Using Katie’s inspiring ideas and make-ahead tips, you will be so organized that you can minimize the fuss, enjoy the time, and celebrate too!
Brimming with creative party themes for every season, inspiring d├ęcor ideas, and delicious recipes, So Much to Celebrate is the perfect book for anyone who appreciates good times, good food, and good celebrations.
Katie Jacobs is a stylist for Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand Draper James, Pottery Barn, and Beaufort Bonnet Company, among others. A fourth-generation Nashvillian, she’s been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living Weddings, Nashville Lifestyles as well as on Inspired By This, Fashionable Hostess, and The Scout Guide. Katie is also a photographer, graphic designer, and foodie. Learn more on Katie’s food and lifestyle blog,
My Thoughts:
Gorgeous! This book is beautiful on the inside. One look on the cover, and you know you can't wait to open up the pages of this bright and inviting book. The hardcover book makes it a lovely coffee table piece. Besides it's beautiful look, it's also a great weight for a cookbook, but not overwhelming in length or pages. It's a must for the kitchen! 
This is one of those books that you can pull out on a rainy day and turn the pages for inspiration or if you're throwing a party together and you need some inspiration, look no further! This book isn't your typical holidays or birthdays book, but rather fun and unique events like a milkshake social, movie night or pie party. They are unique and different.  However, the party ideas and recipes are broken into seasons, but have a paragraph with photos underneath. 
I think this is a fun resource for parties, especially if you like cool books and need inspiring ideas. This book has unique variety with great presentation. I recommend picking up this book if you are party planner or love to throw fun gatherings. This would be great to have on hand for summer. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time by Christine Hoover

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Christine HooverChristine Hoover is a church planting pastor's wife and mom to three boys. Aside from being an author and blogger (, she has contributed to Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, iBelieve, Send Network, and Incourage.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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My Thoughts:
Beneath a Prairie Moon is a fantastic historical fiction by Kim Vogel Sawyer. She is a voice in the historical fiction world that is starting to become one of my favorites because I find her books to be unexpected. 
Kim is a talented author in how she develops the story and intertwines each character in the story. The characters all have their own voice, which makes it easy for the reader to turn the pages quickly.  Not only are the characters notable, but so is the storyline. The depth of this story, makes it memorable and enjoyable. It also took me by surprise. This book had romance, friendship, faith and the element of historical fiction, which made it enjoyable. 
This book will make you laugh, cry, shake your head and want you to talk some sense into the characters. You'll also find one characters that you enjoy. I love the setting of the small town, with the mail-order bride service. 
Overall, I enjoyed this book and found it to be a page turner. The characters were great! The plot line kept my attention and I enjoyed the historical aspects of this book.

About the Author:
Kim Vogel SawyerAward-winning, bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer told her kindergarten teacher that someday people would check out her book in the library. The little-girl dream came true in 2006 with the release of Waiting for Summer's Return. Kim's titles now exceed 1.5 million copies and are available in six different language. A former elementary school teacher, she now enjoys a full-time writing and speaking ministry. Kim's passion lies in writing stories that point the reader to a deeper, more intimate relationship with God. When Kim isn't writing, you'll find her traveling with her retired military hubby, spoiling her granddarlings, petting the cats, quilting, or--as time allows--participating in community theater. You can learn more about Kim's writing and speaking ministries at her website,