Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Dress Shop on King Street By: Ashley Clark

The Dress Shop on King Street

By: Ashley Clark
The Dress Shop on King Street  -     By: Ashley Clark
Harper Albright has pinned all her hopes on a future in fashion design. But when it comes crashing down around her, she returns home to Fairhope, Alabama, and to Millie, the woman who first taught her to sew. As she rethinks her own future, secrets long hidden about Millie's past are brought to light.

In 1946, Millie Middleton boarded a train and left Charleston to keep half of her heritage hidden. She carried with her two heirloom buttons and the dream of owning a dress store. She never expected to meet a charming train jumper who changed her life forever . . . and led her yet again to a heartbreaking choice about which heritage would define her future.

Now, together, Harper and Millie return to Charleston and the man who may hold the answers they seek . . . and a chance at the dress shop they've both dreamed of. But it's not until all appears lost that they see the unexpected ways to mend what frayed between the seams.

My Thoughts:
First, let's just talk about this beautiful cover! It is absolutely stunning. I loved looking at it every single time I opened this book. The storyline is a dual timeline. Ashely Clark has written a beautiful novel that flows seamlessly as the reader gets swept into the both time periods. Love, lost, secrets, dreams and hopes are restored, challenged and changed. I had a difficult time putting this book down, but with the holidays, it required me to set it down. This is an author to keep your eye as she captures the readers heart through Harper and Millie. Grab a copy today, this book is heartwarming and a complete treasure. I highly enjoyed reading it. 

Friday, December 11, 2020

The Empathy Advantage by Lynne Azarchi

 

 The Empathy Advantage

• Hardcover: 324 pages
• Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Illustrated edition (November 4, 2020)

We live in a time when empathy is not only lacking but on the decline. Kids are bullied because of the color of their skin, religion, culture, a disability and more. Bullying and cyberbullying are increasing, especially for black and brown kids, LGBT youth, and Jewish and Muslim youth. Fueled by decreases in respect, kindness, and compassion, the house is on fire!

Empathy may be not be a cure-all, but just a little effort can transform a child into a more sensitive, caring human being. The good news is that empathy – the ability to “walk in someone else’s shoes” – can be taught. This book is all about teaching adults to teach empathy to kids. The payoff will last a lifetime.

In this helpful guide, parents, caregivers and teachers are coached to help their children and students to develop social-emotional skills that will equip them to better navigate the world with self-compassion and empathetic concern.

The Empathy Advantage is for the busiest parents and educators. It provides tips, strategies, online resources, and activities that are fun and engaging and take just 10 to 20 minutes. It emphasizes the importance of starting early, being good role models, spending quality face-to-face time together, and more. It will help readers understand the dynamics of bullying and teach children to stand up not only for themselves but others. And it explores other topics including managing media in the home, the value of pets in inculcating empathy, active listening, and self-compassion – i.e. being as forgiving and kind to yourself as you would to a friend.


My Thoughts: As a social worker, this book was exactly what I think is important for school personnel to read, engage and act when it comes to dealing with the dynamics of bullying. This book will help adults in multiple settings learn how to bring empathy, active listening, self compassion and kindness with interactions with themselves as well as children. I love the different techinques the author included in this book, but my favorite is family meetings and praising kindness. Our culture is not a culture of sitting down with family or catching children being kind and reinforcing the idea. This book will engage the reader with so many healthy ideas on how to parent, teach and help children be kinder, respectful and ultimately have greater global impact in the world. I recommend this book and found it to be so helpful! 


Purchase Links

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Lynne Azarchi

LYNNE AZARCHI, author of THE EMPATHY ADVANTAGE, is Executive Director of Kidsbridge Tolerance Center outside of Trenton, New Jersey—a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering bullying prevention, anti-bias, diversity appreciation, empathy, and empowerment strategies for youth.  She is a tireless advocate for improving the lives of at-risk youth in communities across New Jersey. Kidsbridge helps more than 2,500 preschool, elementary, and middle school students and educators improve their social-emotional skills each year.  Azarchi has won many awards and her articles have been published both in newspapers and academic journals.  She is a frequent speaker to parent and teacher groups, corporations and major educational conferences.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: A DOLLY FOR CHRISTMAS


From the founding member of Grammy Award-winning country music band Little Big Town, discover the heartwarming true story of a family's Christmas miracle. Cover includes sparkly Christmas glitter!

All Daisy wants for Christmas is a little brother or sister. Her parents have tried everything to make her dream come true, but nothing is working. So Daisy takes matters into her own hands, praying every day and writing a letter to Santa Claus about her one and only wish.

Daisy's parents are touched by her strong belief and grateful for her help, but as they explain, sometimes you have to wait. God will give you the perfect gift when the time is right.

In this heartwarming holiday tale, Kimberly Schlapman shares the true story of the Christmas when her family became whole.


My Thoughts:
Daisy wants a brother or sister for Christmas. I am sure many parents can relate to this story with their children who desire a sibling. This book has a sweet tale of how Daisy' Christmas wish came true. Filled with gorgeous illustrations, this book is sure to be one of your child's favorite books. While the story is simple, the message is heartwarrming. I CANNOT recommend this book enough! Pick up a copy today!

About Kimberly:

Kimberly Schlapman is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning band Little Big Town. She is also the author of Oh Gussie!: Cooking and Visiting in Kimberly’s Southern Kitchen, and hosted the cooking show Kimberly Simply Southern. A Dolly for Christmas is her debut children’s book.

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About Morgan:

Morgan Huff has been creating art ever since she could hold a pencil. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in illustration, and she finds inspiration in nature, animals, and the joy of simple yet beautiful moments. She invites you to find her online at morgansketch.com.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Right Kind of Fool by Sarah Loudin Thomas

 

                                    The Right Kind of Fool


Thirteen-year-old Loyal Raines is supposed to stay close to home on a hot summer day in 1934. When he slips away for a quick swim in the river and finds a dead body, he wishes he'd obeyed his mother. The ripples caused by his discovery will impact the town of Beverly, West Virginia, in ways no one could have imagined.

The first person those ripples disturb is Loyal's absentee father. When Creed Raines realized his infant son was deaf, he headed for the hills, returning only to help meet his family's basic needs. But when Loyal, now a young teen, stumbles upon a murder it's his father he runs to tell--shaping the words with his hands. As Creed is pulled into the investigation he discovers that what sets his son apart isn't his inability to hear but rather his courage. Longing to reclaim the life he abandoned, Creed will have to do more than help solve a murder if he wants to win his family's hearts again.

My Thoughts:
The Right Kind of Fool is a compelling novel that will capture your heart as you turn the pages. This book kept me reading until I was finished. I love the character of Loyal. As a young man who is deaf, struggling into a world of hearing, with an absent father, this book speaks to the reader. 
I am a huge fan of Loyal. The author did a tremendous job of writing his character. As a reader, I felt as though I know him. This book addressed fear in a way that the reader can relate with, especially in our pandemic world right now. I also loved the Christian undertones of this novel. Overall, a great novel that I highly encourage you to read this year!

About the Author:
I’m a Christian, wife, fundraiser and writer living near Asheville, NC. I grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV. I used to say “rural WV,” but realized that’s largely redundant. I LOVE my home state and the fact that I’m the seventh generation to grow up on the family farm. My love of the Appalachian Mountains informs my writing. I want you to be as wild about these hazy, blue mountains and the wonderful people who live in them as I am.

I’ve been married for nearly 25 years and I not only love my husband, I really, really like him. We started our journey together with three big dogs–Crockett, Precious and Sammy. We now have one small dog that requires more energy than the first three did together.



Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Anne of Green Gables Devotional by Rachel Dodge

The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits

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About:
Devotional Inspiration Especially for Kindred Spirits
 
The Anne of Green Gables Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the theme of God’s love and faithfulness through the pages of the classic L. M. Montgomery novel, cherished by generations of readers. Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s redemptive plans for your life as His very own adopted daughter in Christ.

This beautiful 40-day devotional includes original artwork throughout, and each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, prayers, and discussion questions perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection. It’s perfect as a personal read or gift for a bosom friend!

My Thoughts:

I had never heard of Anne of Green Gables until the Netflix series came out a short while ago. This little devotional is so cute and perfect. 

The devotional has gorgeous pictures and is small in size. You could put it in your purse or laptop bag for work. It contains 40 days of readings and starts off with a Bible verse and small devotional. The book contains scenes from the movies and or books that has an "apply" section for your life. 
This little devotional would be the perfect Christmas gift for any fan of Anne. I loved the color and smallness of this devotional. Pick up a copy today! 

About the Author:


Rachel Dodge is the author of Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen (Bethany House 2018) and the Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-By-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits (Barbour 2020). Rachel teaches college English classes, gives talks at libraries, teas, and book clubs, and is a writer for the popular Jane Austen's World blog and Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine. She is passionate about encouraging and equipping families to grow closer to Jesus through prayer and the study of God's Word. A kindred spirit at heart, Rachel enjoys books, bonnets, and ball gowns. She makes her home in California with her husband and their two children.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Mom Vs. Dad by Lucy and Tom Riles

 Mom Vs. Dad by Lucy and Tom Riles



About:
The not so serious guide to the stuff we're all fighting about.
While a husband and wife's parenting styles may be worlds apart, they both have the same goal: to raise happy kids who feel unconditionally loved. Mom vs. Dad is packed with sidesplitting and vulnerable personal essays from the trenches of parenthood. In this book, Lucy and Tom Riles tackle relatable topics such as:
Is bringing a toaster oven to a 5-star resort tacky or genius?
Is it appropriate to lick your plate clean at a restaurant?
Does the expiration date on food really matter?

Illustrations of family life will also be included in this intimate and inspiring narrative about the challenges and triumphs of raising children. Mom vs. Dad is the perfect gift for anyone who needs a relatable couple to guide them through some of the toughest (and funniest) issues parents face today.


My Thoughts:

Mom Vs. Dad by Lucy and Tom Riles is a book about the things that couples fight over in marriage with raising a family. Most of the time, it isn't the big things, but rather the smaller ones such as paying for a babysitter, sharing food, how should the toilet paper hang, etc. This book actually makes those things seem very light and comical when you read it. 

Mom Vs. Dad is a book that I believe is meant to be light hearted, while looking at the things that really bother couples in marriage. This book engages the reader in how they can communicate with their spouse in a kind, unattacking way. It may also help the reader to see that the issues that had been bothering them about their spouse isn't a big deal. Either way, this book is perfect for any married couple with a family working through life together.


I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions in this review are mine. #sponsoredbyfaithwords

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Blended Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter , Jean Brunstetter

 The Blended Quilt

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Will pursuing Sadie’s dreams mean leaving a romance behind?
 
Sadie Kuhns has a lot happening in her life. She is creating a unique quilt by blending a traditional Amish pattern with a Hawaiian pattern as a tribute to her time spent in the islands, and she is working on a self-published book. But her relationship with Wyman Kauffman has stagnated after six months of courtship. He can’t seem to commit to a profession that would secure a future, and he is jealous of the time Sadie gives to her own pursuits. Is there really any reason to drag this courtship out? Only time will tell in this new novel from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter.

My Thoughts:
The Blended Quilt is another favorite of mine from Wanda Brunstetter. This book is different than other Amish books I have read from her, but in a positive way. I love the main character Sadie and her tenacity for being willing to try and go after difficult things despite obstacles. Sadie creates a unique quilt, while enduring hardship from family and friends due to something she received from her aunt. 
I continue to be a huge fan of Wanda and her daughter in law, Jean. Their writing keeps me reading and interested in the Amish community. I was captured by the story and could not put this book down. The level of character development and plot in this story was wonderful! I really enjoyed this book and will continue to purchase books by Wanda! Don't miss out on this amazing story! Pick up a copy today.

About the Author:

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of almost 90 books with more than 10 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit: www.WandaBrunstetter.com



Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Clouds: A Memoir by Laura Sobiech

Clouds: A Memoir by Laura Sobiech

 

About:
Originally published as Fly a Little Higher and now updated and revised to coincide with the film release of Clouds, Laura Sobiech tells the amazing, true story behind the song and the movie.

“Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must die, I want it to be for something big. I want someone’s life to be changed forever.” This is what Laura Sobiech prayed when she found out her seventeen-year-old son had only one year to live. With this desperate prayer, she released her son to God’s will.

At that point, Zach Sobiech was just another teenager battling cancer. When his mother told him to think about writing goodbye letters to family and friends, he decided instead to write songs. One of them, “Clouds,” captured hearts and changed lives, making him an international sensation.

This story is a testament to what can happen when you live as if each day might be your last. It’s a story about the human spirit. It shows how God used a dying boy from a small town in Minnesota to touch the hearts of millions—including top executives in the entertainment industry, major music artists, news anchors, talk show hosts, actors, priests and pastors, and schoolchildren across the globe. And above all, it’s an example of the amazing things that happen when someone shares the most precious thing he has—himself.  


My Thoughts:
This book by far has been one of my favorite summer reads. I laughed through this book, I cried on several occasions. In my opinion, it is WAY better than The Fault in our Stars. This book is the real deal. "You Don't have to find out you're Dying to Start Living" which is exactly the way Zach lived. Clouds, by Laura Sobiech marks the story of her son Zach battling Osteosarcoma, cancer. Initially, the outlook was good for Zach, but it came back attacking his pelvis, lungs and his hip, which is where it originated. His family knew they had been given a gift of a year or less for him to live and they need to live in each day, doing things that really mattered, being intentional about life and the things they participated in. Zach's mom wanted him to write letters to those who mattered, but instead he wrote songs. I never knew of Zach, until I read the book, but his song "Clouds" was a number one on Itunes. This book is a book that I will read over and over to gain perspective when life seems to get in the way. We often get caught up in our own worlds, in the busyness of life, in the mundane things that don't matter, but Zach teaches us to not waste a breath of time on those things. I need to be reminded of that. I loved this book and highly recommend it as one of your summer reads... It will make you laugh, cry and just make you feel human again.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Seven Words of Christmas by Robert Morris

 Seven Words of Christmas by Robert Morris


As a child, I always wondered what Advent meant and why people made such a big deal about it. As an adult, I have since learned the meaning and tradition of it. Seven Word of Christmas is a perfect little book to read with your children and family during the Advent season.

Through Seven words of Christmas, the reader begins to understand why the number seven is special in the Bible. Not only do you understand the mean, you will also learn of the seven prophetic words of Christmas, which is something I never knew. These seven words invite the reader into a journey of the story of Christmas. 

This book is a short read, with each chapter being small, but giving the reader something big to chew no matter their age or walk with the Lord. If you're looking for a new advent read this year, pick up your copy today. #sponsoredbyfaithwords




Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Return By Nicholas Sparks

 

The Return By Nicholas Sparks

 

In the romantic tradition of Dear John, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the story of an injured Navy doctor -- and two women whose secrets will change the course of his life.

Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any.

Tending to his grandfather's beloved beehives, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local . . . yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding.

Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road. Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather's death, but she offers few clues -- until a crisis triggers a race to uncover the true nature of Callie's past, one more intertwined with the elderly man's passing than Trevor could ever have imagined.

In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie's secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness . . . and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.

My Thoughts:
The Return by Sparks is a book you do not want to miss! This book has the feels of love, deals with issues surrounding PTSD and you may even learn a little bit about bee keeping. The main characters are quirky, but relatable and you'll find yourself deep into this book. It is a perfect weekend read. I really enjoyed this book and know you will.  You may even leave with a few tears... 




Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.

Sparks lives in North Carolina. He contributes to a variety of local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually. He co-founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina in 2006. As a former full scholarship athlete (he still holds a track and field record at the University of Notre Dame) he also spent four years coaching track and field athletes at the local public high school. In 2009, the team he coached at New Bern High School set a World Junior Indoor Record in the 4x400 meter, in New York. The record still stands.




Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Key to Love By Betsy St. Amant

 

The Key to Love By Betsy St. Amant

 

The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so, she's created her own version of the famous Parisian lovelock wall at her bakery in Story, Kansas. She never expects it to go viral--or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He's definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for a love story like the one her parents had, and that certainly will not include the love-scorned-and-therefore-love-scorning Gerard.

Just when it seems Bri's bakery is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just her business but the pedestal she's kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri's recipe just needs to be tweaked.

Novelist Betsy St. Amant invites you to experience this sweet story of how love doesn't always look the way we expect--and maybe that's a good thing.



My Thoughts:
I love books by Betsy St. Amant. These books are usually so fun, cute and great reads. This book took me a bit to get into, but once I started reading it, I could not put it down. If you haven't read a lot of books by her, I highly recommend that you do. This book was a quick read, that reminded me of a Hallmark movie. Grab a copy today!


Betsy St. Amant Haddox is the author of more than fifteen romance novels and novellas. She resides in north Louisiana with her newly-wed-ish hubby, two total-opposite young daughters, an impressive stash of Pickle chips, and one furry Schnauzer-baby. Betsy has a B.A. in Communications and a deep-rooted passion for seeing women restored to truth. When she’s not composing her next book or trying to prove unicorns are real, Betsy can be found somewhere in the vicinity of a white-chocolate mocha. She writes frequently for www.ibelieve.com, a devotional site for women.



Saturday, October 10, 2020

Do It Afraid by Joyce Meyer

Do It Afraid: Embracing Courage in the Face of Fear

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About:
Recognize, confront, and conquer the fears holding you back from living boldly and freely with renowned Bible teacher and New York Times bestselling author, Joyce Meyer.

Fear is the devil's favorite tool in the toolbox of schemes he uses to destroy God's good plan for you. He uses it to hold you back and prevent progress in your relationships, career, and more.
In Do It Afraid, Joyce Meyer explains that fear is everywhere and affects everyone. It rules many people, but it doesn't have to rule you any longer. She will teach you how to:

Understand fear and recognize how it works in your life.
Confront those fears that are holding you back.
Change your mindset for lasting freedom from some of the most common fears people face.

Remember, courage isn't the absence of fear; it is learning how to move forward in the presence of fear. Courageous people do what they believe in their hearts they should do, no matter how they feel or what doubts fill their minds. When you take ownership of your problems and open your heart to God, He will help bring light into darkness so that you can be free.

My Thoughts:

Do It Afraid is a very timely read in a culture where the world sells fear. People are worried about the virus, their jobs, finances, livelihood, political parties, the news, etc. Fear has people gripped into believing lies that aren't true. 

Meyers does an awesome job in showing compassion and empathy to reader by reminding them that fear isn't a new subject or topic, but rather it is how we handle those fears. She gives the reader tools to confront fear, including mindset shifts.

This book is written with the reader in mind, so it is easy to follow and implement. She writes with truth and practically, which I think is what any reader wants to read. This book is very timely and I highly recommend purchasing this book for someone who is struggling with fear. #sponsoredbyfaithwords

About the Author:

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, Joyce’s books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, Joyce teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on how the Word of God applies to our everyday lives. Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.

Joyce’s programs, Enjoying Everyday Life and Everyday Answers with Joyce Meyer, can be seen around the world through television, radio, and the Internet. Joyce has authored more than 100 books, which have been translated into more than 100 languages and over 65 million of her books have been distributed worldwide. She teaches in cities across America as well as internationally. Joyce Meyer Ministries has offices in nine countries.

Joyce’s passion to help hurting people is foundational to the vision of Hand of Hope, the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Hand of Hope provides worldwide humanitarian outreaches such as feeding programs, medical care, orphanages, disaster response, human trafficking intervention and rehabilitation, and much more – always sharing the love and Gospel of Christ.







Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Sowing Season by Katie Powner

 

The Sowing Season by Katie Powner



After he's forced to sell the family farm he's labored on his whole life, 63-year-old Gerrit Laninga doesn't know what to do with himself. He sacrificed everything for the land--his time, his health, his family--with nothing to show for it but bitterness, regret, and two grown children who want nothing to do with him.


Fifteen-year-old Rae Walters has growing doubts and fears about The Plan--the detailed blueprint for high school that will help her follow in her lawyer father's footsteps. She's always been committed to The Plan, but now that the pressure to succeed is building, what was supposed to unite her family in purpose, may end up tearing it apart.

When their paths cross just as they each need a friend the most, Gerrit's and Rae's lives begin to change in unexpected ways. Can they discover together what really matters in life and learn it's never too late for a second chance?




Katie Powner is an award-winning author who lives in Montana, where cows still outnumber people. She loves Jesus, red shoes, and candy. Katie is a mom to the third power (biological, adoptive, and foster) who believes every child deserves a loving place to call home. Visit www.katiepowner.com.

My Thoughts:
The Sowing Season is an incredible novel. I really enjoyed this book and was surprised with this novel. I found myself in this book so much, that I finished it in one weekend. The author detailed the characters so well that I found them relatable and just felt like these were people that I know. This book was just what I needed to escape the world and the ending was better then I expected.  I highly recommend this novel. It was such a great read! 




Monday, September 28, 2020

Breathe Again: Choosing to Believe There’s More When Life Has Left You Broken

 


What Do You Do When It Seems God Hasn’t Come Through for You?

When the miracle-working God whom Pastor Stacy Henagan loved and served did not answer the prayers on behalf of her terminally ill one-year-old daughter as expected, she was left crushed with grief and struggling to understand.

  • How could a loving God allow this to happen?
  • What do you do when it seems God has let you down?
  • Is God trustworthy?

Rather than choosing to remain in overwhelming pain and doubt, Stacy emerged with a much greater belief that God is good and trustworthy, even when we don’t think His plans make sense.

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

My Thoughts:

Breathe Again comes at the perfect time when all of us are asking the question of how could God let all that has happened to us in this season and year. I think more than ever people are asking if God can be trusted and the answer is "Yes, he can be trusted." One of the things that is a small truth, but huge " we are promised the negative side of this life, will be meant with his presence." I can say that in this season of Covid and also the hard that I have been experiencing in my life, has been meant with his presence. This book will help you get out of your head and more focused on his character then fear, frustration and anxiety you are facing. This book is great in helping the reader to stay focused in his presence and goodness. This book is a great remind and a nice book. 

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Stacy Henagan is copastor of Keypoint Church in northwest Arkansas, a multicampus church she founded with her husband, Casey. Stacy also hosts an annual women’s conference and speaks at other events in the United States and overseas. Stacy and Casey have four children: Haven, who is waiting for them in heaven, and Holland, Hayes, and Hudson.