A Child’s Book Review

color-pencilsRecently, we posted ideas for helping Christian children’s authors. Book reviews are an effective way to get impressions and ideas from reader to potential reader. Usually, we think of adults writing book reviews to post on Amazon, websites, and social media.

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Prayerful Goal Setting


I’m in the middle of a coaching program and the focus has been on setting goals for the last quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2017. Goal setting is actually one of my favorite things to do. It keeps me focused on what I need to accomplish. Those larger goals are then broken down into monthly, weekly, sometimes even daily goals.

It’s a wise plan to establish goals for your: family, career, health, finances, and other important facets of life.

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‘Somewhere calm.’


Penny ReeveI was on Facebook the other day, chatting with a good friend and arranging a day to catch up. We agreed on a date and then I flicked her the question: ‘Where should we meet?’
It was a while before I received her reply because I had to get off Facebook and attend to life in the real world. But when I finally clicked open her response there were just two words:

Somewhere calm’.

A variety of thoughts ran through my mind at this; was our last meeting place too busy? Is her life particularly stressful these days? Would beside the river do the trick? etc.
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Our God is Bigger

Coupon Pile by Carol Pyles_flickr.com_10866066513_b98f330b4f_CC BY ND 2.0

Coupon Pile by Carol Pyles_flickr.com_10866066513_b98f330b4f_CC BY ND 2.0

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. ” Ephesians 3:20-21

I love a good bargain, don’t you? When the receipt shows I’ve paid less than half the retail cost I feel like I’ve won a small battle; like I’ve out-smarted the man (whoever he is). Continue reading

My Happy Pumpkin

0-pumpkinIf you haven’t read Ava Pennington’s post from yesterday, please do! It’s an informative and honest discussion of Halloween and how it pertains to Christians. My post today is about  how Christian authors can put a spiritual spin on this controversial holiday. Continue reading