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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Have A Good Day

Having trouble with the computer once again. Posting from the tablet. Too hard to post a real post! I will get Happy Homemaker up soon!


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Dog at the Gate by Sunny Weber-I Read Tours-Review

The Dog at the Gate by Sunny Weber
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About the book 
Can a dog like Max go from years without a bath to unconditional love and acceptance?
Or will his new family abandon him again?


Puppy Max doesn’t have the easiest start in life. He faces hunger, living alone outside, a vicious dog next door, and menacing raccoons. Just when he thinks it can’t get any worse, he is abandoned at an animal shelter.
Max is rescued and fostered in a home complete with canine companions - Miles, a benevolent fellow Australian Shepherd, and cantankerous, bossy little Muffin. He also lives with three cats, two parakeets, and one incredible mistress.
Fans of classics like Black Beauty, Thomasina, and Beautiful Joe, which feature redemptive bonds between animals and people, will find The Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special offers a touching tale of love and triumph.

And I thought
This reader is delighted with this series.   I love dogs.  I love stories about dogs.  The Dog at the Gate kept me turning the pages.  It was hard not to cry at some parts.  This was a great story and I enjoyed it. 
The author gives the reader insights through the dogs eyes about how to treat a dog.  
A great read for children and adults.   

The Dog at the Gate is great to add to a family's book shelf and a great read for family time. 

I recommend this series to all parents.  This series or any of the individual books would be great Christmas presents for a teacher or a library.  

The Dog at the Gate is on my Christmas suggestions list. 

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Happy Homemaker in Texas

Welcome to Happy Homemaker the day I share my plans for the week as prompted by Sandra at Family Corner.
I add a few prompts of my own. 
Let's Rock

The weather (Sandra's)
Today it is gorgeous and I am stuck inside!  Bummer.  We are expecting frigid weather for the new week. 

What I am wearing (Sandra's)
Summer clothes TMI I told you it was  beautiful day.  But really it is more because The Cowboy keeps the heat too hot.

On the breakfast plate (Sandra's)
Another Sat. breakfast of bacon, eggs, hash browns and an avocado

Plans for the day (mine)
Alot of rest.  I am crafting and when my back hurts I read a bit. I am actually writing my post on Sunday instead of Saturday.  
Yesterday was a Blah day for me. 
I am taking it as easy as I can today because I have a BIG job 
tomorrow.  

On the menu (Sandra's)
Monday
Taco's, Beans and Guacamole
Tuesday
Spaghetti, Salad, Bread
Wednesday
Steak, Onion Rings, Broccoli Salad
Thursday
Salmon, Green Beans, Baked Potato
Friday
Tuna Casserole, Green Peas, and bread

Last week's menu/what worked what didn't
Actually once again it was a complete bust.  I am really going 
to try week to do better.  But here's what I thought about eating!
Monday
Mexican pot roast, Potatoes,Carrots,Corn
Tuesday
Tuna casserole, Green Peas, some kind of bread
Wednesday
Ravioli in Alfredo Sauce, Salad,Garlic Bread
Thursday
We call it Goulash, Green Beans
Friday
Steak, Onion Rings, Salad

In the crafting room 
I am working on a few things for SWAPs for my Facebook groups.  Some Christmas themed tags,  A Happy Mail project,  Thanksgiving Cards and December birthday cards and I am making a Christmas Themed Snippet Roll. Here's what they look like.
Indulge Your Shelf: Christmas snippets 4th of July Snippet Roll by KileysCottage on Etsy
A creation made with scraps of this and that and sewed together to make something pretty.  They can either be wall hangers like the Patriotic one or used in a Junk Journal.  I am making one for use in a Junk Journal because that is what my group makes. 

My Ta Da Moment(s) (mine)
Last week I got to new clients (I clean houses)  I will be working everyday now.  We are needing the extra income because the Cowboy is in ill health.  I worked one new house last week and tomorrow (Monday) I start the other new one.  Which will be super hard and a very long day!  I am Blessed!

Form the camera (Sandra')
From my archives.  Photo's of the house we live in now. 
Look how clean that kitchen is!
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I love this room.  It sold us on the house! 

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Suspect in High Heels by Gemma Halliday-Book Spotlight/character Interview


An interview with Maddie Springer

Hello Maddie. Thanks so much for allowing me to meet you and do
a fun interview.

Of course! It's a pleasure to meet you and I'm flattered that your readers are interested in my life.


I definitely would love to meet. Can you suggest a place. Maybe your favorite eatery
or bar. This is my first visit to the area and I know you know all the good places.

LA has about a million great little spots for a quick chat or a Hollywood power meeting. I'm partial to brunch on Melrose or  cocktails on Rodeo—you know, all shopping adjacent.

Hello it is so great to finally meet you for cocktails and a quick snack. 
Speaking of snacks when you're designing shoes do you have a favorite?

Depends on my mood. If I'm n a deadline—definitely chocolate. If I'm distracted by the events of my day—especially if they happened to involved tripping over a dead body—LOTS of chocolate.  


I know you’ve probably done a ton of interviews. Have you ever been interviewed
for a blog?

Honestly? I don't think I have. I meant, there was that one time I accidentally ended up on a foot fetish website—but that was a little different than a blog.

I know you don’t have much time today since you're meeting your mom. I was
wondering though if you wouldn’t mind telling us a little about the rest of
your family.

Where to begin! Okay, well in addition to my mom, there is my dad. He wasn't around much as I was growing up. Throughout my childhood, my mom told me he ran off with a showgirl named Lola... but that wasn't strictly true. Turns out, he actually took off to Vegas to become a showgirl named Lola. Yeah, looks like I got my fashion sense from him! Though, my step-father, Fernando, is no slouch in the fabulous department either, owning one of the hottest salons in Beverly Hills.
Now that I'm married—to the hottest cop in the LAPD, Detective Jack Ramirez—I also have a little family of my own, consisting of twin toddlers, Livvie and Max, who I've often dubbed the Double Trouble.


So, I have to ask how did you get involved in designing shoes. I would have no
idea how to even begin to start.

My first job was as a children's shoe designer at Tot Trots. The Spiderman Velcro sneakers every kid was wearing a few years ago? Yeah, that was me.

I know you must travel a lot for business. Where would you like to go back for a
fun trip. Who would you take?

My honeymoon to Tahiti was amazing, and I've love to go again. Just, this time I'd like to leave out the murder investigation...

What about a romantic trip? I am thinking talking my husband into a trip to Paris.
How about you?

I've been it Paris once, and it was the most romantic city on the planet. In fact, I even got engaged there. The only thing I'd do differently on my next trip is not find a dead body... 

So on your travels is it all fashion business or do other interesting things keep you busy.

Somehow, I always manage to find... ahem, other things... to keep me busy while traveling. I'd love just one vacation with no murders where all I do is sightsee. I am looking forward to visiting my bestie, actress Dana Dashel, on a film location in Canada next year! I'm sure nothing bad will happen there...

Oh wow. It must be an exciting life you lead! So when you’ve gotten caught up
in a crime to solve have you had help?

Luckily—or maybe unluckily?—I always seem to have at least a couple of sidekicks egging me on. Dana loves a good mystery, playing right into sleuthing character. And Marc, my other bestie he works at my step-dad's salon, loves anything that involves drama—so he's always in. And despite my best efforts to keep them safe, Mom and her BFF Mrs. Rosenblatt, the Venice Beach  psychic, seem to end up in the middle of everything.

Have you had any special training is there a Sleuthing 101?

I wish! Would really help when I find myself in a bumbling pinch.

Maybe we should keep this on the down low…Do you carry a gun?

No way. Way too dangerous. And hard to fit in a cute clutch. I leave the gun toting to my husband.

As a sleuth how do you picture yourself. I don’t see you as a Jessica Fletcher.

Maybe in about 30 years? Ha! No, I'd say I'm more of a Charlie's Angel mixed with a little Lucille Ball.

How does your husband feel about you getting so involved in investigating?

Shhhh. Let's just keep this on the down low. Wait—is this blog public? Like, is he gonna see this interview? Oh boy...

I can imagine the local police are not easy to work with. Do have any police detectives
that have been helpful or accepting of a little help from you?

Far from it! Okay, Ramirez will sometimes take a hint or two from me, if they feel credible. But when he's not on the case, it's usually Laurel and Hardy—those are their real names. Laurel McMartin and John Hardy. And they're just as bad as you've expect from those namesakes.


My goodness it seems you have a knack for stumbling onto or into crimes.
Should I be looking over my shoulder?

Ahahaha... uh, yeah. Maybe.

Oh look at the time didn’t you say you needed to get to that antique thing
with you mom?

Holy cow, sorry, I didn't notice how late it was. Yeah, she got these tickets to the Antiques Extravaganza show. It sounds like a snooze fest to me, but, well, you never know. Maybe something exciting will pop up!

This was so fun and we will definitely  need to do this again!


So great meeting with you! 

About the book 
When Maddie Springer—shoe designer turned amateur sleuth—tags along with her mother to the Antiques Extravaganza road show, the last thing she expects to have to do is pull her mom off of a celebrity appraiser after he calls her prized antique hatpin a phony. But things go from harried to homicide when the same appraiser is found dead just moments later—killed by Mom’s hatpin!
Now not even Maddie’s husband, LAPD Detective Jack Ramirez, can save Mom as the force’s two most bumbling detectives are assigned to the case. As if Maddie doesn’t have enough on her plate, her best friends, Dana and Marco, enlist her help to plan the most over-the-top Hollywood surprise party ever for Dana’s fiancé (who has a little surprise of his own up his sleeve), Maddie’s adorable twin toddlers are always up to no good, and the only thing that can calm her fashion-challenged and suddenly-a-suspect mom down are aura cleansing from her favorite Venice Beach psychic, Mrs. Rosenblatt. Whether they help or hurt, Maddie’s friends assist her in wading through a slew of murder suspects—none of whom are telling the truth and all of whom have ample motive to want the appraiser dead. Was it the frigid business partner with questionable ethics? The clown-collecting fan-turned-stalker? The auction house owner with a grudge? Or was the appraiser’s real business something much more sinister than his TV personality let on…and much more deadly?
Maddie and her eccentric gang of unlikely sleuths are under the gun to find out before the real killer strikes again…and Mom takes the fall!
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

God Made Boys And Girls by Marty Machowski-Book Review


God Made Boys and Girls: Helping Children Understand the Gift of Gender
About the book 
God Made Boys and Girls helps children understand that their gender is a gift from the God who made them and loves them. The story begins as the girls and boys at Grace Christian School are discussing if boys will always be boys and girls will always be girls.
Their teacher explains that God gives each of us the gift of being male or female before we are born, and that you continue to be a boy or a girl whether you like to climb trees or play house, play tag or color pictures, cause a ruckus or sit quietly.
In a world where there is so much confusion about gender and identity, pastor and best-selling author Marty Machowski shares the simple, clear truth that all of us are made in God’s image as either male or female—and what God made is very good!
Included in the back of the book is a special section just for parents and caregivers that gives biblical guidance and help as they have this important conversation with their children.
Endorsements
"Are you watching the culture's rapid departure from biblical principles and wondering how to address these sensitive issues with your precious children? Marty Machowski has provided a timely resource to help you in that crucial task, his new book takes a gentle and scriptural look at what God's Word tells us about his design for the two genders. This volume offers parents a terrific way to initiate important discussions with their kids."
Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family
"This helpful book hits all the crucial talking points in an engaging and humorous story that connects with kids (including my own). Since even young children are bombarded with confusing messages, Marty gives needed clarity on the blessing and permanence of gender. He includes vital discussion on rejecting gender stereotypes and loving those with differing world views. In fact, the parents' 'cheat sheet' alone is an invaluable resource for your home."
David White, Director of Discipleship at Harvest USA; pastor; author of Sexual Sanity for Men and God, You, & Sex
"The message that God made boys and girls is much needed in our day. Marty Machowski does an excellent job of communicating that maleness and femaleness isn't about stereotypes but about embracing the design that our Creator has encoded into every cell of our bodies. What a tremendous resource for children!"
Mary A. Kassian, Author of Girls Gone Wise
"In our current day, children can easily become confused about all kinds of issues that are clearly presented in the Scriptures, particularly if their home, church, and school do not provide a consistent biblical foundation. Gender issues rank high on the list of areas that children can become untethered from the Bible's teaching. This beautiful book gently teaches children to cherish their God-given gender and to love their neighbor as themselves, a timely word on a sensitive issue."
Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"In a culture that is increasingly accepting of gender-fluid identities, it's so important to teach our kids that gender is part of their personhood. God Made Boys and Girlsis a wonderful tool for that task. It reminds children (and parents!) that being a man or woman is a gift we receive from God."
Jared Kennedy, Pastor of Operations and Families at Sojourn Church Midtown in Louisville, KY, Author of The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible
"The sin of Babel was that human beings sought to fashion society and identity on their own terms, in denial of the loving purposes and rule of our Creator God. The current cultural challenges around sex and gender are similar attempts to deny what God has given and his purposes for human flourishing. God Made Boys and Girls: Helping Children Understand the Gift of Gender is a timely resource to equip parents to explain God's good gift of gender to their children, and to prepare children to meet a world that is bent on denying how wonderful it is to be made in the image of God, male and female, boys and girls."
Claire Smith, Author, God's Good Design: What the Bible Really Says about Men and Women
"Clear, careful, and unashamed, God Made Boys and Girls is a great tool to help children learn from their early years the truth of God's design for them, and to help both parents and children celebrate the wonder of that design. Let this book help ground your family in the deep goodness of God's gifts."
Mike Bullmore, Senior Pastor, CrossWay Community Church, Bristol, Wisconsin
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And I thought 
Very well written and sound.  I felt/feel this is a great book for Christian parents to share with their children.   I would hope that parents that are seekers or have no faith relationship would seek out this book and come to a better understanding of God's love and provision for his children. 

The illustrations are bright and cheerful.  The story and they way it is told is sound and interesting to keep children interested. 
I would suggest this book to all parents.  

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder-Great Escapes Tour-Spotlight



About the book
Food blogger Hope Early finds one item not on her scavenger hunt list—a dead husband . . .
Between developing her food blog, Hope at Home, and choosing low-cal recipes for a feature in Cooking Now! magazine, Hope has a full plate. Still, she’s never too busy to compete in a Jefferson, Connecticut, tradition—the town’s annual scavenger hunt.
But as she races with her team to check off the next item, Hope discovers a grisly surprise—the body of shady real estate developer Lionel Whitcomb, shot in a parking lot. His wife Elaine, who’s also in the hunt, gasps and nearly faints. But two other women on the scene cry out that their husband is dead.
It turns out this louse of a spouse was more than a little lax in legally divorcing his former wives. Did one of them put a bullet in the bigamist? Number one suspect and number three wife Elaine begs Hope to investigate. Now Hope is on a new kind of hunt—for a cold-hearted killer and triple widow-maker . . .
And others are saying 

Wonderful characters, a great setting, and a story I can’t tear myself away from. I was bummed when I had finished it. My hands are already itching to get ahold of the next book!
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Debra Sennefelder has done it again, her small town has a big heart and a bigger murder problem!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
A great addition to a fantastic cozy series . . . a thrilling culinary-themed cozy that makes for a great read.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
This is a great traditional cozy with a small town, amateur sleuth, likable and some quirky characters and lots of food . . . This is one that I recommend to cozy mystery lovers.
~Carla Loves to Read
Three Widows and a Corpse is the perfect story for those readers who enjoy lighthearted, food-related mysteries . . . an amiable cozy mystery with a troublesome two-timer, warring widows, a scavenger search, a sad sibling, and a repressive reporter.
~The Avid Reader
Emotionally charged and full of shady connections, this is a book about moving forward and dealing with life’s difficult situations head-on . . . You may want to read this book while waiting for a few of the delicious recipes included to bake up.
~Laura’s Interests
Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder is getting five stars. It is a fun, witty read with great characters and outstanding food.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
I liked Hope. I found her to be a strong, intelligent, and capable woman, but still believable.
~The Book’s the Thing
The pace is steady and the intersections of characters across settings and how Hope is able to connect the dots is well done. . . Those who enjoy cozy mysteries will not be disappointed – and you get recipes besides the killer!
~Christa Reads and Writes
Debra Sennefelder gives readers a strong mystery in Three Widows and a Corpse. Great characters with perfect amounts of family life, romance, and humor. I was entertaining from beginning to end and can’t wait for my next visit Jefferson, Connecticut.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
The mystery is well-maintained throughout the book. The red herrings are sure to direct the readers on a wrong path. 😀 The characters are well portrayed and likable.
~The Book Decoder
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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Happy Homemaker in Texas

Welcome to the 1st HHM in November. 

One of my favorite months.
The beginning of  a lot of family fun and events
Joining Sandra to share my plans for the week


The Weather
After lots of rain and cold the sun came out and we will have beautiful Fall weather this week.  Lows in the upper 30's to 50's and highs in the upper 60's more rain on Thursday

On the breakfast plate
Planning on a country breakfast of fried eggs, oven bacon, and hashbrowns.

What I am wearing
A little chilly leggings and worn out jeans. I am almost stylin' but the jeans are so thin I can not wear in public.

Plans for the day
Some work moving leaves onto gardens.
Spreading my homemade compost. Yea.
Finish the craft room makeover.
Begin an envelope journal the challenge for this months
Happy Mail.

On the menu
Monday
Mexican pot roast, Potatoes,Carrots,Corn
Tuesday
Tuna casserole, Green Peas, some kind of bread
Wednesday
Ravioli in Alfredo Sauce, Salad,Garlic Bread
Thursday
We call it Goulash, Green Beans
Friday
Steak, Onion Rings, Salad

Last weeks menu What worked/What didn't
Another bust we did have Mac and Cheese one day.  Caring over a few to the new week.  Maybe I can do better!

Monday
Spaghetti, Green Beans and Bread
Tuesday
Pork Chops Stuffing, Green Peas
Wednesday
Steak, Homemade Mac/Cheese, Okra
Thursday
Tuna Casserole, Green Peas, Bread
Friday
Pinto's and Corn Bread


Something fun to share
Have you found Facebook Groups.  Here's a fun group it is called Blessings By Happy Mail.  Each month we get a new partner and we mail to each other a box of goodies. This is so fun I wanted to share. I have new friends and it's almost like getting a box from Chewie but better.
Just search Blessings by Happy Mail on FB

The crafting room
Last I began trying to make myself 3 different work spaces.  All the while I am organizing everything after my mom stayed last year.
It is not finished but I now have my computer, writing space. My art space and my sewing space.  Also I have separate space for reading and crocheting.

My Ta Da moment
Reeved myself up to look for another job. Had an interview on Friday at apre-school that went well but I realized that I love what I am doing and not going to make a change.  I clean houses.  I am adding a new client.  I have a face to face on Monday.  We had an hour phone visit on Friday.

From the camera
And old pic that makes me smile.

Scripture/Devo. 

Psalms 72:19 (KJV) "And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.":



Thursday, October 31, 2019

God Made Me Unique- Childrens Book Review



About the book
God Made Me Unique, a beautifully illustrated picture book, helps parents and caregivers teach children that God creates every person in the image of God and each individual has tremendous value, regardless of his or her appearance or abilities.
The story is set in a Sunday school classroom where a new girl, Brie, is introduced by her mom. Brie’s Sunday school teacher takes the time to welcome Brie and to explain to the other children why she is wearing headphones. Through getting to know Brie, the children are guided into a biblical understanding of the uniqueness of each of God’s children. Along the way they learn to ask questions and gain an understanding about their new friend.
Told in a charming rhyming style, this colorful, hardcover book will help eliminate fear and misconceptions about those who have special needs and emphasizes that every person deserves to be treated with kindness and respect.
The back of the book contains a special section just for parents and caregivers that will guide them in how to have biblical, loving conversations with children and gives them additional information and resources to equip them in talking about this important subject.
Like God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb and God Made Me AND You by Shai Linne, God Made Me Unique gives parents the tools to have important, impactful conversations with their children that will grow their understanding of God, themselves, and others.
And others are saying
What a delightful and desperately needed book to introduce our children to the wonder and richness of God’s kingdom in our midst! I know of no other book that teaches our children to follow through on Jesus’s commands from Luke 14 on including those affected by disability.”
Paul E. Miller, Director of SeeJesus; author of A Praying Life and J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life
“As a father of a child with a disability, I love the message of this book—both for kids with disabilities and their peers who welcome and embrace them. Of all the places where this message needs to be heard and taken to heart, there is none more important than the church itself.”
Rev. Steve Bundy, Sr. Vice President, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
“Today’s children are keenly aware of social diversity, yet they often miss the God-connection. In the colorful book God Made Me Unique by Joni and Friends, readers meet a delightful cast of characters and discover God’s loving design for all people, including those with disabilities and special needs. Parents and teachers will appreciate the skillful use of God’s Word woven into the story and teaching aids. I highly recommend God Made Me Unique for every home, church, and school library.”
Pat Verbal, Recipient of the Top 20 Influencers in Children’s Ministry awarded by Children’s Ministry Magazine; coauthor/editor of Real Families, Real Needs (Focus on the Family) and Special Needs Ministry for Children (Group Publishing)
“Absolutely charming! This is the happiest little book with the very biggest message . . . every life is precious!”
Emily Colson, Speaker and author of Dancing with Max
“This book is a gift to parents as they raise reflective and compassionate children. What a spectacular application of the doctrine of creation: the teaching that we are all made in the image of God! These teachings are significant for how we interact with people of all different types of abilities. This book highlights our value as God’s creatures and celebrates the different gifts God has given to each member of his family.”
Justin S. Holcomb and Lindsey A. Holcomb, Authors of God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their BodiesRid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault; and Is It My Fault? Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence
“In writing God Made Me Unique, Joni and Friends have created a helpful tool for parents to use to equip their children to welcome kids with disabilities. I would encourage all parents to add this book to their family library. With growing numbers of children living with special needs, it is essential that we teach our children to value every person as uniquely created by God to bring him glory.”
Marty Machowski, Family pastor and author of God Made Boys and Girls: Helping Children Understand the Gift of Gender; The Ology; Long Story Short, and other gospel-rich resources for church and home
“As a pastor, I appreciate this book because it will help us equip our church family to better serve each person the Lord brings to our services and associated ministries. As a parent of a child with special needs, I appreciate the spirit and biblical nature of the way this material is presented. We all have special needs and the gospel compels us to love and serve one another in ways that are thoughtful and wise. This book cam help us do that in a more Christ-like way.”
Steve Viars, Senior Pastor, Faith Church, Lafayette, IN; author of Your Special Needs Child
And  I thought
I love and informational book for children.  I loved the setting of the Sunday School classroom. And the scripture that focused on God's promises.
But I just couldn't help but wish that this message could be shared with children everywhere.
I teach preschool and sadly there are schools that would not allow this wonderful book in their classrooms. 
I received a pdf version so I can not comment on the books value from that perspective.
The illustrations are bright and cheerful and were easy for grandmother to see.
This is a book that I suggest everyone adds to the families library.  The message is presented in a way that small children can understand.

God Made Me Unique is a great gift book and makes my list of Books to buy for Christmas.

I received a complimentary copy from New Growth Press.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

She Prays by Debbie Lindell




About the book
God wants us to know him so well that we are comfortable talking to him about anything and everything. Yet there are times when we feel disconnected and insecure. We desire to grow in prayer, but we don't know where to begin, what to say, or how to listen for his voice.

In She Prays, Debbie Lindell invites you on a thirty-one-day journey to experience a confident and conversational relationship with your heavenly Father. She shows you how to replace the pressure to perform in prayer with a faith-filled expectation--trusting that God is delighted with every conversation and every word we whisper to him. Her desire is that your soul will be transformed as your confidence in prayer grows, and that your faith will be strengthened as you see God work through your prayers in ways you never imagined possible.
And I thought
Debbie Lindell gives the reader tips and tools and helps you find a place to loosen the burdens you feel from feeling inadequate in your prayer life.

Being reminded of God's promises that he wants a close relationship in away that makes you feel confident.

I loved the cover and could not wait to get into this easily read study.

The cover was pretty and spoke young woman to me but I think women any age would enjoy this study.  Check it out and leave your copy for your guy to see too.

I recommend this devotional for any age adult and it would make a great gift too.
A perfect Christmas gift for friends or family or your Bible study leader or  church library.

I received a complimentary copy from Revell.





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