Friday, November 24, 2017

Review: Prayers for Victory in Your Marriage by:Tony Evans

 Prayers for Victory in Your Marriage
About the Book:
Seek God's Grace and Power for Your Marriage Journey

What issues do you struggle with in your marriage?

Do you find it difficult to show love when you feel your needs aren't being met?
Have you held on to resentment for so long that it seems impossible to forgive?
Do you desire God's blessing and extra encouragement for the hard days?
As a believer in Christ's victory on the cross, you are not left defenseless against the enemy who seeks to destroy your union. You have authority, and it's time to draw on the power of God to strengthen your relationship with your spouse.

Covering topics such as communication, conflict, and healing, this collection of spiritual warfare prayers from Dr. Tony Evans will revive your prayer life and help you put on the armor of God for every issue you and your spouse face. Let Christ reign victorious in your home!

My Review:
 Prayers for Victory in Your Marriage, can become a powerful lifeline for you in a struggling marriage, especially. What most people will tell you that have had a long standing marriage is that it is a lot of work. That doesn't really change over the years, you have to keep working out at it. You don't date and then marry and then you are done. You will continuously "date" your spouse for every year that you have him or her.

 The secret to a "failing' marriage is just stop caring and stop working at it. If you do those two things before long you can just walk away because that will be all thats left to do. Tony Evans offers us insight to marital bliss and how to keep it going strong by relying on the Master to handle all problems, issues, or situations. Prayers for Victory in Your Marriage is based on the Armor of God and how to apply it to your marriage.

 This book will speak truth to you and show you how to navigate God's intended purpose for your marriage.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Review: What's At the End of Your Nose?: A Slipperyville Tale by:Becky Benishek

 What's at the End of Your Nose?: A Slipperyville Tale
About the Book:
Bonus: The paperback doubles as a coloring book! Grab your favorite colored pencils and settle in to enjoy Sidney's magical world from cover to cover.

Sidney Snail is so sick of Slipperyville that he wants to go on an adventure-any adventure-anywhere but here! A timely word from mysterious Old Samuel Snail convinces Sidney to give Slipperyville one last chance before he snails out of town. Experience a snail's-eye view as Sidney awakens the world around him.

Sidney will help show children (and adults!) that they can find magic, mindfulness, and meaningfulness in even the simplest things. All you need is a change of perspective.

My Review:
 As all people do from time to time, especially as you are young and getting older and more grown up you tend to want to spread your wings and fly. And in a sense this is exactly what Sidney Snail wants to do. But before he does, he is instructed by someone older and more mature to experience the life around you before you decide there isn't one there yet. So that is exactly what Sidney does and the more he surveys the world around him the more he becomes fascinated with his world.

 Sidney learned a valuable lesson that day and we can too, if we only time the time to see what's at the end of our noses. I would say this book is better for a more experienced reader but could be a great read aloud to a group or single child. This book doubles as a coloring book, so thats a plus.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Review: Dr. Guinea Pig George by:Becky Benishek

 Dr. Guinea Pig George
About the Book:
Dr. Guinea Pig George really does think he's a doctor--and it never occurs to him that he might be wrong!

Follow clever George through a very unexpected day as he navigates potential peril, takes advantage of a peculiar situation, and comes out on top.

These days, it's more important than ever for all of us, children and adults, to believe in ourselves, even if what we aspire to seems out of reach at first glance. If you don't take a chance, you'll never know what might have been.

My Review:
 A sweet story of a very capable doctor's assistant found in a little pet guinea pig. The very absent minded Dr. George was forever misplacing things and looking over things. So it was no surprise when the family pet went along again for another wild ride with the doctor on his daily rounds to see patients. One day, Dr. Guinea Pig George is found out but luckily it doesn't end as bad as he imagined.

 A precious little story about being small and being curious about the world around you. I like the plot-line and the illustrations--just wish there would of been more color involved. A great for little ones, overall. Can be read by an early elementary age reader or can be a good read aloud, as well.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Review & Giveaway: Kutless: Alpha / Omega Cd Sponsored by:Flyby Promotions

**Disclosure** This Product was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Flyby Promotions. All opinions are my own.

About the CD:
 Kutless is releasing their 10th studio album, Alpha/Omega, through BEC Recordings this November. Already a household name in the christian rock world, Kutless balances their guitar-driven roots while blending in the sounds of contemporary worship throughout the ten tracks on Alpha/Omega. There s really something for everyone here: new, younger listeners will love the anthemic, powerful worship tracks like King Of My Heart and Cornerstone , while long time fans will be treated with a brand new arrangement of Strong Tower , a classic cut off their 2005 gold-certified album by the same name.

My Review:
 I like listening to my worship music, any day of the week. The new Alpha/Omega album by Kutless gives you 10 worship songs to get your week jumping. These songs invigorate me and make me want to rush out in the world for the Kingdom. Worship songs are the best for a down day and I also like to use them for preparing my heart for church every Sunday. It is just a really good way to focus on God and all He has done for you. usually, I try and choose a favorite song but honestly these are some of our family favorites so picking just one is impossible.

 Unfortunately, the album takes under and hour to listen to in its entirety but it is worth it. Believe me! A great way to spend the afternoon just loving on Jesus. Connect with Kutless on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Review: The Engagement Plot by:Krista Phillips

 The Engagement Plot
About the Book:
Can Hanna and Will Find True Love amid the Bright Lights of Reality TV?
Perfect for the fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette!

Six months ago, William stole Hanna’s heart and shattered it in front of millions of people on a reality TV dating show. And now the big-wig CEO is back on Hanna’s home turf in Minnesota and wants her to forgive him? Fat chance of that. But life is swirling around faster than snow in a blizzard, and despite her objections, teaming up with William seems like the only option to rescue her reputation.
William has never regretted anything more than the day he gave that ill-fated interview for the reality show, The Price of Love. But while he can’t change the past, he’s determined to fix the future. He just needs to convince Hanna to forgive him—and pretend to be engaged with him. Simple, right?

When the media erupts with even worse accusations, teaming up and pretending to be engaged seems to be the only way to salvage their reputations.  Despite the media frenzy that swirls around them, an attraction neither of them can fight off begins to surface. Could this love run deeper than a scandal, or will old wounds tear them apart once and for all?  When all seems lost, it’s only with help from above that Hanna and Will may find their happily-ever-after.

My Review:
 Poor Hanna, getting your heart broke in front of millions of people isn't always the easiest thing to do. But she has taken it like a champ. Now the crazy go for nothing Will wants a second go of it and Hanna is just not so sure she wants to go back down that road again. I don't blame her one bit. So it seems the two of them will team up to try and salvage what little reputation they have left and Hanna already knows this won't be an easy feat.

 This story is such a crispy type story. It screams young romance and funny, it can be comical at times. It is a great story for a day home in bed recovering from a bad cold or trying to recover from a long day at work. The author took something that we see a lot of on modern day television and she fashioned a story-line around it. Krista Phillips is brilliant!!!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Review: Sun Tail Shark Fin and Monofin Set

**Disclosure**This product was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Sun Tails. All opinions are my own.

About the Product:
The Shark Fin provides buoyancy and functions as a floating device for kids just learning to swim, and it's loads of fun for older, stronger swimmers who just want to play shark in the pool. SwimFin is also a flotation device that complies with international safety standards. And after it has done its job as a learning aid, SwimFin will always find use as a fun water toy!
The monofin swim flipper is NOT a flotation device or buoyancy aid.  It has a neutral buoyancy weight to better help propel little mermaids, mermen, and sharks through the water using the dolphin kick.

 Sun Tail Mermaid's monofins are extremely comfortable and virtually unbreakable. Their patented monofin is several steps ahead of everyone else in engineering, durability, comfort, and functionality. The propulsion and control is exceptional. The monofins come in a wide range of beautiful colors, so you can match your mermaid tails or look amazing wearing it alone.

My Review:
 My little guy is 7 years old and we were excited to see this product because we are going to put in a pool this next summer. As a mom I worry about him because he is so young and hasn't fully mastered swimming yet. The Shark Fin seems like the perfect product to help keep him afloat and of course I get "cool" points because he thinks its the coolest thing he has ever seen. He even said he looks like a big boy wearing this.

 Unlike most flotation devices used the Swim Fin doesn't get in the way of all the neat little swim tricks our kids love to do. They can do several different things in the water and the Swim Fin will still hold them up. He also got a mono fin to match so he could literally feel like a fish. I think that this product will give him more courage to try swimming without being afraid. It is a definite confidence booster for my little guy. There was some other great products available if you are more into mermaids at this link.

 We picked the blue set. It retails for $75.95 for children sizes and is available at this link. My readers can use the coupon code: BestGiftEver to receive 10% off your first order.

 We love this product! I included a video below for you to learn more about this company and the products they offer.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Litfuse Review: The Gift of Christmas Past by:Woodsmall/Woodsmall

 The Gift Of Christmas Past: A Southern Romance
About the Book:
Lies spoken.Promises shattered.She went to juvenile lockup.He returned to the safety of his wealthy parents.Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialist in the field of speech therapy. They meet again . . . thrown together to help a four-year-old-girl rendered mute after a suspected arson.Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized child and her family.Can the love of Christmas past drift into the present, bringing healing and hope for all?

My Review:
 Many, many times we are chained to our past, and most of the time it's not a good thing. Being chained to our past forces us to remain prison to something that has already been redeemed for our sake, and yet day in and day out we put on our shame and regret as if it were a coat. It is said and disillusioning how much of our lives we miss out on due to this.

 Hadley and Monroe seem to never meet on equal footing but trying to help a sweet little child has to change all of that even if for a brief moment. Poor Hadley has been given such a tough life, no wonder she has a tough exterior. My heart broke for her.

 Cindy Woodsmall is breaking new ground in this genre. While I enjoy her other books this one was equally enjoyable.

 A great fiction book just in time for the holidays!

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.