Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I Lift Up My Soul by Charles F Stanley

This review is so long deep apologies to the Author and the publisher.

This is a great standard devotional.  For people that have been in the faith for a long time as well as for new believers. It is organized by date at the top of each page but you could also do a topical devotion study with the categories at the bottom of each page.  Those categories are; Pathways to His Presence, Seeking His Face, On Holy Ground, and Into His Presence.  So once you have spent a year doing the daily you could then do the topical study by going to each one and going clear through one then moving to the next and so on.  This Devotional has a lot to offer such as Personal Intimacy with God and being Joyful, finding your power within and such.  This would be a great present for those in your life that are seeking God and for those who are struggling with issues in their life.  I find myself Lifted up each time I spend time in this book and in Gods Word.  Thank you Mr Stanley for your wonderful compiliation of scripture and thoughts.

I have been provided this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation has been made.

The Ultimate Prescription~ A book Review

Well everyone its that time again...I finally have some book reviews to catch up on so bear with me please as I post them all in the next few days...

The Ultimate Prescription By Dr James L Marcum MD
This is my most recent review book its newer on the market and I enjoy most of what the Dr has to say and gleaned much from it about rest, oxygen intake etc. However I do not fully agree with his views on food consumption.  Dr Marcum indicates we should for biblical reasons eat a plant only diet.  The bible does mention this in the very beginning but continues on later in Genesis to give us other instructions on eating and further in the New Testement as well to include meat in diet.  Dr Marcum only goes as far as Genesis 1 in his instructions for us and there is much much more in the bible.  That said his other instructions are very helpful.  In the section that he discusses our society's lack of oxygen due to our lack of physical exercise, staying indoors and so on I do agree.  When we are stressed if we sit and take in clean oxygen outside in slow deep breathing patterns I find that stress does in fact melt away...does it return if I let it sure...but then go back outside and repeat.  So this book is a middle of the road for me, I like much of it while take some of it with a grain of salt.  I struggle with several health issues and am open to reading anything that may help me feel better and having a biblical perspective is also a plus. 

I have been provided a free copy of this book for my unbiased review by Tyndale Publishers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Gentleness Challenge..Won't you join me!

This is one of my Resolutions for 2012 is to improve my communication with my kiddos and truly Shepherd their hearts to Jesus...with Kindness and love while being firm but patient...a doable Goal I think but only with God by my side as I could not attempt this on my own!! Won't you join us!

Obedience Confirms Our Standing in God - Desiring God

Currently reviewing my previous bible study in the book of 1 John next week my Good Morning Girls group heads into Ephesians excited greatly for that! Happy New year!

Obedience Confirms Our Standing in God - Desiring God

Sunday, July 24, 2011

2 of the 5R's of Godly Womanhood

What a Beautiful product I have reviewed for Eternal Encouragement as Part of  The Gabby Moms program!
I listened to the mp3's for this product more than once and will continue to in the upcoming months. You will get more info on the full product next month as we complete the review of all 5 Rs...the first two are Refresh and Rekindle... those sound like good things dont they?? Some of you may know that I have fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  What does that have to do with this review you ask, well... having these two syndromes tends to negatively impact me in the area of Godly Womanhood. Why you ask, well I am always in pain and I am always exhausted...somedays more than others and sometimes I feel ok, it makes it hard to keep my positive attitude sometimes.  This product that I reviewed this month gave me so much encouragement to keep my head up and continue(the REFRESH Part) to be what God put me here for and ways I can show my love to my husband in little ways (the REKINDLE part) that take really no effort at all. I know I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me but I truly believe that God brought this program and Lorrie Flem's wonderful products into my life this year to keep me moving forward as I adjust to my new normal while I strive to live for God each and everyday through everything I do. Do I succeed all the time? Nope...but I keep Trying to be the Wife, Mother, Homeschooler and Woman that God would have me be and with these products I am able to listen to Lorrie encourage me to be that woman and remind myself constantly of Lorrie's words and advise to keep me on track.  I love her writing and her speaking. If you need encouragement for womanhood, homemaking, homeschooling or being a wonderful and connected wife to your man check her out, she has great stuff at Eternal Encouragemnt!