Every Day a Blessing: A Year of God’s Love Devotional {Review and Giveaway}

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Every Day a Blessing: A Year of God’s Love Devotional is one of the cutest children’s devotionals that I have ever seen! It’s put together in such a cute way at the top of each page it says ‘my blessing for Monday’ ‘my blessing for Tuesday’ and so on until the weekend where it says ‘my blessing for the weekend’ so cute!  In addition it has cute little illustrations scattered throughout the book!

Every Day a Blessing is put together just like an adult devotional with Devotion Title, Bible verse devotion… but instead of a final prayer it ends with a final thought, idea or task. {I personally wish they added a prayer too}si5

Devotions cover such things as God’s bedtime promise

  • My Country
  • God’s Love Letter
  • Beautiful Words

Beautiful Words happens to be one of my favorite so far!  “Like a fountain of water, the words of a good person give life.” Proverbs 10:11
After the devotion it leaves the children reading with this final thought “Use your words to make a fall poem” perfectly sweet and simple for little ones!

I really like the size for my preschoolers. Not too big or heavy they love carrying their devos around with them.

si2The very last page has an adorable little prayer

Dear God,

Thank You for creating me and for blessing me in so many ways.

I am so thankful for your never-ending love!

God, help me to be a blessing to others and love them like you love them.

I love you, Lord! In Jesus’s name,

Amen.

I highly recommend this devo for anyone with kids or grandkids! retails for $16.99.

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God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional {Review and Giveaway}

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I’m so excited to share God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional by Sheila Walsh with you!

At first glance I knew that this devotional is going to be amazing…because when is Sheila Walsh ever not amazing? I absolutely adore her!

God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional is the cutest little sparkly book that any little girl would love!

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This devotional has 106 daily devotions and covers 36 different topics including:

  • anger
  • friendship
  • happiness
  • prayer
  • selfishness.

Each devotion is two pages! It starts with a Bible verse then the devotion & prayer…but that’s not all! Within each devotion is  ‘Good- Night Giggles and Grace’ this a fun little interactive activity for your little princess to do before prayers and bedtime! One of my favorites is on page 77 in the God’s job for you devotion.

“You can learn to tell Bible stories to others. Line up Teddy and your other stuffed animals on your bed. Pick out your favorite Bible story and practice telling all your little listeners as well as mom and dad.”

All the devotions are super easy for the littlest of girls to understand and retain {my daughter (4) LOVES it!}

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  • How to Sparkle like the Sun
  • God Knows Everything
  • Mumble, Grumble, Grump
  • What Does Love Do
  • God Makes You Strong

I absolutely love the devotion entitled: ‘God Never Changes’ for this devotion Sheila used James 1:17 “Every good action and every perfect gift is from God. These good gifts come down from the creator of the sun, moon, and stars. God does not change like they’re shifting shadows.” Sheila continues from there with the Good Night Giggles and Grace: “Shadows are always changing. They can be long and tall, and then short and fat. Take turns making shadow puppets on the wall with your mom and dad. Can you make a bunny? A dog? A bird? See how the shadows change as you move? Shadows may change all the time but God never does!” The devotion ends with this precious prayer “Dear God, all around me, things are changing. But, God, you never do. It makes me feel so safe to know I can always count on you. Amen.”  My Daughter LOVED it all! EVERYTHING from start to finish!gb3

What do I love about it? I absolutely love this devotional!  I love that it is so girly and targeted just for girls. I love the fun little before bedtime games and prayer! My daughter and I can have special mommy daughter time where she is the number one focus, because it’s really hard to be in a house full of boys sometimes! This Devo it such a wonderful addition to our bedtime routine! I think any mom that has a little girl or girls will love this book!

God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional is perfect for little girls between the ages of 4 and 7! The devotional is hardcover and sparkly with jewels, and retails for $14.99.

Soooooo how’d you like to win a copy for you and your little princess (or princesses)? Well you came to the right place! Click below to win your very own copy of Sheila Walsh’s God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional!

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The Bible in a Year NCV {Bible Review and Giveaway}

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Having an independent reader is wonderful and having Bible Study and prayer time first thing in morning is a MUST. As parents is has always been our desire and goal to help our draw closer to the Lord. We daily encourage quiet time to grown in the Lord by letting our children see us spending time with the Lord. They see me through out the day praying for friends, studying for my women’s bible study. Our oldest son sees his dad reading and studying at every single Tae Kwon do class {My husband studies and writes his sermons for Sundays there 😉 }

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The Bible in a Year {New Century Version}  is set up in four portions to read each day: one from the Old Testament, one from Psalms, one from Proverbs, and one from the New Testament. It starts on January 1st, to December 31st (however, Leap Day is not included) it is designed to read one day’s reading at a time {each day is about 3-4 pages} For example the readings for March 18th {my birthday} are:

  • Numbers 33:1-34:29
  • Psalm 35:11-16
  • Proverbs 12:2
  • Mark 15:1-20

If you feel like that is a bit much for your kiddos this bible could very easily be adapted into a two-year bible {for example March 18th your child could read Numbers and Psalm then March 19th Proverbs and Mark} This Bible is intended as a study/devotional bible and because of this it is not like normal bibles that start in Genesis and end with Revelation. Instead all the reading {old & new testaments, Psalm and Proverbs are all together for each day. This Bible would not be a good choice if you wanted something to pick up and read through from Genesis through Revelation. The New Century Version is written for a 5th grade reading level which is wonderful. I absolutely recommend this to parents who are looking for a bible for their 8-12 years olds…however it would be great for older and younger children! This is a hardcover bible…which I love for my boys!el

From the Publisher:

Kids can read through the entire Bible in one year!

Our children need to make every day God’s day, and nothing will help them do that more than reading His Word. The unique Bible in a Year with New Century Version® text guides kids to easily read through the entire Bible in 365 days. The simple-to-understand language is divided into daily portions that include selections from both the Old and New Testaments, as well as Psalms and Proverbs.

This Bible also offers 16 pages of color inserts that allow for personalization and reinforce biblical knowledge. Features include: presentation page, Bible timeline, My Favorite Bible Verses, How Do I Pray?Why Should I Read the Bible?, How Do I Forgive?, Bible Verses to Know, and more!

The retail price for this Bible is $19.99.

How would you like a copy of your very own? I’m giving away a copy to one lucky winner! Click below to enter!

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My Friend Jesus: The Gospel for Kids {Review and Giveaway}

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My Friend Jesus is wonderful. The story of Jesus is told with the clarity and simplicity perfect for young children! This book takes a very complex story and relays it in a way that children can understand, Love and enjoy! The colorful illustrations add so much to this wonderful little book. The prayer at the end of the book provides the beautiful opportunity for the reader to experience the joy and blessings of knowing Jesus! I love that about this book! mfj1

From the Publisher:

Introduce your children to the greatest friend they’ll ever know.

All Christian parents want their children to know and love the Lord. My Friend Jesus not only tells little ones the gospel story about Jesus, but also gently introduces them to a personal relationship with Jesus. Written in fresh, clear, easy-to-understand language for children of all ages and denominations, this beautifully illustrated book ends with a tender prayer that guides children into that life-changing friendship with Jesus. Share the good news with your children, and let them discover the greatest friend of all.

Our Family was excited to add My Friend Jesus: The Gospel for Kids to our bookshelf. I highly recommend it! It would make a WONDERFUL gift for Christmas and Easter!

mfj3About the Author:

She is the author of MY FRIEND JESUS: The Gospel for Kids (Thomas Nelson), HEART SONGS: A Family Treasury of True Stories of Hope and Inspiration (Guideposts Inspiring Voices), LOST & FOUND: One Daughter’s Story of Amazing Grace (GuidepostsBooks), IF I COULD ASK GOD ANYTHING: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids (Thomas Nelson), GRANDMA I’LL MISS YOU: A Child’s Story about Death and New Life (David C. Cook), THE GRACE TO GROW: The Power of Christian Faith in Emotional Healing, and A BRIGHT-SHINING PLACE: the Story of a Miracle. Her popular children’s book THE GOSPEL FOR KIDS (David C. Cook) has more than 100,000 copies in print in nine languages. Kathryn is also a contributing author to numerous “Best of” Guideposts anthologies, and writes the “Kids’ Question of the Week” blog for Tommynelson.com, and is a “Local Voices” blogger for The Patch.

This 32-page, hardcover book retails for $12.00.

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