365 Devotional for a Thankful Heart

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I’ve probably mentioned it a dozen times but it ture…I love Zondervan gift devotionals! There is just something about the size and the devotions inside that fill me with joy. 365 Devotional for a Thankful Heart does not disappoint.

First off the cover is GORGEOUS isn’t it! Inside it’s broken down into months, making it extremely easy to find the day you need (it also has the traditional silk bookmark)

Each devotional begins with a verse (it notes which version it is from, which I love) then it goes into the devotion that is two to three paragraphs and ends with more of a prayer statement, it’s not a full prayer…example: Make my life a living praise to you, O Lord!

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All in all I really like this devotional and know that many will as well! It’s perfect for a nightstand or your favorite chair where you have morning coffee or tea!

My only recommendation would be to read the whole chapter that each verse is taken from, I just feel that is gives you so much more!

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Always Enough | Never Too Much

Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, bestselling authors of Wild and Free, walk you through the gift of truly knowing who you are in Christ in Always Enough, Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free.  

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Daily devotional books are some of my all time favorites, I love the size. Devotionals generally pack a HUGE punch of everything you need for your morning. When I’m in a hurry I often toss a devotional in my purse and go (there have been many times when we’ve been running late and I have to rush to get the kids to all their classes) once everyone is settled I can sit in the coffee shop by their school and have “my” time with God!
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One of my current favorite devotionals is Always Enough, Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free! This devotional is AWESOME! Let me ask you a few questions, have you ever felt like you’re just too much for some people? Yeah me too. Have you ever felt like you’re just not enough. Yeah me again. Whether you feel like you’re too much, just not enough or both you have two amazing friends in Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan who are there ready to love, encourage and uplift you. “Always Enough, Never Too Much” is a super unique flip-book devotional! Read the book one way then flip it and read it the other way! One direction focuses on “always enough” the other direction focuses on “never too much”. It’s like having two amazing books in one!

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How I like to use Always Enough | Never Too Much!

I read a devotion from the Always Enough side, then pray, ponder & journal what I just read, the I Flip the book to the Never Too Much side and do the exact same thing. I like reading from each side because it’s the perfect balance! As women we’re always going through something and this book can truly help so much…no wonder the subtitle is “100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding & Start Living Wild and Free

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I HIGHLY recommend this to every woman in your life who needs a daily dose of encouragement! This devotional will speak to your soul and give you the pick me up your heart needs, as well as giving you wisdom.

By the way if their names sound familiar, well it’s because Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan are the authors of WILD AND FREE {one of my faves!}

Discover God’s wild freedom as you find your identity in Jesus with 100 devotions that will help you target and banish lies and insecurities. Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, bestselling authors of Wild and Free, walk you through the gift of truly knowing who you are in Christ in Always Enough, Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free.  

We’ve all been there. We know that sneaking, small voice in our heads all too well—you’re too loud. Too quiet. Too young. Too old. Too unimportant. Too ugly. Too silly. Too serious. You’re not as successful as she is—look at her perfect family, look at her high-powered job, look at her great hair and size 4 skinny jeans. Why can’t you be more like her—be more in general? Why do you expect so much from everyone? Why can’t you take up less space? Ask for less? Be less? The lies track well-worn paths in our minds and our hearts, wearing us down and making us question our role in God’s kingdom.

  • ISBN-10: 031009156X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310091561
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10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs

Embrace your time with the Lord, no matter how busy you are with 10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms

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After falling in love with 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs I knew I needed the Psalms edition as well!

10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms does not disappoint, I loved it from the very beginning, the very first devotional page is
“You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his Holy mountain. Psalm 3:3”

The book of Psalms has been there for me in many times of fear, heartache and struggle, I know for many of you it has been there from you as well. It seems like no matter the situation the book of Psalms can bring you closer to the Lord and being such comfort and hope. This devotional does an amazing job of giving you exactly what you need in small bits to digest and get the most out of it!

10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms is not only filled with so many truths and comfort, it’s also the perfect size to take with you anywhere! It’s beautiful white and blue striped hardcover isn’t too shabby either!

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This book contains 46 devotionals, each includes:
•The Devotional verses
•1-2 page devotional
•Reflection
•Prayer

I just as the Proverbs edition this too is a companion devotional, so each day your are given an excerpt from the section but you need your Bible to read it all and to complete that devotional day!

10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms is fantastic and takes about 10 minutes making it perfect for your alone time with God time or family devotional time.

I definitely recommend this book for any believer in your life!

Embrace your time with the Lord, no matter how busy you are! 10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms offers encouraging insights and meaningful reflections in just 10 minutes. For the days when you most need the presence of God, 10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms is the perfect way to grow in your faith that fits into your busy schedule.

This devotional invites you into the Psalms, a place of praise and reflection. Realign your heart with God’s as you read through the Scripture and spend just a few minutes with Him. Whether you’re on a quick lunch break, between classes, or relishing some peace and quiet during nap time, 10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms gives you what you need to keep going. Just 10 minutes a day will guide you into Psalms, helping you feel closer to God and His Word.

  • ISBN-10: 031009125X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310091257
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10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs

Embrace your time with the Lord no matter how busy you are with 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs

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I absolutely love Zondervan gift books…they are always gorgeous and I have yet to be disappointed in any. 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs is no different, not only is it lovely, with a beautiful white and green striped hardcover, it’s the perfect size and has the same high quality of writing that you would expect from Zondervan.

It is a wonderful devotional and contains 46 devotionals, each includes:
•The Devotional verses
•1-2 page devotional
•Reflection
•Prayer

I absolutely love that this is a companion devotional, meaning each day your are given an excerpt from the section but you need your Bible to read it all and to complete that devotional day!

Since each day takes about 10 minutes it is perfect for your alone time with God time or family devotional time, our kids love it!

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10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs, has become my favorite devotional, I have loved the book of Proverbs since I was a child so this is perfect!

I definitely recommend this book for any believer in your life!

Embrace your time with the Lord, no matter how busy you are! 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs offers tangible reminders of God’s wisdom and meaningful reflections in just 10 minutes. For the days when you need help discerning direction, 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs is the perfect way to engage with God.

This devotional invites you into Proverbs, the book of wisdom. Realign your heart with God’s as you read through the Scripture and spend just a few minutes with Him. Whether you’re on a quick-lunch break, between classes, or relishing some peace and quiet during nap time, 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs gives you what you need to keep going. Just 10 minutes a day will bring you closer to God and learning His Word.

  • ISBN-10: 0310091942
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310091943
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Journaling Bible {review}

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Not long ago I received the NIV journal edition Bible from Zondervan! What makes this Bible stand apart from other bibles? Well for me it’s right there in the title “journal edition” it’s oversized margins on every single page makes it so easy for me to jot down different thoughts or draw a pretty picture to remind me of the way that I felt when I read a specific passage. I really love this Bible and have enjoyed doodling and writing in it since I got it!

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This Bible is hardback and does comes in other cover colors. I absolutely love the turquoise Floral with pink elastic band {to help it stay closed} This quickly became my go to Bible, I love taking with me, I love reading it, I love drawing and I love writing in it. One thing that I do have to point out is that the text is smaller than the average Bible text. This particular bible is targeted towards girls/women, although I do believe that a lot of young men/ men would probably enjoy this as well, with that being said the cover option are not guy-ish, I  would really like to see some guy styles a maybe a Buffalo plaid cover {my hubby would love that!} or even just a solid black leather cover. I know my husband would love to have a journaling Bible.

I give this Journal Bible absolutely two thumbs up highly recommend it this would be a perfect gift, and is wonderful for anyone that loves journaling.

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What I’m Loving | August | Minecrafters Bible

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From the back cover “Do you ever feel like it’s more fun to exist in the computer world than the real one? Is that the only place you can control your destiny? Well, God is the original great world builder, and he gave us the power and the skills we need to make changes in the real world. The Minecrafter’s Bible, NIrV contains the full text of the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) of the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) as well as 24 color tip-in pages featuring full-color illustrations in the style of wildly popular virtual-world-building games. Featured stories include the days of creation and great builds of the Bible.”

First off no, this isn’t an instruction book of how to play mc4Minecraft {I recommend grabbing the set they have a Costco for that!}

Is your house like mine and at any given moment someone is playing or talking about Minecraft? When I heard that there was going to be a Minecraft Bible I was stoked to get it for my kiddos! I think this Bible is such a fun idea, the idea of combining  faith, creation, Jesus and Minecraft is genius! My kids all genuinely love reading there Bibles and studying God’s word but this Bible has added a fun spin of one of their favorite games.

The color illustrations {understand that they are not fully licensed Minecraft images they are “like” minecraft!} are placed in chronological order, but not next to the story they portray.

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Each of the 24 color pages feature Minecraft as the Characters of Bible stories, including:

  • How To Use The Bible
  • Creation
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Tower of Babel
  • Ten Commandments
  • Building of the Tabernacle
  • Walls of Jericho
  • Samson’s Strength
  • David and Goliath

and so many more

Each picture also has verses and Scripture summaries printed on the picture as well.

I would have liked to see more “minecraft” pages , don’t get me wrong we LOVE the 24 included it would just be fun to have more. Also I would have LOVED to see this Bible in a NIV version or ESV as well!

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This Bible would be great as a gift for the Minecraft gamer in your life! I would recommend this book ALL ages {I have seen many say this is “only for ages 4-10” my question is why? We all play Minecraft in our house, we all loved the illustrations} Mine crafters Bible…what a perfect conversation starter 🙂

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God’s Little Princess Holy Bible NKJV {Review & Giveaway}

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I remember when I was a little girl and I got my first Bible I remember being able to pick from Black brown white or pink of course I selected pink!

IMG_5268Wow Bibles have come along way for little girls take for instance this beautiful Bible that I’m sharing with you today God’s Little Princess Holy Bible I mean just have a look at this cover it sparkly and pink and has a princess crown I mean what little girl wouldn’t love this? I know my daughter does!

This beautiful little Bible is a New King James Version with more than 200 princess prayers devotion and Bible studies by the amazingly wonderful Sheila Walsh!

One thing that you’ll notice about the Bible is the pages are playing with stars and princess crowns how cute is that?

Open your Bible and you will find a letter dear Princess to your little girl!!

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There’s an index of articles including

  • Messing Up Royally {Bad Apple}
  • Princesses of Promise
  • Miracles in Egypt
  • Little Princess Rules
  • My Dad is Bigger
  • Royal Roots
  • Royal Guard
  • Princess Prayers
  • Sparkling Tiaras

And so many more!

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Throughout the Bible you will find different sections including:

  • Bible Jewels
  • Regal Relationships
  • Kingdom Living
  • Royal Heroes

One of our favorite Regal Relationships is found on {page 439 in the book of Psalms}

Royal route Psalm one “Have you ever watch the trees in the middle of the storm? Through the bend and this way, the roots buried deep in the ground anchor them and keep them standing strong. Someone tells us that we, as gods princesses, need to be like trees with strong roots. We need to grow deepen our understanding of God, his word, and his ways. This will enable us to stand strong against the bad things in this world. We grow deeper roots as we begin to trust God’s goodness and love towards us. God promises that at the right time, he will produce the fruit in our lives that will help others come to know him too. So learn and grow and stand tall in God’s love!

Wow right? I am so impressed with his Bible it is put together in such a fun and beautiful way!

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More than anything I am absolutely in love with the fact that this Bible is not a paraphrase Bible my husband and I are not big on paraphrased bibles, if we do get a paraphrased Bible like a children’s storybook, we always open up our Bible and read the actual biblical text giving them strong understanding of God’s word and what the Bible says!

God’s Little Princess Holy Bible is just a win-win in our home!

Do you have a little girl that maybe is going to be getting baptized or a birthday or maybe even Christmas this would make a beautiful special gift for the little girl in your life!

I absolutely recommend this if you have a little princess in your life this is a perfect addition to her very own library and to her faith!

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In partnership with Tommy Nelson I’m giving a copy of this adorable and fun book to one lucky reader!

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