Saturday, June 6, 2015

Bible Dominoes

I have spent nearly all my life and the only sort of dominoes that I would play were placing them on their ends and lining them in long lines and watching each one hit the next one...until they were all down. As I got older I would make more complex lines that would split into two lines...and then if you got half way done and knocked one the wrong way, your line would start a bit early. Well, recently some friends introduced us to the world of adult dominoes. Mexican train. We played until nearly midnight...I didn't fair so well in this game. But it was fun. I found a set for our family at a garage sale. We have enjoyed hours of fun with this game of Dominoes.

When I had the opportunity to get my hands on Bible Dominoes I was intrigued to see what this was about. I have a grand daughter who is nearly 3 so I thought we could have fun. She isn't exposed to a faith based home that often, so anything that would help her catch some of this, I was all in for. This game is for 2-4 players and for ages 3+. The cards are made from sturdy cardboard, so no stacking them and watching them all fall! There is a little book that tells some of the more popular Bible stories.

To play you match the colors which shows the number and on the other one it shows how many that number is. For instance 2= (two) people. So it is covering a few different concepts for your young  learners. My granddaughter was a little young to catch this concept yet, but we could talk about what each picture was, and practice colors.

All in all they are good quality and a great way to start conversations with your youngsters! Total thumbs up!

I am not paid for my review, and have given an honest review of Bible Dominoes!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mercy's Rain

Mercy's Rain is a book that hooked me from the minute I started it. Usually I need to be in a mood to read a historical book. This one is set in the late 1800's in Tennessee. 

Mercy is the daughter of a Pastor. This Pastor simply gets away with TO MUCH! My heart goes out to this girl. Mercy endured alot in her short little life. She finally gets a chance to leave the only home she knows. Once she is able to leave, she is faced with many "ghosts in her closet". She relives the horrible things that happened to her, by a person she should trust, he father and a pastor. Mercy travels through the mountains and relives her past to finally put the past where is the past.

I liked this book because we all have been through so much. In my life or family members close to me we have been through:
  • enduring suicide
  • depression
  • sexual abuse
  • sexual assault
  • diseases
  • cancer
  • alcoholism
  • teen pregnancies
  • adoption waiting
  • accusations of trafficking
When looking at this list I think back to overcoming most of these, and the process that it takes. It is hard. Life throws you so many things that can leave you feeling bitter. But God's Mercy rains and washes over you...freely. Yours for the taking. Right now!

I received this book from Kregel Productions to review. I am not paid for my review. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A New Study Bible

How can you review the Bible and post a bad review? I love to read new versions of the Bible and actually have a Bible that has three translations side by side. I love to read each version to see if I can pull something else from the verses. I have never owned a study Bible, so I snatched the opportunity to see what this Bible is about. Obviously I have not read this cover to cover...but I have enjoyed digging into some of my favorite verses. This Bible is written in the NKJV. This isn't usually one of my go to versions, so it was fun to look through and see some of my favorites.
What I really like about this Bible is how it highlights what God's word says about evangelism. It takes verses and expands on them to help you see how you can simply carry out sharing your faith. Not everyone has the gift of evangelism, but reading these little insights help you to share your faith in everyday living.
There are also passages that are listed to cross reference, so you can study more in depth. This helps the Bible come alive and will help you have a better understanding of what you are reading.
God's word never gets old. Grab a new Bible and see what else He can teach you!

I was not paid for my review. I got a copy of this Bible for free and posted my review in all honesty!


Motherless by Erin Healy  I just finished this book. I have to say it was very hard to get in to this book. But I persevered through it.
I read this book over a period of about one month. The book is mainly written through the eyes of a dad who is dead. It was hard to follow and I thought that character development would have been deeper if the book followed the living characters better. It was hard to follow sometimes. 
That said....I enjoyed the struggles that each character was experiencing. Some from things that happened when they were little, some from life journey. Families are unique and we all experience things that we are less than proud of. And when you do pass on, someone may eventually find out your secrets.  I am a firm believer that secrets kill you...they do more harm than good. Yet, I find it difficult to share things that I am less than proud of. :)  All in all, I did like Motherless. I would have liked to get inside the characters a little more. I  would like them to have better development. I like to feel characters, and sympathize with them. This book was thought provoking in life in general. Lots of food for thought. 
I would love to hear what you have to say about it! Let me know!
I have gotten this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers to review in my own words. I have not been paid to provide my review. 

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Minnesota, United States
I am a wife, mother to five children, 2 cats, 3 dogs. Hoping to be a mother to more children someday through adopting waiting children in Minnesota.