Showing posts from June, 2018

Lord, Change My Attitude Before It's Too Late by James MacDonald (book review)

Several years ago, my husband did this Bible study called "Lord, Change My Attitude Before It's Too Late" by James MacDonald . It was so good that he recommended for me and my Bible study group. What a convicting study!! I've struggled with complaining, covetous, and critical attitudes which are replaced with thankful, contented, and loving attitudes. I don't think I deal as much with a doubting attitude (replaced with an attitude of faith) but the three wilderness attitudes are enough to deal with.  While the study was so good and I learned a whole lot, I still find myself struggling with those same attitudes probably 4- 5 years later . And sometimes struggles seem to cycle them selves. So, I decided to read "Lord, Change My Attitude Before It's Too Late" by James MacDonald in book form.  image via You really find the same material in book form as you do on the video and study guide so it's not like I was delving into

Our Newlywed Kitchen by Laura Schupp

Planning a wedding is such an intense time in life. One of the things that my now husband and I enjoyed doing together was registering for gifts. We sat through an hour talk on china before deciding that was not for us. We got married at the tail end of traditional weddings - bridesmaids wearing the same dress, formalwear for the men, no themes. It was very traditional and we loved it. I do feel there would be things I'd change if we were to get married now but I'm not planning to do that any time soon (or ever). However, I was planning to give "Our Newlywed Kitchen" by Laura Schupp to friends of ours who were getting married. I read too late that this book is not really for newlyweds but for the newly engaged. I say that because there is a LOT about registering for kitchen appliances and accessories. So to give this to a couple who is already married would be a waste of much of the book. image via There are wonderful things in the seco

Smallfoot (movie trailer)

We have all heard of the legend of the Yeti, Bigfoot, Sasquatch. This fall (September 28, 2018) we will see an adventure about...."Smallfoot." In the Yeti world, the Smallfoot (human) is just a legend until the day when one comes crashing out of the sky - and then gets swept away! No one believes the Yeti who saw it all, so he decides to go on a journey to find out the truth. You can check out the trailer here: I think this looks adorable! My kids are going to love this movie! Here are some more movie details to hold you until September. Additional Info.: “Smallfoot” stars Channing Tatum (“The LEGO® Batman Movie,” the “Jump Street” films) as the Yeti, Migo, and James Corden (“Trolls,” “The Emoji Movie”) as the Smallfoot, Percy. Also starring are Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), Common (“Selma”), LeBron James (upcoming “Space Jam 2”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Danny DeVito (“The Lorax”), Yara Shahidi (TV’s “Black-ish”), Ely Henry (TV’s “Justice Leagu

Generous Love: Discovering the Joy of Living "Others First" by Becky Kopitzke (book review)

Selflessness has never been a strong point in my character. I am often preoccupied about my schedule, my kids, my time, my appearance, etc. That's not a beautiful thing in the Kingdom of God. Not to say I don't need to take care of myself (we all do - oxygen masks first before putting it on a child), but I don't need to think of myself as highly or often as I do. So I try to better myself by reading God's Word and godly books pertaining to selflessness. "Generous Love" by Becky Kopitzke is just one of those godly books. Oddly enough, just after I started reading this book, a dear friend gifted me with another of Kopitzke's books "The SuperMom Myth," which I am excited to read because I am exhausted when I think of all of my friends and myself trying to be all and do all for our children. But that's another post for another day (when I find the time to read the book). image via Barnes & Noble Back to selflessness and "Generous

Find Rest: A women's devotional for lasting peace in a busy life by Shaunti Feldhahn (book review)

Rest. It's something mamas dream of. Or at least I do. I'm sitting here, fully into my third trimester on my fifth pregnancy. I have three children here (almost 11, almost 9, almost 3) and one waiting in heaven with Jesus. And it's June, which is when virtually every activity known to summer vacation ends up being scheduled: art camp, swim team, swim lessons, VBS. I also make my older boys do homework during nap time (yeah, I'm mean). I've read approximately one chapter of a book in these past three weeks. I've watched approximately half a tv show during the day during that same time frame. I'm lucky no one follows me to the bathroom (mostly). I could use a nap most days but that's not happening any time soon, unfortunately. There's always something to be done (usually laundry). However, even in this busy season of life, this full life that I scheduled single-handedly (I've made notes for how to do this better next year), I need rest. When I te