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Choosing Gratitude

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Look Inside  the book or  Purchase  it  HERE Choosing Gratitude. The title says it all. Our contentment stems from the choices we make. Even in times of stress, sickness, etc., we make choices on where to put our focus. Is it toward complaining? Fear? Anger? There’s a myriad of emotions we face, but facing them with a heart and core of gratitude is where we find peace. This book is engaging, powerful, and difficult to put down. I loved the stories the author shared to display the gratitude found even in extreme causes of distress. If we ‘teach’ ourselves to have a heart of gratitude, our outlooks, our relationships, our lives will be changed. I recommend this book. Not only to those going through difficult times, but for an everyday reminder that there are blessings in the most unexpected places. Cover:  Love it Title:  Love it Publisher:  Moody Publishers Pages:  239 First Lines:  Thank you! Those words were probably among the first you ever l

I Still Believe: a memoir

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Look Inside  the book or  Purchase  it  HERE Though younger than most people who write a memoir, Jeremy Camp has been impacted much in his life, mostly by the death of his first wife and the relationship with God that grew thereafter. The book is a cohesive story of grief, faith, and obedience. I really enjoyed learning about Jeremy Camp (I had no prior knowledge of him) and the stories behind many of his songs. The myriad of emotions I experienced reading this memoir has given me a new perspective on loss…and redemption.  A beautifully told story. Cover:  Like it Title:  Like it Publisher:  Tyndale House Pages:  224 First Lines:  Faith and family. Looking back it is fitting that my healing in the aftermath of Melissa's passing began to take place back in my parent's home in Lafayette, Indiana. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy free from the publisher. I was not required to wri

Your Mind Is What Your Brain Does For A Living

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Look Inside  the book or  Purchase  it  HERE . The chapter titles of Your Mind Is What Your Brain Does For A Living give a good sense of what to expect from this book. e.g.: Ch. 2—How Programming Formed in Childhood Can Control You When You’re an Adult… Ch. 9—What Brain Science Teaches about How to Change Your Wiring to Improve Your Life… Ch. 18—Decreasing Anxiety, Increasing Gratitude, Mindfulness, Loving-Kindness, and Well-Being… Sometimes we live on autopilot, going through the motions—or depending on our ‘default programming.’ This often leads us down the wrong path. It’s time we take charge of our brains and re-write the encoding with truths. I found this book fascinating, inspiring, and even mind-blowing (sorry—I couldn’t resist.) We all want to fly.   Your Mind Is What Your Brain Does For A Living provides us with the wings to live life to the fullest with both grace and authenticity.   Cover:  Like it Title:  Like it Publisher:  Greenleaf Bo

The Pleasure Of HIS Company

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Look Inside  the book or  Purchase  it  HERE . Dutch Sheets invites us to cultivate a deeper, more intimate relationship with God. With biblical stories as references, The Pleasure Of HIS Company displays our God in vivid color. In our everyday life we meet strangers, encounter friends and acquaintances, create new relationships, or even fall in love. And we realize that there are certain things expected to transpire. Perhaps we learn their names, what they like and dislike, etc… Well, this book does just that. It reveals our God, the essence of who He is, what He desires, and how growing closer to Him will bless our lives. My favorite feature of this book is its inviting conversational tone. If I’d opened the cover to dry, scholarly styled lessons I’d have probably briefly skimmed its pages and quickly put it aside. But this book needs to be savored. Dutch Sheets' tone is engaging and friendly, as if having a conversation with a friend.   Each of the 30 chapter

Glimpsing Grace in Ordinary Days

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Look Inside  the book or Purchase it  HERE Glimpsing Grace in Ordinary Days is a myriad of blessings. It’s part self-help, part memoir, part devotional, and in a huge part entertaining and inspiring. Christine Litavsky’s real-life stories serve as reminders in anyone’s lives, that God is with us, He is in control, and blesses us even when we’re too blinded by troubles or doubt to realize it. Each chapter can be read as a stand-alone blessing, sure to inspire you to be grateful, or pull you out of a temporary funk. No matter the circumstances we’re going through—good or bad, severe or mild, permanent or temporary—God loves us and we can rest assured we are held in His grace. I am a better me for reading this book. It has inspired me to be more grateful, and to see God in my ordinary circumstances and ordinary days. I recommend for anyone who wants an easy read to motivate and encourage you in your day-to-day life. Cover:  Like it Title:  Love it Publisher:  CrossLi

The Numerology Guidebook

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Look Inside  the book or Purchase it  HERE This numerology guidebook provides the information to calculate your Life Path, Destiny, Soul, Personality, Maturity, Birth Day, Current Name, and Karmic numbers (core numbers). The core number meanings are well organized, the author's approach is easy to understand and, to be frank, the exercises are fun! I hoped this book would satisfy my curiosity of numerology and it did. I found it interesting that, as someone who hasn't studied numerology or had any preconceived notions about it, it was easy to understand and many of the results were amazingly accurate.  Cover: ok Title: ok Publisher: Hay House Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received a review copy from Hay House. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

Seeing the Voice of God: What God is telling you through dreams & visions

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Look Inside the book, or purchase your copy HERE . This is an engaging book for those seeing discernment of their dreams, containing Biblical scripture to support its perspective. It reveals if and what God may be showing you through your dreams. I have a clearer understanding of symbolism in dreams, supplements that affect sleep, and a better awareness of my own sleep habits. I found this book fascinating and the author's approach to be friendly and articulate. If you are like-midedly fascinated with dreams and curious of their meanings and what God may be delivering to us, this book is for you. Cover: Like Title: Like Publisher: Chosen Books (Bethany House) Pages: 256 First Lines: It was early 1997, and I had a choice to make and about ten seconds in which to make it. Disclosure of Material Connection  I received a review copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in acco

The Headmistress of Rosemere

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Purchase The Headmistress of Rosemere HERE . Let me start off by saying, if you’ve read The Heiress of Winterwood then you won’t want to miss this book. BUT even if you haven’t, The Headmistress of Rosemere stands strong on it’s own. I love the cover of this book. It’s like a chocolate covered doughnut with sprinkled embellishments, but the real joy comes when discovering the creamy smooth filling inside. The contents of this book are composed of lovely imagery, a well thought out storyline and memorable characters that make Sarah Ladd’s Rosemere come alive. Her crisp tangible descriptions caused my skin to shiver in the winter breeze. If you want a book that leaves you missing the characters and wanting to revisit them again in the future, then get The Headmistress of Rosemere , hot cocoa, a snuggly soft blanket and a seat beside the fire—preferably on the weekend, when you won’t have to put the book down until you’ve finished. Cover:  Love it