Wednesday, October 17, 2018

What I'm Reading Wednesday

The Year of Living Happy by Alli Worthington is a simple devotional that includes a space to journal with each daily reading. This devotional is great for a busy mom or someone that wants a quick read that is packed full with encouragement.  The author is relatable and real with the stories she shares!  The questions at the end of each reading are thought provoking but I wish there was more room to journal in.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

What I'm Reading Wednesday

The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations by Zonderkidz is a great book for kids that like to create and explore.  There are 60 activities included in this book and is perfect for my 8 year old son.  It is a perfect companion to The Adventure Bible and will enhance adventure for kids both indoors and outdoors.  My son has enjoyed several of the activities found in the book.  

I received this book free from the publisher in exchanged for my honest opinion.  

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Ireton Family

I had the privilege of photographing this beautiful family last month!  The weather is getting nicer and I can't wait to take pictures of more families! 


Thursday, March 1, 2018

What I'm Reading

Years ago, I stumbled across Heidi St. John's blog (The Busy Mom) and now she has a book out called, Becoming MomStrong: How to fight with all that's in you and your family and your faith.  In this book, Heidi talks about the difficulties moms are faced with in this day and age...school shootings, cell phones, technology, etc.  She directs us back to where we need to get our strength from to deal with these issues and that is in the Lord.  Throughout the book, she weavers humor, encouragement and prayer.  This book is for any mom, no matter what stage of life they are in.  Heidi not only shares personal stories but leads us back to the Word of God.

I've been a mom for over a decade now and each and everyday I realized more and more how important it is for me to be a gospel-centered mom.  In the book, Gospel Centered Mom by Brooke McGlothlin, speaks truth and also shares stories that are relatable.  She talks about moms striving to be perfect or get it all right, when we all know that it is not attainable.  Instead, she encourages us to start chasing after God, the One who truly can help us and give us the strength that we need to raise our children.  Sprinkled throughout the book are daily disciplines we can do to help us to have gospel-centered parenting.  This book is very practical and encouraging and something I need because parenting is hard and we all could use a little encouragement.

If you are looking for a great Easter book for the Lent season or to give at Easter, Easter Love Letters from God by Glenys Nellist is the book for you!  This picture book is filled with beautiful illustrations, 7 stories about Jesus and a love letter from God to go along with each story.  The 7 stories take you through Holy Week...the triumphant entry, washing meeting, last supper, etc.  On the last page of the book is a letter for a child to write a love letter back to God.  This is something I think I want to incorporate with my family each year!


Night Night Farm by Amy Parker is a great board book for toddlers.  In this book, all the farm animals are going to bed and are saying goodnight.    I can just hear little ones loving this book as you say...oink oink pigs or moo moo cows.  It's a touch and feel book so there are different textures on the page making it great for little ones!


The Legend of the Easter Treasury is three books in one!  The 3 stories are: The Legend of the Easter Egg, The Legend of the Easter Robin and The Legend of the Sand Dollar.  The books share the meaning behind the Easter eggs and the story of Easter.  The 3 stories are filled with beautiful illustrations and would be a perfect gift for any child that bring hope and stories of faith about Easter.

Monday, January 29, 2018

What I'm Reading

I'm not a morning person at all, so when I saw Kat Lee's Hello Mornings I was a little intrigued!  What really caught my attention was that mornings could be grace-filled and life-giving.  Somehow my mornings are not always like that!  I like that Kat stated right off the bat that you don't have to be a morning person, oh, thank goodness!  She also use 3 words that I think can help anyone to focus on their day...God...Plan...Move.  Not only does she tell us the "why" behind our mornings but also "how" we can do it.   Our mornings matter and I like starting off my day with a purpose but I find that there are some things I need to do better so that I can really experience what my heart desires!  This book really helps with that!

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Friday, December 29, 2017

What I'm Reading

100 Days to Brave is a devotional by Annie F. Downs.  This devotional is filled with a 100 days of stories, humor and scripture that will help one to be brave and walk the path God has for them.  Each day is very simple to read and doesn't take much time.  I also like that she leaves you with a challenging thought or question at the end of each day.  This would make a great high school or college graduation gift for a girl!

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

What I'm Reading


I was thrilled to review Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors.  This is Katie's 2nd book about her experiences living in Uganda and raising 13 adopted children.  Her life wasn't just filled with the good and easy time, but there were times of struggle, heartache and tragedy.  She began to question God during those times and in the book she shares how God meet her where she was at and drew her into a deeper relationship with Him!  It's an encouraging book that prompts us to rely on God for the impossible and that He will provide us with the hope we need to walk through each and every circumstance.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.


My husband has read every book by John Eldredge, so when his new book, All Things New, came out, I was thrilled to get it for him!  His new book is about the future, the coming kingdom and the renewal of all things.  John brings us a lot of hope, especially since we live in a world of pain, suffering and horrible tragedy.  It is packed full of scripture and personal stories that John shares.  I also believe this book can change the way we view hope!

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.