MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandpa by Amy Parker

It is important to teach kids the importance of thankfulness and grandfathers. The attitude of being grateful for what you have been given is sorely lacking in our modern world, and will only be remedied if the coming generation learns it early. And the disrespect and mistreatment of the older generation has reached a fever pitch. The wisdom and blessings that grandparents, especially grandfathers, offer is something that should never be neglected. And, to do that is to teach children early on how valuable grandfathers are.

So, why not do both, in a large size, brightly illustrated book? Continue reading “MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandpa by Amy Parker”

MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker

It is important to teach kids the importance of thankfulness and grandmothers. The attitude of being grateful for what you have been given is sorely lacking in our modern world, and will only be remedied if the coming generation learns it early. And the disrespect and mistreatment of the older generation has reached a fever pitch. The grace and blessings that grandparents, especially grandmothers, offer is something that should never be neglected. And, to do that is to teach children early on how valuable grandmothers are.

So, why not do both, in a large size, brightly illustrated book? Continue reading “MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker”

MyBookLook: How’s Your Soul? by Judah Smith

“In the journey of life, emotions make great companions but terrible leaders.”

‘How are you?’ may seem like an innocent enough question. And ‘I’m fine’ may seem like a perfectly acceptable response. But not for Judah Smith. That answer rang hollow. The pat answer of ‘I’m fine’ wasn’t the truth.

But not getting stuck on the issue of social niceties, Judah wanted to know what was actually wrong with himself, with everyone. If saying we are fine is a hollow answer, what is wrong? What is going on inside that we aren’t fine? How’s Your Soul? Continue reading “MyBookLook: How’s Your Soul? by Judah Smith”

MyBookLook: The Way Of The Dragon Or The Way Of The Lamb

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“There are two ways, one of life and one of death, and there is a great difference between these two ways.” – The Didache

What if the way that we are acting in Church isn’t the way that Jesus taught? What if the way we structure and behave leadership in Christian circles doesn’t reflect what the Bible teaches? What if the North American church has been seduced by the idea of power and control, and left Jesus and his ways on the sidelines?

While we may be quick to answer that it isn’t so, we might be surprised to see what is actually in our churches. If the way of Jesus is servanthood, if the way of Jesus is love, if the way of Jesus is through weakness, then the church has abandon their leader. And if we have abandoned Jesus, we could only be following one other person… Continue reading “MyBookLook: The Way Of The Dragon Or The Way Of The Lamb”

MyBookLook: Talk Yourself Happy by Kristi Watts

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“Good, bad, ugly, or indifferent, our words are a direct reflection of the role we believe God plays in our lives.”

It doesn’t take long for things to spiral down into darkness. You spill your coffee; you are a few minutes late for work; you have to deal with a difficult customer; whatever it is, we have all experienced it. Something bad happens and everything falls apart. For some people, it’s just a bad day. For others, it’s a day in a bad week. And for those unfortunate few, it’s just the norm, and has been for years.

For Kristi Watts, it was many years of bad. Having been asked to step down from her position as co-host of The 700 Club television program, having her husband walk out on her, divorce, and then pass away is just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading “MyBookLook: Talk Yourself Happy by Kristi Watts”

MyBookLook: Noah, Noah, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson

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Do you want to see your kids excel at reading from a young age?
Do you want your kids to be familiar with the characters of the Bible?

Noah, Noah, What Do You See? is the book you are looking for. Writing by Bill Martin Jr, author of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, and Michael Sampson, author of Listen To Our World, this children’s book is exactly what you are looking for. Continue reading “MyBookLook: Noah, Noah, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson”

MyBookLook: Strengths Based Marriage by Jimmy Evans and Allan Kelsey

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“There is a misconception about marriage that it gets worse over time. The old saying “The honeymoon is over!” embodies that false belief. But the opposite is true. When you work at it properly, marriage gets better every year.”

Every marriage, regardless of how old the spouse is or how long they have been together, will face trying times. There will be struggles. There will be trials. And sadly, not every marriage will make it through those issues. And even the marriages that do make it may suffer, because after the dust has settled, spouses have given up. They become roommates, just someone that lives with you, and not your lover anymore.

That isn’t intended as some disparaging thought. That is reality for a lot of marriages. And some are worse off. The number of marriages staring down divorce or already filing paperwork is staggering. Over and over again, people keep realizing that in order to have a ‘vibrant, resilient marriage’ one has to work at it. And saying you need to work on your marriage is all well and good, but where do you start? Continue reading “MyBookLook: Strengths Based Marriage by Jimmy Evans and Allan Kelsey”