Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Just Like Jesus {Book Review}

God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you there. He wants you to be just like Jesus.
Can you think of a better offer?
Jesus felt no guilt; God wants you to feel no guilt. Jesus had no bad habits; God wants to do away with yours. Jesus had no fears; God wants the same for you. Jesus had no anxiety about death; you needn't either. God's desire, his plan, his ultimate goal is to make you into the image of Christ.
But how does this change occur? And why does the change seem so slow? If God wants me to be just like Jesus, why do I still seem just like me?
In Just Like Jesus, Max Lucado helps you answer these questions. He helps you understand God's wonderful ways of transformation. Would you like to know more? Then read on. And remember: God loves you just way you are, but he refuses to leave you there. He wants you to be just like Jesus.

It seems like every book I read by Max Lucado becomes my favorite. Just Like Jesus is a summary of the character of Jesus and it is told in such a way as to inspire and encourage us to keep focused on Christ as a role model in how to live our lives. It is possible because "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me"! I read this book as a teenager when it first came out and I was blessed then as I am now! 

I would HIGHLY recommend this and all other Max Lucado books to anyone! 

Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Jennie Allen CHASE DVD bible study Review

From the Publisher:
What are you chasing?
We’re all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy—comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind.
A man after God’s own heart… As David’s life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, we see he was a man who spent his life chasing after God. Chase explores the events that defined David’s life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences. Through David’s example we’ll discover what God really wants from us.
The lessons in this study are simple yet deep and very interactive, offering Bible study, stories, and projects to dig into Scripture and deeply engage the mind and heart. God has carved out a space in each of us that only He can fill. So whether you are running from God or working your tail off to please Him, David’s journey will challenge your view of God.

My review:
This is wonderful new bible study by Jennie Allen. Who brought us STUCK {which I LOVE} This bible study is called Chase and its purpose is to challenge and enlarge your view of God.

In Chase, Jennie will guide you through a very revealing study of a man named David - a depraved sinner who lied, committed adultery and murdered - yet was loved by God because he passionately pursued Him with all of his heart.

As you study David's life, you'll be asked to look at your own. The study is scripturally based yet intensely personal...

Are you chasing God or are you chasing the wind?

As you participate in this highly interactive study, your ideas and beliefs in the following areas will be challenged and stretched:


Once again Jennie wowed and amazed! She is absolutely wonderful at what she does. She is a normal everyday person and seems like someone I would be bff's with! I love her and her work! 

HIGHLY recommend this bible study for both person or group setting!

Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year's Eve Family Fun!

New Year's Eve is just around the corner!! What in the world...it is almost 2013!
Our new year's eve tradition? ULTIMATE family time! 
You name it! 
This year I wanted to do something fun that could be a keepsake that we could look back for years to come and see how our kiddos have changed! 
I created a "Family Fun Mini Pack"
Boy New Year's Eve Printable
Girl New Year's Eve Printable
{Remember special things about 2012: friends, favorites, best this about the year...ect}
For Mom & Dad...It's a brand new year
{What do you want out of 2013}
Family Time
Fill this out together! Let you kiddos pick fun things for you to do as a family in 2013

Have a happy and wonderful new year's eve and a blessed 2013!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tot School | Matching and the Letter C

{The Twins ~ Simon and Gabriella ~ 40 months}
After a busy month, being sick and just the utter chaos of the Hoilday Season we are back in {well getting there} with tot school! YAY! We are starting out a little slow! 
This week we are also doing a great mini book advent! {see the post here}

The Lovely Letter C!

C is for Cat
C is for Cup
C is for Carry 
C is for Cuddle

~Matching Games~

"Oh no! The Socks are all mixed up!"
Sock matching fun! 

The twins loved this, neither of them like disorder...so this was pretty much perfect. 

"Pretty Popsicle Stick Patterns"

Gabbi loves making things pretty and this was great for her! She said all the colors before she laid them down! It was so much fun! 

"Popsicle Stick Matching Maddness"

Si loved making a pile of all the colored sticks and the putting them in color piles, he actually did it over and over and over. He liked saying all the colors too! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Advent Mini Book {better late than never}

Here are 4 great printables I made for Advent! Perfect for little kiddos who need shorter daily lessons!
Simply click and save image or drag to desktop!!!



I would recommend printing on cardstock to make them last longer!! ENJOY!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Christmas Story Advent Coloring Book

It's not too late to start Advent! 

Print out all 24 coloring pages with quotations from Luke (first 15 pages) and Matthew (last 9 pages) to reinforce the Christmas story.  Color and read one page per day from December 1st thru the 24th.  Put them all together to make a booklet you can read as a family on Christmas day! 

print all the pages here
What's the meaning of Advent?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A winter BBQ!

The best thing about summer? Hands down for me...BBQ! 
I love the smell of yummy food on the grill!

Grilled Chicken Legs with Veggie Cabob and Corn!

Everything was seasoned with black pepper before grilling. Served with Cottage Cheese and Pear!