New Advent Calendar – I’m So Excited!!!

Okay, so four years ago I created my very first homemade advent calendar using cardboard, paper and magazine cut-outs and I was pretty proud of myself and we have enjoyed using it! But it was starting to getting a little weary and dusty and worn out and I was itching to do something different this year. I started perusing Pinterest for inspiration with the following criteria in mind: Inexpensive Easy to make Not going to take up too much space {Read More}

Book Review: Heaven is for Real – Special Movie Edition

After watching a pre-screening of the movie that was based on the book Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo, it made me want to read the book again. I must have borrowed the book from somebody when I first read it several years ago, so when I saw the opportunity to review the new “Special Movie Edition” release, I signed up right away. If you’re not familiar with the story, it’s the true telling of a small-town pastor whose almost {Read More}

Book Review: The Pleasure of His Company by Dutch Sheets

I’ve read some other books by Dutch Sheets before, so I was looking forward to the opportunity to read his latest book The Pleasure of His Company. With 30 short chapters all about how we can enter into and actually enjoy God’s presence, it’s a book that you don’t necessarily want to read all at once, but is great to use as a daily devotional or even weekly reading, as these short chapters still pack plenty of food for thought {Read More}

Movie Review: Heaven is for Real

My husband and I got the opportunity to attend a pre-screening of the movie Heaven is for Real, based on the bestselling book by the same name. Feel free to check out the movie trailer here to get an idea of what the movie is about, but I read the book a few years ago and was deeply touched by this true story of a boy’s encounters with heaven and with Jesus, as told by his father. I had a {Read More}

Ritz Lemon Dilly Sole

I was having some friends over for dinner last month and decided to have sole fillets, but wanted to try something different. I remembered I had some Epicure Lemon Dilly Dip Mix that I hadn’t tried yet and I LOVE dill!! I began to look up other recipes online to find something I might like, but none of them were quite what I was looking for. So I gathered a few ideas and created my own recipe. When I made {Read More}

Review & Giveaway: Roots for the Journey

I recently heard about mom, author, speaker, songwriter and music artist Yancy, who has written and recorded several worship projects and devotionals for kids and adults alike. Her latest project “Roots for the Journey“* started off as a lullaby album for kids, but became much more and is a truly beautiful and simple compilation of songs based on the Word of God that teach kids important truths about God and themselves, but which is a great worship album for adults {Read More}

Book Review: You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream by Holley Gerth

You may recall the review I wrote of Holley Gerth’s book “You’re Already Amazing“, which is a great book for discovering who God created you to be and the strengths and gifts He’s given you. Her next book, “You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream” is a fantastic follow-up that takes things a step further (though it can definitely be read independently) and I am so glad I got the opportunity to review this one for you as well! Here’s what {Read More}

One Found Worthy

I recently told you about the story behind my experience in recording a worship song on our first compilation album called “One Found Worthy“. As the first studio project for Sanctuary House of Prayer‘s new record label ConvUrgent Music, I had no idea what to expect! Though I was singing one of the songs on the album, I didn’t know which other songs had been selected from the many songs submitted by our worship leaders and only got to preview {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel Wrap Up

This is quite belated, but we’ve been super busy and it took me forever to take pictures of our last Advent Christmas ornaments and finally take them all down and put them away until next year. So, here are the pictures of our Truth in the Tinsel experience this year, if you haven’t already seen them on Instagram or Facebook. This year I decided to use Amanda’s new printable ornaments, which was definitely easier and not as much work, but {Read More}

Book Review: Dreams and Visions by Tom Doyle

Jesus appears to be revealing Himself to Muslims through powerful dreams and visions throughout the Islamic world today, and the results are dramatic. Eleven years ago, Pastor Tom Doyle felt God calling him to leave the pastorate and become a full-time missionary in the Middle East and Central Asia. Through his extensive work in the region, which includes over 80 trips to places like Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, and Turkey, Tom has met and recorded the stories {Read More}