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Book Review: "Jesus Helps Me"

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Swoosh! Splash! Cheer! An array of fascinating birds introduce children to a deeper understanding of Jesus’ words in John 12:44-47 and his call for all to believe in him. This newest book in the beloved Knowing My God series offers an updated look, expanded content, and dazzling full-page photos. This is a Learn book, which offers four levels of exploration: a quoted Bible passage, beautiful real-world photographs, supportive captions to relate the passage meaning to a child’s life, and thinking questions to personalize the experience. A parent guide gives tips for involving a baby, toddler, and child. My Review: If you enjoy bright colors then this book is sure to catch your attention.  This new board book is available starting February 1st, 2016 and you can order your copy HERE.  The pages in this book have bright colors paired with nature pictures that are going to capture attention of all ages.  Each page has some scriptures to read as well as short sentences that share some ways Jes…

Review: Inspiring Words 30 Verses From The Bible You Can Color

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Take time to relax, sit back, and meditate on God’s Word. Inside these pages, you’ll find thirty unique and creative illustrations focusing on key verses from the Bible, each offering an opportunity to connect with Scripture while exploring your creativity. Throughout, NIV verses are paired with detailed line art, and each page is printed on high-quality, thick paper stock that won’t bleed through. And when you’re finished coloring with markers, pens, watercolors, or colored pencils, the completed page can be removed, allowing you to display your work for even more daily inspiration.
My Review: Coloring is a great pastime when you are a parent since you can enjoy it with your kids.   I color with my kids and with my students at school.  
I love many of the scriptures that they included in this book as they are great encourages.    So this book can help you relax but then you can gift it to a friend to encourage them!   I actually gifted the book to a friend for her birthday and she loved…

NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition Understanding God's Message in the Last Days

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Book Description
The prophecies of the Bible assure us that God will prevail. The NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition has hundreds of pages of special features that offer a broad understanding of prophetic themes, salvation, covenants, and other important doctrines of the Christian faith.
Features include: Introduction to Bible Prophecy Index to Prophetic Passages Top 20 Questions about Bible Prophecy Diamonds for Daily Living God's Great Promises God's Great Salvation Evidences Spokesmen for God Bible Insights Bible Prophecy Charts Full concordance New King James Version® (NKJV) translation Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles
Prophecy Study Bibles sold to date: Over 250,000 units
The New King James Version—More than 60 million copies sold in 30 years
My Review: Thanks Booklook program for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review. 
I first wanted to review this Bible because I have several friends that always talks about John Hagee.…

Book Review: "Life is _________ Forty- Day Experience" by Judah Smith

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Book Description

What is life? What are we here for? What will bring us true satisfaction and lasting happiness? In this companion to his highly-anticipated new book, Life Is ___, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Judah Smith takes readers on a forty-day devotional journey through Scripture to find the answers to these and others of our deepest questions. In forty daily readings, Judah helps readers understand that the meaning of life is found in loving and being loved, in enjoying God to the fullest, in trusting Him in every moment, and remaining at peace with God, others, and ourselves. This thought-provoking and inspiring collection of meditations is sure to reveal new and illuminating truths about what God intends for every person's life.

About the Author

Judah Smith is the lead pastor of the City of Church in Seattle, Washington. The City Church is a thriving multisite church noted for its cultural relevance, commitment to biblical integrity and faith, and love fo…

Book Review: "Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids" by Whee Winn

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Knock, knock. Who’s there?
Don’t get so excited, it’s just a joke.
Knock, knock. Who’s there?
Anita to borrow a pencil.
New from Zonderkidz, here’s a collection of knock-knock jokes that is both hilarious and wholesome.Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids is sure to send every kid you know to his knees in a breath-stealing, side-splitting, uncontrollable fit of giggles. It’s that funny. And with more than 350 jokes, the laughs are sure to never quit.
This collection provides fun for the whole family and includes bonus Q& A jokes and riddles too!
My Review: We all need a little laughter medicine and my kids have been enjoying the daily laughs from  this book.   I even had some fun and posted a couple of the cold weather jokes on my Facebook page and several people loved them since we were in the negative temperatures the last two weeks.   Knock knock
Who's there?
Emma
Emma who? 
Emma bit cold out here, could you let me in?
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Harry.
Harry who?
Harry up,it's …

Review and Giveaway- "Snuggle Time Prayers"

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Snuggle Time Prayers, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Cee Biscoe, is a perfect bedtime collection of fifteen prayers. This padded cover board book will help children settle down at bedtime and remind them of their blessings as they draw closer to God.
My Review: This board book is perfect to jump start your kids prayers life!   There are 15 different prayers to pray with scriptures to back up all 15 prayers.   Some scriptures include Ecclesiastes 3:1- "There is a time for everything" and 1 John 3:1- "See what amazing love the father has given us."  
This would be a book that your kids will enjoy reading over and over again and as a parent you will enjoy them learning to pray!   The pictures on this include different animals on each page, each very adorable.   There is also some rhyming in the prayers but not every line so it can be a fun game to play to see who can find the rhyming words.   
This book retails for $9.99 on Zondervan.  
Thank you Zonderv…

Book Review: "Little One, God Loves You"

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Little One, God Loves You, written by Amy Warren Hilliker and inspired by the New York Times#1bestseller The Purpose-Driven Life, is a cute and cuddly board book that let’s children know God made them solely for the purpose of loving them.
My Review: This book will be released on February 2, 2016.   
Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.   I was not paid for this review and all opinions are 100% mine.  
This simple rhyming board book is a hit in my house.   It reminds us that God loves us, we are His family, He helps us, I can be a helper, and I can help others hear about God.   These basic biblical truths are so important to teach our children!   We need them to understand at a young age that God loves them and to share His love with others.  
Make sure you order your copy!
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Knock knock. Who's there? Harry. Harry who? Harry up,it's cold out here!

Knock knock Who's there? Emma Emma who?  Emma bit cold out here, could you let me in?
You know it's just the normal January FREEZE here!   How many days till I can wear flip flops again?

Book Review: "Angels in the Bible Storybook"

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Book Description: Where were the angels when God created the world? Why did an angel force a donkey off a road? Who did the angels get out of jail twice? Young readers will find answers to these and other questions in this exciting storybook, written by bestselling author Allia Zobel Nolan with illustrations by Alida Massari. Angels in the Bible Storybook gives children a fascinating look into how God’s powerful behind-the-scenes helpers interacted with Bible greats from Abraham, Lot, and Gideon to Zechariah, Mary, and Jesus himself, acting as messengers, protectors, warriors, and more.
My Review: Thank you Zondervan for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are 100 % mine.  
So I thought I knew most of the stories and scriptures with Angels but I learned a lot with this Bible Storybook.   I mean we all know and Angel appeared a lot leading up to Jesus birth from talking to Mary and Joseph to shepherds but there are sev…

Ozeri Precision II Digital Bathroom Scale Review

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Newly updated, the sturdy Ozeri Precision II Digital Bathroom Scale now features Ozeri's Weight Change Detection Technology that highlights your net weight change in GREEN for Weight Loss and in RED for Weight Gain by calculating the change of your current weight from your previous recorded weight. With its built-in memory, you never have to worry about writing down your current weight just to see how your weight changes between weigh-ins. Each time you step on the scale it will display your current weight and your net weight change will illuminate GREEN for weight loss and RED for weight gain, providing a visual form of intuitive feedback so that you can focus on your trend and not just the numbers. Whether your goals are weight loss or muscle gain, the Ozeri Precision II Digital Bathroom Scale features the latest generation of StepOn Technology that measures up to 440 pounds upon stepping onto the scale, with no tapping required to turn on or activate the scale. It ships with a …

Book Review: "Jesus is for You" By Judah Smith

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Book Description What would it be like if someone were completely, 100 percent for you? The loser. The rising star. The drug addict. The good Christian kid gone bad. The undeserving overwhelmed with gratitude. Whoever you are and wherever you’ve been—Jesus is for you. Not when you clean up your act or when do the right thing or when put your life back together.
Jesus is for you—in the midst of now. Whether you woke up amazed by your blessings or shamed by the worst mistake of your life. Jesus is for you and with you, and He’s not going anywhere. The heartfelt and honest stories in these pages reveal what it means to experience Jesus and discover the real life He promises. With insight from New York Times–bestselling author Judah Smith and backed by Scripture, this book will allow you breathe deeply the profound truth that Jesus is for you.

About the Author
Judah Smith is the lead pastor of the City of Church in Seattle, Washington. The City Church is a thriving multisite church noted f…
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This morning #titusemerylee was trying to fill his daddy's shoes and it may be cute and all but it got me thinking... How often do we try to fill Gods shoes (role) each day. Instead of trusting him and letting Him guide an direct us we are quick to make our own plans, thinking we know better then our Heavenly Father. We are quick to come to the rescue or bring a new plan instead of building our faith or helping others build their faith. Let us all listen to God and follow his paths and his plans ... I know they will be better then mine any day! Don't have a heart of Jeremiah 18:12 but rather a heart of Jeremiah 29:11.

Happy 2016!!!

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Happy New Year!   2016
This year we brought the new year in with family in Wisconsin.    We even made our own party hats and got silly!   Nope still didn't make it to midnight...yawn!  I was so sleepy and don't see the point when we can see the ball drop in New York!  
Happy 2016! Some of us sit down and make our resolutions which can be great but this year I am sitting down and asking God what His plan is for me and my family this year! I know he has great plans for the Flanigans in 2016. He has a purpose for me and he has one for you! This year my plan is to walk boldly where ever he calls me! My direction this year is focused on the vision God places before me. "Where there is no vision (direction) the people perish." Thank you Jesus for the encouragement and direction you give me each day in 2016.
Hope 2016 is filled with God's blessings!