Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Change With Blogger( Again!)

 If you receive my posts by email as of July 1st Google will no longer support Feed Burner which is the subscription service which Google Blogger uses currently.  I'm looking at using a service called Mail Chimp for people to use to subscribe to my blog. I got the shock of my life when I saw my Followers number which is about 46 is different from my email subscribers list which is 931! Blogger doesn't send alerts about new subscribers. About 800 email addresses are spam addresses! So I'm going to clean up that mess of a list. I need to figure out how to transfer you all to my new subscription service. I'll let you know when I get the new email subscription service.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Book- The Hope We Hold Finding Peace in the Promises of God by Jeremy and Jinger Vuolo


I was supposed to get this out last week before the book launched on May 4th since I'm on the launch team but a terrible thing has happened in family and I got side tracked.  This isn't a review but just to let you know about the book and to let you know what it is about.

In the introduction of The Hope We Hold on pages 2-3 I Peter 1:3-9 is referenced  and if you are not familiar off hand about theses verses tell about the God promise to be with us through the trials we may or rather will face in life. Even though we were stuck in our sin God showed us undeserving mercy. In case you didn't realize it, just because we are now saved, doesn't mean we will never face difficulties.

Here's a brief excerpt from the book: " But in our grief, we can be confident that our trials aren't for nothing. Each trial is a fire that purifies our faith, refining us, bringing us into God's glory." Later in the same the same paragraph we are told: "God is not only with you in the fire, but He promises to carry you to the other side as a new creation." Isn't that awesome sisters?

Jeremy and Jinger share about the lives before they met and after. They share about the ups and downs the went through individually and as a couple.

I'm looking forward to finishing this book. Right it on sale on Amazon for $16.43. 


Note: I purposely didn't go into detail about what has has happened in Jinger's family regarding her brother. Due to the sensitivity nature  and for the privacy of that brother's children please refrain from mentioning the details in your comments other than you're praying. Thank you for understanding.


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day

 I want to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day!

Photo by Julia Kadel courtesy of 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Book Review-Peanut Butter and Dragon Wings by Shari Zook


Peanut Butter and Dragon Wings by Shari Zook is a story of heartache through mothering a difficult child, giving up two precious foster children, an unspeakable betrayal and more. Her feelings are raw and she is honest about her battle with depression. But this is also a story of hope. Hope and trust in Jesus.

At the end of each chapter there is a section called Looking Inside which are questions to have the reader dig deeper into her own experiences from what was read. I didn't like the questions. Not because I don't like questions but rather they forced me to really think about my own feelings inadequacy as Christian wife and mother and struggles with  my own experience with depression.
One of the questions she asks is on fear.  From the 1st chapter: Place your hiding on a sliding scale, somewhere between nervousness about looking bad at one, and straight up terror at ten. Where are your particular places of fear? I'm going to be honest and say ten for me. But this review isn't about me.
If you are going to read this book I suggest you get a pretty journal for writing your thoughts and answers to the questions to what you've read.
 I plan on reading this again and getting a journal to record my thoughts

At the end of the book there are great resources for the topics Shari talks about in her book. Topics like foster care, spiritual healing, mental health resources and more.

I believe this book is for any woman regardless of age who is struggling spiritually, mentally and physically. 
Peanut Butter and Dragon Wings is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released on July 6th.

I received a review ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.  

Saturday, May 1, 2021

A Call to Prayer- Photo by Naassom Azvedo Courtesy

This wasn't the post I had planned for today ( well this evening now). I had planned a wonderful welcome May post. But so much is going on in our nation, in our world that I decided to switch gears.

There is so much evil in the world it just makes me sick.  We are bombarded with news of this terrible thing or that horrible  tragedy.  Ladies, Satan is out to kill and destroy marriages and families. He doesn't care who gets caught in the cross fire.

So I'm asking all of you  if you feel led to take time to pray everyday starting Sunday May 2nd -Sunday May 9th , Mother's Day for marriages and families. 

Pray for broken marriages.

Pray for prodigal family members who have left the faith.

Pray for broken relationships between parents and their children and that they be restored.

Pray for protection from the evil influences of the internet, in particular social media.

Pray for strength for families who are struggling and feel like they can't go on.

Pray for Christian couples to draw near to Christ and not be influenced by the world's ideas.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some things and I'm sure you can think of others.  I'm just feeling heartbroken over a sweet sister in the Lord, who is going through a very difficult trial with her marriage and I just felt we as followers of Christ need to pray. Next week I hope to post some book reviews and book launches. Have a blessed Sunday.

Pray for the salvation of lost family members.

Moving My Blog

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