Growing up, I was plagued almost daily with negative thoughts. Positivity was not something that was purposefully instilled upon my by my parents. They did the best they could, but without a personal relationship with Jesus, the importance of my thoughts and words and the effect they had on me spiritually, physically and emotionally was not at the forefront of their minds.
What I wouldn’t have given to know Jesus back then, when the roots of negativity began to take root in my own heart. And often times, it helps to read the stories of others and how they’ve overcome negative thinking
I love hugs. I’m not sure I got enough of them as a child because I really miss them when I don’t have them every day. Three of my four children are non huggers. Not so much when they were little, but now that they are grown up I have to bribe them in order to get them to hug on me. Thankfully, my youngest, 13, still enjoys his mama’s hugs. Perhaps he’ll stay young forever!
While we are on the subject of hugs, I had a chance to review a book for children all about hugs.
I was recently given the opportunity to review this book by FrontGate Blogger Network. I received the book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
You Carried Me by Melissa Ohden
About The Book
Melissa Ohden is fourteen when she learns that she is the survivor of a botched abortion. In YouCarriedMe, she details for the first time her search for her biological parents and her own journey from anger and shame to faith and forgiveness.
After a decade-long search Melissa finally locates her birth father and writes to extend forgiveness, only to learn that he
I don’t normally post on Sundays. But I had the opportunity to review this adorable book so I wanted to make sure it fit it into my posting schedule. Thank you for reading and I hope you will enter the giveaway!
As a mid-life mom, I no longer have littles running around the house anymore. And I am still waiting for the grandbabies to come along. However, I do teach Sunday School for ages 4-6 at my church, so I love when I get the opportunity to review products that we could use in our classroom!
God’s Amazing World is a beautifully illustrated story of God’s creation for children ages 4-8.
Gracie and her cousin Bo explore the seven days of Creation, all without leaving the backyard! As Gracie tells the story of how God made the world, she and Bo find evidence of each day’s work right there around them. When they get to Day 2, the day God created the sky, they take a moment to cloud watch. Day 3 leads them to play in the water, and on Day 6, they imitate the cows and pigs and lions God made.
The first thing I noticed about this book was it’s strikingly beautiful cover. It made me want to read it. This sweet, clever picture book by Eileen Spinelli overflows with enthusiasm for God’s Creation, and children will catch the excitement and will begin to view their own surroundings