Tuesday, April 23, 2019

God's Word to Dream On by Diane Stortz

God's Word to Dream On
Written by Diane Stortz
Illustrated by Diane Le Feyer

Book Description 
Hearing Bible stories read out loud at bedtime is often a child's first introduction to spending time with God's Word—and the effects can last a lifetime. In God's Words to Dream On, bestselling author Diane Stortz (The Sweetest Story Bible) and incredible illustrator Diane Le Feyer offer a vibrant combination of story and picture with a "once upon a time" voice that stays true to God’s powerful Word.
Fifty-two stories take children ages 4–8 through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation in a way that helps young readers see God's plan from before Creation to send Jesus to make the world right again. These carefully chosen stories teach children about God’s provision, love, and strength—the perfect truths to be in their hearts as they drift off to sleep.
Ideal for birthday, baptism, and "I love you" gifts from parents, grandparents, Sunday school teachers, and godparents, God's Words to Dream On helps children understand the value of reading God's Word every day. Each engaging Bible story includes:
A brief Bible verse called God’s Words to Dream On
A good-night prayer related to the story called Sleepy-Time Prayer
A short summary thought called Bedtime Blessing
God's Words to Dream On also includes ideas for establishing a good bedtime routine with your kids, tips for reading aloud, and inspiration for introducing children to the greatest Book of all.

My Thoughts

I liked this book from the moment I held it in my hands. The quality of the book itself is superb, and I like the little sparkles! The colors are pretty and restful yet cheerful, too. The artwork is engaging an whimsical. We, my daughter and I, read a bit and found it to be well-written and interesting. There are numerous stories that you can enjoy with your little ones.

My Amy, aged 17, told me this is a keeper. I quite agree. I'm building a stash of books to keep for grandlittles and to give to littles.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I use the Goodreads star system.
★               Did not like it
★★            It was okay
★★★         Liked it
★★★★      Really liked it
★★★★★   It was amazing

Sunday, April 21, 2019

I'm in Awe!

Amy Lane Photography 
I am in awe of a Love 
that would choose to suffer so much for another. 

I am in awe of a Love 
that would not answer back to lies and false accusations. 

I am in awe of a Love 
that is so strong, it would not cry out for mercy when brutally struck and beaten over and over. 

I am in awe of a Love 
that would be silent when He could have stopped the torture at any moment. 

I am in awe of a Love 
that would love and ask God's forgiveness for His torturers, mockers, persecutors, and executioners because "they know not what they do."

I am in awe because He is awesome. 

I am in awe because Jesus is God's Son and He is Love.

I thank You God.

I thank You Jesus. 

 There is no way to express the gratitude I feel because I am in awe that You did this for me and for every person who will accept Your death and resurrection as payment for their sins.

I believe! Thank You for doing this so that we might have eternal life.


Just Something to Think About....

Blessed to be a Blessing

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Surgery Update & Happy Easter


Popping in for a minute to tell you Lowell's knee surgery went well. The doctor said he did great. He's in a lot of pain, but he's getting around in the house with a walker. The physical therapist will visit at the house daily M-F for the next week and a half. 

Thank you all for praying.

I will continue my break. Busy busy taking care of my high school sweetheart whom I married 32 years ago. In sickness and in health....

Happy Easter everyone!