Review-The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers

Hello everyone, it's Audrey and I want to tell you about a book I just got that I think you will love! It's my One Year Devotions for Preschoolers. This devotion has a story, verse and prayer for each day that's short and easy for me to enjoy and understand. It's like my Moms One Year Bible (LINK THIS TOO) only not so big and there are pictures! We read it every day, sometimes in the morning AND the evening before bed. I have been telling my friends all about it but Mom figured we should let the parents know too.

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Link-a-Dinks

Now that I have your attention because of my silly yet accurate description of what this post is about, let's talk about buying books! 

We are blessed at Calvary Vista to have a bookstore right in our building filled with a lot of the titles you see here on the blog. We know that not all of you have access to a Christian store, so for our readers who don't we have some exciting news!

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Sip, Read, Repeat

It's that time again. Summer is coming and I just bought my first of many bottles of Moroccan Mint Iced Tea from Trader Joes. As is my habit in the time between my churches woman's retreat and the start of Summer (Which in my book is June 1st) I begin compiling my summer reading list. Now as you know the Three Ladies of Lit are always reading, but in the summer we do try to make a point of setting aside time for non work related reading if you will. A lot of times we take the summer to re-read books or books that are purely just for fun and offer no profitability other than the fact that we enjoyed them by the pool. However, as we know summer rarely meanders about and before you know it it's August and you are getting bombarded by back to school ads and Christmas decorations. So how do you decide what books make the cut for this precious season? That's exactly what I'm here to tell you today. I have a formula that I developed about three years back when it comes to picking books for my summer reading. It goes like this... one book to help me grow...one book to help me focus...one old friend...one classic. 

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The 2017 List

Hello everyone! Here is it, the 2017 list. The vision behind this list was inspired by our retreats theme of "A Wise Woman Builds Her Home" (Proverbs 14:1) While past years have been more of a shot gun blast, with a wide range of categories and something for everyone, this year we wanted to focus on the women and bring resources to help her as she seeks to be wise.

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Review-The Coming Apostasy by Mark Hitchcock and Jeff Kinley

We're creeping (or racing) toward our annual retreat and you know what that means-overflowing nightstands and very low Kindle batteries!  I just blazed through a new book by one of my favorite authors on the topic of prophecy and eschatology, and since it will be released soon I wanted to post something before it was lost in the last sprint of retreat prep. The book is The Coming Apostasy and my expectations were pretty high.

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Review-Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

When I discover something I really enjoy, I can hardly wait to tell people about it. I recently had a sandwich with lemon aioli on it, and that sauce was the best thing I’ve had in a while. Except for a tomato out of a friends garden. We should all be growing our own tomatoes, for now, I’m grateful he is. And, when we experience something on a better than average level, we should share it.  Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth is a book to be shared, over and over again.

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Review-Earth Psalms by Francine Rivers

It's the new year (sort of) and in addition to a gym membership, lots of us are getting new devotionals. I'm a big fan of books as decor, and devotionals are one of my favorites design elements despite my increasing minimalist tendencies. Having a short insight on a scripture at my fingertips often draws me back to a vertical perspective in the midst of a horizontal, task filled day. And for me, this especially true if the devotional is visually pleasing.

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