Practical Insights for Everyday Christian Living

by Joyce Meyer

GALATIANS & COLOSSIANS

A Biblical Study


83E53BFD-1C24-4E04-AA4F-97085AD3289C_1_201_a I always tread carefully when I read Bible studies. Personal biases and interpretations inevitably abound. Also, there are often times a stigma is attached to a writer or speaker based on their “branch of Christianity”. If God has shown me anything this year, it’s to rejoice in others’ love of him. Instead of judging their background and denomination, I choose to be happy in their desire to serve God and leave it up to Him to show us all where we need to change things in our lives.

I feel like I need to preface this review with my thoughts because we will so often “throw out the baby with the bath water” if someone isn’t worshiping God exactly as we are. As long as nothing conflicts with God’s Word, I will choose to rejoice in their love of God. (1 Thessalonians is a really great book that deals with this idea). 222865AF-0752-483F-93B6-5137DC1207B9_1_201_a

That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed reading  through these verse-by-verse commentaries/devotionals. Joyce Meyer knows the Bible well and understands suffering and perseverance. Her background is so dark and God’s mercy is evident in her change. 

These are a great companion to the Word. They are simple and straightforward to read and I would recommend picking one up each morning and having some time with God! As always, I recommend reading the Word on your own, as well as using other resources and materials. It’s good to hear what God has revealed to others and, ultimately, take it all and ask Him for wisdom on what to do with it.

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Thanks, Hachette Books for these! As always, this is my honest review. Here’s to many more!! Links are in the pics above. Enjoy!!

 

God is pretty sweet how He works…

So, a couple days ago, I blogged about this topic.

And, of course, God drops this in my pocket devo a day or so later:

Screen shot 2015-03-11 at 11.38.46 PMWell, that’s pretty interesting.

I’m preparing to review a book that I am reading on Living Prayerfully and guess what today’s pocket devo is on? You guessed it!! Screen shot 2015-03-11 at 11.42.37 PM

Oh, you think it ends there, don’t you? Well, no, it doesn’t! Remember that review I just did where I was talking about my pride and how confessing it gave me some wisdom? Oh, yes. Absolutely.

Screen shot 2015-03-11 at 11.45.08 PMI could pretty much go on and on. Those are just the last three days. And who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor???????

Dude, my Jesus is AWESOME. He’s got the light in His eyes of one who has been sitting with his friends for hours laughing about the good old days. He is up there just having fun and bringing Himself all kinds of glory.

I LOVE IT!

— Sorry about that last email! I didn’t mean to hit post!!

Duck Commander Devotions for Kids – by Korie Robertson & Chrys Howard

Ok, so you have heard of Duck Dynasty by now, unless you’ve had your  head in buried in a hole for the last couple of years. Of course, there is controversy over some of their beliefs and… antics.?.? However you feel about them, you must admit that they have done pretty well for themselves. They have turned their little duck call business into an EMPIRE! Si, unsweet tea flavored chapstick? Jase bobble head? Duck Dynasty wine!? Cookies? Sunscreen?! You name it, they’ve stamped it!! This picture says it all!!! ha ha ha ha ha

Ok, so they have moved into writing. I suppose if you are good at making duck calls, you are good at writing too…? (; So, with that, Duck Commander Devotions for Kids was born!

Each Page is has a theme and a Scripture verse to go with it.

Screen shot 2015-02-24 at 12.03.29 PMThere are also a lot of cute  illustrations and plenty of stories. My son is using it for his devotions that he does on his own. He says I should give it 5 stars (:

I do think it is cute and has plenty of good things and ideas for growing your kids in a Godly way. However, you would need to be a fan of the show for this book to make sense. All of the stories are centered around the individuals in the family, thus making it limited to children that are familiar with and fans of the Robertsons.

Overall, great, cute, and fun little book. So, thanks much, booklookbloggers, for sending this our way! As always, this is my honest review. Here’s to many more!!