Stories Behind the Songs & Hymns about Heaven

by Ace Collins

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I have to admit, I have a bit of a soft spot for this song. Piano sounds pouring through our home as my mother played this song anytime she needed to sit and be alone for a few moments. With our busy household, those moments were few and far between. When I hear it now, I miss the sounds of my childhood and my Mother being one room over — as opposed to 500 miles away.

As you can imagine, when I received this book, I was quick to turn to this hymn and read about its origins. I wasn’t disappointed. What a beautiful story it is. Lasting hymns, or any art really, only touch hearts if they have some depth and soul to them. A moving story behind it. A heartache that is felt by many even when it is still so personal to the author, composer, or artist.

I’m always so thankful for books like this. While I love a good piece of fiction, nothing really moves me like the true stories of God lifting others out of darkness and hopelessness. I encourage you to pick up a copy. With the holidays right around the corner, you can’t go wrong!

While I was given this book to review, I am always honest about my opinions. I will say that the only down side to this is that the author couldn’t always publish the lyrics. That, I know, is no fault of his. It would be nice to have them all there to ponder over as you read the stories that led to their creation. Good news – only a few are missing!

Link is in the above pic and throughout the page. Be sure to grab a copy! Thanks again, Baker Books!

A Giving Heart: A Coloring Book Celebrating Motherhood

by Stephanie Corfee

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You know I love my coloring books! Well, Hachette got it right again with this new one from Stephanie Corfee. It’s visually stunning and has such beautiful passages in it.

Be sure to pick up a copy of this beautiful book (and check out some of her others too!) for a momma you know. It will definitely brighten her day!

Thanks for this great book in exchange for my review. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to manymore!

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Things I heard this week…

Having two boys can be fun and exciting. You never really know what’s coming next. There’s something special about a mom’s relationship with her boys. I would never trade it!

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That being said, here are a few things that I actually heard this week:

1. Little Toot to his older brother. “You don’t have to tell me what to do. I already know how to live my life!!!!”

2. “Mom! I jumped up and looked over the stall in the bathroom at Hardee’s. There was actually a guy in there! He totally saw me! When he came out, I said, ‘Sorry! I didn’t know you were in there’. He wasn’t happy.”

3. “(The Large Child) has a new nickname. We call him, “White Shadow”.

4. “I take a long time to poop because every time it starts to fall out, I like to pull it back in. It feels cool!”

5. “Dad. Don’t forget! Happy wife, happy life”

6. “Mom! You aren’t fat. You used to be really fat, but now you’re not.”

Just a few of the many delightful things I get to hear.

All in a day’s work. Right, Moms?