Our Presidents & Their Prayers

by Rand Paul and James Randall Robinson

“…open the eyes of my understanding, and help me thoroughly to examine myself concerning my knowledge, faith and repentance…” — George Washington

As a HUGE history lover, this book spoke right to my heart. All of my heroes and their prayers in one gorgeous, hardcover book. It’s absolutely beautiful!! Each chapter highlights a president and the different prayers that they have publicly, or personally scripted. It also speaks about each one and their relationship with God. Amazingly enough, it has a chapter for every single president!

I loved reading over the prayers and seeing where our country has been and how God has protected us through many things. It is encouraging to have so much faith in the leaders of our great country. I highly recommend!

Thank you, so much, for this wonderful book in exchange for my review! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!

So full of answered prayers

It’s amazing how God works. Four years ago, I was an Area Manager in a prosperous business. I had everything going for me. I was all in! The problem was, I was having a hard time squeezing God in. I was scared to because I didn’t want to hear Him tell me that my job is not what I am supposed to be doing. “But it’s perfect! I can still homeschool! I can handle it!”. IMG_2021

Finally, FINALLY, I sat and listened to what I already knew. It was time to quit. Quit? And then what? God said, “Quit and write”. ???? Write? So, I shared with my husband and he suggested that I start a blog. I thought that was a cool idea, so I started my first blog over at http://www.aTransParentMom.blogspot.com

It did well, but I wasn’t committed to it. After a couple years of floundering around, I asked God what I needed to be doing differently. Through some different avenues, I came across the huge need for bloggers that can review books.

So, let me get this straight…I get free books BEFORE they come out? I get to talk to and interview authors? Yes, please!!! After switching over to wordpress a few months ago and getting serious about blogging, I have seen an explosion of growth in only a few months!!!

With my health as it is, God gave me the perfect job. It’s truly amazing. Always follow Him. He created us. He knows what will bring us the greatest joy. We may not see the path, but that’s why it’s faith. Faith that He wants the best for us. Faith that He loves us and wants to lead us to our greatest happiness which is His greatest glory.

psalm 13This is the most amazing verse to me. It is David as he is going through some horribly difficult times. In fact, the first couple of verses in this chapter say, “Long enough, God – you’ve ignored me long enough. I’ve looked at the back of your head long enough. Long enough I’ve carried this ton of trouble, lived with a stomach full of pain. Long enough my arrogant enemies have looked down their noses at me.”

He continues with, “Take a good look at me, God, my God; I want to look life in the eye, so no enemy can get the best of me or laugh when I fall on my face.”

He then finishes with this BEAUTIFUL ending of being full of answered prayers. So. Incredibly. Beautiful. There is nothing I want more than to seek my Jesus because only He can lead me to sing at the top of my lungs because I’m so full of answered prayers.