I chose to check out Moment by Moment by Jennifer Flanders as a possible devotional for my girls. I was a little surprised with it, because it wasn’t what I expected as a devotional. However, I guess the word “journal” clarifies it more, if I would have read closer! 🙂 It won’t quite fit for what I was originally looking, but I am not disappointed that I decided to get it!! I know my girls will love it!
This devotional journal is divided up into seven different areas of focus. Some examples are “Childhood Memories” and “Personal Favorites” that concentrate more on the individual girl and “Prayers & Graces” and “A Heart for Service” which focus more on their relationship with Jesus and others. Each section includes thought provoking questions and applicable Bible verses with plenty of space to write, draw, paste a picture… for the girls to get creative and honest. Also the illustrations are charming and add an elegant feel to the journal.
I already know I will have to purchase a few more. 🙂 Once one girl receives it, the others will hope to have their own!
I would recommend this devotional journal to most girls of all ages, even into college with how much journalling is starting to catch back on with the younger generation.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookCrash. I was not required to give a positive review, but to solely express my own thoughts and opinions.
In all areas of our lives we should be pursuing learning and improvement. This seems obvious in job situations, but what about the parts where “continued education” isn’t required? Such as marriage? Marriage is a commitment for life so we definitely need to continue growing and learning! Sometimes we just need to be reminded of what we already know and aren’t applying. Other times we may require a few (or more!) kicks in the pants to get out of a rut we’re stuck in!
25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband by Jennifer Flanders is a good book to add to your marriage improvement reading list. With it’s short chapters and straightforward writing, it is easy to read. However, I would echo her suggestion for you to read and work on one chapter a week. Otherwise you might read it in a couple days and yet not do anything for your marriage! Also don’t ignore the “Put It into Practice” sections at the end of each chapter. You may not have time to do them all each week, but they are suggestions to help you apply the topic she discussed in that chapter.
I love the warning on the back… “WARNING: Reading this book may alter the way you look at your husband, your marriage, and life in general. Read at your one risk. Side effects from implementing these principles set forth in these pages may include a more joyful outlook, better communication skills, a healthier relationship, a happier home, and a rekindled desire to love on your man.” 🙂
**The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of the book through BookCrash for my honest opinion.