“L” is for Lies

“L” is for Lies

noun 1. false statements made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. 2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression; imposture 3. inaccurate or false statements; a falsehood.

A friend (Hi Michelle) asked me what was going on with my blog and book reviews and noticed I hadn’t posted in awhile. Her words were such an encouragement to me. Starting this blog was exciting, and documenting kids books I LOVED is my thing! And writing… I think it is something the Lord is strongly strongly prompting shouting at me to do. So why did I slow down….?

Satan’s Lies

I got hung up on wanting this blog to be “perfect” and believed the LIES of the enemy. Satan is a deceiver! I KNOW this… but maybe missed these lies that crept in – “No one cares what you have to say” or “you can’t post a book review  next because your IG page sequence will be ruined” or “what your writing needs to be more profound, or new” or “Someone already knows about that book” or “But you don’t have anyone following you” … NONE of that matters… Usually that’s the basics of Satan’s underlining LIE – getting us to take our focus off God and look around and compare he gets us to believe “that what God said wasn’t actually true.”

I have to get back to what God showed me… He wants me to write… today it looks like this simple blog… tomorrow who knows… but any step is a step towards the calling He has given me. I can’t listen to Satan’s LIES that cause me to take my eyes off of what God has clearly shown me.

We are all called to preach the gospel and make disciples but God’s calling on each of our lives looks different. It will absolutely look different than the person next to you… BUT know He does have a SPECIFIC calling for YOUR life!! Don’t let Satan have any room to keep you from what God is calling you to do!

Get behind me Satan!

I trust that God has WONDERFUL things in store… will I know what they are? Well, eventually… but probably not for awhile. To reach the end and learn what the plan for my life was – which was the plan the whole time – I just need to spend each day falling more in love with Jesus! I MUST NOT LISTEN TO THE LIES OF THE DEVIL! He is False! Satan is deceiving me! He is trying to derail me!

So I sat on “L” … I had half written a post about “Life” and that we only experience true life in knowing Christ. But it was the realization that I let the enemy get my ear that led me to write about his lies.

My Heart

Lord Jesus, MUTE the voice of Satan! Put a hedge of protection around me. Keep my eyes fixed on you and the path you are setting before me. Help me be obedient and have discernment on what steps to take toward what you have set me apart to do. Thank you that you are my enabler and thank you that you have already defeated Satan.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

I Am 40 Reasons to Trust God

I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God by by Diane Stortz (Author) and Diane Le Feyer (Illustrator)

Target Reader:

I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God is a another one of my favorite bible storybooks. It is FOR SURE for children of ALL ages. We read it to our toddler and preschooler. This book is even more perfect for early and young readers as well! I actually have thought that I want to gift this bible to my grandma who is in her 80’s. Her walk with the Lord got serious in only the last 5 years, and her understanding isn’t what it used to be. I feel like this book would even be great for her. This is a great bible even for a non-christian household. It doesn’t cut corners in the details of the stories and can sneak in as a “bedtime story book” and the family would be getting 100% right on Gospel!
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Oh Hey GOD of the UNIVERSE… Could you hold on a sec?

Hey God, are you there? Can you hear me? I know you’re there, I know you hear me – It is my heart’s desire to hear from YOU the God of the Universe, who created me from nothing, who wants to pour out blessings on my life.


Lord, I Hear you! BUT could you just hold on a sec?! Or a minute, or a day, or a week, month or year. If you are like me, you want God to be near. You desire His perfect will for your life. You want to know Him more. Continue reading “Oh Hey GOD of the UNIVERSE… Could you hold on a sec?”

The book that made my life EASIER

When I was pregnant with my 1st baby, a dear friend blessed me with a copy of “On Becoming Babywise” – to this day, and 2 more babies later, I am SO SO thankful. I have 3 sleeping babies right now and maybe 2 hours to myself! My babies were all sleeping through the night in their beds by 3 months old. To anyone out there contemplating what to do with their baby in terms of a schedule and everything… or if you’re just thinking “what do I do with a baby?” since they don’t come with manuals… THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER!!!

That’s all I wanted to share! 🙂

Lift the Flap Bible

Lift the Flap Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones (Author) and Tracey Moroney (Illustrator)

Target Reader:

Lift the Flap Bible is noted as being for children 3 to 5. We have been reading this book since our oldest was 1 though. I would say it’s ideal for all young children and even toddlers too. It does have flaps though, obviously, so if you have one of those flap-ripper-toddlers you will have to watch them closely. This would be a great book for a child in a not-so-christian home, it is a really  good mix of bible stories to expose a young child to the scriptures.
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“K” is for Kindness

“K” is for Kindness

noun 1. A good sense, zeal towards anyone. 2. the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. 3. Goodness, Kindness, Faithfulness

I’m a woman – so lets go straight to Proverbs 31, (slight sarcasm here…) and we find the word kindness in verse 26 – When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness. 

This is the only verse in Proverbs 31 about the “Godly woman” talks about her speech. I do really want to be this woman – especially in my speech.

Thankfully Salvation though, is about HIS kindness not mine!  Romans 2:4 says: Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?

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My Great Big God

My Great Big God: 20 Bible Stories to Build a Great Faith by Andy Holmes (Author),‎ Marta Alvarez Miguens (Illustrator)

Target Reader:

My Great Big God: 20 Bible Stories to Build a Great Faith is cute. With its board book pages, I would say this book can be for an infant all the way up to a young reader. It really simplifies the stories that it would be a great tool to familiarize your child with these bible stories.
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“J” is for Joy


Noun 1. a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

This life has its parts that kinda suck. That looks different for each one of us… But God doesn’t want us to hold on to the lame parts of our day, He wants to give us joy IN the lame parts of our days. In fact, His Joy is our strength to get through the lame parts. Nehemiah 8:10b says “Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!” Continue reading ““J” is for Joy”

“I” is for Insight


noun 1. an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, especially through intuitive understanding 2. penetrating mental vision or discernment; faculty of seeing into inner character or underlying truth. 3. In Psychology: an understanding of relationships that sheds light on or helps solve a problem. In Psychotherapy: the recognition of sources of emotional difficulty. 4. an understanding of the motivational forces behind one’s actions, thoughts, or behavior; self-knowledge.

Too often I find my self wondering “What Do I Do?”. Usually this is in my home when I see my child planning out how she wants jump off something or climb up high on something else. By the grace of God, she ends up not too banged up. I wonder this also, when I step back and think about how little food my toddler eats, how is she not starving? What do I Do? Other times, I wonder this when I don’t know what step to take next in life. Go left, or go right? Say yes or say no? Continue reading ““I” is for Insight”

“H” is for hate

In a past season I wrote a handful of these ABC entries and I moved them over to My Whirlwind Life. So if the story itself seems dated in some way… that’s because I wrote it a few years ago.

So 4 months passed between “G” and “H”and “hate” was the “H” word that came to me, over and over again when I wrote this a couple years ago. So today my “no, think of a different word” excuse isn’t working. So here it is.


verb1. Intense and passionate dislike for someone or something
. 2. To have a strong aversion to something
 3. Used politely to express one’s regret or embarrassment at doing something

I don’t think I should use the word “hate” enough for the right things. I want to be a loving and kind person. Ideally so hate shouldn’t be something I feel towards people especially. I think there are for sure things I hate to do or hate to eat.

In this very moment I ask myself “what do you really hate?” I can’t think of a food, I can only think of running, but I don’t know that I actually hate running. I can’t think of a person, which is good. But what does come to mind is that I hate how I frustrate myself. If I could map out what I want to accomplish in a week, from little things to big things, I hate characteristics within myself that conflict with accomplishing things. Continue reading ““H” is for hate”