I have had a long standing love for Kutless. As I mentioned certain cds become the soundtracks of my life, and every time I think of Kutless I’m always brought back to driving around in my little Neon, going to college, and hanging out […]
Month: May 2012
Oh yes…you DID read that title right….and yes–you are on MY blog. See if you know me very well you probably never expected to see the “S” Word (you know….sex) on my blog….ever. Well to be honest I didn’t really think it ever would show […]
I’ve said it before, I’m sure I’ll say it again, oh how I hate to write a negative review! Especially about books–as a writer I know how awful it is to have people take what you’ve poured your heart into and rip it to shreds–so although I shall rip–I will *try* to do it gently.
My Own Worst Enemy: How to Stop Holding Yourself Back is written to help women stop self sabotaging themselves and learn to shine. While at it’s core and beginning I feel that Janet has some good and valid points I feel like there is some major disconnect somewhere along the way. She uses Bible verses from The Message quite often which many people, teachers, and preachers are quick to point out is meant to be read as a paraphrase of the Bible and not a literal translation. She then proceeds to read between the lines even more by pulling out thoughts which she then treats like doctrine where I cannot see it to be.
While I agree that we should allow God to shine in and *through* us, the Bible as I read it says that we do this to ultimately glorify HIM. Yes it is our gifts that we should use–the ones that HE gives us. I felt that this was getting lost in this book. No matter how I tried I could never get into this book and felt severely disconnected from it while I was reading. Instead of sympathizing with the author I was like the people in the book who she described looking at her a bit askance. I guess I just don’t “get” it. To me it read much, much more as a fluffy “pull yourself up by your bootstraps by living the life YOU deserve” self help book than it was a Biblical based self image perspective book–which is what I was hoping for.
Based on the other Amazon reviews it seems to be a love it or hate it book–so be sure to hop over and read and decide for yourself!
I received this book from Bethany House for my honest review–as you can see I gave it!
You might think that postcard printing is just for businesses–but that’s definitely not the case! Although it’s true that postcards are a great way to promote any business–from a big corporation to a small work from home business, there are many other uses as well!
One of these is a high quality birth announcement! This is what Tyler’s looked like and we got it printed on postcards–they turned out beautifully! You can also use them for party invitations, thank you notes, decorations, flashcards for ABCs or numbers–pretty much they are only limited to your imagination!
Not too long ago I dished about the fact that I’m a closet nerd who loves to read Young Adult books–it’s true! And after reading The Magic Warble naturally I would want to read the next novel in the series The Black Shard. I just love series…I never feel like characters and story lines can grow the way they should if everything is wrapped up into a single book. In my mind the best stories always come in series!
It was fun getting reacquainted with an older Katrina in this book as well as the other characters like Werrien, and Hester and Davina of course too! Fun and easy to read I loved and was surprised at the crazy twist at the end of the book–for someone who prides herself on “calling” things I definitely didn’t see any of the twists coming! The book ends on a cliffhanger…so I’m definitely looking forward to the *next* book even more! This is the book I gave my sister for Christmas and she enjoyed as well. Although it does play off of the Magic Warble it serves well as a stand alone book also. The Black Shard was a very fun read–I’d recommend it for young adults (and slightly older adults…..like me hehe) as well! Be sure to hop on over to Amazon to read some more reviews–so far it has 5 stars!
One lucky reader will win their own copy of The Black Shard! a Rafflecopter giveaway
A very happy Armed Forces Day! To help celebrate I thought I’d share some *awesome* deals and specials that I’ve come across lately for military as well as some of our own money saving tips. Because I truly believe that everyone who serves their country […]