Devotions From The Kitchen Table

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Edwards, Stacy. Devotions From The Kitchen Table. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing. 2017.

SUMMARY:
Filled with 90 devotions surrounding the kitchen, Devotions from the Kitchen Table invites readers to rest a moment, pause with friends, gather at the table, and enjoy the many blessings bestowed in the comforts of home. Supper, pinwheels, crumbs, gardening and fingerprints are just a few of the many two-page devotionals included in this new book by the author, Stacy Edwards. Coupled with gorgeous photographs in each short yet full devotion, the pale pink ribbon only magnifies further this beautiful and inspirational devotional.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Charming, delightful and brilliant describe this warm and pleasurable devotional. With thicker, shinier pages full of colorful photographs, a short message themed around a Bible verse, scripture references and a prayer to keep close to your heart throughout the day, I would be happy to receive as well as proud to give this stunning book. Based on thoughts from the kitchen (dishes, desserts, coffee, laundry), when joined with scripture and personal stories, this devotional seeps relief, contentment and happiness. The only thing that could possibly have made this even more enjoyable would have been included recipes for the lovely pictures. Well done!

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Devotions From The Kitchen Table from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*

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Words To Live By

Gilden, Linda J. Parker, Darlene V. Words to Live By: One Word A Week- 52 Ordinary Words That Lead To An Extraordinary Life. Franklin, TN: Worthy Publishing. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Words are powerful. Whether used to inspire, encourage and uplift or to hurt, degrade and humiliate, words can change lives. Suggesting ordinary words can have huge impacts on people, authors Darlene Parker and Linda Gilden share 52 everyday words which may lead to positive results if used to strengthen, embolden and hearten. Words such as honor, clean, barter, worship, rejoice, listen and accept are broken into sections containing 5 devotions each. With related scriptures, personal stories, and creative actions, there are enough ordinary words for a year but possible positive effects for years to come.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
While many choose a word to live by for a year, Words To Live By- One Word A Week takes that challenge a bit further. Set up in devotion form, the reader is inspired and then encouraged to share the word with others through words, thoughts and deeds. Easy to use, full of inspiration, and packaged with a beautiful cover, this devotional would be perfect for a ministry, Bible study, sermon series or personal use. Words definitely have the power to change lives depending on how they are used.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Words To Live By from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*

Home & Garden Devotions

Byrd, Sandra. Home & Garden Devotions: The One Year Series. Carol stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. 2015.

SUMMARY:
homeandgardendevotionsThe One Year devotional series touts devotions that are do-able and daily. With many in the series, Home & Garden Devotions joins a magnitude of other books inviting taking the time for a brief devotion centered around God and an interest. Through one-page-length devotions, dated and complete with a scripture, Sandra Byrd makes connecting easy with God, even for the busiest of people. Personal, relate-able, inspiring and absorbing, this larger-sized devotional is perfect for daily time with God.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Beautiful! The design, writing and inspirations are perfect for staying true to God throughout the year. I enjoyed the shared thoughts, the gift of scripture, the connections, and the warm-hearted manner in which the short devotions were written. Humor, compassion and insightfulness surround each devotion pertaining to the home (spring cleaning) and garden (new soil). Each month starts with a well-planned tip (craft, recipe, home idea, garden advice) which just makes sense (a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moment). I am looking forward to the new year to begin this set of devotions…as well as a cleaner house and prettier garden!

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Home & Garden Devotions from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review*