Friday, August 16, 2013

My Princess Devotions, Preschool Edition by Karen Whiting

My Princess Devotions, Preschool Edition
Karen Whiting
Tyndale Kids

Little girls will be delighted to receive this princess themed devotional filled with words from the King.  I got this because my 7 year old daughter just loves princesses and fairies and more, and I wondered if this would be a good book for her.  The exterior has artwork with princesses and some raised embossing for decoration, just right for little girls, preschool and older.  The question is... would God's Word be presented appropriately?  I think it was.
Each page is devoted to a day of the year and has a title, the Royal Words, Princess Thoughts,  A Prayer for the King, and Princess in Action sections.  The variety and subjects of the verses are well picked and show a wide range of verses that are great for anyone to learn.  The princess thoughts are explanations of the verses appropriate for a preschooler.  I didn't think any were out of line.  There is a brief prayer, and an action to go with the verse such as  showing your parents honor by obeying them, etc.  The thoughts do not go deep into meaning but  do provide sufficient information for the appropriate age level, although a few I thought digressed a little.
Overall, I would recommend this book for preschool and even up through about 7.  My daughter is excited about it, and I'm glad to let her have it.

I received this book from the publisher.  All opinions are my own, and I was not required to give a positive opinion.  Thank you.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


I've been very lax on posting photos lately, and I have a wedding and other things to post but for now I would like to share some senior portraits of Noble that I took on Monday evening.  Noble is my pastor's son, and I have gotten to know him over the past 12 years, and so it was a lot of fun to create his portraits....

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Snow on Tulips by Liz Tolsma

Snow on Tulips

Liz Tolsma

Thomas Nelson

Cornelia lost her husband to the ward on her wedding night, now she seeks to protect her impulsive brother from the Third Reich. Yet, something invades her tightly closed world.

Johan's sister has a tight leash on him in the name of protecting him, but he brings home Gerritt – a resistance worker wounded after being shot by the Germans. Now Cornelia, faced with a wounded man, makes the decision to nurse him to health, and the story takes off from there.

I really enjoyed this book. It is well written,and it brings the focus on the sovereignty of God. The characters are well developed, although I would like to have had the various side stories more deeply developed – e.g. develop the resistance workers and their missions, develop more of Johan's experiences, etc. I did like how she wove her sister's story into the book, although; again, I would like more development.

Overall, I would highly recommend this book, especially if you enjoy the WWII era.

I received this book from for reviewing. The opinion is my own.