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Thank  You, God, for Grandpa

Thank You, God, for Grandpa

On 4/3 Michelle Kelly wrote: Thank you, God for Grandpa by Amy Parker. I have enjoyed many other books by Amy Parker, and this one is just as fun. The illustrations are cheerful and full in color, and the words are sweet. Papa and Miss Joyness have had a great time reading the book together. “Thank You, God, for Grandpas,For ... Newest Favorite Children's Books

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5 Stars

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Horse in the Wilderness

Horse in the Wilderness

On 2/6 Michelle Kelly wrote: Horse in the Wilderness by Debbie Eckles was one of my January reads, on my kindle. After a very slow start, the story picked up pace and I found myself pulling out my phone often just to read a bit more. Horse in the Wilderness is the story of a lost horse, a boy who gets lost for a short time, and ... Horse in the Wilderness

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3 Stars

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Devotions for Easter

Devotions for Easter

On 1/11 Michelle Kelly wrote: It’s only January, I know. Easter is a couple of months away, but, in case any readers might be looking for a new devotion over Lent, I want to share this book today. Devotions for Easter, written and compiled by Stacy J Edwards, is a gentle companion for Lent. In it are warm stories, Scripture ... Devotions for Easter, Looking Ahead

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5 Stars

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Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

On 1/3 Michelle Kelly wrote: Just in time to get back to a regular nightly reading time with my youngest grand daughter, this book arrived. We were cleaning up from dinner when the doorbell rang, and UPS dropped off one of those telltale packages that my family always knows is a new book for review. So Miss Joyness and I snuggled ... Baa!Oink!Moo! A New Board Book

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4 Stars

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Lessons Learned as a Bridesmaid

Lessons Learned as a Bridesmaid

On 12/21 Michelle Kelly wrote: Lessons Learned as a Bridesmaid is an encouraging book, with gems that can be gleaned by a woman of any age. While Larissa Dayana Jean is writing to encourage other young woman, as almost always, I found plenty to encourage me in my own season, and as a mother of young women. That said, if you are ... Wait Willingly

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4 Stars

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 12/21 Michelle Kelly wrote: One of the best books I read during the Autumn this year is Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. As an introvert with baggage, I’ve often felt on the outside in most areas of life, but especially within the church. This book has encouraged me in ways that nothing else has. There is no shame within the pages, ... Uninvited, by Lysa TerKeurst

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5 Stars

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Unstuffed

Unstuffed

On 7/13 Michelle Kelly wrote: Clutter. In this life of more than enough it is so easy to for our homes, calendars and minds to become cluttered. In our home, the kitchen table seems to be the place of a loosing battle with clutter. Everyone walks in the door, and sets whatever is in their arms right there. If only that was the ... unstuffed

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4 Stars

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Baby Wren And The Great Gift

Baby Wren And The Great Gift

On 4/16 Michelle Kelly wrote: Baby Wren is a little bird, discovering the world around her little nest. Baby Wren looks at all the other creatures and wonders what is special about her. There are a few wonderful repeating phrases, that I was surprised to hear my grand daughter pick up on, very quickly. I love literature with rich ... Baby Wren and the Great Gift

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4 Stars

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The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

On 4/9 Michelle Kelly wrote: What is extraordinary leadership and what difference can it make? In a society full of the tension of extreme changes how do we prepare the next generation to not only soar, but also to lead? As a mom of teenagers I am asking these questions and more. It is our desire (my husband and I) to to not ... Extraordinary Leadership

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4 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible A Christmas Celebration Sticker and Activity Book

The Beginner's Bible A Christmas Celebration Sticker and Activity Book

On 12/1 Michelle Kelly wrote: Advent has begun and while most in the family are older and ready for deeper study and discussion, there is a little one who isn’t. I am so thankful for the arrival of this activity from Book Look Bloggers. It is just right for simple moments at the table or on the floor, reading and introducing ... A Christmas Celebration Sticker & Activity Book by The Beginner’s Bible

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4 Stars

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Project Inspired: Tips and Tricks for Staying True to Who You Are

Project Inspired: Tips and Tricks for Staying True to Who You Are

On 11/13 Michelle Kelly wrote: With five daughters there has to be some (a lot) of conversation about beauty and fashion, right?! There sure is in my house, there are also insecurities and bad hair days combined with a mom who actually has very little sense of style! I've been a simple make up jeans and t shirt girl most of my life. ... Project Inspired, Truth and Beauty

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4 Stars

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Unoffendable

Unoffendable

On 7/6 Michelle Kelly wrote: What would it be like to be UNOFFENDABLE? Un Offend Able It seems that from an early age we learn to be “offendable”. It is well ingrained in us that we have certain rights, even the right to be offended. But what if we let go of that right. What if we took another long look at Jesus, learned ... Unoffendable

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5 Stars

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Really Woolly Nighttime Lullabies

Really Woolly Nighttime Lullabies

On 4/22 Michelle Kelly wrote: Books are among my favorite things, so it makes sense that with a grand child, I have some favorite board books, right?! It is a habit of mine at the library, to peruse the board book shelf and the picture book shelves to bring home a stack of "new" stories and old favorites. That is how I discovered ... Favorite Board Books

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5 Stars

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Only God Can Make a Kitten

Only God Can Make a Kitten

On 4/2 Michelle Kelly wrote: It is a joy to have the opportunity to receive new books in exchange for my review. Only God Can Make a Kitten is one such book. This is a delightful story, with gentle rhyming and soft, whimsical illustrations. The story goes rollicking around in a conversational style, as a mother cheerfully answers ... Only God Can Make a Kitten

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4 Stars

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Two Renegade Realms

Two Renegade Realms

On 3/23 Michelle Kelly wrote: Always on the look out for good books for my teens I pick up books at thrift stores, garage sales, the library. And when I have the chance, I request “for review” books I think they will enjoy. Since Mae, my 15 year old, has enjoyed other Donita K. Paul books, I ordered Two Renegade Realms for ... Realm Walkers by Donita K. Paul

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4 Stars

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Nature Girl

Nature Girl

On 11/17 Michelle Kelly wrote: Homeschooling has been a wonderful journey for my family. One of my favorite things about the journey is having a more intimate connection with each of my kids as they discover who they are. We have also enjoyed many many hours of nature study and exploration. Now that the homeschooling journey is ... for my Nature Girl

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5 Stars

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The NKJV Study Bible

The NKJV Study Bible

On 11/4 Michelle Kelly wrote: During recent weeks one of my daughters had mentioned to me that she thought a study Bible would be helpful in a particular project. In particular she wanted one in the Bible version that she is primarily studying from for this project. I acknowledged her request and told her that I would keep it in ... Adding Bible Study Tools to the Family Library

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5 Stars

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The Legend of St. Nicholas

The Legend of St. Nicholas

On 10/17 Michelle Kelly wrote: Just in time for early Christmas season planning the book "The Legend of St. Nicholas, A Story of Christmas Giving" arrived on my doorstep. For many years we have added a book or two to our family library for the holiday season and I am delighted to have this beautiful addition to the collection. This ... The Legend of St. Nicholas

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4 Stars

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 10/12 Michelle Kelly wrote: My younger daughters and I love Annie Downs. It has been a tremendous blessing to read her books together, alongside and/or one after the other. However her books are read around here, loads of conversation follows. Let's All Be Brave is a little different than the first two Downs' books we read (Perfectly ... Let's All Be Brave

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5 Stars

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My Happy Pumpkin

My Happy Pumpkin

On 8/21 Michelle Kelly wrote: Just in time for autumn, the colorful board book “My Happy Pumpkin” has me cuddling up with my granddaughter reading and talking about visiting the pumpkin patch. It will be a little while longer before pumpkins are ready, but the story will help build the anticipation. Using simple rhyme and colorful ... My Happy Pumpkin, A Review

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5 Stars

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The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

On 7/2 Michelle Kelly wrote: On only one other occasion that I can remember have I ever "read" a cookbook. I cannot say that I have read "The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook" through, but I have enjoyed the slow walk through the pages. My list of recipes to try is growing and I look with anticipation for the seasonally ... Community Potluck

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5 Stars

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Body and Soul

Body and Soul

On 5/27 Michelle Kelly wrote: There are dozens of books written to young women, with instructions on how to be a “better you”. In the past year we have accumulated five or six such books, covering different aspects of the “better you” topic. Some have been read with interest, others have been figuratively TOSSED. Authenticity ... "A Better You" Books

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5 Stars

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One Lost Sheep

One Lost Sheep

On 3/22 Michelle Kelly wrote: This picture book, One Lost Sheep, is written by Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrated by Margaret Spengler. The story is told in simple rhyme with wonderful descriptive language. The illustrations are rich and colorful, probably much more colorful than the setting of the actual story when Jesus told ... One Lost Sheep

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5 Stars

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One Realm Beyond

One Realm Beyond

On 3/7 Michelle Kelly wrote: This book is a little different from past books I have read by Donita K Paul, in that it introduces the heavier side of the evil characters more quickly. I noticed a lot of parallels between this book and the Dragon Keeper books, like mind speaking. There were wizards and realm walkers, with realm ... Good Books, One Realm Beyond

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4 Stars

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

On 2/17 Michelle Kelly wrote: As a reader of Money Saving Mom, the blog by Crystal Paine for several years, I have been encouraged and challenged in my pursuit of a purposeful life. It was a joy to receive Crystal's newest book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion ... Say Goodbye, and Restore

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4 Stars

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The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

On 1/18 Michelle Kelly wrote: I have read slowly through this book, while reading many others during this time. It is a wonderful thing to me how in different seasons the books I read help to take the layers off a topic I am investigating or learning about. Christ is the Lord and everything is his. While I do not doubt the Lordship ... A Review - The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

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4 Stars

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By Faith, Not By Sight

By Faith, Not By Sight

On 5/9 Michelle Kelly wrote: By Faith, Not By Sight, written by Scott MacIntyre with Jennifer Schuchmann Book DescriptionA moving story of hope, faith, persistence and the power of dreams.A piano prodigy, a nineteen-year-old college grad, a Marshall scholar, and an American Idol finalist. This guy had it made. He could sing.He ... By Faith, Not By Sight by Scott MacIntyre

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5 Stars

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The Beauty Book

The Beauty Book

On 4/23 Michelle Kelly wrote: “Secrets for looking great, inside and out. Everywhere you turn – TV, magazines, celebrities, and even your friends = it seems everyone demands that you look a certain way to fit in. But what if you aren’t “perfect” like the actress in your favorite show? Or don’t want to look like everyone ... The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue

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4 Stars

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Galileo

Galileo

On 4/12 Michelle Kelly wrote: This book is one in the Christian Encounters series. From the front cover flap: We learn about life through the lives of others. Their experiences, their trials, their adventures become our schools, our chapels, our playground. Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, ... Galileo

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3 Stars

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Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

On 3/23 Michelle Kelly wrote: Book DescriptionBest-selling author Calvin Miller has written an in-depth, biblical based study on the Fruits of the Spirits (Galatians 5:22). This unique study guide, part of the Fruit of the Spirit Study Guide Series, which is focused on cultivating Spirit-given character can be used as a personal ... Love, What Is It? A Book Review

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4 Stars

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