Reviews by Connoisseur of Life
On 2/22 Connoisseur of Life wrote: Have you ever chased something? Maybe a love interest or a job. Perhaps it was a certain article of clothing or the next “in” thing in technology. If we are all honest, we’ve all chased something. We chase. We pursue. We strive. We struggle. We doubt. We falter. We succeed (sometimes). We fail ... Beautifully Written. Beautifully Designed.
On 1/14 Connoisseur of Life wrote: In a world that has been taken over by social media, would you be able, would you be even willing to go off the internet for a full year? Sound crazy or even impossible? That is precisely what drew me to picking up a copy of Esther Emery’s “What Falls From The Sky.” “It is the era of hyper-connected ... A Year Without the Internet. Would You Dare?
On 1/9 Connoisseur of Life wrote: “Anyone can follow a path, but only a leader can blaze one.”-John C. Maxwell How do you become a leader? How do you grow as a leader? Who do you follow as a leader? What makes a leader? It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of articles, books, and resources out there that promote, support, ... A Great Resource and Gift Idea for Any Leader
On 1/4 Connoisseur of Life wrote: A new year has begun and with it comes those who: a) make resolutions b) create goals c) set intentions Insert “The Joy Model.” What would it be like if we all set the intention to be more joyful this year and/or to live each day with joy? Impossible? No. Challenging? For sure. Worth it? Well that’s ... A M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan for a life of Joy...
On 11/29 Connoisseur of Life wrote: "Little Book of God's Love" may be one of the cutest books I've ever received. The pictures are absolutely darling in signature Precious Moments style and the prayers/poems on each page are short and sweet-perfect to read and share with our little one. Each page... Little Book About a Big Love
On 11/29 Connoisseur of Life wrote: “How’s Your Soul?” is written by one of my favourite speakers/teachers/communicators/souls on this planet: Judah Smith. The first time I ever saw Judah Smith, I didn't quite know what to expect. But the minute he opened his mouth, I was immediately a fan. He is hilarious yet humble, insightful ... A Book With A Lot Of Soul
On 11/12 Connoisseur of Life wrote: God Bless My Friends is a sweet board book that celebrates the diversity and differences that each of us bring to this world. The illustrations are cute and colourful while the narrative is short and sweet. The story has a nursery rhyme feel to it, which I believe will... A Cute Book For Little Ones
On 11/1 Connoisseur of Life wrote: Have you ever come across a book and while reading it thought “she wrote this for me” or in this case “about me.” That’s precisely how I felt as my mind and heart immersed themselves in the book “Uninvited” by the witty, wise, and wonderfully honest and always transparent Lysa TerKeurst. ... Uninvited: An Invite to Go From Rejection to Redemption
On 11/1 Connoisseur of Life wrote: “There’s a difference between being too scared to do hard things and doing hard things scared.”-Shannan Martin I love coming across hidden gems and not-so hidden gems. Gem. That is precisely the word I would use to describe “Falling Free” and Shannan Martin. She had a wonderful marriage, ... This Book Is A Game Changer Because...,
On 9/18 Connoisseur of Life wrote: I love Christmas and was delighted to come across this beautifully illustrated (by Bruno Merz) and wonderfully narrated book by Max Lucado. It is a wonderful story of love, determination, and a sense of belonging. It features two little mice who find themselves in the possession of some good news: The ... "You're Never Too Little For His Love!"
On 8/1 Connoisseur of Life wrote: Each story in the collection touches upon a topic and teaches an important life lesson that is valuable for both children and adults alike. The stories also provide an opportunity for further discussion and activities pertaining to each topic/life lesson (the authors provide relevant discussion questions/activities ... Care, Share, Do You Dare?
On 7/26 Connoisseur of Life wrote: What do you do when it seems like you are seeing more rain and facing more storms than sunshine? What do you do when everything you dreamed about gets turned upside down? What do you do when everything in the natural seems…hopeless? “Unreasonable Hope” was one of the most anticipated reads on ... Unreasonable Hope
On 7/5 Connoisseur of Life wrote: I grew up reading The Berenstain Bears book so when I had the opportunity to read “School Time Blessings,” I thought, “why not?” When you read a lot of non-kids books, it’s always nice to switch it up and read something written for a little one. The book is full of colourful illustrations ... Learning to Let Go and Let God
On 6/28 Connoisseur of Life wrote: We all have dreams. At some point. About something, some place, and/or some one. Life and dreams come together. Some dream to move to a different place. While others dream of who they will marry, if they will marry, when they’ll get married, etc. And for others, the dream is just that they aren’t ... The Amazing (g)Race: I Don’t Wait Anymore.
On 6/14 Connoisseur of Life wrote: Shame leads us to throw away the good gifts we are given. Shame pushes us down and prevents us from becoming all that we can be. Shame whispers lies to our soul. BUT..."Shame loses its power when it is expressed."-Christine Caine "Guilt is about our do. Shame is about our who."-Christine Caine..... Unashamed
On 5/17 Connoisseur of Life wrote: We all have dreams for our lives. Some of those pan out while others take an unexpected turn. Imagine being in your early 20s, getting married to your best friend. You move to the west coast to further your career and pursue new opportunities. Your spouse gets into law school and things are looking ... If you (have ever) want(ed) to give up....
On 5/16 Connoisseur of Life wrote: If you're looking for a simple yet sweet board book for a little one in your life, this one's for you. It pairs counting with rhyming words, which are great when engaging with a little one. Before you know it, you will start the sentence and they will finish it! The pictures are bright and colourful. ... You Are Richer Than You Think!
On 4/30 Connoisseur of Life wrote: Busy. What comes to mind when you see that word? Maybe it’s your typical response when someone says “how are you doing?” or maybe it’s what you think when you look at your calendar and/or life. In a world that rewards striving for more and confuses busyness with success, could busy be what’s ... When "Busy" No Longer Has Power
On 4/29 Connoisseur of Life wrote: "Living well starts with loving well."-Dave Willis Love. It’s something we all want but more importantly, it’s something we all need. No exceptions. Love is fundamental to who we are because of whose we are. We were created to love and be loved. It’s something we all have in common. It’s what ... The Seven Laws of Love=The Seven Laws of Life