Monday, August 22, 2016

Catching Heat - 5 Star Book Review



Good Morning! I just finished reading this fabulous book by Janice Cantore. Catching Heat is the third book in the Cold Case Justice Series. I was blessed with an advanced copy from Tyndale House to review and I literally could not put this book down! The story of Abby and Luke continues as they search for more clues into the deaths of Abby's parents some twenty seven years ago. After reading the first few pages I realized I just had to go find the first two books in the series and start there, even though the author does a fabulous job of catching you up if it's the first book you've read. Drawing Fire is where the story begins, and in Burning Proof the mystery continues. As you get to know Abby and Luke, you see how their stories intertwine, each supporting the other, both with different reasons for trying to solve the twenty seven year old murder.

I was so engrossed with this book. The story lines mixed with getting to know the characters was so well written. I read all three books in three days while I was on holidays!  I couldn't wait to see what happened next and how the mystery would be solved. I loved Abby's character, a woman on a mission! Luke is a great support for her and his story is captivating. Bring in a few returning characters and the story draws you in. I would say this is one of my new favourite authors! I am now going to read the next series she has written. All in all the book gets a 5 star rating!! You won't be disappointed if like a good mystery! The book is being released Sept 1, 2016, so plenty of time to read the first two in the series!


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Technique Thursday #21 - Some Spray Fun!

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Good Morning and welcome to Technique Thursday! Today I'm playing with some sprays in my stash and the "Let Go and Let God Journal". We just had some new August freebies in our facebook group and I just had to play with those too. Hope you enjoy the video!



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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Technique Thursday #20 Video- Gelli Fun Once Again

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Good Morning and Welcome once again to Technique Thursday! In today's video I'm having some gelli printing fun in the NEW "Let Go & Let God" Journal. We have new freebies which I couldn't resist playing with along with my gelli plate! So.. hope you enjoy the video!




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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Closer Than Close by Dave Hickman - Book Review

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Good Morning Everyone! Today I want to share some thoughts on the amazing book by Dave Hickman called "Closer than Close" that Tyndale House graciously sent me to review. I can not say enough great things about this book, it has become one of my all time favourites! I think I've highlighted most of the book!

Now what is this book about? It's about the relationship Jesus wants to have with you. How many times have we said "I would love to be closer to God, but I don't know how". Do you need to pray more? Maybe read more? Maybe go out and serve your community more? Well Dave answers those questions and more! He starts off by saying "We need to first of all do nothing". Nothing? Do Nothing? Did you know you are already perfect in God's eyes? He knows you intimately already? Dave shows you how to open your hearts and minds to God unending love and mercy. Through his personal journey, he guides you into the perfect relationship with God.

I personally could not put this book down. I wanted to highlight every line. Dave made the bible verses come to life for me. His easy way of writing helped me understand questions that I've had for a very long time. He doesn't preach, He shares his story and the story of others who have shared this journey to become closer to God. He helped me face my "false self" as he calls it, the "self" that is constantly trying to win God's approval. I loved this line in the book " For the better part of my life, I too have lived with such a great longing to be close to God that I failed to look (consider) just how close God has been ( and continues to be) in my life. This was a real eye opener for me. 

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is on the path to wanting to have a closer relationship with God. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have. 

 Have a wonderful day! Lynn

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

500 Member Giveaway!


 Such an exciting day! Our Praise and Pray Journaling group on Facebook reached 500 Members! To celebrate EACH member is getting a Scripture Writing Kit. It matches our latest journal "Let Go and Let God" and also matches our August Freebie! If you have never tried Scripture Writing, I encourage you to try. I just started doing it and I am amazed at this form of Worship. Want to come join in our celebration? We would love to have you. Have a blessed weekend my friends!

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Mixed Media Bible Art Journal Tutorial - Using Napkins



Good Morning and Welcome to Technique Thursday! Today's video is how to use a paper napkin in your bible journal. A fun technique that blends right into your page! Hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting!
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August Freebie - Let's Celebrate!


Good Morning. We have our first August freebie in our Praise and Pray Journaling Facebook group to celebrate the release of the new journal. Would love for you to come join us.

I just have to tell you all a little about this wonderful group of people. Each morning I can't wait to go and see what our members have been up too. It's not only a place to share our journals, it's a community of amazing beautiful people. Never have I been in a group like this one. They are so positive, encouraging, supportive people. And the best part...NO drama! It's a pleasure to spend time in the group hearing their stories and sharing a little bit of their worlds. When I designed the first journal, I never would have imagined how it would change my life. To hear stories of how the journals helped some of our members through their grieving process, how some had given up, but then found the journals and it helped them on their journey of healing. We are a group of old and young, male and female, all types of religions and we are on this journey together. I am so blessed to be a part of this amazing group, and I can't begin to know how to thank them for what they have brought into my life.

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Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

One Little Word - July WrapUp

 
 Good Morning Folks! Today I wanted to share my July Pages from my One Little Word binder. I will be honest, it took me awhile to get into the prompt, but once I did..things went pretty smoothly. July was about our "manifesto". I couldn't pick just one statement so I used a subway art poster that had many of the words that kept popping up. For fun I made all my words through the pages "hastags".

To achieve Balance I have to "let go". There are so many things that I think I can control, I don't stop, be still and just enjoy the moment. Well that has to change. I'm reviewing an excellent book by Dave Hickman called "Closer than Close", which about our relationship with our God. I am at the part where he talks about "doing nothing", slowing down, really appreciating every moment and every wonder in our world. Stop and smell the roses they say.. well there is something to that! It's now August, month 8, and balance and I are still struggling to get it right. I've made a few changes though. Taking time to sit outside more, reading a bit more, even went back to my old friend the treadmill. It's a start! When I get off track, my OLW gives me that gentle nudge, the little wink and smile. I know what I have to do... I just want to know why it's so hard!



 I am finding that my bible journaling also compliments what I am trying to achieve in my OLW. I found the journaling cards in the new Journal, were perfect for my pages as a gentle reminder. Maybe together they can get me moving towards Balance.
 
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