This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.



Psalm 118:24 - BGlad!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Just Like Jesus Devotional - Book Review



Max Lucado’s goal with this 30 day devotional is to help us get to know the heart of Jesus so that our heart can experience a make-over as we strive to make our daily life more reflect Jesus.
Being a fan of Lucado’s writing, it is no surprise that I enjoyed this devotional. Up to this point I have not read his book Just Like Jesus, from which the devotional is derived, but this can definitely be a stand-alone book.

I so enjoy Lucado’s down to earth conversational style of writing. Each day he shares family stories and personal observations, all peppered with his homespun terminology (ie “stuckititis”).  Pair this with lots of scripture and some serious self-examination questions and somehow he makes God feel closer and more accessible.

This would be a terrific devotional to start in the days leading up to Easter or Christmas, but the 30 day format makes it easy to start at any time.

Each daily devotional starts with a Bible verse. Lucado uses several translations including NKJV, NLT, NIV, MSG, and KJV. Next is the daily writing. These often include more Biblical references along with Lucado’s personal reflections, observations, and anecdotes. Each day’s “Thinking” section includes 2-3 questions to uncover how the topic fits in with your life. The “Hearing” section includes more scripture giving additional insight into what God’s word has to say on the subject. “Reflecting” on that scripture reading, Lucado includes a couple more questions to help as you examine your relationship with God. And finally, “Speaking” is like a mini conversation starter for your prayer time with the Father each day.

I found this book a great resource in my ongoing minute-by-minute, back-up-and-start-again, learn-from-my-mistakes-and-move-on, quest to become “Just Like Jesus”.

I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through their BookSneeze program. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Love Never Fails

Continuing with my February Heart Photos
I snapped this close-up of my locket.
(sometimes my pretty pink camera
tattles on me - see the reflection??!!)

A little de-saturation makes the reflection less
noticeable. 
I also added textures from Kim Klassen's
Downton Collection - Cora adds a hint of pink & 
Ethel ages the edges & corners.



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Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Little Love

Hope your day is filled with all things love-ly.



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love is Sweet

Everlasting Gobstoppers are the candy of choice at our house.
Well, actually my candy of choice would involve chocolate - but somehow that seems to disappear too quickly - story for another day! :)

Anyway . . .

Here's a heart photo I snapped over the weekend.


Ever so subtle changes after adding an overlay layer of Kim Klassen's CanvasBackMagic texture



Hubby wondered why these fellows were singled out for special recognition on their own platter. 
Most photogenic, of course!! :)



Friday, February 1, 2013

Love is Cool

After many misses this winter the weather forecasters got it right this time.
We woke to a light blanket of snow covering the grass - just enough to cancel most classes in the area.
:)
The fluffy white and intense morning light made a nice backdrop for a little snow doodle on the patio chair - and my first heart photo of February.



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