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Book Review: How to Age Without Getting Old

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

“I firmly believe that we should enjoy all the years that God gives us,” writes Joyce Meyer in her new book, How to Age Without Getting Old (hardcover, FaithWords). In her conversational, easy-to-read style, she shares practical advice, inspiration, encouragement, and experiences from her own life and the lives of others. She asks her readers this question at the beginning of the book: “Will you simply let yourself ‘get old,’ or will you age gracefully, purposefully, and wisely, allowing God to use you in every season of your life? If you will, I believe your latter years can be absolutely wonderful.”

Throughout her book, Meyer addresses both practical and spiritual topics in her chapters: Learning from Experience, Slowing Down the Aging Process, Finding Your New Normal, A Healthy Understanding of Stress, Staying Strong Spiritually, Aging Gracefully, Discerning God’s Will, Learning How to Rest, Fear of the Unknown, Listen to Your Body, and It’s Never Too Late to Do Something Great.

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Book Review: Philippians—A Study with Practical Insights

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

One of the first things I learned from the study PHILIPPIANS by Joyce Meyer (hardcover; FaithWords) was that the book of Philippians is considered to be “the epistle of joy.” Written by Paul around 61 AD as a letter to Christians in the city of Philippi, his purpose was to encourage the believers there during a difficult time of persecution; in fact, Paul wrote this book while he himself was held captive in a Roman prison. And this study shows us that the messages Paul wrote are as relevant to us today as they were to the early church.

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Book Review: Dream Big, My Precious One

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

Kids love to dream and discover, and this new children’s book, Dream Big, My Precious One (hardcover, Worthy® Kids), is filled with a message of hope and possibilities, inspiring children to dream big about their future and reminding them that God is always with them as they pursue their special dreams.

This easy-to-read story—written in a whimsical rhyme—does a great job of helping children understand that God has special plans for them, He created them for a purpose, and their dreams are planted by Him. The colorful illustrations on every page bring the story to life in such a fun way too.

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Valentine Gifts from Gourmet Gift Baskets

So Valentine’s Day is almost here and it looks like it will be very cold and snowy for many, if not most, of us. Maybe, because of the frigid weather, you haven’t even been able to get out to buy your Valentine treats and gifts. That’s why Gourmet Gift Baskets is so handy. They offer all kinds of treats wonderfully packaged in fancy gift boxes, tins, decorative buckets, and of course, baskets!

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Book Review: The Complete One Pot Cookbook

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

Cooking the one-pot or one-pan way is so easy and convenient, whether you’re using a Dutch oven, slow cooker, sheet pan, or Instant Pot®. And to help make meal-making even easier, there’s a new cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen that includes 400 one-pot recipes! It’s called The Complete One Pot: 400 Meals for Your Skillet, Sheet Pan, Instant Pot®, Dutch Oven, and More. It’s touted as the only one-pot cookbook you’ll ever need, and after looking through my review copy, I have to agree!

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