Review and Giveaway!
It’s fitting that my first review of the New Year is for a book with “royal” flare. As I was trying to come up with my author tagline, a phrase encompassing the essence of what and why I write, I finally came up with one I love!
Happily Ever After is Never Far Away
I’m a princess at heart. Give me Disney movies (I cry at the end of most of them), tiaras and tutus, and tea and crumpets any day. My girls have, of course, inherited my love for castles and knights on white horses. My five year old in particular could be dubbed our family’s “Fancy Nancy”, if you will.
All that aside, the true awesomeness of it all is that “Happily Ever After” doesn’t have to stay in the fantasy world. “Happily Ever After” is available to those who answer the call of the King.
“And I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,” says YHWH Almighty. ~ 2 Corinthians 6:18
This chapter in 2 Corinthians talks about being separate, for we are the temple of the living Elohim. Just like royalty, as those grafted into the tree of Israel, we are called to a higher purpose. We are called to behave as sons and daughters of the King of Kings. We are expected to do things differently. That may mean missing out on some things of this world, but it also means receiving the blessings intended for those who walk in His ways.
“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of YHWH.” ~ Psalm 119:1
Let us live as Princes and Princesses whose lives reflect our Father—the King of Kings.
God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional by Sheila Walsh
When I received this sweet devotional from Tommy Nelson Mommy by daughter’s exact words were, “Oooh! It has real jewels on the front!”
I told you she was a princess.
Sheila Walsh’s newest treasure featuring the beloved Gigi, everyone’s favorite princess, is full of scriptures, prayers, ideas, and activities that are perfect for bedtime. The pastel illustrations aren’t too bright, which I love! When we’re winding down for the night I like everything to be soothing and peaceful, from bath time to story time. We try to choose books that don’t require loud character voices, but ones about getting ready for bed, saying our prayers, or wishing each other “goodnight”.
God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional includes a subject index in the back. I like this feature because sometimes things come up during the day that require a little extra attention. Did your child have a rough day in the obedience department? Turn to page 86 and read about “Obeying Right Away”. Is your child dealing with fear issues? Turn to page 44 for the story of how Yeshua (Jesus) calmed the storm. There’s a little bit of everything in this book. I also love the handy ribbon bookmark so we don’t lose our place!
It’s time for another Tommy Mommy Giveaway! I’m shaking things up a bit with a coloring contest! Here’s what you have to do:
- Follow this link to print out your very own Gigi, God’s Little Princess coloring page.(A Princess Party Kit will open. Scroll down to page 4 of the kit for the coloring page)
- Have your child (children) color the picture (Don’t forget to have them sign their name!) and then scan or take a photo of their creation. (It can be of them holding the picture or just the picture itself—it’s your choice!)
- Share your child’s creation on my Facebook page here. (Copy the link to your share and enter it in the Rafflecopter below)
- For every picture you share you will receive one entry for your chance to win a copy of the God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional.
You can enter/share one photo per day. Make sure to record your entry by using the Rafflecopter below! Giveaway runs through Friday, January 31st. One random winner will be chosen and announced on my blog on Monday, February 3rd, so be sure to check back. I am doing this randomly as usual because I know your children’s creations will all be so wonderful, there is no way I could choose a favorite.
What amazes you most about being a daughter (or son) of the King? I love hearing from you! Until then, happy reading!
Yours in Messiah Yeshua,
I received a copy of the God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional through the Tommy Nelson Mommy Program. I was not asked to write a positive review. All views and opinions are solely and completely my own. I received no compensation other than a print copy of the book featured in this post, which is mine to keep or gift as I so choose. This post also contains affiliate links. To learn more, please read my full policy.
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