I have given the Gratitude coloring journal as a gift, and I'm equally as smitten with this Tranquility one- maybe even more so! This is a sturdy book (6"x8") with thick covers and a unique binding that allows it to lay open nice and flat. This is excellent for coloring right into the crease of the pages! The paper is of good quality, but I would advise only using colored pencils as I assume marker or watercolor pencils may bleed through. 110 pages are in this book and as I read through it, I get a feeling similar to that of a warm hug. It's a calming, reassuring, loving, steady and faithful message that is loaded with Scripture quotations and beautiful prayers that don't make me feel like they contain a to-do list. The prayers don't feel too fancy, wordy, or holier-than-thou and I feel they keep to the theme of tranquility and centering our life around the Lord, remembering and meditating on His goodness.
I have already read Heaven by the same author, so I was excited to read this new book about Happiness. I will say upfront, I don't care for the 60-day format of questions and answers because I never remember to do it daily and would rather digest a large chunk of information that flows well than bounce from thought to thought. However, since I knew this book was in that format when I ordered it, I would not rate it less based on my personal preference. I wanted to read this book because it is the in-between size book on the subject (275 pages approx. 5x7"). There is a 90 page book titled, "God's Promise of Happiness" and a full-size book titled simply "Happiness" which is 450 pages.
This children's book from Tyndale uses the same style of rhyming, repetitive verse as the popular book "The House That Jack Built." My children enjoyed that book, so I was excited to read them "A Patch on the Peak of Ararat." Unfortunately, we were disappointed in this book for a couple of main reasons.
This book is #33 in The American Adventure Series. Set in the early 1900s in Minneapolis, MN, this book discusses the effects of the gramophone, particularly the introduction of ragtime music to family homes. John Philip Sousa, famous musician and composer of "Stars and Stripes Forever" is quoted and discussed as the main characters are boys who participate in band and look up to his example. Some of the character issues addressed in this book include adjusting to being a blended family (having a step-parent), how to respond when friends become jealous or unkind toward us, how to be mindful of others needs, and exercising self-control and discipline to meet a goal despite unhealthy peer pressures.
"Nourishing Meals: Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Soy Free Dishes" (Many Recipes are also Egg Free): Book Review
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Love this girl's writing... feels like she's a long distance friend. Well, her sister is my long-distance friend, so that probably helps. Either way, what an inspiration and encouragement- you just need to check out some of the places life has taken Leah and be strengthened and inspired by the love that oozes (yes, oooozes) from her heart for Jesus, His people and His creation!
If you like nummy recipes, or have special dietary needs (or both!) check it out. ALL of her recipes are Vegan, and many can be made gluten-free. I stumbled upon it when searching for dairy/egg free treats to make for my kiddo and have gotten hooked on several recipes. Okay, "hooked on" doesn't portray it well enough. How about "addicted to"? That's more fitting. Will definitely be going back for more!