Choosing Your Devotional

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means its time to shop for a brand new, freshly printed, unmarked devotional. How exciting!

There are too many different devotionals on the market. How do you pick one? It depends on what you’re looking for. What are your specific needs? I’ve listed a few things  to search for when shopping for the perfect devotional.


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2018 Must Read List

Get_in_the_game_summer reading

Another goal of mine this year is to read more, a lot more.  I find it hard to believe (okay, maybe not) I used to hate reading, but the only reading I ever did was for school, stories I had no choice over weather I wanted to read them or not. It wasn’t until my junior of high school I began reading novels I was actually interested in. Ever since then, I’ve found reading to be rather enjoyable and much more relaxing than ever before.

I’ve been slacking off on my book reviews the past couple of months. I need to pick up the pace. Take a look at the novels on my list this year:

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Book of the Month: FERVENT

I purchased this book at least four months ago, but I never took the time to open it and really dive in. After a massive wake up call a few weeks ago, with my life spiraling out of control, I decided it was time to pick it up again, and I’m extremely grateful I did! Wow, Priscilla writes exactly what I’m thinking and precisely what I need to hear. The enemy is against you, and it’s not who you think it is.


Priscilla Shirer

New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer, widely known for her international speaking, teaching, and writing ministries, brings her new role from the 2015 film War Room into the real lives of today’s women, addressing the topics that affect them most: renewing their passion, refocusing their identity, negotiating family strife, dealing with relentless regrets, navigating impossible schedules, succeeding against temptation, weathering their worst fears, uprooting bitterness, and more. Each chapter exposes the enemy’s cruel, crafty intentions in all kinds of these areas, then equips and encourages you to write out your own personalized prayer strategies on tear-out sheets you can post and pray over yourself and your loved ones on a regular basis.

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Book of the Month: Angels Walking

For this months book I decided to read a genre I’ve never read before, christian fiction. After researching a few Christian authors, I chose Karen Kingsbury. I didn’t have a specific title in mind, but I knew Ollie’s Bargain Outlet sells books really cheap. I wanted to check out their selection first, before looking anywhere else. It was my lucky day! I was able to find several Kingsbury novels. At first glance, I spotted Chasing Sunsets. I read a summary on the back page, and learned it was book two from a three part series. After searching through several stacks of books for over fifteen minutes, I eventually found book three, Brush of Wings. Both hardcovers for $3.99 each! I was unable to locate the first book in the series, Angels Walking, but no problem. I found a copy on E-bay.

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Book of the Month-Small Great Things

This months book is written by my all time favorite author, Jodi Picoult. I had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Picoult during her book tour last October, at The King Arts Complex, in Columbus Ohio. She has such a sweet personality. Picoult has twenty-five novels on the New York Times best selling books list. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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Book of the Month-Oola for Women

What is Oola?

Oo’- la \ n. adj. \ 1 a : derived from the expression ohh la la! b : state of awesomeness c : a life that is balanced and growing in the key areas of health, finances, career, relationships, and well-being d : a destination (i.e., getting to Oola) 2 a : describing actions, insights and goals that lead to a balanced life (ex: That’s so Oola) 3 a : the ultimate plan for achieving balance in an unbalanced world.

Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun are known as, the Oolaguys. They are the co-authors of the international best selling book Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World. These men travel the country in a 1970 VW Surf Bus, spreading the motivational Oola message, while collecting written dreams on stickers that cover the vehicle. You can follow Dave (@OolaSeeker) and Troy (OolaGuru) on social media.

Oola VW Bus

My featured book of the month is definitely in my top favorites, of self-help genre. I received my copy from Faithbox subscription box, which unfortunately went out of business last month. If you’ve found yourself struggling recently in any area of your life, I recommend this book for you. Oola will completely transform how you live your daily life. You will learn about the 7 key areas of life; fitness, finance, family, field (job), faith, friends and fun (hobbies). It seems simple, right? The fact is, life is never smooth sailing. Dave and Troy will teach you about the 7 Oola Blockers; fear, guilt, anger, self-sabotage, envy, and lack of focus. Blockers are like waves in the ocean that keep us from sailing smoothly, what we all wish for. They also teach us about the 7 Oola Accelerators; gratitude, love, discipline, integrity, passion, humility and wisdom. Accelerators are like the propellers that keep our boat moving. While I was reading this book, I quickly realized how certain areas of my life have been beyond blessed, as well as, other pieces that could use far more attention and assistance. As you learn about the Oola life style, you will read true stories by incredibly talented, brave and inspiring women just like you. Order a copy today. You will find yourself committed, stress free and happier than ever while reaching your ultimate Oola goal!

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