FMF – Challenge

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Today I am participating again in the Five Minute Friday posting.  Today’s word is Challenge.  What looks like a challenge to one person can be easy to another.  But that is what makes this world special.  We are all different.  Challenges can come in all forms – such as financial, athletic, educational, jobs, and more.  How you decide to approach a challenge can make all the difference in the world.

Some challenges might be avoided, while other things that challenge us are not avoidable – such as weather events.  But what matters is facing any challenge with grace, faith, and prayer.

Our family is currently dealing with the challenge of preparing for a cross-country move that will come at a yet-to-be-determined time.  However, we know it is definitely coming.  So our challenge is making sure our home is ready for the move when we get the final word.  This challenge is not good or bad unto itself.  Some of my teens and 20-somethings that all still live at home are viewing it as something exciting and to be enjoyed.  They also know where we move next will be for less than 3 years, so they can accept that.

So what type of challenge are you facing today?  I would love to hear from you.

If you would like to join up or read other posts from this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt, click here.

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Review and Giveaway for BIBLEFORCE The First Heroe’s Devotional

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About the Devotional:

The BibleForce Devotional includes 100 devotions concentrating on the heroes of the Bible using the concept of comic-style action art, facts about the hero, Scripture references, and action items aimed at helping kids connect God’s Word to their own lives.   While reading the devotional, kids will be able to find ways they can serve as heroes for God as well.

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Designed to interest girls andboys alike, it is a great way of capturing the attention of young reads who want a devotional full of action, adventure, and color.  It is perfect for reading aloud or for young readers to read alone.

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Cliick here to pick up your life-saving copy of fun.

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And click here or on the graphic below to enter the giveaway to win your own copy of this devotional.

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MY THOUGHTS (1)

I found this devotional to be colorful and engaging.I loved having a built-in ribbon bookmark for keeping your place. I felt the text, comic picture and “Be a Hero” all worked hand in hand to convey the Biblcial message in each lesson.

I felt the lessons were of an appropriate way and written to keep the attention of the child reading the devotional.  Another aspect of this devotional I really like, is how only the reference for the Scripture to be read is given.  This feature allows children and families to decide what is the right version of the Bible to use for their particular circumstances.

All in all, I feel book is an excellent devotinal for children in grades 1 – 5.  So check it out for yourself.

I received a copy of this devotional for my fair and honest review.

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Review of Covenant Kids Book 1 – The Law

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As the mother of three sons and a daughter, comic books, manga books, and other graphic novels find their way into our home.  So when I saw the opportunity come up to review Covenant Kids Book 1 – The Law, I was excited about the opportunity.

My children are currently 23, almost 21, almost 19, and almost 17, but when they were younger, I would have loved for them to read this Biblically-based comic book by Andrew Youngblood.

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Andrew Youngblood has been teaching Scripture to students of all ages for over twenty years.  But his own children inspired him to write a graphic novel.  While his own talents as an artist might not be there, his wonderful team at Sky Blue Ink were able to turn his Biblical adventure into an incredible work of art.

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Combining the present with Biblical accounts of the very beginning, Mr. Youngblood has been able to capture Biblical truth and facts with present-day information.  I loved the drawings as well as the story.

I found the blurbs in each frame to be easy to read and understandable.  Designed for children ages 7 to 13, I feel this is a worthwhile graphic novel for this age range.  Based on the idea of living in a place where it has recently become illegal to study or even talk about the Bible outside of church on Sunday, Naomi decides to form a study group with three other teenagers so they can learn more about the Bible.  With the climate in our country today, I feel this is a relevant and worthwhile subject for children to read and learn about now.  The graphic novel format may reach children who otherwise may not be interested in hearing about the Bible.

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As they learn about the Bible they recognize God has a plan to bring everyone into a loving and close relationship with him through his Covenant.  But these teens, as well as children today, need to recognize that not everyone wants to hear about God’s love.

This graphic novel is the first in a series of twelve to bring the truth of God’s Word and love to children.  So if you have children in your life who need to hear about the Word of God and strengthen their faith, check out this graphic novel for yourself.

Click here to buy your own copy of Covenant Kids Book 1 The Law

Check out the giveaway for this book by clicking the link below.

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I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

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