Review of Holly Lane Christian Jewelry

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Recently I had the opportunity to review a necklace from Holly Lane, a Christian jewelry company that specializes in jewelry designed to share Jesus Christ with others.

Company Description:

Our line of sterling silver Christian jewelry is intentionally designed to create opportunities to share Christ with others and to be worn as a personal reflection of faith. Each piece is designed in central Virginia by jewelry artist Tiffany Scott who has based her designs on verses from the Bible in order to bring comfort to the wearer and be a representation of God’s promises. These unique designs are meant to catch the attention of others and spark conversation about the verses they are based on.

Product Line Description:

Each piece of verse-based Holly Lane jewelry comes with a Story Card that features the verse reference on the front, and an explanation of the design’s significance on the back. Tiffany’s love for semiprecious gemstones shows through in her use of many different gems throughout the line. The Holly Lane line is designed so that the customer can put together their own personal combination of pendants, chains and bead drops based on the promises they are holding on to and how God is currently speaking to them in their lives.

Here is a video about how the jewelry is made.

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A Special Note:

Each Holly Lane shipment is packaged with great care to provide an unboxing experience that will convey to the customer just how special they are. Truly as I opened the box, I could tell the care with which my selection was packed.

MY THOUGHTS (1)

From the moment I placed my order for this review, I could tell this experience was going to be memorable.  From the email I received upon placing my order:

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Hi Patti, thank you for your order!

We are lovingly crafting your jewelry and getting it ready to send! You will receive a shipping notice via email with tracking info once your order is on the way. First Class Mail will ship in 1-3 business days. Priority Mail will ship same or next business day.

We hope your Holly Lane jewelry will be a constant reminder of His Word and give you many opportunities to share it with others!

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To the email I received to let me know my package was delivered demonstrates how much Holly Lane cares about the customer.  In this day where many companies seem to be forgetting about their customers, Holly Lane goes to the other end of the spectrum.

When I opened up the box and found the necklace was wrapped in tissue paper with a ribbon and a gold seal, I felt like I was a very special customer.  Upon opening the tissue paper, I found a box inside.

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The necklace came with a beautiful card containing the Scripture passage for Proverbs 31:10, 28-29 – which was the necklace I selected.

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The ruby and other charms on this pendant make it a beautiful and meaningful piece to wear.  Here is the description of the necklace from the Holly Lane website, “A crowned heart because you are a daughter of the King, a blessed charm to represent the great joy of family, and a precious ruby drop to remind you of your great worth. Inspired by Proverbs 31, “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness…Her children stand and bless her…”

The necklace is 18 inches long, however, the company does offer extenders if you want a longer chain.  I think at some point in the future I will probably purchase the extender since I like my necklaces to be a little bit longer.

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I truly love this necklace and am sure I will be purchasing more pieces from this company in the future.

You can use the code “20FORYOU”  to receive 20% off their purchase at hollylane.com

Click here or on the graphic below to enter the giveaway for a chance to receive a $100 ecard certificate to Holly Lane.

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This jewelry provides the opportunity to share your faith as well as express your faith in a beautiful piece of jewelry you will come to treasure.  So check out Holly Lane for yourself.

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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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Review of Courage for Life/Strong and Courageous

 

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Courage for Life is a Bible App that brings the Word of God to life with female voices.  With busy lives and being on the move frequently, having a Bible app I can listen to is beneficial.  With so many Bible apps out there, it can be hard to pick just one.appText

This particular app is the first female-voiced audio Bible app.  While I did enjoy it, I do not think it will be my preferred audio Bible app.  At this moment, only the New Testament is available, which was rather disappointing.  At the end of each chapter is an application section that you can either listen to or read.  I appreciated this feature.

In addition to the Bible reading, there are interviews with women who helped make this audio Bible come to life.  Devotions are also available, but you have to leave the app and go to the website.  I would prefer to be able to stay in the app to read the devotions.  To me, accessing the website requires the Internet, which I would prefer not to do when reading a devotional.

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While there are things about the app I liked, for the most part, I feel I have other apps I already use that offer more features and benefits.  While I will keep this app around, I do not think it is currently my favorite Bible app.

In addition to the app, I also received a copy of the book She is Strong and Courageous.  This book is designed to take women on a 90-day transformational journey.  Each day contains a passage of Scripture, a prayer, an observation, an interpretation, applying what you read, along with a closing prayer.

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I found the devotionals to have meaning and being reasonable in length.  Of course, you could use the devotional as a springboard for deeper study.  The devotional is written by the creator of the Courage for Life app, which I found interesting.

So if you are looking for an audio devotional or a physical devotional, check out these two for yourself.

If you would like to enter the giveaway, click here or on the graphic below.

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Review of Formerly a Wife: A Survival Guide for Women Facing the Pain and Disruption of Divorce

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Built on the foundation of her own experiences from her own divorce, Formerly a Wife: A Survival Guide for Women Facing the Pain and Disruption of Divorce provides excellent insight from a Christian viewpoint about divorce.

Let’s face it, no one (well typically anyhow) no one goes into a marriage expecting to divorce.  However, divorce does occur and occurs all too frequently.  I watched my parents as they divorced when I was 23.  I have watched numerous extended family members and friends go through divorces as well.  Divorce leaves devastation and chaos in its wake.  However, I have also seen some divorced couples manage to come out on the other side of divorce and be better separate than they were together.

Welby O’Brien does a remarkable job meeting people where they are.  She provides excellent words of wisdom and Scriptural basis to help individuals heal.  This book has been featured on the 700 Club and is recommended by groups such as the American Association of Christian Counselors.

While my husband and I are still married, I believe this book would be an excellent resource for those in danger of divorcing or already divorcing.

So check it out for yourself.

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

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Review of Goodbye for Now

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Goodbye for Now: Practical Help and Hope for Those Who Grieve provides excellent insight in dealing with the death of a loved one.  So far in my lifetime, I have had to say goodbye to all of my grandparents, three of my husband’s grandparents (one died before we became a couple) and countless other friends and family members.  Grief is hard.  No matter what a person does, he or she can not prepare adequately.

Goodbye for Now includes practical information for dealing with grief and the steps to take after a loved one dies. It is definitely a useful book to have and read.  Whether you have just lost a loved one, are about to lose a loved one, or just want information for when you do lose a loved one, this book has something to offer you.

Welby O’Brien has a masters degree in counseling as well as a teaching degree.  She is an author of several books and is a contributing author to both Chicken Soup for the Soul and  Shepherding Women in Pain.

So check out this book for yourself.

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

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