Wake Up Smiling 40 Devotions for a Hope-Filled Life by Audrey Meisner


Before you open your eyes or say a word each morning, a few precious moments have the potential to place you on the pathway of peace and hope. Make these seconds count. They are more important than you can even imagine!

In Wake Up Smiling, Audrey shares her very personal journey of taking three simple Bible verses and believing them in a way that some may say is outrageous. Living heaven on earth has become very real for her, and every morning she wakes up with hope. If you’re ready to live, dream, and experience freedom from worry and fear, Jesus really is as close as the mention of His name. He’s waiting to share His secrets with those who will abandon all and say, “I am ready.”

God has a recipe for hope for you. It is practical, it will turn your life around, and it starts as you wake up.

My Review

This book is filled with 40 relatively short devotional readings to give you a smile as you start your day ! I would say that each may take 5 to 15 minutes to read and give insight into how to apply the lesson learned to your life.  It is a very good way to get to know the Lord better and what he wants for our lives.  It is an enjoyable thing to do each day and a great way to start your day with the Lord.     I really am enjoying this devotional  and It would make a nice gift for giving to a friend or a friend shut in !

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Choose Joy: 3-Minute Devotions for Women Compiled by Barbour Staff


Got 3 minutes to spare? You’ll find the spiritual pick-me-up you need in Choose Joy: 3-Minute Devotions for Women. Written especially the twenty-first-century woman, this delightful devotional packs a powerful dose of comfort, encouragement, and joy into just-right-sized readings. Minute 1: scripture to meditate on; Minute 2: a short devotional reading; Minute 3: a prayer to jump-start a conversation with God. This portable package makes a fabulous any-occasion gift for every woman.

My Review

I really like this Devotional ! It is short and just the right thing to start the day with if your a busy mom. It could also be read to daughters by the mom as a short devotion of God’s Love to share with them as they move into womanhood.  Being  a homeschool mom it is important to me to spend a few minutes with the Lord and this gave me a few minutes if I get up and children are already up. It brings peace and joy to my heart in a few short moments and that is what I needed lately to inspire me.

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Worship Walk


Worship Walk by Gareth J. Goossen

On TCBN I was blessed to be able to read and review Gareth J. Goossens   book “Worship Walk: where worship and life intersect ”   It is a wonderful book about praising God in all we do and seeing God in all things he created.  It is a book for every Christian not just for the worship leader.  How we need to focus on God .  And how Worship is not about us.  Worship and entertainment are not synonymous. Worship is for God, not us to be entertained.  And that we need not fight between the brethren as to how it is done… I think he is right… IMHO too much of church music has become our entertainment and is not true worship of God, but a show for the people to feel good and feed the flesh.  I love old hymns, but I also like some contemporary Christian praise music, the words give meaning to living.  For us the song ” Every little thing you do” by Steven Curtis Chapman ,  sort of sums it up and we try to teach out children that indeed Everything we do , say, how we live is our worship to God. There is another song that applies ” Im going back to the heart of worship, its all about you, its all about you Jesus ” Worship indeed as he says is more then just music.  Gareth J. Goossen   answered the call of God to write this book and I just love how he shares his heart for God .   He is founder and executive director of Make Us Holy Ministries and a former worship pastor. I think anyone who is serious about worshiping the Lord your God, would love this book.

I was given this book by TCBN http://www.bookfun.org   to read and review for my honest opinion.