Monday, February 21, 2011


The winner of my giveaway is Norma Edie. Thank you to all four of you that entered!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Paws and Tales

This is the first video I have reviewed and my children were more than happy to help. Paws and Tales by Chuck Swindoll is a very good children's video. Two different stories are included on the DVD and include The Good Shepherd and A Good Foundation. The Good Shepherd tells of two young boys anxious to help the Shepherd and be junior shepherds for the day. They soon realize that it is not as easy as it sounds. Children will discover how Jesus, our Good Shepherd cares for us. A Good Foundation teaches children why having a good foundation is an important part of living a godly life. C.J. and Staci discover this truth in the story as they build a clubhouse in an old rotten tree.

A great video for children! Paws and Tales has cute animation, two great stories, and wonderful Biblical truths. My three children loved watching this movie, and as soon as the DVD had ended they immediately wanted to watch it again. It is great to have DVD's that help children understand Biblical truths that we are trying to teach at home. Chuck Swindoll has provided a perfect tool for parents to use.

My daughter, Suzannah, says she learned that sheep are dumb so the shepherd had to take care of them. She says that she enjoyed watching these stories and would love to watch more. Her favorite character was Staci, because she didn't like the way the sheep smell!

For more information on Paws and Tales videos visit here or here. I received a complimentary copy of this DVD from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Now for my first giveaway! To enter to win a copy of this DVD please leave a comment below for each child/grandchild you have, your favorite Bible character, and something you are trying to teach your child. Please leave a separate comment for each and include your email address. Contest ends February 19.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love and Respect

There have been many books written on love and marriage. While I have not read a lot of these books I am sure that Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs would be pretty close to the top of a list of good resources. As you read this book Dr. Eggerichs explains what the crazy and energizing cycles are. He then focuses on two important aspects: love and respect. Love deals with the needs that women have. Dr. Eggerichs gives men an acronym (couple) to help them understand how to love their wives. Respect deals with the needs that men have. He gives women an acronym (chairs) to help them understand how to respect their husbands. When following the guidelines of these two acronyms, couples can learn to stay off the crazy cycle and spend more time on the energizing cycle.

This was a very informative scripture-based book. A lot of verses were used to support the ideas that were laid out. Dr. Eggerichs wrote in a manner that was easy to read and understand. Most non-fiction books take longer for me to read; however, I was able to read through Love and Respect fairly quick. I appreciate how the book deals with the husband and wife separately. Equal responsibility is given to each spouse, and when husband and wife choose to follow Biblical principles and work as an individual there will be unity as a couple. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through the booksneeze blogger program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.