Posted by: hugapoohlouise | August 24, 2021

Etch Life Product Reviews

Whew! I feel like I haven’t posted in ages.  Life has been happening at lightning speed around here.  I now have two full time college students and one part time college student.  And the good news is everyone in my household survived Covid.  So without further ado, I bring you an awesome review of Christian products to make our life prettier.

Etch Life gracious agreed to send me three separate products to use in exchange for my honest review.  As you can see below they really take pride in packaging their orders.  I love how they personally wrap each item, but the best part is the products.

The first product from Etch Life that I would like to share with you is their Eyes On You Stitched Journal.  I personally used this journal for my prayers.  I divided this journal in half and wrote down my prayer requests in the first section and then in the second section I wrote out my prayers.  The Eyes On You Stitched Journal was perfect.  It is small enough to fit into my purse or Bible study bag.  It is durable enough to withstand being carried with you every where.  As you can see in the photo below the cover is gorgeous.  I loved that it has a Scripture reference on the front cover and that was the main reason I chose to use it as a prayer journal.

Another awesome feature of the Eyes On You Stitched Journal is they are lightweight but big enough to use them for a prayer journal or whatever your hearts desire is.  Here is a physical description of the journal:  Stitched Journal, 6.0″ x 8.5″, Linen Textured Paper Covers, 72 pages standard lined, white thread/sewn binding.

The next product from Etch Life I’d like to share with you is the Live Loose Anchor Card Set

From the website:  This 2-sided set of 8 cards features foundational scriptures from our Live Loose Collection, plus guided prayers to anchor you in the Lord when life feels overwhelming. These cards are great for kids, teens and adults needing encouragement to let go, live loose and lean into the Lord.

Isn’t this the cutest thing?  I love it.  I keep it on my desk, so I see it first thing each morning before I begin my morning watch with the Lord.  I love that the Scriptures are there so I can “ETCH” them in my heart.  The guided prayers are also an added bonus.  This would be a great gift for your secret sister or a teacher.

Last but not least by any means I would like to share with you the As-You-Go Scripture Cards also from Etch Life.  This product is so versatile.  It comes with its own key ring that holds the cards together and also allows you to attach it to different things easily, so you can take it with you while you are on the go.

Each card set contains 8 Scripture cards.  Which is an excellent source of memory verses.  You can take these with you so you can review them throughout the day and commit them to memory.  Hiding Scripture in your heart is such an important thing to do.

From the website:  ABOUT THE COLLECTION: In the midst of the daily grind, life can become overwhelming and leave us feeling like we just don’t have the strength.  It’s here that God invites us to depend on a strength that does not come from trusting in and depending on ourselves, but instead one that comes from Him and the power of His might.  Let’s be a generation that allows God to redefine strong for us; because if we do, we’ll find true peace and rest as He shows us that His grace is truly sufficient.

This is just a sample of the beautiful products that Etch Life has available.  I hope you will stop by their website and checkout all their amazing products.  Etch Life has graciously agreed to give you a discount.  Here is a discount code that you can use when you purchase some of their amazing products.  Just enter code:   “MUSINGS15”  so you can save 15% which is active until 9/1/21.

Until Next Time,

M

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | August 10, 2021

Mr. Pen Bible Journaling and Christian Planner Review and Giveaway!

I have another great product review for you to check out today.  This one is for my Bible journaling followers.  If you are a Bible journaler no matter your experience you will not want to miss this review today.  I am also giving away one of each item I am reviewing today so you can try before you buy!  Mr. Pen (Gomrpen) graciously agreed to send me one of their Bible Journaling Kits and One Christian Planner to review.  So lets begin.

Let’s start off with the Bible Journaling Kit.  The packaging on this Bible Journaling kit contains Scripture and I love this.  What this tells me as a Bible journaler is that this company is not just about catering to Christians who journal in their Bible, but they actually include God’s Word in their products which is a great way to spread the gospel.   The Bible Journaling Kit is a must have for Bible journalers.  Each kit contains the following:

  • Four Bible Highlighters
  • Four non-bleed Bible pens
  • 3 Bible stencils
  • A 6 inch Bible study ruler
  • Bible tabs

As you can see this kit is for anyone who is likes to Bible journal.  It is basic enough that it doesn’t intimidate beginners, yet contains enough supplies to get you started on your Bible journaling journey.  It is also contains enough items that an experienced Bible journaler will also benefit from using it. 

Don’t forget to read until the end so you can enter to win one of the two products I am reviewing today.

Now let me share with you the Mr. Pen Christian Planner.  I love that this planner is undated so you can start to use it at anytime and you will not worry if you miss a day.  I plan on using my planner for my gratitude journaling.  But I can also use it for so much more.

 

Each page of this planner includes a place for you to write in the date that you are using the page.  It also has the days of the week listed that you can circle to indicate which day of the week that you are using.  Each page in the planner contains a Scripture at the top.  There is also included a reflection section that you can take notes and answer some questions based on your daily Bible study or your Bible reading.  There is also a section for to-do’s which at the top includes Read Bible.  There is a blank section for any additional notes and a thankful section. 

As I stated above, I plan on using my planner to track my gratitude and to keep notes from my Bible reading.  Each planner contains 365 pages for reflection each day.  It also has a heavy duty binding that keeps all you pages together for a whole year.  Premium thick paper that stops bleed through for most pens.  I tested out my planner with the Mr. Pens listed above and there was not bleed through. 

 

So now the fun part.  I am going to be giving away one Mr. Pen Bible Journaling kit to one winner.  I will also be giving away one Mr. Pen Christian planner too.  If you win one item you will not be eligible for the second item.  US addresses only can enter to win.  How do you enter?  You get one entry for leaving a comment here on the blog, go visit the Mr. Pen website and pick any product that you would love to own and then come back to the blog and leave a comment and boom you have one entry.  Share this blog post on Instagram and tag me yahwehsisters and you have a second entry.  Comment on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and you have another entry.  Contest ends 8/20/21.  I wish you the best.

Until Next Time,

M

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received these Bible journaling supplies to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | August 5, 2021

CSB Legacy Notetaking Bible Review

I don’t even know where to start with this Bible review, it is truly amazing!  I love Bibles but this one makes all other Bibles pale in comparison.  I am talking about the CSB Legacy Notetaking Bible, Christian Standard Bible and Holman Bibles which is sold by Lifeway.  I have read good things about this Bible all over the internet so I just had to see for myself if it lived up to all the good things that everyone was saying about it.  Let me tell you a review will not do the CSB Legacy Notetaking Bible justice.  You have to hold it in your hands for yourself to truly appreciate the craftsmanship and quality.  So without further ado I am going to do my best to share my review of this truly amazing Bible.

The first thing that stood out to me when I unboxed my CSB Legacy Notetaking Bible was the quality.  This is a huge Bible but it didn’t weigh a ton.  It was average weight but the texture of the covers was truly amazing.  I received the genuine tan leather to review.  The leather is like none other that I have experienced.  It is like butter.  So soft.  Believe me when I tell you I could not stop running my hands over the cover.  The first thought that came to mind was wow I would love to have a travelers notebook that felt like this.  What a blessing to have a Bible like this.  The fact that it is a legacy Bible and is crafted the way it is ensures that it will last for a life time.  You can hand this Bible down from generation to generation and not worry about it falling apart. 

As you can see from the above photo I am reviewing the CSB Legacy Notetaking Bible with the slide in and out clasp. This was definitely an added plus for me.  I loved the fact that this clasp will keep my Bible closed when not in use and it will also keep all my important papers from falling out.  The CSB Legacy Notetaking Bible is a Bible that you’ll want to fill up with your Bible journaling notes or just artwork.  The paper is super thick so there is no danger of bleed through.  The reason this Bible is called a legacy Bible is it has special sections for family tree information, memories, important events and so much more.  There are even blank note pages so you don’t run out of room. The wide margins allow you to journal in this Bible to leave a legacy to whom ever it is passed down too.  You can write your thoughts, prayers or any insight that you want to keep a record of for years to come. 

Another feature is the special notetaking concordance to record any legacy notes that you may want to preserve.  This Bible comes with instructions too.  To help you use it to gain the most from it.  I also loved the font as it is easy to read and provides the right amount of text per page, yet leaves space for journaling. 

As you can see from the photos above this Bible comes with two ribbon book marks.  I love this as I am always running out of bookmarks to mark my spot.  But with two I can use one for what we are learning in church or from sermons and the other one for Sunday school. 

There is so much more contained within the pages of this Bible, but I don’t want to share too much as I want you to check it out for yourself.  I know once you hold this Bible in your hands you will be blown away just as I was.  One thing I do want to caution you about though.  When I first opened the CSB Legacy Notetaking Bible I was worried about writing in it.  It was so pretty and pristine what if I messed it up.  But I tell you this so you won’t let fear win.  Who cares.  I am sure the people in generations to come won’t care that you made a mistake.  They are going to be so over joyed that you left them a legacy that they will overlook any of the things that might stop you from writing in this Bible.  So grab your journaling supplies and don’t look back get started today.

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this Bible to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides

 

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | July 6, 2021

Thompson Chain-Reference Bible Review

I have another Bible review for my readers!  I wanted to share this Bible with you today since we are facing our first tropical storm of hurricane season.  Who knows when I will have internet again.  So without further ado check out this Bible.  As you know, I love to read and study the Bible.  The Thompson Chain Reference Bible makes it so much easier to study Scripture so let me share with you a few of its amazing features.

I was sent the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible published by Zondervan by the Bible Gateway Blogger program.  I received this Bible free of charge in exchange for my honest review.  So all the thoughts below are my own after using this Bible for 30 days to study and read Scripture.

I received my first copy of the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible almost 20 years ago.  I have been using it everyday since and I love it for studying.  For five generations this Bible has been trusted and used by bible students all over the world.  It is the perfect Bible to study with and it is also an awesome topical Bible that contains a unique reference system.  It is an all-in-one resource.

I have to say my favorite feature of the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible is the unique reference system that lets Scripture interpret Scripture so I do not take a verse out of context.  I can get the full authority of what God’s Word says on a certain topic from various verses in the Bible.  It is like following a rabbit trail through Scripture for any topic you wish to study.

Here are some the features of this unique Bible:

  • Full text of the King James Version
  • Easy to understand Chain-Reference System with over 100,000 references
  • References cover over 8,000 topics, each with its own pilot number for an exhaustive topical search
  • Complete alphabetical and numerical indices
  • Biographical sketches of the most prominent people in the Bible
  • An archeological supplement, glossary, concordance, Bible harmonies, and outlines of each book of the Bible
  • Key Verses and Key Thoughts provided so you can develop your own study
  • Verse Analysis shows topics and themes of every verse
  • 16 pages of full color maps
  • Words of Christ in red
  • 8.3 type size

Now for a little history on the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible from their website:

The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible is a beloved and time-tested reference work that was the lifetime labor of Bible scholar, minister, and teacher Dr. Frank Charles Thompson. Dr. Thompson received his PhD from Boston University and began his ministry in a Methodist church in western New York in the late 1800s.  Early in his ministry, Dr. Thompson realized the reference Bibles then on the market failed to help students of the Bible organize their study in a clear, scholarly, interesting, and yet simple and compact form. He saw the need for a well-organized reference Bible that both laypersons and ministry professionals could use.  Zondervan continues to honor the long and excellent publishing tradition of the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible. The goal of the Zondervan Bible Group is to continue the legacy of in-depth study and learning begun by Dr. Thompson with the first edition in 1908, bringing these excellent, in-depth reference tools in new fonts, formats, and translations to readers in the 21st century.

As you can see this Bible has stood the test of time and is an awesome resource to add to anyone’s study library.  You can purchase your very own copy of the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible by clicking on the reference to the Bible anywhere within this post.  Then you can discover for yourself why this Bible has been used for five generations among Bible students no matter your age or depth of knowledge of Scripture.

Another feature I love that goes along with the one I shared above is I can follow a certain topic within this Bible from Genesis to Revelations.  I can see if from the Old Testament verses on a certain topic and then look at it through the lens of the New Testament too.  Here is an example of a page from the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible so you can see for yourself what I am talking about.  Now don’t worry you do not need to be a Bible scholar to use this Bible anyone can use it.  It is very simple to trace a topic through Scripture, my children have used it and completely understand it from a very early age.

While your here don’t forget to check out Bible Gateway by clicking on the words which is the Internet’s most visited Christian website that seeks to equip people to read and understand Scripture.  Check out their daily blog and subscribe to one of their reading plans too.

Until Next Time,

M

 

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | May 28, 2021

Lifeway KJV Bible Review and Giveaway!

This review took a long time to get finished and for that I apologize.  My life is pretty chaotic right now.  So I was finally able to get away and write this review.  Another one of those good things comes to those who wait.

Lifeway and Lev3l sent me three KJV Bibles to review.  So you can image that three items took a little longer than just one.  I am only writing a review on one of the Bibles I received but still I used all three in order to determine which one I wanted to share with you.  So without further ado.

Let me introduce you to the Holman KJV Study Bible.  This Bible is a fully illustrated study Bible.  It is designed to help you know and apply God’s Word to your life.  Personally, I love the KJV (King James Version) Bible.  I like to read other translations but I keep returning to the poetic language of the KJV

The Holman KJV Study Bible includes a wide array of study resources including over 16,000 study notes.  This Bible features the authorized version of the King James translation which captures the majesty of God’s Word.  Full Color photos, illustrations, maps and so much more.  Honestly, I could of used the Homan KJV Study Bible for another month and still would not of discovered all the amazing features it has to offer.  

For over 400 years, the King James Version has been the trusted translation for millions of believers, capturing the majesty of God’s Word and shaping the worship of generations.  Since 1611, Christians have turned to the King James Version of the Bible for a faithful and beautiful rendering of God’s Word. Its rich tradition has guided generations of pastors, authors, and scholars, while its reverent language continues to shape our words today.  The KJV was translated in the beginning of the 1600s. The scholars translating it were among the top scholars of their day, and most were deeply familiar with literature and poetry as well as with theology and ancient languages. They were also intent on creating a translation that would last for generations, so they avoided recent changes to the language, often using words and phrases that sounded formal even then to ensure the dignity and longevity of the translation.

As I shared above, I sometimes stray from the KJV Bible and try other translations, but I always return to it.  I love the original KJV language it is so beautiful.  It is like reading God’s Word in the original language at the feet of Jesus.  Or it is how I would image Jesus talking to His disciples as they reclined at the table with Him.  The Psalms is the place that this really stands out to me.  It makes the Psalms have a musical rhythm to them.  Since they were songs that were song when you read the Psalms in the KJV you almost want to sing along.  I know a lot of people do not like the KJV Bible version but let me share a little side story with you that just may change your mind.   In the KJV Bible the word “thou” is used, which sounds Shakespearian to us.  But in the original language “thou” was used a sign of closeness.  So you can see it is a way to convey intimacy.  I don’t know about you but I want to be intimate with God.  

I want to encourage you.  Leave all your preconceived notions behind and go check out the KJV Bible versionThe Holman KJV Study Bible is just one of many KJV Bibles available to help you go deeper into God’s Word.  You can click on any of the words KJV in my blog post and you’ll be taken to a tool to help you find the KJV Bible that is right for you.

Now last but not least the contest I have been teasing you about on all my social media platforms.  To win your very own copy of the KJV Study Bible just leave a comment on this blog post and tell me your favorite Bible translation.  Now, if KJV is your favorite leave that too and that will enter you into my contest.  I will also be running the contest on my social media platforms so you can also enter again on each of them.  The contest closes June 4, 2021, winner will be notified and has 24 hours to claim their prize. 

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this KJV Study Bible to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | May 14, 2021

Growth Book Review Giveaway

I have an awesome product review and giveaway for you my favorite readers today.  It has been the most requested item in my review polls since 2020 and today I finally get to share it with you.  They say good things come to those who wait and I am trusting in that today. So without further ado.

 

So what is all the hype surrounding the Growth Book.  Honestly, until 2020, I had no idea there was such a book.  Then in all of my reader poll’s the name kept coming up as the most requested item for me to review.  So naturally, I was intrigued.  Let me tell you I was truly amazed.  This book and at first glance you think what is so special about this little book, but oh it is so much more than just a book.  It is like having an accountability partner with you at all times.  It is a prayer journal that is super portable.  It encourages you to become more Christ-like.  If I had to sum it all up I would say it is a must have in your spiritual growth journey.  I know right.  I did not expect it to become such an important tool in my life as I sought the Lord.  I don’t think I can image a day without it.

I think one of the things that sets The Growth Book apart from all other spiritual life tools is that this one comes with prompts that guide you along, but it is not so rigid in its guide that it allows your own creativity to flow and to customize it for your own personal use.  If you’ve read my blog long enough you know I don’t like to be locked into a set way of doing things.  I like to customize, personalize and utilize the tools that guide my spiritual journey to Christ.  I don’t want the same thing day in and day out, that gets boring right?  Plus I love to document my spiritual journey with Christ.  I journal my daily Bible reading, my prayers and monitor my spiritual discipline growth.  The Growth Book allows me to leave a legacy behind for my children of my walk with God.  It allows me to journal the mountain tops, the valleys and what I faced daily as a Christian.

So let me share with you what is included when you purchase your very own Growth Book.  According to the Growth Roots Co. website the Growth Book is a journal to document your entire year of growth.  It’s the yearly journal where you record all you’ve learned in your walk with the Lord.  You write about the roads you’ve traveled, the footsteps you’ve took, the tears you’ve cried, the prayers you’ve prayed, the verses you’ve memorized.  It is a place to take notes while listening or watching sermons, podcasts and reading books.  This book will hold an entire year of your notes, petitions, confessions, growth and adorations.  In other words it is Your Growth Book.  You’ve made it yours. 

Each Growth Book contains the only journal you will need for a year.  I love the dot grid paper this is my favorite paper to journal on.  It makes it so easy to personalize the pages.  It is an organizational dream.  It comes with stickers to help you keep track of your table of contents and easily refer to it at a later date.  Each Growth Book comes with: 

-A two-page spread for your huge “only possible with God” faith goals.

-Topic index pages to keep track of what and where all your different studies are located.

-Dotted notes pages to take all sorts of notes on what you’re learning.

-Prayer pages to list out everything you’re praying for and when it was answered.

-God’s Faithfulness pages to journal every single time you see God’s hand in your life.

-Memory verse pages to write out verses you want to memorize or need to keep handy for the year.

-Bible reading chart to keep track of and check off every single chapter you read in your bible.

As you can see the Growth Book is the real deal and contains so much.  Can you hear it call your name?  Don’t forget to read until the end of the blog post as I have a special announcement for you.  No more little scraps of paper falling out of your Bible with your notes, no more sticky notes that no longer stick with important information.  One place to keep all your important notes, memory verses, requests and just about anything you want all in one place.  I’ve lovingly nicknamed it “My Spiritual Trapper”  a place where I trap the journey of spiritual growth. 

Now for the best part that I always save for last.  Growth Roots Co. has graciously given me an extra Growth Book to give away to one of my readers.  So how do you enter this contest?  You can get one entry (US only) by leaving a comment on this blog post.  Tell me why you need a Growth Book in your life.  For additional entries you can leave a comment on my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter post sharing this blog review.  You’ll get one entry for each comment you leave on social media. (US only).  This contest is only open to US residents/addresses.  If you share my blog post, social media post you can comment and earn additional entry.  The contest will run from May 14th, 2021 until May 21st, 2021.  I will notify the winner and the winner has 24 hours to respond with a shipping address or I chose another winner. 

Can’t wait for the contest to end to get your very own copy of the Growth Book?  Don’t despair Growth Roots Co. has given me a discount code so you can purchase your Growth Book at a discount.  Use the code Melissasmusings10 and save 10% off. 

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this Growth Book to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | March 31, 2021

A Simple Prayer Bundle Review & Giveaway!

I can’t believe that March is almost over.  Right now my life is spinning out of control and I am caught trying to keep up.  So I apologize for the delay in posting.  But, I promise that it was worth the wait.  Boy oh boy do I have an awesome product review for you today.  Usually I use all products submitted to me for a full 30 days prior to writing a review.  But this one took a little longer, I just had to savor it and implement it over and over again.  Let me tell you it has been a huge blessing to my prayer life.  What a perfect time to showcase it, with Easter coming up this weekend.  As always stay tuned to the end of the review as I am giving away A Simple Prayer Bundle to one lucky reader.

A Simple Prayer Bundle was sent to me by Shauna Wallace in exchange for an objective review.  I have to say I was and still am blown away.  These simple items have really boosted my prayer life and helped me be consistent in praying daily.  What is a Simple Prayer Bundle you ask, let me share.  Each Simple Prayer Bundle includes:

  • A Simple Prayer binder (which can be purchased separately by itself).
  • A Simple Prayer Quick Start Guide (this is available also as a free download when you subscribe to email list).
  • A print copy of Practicing Simple Prayer: A Simple Way to Powerfully Pray book (also available separately).
  • A handmade tassel clip from MercyHouseGlobal.org

Are you blown away yet?  Never before have I found a prayer binder that included so many different items to help you learn to pray better.  The Simple Prayer binder is truly amazing by itself, but to be able to customize it to fit your own praying needs just makes it user friendly.  You’ll want to use it because you designed it to fit your prayer needs.  Plus it is so portable.  You can take it with you anywhere you go and pray all day long.  Never again will you forget to pray for someone because as soon as the request is made you can pull out your prayer binder and add it to the categories you’ve created.  I can say that this tool has revolutionized my prayer time.  I am finding that my distractions are removed because I have something, the binder, to focus on and I can add to it any time I want without having to totally destroy what I’ve already created.  No more ripped out pages, no more scribbled post it notes; all your prayers are kept in once place organized in the manner that works best for you.  So guess what this means?  No more excuses.

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But wait that is not all.  You get help with setting up your prayer binder.  The quick start guide is truly amazing and allows you to hit the ground running or should I say praying.  In the past when I’ve used or reviewed prayer tools I have struggled with getting started.  I didn’t want to mess up any of the pretty pages or get off on the wrong foot.  So the enemy would step in and stop me from moving forward because of my perfectionism.  Not this time.  The Quick Start guide gives you suggestions, lists and Scriptures you can include when setting up your prayer binder.  There are also a ton of resources you can check on the Simple Prayer Binder/Shauna Wallace website that will help you get started praying and keep praying day in and day out.  So whether you are a veteran prayer or someone just getting started these tools are for you.

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Last but by all means not least, is the Practicing Simple Prayer: A Simple Way to Powerfully Pray which is a companion devotional that teaches you how to use the Simple Prayer Binder.  This amazing book also includes a small group guide for Bible study.  31 short, scriptural devotions all in one book.  There are also video teachings that go along with the book and you can find them on A Simple Prayer/Shauna Wallace website for free.

As you can see from the sneak peek I’ve provided there is a lot of information included in the Simple Prayer Bundle.  But it is truly prayer changing.  I can honestly say after using this product for myself that I have become more focused when I pray, I look forward to praying and my distractions while praying have drastically been reduced.  I would love for you to check it out for yourself.  All you have do is click on any of the many links within this post and you can see for yourself.  Shauna has graciously agreed to give one of my readers a chance to win their very own prayer bundle for themselves.  All you have to do is comment on this blog post with one of the struggles you face in prayer.  What? You don’t struggle?  Then share with us in the comments how you’ve overcome your struggles in prayer.  I will also be posting the contest on Facebook and Instagram for additional entries.

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this Prayer Binder Bundle to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | February 25, 2021

NIV Verse Mapping Bible & Giveaway!

I have another Bible review for you my favorite readers. But, not just any Bible. This is the long awaited Verse Mapping Bible based on the system created by Kristy Cambron. Not familiar with verse mapping you say? Well stay with me as you’ll learn a new, exciting way to go deeper with the Lord in your personal Bible study all the while learning about the connections contained within God’s Word.

I was given this Verse Mapping Bible to review by FrontGate Media in exchange for my honest opinion upon use. So thank you FrontGate Media, Kristy Cambron and Zondervan Publishing for this awesome Bible that has transformed my personal quest (Bible study) to know God more. This is a truly amazing resource that will benefit anyone. Whether you are a Bible scholar or a Bible Nerd or just starting out on your quest to know God more this Bible will benefit you. You will want to read to the end because I have a special surprise for you.

Not familiar with the term “Verse Mapping”. Don’t feel bad, I just learned about this Bible study method within the last year and I am loving it. It is is such a great Bible study method. I tend to get bored easily with Bible reading and Bible study. I call it Bible ADHD. Verse Mapping is simply a Bible study method and Kristy Cambron created her own study system and now she has her very own Verse Mapping Bible that makes this study method a breeze. You can visit Kristy’s site Verse Mapping by clicking on her name within my post and be sure to check out her videos on YouTube to learn more about this method of Bible study. One thing that I truly love about this method of Bible study is I never get bored. It is not a box I check off everyday to say I did it. I actually look forward to verse mapping each day as I can’t wait to find out what nugget of truth I will discover. Each day is new and exciting. You can go at your own pace and when you are finished you will be amazed at what YOU found in God’s Word.

Here are some of the neat features of the Verse Mapping Bible.  I was sent the NIV version of the Verse Mapping Bible by Zondervan.  They describe the Bible as: 

  • Verse mapping means getting real about studying the Bible.
  • More than simply reading a verse or Scripture passage, verse mapping uses
  • Bible study tools to research what you’ve read—to learn about what God is saying and how you can apply his Word to your life.
  • The NIV Verse Mapping Bible includes 350 partially completed verse maps to get you started.

So if you are ready to go beyond just reading the Bible here is some information for your to consider.  “Verse mapping means getting real about studying the Bible. More than simply reading a verse or Scripture passage, verse mapping means using Bible study tools to research what you’ve just read in the Bible—to learn more about what God is saying to you and how you can apply his Word to your life today. In the NIV Verse Mapping Bible, author Kristy Cambron expands her verse mapping curriculum series to include verses from the entire Bible, showing you how to compare Bible translations, pick out meaningful words, and delve into the true meaning of each verse using starter verse maps and prompts. Verse mapping will help you study the historical context, transliteration, translation, connotation, and theological framework of a verse. This unique study technique includes exploring Hebrew and Greek word studies, finding connections in Scripture, comparing Bible translations, and learning as much as you can from your time in God’s Word. Verse mapping involves five steps:  Choose: Select a verse and write it out. Compare: Record this verse in two or three other Bible translations and underline key words that are the same or different between translations. Research: Look up the Hebrew or Greek meaning for the underlined words and record it. Consider: Ask questions of the verse. Imagine what it would be like to have experienced what’s happening. Read the verses surrounding this verse and use other study tools to dig even deeper, if you prefer. Apply: What is God saying to you? How does this verse relate to your life today?”

Now I always save the best for last.  You can win your very own Verse Mapping Bible.  Yes!  Just click on the word “WIN” right now or click the banner below and enter to try out this amazing Bible study resource for yourself. 

https://www.blessedfreebies.com/verse-mapping-bible-giveaway.html

After using this Bible for a week, I can not believe I Verse Mapped without it. It makes it so much easier. Everything you need all in one place. The only addition I use is my James Method Journal as I didn’t want to write within the pages of the Bible the first year I used it. The only thing I did not like about the Verse Mapping Bible is the version. I am NOT a NIV girl. I do not recommend the NIV either. So I use my own favorite Bible translation in addition to the Verse Mapping Bible only because I do not like the translation I received. Otherwise, I love the Verse Mapping Bible for it is ease to use and it is a great resource to add to any Bible study library.

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this Bible to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | February 3, 2021

15 Minute Bible Reading Plan Kit Product Review

Well, we have our first month of 2021 complete.  I have a question for you, how are your spiritual goals going?  Have you started the year 2021 off with lofty spiritual goals only to run smack into February realizing you failed miserable?  Let me say, you have not failed.  The very fact that you chose to set spiritual goals says a lot about you personally.  As far as not living up to the goals you set, well maybe they weren’t specific enough, or you set too many for you to humanly complete.  So don’t beat yourself up too much.  Remember God gives grace and His mercy is new each morning.  Keep reading as I have a great product that will help you stay on track with your spiritual goals in as little as fifteen minutes a day.

I was sent a 15 Minute Bible Reading Plan Kit by Natalie at Bible Verses For You.com.  I have used this product and so have my three girls and it is truly amazing.  It takes the guilt, guess-work and condemnation out of trying to juggle all those spiritual goals.  Just as the name says it only takes 15 minutes a day.  So prepare to be amazed and be sure to read the whole blog post as Natalie has graciously allowed me to giveaway two copies of the 15 Minute Bible Reading Plan kit too!  And I have a special surprise for you if you cannot wait until the giveaway is over.

In our household I have one full time college student, one senior in high school who is currently dual enrolled in college classes and one sophomore that I school at home.  We are busy people with tons of commitments so adding just one more sometimes is crazy.  But this year we were all convicted to read our Bible daily.  It has been a little rough in patches, but once we started using the 15 Minute Bible Reading Plan Kit (and I call it a kit because it contains so much more than just a Bible reading plan) fulfilling this goal has become a lot simpler. 

Let me share with you what is included in the 15 Minute Bible Reading Plan Kit so you can see for yourself.

  • An 18 monthly plan tracker.
  • A daily dose of Proverbs
  • 6 Prayer Journal sheets that includes a ton of resources on prayer.
  • 4 Bible Reading Resources that include: journaling pages, book overviews and sermon notes plus more.
  • 5 Spiritual Goal Trackers
  • 12 Memory Bible Verse Cards
  • Adult Coloring Pages
  • 12 Month Calendar

Now you can see why I call it a kit.  The 15 Minute Bible Reading Plan Kit contains so much more and it is set up for success in achieving your spiritual goals in only 15 minutes per day without any condemnation.  So if you’ve struggled to read your Bible, pray or memorize Scripture than this is the kit for you.  When you use the kit it will allow you to read the Bible in a year, but no worries if you miss a day or fall behind just pick up where you left off and keep reading. 

An awesome feature of the 15 Minute Bible Reading Kit is that when you purchase it you get the file as a digital download that you can use over and over again.  To me this is important as I hate purchasing a digital download only to be able to download it once.  So with this kit you have your spiritual goal plans for years to reuse over and over again, not to mention the fact that if you print it out you will have a record of your spiritual growth to leave as a legacy. 

Now for my favorite part.  You can click anywhere in the post on the title 15 Minute Bible Reading Kit and you’ll be taken to the website to check out this awesome kit so you can get your spiritual growth on track for 2021.  Natalie, at Bibleversesforyou.com has graciously agreed to giveaway two copies of this kit to my readers.  So how do you win?  You will need to do the following:

  • Comment on this post and share what spiritual goals you’ve set for 2021 and how your doing on them.
  • Share this blog post to Facebook, Twitter/Instagram & then leave a comment that you’ve shared it.

Easy peasy right?  Yep!  Contest will run 10 days and end on February 13, 2021.  Winner will be contacted by email which must be posted in the comments on my blog and you will have 24 hours to claim your prize or it will be given to the next person in the drawing.  If you just cannot wait the 10 days to get your very own copy then I have a deal for you.  You can purchase your own copy right now and have it in your hands in moments, but wait at a 50% off discount.  Just visit Natalie’s site by clicking on the product name in my blog post and enter the code when purchasing (savehalf).

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this kit to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides

 

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | December 2, 2020

Christian Journals Direct Review & Giveaway

Just in time for the gift-giving season. I was truly amazed when I was given the opportunity by Christian Journals Direct to review one of their gorgeous personalized journals. P.S. don’t forget to read until the end of the post as I have a giveaway you don’t want to miss.

I am a note taker by nature. I love to journal and write down things. So when offered another journal to try out for my readers I was onboard a 100%. I like to take notes in church so when I received the journal in the mail I had plans for it already. It comes in a beautiful gift wrapped box that is perfect for gift giving and if you are like me and cannot wrap to save your life this is perfect.

Christian Journals Direct creates personalized journals with the recipient’s name written into scripture on every page!  There are over 300 cover designs to choose from with designs for women, men, and children.  Great for personal use or as a gift!

These journals are great to use for:

•            daily devotional time

•            scripture memorization

•            sermon notes

•            grocery lists and to-do lists

•            recipes

•            fitness goals and routines

As part of my review I was allowed to select the cover that I wanted on my personalized journal from Christian Journals Direct. I chose the one shown above because I don’t know about you but the year 2020 has caused me to have more worry than normal. But as a customer you can select any cover that fits your needs. As you can see from the title page picture below it has my name and and a Bible verse. What an awesome feature right? It also has a start and end date which is perfect for sermon note taking. I keep all my sermon notes and I like to categorize them chronologically.

One feature that I love about my new Christian Journals Direct journal is the paper. It is so thick and luxurious. My pens no matter which ones I use do not bleed through. I can highlight and even use permanent markers and there is no shadowing at all. At the top of each page is a place for me to date it and when taking sermon notes this is very helpful. At the bottom of each page is a Scripture reference that has been personalized using my name. This is a very unique feature that I’ve never had in a journal before. Below you can see the different options available for women, men and the youth journals.

Now for the part I am sure you’ve been waiting for. As part of my review, you enter to win your very own journal and customize it any way you desire. All you have to do is click on this link: Giveaway of a personalize journal. And you can enter to win your own. Now the question is who will you give the journal too? Or will you keep it for yourself?

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this journal to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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