Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck ~Book Review~

I had the privilege of reading an Advanced Reader's Copy of How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck.


Below is my review of this fun book!

Rachel Hauck
How to Catch a Prince is the third in the Royal Wedding Series written by Rachel Hauck. Hauck does a great job with these modern-day fairy tales, making every girl’s dream come true. This story, along with the others in this series, reminds me of Princess Kate’s story. 

This particular story tells of an American Heiress who meets a prince while at university. It describes the trials that they go through in order to find out what true love really means. It describes true love between a man and woman and between man and God. The story also shows what it means to truly love someone and what is at stake when you do.

The third book in the Royal Wedding series is a beautifully woven story with the message being clear throughout the whole book. It demonstrates how if we let God work in our lives He can, and will, do great things. If we are willing to love, without reserve, we will find many blessings. I would highly recommend this wonderful story and the first two in the series. You will not be disappointed with this exciting, fun story that shares the message of what it means to love and be loved. 

To watch a "book trailer" for this story, follow this link: http://www.rachelhauck.com/books/everyone-reading-catch-prince/ 

To order the book on Amazon, click here. The book releases on February 24, 2015.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lent 2015 (reversed style)

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. I have been thinking about Lent and what the season means. I read a blog post that a friend had posted on Facebook about doing a reversed version of Lent. I really liked it because I think the giving something up for Lent is sometimes done out of context. One of the suggestions for the reverse Lent was to write one letter or note to someone each day for Lent. The point being to encourage others. 

I had just told my mom the other day that I wanted to add an amendment to my New Years resolutions so I think this would fit in perfectly. My new resolution was going to be to write 50 cards/snail mail to people this year. If I do it for Lent, I will have 40 completed!

My goal in this is to write encouragement and share scripture with those around me. Also, I want to write more thank you notes. I believe sentiment gets lost these days. I don't want to see that happen. 

And who doesn't love to get real mail! I know I do!

Anyway, I'm gonna give it a go and see what happens! And if I don't get 40 done during Lent that will be fine, too. I'll give to the end of the year to get all 50 done, but this will be my jump start!

Here is the blog post I read about the Reversed Lent Challenge: http://www.karenehman.com/2015/02/the-reverse-lent-challenge-dont-give-something-up-take-something-on/

Do you give up something for Lent or would you try this challenge with me? 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day - 2015

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 NIV

Jesus paid the ultimate price and demonstrated the Father's love for us by laying down His life. I pray that you will seek Him this Valentine's Day.

For the story behind Valentine's Day, check out this blog post from last year: http://musingsmadebymandy.blogspot.com/2014/02/happy-valentine-day-2014.html?m=0 

Here are a few pictures of the treats we made for Valentine's Day!

Red heart-shaped cinnamon rolls

Heart-shaped muffins