Sunday Inspiration #13


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How To Take Better Photos This Christmas — the striped plaid


Hey guys! No matter why you’re doing it, I’m sure that you’re taking a bunch of photos this Christmas. Whether you’re just trying to get a picture of all your friends together in your ugly Christmas sweaters, or you’re trying to capture bokeh background photos of the Christmas tree – I’ve got some tips for […]

How To Take Better Photos This Christmas — the striped plaid

Review: A Gingerbread Romance


A Gingerbread Romance is a Hallmark Christmas Romance novel by author Lacey Baker. Do two in charge people, Taylor Scott and Adam Dale, have what it takes to fall in love?

I wanted to read this novel because I love clean-wholesome Hallmark movies. So when I saw this story I knew I would want to read it. This one is an engaging African-American romance. I loved Brooke the best because she is the adorable child of Adam Dale. I also appreciated the way Taylor took Brooke under her loving arm.

I think other readers should give the Christmas story a try because it’s a great Hallmark story even if you haven’t seen the movie and there is a Gingerbread Cake recipe at the end. Plus, a sneak peak at author Ginny Baird’s Christmas story, ‘The Unforgettable Christmas’. Which is available now.

I recommend this clean-wholesome novel to fans of Hallmark and any reader looking for a holiday romance. Plus, isn’t the cover adorable? I think so!

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

Planetshakers' first full-length Christmas album


Combining Planetshakers’ unique musical interpretation of classic favorites alongside its original Christmas songs, the new album features worship leaders Joth HuntSam EvansAimee EvansBJ PridhamJoshua BrownRudy NikkerudChelsi Nikkerud and more.

Hunt also produced and wrote, co-wrote and/or arranged all of the songs on the album, including the highlighted David Foster and Carole Bayer Sayer-penned cover, “The Prayer (Italian Lyric Version).”

Other featured songs on the album include the lead track “Angels We Have Heard On High,” which has additional lyrics by Hunt embedded in a unique voice-layered pop mix, the title track and original song “It’s Christmas,” co-written by worship leader and pastor Sam Evans, and the brand new “All Glory.”

It’s Christmas further includes Planetshakers’ joyful, pop and R&B-infused Christmas Vol 1 and 2 EP recordings of classics like “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Hark,” “Joy To The World,” “Silent Night” and “The First Noel,” as well as the declarative original “Light Of The World.”

“There are so many amazing Christmas carols out there, with such great lyrics and memorable melodies,” says Hunt. “With this album, we have taken these traditional lyrics and melodies and given them a new sound by adding modern music and production. I have had so much fun producing this project and being creative. We have also written three original songs for the album… For us, this recording encapsulates what Christmas is all about; celebrating Jesus!”

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Review: Spirit of the Season


Spirit of the Season is a women’s fiction novel by author Fern Michaels. The setting is Spruce City, North Carolina at Thanksgiving time. Heart and Soul B&B was notably the most haunted of the B&B’s in Spruce City. Joy Elizabeth Preston’s grandmother had passed and left the B&B to Joy.

What I liked about the book: It’s a novel that touches on several different things: a small town decorating for Christmas, low-blood sugar and SAD (seasonal affective disorder), and a loving dog. All centered around a B&B.

What I didn’t like: drinking, cursing, and mention of gossip.

This is a short novel and I read it in three days. However, if the reader is looking for a clean-wholesome holiday novel I suggest looking elsewhere. That being said, I recommend it to fans of women’s fiction.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

Review: The Characters Of Christmas


The Characters of Christmas is a Christian religion book by author Daniel Darling. The author beautifully introduces the reader to characters found at the nativity scene of Jesus’ birth, as well as some unlikely characters found in Jesus’ genealogy. Scripture verses are taken from throughout the New and Old testaments of the Bible.

Throughout the book, author Daniel Darling compares what the reader learns to present-day situations. He also suggests songs to go along with each chapter. This is a great book for the student of the Word because there are study questions and study reflections to help reiterate what was taught. This would also be a great book to read during Advent.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255