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    The Heart of Fostering

    by Heather Bock On January 7, a one-week old sleeping baby girl, head tilted to the side as she lay dwarfed in her infant car seat, was gently set down in our entryway. We had been officially licensed to foster for a week and a half, and although this girl was the first to enter our home, she was already our second placement call, the first having been eventually given to someone living closer to his birth parents. We had said yes to bringing her in our home that morning, but it was confirmed in the early afternoon, which began a whirlwind of preparation: finding and washing newborn baby clothes and…

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    Winner of NKJV Study Bible

    I’m just hopping on here real quick to announce the winner of my drawing for the NKJV Study Bible that I reviewed last Saturday. And the randomly picked winner is J.D. Wininger! Congratulations! I will attempt to contact you for your address, so I can send it to you soon. If I don’t hear from you by next Saturday, February 2, I will pick another name. Thank you to everyone who participated!

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    Review and Giveaway of the NKJV Study Bible: Full Color Edition

    by Heather Bock I’ve been MIA for a few weeks, as I’ve been spending all my extra time loving on a sweet three-week-old baby girl (and doing all the washing that comes with her—it’s amazing how much laundry one tiny six-pound person can create). However, I was given the opportunity to review a Bible before Christmas (I rarely say no to reviewing and giving away a Bible!), and the time has come to share the review with all of you. The Bible I was asked to check out is the Thomas Nelson NKJV Study Bible, a full-color, cranberry Leathersoft™ edition with what they call “easy to read Comfort Print®.” As…

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    The Justice of Joseph

    by Heather Bock Reading the Christmas story this year made me start thinking about what it means to be righteous. I don’t mean the righteousness that covers us as a result of Christ’s death and resurrection, and the faith that we put in Him as our only salvation (Phil. 3:9). I’m talking about living righteously here on earth. Living a righteous life means following God’s commands, doesn’t it? If justice needs to be served, a just person would see it to completion. Now, consider the following two passages. “If any man takes a wife and goes in to her…and brings a bad name upon her, saying, ‘I took this woman,…

  • Guest Posts

    A Small Christmas: A Guest Post by Lizzie Attaway

    I recently read a post by Lizzie Attaway, which impressed me very much, and I wanted to share her writing with all of you! Lizzie is a woman who follows hard after God, and I hope you will all enjoy this post about smallness that she was kind enough to write for me. If you like what you read, please do go visit her at her own beautiful site: www.lizzierconner.com. A Small Christmas by Lizzie Attaway It has been a whirlwind of a season for this Attaway family. Since the moment we said, “I do,” life has been a blur. A year came and went in the blink of an…

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    Two Bibles, Two Winners

    by Heather Bock I don’t have a post today–I’m just checking in to announce the new winner for the Beginner’s Bible, as I never heard back from the last winner. My new winner is Jeanne Doyon! Congratulations, Jeanne! Please contact me with your address, so I can send your Bible to you right away! Thank you for entering. I also have a winner for the Brick Builders Bible–Tracy Malone! Congratulations, Tracy, and thank you for entering! I’ll also need your address, so I can send the Bible to you. Thank you for being part of the drawing!

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    What’s Your Wish List for Your Father God: A Repost

    I’ve decided to repost a blog post I wrote two years ago. I hope it will be a blessing to you. What’s Your Wish List for Your Father God? by Heather Bock originally posted December 7, 2016 I don’t know about your kids, but mine have become pretty excited about their wish lists, Amazon wish lists to be specific. They ask to see them fairly regularly and keep finding more to add to them. My two oldest know how to navigate to their online wish lists on their own, and they know how to add new items themselves. They’re getting better about checking the price, knowing that nobody in our family…

  • Reviews

    Brick Builders Illustrated Bible Review

    by Heather Bock When my boys, ages six and ten, saw the Brick Builders Illustrated Bible being taken out of its box at my kitchen table, the excitement was palpable. “Is that a Lego Bible??” the younger one asked incredulously. “No,” interjected the older one. “It looks like Roblox!” “That’s so cool!” they both said, as they immediately started flipping through the pages. I had to be quick to save one of them from being rifled through, so I could give away one clean copy to one of my readers. My oldest perused it during lunch, and my youngest didn’t let the Book lie until he had gone through all…

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    The Beginner’s Bible Review

    by Heather Bock I get to review another classic! My kids grew up with and loved this Bible filled with typically chosen Bible stories for children, so it’s fun that I can review it and give away two copies, especially right before Christmas, so they can be given to two more children as presents. I really don’t have anything critical to say about this Bible. I can tell you what I like about it, though! I like that it has more stories in it than many of the children’s Bibles I’ve looked at and reviewed (and I’ve looked at quite a few). Where many a children’s Bible might have 35-50…

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    Can You Magnify God in the Midst of the Mundane?

    by Heather Bock Thank You, God, for this beautiful day. Thank You for the amazing sunset that ended it. Thank You for the house we live in…although, hold on…I’m not so thankful for the expensive problem we have with drainage right now–water that runs right under our driveway, creating a tunnel that threatens the integrity of our concrete. Please help us to figure out what to do about it. Thank You for our kids, but wait a second, God, these kids are driving me crazy–can You please help me teach them to obey somehow…before our cats are suffocated from over-loving squeezes? Before I know it, as I spend time thanking…