Thursday, February 21, 2013

Roma Downey's Book, "Little Angels"

Roma Downey on Her Latest Project,

 "Little Angels"

About the Book
Little Angels Prayers for Every Day features more than 50 simple rhyming prayers that cover a typical day and the typical worries of a young child. From waking in the morning to going to sleep at night, from thanking God for a meal to praying for His comfort when afraid, the prayers here will help little ones to see that any moment is a good moment to talk to God. Relevant Bible verses are scattered throughout the book as well!
  I like the colorful illustrations and different daily topics.
Here is my video review:

Roma talks about her books and other resources on this you tube video:
Roma's Little Angels, book description

Roma also has a family friendly web site for you to enjoy together:

 For more info, check out these links:
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Positive-ly terrific family movies..Pure Flix!

 If you are looking for a good movie with values and positive message, look no further than those at Pure Flix! They have a list of family friendly movies you'll be sure to enjoy =)
 Just click on the link below and you'll see the list of DVD& BluRay movies to choose from.

Here is the link to their blog site :

Facebook link:

Let me know which you like best.
Love and blessings,
 Lori LC
I have not received anything in return for promoting Pure Flix, I just appreciate their choices of family friendly movies!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sushi For One? by Camy Tang, book review

Sushi For One?
by Camy Tang

  Sushi for One? is a story about Lexi Sakai, an Asian American who is torn between family tradition and her own independence. Lexi is going to be the eldest unmarried cousin in her family and her grandmother wants her to find a man and settle down. Lexi wants to be left alone and date at her own pace, which is basically stagnant, but her grandmother will cut off funding to the volleyball team if Lexi doesn’t have a man by then. The list she has of qualities she is looking for in a man grows longer at each date. At the top of that list is for him to be a Christian, as well someone who doesn’t put the moves on her or stiff her with the check. When she meets Aiden, she feels attracted to him, but he thinks a lot of Christians are hypocrites and is not sure he wants to be part of her church. They still manage to get along pretty well and he is the only one who has been able to get close to her without her wincing or running from her memories of the past.
 Lexi is an excellent volleyball player and is in great physical shape, but has a weak stomach and tends to whine when she gets hurt. I really liked the book, until she hurt her knee; It then became a bit awkward and seemed to fizzle a bit.
 I did like the book, and you may also, so I suggest you give it a try.

Here are a few links to connect with more of Camy Tang:

A Man Of Honor, by Loree Lough. Book review

A Man of Honor
 by Loree Lough

  A Man of Honor is about a first responder named Rusty Parker and a teacher named Grace Sinclair. They first met while responding to a search for a teenager who went missing the day after her prom.

   Rusty is a mild mannered Harley rider who sports a pony tail, not your typical appearance of a pastor and youth advocate. He has opened his heart and home to troubled teenagers that have had a rough life, and shows them there are people who really care for them.

 Grace also has a heart for teens and seeks to help those who seem to be outcasts among their peers. They both have had their share of heartbreaks and loss, which has made them empathetic to others, as well as on guard when it comes to falling in love.

   Together, they reach out and bring together an unlikely family who genuinely care for each other; Rusty was even willing to put his life on the line for his kids, showing his true character, and love for them. Their faith in God helped see themthrough even the toughest of times. There’s much more to the story than this, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
Here are a few links to Loree Lough you can check out :


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February 6

Remembering a light that lit many others
 This time last year, February 6,2012, a very special person passed away. Her light did not go out, but was passed on as a torch in a relay. She had many close family and friends. Her twin sister has been one of her biggest torch bearers, along with her young son and husband, parents and close friends. I  didn't have the privilege of knowing Hillary St.Pierre-Ford personally, but got to know her through her Mom and a friend. They often spoke about her strength and love for those around her. She tried to be a pillar of strength and hope til the end. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in 2006 at the age of 23 and chronicled her life on her blog called . Her blog has helped many cope with their own life battles and her strength and warmth will be her lasting legacy. We can only hope we have a positive influence on others and be remembered with a smile.
Pass on the light of friendship!
Knowing someone like Hillary makes me want to be a stronger and not give up, no matter what things look like.
 This is an entry written on Hillary's blog by Vic that really spoke to me:

there is a miracle called friendship that dwells within the heart.
and you don't know how it happens or when it gets its start...
but the happiness its brings you always gives a special lift ,
then you realize that friendship is gods precious gift.

Hillary also wrote a book about cancer to help her son understand it better.It's called 'Z and the cancer meanie'. This is an excellent book to read with children about what people may go through with cancer and treatments. Here is a link about the book: