Settle my Soul by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk | Review

Settle my Should: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk is a devotional for busy women who struggle to find the time each day to connect with Jesus. For each day, the authors give a short devotional that puts something new into perspective for readers. Then a short prayer, some questions for reflection, and a little bit of space for journaling. 
First of all, this book is absolutely beautiful. It's a white floral hardcover with a blue ribbon to mark your place. But I also really enjoyed reading it, too. I did a lot of journaling as I read and it really made me think. 
The only thing that I didn't like about this book was that it often didn't give much room for answering the questions, sometimes only as much as 2 lines. So, if you do read this, I would have a journal nearby rather than writing in the book itself. They really should have extended the writing space onto the next page in order to allow readers the space to fully think about and a…

Joyful Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot | Review

In her book Joyful Surrender, Elisabeth Elliot talks about the disciplines that believers should follow in living a believer's life. She also explains to the reader how to be able to follow those disciplines. This includes having discipline over your mind, body, possessions, time, and feelings, how to overcome anxiety, how to change poor habits, how to trust God in the hard times, and how to let Christ have control over everything. Overall, Elisabeth Elliot stresses self-discipline in all areas of life.
I enjoyed this book, as I've enjoyed other books written by Elisabeth Elliot. She has a way of talking to the reader in a way that is very kind, and not at all condescending. Everything she tells to the reader, she's learned from experience. She's very humble and down to earth. 
Overall, I gave this book 3/5 stars.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
This adorable little Bible was created for brides in mind. It's the NKJV Bride's Bible from Thomas Nelson. It's an adorable little white Bible, with a leather cover and an imprinted floral design on the front. It comes in a little box to keep it protected!
Inside, it's a Bible just like any other. Not much to expand upon there! There aren't any study materials or extra information in this Bible.
What is different about this Bible is that there are pages in the front for brides to fill out. This includes the date, time, and location of the ceremony, memories from the day, a page to list the wedding party, the story of how you met, the proposal story, and details from the bridal shower. 
This would be a really great gift for a bridal shower! I think I am going to give it to my best friend at her shower!
Overall, this Bible gets 5 stars.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my o…

10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs | Review

This is a short devotional that only takes about 10 minutes of your day. It takes you through a few verses of Proverbs each day, along with some devotional content, a prayer, and questions to consider. This book focuses on increasing in wisdom.
I loved reading this, and filled up so many pages of my journal as I did. My eyes were really opened to things I am guilty of and need to change, and I have found myself thinking back to what I learned in this book when I encounter a situation where I can be either wise or a fool. I really do think that this book has made a positive impact on me, and I am eager to share it with others!
The book itself is smaller than a normal book in size, but very cute with smooth and shiny pages.
I gave this book 5/5 stars.
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive view. All opinions are my own.

5 Things to do in Stirling, Scotland

Stirling, in my opinion, is the greatest city in the world. It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen, full of nature, beauty, history, and excitement. It is also where I lived for a summer while I studied abroad.
If you get the chance to go to Scotland, I highly recommend visiting the central city of Stirling, and here are 5 things you should see while you're there.
1. Stirling Castle

The childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots and the ruling place of countless other heroes of history, Stirling Castle is one of the most important locations in Scotland. 
2. Hike Dumyat

Pronounced Du-my-at, this steady climb up 1,371 feet for amazing view of the city of Stirling. As you walk, you'll encounter sheep and highland cows (coos) along the way.
3. Wallace Monument

If you've seen Braveheart, you've heard of William Wallace. This monument is built on the spot where William Wallace and his men watched the British approach before the Battle of Stirling Bridge, their first dec…

Devotions From The Lake | Book Review

This is a beautiful daily devotional, perfect for the summertime, all about the beauty of nature and God's love for us. Each  day had a short devotional and a prayer after. 
It is the perfect thing to read outside in the summer, or keep open on a table at the cabin.
I adored this, and though I read through it all already, I want to keep it around and read through it each summer. I definitely would recommend it to anyone, and I gave it 5/5 stars. 

Revelation by Charles C. Ryrie | Review

This is a complete, verse-by-verse guide to understanding the book of Revelation. It gives context about importance, author and dates, interpretations, attitudes toward it, and an outline of each section.
The author underlines the fact that the book of Revelation was meant to clarify, not mystify. 
When reading through this, I would recommend reading the verses in your Bible, and then reading the interpretation, rather than reading the book cover to cover. You should use this as a guide while you read your Bible. 
I completely loved this commentary. The purpose of this series is to help all readers understand the Bible, even if they are not studying it professionally. This definitely helped me, and I am excited to pick up more of the Everyday Bible Commentary books!
I gave this 5/5 stars!