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10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs | Review

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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

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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

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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

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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!

The Complete Guide to Dream Interpretation by Marsha Trimble Dunstan | Review

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This book is all about Biblical dream interpretation. This author believes that God continues to speak to people through dreams, and has guides and references to help readers interpret those dreams. Her goal is to help people understand what God is already saying to them through their dreams. 
First, before she went into interpretation, she outlined the Biblical foundations that this book is built on, which I really appreciated. She also pointed out that you can't fully and correctly interpret your dreams on your own: you need the help of the Holy Spirit, and friends who can look at it objectively. It also really thoroughly explains the "how" of Biblical interpretation, and answered lots of common questions.
When I received this book, I thought the idea of dream interpretation was kind of weird. However, once I read it, I really saw the value in it, and have used the book as a reference to try interpreting my own dreams.
Overall, I gave this book 4/5 stars.

Poverty, Riches, and Wealth by Kris Valotton | Review

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This book is all about moving out of poverty, not with riches, but with Biblical wealth.

The author grew up in poverty thinking that wealth was evil. However, in adulthood, as he worked to move out of poverty, he learned that it can't be evil, because heaven is full of riches. So what does the Bible say about poverty, riches, and wealth?
God blesses us with wealth: these are the qualities, skills, and attributes that God has given us to do His work and advance His Kingdom. 
He also talks about the fact that it is okay to have money and to buy things. It's okay to have nice things, as long as those things don't have you. 
He gives lots of principles and ideas to get yourself out of that poverty mentality to see the wealth that God has blessed us with. 
The first half of the book seemed aimed toward personal life application, while the second half definitely focused on using these principles as you run a business. Personally, I think that he went to far into business, and t…

The Girl's Guide to Conquering Life by Erica and Jonathan Catherman

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This book by Erica and Jonathan Catherman is a guide for young girls navigating into adulthood. This guide goes all the way from talking to boys and how to wear scarves, to asking for a raise and changing a tire. The first part of the book seemed geared toward pre-teens or early teens, while the second part, dealing with cars and cooking, seemed geared toward older teens. I think this would be a nice book to have and reference for things such as cooking and vehicle maintenance. 
Personally, in my early twenties, I do not feel that this book is helpful for me, but I definitely would recommend it as a gift for a young girl. Each how-to is listed step by step, including what materials are needed and the time required to complete that task.
Overall, I gave this 3/5 stars, though I can see how a younger person might find this more helpful and rate it higher.
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive rev…