The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible Review

I think it’s pretty obvious, if you follow my blog, that I LOVE books. I’m always looking for new books to add to not only mine, but my children’s library as well. This illustrated bible was the perfect addition to our collection, the illustrations are beautiful and my kids love how the stories are told.

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible brings over 40 of our favorite Bible stories to life with beautiful illustrations by Fernando Juarez. Doris Rikkers is the author and she has done a wonderful job bringing these stories to life. Every page is full of color and adorable depictions of each story.

My kids are thoroughly enjoying reading through this Bible with me, I’ve even been including it with our Bible curriculum for school!

Want to learn more and check out a free sampler? Head on over to Zondervan to do so!

I received a free copy of this book in return for a review, a positive review was not required. All opinions and statements are my own.

Paradise Praises – Bible Activities Review

I am so excited to share this review with you guys today! One of the things that drives me crazy is searching for extra worksheets to give Boogie for busy work when we are studying something in particular and I need to give her something to do while the littles need my attention.This book completely solves that problem for our Bible studies!

I love love love this book! My only complaint is that it would be easier to make copies of in a spiral bound book or even a loose leaf binder or perhaps a book with easy pull out pages. I’ll probably tear this apart and put it in a binder for easier copying for my kids.

As you can see in the above image, there are a ton of worksheets and coloring pages to choose from! Some are above my children’s levels just yet, but we are already utilizing some of them! For instance, as I will state in my video (hopefully I’ll have that posted tonight), we are learning the books of the Old Testament…. first worksheet in this book is a word search containing the Old Testament books! Boogie LOVED it! It kept her busy while I did some other work with Bubby and Bird. I’m excited to utilize this book some more and I’m even more excited to see if the creator, Katie Hornor, comes out with more books like this!

You can find out more about Katie at ParadisePraises.com or purchase your own copy at Amazon HERE! Be sure to check out Paradise Praises, there are some awesome posts and other resources there for everyone, not just homeschoolers!

I received a free copy of this activity book in return for a review. All opinions and statements are my own, a positive review was not required. Affiliate links are included in this post, any money made goes back into this blog! Thank you for visiting Mustard Seed Mommy!

The Star Movie

Have you had a chance to see the movie, The Star yet? We are watching it Friday night for our family movie night! I’m so excited to share this sweet movie with my children.


The Star is a heartwarming tale about a donkey named Bo, he goes on a grand adventure and meets many quirky animals along the way. The greatest adventure of all was when he accidentally becomes a hero in one of the most amazing stories ever told! So many amazing actors and actresses voice the characters in this movie, including Tyler Perry, Gina Rodriguez, Kelly Clarkson, Oprah Winfrey, Kristin Chenoweth and many more!

I love that we can share the story of Jesus’s birth with our children through a fun animated movie like this. It’s full of fun music, silly animals and most importantly… one of the greatest stories ever told.

There are some great bonus materials included with the DVD (which is NOW available to purchase, click any image in this post to find out how). There is a sing-along with Bo and his friends, a dance-along to “Life Is Good”, lyric sing-alongs with five of the songs from the movie (including “The Star” by Mariah Carey). You’ll also fine instructions for Sweet and Sparkly Star cookies, a craft activity to make star mason jar votives… and the list goes on!

You will even find a children’s sermon discussing The Star and how you can keep the story of Jesus’s birth alive in our hearts EVERY day. What’s REALLY neat is that we have been provided with a family friendly weekly bible study by DeVon Franklin, just click the image below to head to the Facebook page post from The Star Movie to find out how to download it today!

It’s a fun interactive way for your kids to learn more, try it out! I will share my thoughts on the movie in a future blog post after we watch it this weekend. I have no doubt that it will be a movie we love to watch for years to come! Buy your copy soon, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this movie as well! God Bless!

Passion “Whole Heart” Album Review & Giveaway

 

I am so excited to share this album with you, it is full of some of my favorite worship songs by AMAZING artists. Everyone from Matt Redman to Melodie Malone to my personal favorite, Crowder! This music is phenomenal, you can tell that the Passion Conference that this was recorded at was full of the Spirit!

On Passion’s website you’ll find this quote, “Rooted out of the Passion movement, we are committed to leading people towards renewed intimacy with God and fresh encounters of worship. Passion is more than music. More than events. Passion is a generation living for His name.” Beautiful. It’s so true. This music they have recorded for this album is such a refreshing encounter of worship. This particular worship session was recorded at the 2018 Passion Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. They’ll be traveling across the country this year, including Atlanta again, you can find those tour dates HERE.

The list of songs included on this album are:

  1. Whole Heart (feat. Kristian Stanfill)
  2. Almighty God (feat. Sean Curran)
  3. God, You’re So Good (feat. Kristian Stanfill & Melodie Malone)
  4. Reckless Love (feat. Melodie Malone)
  5. Heaven (feat. Sean Curran)
  6. More Like Jesus (feat. Kristian Stanfill)
  7. Hallelujah, Our God Reigns (feat. Brett Younker)
  8. Ghost (feat. Crowder)
  9. Ever Almighty (feat. Melodie Malone)
  10. Great Are You Lord (feat. Matt Redman)
  11. All My Hope (feat. Crowder & Tauren Wells)

You can listen to Passion music HERE on Spotify or you can download the album HERE (link goes live 2/23/18). If you can’t wait to download the album, you can enter to win your own copy below! Thanks for swinging by Mustard Seed Mommy, and as always God Bless!

Whole Heart by Passion Music

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ESV Illuminated Bible Review & Giveaway

I’ve always loved coloring and outlining different verses and sections in my bible as I study and listen to sermons. I love that Bible Journaling has become a huge thing and that so many people are artistically coloring, drawing, writing, and adding life and color to their bibles as a way to enhance their bible study and quiet time with the Lord.

I received this amazing Bible to review called the ESV Illumiated Bible – it’s the Art Journaling Edition, and let me just say how GORGEOUS this bible is. It comes in a box sleeve and the cover is a navy cloth with gold lettering. The details just on the cover and spine are beautiful.

This journaling bible contains over 500 hand-lettered illustrations (also in gold ink) by Dana Tanamachi. Tanamachi is a renowned American artist who does lettering, graphic design, and illustrations. You can learn more about Dana and her work HERE. Below you can watch a video on how Dana helped create this gorgeous bible.

I have not been able to do any writing or coloring in my bible just yet (hello crazy fast move back to NC! More on that later!), but I just had to share some of the gorgeous pages that are found in this Illuminated Bible!

You’ll find fully illustrated pages with verses, you’ll find little snippets of hand lettering in the margins, and I love the way they left space on the sides for your own drawings and writing. I can’t wait to start journaling with my bible!

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You can purchase your own copy HERE or enter to win a copy below!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/Fly By Promotions int he last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

ESV Illuminated Bible – Art Journaling Edition