Whether we like it or not, there will be time in this life where things are incredibly hard for us. In the fall of 2016, I experienced such a time. My nephew, the baby boy who I sent my first winter break from college helping take care of, unexpectedly died. To say I was devastated would be an understatement.
However, as devastated as I was about my nephew’s death I was equally as devastated when I thought of what my brother must be going through. During this time, I created 8 prayer cards for my brother to help him when he found he could not pray. On one side of card is a Bible verse and the other side of the card contains a prayer based on the Bible verse.
I am praying the below 8 Bible verse will bring you comfort when you can’t pray.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Well that is all for now, praying these cards a blessing to you,
Are you looking for a fun and interactive way to teach your children about different feelings? If so, I have the perfect product for you – The Teaching Christ’s Children About Feelings Card Game.
The Teaching Christ’s Children About Feelings Card Game is based on my book Teaching Christ’s Children About Godly Feelings.
Well that is all for now. Please continue to pray for me and know I am praying for you.
As you know my sister is in the navy. This past year she was on deployment and I have to admit, I have never been so scared in my life. On of the way I cope with her being deployed was by using humor. My humor eventual merged with my creativity and I started creating tee-shirts that military personal and their family could wear to show their support.
If you have a moment I would love for you to check out my entire collection on Amazon or by clicking the buy now button on any of the shirts below.
Well that is all for now. Please continue to pray for me and as well as military personally, and know I am praying for you.
Just wanted to write a quick post and let you know what I have been up to. Over the last few months, I have started designing unique t shirts for men and women. Currently, I am designing t shirts unique for Christians, gardeners and military families. Take a look below and let me know you throughs.
Unique Gardening shirts for Women and Men
Unique Christian T shirts for Men and Women
4th of July Shirt for Christians Teaching Christ's ChildrenAmerican Made, Jesus Saved, Kingdom Bound4th of July Tshirt for Christians - Free IndeedReady for Vacation Bible School (VBS)God, Family and Baseball Christian ShirtReady for Vacation Bible SchoolWomen's Walking by Faith Christian Tshirt for WomenPeculiar Tshirt for Christian 1 Peter 2:9Jesus love this hot mess T-shirtsI asked God to make me a better person and He sent my kidsChristian Baseball TShirt (God, Family and Baseball)Surviving adulthood on Grace and MercySorry I cant, I have plans with God. Wanna Join me?
Unique T Shirts for Military Families
Focusing on God's Freedom
I am super excited to announce my latest coloring book. This year, I have been focusing more and more on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. I decided to combine what the Bible says about freedom into a patriotic coloring book entitled: Focusing on God’s Freedom.
Focusing on God’s Freedom contains 9 different Bible verses, as well as 9 blank coloring pages, which allows you to add a Bible verse or your own thoughts to each page.
Currently, the paperback version of Focusing on God's Freedom is available on Amazon and the ebook/PDF version is available on educents.
Well until next time, please pray for me and know I am praying for you too.
Just want to take a moment to tell you about a new product that I just uploaded to my Educents Store: Easter Eggs - Adult Coloring Book. The full version of the book has 10 different Easter eggs coloring pages that are printable. However, you can download the first three Easter Eggs Coloring Pages for free here (just look for the link to "preview this item").
About the Easter Eggs Coloring Book
Keep your childhood tradition of coloring Easter Eggs alive with these 10 pictures of Easter Eggs. Each page has one Easter egg on it and there are 10 different pages. The eggs are designed with a zentangle Easter Egg pattern or mandala pattern. Each egg will likely keep you busy for an hour or so. However, because the Easter Eggs Coloring pages are printable, you can print each page on the paper that works best for paint, markers, pen or crayons.
Each Easter Egg Coloring Pages can be cut down to 8 x 10 which makes the pages perfect for framing. The space around the Easter Egg Coloring pages is blank which make them perfect to personalize for someone special.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your colors & paint these Easter eggs. Use them in your scrapbook or collage. Later you can frame them. This will make a unique personalized gift for someone special!
Well that is all for now supporters, please continue to pray for me know I am praying for you.
P.S. be sure to stop by next week. I am hoping to have my Resurrection Activity book for kids complete
It is that time of year where I have to complete several annual training classes. Each class is somewhere between 90 minutes and 8 hours long. In order to get through these trainings, I created printable coloring journal pages entitled Take Notes & Color.
Uni Jetstream Multi Function Pen, 4 Color Ballpoint Pen, Black Barrel (MSXE510007.24)
Take Notes & Color is a downloadable PDF book that contains eight unique pages that have borders you can color. This book along with a multicolor pen helped me survive another year of training. I love this multicolor pen because it still looks professional but allows me to creatively express myself.
Every single human being in this world loves and longs to be joyful and happy. No one wants to be sad looking or in a depressed state. However, everyone goes through unpleasant situations which can take away the joy, such as the death of a loved one, a broken relationship, business loss, loss of job, unfulfilled dreams, accidents, etc. While these kinds of situations can surely take away the joy in our life, sometimes life just chips away at your joy until you wake up one day and wonder what happened.
Today, I am honored to be guest writing for Worshipful Living and share how to rekindle your joy by focusing on what God says about joy in the Bible. In addition, if you stop by Worshipful Living, you can download a free 30 day devotional Be sure to click here to read the remainder of today’s post (and to check out some other amazing pieces in Mandy’s series on rekindling your joy!).
Well that is all for now supporters, please continue to pray for me and know I am praying for you.
It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. I was in the middle of making my shopping list when I realized that there would be close to 10 kids at my Thanksgiving Day celebration. While I know that I would need something to keep them entertained, I also know I will need to help in the kitchen. So I decided to pause from my list making and put together 5 easy Thanksgiving Activities for Kids.
I named the 5 easy Thanksgiving Day activities for kids Rolling Through Thanksgiving with Kids because three of the activities include dice. So what are the 5 easy Thanksgiving Day activities for kids? They include
Well that is all for now supporters, I need to get back to prepping for Thanksgiving,
Until next time, please pray for me and know I am praying for you.
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Well that is all for now supporters, please pray for me and know I will be praying for you.
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I want to tell you about a new book that is geared to offer both inspiration and hope to many people all over the world. It is the third book from award winning author, Pedro Okoro, that stays consistent to the fantastic faith-filled messages he so eloquently shares for the benefit of all mankind. Thoughts of a better future and countless encouragement abound within the pages. Pedro’s book offers just the right amount of actionable suggestions to make you desire to get out there and live “Your Best Life Ever”!
Here is a little about the book taken from the book description:
YOU haven't yet danced your best dance! #DareToBelieve
But first, what happened to your life? Your real life! The one you were created to live. Remember that life? The life you used to dream about. Remember those dreams? You probably still dream about it today! Take a moment to think back and reflect on the things you were going to do. And the person you longed to be. The promise of a healthy, wealthy, joyful life, full to overflowing with wonderful things.
What if you could still:
In Your Best Life Ever, Pastor Pedro Okoro challenges you to believe that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to, because impossible is nothing. Through personal experience, compelling stories and authoritative quotes, he provides 7 well-founded, practical, bite-sized nuggets which will inspire you to ENJOY everyday life and LIVE your best life, today...right NOW!
Well supporters, what are you waiting for? Get this new book today and start enjoying everyday life.
That is all for now,
Please pray for me and know I am praying for you,
What you you add to this list of Thanksgiving books for preschoolers.
Well that is all for now supporters. Please pray for me and know I am praying for you.
The day is finally here. I am so excited to introduce my newest Christian Children’s Picture book and reveal the cover. As you know, my next book is entitled Teaching Christ’s Children about Godly Feelings.
About Godly Feelings
Teaching Christ’s Children about Godly Feelings is for parents, teachers, and professionals who often wonder how to react to the variety of emotions expressed by children. Godly Feelings is designed to stimulate discussion and interaction between children and the adults who care for them. Godly Feeling will take you and your child through 11 feelings including: Happy, Sad, Angry, Discouraged, Afraid and others. Like all of my books, Godly Feelings is packed with scripture. Therefore, Godly Feelings will not only help children identify and express their feelings God’s way, but it will also teaches children that all feelings are OK because God gave each feeling to them.
So now the moment you have been waiting for… Drum roll please….
To pre-order the physical copy of Godly Feelings for only $10 click please visit my Esty Store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BooksByCorine
To pre-order the kindle version of Godly Feelings for only $3.99 visit Amazon.
(However, be sure to come back and enter your receipt number to claim your bonuses)
Weather you order the physical or kindle version, you will receive a free PDF version of The Godly Feelings Card Game.
The Godly Feelings Card Game – PDF version (4.99 value)
This card game helps children talk about 13 different emotions (the 11 feelings presented in the picture book, plus bored and content) and reinforces what the Bible says about each feeling. These cards can be used in a variety of ways including playing classic card games like war or Old Maid.
Well that is all for now, please continue to pray for me and know I am praying for you.
I have a confession to make, I really dislike the book, Alexander Very Bad Horrible Day by Judith Viorst. I know this book is a classic; has won a bunch of awards, and has a billion positive reviews but I really don’t like the negativity. In fact, when I have used Alexander Very Bad Horrible Day in therapy my patients are usually more negative and unmotivated to change their lives.
So imagine my excitement when I found a useful alternative to Alexander Very Bad Horrible Day: It's A Super-Bad Terrible Day! by Virginia Finnie. In It’s A Super Bad Terrible Day!, author Virginia Finnie shows children and adults that even if a day is not going well, there are things you can do in order to cope. For example, in Alexander Very Bad Horrible Day, and in It’s A Super-Bad Terrible Day! the main character wakes up to a problem (tripping on a skateboard, and stepping on Legos). In Alexander’s book, the main character goes on to say “I know it is going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day” and encounters more problems. However, in It’s A Super-Bad Terrible Day!, the main character realizes a bad start to the day doesn’t mean the entire day is terrible. So he picks up his Legos and moves on with his day.
The other thing I love about Virginia’s book is that it ends in hope. The closing sentence of her book is “You can do it. You’re pretty tough. So hang in there when the going gets rough.” This is a message that everyone needs to hear. As you probably know, Alexander’s book ends with a statement “It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that.”
So supporters, if you have Alexander Very Bad Horrible Day; I strongly suggest you replace it with It's A Super-Bad Terrible Day! by Virginia Finnie.
Well that is all of now supporters. Please continue to pray for me and know I am praying for you.
P.S. To learn more about Virgina Finnie please visit her website http://www.heywarriorkids.com/
While I purchased a copy of It’s A Super-Bad Terrible Day! to review, Virginia Finnie is sponsoring this giveaway by providing one reader with a copy of It’s A Super-Bad Terrible Day! This giveaway will end October 3, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen. Open to residents of the US/CAN.
Things are moving along with my next book - Godly Feelings. I am finalizing the layout before I start taking preorders. I have a few last minute decisions to make, including which of the below pages to use in the book. This is where I need your help. If you have a moment can you tell me which of the below pages do you like the best.
Well that is all for now, please continue to pray for me and know I am praying for you.
P.S., Thank you for your help with picking a cover, I am planning on revealing it in my next post.
Which Page Do You Like The Best
You can click each picture to make them bigger.
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I'm so excited about the release of my new book, Teaching Christ's Children About Godly Feelings, and I need your help to spread the word! I'm forming a Teaching Christ's Children About Godly Feelings Launch Team, and I would love for you to join me.
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Things have been extremely busy with me (I recently got married and Vacation Bible School just ended). However, I am ready to refocus on the release of my next book (if you haven’t yet, there is still time to help me name several of the characters in my book. Just visit this post here: (http://www.booksbycorine.com/blog/help-me-name-my-characters).
I have been working hard to get this book ready for a November release. Before it is released, I need your help deciding on the cover…
Please vote on which cover you like best by using the below form. I am hoping to open the book up for pre-orders on September 12, 2016 so please complete this task before September 10, 2016.
As a thank you, one lucky winner will win a copy of one of my books (winner's choice). Well that is all for now supporters; please continue to pray for me and know I am praying for you.
P.S. You can also help me name the characters in this book by visiting here: http://www.booksbycorine.com/blog/help-me-name-my-characters
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Today I would like to review another book in my Christian Childrenâs Book Reviews Series. Todayâs Christian Childrenâs book review is the second book in the Bible Bellesâ The Adventures of Rooney Cruz series. The second book in this series highlights the story of Esther, the Belle of Patience. (The first book covered Hannah,the Belle of Prayer).
The thing I like about this series is that it is designed to teach young girls about inner beauty using prominent Bible characters and real life problems. This book is excellent at modeling how the Bible can be applied to our lives today. However, I have a few concerns with this book. I found this book to be a little long and it blurred the lines between fact and fiction. The way the angels were depicted in this book reminds me of fairies. While I realize little girls love fairies, I donât the Bible describes angles as fairy like creatures. The book also described Esther as having a âsuperpower.â The story then goes on to have the angel give the main character of the story a bell to symbolize the main character receiving the âsuperpowerâ of patience.
Given these concerns, I recommend this book being used to help children discern truth from fiction. One game I like to play with the little people in my life is can you spot the almost truth. Basically, as I read story I sometimes add âalmost truthsâ to the story. It is the childâs job to spot the almost truth. This little game keeps children engage when you are reading a story to a group.
Well that is all for now, please continue to pray for me and know I am praying for you.
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I received so bad news from Amazon this week. They contacted me to let me know that my Christian Adult Coloring Book: Seeking His Peace will no longer be available in their Kindle store. Apparently they have changed their policy since I published the book and no longer allow coloring books. In stead they suggested I publish the book as a physical book.
while I was initially disappointed with this news, I decided to offer Seeking His Peace free until I publish it as a physical book.
About the book: Everyone goes through some hard times in life. Seeking His Peace Coloring Book was created for those times in life when you need to focus on God’s promise to give you peace. Seeking His Peace Coloring Book contains 40 (20 with Bible verses and 20 with a blank space which allows you to add a Bible verse or your own thoughts) unique picture pattern coloring pages that are designed to help you relax while reflecting on God’s promises to give you peace.
Unlike many adult coloring books that encourage you to empty Your mind, Seeking His Peace provides you with scripture after scripture to fill you a peace that comes only from seeking God.
Well that is all for now; please continue to pray for me as I pray for you,
Sorry it has been so long since I last posted. However, I have been hard at work finishing up my next picture book. An idea came to me that I am super excited about.
One of the things children love about my books is seeing all the different names of the characters. So I decided to allow you and/or your child to take part in naming the characters in my next book. There are 11 characters. I have already picked out 2 character names. That leaves 9 characters that need a name.
Entering a name is super easy, just fill out the form below. If you want to name multiple characters, just fill out the form multiple times.
Until next time, please continue to pray for me and know I am praying for you,
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Don’t know how many of you have noticed but I am continuing to explore other ways to “share Jesus one book at a time.” Since starting my publishing journey I have published picture books, coloring books and journals. As we enter Holy Week, I decided to create a unique journal/coloring book that I am praying will draw you closer to the Cross. Each sheet was created using an image of a cross that I transformed into a mandala type coloring sheet. After looking at how I was able to take a simple image of a cross and transfer them into several beautiful mandala designs, I decided to pair each mandala with a Bible verse that reminds me of the transforming power of the cross.
So please join me this Easter season (or anytime) in reflecting on the transferring power of the cross. There are a total of seven journal sheets which makes them perfect for Holy Week or any time of year. Truthfully, I am planning on using this journal the week after Easter.
Well that is all for now, please continue to pray for me as I pray for you,
P.S. I would love it if you share your journals pages or the impact of this journal with me using hashtag #crosspower
As you know, I believe that every parent should homeschool their children. Whether you homeschool exculsively or homeschool as a supliment to public edcuation. One question I often get asked is "how do I homeschool for subject that are difficult for me?" Usually when people ask me this question, they are referring to science, techology, enginnering or math.
There answer to this question is to purchase a curriculum. One of the best science curriculum for homeschoolers is the Magic School Bus. Now you can order a Magic School Bus Kit no matter where you live in the world.
Are you looking to add fun, scientific projects to your curriculum? Look no further than your favorite crew of curious adventurers - The Magic School Bus. Magic School Bus Science Club is a monthly subscription service that delivers science experiments for your kids to enjoy. Also, I just heard some VERY exciting news. For the first time ever, Educents is offering to ship these science kits to kids WORLDWIDE!!
Who's it for?
A subscription to the Magic School Bus Science Club is a great way to offer children a hands-on science lesson. The experiments included are perfect for children ages 5 to 10, but really, any science-oriented kids will get a blast out of the kit.
What are people saying about the Magic School Bus Science Club?
Parents and teachers are constantly talking about the Magic School Bus Science Club. Jamerrill from Free Homeschool Deals shared a blog post of her kids have a blast with the science kits. Jamerrill says she could "open up a science kit, turn to a lesson page, and jump right into that hand-ons activity. It helps me feel like a 'fun mom' because we’re doing a science activity, and I didn’t have the stress or mess of pulling it all together."
Kids will get so excited when each kit arrives to their door each month. I found this awesome video review by Eric Poor showing off a couple of human body experiments from the Magic School Bus subscription. Look at his face light up with a HUGE smile each time he does an experiment!!
Here's some more feedback about the Science Kits from Educents shoppers:
How to Get the Science Kits
The Magic School Bus Science Science Kits are available on Educents for a great price. For the first time ever, Educents is offering to ship these kits internationally! The kits are finally available to learners around the world - Australia, Asia, Europe - you name the place and Ms. Frizzle will be there with a science adventure for your child.