Friday, May 24, 2013

Book Review - Whit's End Mealtime Devotions

I am a big fan of Adventures of Odyssey so I was pleased to read Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions. I kept this book in the kitchen so it was available quickly at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Each devotion is one page. It has five sections - Mealtime Prayer, Appetizer, Main Course, Table Talk and Vitamins and Minerals.

The Mealtime Prayer section starts you off with a prayer related to the topic. In the Appetizer you will be asked a question to get a taste of what is to come. Then the Main Course gives you God through scripture references and more questions. After you have “eaten” your Main Course then you will review with questions in Table Talk so all that good stuff can digest and work its way into your system. Of course, you need Vitamins and Minerals which is a scripture that will nourish you long after the “meal” is done.

The devotions worked great for us. Did we go through all the sections every time? No. Sometimes we got stopped at the Main Course because the discussion was longer than expected. Other times we read and talk about all the sections in the devotions. 
One of my favorite devotions in this book is the one titled “Got Milk?”.


Did you know that cows are good for more than milk and steaks? What else comes from cows?

Main Course

Follow the milk on your table backward to see where it comes from....God is responsible for the milk in your glass...He is the ultimate Provider!

Table Talk

What else ultimately comes from God?

You should get the book to enjoy the rest of Got Milk? and other devotions. The devotions are divided into Any Day Mealtime Devotions, Holiday Devotions and Theme Devotions.

If you want an additional way to make sure God is a regular part of your family discussions then I would suggest this book. And do not forget to take your family directly to the Bible itself so they can see the source of Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions.

Rating: 4 stars

I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Nook HD+

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I got the Nook HD+ a few days ago.  I was not planning on upgrading from my Nook Tablet, but the sale price from now until Mother's Day and the addition of Google Play helped me to change my mind.   Currently the 16 GB Nook HD+ is $179.  It is normally $269.   The screen is a 9" HD display.  It is so gorgeous that I could not put it down.

Why would I buy a Nook versus another tablet?   I am at the core a reader.  I like to see my books and organize them just like I do with my physical books.  I also like to surf the web, use Springpad and play Scramble with Friends.   I also have a phone where I can use many apps so a tablet that was pure Android was not my priority.  

I picked a Nook tablet a few years because it was for readers and I could read books from the library.   You could not always read library books on the Kindle which pushed me towards the Nook.  Don't get me wrong, I think the Kindle is a great product and I would not have said no if you gave me one.  Today, you can borrow library books and read them on your Kindle

The addition of Google Play makes the Nook go from just an e-reader to a good Android tablet.   People use to complain that you could only buy apps from Barnes and Nobles store, but now they have knocked down that wall.  If you are in the market for pure Android then this tablet is not for you.   I would suggest getting the Google Nexus 7 if you want a pure Android experience. My husband has the Nexus 7 and it is great with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).  He lets me use it every now and then.  :)

Even with a recommendation for a Nexus 7 for those who are not "readers" like me I think you might be pleasantly surprised by the Nook HD+.    

I like the Nook HD+ because:

  • Books can be organized. 
  • The screen is large and beautiful.
  • Profiles can be created for my children to filter the content that they see and to prevent them from accessing my profile.
  • Google Play is available which means I have access to so many apps.

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