Monday, February 8, 2021

NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls and Beautiful Word Bible Journal Review

I was delighted to be able to review these two beautiful works of art.  It just so happened to be my daughter's birthday month and the Coloring Bible and the Word Bible Journal came a week before we celebrated.  They have found their home on our art studio table amongst the many art brushes, colorful pens, and acrylic paints.  There are so many ways we can color the bible together or look at the way the artist designed the lettering on the pages to give us inspiration. 


  • NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls Pencil/Sticker Gift Set, Updated, Leathersoft over Board, Teal, Comfort Print: 600+ Verses to Color
    http://bg4.me/35pKdmD
  • NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Gospel of Mark, Comfort Print
    http://bg4.me/2XnN6jt                                      

 

NIV Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Comfort Print, Mark

Find these at the FaithGateway Store (http://bg4.me/35pKdmD and/or http://bg4.me/2XnN6jt) or other online retail location for these Bibles.


I received this Bible for free as a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid for my honest review. #BibleGatewayPartner








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I've taken a few photos of the Book case, the cover, and the inside pretty designed verses.  Looking forward to coloring in the Bible soon.




The front of the box for the Coloring Bible


The pretty floral designed cover for the Bible Journal


So many flower designs and great inspiration for when my daughter and I want to draw something different than the typical sunflower.


A great verse from the Bible, ready for coloring.  "I will look on you with favor & make you fruitful and increase in numbers." Leviticus 26:9


I'm always a fan of hearts. <3 Another great verse - "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Proverbs 4:23


I really liked the full pages that we can color throughout the bible.  I know it's a girls bible coloring book but I think a little mom/daughter coloring time is perfect.  Even though my daughter is now 15, maybe she'll entertain me!  So this is the last verse I selected with the pretty artist design.  "But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no laws." - Galatians 5:22-23

I hope you find this review helpful when you decide to get a sweet gift for your daughter or grandchild.  I'm sure any child or adult would really enjoy it if they love art and scriptures.  

WIth much love,



Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 


Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!  With the holidays in full swing and it being Christmas Eve I wanted to post this blog with an article from our latest contributor Yvette Sechrist McGlasson.  

Remember You are the Present: Managing Holiday Stress

For many of us, the holidays mean tradition.  A season of endless parties, friends and family gathering to enjoy tables laden with food and the excuse that this year, we will honor our resolutions.  With all the celebration, we somehow find unwelcome guests at the door and this year with COVID-19, it adds a whole new dimension.  Our perception of not being "enough" ushers in worries and fears that keep us engaged with "future stress," things that may never even happen and they keep us from being present.  It's like driving to a restaurant and not remembering how you got there.  What was to be a "merry and bright" season, has now become one with an incredible amount of pressure to perform.  It's that combination of pressure that results in stress, worry, anxiety and possibly even depression.

Think of a typical holiday movie.  Home Alone where they are in a rush to leave, the kid was left behind.  The Family Stone featuring a conservative girlfriend brought home to meet a liberal family.  If you've ever felt like an outsider, even at your own dinner table, this movie is for you.  Christmas Vacation, a mixed bag of everything dysfunctional, sprinkled with failed expectations, wrapped up in a card that reads perfection!

Here are some tips to put the joy back into the season!

  1. Take care of yourself.  That means putting YOU at the top of your "to do" list.  Give yourself 15-30 minutes of "me time" daily.
  2. Honor your feelings.  Do not sweep them under the carpet.  Suppressed feelings build like a volcano until one day the smallest thing causes and explosion.  Cry, scream, give yourself a time out...but feel!
  3. Embrace imperfection.  Set realistic expectations.  Cookies burn, fine.  Ornaments break, replace them.  Do your best and let everything else go.
  4. Repeat after me, "No, thank you."  We have this idea that we have to "do it all, be it all, solve it all, buy it all, wrap it all."  We don't.  We are not required to attend every party we are invited to.  This leads me to...
  5. Delegate.  I like to call it sharing, as in sharing the load.  Ask for help.  Make the meal a pot luck where everyone uses their own recipe.
  6. Manage Family & Friends.  This is actually more about managing how you are with them.  You can't change someone's behavior you can only change how you are with it.  If you get embarrassed when Uncle Joe gets obnoxious after he's had to many eggnogs, instead of completely avoiding him, catch up with him pre-eggnog.
  7. Stick to your budget.  You will thank yourself when the January bills come due.  Consider quality over quantity.  I've always loved Maya Angelou's quote"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
  8. Follow the 80/20 Rule.  Eat until you are 80% full.  Your waistline will thank you.
  9. Have fun!  Do something silly.  Laughter releases happy endorphins!
  10. Give Back.  There is nothing better than doing for those in need.  Back in the day, I loved per-paying someone's toll when driving across the Alley.  Doing for a stranger can open your heart to receiving a wealth of gratitude.  


If you find your seasonal sadness has moved into serious depression, seek professional help.  There are plenty of trained professionals who are available to listen.

*This information contained in this article is not intended to replace a diagnosis made by your healthcare provider.

Yvette Sechrist McGlasson, FMCHC*
Wholistic Wellness Coach
For Individuals/Groups Seeking Personal Growth in Health & Wellness, Lifestyle Transformation, Maximizing Peak Performance
Phone: 615.739.7264
Website / Blog:  escapehatch2wellness.com
Book Your Session:  https://yvettelyn.youcanbook.me/
*FMCHC:  Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach



WIth much love,

Monday, November 16, 2020

Heartbeat Magazine October 2020 Issue 72

 


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Be sure to view last months issue if you missed it: 

Heartbeat Magazine September 2020 Issue 71

Heartfelt stories about Travel, Featured Foundation, Kitchen Corner, Heart of Home & Family, Fashion, and so much more!  On page 3, Heart of Fashion, So Many Skirts! www.TrueFashionistas.com Heart of Home & Family on page 4 is Happy Fall - Have a Safe & Spooky Halloween then Heart of Beauty on page 5 Aromatherapy - Minding My Mood.  Cover girl, Bonnie Jean - Life Happens story is on page 6.

                

Be a contributor or advertise with us---visit our website or send us an email at info@heartbeatmag.com!



xoxo,


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Heartbeat Magazine September 2020 Issue 71

In this issue:  Heartfelt stories about Travel, Featured Foundation, Kitchen Corner, Heart of Home & Family, Fashion, and so much more!  On page 3, Heart of Fashion, So Many Skirts! www.TrueFashionistas.com Heart of Home & Family on page 4 is Happy Fall - Have a Safe & Spooky Halloween then Heart of Beauty on page 5 Aromatherapy - Minding My Mood.  Cover girl, Bonnie Jean - Life Happens story is on page 6.


Heart of Health, How to Help a Child Struggling with Anxiety is on page 7.  Austin Ervin, What's Austin been doing lately?  Is on page 8.  Kitchen Corner on page 9, Jack-O-Lantern Mac & Cheese and Halloween Veggie Tray.  The Pillars of Wellness by Yvette Lyn Sechrist McGlasson on page 10.  Heart of Travel is on page 11 discussing ways to Put Family Genealogy Roots Travel on Your Bucket List.  Tech Tips & Apps is on page 12 with Special Holidays by Beth Gatrell, www.intotomorrow.com and September Apps by www.Jenstarmedia.com.  Featured Foundation on page 13 is The Mustard Seed Ranch of Florida.  Our Featured Artist - Naples Art Glass - Artist Rick Wobbe highlighted on the back cover.  

To view the magazine online www.heartbeatmag.com/cover

Catch up on last month's issue -



Be a contributor or advertise with us---visit our website or send us an email at info@heartbeatmag.com!




xoxo,








Saturday, August 29, 2020

Heartbeat Magazine August 2020 Issue 70

Heartbeat Magazine August 2020 Issue 70 is out today!


In this issue: Heartfelt stories about Travel, Featured Foundation, Kitchen Corner, Heart of Home & Family, Fashion, and so much more! 


On page 3, Heart of Fashion, Leggings the Official WFH Uniform www.TrueFashionistas.com


Heart of Home & Family on page 4 is Your 1st College Apartment then Heart of Beauty on page 5 Restore Moisture to Dry Skin with Physioge


Melinda Nagy Photography's story is on page 6. This month our cover girl, Melinda Nagy Otero, has sent in some of her favorite photos for a collage photo cover.  She was our cover girl in October 2013, Issue 33.  





Heart of Health, Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels on page 7. Austin Ervin, What's Austin been doing lately? is on page 8. Kitchen Corner on page 9, Setting up your College Kitchen, Getting Ready to Cook. 


Heart of Travel is on page 11 discussing Staying Close to Home is Safer. Tech Tips & Apps is on page 12 with Back to School by Beth Gatrell, www.IntoTomorrow.com and August Apps by www.Jenstarmedia.com. Featured Foundation on page 13 is ConquerAthletics.com.

 

Read on Issuu:  https://issuu.com/nicoleflothe/docs/heartbeatmagazineaug2020

Or on www.heartbeatmagazine.com.


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Catch up with last months issuu, you can take some time today to enjoy:



On page 3, Heart of Fashion, From the Waist Up – Zoom Meeting from www.TrueFashionistas.com. Heart of Home & Family on page 4 is 2020 – Not Your Usual School Year Endings and Graduations then Heart of Beauty on page 5 Replacing your in-store shopping with online shopping at www.youravon.com/nflothe

Graduation 2020 – Alyssa Teeters Graduation story is on page 6. Heart of Health, Benefits of Art Therapy on page 7. Austin Ervin, What's Austin been doing lately? is on page 8. 

Kitchen Corner on page 9 has the delicious Summer Fruit Pie recipe. Heart of Travel is on page 10 discussing SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon Demo 1. 

Tech Tips & Apps is on page 12 Vacation Smart with Your Tech by Beth Gatrell with www.IntoTomorrow.com and July Apps by www.Jenstarmedia.com. The Featured Foundation on page 13 is www.ProjectOutreachNaples.org. And learn more about Clay More Ceramics & Empty Bowls Project on page 14. www.claymoreceramics.com The Giveaway for this month is from Heart of Avon.

View issue online: https://issuu.com/nicoleflothe/docs/heartbeatmagazinejuly2020 or at www.HeartbeatMagazine.com.


Be a contributor or advertise with us---visit our website or send us an email at info@heartbeatmag.com!



xoxo,


Friday, July 17, 2020

Heartbeat Magazine July Issue 69 - Virtual Graduation 2020


The July issue of The Heartbeat Magazine is out!  In this issue: Heartfelt stories about Travel, Featured Foundation, Kitchen Corner, Heart of Home & Family, Fashion, and so much more! 

On page 3, Heart of Fashion, From the Waist Up – Zoom Meeting from www.TrueFashionistas.com. Heart of Home & Family on page 4 is 2020 – Not Your Usual School Year Endings and Graduations then Heart of Beauty on page 5 Replacing your in-store shopping with online shopping at www.youravon.com/nflothe

Graduation 2020 – Alyssa Teeters Graduation story is on page 6. Heart of Health, Benefits of Art Therapy on page 7. Austin Ervin, What's Austin been doing lately? is on page 8. 

Kitchen Corner on page 9 has the delicious Summer Fruit Pie recipe. Heart of Travel is on page 10 discussing SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon Demo 1. 

Tech Tips & Apps is on page 12 Vacation Smart with Your Tech by Beth Gatrell with www.IntoTomorrow.com and July Apps by www.Jenstarmedia.com. The Featured Foundation on page 13 is www.ProjectOutreachNaples.org. And learn more about Clay More Ceramics & Empty Bowls Project on page 14. www.claymoreceramics.com The Giveaway for this month is from Heart of Avon.

View issue online: https://issuu.com/nicoleflothe/docs/heartbeatmagazinejuly2020 or at www.HeartbeatMagazine.com.


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Did you get a chance to read June's issue?  


June was exciting as we relaunched The Heartbeat Magazine with Heartfelt stories about Travel, Featured Foundation, Kitchen Corner, Heart of Home & Family, Fashion, and so much more!

On page 3, Heart of Fashion, Digital Fashion in the Pandemic Era from www.TrueFashionistas.com.

Heart of Home & Family on page 4 is Living the Good Pandemic Home Life then Heart of Beauty on page 5 provides tips on Cleaning Out Your Makeup Drawer.

Life Adventures by www.HeatherCPhotography.com is on page 6. Heart of Health, Your heart's best friend: Dog ownership on page 7. Austin Ervin, What's Austin been doing lately? is on page 8. Kitchen Corner on page 9 has the delicious Water Pie recipe.

Heart of Travel is on page 10 discussing Travel in Uncertain Times. TheCinchIt.com Masks by Shelly Aristizabal is on page 11. Tech Tips & Apps is on page 12 TV & Movies Anywhere, Anytime by Beth Gatrell with www.IntoTomorrow.com and MAY Apps by www.Jenstarmedia.com. Featured Foundation on page 13 is www.EarntoLearnFl.org. The Giveaway for June was from www.Seat-Tite.com.

Subscribe: www.HeartbeatMagazine.com
View on Issuu: https://bit.ly/HeartBeatMagJune2020

June 2020 Contributors:
@TrueFashionistas
@HeatherCoronelPhotography
@AvonwithHeartbeat
@AustinErvinHealing
@TheCinchItStyle
@IntoTomorrow
@Jenstarmedia
@EarntoLearnFL
@Seat-Tite


xoxo,

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Finding Art with The Jesus Bible Book Review

The Jesus Bible

Sixty-Six Books. One Story. All About One Name.
Encounter the living Jesus in all of Scripture. From the Passion Movement, The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition, with exclusive articles from Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, and Randy Alcorn, lifts Jesus up as the lead story of the Bible.

I was given the opportunity to review this Bible and was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful cover and the stories in each chapter.  I have the book by my bed and my daughter came in yesterday and said what's this book, it's so pretty.  For a 13 year old to be interested in the cover means that it's a winner in my mind.  It makes me happy just looking at it and then reminds me to pick it up and read.  


I also loved the large verses they have highlighted throughout the Bible.  They have a green ribbon to mark your spot which is very helpful.  This verse from Ruth 2:12 was a great one to remember.

May the Lord Repay You for What You Have Done.  May You be Richly Rewarded by the Lord, The God of Israel, Under Whose Wings You Have Come to Take Refuge.



This month I'm working on reading the Chapter Luke as I saw a commercial saying that if you read once a day for the month of December you will read the story of Jesus and enjoy celebrating at Christmas time.




Filled with 66 book introductions, over 1,000 articles, and seven compelling essays on the grand narrative of Scripture that guide readers to treasure Jesus and encourage them to faithfully follow Jesus as they participate in his story, The Jesus Bible helps readers follow the thread of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation.

I agreed to write and publish an honest review of The Jesus Bible on my blog before December 12 and received this Bible for free as a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger.

As we move into this season of celebrations I want to wish everyone a very Happy & Blessed Holiday!


xoxo,

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