A Book Review: What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days

51kLziczOfL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ I received this little book in the mail and started reading it and really like it! It reminds me a little bit of the book:

His Princess: Love Letters from Your King

By: Sheri Rose Shepherd.

This is a book you can give to a friend when they are going through a hard time, Holley writes really well and I like the short little devotions. A very eye catching cute little book! Each devotional is inspiring and uplifting, you will want to buy a few for gift giving. I have never read anything by Holley Gerth before, but I was glad I tried this one! God has words for your heart to hang on to!  Psalm 136 1-3

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of gods.

His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords.

His love endures forever.

This is a great book to read while having  cup of tea.


Holley will be hosting a face(book) club for her new book, What Your Heart Needs For the Hard Days! You can read about it on her blog at : http://holleygerth.com/heart-needs-hard-days and to join all you have to do is “like” her Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/HolleyGerthPage

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

We all have days that make us want to pull the covers back over our heads and eat a dozen cupcakes.Thankfully, Jesus said we don’t “live on bread alone”–that includes cupcakes–“but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). What we really need is truth.

If you’re tired, discouraged, or feel a little empty inside, my prayer is that by the end of our time together, you’ll be refreshed and nourished in a way that will sustain you through whatever the future may hold.

Remember, you’re not alone, my friend.
In this uplifting book, Holley Gerth invites you to be filled with the strength, peace, and joy that come from God’s promises. Each of the 52 devotions based on the Psalms will help you remember that God is good and we’re all in this together.Holley Gerth is a bestselling writer, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like You’re Already Amazing, You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream, Opening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream, and You’re Going to Be Okay. She’s also cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Learn more at http://www.holleygerth.com.

This book is the perfect companion to Holley’s book You’re Going to Be Okay.

If you would like to own your own copy go here: http://www.amazon.com/What-Your-Heart-Needs-Hard/dp/0800722884


Making Liquid Laundry Soap

IMG_20140715_095211339I chose Zote soap for my laundry soap.

IMG_20140715_095233091We grated this bar of soap and it smells really good! We added it to water and melted it on the stove. I forgot to take a picture of the grated soap or when I was melting the soap!!

IMG_20140715_110141025Then added 1/2 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup borax. Add this mixture to 3 gallons of hot water. 

IMG_20140715_110201810_HDR IMG_20140715_110203484This is what it looks like after you mix together!! Let sit for 24 hours and then it will look like this.

IMG_20140716_142111074 IMG_20140716_142113669I still have not put in jugs yet will get to that soon! This is saving us alot of money! I will be adding essential oils for making some of it a disinfectant by using either Thieves or Tea Tree oil for when family members are sick!!