Monday, September 16, 2013

Summer Recap `

Summer is basically over, cozy socks and boots have me convinced. This summer was very laid back but still enjoyable. This summers theme in my life was REUNION. As I look back I am thankful for all the people apart of my life. In May my family was able to travel to D.R. and reunite with our church family and meet some family members for the first time. Later in July I was able to see my best friend from school that I had not seen in years. It was so fun to visit her in her house and have her come to church with us. Early August my family went to my Uncles house in upstate New York. Little did we know we'd have a mini family reunion. I was able to see aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends I had not seen in almost two years since my great- grandmothers funeral. Lastly a couple of days ago my aunt who is here from Ecuador visited our home. Family is such a beautiful thing!

Another reoccurring theme this summer was MATURITY. Kianna and I volunteered at a school starting winter through early summer. I also started volunteering at a hospital. Just with that I was able to come out of my shell, find my 'voice', and just do things for myself. 

I also enjoyed: Learning how to swim. Starting 11th grade. Eating italian ices while watching fireworks from our window. Turning sixteen! Getting in touch/ seeing many of my old school friends through Instagram. Watching new movies. Getting my second pair of Toms. Taking online college courses. Visiting different Vera Bradley stores. Cotton Candy. Carnival rides. Going to the American Girl store, and buying a mini one. The Lord's work in my life.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Book Review- So Long Insecurity

So Long Insecurity is a  woman's devotional helping woman to overcome the many insecurities life throws at them. Woman are not the only ones who struggle with insecurities. This edition of So Long Insecurity is written for the teen girl.

The magazine style helped to enforce the teen vibe. The magazine layout with its polls, girl testimonials, and tests also helps to make the reading easier. The reading portions are small a bonus for those who find long passages to be boring ( however, a minus for this reader) I enjoyed the topics that Beth brought up and many people tend to overlook in matters of insecurity. I felt the book was geared more towards girls who are either not Christians but are interested in God or a young Christian. If you want a devotional to get deep in the word with this may not be your fit. Overall I enjoyed reading the magazine.It was attractive, and God glorifying.

I received this complimentary copy from Tyndale for my independent and unbiased review.