The Berenstain Bears: Hugs and Kisses Review

By Jan & Mike Berenstain
Published by Zondervan

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Berenstain Bears with puzzles, activity pages, and more than 50 reusable stickers in The Berenstain Bears Hugs and Kisses Sticker and Activity Book.
Featuring Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister, and Honey and the rest of the Bear Country gang, kids are sure to have loads of fun as they help Sister Bear through a maze to find her Valentine, solve word puzzles with Brother, color with Honey Bear, and a whole lot more!

About The Book

There are over 50 reusable stickers in this colorful sticker and activity book. It's so bright and colorful. Simply a fun loving creative adventure. There are matching activities, mazes, word searches, and many coloring pages. There are codes to figure out what the Bible says about love. Kids will love finding hidden objects, too. Overall, it's a great engaging book for little ones to explore. I especially like the educational activities that deal with math solutions and recognizing patterns of same and different. This is a very entertaining book for celebrating Valentine's Day and every day! The book is great for gift giving, too.

5/5 stars. Highly recommend! 

Happy Reading!

 -- LadyD
 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Victory Over Temptation

Victory Over Temptation l LadyD Books

Corruption and sin are so rampant and obvious you and I have to deal with it, starting with ourselves. Let's face it, so many temptations are all around us. Jesus in His early ministry gives us a clear example of how to have victory over temptation in our lives. Hebrews 4:15-16 and Luke 4:1-13.

Truths Regarding Temptation

  1. Did you know that temptation is not a sin?
  2. Temptation can always be overcome. 1 Corinthians 10:13
  3. Temptation doesn't mean that you are outside God's will.
  4. Any temptation is a lifelong battle. (pride)
  5. Temptation can come from:
           The world system.
           Our sinful desires. 1John 2:16

Temptation Defined:

An appeal to act in a way which is inconsistent with the plans and purposes that God has for your life. An implied deception is believed that a greater good is to be derived from following the way of disobedience. How true it is to hear the prayers of a mother of a prodigal crying out to God for his or her return... repentance.

God's work and God's word will be the focus of the enemy's attacks. God's will may lead to difficult times in the wilderness. God's strategy for victory is reliance on His power and His truth. 

Victory Over Temptation

Victorious Over Temptation

Do you seek the heart of God? To triumph remember to have:

  • A Faith that is Changing You.
  • The right Application of God's Word.
  • Submissive Heart to the Holy Spirit.
  • Consuming Desire to Imitate Christ in Everything
  1. Prayer and Fellowship
  2. Moment by moment connection with God
  3. Meditation/Study of the Word of God
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.2Peter 1:3

He will support us to take up the daily practice of repentance to become over-comers.  Overcomers will sit with Him on His throne, as He overcame and sat on His Father's throne. (Rev. 3:21)

As the lack of Godly character is being exposed in our candidates before the election, I pray for our nation and also for my own heart... That greed, pride, deceit, lust, anger, jealousy not be found. May we continue to immerse ourselves in God's word and make changes to avoid temptation. Colossians 3:23 

Have a spiritual partner. Ecc. 4:9-12
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Colossians 3:16
Final Thoughts

Yes, we are tempted and sadly, we sometimes give in to temptation. We sometimes indulge our selfishness. Our sins damage us and they injure those around us. Mostly, our sins break God's heart.

So, to realize full forgiveness and healing flow from the cross is a wonderful thing. Your life can be full of peace, of joy, of hope in sins forgiven.

Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

 -- LadyD

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

App Review: FotoJet

Christmas card: FotoJet

FotoJet is an online app for photo collage, graphic design and photo editing. There are so many beautiful templates to choose from. You'll find the process in making your own cards an easy one. Using your own photos and uploading them from your computer takes no time at all. While your family photo is in place, you can change templates and see which one fits your needs the best. It's easy to play around with font size and style, too. Since Christmas is coming, you will find many Xmas card designs and stickers for you to use. 

Photo Editing: FotoJet

I have been making Christmas cards with family grouping pictures and also using my piano student's photos to add to my Facebook posts. You can add text or delete them. Designing cards is a fun way to make an invitation to your next holiday party!

Photo card: FotoJet

I highly recommend this great photo collage and graphic design app. There are so many options to choose from and I think you'll be pleased with the finished results. I know I am!

5/5 stars.

Here is a quick access:

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

 -- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis