It's Okay Not To be Okay: Book Review

It's Okay Not To Be Okay

About The Book

We've all experienced that moment where we wish we could start all over again. Failed marriages, lost friends, addictions, lost jobs. This is not the life we imagined. Yesterday can sometimes leave us stuck, sad, ashamed, scared, and searching. Sheila Walsh encourages readers to face the pain head on and then start again, from right where they are. She shares that when she discovered "I'm not good enough and I'm good with that," everything started to change.

In It's Okay Not to Be Okay, Walsh helps women overcome the same old rut of struggles and pain by changing the way they think about God, themselves, and their everyday lives. She shares practical, doable, daily strategies that will help women move forward one step at a time knowing God will never let them down.

It's Okay Not To Be Okay

Book Contents

  1. Take the First Step
  2. Admit That You are Struck and Struggling
  3. Change The Way You Think
  4. Face the What-Ifs Even If You Are Afraid
  5. Let Go of What You Can't Control
  6. Rise Above Disappointment
  7. Celebrate Your Scars as Tattoos of Triumph
  8. Decide to Start Again... and Again.


Changing the way you think, moving forward and trusting God won't let you down is a great revelation, a  break-through insight of God's love and strength. No, it's not a self-help book but taking the first step and honestly being real before God sparks this sanctification process. No, there's no quick fix here. You're just moving forward one day at a time. What an encouraging and practical guide! When the author is truthful and transparent with us, Jesus uses this beautiful daughter of God to further bring His purpose to so many. Sheila's words bring comfort and hope to wounded hearts. Celebrate victories in knowing that Christ is the hero in your story and in mine. His love for us is so amazing. Let the healing and transformation of a new life begin. Indeed, it's a process but reconciliation and restoration are real through God's grace. Start again! You were made for more!

5 stars! Highly recommend!
It's Okay Not To Be Okay


Sheila Walsh is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher who has sold over 4 million books. Her heart is to show what happens when your real life meets the Word of God. She is the author of the #1 best-selling line of Christian books for little girls, "Gigi, God's Little Princess." Sheila is the creator of Children of Faith and the Gnoo Zoo, a ministry to children that communicates God's love for them. She is the author of several books for women including "Honestly," "Gifts for Your Soul," "Living Fearlessly," and "The Best Devotions of Sheila Walsh", "The Shelter of God's Promises" and her latest book, "God Loves Broken People and those who pretend they're not." As an accomplished musician, Sheila has recently released the CD "Beauty From Ashes." Sheila, her husband, Barry and their son, Christian live in Dallas, Texas.

I really like Sheila's presentation. This is a great book and I'm doing the study online.

It's Okay Not To Be Okay: Moving Forward One Day at a Time

Happy Reading!

Lady D

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

DesignCap Review

Christmas Poster

Over Christmas break, taking a few weeks off from piano teaching, I decided to experiment with a  program, DesignCap. It's super easy to use and the graphics are incredible! My first poster is so professional looking! I love it!!

About DesignCap

DesignCap is a free poster maker to help users create custom posters in minutes, no advanced graphics skills needed. Try it out:

Some of its key features:
* Hundreds of professionally designed templates.
* Thousands of stock photos, clipart images, shapes, fonts, and backgrounds.
* Fully customizable features.
* Completely free to use.
* Localized into 7 languages: English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Chinese.

Love poster

I decided to experiment with a personal message and I designed this poster for my social media account on FaceBook. Many of my friends know me as 'A very nice Greek lady.' In addition, my family and friends know how much I love my 5 grandkids. So, designing this vibrant poster was so easy to make. You can do it, too.

Birthday party poster

Lastly, I wanted to design an invitation for the family to come to a rockin' birthday party celebration for a special gal who is loved by all. I found a huge selection of professionally designed templates and a plethora of photos to choose from. Easy to assemble and the process goes quickly from beginning to end. Did I mention DesignCap is free to use and is available in other languages? Yes!

So, what do you think? I'm very pleased and look forward to creating more!

5/5 stars! Highly recommend!

Thanks, PearlMountain Technology for another great resource!

Lady D

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

Bruno's Hat by Canizales

Book Review: Bruno's Hat

This Book

Sergio said that my best friend Bruno's hat was weird. When I told him to stop, he called me a weirdo! If I had kept playing with Bruno, Sergio would have kept teasing me, too. But now I miss my friend terribly. What should I do?

Told from the point of view of Bruno's best friend, Peter, this insightful children's book explores bullying--especially the choices children face in defending others who are bullied. Readers will see Peter's struggle to overcome his own fear of being bullied as he learns how to help a friend. Bruno's Hat features a variety of animal characters and colorful, lively illustrations. The book also includes a downloadable guide to help children, parents, and educators navigate the challenges of childhood bullying. The in-depth guide, available at, features various questions and activities for children.

Review: Children's Book by Canizales

The book arrived in the nick-of-time. You see, bullying in the schools is on the rise and sadly, two of my grandsons were bullied for a short season in the public schools. Issues were resolved, fortunately, but I wanted to share the author's insights with you in the author's approach to this subject.

My Thoughts

Meet Peter and Bruno who are best friends... but unexpectedly their relationship takes a turn over a favorite, weird hat that Bruno loves dearly. You see, Sergio messes with Bruno by calling him hurtful names relentlessly. Then Sergio accuses Peter of being weird, too. Oh, guilt by association is Sergio's tactic and so, the storyline unfolds. It appears their best friends relationship is unraveling but a marvelous twist takes place with a new revelation amongst true friends. This approach to resolving bullies with love is quite healthy, engaging and liberating for children to enjoy their childhood and with others in a safe environment at school and in their neighborhoods. 

4/5 stars! Loved the heartfelt message of the book. I wasn't fond of the illustrations, however.

I received a complimentary copy from the LibraryThing Early reviewer's giveaway. My opinions are my own. I do hope you will like this book as well!

Bruno's Hat

Happy Reading!

Lady D

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

Book Review: When Do I Love You?

Book Review: When Do I Love You?

I was delighted to receive this complimentary book from BookLook Bloggers! I plan to give it away at a baby shower because it's that good and must be shared! The illustrations are fantastic! My favorite line...

When do I love you, little mouse? When we're cozy in a tree house! But what if you want to stay there all night? I'll camp with you to make sure you're all right.

Book Description

When do I love you, little lizard?
Would I love you in a blizzard?
Even if the snow reaches up to your eyes,
I will be here, standing right by your side.
Remind your little one of your unending love with the playful rhymes of When Do I Love You? a silly and charming board book that will make you laugh as it warms your heart.
With super silly pictures of lizards in blizzards, goats in boats, and ducks in trucks, When Do I Love You? maintains a classic emotive tone that parents will love. The perfect gift for baby showers, birthday parties, or as an extra special "just because!" gift, this sweet book will be a favorite in your family for years to come.

When Do I Love You?
Book Review

Children will enjoy holding the durable board book that is just the right size for them. The artwork on the front cover will draw them in, for sure. It's that warm and inviting! A little bear, lizard, kitty, mouse, moose, dog, raccoon, and goat, that you find in the most unlikely places, will captivate their attention. Little ones will be so engaged while pointing to the pint-size pictures and the contrasting ones of the larger animal families. The concept of parents love that will never end is brilliantly communicated through playful rhymes. It is a strong heartfelt message that is so vital in today's world. It's super silly photos balanced with a sweet message of love and security is a total winner. Get the book. It's a real treasure.

5/5 stars! Highly recommend!

When Do I Love You?

This book was sent to me free of charge from the publisher for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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