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Review : The Rank Game

One of our favorite things to put under our tree. is family games. Every year I try to find a new game that we can all play. This year I was honored to be able to get my hands on a photo-type of a new game!

There is a kickstarter currently going on for this great game!!


With this game, there are cards with different words that are related. Each player ranks the words and tries to guess what other people rank them. It is a great game to encourage conversation and a great “Get to know you” game for youth groups, families or any other group.

We cannot wait to get a copy of the game! I am sure it will be a family favorite!!

Check out their KICKSTARTER campaign HERE!

NOTE : I received a photo-type of this game so that I could give an honest review.

About THE RANK GAME:

THE RANK GAME is designed by Dana Brown, a former Walt Disney Imagineer, and Chip Brown, a former Disney Studios producer and Christian publisher, to engage the diverse backgrounds, interests, personalities and opinions of every player. By celebrating our individualism, THE RANK GAME actually brings people together, through rich conversation and competition.  Created for groups of all sizes, THE RANK GAME leverages our own social behaviors—ranking the things or experiences in our lives.

For example, rank the four seasons:     A) fall  B) spring  C) summer D) winter

Your ranking might be different from mine, and we’re likely passionate about why. In THE RANK GAME, players must guess one another’s rankings to get points and win the game. IT’S THAT SIMPLE.

THE RANK GAME is easy to play at home, on long car trips, on the beach, at a restaurant… ANYWHERE! The game quickly gets people off their phones and TALKING with one another in eye-to-eye, real world gameplay. This results in people getting to know each other better.  Friends, families, corporate groups or church groups use it to facilitate conversation and “break the ice” at social gatherings.

THE RANK GAME is the first of five new games currently in production or development by Storyastic.

Book Review : A Cross to Kill

Andrew Huff has a new novel out, the first of a series, A Cross to Kill. Think: James Bond/Jason Bourne/Max Lucado all merged into one persona. That is John Cross.

As a young adult I loved Robert Ludlum, as an adult and mom my family has loved Jason Bourne movies and of course we love Max Lucado! So this book is a nice blend of all three! It may seem odd, but you really have to give it a chance.

John Cross is a strong character who has a past he regrets as a CIA officer, and he is trying to chart a new course as a pastor of a small church. However the worlds merge in this first novel in a way that keeps you hooked! There is a strong message of forgiveness in this book, and John’s new faith is an amazing testimony of how God can change any heart. I did not feel like the book was preachy or forced at all, in fact I loved the strong spiritual element!

Christine is the heroin in the story, and we meet her in the opening scene when she is being held by terrorists ready to kill her. As her character revealed itself fully in the story, she was not the person I thought she would be. She is a strong female character that has integrity and honor and generously shares her heart with others. I really came to enjoy her character tremendously!

I really enjoyed this book and I will eagerly await Mr. Huff’s next novel Cross Shadow!

NOTE: I received a copy of A Cross to Kill in exchange for an honest review.

About the author:

Andrew Huff spent 10 years in local church ministry before pursuing God’s calling into creative storytelling and media production as the Product Director at Igniter Media, a church media company (ignitermedia.com). He is a two-time finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest for unpublished authors (2014 & 2017) and also won the Best Screenplay award at the 2015 48 Hour Film Festival in Richmond, VA.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion degree from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He resides in North Texas with his beautiful wife Jae and their two boys.

Learn more at andrewhuffbooks.com

Facebook (@huffwrites)
Twitter (@andrewjohnhuff)

Book Review : How Great is our God

I absolutely love when science and creation can go hand in hand!! When I find a resource that I can use to explain to my children all about the world around them using both the Bible and science I am thrilled!!

These devotions are wonderful! The subtitle is “100 indescribable devotions about God & science” – and if you have kids you know they need to be. “indescribable” to grab and keep their attention!

Each devotion starts with a scripture, has a story that explains an idea with science and most include scientific pictures too.

This book has been on my coffee table and many times my 15 year old and 13 year old will sit and browse through it. They have really enjoyed it and usually come back and tell me what they read about. This is such a great tool to help our children understand that both science and faith can co-exist together, and in fact they support each other.

More about the book:

A follow-up to his bestselling children’s devotional, Indescribable, pastor Louie Giglio’s How Great Is Our God offers 100 incredible new facts and devotions about God and science to stir your child’s amazement for the Creator.

Show the children in your life the awe-inspiring connection between the natural world and the God who created it.

The bestselling children’s devotional Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God and Science resonated with more than 200,000 kids, parents, and teachers. Now Louie Giglio offers 100 more devotions about God and science that will expand the curiosity of your 6- to 10-year-olds. Including amazing scientific facts, beautiful photography, fun illustrations, and simple activities, How Great Is Our God covers topics like

  • Space and time
  • Earth and weather
  • The human body
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • And more!

With this science devotional, which is based on Giglio’s well-known “How Great Is Our God” and “Indescribable” messages, children will embark on a journey to discover more about God and His incredible creation. From the pink lake in Senegal to the earth’s trip around the sun to the water-holding frog that can live up to five years without a drink, the wonders of the universe will deepen your kids’ appreciation for God’s wild imagination.

NOTE: I received a copy of How Great is Our God in exchange for an honest review!

Book review : Only You Can Be You

My kids may be taller than me and think they are all grown up, but I still read to them. Sometimes I have to bribe them to listen, sometimes I do it in the car with an audio book (think captive audience).

When I opened the package with this book I would not help but read it out loud to my people. I just love this book so much!! Surprisingly, they listened too!

In. a world where the message is that you need to look and act like everyone else, Sally Clarkson and her son Nathan Clarkson have written another book to help kids (of all ages) realize they are perfect with all their differences and quirks!! Only You Can Be You

I included this picture with my sweet kitty, because, well she’s cute. But also because she is so very different, she is a polydactyl cat with 24 toes. Yes, 24 toes! She cracks us up all the time. But I wanted to share that her differences endear her to us in so many ways!! And that is the same with our sons, daughters, sisters and brothers. What makes us unique makes us amazing!

The illustrations in this book are just perfect! And the story will grab each and every child and speak to their heart!

I love Sally and Nathan Clarkson and their hearts to share God’s love with everyone!

NOTE : I received a copy of Only You Can Be You in exchange for an honest review.

Holly Lane Jewelry (review)

I love jewelry!! I particularly favor silver and I like pieces that are not the same as what everyone else. is wearing. Otherwise I am not too picky! 🙂

I was pretty excited to get to pick out a piece of jewelry to try out so I can tell you what I really think!!

Below is a video of me opening my package, but first let me tell you how gorgeous this jewelry was wrapped!! It felt like a lovely gift! It was so pretty and so personally prepared! And I loved the necklace too – the length of the chain was exactly what I wanted and I just loved the design!

If you want to see some behind the scenes of how they make each piece check out this video

I love my piece : The Lotus! And guess what? I have a special discount code just for you!! Code 20FORYOU will get you 20% off your order – and they have some ADORABLE stuff for Christmas!!!

Company Description:

Our line of sterling silver Christian jewelry is intentionally designed to create opportunities to share Christ with others, and to be worn as a personal reflection of faith. Each piece is designed in central Virginia by jewelry artist Tiffany Scott who has based her designs on verses from the Bible in order to bring comfort to the wearer and be a representation of God’s promises. These unique designs are meant to catch the attention of others and spark conversation about the verses they are based on. 

Product Line Description:

Each piece of verse-based Holly Lane jewelry comes with a Story Card that features the verse reference on the front, and an explanation of the design’s significance on the back. Tiffany’s love for semiprecious gemstones shows through in her use of many different gems throughout the line. The Holly Lane line is designed so that the customer can put together their own personal combination of pendants, chains and bead drops based on the promises they are holding on to and how God is currently speaking to them in their lives.

Note : I received my necklace in exchange for an honest review – and I love it!!