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Top Christian Children’s Books of 2014

Top Christian Children's Books of 2014

This Christmas, our family is giving gifts a little differently than we have in years past. Instead of allowing our kids to circle catalog after catalog or even fill out a massive Christmas list, we sat down and got a little more intentional with them. We didn’t want Christmas to be ALL about the gifts. You see, it has felt for ...

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Danielle Smith Interview: Social Media Engagement for Dummies Author

When I had the chance to sit down with my friend Danielle Smith, co-author of Social Media Engagement for Dummies along with Aliza Sherman, I jumped on it. Of course, it happened to be in the corner of a restaurant in the process of closing while we were both at the BlogHer blogging conference during the summer of 2013 in ...

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Best Bible Storybooks: Kids say… {FaithGateway post}

Best storybook bibles faithgateway video

I wanted to let you know about my post over on FaithGateway.com today talking about the best Bible Storybooks out there for kids, in the opinion of a kid! That’s right! My very own 9 year old daughter, Kariss, and I recorded a rousing 5 minute video on (in our humble opinion) the Top 8 BEST Bible Storybooks out there ...

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Summer Kids Activities with new Kidventures Book!

Although the weather has been quite tempermental in the past weeks, it should surprise no-one that summer is right around the corner. And if your kids are old enough to play outside, then it’s only a matter of time before you hear them say, “Mom, I’m booooorrrrrredddd!” That’s why I’m so excited to share my friend (QuatroMama) Jen’s new Summer ...

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When Justin & Trisha Davis write a book, “Beyond Ordinary” results…


When I learned my friends (and former campus pastors) Justin & Trisha Davis were penning their story, of course I wanted to read it to support them, but I’d figured I’d already heard it all before. After all, they’d always been very transparent about the fires they faced in their marriage, both in personal conversations and from the pulpit. I ...

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Jenni Catron’s “Just Lead” puts her practice onto paper

JC Press Shot 2011

As Book Week 2013 continues, I’m thrilled to bring you an insanely unique offering: “Just Lead” by my friend Jenni Catron and Sherry Surratt. For the past year, I’ve been part of a group of special women thanks to Jenni. She had a passion to surround herself with like-minded, motivated and driven women that could share with and learn from ...

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Start Night with Jon Acuff. Start Book by Jon Acuff. Start says Sami.


Start. That was going to be my whole book review of Jon Acuff’s new book, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters. One word. Done. The book is called Start. Jon Acuff wants you to Start. So why would I waste any more words than that when you don’t need to read about this book, ...

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It’s Book Week on SamiCone.com!


Welcome to Book Week on SamiCone.com! As it turns out, I’m blessed to know some AMAZING individuals who also just happen to be amazing authors. You know I regularly share my favorite books I’m reading on here, but this week, MANY people I know and love happen to have new books coming out! (Not to mention, there are a few ...

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A Parenting Book Worth Reading: The Passionate Mom Book Review & Giveaway


One of the first pieces of advice I give parents-to-be is this: Don’t read any parenting books! But The Passionate Mom by Susan Merrill (director of iMom.com) is a parenting book worth reading…which is why I’m thrilled Susan offered me a chance to both review this book and offer a copy to giveaway to one of you! Our parenting journey ...

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