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UPDATE-Giveaway for It’s Never Too Late!

There is a giveaway for a free copy of It’s Never Too Late by Kathie Lee Gifford at https://www.blessedfreebies.com/its-never-too-late-giveaway.html

Original post with more information about It’s Never Too Late: https://captivedreamswindow.wordpress.com/2021/04/26/sneak-peekits-never-too-late-by-kathie-lee-gifford/

#kathieleegifford #itsnevertoolate 

Sneak Peek~It’s Never Too Late by Kathie Lee Gifford

Looking for a Mother’s Day Present? This might be it!!

About Book

When Kathie Lee Gifford stepped down as cohost of the fourth hour of the Today show with Hoda Kotb, you might have thought her best days were behind her. It turns out, she was just getting started. As Kathie Lee says, “I’m not retiring; I’m refiring!” 

It’s never too late to unearth your hidden passions, rewrite your story, and live with a renewed purpose. Former Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford draws on stories from her remarkable life to weave together a beautiful reminder that whatever circumstances we face, God is still dreaming big for our years ahead. (from Amazon Link)

Taking us from her Chesapeake Bay childhood when she first heard God’s calling, to her skyrocketing fame with Regis, to her decision to leave television for Nashville, Kathie Lee inspires us to pursue what really matters. Because it’s never too late to forgive, to dance the cha-cha, or to make a difference in the world.   

God placed His dreams in your heart for a reason. And like Kathie Lee, you might just discover that the best is yet to come. Whether you’re an empty nester, newly single, navigating a career change, or just eager for any change, Kathie Lee helps you hear God’s loving calling because It’s Never Too Late to . . .

  • Begin Again
  • Make Sparks Fly
  • Leave a Good Thing
  • Have a Party
  • Change the Ending, Then Change It Again

Is it time for you to rewrite your story, unearth your hidden passions, and live with a renewed purpose? It’s never too late. https://www.amazon.com/Its-Never-Too-Late-Make/dp/0785236643/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1618528679&sr=8-1

About Author

Kathie Lee Gifford is a four-time Emmy Award winner andis best known for her eleven years cohosting the popular fourth hour of the Today show alongside Hoda Kotb.

Gifford continues to pursue her dreams as an actress, singer, songwriter, playwright, producer, and most recently, director.

She has authored numerous books, including her most recent children’s book, Hello, Little Dreamer, and four New York Times bestselling books, including The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi.

#kathieleegifford #itsnevertoolate 


Giveaway for free copy of It’s Never Too Late: https://www.blessedfreebies.com/its-never-too-late-giveaway.html

(I’m reading this now and will review this next week.)

Christian Journals Direct, Personalized with a Giveaway

Sampling of Covers from Christian Journal Direct

Imagine my joy and delight when I received a beautiful journal from Christian Journals Direct!

The journal features a beautiful color cover. For me, though, the best and most wonderful aspect of my journal was seeing my name inserted into Bible verses on the bottom of the pages.

Christian Journals Direct https://christianjournalsdirect.com/ will create a personalized journal with your name written into scripture on every page! 

With over 300 cover designs to choose from, including designs for women, men, and children the journal is wonderful for your personal use or for a gift!

The journals can be used in so many different ways to include:

  • Daily devotional time
  • Scripture memorization
  • Sermon notes
  • Grocery lists
  • To-do lists
  • Recipes
  • Fitness goals and routines

My journal is for my daily devotionals and to make notations on my reading. This helps with the following:

  • Find inspiration
  • Strengthen my memory
  • Track my progress
  • Track my growth
  • To ponder over what I’ve read and written
  • For clarity
  • For prayers
  • A record of what I’ve learned through the year

I know I will look back over my journal and future journals with joy and excitement to review what each year has provided and enlightened.



I received the Christian Journal through FrontGate Media. However, I was under no obligation to write a review.

#christianjournal  #christianjournalsdirect  #christiangifts

Take Back Your Life by Levi Lusko

Description of Book:

A forty-day interactive journey that challenges readers to come face to face with the reality of their life circumstances, identify the internal battles they must personally declare war on and fight through, and become the difference-maker that God created them to be.

Simultaneous release with a video-driven curriculum perfect for group study.

Purchase the book HERE! (Not an affiliate link)

Every person has a mission and a God-given potential to impact the world, whether they recognize it or not. But the stuff of life—the loss of a job, the death of a friend or a loved one, the inability to focus due to bad moods or self-sabotaging tendencies—presents challenges and traps us in a helpless, hopeless loop of anxiety and fear. These are the kinds of things we face that turn on the dark for any thoughts of a future.

Levi Lusko

In this book bestselling author and pastor Levi Lusko gives a step-by-step process to take back your life, which includes 

  • a new introduction and perspective from Pastor Levi
  • stories and testimonies from those whose lives have been changed by his messages, and
  • an action plan with journaling space to turn your thoughts into real change.

With a unique blend of message and practical tools, using themes and teachings from his bestselling Through the Eyes of a Lion and the more recent I Declare War, Lusko gives readers an interactive forty-day journey of learning how to think right so they can live right.

Take Back Your Life: A 40-Day Interactive Journey to Thinking Right So You Can Live Right, by Levi Lusko, is a great devotional, aimed at helping you realize your worth in God’s eyes and His immense love for you.

I valued Lusko’s candor. He addressed his battles, his struggles, and especially his anguish, agony and grief when his five-year-old daughter passed away five days before Christmas. I cannot imagine the sorrow or ache or loneliness he and his family faced. However, they also triumphed and became closer to God than ever.

The story of his daughter is a small part of the whole but was a very defining part for me. It helped to put my own grief over my losses into better perspective, which I am sure will help me heal even more.

Lusko’s devotional will affect and touch a different chord in each person who reads it. There are so many nuggets to glean from this self-help book, and I’m sure each one will make an impact.

One distraction for me was the style of the breaks in the chapter. For example, in one break it appeared as if someone had written something then scribbled it out. There were also page breaks with hand-drawn images. For me these took away from the gravity and solemnity of the message. I did enjoy the references to current culture.  Allusions to movies, music, television shows and other contemporary, cultural references brought the devotional themes to life.

The following site is a fantastic resource for parents and their children  https://bit.ly/takebackdevo, too!

I received Take Back Your Life: A 40-Day Interactive Journey to Thinking Right So You Can Live Right through FrontGate Media. However, I was under no obligation to write a review.

The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible

Publisher’s Summary

The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible is an invitation for all women to find their stories within the tapestry of the greatest Story ever told—God’s Story of Redemption. Featuring devotions by over one hundred writers of the (in)courage community, the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible provides resources for women to explore the Bible, dive deep into Scripture, record their own stories, and find themselves among friends. Readers will experience Scripture in new ways in the company of women willing to “go first” with everyday stories that bear witness to God’s grace to find beauty in brokenness and hope in the hard. (in)courage is a vibrant online community, reaching thousands of women every day, welcoming them just the way they are, offering a space to breathe, loving support, and resources for meaningful connection.

My Review

I really enjoy this Bible for so very many reasons, so let’s start at the beginning. The cover is a pretty green cloth, almost like tweed, over hardboard. As you open the Bible, there are two pages for “Your Commitment” with a section to read and fill out. After the cover pages, there is a Letter from the Editor and a page on “How to Read the Bible.” Following this is “God’s Story of Redemption,” which leads you to the next two pages, covering the features. There are two more sections, one about the devotional theme guide and one introducing you to the Christian Standard Bible. After this, we get into “the meat” or the actual Bible. In addition, two beautiful bookmarks, one silver (which I have never seen before) and one dark blue, enable you to mark your place in the Old and New Testament!

Each chapter of the Bible begins with a page to aid you in understanding the author’s heart, connecting with God’s story and connecting with our story.

There are beautiful memes of pivotal verses in each of the chapters of the Bible.

The pages have a journaling section, which is perfect for recording your thoughts.

The (in)Courage Devotional Bible is a beautiful Bible filled with many wonderful features. I can’t even begin to relate all the wonderful, helpful aspects of this version of the Bible!

Among the features mentioned below, one of my favorites is the Devotionals (a sample is shown below in the features).

Features include:

312 Devotions by 122 (in)courage community writers

10 distinct thematic Reading Plans

66 Book Introductions connecting each book of the Bible to the whole biblical narrative

Stories of courage from 50 women of the Bible

Journaling space

Topical index

Two-column text

Theme verses

Specialized presentation page

I also appreciate the community of women available to those of us reading the (in)courage Bible. The link for additional information about the community is http://incouragebible.com/

There are two things, however, I had a hard time with when reading. One was the yellow ink, the other, a personal preference, was not having Jesus’ words in red. Otherwise, I truly enjoyed it.



Giveaway link for CSB (in)courage Bible

I received the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible from Holman Bible Publishers through FrontGate Media. However, I was under no obligation to write a review.

Coming Monday!!

I am so excited about this for anyone that is interested. The course is so informative and comprehensive! I have, and still am, enjoying this so much!! 

Thank you to FrontGate Media and Guideposts for the opportunity to take and review How to Tell A Great Story through Guideposts Academy!


 CSB Study Bible for Women

Publisher’s Summary

Now available in the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation with revised and updated content and a fresh, new interior design, the CSB Study Bible for Women will equip you to reach deep into God’s Word. As the most comprehensive study Bible ever prepared for women and by women, the most powerful aspect of this Bible are the threads of specialized study thoughtfully woven throughout pointing you to God’s larger story and allowing the Holy Spirit to write His revealed truths on your heart. In the CSB Study Bible for Women, you’ll join a host of other women, all academically trained in the original languages of the Bible and passionate about God’s Word, for an intimately deep dive into Scripture that will equip you to unlock the riches and majesty of His Word, and ignite a passion to mentor others in your life to do the same.

Features include:

  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Two-column text
  • 8-point type
  • Extensive commentary notes
  • Word studies
  • Answers to hard questions
  • Doctrinal notes
  • Biblical womanhood articles
  • Character profiles
  • “Written on My Heart” applications
  • Extensive book introductions
  • Presentation page
  • In-text maps, charts & timelines, Concordance, Full-color maps, and more.


The CSB Study Bible for Women features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.

The most comprehensive study Bible ever prepared for women and by women, the CSB Study Bible for Women invites you to explore the riches of God’s Word. Follow God’s grand story across the Bible, guided by threads of specialized study that explain essential doctrines, answer hard questions, discuss biblical womanhood, and apply truth to our hearts and lives.

The CSB Study Bible for Women is edited by Dr. Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Dr. Rhonda Harrington Kelley, both long-time women’s ministry leaders, authors and seminary professors at two of the nation’s most respected seminaries. As you learn from these women extensively educated in Biblical studies and languages and passionate about God’s Word, you will be equipped in turn to mentor others in the truth and hope found in Scripture.

Additional features include:

  • 6,490 extensive study notes
  • Over 500 word studies, 25 full-color maps and reconstructions, and 95 charts
  • Introductions to each book of the Bible
  • A comprehensive concordance including every woman and reference to women in the Bible
  • Threads of specialized study woven throughout, pointing to God’s larger story:
    • Biblical Womanhood articles
    • Answers to “Hard Questions”
    • Character profiles
    • Doctrinal notes
    • “Written on My Heart” applications
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Two-column text in 9.25-point type

Purchase Link


My Review

The Study Bible for Women is a treasure trove of information! The Bible is bound in a beautiful light turquoise cover and a sand color along the spine binding.  It is a hardbound book, together with turquoise and sand colored bookmarks, which makes it easier to mark the Old and New Testament individually.

I appreciated and savored this Bible from the first page. The beginning pages have family trees for both sides of your family, The Ketubah-a Jewish marriage contract, a page for family milestones and a place to list your spiritual mothers. As you continue in the Bible, there is a section on how to study this version.

I was impressed by the layout and thoroughness. Each chapter includes a section with a timeline, outline of the chapter, word study, hard question, doctrine and Biblical Womanhood. There are also Character Profiles and footnotes titled Written on my Heart-a short synopses of how the chapter impacts you personally. I really can’t say enough about this study Bible. The colors and illustrations are visually appealing, the word study is fascinating, and all the tidbits enhance your study experience exponentially!

If you are looking for a Bible that explains the original text, leads you on a journey of discovery and enhances your study time, you can’t go wrong with The Study Bible for Women.

I received this Bible from Holman Bible Publishers through FrontGate Media. However, I was under no obligation to write a review.