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Friday, January 22, 2016

The Plans I Have for You Devotional Review and Giveaway #PlansIHave #FlyBy

 As soon as my kids learn to read I have them do their own devotions every day. It wasn't really for what they would learn from it, but to create a habit and practice reading on their own. We also have family devotions, and learn bible history as we learn world history. We recently received The Plans I Have for You Devotional and Journal for kids and Alaina wanted it for her own as soon as we opened it.

The Devotional and Journal were written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. The hardback devotional is recommended for children ages 8-12 and the Journal is for ages 11-14. The devotional helps kids to think about their future to see that God has a plan and purpose for them. It focuses on faith, love, and joy. The softcover journal encourages kids to look at their talents and personalities that make them special and to see how they can make the world a better place.

Both of these books are very colorful and fun for teens and preteens. I like the way they got Alaina thinking about more than what she is doing tomorrow. It helps her to start thinking about her future and how she can use what she likes now later in life. She is still young and many of her ideas probably won't happen, but at least she is learning to think about how to live her life for God.


About author Amy Parker:
Amy Parker has sold more than thirty books for children, teens, and adults.  She has also collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son.  Two of these collaborations are recipients of Christian retailing's Best Awards, and she has also won three Mom's Choice Awards.  But Amy's greatest reward is being a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan. 

About illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton:
Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter.  Her passion for children's books began when she came across The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats as a child in the 1960s.  Growing up in a musical family who love to sing, Vanessa's illustrations are as fun and whimsical as a beautiful melody.  Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, NC with her husband of 20 years, their daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes.

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25 comments:

Renee K. said...

I wanted to be an archaeologist because I love history and discovering. No I didn't become one.

Audra said...

I wanted to be a princess and unfortunately no I am not one lol

Angela said...

I thought about being a real estate agent and a lawyer, I'm neither one.

C said...

I wanted to be a math teacher. Close, I teach chemistry.

Maureen said...

I dreamed of traveling the world as a journalist. Instead I worked as a medical social worker before leaving to homeschool our three children.

MyLegacy said...

I always thought I was going to be a firemen.. not there but I still think about volunteering!!

Kristie said...

When I was in junior high school I decided to be a librarian. Done it!! When I was five though I wanted to be either a cheerleader or ice cream man. Big dreams!! I'm neither. *LOL* kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Jeremy said...

When I was a kid I wanted be a police officer, didn't happen, work at a bank.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I thought I would grow up to be a doctor but it turns out I have horrible bedside manner. I'm an accountant instead ;)

Connie Tillman said...

I wanted to be a vet - but I am almost done with my masters in history -- I now want to write, research and teach History.

Susan Smoaks said...

i wanted to be a pediatrician!

lissa crane said...

When I was a child I thought I would be a vet because I loved animals so much, but that did not happen. However, I always wanted to be a Mom and I have four awesome kiddo's, so that part did come true!

meghan b said...

I wanted to work with animals, it didn't happen, but I still love them!

Homeschool Momma said...

I wanted to be a teacher. I homeschool my kids now. :-)

Swinging On Small Hinges said...

I wanted to be an unmarried school teacher. No. Didn't happen! Married and a homeschooler. LOL!

Chelsea Santone said...

I wanted to be a marine biologist, but nope, insurance agent.

Laura H said...

I wanted to be an astronaut and that did NOT happen haha

buki mama said...

I wanted to be a doctor but decided I did not want to go to school that long. I work for the church now.

Emi Pearce said...

I thought that I would be President of the United States after watching Schoolhouse Rock "I'm Just a Bill" but no, I am not the US President.

Gail Fernandez said...

I wanted to be a veterinarian until I was in high school, and realized I would have to perform medical procedures -- and I'm squeamish!

Valerie Conway said...

I wanted to be a veterinarian, but it did not happen.

Monja Blue said...




















An artist, yes!

Melinda Atwell said...

I wanted to be a teacher or a singer. I sing in our church choir and homeschool, so in a way yes, but not exactly the way I thought it would be.

blew415 said...

A fashion designer and no--lol

Leela said...

I wanted to be an astronaut, cartoonist and chef.
Nope to all.

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