Monday, July 16, 2018

Read with Audra Blog Tour: Dangerous to Know by Megan Whitson Lee

About the Book: 

“Don’t look at him, dear. He’s dangerous.”
Isabella Bankmill seeks a husband whose character matches her list of requirements. The man must share her faith, but he must also possess a certain je ne sais quoi. The enigmatical Lord Gregory Gordon Bromby—London’s newest literary sensation—certainly possesses the latter. Despite a deformed foot and alarming views on politics and religion, he attracts the ladies in droves.
Haunted by his past and overwhelmed by his newfound celebrity status, Lord Bromby’s obsession with his own doom leads to reckless behavior. When he is stalked by an obsessive aristocrat seeking an elopement, Bromby’s friends urge him to marry a suitable lady as soon as possible. Intrigued by Isabella’s convictions and hoping to avoid further scandal, Bromby proposes to Isabella.
Isabella also receives an offer of marriage from kind-hearted philanthropist, David Beringer—a man equally devoted to his faith—but she only has eyes for Lord Bromby. Blinded by his talent and good looks, Isabella convinces herself that he’s not as dangerous as everyone claims. But when Bromby’s world violently collides with hers, Isabella must decide once and for all who is lord of her life. God or Bromby? 

About the Author: 

Megan Whitson Lee is an anglophile and a recovering runaway. Over the years, she escaped to England and Australia before finally settling down in the US. These days, she lives a relatively quiet life as a wife, a mom of two greyhounds, an editor for Pelican Book Group, and a high school English teacher. She now escapes by writing novels instead of jumping on planes to foreign countries. Her novel, Captives, won the 2016 Director's Choice Award and was a finalist for a Selah Award in the women's contemporary fiction category at Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.
Megan writes women's contemporary thrillers and historical fiction featuring characters standing at the crossroads of major life decisions.

My Thoughts and Review: 

I have never read any of Megan Whitson Lee's books, so I was very interested in reading a book from a "New to me Author". The synopsis of the book also intrigued me. I was not disappointed. 

The book did start off as a slow read, but picked up around Chapter 4. The characters, Isabella and Lord George Gordon Byron, make the story inviting and turns the book from a slow moving to a "can't put this book down" story. 

I really like that Isabella is seeking a man who is also a believer, like herself. The book intertwines Historcial, Christian beliefs and Romance all in one and for me that is truly awesome. I like all 3 genres, but to have them intertwined in one is AMAZING! 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. The slow going start is what has me holding back from 5 stars. GREAT book! 

Where to Find Megan Whitson Lee online: 


A GREAT book for those who like Historcial, Romance and/or Christian Genres!

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

2018 FREE and Frugal Summer Fun

Summer, Summer, Summertime!! Fun in the Sun or Fun indoors, so much to do, and it doesn't have to "break the bank"! Well, I have complied a list of FREE and Frugal Summer Fun Ideas!!

 National Programs for All:

 Cinemark Movie Theatres will have the Summer Movie Clubhouse. Movies are shown on Wednesday at 10am. You can purchase a 10 movie Punch Card for $5 or pay $1 per show. The rates are per person.

Regal Movie Theatres have the Summer Movie Express. Movies are shown Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am. Cost is $1 per person per movie.

Classic Cinemas has Wednesday Morning Movie Series. Movies are $1 per person per movie.

 Marcus Theatres has the Summer Movie Series. $3 movies on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from June 24th until August 29th. American Family Insurance is the sponsor for the Marcus Theatres Summer Movies. You can go HERE to print passes for FREE admission.

Studio Movie Grill has a Children's Summer Series. The movies are shown Monday through Friday and cost $1. The same movie is shown for a week at a time.

 Check your area Movie Theatres for more Deals and Summer Movies!

 FREE or Frugal Bowling:

 Kids Bowl Free is a wonderful site that lists many "Independent" Bowling Alleys in all 50 states. Sign your child up and they get 2 FREE games a day. Shoe rental is not included, but usually inexpensive.

 AMF Bowling and BrunswickZone are now a combined company, although they keep separate names. The Summer Bowling program for both can be found here: Summer Bowling Games. Summer Bowling Games does have a one time cost per child,the cost does include Shoe Rental for the entire summer. Sign your child(ren) up and they receive 3 games a day from May 21st through Sept 3rd. AMF Bowling also has an Adult Bowling Pass, cost and rules vary by area. Also valid at Bowlero, BowlMor Lanes, and Brunswicks.

Free Roller Skating: 

Kids Skate Free is FREE Roller Skating and is gaining in popularity, like the Summer Bowling Program. You can register at the location nearest you and each facility runs the program independently.

Barnes and Noble: The Barnes and Noble Summer Reading program is back for its 22nd Year. Have your child(ren) read any 8 books. The child(ren) will get a FREE book from Barnes and Noble once the list is complete.

 Half Price Books: Feed Your Brain is the Half Price Books Reading program Children need to read at least 15 minutes a day and 300 minutes per month during June and July, turn in form and receive Half Price Book Bucks. Each child can earn Book Bucks each month. Book Bucks must be redeemed by August 30th.

 Check your local Library to see if they have a Reading Program going for the summer. Most libraries have a FUN program each year!

 Apple Stores: Apple stores offer FREE workshops for Kids 8-12. The kids will learn how to use iMovie and how to make their own films. Sign up HERE!

 Windows Stores: Microsoft offers FREE Youth Spark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13. Kids are divided into 2 age groups 8-10 and 11-13. The "camps" offered include Coding. Sign up HERE!

 Churches all over the country usually reserve one week in the summer for Vacation Bible School. VBS is usually for kids K-5th grade and will have a theme. Time and cost vary by location. Churches do this as an outreach to the community and are looking to provide a week of encouragement and Bible teaching to the kids in the community. Check your local Churches to see when the are having VBS this summer.

 FREE Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park begins June 25-August 10. Check out the info and Schedule HERE. We went to this a couple summers when my boys were younger and it was soo much fun! My boys LOVED it!

 Zoo Fun:
 Lincoln Park Zoo is FREE year round, although parking can cost a "pretty penny". GREAT zoo to visit and have fun at.

 Brookfield Zoo has a cost associated with it. You can visit your library in the City of Chicago and in the Suburbs and get a Pass that allows for FREE admission for a limited number of people in the family. Our family buys a yearly membership which not only allows for unlimited FREE admission but also FREE parking. We live only 5 minutes from the Zoo, so the cost is worth it because it pays for itself in 2 visits.

 The Cosley Zoo is a small Zoo located in Wheaton, IL. The cost is FREE for kids 17 and under, $5 for Adults and FREE for residents of Wheaton.

 Museums around the City:
 Museums very rarely have FREE days in the summer. Residents of the   City of Chicago can get FREE admission to most of the City Museums   using the Kids Museum Passport. Each pass generally admits 4 people   FREE and one must be an adult over 18. Some passes have different   restrictions.

 Suburban residents can visit their local library to see if they are a   participant in the Museum Adventure Pass. Many different Museums are   included and most passes are valid for Buy 2 get 2 FREE admissions.

 The Chicago LakeFront has many Beaches and FREE swimming   available. 2018 Beach Season begins Friday May 25th. For a listing of   Chicago Beaches and locations check HERE.

 The Cook County Forest Preserves have 3 Aquatic Centers. There is a small FEE for these attractions, but it is very inexpensive. Adults (12 and up) are $6, and kids 4-12 are $4, 3 and under are FREE. Check out the locations and more info HERE.

 I found a really nice listing of Aquatic Centers all around Chicagoland HERE. The Aquatic Centers do have an admission price and each varies by location. The listing covers many areas of Chicagoland! Many Suburban Park Districts have turned their "Pool" into AWESOME Aquatic Centers, so check the Park District websites.

 Our favorite Park District Aquatic Center is The Oasis in Bloomingdale. The summer of 2018 the Oasis will have 3 “Discount Days” where admission is only $1 per person ALL DAY. The Discount Days are June 27th, July 11th and August 8th.

 Also, if you are looking for an indoor Pool fun there are a few around Chicagoland. A favorite of my family is the Oak Brook Park District Aquatic Center. Also, Splash Landings Aquatic Center in Glenview and Pelican Harbor in Bolingbrook.

 The Forest Preserves are a wonderful place to explore Nature in and around the City and Suburbs. The Programs and Events at Forest Preserves are generally FREE or very low cost. Family Fun Events abound at the Forest Preseves and include: Astronomy Nights, Campfire Nights, Butterflies, Family Fishing Days, and MUCH more!

 The Cook County Forest Preserves is now in the 4th year of offering Camping for Families and Individuals. The Cook County Forest Preserves have 5 campgrounds that will be open for Families and Individuals to rent for a night or 2 or however long you want to. The prices are very reasonable. Tent and RV sites and also cabins are available for rent. Check it out HERE.

 Here are the websites for the different Forest Preserves in and near   Chicagoland.
 Cook County Forest Preserves
 DuPage County Forest Preserves
 Will County Forest Preserves
 Kane County Forest Preserves
 Lake County Forest Preserves
 Forest Park Nature Center(Peoria Park District)
 North Park Nature Center(Chicago)
 Check them out for FREE or Frugal Family Fun for the summer.

 I also discovered a couple of Nature Centers within Park Districts in the Chicago Area. Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, Lyman Woods Nature Center in Downers Grove, Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook.

 Summer Fun and Learning?? Sure why not!! Take a step back in time and see how the Farms were in the late 1800's and early 1900's, right here in the Chicago Area. Check out the different Living History Farms below. The majority are FREE all the time, but BlackBerry Farms and Naper Settlement have a fee.

 Kline Creek Farm (West Chicago)
 BlackBerry Farm (Aurora)
 Naper Settlement (Naperville)
 Historic Wagner Farm (Glenview)
 Volkening Heritage Farm (Schaumburg)

 Blackberry Farm in Aurora offers a few Family Fun Days during the Summer. Family Fun Days are FREE. The dates for FREE Family Fun Days are: June 6th, June 20th, July 11th and August 8th.

 A FUN day at the Farm and going back in time!

 Check your local Library for FUN activities like Movie Days, Story Time, Arts and Craft time and much more. Libraries are a GREAT resource for FREE family fun, including Family Game Night a couple times a month.

 Park Districts all over offer Movies in the Park at least once a month during Summer Months. Our family enjoys going to Movies in the Park. The movies are mainly from the summer before or a couple years back, but being outdoors, after dusk, watching movies with the family and neighbors is FUN. The really cool thing is that since Movie in the Parks are FREE and open to the Public, you can visit other parks, not just those from your town.

 City of Chicago: Millennium Park will be hosting the Chicago Summer Film Series on Tuesday evenings from June 23- August 25th. FREE Admission and the movie begins at 6:30pm. The listing for the entire SUMMER FILM SERIES.

 Surrounding Suburbs: I have created a Printable list of a good selection of Suburban Movies in the park. Check it out below:

(Click on the Down Arrow and you can download and save this list)

 Check your local Park District, as I only searched and found a few suburbs. Park Districts are a wonderful place to have a Family Movie night and it is FREE!

 Local area churches do a community outreach in the summer in the form of Vacation Bible School. The Dates, times and cost vary by location. Here is a list of some for the Chicagoland area:

Chicago Area Vacation Bible School 2018: 
Western Suburbs
Southwest Suburbs

 This list is not a complete list, so check local churches or ask friends if their church is having a VBS week.

 More places to find ideas for Family Fun and Family Activities:

 Pinterest: Ohhh, the wonderful resources you can find on Pinterest. Do a search for “summer fun _____” and you can find resources for your city or town or idea. I have found many great ideas on Pinterest. I even have a Summer Fun Board.

 A GREAT resource for Chicagoland parents is Chicago Parent Magazine. The magazine comes out monthly in libraries in both the City and Suburbs. The magazine publishes a calendar in the back of each monthly edition with Family Fun activities all around Chicagoland. 4x a year(one for every season) they put a special edition called Going Places. It is a BIG listing of their monthly calendar of events. Check out the website and pick up a copy of the monthly magazine and the Summer Edition of Going Places for some GREAT listings of Family Fun. (not all events listed are FREE, but many are). I LOVE Chicago Parent magazine, it is a GREAT resource year round! Do a google search if you live in another state, near a BIG city. I know cities like Dallas, New York and others have a "Parent Magazine", like the sister magazine to Chicago Parent.

 Chicago Kids is a GREAT online Resource to find fun and activities for Kids and Families.

 Kidslist is blog that updates quite often with Family Fun Activities, Camps, Events and more. Each Friday they send out an email with the Weekend Activities all over town.

 KidWinks is another WONDERFUL resource for Family Fun Activities. KidWinks has a weekly email that they send out year round, just sign up for it.

OakLees Family Guide is yet another Family Fun Resource. OakLees Family Guides are available in Libraries and other places all over Chicagoland. Their website is also filled with VALUABLE info!

 Our family also loves Summer Time Fairs and Festivals. Neighborhoods, Towns, Cities and more have some fun Fairs and Festivals. We really like some of those that "take us back in time" like Old Fashioned Days, Cival War Days, etc. Make sure to check local towns, cities and neighborhoods for local Festivals and Fairs. Also, many towns and villages have "Downtown Fun" nights once a week. Check your own neighborhood and neighborhoods nearby for Family Fun events.

I hope these resources and links are a good start to planning your Summer Fun 2018. Family Fun doesn't mean Spending Money all the time. You can spend Quality family time with your kids without going broke. Use the money you save for the BIG Family Fun Days like Amusement Parks and Vacations!!


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Monday, March 5, 2018

LitFuse Blog Tour: Real Life Romance by Rhonda Stoppe

About the Book: 

Do you believe in true love?
In a world of broken relationships and hurting people, it can seem like all we ever see is heartache-that marriages are doomed from the start and romance isn't worth the risk.
But heart-fluttering, long-lasting love is all around us...we just have to look for it!
This collection of beautiful, real-life accounts will bring laughter and tears as you enjoy each story of ordinary people who found extraordinary love. Page after page, you will find inspiration to
-rekindle the romance in your love story
-trust in God's providence and timing
-faithfully hope for your own happily-ever-after
-celebrate true romance
-believe in life-long love
Don't let the world define romance for you! See how God is at work in the hearts of His people-knitting together hearts in a love that forever endures.

About the Author: 

Rhonda Stoppe is the No Regrets Woman. With more than 20 years of experience as a pastor's wife, mom, mentor, author, and speaker, Rhonda uses humor and honest communication to help women build No Regrets Lives. She and her husband live their real-life romance in northern California, and have four grown children and eight grandchildren.

Find out more about Rhonda at Rhonda Stoppe.

My Thoughts and Review: 

Real Life Romance is a good read. The book is comprised of "Real Life Romance" of 25 different couples. I really enjoyed reading how God works in each marriage and romance in very different ways. Each couple had an interesting journey in their relationship. I have seen the different stages of relationships in my family and friends and it is a wonderful sight to see how God works in each individual relationship and helps it through the good and bad times. Rhonda Stoppe found 25 couples and I really enjoyed reading all the different journeys! 

I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 Stars! GREAT READ! 

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Friday, February 23, 2018

LitFuse Blog Tour: Sacred Rest by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

About the Book:

 Staying busy is easy. Staying well rested- there's a challenge. How can you keep your energy, happiness, creativity, and relationships fresh and thriving in the midst of never-ending family demands, career pressures, and the stress of everyday life?

In Sacred Rest, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine doctor, reveals why rest can no longer remain optional. Dr. Dalton-Smith shares seven types of rest she has found lacking in the lives of those she encounters in her clinical practice and research-physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, sensory, social, creative-and why a deficiency in any one of these types of rest can have unfavorable effects on your health, happiness, relationships, creativity, and productivity. Sacred Rest combines the science of rest, the spirituality of rest, the gifts of rest, and the resulting fruit of rest. It shows rest as something sacred, valuable, and worthy of our respect.

By combining scientific research with personal stories, spiritual insight, and practical next steps, Sacred Rest gives the weary permission to embrace rest, set boundaries, and seek sanctuary without any guilt, shame, or fear.

Buy the Book

 About the Author: 

 Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an author, speaker, and board-certified physician. She has an active medical practice in Alabama (near the Birmingham area). She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia, and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan teaching courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women's Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the author of "Set Free to Live" and "Come Empty" (winner 2016 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year and 2016 Illumination Award Gold medalist). She is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and a repeat keynote speaker at their annual gathering. She has shared her tips on merging faith and medicine with over 16,000 health care professionals to encourage the current and next generation of doctors to treat the whole person.

Find out more about Saundra at

 My Thoughts and Review: 

 I was really encouraged by "Sacred Rest". I have always been the type of person to be "go, go, going". I feel the need to be on the move, getting things accomplished, helping others and more.The last couple of years I have noticed my body is trying to tell me "REST", but I wasn't listening. A few months ago I FINALLY decided to listen. Reading "Sacred Rest" gave me the knowledge to know that it is very important to REST and to set boundaries. I have always been bad at "setting boundaries", especially being able to tell others NO, instead of taking care of myself.

 I suffer from SAD(Seasonal Affective Disorder) from November through early March and even through that I would normally "suffer through" and get NO rest and REST is extremely important for those who suffer from SAD. I read this book and decided this season I would REST. The month of February has been particularly bad, but I took time to rest and be in prayer rather then continue on without energy!

 I HIGHLY recommend those who are stressed with the busyness of life and are "on the go" to please read "Sacred Rest" and be encouraged by the info that Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith provides in this WONDERFUL book!

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Monday, December 11, 2017

LitFuse Blog Tour: Seeds of Hope by Barbara Cameron (A Harvest of Hope Series)

About the Book: 

A heartwarming tale of discovering love right in front of you
Miriam Troyer has had a secret crush on Mark Byler since she was a teenager, but she knows they can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney and an Englischer. Her Amish community is too far removed from all he knows-and she loves her quiet way of life.

Mark has always loved his visits to his grandfather's farm, but he's convinced the Amish life isn't for him. There's so much of the world to see and experience, and the excitement of his successful law practice can't be matched by the slow pace of life found back home in the country.

But when things go wrong and his firm distances itself from him to try to save themselves, Mark finds himself back at his grandfather's farm. Could life in this simple world be worth living after all? Especially when the teenager he remembers has grown into a woman that could be his future. Suddenly, these two people whose lives seem so far apart may get a chance to really see each other for the first time.

Get Your Copy: Buy the Book

About the Author: 

Barbara Cameron has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the best-selling author of more than 40 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Her books have been nominated for Carol Awards and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award from RWA's Faith, Hope, and Love chapter. Barbara resides in Jacksonville, Florida.
Find out more about Barbara at: Barbara Cameron

My Thoughts and Review: 

I have been a fan of Amish series books for a long while and have enjoyed many of Barbara Cameron books. Seeds of Hope did not disappoint! 

Seeds of Hope is the story of 2 people who have known each other for years. One is Amish, the other lives in the English community. I LOVE how the book really brings the 2 worlds together and although hesitant at first, doors open and hearts change for Mark who never imagined himself loving the Amish farmlife. I really enjoyed Seeds of Hope and seeing the twists and turns in the book. The book was a constant page turner, very hard to put down!  

Seeds of Hope is a book about Second Chances and seeing how God's Plans are Greater then our plans. I give Seeds of Hope 5 out of 5 stars!! 

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Monday, September 25, 2017

FlyBy Promotions: All In by Matthew West, CD Review and Giveaway

Matthew’s heart behind the album:
Matthew wrote his new album All In with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be. Along that same theme, Matthew will be launching a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media starting 9/18, and each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?

The new CD has 14 Songs on it, which include: 
  1. All In
  2. Broken Things
  3. Something Greater
  4. The Sound of a Life Changing
  5. Amen
  6. 1 Song
  7. The Beautiful Things We Miss
  8. Dream Again
  9. Jesus & You
  10. Power Love Sound Mind
  11. Mercy Is a Song
  12. Becoming Me feat. Lulu West
  13. Never Ever Give Up
  14. You Are Known

About Matthew West: 

Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY®:registered: nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and Dove Award recipient, and was awarded an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016), and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year (2016). West also received a Primetime Emmy®:registered: Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name. In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards three times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Mandisa, among others. Selling more than 1.6 million albums to date (TEA), West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: Live Forever (2015), GRAMMY-nominated Into The Light (2012), The Story of Your Life (2010), Something to Say (2008),  History (2005) and Happy (2003).

My Thoughts and Review: 

I have been a fan of Matthew West for a long while and was excited to be given the oppurtunity to listen and review his new CD, All In. 

The New CD does NOT disappoint at ALL, it is OUTSTANDING! The title track, All In, really spoke to my heart. All In is about when giving yourself to the Lord, we need to be ALL In, Surrender ALL to God!! 

The second song on the CD that really spoke to my Heart, is Broken Things. The message in Broken Things is that we are all broken inside, but God gives us Grace and has a seat waiting for us at his table if we just open our hearts to him.

Fans of Matthew West and of Contempory Christian Music, this CD is a MUST buy! I give this CD a 5 out of 5. 

Where to Buy the CD: 

Around the Web with Matthew West: 

Matthew West is a WONDERFUL Musician and the new CD is absolutely Outstanding! I actually have one copy of the BRAND new CD to Giveaway to one lucky reader. Check out the Giveaway below.

Matthew West New CD release, ALL In

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

FlyByPromotions: Every Mile Mattered by Nichole Nordeman, CD Review and Giveaway

About the CD: 

Nichole Nordeman is set to release her fifth full length studio record Every Mile Mattered. Following up her 2015 EP, The Unmaking, which featured the viral hit “Slow Down,” Every Mile Mattered is a collection of songs taking a reflective look at her life’s path to becoming the woman and Christ-follower she is today. From the leading single “Every Mile Mattered,” to a vulnerable introspective track titled “Dear Me,” this album is all about the journey, the ups and downs of life, and not looking back with regret, but with thankfulness that God was there at every turn. 

“In the hands of Jesus, every one of those miles brought me to right now. Nothing wasted. Every mile mattered.” 

The CD has 11 new Songs on it which include: 

1. Every Mile Mattered
2. You're Here
3. Dear Me
4. No Longer
5. Lean
6. Hush, Hush
7. Listen To Your Life
8. Beautiful Day
9. Sound Of Surviving
10. Anywhere We Are
11. Slow Down

About Nichole Nordeman: 

Nichole Nordeman was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she played the piano in church. She got her start when she entered a Gospel Music Association (GMA) contest in Los Angeles, California and was noticed by a music producer. Nichole Nordeman is one of Christian music's most respected singer/songwriters, with four No. 1 songs and seven Top 5 radio singles, including hits such as “Holy,” “Legacy” and “Brave.” Her album Brave debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Christian & Gospel Album Chart. Nichole Nordeman has twice been named GMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year and is also a noted lyricist who has won 9 Dove Awards.

My Thoughts and Review: 

I have been a fan of Nichole Nordeman for many years and was truly excited to have the opportunity to Listen and Review her brand new CD. 

The new CD, Every Mile Mattered, is just AMAZING. The title song really got me sentimental. The song, Every Mile Mattered, is about remembering the past, but also knowing that you cannot change the Past, although EVERYTHING about the Past mattered. I find myself dwelling on the past and wishing I could change things, but Every Mile Mattered really tugged at my heart and made me realize that the "history" was made by God and it all mattered. 

Every Mile Mattered Video: 

Nichole also included her hit song "Slow Down" on this CD also, first released on her previous CD "Unmasking". "Slow Down" really tugs at this mama heart. My boys are growing up (ages 15, 14 and almost 13) and in a few short years will be ready to "leave the nest". Sometimes I feel that time is moving too fast and I have so much more to accomplish as a Mom before that happens. I want them to "Slow Down", but I also realize all the memories we have created and how much I have accomplished as a Mom. 

Slow Down Video: 

I really enjoyed the ENTIRE CD and if you are a fan of Contemporary Christian Music and/or Nichole Nordeman, this is a MUST BUY CD! I give the CD 5 out of 5! 

Where to Buy the CD: 


Nichole Nordeman also has a book "SLOW DOWN" coming out in August. You can Pre-Order the book here: Slow Down Book

You can follow Nichole Nordeman online: 

Nichole Nordeman new CD is very inspiring and thought provoking. A MUST BUY! Actually, I have one copy to giveaway to a reader. Check out the Giveaway Below: 

Nichole Nordeman: Every Mile Mattered CD

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