Sweet Tiny Blessings

Month: October 2016

Parenting 14 Gospel Principles + Giveaway

I wrote this post on behalf of Flyby Promotions in exchange for the book, Parenting 14 Gospel Principles.  All opinions are my own.

Have you ever felt the pressure from family members, friends or even complete strangers as to how to raise your children the “right” way?  Everyone has their opinion, right?  (I’ve been known to give unsolicited advice in the past).  It’s so easy to forget what our ultimate purpose for parenting is.  Let us not forget that there is no perfect formula that works for every family. Every one of us is unique and so are our children and families.  I once read a blog post on Proverbs 31, that reminded me that I was not meant to raise a good, rule following child.  My purpose was to raise a God following adult.  The book, Parenting – 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family expands on exactly that – raising God following adults.


Paul Tripp, the author of Parenting, gives us a big picture view of what God’s plan for us is as parents.  He outlines 14 foundational principles from the gospel, giving us more than a to-do list on how to raise our children.  But rather how God’s rescuing grace shapes our hearts into how we parent.

My Thoughts On Parenting

This book has been a huge blessing for me in this season of life (raising a toddler and an independent kindergartner).  It’s helped me to change my reactions with my children and to view parenting in a different light.  Am I trying to gain temporary control over my children or am I helping them to be what God wants them to be?  It’s also helped me to brush off other’s negative comments on the way I raise my kids and has reminded me that only God’s judgements matter.  I’m not a perfect parent by any means.  No one is except our heavenly Father.


Purchase and Giveaway

You can purchase the same book I received for $16.30 on Amazon.  Flyby Promotions is giving you a chance to win a copy of Parenting – 12 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  This giveaway is open to US residents only.  You are not eligible to win if you have received a prize from FlyBy in the past 30 days.
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Good Good Father Children’s Book + Giveaway

I reviewed Good Good Father on behalf of Tommy Nelson.  All opinions are my own.

There have been times in my life where I have been mad at God.  I’ve asked, “where are you?” and “how can you let this happen?”  On the contrary, there have been so many times when I’ve said, “how did I get so blessed?”  When the song, Good Good Father was released, it changed my whole relationship with God.  It helped me to understand more, even in the most painful of times, who He really is.  For me, He is gentle, loving, kind and caring.

Good Good Father, a new children’s book, has just been released.  I knew I had to get my hands on it and share it with my daughter.  Because I want her to have a deeper understanding of who God is.  And that’s exactly what this book does.  It’s the perfect depiction of his gentle, loving care.

Good Good Father

About the Book

Good Good Father tells a story about a little bear named Tucker who wants to help his friends.  He’s on a journey to find the perfect gift for the king, when his life is changed forever. Tucker learns just how great the King’s love is as he experiences His love for himself. Gorgeous art work paired with a meaningful and powerful story, will reassure your child just how loved they are by the good, good Father.

About the Authors

Chris Tomlin is one of the most well-known and influential musical artist.  His music include How Great Is Our God, Amazing Grace and Good Good Father.  It is estimated that 20-30 million people sing one of Tomlin’s songs in worship each week.  Above all else, Chris loves to be a husband and daddy to his 2 girls.

Pat Barret is also a husband and father.  He is a songwriter and worship leader based out of Atlanta, Georgia.  Pat is a worship pastor  of Grace-Midtown Church and cowriter of the #1 song, Good Good Father.  Pat also travels with Housefires, a worship expression based out of the Atlanta area.

My Thoughts

My daughter loves that a song she sings to on the radio has been turned into a storybook. We have read this book almost every night since we received it.  She is learning that God is her protector, teacher, healer and completely loves her.  The book teaches it in just the kind-hearted way I want her to know of God.

Where to Purchase Good Good Father

You can purchase the same book Big C received from Faith Gateway Store for $16.99.  The book is geared towards boys and girls from 4 to 8 years old.  Tommy Nelson is giving you the opportunity to win a copy of Good Good Father.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Don’t forget to stay connected with Tommy Nelson on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for all their latest products, discounts and giveaways!

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