Thursday, March 12, 2009

Don’t Let Me Go By David Pierce

The true story of how a father and his teen daughter connected through
an ice axe and well-worn running shoes.

One day after reading a book about a wilderness adventurer, David Pierce’s fifteen-year-old daughter Chera announced that she wanted to climb a mountain. What David heard behind that wish was a bold declaration: “I’m growing up, Dad—what are you going to do about it?” A few weeks later they bought matching backpacks.

Over a three-year period they climbed five mountains and ran in two marathons. Together they suffered sore muscles, bitter cold, sprung knees, shin splints, and broken spirits. But they also reveled in blazing sunsets, glissaded on a glacier, and celebrated numerous victories great and small. And in the process, they built an unshakable father-daughter bond that will stand the tests of time.

In Don’t Let Me Go, David Pierce—the husband of popular Christian comedienne Chonda Pierce—offers a down-to-earth, funny-yet-serious book for parents with the same universal appeal as Bob Carlisle’s heart-tugging song, “Butterfly Kisses,” only with well-worn running shoes and an ice axe.

David Pierce writes this with humor and passion for life and love for his daughter. It's a story of growing together and learning to let go as God intends. It really touched me since I have small children myself... I know they won't stay small forever and that day to let them go is just around the corner. In my heart I often struggle with letting go and holding on... do I let them go to the movies with friends (without me) or do I chaperone? There is a push and pull to parenting that I think every parent struggles with and Pierce speaks openly about his own struggles and fears. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to sharing it with friends!

Monday, March 9, 2009

And the winner is.....


Kim has won Dinner with a Perfect Stranger.

I hope you enjoy it Kim!!

Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure

Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure is the 12th in the Hermie & Friends DVD series by Max Lucado. Skeeter is about a mosquito with a crooked stinger who feels less than wonderful about himself and the way he was created. He doesn’t feel good about the way he looks and he believes that he can’t do anything right! To make things worse, he has a famous brother who can’t seem to do anything wrong. Skeeter’s friends are all in awe over his famous brother, Sir Sinclair M. Skeeto, who is a famous adventurer. Sinclair shows up looking for help with a mysterious treasure map left by their father. Can anybody help him find it? Can Skeeter? This DVD is based on Psalm 139:13-14, and children of all ages will be reminded that God made each of us unique and in HIS image.

This was a wonderful addition to the Hermie & Friends collection. The animation is wonderful, the voices are perfect and the message is from God. I showed it to the kids I watch on Sunday nights (ages 2 up to 10) and they loved it!! My own 8 yr old son has watched it several times and was singing along with Skeeter’s Dream song, and my 7 yr old son was excited to point out funny things along the way as we watched. Something that makes it even better is that it includes six coloring pages, computer wallpapers and sing-along to “Super Skeeter” and two extra games (Buzby and Flo games). The coloring pages make it a perfect DVD to use in a children’s church class or in an emergency for Sunday School.