Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional by Billy Graham

I may be busy and may often forget to pray… but that does not mean I do not crave for prayer time.

Unto the Hills is a wonderful daily devotional to help aid one’s spiritual growth. Life sometimes seems too busy for one to find time to read the Bible readings on a daily basis. Whether we admit it or not, our schedules can greatly hinder our prayer life.

This devotional by Billy Graham is written in a manner that is very simple and easy to understand. It begins with a particular verse from scripture, and then leads into a short reflection related to the day’s passage. Afterwards, it ends with a short yet relevant prayer.

You may opt to read one page everyday, or may also choose to read several pages at a time. What I particularly appreciate about Unto the Hills is that each reading for the day is labeled with the month and date (such as January 1, March 15, August 27) – and is not made for a particular year. This devotional is timeless as it allows you to read it for years to come – which I have every intention of doing. This book is perfect for your bedside because it will help you start your day (or even end your day) on a right note.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of BookSneeze, a book review bloggers program. Find out more at! :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011


At the end of the day, it is family that matters most.

Thank you for reminding me of that, Lola.

We love and miss you.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Oink, oink.

On pretty much any given day, you could comment on my (incredibly large) figure and it wouldn't bother me so much. Food makes me happy. Tell me I gained a billion pounds and I wouldn't lose my appetite. I wouldn't throw away the Venti Frappe or the can of Coke I was drinking either.

Unfortunately, today was not one of those days. I sit here at the end of the day and think back at what I've eaten since I woke up. This sounds really stupid, but I simultaneously want to cry, run a marathon, shake myself, do pushups and weights, slap myself and scream, "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, KRIS?!?! DID YOU REALLY HAVE TO EAT ALL THAT!? WERE YOU EVEN HUNGRY!?!?!?"