I'm back with this week's round of Saturday Solutions. I gave a quick overview of my favorite Crockpot Chicken Tacos, shared how I make my Fruit Infused Sparkling Water, and included special highlights of the ‪#‎MarkyProducts‬ tumbler and Kuuk ‪#‎pitcher‬ I received to review!

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Tips for Making Fruit Infused Sparkling Water

I’m back with this week’s round of Saturday Solutions.

I gave a quick overview of my favorite Crockpot Chicken Tacos, shared how I make my Fruit Infused Sparkling Water, and included special highlights of the #MarkyProducts tumbler and Kuuk #pitcher I received to review!

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Book Review: NKJV Apply the Word Study Bible

Apply The Word NKJV Bible Review on FixItWithFran

This week has been so, so, so, sooooo busy!  But, I am never too busy to set aside some quiet time to study the Word and to share my current thoughts with all of you.  It’s what I’m here for 🙂 .

While I enjoy receiving books and other items to review, it is even more special to me when I have the opportunity to review a new Bible. This Apply the Word Study Bible was released earlier this year and is in the New Kings James Version Translation.  I’ve worked my way through the text over the past few months and here are my thoughts:

I Love the Compact Size

I work from home and often study while taking breaks and moving between the master bedroom, guest room, office, living room, kitchen, etc. — Having a bible that I can easily move around with is key!  This text measures approximately 5 and 1/2 inches by 9 inches by 2 inches and tucks neatly into the crook of my arm along with my journal, pen, and highlighter case.

The Subject Headings Direct Your Eyes

I really admired the use of bold, block headings in a variety of shades and colors.  These were used to label the application notes as well as the included study notes about people and places in the Bible. My professional communications professor at UNC’s School of Government always stressed the power of tones, fonts, and appropriate spacing in providing visual cues and my thoughts immediately went to her when I observed these elements in body of the text.  (Hi Professor Setzer! 🙂 #PresentationZen)

Highly Effective Use of Subtle Images

I am an adult, but I still appreciate pictures in the books that I read (when appropriate). Especially my Bibles and cookbooks.  I always imagine how some scenes and images may have appeared and the examples shown below were extremely useful references for me.  I try to use study bibles such as this one while preparing my lessons and podcasts, so the more context I can understand about a certain passage, the better!

Maps!

I am a big fan of maps and I especially need them when a passage relies heavily on geographic references.  I really liked the fact that this bible includes small maps within the body of the text as well as a set of larger maps in the rear of the text.

Apply The Word NKJV Study Bible Review on FixItWithFran.com

Apply The Word NKJV Study Bible Review on FixItWithFran.com

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Book Review: Let God’s Word Empower Your Prayers

I’ve already shared this about myself, but I am one of those people that will pray about EVERYTHING. From the major things to the minor things, there is NOT ONE THING that I won’t pray about. This probably dates back to my early days kid in Children’s Church.  I so clearly recall being completely convinced that if it mattered to me, it mattered to God.

Moreover, I learned at an early age that there is POWER in praying God’s Word back to Him. My mom taught me that. When you take the time to learn what God’s Word says about your particular issue or concern, you get to know God’s heart.

Even more than knowing His heart and what His Word says, you end up developing a RELATIONSHIP with Him. God is not Man that He should lie— in fact HE is FAITHFUL to perform what He has promised.

One of the habits I adopted during my teens was to become extra diligent about learning scriptures that applied to things I was praying for. This habit continues now that I am an adult.

I have long been a fan of Stormie Omartian’s books and was so excited to see another text with her prayers and insights. This is a great resource to have in your library if you are interested in growing your prayer life or if you are already an avid prayer warrior because we all have those days when we simply don’t know what to pray. At those times, it is so essentially important to remember to pray the scriptures and allow God’s Word to empower our prayers!