Friday, October 4, 2013

Sweet, Sweet Iced Tea

I just recently started reading this devotional book. I don't know when I got it, I just found it on my Kindle... but I am loving it! 

I was actually a little put off by the title, I thought it might be... well, to be blunt - just another Christian trying to make money from their faith. That sound harsh, but sadly I've seen it all too often. When writing becomes more about making money than it is about sharing God's word. Where the author shares opinion but doesn't convey God's love or His Word. I've started a lot of books like that and never finished them. Essentially,  the author published a book instead of writing a blog - and then charged way too much for the unedited thoughts. As an author, that's hard for me to admit, because I've stooped there before - but God always brings me back. It's the reason that I give away all of my books for free in one form or another when asked - even the non-Christian ones (I also write about book publishing and marketing).  But this book wasn't like that - and I probably got it on a free day.

What this book has been is simply AMAZING! I did just start it, but all the readings that I've read have said right what I needed, right when I needed it. It's feeding my soul - and most importantly, each short (very short) devotional is followed by a set of Scriptures to look up in your Bible. That's my favorite part - to have God's Word reinforce the lesson and speak to my soul. 

Here's the description of this book from Amazon: 
In the South, nothing is more refreshing than a glass of sweet iced tea. Nothing, that is, except experiencing God in those small, everyday moments. God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea is a deeply personal collection of spiritual treasures designed to help readers experience new mercies each morning. Seasoned with insight and grace, this tender devotional points to the divine presence of God in everyday moments. Whether purchased as a personal resource or given as a heartfelt gift, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea will help readers develop a daily habit of turning to God in those quiet moments of reflection.
The progression of this book is perfect - it doesn't jump from topic to topic, but helps you grow from day to day. I really believe that any Christian would benefit from this devotional, but it does seem to be written with women in mind. It's available on for just 3 bucks - and well worth it! But I also found that this precious author does have a blog that you can follow for free and she does share devotions similar to those in the book there from time to time as well. You visit it here:


  1. Oh my goodness Heather. You just don't realize what a blessing you are to me today. I can't thank you enough for sharing this with your readers. So glad that we connected. God is so good!

  2. I'm glad we connected too! Thank you so much for your ministry and your encouragement.

  3. I will definitely be getting this devotional journal for myself. It is nice to find more people that seek to write for God to edify and exhort others for His Glory. Thanks.

  4. Thank you Eliseway. I appreciate that so much. I pray that you will be greatly blessed and just as pleasantly surprised as Heather has been. If you enjoy it, please help me spread the word about this devotional. It's much prayed over.