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Monday, January 24, 2011

True Treasures: A Gabby Moms Review

 I have had the pleasure over the last few weeks of reading  True Treasures:  10 Years of TEACH Magazine.  And trust me when I tell you that I read it from COVER TO COVER!!!  I did not just browse the articles or scan the titles.  I read every word in this treasure trove of articles!!  I had a hard time putting it down each night when I really needed to turn off the light and go to sleep.  When they say that they endeavored to put together articles on everything from marriage to parenting to homemaking that would truly "speak to your heart," they succeeded in a big way!
Mrs. Lorrie Flem

Ok, now you are wondering, "Who are they?"  Mrs. Lorrie Flem is the publisher of TEACH Magazine, and, I believe, the dynamic force behind the whole thing.  Tena Cinnamon and Donna Venning assisted Mrs. Flem in compiling this wonderful project.

TEACH Magazine  (which is changing to Eternal Encouragement Magazine) states their purpose so beautifully:

We are a magazine that will help you with your God-assigned tasks as a wife & mother by:
Encouraging you with wisely spoken words.
Convicting your heart as He refines you into His image.
Challenging you to continue to strive for improvement.
Touching your spirit with heart-warming stories.
Entertaining you through life-learning lessons.
Inspiring you to immerse yourself in the holy promises that are yours.

True Treasures is divided into 6 chapters with such wonderful titles as
  • Jewels that make the Heart Sparkle
  • Marriages of Solid Gold
  • Parenting Pearls: Practical and Priceless
  • Homemaking that Dazzles Like Diamond
  • Homeschooling Nuggets of Wisdom
 Just the chapter titles are enough to make you want to dive into the pages full of richness and insight.  These are articles written by homeschooling and homemaking moms just like you and me, and cover so very many facets of life!

I have been homeschooling my two children for almost 12 years now and have read so many articles about homeschooling.  But still, from time to time, I need the refreshment and encouragement that comes from hearing what others who have walked or are walking this journey have to share.  And that is exactly what happened when I started reading True Treasures.  It was like sitting down with another beautiful woman who knew just what I was going through and having them share their heart with me.  I don't have many friends around here that I could actually do that with, so it was really nice to feel that way while reading these articles.  Some were challenging, some were humorous and all were encouraging and uplifting.

I recently joined The Gabby Moms to review products for Eternal Encouragement Magazine.  We are a group of moms, wives, homemakers and followers of Jesus who want to share our thoughts and opinions about products which may help you in your role as wife, mother, homemaker and follower of Jesus!

And if you have been following my blog for any time at all, you will know that I love a great deal and coupons!!  Well, I have a coupon code for you that is good for $4.00 off the price of True Treasures - just type GABBYMOM during checkout at  This offer is good until May 31, 2011 (one copy per customer, please).

I received this product for my honest review from TEACH Magazine as a part of The Gabby Moms blogging program.  All opinions expressed are solely my own.


  1. Nice review. I like th"little extra" with the picture of the treasure chest...

    fellow Gabby Mom

  2. Hi,
    One of your sentences really grabbed me. It expresses EXACTLY what I was looking for, and not being able to find a magazine like this, led me to start publishing my own.

    "It was like sitting down with another beautiful woman who knew just what I was going through and having them share their heart with me."

    I am delighted that you like True Treasures, our newest book. I am also so glad that you decided to join our Gabby Moms program. We are excited to have you. :)

    Under the Shadow of His Wings,

  3. Great Review! I'm a Fellow Gabby Mom!

  4. Love reading all the reviews :) Fellow Gabby Mom here

  5. Thanks for sharing your review! Nice to meet you, Jenny in MI, a fellow Gabby Mom

  6. I'm having a blast tonight going through and reading all of the reviews. Great job! Following along as a fellow Gabby Mom.

  7. Great review!
    Carie (a fellow Gabby Mom)

  8. I'm glad that True Treasures was able to offer you refreshment and enjoyment! I trust that you will very much enjoy the other products you will be reviewing this year as well! Just you wait!

    Head Mama