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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Dishing Up Devotions Author: Katie J. Trent On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book


Book: Dishing Up Devotions
Author: Katie J. Trent
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Living/Devotional/EDUCATION/ Home Schooling
Release Date: October 26, 2021

Homeschooling is a challenging journey that’s often misunderstood. The thirty-six weeks that parents have to educate their homeschooled children don’t just come together magically. There are lessons to plan and oversee, records to keep, routines to follow, and kids to motivate. It can feel overwhelming as the teaching parent—usually Mom—tries to tackle both the educational and spiritual aspects of the children’s lives while also keeping up with household tasks such as cooking and laundry.

Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Activities for Homeschooling Families infuses faith and fun to strengthen family relationships while nourishing the teaching parent’s soul.
It features thirty-six weekly devotions, faith-building activities for the whole family, and baking recipes connected to the weekly character theme.
Author Katie Trent’s goal is to take the stress out of homeschooling with a devotional that the whole family will love through:

  • Encouragement from other homeschooling parents
  • Biblical lessons even toddlers can understand
  • Interactive family activities
  • Delicious baking recipes related to the weekly theme

Homeschooling just got easier—and deliciously fun!


Click here to get your copy!


About the Author

Katie Trent is a homeschool mom and the director of a Christian homeschool community outside Phoenix, Arizona.

She has a decade of experience in counseling children, teens, and families, having worked as clinical director of two mental health agencies and as an elementary school counselor before transitioning to homeschooling and writing.

Katie and her husband James have over twelve years of pastoral ministry and church planting experience.

Through writing, blogging, and speaking, Katie loves to inspire women to grow their faith, strengthen their families, and simplify their homeschool journeys.

Katie received her B.A. degree in social work from Boise State University and her master’s in social work from Northwest Nazarene University. She has written for The Christian Journal magazine, blogs, and several websites.


More from Katie

Homeschooling is more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. These thirty-six devotions are fun for the whole family, and tasty. It is just the right flavor for a busy family.

Robert BortinsCEO, Classical Conversations



½ cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar (packed)

½ cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 cup evaporated milk

1 tsp. vanilla

3 cups gluten-free 1:1 baking flour

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 cup walnuts, raisins, or toffee (optional)

Glaze (if desired)

1 ½ – 2 cups powdered sugar

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. cinnamon

2-3 tbsp. milk


Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar, and eggs in large bowl. Stir in evaporated milk and vanilla.66 Dishing Up Devotions

My Thoughts

Dishing up Devotions is written by Katie J. Trent. This is aimed toward home schooling mamas. I am not one of those - but I was able to take away a lot from this book. I loved the recipes in this book. This is my favorite time of year to do baking - so I was excited to have some new ones to try, 

The author did a great job using bible verses and personal experiences to get her point across. She writes in a way that you feel like you are talking to an old friend. 

I always love when God wants my attention - I will see a lot of Bible verses over and over. This book had verses that were in other devotions that I use. God knows that sometimes I do not get the hint - and he has to 2x4 me until I get it. 

Well written, Great Biblical back ups. I enjoyed this book.
I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Inklings and notions, November 1

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 2

Mary Hake, November 2

For Him and My Family, November 3

deb’s Book Review, November 4

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 5

Blossoms and Blessings, November 6

Texas Book-aholic, November 7

Older & Smarter?, November 8

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, November 9 (Spotlight)

Lots of Helpers, November 10

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 10

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 11

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, November 12

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 13

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 14

Cats in the Cradle Blog, November 14


To celebrate her tour, Katie is giving away the grand prize of a $20 Starbucks gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, this sounds like a wonderful resource for homeschooling parents