I absolutely love sharing my thoughts and experiences as it relates to products, curriculums and venues! I myself rely on the opinions of others that I trust to help me decide on which hotels to use, restaurants to dine in, stores to shop, household items to purchase and curriculum to try.
My reviews are my personal recommendations based on my experience and are intended to help people make informed decisions.
But I am like a green olive tree in the House of the God, I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. Psalms 52:8
You will find that I give each review an Olive Tree Rating:
1 = NOT recommend it at all – 5 = Highly recommend it!
To help me determine a rating I ask and answer four questions:
- Is it engaging (Did I have fun? Is it an enjoyable program? Was the service personal? Was there great customer service?)
- Is it effective (Does it deliver on its promises?)
- Is it appropriately priced (Is the service/product worth the amount being charged?)
- Is it accessible (Was it easy to shop, understand, book, arrange, navigate, get to?)
So why the olive tree? I am glad you want to know.
I have always been drawn to the olive tree in the Bible. Olive trees are evergreen. They live and produce fruit in spite of circumstances — (hot, cold, stony, dry). Also, it is rather difficult to kill an olive tree. Cut it down and toss it to the side, no worries, somehow it will find a way to sprout new growth.
The more I learn about the olive tree, the more inspired I am, and the more drawn I am to the Father. For I desire to be all those things–evergreen and constant life producing. I pray for my hands to sow seeds that, like the olive tree, will bear fruit for the Lord for generations to come. It doesn’t matter the task before me or activity I am doing, be it baking bread, sharing a meal with friends or working with my little ones on spelling–I yearn for all my efforts and energies to be like that of an evergreen olive tree:
Life-Producing, kind and full of good hope!
I hope you are helped by my reviews and as always,
Stay Encouraged & Be Blessed.
Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the posts are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guidelines Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”