Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Dishing Up Devotions by Katie J Trent


About the 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

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.


My Review

I enjoyed Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Faith-Building Activities for Homeschooling Families. Each devotion starts off with scripture, followed by commentary, Prayer, Affirmation, Family Activity and Baking Buddies with a different easy to follow recipe. I have to admit that my favorite section of the devotions were the recipes. I look forward to spending more time with my children trying out some of them.  

Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Faith-Building Activities for Homeschooling Families is getting a well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for parents who homeschool their children and looking for inspiration. I would love to see what other devotions Katie J Trent can put together in the future. 

I received a digital copy of Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Faith-Building Activities for Homeschooling Families from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Thank you for posting about this book, it sounds like a useful tool for Christian parents and grandparents