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66 Ways God Loves You by Jennifer Rothschild Including GIVEAWAY

God’s Word is many things—instructive, historical, poetic. Yet to Jennifer Rothschild, the Bible is also an incredible love letter. In 66 Ways God Loves You, she walks you through each of the sixty-six books of the Bible and shows, in concise and thoughtful ways, how every book reflects God’s love for each of us, such as: In Genesis God fashions me with His hands. In Esther He Makes me royalty In Acts God’s Spirit comes to live in me. In I Peter God gives me victory over suffering.

40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood - Coloring and Devotional Book

Wouldn't it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions ---an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children. In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood: * Self-acceptance * Self-care * Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations * Generosity * Presence * Forgiveness In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a lit

A Tale Worth Reading - Tying Past to Present

Oh my Soul!! This book was such a hit with me! Haley, successful, done-it-all-and-more type woman, finally returns to her hometown of Hearts Bend. Life has dealt her some serious blows and she is not sure where to go from here. Her mother, an over achiever demands "new years goals" from all family  members annually, a childhood tradition. But this new year,  Haley has no idea where her life is headed. As a kid, Haley and best friend Tammy, played in the old abandoned wedding shop in town. Together they vowed to one day restore the shop and run it. As memories come to life, so does Haley. Her goal - restore the wedding shop! But it's not going to be easy. Many obstacles stand in the way. With the cards stacked against her will she be able to fulfill her childhood dream and also find restoration for her soul?

J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace’s ‘Cold-Case Christianity for Kids’ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Between the ages of 8 and 12, kids often start to wonder if Christianity is true. In Cold-Case Christianity for Kids , detective J. Warner Wallace draws readers into the thrill of high-stakes investigation by showing them how to think rather than telling them what to think. In this children's companion to the bestselling Cold-Case Christianity, detective Wallace gets kids excited about testing witnesses, examining the evidence, and investigating the case for Christianity. Includes author illustrations and links to   a website where kids can download activities, fill in case notes, and earn a certificate of merit. Available on  Amazon

Kosmo's Christmas Delivery by Deb Kalmbach

Kosmo, the king of troublesome terriers, takes trouble to a whole new level!  He's a one-of-a-kind, corn-on-the-cob nibbling, ice cream licking, always-into-mischief dog. Kosmo's Christmas Delivery is told from the point-of-view of an older, but not necessarily wiser dog, Kramer, who laments the acquisition of Kosmo by his family, especially his girl, Emily Jean. When the inquisitive Kosmo jumps on board the Yellow Package delivery truck a few days before Christmas, Kramer, secretly wishes the pup will be lost forever. He reluctantly agrees to help Emily Jean search the snowy streets of their small town for Kosmo. Through a series of unusual events, the missing terrier finally comes home, but not a moment before his older sibling realizes how much he cares about his young friend.  

The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher Including a GIVEAWAY

Bright, curious, and restless, Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family but is stuck in a sea of indecision about her future: Should she stay Amish? Or should she leave? She’s done all she can to prepare to go–passed the GED, saved her money–but she can’t quite set her journey into motion. Patrick Kelly is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time, to Patrick, is of the essence. Every moment is to be


The NIV Bible for Teen Guys , designed specifically for guys ages 13 to 18, is for real teenage guys with real lives. Packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about the realities of life, this Bible is designed to help teen guys grow in their faith. The NIV Bible for Teen Guys is as serious about your walk with God as you are, helping you discover his will for all areas of your life, including relating to your family, dealing with friends, work, sports, girls, and so much more. Features include:   Daily readings for teen guys by popular Christian male authors (Mark Batterson, Kyle Idleman, Mark Hall, Max Lucado, and more) Character profiles of men in the Bible Book introductions for each book of the Bible Highlighted promises of God: verses worth remembering

From Heaven - A 28 Day Advent Devotional

“We live between two mighty events…” Advent is as much about looking back as it is looking ahead—back to Christ’s incarnation, ahead to His return.  From Heaven  combines A. W. Tozer’s best reflections on these two themes to help us better appreciate the season of Advent. Each daily reading is paired with Scripture for meditation, drawing our attention to the rising light of Christ. “I am struck with the wonder and the significance of the limitless meaning of these two words,  He came.  Within them the whole scope of divine mercy and redeeming love is outlined.” — A. W. Tozer

My Intentional Mondays

Last week I didn't write my Monday post because my daughter and I made a trip out of town. Her grandmother (on her dad's side) passed away and it was a pretty good drive, so I didn't want her to make it alone. On the up side, I enjoyed a few days with my sister. Went thrift store shopping and got some cool bargains, and got to spend some time with my married daughter, whom I miss of course now that she is out on her own. The kids also enjoyed their fall break from school, which worked out well, since they were missing school anyhow for a few days. Looking forward to getting back on routine this week. I also have a ton of sewing I am working on, so I really need to get to it.

The Raven by Mike Nappa - Including a GIVEAWAY - Ended

Winner is comment #4- Carrie As part of his street performance, a deception specialist who goes by the name The Raven picks his audience's pockets while they watch. It's harmless fun--until he decides to keep the wallet of a prominent politician, hoping for a few extra bucks. When he finds compromising photos of the councilman and his "personal assistants," The Raven hatches a plan to blackmail the man. However, he quickly finds himself in over his head with the  Ukrainian Mafia and mired in a life-threatening plot code-named "Nevermore." Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill must scramble to sort out the clues to rescue The Raven from a wild card bent on revenge.

In Inspirational Read - Includes a GIVEAWAY - ENDED

Winner Janet - comment two. Born without Legs, She Inspires Others to Overcome Jen Bricker was born without legs. Shocked and uncertain they could care for her, her biological parents gave her up for adoption. In her loving adoptive home, there was just one simple rule: "Never say 'can't.'" And pretty soon, there was nothing this small but mighty powerhouse set her sights on that she couldn't conquer: roller-skating, volleyball, power tumbling, and spinning from silk ribbons thirty feet in the air. Everything Is Possible  is her incredible story--a story of God working out his plan for her life from  before  day one. Readers follow Jen from the challenges of growing up different to holding captive audiences numbering in the tens of thousands.  Everything Is Possible  shows readers what they   can accomplish when they remove the

Deep Wounds Deep Healing by Charles Kraft

A poor self-image. Chronic depression. A bitter divorce. The trauma of sexual abuse. Why do some wounds fester and refuse to heal, even after we seek help from those who specialize in treating deep emotional pain? Kraft believes that in order to experience real and lasting freedom from a painful past, we must understand the powerful link between spiritual warfare and inner healing. It is only when we recognize and reject the enemy's influence on our most hurtful memories that we can receive complete restoration in mind, heart, and spirit.  Deep Wounds, Deep Healing  is a complete guide to deep-level healing. Whether readers are seeking restoration for themselves or for those under their care, this book will enable them to recognize the spiritual roots of emotional wounds and invite God's presence into those darkest of places. His power is the hope of freedom and inner healing. Available on Amazon

One Small Donkey for Little Ones By Dandi Mackall

With Christmas right around the corner, your family will love this heartwarming Christmas story told from an unlikely perspective: a donkey carrying Mary to Bethlehem. Though the donkey wasn’t the biggest, fastest, or strongest of all the animals, he had an important job all the same. Adults and children alike will love the message about how God has big plans for little ones. Little ones can do big things for God! Available on Amazon and other retailers

A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna White

Amid the Unforgettable Cotswolds, the Final Grasp for the Fire Eyes Diamonds Could Threaten Them All Last book in the series... Sigh...  I really loved this series and am sad to see it end, but on the up side, this book was an incredible ending! Roseanna remains one of my favorite authors.  If you haven't read this series, my recommendation would be start with book one and read them all the way through. But each book can be - in and of itself - a stand alone. The whole series revolves around the red diamonds called the "Fire Eyes" and the curse they seem to carry with them. It begins with Brook who, unknown to her, actually owns them. The mystery escalates in each book as those seeking the diamonds get more desperate, daring and dangerous with the passing of time. As the diamonds exchange hands so does the curse that follows them and the tragic impact on those who hold them. I enjoyed this book from page one to the very last. It kept me captivated and eager to keep

My Intentional Mondays

This weekend went by in a flash. From sewing to taking a ride through the country with hubby and kids, attending a funeral, church, a little time of play with dear daughter at the playground, and a baby shower... I don't feel like I have had much time to even stop and think! But counting those blessing of time with family, health, fall weather, enjoyment of Gods creation. The WINNER of the Veggie Tales devotional giveaway is Becky (entry #2 chosen by I actually deleted her entry by accident but put a comment in for her. (Sorry Becky, sometime my devices have a mind of their own). A big thank you to all those who took time to enter. A new giveaway will be coming soon, so stay tuned.