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The Beginner's Bible and a GIVEAWAY - Ended

The bestselling children's Bible storybook newly redesigned for children ages 6 and under. The Beginner's Bible has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989, with more than four million sold. Now it's redesigned with fresh new art, text, and stories that will excite children for many more years to come. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible.  Full of faith and fun, The Beginner's Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. Introduce children to the stories and characters of the Bible with this best-loved Bible storybook. With vibrant art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stories come to life. 

A Love to Treasure by Kimberly Rose Johnson

School teacher Nicole Davis is on summer break, but this vacation is unlike any other. Her beloved Grandmother’s final wish has landed Nicole smack in the middle of her favorite destination—Sunriver, Oregon, following Grams’s clues on a mysterious scavenger hunt. Unexpectedly, Nicole finds more than just a fellow sleuth in a handsome police officer, Mark Stone. But Mark must return to his job in Portland at summer’s end, and Nicole must guard her heart. Mark is hoping for a quiet summer in Sunriver as he contemplates his future in law enforcement, but a string of burglaries draws him from his self-imposed break from detective work and thrusts him into the middle of the investigation. To complicate matters, Nicole is in jeopardy, and he knows his growing feelings for her could cloud his judgment.  Will their differing career goals be the end of their summer romance—or just the beginning of forever after?

OVERwhelmed by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory

OVERWHELMED!!! Does that resemble how you feel more often than not? If so, this book IS FOR YOU!!  I cannot say enough good things about this book. It is incredible! Discover what contributes and triggers your overwhelm, how to handle it, and how to restore your sanity. I went through this book reading several chapters a week. Personally, I was able to identify with so much in the book it was amazing! Kathi and Cheri both share the chapters, focusing on personal experiences and what has worked for them. Everyone's overwhelm is different and they cover it all! I love the fact that Kathi doesn't claim to have all the answers, or that her way is the right way, instead, she gives suggestions, encouragement and support for each individual to discover themselves and what works for them.

My Intentional Monday

Well, Christmas is over and a new year is soon to begin. Do you have any new years resolutions? I usually set a few goals but don't make many resolutions.  This is my Personal Manifesto, that I came up with while working through the book, Overwhelmed , by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory. One of the things Kathi and Cheri suggest is to set the values you want to live by in advance, so when something comes up, you already know how you want to handle the situation. Check out this post on Kathi's website .  I printed my manifesto off and plan on framing it and hanging it up to remind me of the person I want to be.

Woman at the Well Bible Study Spotlight & Giveaway

Are you ready for a rigorous spiritual bootcamp? This 4-week intensive Bible Study is about a journey of self discovery. One that will incite and ignite something amazing and wonderful in you. This is the story of how one person's transformation can create a massive wave of change for Jesus Christ in the world. This is just a spotlight.  I haven't read this book, but it looks extremely interesting, and I would love to work through the Bible study. I too have been the woman at the well once and Rachel's study captured my attention.  Buy the Bible Study:   Amazon Buy the Leader Guide: Amazon

Updates and Winner of DVD

Probably needless to say, this week I am knee deep in finishing up my Christmas "stuff". I am sewing, crocheting, and wrapping gifts. I have also been finishing up last minute jobs for customers and baking. I had Christmas with some friends on Monday and look at this cute skirt I got! I love it!  I have been reading some great books lately. Not as many as I would like to be getting through, but the ones I have been reading have been really good. I hope you caught my review of Newton and Polly, and also my review of Where Only God Could Lead, The Life Story of Don Sisk. Although one is fiction based on a true story and one is a biography they are both inspirational books. Now for the winner of the Joey and Rory DVD - To Joey with LOVE !

Where Only God Could Lead - The life Story of Don Sisk

I grew up on the mission field, during a time when Brother Don Sisk was the director of my parents mission board, and although I can't say I was closely acquainted with him, I can say his life directly impacted my family's life and the lives of others I knew. He was admired and respected in our home. When I saw this book, I was so excited at the opportunity to read more about this highly esteemed man of God. I can assure you, his story did not disappoint. In fact, it is a testament to God's faithfulness and an encouragement to persevere and remain faithful to our Lord and Savior. Don did not necessarily grow up in a Christian home, with godly parents, and didn't go to church much during his childhood. He came to know Christ in his late teen years, but once he got that settled he was all in! After marrying Virginia, God continued to work

Newton and Polly - The Story Behind Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.  I once was lost, but now am found Although I have heard and sung the song Amazing Grace many times, I don't  think I ever had really heard the story behind it. Jody Hedlund does a wonderful job at bringing that song and backstory to life. In this book you will get to know the characters surrounding the song, and it will make the song even more meaningful to you when you sing. I enjoyed this book immensely. Jody held me captive by Newton's charismatic charm, Polly's innocence and godliness, as well as her strong character. Newton was a bit of a reckless, free will kind of guy, who mostly just went with the flow of whatever he felt like doing until one day, his choices were removed from him by force. Eventually, during dire circumstances, John finds God and His amazing grace.

Scripture Doodle - Awesome Creative Worship Devotionals

ScriptureDoodle: A Six-Week Devotional Experience (David C. Cook, October 2016) With inspiring exercises and prompts, this unique interactive guide introduces readers to a creative connection between Bible study, artistic expression, and worship. Often, in the busyness of life, Christians forget that God created them to enjoy creativity. With guided instruction and completed examples, this beautiful book invites readers to draw closer to God through their own art. More than a coloring book, ScriptureDoodle is a combination of Bible study, creative expression, and artistic community with artwork shared online at #scripturedoodle.   Exploring topics such as being generous, finding rest, and facing grief, ScriptureDoodle gives the heart the creative space it needs. This book stimulates the reader's imagination and helps integrate God's Word into everyday life. Purchase a copy:

David Jeremiah Kids Study Bible Airship Genesis

“With a new generation rising up, we have the chance to leave a legacy of great inheritance . Airship Genesis: Legendary Bible Adventure means giving our children the truth of God’s Word with the creative content and quality they deserve.”   —Dr. David Jeremiah The Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible is an exciting adventure through God’s Word in the trustworthy New King James Version®. Designed for children ages 7–11, the Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible brings Bible stories to life and helps kids discover vital truths from Scripture, finding real-life applications for children living in today’s world. Study features for the Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible are based on the characteristics of the Airship Genesis: Legendary Bible Adventure brand from Dr. David Jeremiah and the Turning Point for Kids ministry. In the Airship Genesis: Legendary Bible Adventure, the Genesis Exploration Squad is commissioned to embark on a series of adventures that takes them throughout the Bible. Eac

My Intentional Mondays

Christmas is right around the corner! WOW! is about all I can say... It will come whether I am prepared or not. It does every year.... So, I am trying to do my best, not stress, and attempt to keep my focus on the only thing that really defines Christmas, and that is CHRIST! He is my reason to celebrate! I am excited to be announcing the winners of two of my recent giveaways - Charlie the Tramp and Liked . Rachel won Liked for her girls! Hurray!! And the winner of Charlie is Becky! CONGRATULATIONS Ladies!! I am also so excited about the book OVERWHELMED by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory. I have been reading through it, and just absolutely love this book!! Stay tuned for some amazing specials if you order this book coming up Thursday.

How To Eat Your ABC's by Theresa A McKeown

In this colorfully illustrated ABC children's book, narrated by BuzzBee, kids will learn about a variety of delicious nutritious foods they can eat. Theresa has included some pretty common ones such as Apples, Berries, Carrots and more, as well as, some you may not be familiar with such as Ugli Fruit and Indian Cress, an edible flower. I will let you guess what she came up with for letters Q and X. Written in a rhyming, poetic style Theresa tells a little about each food, where to find it, how to eat it, etc... This is greatly educational for moms who are looking to eat more nutritiously, and get their kids involved in a fun manner. Kids will love to look for these foods at a local store and try some they never had after reading this book. This book is well illustrated and fairly easy to read. Beginner readers may struggle with the length of the book and a few more difficult words, but it could be a fun challenge, as well as, a great parent to child read. I am excited to shar

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

Finn has packed away his combat instincts--but he may need them again when danger begins to stalk his quiet hideaway . . .  After a disastrous Middle East mission ends his six-year Army Ranger career, Finn McGregor needs some downtime. A peaceful month in the woods sounds like the perfect way to decompress. But peace isn't on the agenda once he crosses paths with publishing executive Dana Lewis, a neighbor who is nursing wounds of her own. Someone seems bent on disrupting her stay in the lakeside cabin she inherited from her grandfather. As Finn and Dana work together to discover who is behind the disquieting pranks, the incidents begin to take on a menacing tone. And when it becomes apparent Dana's foe may have deadly intent, Finn finds himself back in the thick of the action--ready or not.

Falling for the Stars - Book Spotlight

AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER! This Behind-the-Scenes Tell-All About Doubling for Celebrity Superstars Also Reveals the Compelling Life Story of an Insecure Hollywood Arrival Who Rises to the Top of Her Field, But Pays a Hefty Price. Addiction Chauvinism   Big Egos collide with the surprising kindness of superstars.   Discover the magic and the tragic stories of many great films & TV shows through the eyes of a stuntwoman. Dalton reveals what it took to hang over cliffs, get hit by a moving car, drop from five stories up, dodge an avenue full of speeding cars--and to ignore the Universe's more gentle prompts that it was time to quit and follow her passion into acting full-time or teaching acting. The resulting career-ending spinal injury has a story of its own, how she researched medical and alternative paths that form the heart of what she shares with the world today. "What stands out in this book is the indomitable spirit the author has, despite the extraor

Mary Chosen of God by Diana Wallis Taylor

"Blessed are you, Mary, chosen of God."Mary is ordinary girl from Nazareth. She helps her mother with household chores, she daydreams about a handsome carpenter's son named Joseph, and at night she lies on the roof and contemplates at the stars. But one evening, a heavenly visitor comes with unexpected news; and her life is changed forever. Experience the life of the Messiah from the perspective of his mother, who must place her trust and obedience in Adonai, the Most High, as he fulfills centuries of anticipation in the middle of her daily life. Walk with Mary as she witnesses Yeshua grow, mature, minister, and even crucified; and then raised again, to the kindling of her new faith.

CHARLIE the TRAMP Celebrating his 50th Anniversary with a GIVEAWAY - Ended

Winner is Becky! Charlie the Beaver wants to be a tramp when he grows up. “Tramps don’t have to learn how to chop down trees and how to roll logs and how to build dams. Tramps just tramp around and have a good time. Tramps carry sticks with little bundles tied to them. They sleep in a field when the weather is nice, and when it rains they sleep in a barn.” Charlie sets off with his bundle. But when he hears water trickling, he can’t get to sleep. Will he be able to resist the urge to make it stop? As Grandfather Beaver says, “You never know when a tramp will turn out to be a beaver.” An American classic is back in a special 50th anniversary hardcover edition.

To Joey, With Love Movie Review - Includes a GIVEAWAY

They believed God would give them a great story … and He did. Husband-and-wife singing duo Joey+Rory wanted more to life … so they chose less. In preparation for the birth of their child, the couple simplified their lives by putting their music career aside and staying at home, planting roots deep in the soil of their small farm, and the community they loved.

Candle Day by Day Walk with Jesus

This beautiful gift book makes a wonderful addition to the award-winning Candle Day by Day collection. The story of Jesus's life is told over forty days, and presented in the elegant day-by-day styling with page borders and richly colored pictures. Includes an introductory note to suggest how the book could be used. By Juliet David & Jane Heyes

Stories from the Bible in a 365 Day Format for Kids

I really liked this "Bible", although, I personally wouldn't call it a Bible. It is really a neat way to display the Bible in your home and remember to read it daily to your kids. This would sit nicely on a dresser or shelf in your child's  room for a bedtime or maybe even a quick morning story. The stories are short and begin with Creation going all the way through the Bible ending with Paul's arrival to Rome. Each day may be a whole story or possibly a part of a longer story such as the story of  Joseph which was divided up over several days.  One thing that I thought could have been added was the Scriptures for the daily readings. They were not included and would be nice if a person wanted to read more of that story or read it directly out of the Bible. There is a reading for each day of the year, numbered at the top. It has a hardback stand that folds out so it can be upright and a spiral top such as a desk calendar.