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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Book Review

I really enjoyed A Place to Belong: Out of Our Comfort Zone and Into God's Adventure, by Lisa Troyer. As a woman who has few friends this book felt like a friend to me. As I was reading it I did feel accepted, affirmed, called to accountability and action. I’ve said for years that true fellowship can only happen where there is true transparency. I feel this is were the church is lacking today. I feel people want to be accepted so much that they fear the judgment of others so they live a pretend life to have the illusion of acceptance. Once we as a church STOP comparing ones walk with another, and actually offer encouragement and support, instead of gossip and withdrawal, we will see true fellowship and church growth.

Wallowing in the past doesn’t help anyone, it certainly doesn’t make one more “holy”. God is gracious to forgive, heal and forget, and we need to do the same. Once you have the Lord’s forgiveness, thank Him for it and move on. Stop dragging the dead with you.

I received this book from B&B MEdia group in exchange for my honest review.

Book Review

Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart looked promising. I thought the concept had the makings of a good story. I was left disappointed. The jumping from character to character made a hard read. Just when I really got into the story line of a character and thought I was getting somewhere, the author would switch characters. I really didn’t enjoy the backstory of South Carolina, seemed sort of irrelevant to the story for me. This book doesn’t make me want to search out more from this author.

I received this book from B&B MEdia group in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday!

Black Friday books are still available until midnight.

New books listed for Cyber Monday! Don't miss these great titles!

Don't forget to check out the November Customer Specials to save even more!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Sale!

A book is a gift that will be opened again and again! Who is on your shopping list this year? Shop the Black Friday is Book Friday Sale this weekend and fill your cart with Usborne and Kane Miller favorites for less.

Why give books as gifts?
Books can take you places (for a minimal investment), give you memories that will last for a lifetime and provide hours of surprise, escape and discovery.

Visit our Black Friday is Book Friday Sale website first thing Friday morning (sale starts at midnight). There are limited quantities of many of the titles, you won't want to miss it.

Usborne and Kane Miller favorites, such as One Night in the Zoo, Wind-up Pirate Ship, Conspiracy 365: January, Hannah's Winter and See Inside Space are just a few of the titles that will be available at amazing discounts. Additional titles will be added for Cyber Monday specials!

And, a little something for you . . .
. . . when you spend $60 or more (before tax and shipping), you'll receive our Exclusive Usborne Books & More eco-tote FREE! Sturdy, reusable bag measures 12.625"(W) x 13"(H) x 8.75"(G).

Black Friday is Book Friday Sale starts on Friday, November 25 at 12 a.m. and runs through Monday, November 28th at midnight.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas School

Time to start planning your Christmas School this year!

Check out my posts about Christmas School in our home for ideas and links to great Christmas units studies, advent studies, notebooking and lapbooking freebies.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hospitality Planner

Plan your holiday gatherings, from theme to dessert all on one page.

Click to download-Hospitality Sheet

My Cup Overflows

I am thankful that I am justified by faith.
Romans 5:1 THEREFORE, SINCE we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). ~Amplified Bible

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Cup Overflows

I am thankful of the fruit I see developing in my family.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Cup Overflows

I am thankful for my helpful daughters. They are a joy and a blessing daily.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekly Menu

Roasted chicken
Hamburger Helper
Pork chops

My Cup Overflows

I am thankful the abundance of food my family is blessed with.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Cup Overflows

I am thankful that my family gathered around me
to celebrate my birthday!

Happy Birthday to me!

Today is my birthday! My mom and gramma came over yesterday with supper and lemon cream pie! mmm-mmm. Today after church I opened my gifts from my family and Lindy took us out to Olive Garden for supper. It was a good day.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Cup Overflows

I am thankful that my brother is cancer free!

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Cup Overflows

I am thankful for the blessing of my friends.
They encourage me, inspire me, & teach me.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Cup Overflows

Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Psalm 30:4

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Cup Overflows

Count your Blessings,
Name them one by one,
Count Your many Blessings
And see what God has done!

This year my little "theme" is My Cup Overflows. In the spirit of my theme I have an empty glass candle jar that will soon overflow with our blessings.

Each family member is writing a daily blessing or something they are thankful for on the colored slips of paper. They are folded and placed in the jar. More than one daily blessing is encouraged.

Soon we will have a visual idea of just how many blessings we have everyday. On Thanksgiving we will take turns pulling them out and reading them during our meal.

My Cup Overflows

I am thankful for my gift of free salvation through My Lord Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Cup Overflows

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57

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