*I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher for review purposes.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
*I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher for review purposes.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
*I was sent a review copy by the publisher.
"The flowers brought you great joy. If you keep praying and act as if they are still growing in the garden, Count Slime will see that he can not steal your joy. He will give up and leave your garden alone. The roots of the plants will grow strong and deep again and your beautiful flowers will return."And I say a hearty "amen" to that - I've had some Count Slime's in my life too - and what a fabulous picture for our young ones to see as they build their faith in a God who can also help "us to grow strong and deep" as we learn how to counteract our Count Slimes!!
*I was sent a copy for review purposes.
Monday, November 28, 2011
When I shop for Christmas, I also like to support worthwhile causes when I can! So I was thrilled when I saw this fabulous jewelry line a couple of weekends ago. The Starfish Project is near and dear to me having two daughters born in China. This is a project that helps to support women in Asia that might have been in the sex trade - it teaches them a skill and gets them out of their bad situations. I LOVE that - because it is not an easy life for many women in Asia. I just highly encourage you to look at their beautiful jewelry - and if you'd like to order - just email myself or my consultant, Emily Moret. Here is her Facebook Page.
*I was sent an Advance Review Copy for review purposes.
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*This post is part of a SocialMoms product evaluation, for which I’ve been selected. I’ve been compensated for my time with 6,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SocialMoms or Heinz.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
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(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Sept. 30, 2011– Best-selling pop group FFH will usher in the holiday season with its first Christmas album. One Silent Night, available Oct. 18, is a mix of original songs and Christmas classics.
Produced by FFH founding member Jeromy Deibler, One Silent Night has been four years in the making. Giving in to the persistent appeals of loyal fans, FFH has crafted a project worthy of your holiday music collection.
Listeners will recognize favorites like “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and “Jingle Bell Rock,” among others, while being introduced to new tracks including “The Birthday of a King,” “Glorious Impossible,” and “One Silent Night.”
Deibler comments, “We just feel blessed to be able to make this record and wanted to do the kind of Christmas music we like to listen to, something that’s not trendy but more of a classic style. For us Christmas is about remembering… slowing down to see what is important. And being reminded of the glorious impossible that was the birth of Christ. We hope this album reflects that desire and inspires others to do the same.”
FFH plans to support the album with singles “One Silent Night” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” to radio Oct. 1 as well as select tour dates in November and December.
About FFH - Pop vocal group FFH has released thirteen projects, sold more than two million albums, and garnered 24 radio hits, including seven No. 1 singles and ten Top 5 radio singles. In addition to multiple Dove Award nominations, FFH has been recognized at the Inspirational Life Awards as well as the Billboard Music Video Awards. The group has performed more than 1000 dates since 2000 and continues to be a favorite on the tour circuit. FFH is also known for its work with the “Make-A-Wish Foundation,” Kurt Warner’s “First Things First Foundation,” and for its contributions to national ad campaigns for Coca Cola and IBM.IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN A DOWNLOAD OF THIS ALBUM - READ ON!!!
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Saturday, November 19, 2011
Make a Difference in ONE Life!
What is your holy discontent? What is your God-given passion on this earth? You know, that one thing that MOVES you to action, that brings you to tears, and causes you to lose sleep? We have a passion, a yearning to see justice for the fatherless!
"Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow." - Isaiah 1:17
2011 Gifts of Purpose from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.
It's that time of year again. Holiday music rings through your speaker systems. Decorations light up your street corners. Families gather together.It's the season of love, joy and family.
- Help a child break free from gripping poverty.
- Give the love of Jesus through Christian mentors.
- Give a future to an orphan's caregiver.
In Ethiopia, children need an education to break free from gripping poverty. Public schools are lacking, so kids are left behind without the HOPE of an education or future. Our current Lifesong school is not only giving by teaching these children about Jesus, but also feeding 350 hungry children 2 meals each day. We currently have a need to build a 12-room expansion to our existing school... please join us to make a difference in a child's life.
As of last night, we have a generous donor that has stepped up to MATCH all donations to the Ziway and Adami Tulu Schools in Ethiopia between now and December 31st... up to $130,000!!!!!! Can you tell I'm excited? What a GENEROUS way to make the most of your giving and bless the children and families in these communities! Let me tell you first hand, these schools NEED to be expanded... these children NEED an education... they NEED to be fed each day... they NEED to hear about Jesus! Lets give HOPE to these precious children in Ethiopia!
Would you join us in prayer as we seek to make the need known?
***You can use the link above to make a matched donation OR select any of the Hope Ethiopia options below.
Gift of $525 cares for 35 children for 1 month.
Gift of $1,500 furnishes one classroom.
Also, don't forget that you can give a gift in honor of a loved one this holiday season!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her novel, Remembering You, with a KINDLE Touch Giveaway for you ... and for the friend of your choice. Then on 11/29 she'll be wrapping up the release of Remembering You with a Book Chat Party!
During the first half of the party Tricia will be chatting, sharing a sneak peek of her next book, and giving away a ton of great stuff. Then she'll head over to her website for a Live Chat! Readers will be able to chat with Tricia via video or text.
Don't miss your chance to win a Kindle Touch for yourself ... and to "remember" a friend this holiday with a Kindle Touch for them!
Read what the reviewers are saying here.
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A Brand New Kindle Touch and a Kindle Touch for a Friend (winner's choice!)
- A copy of Remembering You by Tricia Goyer for each
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Simply defined, the ‘grace effect’ is an observable phenomenon—that life is demonstrably better where authentic Christianity flourishes.”
What does Christianity give us beyond televangelists, potlucks, and bad basketball leagues? Not much, according to the secular Left. The world, they say, would be a better place without it.
Historian and Christian apologist Larry Taunton has spent much of his career refuting just this sort of thinking, but when he encounters Sasha, a golden-haired orphan girl whose life has been shaped by atheistic theorists, he discovers an unlikely champion for the transforming power of grace.
Through the narrative of Sasha’s redemption, we see the false promises of socialism; the soul-destroying influence of unbelief; and how a society cultivates its own demise when it rejects the ultimate source of grace. We see, in short, the kind of world the atheists would give us: a world without Christianity—cold, pitiless, and graceless.
And yet, as Sasha shows us, it is a world that is not beyond the healing power of “the grace effect.” Occasionally infuriating, often amusing, but always inspiring, The Grace Effect will have you cheering for the courageous little girl who shamed the academic elitists of our day.
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Monday, November 14, 2011
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*I was sent a copy for review purposes.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Three forest trees dream of what they will one day become. One dreams of becoming a royal throne; one of being a ship that can withstand any storm; and one longs to stay in the forest and grow as tall as tall can be. When they are felled, it seems their dreams are over. But as each tree is crafted into a new item—a manger, a fishing boat, and a rugged cross—it becomes clear that through the role they play in one important life their hopes are more than fulfilled.
This traditional folktale is accompanied by stylish artwork from a highly soughtafter children’s book illustrator, and will help set the Christmas and Easter stories into the overall context of the Christian faith.
Monday, November 07, 2011
I am an avid book lover and reader - that is a "Bibliophile" for you that like big words!!! :) So I read a lot - and I enjoy many different types of books. BUT this one hooked me and has given me food to mull around in my mind for days - even after I have finished. It is the story of Katie Davis and her choice to move to Uganda after high school - leave her family, her friends, her youth, her home in Tennessee, and her boyfriend and live in Uganda and just be "Jesus" to all around her. She is amazing in my mind - but she would not want me to say that - she is humble and she spills her life story in her book, Kisses From Katie. While she is in Uganda, Katie adopts (yes, she is a single mom under 20 years old) 14 (yep, you read that right too!!) dear Ugandan children. They become her new family and her triumphs and trials will totally encourage you. I do not want you to miss her story - she is being used mightily in Uganda and around the world with her ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds of children to school while teaching them about Jesus. You DO need to read the book -but also follow her story on her blog - Kisses from Katie.
Friday, November 04, 2011
We started in 2004.
2. I see you publish young adult books, tell us what you're looking for in submissions.
We're looking to work with authors who are savvy with social media - those who blog, tweet and update their Facebook status on a daily basis. Our preference is for authors who already have a book(s) published through a royalty-paying press. We want to work with those who are familiar with the ins and outs of the publishing process. We seek those who have experience having their work edited and know the effort required for successful book promotion.
3. Tell us about your publishing process. From start to finish or from acceptance to publishing.
From acceptance to publishing, we try to shoot for a 90 day time frame. We edit the manuscript and prepare files that are ready for the Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc.
4. How many authors does Tribute Books have?
At this time, we have published about 35 authors, illustrators, photographers and editors.
5. Is there a specific genre you're looking for?
We are looking to concentrate on the young adult genre.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
**If you would like to own your own copy of this very fun album - then you came to the right place!! I have one copy to use as a giveaway!! Just leave a comment below or Tweet, Facebook This, or Blog about it for yet another entry in the contest. Leave a separate comment for each entry below. I will choose a winner on Wednesday, November 9!!!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
*I was sent a copy for review purposes.