Archive for August 6th, 2009
It’s never to soon to start shopping for the holidays. It’s pretty exciting for me this year because I’ll be putting up my daughter’s first stocking, which was given to me by her grandparents who live miles and miles away from us in Georgia. I was pondering what wonderful little goodies I would place inside. It wasn’t long before I was introduced to the sweet holiday PakNaks®, and then I knew they would be making an addition to the mix of fun this holiday season.
You may have remembered that I’ve mentioned PakNaks® before on my blog. I mentioned that this great company is mom owned and located nearly right down the street from me in Portland Oregon.
What are PakNaks?
Basically, they are super cute soft rubbery 3-d decorations for kids (or adults like me) with over 40 cool designs ($3.99 each). They can be put on backpacks, lunch bags, headbands, computer bags, household items, and whatever else you would want to put them on! They are very easy to attach, just peel and stick! You can change out your PakNaks to for a new look as they are attached with fuzzy coins( extras are available for 2/$1.00).
What’s neat about the PakNaks is that they each have information cards about themselves from where their homes are, favorite foods, best friend, and favorite activity.
What it comes down to:
Pak Naks make the perfect stocking stuffers, great secret santa gifts, or anytime gift! Once your kid has one, they’ll want to collect them all! Lucky for parents that they are extremly afforable!
Buy it: Check out http://www.paknak.com/ and if you so happen to order please use the code JOY15 and receive 15% off your order!
Thanks to ChicExecs a company which was created to promote small business campaigns and PakNaks® for this advertisement opportunity
|When the Good News Gets Even Better
By Neb Hayden / David C. Cook
* See the gospel of Christ with new eyes! Using a 3-month format, Hayden combines all four Gspels into one complete chronological narrative, setting Jesus’ life within the context of Jewish culture, customs, and perspectives. This outstanding guide is sure to add a new, deeper dimension to your reading of Scripture—and your understanding of Jesus! 240 pages, softcover from Cook.
My thoughts …
Author Ned Hayden has presented us with wonderful guide through Jesus’ life from birth to death in the exact order each event took place. I’m a big fan of chronological Bibles so when I found out that this study guide reads through the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John chronologically, I was very much pleased! I believe that studying chronologically is much easier.
This book was written in order to not only help us better understand Jesus from his birth to death but also in hopes to bridge the gap between the Jew and Gentile with this unique study guide. I like how through each chapter, Jewish customs and much historical detail is added to help the reader better understand that specific time and era.
This guide has eleven sections and is broken into a 12-week daily Bible study. Each chapters finishes with questions about the following verses that were included in the chapter. I highly recommend this easy-to-read study guide for personal or group study.
|How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph Guide
By Linda Massey Weddle / David C. Cook
Help your child find spiritual success in life. This guidebook allows you to create a practical, personalized plan for instilling faith-based values and beliefs in your child that will last a lifetime. Paperback.
This book is a wonderful guide in helping to instruct parents and other fellow leaders in raising a child in the way they should go. I enjoyed the fact this book starts even before the birth of your child and continues all the way up to the 12th grade! You’ll find this book listing major questions you should consider asking yourselves like “What Does The Bible Say About Raising A Child?” for example and it encourages parents to study the Bible together to find out before your child’s birth.
You should know that this book is divided into two sections, one for parents and one for the church. Through out the chapters you’ll find it focuses on age appropriate life threads such as respect, wisdom and grace to name a few. Sample family itineraries which include things like which bible verses you are going to study throughout the year, spiritual goals, are also included.
I will continue to use this wonderful guide and resource through out the course of raising my children. I definitely recommend it to all.