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Team Us: Marriage Together {Book Review & Giveaway}

teamusTeam Us: Marriage Together is a book full of practical insights from a down to earth Christ-centered couple. There are so many books like this one out there but I feel that this couple deliverers truths and practical advice in an easy to understand yet challenging way. This book does not leave one exhausted or overwhelmed with an information overload. Couples will be encouraged, convicted, and loved while reading through as if hearing from a close friend.

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VeggieTales: Noah’s Ark DVD {Review & Giveaway for a $10 Gift Certificate from Family Christian.com}

I received a VeggieTales Noah’s Ark screener for review purposes as a Family Christian Blogger. No other compensation was received.

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Veggie Tales: Noah’s Ark offers this well known Bible story up in a way that one would most expect from the point of view of an incredibly imaginative cucumber. That being said, the story is elaborated upon, in which it has a side story of it’s own about one of Noah’s sons. His son is not entirely thrilled about the plan God has for them. He struggles and tries to make things happen on his own, but finally realizes in the end that God’s plans aren’t always ours and that we should trust Him with our lives fully!

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23 BLAST DVD Review & Giveaway

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As a typical teenager, Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) is a local hero both on and off the high-school football field in his small Kentucky town, but in 1997, Travis contracts an infection that destroys his optic nerve and renders him blind overnight. With the loving help and concern of his parents, physical therapist, coach and best friend, Travis demonstrates what true bravery is: He continues to compete on the gridiron and helps his team advance to the state finals.

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Give Books, Not Roses – Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

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Can you believe Valentines Day is right around the corner? I certainly can’t! I’m happy though because during this time of year (though not limited to just), I get the opportunity to show my significant other, friends, family, & even blog readers how special they are to me! With that being said,  I’m so excited about sharing the information below because  it will give one of my lucky readers  a chance to win two of my favorite things, great books & fine chocolate!

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Chicken Soup For the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness {Review & Giveaway}

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Forgiveness frees us to get on with our lives! We can all benefit from letting go of our anger, and the 101 personal, touching stories in this collection will help you see the power of forgiveness and how it can change your own life.Whether it’s forgiving a major wrong or a minor blunder, forgiving someone is healing and frees you to move on with your life. You don’t have to forget or condone what happened, but letting go of your anger improves your wellbeing and repairs relationships. You will be inspired to change your life through the power of forgiveness as you read the 101 stories in this book about forgiving others, changing your attitude, healing and compassion.

We all have stories to share and one of forgiveness can be extremely powerful because it goes against our first response.  The response being to close the door and harbor anger. But by doing this, we are only haunted by it’s affects. Affects which over time creates bitterness and clouds up all remaining sunshine in our lives.

It’s a hard lesson when we realize that often life isn’t all we expect it to be.  It’s full of pain and hurt. Everyone has their own things to deal with but sometimes we just are’t sure where to turn for help and healing.  In Chicken Soup: The Power of Forgiveness there are numerous stories shared that give hope in moving forward and not letting paindefeat us.

Each story shared is roughly about 3-4 pages each. There’s a title followed by a quote that goes with the story. These stories are shared and written by and from not just every day average people like you and I but also from more well known people like Anthony Anderson for instance.

There are eleven sections varying with how many stories are in each. The section titles are:

  • Lessons on Forgiving Fathers
  • Forgiveness between Mothers & Children
  • Learning to Live with Family Through-Marriage
  • Patching Up Rifts with Siblings
  • When Bad Things Happen in Love and Marriage
  • Forgiving Friends and Colleagues
  • Lessons from the People You Meet
  • When a Crime Has Been Committed
  • ]The Importance of Self-Forgiveness
  • A Poem that Says It All
  • Bonus Stories about the Power of Forgiveness

This book is sure to inspire you to let thing go and keep you hooked in reading story after story. There are 101 stories but at only a few pages each, one can easily read this book in a couple of days if not sooner. I like this book a lot because it’s a reminder that we aren’t alone! I would certainly recommend this title!

Interested in Purchasing? Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness: 101 Stories about How to Let Go and Change Your Life can be found at at Amazon.com right now for $9.99 Kindle format & $11.55 for a paperback copy as well as at other retailers!

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Win it: I’m excited to be giving three of my loyal blog subscribers a chance to win a copy of this book for themselves or to gift to friend! Enter below through Rafflecopter. Giveaway is open to USA & Canada participants.

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

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A Love Letter From God {Review and Giveaway}

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My children have asked what God thinks about them. In answering this question, I tell them that God speaks to us through his Word the Bible and if we take time to look around we can see His love continually surrounding us. To give my kids more of a visual and tangible example of this, I’ve turned to author P.K, Hallinan and illustrator Laura Watson’s latest book A Love Letter From God.

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My son and daughter adore this book. They were drawn in right away by the colorful illustrations and the unique cutout designs of stars, flowers, circles, and hearts on each and every page. The nature scenes are comforting and beautifully done. There are boys and girls off all colors and race! There are also many insects and animals! My kids had fun pointing out something on every page. I can tell that careful thought went into creating this children’s book, even certain words of the text is highlighted!

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The writing is lyrical and in rhyme making it flow well as it is being read. I think this book is wonderful. It’s a good bedtime read or for when your kids may be having a hard day. This book to us is beautiful, encouraging, and comforting. I certainly recommend it and think it would make a great gift with Valentine’s Day coming up.

Want to learn more about this book? Click here for the official website!

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Interested in Purchasing?  A Love Letter from God is available on Amazon.com in hardcover format right now for $9.66.

Enter for a chance to win a copy! 

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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