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FWCT: One Minute Insights by Various Authors

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:
Various Authors

and the book:

One Minute Insights

Charisma House (July 6, 2010)

***Special thanks to Anna Coelho Silva | Publicity Coordinator, Book Group | Strang Communications for sending me a review copy.***

Various Authors include:

Cindy Trimm
Don Dickerman
Frederick C. Price
Harvey Mackan
Jentezen Franklin
John Eckhardt
John and Diana Hagee
Joyce Meyer
Kimberly Daniels
Perry Stone
Ron Phillips
Chuck Pierce
Francis Frangipane
Hank Kunneman
Jack hayford
John Bevere
John Hagee
Joseph Prince
Joyce L. Rodgers
Matthew Hagee
R.T. Kendall

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Paperback
Publisher: Charisma House (July 6, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616381507
ISBN-13: 978-1616381509

AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:

Forgiveness

Sincerely asking God to let those who have
hurt us off the hook

Total forgiveness is a choice. It is not a feeling—at least at first—but is rather an act of the will. It is the choice to tear up the record of wrongs we have been keeping. When we develop a lifestyle of total forgiveness, we learn to erase the wrong rather than file it away in our mental computer.

Total forgiveness must take place in the heart. Confidence toward God is ultimately what total forgiveness is all about; He is the One I want to please at the end of the day. He cares and knows whether I have truly and totally forgiven, and when I know I have His love and approval, I am one very happy and contented servant of Christ.4

Unforgiveness

Living with bitterness, anger, and self-pity because of what another did to hurt us

Bitterness and unforgiveness demonstrate an inward condition. It is an excessive desire for vengeance that comes from deep resentment. It heads the list of things that grieve the Spirit of God. It is one of the most frequent causes of people missing the grace of God.

This inward condition of unforgiveness will manifest itself in many ways—losing your temper, high blood pressure, irritability, sleeplessness, obsession with getting even, depression, isolation, a constant negative perspective, and generally feeling unwell.

We must, therefore, begin to get rid of a bitter and unforgiving spirit; otherwise, the attempt to forgive will fail.5

Forgiveness

Ask Yourself

Do I have resentment or bitterness in my heart because of something someone did to me or said about me? Do I lack inner peace?

Relinquishing bitterness is an open invitation for the Holy Spirit to give you His peace, His joy, and the knowledge of His will.

Remember

But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

—Matthew 6:15, niv

Unforgiveness

Ask Yourself

Are you praying for God’s blessings to rain on the lives of your offenders? Why not?

The desire to punish another is the opposite of perfect love and total forgiveness.

Remember

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.

—Colossians 3:13, niv

The Happy Magpie – Organic Maternity T-Shirt {review}

Sporting a Happy Magpie Shirt with my 13 week Baby Bump!While searching for eco-friendly apparel, I happened across some very stylish, hip, urban and 100% organic maternity shirts over at The Happy Magpie! I knew right away that I would love their shirts. Yes, even before I discovered the comfort and quality first hand, thanks  to reading up and learning about how each their shirts are made.

The Happy Magpie is a USA based business and uses the finest organic cotton with non-toxic dyes and inks when creating each shirt. The company also uses minimalistic packaging made from 100% recycled (and recyclable) paper, with no plastic. This fantastic company gives back to the community by donating $1 from each t-shirt sold to a children’s charity.

My thoughts on the shirt from The Happy Magpie sing nothing but great praise! I choose to review “The Happy Magpie Logo Tee“.

This happy magpie sings on a cherry blossom branch and brings happiness and good fortune to expecting mommies (and their babies on the way). Asian folklore calls the magpie “bird of joy” and they are thought to foretell good news and the arrival of cherished guests. There will certainly be plenty of both to go around in the near future!

This pre-shrunk shirt is extremely comfortable and feels great against my skin. Though the shirt is thick, it’s durable but breathable and stretchable too. Each shirt is 91% organic cotton and 9% spandex to stretch with a growing pregnant belly. I’m currently 13 weeks pregnant now but I know without a doubt that I’ll be able to wear this shirt through out my entire pregnancy and even for the next!

Overall Thoughts: If you are looking for eco-friendly, organic, sylish shirts to keep your comfortable for all 9 months of your pregnancy, these are definitely the shirts for you!

Buy it!  Happy Magpie Maternity Shirts range in price from $40-44 dollars. There’s something there for everyone and I am pleased to announce that in the future, they’ll be adding a line of onesies for your little ones!

Discount Code: Use the code MAGPIE for 25% off  your order.

Disclaimer: I was sent a  product to review from The Happy Magpie. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Kiki’s Fashion Maternity Clothes {review and giveaway}


Maternity clothes are totally necessary during your pregnancy whether it’s for your first or your fifth! I’m currently pregnant with my second child and one thing I noticed right away is that I’ve started to show a lot sooner than I did with my first baby. I had a little dilemma because I was pregnant mostly during the fall,winter, and early spring last time and this go around I’m pregnant during the Summer time. I was up the creek for maternity clothes because there is no way with 100 degree promised temperatures this summer that I was going to wear long sleeve thick cotton tops during the June, July, and August months!

I was so happy when my best friend let me know about Kiki’s Fashions Maternity, an online maternity clothes store that offers cute, unique, and extremely trendy clothes for mom’s to be! I was so surprised at the affordable prices and the vast selection of styles and eye popping colors offered. I’ve been shopping in the past for maternity clothes and was extremely disappointed in the colors, shape, and styles of what was offered in many stores, Kiki’s Fashion Maternity clothes was a total breath of fresh air!

I was able to review an adorable plaid maternity top from Kiki Fashions Maternity! This top is one of my all time favorite maternity shirts! It’s so cute and fashionable that I will totally being wearing it long after I am pregnant as it’s style is extremely flattering in all aspects!

I choose to go with plaid because it’s great to wear anytime of the year though it was so hard to choose something to review because everything is really tasteful from the tops to the dresses!

This shirt for only being 20.00 dollars is made exceptionally well and is super comfortable! I love that it’s somewhat fitted and has a little tie string in the back which gives it extra flair.There’s nothing I don’t like about this top! Overall, it’s a win win because I’ll be able to wear this shirt during my pregnancy and long after, I can’t complain about that at all!

Overall Thoughts: I’m a huge fan of Kiki’s Fashions Maternity and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone! The sizing was correct on the top I ordered and the shipping was quick! Offering short sleeved tops, tanks, long sleeved tops, dresses, bottoms, plus size, and transitional clothes there’s sure to be something there for everyone!

Price: Everything that can be found at Kiki’s Fashion Maternity is  under $30.00 and my favorite section is definitely their ten dollar category!

Win it!

Thanks to Kiki’s Fashions Maternity, you will have the opportunity to win any item of choice from their site!

To Enter: Visit Kiki’s Fashions Maternity and let me know what item you’d love to own if you won!

Extras:

1. Add me to your blogroll or add my button.
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5. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)
6. Email a friend about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend)

Tweet: (copy/paste)

RT: Win an item of choice from Kiki’s Fashion Maternity! @erinlowmaster– Ends 7/30/10.

Giveaway running till 07/30/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclaimer: I was sent a  product to review from Kiki’s Fashions Maternity. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.