Thanksgiving Deals and Black Friday Door Busters at Family Christian Stores!

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Ready to grab some great deals on high quality Christian products? Check out some of the AMAZING SPECIALS available for the holiday at your local Family Christian Stores and online!

Thanksgiving Doorbusters Nov. 26 – 28I am just busting to go shopping with hubby and the kids this week with all these super sales and deals going on at Family Christian. We absolutely love our local store in Lakeland, FL and the management and staff there are TOP NOTCH! They have gone out of their way above and beyond the call of duty to assist customers like myself on many occasions while I was in the store. I appreciate their dedication to good customer service and it’s always a pleasant atmosphere to shop in. No matter which store you live closest to, or if you prefer to shop online this holiday season, I highly recommend taking advantage of all the awesome deals and sales happening at Family Christian!
 3 Days only, shop for Thanksgiving Doorbusters at Family Christian starting Wednesday November 26 to Black Friday, November 28!

These are absolutely the lowest prices of the year!

$5 bestselling books, $5 Hillsong Albums, $5 What’s in the Bible DVDs, 50% off Wall Art, 50% off Heaven is for Real, 50% off the Little People Nativity, 75% off deals, $3 DVDs, and much much more!


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Maybe you are shopping for someone on your Christmas list this weekend who would like some of these items? You can grab them at rock bottom prices and share the blessings with more people this holiday season.

50% off the movie Heaven is for Real (DVD $15.49; Blu-ray $19.99)

Now I’ve actually seen this movie and it was definitely worth watching! Lots of great points about standing firm in your beliefs.


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I have been blessed in the past to pick up some of the incredible masterpieces they sell at Family Christian. These brilliant works of art vary in style from fine art to crafty decor. They are wonderful to decorate your home and share your faith with all who enter. Drape your walls with encouragement this holiday season and tell the world that Jesus is the reason for the season. He is who drives our desire to live the way we do! Let your home be a testimony to that lifestyle.

$3.97 VeggieTales DVDs

Who doesn’t love Veggie Tales, right? These make super gifts for friends, family, neighbor’s kids, and great stocking stuffers for your children as well!


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There are some great Bible stories and important truths and lessons to be learned by watching the What’s In The Bible series on DVD. I recommend it to any family, homeschoolers, or church staff who may like to share it with their children’s program.

$5 & 50% off DVD Sale

Way too many DVD titles included on this sale to mention here, but just click on the link to check them out online, so you can complete your shopping list at these terrific prices!

There’s also 75% Off select DVD Boxed Sets! See below!

  • DVD AMAZING BIBLE – 3 DVD
  • DVD CHARACTER BUILDERS SET – 8 DVD
  • DVD DAVEY AND GOLIATH COMPLETE
  • DVD MANDIE BOX SET – 3 MOVIES

50% Off Select Duck Commander Books!

  • GOOD CALL
  • DUCK COMMANDER DEVOTIONAL
  • MISS KAYS COOKBOOK
  • DUCK COMMANDER DEVO – LEATHER
  • DUCK COMMANDER DEVO – PINK CAMO
  • WOMEN OF DUCK COMMANDER
  • DUCK COMMANDER DEVO – PINK LEATHER
  • HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY
  • SICOLOGY 1
  • DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY

For your consideration: Proceeds from all sales generated the week of Nov. 22nd – Nov. 30th will go toward the fight against Human Trafficking. Family Christian Store’s goal is to raise $150,000 to help rescue those enslaved in human trafficking. (Visit FamilyChristian.com/challenge to learn more about the challenge).

So who’s on your list? Have fun shopping at this Family Christian Thanksgiving Doorbusters and Black Friday Sale and bring a big smile this year with gifts that encourage and bless the heart. :)

- Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou has affiliate links within this post. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Family Christian Stores.

 

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Save Money with BIG DISCOUNTS at PROMOTIONALCODES.COM! #12DaysofGiveaways #BlackFriday #Giveaway

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and some of you may be looking to order gifts online to send to friends or loved ones you can’t be with this holiday season. Have you ever looked into the great values and deals offered through great discounts and promotional codes offered by Promotionalcodes.com? Need to send a table centerpiece of fresh flowers to your mom since you can’t make it to see her on Thanksgiving or Christmas this year? No problem! Just visit promotionalcodes.com at their Flowers and Gifts category and you’ll find a ton of super options to choose from at a wonderful savings for you!

Make your shopping experience an easy one this holiday season and utilize all the different categories of promo codes at promotionalcodes.com which are readily available for your shopping needs and updated with new additons constantly! Happy Shopping my friends! That’s my tip for the day. :)

Now…time to give you a treat!

PROMOTIONALCODES.COM Black Friday Giveaway!!

Surprise! I know I try to give you all a heads up when I have giveaways coming, but this one was just too special to spoil the surprise! I couldn’t believe all the AMAZING giveaway prizes valued at over $250 each that are being offered DAILY for 12 DAYS in a row from Promotionalcodes.com just for you!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE!

Dates: Starts Monday, November 24 and ends on Friday, December 5th at 11:59PM (PST).

Age: You must be at least 18 years of age or older as of the first day of contest.

Frequency: Participants can enter once every day! There is no limit to how many times a person can win!

Location: Sweepstakes is open only to residents of the USA. Prize will only be shipped within the 50 United States, unless it is an electronic prize in which case it will be provided by email. By entering, you understand that all federal, state and local taxes, insurance, licensing, registration and title fees are the sole responsibility of the winner. There can be no substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. PromotionalCodes.com and sponsor if applicable reserve the right to substitute items/prize of equal or greater value.

How do you know if you’re a winner?

The Prize and the Winner are going to be announced each following morning by email delivery to all contestants that have entered the contest the previous day. Make sure you are checking your email inbox every morning to see if you are the lucky winner! This is going to be super exciting!!

What’s this… another awesome giveaway?

YES! Can you believe it? In addition to the INCREDIBLE 12 Days of Giveaways contest there is ALSO a unique social media giveaway called Jingle-All-The GIVEAWAY that you can enter! Simply by landing on the page for the 12 Days of Giveaways contest and following PromotionalCodes.com on their social media channels,  you will be entered to win 10 additional prizes valued at $100+!!! Woo-hoo! Can it get any better than this?! So many prizes to win – just in time for the holidays!

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Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received renumeration for sharing this giveaway post. However, I only share items I feel are of value to my readers. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in now way associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site. 
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How Do You Give Thanks? THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – GIVEAWAY WEEK!

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Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving is a time of year when people tend to stop and go out of their way to remember to be thankful. What a great holiday! I can’t begin to explain the joy in my heart when I look back at all that God has ever done for me and my family. It’s something I try to do throughout the year quite often as it helps keep us humble and appreciative of all things. Have you ever stopped to reflect on your year, your month, your week and taken a look at it through eyes of appreciation and thankfulness? We have so much to give thanks for on a daily basis. Hold dear your family and friends and make the most of each opportunity.

This post goes out in honor of three dear family members who went home to be with the Lord this year: Uncle Joe, Aunt Kathy and Joe S. We love and miss you all.

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There are numerous ways to show our thanks to others in our lives, but how do you like to show thanks to God, our Heavenly Father? Would you write a list of all the things you’re thankful for and share it with the family and in a prayer to the Lord at Thanksgiving dinner? Maybe you like to write poems or sing a song through a heart of thanks to God?  I’d absolute love to hear from you in the comments below and express your favorite ways to show or give thanks to God for all He has done for you and your family.
Let’s learn from the inspiration of others and begin a new trend … being creative in our ability to show God true thanks. Doesn’t He deserve our efforts?

As I give thanks this week over the Thanksgiving break, I will be listing many different giveaways as a way to say thank you to you too – my dear readers, for always being so supportive of me and this blog at Love2EncourageYou. Many thanks to each of you, and prayers that God would bless you all in a mighty way. May you be empowered and chosen to serve Him for His glory.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

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Prize: One winner will receive one FREE Bronze Sidebar AD at Love2EncourageYou (by way of free promo code).

Location: Open to World Wide

Age: 18 years or older

Date: Ends at midnight EST on Dec 6th.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou is the sponsor for this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or Twitter or any other social media site.

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MilkSplash Flavors Bring Smiles and Giggles #MilkSplashRecipe

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I would like to extend my gratitude to MilkSplash for sponsoring this post.

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Have you ever heard of MilkSplash?

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 My daughter absolutely LOVES the Cookies and Cream and the Orange Dream flavors! For her daring new #MilkSplashRecipe, we combined a splash of both to create her new favorite “Cookies and Orange” using the best of both worlds! She says in a giggle, “It’s sooo tasty!”

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MilkSplash is a very unique and fairly new product apparently. I had never heard of it before this review, but after inquiring with a few friends to do taste tests with us, it became evident that it will soon be a VERY WELL KNOWN and popular product! We had some friends over to visit one night for a board game night and they inquired what she was having to drink. She shared about mommy being a blogger and that we were reviewing a new product called MilkSplash. They asked what it was and she eagerly ran into the kitchen and brought out the different bottles of MilkSplash flavors. Our neighbor’s son was thrilled to see the banana flavored one! He tried it that evening and asked for seconds! He is a big fan of banana bread and said having banana bread and some of this banana flavored MilkSplash would be the perfect combo! He couldn’t wait to ask his mom to buy some.

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Another guest visiting that evening was an adult and she loves chocolate milk from the grocery store, so she asked to try the chocolate one. Besides nearly screaming when it squirted out fast and surprised her, lol, her eyes lit up and a huge smile came across her face as she exclaimed, “MMMMMMMmmmmmm!” She was completely impressed by the flavor and continued to add a little of the other flavors in a second glass to try the strawberry and cookies n cream ones. We didn’t expect to have so much fun during our “game night” passing around the MilkSplash flavors, but it really made it seem like a party!

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Can you tell how much she loves it? Visit MilkSplash here. Check out their latest flavors and decide which ones you like the best! Want to have fun creating your own new unique recipe and enter it into a MilkSplash contest for your chance to win cash? GREAT! I can’t wait to see what amazing recipe combos you can come up with! Be sure to come back to the blog and share your favorite flavors with me.

For more information on the contest from MilkSplash, including rules and regulations, please click here: http://voiceboks.com/?s=milksplash

TWITTER PARTY DEC 1st with $600 in CASH PRIZES!!

Want to join the duel of MilkSplash recipes? Voiceboks is giving away $600 in cash during a MilkSplash Twitter Party! Guess what?  One lucky person is going to win $500 of that amount in a Visa Gift Card! Just submit an original MilkSplash recipe by November 29, 2014.

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One winner will be announced during the MilkSplash Twitter Party on December 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm. You must attend the Twitter party to be eligible to win! Send your entries to recipes@voiceboks.com

“Disclaimer: I am a member of The Social Media Panel, LLC. who was given the opportunity to review this product. However, the brand or company has not influenced me in any way to provide any type of review other than my true and honest opinions. I am disclosing all information provided in this review according to the information provided in Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Love2EncourageYou is not in charge of the contest at MilkSplash or the Twitter Party. Please visit Voiceboks for more information.

 

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Super Gift! Give an LG OLED TV from Best Buy! @BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
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Shopping For a New TV?

Heading out to Best Buy soon to catch all the sales and start shopping for all your favorite people this Christmas?  Their sales are going to be literally … the BEST! While you’re there – be sure to check out the incredible savings on this pretty impressive TV! Introducing the LG OLED TV!
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Learn More About OLED TV

“The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com”

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Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.”

I have always been a huge tech junkie whether it’s TV’s, video cameras, or any electronics. I like understanding all the specs and being able to chat about them with my husband, brothers or even my dad years ago before he passed. My dad used to feel special sitting together to watch a major motion picture on television, and I loved hearing him comment on the sound quality, color definition and other specs. It made him happy to chat “electronics and technology” and he enjoyed having a good size TV to use for entertainment when guests were over. The LG OLED TV would have made him say, “WOW”. It would be on his Christmas or birthday wish list for sure!
 
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Infinite Contrast Ratio & Stunning Color

OLED self-lighting pixels are able to switch on and off individually, offering the first infinite contrast ratio. Contrast ratio measures the range from the brightest whites on the screen to the darkest blacks. These deep blacks seem to melt away, for a greater sense of realism and depth on all content. Higher is better, and infinite has been impossible… until now.

Impressed? I am! My hubby loves big screen TVs and taking many walks with him through various stores to check out his favorites helped me appreciate the differences between TVs. One of the things I appreciate most is having a rich color contrast. Being a photographer, I love color and lighting to be perfect when I take a shot. I feel the same should be true of the movies and shows we as a family view on our TV. It can be frustrating otherwise. This is one of the many reasons I am very fond of the high points offered from the LG OLED TV.

4 Color Pixel Technology

LG’s 4 Color Pixel technology adds a white sub-pixel to the conventional three colors (red, green and blue) that enhances both color range and accuracy. This considerably improves the OLED pixels’ ability to express realistic colors and represents a giant step ahead of conventional RGB displays. The 4 Color Pixel is LG’s exclusive innovation for the next-generation OLED TV.


How cool! Don’t you just love all these breakthroughs and advances in TV design and function? They have so many great product features built into this LG OLED TV! Knowing how ahead of the game this TV is with all it’s incredible highlights – makes it one of the best to recommend. What feature do you like the best so far?

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Super Thin Design

LG’s remarkably thin OLED TV opens up a whole new possibility of style and design with a depth of only 0.17″ at its thinnest point, the same thickness as a pencil. The brilliant technology of OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just two layers, the LG OLED TV is unbelievably lightweight and wafer-thin.

It amazes me how far technology has come. Seriously! I still remember having one of those old big tube TVs from years ago that weigh a ton and are impossible to move without help. You can’t turn them hardly without feeling like you need a crane to lift it. I applaud the age of these thinner, light weight smart TVs, and the LG OLED TV from Best Buy is destined to be at the top of everyone’s wish list this holiday season! Think of how much easier it will be when you are in the mood to redecorate your home now that you won’t have to worry about the weight and bulkiness of a huge home theater TV that won’t budge. Many elements of this new LG OLED TV technology can help keep life simpler, easier, and more enjoyable for the TV owner.

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Innovative Curved Screen

“Every aspect of LG OLED TV is designed to enhance your viewing pleasure. The curve of the screen is designed so that your eyes are equally distant from all parts of the screen when sitting in front of the TV, providing a natural and immersive viewing experience. It’s an artful evolution of the traditional flat screen, designed for maximum impact.”

What an amazing feature to introduce! This curved design creates an environment for my whole family to relax and enjoy watching TV and movies together without anyone having trouble seeing the screen. Three cheers for this innovative addition! Love it!

Find Content Faster with webOS

LG Smart TV with the new webOS* platform is quick to learn and fun to use. The intuitive webOS user interface features a redesigned Launcher menu that pulls together all of your entertainment choices. webOS serves up entertainment** options that neatly organize your recent viewing history, what’s on live TV, and what you might like to watch next, while the integrated LG Store is ready to deliver the latest movies, TV shows and apps.

Not a techie? No problem! This easy to use platform is designed to be a pleasure not a headache! Have questions about the new WebOS that’s included? You can find out more and purchase at Best Buy’s every day price of  $3499.99 (save $500) here.
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There are so many great features wrapped into the LG OLED TV!  Stop by your local Best Buy and experience the quality of sound and explore all the highly praised picture details from the LG OLED TV. @BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy
Ready to make that wish list? Who do you have in your life that would LOVE this LG OLED TV as a gift?
Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.
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Ozone Socks “Sock of the Month Club” #Giveaway 1Year Worth

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NEW GIVEAWAY!

Check out this helpful apparel or fashion giveaway from Ozone Socks!

ENDING SOON! Don’t miss it!

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Giveaway Period: Ends November 23, 2014

OzoneSocks.com Sock of the Month Club
$150.00

Over a 12 month period, you’ll get 10 pairs of socks, two knee-highs and one over the knee (Guys, you will get 13 pairs of our awesome crew socks.). That’s $250 worth of socks!

 

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This means that after a certain number of entries, Love2EncourageYou will receive a small commission.

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Hot New Giveaways! Enter To Win Gifts for Christmas!

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Hello my friends,

It’s an exciting time of year for everyone these days with Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas following close behind. For bloggers and social media influencers, it is a REALLY busy time of year as brands and companies from all over the world would like to create fun ways for you to see and experience their products and they often use bloggers as a way to accomplish that goal. My desire is to be a blessing to my readers by sharing encouragement during these tough economical times and find fun giveaways, contests, free samples,  or discount offers that will help your budget this holiday season.

Below you’ll find a few new hot giveaways I’ve discovered and want to share with you today! Be aware that I did not receive any compensation for these promotions – this is simply something I found that I wish to bless my readers with.  Best Wishes in entering and winning these giveaways!


Keep an eye on the dates these giveaways end! A lot of these giveaways allow DAILY entries to help increase your chances of winning.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou did not receive any direct compensation for these promotions – this is simply something I found that I wish to bless my readers with. However, if enough readers enter this giveaway, Love2EncourageYou may receive a small commission as an affiliate. Any and all responsibility for following contest/giveaway rules is up to you. I do not have any association with them. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. These giveaways are in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site.

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Gaither Vocal Band: Sometimes It Takes A Mountain cd #review #giveaway

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Being raised as a little girl in a Christian home where the family regularly listened to the beautiful voices in the Bill Gaither Trio, I have continued to appreciate the sounds of harmony now coming from the Gaither Vocal Band too. It has been a huge favorite of ours to watch their videos on TV and clap and tap along to the glorious worship atmosphere their singing creates. My mom and dad were big fans of the Gaither Vocal Band and always listened to their music together. Even after dad’s passing many years ago, my mother still loves to hear them sing, and my husband and I have raised our kids on their music as well.

This new album from the Gaither Vocal Band called “Sometimes It Takes A Mountain” is a real tribute to the types of music my parent’s generation loved as well as throwing in some great modern sounding tunes that rock the praises to God through the rooftops. I have enjoyed playing this cd with my children over and over again in the last week as my 7 yr old daughter just adores one of my favorite songs that they did a remake of with this new Gaither Vocal Band group – “That’s When the Angels Rejoice”.  You cannot keep yourself from smiling and filling with joy just at the thought of knowing God’s angels rejoice and jump and shout whenever a sinner makes the Lord’s choice and comes back home. This is the kind of music I want my kids listening to and repeating the lyrics to! My 3 yr old son exclaimed at the end of hearing this song, “That’s great singing! I love singing songs with you, mommy. Let’s sing another one!” Precious moments that fill my heart with joy.

There is such a great collection of song choices on this album with varying styles to please many types of listening audiences. It’s awesome to have other cool tracks such as “Happy Rhythm” (Oh my goodness – you will love this song!),  “Let It Start In Me” (what a great message!) and “Heaven Came Down” (Absolutely a delightful, catchy tune and wonderful lyrics!) I really like the song, “When Fear Comes Knocking” and “You Brought Us Out” as well. The whole cd is Spirit-filled and incredible for your listening enjoyment – the ones I listed above just really stood at to me as favorites. I give this Gaither Vocal Band: Sometimes It Takes A Mountain cd a full five stars for a great family music experience.

I found a Gaither Video from this new album that is mostly clips of the music since it’s still too new, but at the very least I would like you to listen to this songs from their album to give you a glimpse of what it’s like. I hope you will love these songs too! There is a brief video clip of the new Gaither Vocal Band singing “Happy Rhythm” about 1:15 minutes into the video.

The Gaither Vocal Band is on tour across the country this year in 2014/2015. You can check out the dates and locations here.

 

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Sponsored by Family Christian Stores!

Prize: One winner to receive a copy of the new cd from the Gaither Vocal Band, “Sometimes it Takes a Mountain”.

Location: Open to USA & Canada

Age: 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Date: Ends on December 3 at midnight.

 

Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. Special thanks to Family Christian for giving me a sample copy of the cd in exchange for an honest review.

 

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Growing Up Social by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane #Review #Giveaway

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In a world where iPods, iPads, iPhones and other tablets and electronic devices seem to rule over our daily lives stealing away our attention from our families and friends – this new book called Growing Up Social is a must read for all parents. The amount of research alone that was poured into the making of this book by Gary Chapman (#1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Five Love Languages”) and Arlene Pellicane, is impressive to me. Mainly, because I know how important the element of an author being “an authority” or “expert” on a subject is when customers are making a book purchase.  I personally prefer to read well-written and developed titles that bring value and helpful tips to my personal life whether it’s for parenting or other factors – either way – I am truly applauding the depth and track this book, “Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World” lays out for its readers.

Some of the highlights I feel most parents will really appreciate in this book are:

  • Eight ways to help your child finish homework
  • Attention boosters for your child
  • Five things not to say to your reserved child
  • Creating digital free zones
  • A screen-safe family pledge
  • Section sharing social development by ages and stages
  • Quiz questions and discussion guide for groups in back of book
  • Five ways to trade screen time for serve time
  • How to change unhealthy patterns
  • Section just for Single parents
  • Screen time and the love languages

There are way too many awesome parts of this book to list them all, but those were some of my top favorites. The value combined from the knowledge, wisdom and expertise of both Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane is poured out into “Growing Up Social”. I highly recommend this book not just for yourself, but as a gift to give to anyone in your life – there are even helpful tips and asides written especially for grandparents in this book. You will not be disappointed with this wealth of quality information and great suggestions on how to implement healthy habits and choices when it comes to living in a digital world. Parents, educators, homeschoolers, youth leaders, children’s directors, pastors and counselors will want a copy of this book in their personal library for sure.

About the book:

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-Softcover
-209 pages
-Parent Resources
-Discussion Guides for every chapter (perfect for a bible study!)

Is technology bringing your family closer together or driving you farther apart?

Children today are no longer playing hide-and-seek outside or curling up with a good book—instead they’ve been introduced to a world of constant digital entertainment through television, video games, and mobile devices. And while technology has the potential to add value to our lives and families, it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child’s emotional and social development.
In Growing Up Social, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the necessary tools to make positive changes…starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an over dependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every healthy child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.
•Equip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world
•Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time
•Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference
•Discover what’s working for families that have become screen savvy
•Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done
Now is the time to equip your child to live with screen time, not for screen time. No phone, tablet, or gaming device can teach your child how to have healthy relationships—only you can.
About the authors:
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Gary Chapman- author, speaker, and counselor—has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information, visit 5lovelanguages.com.
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Arlene Pellicane- is a speaker and author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife and 31 Days to a Happy Husband. She has been featured on The Today ShowThe 700 Club, and Family Life Today and formerly served as the associate producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah. Arlene lives in Southern California with her husband, James, and their three children. Find out more at ArlenePellicane.com.
“Growing Up Social” offers parents a power-packed look into healthy ways to help your kids navigate life in a digital world. Technology is fun within limits when it comes to raising our children. Learn how to handle your growing concerns about their screen time and implement a routine for success. “Growing Up Social” is very likely to impact your family in a most positive way.  I give it a full five stars!!
- Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Prize: One winner will receive a softcover copy of the book “Growing Up Social” by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane!
Location: Open to residents of the USA or Canada
Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.
Date: Ends November 28 at midnight EST.

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.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.” Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site.

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$100 AMAZON GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY – Tis The Season

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Hello my friends! Time for another BIG GIVEAWAY for you to enter to win! Everyone could use help picking up gifts this holiday season and here’s a great way to do it! Best wishes to each of you in the giveaway! – Thanks for visiting Love2EncourageYou blog today! – Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

GET MY WISH GIVEAWAY

Welcome to my our Tis the Season $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Sponsored by Get My Wish

Hosted by Bonkers4coupons

Since the Season of Giving is approaching, it’s a perfect time to tell all about Get My Wish and the services they offer. During this time of the year, folks love finding those caring and thoughtful gifts that we all love to receive. Giving back to your community or charities is something I take pride in doing. No gift goes unnoticed specially when you donate to a Charity. There are plenty of people in your very own community that would love your help and support specially during this time of the year.

At Get My Wish, your gift really counts. I know from my own experience, that unpleasant feeling is receiving a gift that you can’t use or you might already own. Get My Wish offers a service to help share your desired gifts to your family, friends and co workers. By simply creating a free wish list from the Get My Wish website, you have the ability to email and share your personal favorites directly to your loved ones. This makes it so much easier for them to pick and choose a gift that you truly need or want.

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The best part of Get My Wish is they are 100% charitable. That means all the gifts they offer, they give right back from their partners to charities. How fantastic is this! So when you purchase your families gifts through Get My Wish your also helping someone else in need. On their new partners section called Support A Cause, is a place where you can support wonderful charities like St Jude Children Hospital, Fight Hunger in America, American Heart Association, Ebola Epidemic and many more! It’s great to support any of these causes even if you don’t need a gift. Perhaps you would like to donate in a loved ones name for a memory of them. No matter what you support, giving back will not only make your thoughtful gift remembered but it will give you some peace of mind of giving back!
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On the Get My Wish website you will find unique gifts for the whole family to enjoy. They have selections for women, men. children, home & garden and more!

As I previously stated, purchasing gifts during any occasion can be challenging enough. As a gift giver, guessing what my extended family or friends has can get a little overwhelming.

Get my Wish takes out the guessing of searching for that special occasion gift and allows each user to create their very own free personalized gift wish list or registry.

The folks over at Get my Wish are all about making things easier for you . You have that option to email and share your wish list to friends, family and even co- workers right from the Get My Wish website. Still having a hard time choosing what’s the best gift to add? Not a problem, Get My Wish even offer concierge service.

It’s easy to set up your free account and takes no time at all . Like I mentioned, you can easily share it with family and friends through social media plus you can also download your email contacts right into your account. This option makes it so convenient for your recipients to receive your wish list right away. Another great feature is that you can even personalize a special template according to your gift celebration such as the current holiday season.

Remember it’s free to set up and create a wish list. It’s easy to send to friends and family plus giving your gift ideas to them will result on gifts that you wish for rather than duplicates that you already own.

I recently created a new holiday wish list and you can view it here.

Stay connected with Get My Wish on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Blog.

 

Now you have a chance to win a $100 Amazon e-gift card. Open to US and Canadian residents. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway ends 12/10 at 12am est.

Enter through the Giveaway Tools below. Good Luck!

***As a requirement when entering, you must create a wish list and add gifts to your free account.

All Entries will be verified.

 

 

Bonkers4coupons and the blogs participating are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. Bonkers4coupons received monetary compensation for the hosting of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway. Love2EncourageYou did not receive any compensation for sharing this post except a free link on the giveaway form. This giveaway is void where prohibited.

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