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The Blessings of Unity: God’s Best for Our Marriages

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In an effort to bring you some AMAZING gift ideas that not only help each of us individually, but in this case will also help our spouses – I invite you to take a deeper look at this wonderful book called The Blessings of Unity: God’s Best for Our Marriages. 

I have been really pleased with all the great practical tips from author, Richard T. Case, some I knew already, but are good reminders – some are new to me! You can never go wrong when trying to produce an enriching future life with your husband or wife. Our spouses deserve our top efforts to grow closer to the Lord and grow closer to them.  Won’t you join me in checking out more ways to bless the bonds of unity in marriage and keep our marriages a top priority in the coming year? That is my prayer for all of us!

Basically this book is a very easy read and extremely helpful to anyone who picks it up. I found the layout to be designed in an organized fashion with tips and suggestions to use towards developing unity with key verses of Scripture referenced and practical ideas and thoughts from the author himself to help us relate it to our own lives and marriages. Why aren’t all books this helpful?! I highly recommend this book as a blessing to new couples engaged to be married – all the way to long term, seasoned married couples like hubby and myself (going on 24 years!)

About the book:
The Blessings of Unity offers insight and ideas for creating godly unity in our marriages centered around two key concepts:
1) Abiding in the Vine and walking in the Spirit, and
2) Learning and applying the concept of unity.
Unity is achieved when a man and woman strive for agreement with God by processing His Will on every decision and in every issue. Through Biblically-centered discussions of discord, division, unity, discipleship, and prayer, and through exploring Biblical examples of unity, Richard Case offers husbands and wives practical and spiritual advice for working together in unity in the Spirit so that they can more perfectly present themselves to God for his divine approval.

($13.43 on Amazon, paperback)

About the author/ministry:
Before his current role in developing retreats and serving this ministry, All for Jesus, Richard Case worked for many years with Fortune 500 companies in management and consulting roles. He holds a BS in Management and Finance from Bradley University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a seminary Masters degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Richard has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars; he has hosted a radio show and is a published author. Richard and his wife, Linda, answered the call from the Lord to Abide in Him through the Spirit. Together, Richard and Linda have started up several churches that remain strong today, and have served as interim pastors of troubled churches, bringing reconciliation and new vision to these situations. Richard and Linda began conducting marriage retreats in 2001. Richard and Linda currently live in Castle Rock, CO.

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Here is a FREE ebook for you!! Grab your FREE copy! This ebook, Unshakeable (6 pgs), has material that will help and support growth in Christ, from the All for Jesus ministry: http://allforjesusunshakeable.gr8.com
We recommend that it be used in coordination with the Blessings of Unity book. But it can also be enjoyed on it’s own. Lots of helpful content!
GIVEAWAY TIME:
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Prize: One winner will receive a copy of The Blessings of Unity: God’s Best for Our Marriages (paper back copy)
Date ending: November 20 at midnight EST.
Open to USA and Canada. Must be 18 years or older to enter.
Enter the giveaway in the form below:

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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 a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Teaching Christ’s Children About Godly Feelings + Kid’s Kindle Giveaway

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Don’t miss your chance to win a Kid’s Kindle and children’s ebooks and paperback books – winner takes all! Ends 11/20! Enjoy a review of a great Christian children’s book below and then enter for your chance to win this awesome giveaway! Please share with friends too!

Here is a remarkable author named, Corine  Williams, and her new book: Teaching Christ’s Children About Godly Feelings. (book cover seen in the image for the giveaway above!)

It is my delight and honor to share with you about this storybook that appeals to children of all ages. Corine’s passion and dream is to be able to share the truths of the Bible with kids and adults to show them that the Bible has the answers to all of life’s questions. I was extremely impressed with the presentation laid out within each page in the book.  It is very organized with a pattern to what is presented every time. This allows kids to develop a routine while reading. Each page offers a Bible verse, a type of feelings such as happy or sad etc, and enough info elaborating on the lesson to help kids absorb it and apply it to their lives.

The illustrator, Almar Denso, did a great job offering some happy child faces on the characters and then the school/school bus and amusement park backgrounds to enhance the experience when reading this helpful book about Godly feelings.

Teaching Christ’s Children About Godly Feelings is roughly a level 2-3 reader if you are looking for something for your kids to practice reading while getting some Bible lessons in.

Each page throughout the book reminds me of the wonderful Sunday School or Bible School lessons I had as a little girl. The presentation is clean, colorful and fun with a strong emphasis on God’s Word highlighted at the bottom of each page to coordinate along with each lesson being shared within the book.

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I hope you will show support to small business and Christian authors and purchase a copy of her books. She has several titles available to choose from and they are all valuable lessons our children can benefit from.

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You are welcome to comment below and ask questions to the author. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for these exciting prizes!

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Say & Pray Devotions: First Words, Devotions, and Prayers

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Kids Book Review:

SAY & PRAY DEVOTIONS: First Words, Devotions, and Prayers

author: Diane Stortz

illustrator: Sarah Ward

This delightful board book about First Words, Verses, Prayers and Devotions was designed and crafted specifically for toddlers to early elementary age. It includes about 19 pages with a front and back side – making it a thick board book which is somewhat uncommon, but very exciting for the reader to be blessed with so many pages to explore! It has beautiful full color illustrations on every page and even the inside covers! It’s made with a strong, secure binding with glossy and smooth pages and cover.

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When it comes to graphics or illustrations – this book is a true winner. Sometimes you just want to capture the joyful, happy nature of a child with all their cuteness and innocence for a book like this one – and I believe the illustrator accomplished just that!

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It has precious pictures that make you want to go out and play with your child again! I love how they incorporated the words in little elongated bubbles, framed and using a font that is easy to read so it helps early readers work on their sight word vocabulary.

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I was tickled by the subjects they chose to cover too – making a joyful noise unto the Lord and other fun ideas! Kids will truly treasure sitting down and reading these devotionals with you. Make bedtime routines fun again with the “Say & Pray Devotions” book and add the blessing of knowing you are instilling within your children’s hearts the nuggets of wisdom and promise from the Lord in the Scriptures.

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A huge thank you to Flyby Promotions and the author, Diane Stortz, and illustrator, Sarah Ward, for blessing my family with the opportunity to review this wonderful devotional book for kids. It is a real joy to read and we are excited to be able to share a copy with my readers in a giveaway!

SAY & PRAY DEVOTIONS

Bestselling children’s author Diane Stortz has sold nearly 300,000 books—Bible storybooks, devotionals for children, and more. This brand-new title, Say & Pray Devotions, is the perfect beginner devotional for little ones.
Parents who already know and love the Say & Pray Bible will love Say & Pray Devotions as it helps their youngsters continue to engage their faith in a personal way. Featuring the same fun style of artwork and the educational elements as Say & Pray Bible, this devotional for little ones will teach the basics of identification and comprehension while sharing biblical principles for life. Each devotion offers a topical message to help little ones learn and follow biblical principles.

Please support the author by following or visiting her on social media or website and say hello! You can purchase this awesome kids devotional book for your gift-giving needs this holiday season too! #sayandpray #flyby

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GIVEAWAY TIME

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Prize: One winner will receive a brand new copy of Diane Stortz devotional book for kids called “Say & Pray Devotions: First Words, Devotions, and Prayers”.

Date: Ends November 23 at 8pm EST.

Open to USA & Canada. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

**Our Giveaway Has Ended. Congrats to Carissa E! You are the winner!

“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 a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

“Wise Guys” by Kent Evans, Teaches Men Wisdom

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“Wise Guys” by Kent Evans, Teaches Men Wisdom

Trying to bring some positive encouragement and uplifting messages to the men in our life right now. Here’s a great book called, “Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom From The Men Around You” by author Kent Evans with Rob Suggs. Forward by best selling author: Kyle Idleman.

Proverbs 4:7 NLT says, “Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do”.  This book is full of inspired thoughts and ideas to help the men in our lives glean the guidance and wise counsel they need from the godly men around them. This would make a wonderful gift to a dad, grad, grandfather, boyfriend, husband, uncle, friends, and lay leaders at your church. Find a way to offer this awesome book to every guy you know! You’ll be giving them a blessing!

I just love seeing amazing books like this for Christians to grow in their walk and build godly friendships. Wise Guys helps men grow through learning from each other. Pick up your copy today!

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 a copy of the book for review. . I received  a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. However, I only share items I feel are of value or interest to my readers.

 

M is for Manger children’s storybook review

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In this adorable hardback children’s book by Tyndale Kids publishing, you’ll find nothing less than perfection in writing, illustration and print quality!

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I was so impressed with this book overall – from the beautiful kid-friendly illustrations designed by Claire Keay that help kids learn their A B C’s to the glossy, colorful printed pages and sturdy hardcover binding. Authors: Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley, absolutely shine with this well-written children’s book that demonstrates the story of the celebration and birth of Jesus to kids on their level of understanding, but still includes the important and necessary elements of truth from the Bible story to help make this the perfect gift for little ones. It even includes Scripture references and verse to help support the mini story on each page that goes with a letter of the alphabet.

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ABC books are always a joy to read with your little ones as they grow interest in learning their ABC’s and reading, but with “M is for Manger”, to combine it into a keepsake hardcover book that is focused on Jesus – now that’s just plain AWESOME!

Grab a copy of M is for Manger today and enjoy the beauty and truth of this kid’s Bible Storybook throughout the entire year.

Blessings,

Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

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Disclosure: Special thanks to Tyndale Kids Publishing for providing Love2EncourageYou a sample copy for review. My opinions are my own and may differ from your own, but I only share items I feel will be of value or interest to my family and my readers.

Old Fashioned DVD Makes Great Date Night Movie

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Make it a Movie Night with Old Fashioned!

Hello again my sweet friends and fans! I am so glad you dropped by today. I have a wonderful movie, book and devotional to share about that I think many of you would enjoy. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post too for your chance to win ALL THREE! The new Pure Flix film called “Old Fashioned” has been released on DVD and it actually impressed me! I do not feel the movie trailers do it justice. This film is a great fit for those interested in a good date night movie. It also works if you’re desiring to show something to your teen about courtship and dating or how to respect women while dating. I think married couples will get a real kick out of reminiscing their dating years as they watch this film too. I adore the way they laced elements of Biblical themes, and real life issues into the movie. So many of these incidents have actually come up in our lives and it is tough going through the way friends, family, and coworkers respond to your standards when you make a firm choice in your beliefs. I like seeing the way the actor handles these incidents in the film and the supporting characters in response.

Get the Book and Devotional Too!

There is also a great book released from Old Fashioned as well as an awesome devotional book! Of course reading the book to compare with the movie is always fun! I find it adds new perspective and value as it allows you to go even deeper into the message in the movie. Well written, enjoyable pace, and pleasant descriptions of the atmosphere, romance and other fun and important elements. I think you’ll find it a good read!

I was also especially happy to see how much helpful content they included in this devotional book designed to compliment the film. I highly recommend taking the time to enjoy and go through a devotional book like this with your boyfriend, fiancee or spouse. I find there can be so many great conversations that develop because of it that really help you bond as a couple and allow God to help your hearts mesh and grow closer as you keep Him and His standards first in your life. It will also increase your desire to pray together or for each other which is a something I very strongly recommend for any couple.

The Old Fashioned movie is a fabulous date night film that I believe you will enjoy highly. I particularly giggled at the thought of a few scenes that I could totally relate to and found myself taken back to my college years dating my hubby. I loved the conclusion at the end of the film of course, but I won’t dare spoil it on you… just make sure you get to see it! My dear husband’s comments I just have to share with you though… after the film ended he looked at me with his dimpled grin on his face and said, “So now you must really wish you had married a different guy, right?” The next morning he awoke smiling from ear to ear at me and proceeded to come give me a kiss … only on the cheek (watch the movie to see the significance) and said he had to do something special for his wife right away like make my favorite breakfast.  (Now ladies… don’t expect the royal treatment from every guy after they see this movie, but I just had to share I was lucky enough to have one that “got it” after watching this film. lol.) Run! Don’t walk… and get this film in your hands pronto! You could have a nice romantic evening and changed perspective for both of you on how a relationship as a couple could be real soon! Blessings to each of you who get the chance to do this and encourage positive reflection and nurturing of your relationship. I pray God’s greatest blessings upon the current marriages too who find a way to rekindle that which might be lost and invite God to become the center of all your thoughts towards each other.

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About the movie:
DVD Releases on June 16, 2015
115 minutes // Genre: Drama // Rating PG-13
 A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America. 

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About the novelization:  
Softcover; 303 pages 
Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town….and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.  But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can’t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life.  Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.  They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old fashioned” courtship?
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About the devotional:
Softcover; 222 pages 
Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull or unromantic.  In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you’ve ever experienced!  So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way?  Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow.  But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that.  Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it.  Regardless of your past mistakes, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime!  As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you’ll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way.  And before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.   

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Official Website – http://www.oldfashionedmovie.com


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Want to make a purchase? Buy the movie, book or devotional HERE!

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

Enter to win a fabulous gift set including the Old Fashioned Movie, Novel, and Devotional!! Woo-hoo! Enter to win this for yourself or a friend or family member today and reap the blessings of experiencing Old Fashioned in your life soon.

Date: Ends 6/26 at midnight EST!

Age: Must be 18 or older to enter.

Location: Open to USA & Canada

To Enter: You may do any of the following to count as one entry each, but you must leave a comment for each action you complete in order for the entry to count as an additional entry in the giveaway.

1. Comment on this post for Old Fashioned and tell me what you think of the trailer video for this movie? Does it interest you?

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Good luck to each of you in the giveaway!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or other social media sites. Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review.

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 a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Veggie Tales Super Comics – Keep Kids Reading!

Have you ever struggled with getting your child to buckle down and practice reading or get some good reading time in? One of the many delights of my career as a Preschool and Elementary Teacher was to help students learn to read or develop stronger reading habits. The desire to skip their reading assignment and go off to play or daydream seemed a constant battle with some students, where others adored getting their hands on anything they could read from magazines to comic books.

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Today I want to suggest a great way to encourage your reluctant readers to have some fun with their summer reading and keep their skills up. Introducing the Veggie Tales Super Comics Vol. 1 & 2! These are two fantastic new comic books with many of your favorite characters and stories you’ve grown to love from the Veggie Tales brand and they’ve even inserted a few surprise new stories too – all in comic strip form! Each Volume contains three stories with vibrant, colorful illustrations and adorable characters from Veggie Tales.

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Both my younger kids enjoyed reading these comic books – especially my youngest who is four years old and just developing his reading habits. He plopped right down on the floor for hours just scouring the pages one by one pointing out his favorite characters and telling me all about the stories in the book. It was just too cute!

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I hope you will find offering your reluctant readers something fun like these unique Veggie Tales Super Comics (available at Family Christian Stores and online) to be a sure win/win for you and your budding reader.

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Details

VeggieTales SuperComics brings all the fun you’ve come to expect in a popular new format. Each SuperComic includes three VeggieTales stories, hundreds of full-color illustrations and fun bonus features. Stories included in this first volume are Dave and the Giant Pickle, Lyle the Kindly Viking and an all new Larry Boy and the Prideosaurus. Each story focuses on a specific lesson, with sharing, self-esteem, and humility being covered in this volume.

Product Details:

Pages: 104
Release: 02/2015
Age: 4- 8

Giveaway Time!

 

Prize: One winner to receive a copy of both Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Veggie Tales Super Comics! ($12.99 value each)

Location: Must be a resident of the USA. Void where prohibited.

Age: Must be 18 years of age or older.

Date: Ends on June 10th at midnight EST.

 

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or other social sites. Love2EncourageYou received a free sample and gift certificate in exchange for an honest review. However, I only share items I feel would be of interest or value to my family and my readers.

The Adventures of Pajama Girl and the Coronation of the Cupcake Queen #Review #Giveaway

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The Adventures of Pajama Girl and the Coronation of the Cupcake Queen – Review/Giveaway

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In this adorable children’s storybook, a little girl and her sister have a great adventure when “Pajama Girl” puts on different pajamas each night and whatever she is wearing … will appear in her dreams for Pajama Girl and her “Sis” to adventure in together. It’s a really cute idea which my 8 year old daughter loves and feels it is a wonderful book! She really enjoyed this grand adventure in the Pajama Girl book and I’m sure your child will love it too.

The author and illustrator both did a marvelous job conveying a thoughtful and fun-loving storyline with pictures to represent it. Children should appreciate the details and colorful splashes of art on every page. They also bring a helpful message of “Thou Shall Not Steal” from the Ten Commandments into light for kids during the book. Kids can relate to the situation and understand the choices of right and wrong from the story.

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I thought the Pajama Girl story really impacted my daughter. She wanted to get different pajamas on so she would have “happy thoughts” while she slept at night because of it. I hope the story is a blessing to one of our readers too as we have the opportunity to see one of you WIN a copy of your very own! Enter the giveaway below!

About the book:

Hardcover; 32 pages

A cute, illustrated story about a girl’s imagination and her magical pajamas. In this adventure, Ellie’s cupcake pajamas pave the way for she and her Sis to take a journey to a land filled with all kinds of sweet treats. Their journey quickly turns into an adventure to help the Cupcake Queen find the missing sprinkles needed for her coronation ceremony. In searching for the missing sprinkles, Ellie and Sis uncover a life lesson that is important for every child to learn.

About the author:

Sandra Hagee Parker lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Ryan, and their daughters, Olivia and Elliana – the original pajama girls. A practicing attorney, Sandy is also part of the music ministry at Cornerstone Church where she and her husband are leaders. When not working or writing, Sandy enjoys traveling with her family and mastering the art of making Pancakes a la Pajama Girl with her two girls.

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Readers: When you buy the book from any store or online and then enter your receipt at http://pajamagirl.com/downloads.php.  You’ll receive 10  free Pajama Girl Activity Sheets sent to you via email!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

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Prize: One winner will receive a copy of the book: The Adventures of Pajama Girl. $14.99 value

Location: Open to USA & Canada

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Date: Ends on April 16 at midnight EST.

 

Disclosure:

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 a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. 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 or any other social media site.

Max Lucado’s On Calvary’s Hill Shares Easter Message of Christ’s Death, Burial & Resurrection!

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Did you have a great moving passion in your heart to know and learn more about Christ the day you accepted Jesus as Savior? Would you love to feel that kind of urgency and love for our Lord all over again? Now is the time to rise my friends and search your hearts for the great love of Christ that is within you!

Our God is mighty to save and He is here among us when we worship Him and share our testimony of what He has done for all of us.  I love reading books from authors who can capture that passion and sense of love for our Lord in the very words they share as they retell the tales from the Bible and remind us of who our Savior Jesus Christ truly is. He is bigger than we allow Him to be and it is time we embrace His power and majesty once more.

The amazing story of our Beloved Savior is shared through 40 readings for the Easter Season in a wonderful new book from New York Times Best-Selling Author, Max Lucado, in “On Calvary’s Hill”.  Within the inspired pages of this book are a collection of great moments recaptured from some of Max Lucado’s best selling books all neatly organized into one fabulous string of Easter readings for us to enjoy. This book is appropriate for using as a family devotional, for sharing with your teen or college-aged student or giving as a gift to a friend or loved one. Would also be a delightful gift to bless to your pastor, or Sunday School teacher. This book is useful for both the Easter season and throughout the year in sharing the story of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.

I felt it was a nicely layed out collection of stories and very well written since these are all some of Max Lucado’s best works! It would be very useful for many reasons – especially when desiring to brush up on your knowledge of the entire process Jesus went through to save us from sin. You will witness in these pages the great sacrifices he made for us. It may help you have a greater understanding and appreciation for how the disciples or Mary felt  as they experienced it all happening before them. I think you’ll enjoy On Calvary’s Hill and will want to pick one up for a friend! You can buy this beautiful hardcover book for $9.99 at Family Christian Stores.

GIVEAWAY TIME

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PRIZE: One winner will receive a $10 Family Christian Appreciation Certificate!

LOCATION: Open to USA & Canada only.

AGE: Must be 18 years or older to enter.

DATE: Ends at midnight EST on 4/17/2015

 

 

Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, or any other social media channel. Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.

Duck Derby Delights and a Wonderful Lesson in Whatever Wanda Book by Christy Ziglar

20150312_164628_resized_1Following in her Uncle’s footsteps and blooming all over in her own unique gifts that bless both adults and children, Christy Ziglar literally shines as the author of her newest book by Shine Bright Kids titled: Whatever Wanda. Sure to be a treasured favorite book, I highly recommend reading this review and making the choice to purchase a copy for your own child or grandchild to have in their personal library.

In this delightful storybook you find yourself submersed in an entertaining community event with Duck Derby races and all sorts of Duck Days fun! A little girl in the story is less than enthused by all the ducky antics and games and unfortunately finds herself having a poor attitude through it all. Instead of laughing and playing with her friends and participating in all the exciting family events, she shrugs her eyes and her shoulders and says, “Whatever” when someone asks her to come join them in the festivities.

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I don’t want to spoil all the surprises, but you will find the ending to be rather adorable and would certainly be something I could find myself doing to encourage a child in this situation. I’m sure you would too. My children loved the colorful illustrations, fun-loving storyline and looking for the droopy or happy “star” that follows the main character around in the book to show how her attitude is on that particular page. Great way to make kids aware of how their attitude affects their happiness.

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A big thumbs up from me here at Love2EncourageYou for this “Whatever Wanda” storybook as you know how much I love encouraging others anyway. This story gives children a reason to take a second look at their attitude in anything in life and find a way to look on the bright side of things instead. I hope you find this book to be a huge blessing as you enjoy adding it to your family reading collection.

About the Book:

32 pages

Wanda is in serious need of an attitude adjustment! She doesn’t want to accompany her family to the Rubber Duck Days Festival, and once there, she won’t participate in any of the events or join in with her friends. Soon Wanda receives some helpful advice and learns that:

“Sometimes you have to believe something will be great before it actually is. Being positive is a choice that makes everything better, not to mention, a whole lot more fun!”

About the Author:

Christy Ziglar, financial planner, mother of twins, and niece of legendary motivator and the world’s original optimist, Zig Ziglar, is bringing the same timeless wisdom and ageless advice to an entirely new, younger audience through her Shine Bright Kids picture book series. Christy, her husband, and their twins live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Visit and follow Shine Bright Kids on Facebook and support Christy Ziglar and her wonderful efforts to help kids by offering encouraging lessons through books.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Prize: one winner will receive a copy of this beautiful “Whatever Wanda!” book by Christy Ziglar!

Location: Open to US & Canada

Age: Must be 18 years of age or older

Date: Ends 3/23 at midnight EST.

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