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I home school my kids, highly involved in my church, love to read, drink tea, and design tags.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Treasure of God's Word Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible

What a beautiful book to read!  It was interesting to learn the history of the King James Versions of the Bible and all of the different changes that it went through.
This book includes Bible verses throughout the book to celebrate.  It is divided up by sections and topics.  Each section starts with some background of the King James Version Bible.  There are Bible verses for the topics of God’s Love, God’s Compassion, God’s Righteousness and God’s Strength.  Some of the topics are for us and include Our Salvation, Our Praise and Worship and Our Inheritance.  
The book is leather bound and as simple as the cover of the book is, it is still catching to the eye.  The pages of the book are beautifully detailed and each heading has artistic calligraphy that brings to life the age and authenticity of the King James Bible.
The Treasure of God’s Word is a great gift for anyone who is interested in learning a little history of the King James Bibles or even for those who are fans of the King James versions.  In my opinion, this book should be on a shelf in every Christian home.
Tyndale Publishers has supplied me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

A Pastor Prays for his People by Wendell C. Hawley Book Review

This book is a great book of prayers for Pastors.  I wish I was a pastor after receiving this book because of the variety of prayers that are included.  In the back of the book you can look up some prayers by topics.  There are prayers for Obedience, Deception, Health and different prayers to pray for the church family.
It was written by Wendell C. Hawley who was a pastor and has served in churches most his life.  
These prayers would be great to use for the church, but I think a lot of use can be brought to the book by praying these individually.  
Bible verses are included in the prayers and that makes the prayers more powerful than they are just as spoken words without using the words that are written by the breath of God.
Broken down by months, this book also includes prayers for different holidays and times of the year.  The last chapter also add prayers for weddings, funerals, memorials, church business meetings and more.
I think that this book would be a great gift for any pastor to add to his shelf.  I am going to give my copy to my pastor as a gift.
Tyndale Publishers has supplied me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

And The Winner Is.....

Kristy Meyer from the Man Crew won the DVD giveaway and will receive a certificate in the mail for What's in the Bible? Battle for the Promised Land DVD created by Phil Vischer.  This giveaway was sponsored by Tyndale Books and in now way influenced my decision for the winner.  Thank you for joining the fun!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tyndale House Publishers "What's in the Bible? Battle for the Promised Land" Blog Tour Review and Free Giveaway!!

I am participating in the What's In the Bible?, Battle for the Promised Land blog tour for Tyndale House Publishers.  If you'd like more information than what I will provide below, please click on one of those links above to check it out!
When the kids and I received this in the mail, we were so excited!  I was curious to see it since it is by the creator of Veggie Tales, Phil Vischer, seen below.

The use of puppets in this video is engaging and funny.  Stinky and I did this review together and we let Bubba go ahead and join us. This is a great video to watch as whole family! It answers questions like "Why was it ok for the Israelites to kill the people when they moved into the Promised Land?".  And if there is something that the children don't understand, when you watch it as a family you are right there to explain more fully.  Or if you don't know the answer yourself, research it together!

There was some cute and catchy songs in the DVD.  My favorite was the Historical Books song sung by the pirate. The video to see the song is below:

I had Stinky answer a couple of questions so that she could take part in this review with me.

Q. Did you learn from it?
A. Yes I didn't know there were books called Historical Books.

Q.  Did you find it entertaining?
A.  Yea, some things were funny.

Q.  Would you watch the rest of the movies?
A.  No I wouldn't want to.

Q. Who was your favorite character?
A.  The pirate because he went up in the hot air balloon and sings.  He's also funny.

Now to the fun part of my blog.....and the first ever *GIVE AWAY*!!!!  Would you like to win a certificate to get What's in the Bible: Batter for the promised Land for free?  If you would, read the rules below:

1. I know most people ask you to follow them on this blog or their twitter accounts, but I'm not all about numbers.  But I have to know that you're a real person so you are going to have to follow me publicly so I can check out your blog!  I'll let you have the choice, either follow my blog or my Twitter.  Whatever your choice is don't forget to let me know! I'm gonna check!  My Twitter name is @Daintydecker.

2.  Leave a comment below if you'd like to enter and tell me why you'd like to win this video for your family.  I will choose the winner on Tuesday morning!  Good luck!

Friday, October 8, 2010

October's Illness

Well October seems to be hard for me to blog so far.  On the first when I missed the first day of NaBloPoMo was because of stress and we were gone.  Now I missed yesterday...and I think Wednesday.  How sad.  I was trying so hard.  I guess life just caught up with me.


And now I'm sick which is great.  Just great.  I hate being sick.  And I can't count too much on hubby helping me today because he is sick also.  And we all know how sick men are......
I don't know what will get done as far as school today.  I'm not really worried about it at all though.  Not at all.  We are ahead in History.  In Math both kids have been working in their workbooks without me telling them to. 
So now I am going to sign out.  I just needed to write a quick update about what a loser I am on not making a blog everyday this month.  There's always next month!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The One Year Choose Your Own Ending Devotions by Pioneer Clubs

The One Year Choose Your Own Ending Devotions by Pioneer Clubs was not what I expected it to be.  I was disappointed by the book actually.  The book is supposed to be devotions for kids for each day of the year, which it is.  Then it is called the Choose Your Own Endings and that sounds exciting.  
Here’s the catch, the stories that you can end yourself are very thin stories.  There aren’t enough stories there to catch what is going on to finish the store, in my opinion.  
The book has to be for older kids although, even though there wasn’t an age specified on it.  But my kids did not understand what to do with the stories.
I was also disappointed because the book says that it goes along with a Pioneer Club program.  To get the most out of each devotion it says to use the activity book that goes along with it for the club.  
I wouldn’t recommend this book to many people at all.  If there children were older and I thought maybe they would enjoy it without the other materials and still be able to build off of the stories, I might.

These are my ideas and in no way influenced by Tyndale.  Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

God's Promises for Women of Faith by Thomas Nelson Books

God’s Promises for Women of Faith is a wonderful book for Christian women to have.  This book takes Bible verses for woman and uses them in ways that apply to our daily lives.  There are topics for women who need help with an area in their life or will show them exactly what God expects in certain areas of their life.  
There are topics such as God Helps Women to Grow By....God Comforts Women as They Learn to.... and God Delights in Women Who Are.  These topics work for us women, today.  In our real lives.
This book has been something that I can pick up when I need a quick refresher to uplift my soul.  Or if I am in a hurry in the morning and I don’t have the time to read my Bible chapters then, I can read a few verses from this book in just a few minutes and feel the Lords’ hand guiding me through my day.  
I am curious to read the section that talks about financial problems to see the verses that are there to lead me.  I have not yet read every single Bible verse for all of the topics.  A wonderful book to buy someone as a gift too!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Day #5 No Coffee

I love to just throw random pictures into my blog.  I don't know if there is some rule that your picture has to go with whatever you blog about, but mine don't always. 
Here I am, day #5 without coffee and I've survived.  Who'd a thought that could happen?  I miss it terribly though.  I have been waking up ok without it in the morning, but Teeccino just doesn't cut it for creamy roasted goodness in my morning mug.  We'll see if I keep drinking that in the morning.  I might just drink it in the afternoon.  Dunno what I will drink in the morning then.
After the first 3 days there was no headache, and the 3rd day was an extremely mild one.  I experienced  very mild mood swings.  They were pretty easy.  And no one else in my family suffered from them!  Lucky for them!

I want to take more naps than usual, but that should go away soon.  Hopefully. 
Today we went back to homeschooling after taking a break last week.  It was nice to have a break.  I wanted to get a lot done, but between having cramps and then having to catch up when they were gone, not too much housework actually got done.  But that's ok with me. I am doing the most important things here and that is worshiping my Lord, taking care of and teaching my children and trying to make my hubby happy. 
Tomorrow I think I may have a couple book reviews to do.  We'll see....I may do them tonight.  It depends....

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blogging w/Sick Kids

Bubba woke up this morning w/a small fever still.  Shortly after he was awake and took a drink of something, he puked it up all over my bed/couch.  So I changed the sheets and cleaned him and everything up and he laid back down.  I laid down w/him and he went to sleep.  After he slept for a few hours he felt better.  He has still been a little warm all day, but no more puking.  That is good!
Now Stinky is complaining that her throat hurts, which is how Bubba's started on Friday night.  She usually fares better than Bubba when she is sick so hopefully it will be faster w/her.  Right now they are both drinking chicken broth. 
I have felt achy and tired all day.  I have taken two naps.  I hate to take even one nap, but I just couldn't help it!  Everytime I laid down I wanted to read but I couldn't.  I just fell asleep.  I want to finish this book!  It's a short book and it's taking me forever to get through.
I think I figured out why though.  This book has a study guide included at the end of each chapter.  Well I hate to skip over it, so I try to do it, but it just makes me dread picking up the book.  So instead of torturing myself, I'll just read it like I want and skip over the study guides.  I am only on chapter 4 of 12!  I'm on page 62 out of 204.  *sigh*  It's a great book though!  I just need to sit down and read it.
It is A Busy Woman's Guide to Prayer by Cheri Fuller.  I really enjoy it and find it informational.  I just have to skip the study guides.
I got all of my plans done for school this week.  We are finishing up Egypt and moving on to the Sumerians and the Jewish people.  We're still reading about the Israelites and Moses in our Bible lessons and still reading Charlotte's Web for our read aloud.  Bubba and I are really going to dive into the alphabet this week.
I'm going to cut this short because I am going to read and try to get rid of this awful heart burn that I've got going on.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


I thought I had posted a blog yesterday morning.  It turns out, I didn't.  I must have imagine it.  That means I already didn't make NaBloPoMo for the month of October.  But that doesn't mean I have to stop for the rest of the month either.
Last night we went out to a youth house to watch a concert.  It was an old firehouse and it seemed like it was the hangout for quite a few kids.  My hubby's best friend has a 16 year old son who taught himself to play guitar.  He sings, writes all of the songs and plays rhythm guitar for a band called Shoreline Drive.  They have a deal going with Sony right now.  I am so excited for them!  I just loved watching those energetic boys rocking out last night!
It was the first time in a very long time that my hubby and I were out without the kids.  We considered it date night for us!
I will have the pictures to show off tomorrow, but tonight I have to make this short.  My Bubba is sick and running a fever.  I am tired tired tired and thinking of bed early tonight.  I am going to lay down with my book and probably fall asleep.  I have to teach Sunday school in the morning and also kids' church.  I am going to need my rest.


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