Next year… Thoughts

Have you thought about the fact that this year is almost over? Isn’t that hard to believe? I can hardly realize the fact that I have been blogging for almost four years. It’s just baffling to me that it has been that long, but then I guess I do have to realize that my daughter is 16 months old and I was blogging long before ever even knowing I was pregnant. Wow. Next year I am going to try to do things a little differently. I doubt I’ll host the Christian Fiction Christmas Reading Challenge, it’s a great idea, but I just do not seem to have the marketing skills to get people involved. I will continue the Christian Historical Fiction Community at Creative Madness Mama including the CHF Reading Challenge, and hopefully it will be more organized and have more input too… The more people who get involved the. . .

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Emily of Deep Valley {Preview}

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Emily of Deep Valley Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Reprint edition (October 12, 2010) by Mitali Perkins ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A word from Mitali: Who In The World Is Mitali Perkins? That’s a good question. I’ve been trying to figure it out myself, spending most of my life crossing borders. I was born Mitali Bose in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, and always tried to live up to my name—which means “friendly” in the Bangla language. I had to! Because my family moved so much, it was the only way I could make new friends. By the time I was 11, I’d lived in Ghana, Cameroon, London, New York and Mexico before settling in California just in time for middle school. Yep, I was the new kid again, in seventh grade, the year everybody barely makes it through. My biggest lifeline during those early. . .

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Zondervan (5+ titles) Sophie’s Secret[NOOKbook] by: Nancy N. Rue When some of Sophie’s relatives come to town for Thanksgiving and create a whirlwind of sightseeing, including nearby Jamestown, Sophie sees an archeological excavation in progress and pictures herself as a female Indiana Jones. ‘Excellent for Homeschool Use’ Barnes & Noble NOOKbook Devices: Sony Reader, Nook, PC, Mac, Linux Format: Adobe Digital Editions ePub (Secure) The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger by Lee Strobel By focusing on the ‘hows’ and whys’ of Christmas, this warm yet journalistic work will help believers reaffirm their faith while guiding seekers as they pursue solid answers about this miraculous occurrence. With material from The Case for Christ as well as new ideas from author Lee Strobel, this audio download is designed to be a tool to share with others who want to understand what happened at. . .

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Christian Historical Fiction Midweek Markdowns $2.99-4.99!

You cannot beat these prices at ChristianBook.com! A Prairie Romance Collection By Barbour PublishingExpanding western borders, taming the land, and finding a place in which to live and love defines the pioneer heart. Within this unique collection are twelve complete stories of romance on the American Great Plains penned by twelve different multi-published authors. Readers will enjoy history relived through the pioneers’ adventures, heartaches, challenges, victories, and romances. There are stories from town as well as settings miles from the next neighbor, about immigrants and orphans, and during planting to time of harvest. Readers are sure to have more than one favorite to warm their hearts and encourage their faith. The Falcon and the Sparrow By MaryLu Tyndall / Barbour PublishingWhen Dominique Dawson is forced to betray England or never see her brother again, she takes a position as governess for an admiral’s son in order to gather intelligence for. . .

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Midweek Markdowns! $2.99-4.99

You cannot beat these prices at ChristianBook.com! A Prairie Romance Collection By Barbour Publishing Expanding western borders, taming the land, and finding a place in which to live and love defines the pioneer heart. Within this unique collection are twelve complete stories of romance on the American Great Plains penned by twelve different multi-published authors. Readers will enjoy history relived through the pioneers’ adventures, heartaches, challenges, victories, and romances. There are stories from town as well as settings miles from the next neighbor, about immigrants and orphans, and during planting to time of harvest. Readers are sure to have more than one favorite to warm their hearts and encourage their faith. The Falcon and the Sparrow By MaryLu Tyndall / Barbour Publishing When Dominique Dawson is forced to betray England or never see her brother again, she takes a position as governess for an admiral’s son in order to gather. . .

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A Time to Love in stores today!

Brand new from Abingdon Press in stores today is A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron, the first novel in the Quilts of Lancaster County series. War correspondent Jennie King thinks she’s just a temporary guest in her grandmother’s Amish community while she recuperates from the devastating injuries sustained in a car bomb attack that changed her world. But when she meets Matthew Bontrager, the man she had a crush on as a teenager, she wonders if God has a new plan for her. Barbara Cameron is the author of 21 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies (HBO-Cinemax), and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. When a relative took her to visit the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she felt led to write about the spiritual values and simple joys she witnessed there. She attends a Methodist church near Edgewater, a small. . .

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Pause for Power 365 Day Journey from Dr. Warren Wiersbe

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: Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe and the book: Pause for Power A 365 Day Journey in the Scriptures David C. Cook; 2 edition (November 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review. . .

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Cyber Monday Deals and Coupon Codes

Cyber Monday is now Live on CurrClick.com! Visit us now through November 30th and get 20 TOTALLY FREE homeschool resources. Then do a little shopping (AND GIVING) at our Season of Giving Benefit Sale, where you’ll get up to 70% off AND 5% of your purchases will be donated to World Vision. Click here to get started! Did we say 20 freebies? We meant 22! Visit us on Facebook and find 2, 100% OFF coupon codes for a Christmas-themed, 21st freebie, and a Holiday Crafts, 22nd freebie. Happy Cyber Monday, Everyone! Leah, Amy and Staley Shop Diaper Junction to save $5 off your first $50 order – Use coupon AFL550 – Some restrictions apply. Last day to save 15-40% off your favorite cloth diapering producrts! Cyber Monday Sales & Specials Take 15% off Bummis Swimmi Take 15% off Bummis Fabulous Wet Bag Take 20% off Knickernappies Take 20% off Kissaluvs. . .

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Mary Engelbreit’s Fairy Tales

With twelve beloved stories meant for reading aloud and more than one hundred glorious illustrations, Mary Engelbreit’s Fairy Tales is destined to become a family favorite!

Every turn of the page brings fresh delight as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, the Little Mermaid, and others come to life as only Mary Engelbreit could have imagined them.

Images of Rapunzel alone in her tower, Cinderella’s pumpkin becoming a golden carriage, and Thumbelina’s search for a home are unforgettable.

Richly sparkling art in splendid colors, warm humor, and all of the charm found in Mary Engelbreit’s Fairy Tales make it a treasure with immediate appeal and long-lasting value. You’ll want to share it with those you love.

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The Voyage of Promise in stores today!

She is safe, and she is free … but she is still alone. Slavers burst into Grace Winslow’s life with guns blazing and tear her family apart forever. She watches in anguish as her husband is led in chains aboard a tightly packed slave ship bound for America. An old enemy has a more sinister plan for Grace and prepares her for a different kind of servitude in London. But Grace will not be enslaved. And she will not give up on the man she loves. In her determination to be reunited with her husband, she finds God reaching out to her. Read Chapter One

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The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher: A Review

Sales of Amish fiction continue to soar. The apparent simplicity of the Amish lifestyle is a welcome escape from our uncertain times. A new author in this genre is Suzanne Woods Fisher. The Waiting is her second in a series called Lancaster County Secrets. The Waiting is actually a prequel to her first book, The Choice, which she wrote secretly on an antiquated computer. Her interest in the Anabaptist faith stems from her grandfather who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church. This inspirational fiction novel is set during the 1960s in the Amish community of Lancaster County, PA. The country is embroiled in the Vietnam War. This courageous book, set apart from mainstream Amish fiction, steps away from emphasizing the simplistic, insular lifestyle of the Amish. In The Waiting, we are confronted with prejudice, vandalism and mental illness. Women have a voice. Outsiders enter the community. . .

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In His Image: Devotional Bible, NLT {Review}

The In His Image Devotional Bible will help you know God more deeply as you discover His attributes and character throughout Scripture. You will become more like Christ as you practice directed, prayerful reading of God’s Word. Experience greater peace facing life’s challenges as you learn to see God fully.

The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT’s scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That’s why we call it “The Truth Made Clear.”

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My Thanksgiving Prayer by Crystal Bowman

This book is focused around the tradition of thanksgiving, and features a young child offering praise and thanks for small and big things in her life.

Oversized die-cut format with a great value price. My Thanksgiving Prayer—This book features a child thanking and praising God for the big and small joys of life. Children will delight in the colorful pictures and catchy rhyme. And they’ll love the oversized board book.

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Black Friday Deals!

Diaper Junction‘s Thanksgiveaway Weekends Sale Event Starts Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 12:01 am EST! Don’t miss it! This is the time to save! Get free shipping on all orders of $25 or more when you buy cloth diapers or accessories, AND if you spend $75 or more, you’ll receive a FREE Diaper Accessory Gift Pack worth $28.95! Act fast as quantities are limited and offer ends when we run out. Thursday – Monday Sales & Specials Take 15% off Bummis Swimmi Take 15% off Bummis Fabulous Wet Bag Take 20% off Knickernappies Take 20% off Kissaluvs Take 20% off Bum Essentials diapers Take 20% off Katydids diapers Take 15% off* Rumparooz Take 15% off Thirsties products Take 15% off* Happy Heinys Take 15% off Planet Wise Take 15% off Imse Vimse Take 20% off* Diaper Rite *Percentage off regular retail prices. Diaper packages and further quantity discounts excluded. Buy. . .

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Cross Stitch

Last year was the last time I finished a cross stitch project (well there are these bibs that are complete except for some outlines, but AppleBlossom is too far beyond using them – wouldn’t use them for food so much as for a drooling baby). The quilt was for my niece, SisterL’s #5. Now I am making a Baby Hugs Bunny & Bear matching sampler for my new nephew, SisterL’s #6. I’m also going to start a different one soon for my brother’s son (four months younger that AppleBlossom). And just started today, I’m going to make a birth sampler for my AppleBlossom. (I’ll come back to the boys…) this one just arrived in the mail. It could not be more appropriate or perfect. So how about it do you want to keep track of my journey with status photos?

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