True Courage by Steve Farrar {Preview}

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: Steve Farrar and the book: True Courage David C. Cook; New edition (April 1, 2011) ***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Steve Farrar is the founder and. . .

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In Grandma’s Attic.. Series by Arleta Richardson {Preview}

Remember when you were a child, when the entire world was new, and the smallest object a thing of wonder? Arleta Richardson remembered: the funny wearable wire contraption hidden in the dusty attic, the century-old schoolchild’s slate that belonged to Grandma, an ancient trunk filled with quilt pieces—each with its own special story—and the button basket, a miracle of mysteries. But best of all she remembered her remarkable grandmother who made magic of all she touched, bringing the past alive as only a born storyteller could.

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The Dawn of a Dream by Ann Shorey (Home in Beldon Grove 3)

Her dream is within her grasp–but can she leave her past behind?

Luellen O’Connell is stunned when her husband of just one month tells her he is leaving–and his reason devastates her. Deeply wounded by his betrayal, Luellen decides to follow her dream to become a teacher, a desire she had set aside when she married. But can she truly hide her past? Or will it destroy her ambitions forever?

A moving story of tenacity and perseverance, The Dawn of a Dream will inspire you to discover and follow your own dreams.

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What are you doing on Earth Day?

[iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/zrgyjcXuYxA 640 390]   If all goes according to plan I’ll be at Shelby Farms with Cloth Diaper Memphis participating in the Great Diaper Change. —> Saturday, April 23rd, 2011! For more details, or to find an event in your area… check out http://greatclothdiaperchange.com/   The Great Cloth Diaper Change- Memphis: Schedule Registration opens around 10:30am -check in -hand out swag bags -buy raffle tickets -donate diapers for Cloth Diaper Foundation Enter gates by 11:20am Change at 11:30am Raffle immediately following change Family Picnic Noonish Diaper Swap after picnic Free time? -face painting -coloring pages ** Please bring a blanket for diaper change ** Pack a lunch and stay for the family picnic **Bring your destash diaper. You can swag with other mamas or donate to families in need ** Bring cash for the raffle! Great prizes!! All proceeds go to cover this event and donated to The Real. . .

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Rivise Us Again by Frank Viola {Preview}

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:   Frank Viola   and the book:   Rivise Us Again David C. Cook; New edition (April 1, 2011) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Frank. . .

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Infinite Space, Infinite God II, edited by Karina and Robert Fabian {Preview}

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 editors are: Karina and Robert Fabian and the book: Infinite Space, Infinite God II Paladin Timeless Books (November 15, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karina Fabian for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE EDITORS: Karina and Robert Fabian are hard-core sci-fi geeks and faithful. . .

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That’s When I Talk to God by Dan and Ali Morrow and Illustrated by Cory Godbey

As a little girl says her bedtime prayers, her mother asks a simple question that sparks a powerful discovery: “You know we can pray to him any time we want to, right?” With that, the little girl suddenly finds things to talk to God about everywhere–in her garden, in a friend’s backyard, and on the soccer field. The girl’s prayer life will never be the same. In That’s When I Talk to God, Dan and Ali Morrow, authors of That’s Where God Is, create a sweet story that deepens the prayer lives of children four to eight. This charmingly illustrated tale steps beyond explaining prayer and models constant communication with God. This book offers a perfect addition to any home, children’s minstry, or Christian school library.

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That’s What I Am – NEW FILM starring Ed Harris – In Theaters 4/29

Set in the mid-sixties, That’s What I Am is a both a nostalgic look back to a simpler era, as well as a piercing reflection of issues that still shape contemporary society. With a powerful performance from Oscar® nominee Ed Harris, breakout performances from Chase Ellison and Alexander Walters, and the feature film debut of WWE superstar Randy Orton, this is a film that will surely appeal to audiences of all ages. Coming off its official entry at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, That’s What I Am will be released in select theaters on April 29th! Set in California against the backdrop of the mid-sixties, That’s What I Am is a coming-of-age story that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of suffering overwhelming ridicule. . .

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Refreshment in Refuge by Gina Burgess {Preview}

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: Gina Burgess and the book: Refreshment in Refuge WestBow Press A Division of Thomas Nelson (February 21, 2011) ***Special thanks to Gina Burgess for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gina studied journalism in college, took a detour to raise. . .

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So excited about panties!

Ridiculous I know. Yes, you read that subject line correctly. I could not be more excited about the packages in the mail today. Well yesterday there was Deep Trouble by Mary Connealy and I’ve already dived in. Today there is To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer – what a gorgeous cover! And then to top of my morning (toddler-less in case you missed the last post…) AppleBlossom’s first pairs of training pants arrived in the mail! I’m so ridiculously excited about these. SisterL told me about them, and before I had no clue. When I started doing the research for training pants there were of course the Gerber ones that you can buy anywhere local, yet apparently not online… and then I looked into the cloth diapering world of suggestions. One would think with as much thought goes into diapering your baby’s bum before training pants that there would. . .

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Diagnosis Death, by Richard L. Mabry, MD {Preview}

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: Richard L. Mabry, MD and the book: Diagnosis Death Abingdon Press (April 2011) ***Special thanks to Julie A. Dowd, Marketing Manager, The United Methodist Publishing House for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Richard L. Mabry, MD, is a retired. . .

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Newborn Diapers

In January last year (2010) I wrote a post about newborn diapers (that I knew of at the time) and since then many more designs are available. But for starters here’s a refresher… and then at the bottom of the post – new excitement! So these are my thoughts from several months ago that I shared with Kim Graham-Nye, co-owner of gDiapers that now I get to share with you with a couple edits to make it current (September 11th, 2009): LOOK @ that itty bitty jaundiced AppleBlossom! Off the top of my head, I can tell you that the Tiny g’s have been my husband’s favorite diaper so far out of everything that we used. In his (I forgot how this diaper works) moments he sometimes even fastened it in front instead of back, and he thought it fit better that way. We are both absolutely in love with. . .

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