Truth and Dare Devotional by Ann-Margret Hovespian

Truth and Dare: Are you ready for more—more excitement, more adventure, more fun? Yeah? Then take the dare! Dare to discover the secrets to a life that sparkles for God. You’ve got what it takes to make an impact on the world. This devotional just for you is filled with powerful wisdom on everything from godly friendship and serving others to getting along with your parents and worshipping God. It’s advice for real life from the greatest best friend of all: your heavenly Father.

Each day you’ll read a short Bible passage and discover some awesome truths. Then you’ll be dared to live it out with exciting challenges that can change your life. And fun quizzes keep it all real. It’s your time to shine as a girl who knows what it means to live a fierce and fearless life of faith.

So,will you take the dare?

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Adventure Moving Like a Strong Current

The Doctor’s Lady by Jody Hedlund Published September 1, 2011 Bethany House Publishers Adventure Moving Like a Strong Current Can you imagine wanting to minister to the west coast Native Americans so badly that you would marry a man you hardly knew and make a torturous seven-month journey from New York to Oregon? In 1836, Priscilla White and Ernest Eli wed merely to meet the requirements of their mission board. A precarious trip by sleigh, riverboat and overland covered wagon to build a mission clinic for the Nez Perce test their endurance. Unprepared for the challenges ahead, they face illness, deprivation, hostile tribes, and uncertainty. Not willing to be underestimated, Priscilla is bent on disproving Eli’s belief that she is weak because of her slim figure and beauty. Tension between Eli and Priscilla is aptly set up early on. We are immediately drawn into their relationship. We wonder if these. . .

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Song of the Stars LIVE

New York Times Bestselling Author Sally Lloyd-Jones Invites Fans to Her Exclusive Song of the Stars LIVE Christmas Party on December 8th via   Fans of New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones will have an added treat this holiday season when she hosts a warm and festive LIVE online Christmas Party on December 8th! From 6 p.m.-7 p.m. EST, visitors will be able to tune in at for Lloyd-Jones’s live reading of her critically-acclaimed holiday children’s book, SONG OF THE STARS: A Christmas Story (Zonderkidz; 15.99). The festivities will continue with a Q&A with the author, exciting prize giveaways, and special musical guest appearances from Ellie Holcomb, Arthur Alligood, Eric Peters, Jason Gray, Ben Shive, and more! In the book, which Publishers Weekly hails as “a fresh, circle-of-life takeon the Christmas Story,” Lloyd-Jones takes young readers on an alluring, awe-inspiring journey as she gently retells the story. . .

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Yael Meyer Music {GIVEAWAY!}

Kings of Convenience might as well have started a sonic revolution by coining the term “quiet is the new loud”. In a few words, this might be a good way to describe the music of rising indie pop star Yael Meyer.

Yael Meyer crafts unpretentious songs of incredible complexity. Compared to artists such as Jose Gonzalez, Jack Johnson, Feist and Death Cab For Cutie, her new album “Everything Will Be Alright” will be out November 15, 2011 on her own label Kli Records.

Born in Santiago de Chile, Meyer was drawn to performance and creative arts at an early age. Her parents, strongly believing that musical education was important, enrolled her in a classical music conservatory at the age of 5 where she studied piano for three years. She continued her lessons with private tutors until age 13 when she picked up the guitar. She then realized that her true calling as a musician, singer and songwriter could be better fulfilled with an instrument she could take along with her to pajama parties, camping trips…anywhere her close circle of friends could gather and she could play.

At age 18, Meyer set her sights on Berklee College of Music in Boston, and won a scholarship to attend, completing her studies in just 3 ½ years. It was there that she wrote, produced and recorded her debut album Common Ground, a blend of indie folk and lounge electronica which became a smash hit in her home country. It was hailed as one of the top 50 albums of the year by Rolling Stone Chile, and jump-started a career that would include tours of the U.S, Europe and South America.

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Triple Dog Dare Devotional by Jeremy V. Jones

Boys want action. They don’t want to sit around and talk—that’s for grown-ups and girls. They engage life and relationships by doing something: skateboarding, playing games or re-creating favorite movie scenes. So why should faith be any different? That’s why Jeremy V. Jones created Triple Dog Dare: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Boys—to provide the action boys need in order to grow their faith.

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BabyLegs Cyber Monday Sale!

Here are the Cyber Monday Details: What: Cyber Monday Sale Sale:  BabyLegs is doing Cyber Packs again this year! We’ll have SuperSoft (always a fave),       newborn, classics, and more! When: Monday November 28, 2011 at 12:01am EST Where: Advance Sale: Facebook Fans get the sale on Friday, November 25th and BabyLegs VIP get it on November 24th! Become a fan: Become a VIP:  VIP’s also get FREE shipping on Cyber Packs!

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Lost Melody by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith {Preview}

The beautiful piano sitting in the corner of Jill King’s apartment begs to be played. For over a year, it has sat untouched, ever since a terrible accident shattered Jill’s ambition of becoming a concert pianist. The ragged scar on her left hand is a cruel and constant reminder of the death of her dream. But another dream is about to come to life—an unexpected, horrifying dream that will present Jill with a responsibility she never wanted. And choices she never wanted to make. Hundreds of lives depend on Jill’s willingness to warn her small, oceanside town in Nova Scotia of a nameless, looming disaster. But doing so could cost Jill her reputation, jeopardize the political career of the man she loves, and ruin their plans for a future together. The fate of an entire community hangs in the balance as Jill wrestles with the cost of heeding one still, small voice.

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There’s Just Something About a Boy {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: Jenny Lee Sulpizio Illustrated by Peg Lozier and the book: There’s Just Something About a Boy Isaac Publishing, Inc. (September 23, 2011) ***Special thanks to Jenny Lee Sulpizio for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jenny Lee Sulpizio, M.S. is. . .

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The joy of giving this holiday season!

With holiday spirit coming to mind soon, I wanted let you know about a great way you can give back and teach kids about the joy of giving! Through VeggieTales you can make the message of “The Little Drummer Boy” come alive this year with life-changing gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalog. Just like the drummer boy who gave a gift to the newborn King, you too can experience the joy of giving a gift that helps children living in poverty all around the world. Donations simply range anywhere from $20 for giving the gift of art and music, up to $100 for giving a goat and 2 chickens to help nourish hungry children with milk, cheese and eggs. Below is a link to the catalog to see more details on how you can help. Gift Catalog:

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Christian Fiction Book Club Book December Book Selection: She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell

Like I said, I want to be more party of a community in my blogging. So here’s another thing I’ve often observed from the sidelines, but not quite participated in. The Christian Fiction Book Club. Each month different people from around the blogiverse have the opportunity to host and post about a certain title that has caught their eye. This month is hosted at one of my favorite friendly blogger’s places, Renee at Black ‘n Gold Girls Book Spot on December 17th. She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell!!!!! During New York City’s Gilded Age… The game is played amid banquets and balls. The prize is a lifetime of wealth and privilege. The rules will test friendships and the desires of a young woman’s heart. Clara Carter is the social season’s brightest star… but at what cost? For a young society woman seeking a favorable marriage, so much depends on. . .

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2nd in a Series 2011 Challenge

Again as I said for the 1st in a Series Challenge… I am not really sure what happened, but at the beginning of this year I missed out on signing up for challenges, and I have to admit that I have missed them this year. As well as the community that comes with the participation. I guess it was because I was in the first trimester of pregnancy with OrangeBlossom. Either way, I am completely late, but willing to participate now… Guidelines for the 2nds Challenge 2011   1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. If you’re not a blogger, leave your information in the comments. 2. There are four levels to choose from in this challenge: Just a spoonful – Read 3 books that are 2nd in a series or the second time you’ve read the author. A few more bites – Read 6 books. . .

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