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Monday, January 30, 2012

From Blah to Awe: Shaking Up a Boring Faith - well done!

From Blah to Awe: Shaking Up a Boring Faith
by Jenna Lucado Bishop

This book has been written to have you look at your hunger and thirst levels for God in your every day life. The author also brings up questions so that you can see where you have put a distance between yourself and God. She shows that just maybe you’re bored not with God but bored with HOW you know Him. Because of these questions, she also has included a personal journal of sorts where you can answer the questions as they are asked. Also,there are stories of real-life people and their walk with God and some of the ways they have experienced a closeness to God or re-charged their walk. These stories don’t dominate the book because there is also solid, easy to understand Bible teaching and scriptures.

I really liked the conversational style that the writer used. Though it is written for a
much younger reader; middle to high school to young woman; its a great refreshing read for those of us are older. I’m in my 60’s and wish it had been around when I was a pre-teen. I also like how easy it would be to give to a brand new believer because it is presented in such an easy way to relate to. A great book to give to any of my grand-daughters as they get a little older so that they can understand how precious they are to us and God. Many age groups would benefit from this book!



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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cooking Spray as Candlestick Cleaner

Cooking Spray as Candlestick Cleaner | New Uses for Candles | Real Simple

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Celebrating by candlelight? Spray the inside of a votive holder with a thin coating before dropping in a tea light. After the candle has burned down, the remaining wax will slip out.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Photo: Lazy Monday Puppy. So cute!



Pet Food Direct on Facebook

Kitty Cuddlers


Freekibble on facebook

Snickers Road Trip Commercial


Pretty funny too!

Betty White Snickers Super Bowl Commercial 2010


Love this one!

Sid Roth - It's Supernatural: Dr. Cindy Trimm

Sid Roth - It's Supernatural: Dr. Cindy Trimm

Picture of Commanding Your Morning Book

Big Daddy Weave - Every Time I Breathe (Official Video)

Carrie Underwood - Jesus, Take The Wheel

Third Day - Revelation

Third Day - Lift Up Your Face

Third Day - Cry Out To Jesus

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

There is a Difference

" The difference between people
is not that one has more time than the other.
The difference is whether they use their time wisely."
Adrian Rogers


Monday, January 16, 2012

SONG: This Is Our God - Hillsong -With Subtitles/Lyrics

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This song is addictive!
What a good addiction to have: Worship!
This is our God- on youtube

Oh My! Gizmo is so cute!!


From Facebook posting:
Gizmo is not available for adoption yet but Dee took such an adorable shot of him that I couldn't resist posting it :) He has not been seen by the vet yet and I don't have any info on him.
If your interested you might want  to keep checking their site till he is ready for adotion! 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Narnia- Lion

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Freedom Quote

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States  where men  were free."   President Ronald Reagan

SONG: Don't Write Me off" - from " Music & Lyrics" Movie

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Hugh Grant & Drew Barrymore
Don't write me off on youtube

Crochet: Rail Fence Throw

Rail Fence Throw
Red Heart Yarn- Free Pattern

Friday, January 13, 2012

Almost Home- No Kill Shelter in Michigan

Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter
Almost Home- No Kill Shelter on Facebook
or you can go to: Almost Home

Look who we have here on the FB page:
SKITTLES AND LUKE - THE PHOTO OF THE YEAR! TOO ADORABLE! 
Skittle and Luke must be adopted together. They're best buds!

We know the value of a good friendship. We are looking for someone to adopt this dynamic duo that understands how important it is to keep them together. They looked out for each other when they were strays and were even kept together at the kill shelter that we rescued them from. It would be wrong to separate them now!!! Do you have room in your heart and your home for them? They will reward you with a lifetime of love and entertainment 

The Daily Presence of God- Interview with Carol Arnott



Carol Arnott on youtube

SONG: HOLY, HOLY, HOLY





SONG: I Will Not Be Moved- Natalie Grant

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Natalie Grant on youtube   I Will Not Be Moved

SONG: Love without Limits

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SONG: Safe- by Natalie Grant

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SONG: The Real Me by Natalie Grant

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Very vulnerable song.

SONG: In Better Hands Now

Beautiful picture of Natalie Grant; use link to hear the song.


This song has a whole new meaning to me personally now,
God's doing some new things when it comes to trusting Him.
And yes, my heart is in better hands now!   His.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ballet done to "Turn Your Eyes"





Paradosi ballet company
A Christian Ballet Company

"Resurrection" danced by Selah Warriors

Selah Warriors dancing

Beautiful!
Both the music/words & dancing!

SONG: "Here I Am" Shawn McDonald

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No truer words spoken/sung:
"I cannot do it on my own"
Come & fill this heart of mine!

The whole thing is beautiful including the pictures
that were selected.

SONG: "This Space Between Us" by Shawn McDonald

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Awesome song/prayer.  
The words are so GOOD; a true cry of the heart 
but the music makes it even better!

"The Space Between Us"
I'm still up, and it’s 3 in the morning
I try to sleep but my mind keeps going
Am I awake cause You're trying to speak to me
Lying here with my ears wide open
Can You fix what I know I have broken
There's a hole in my heart where I need You to be
But I'm right here, and You're right there
Will You take this wall I built and tear it down


[Chorus]
And do what You always do
Making the old so new
Taking away the space between us
Filling it up with more of You
You do what You always do
Cause You're my rescue
Taking away the space between us
Taking away the space between me and You

Never really meant to be so distant
Should have known that it made no difference
You were holding my hand when I walked away
And You were there in the middle of the night
You were there when I lost my sight
And You're still holding me today


SONG: Don't Give Up!- Shawn McDonald

Shawn McDonald
A Song of Beautiful Encouragement
Shawn McDonald

SONG: Open Me

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This song was played at out church during Communion.
More like a prayer!

SONG: Open Me- by Shawn McDonald

Shawn McDonald

Monday, January 9, 2012

Surprised by Laughter-The Comic World of C.S. Lewis: Didn’t like it

“ Surprised By Laughter” - “The Comic World of C.S. Lewis” -   .
by Terry Lindvall, PH. D.  



This is a book written about C.S. Lewis as the title tells you; it shows the many people and experiences that  shaped and influenced his humor.  Its a dissection bit by bit of the many types of things that cause us to laugh and to find humor in day to day living.  It shows how C.S. Lewis and his friends then took some of that humor into their writings.  Also, as expected there is a highlighting of his different works where that humor is expressed.

I had high hopes that this book would be more humor than just talking about humor.  Alas, I was to be disappointed!  Once again the Huge size of a book proved to be a warning sign of dry reading ahead.  The Acknowledgments page alone almost made me cry...not from compassion or because of moving words but from an  sense of something being overworked..   Who would I recommend this book to?  A serious student who needs this to complete a project. The facts are there;  the author has done his homework .  I hate to be so brutal to an author; because I recognize this took time and a lot of work;  even a pouring out from the heart but constant pushing was required to read this book.  The best part was the cover picture, which promised much but failed to deliver.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Anatomy of a Knitter





Vogue Knitting

SONG: End of the Beginning


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David Phelps singing 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Sad Truth about......... "teacup dogs/puppies"


Bark Rescue

This is a topic that most assuredly needs to be brought to the attention of perspective puppy buyers.

Let's start out by saying "THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "TEACUP" PUPPY".

With that in mind, let me say this; It seems as though there is a plethora of people who are insistent on buying tiny puppies in the 2 to 4 pound range.  Also commonly referred to as a "Teacup puppy".

The word "Teacup" has been used to merely describe the size of a puppy, meaning it is very small and will probably be under the standard size which is 4 to 7 pounds for the Toy Group, Yorkshire Terrier breed. We cannot imagine anyone wanting anything smaller than that!  Their bones are VERY fragile and can be broken by jumping off of a couch, falling off of a bed, being stepped on or worse.

Many breeders, while tacking a whooping price on a puppy, "claim" to breed so called "teacups" as if they were a breed all their own. Don't be fooled! They are NOT a breed of their own.

If a breeder says they specialize in "teacups" RUN, RUN, RUN for the hills! Most "TEACUP" puppies are in reality, a premature puppy.

Most females are bred on the ninth through the fifteenth day of their heat cycles. Eggs can be fertilized for up to 72 hours after any of these breeding's. Therefore, it is possible to have puppies conceived up to a week or so younger than the puppies first conceived in a litter.  However, when the first puppies conceived are mature and ready to be born, labor starts and all the puppies will be born, no matter when they were fertilized.

Some of the problems that may be encountered are both genetic and congenital in these tiny babies and the list is a long one.

The risk of open fontanels (soft spot from the cranial bone not forming), portosystemic shunts (PSS-
abnormal vessel that allows blood to bypass the liver. As a result the blood is not cleansed by one of the bodies filters: the liver.), hypoglycemia, cardiac problems, collapsing trachea, luxating patellas, Leggs Calves Perthes disease, seizures, hydroencephaly, blindness and digestive problems can be increased in these tiny babies.

Problems such as respiratory problems can remain or worsen throughout their lives. These babies frequently are so fragile that they do not live more than a few years. There have been several tiny Yorkies as adults who still had open fontanels and their owners had to carry nourishment with them all the time. Their vets have felt it unsafe to give a full dose of vaccine so the puppies had to get several injections to be on the safe side.

There is no such thing as a "tea cup" Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Poodle, or any other breed for that matter.  They simply do not exist. "Tea-cup" is just a marketing ploy given by unethical and unscrupulous breeders to drive up the price of their puppies!

So called "Teacups" fetch anything from $1000 to $10,000! This is ridiculous and shameful! There are a lot of chronically, unhealthy puppies because unscrupulous breeders and puppy mills are inbreeding.  Some poor darlings only live for a very, very short time!

They take the little teeny, tiny Yorkies and they breed 2 1/2 pounders with 3 pounders ... well, they’re playing with genetics. You should NEVER breed a female of any breed less than 5 pounds.

PLEASE educate yourselves before buying a tiny puppy whether it is a Yorkie or any other breed.  You could be in for months or years of heartbreak not to mention staggering veterinarian bills!

DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!!  IF YOU WANT A HEALTHY PUPPY, DON'T FALL FOR THE TEACUP ACT!

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Greatest Poverty

Mother Teresa shared great wisdom as she "did" justice on the earth. Here's a quote of hers: "We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. There is a terrible hunger for love. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them."
Go to the link below for the full article about 2012:
Elijah List- Paulette Reed: Windows, Keys and Doors

Paulette Reed