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I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

14 Oct

i’m in love with a church girl :: coming soon!

I admit it. I’ve never read, heard, or seen any previews about this movie. But now that I have? I’m in Love with a Church Girl looks like a must-see and I can’t wait!! {opens Oct. 18}

This video is from the actors and a message of what the film is about. Here are a few of their quotes:

“God loves us regardless of what we’ve done.”
“A person’s past, doesn’t have to control their future.”
“This movie is about the power of God in a man’s life.”
“Come as you are, and I’ll send you out with a new outlook on life, a new found spirit, and a new found hope.”

synopsis

Cars. Good looks. Mansions. Money. Women. Miles Montego has it all. Including a past. He was king of the streets as a high-level drug trafficker, and although he has tried to move on, the DEA isn’t convinced. Miles is still rolling with his old friends and colleagues, and the feds are certain he has not fully retired from his criminal past. When Miles meets Vanessa Leon, a woman who is different than every other woman he’s met, he is drawn to her beauty and her faith. She is a “church girl” in every sense of the word. Increasingly, he is torn between a life that he knows and a love that he feels. As Vanessa experiences his lavish lifestyle, mobster-type friends, gun play, and encounters with past women, Vanessa must reconcile her faith in God and her growing love for Miles. Both are tested to their last ounce of faith and strength in God and each other. God continues to chip away at Miles through struggles from his past, having to live up to his reputation, feelings of unworthiness, the death of his mother, federal charges, his friends being indicted, the strain on his relationship with Vanessa, almost losing her in a near-fatal car accident, and finally the spiritual breakdown that brings him on his knees to face God one-on-one.

I’M IN LOVE WITH A CHURCH GIRL is a powerful, inspiring story of a love between a man and a woman, a gift of second chances, and a family at home and in church that never stops praying and believing.

date night anyone?!


Posted in movie, resources, review


30 Sep

bundle of the week :: kids in the kitchen

Bundle #40: Kids in the Kitchen

Get your kids in the kitchen with this great collection of cookbooks for kids. With easy-to-follow recipes, guidelines and schedules for teaching kitchen skills, and encouragement that your investment will pay off, this bundle will help you discover the fun of cooking with kids while teaching them important skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

This week only, get all five of these ebooks for more than 85% off:

Cooking 101 for Kids by Lynn at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
Teaching your kids to cook will help them save money as adults and provide a foundation of healthy eating habits. In Cooking 101 for Kids, Lynn covers the basics of measurements, tools, common ingredients, and how to follow a recipe before delving into recipes for breakfast, snacks, appetizers, side dishes, desserts and treats. With practical tips and insight into the “why” of it all, this ebook will help you teach your children to be confident and capable in the kitchen.

Real Food Kids: In the Kitchen from GNOWFGLINS
Discover the philosophy that “everyone eats, everyone cooks” so you can teach joyful, willing, and good workers in the kitchen — for today and the future. GNOWFGLINS’ Real Food Kids: In the Kitchen offers fun and simple lessons and helpful, you-can-start-implementing-today strategies. Kitchen time is easy, fun, and rewarding when everyone pitches in, and this content-packed ebook includes all 19 lessons from the Real Food Kids ecourse, printable worksheets, schedules for teaching various skills, ideas for involving even the youngest children and tons of nutritious recipes!

Cupcakes! 12 Months of Happiness by Liz Latham
Cupcakes! 12 Months of Happiness offers 12 cupcake ideas, one for each month of the year. These are perfect for sharing with friends and family, a great way to spend an afternoon with your kids, and a fun and festive way to celebrate the special days throughout the year. Each one is sure to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike!

Adventures with Kids! In the Kitchen by Charra Shopp
In Adventures with Kids! In the Kitchen, Chara encourages and teaches you when, how and why to bring your kids into the kitchen. You’ll learn the benefits of having your kids in the kitchen, real food kitchen skills such as soaking, sprouting, culturing and more, and the step-by-step process for teaching these skills. Whether you are a gourmet cook or just learning yourself, you’ll find practical ideas and suggestions for how to get your kids cooking, culturing, cleaning and celebrating their time in the kitchen!

Teaching Your Kids to Cook by Laura Coppinger
Teaching Your Kids to Cook is written for parents who want to help their children learn their way around the kitchen. Filled with instructions, tips, activities, printables and over 45 simple, kid friendly recipes, this ebook offers many opportunities to make messes together and get chocolate in your hair. All of the recipes Laura’s included are made from wholesome, easy-to-attain ingredients, making this the perfect introduction to cooking for families with young children.

The Blogging bundle is only available through 8am EST on Monday, 9/30. Get yours today!


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23 Sep

bundle of the week :: blogging

Bundle #39: Blogging Are you ready to take your blog to the next level? With printables to help you set goals and plan for the future, creative ideas for making money with your blog, ways to manage your time when balancing work and home, writing tips and a guide to hiring blog help, this collection offers you a unique set of tools and resources to do just that!

This week only, get all five of these ebooks for more than 85% off:

The Blog Planning Kit from HowTheyBlog.com
The Blog Planning Kit walks you through establishing where you want to go, how you want to get there, and what activities can help you get on the right track right away. The kit includes useful forms to keep track of post ideas, finances, and stats, but it’s not just a way to get your blog organized; it’s an entire system that will connect your blog dreams with your blog activities today!

Beyond the Basics: 30 Tips for Better Writing by Sandra Peoples
As a writer, you probably know the basics of good grammar. You are good with words and have solid writing skills. But learning more about the technical side of writing can help you be an even better writer! In this short ebook, Sandra addresses thirty of the most common mistakes writers are making, including which rules you should always follow and which ones allow for style exceptions, to help you improve your craft.

A Work at Home Mom’s Ultimate Guide to Building a Business, Blog & Brand by Lisa Marcia
A Work at Home Mom’s Ultimate Guide to Building a Business, Blog & Brand is packed full of resources mom entrepreneurs use daily, including tricks of the trade, questions to ask your designer, money-saving tips, and lots of DIY resources to get your started! Written by fellow work-at-home mom Lisa Marcia, this ebook will help you start your business, build a blog, and create a kick-butt brand with blog tips, design tools, branding principles, tips for outsourcing, and other income opportunities to consider.

Hire Blog Help by Jeannett Gibson
In Hire Blog Help, Jeannett answers anything and everything you ever wanted to know about hiring help. You’ll find words of wisdom from some of the most successful women in the blogosphere, advice for what to look for in the perfect candidate and why those traits are important, and honest and practical information. Discover why you should consider hiring help for your blog, what you should outsource, and how to go about finding the right person.

Make Money From Your Blogging in New Ways by Angela England
Learn the tried-and-true ways that Angela has increased her income without duplicating the work she’s already doing. She shows you how to use things you’ve already written or researched to create ebooks, sell to print magazines and write for various websites so that you can maximize your time and income potential and earn more without starting from scratch!

The Blogging bundle is only available through 8am EST on Monday, 9/30. Get yours today!


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19 Aug

bundle of the week :: christian marriage

Bundle #34: Christian Marriage

Spice up your love life — in the bedroom and out — with this week’s ebook bundle, which includes 5 faith-based ebooks for married couples. With ideas for rekindling romance, being the best spouse you can be and improving your sex life, this collection is a fun way to rediscover the spark and prioritize romance in the midst of your busy lives.

Get all five of these ebooks for more than 65% off this week only!

The Wife Life by Marla Taviano
Is married life a little different than you thought it would be–or maybe a lot different? Do you wonder if something is wrong, if other people feel the same way about their marriages? Are you sometimes intimidated by wives who seem to have it all together? Marla has been there, and she knows what it’s like to adjust from unrealistic expectations to real life. In The Wife Life she offers hope and encouragement — with her trademark humor and the sensitivity of someone who’s been in your shoes.

31 Days to Great Sex by Sheila Wray Gregoire
In 31 Days to Great Sex, Sheila takes you step by step through the process of building a fun and intimate sex life. It doesn’t only focus on the mechanics of sex — though there are certainly exercises that will give you tons of fireworks — but also focuses on building friendship, experiencing real intimacy, and learning to have fun again.

Rekindling Romance Kit by Jason & Jami Balmet
Romance is a big part of marriage, and can be a very enjoyable part at that. But without care it can wither and perhaps even die, relegated to anniversaries and Hallmark holidays. In Rekindling Romance, Jason and Jamie have created the perfect romance kit, with 7 inexpensive date ideas and more than 30 pages of printables to help you reignite the spark!

The Irresistible Husband by Jason Gratehouse
The Irresistible Husband was written to help every husband live up to his potential to be irresistible to his wife. This book is simple, practical and easy-to-read, and the principles within will help you have the marriage that you and your wife have always dreamed of. If your marriage has reached a plateau, or is even in a state of decline, this book could be the spark to rekindle the flame.

Christian Woman’s Guide to Romance on a Budget by Rhonda White
Is your marriage in a rut? Take action with these fun date ideas that won’t break the bank. This is a quick, Christian-based ebook that includes Scripture from God’s Word for your marriage plus tips for a healthy relationship and 33 date ideas to help you rediscover the romance!

The Christian Marriage bundle is only available through 8am EST on Monday, 8/26. Get yours today!


Posted in marriage, resources


12 Aug

bundle of the week :: gluten & grain free

Bundle #33: Gluten- & Grain-Free

Whether you missed the first Gluten- & Grain-Free bundle of ebooks or you’re looking for more books to add to your collection, this week’s bundle offers even more tips for a gluten-free kitchen as well as almost 200 recipes for every meal of the day. It’s sure to provide inspiration and delicious meals for your family! Get all five of these ebooks for almost 90% off this week only.

The Gluten-Free Baking Mix Cookbook from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventure
Gluten free food is also often thought to be time consuming and expensive to make, but it can be quick, easy, and inexpensive, especially if you already have a mix made up and ready to use just like the big yellow box from your local grocer. In The Gluten-Free Baking Mix Cookbook, Lynn shares her all-purpose baking mix recipe plus more than 50 recipes for every meal, making this a must-have for any gluten-free kitchen!

Baking with Coconut Flour by Starlene Stewart
Baking with Coconut Flour is not a recipe book but an instructional guide that will answer your questions about baking with coconut flour. Starlene shows you how to successfully reproduce other people’s recipes, how to work with coconut flour, how to adapt your favorite family recipes, how to troubleshoot your flops, where to find coconut flour and more. She even includes a handy worksheet to help you convert recipes!

Awaken: 30+ Egg Free and Grain Free Breakfasts by Karen Sorenson
In Awaken: 30+ Egg Free and Grain Free Breakfasts, Karen offers 30 delicious breakfast recipes that are egg- and grain-free with step-by-step instructions and photos as well as tips for stocking a gluten-free pantry, egg and sweetener substitution charts, and nutritional information estimates.

Afternoon Tea by Suzanne Perazzini
In Afternoon Tea, Suzanne offers a variety of delicious recipes to accompany your afternoon tea time (or any time you’re craving a sweet treat!). In addition to more than 45 grain-, gluten-, dairy-, nut- and sugar-free treats, you’ll also find her collection of base recipes, information about various ingredients and full-color photos to accompany each recipe.

Grain-Free Meal Plans: Summer {2 Weeks} by Cara Faus
Cara’s known for her grain-free meal plans, and this collection includes recipes for 3 meals a day, 7 days a week for two full weeks plus grocery lists, prep instructions, indexes, and more to take the headache out of meal planning for your family.

The Gluten-& Grain-Free bundle is only available through 8am EST on Monday, 8/19. Get yours today!


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