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September 1, 2015

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Book Review: Divine Applause by Jeff Anderson


I chose to review Divine Applause by Jeff Anderson first and foremost, because it made me think: are we 'performing' in life for people, ourselves or God?

I used to do everything I ever attempted or accomplished for people's acknowledgement. Once I found God, or He became very apparent in my life, I do all for Him. I slip now and then, but for the most part, I do all I do, no matter how big or small, for an audience of One - it helps to know other's acknowledge all I do, but hey, if they don't, I'm OK with that.

The second reason I chose this book to review was because of the encouraging words from well-known people that have read it and enjoyed it as well - Tony Evans, Tom Ziglar and Doug Bender to name a few.

I can only tell you that this book helped me remember how my walk with God had always been and needs to remain at the forefront of my life.  It's just normal and natural for me now, but I would walk and talk with my best friend - visible or not, He WAS there. He'd make me smile, He'd soften my hardness, He'd show me answers I desperately needed and He would even just listen when I only needed to vent.

Visible or invisible, does it really matter when you know that you know that you know, He is right there with you, even when He's silent. Do you need someone to acknowledge you? Yeah...I used to as well, I know that empty feeling. But this book is a great book that shows you, you really only need an audience of One. This book helps you see God in the visible. It also helps you to open your heart, your mind, your eyes - He is all around you, you just gotta look sometimes, but He is there.

Personally, whenever I see a white butterfly is when I sense His presence more. I don't know what the deal is with white butterflies, but when they aren't there and I am troubled, I feel as though I am in an open field, left to figure things on my own, which makes me feel even worse. But...you get one of those little things appearing and I start to smile :) Oh the actual butterfly has nothing to do with anything except that's just how I 'programmed' myself to physically SEE God with me.

I'm sorry, back to the book: It's a book of 205 pages, soft cover and fits into any book bag, purse or briefcase and can be enjoyed any where you want to read. Do you just feel in your gut that there's something you're missing? Do you want to know how to feel God's presence with you instead of relying solely on your faith? Do you want to know what God sees in you? Well, this book answers, more importantly, shows you through scripture, experience and knowledge these answers and more.

A very enjoyable read!


Thanks to Blogging For Books, they made it possible for me to read such an amazing and encouraging book!
Disclaimer: I did receive a full size product from either Blogging For Books or the company as compensation for this review. I post honest, tried and true reviews with my complete open minded opinion either negative or positive is completely mine alone.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Mambo Sprouts coupons now available

Just giving you the heads-up that Mambo Sprouts have a lot of new coupons up if you're interested HERE . I will tell ya though, they've got a coupon for vegan tuna--I don't care how much the coupon is for, there's absolutely no way I'll even touch Vegan Toona  LOL...that's just MY opinion :)

August 31, 2015

Book Review: Slow To Judge by David B Capes


I chose this particular book to review because one, it's a Christian book and two, I know for a fact, I can be a hard listener.

When I was younger, I used to LOVE a good debate - both sides hear only their own stories and there's nothing more than flustered feathers in the end. Well, another thing about aging is you realize life simply is to short to do all the talking, rehash your own experiences and to stay in your own little world.

Sixteen years ago, I decided to break that. I've hit my bumps for sure, but today, I can honestly say, I have found life much more fulfilling when I listen before I judge (speak, jump to conclusions, etc)

I had never heard of this author before (David B Capes), but I feel he has a great road of writing ahead of him. He points out (biblically and using simple common sense) that we do judge a person, place or thing by our own previous experience. For example, say YOU like chocolate ice cream and my personal experience was so horrendous (regardless of what made my experience horrendous) I would judge you based on my own personal experience. That's pretty simple ABC right? You would think so, but by cruising the social media sites, you would think we all have lost our minds the way we judge and don't listen.

I found this book very insightful and thought provoking. I've asked myself repeatedly "am I doing that?" ...I found I fail my common core beliefs sometimes simply by not listening - I appreciate the author, Book Look Bloggers and the wake up call this book gave me, not so much teaching me something I didn't already know, but for the reminder to keep myself in check. It is oh so easy to shut off our listening and jump right on the judging wagon! Life is a lesson that we never graduate from, we just keep learning and I like that.....


Thanks to Book Look Bloggers, they made it possible for me to read such an amazing and encouraging book!
Disclaimer: I did receive a full size product from either Blogging For Books or the company as compensation for this review. I post honest, tried and true reviews with my complete open minded opinion either negative or positive is completely mine alone.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

August 29, 2015

42 Places You Get Free Birthday Treats

Ahhh, so grateful Delish put this list together, I've only been able to take advantage of Panera bread's birthday treat (it's a coupon good for I think a month, but because it IS good for longer than JUST my birth DAY, it makes the whole month something to look forward to!) Check out the list HERE and I just came across another list with even MORE places HERE

Win 50 Books Of Your Genre Choice!

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August 26, 2015

You MAY Be Owed By Starkist Tuna

Now this post is going to have to TRUST you for responding to it honestly, but Starkist tuna was sued for, despite their claims otherwise, under-filling their cans of tuna. Yeah...I think a lot of that is going on because there's a lot of packaging that's smaller and 3/4 full now too...anyway.....

IF you believe you've bought Starkist brand tuna since 2009, please follow THIS link and file a form AFTER reading the home page. There are four items in question that you choose from (you need to choose all that apply) and will be asked for your phone number, email and address. You will have two choices to recieve your part of the lawsuit - $25 cash, or $50 of coupon vouchers for Starkist brand products. Lastly, you WILL have to check the area that asks you to verify that your part of the claim is TRUE.

August 23, 2015

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August 21, 2015

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I miss Whole Foods - I mean, yes...it IS over priced, but I also miss Wegman's and King Super - none can be found where we're living at the moment :/ so... Farm to Foodgasm is running a facebook giveaway for a $100 Whole Foods Gift Card HERE - ends Aug 31st

Did You Know Instructables.com Have Contests?

I didn't know either LOL...well, HERE is their whole page where you enter videos and such to win some awesome prizes

August 19, 2015

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I don't know which organization this scripture belongs to, either LDS or Mormons, but it says it's based on 'Nephi'..you can check it out HERE and to order it too. From the site:
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(Thanks to Simple Savings)

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August 18, 2015

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August 17, 2015

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August 16, 2015