Tell us a little about your books.
I’m in the middle of an exciting season because I have some vastly different projects coming up. In a general sense, I’m a Christian Fiction author, so all of my books carry a message for the soul from the Christian perspective. But each novel carries its own theme and setting … as well as a touch of clean romance.
I debuted with a Civil War series. The Ancient Words Series follows the Harper family and their close friends from the viewpoint of a small southern town during the war. I chose a real regiment from my hometown as the center of the novel and was able to weave in a lot of historical facts. The first two books cover the four years of war and the various obstacles commonly experienced by those on the home front as well as the solider. The third book takes place in the year following the war and focuses on the difficult time of transition. We watch the Harpers struggle with real-life issues where they learn that God is their Savior, a place of refuge in the midst of their greatest fears, and a source of healing.
I’m in the process of starting two new series. The first one is called A Season Passed and is loosely inspired by my favorite Disney movies.
The first book, If Only It Were Yesterday, released last month and was inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Liz Cooke longs to experience a simpler lifestyle like those that she reads about in historical novels. But when she dreams she time-travels, she may not find life in 1885 to be as ideal as she once had thought. You can read the first chapter for free here: https://amheathblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/preview-if-only-it-were-yesterday-by-a-m-heath/
Yesterday’s Christmas releases on November 5th and was inspired by Beauty and the Beast. It’s a dual-time novel following Betty and Glenn during their first Christmas together in 1954, where they fell in love, and thirty years later when the couple is on the brink of divorce but stranded together. This is such a powerful story on bitterness, and I can’t wait to launch it out into the world.
And then there’s the Art of Love novels. These novels are set in the 1950s and feature a different type of artist. Dance With Me releases in April of 2019. It’s a stunning story about facades, the pain that causes them, and the healing we find only in Christ.
Anita, why are you writing historical fiction?
Simple: I LOVE history! I do have some contemporary stories in the works but it’s safe to say that I’m primarily a historical author. I’ve really enjoyed delving into various eras of history. Each new era is a new opportunity to research and I enjoy learning about life in the past.
When did you first realize you wanted to write books?
I think it’s been something that I’ve attempted to do since I was a young child. But writing as a serious venture, started for me nearly 10 years ago. I just felt the urge to write for fun and discovered a hidden talent. In time, the Lord made it clear that this was a talent with a purpose, and I began writing for the public. I was very uncertain of myself when I understood that the Lord was leading me to publication. I knew I didn’t have what it takes to write and write well, but the Lord reminded me that anything He leads us to do, He’ll also enable us to do it. And He’s never failed me yet!
What advice would you give others to accomplish their goals and dreams and balance daily life?
This can really be tough. I feel like I’m better at this in certain seasons of my life than at others. There’s a lot of helpful advice out there about how to manage your time, and prioritize your life, etc. But my biggest advice is this: Understand that you’re not the only one who struggles. I feel like so many people, women, in particular, put additional pressure on themselves to measure up to the standards they see around them, but they don’t realize these standards are fake. By nature, we tend to show off our good side. We only post our best pictures. We only talk about our accomplishments. We only chime in when we’ve done something spectacular. And because of that, we fail to see in others, or allow others to see from us, the struggles. For the things I get “right,” I get as many “wrong.” I may have one great day but four rough ones. And when we fixate on trying to reach perfection 7 days a week, we find ourselves disappointed and then we’re hard on ourselves.
Instead, give yourself some slack. Look for ways to cut time. Celebrate the small accomplishments. And understand that you’re not the only one who fails. You’re not alone. So keep trying.
What advice and motivation do you have to offer other entrepreneurs?
Understand that anything you’re attempting to do WILL take time. Lots of time. You’re going to have to be ready and willing to put in the hard labor. But ALWAYS celebrate the small accomplishments. If you wait until you get to the end to rejoice, you’ll dry up along the way. And keep healthy reminders. I keep inspirational quotes on my desk. (I cut scrap paper into index cards and wrote a variety of quotes on them and display them on a mini easel.)
Here are a few of my favorites:
“Do the hard stuff; it’s going to be great.” Christy Gragg
“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain
“Dreams don’t work unless you do.”
“Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
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It’s (somehow) quickly becoming that time of year once again: the summer heat is cooling down, the leaves are beginning to fall already, and everywhere you go, some variety of pumpkin-flavored delights are popping up for sale. I know that those of you who most appreciate sweater weather and pre-holiday season cheer are already tingling with excitement! Fall has probably the best assortment of seasonal foods and flavor options, but the problem is that a lot of them are either pretty difficult to prepare, or loaded with excessive sugars and fats in the form of baked goods and enticing, flavor-abundant dishes.
So what can you prepare for yourself and your family this fall season that you’ll enjoy cooking, and actually feel good about eating? With all of the fruits, vegetables, nuts and gourds in season, there are limitless possibilities - you just have to know where to find the good recipes! Below we’ve compiled a small variety of harvest-style meal recipes that are relatively easy, and won’t cost you a fortune (especially if you already pride yourself on having a hearty spice rack in your kitchen). So allow yourself that pumpkin spiced latte, and sip with a smile as you read on to see how you can kick off the fall season at dinner time tonight!
Creamy Autumn Vegetable Soup with Easy Pumpkin Bread
For the soup recipe, you’ll need:
2 ½ cups peeled, cubed butternut squash
1 large sweet potato, also peeled and cubed
3 medium carrots, washed and sliced
¼ cup thawed orange juice concentrate (preferably one with no added sugar)
3 cups fat-free milk
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons minced chives
1 ½ tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
To get started on this hearty and colorful dish, you’ll want to steam the first three ingredients in a steamer basket over a large saucepan of boiling water. If you don’t have a steaming basket, don’t fret! Boiling your veggies works all the same, it just leaves them a little less firm and colorful. Whichever way you choose, cook covered for fifteen minutes - you may also fall over or under this mark by a few minutes, depending on how well your vegetables tenderize.
Once they’ve cooled slightly, transfer your ingredients to a food processor, and add in the orange juice concentrate. Again, no worries if you don’t have one - simply mash up your soft veggies a bit before taking them to your blender instead. Process (or blend) until smooth, and then transfer to a large saucepan, stirring in the milk, salt and pepper while still cool. Cook slowly over low heat while stirring, but do not bring the soup to a boil - simply allow it to heat the whole way through while you stir. This recipe is good for six servings of thicky, creamy, nutritious soup, each of which can then be topped with the sour cream, chives, and sesame seeds, if desired.
For the bread recipe, you’ll need:
⅓ cup melted coconut oil
½ cup organic honey
1 cup pumpkin purée (You can make your own with raw pumpkin and a food processor, or collect a can from the grocery store to make things easier!)
¼ cup low-fat milk
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
Pinch of ground cinnamon, for sprinkling on top
If you’d like: ½ cup chopped walnuts, pecans, or raisins
This side of sweet pumpkin bread takes a bit longer to prepare than it will to get your soup together, so I recommend getting started on the bread first, and then letting it bake while you get to work on your main course. For starters, you’ll need your oven preheated to 325 degrees F and a lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Then, grab a large bowl and whisk firmly together the oil and the honey. Blend in the eggs next, making sure that your coconut oil does not solidify - if it does, simply let it warm up in the microwave or on a warm stovetop before proceeding.
Whisk in next your pumpkin puree, milk, ground spices, baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Finally, with a large spoon, stir in the flour a little at a time until it is just mixed in - it’s fine if you have a few lumps. Fold in any extras now if you have them (I like to sneak in some chocolate chips every once in a while), and then pour into your greased loaf pan.
Sprinkle the top of your raw batter with cinnamon (if desired), and bake for 55 to 60 minutes until you get a clean toothpick when inserted into and removed from the center of the loaf. This recipe makes one loaf that will need to cool ten minutes before being removed from the pan, and then for 20 minutes on a cooling rack, all before slicing. And now you’ve got a lightly sweet, healthy side or dessert for your soup!
Harvest Nut Salad with Cinnamon Apple Chips
For the salad, you’ll need:
⅓ cup chopped walnuts
⅓ cup chopped pecans
1 bunch spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
½ red onion, thinly sliced
For the dressing:
2 tablespoons red raspberry jam (with seeds)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
⅓ cup walnut oil (extra virgin olive oil also works fine)
freshly ground black pepper to taste
salt to taste
This salad is simple to prepare and delicious to have! To get started, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, and spread your walnuts and pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet to toast in the oven for about five minutes. While you’ve got that going, whisk together the jam, vinegar, oil of choice, pepper, and salt to prepare the salad dressing. Once the nuts are done and cooled, mix them together in a large bowl with the spinach, cranberries, blue cheese, tomatoes, avocado and onion. Toss in your salad dressing to coat, and you’ve got six easy servings of a deliciously nutritious fall salad!
For the chips, you’ll need:
3 large sweet, crisp apples, such as Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jazz, or Pink Lady
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
These apple chips are really as easy as it gets, and can be prepared on a lazy Sunday to have with your salad whenever you’d like throughout the week, since they need to bake for a few hours. To begin, spread your baking racks out on the upper and lower thirds of your oven, preheat to 200 degrees F, and line two full-sized baking sheets with parchment paper. Wash and core your apples of choice, and use a sharp knife to cut them into ⅛ inch thick round slices. Places the apple rounds in a single layer on your baking sheets and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
Bake for one hour, switch the pans on your oven racks, and then continue baking for 1 to 1 ½ hours. At two hours in, check the crispness of your apple slices by removing one and allowing it to cool at room temperature for 2 to 3 minutes. Continue baking for that last half hour until you are happy with the crispness. Remember that the total baking time will vary upon the thickness of your slices and the kind of apple you chose! Once you’re done baking, turn off the oven, but leave your pans in for 1 hour as it cools to set the crispiness of the slices, checking occasionally to get them just as crispy as you like them. When you’re finally done, you’ll have about three cups of apple chips, which also just make for a great fall snack!
Slow-Cooker Thanksgiving Casserole
For this recipe, you’ll need:
14 ounces multigrain ciabatta rolls (about 7 rolls), cut into 1-inch cubes
Nonstick cooking spray
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
1 pound turkey breast tenderloin, cut into 1½-inch pieces
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon crushed Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup turkey stock
This is probably my favorite one on the list, since it’s a full Thanksgiving meal, without all the hours of work! Lay out your ciabatta cubes in a single layer on a large baking pan and bake in a preheated oven (350 degrees F) for 20 to 22 minutes until they are completely dried, and let cool afterwards. As they bake, lightly coat the inside of your 4-quart crockpot with cooking spray and set aside. Get to work on the meat of this recipe by rubbing ½ teaspoon of the Italian seasoning onto the surface of the turkey with your fingers, and then melt butter over medium-high heat in a large, nonstick skillet.
Add the turkey to the skillet and cook for about five minutes, or until just browned on the outside, and then remove from heat. Once your ciabatta is done baking, toss the bread cubes and browned turkey in a large bowl, adding in the celery, carrots, onion, cranberries, parmesan, and remaining spices. (You can also add in some of the drippings from the turkey pan if you like, for an extra boost of flavor.) Once combined, drizzle in the stock over the mixture and toss regularly until the bread is lightly moistened (but don’t let it get soggy!).
Finally, spoon your mixture into your prepared crockpot, cover, and cook on low for 2 ½ to 3 hours (or until your turkey has reached an appropriate color, and your stuffing is warm throughout the casserole). Dish out up to eight servings directly from your crockpot for a delicious, easy, and early Thanksgiving dinner!
Crockpot Cranberry Meatballs with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
For the meatballs, you’ll need:
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 pounds ground turkey
1 cup cooked long-grain brown rice
½ cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 to 3 teaspoons olive oil
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
⅓ cup reduced-sugar ketchup
¼ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
This one is a hearty, filling recipe that is still simple to whip up, and can be served as is, on meatball subs, or in whatever other way you can think of. Combine your eggs, turkey, rice, cranberries, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Using your palms (you can wet them if the mixture seems too sticky to work with), shape the mixture into individual meatballs, each being about 1 ½ inches in diameter, which should give you about 60 meatballs. Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in an extra large skillet over medium heat (use the last teaspoon if you deem it necessary as you cook), and cook half the meatballs at a time, turning each batch over once about halfway through, until just browned and slightly firm (about five minutes).
Once you’re done, immediately and carefully move each batch of meatballs from the skillet to a 3 ½ or 4 quart crockpot. In a separate bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, ketchup, and orange and lime juices with a whisk, and then pour that mixture over the meatballs in the crockpot (but do not stir!). Cover and cook on the low setting for 3 to 4 hours, checking occasionally within the last hour to see if your meatballs have cooked entirely through. For a quicker meal, you can also cook them on the high setting for 1 ½ to 2 hours, paying careful attention that the meatballs near the edges of your crockpot do not dry out or begin to burn. This recipe produces a lot of meatballs, so be sure to have friends or family over for this one to show off your seasonal chef skills!
For the mashed potatoes, you’ll need:
1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 ½ tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
¼ cup low-fat milk
½ teaspoon salt
⅜ teaspoon black pepper
This is an easy mashed potato recipe with a seasonal twist that makes for a healthy, delicious side! Start by filling a large saucepan with your sweet potato cubes and covering them with 2 inches of water (meaning 2 inches from the surface of the water to the top of the potatoes). Bring the pan to a boil on high heat, and then reduce to medium-low heat and simmer for about 18 minutes until the cubes are tender. Drain the cubes thoroughly, and return them to the saucepan.
In a small skillet, combine the butter and olive oil over medium heat, and cook for about three minutes until the mixture browns and becomes fragrant. Remove this mixture from heat and stir in the thyme. Add your milk, salt and pepper to the sweet potato cubes and mash thoroughly, then drizzle with the butter mixture and stir gently to distribute the flavor. Garnish your potatoes with thyme leaves if desired, and you’re all set! This recipe provides four servings that pair perfectly with those cranberry meatballs above.
To wrap it all up…
… Yes, it really is that easy to create a variety of delicious and wholesome meals that contain all of your favorite fall flavors. Whether you whip up a light but tasty soup or salad, or a hearty and filling crockpot dish, you’ll love every step of the process, and every bite that you create as well. So, which one are you excited to try first?
Years ago I lived through one of the most devastating Hurricanes in my region in over 130 years. Hurricane Floyd. It put half my city I lived in at the time under water. Disaster recovery services where indeed needed. Storm detectors made us aware of the looming danger of the storm to our work places and schools in our communities (that where wise enough to have them). Most work places have a storm readiness plan but while your away at work do you have a personal plan as well? This is now hurricane and tornado season you should really consider these reasons of why you need to have your own personal plan as well when your at work.
Hurricane season is from June 1- Nov-30
Seriously, I think we have all done this at some point and scratched our head wondering what to give as a gift, am I right? I have found the best gift idea for everyone... and I mean everyone on your list any time of the year. Something that everyone needs is socks. It is a very practical gift but it does not have to be boring. Why give a pair of socks once, why not give mom, dad, grandparnets, teens, neighbor, friends a cool awesome pair of socks every single month as a surprise. Not to mention at an affordable price. You will indeed be the coolest gift giver ever.
It would arrive at their door in a cool package with a message on it. How fun is that?! I think I would much rather have this than just a set of socks given to me once. Not only that, each set is a theme. Giving socks as a gift is no longer lame!
I love the above picture with the taco dinosaur socks! I love innovative ideas and I think Say It With A Sock really is just that. Monthly sock subscription takes all the work out of gift giving. It makes it easy and fun.
So every month when your loved one gets their package and they open their cool or cute socks you will be thought of and love will gush in their heart for your thoughtfulness!
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Something I have struggled with since I was young is allergies to cheap metals. When I was three my mom took me to get my ears pierced. My very first pair of ear rings was real solid gold with my birthstone in them. I loved them and they stayed with me my whole life, until now they are missing. Anyhow, as a child I loved those first ear rings but as a girl you know girls want lots of different ear rings to choose from. However as I aged I remember by age seven I started getting other earrings and they were the cheap affordable ones. I would itch and swell turning red in misery I would go drying later to my mom. My mom soon realized I was allergic to cheap metals. Ever since it has truly been a chore to hunt for ear rings I could ware. Not to mention the extra cost they typically are.
Sadly I was one of the 37 percent of all women who have cheap metal allergies.
I wore these for seven days only to discover these truly work. I am very pleased at the quality of these earrings. I am so happy to of found a company that truly provides a solution to metal allergy sufferers. I have tried other types I have seen here of there. But they were not even close to the quality of these Studex. At their online shop in Amazon you can see the simple beauty of variety they offer.
At their website they even offer great reasons to start your own ear piercing business and all the supplies you will need, which was super interesting. You know I love small business and it is yet another great way to create local commerce. Go to Studex.com to see the video.
1 in 3 women suffer from metal allergies and will have discomfort wearing cheap store earrings. Studex is truly the right choice for me after all these years. They offer earring studs for men, women and children. If you want to pierce your childrens ears I highly recommend you start with Studex as their first pair of studs, why risk giving them discomfort.
I am so happy with these. I have two ear piercing. You can purchase different size studs to create your look you desire. Studex I believe would make a great gift as well! With that said why not enter their contest from a company I now trust that has been in business since 1976.
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There is no shame in admitting to yourself if you are struggling and seeking help. I used to be embarrassed with admittance of such things but not anymore. I like to be transparent to help others.
We all know the simple things like praying, breathing, eat well, exercise, sleep to help the issues. But what do you do if your doing all that and still struggle at times?
Recently I was at my natural foods & remedies store. I spoke with a homeopathic Doctor about anxiety and stress. They suggested this product I had never heard of before. I don't like taking prescription medicines if I can help it. But she spoke to me how she takes this herself and it is all natural and can help avoid a prescription. I truly prefer natural ways to handle stress and anxiety. I have been having a major life shift and was struggling. To be honest it was time to do something for myself to feel better. So I took Theanine Serene. I had tried other things briefly in the past with no results. With this I did! Same day!
It gives such a sense of balance, calm & relaxation not only for my body but mind. I could tell such a major difference in my day. I only take this on days I am struggling, however it is safe enough to take daily. It works best in the early am on an empty stomach but you can take anytime. Some people take this to sleep better at night successfully.
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Recently I was sent a skin cleanser product called Cliradex Light and was asked to provide a review. I had never heard of Cliradex before but, after using the product for some time, I am now very grateful I did. Talk about perfect timing. My eyes have been suffering for two years--yes, you heard that right--two years of constant irritation. I could not for the life of me figure out the cause of this daily redness.
The typical culprits for eye irritation did not apply to me. I don't suffer from allergies and I don't have dry eyes. The thought never occurred to me that the redness could be caused by the four different types of facial cleansers I used every day. I wanted to test this theory and try Cliradex around my eyes for a week.
Before I tell you my results let me tell you the facts about Cliradex Light. It is an advanced foaming cleanser with 4-Terpineol. 4-Terpineol is the most important component of Tea Tree Oil. It will in fact do many things for your skin, but it also kills Demodex mites. In case you do not know, Demodex mites are tiny mites that can live near your eye lashes and cause itchy red swelling and crusty skin. Simply, yuck! Fortunately 4-Terpineol can treat and rid you of that condition if you ever find yourself with it. Cliradex Light is easy to obtain because it does not require a prescription. The product is also non-toxic and preservative-free, which especially appealed to me.
I first needed to test whether my facial washing products were causing redness in my eyes in the morning. I used Cliradex Light both morning and night for one week and these were the results:
1. I no longer needed to use eye makeup remover, because Cliradex gently washed my face and eye area.
2.My eyes and surrounding skin were no longer irritated.
3. Cliradex Light did not dry out my skin.
4. Cliradex helped to wash my eye area without causing redness! I was thrilled.
This was an interesting find. According to my week-long test, my other cleansers were indeed causing some of my daily eye redness. I will admit that not all of my eye redness went away, but my eyes looked at least 60 percent better daily! I was very pleased. Who knew my eyes had been sensitive to my facial products? Sadly, I had been putting in high-strength, chemically laden eye drops on a daily basis to counter eye redness, only to find out that long-term use of drops like that were not good for my eyes. Now with Cliradex Light, I will not need my eye drops as often and this makes me very happy.
If you struggle with sensitive eyes or other skin conditions such as Anterior Blepharitis, Posterior Blepharitis, or more, then I highly suggest trying this product. And to make things better, Cliradex always offers free shipping.
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Cockroaches have plagued humans for centuries and are well-known for being among the most tenacious pests. Roaches have an uncanny ability to survive adverse environments and can multiply at incredible rates. In addition to being generally unpleasant house guests, roaches carry the risk of spreading bacteria and various diseases. If you are facing a potential roach infestation in your home, it is time to call for help. Here is what you need to do to prepare for extermination:
Find a Reliable Company: While you may be tempted to tackle the roach infestation on your own, calling a professional is safer and in the long run, cheaper than trying to navigate your way around hazardous chemicals. To find someone near your home, just type your problem into your favorite search engine. For instance, if you live in San Antonio, you can enter “San Antonio exterminator” for a list of companies. Next, you can compare pricing, services, and reputations of the companies that service your area.
Get Ready to Pack: You’ll need to pack and store many of your belongings to ensure that they aren’t exposed to the fumigation chemicals. It is also a good idea to seal food and clear any small spaces like cupboards that can serve as hiding places.
Take a Day Out: Depending on your cockroach control company, you may need to leave your home for several hours, or a full day. Make sure that you have everything you need before you leave your home for the exterminators, and that you have plenty to do during the time. You will also need to find a temporary place for your pets.
Getting rid of roaches is a tenacious process. Fortunately, companies like Terminix, which offer a variety of pest control solutions including termite services, are there to help ensure that the fumigation is a one-time process.
Holidays and celebrations are here. School parties, office parties, friend parties, family parties so many parties to attend yikes! But your supposed to bring something it is your turn,,,, what do you bring? EASY you go to your local store and grab a HORMEL GATHERINGS Party Tray like I do!
I received this product for free in exchange for my personal thoughts and view.
I have attended three parties already in which I had to bring something. Of course I got my go to tray. It is stunningly delicious and perfect for any occasion including game day parties. I just can not tell you enough how much I love these trays every year because it takes all the stress out of what to bring.
Holidays are meant to spend time with your family and friends not worrying over cooking food in the kitchen. So in a run,,, shoot the gun of EASY and grab a party tray. They offer hard salami & pepperoni , honey ham & turkey options. Pre-done so you can enjoy all the fun! Don't sweat it! Relax and enjoy the season.
I was given this Bible to review for B&H Publishing by FrontGate Media. While I was given the Bible for free all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have been truly excited to review the She Reads Truth Bible. This Christian Standard Bible by Holman Bible Publishers, is quite the site to see. It is stunningly beautiful to me.
My hand writing is not perfect, just like each of us, we are flawed people in need of a savior. But I just had to share this verse I wrote in my Bible found in Galatians 2:21. I love that the pages are light and crisp yet they do not bleed through when written in.
I have been using this Bible for the past few weeks in my study times. I have enjoyed it. I will list my pros and cons for you.
Maps, charts and timelines oh my! I love, love. The inspiring art is based on a key verse for each book at the start of each book.
Do not miss the chance to win one for yourself or to give to a loved one.
As you can see my pros list out weighs my cons! I will be enjoying this Bible for some time to come and have been grateful to review it. I simply do think this Women's Bible is a must see for any woman seeking to get deeper into the word. I want to encourage you also that the best time of the day you can spend is drawing near to God learning his word for a more abundant life in every area. This Bible would be a perfect tool for deeper spiritual growth. You can purchase your own She Reads Truth Bible here.
We all are truly so blessed. I want to encourage you if you know of someone in need of a Thanksgiving meal this holiday consider making a Thanksgiving in a basket!
I know a very young struggling couple who financially couldn't afford a Thanksgiving meal. So I made a blessings basket.
And that was it. It doesn't take much time or money to make a blessings basket for someone!
As a Jennie-O Switch Circle Blogger I was sent an oven ready turkey breast and decided to pay it forward and give mine away this year in the basket. I have had one before and they are delicious! There is no need to prepare it or thaw. Just follow the very few simple directions on the back and your all set for the easiest, juiciest tasting turkey you ever had. Jennie-O is my trusted source for turkey. Period and I have tired a lot of turkey brands over the years. Jennie-O truly does take all the work out of it for you so you can focus on whats most important, spending time with your loved ones and friends.
Need turkey, sides or appetizer inspiration? Be sure to check outJennie-O' s web site for some fantastic Thanksgiving ideas!
And by the way, don't forget to check out my post 17 meals to make with turkey to inspire you with those turkey left overs!
Have you ever been in a rut in life? Have you ever felt dry or thirsty deep within? The inner most part of you is your soul. It needs nourishing and attention. The best attention you can give your soul is the healing Word of God. Music can also be good for the soul. In this highly fun and interactive Bible study you get the Word of God and music together in a compelling dynamic duo. 13 songs come on a CD with the book. You also get digital downloads if you desire.
I have been enjoying the stages that are very doable time wise in each chapter. I stop at what ever stage I have done until I can do more. It is not just lessons to read but on the spot do! The approach I have seen in this book is unlike any other I have yet seen.
I think Scott & Ginger Tabot did an outstanding job creating this unique study. I am personally enjoying every single stage of it! They lead us to understand how to have Zoe. Zoe means life in Greek..... and Jesus came to give us life more abundantly. John 10:10. That is what this study is all about, restoration leading to understanding and acceptance of our God given Zoe life.
Not to mention the music that goes along with the study is point perfect! This Bible study speaks to me .... it truly can reach anyone. The tunes are catchy. The SoulFull theme song I kept singing over and over the rest of the day after my reading & doing.
You can do this study with or without the music but I highly recommend listening to the tunes!
Live SoulFULL is a music-driven, gospel-centered, interactive Bible study that’s all about how God fulfills your deepest needs. It’s a fun, yet challenging way to help you build a strong, confident faith in knowing God as the Giver and Filler of life. Each song and corresponding chapter work together to walk you through the Bible’s answers to some of life’s biggest questions. Recorded by award-winning Nashville musicians, the music ranges from up-tempo, roll-the- window-down grooves to passionate, heart-stirring ballads. As you listen, read, and learn, you will discover the fulfillment and joy that Jesus offers in the midst of everyday life.
It is that time again! I just love planners and I love even more giving them away free to people who want help getting organized. Here is this months offering! This sweet little binder planner. This & That.... is sure to please with it's sleek white and gold cover.
Not only that I am giving away this mega bundle for one lucky winner to enjoy.
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It is provided with customizable weekly sections.
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You will an abundance of sticky notes and stickers for this planners. Enough to last the whole year long!
I will be providing customizable budget & fitness inserts as well.
And I couldn't forget the washi tape!
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Kielbasa Sausage Potato Skillet is a super fast, easy, & tasty one pan wonder for your whole family. I was given Jennie-o turkey kielbasa & sausage to make a meal. I shared the sausage with a friend and used the Hickory Smoked Kielbasa.
With 65% less fat than other kielbasa's, Jennie-O reigns supreme on giving you a healthier option than the market's other choices. And let me tell you they have a better flavor. A lot of low fat options lack in taste but with Jennie-o's offering you do not need to worry. You get both quality and taste.
For this simple yet hearty meal all you need is:
Just cut and chop your veggies in what ever style you desire. Coat the pan well with olive oil. I would add a little bit of oil to the veggies as well as your seasonings at this stage and mix together.
Jennie-O's top quality turkey meat is such a great way to ensure clean eating. The sausage is fantastic to work with and slice.
Add in your meat with the veggies together in the skillet. Cooked wrapped with foil in your 355 - 375 degree oven for 50- 60 mins depending on your oven.
This is a great clean easy meal.
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