Fascinator Giveaway

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Vivo Masks Fascinator hats are truly exquisite! They are simply breathtaking. If you need something wonderful for a wedding or special event this is the place to go. They are sponsoring a giveaway for our readers and are giving away two fascinators. I love getting all dressed up on Sunday morning.  I think these would be a wonderful accessory to compliment a Sunday morning church service! I am glad fascinator hats finally are making headway here in America, I have been loving these little gems since the royal wedding. 

Fascinator Giveaway

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Carefully designed and curated, all our fascinators and fascinator hats are 100% handmade. Guaranteed to deliver an unprecedented look, our selection ranges from simple clip and comb fascinators, to very luxurious fascinators made from high quality materials including ostrich and goose feathers, silk flowers, and other high quality fabrics.

All you have to do to win one of the two to call your own fascinator is enter below!

Good Luck to all!

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School Girl Memories

School Girl Memories

It is almost time for back to school. A lot of my teacher friends are back in the classrooms getting there classrooms ready and plans made. Back to School sales have kicked in full swing, and families are trying to savor every moment they can. Even though it seems like forever since I was a schoolgirl, some moments feel like yesterday. Do you remember back when school was you life, friends were your life? I thought childhood would never end, and tried really hard to grow up really fast. Of course, now as an adult I want to go back to simpler times.

One of my first school girl memories of school was in kindergarten.  Mrs. Fink was my teacher. She was very special to me because she was he first teacher to realize I needed glasses. I remember making fruit loop necklaces and reading my first book called Sun Up Sun Down. One time my mom came to class and helped traced my body in butcher paper, so we could decorate ourselves. I made one of my first friends in Kindergarten, Jill, but I don’t remember much of her because I think she moved a year or so later. Later on when I was volunteering at a school and getting some practicum hours, in I was teaching right next to Mrs. Fink’s classroom. She was so happy that I decided to go into teaching.

I remember a lot about 4th grade. Mrs. Horton was my teacher. She got me to love reading even more. Everyday she would read a chapter from a great chapter book. I remember My Side of the Mountain and Indian in the Cupboard the most. We also had a kitchen in our classroom, so we would bake cookies sometimes or even a meal. She was such a great teacher!

I had so many great teachers in high school. Mrs. Aben, who got me excited about science and the world around me. I even took extra independant science courses because I feel in love with science. Mrs. Fitz, who made literature come alive. She was awesome. My friends were life, and honestly in the mess of my family life were my life support as well. Hanging out with Charlotte, Valerie, Shawna, Paula, Brian, and Scoot made my days super fun. Charlotte is still my girl, and I consider her a sister. Others I have lost contact with.

So, what were your favorite school time memories?

Photo Credit: Flickr Christopher Webb

 

 

Try Loving Yourself

Do you like you? Do you love yourself?  I think I have a problem with this. I don’t always like me. I don’t always love me. PCOS causes so many problems, many of them visible. excess facial hair, excess weight, skin tags, and more. Some days I can’t can’t see me buried under all the symptoms. I try so hard to cover and mask myself. I don’t wear makeup though. My husband doesn’t like it. I do other things though.  Try loving yourself.  This week on Music Monday I want to share the song that has been going around online called Try by Colbie Caillat. Here are 5 verses I want to remember when I am feeling unlikable.

  1.  I will praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
  2. But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” I Samuel 16:7
  3. You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. Song of Solomon 4:7
  4. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
  5. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:7

Remembering my value in Christ, the love my husband has for me, and the love of friends should remind me I am more than my appearance.

 

Persecuted Book Review and Giveaway

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.persecuted book review

Book Author: Robin Parrish
Book Genre: Political Thriller
Number of Pages: 314
Publisher: Bethany House
ASIN: 978-0-7642-1266-6
My Rating:   5 /5

I would highly recommend this book. As a pastors wife I find this subject near and dear to my hear, I believe we must give the gospel to everyone around us. In Mark it tells us:

Mark 16:15
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

The good news is that Christ come to the world and lived a perfect life. He died on the cross, buried, and rose again three day later for us. All we have to do is believe and we are saved. The subtitle of the book is “I will not be Silent”. This is so very true in this time, we as Christians must speak up and stand for our religious freedom, because if we do not it will be taken from us.

The story line of the book is about a popular evangelist that stands for his belief that there is only one way to heaven and will not endorse a bill that will make all religions equal. This made me think how close to life this is, there have be numerous attempts to quiet the gospel. When the main character John Luther would not endorse the bill he is framed for murder. There are lots of turns and twists. It was interesting to see how when Luther was on the run how people that were behind him turned their back on him and endorse the bill they were not for before. It remind me of the following scripture:

Ephesians 4:14
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.

People are so easily swayed when they are followers of people and not truly seeped into their Christian faith.

The book is an easy read. I am looking forward to seeing the movie. If it is anything like the book I know I will love it.

Be sure to check out PERSECUTED the movie at a theatre near you, July 18th!
Visit the official movie website: http://www.persecutedmovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/persecutedmovie

About The Author:
Robin Parrish is a journalist who’s written about the intersection of faith and pop culture for more than a decade. He’s also the author of Offworld and The Dominion Trilogy . Robin and his wife and children live in North Carolina. Visit Robin’s website. www.robinparrish.com

 

The Anti-Bucket List

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I like to make lists. I like to make lists about things I want to see and do. I made one for Disney and have had a lot of fun checking off things I wanted to do. I got the idea to make a anti-bucket list. I list of thing I don’t ever want to experience or do. Now, I know that God has plans that I don’t see or understand but if my life were up to me this is my anti-bucket list.

  1. Cancer. I don’t want cancer to affect my life or my husband’s or future children’s. Cancer is such a sad disease in my opinion.
  2. Being alone. I think that is one of my biggest fears.  I don’t my husband to die and leave me alone. If he does, I hope I have a Golden Girls type of living situation so I will always have friends by my side.
  3. Leading someone away from Christ. I try to live my life around Christ and if one of my poor choices (because we are all human) caused someone not to believe in Jesus, I would be heart broken.
  4. Leaving unforgiveness in my heart. I try to forgive all those in my life. I have forgiven my birth parents for the abuse I endured. I have forgive my husband on what seems like a daily basis, lol. I hope I never get so hurt/angry that I can’t forgive someone for their actions. Carrying around a grudge is such a heavy burden.
  5. Become boring. I want to be be one of those old people that is always on the go. I always want to expand my mind and horizons. Loving each day!

So, what are 5 things you never want to do?

Photo Credit: Flickr CC David W.