Welcome Winter with a Cozy Book #giveaway

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Winter activities like playing in the snow don’t really appeal to me. Now, reading….yes!  The reviews for Shepherd, Potter, Spy, and the Star Namer by Peggy Miracle Consolver were upbeat and positive, so I can’t wait to check it out.  One lucky reader will win a copy of the paperback book PLUS a $5 Amazon e-gift card.  [Read more…]

Help your daughter get her head above the waves #giveaway ends 1/29

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If you were riding in the van with us this morning, you would have thought I was mother of the year.  My sweet almost-teen daughter and I were sharing beloved worship songs, listening to each other’s music and talking about old favorites like Rich Mullins.  Every once in a while, my son chimed in with his own thoughts about the songs.  Life isn’t always like that for us — it’s just that right now, my daughter’s head is above the waves of life.  It’s inevitable that more storms will bring waves crashing down upon us…..we don’t expect constant happiness.  For now, though, this is enough.  If you’re struggling with your daughter’s life waves, here are some things that might help. [Read more…]

Bookish Best of 2016 – plus a #giveaway – ends 1/31

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There were many wonderful bookish best moments of 2016 around the Savings in Seconds homestead. Here are a few of the highlights! [Read more…]

Midwife or Modern Medicine? The Mark of the King book review

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Choosing a midwife over modern medicine is gaining in popularity over the past few years. When my children were born, I definitely considered all of my options. I wasn’t keen on a bathtub birth or going natural, for that matter. Still, I’m fascinated by the way that millions of women have braved the birth process with the help of a midwife!  What’s your opinion on it?  If you’re interested in how it was done in the late 1790’s, you need to check out The Mark of the King.
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Getting your teen into a book (and vice versa)

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Twenty years of working with teenagers has taught me this, at least……they don’t like to do anything they’re told to do. While you might understand the benefits of being a strong reader, most teenagers DON’T CARE.  If you’re telling your teen, “You should read this book” and it’s not working, try these sneaky strategies to get your teen into a book. It worked for me! [Read more…]

Warm up 2017’s Frosty Beginnings with Down Squash Blossom Road by Janet Chester Bly #giveaway ends 1/31

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I hope you’re enjoying this January day, readers.  We’re participating in the Frosty Beginnings Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox is giving away a Robyn Babymel Diaper Bag. Be sure to enter all the giveaways linked at the bottom of the post.  Our giveaway winner will receive a copy of Down Squash Blossom Road from the author, Janet Chester Bly.  [Read more…]

Lovely new devotional from Faithgirlz @BookLookBloggers


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My daughter recently attended her first teen convention. She had an absolutely amazing trip with our church, and when she came home I could see the growth in her spiritual self.  As I perused the BookLook available titles for January, she saw this lovely new devotional and asked me if I’d get it for her.  That, in itself, is a big step!  [Read more…]

Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble

Look at all the snow we got last night! We awoke to approximately 5 inches of snow on our deck. Luckily, the mailman delivered this beautiful new Colleen Coble book last night, so I grabbed it as soon as my eyes opened!

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5 Books I read in December – The Frugal Gazette + more

In December, I went through a reading blitz. I tried to speed through some of the books that had been sitting on my shelf so that I could make room for 2017 new releases. These 5 books were actually set aside for my husband, since he usually prefers nonfiction (I don’t.) They’re books that the guys may want to read, but don’t let that stop you from sharing them with the women in your life, too!

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The Truth Is Out There X-Files Origins book #giveaway

It’s predicted that we’ll get up to 6 inches of snow in our region this weekend. Thanks to modern science, we’ve been hearing about it for a couple of days. Advance notice made it possible for me to plan ahead. So, this happened.

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