Monday, December 5, 2016

Charlie The Tramp Book Review and Giveaway 12/12/2016

I had the opportunity to review Charlie The Tramp. I thought it was funny when my daughter asked me why would any parent let their kid become a tramp. Of course, the character isn't a human kid, Charlie is a beaver who wants to be a Tramp when he grows up. Charlie did not want to grow up and do all the hard work beavers do. So his parents let him try out the Tramp deal. Charlie comes home from Tramping, does work for food, finally he decides to build his own Beaver Dam. And decides that sometimes he would be a Tramp and at other times he would build a pond.

Very cute book that every child should read. They might ask you odd questions like my daughter asked. You could win a copy of this great book by entering the giveaway. Would be a nice Christmas Present for a young loved one.


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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas Love Letters From God Book Review

CHRISTMAS LOVE LETTERS from God:
Written for children ages four to eight, Christmas Love Letters from God cleverly combines both prose and poetry as the story of Jesus’ birth unfolds. The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page. Each letter begins with a space in which to write the child’s name, so each one can be specially addressed to the child.
Written as if God is speaking, each personalized message gives the young reader a sense of wonder as they discover anew the Christmas holiday and the birth of Jesus. A very special Bible verse, entitled God’s Perfect Promise, also accompanies each story and letter as God’s personal words of love, promise, and hope.



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Now this book is a very cute idea for children. You have an assortment of Bible stories and you bring the children into the story when they receive a love letter from God straight from the Bible. This book is very creative and I believe it will help children grow closer to God. This is the perfect book for my nine year old daughter. She loves to read and she loves God. My daughter also loves Bible stories. I could also see this book used in church for Children's church. Into today's world, children have so many things blasting them. My kids with their iPads which leads to Google and other things that take up their time. My kids had to be on a cruise for five nights without internet or telephones. We got back to board games and found other ways to have fun. I think books like this can do the same thing. Take children away from the internet and television for awhile and actually be touched by God with personal letters from his Word. Even though this book is geared to 4-8 years old, my daughter and I still love going through it together.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Where Jesus Slept Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I had the opportunity to review the children's book Where Jesus Slept. I love this book. The book is about where Jesus slept as a little baby. This will be a another fun book for Sophia my niece. She will love the pictures. I love how the author shows children in detail where Jesus slept as a baby, including his parents, the manger and the animals. This should be another great book for families to read around the Christmas holidays.

"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. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”



Enter this giveaway for your chance to win a copy of this great children's book.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

SAY & PRAY DEVOTIONS First Words, Stories, and Prayers Review

I had the opportunity to review SAY & PRAY DEVOTIONS First Words, Stories, and Prayers. This was a very cute children's devotional story book. Another fun book for my little grumpy niece Sophia. Her mom will have fun going over this little book with her daughter.



Bestselling children’s author Diane Stortz has sold nearly 300,000 books—Bible storybooks, devotionals for children, and more. This brand-new title, Say & Pray Devotions, is the perfect beginner devotional for little ones.
Parents who already know and love the Say & Pray Bible will love Say & Pray Devotions as it helps their youngsters continue to engage their faith in a personal way. Featuring the same fun style of artwork and the educational elements as Say & Pray Bible, this devotional for little ones will teach the basics of identification and comprehension while sharing biblical principles for life. Each devotion offers a topical message to help little ones learn and follow biblical principles.

Enter this giveaway for your chance to win a copy of this great book:
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

PARENTING 14 GOSPEL PRINCIPLES REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY 11/4/2016

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I had the chance to read and review Parenting 14 Gospel Principles. When I was reading the book it made me think again about my decision to be a stay at home father. I work, but I also spend most of my time taking care of my children and my wife. I've had the pleasure to see everything my kids did since birth, and the pleasure to teach them about God. 

Over the years (as a man) I've felt guilty that I didn't have the normal career that many other guys have. I work around the schedule of my family. This book teaches us the importance of bringing up our children the way God wants and teaches us to bring up our children. The author's advice is fantastic and makes me (again) realize the importance about being a good father.

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.  Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy. 
I also look at this book in another way. With the Presidential election coming up, all Christian Americans need to realize that we can't live as Christians and then turn around and vote for people who vote for abortion and other things that go against the Word of God. The way we live our lives, vote and treat our children are all important aspects of our Christian lives. 
Today you have a chance to win a copy of this great book by entering this giveaway

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Is The 2016 Presidential Election Rigged?

I watched the debate last night. Trump gave us his plan and Hillary dodged most of the questions. After it was over, the only thing people were talking about was whether or not Trump would concede the election. I think this is a clue that this election may be rigged more than any election we have seen in modern history. Here's why.

Every poll you see has Hillary way ahead of Trump, even though she doesn't answer questions, lies, lies, lies some more, and her political history is horrible. Trump said she is a horrible woman and she is doing everything possible to prove his point.  It seems to me whenever I turn on the television, every channel tells me that Clinton will win, Trump cannot win no matter what. It makes me think Trump is right and the media is trying to suppress the vote. I will vote for Trump anyway and hope my vote counts.

Not only are the Democrats against Trump, many Republicans are either against Trump or are not supporting him. Who needs enemies if you have friends like this? Also the media is against Trump. Fox News who claims to be fair and balanced, seem to love to throw punches at Trump. This makes for a very interesting election.

Wikileaks shows that the Clinton campaign is paying people to go into Trump rallies and start fights. Makes you wonder if they also hired people to fire bomb and destroy some of Trumps places of campaign business that we see on the news. The only thing you see on the news about Trump is bad news.

Like I said, I watched the debate, Trump won by a mile and many television stations are still saying Hillary Clinton had another win. Sorry, I thought it was the season premiere of The Walking Dead. When asked a question, Hillary stared into space like a zombie. She had a glare in her eyes. Are we really going to have to do drug tests before Presidential Debates in the future?

Also, many conservative talk show hosts are not supporting Donald Trump. Glenn Beck supported Cruz and spends three hours a day making fun of Trump, which does nothing but push his fans towards Hillary Clinton.

Many people believe the Hillary people used woman to say Trump groped them to make woman voters hate Donald Trump.

Voter Fraud-I believe there is and will be plenty of voter fraud in this election. Hillary Clinton will do whatever it takes to win this election. It may not matter, but I will vote for Trump because I am sick of the way politicians act towards the people of America. Donald Trump is not a politician and this is why many politicians are against him. They don't think it is fair that a man (who is not a politician) got the nod to run for President of The United States. Is the election rigged? Well you already told us Hillary won three weeks before the election, so what do you think?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Bake

Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Pasta Bake

Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Total Time: 40 Minutes | Servings: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 oz uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 1/2 cups Progresso™ chicken stock (from 32-oz carton)
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon ranch dressing and seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 5 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet peas
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish, if desired

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish.
  2. Cook noodles in salted water as directed on package for minimum cook time. Drain; place noodles in large bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil until hot. Cook onion in oil until soft and translucent. Season lightly with salt. Add chicken stock; heat to simmering. Stir in cream cheese until melted and combined. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the ranch dressing mix. Pour mixture over noodles. Fold in chicken, bacon and frozen peas. Spread in baking dish.
  4. In small bowl, mix melted butter, bread crumbs and remaining 1 teaspoon ranch dressing mix until well coated. Spread over noodle mixture.
  5. Bake about 20 minutes or until top is crisp and sauce is bubbling. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.