Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Life We Never Expected Book Review And Giveaway 7/16/2016

This book tells the story of a family who has autistic children. My friend Doug has had three autistic children. He lost his little girl when she was eight, due to other medical problems. His oldest son can talk and does pretty well in life, he now lives in an adult home. Doug's youngest son is eighteen, six foot four, 265 pounds and he cannot talk. Doug's youngest son gets very frustrated with his disabilities and it really affects his behavior. I told Doug about this book, but he said he already lives the life and a book wouldn't help him. All families that have autistic children are affected in different ways and I learned they really have to learn patience.


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This book helped me understand my friend's life a bit better and was very educational. Enter this drawing if you would like to have a chance to win your own copy of this book. 


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Would A Worm Go On A Walk? Review 7/12/2016

Very cute book that my niece will really love. And the answer no a worm would not go on a walk (at least not in Florida) cause the sun will dry him up. The illustrations in this book are fantastic and colorful. The best part of this book is how it teaches younger children creation in a simple and fun way.

"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.”

If you have a small child or would love the perfect gift for a small child, join this giveaway for the chance to win this great children's book.

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Unashamed Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom From Shame 7/9/2016


We live in a society filled with shame. God is always there to forgive us, but many are not willing to bring their shame to God. This book by Heather Davis Nelson shows us how to bring our shame to Jesus and allow Him to remove it from our lives. 

I believe our world is like it is because many of us (including Christian's) keep all of our shame inside and do not bring it to Jesus. I had a friend who died from cancer years ago. He was a great Christian man, gospel music writer and a great example to me. During those last days, he struggled with his past in the Mafia and constantly told me he did not deserve to go to Heaven. If we count on ourselves to go to Heaven, none of us will make it. Heather shows us to bring our shame to Jesus, he will take it from us and heal us from within.

This book was cool for a middle-aged man like myself. At my age, you look at the past and find all kinds of things you can be ashamed of. I'm learning to bring everything to Jesus because none of us are strong enough (by ourselves) to deal with all of it. Great book that leads you to Jesus, who will help you heal from everything you are dealing with in your personal life.

Heather Davis Nelson (MA, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a writer, counselor, and speaker. Heather writes regularly at HeatherDavisNelson.com and has been a featured writer at the Gospel Coalition, as well as a contributing author to the Journal of Biblical Counseling. She and her husband are parents to twin daughters and live in southeastern Virginia.

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Today you have a chance to win a a copy of this great book.

Please follow the rules and join the contest. Most of all, please bring whatever shame you have to Jesus, so he can heal you and the world around all of us.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Enter The Great Expressions Dental Centers Summer Contest And Win A $100 Visa Gift Card


Great Expressions Dental Centers Tips For Your Backyard BBQ Tips
·         Take advantage of the veggie platter: BBQs are not known for being the tidiest meals. When pesky foods such as corn or ribs get stuck in your teeth, grab raw carrots or celery to munch on to help dislodge food that gets stuck in your teeth. It is also proven that firm or crisp food help to clean your teeth as they’re eaten by scraping off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes and toothpaste! Not into veggies? Keep a travel-sized container of floss handy for those hard-to-reach spots.
·        Pass the cheese, please: Enjoy the cheese tray before your meal. The calcium in cheese sticks to your teeth, shielding them from acids in other foods. Cheese can even heal tooth enamel where a cavity is about to form. If you worry about bad breathe, stock up on mints that you can easily pop in your mouth or share with others!
·        Avoid chips and dips: Although they are yummy, starches like potato chips, crackers, bread and pasta are as bad as sugars when they are in your mouth. They easily get stuck in the grooves of your molars. While you’re at it, avoid ketchup and dark colored sauces as they can stain your teeth. Instead, opt for bright colored alternatives such as mustard.
·        Make the main course work for YOU: Have braces? Scrape the corn kernels off the cob to avoid getting them stuck in-between brackets. If unavoidable, use floss to promptly remove the pesky kernel. While ribs are delicious, they tend to be messy. Pack your own hand wipes before heading out to your next BBQ to avoid a messy mouth and fingers.

Great Expressions Dental Centers® ‘Summer Smiles’ (“Contest”) starts on June 6, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on July 31st, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET (“Contest Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to only to legal residents of the United States of America, entrant must be 18 years of age or older (or have the approval of entrant’s Parent/Guardian, collectively “Entrant”). Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, visit the Great Expressions Dental Centers® page on Facebook, and follow the directions on the pinned ‘Summer Smiles Contest’ post to comment with Smile photo. Your comment with photo will be your submission and entry into contest (“Entry”). Include the GEDC logo for the chance to win additional prizes. If you do not already “Like” the Great Expressions Dental Centers page, you will be required to do so in order to enter. You can “Unlike” the Great Expressions Dental Centers page any time after contest period. All Entries must be received by 8:00 p.m. ET on July 31st, 2016 to be eligible. Limit one (1) Entry per person/Facebook account for the entire Contest Period. Multiple Entries received from any person/Facebook account in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means, which subvert the entry process, are void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Entry must (i) be in English, (ii) cannot be previously published or submitted in connection with any other contest, (iii) may not infringe upon any person or entity’s personal or property rights, or any other third party rights. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not in compliance with these Official Rules. By submitting your Entry, you agree that your Entry conforms to these Official Rules and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify your Entry for any reason, including if it determines, in its sole discretion, that your Entry fails to conform to these Official Rules in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by Sponsor.
Summer Smiles winners will be chosen by random; one weekly winner for Smile Smile Travel Kit, one grand prize winner of a ‘Spectacular Summer Smile Pack’, to include Crest Whitestrips, Movie Bundles UnderArmour Mouthguards & more. Prizes for branded photos weekly based on creativity, likes, and voting within organization, to include one of the following: movie bundles, Under Armour Mouthguards, Crest WhiteStrips, with one branded winner receiving a ‘Spectacular Summer Smile Pack’. Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and the mutual agreement of Winner and Sponsor to participate in the ‘Summer Smiles’ Social Media Giveaway. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner(s) will be notified by social media, and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law). Potential winner(s) may forfeit Prize if prize notification is undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact potential winner within a reasonable time period, or noncompliance with these Official Rules by potential winner, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, Prize may be awarded to another potential winner selected at random or by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prize to another Entrant who agrees to fulfill all requirements imposed on Winner set forth herein. Prize to be sent via UPS to entrant.
PRIZE: Summer Smile Travel Kit includes travel sized mouthwash, floss, toothpaste & toothbrush, along with additional oral care and branded products, valued at $15. AMC Movie Bundles, include 2 movie passes, 2 drink vouchers and 1 popcorn voucher, valued at $27. Grand Prize ‘Spectacular Summer Smile Pack’ including $100 Visa Gift Card, Oral B Electric Toothbrush, Crest Pro Whitestrips & Under Armour Mouthguard, maximum value of $400.00.
By accepting Prize, Winner agrees to appear in photos or media, and grants Sponsor a irrevocable, exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to exploit, post, edit, modify, create derivatives works of, distribute and otherwise use the photos or media, as well as his/her name and city of residence, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised (including on the Great Expressions Dental Centers® webpage or Facebook page), in any manner, without compensation, permission or notification to winner or any third party, for any purpose, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising and trade. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, or redeem prize for cash, other than as specified in the Official Rules, and Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize with one of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
OWNERSHIP/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry, each Entrant agrees Sponsor shall own the Entry submitted (including all rights embodied therein) and that it and its designees may exploit, post, edit, modify, create derivatives works of, distribute and otherwise use the Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the names of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in any manner, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to Entrant or any third party, for any purpose, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising and trade.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Participation in this Contest constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, and by participating each Entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Contest; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, advertising and promotion agencies, and their affiliated business entities, subsidiaries, parent and sister entities, predecessors, successors, affiliates, assigns, trustees, shareholders, partners, insurers, and guarantors, and all directors, officers, employees, agents, independent contractors, attorneys, and other representatives of any of these entities (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize; and to the use by Sponsor and its designees of his/her name, city and state of residence, image and/or likeness for advertising, publicity, promotional and other purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, in any manner, worldwide in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from Entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval, or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Entries, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prize, or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select a potential winner from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken using the procedure outlined above.
DISPUTES: Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Michigan (Eastern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, direct, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages (and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased),other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses,. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.
REQUEST FOR WINNER INFORMATION: For information on the winners (available after August 1st, 2016), send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by August 30, 2016 to: Great Expressions Dental Centers ‘Summer Smiles’ Winner, 29777 Telegraph, Suite 3000, Southfield MI 48034. Winners will also be announced via GEDC Facebook page. Sponsor: ADG LLC, 29777 Telegraph, Suite 3000, Southfield MI 48034, phone 248-203-1100.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Esther The Belle of Patience Book Review 6/22/2016

"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.”

 My daughter loves books and we love books that teach her Biblical principles. Esther The Belle of Patience is part of a series of books that highlight superhero women of the Bible. This book teaches all of us how to be patient and uses Esther and her life as the example. It is fun to read this story straight from the Bible, this book brings the story to life. I love how the author brought the story from Bible times and into our world.

Our world is not getting any better. I live less than eighty miles from the spot in Orlando where 49 people were murdered by a evil person who hates America. Our children are bombarded with sad worldly information from every direction. They see and hear so many things they should never hear and see. Books like this bring them back to the Bible and teach them how special people in the Bible acted because of their faith in God. I love this story in the Bible and in this fantastic book. My daughter loves it too and can't wait to see the actual book. You should see her as these books come to our door. She is ready to tear the packages open to see the next book.


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