Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I am reviewing this book for Litfuse Public Relations. I was was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a review of it.
About Once Upon A Prince:
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My Thoughts About the Book
I have to admit when I saw the title of the book I thought that it would be just another romance book. I couldn't have been more wrong. It's a romance as well as a book about God's grace. The book is beautifully written so that it weaves a beautiful story full of romance, faith, drama, and history. Once I started reading this book I could not put it down!
I highly recommend this story for anyone wanting a light, easy, enjoyable read about romance and faith.
About the Author:
Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as RITA nominated "The Wedding Dress" and RITA nominated "Love Starts with Elle," part of the Lowcountry series, the Nashvegas series and the Songbird Novels penned with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Their novel "Softly and Tenderly,' was one of Booklists 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, she worked in the corporate software world before planting her backside in an uncomfortable chair to write full time in 2004. Rachel serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and leads worship at their annual conference. She is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel writes from her two-story tower in an exceedingly more comfy chair. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.
Friday, May 10, 2013
1. I'm glad to be home after being a Texas School last week. Being away from your friends and families for a bit makes you appreciate them
2. Texas School was phenomenal! I can't wait to tell you about it next week.
3. I can't wait to apply all the cool photography stuff I learned last week at my niece's birthday party! I can't believe she's turning six!
4. Only 20 days left of school. I'm so ready for summer vacation but I will miss my coworkers and students. I will especially miss my fifth graders who are moving on to junior high.
5. Mother's day is Sunday. It's a mixed emotions kinda day for me. I am so thankful for the amazing women in my life. I am also a little sad because I want to be a mom someday.
That's what is going on in my life. What's going on in yours?
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
1. Happiness is getting snail mail (Cards and letters).
2. Happiness is proving to yourself that you can do hard things.
3. Happiness is orange clearance stickers at Target.
4. Happiness is watching my students grow and learn new things.
5. Happiness is having my furry babies near.
6. Happiness is hearing my hubby laugh.
7. Happiness is curling up with a good book.
8. Happiness is always having a hand to hold.
9. Happiness is being gentle with the hearts of others and being surrounded by people who are gentle with yours.
10. Happiness is creating art work (drawing, painting, photography, writing).
Friday, April 19, 2013
We all knew that after 9/11 it would only be a matter of time before another terror attack would occur. However, reality of another attack stirs up old scars. Scars of anxiety, fear and sadness and unexplained loss. Yet in the midst of the dark and dreary time a light can still can be seen. A ray of resilience. The Unstoppable spirit of the American people. Laying aside their differences and banding together for the sake of helping their fellow countrymen. Many giving from their hearts as well as their pocketbooks. The first responders dropping everything to help others. A ray of hope. Knowing that this is not the end and to keep moving forward moment by moment. In these dark and trying times I have never been more proud to be an American.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am a part of Handlebar Publishing
About The Book
Women today are fading. In a female culture built on Photoshopped perfection and Pinterest fantasies, we've lost the ability to dream our own big dreams. So busy trying to do it all and have it all, we've missed the life we were really designed for. And we are paying the price. The rise of loneliness, depression, and anxiety among the female population in Western cultures is at an all-time high. Overall, women are two and a half times more likely to take antidepressants than men. What is it about our culture, the expectations, and our way of life that is breaking women down in unprecedented ways?
In this vulnerable memoir of transformation, Rebekah Lyons shares her journey from Atlanta, Georgia, to the heart of Manhattan, where she found herself blindsided by crippling depression and anxiety. Overwhelmed by the pressure to be domestically efficient, professionally astute, and physically attractive, Rebekah finally realized that freedom can come only by facing our greatest fears and fully surrendering to God's call on our lives. This book is an invitation for all women to take that first step toward freedom. For it is only when we free-fall that we can truly fly.
My thoughts about the book
I was instantly drawn in by this book. It was as if Rebekah Lyons was looking into my life and my struggles. I often wonder what my purpose is and how I can start living it. Lyons helps us to see that true surrender to God will help us find a life more satisfying than we can imagine. I really liked the way the author used quotes at the beginning of the chapters to tie in her theme. This book is a short but powerful read.
About the Author
Rebekah Lyons is the author of Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning. She is a mother of three, wife of one and dog walker of two living in New York City. She’s an old soul with a contemporary, honest voice who puts a new face on the struggles women face as they seek to live a life of meaning. Through emotive writing and speaking, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety, depression, and consumer impulses—challenging women to discover and boldly pursue the calling God has for them. As a self-confessed mess, Rebekah wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike.
Alongside her husband, Gabe, Rebekah serves as cofounder of Q Ideas, a nonprofit organization that helps Christian leaders winsomely engage culture. Her favorite pastime is spent with her nose in a book and a discriminating cup of coffee in hand. You can find Rebekah on Twitter and Facebook.
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Happy Friday everyone! I hope this post finds you all well. It's been an interesting week for me. I just started a new job. I am working in a special needs classroom for the rest of the year. Its been a good but challenging week. Now more than ever I see the need for good time management skills.
Do you have any time management tips that help you get things done? If so, I'd love to hear them.
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