24.9.16

Scripture and a Snapshot of Heaven


Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:13-14
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17.9.16

Scripture and a Snapshot


Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.  Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Psalm 96:11-12

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11.9.16

Ninja Blender Giveaway

Do you like smoothies as much as I do? If so, then you won't want to miss my latest giveaway!

For a quick healthy snack, especially on a hot day, nothing beats a smoothie. Search my blog and you'll find a few of our favorite recipes, but I'll share what we do most often right here.

First, frozen fruit is the key ingredient to a fabulous smoothie. In our Ninja, I combine frozen fruit, yogurt, and juice. For a creamier smoothie, I'll add a banana. To stretch it further when more people want to eat it, I'll add crushed ice. Rarely do I add sweetener or other ingredients beyond those basics. Blend and pour into glasses. Enjoy! 


My friend Amy at Encouraging Moms at Home is giving away this sweet Nutri Ninja Blender (http://amzn.to/2cqBLuj) to celebrate the launch of her Ten Day Smoothie Challenge. To enter the giveaway, you must first go comment on her Smoothie Challenge post. Once you comment there, click enter below, and the rafflecopter form will open up several other ways to enter, including extra entries for referring up to ten friends! Enter below then scroll down and enter the Instant Pot giveaway, too! 

You must be 18 years old or older and live in the United States to enter this giveaway.
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10.9.16

Scripture and a Snapshot


Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. Jude 1:24-25 

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3.9.16

Scripture and a Snapshot


When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12

     It's been such a busy week. Today was the first day we stayed home, and it has been so peaceful. I snapped this picture a few days ago, early in the morning from my front porch swing. In the midst of our hectic pace, a reminder of God's beautiful Sonlight. 

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27.8.16

Scripture and a Snapshot



My food, said Jesus, is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. John 4:34 

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26.8.16

Instant Pot Giveaway!

Join the free slow cooker challenge and enter the Instant Pot giveaway!


Instant Pots are very popular right now, and they are far different from my Granny's pressure cooker. My aunt shared recipes that she made in hers...from gourmet dinners to cheesecake and toppings of lemon curd and homemade caramel. An Instant Pot was on my wish list for six months. I recently got one too, and it is so much faster using it to cook! Yesterday we used ours to cook the most tender spaghetti squash. Using it has completely changed how I boil eggs and make homemade chicken broth. Have you tried cooking with one yet?

My friend Amy is starting a 31 Day Slow Cooker Challenge and to celebrate we are giving away an Instant Pot! Instant Pots (affiliate link) are amazing because you can use them as a slow cooker, a pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a warmer, a yogurt maker, and more!
Slow Cooking is a fabulous way to handle the Back-To-School mayhem and it just makes life easier.
If you’d like to win the Instapot and get started using your slow cooker more, use the entry form below.
Winners must be 18 years old or older and a resident of the United States.

24.8.16

Heirloom Audio

This is a sponsored post. 

It's almost time to begin our new school year, and for us that means a bit more time on the road. We live in a rather remote area deep in the woods. Routine outings quickly become full-day adventures. Dentist checkups, vision checkups and choosing new glasses, school supplies...the list keeps growing. In part because of our extra drive time, our audio books are listened to and enjoyed again and again.


Our audio library recently expanded with another exciting adventure from G. A. Henty's books, The Dragon and The Raven. His timeless tales are retold by Heirloom Audio in just the way to appeal to our family. Let me backtrack just a little. I can't remember who first recommended Henty's books, but I saw the recommendation enough that I invested in a library of his stories, beautifully bound. I even got an additional guide for reading his books with boys. I found the ones that went with our history lesson and attempted to integrate them as read alouds with our schoolwork. It didn't work with the books (I fell asleep!) But the CDs from Heirloom Audio have completely changed that. Our whole family enjoys listening to these stories that almost sound like movies.  

Have you had the opportunity to listen to any of these? I hope these top-notch productions continue until they share all of Henty's stories. The stories bring history to life, but the addition of features in the audio dramas: sound effects, actors with their expressive voices, a picture is painted that makes it become living history. Study guides are included with each one, too, to help make history even more engaging. 


Heirloom Audio is a Christian family company that creates Audio Adventures for Homeschool families. These adventures are fast moving audio dramas designed to teach Christian history in a very fun and engaging way.

Heid has several former Adventures In Odyssey producers and sound designers working on the Heirloom team as well as actors including Kirk Cameron. He’s passionate about achieving excellence in the story telling aspect as well as having great production values. The results so far have received a lot of exciting reviews from homeschool families across the country. Heirloom Audio aspires to very high quality standards coupled with a strong and distinctly Christian world and life view.

All of my kids enjoy listening to these stories. One daughter summed up her view: 

All of the G.A Henty audio books are exciting and filled with adventure. What I like most about the stories is how each of the characters grow closer to God. 
Also they learn how important it is to forgive their enemies. Even though what has been done seems so unforgivable they share Gods grace. 

Her big sister shared: "I really like how realistic each story seems. Every scene is described vividly,  with dramatic music and special features. We like to listen to audio dramas during long car rides. With car speakers all around you, it is easy to imagine that you are in the midst of a battle or sneaking through the woods."

My twelve year old son declares "The G.A henty audio books are a great thing to listen to on car trip and they are very fun. The stories are very exciting and they keep me listening."

Our family's Heirloom Audio library: 

Which Heirloom Audio drama do you want to listen to first? Purchases can be made at their website. 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Heirloom Audio. All opinions shared are that of myself and my family. 
Jennifer

20.8.16

Scripture and a Snapshot


But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:44-45
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13.8.16

In the Eye of the Storm



Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

     Did you see my picture on Instagram when we let the baby ducks swim in our pond for the first time? Those two trees were still on dry land last week! The water is rising. 

     They are now calling it the 500 year flood. Our little hometown made the national news before I realized just how severe the storm was (and is). When you look at an overhead view, it now looks like we are on an island. We are surrounded by water and road closures, and rain is still falling. Every few hours the alerts start buzzing on our cell phones sharing about the dangerous flash floods. Very close to home and around us in every direction but north, roads are eroding, homes are filling with water, tragedy is terrifying. But evident also, rescues are happening. Miracles are happening. Please continue to pray for everyone affected by this unbelievable flood. If you haven't seen it in the news, this video is shocking. It's tragic and sad, but there is always hope. I had a different verse in mind originally, but with so many evacuating, this one seemed especially fitting. 

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7.8.16

Scripture and a Snapshot

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.  I Chronicles 29:11 

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4.8.16

Save Money Making Family Memories with Groupon

 This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

There is a place my that daughters and I discovered years ago that has become a special family tradition. Our love of sharing tea together started with my mom, and finding special places for teatime is something my girls enjoy doing with us. 

I just found a High Tea special at our favorite tea shop with Groupon Goods! Doesn't this look scrumptious?



One of my daughters has been asking when we can go back to The English Tea Room, and I can't wait to surprise her. It's guaranteed to be an enjoyable afternoon. This picture was taken at this very same place over eight years ago! 



As I browsed the offers in our area, so many looked like places our family would enjoy. Fruity sorbet, gourmet meals, and much more were offered for a fraction of their regular price. Groupon offers include much more than food, too. I even found specials for making photo books, so we can look back on our memorable outings again and again.

Have you discovered a great special on Groupon?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Groupon. All opinions shared are 100% my own.
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23.7.16

Scripture and a Snapshot

Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17

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16.7.16

Scripture and a Snapshot

Establish my footsteps in thy Word;  And let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man: So will I observe thy precepts. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant;  and teach me thy statutes.  Psalm 119:133-135 
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9.7.16

Scripture and a Snapshot


For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.  Do all things without murmurings and disputings:  That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;  Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Philippians 2:13-16


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