Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Called Christmas

I discovered this song last Christmas and really like it.


For today only you can get the entire Cinnamon Bear Radio segments from  While you are there sign up for their newsletter and get informed of their new resources that they have everyweek.

Looking for some Christmas cookie recipes?  Head over to Recipe Lion and Down load their ebook.  Here is the link.

Why Not make some Cupcakes!! Head over to HoosierHomemade and check out all the cute ideas.  Hannah and I will be making the reindeer cupcakes for our church's fellowship meal Sunday.  We made the turkey ones for the last one.  

Monday, November 29, 2010


Well Thanksgiving is over and it is time to get into full gear for Christmas.  Decorating, baking, buying gifts, making crafts. 

Celebrating Holidays is a great site that gives the Christian foundation for various Holidays. 

ABC Family's 25 days of Christmas starts on Wednesday. 

Here  you can find the schedule for the whole 25 days.

Below is Christmas lights set to music

Have a great day!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thankfully Reading Weekend

No Blog Hops for me this weekend.  I will be participating in The Thankfully Reading Weekend!!

The Books featured on my Book Blog this week were:

The Sixth Surrender: A Novel
The Sixth Surrender by Hana Samek Norton

So Long, Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us
So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore

For this weekend I will be reading

Gingerbread Cookie Murder
Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine and Leslie Meier.  This book has three novellas and I have read the first two so will be finishing it.

Then I will be starting

Grace: A Christmas Sisters of the Heart Novel
Grace by Shelley Shepard Gray

Then If I Finish that I will be reading

The Christmas Cookie Killer: A Fresh- Baked Mystery (Fresh-Baked Mystery)
The Christmas Cookie Killer by Livis J. Washburn
And continuing reading

Anne of Green Gables (Modern Library Classics)
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montegomery

Have a great Weekend everyone!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Ten Things I am Thankful For!!

1.  First and Foremost I am Thankful for Jesus who died on a cross so that I may have eternal life.  John 3:16

2. My wonderful Husband  This is on our 25th wedding anniversary trip to Atlantic City

3.  My Kids

3.  A Home to Live in
4.  A Job
5.  finding a church home

6. My Parents (they should be up after my kids)
7. That I live in America,  Even though it has alot of faults we still have alot of freedom
8.  My extended family
9.  that I am fairly healthy
10. For whoever taught me to read (I think it was a combination of my parents and my teacher).  This one gift has given probably thousand of hours of enjoyment.

What are you Thankful for?   

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Youth Rally - Stained Glass Masquerade drama

My Daughters were involved in a dance for Peque Brethren in Christ Youth Rally. 

Here is the Video:

Hannah is the middles dancing person and Faith is her right leg.

They all did a great job and a special great job to Jan Denlinger who coordinated it all.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Blog Hops and Book Review Friday

Fridays are the day I highlight books that I reviewed on my book Blog  A Room without Books is Empty
This week:
A Season of Miracles: A Novel
First chapter Peak of A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener

Uncertain Heart (Seasons of Redemption, Book 2)
Uncertain Heart by Andrea Boeshaar

Dining with the Dollar Diva: Divalicious Recipes with Ingredients Costing a Dollar or Less
Dining with The Dollar Diva by Elizabeth Fisher

Nightingale by Susan May Warren

book Trailer for

Immanuel's Veins
Immanuel's Veins by Ted Dekker

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Over 40 and Boost my Blog Hops and Book Review Friday


Welcome to any one stopping from the Blog Hops

Fridays on Always Look up is the day I highlight some of the books I reviewed on my book Blog A Room without Books is Empty

This past Week:

Almost Heaven
Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry

Tandem by Tracey Bateman

Crestmont by Holly Weiss

Sorry couldn't get pictures of the last two as blogger isn't working well for me this morning

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

TV Tuesday Christmas Prep Edition

Last Week I highlighted the Little Drummer Boy as my favorite Christmas Special.  This week I am going to highlight a few more.

Muppet Family Christmas
This is part 1 of 5.  The rest can be seen on Youtube.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer  this is the song Silver and Gold

Frosty the Snowman

Of course Charlie Brown Christmas.  I still hear Linus' voice whenever I read this portion of the Bible.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Veggietales Christmas Album FREE

Amazon is offering a FREE Veggie Tales Christmas Album free for a limited time so click on this link to get your free download. I have been listening to it this morning and although I have a rule that I don't listen to Christmas music till after Thanksgiving, I really enjoyed this and it has put me in a great mood. 

Christmas Movie
White Christmas Starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Allen
What a great movie musical. 

HomeFires offers a Holiday Curriculum to meet education requirements.  Lots of great ideas here.

EasyFun School has a whole page for Christmas ideas from recipes to crafts.  In the past we have used the unit studies A blessed Christmas where you study the symbols of Christmas,The Christmas Carol Activities, Good Christmas Men Rejoice studying various Christmas Carols, Names of Jesus unit study   plus there are tons of other goodies here.

Here is a a mini unit study on Thanksgiving from Scholastic

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Blog Hops, Christmas Reading Challenges and book review Friday


Click on the above buttons to join in on these blog hops

I have decided to join in on two Christmas Reading challenges this year.

All About {n}

This one starts on November 15th and ends December 31

This one Starts November 26 and ends January 6

Look for My list of Christmas Books that I will try to read coming up.

For any one new stopping by, Fridays are Book Review day where I highlight some of the book that I have reviewed on my book blog A Room without Books is Empty

This week
Finding Becky (Winds Across the Prairie)
Finding Becky by Martha Rogers  first chapter peak here

Everything Christmas
Everything Christmas by David Bordon and Tom Winters First chapter Peak and review here

Joy to the World: Advent Activities for Your Family
Joy to The world by Kathleen Basi  First chapter Peak and Review here

Also this week I have been posting on Thanksgiving and Christmas with links and crafts and recipes on this blog so check them out.