Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Soldier On Book Review and a GIVEAWAY!!

I interrupt this blogging silence to bring you some really important news. My friend wrote a book. And it's really good. You really should navigate over to Amazon or B&N and order one for yourself...or even better order three so  you can give two away because this book would make an EXCELLENT Christmas gift!!
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This book is totally worth your time. When I started reading it I felt an immediate connection with the characters and I am pretty sure if they were real people we would be friends...which is why it was so hard to finish the book. I wanted to keep learning more and more about these characters and their incredible story (but good news...there are more books in the series). This book is transparent, authentic and doesn't shy away from struggles, doubt, being scared in the face of war, grace and forgiveness. It's is filled with hope, love and even more grace. It's not some cheesy Christian fiction with war thrown in on the side getting nearly overlooked. It is a book that feels so real it's as though it is someone's personal diary. I have never been to war, my spouse is not in the military but I feel like I have a small glimpse of what the men and women who fight for our country go through. Do yourself a favor and go get a copy for yourself...and maybe some Kleenex to go with it. It feels so real it may even make you cry like it did to me. If any book should be made into a movie this would be one of them!! I cannot wait to read the next two books in the series. I cannot wait to see the characters relationships deepen and learn more of their backstory and see where the future takes them. I hope you get this book soon so that you have some good reading material for the road trips and little breaks around the holidays!!
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He’s fighting for his country.
She’s praying for his safety.
When tragedy strikes, can their marriage and faith survive?
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Charlie and Meg Winters are no strangers to the military life and the challenges it brings. But when an IED rips through his convoy killing his friends, the loss proves almost too much to bear.
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Meg finds her trust in Christ wavering, and secrets she’s been keeping for years drive a wedge between her and her husband.
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What if everything Meg believes is a lie?
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What if Charlie finds out what she's done?
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Can Meg and Charlie save their marriage or will the horrors of war and the ghosts of their past tear them apart and forever shipwreck her faith?
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You can find it at Amazon, B&N, and elsewhere!!


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Saturday, July 07, 2018

Blind drawing fun with kids

Every so often we have family game nights. We play board games or cards and it's getting even more fun as the kids get older. 

Some times we have game DAYS. Each person gets to pick one activity that they would like to do and they write it on a piece of paper. We put all the papers in a hat and pick one out and do what the paper says. This time on the 4th of July we picked out 5 papers and scheduled our say as some things needed a certain time because of meals and naps.

My middle daughter wanted to draw or paint. When we picked her paper we asked her what she wanted to draw or paint and we tried to give her some ideas. But she had her own idea. She wanted us to draw certain pictures but there was a catch...we all had to close our eyes and we couldn't know what we were drawing ahead of time. The person who was giving the instructions could keep their eyes open and then just had to tell everyone what to draw and where to put it. It proved to be very fun and we all enjoyed this activity. Everyone took a turn leading the drawings and it was really fun to see what we all were able to draw with our eyes closed.

So if you have some time to kill and need a quick and fun game to play with your kids grab some paper and pencils and have fun with this little activity. 


Monday, April 02, 2018

My Redeemer Lives - Scripture Cards - Week 7

EDITED: The link has been fixed!!!

You can download the Scripture cards HERE

Thank you so much for joining Heidi for the past seven weeks with the My Redeemer Lives study. I hope you have gained some new insights and learned a lot. I am so excited to have been a part of this study and hope you can find these scripture cards to be helpful!! May God continue to bless your study of His word!

I would love to see how you use these cards. Feel free to tag me on social media so I can see #purejoycreative

Please do not alter, share or sell these as your own. Send people here to download their own!