Friday, February 03, 2017

Review: When We Last Spoke

Marci will be giving away a FREE Kindle version from Feb. 20-24 on Amazon.

With the heart and humor of Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes and Rebecca Wells’s Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, author Marci Henna introduces you to the Cranbournes—a mostly lovable and undoubtedly nutty family who’ve had more than their fair share of hard times.
A beautiful blend of tears and laughter, When We Last Spoke tells the tale of sisters Juliet and Evangeline, who are dropped off by their Broadway-bound mother at their paternal grandparents’ Texas ranch in 1967. After their cherished father is killed in Vietnam, the girls are orphaned. Still mourning their son’s death, grandparents Walt and Ruby accept their role as guardians, only to be surprised soon after by another permanent houseguest’s arrival—Walt’s kooky mother, Itasca.
Fast-forward to the present, where the warmhearted home in which the girls grew up is now just a faint memory. The estranged sisters are in need of a good dose of Walt’s famous stargazing wisdom: “You’ve got to look real close. Pay attention to what’s around you in this life. You’re liable to miss something important if you don’t.”
Packed with plenty of quirky characters and hilarious escapades, this must-read novel also digs in deep to the things that matter most—family, friends, love, and forgiveness.

Retail price: $11.38
Plus the introduction DVD for the film based upon When We Last Spoke that is now in development.

About the author:
 Marci Henna was born in Austin, Texas and lived as a child in Kenya, East Africa with the Wakamba tribe where her parents managed a medical research station. She later moved to the Hill Country ranch which has been in the family since the 1800's and currently lives in Austin.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

2 Peter 3:9

Just some thoughts I had while I was reading the Bible this morning.

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some me count slackness, but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

My whole life and I am sure yours too, I have heard that the Lord is coming back. People have been saying this since the very day Jesus ascended into Heaven. I feel like the coming of the Lord is very close at hand and many others say the same thing but it may or may not be true. Jesus could come today, tomorrow or even thousands of years from now. The Bible says that no man knows the day nor the hour. Sometimes that uncertainty makes us feel like He really isn't coming but even if He doesn't come back in our lifetime, we will still meet our end. Our days are numbered and we won't be living this life here forever. God isn't being lazy or just dwaddling but He is waiting with the hope that every single one of us would make the decision to make Heaven our eternal home. If God would have came 10 years ago then hell would have been my destiny. God waited and gave me a chance to make it right. I still have family and friends that haven't chosen to make Heaven their home and I ask God for more time, just a little more time so that they might be saved too. But we have to realize that at some point time is up and we don't know when that point is. Have you put off giving your life to God because you want more time. Life can end in a blink of an eye and then we have no chance to give our life to God and sadly hell will be our eternal destiny with no way to change it. Please, don't keep taking that chance on having more time. This very moment confess to God you are a sinner (guess what, He already knows every thing you have done anyway) tell Him you are sorry for your sins (we all have them, big or little, they will keep us out of Heaven if we don't repent of them) and believe that Jesus died in your place so that your sins could be pardoned and tell the world that Heaven is now your final destination.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Fibromyalgia and Magnesium and Energy Levels

Lately it seems that Fibromyalgia has taken over my life. This week has been one of the most painful since I was diagnosed. I live in a rural area and don't have access to a specialist on Fibro so mostly its a learn on the Internet and try it out treatment for me. All that being said I wanted to share one success story from my research. I have been taking magnesium malate since October so I feel that is long enough to judge that it has worked for me.
 Magnesium Malate

Anyone who has Fibro or knows someone with it, understands the overwhelming fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. I googled and read and googled and read and over and over heard mention of magnesium helping with fibromyalgia. So I decided to give it a try. I first tried a different form of magnesium and it helped but I read that magnesium malate was better absorbed into the body so I tried a different. Really between the 2 I can't tell much difference as long as I remember to take it. I take 1 tablet a day although you can take more.  After a week of taking this magnesium, I could feel a difference. I have way more energy. It isn't like the energy you get when you drink an energy drink, I am not bouncing all over the place, my heart isn't racing, etc.. But I do feel more like a real person again. I have the energy to go about my daily life again.
An unexpected effect was that once I started taking the magnesium, my monthly female problems greatly improved. May of 2015 I was hospitalized and given blood transfusions because my iron count was way too low. For 8 years I have had issues with bleeding heavily and for weeks at a time. The doctors decided in June that we were finally going to do a hysterectomy. The doctor and I had an issue and I stopped seeing him so that my surgery didn't happen. But once I took magnesium that bleeding stopped. If I remember to take the magnesium every day (not going to lie, sometimes I forget for a week or 2) then I don't even have a period that month and if I do it is way lighter and shorter. I prefer not having them so I try to remember to take the pill.  My daughter has had horrible period cramps her whole life. The doctors say she has endometriosis, so I told her to try the pills out. She started taking the first magnesium pills I ordered and now she takes them every day because they stopped her cramps.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner of any sort and have had no medical training. All I can testify is what has worked for me. Please check with your doctor before trying this mineral for yourself. I paid for this mineral myself and wasn't compensated in any form for it. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

PASSION Salvation's Tide Is Rising Album Review & Giveaway

Who wants some new music?? How about the newest album Salvation's Tide Is Rising (releasing on January 29, 2016) from the Passion Conference and sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG? Rooted in the confession of Isaiah 26:8, Passion exists to glorify God by uniting students in worship, prayer and justice for spiritual awakening in this generation. From its start in 1995, the Passion Movement has had a singular mission--calling students from campuses across the nation and around the world to live for what matters most. This yearly conference uses live worship music and teaching to encourage young people to live for the glory of God. In 1998, Passion decided to document the musical portion of the annual conferences via live worship recordings -- raw, in-your-face praise songs with an alternative edge.

About Salvation's Tide Is Rising:
This brand new Passion album contains new studio recordings from best-selling artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, and Kristian Stanfill. It features new songs written specifically for Passion 2016.

Track List:
1. Salvation's Tide is Rising - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
2. My Victory - Passion featuring Crowder
3. Remember - Passion featuring Brett Younker & Melodie Malone
4. God & God Alone - Passion featuring Chris Tomlin
5. Simple Pursuit - Passion featuring Melodie Malone
6. I Turn to Christ - Passion featuring Matt Redman
7. Your Grace Amazes Me - Passion featuring Christy Nockels
8. All We Sinners - Passion featuring Crowder
9. Surrender - Passion featuring Jimi Cravity
10. Good Good Father - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill

About Passion albums:
Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold over 1.3 million units while introducing the church to worship songs like "Our God", "Holy Is The Lord", "How Great Is Our God", and "God Of This City". Passion is coming off its best charting radio success in 5 years with the single "Even So Come", which went Top 5.

About The Passion Movement:
The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louis Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God. From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others. Louie Giglio is the pastor and founder of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA.




I love Gospel music and this album is just fill with all my favorites. You can feel the power in the lyrics just stirring in your blood and rising up making you want to praise the Lord. I hadn't heard of Passion Conference before although I had heard of the Passion City Church. I can't believe I have missed out on so much wonderful praise and worship music. If you would like to win a copy of your very own please enter the giveaway below.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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My dogs love treats. I love my dogs. I worry because anymore you see so many recalls on dog treats and I like to know that what I am giving my dogs is good for them. They just loved the Purina Beyond dog treats. I think they liked the jerky strips best of all. And I liked that I knew what they were getting in their treats. 

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
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