Book Review: The Vine-Ripened Life by Stanley Gale

A Vine-Ripened Life

Recently I received the book A Vine-Ripened Life: Spiritual Fruitfulness through Abiding in Christ by Stanley D. Gale for review and I have been enjoying slowing reading and absorbing each chapter this last week. In this 13-chapter book, Gale uses relevant life stories and metaphors to bring to life the practical aspects of living a life for Christ and of […]

Car Passenger Safety Week is NOW: September 14-20

Child Car Safety

Important PSA coming to you from the Ad Council and SaferCar.gov: Child Passenger Safety Week is September 14-20 and anyone with a child in a car seat is encouraged to visit SaferCar.gov/TheRightSeat to determine if YOUR child is in the right seat for his or her age & size. Because each seat has different installation instructions, you can also get resources and […]

Win a car seat! #BuckleUpForLife

Buckle Up For Life

Head over to my other blog DIYFrugal to read more about this month’s car safety campaign through BuckleUpForLife and learn how you can win one of over 25 car seats being given away. I am giving away one on DIYFrugal but read through that post to see where more are being given away on Twitter and via […]

Are you ready for disaster? Get Prepared #NatlPrep

preparedness month

And, now we will depart from our normal programming for this public service announcement…  Are you storm-ready? Do you have an evacuation plan in place for your family and supplies to last a few days? September is National Preparedness Month – just in time for several storms that have been brewing and creating some serious damage […]

Faithful Reflections: A Study in Pearls

Pearl in Shell

I have three blogs at this point and my heart’s desire is to return this blog to my original intent – the pure pleasure of writing and sharing inspirations I find in daily life. This is easier said than done when this blog has been live the longest and I get daily offers for sponsored […]

Building Moments: the Best Baby Toys for Development

When you’re expecting a baby, you want the best items for your child. You want to give them the most intellectually stimulating toys so that they have the best start in life, as well as equipment that can cope with their energy, and accessories that can keep them safe. What toys are the best for […]

Book Review: Wherever the River Runs: How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the Gospel

wherever the river runs

Recently, I was sent a copy of Wherever the River Runs: How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the Gospel by Kelly Minter, an acclaimed author, Bible teacher and musician. In this book, you are whisked away from the hectic pace of America consumerism and the distractions of modern communique and into the world of […]

Smokey Bear Twitter Party Today at 2 PM EST #SmokeyBDay

smokey

After 70 years, Smokey Bear continues to share the message: “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Did you know that 9 out of 10 forest fires are started by humans? Thanks to Smokey and his familiar phrase, we have reduced the number of acres lost to wildfires from 22 millions to today’s yearly average of 6.5 […]

Still Recovering from #EAEvents Social Suite launching at Blogger Bash 2014

This last week was exhausting and fun as I joined the team of Element Associates in creating the Blogger Bash Social Suite during the two-day Blogger Bash event in NYC this last week. I think I can finally feel my feet! We had so many amazing sponsors that you see listed below but it was […]

Preparing Your Family – Your Life for Hurricane Arthur and other storms

wireless emergency alerts

Are you ready for Hurricane Arthur? Does your family have a plan? The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began on May 15 and will end on November 30. By working as a community, lives can be […]