I'm far from quoting verses from the Bible... I remember stories, people, places, and events of some degree, but now that I'm older and wiser-hmm, it's time to get back to understanding what the Bible tells me.

There is a book! a book titled: 

Say what, 30 days? Ok, I'm in. Ready to start fresh after all that's what the New Year is all about right? Nah, I'm just throwing that out there, any day is a good day to start fresh to feed your soul.
  • Author: Max Anders, he has written over 25 books, teacher, pastor.
  • The book is in sections found on the Contents pages.
  • Old and New Testament sections.
  • Ten Great Doctrines of the Bible section.
  • Plus: How to Master the Bible so well that the Bible Masters you.
  • ( as in words to live by)
  • and, Bonus Chapters with topics like Miracles in the Bible, Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and more.
  • There are maps! I love maps! plus they are helpful to understand better the teachings.
  • There are fill in the blanks pages.
  • There are self test pages.
  • The print is a nice size, not too small or way too BIG. Easy reading.
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Ellie Claire 365-Devotional Journals are for gift giving to you and yours

The past few days I've been doing Christmas shopping, in stores, not online, but waiting on line.  I've seen some empty shelves and floor space where Christmas decorations and gifts to buy have already been purchased. Are stores running out of things to sell for this Holiday season? 

I didn't have a list in hand or in my head of what I was looking for on those shopping days, but i had the thought of finding something special, maybe even something that means a great deal to me about Christmas. Maybe that something wasn't a thing, maybe it was a feeling I'd been looking for.

What better way to find calm, peace, joy, thanks, and gratitude for what blessing this life has given to us by the Lord. The three journals pictured here have strong and sturdy covers and pages. After all a journal might be something you take with you on your travels or pick up frequently in your own home. A time for reflection, a time for peace, a time for you.

The titles of the three journals pictured above are:

Peace Begins with Me 

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus  
The Earth is the Lord's and Everything in it
The journals are available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble
So, you don't have to search through the stores looking for a nice gift for someone on your list or for yourself, Ellie Claire Gifts really are quite nice journals and beautifully made.

Peace Begins with Me journal begins on January 1. It's a 365 day devotional journal. Each page has a bible verse, prayer prompts, and lined pages for you to reflect on how you can follow the words of the Bible. The Prince of Peace. Peace Begins with Me. Work on finding your own peace and pray for peace everywhere. 

The journal is a soft green color with a green elastic band and a teal colored ribbon for page marker.  There are pages for January 1 though December 31. The journal can be used for any year since the journal is not dated by year. 

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus is another 365 day devotional journal. The cover is soft watercolor like flowers and greenery. A blue elastic band and a white ribbon will lead you to your last entry. Each page starts with a song or hymn, Scripture reading and prayer. Use this journal to take a "slow down" in your day. Look to God with meditation and trust.

The Earth is the Lord's and Everything in It 365 devotional journal is the third of the section of the image above. Two stunning peacocks adorn the cover white buds and blooms of delicate flowers. A emerald elastic band is attached to the journal and a blue ribbon will keep your current page. One of the many wise thoughts my Grandmother shared with me, and sometimes her sharing was by me watching her was one very hot day the rain began to fall from the sky and she quietly said "Thank you, Thank you Jesus". She knew the soft rain will help her garden grow, help fill their well, and bring some cooler air to the day.  

I often say those words she once said so long ago when I feel relief from the heat with the falling rain, or the quietness of a snow fall, or the breeze of the wind. Thank the Lord for the Earth and Everything it it. 

Hop on over to Ellie Claire Gifts the home of these beautifully made journals and other gifts and share the devotion and art with someone on your gift giving list. The Journals are priced around $16 

Disclosure: I received Ellie Claire Gifts Journals for this post. The comments and views are my own. 

SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO Prize pack giveaway.

Did you know that SGT. STUBBY is the most decorated war dog in history? 
A dog, A war, how did I miss this great story? 

This film is based on a true story, the story of Sargent Stubby and how this little dog went from a street dog to being taken in by Private First Class Robert Conroy of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, 26th “Yankee” Division of World War 1.

In France, Stubby saw frontline action in four offensives and 17 battles. He found wounded soldiers, saved an entire company by alerting the men to don gas masks and even caught a German spy.  

After the recapture of Ch√Ęteau-Thierry, the women of the town made him an embroidered jacket that would serve as Stubby’s uniform and display his numerous awards throughout the rest of his career.

Returning home to a hero’s welcome, Stubby and Conroy toured the country leading victory parades and met three sitting U.S. presidents, among other honors.

Genre:  1x1Animated/Family/Adventure/History
Feature Run Time:  Approx. 84 Minutes (Plus Special Features) 
MPAA Rating:  PG for War Action and Some Thematic Elements

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