Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordfilled Wednesday 2 Timothy 3:16

Welcome to Wordfilled Wednesday and thanks for coming by. 
I found this photo awhile back when I was working on my book review blog.  The other day I was thinking it would be great to illustrate this verse because I thought . . . how cool it would be to find a statue like this over a girl reading her Bible. 
I hope your day is Blessed and enjoy WFW click here to see more posts.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Lone Star Skate--Book Review

I don't usually review this kind of book.  And, I don't post reviews like this here but this one was interesting.  And, I am really, really waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind on posting reviews so I thought I would post it here and give the authors a little more traffic. 
And, well I figured some of you might be interested in Hockey so,
Here it is . . .

Yep a book about Hockey.  Forgive me but I am not really a fan of Hockey but when I was asked to review this one I thought well since I live in Texas I thought I would give it a whirl.  It was a very interesting book.

The Lonestar Skate  is filled with behind the scenes photo's and interviews with guys like Mike Madano, Norm Green, Jim Lites and others. 

The 175 pages of photo's and interviews are filled with stories and interesting facts about the players and the sport.   The hardbound book has a glossy papercover and would make an excellant coffee table book for the hockey enthusiast.  In fact I am giving my copy to a friend that has begun to play.  I know he'll love it.  If you have a hockey fan in the 'fam check it out.  

Here's a quote on the back cover  from Bob Gainey NHL Hall of Famer: I will forever be emotionally tied to Dallas and the fans of the great state of Texas.  That's why I am pleased to be a part of a publication that chronicles some of the greatest personalities in the history of hockey in the Lone Star State.  I am honored to be part of a project that pays tribute to how a great sport became part of the
landscape in a great sports state like Texas.

It is available at Amazon.  Click here for the link. 
Here's a little about the authors:

Glenn Hart owns the CHL's Laredo Bucks and was the 2006 recipient of the league's Rick Kozuback Award. In 1995, Hart purchased an IHL franchise for Houston, winning the championship in the franchise's fourth season. In 1999, Hart's hockey passion took him to Laredo, where he worked with city leaders to develop the Laredo Entertainment Center, home of the Bucks. Hart is the president and cofounder of Laredo Engery, and is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

Rusty Burson, a graduate of Sam Houston State, began his career as a newspaper reporter in Galveston. He later became and editor for numerous publications in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Burson is currently the associate editor of 12th Man Magazine and vice president of the 12th Man Foundation. Burson has written and published seven books.

For more info. check out the website.  Click here and read the forward. 

FTC disclosure:  I was offered this book for review by Amy Currie and Phenix & Phenix literary publicists. I did not receive payment of any kind and I was not asked to write a postitive review. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Too Blessed to be Stressed . . .

Yep I could write a post with this title but someone beat me to it!  Well actually it is a book but somehow I think at least I hope that you all feel Too Blessed to be Stressed.  But just in case there are some days and I know we all have them that you are stressed here's a fun little book to get you through it . . .

Loved the cover.  If I was shopping and saw this I would pick it up and check it out.  Doesn't the cheerful cover just say fun!   As the title challenges . . . who doesn't need help with dealing with stress?

And back to that cover . . . it is just cute, cheerful and fun and I would have thought what a great gift book for a girlfriend. The 'cuteness' (no grammar checks please) of the cover continues on the inside with blue polka dots and doodles.  And, the titles, scripture and quotes are in blue lettering. This is a short book of  217 pages but it is filled with inspiration and humor that is right on. Sounds like a lot but there are 40 chapters that almost read like little short stories. Each chapter begins with a scripture are about 5 pages long including a page of questions for reflection. The book is divided into 4 sectiions: Time Management, Develop a Sense of Humor, Cultivate Relationships and Focus on Faith. 

From back cover:

Do your to do lists have footnotes? Are you imprisoned by the joy-sucking dully-funks?

Maybe it’s time for a healthy dose of truth gift-wrapped in humor. With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses the heart-needs of desperate women drowning in the churning everyday stress-pool of busyness….
Coty addresses heart needs of women drowning in the churning stress-pool of busyness.  Heart-transforming, real-life stories and biblically based insights will encourage and delight readers, who will find just the simple, practical steps they need to arrive at healing, refreshment, revitalization of spirit, body and faith.

To celebrate the release the author is hosting the Too Blessed to Be Stressed Giveaway!

Debora has created a “Too Blessed” prize package worth over $150! One grand prize winner will receive:

* A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen

* Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Debora Coty (for KINDLE)

Hurry! The giveaway ends August 25th. Winner will be announced on the evening of the 25th during Debora’s De-Stress Facebook Party! Debora will be hosting a “life-perserver” chat (it’s okay if you haven’t read the book – who knows, you might WIN a copy!), testing trivia skills, swapping funny stories, handing out some decom-stress tips, and giving away tons of great stuff! (Chocolate, books, and more!) Hope to see you there – bring your friends!

Go by the authors site to enter the giveaway.  Click here.

Too Blessed to be Stressed is available at Amazon.  Click here

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from  Litfuse I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Stuck in . . .

 . . . Yes. I am stuck.  And, I am trying to get out.  Because . . .
We are in a heatwave!  Here in Texas they say it has been triple digits over 35 days.  I'm too hot to remember exactly how many days it is but it has been a looooooooooooong time!

To catch you up.  I/w (me and Cowboy and Daisy and the cat Rascal) moved to a bungalow on a lake. (well it is a block down the road) 
We opted on no cable or inter net.  We spent the first month with no t.v. at all.  We did get one of those do hikey boxes or antennae something so we can get local channels. 
But, no inter net.  The local library is only a few blocks away.  So that is where I am now.  And, I have been visiting most of my blogging friends and signing up to get email alerts.  Which I can get on my phone.  But it is too hard to type on it so.  And I haven't figured out how to comment on your posts.

I haven't been posting much here.  As my grandson would say 'Because why' ?  If the library is only minutes away. 

No a/c in the car!  And I am weenie and it is just too hot. So I am staying in and sewing and reading. 

Which by the way brings me to the book I want to tell you about!  Here's the cover photo compliments of Amazon.

I can't tell you much because I am supposed to write a review.  But I am lovin' it.  But, I had to tell you.  There is a blog tour goin' on though so check it out starting Monday. 
Here's the link to the authors blog.  Click here.

 Keep posting I'll be reading on my phone!