Book Review: Your Own Beautiful by Chelsea Crockett

IYOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL: ADVICE AND INSPIRATION FROM CHELSEA CROCKETT Inspired by Chelsea Crockett’s popular YouTube channel, Your Own Beautiful is a life, faith, and beauty guide, filled with her trademark tips on makeup and style alongside full-color photos, how-tos, and more to help young women with all the big issues they face—from self-confidence and friendship to following your dreams. With her signature grace and wit, Chelsea tackles tough questions through…

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Book Trailer of the Week: Henry and the Bouncing Ball by Surviving Henry

Book Description: You don’t always know what you’re getting into when you bring home a puppy. Enter Henry, a boxer who suffers from Supreme Dictator of the Universe Syndrome. He vandalizes his obedience school, leaps through windows, cheats death at every turn, and generally causes his long-suffering owner Erin Taylor Young to wonder what on earth she did that God would send this dog to derail her life.Through his laugh-out-loud…

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Video of the Week: Better Than Revenge by Fay Lamb

“… if we kill him, our family will be safe …” Michael’s fiancée, Issie Putnam, was brutally attacked and Michael was imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s home to set things right. Two people stand in his way: Issie’s son, Cole, and a madman.  Can Michael learn to love the child Issie holds so close to her heart and protect him from the man who took everything…

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Featured Video of the Week: Secrets of the Heart by Jillian Kent, INCLUDES Giveaway Opportunity!

It’s been awhile but things have slowed down and I wanted to share this with anyone who might subscribe to this blog instead of going there directly. Each week I feature a video of the week. It’s part of my template, a video widget that accepts YouTube embed codes. I wanted to put it to good use, so I offer up book trailers from (mostly) ACFW authors. This week’s video…

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Character Confession: Feeling Bethlehemian Festive

I hope this works. It’s been a long week and I’ve struggled. Although on my own I read Advent stories, listen to Christmas music and am intentional about the meaning of the season, once the kids get home it feels like a race to make dinner, get one to basketball practice, help the other with homework. Hubby comes home whistling Christmas music and me…not so much. So today I’m going…

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Speaking of Speaking: An Update

Ah, September. Kids are back in school. Leaves are changing. And I’m working behind the scenes on my writing and speaking schedule. Earlier this week Michael Hyatt had a wonderful two part series on speaking.  Although I have no plans to join his ranks, he had great ideas I’m implementing for the level of speaking I plan on doing. Besides being open to speaking on surrender I also will be…

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