Friday, April 16, 2010

I've not been posting much lately...what's up? Well, some of this...
  • reading
  • cleaning
  • working
  • visit from daughter & grandson
  • trip to mackinaw
  • working
  • reading
  • cleaning
  • reorganizing
  • reading
  • working
  • couponing

Seriously...that is about it. Over and over!!! (well except my daughter doesn't keep coming back for a visit, but that WOULD be nice!) Speaking of my daughter, she has gotten me hooked on couponing and it has been lots of fun and I am saving some serious money. Some day I will blog about that.

Don't forget to check out my book giveaway. It's a great book.

Spring is finally making its way here to northern WI. Daffodils are blooming and the trees are budding!!! Sorry no pics, perhaps soon...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Book Giveaway!

I have another book to give away! Start Here - Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are
I was thrilled to see another book by Alex and Brett Harris. Their first book Do Hard Things was a wonderful read & this follow up book is even better (in my opinion).

From the back cover: Do Hard Things inspired thousands of young people around the world to make the most of the teen years. Now Alex and Brett Harris are back and ready to tackle the questions that Do Hard Things inspired: How do I get started? What do I do when I get discouraged? What's the best way to inspire others? Filled with stories and insights from Alex, Brett, and other real-life rebelutionaries, Start Here is a powerful and practical guide to doing hard things, right where you are.

What I really appreciated about this book is that it focused on being faithful right where you. So many want to run out and accomplish something that seems "important" while leaving their first priorities unfinished. This book gives great examples of how young people can learn from observing what others have done, how to take the first steps and how to make plans. Brett & Alex have a great way of keeping the would-be world changer grounded. There is an order to stepping out, such as first being under the authority of one's parents and keeping a focus on Christ. The chapter "How to Move Against the Crowd - And Why" is great. It answers such questions as: Can hard things be fun? What about my friends? How should I relate to pop

This is a book that I will have my college-aged son read this summer. It is super practical and very motivating.

Leave me a message and you will be entered for a chance to win this book!!!!

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.