Monday, November 29, 2010

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home: Dying to Self

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home: Dying to Self: "When you are forgotten, or neglected, or purposely set at naught, and you don't sting and hurt with the insult or the oversight, but your..."

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wohoo FREE goodies!!

I must admit I am so excited for this season! We have Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas- I mean really? WOW!! Talk about a lot of great things happening at once!! So I decided to advance the presents to tonight!

First off, have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Are you ready for all the free things I found for you? LOL okay, for Advent I got a great downloadable devotional. It begins on November 28th and takes you to the whole season. Absolutely wonderful!

You can find it here it is called Reasons for Hope. Thanks to OSV and Bishop Robert Baker for making it readily available.

Now for those of you that know I homeschool, one of my favorite magazines-The Old Schoolhouse Magazine- is giving away tons of FREE items! Plus they have a great black friday sale going on!

I enjoy the magazine because even before I became a homeschooling parent it offered a plethora of great ideas to help my children, manage my time, etc.

So check it out and remember even if your kids are not homeschooled there are plenty of articles and resources to help you as well.

Here are  the offers

"The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is extending an extraordinary subscription offer to homeschool families. U.S. and Canadian residents can receive a one-year print subscription and a FREE Homeschooling with Heat tote bag, FREE Schoolhouse Planner of your choice, and FREE E-Book: Cranberry Christmas for just $19.95. One-year subscriptions start with the winter issue. It makes a perfect gift for yourself and a friend. There are a limited number of tote bags available from November 24 through midnight on November 29-once they're gone, they're gone! Hurry and grab this tremendous value today! It's over $80 in free gifts--one of them the gorgeous Cranberries & Cream tote bag. Plus, one person is going to Win Big--a trip to Great Wolf Lodge."


A special listing of free resources to support you  families!

Please visit this page to view the many resources The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine has available to homeschooling families. We hope you all are blessed by this!

Please don't hesitate to offer these wonderful freebies on your blog or website. You can use any  of the graphics and links listed on the page to spread the word via Facebook, newsletters, or whatever route you use to share encouragement. Simply copy and paste the link to your blog to direct others toward these valuable, free resources.

Plus, have you seen our 2010 Digital Holiday Supplement?

It's 175 pages of Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas, recipes, articles, plus we've included content from the speakers at the 2010 Fall Schoolhouse Expo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reasons for the season.

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is only 2 days away. Right around the corner we have Christmas. Wow, time sure flies!

Every year a new friend will ask me casually what my favorite season of the year is. I love this question, mostly I love watching their face of surprise as I say winter, they know I am originally from Mexico and so I think they expect me to be more fond of summer. I grew up without snow, so to me seeing the ground covered in a blanket of snow is a miracle from God all of its own.

In all honesty that is not the only reason I truly love winter. I love winter because you can feel in the air the sense that something wonderful is going to happen. I always wondered if our Blessed Mother Mary felt like this during the Annunciation? (Luke 1:26-28)

We began our new season of Advent last Sunday. As we lit that first candle I can sense the peace and joy that come over me during this time of the year.

We are going to have one day specially dedicated to giving thanks to God for all His goodness, though I hope you feel inclined to do so more then once per year. Next we celebrate the most perfect and precious gift from God. Something far better then snow. The birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!

I hope that as you ponder on the TRUE reason for the season, you find many things to be grateful for. I pray that you become a blessing for someone and as you celebrate God's love for all humanity, you find it in your heart and in your homes as well.

May God direct our steps everyday until we see His glorious face someday in heaven. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

life spelled J E N: for the love of winnng

Please visit Jen's blog and follow her to help her reach her goal and eran FREE stuff in the process!!- Karla

life spelled J E N: for the love of winnng: "so i am doing another little lists of blog giveaways. i am only 2 followers short of hitting 21 and then i will host my very first giveaway...."

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

To vote or not to vote that is the question...

How many people actually take voting seriously? Do you vote? Do you belong to a specific party? What is it that you look for in a candidate?

When I was younger I use to believe that you had to chose a political party that more closely resembled your opinions, that was the major importance on the political party I chose. Next came whether that political figure was candid or not, followed by a few issues and how it got along with certain idealisms I had. At that time I had also walked away from my faith to try others and well to put it mildly my life was disintegrating fast.

I bought into the bs of "a woman's choice", feminism etc. It could have been culture shock, after all only in this country will you find so many appealing "freedoms", but the truth was as I got older and realized I needed God, I went back to my home Church. I chose to really take a look at what I was taught in Church and realized every thing I so blatanly believed when I walked away was a lie.

The choices I made were based on me walking away from my faith to experiment with others that left me empty and confused at best.

No this is not to "attack" any one particular belief, what it is a self realization that we do need God in ALL areas of our lives.

When I realized that , I discovered that if I want to make a difference in the world my vote had the power to do so. So long as I voted under the right frame of "mind".

When I decided that sitting down and electing the next person whether a senator or a town mayor I needed to vote for those that truly resembled the beliefs I had about the worthiness of a human life, the care of the elderly, the rights of the people that so valiantly fought for this country among others.

In that moment of truth I realized how important voting is, and to vote well one must vote through the eyes of God so to speak. Disregarding the secular world view, the party affiliations and all other petty aspects we vote by.

I urge to take this seriously for the price we pay if we don't is too high a price to pay.

Go vote according to His will