30 Days of Gratefulness: Day 14

30 Days of Gratefulness: Day 14

Posted November 14, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in 30 Days, Gratefulness / 0 Comments

Every day this month I’ll post a Gratefulness or Gratitude prompt. I’d really enjoy hearing your input on this prompt as well in the comments below. Today’s prompt:I’m somehow drawn to challenges. Song challenges, writing challenges, Sims challenges, just about any challenge. While tossing around blog ideas with my partner in crime the idea to do a monthly challenge came up. I was hesitant to move this to the blog but then tossed it up and said ‘why not?’. Here you have it, my first 30 Day Challenge. Every day this month I’ll post a Gratefulness or Gratitude prompt. I’d really enjoy hearing your input on this prompt as well in the comments below. Today’s prompt: Prayer.  The simple short most heartfelt answer that covers every grateful thing I could possibly list is covered by prayer.  Prayer is that one thing you can do when things are gravy, when things […]

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BOOK REVIEW: A Place At Our Table by Amy Clipston

BOOK REVIEW: A Place At Our Table by Amy Clipston

Posted November 14, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Amish Homestead, Amy Clipston / 0 Comments

A young Amish volunteer firefighter who lives and breathes his family dairy farm and the fire station.  A young Amish woman who works in her family’s restaurant and lives and breaths her family life.  Two broken families touched by grief.  And two young people who find themselves falling in love with grief and baggage and an obnoxiously annoying inability to actually communicate with each other in a way that makes sense and helps them move forward through all that is life instead of moving them backward.  I loved them, I cheered for them, I virtually smacked them and at times I simply despised them.  They were both completely selfish and drowning in self-pity that manifested in different ways.  They both had, and still have, a lot of growing up to do.  Despite the conflicting emotions I’m still completing rooting for them. ‘A Place at Our Table’ tells the story of […]

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30 Days of Gratefulness: Day 13

30 Days of Gratefulness: Day 13

Posted November 13, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in 30 Days, Gratefulness / 0 Comments

Every day this month I’ll post a Gratefulness or Gratitude prompt. I’d really enjoy hearing your input on this prompt as well in the comments below. Today’s prompt:I’m somehow drawn to challenges. Song challenges, writing challenges, Sims challenges, just about any challenge. While tossing around blog ideas with my partner in crime the idea to do a monthly challenge came up. I was hesitant to move this to the blog but then tossed it up and said ‘why not?’. Here you have it, my first 30 Day Challenge. Every day this month I’ll post a Gratefulness or Gratitude prompt. I’d really enjoy hearing your input on this prompt as well in the comments below. Today’s prompt: There’s an obvious answer here and a couple of can’t live without them answers here as well.  I could say computer, it’s overly obvious.  A way to easily save and share and back up […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Bibleman: Say Goodbye to the Grand Duchess of Greed by B&H Editorial Staff

BOOK REVIEW: Bibleman: Say Goodbye to the Grand Duchess of Greed by B&H Editorial Staff

Posted November 13, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in B&H Publishing Group / 1 Comment

I personally, had very mixed feelings about this story.  The illustrations were bold and colorful and the Bible truths told in the story were solid.  I felt a little like they were glossed over and that the situation in the story itself wasn’t overly relateable for younger children.  Even Moo, at 7 couldn’t relate to the girl in the story.  It’s geared for younger children preschool to 2nd grade.  However, phone cases and matching wallets and understandings of fundraising isn’t on her radar yet. That being said greed is constantly all around us from the greed we feel coveting what others have to the greed to have what we think we need.  Teaching that to your children in hard when even adults struggle with greed. Munchkin, in his worldly wisdom of 9 read it several times to himself but didn’t have a lot of input to add.  He liked the […]

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday

Posted November 13, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Goodreads Monday / 0 Comments

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners. I’ll be honest, I have no idea when or where this book came from.  I can’t even begin to tell you how long it’s lingered on the shelf.  Is that bad?  I mean, I know it is but still.  Some (ahm, MA) say I have too many books.  I say that is a lie.  A LIE!  There is not such thing as too many books, just too few hours to read. It can cure you. Or it can kill you.The untamed Louisiana bayou is not for the faint of heart. But until now, Tara LeBlanc has always considered it a sanctuary, its lush foliage a source of medicinal healing. […]

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