I’m Moving !!!!!
~ That’s right, to make life simpler and more productive for me, I am moving to my own domain !
My own Website hosting my blog on it. If each of you 493 Folks who follow my blog, would hop on over to
www.faithfulacres.net and Sign up to follow me there by email, I would be most appreciative !
I hope you will follow me there. All posts from this blog will be moving over there as well.
After a time I will no longer keep this blog here on wordpress.com
On my new website you will find all my posts, things I love and share with my readers and in the near future a store
of gently loved books and homemade items.
Please come to my new home and lets have a cup of tea and a good visit, right now I am finishing up my posts on The Balanced Challenge with Tricia Goyer. I have some wonderful books to share with you and I wouldn’t want you to miss a one of them this year !
Come on over !
Wanted: Reviewers, Influences, Author Spots and Radio Spots !
The Best Dinner I never Ate
By Lori Prentice
The Best Dinner I Never Ate is a true story about our family’s experiences with housing needy families and individuals in our own home. Over the last three years we have had these people live with us temporarily, and for free, so they can have a place to stay while saving up money for their own housing. These experiences have been teaching our family about what is truly necessary in our lives, and what it looks like to show God’s love to others. It has also taught us how making time for loving strangers and going out of our comfort zone can leave a lasting impact on a life.
One particular homeless guest we recently housed encouraged us to publish our story. So far it has been inspiring many in our local community, but we believe in the power of the ripple effect. We believe this lesson can be far-reaching and spread Christ’s message of love and selflessness beyond our small town.
We are very far from a perfect family – each of us is a work in progress in our own way. Though we have many areas where we look to others for inspiration, this is one example of being willing to reach out to the vulnerable, the strangers, and the forgotten, even when it makes life harder on us. Help us share our message of love and hope.
The Proceeds from the sale of this book are going to Victim Services and to help the homeless.
Are you an Author, Influencer, Reviewer ? Do you have a Website or Blog you post to ?
Please get in touch with me about and upcoming Christian book releases.
Up to 50 Reviewers/influencers
To Read, Review and host a giveaway of the book on your website or blog.
If you are interested in participating in this Please send me your Name, Email Address, Mailing Address and the address of your blog or website in a private email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me your information here in a comment and I will get back to you. If approved you will receive a copy of the book to you for your reviewing and a book will be sent to the winner of your blog giveaway by the Author Lori Prentice. We are hoping to have all reviewers lined up by the end of March to do an April Blog Post
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I will have more books to review in the near future.
~ Linda ~
Another Awesome Giveaway ! Starts March 21st !!!
And the Winner is !!!!
I will email you , I need your mailing address so I can send your book out !
The winner of the Kindle Fire is number 149…
LINDA MARIE FINN!
For liking Stacy Monson on Facebook!
Yes once in a while I join giveaways ! I had been praying for the Lord to bless us with money for another kindle fire , the children and I enjoy reading on the one I had won last year from a contest that Author Julie Lessman and Becky Wade had. I hardly thought I was going to win her giveaway with over 600 entries on rafflecopter. but I did, I had 43 entries and I won !
And last year I also won a kindle paperwhite from Helping Hands Press in their Road Rally Blog Hop ! ( I gave this recently to my Daughter in Love who had just gave birth to my new Grandson, I wanted her to have a way to read books and not have to use the library to get them. I wanted to bless her)
Whats my point in a writing this ?
It has nothing to do with luck.
The bible says that ” He makes it to rain on the evil and the good “.
I thank the Lord each time I win, because I know that It comes from the Lord God !
The other thing you need to remember is this: ” If you don’t enter, You can’t win “
It doesn’t matter how many entries there are , a machine in most cases is going to pick the winning entry. So that one entry you didn’t do, well that may be the one you would have won with.
What you need to enter giveaways ( in most cases)
Your Email address
A Facebook Acct.
A Twitter Acct.
A Pinterest Acct.
A Google + Acct.
An Instagram Acct.
In my experience these are the top sites that the Person holding the giveaway uses to give you entries.
My Tips for entering Giveaways !
1. Always go back and do your entries daily( Sometimes I forget)
2. Make sure you read the directions thoroughly.
3. Remember this is for fun !
4. Don’t get bent out of shape if you don’t win !
5. Enter Often on as many giveaways s you can for things you would like to win…
6.If it is something you really need, pray about it and ask the Lord to bless you and your family with it.
7. Do not enter giveaways for things you don’t need, just for the sake of entering !!!
8. Praise the Lord and give Him the Glory when you do Win !
I can’t tell you how many times he has blessed me with something that I could use to better our lives. And remember this ok. The BEST way to support your favorite Authors, Publishers or favorite manufacturers is to Join their giveaways and Share, Tweet, Pin there stuff !!!!
My Favorite Places to join giveaways:
Goodreads First Reads Giveaways
My Favorite Authors~ Frequent their Websites and Blogs
My Favorite Publishers ~ Like and watch them on FB and their Websites and Blogs
Other Folks who Blog about those things I Love
Have Fun Today and Join a Giveaway !!!!
~ Linda ~
BEATITUDES FOR HOMEMAKERS
Blessed is she whose daily tasks are a work of love; For her willing hands and happy heart transform Duty into joyous service to all her family and God.
Blessed is she who opens the door to welcome both stranger and well- loved friend; for gracious hospitality is a test of brotherly love.
Blessed is she who mends stockings and toys and broken hearts; for her understanding is a balm to her husband and children.
Blessed is she who scours and scrubs; for well she knows that cleanliness is one expression of godliness.
Blessed is she whom children love; for the love of a child is of greater value than fortune or fame.
Blessed is she who sings at her work; for music lightens the heaviest load and brightens the dullest chore.
Blessed is she who dusts away doubt and fear and sweeps out the cobwebs of confusion; for her faith will triumph over all adversity.
Blessed is she who serves with laughter and smiles with every meal; for her cheerfulness is an aid to mental and physical digestion.
Blessed is she who introduces Jesus Christ to her children; for godly sons and daughters shall be her reward.
Blessed is she who preserves the sacredness of the Christian home; for hers is a divine trust that crowns her with dignity. By Ella May Miller
Well that is what they say right ! When all else seems to be wrong, someone has failed you and hurt you deeply, nothing seems to be going right. Start over… I continue to ask God daily Why ? What should I do Lord ? How do I make it work with my own disabilities ? How do I get there from here ? I know your saying ” Linda, you don’t have a clue whats been going on “. Well, if you want to talk about Teen Pregnancy, Rape, Abuse, Bad Marriages, Mental Illness , Depression, Physical Disability, Vitamin Deficiency , Rebellious Children , Tight Budget, Alcoholic Spouses , Unsaved Spouses, Living in a Shelter etc. Need I say more ? Been there , Done That ! but I am saying, let it go and start over.
Anger, Bitterness,Stress can and will eat you alive , it will ruin your health. Yes you can be angry and it is ok to be angry if you have a good reason to be so. I personally don’t hold on to grudges , so being bitter doesn’t work. That is anger that is allowed that causes you to want to lash out at someone else or not be around others. It is a hateful attitude for someone or something. Stress will literally make you ill. Constant stress can wear you down and cause depression,physical pain and steal your Joy. Sometimes you have to get rid of the source of your stress in order to get well. I know you are thinking I can’t get rid of it… Yes you literally can. Do stop allowing the Drama and Abuse in your life. You Draw the line and don’t allow anyone to cross it.
You do this for You and for your Kids. You do it to regain your sanity, so to say. You do it so that you do not become sick, literally. You do it because God does not want you living in the state you have been in. You ask everyone you know to pray for you and your children. You do the best you can, even if money isn’t there and you don’t be afraid to ask for help. And you don’t bare your heart to anyone you cannot trust. Those who have been where you are, are usually the ones to trust, they know just how you feel and where your heart is at.
Today, I am starting over, for Me and for My Kids.
~ Linda ~
I hope you will join me tomorrow Feb 26th for My review of Terri’s book Distortion and the Info for her giveaway.
Today was a busy and yet somewhat stressful day for me. Why is it we stress about things God calls us to do ?
I knew a year or so ago that the Lord wanted me to share things from my life with other girls and women, but I wasn’t sure in what way that would come about. He has made a way for me to try writing and I have learned alot this past year while reading and reviewing, influencing for Authors. I still am not so sure I consider myself a writer but I will give it my best shot from the heart !
I want to thank all my Author, Reader fans for supporting me in Life and In Prayers and I hope each of you will continue on in prayer for me and my family as I strive to bring honor and glory to the Lord. You have no idea how much this means to me for your love in Christ to be shed upon me in so many ways.
Blessings and Much Love,