4.05.2015

I Will Rise

Alex Boye performs I Will Rise (Emi Yo Leke) ft. LDC:


I Will Rise was written and originally performed by Chris Tomlin.

4.01.2015

Book Releases: April 2015


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3.01.2015

Book Releases: March 2015


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2.01.2015

Book Releases: February 2015


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1.30.2015

Grace's Bookshelf for Age 6

In honor of Grace's sixth birthday today, I want to share with you some of her favorite books.

1. Lillie-fry by Michelle Boyte.
This book was written by our cousin, in memory of her little girl Lillie, who died of Neuroblastoma (a rare form of childhood cancer that is particularly aggressive). Proceeds of the book go to help children with cancer.

2. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.
This year we began reading chapter books. Charlotte's Web was the first.

3. Beezus & Ramona by Beverly Cleary.
We've enjoyed the whole Ramona series.

4. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

5. Veggie Tales' God Loves Me!

6. The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf by Eugene Trivizas & Helen Oxenbury

7. Tikki Tikki Tembo retold by Arlene Mosel

8. National Geographic's Little Kids First Big Book of Animals

9. Uni the Unicorn by Amy Rosenthal

10. There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant & Piggie Book) by Mo Willems


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1.02.2015

Encourage


My word for the new year is Encourage. Encourage defined is to inspire with courage, spirit or confidence; to uplift; to promote. Jesus embodied encouragement toward his disciples and in His words to the people. There are so many people hurting and suffering in the world today. I know as just one person, my personal reach does not actually extend very far. However, if I encourage those around me, hopefully the encouragement will spread around my own circle and begin from there.
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"Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:11

"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."
-- Ephesians 4:29

" But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; "
-- Hebrews 3:13a

"A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success."
-- Unknown

"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity."
-- Albert Einstein

"When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you're making a commitment and difference in that person's life. Encouragement really does make a difference."
-- Zig Ziglar

1.01.2015

Book Releases: January 2015


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12.07.2014

Inspiration: 2015 - The Year of Marsala

Pantone announced Friday that Marsala (18-1438) will be the color of the year for 2015:


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According to the color experts at Pantone, "Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth. "

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