Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book review: "Washington-A Legacy Of Leadership"

I've really taken an interest in our country's history and wanting to know anything I can about our founding fathers' leadership roles. So, I couldn't wait to download the ebook for "Washington"!

“The Father of Our Country,” George Washington has been called, “first in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen.” He is remembered for his character, perseverance, and faith and is a shining example for future leaders.

He lived a life of hard work and he learned from failure. His entire life was preparing him for the role as our nation's president. At twenty one, he began his military career and this book for the majority of it is based upon his role in leadership.

This book has 17 chapters and I really enjoyed reading this and learning more about Washington than I ever knew before. It contains some rich history that I know I'll be turning back to read again and again. I love this quote: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports." Washington

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Book Review: "31 Days of Power" by Ruth Myers

"31 Days of Power" by Ruth Myers is about your power in spiritual warfare. It's a nice little book of 158 pages. It has two parts to it. The first part is 31 days of praying Scripture and the second part, goes into the "Dynamics of Spiritual Warfare". Ruth doesn't dwell on 'expelling demons' at all and isn't fixated on them. Rather, she puts the focus on our Lord and to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Let's be obsessed with our Lord. Let's NOT give the enemy what he wants...attention! We need to focus on God. We need to be strong in the Lord. It's a choice and we can't rely on our own powers but on the strength and power of His might, of His Spirit. We have all of the pieces of armor that Ephesians 6:13-17 tells us that we have and they symbolize the reality of God and the redemptive work of Christ. I really enjoyed reading this book and recommend it for anyone interested in reading about gaining some spiritual victory in their lives.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free for review from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Book review: "The Final Summit" by Andy Andrews

"The Final Summit" is the second book in addition to "The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews. I didn't read the first one but you can read "The Final Summit" by itself. The main character is David Ponder who is rich and he lost everything he had. He has to come up with a two word answer that would stop the downward spiral of humanity and ultimately bring them back to a place where they would return to a pathway leading them towards successful civilization. He meets some of history's, brightest minds such as Anne Frank, Joan of Arc and Abraham Lincoln. They have to try to find the one solution that will save humanity from it's current course of disaster and they only have 5 tries to do so. I liked this book...it was an interesting, different read for me.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Winner of Gourmet Gift Basket!

The winner for the Gourmet Gift Basket was determined by Random.org...
#6, ChicnSavvy! I'll be contacting you shortly. Thanks everyone for entering!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Healthy Back Comfort Pillow review

I received for review, the "Healthy Back Comfort Pillow" from Healthy Back and I love it! I've never had the luxury of owning my very own Memory Foam pillow so I really anticipated receiving this! The thickness of it is 5". I wanted a pillow that would help me get a good night's sleep, cradle my head and neck for support and that's what this pillow actually does. I do have lower back pain nearly everyday and was hoping this would help my back some. I've noticed that over the past several days I don't seem to have nearly the amount of back pain that I was having. With that being said, I've been using this pillow for a month now and I can say that for me personally, it's nice to experience some relief. The Healthy Back Comfort Pillow does come with a removable, washable cover so you can clean it.

You can get this pillow at Healthy Back for $59.99 and they give you a 3 yr warranty. Visit Healthy Back's Facebook page and find them on Twitter!

Disclaimer: I received the "Healthy Back Comfort Pillow" in exchange for my review. Thank you Karl!

Mother's Day Gourmet Gift Baskets review & giveaway!!

I recently had the opportunity to work with Gourmet Gift Baskets and review one of their Mother's Day gift baskets'! I received the "Mother's Day Sweets & Treats Basket". Inside my basket I discovered:

Bountiful Harvest Granola
Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Melt-a-Ways
Cranberry Orange Tango by Nutorious
Metropolitan Trail Mix
Chocolate Nut Medley
Original Cheese Biscuits

At first, when I saw this picture at GGB, I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy *everything* in this basket, but lo and behold I DID enjoy everything!! There wasn't one item in there that I didn't like. The Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Melt-a-Ways and Chocolate Nut Medley were my favorite! This is a wonderfully, delicious gift basket to gift for that special Mom/Grandmom/Daughter in your life and guess what?! Read on below!

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Disclaimer: I received the "Mother's Day Sweets & Treats Basket" in exchange for my review. Thank you Brian!