Saturday, September 24, 2016

Gift Guide to High Tech WiFi Enabled Devices

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U.S. Cellular offers a FREE PRINTABLE Parent Child agreement to help you discuss safety of the Internet, cell phone usage, limits, and courtesy with your teen or tween.  You don't even need to be a U.S. Cellular customer to access this, although I have been for 10 years and highly recommend them. 

Can you believe it's almost October?  Christmas is only three months away.  If you are like me, Christmas is not only in your mind, but there are a few gifts being stuck back in your closet. Sometimes chores are easier if we have our phone with us, and a recent study shows that 91% of SmartPhone owners never leave their device at home, so here are a few ideas for a gift for yourself or someone else to stay connected to your home, and know that your day was made easier thanks to technology. 

Weekend eBook Reads: Free Kindle Booksfor Sept 24, 2016

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Please be careful when purchasing a Kindle book.  Prices can change without notice.


Review: Praying for Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer

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When I was a teenager in youth group, I used to be told “Pray for your future husband. He needs your prayers.” The advice was good, but no one ever said HOW to pray for your future husband or WHAT to pray for him.

That's where Robin Jones Gunn's and Tricia Goyer's book Praying for Your Future Husband comes in. The subtitle is “Preparing Your Heart for His” so from just the cover you know it's not all about your Prince Charming, but on what the future bride can do NOW to get herself ready for her husband.

Gunn and Goyer have twelve chapters of things we can pray for our future husband. (Although not mentioned, if wanted you could focus on one chapter a month.) Also in the back is a list of fifty-two Scriptures with comments of how to use each of those in prayer. They did make the suggestion these be used one per week for a year.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Groupon Coupons -- Savings at Your Fingertips

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I love a good deal, but if you are reading this blog, you probably already know that!  But one thing I have discovered about saving money is you can learn something new every day.  Here's something I learned today -- Groupon has COUPONS.  That's right.  If you are shopping online, there are plenty of coupons you look at to see if you are getting the best deal possible.  If you are decided on a certain store you want to shop through, you just go to Groupon Coupons and find the store you want to shop at.

For instance, I love shopping at pharmacies.  I mean, who doesn't?  All the shiny nail polish, household items, and ponytail holders.  If you are anything like me, I am buying pony tail holders at least once a month because I never can find them once I take them off.  But if I go to the Walgreens Page on Groupon Coupons I can see all the deals they have right now.  I can clip coupons virtually to go directly on my Balance Rewards card, or I can find any current coupon codes that are available.  There are lots of other stores available, as well, from speciality stores to department stores to photo sites.

Everyone loves to save money, and Groupon Coupons makes it easy to find great deals that are just a click away!

Book review: Life in Spite of Me Living After a Suicide Attempt

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In the book Life, In Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice, Kristen Anderson was depressed. Not really any one thing contributed to this depression, but she'd been fighting with her parents, three friends had died as well as her grandmother, she had been raped, and the previous night she'd been out until ten in the morning with friends. She was grounded until further notice. She sneaked out to be with friends, left a note saying she was going to take a walk, and later was in a park. She decided to sit on a train car and think. As she heard a train approach, she decided she would end her life. She planned for the train to hit her and she assumed death would come instantly. Instead, she survived, but her legs were cut from her body.