Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday CASH Giveaway!


Cash for Holidays/Christmas Cash Explosion Giveaway

Welcome to Cash for Holidays Giveaway hosted by Generations of Savings, Nifty Mom, and Beauty Brite to boost your Facebook and Twitter!

We have teamed up with a first-class group of blogs to offer our readers an amazing prize just in time for the holidays!

Enter to win: $200 cash paid via Paypal.  Winner must have a Paypal account!

Please enter on the form below.  The first entry is to LIKE all of our Facebook pages and counts as 30 entries!  The second entry is to FOLLOW us on Twitter and counts as 30 entries!

Comments will not count as entries, but can be used for questions only. You only need to enter once on any of the participating sites. The form is the same on all of the blogs. This giveaway is open WW and will start Tuesday, 11/28 at 12:01 AM and end on Tuesday, 12/20 at 12:01 AM.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CHRISTMAS EVENT 2011 Giveaway!

Welcome to the Christmas Event!

The theme of this event is: 
May the season warm your soul

We will be holding 5 events from now until Christmas designed to


Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, Nov. 27th Advent Begins!

Sally Breedlove shares the following (an excerpt from her article, "Advent: Putting the Brakes on Christmas Insanity" in Christianity Today

"The young family in the Advent story speaks of places that are not home and of waiting: a girl on a donkey, heading away from family just a few weeks before her baby is due. She will have no familiar faces to look into, no mother’s or sister’s hands to hold as the pain of labor drags her into its fury. No familiar room to labor in. No room at all really, just space shared with animals. I am sure she missed home.

That displacement doesn’t end once the baby arrives. The labor room of a cave-barn and then the borrowed house in Bethlehem lead not to home but to exile in Egypt before the family returns to Nazareth. Even when they return, they will live with unsettled hearts. They have a prophetic word: This child will bring both joy and sorrow. A sword will pierce Mary’s heart. Nazareth will not be home enough. Their lives have been disrupted—for good.

Mary’s child will also know the pain of not belonging. As he grows up, he speaks often of the Father who sent him, the Father to whom he will return. He asks his Father to bring those whom he loves to be with him in the house they share. He promises his friends that one day they will have a home with him and his Father. But not yet."

My Christian Advent started yesterday.  A day that I just rested and read my various small books that I'm working on right now:

1.  The Promise of Security by Beth Moore
2.  One Minute Prayers (For those who Hurt) by Hope Lyda
3.  199 Treasures of Wisdom on Talking with God by Andrew Murray
4.  199 Promises of God by Barbour Publishing, Inc
5.  A Collection of Love Gifts by Helen Steiner Rice
6.  Keeping Christ in Christmas by David C. Gibbs and David C Gibbs.

I'm going to be giving away Keeping Christ in Christmas as a Book Review and Giveaway here in this blog tomorrow or Wednesday.  The book is really meant for churches and parents with kids in the public school and how society has drifted from being ONE NATION UNDER GOD to being Politically Correct and these two men are both lawyers for the Christian Law Association and they help Christians (for free) to get the message to their children's schools and public places what can and cannot be observed and honored in the Lord.  What words, what Christmas Carols, Christmas Displays, Expressing our Joy amid growing Hatred, The Anti-Christian Agenda, Community Christmas Displays May Include Religious Symbols, Public School Christmas Displays May Include Religious Symbols, What Can I do to Keep Christ in Christmas.  This giveaway will most likely begin in the middle of this week because I want to be sure that the book is out there in time for Christian parents and people in their communities to be able to get a chance to read it in time to do something.  So look for that giveaway soon!  If you want to get your own copy of this book I suggest that you go to:  Christian Law Association and click those words to get there!  And here's a direct link to the page that the book is on. Click Here.  It costs $15.00 if you order from there (if you plan to use comments from his book in anything you write, then you should buy it there.)   

BUT, if you're not planning on writing a blog entry using quotes from his book, then it's only $.99 (yes, 99 cents!) to buy it HERE.   Buy now until Dec. 8th and get free shipping!.  

We also took out the NEW and OLD and familiar Christmas decorations and put them up except for two things...  the new shelf we need to buy to put on the wall to hold our Christmas Stockings.  And the artificial Christmas tree we had passed down to us from my father.  Every other year we used to put the stockings on each other's chair in the living room and Sandie's (my Sharpei mix dog) on the comfortable sofa that Sandie has taken over.  She's in the picture below with her Christmas collar on and all her gifts in front of her along with her Christmas Stocking.   Priceless!  

USA Christmas Carol CD GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!  It's time to play those wonderful Christmas Carols that we grew up on!  You will receive ONE of the Christmas Carol CD's from the picture above.  All you need to do is fill out the RAFFLECOPTER that follows!  Thanks so much and I hope you really enjoy listening to it.  Be sure to let me know when it arrives!  I'm not putting a delivery confirmation on it.  They all have the same carols on them!  

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Call For Help with Coupons for FOOD BANK Christmas GIft

I need a BIG favor... I can't afford to mail everyone back again... but could any of you who have extra coupons for National brand canned and boxed food items be able to mail your coupons to me as a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS for a huge supply of goods that we're going to pack and take to a food bank before Christmas? If so, please message me at ... one coupon per person would be great! I'll accept anything. Thank you!
My husband, John, and I plan to put notes in the boxes of canned food and boxed food products of everyone who donated coupons!  Thanks so much!

Friday, November 18, 2011

WORLD KINDNESS WEEK (November 14- 20)


Definition of Kindness

1. the state or quality of being kind: kindness to animals.
2. a kind act; favor: his many kindnesses to me.

3. kind behavior: I will never forget your kindness.
4. friendly feeling; liking.4     

Here are ten great Bible verses for World Kindness Day (a day to practice random acts of kindness).

  1. “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” (Proverbs 12:25)
  2. “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.” (Proverbs 19:17)
  3. This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
  4. “[God] has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” (Acts 14:17)
  5. “God’s kindness leads you toward repentance.” (Romans 2:4)
  6. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” (1 Corinthians 13:4)
  7. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
  8. “… the incomparable riches of [God's] grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:7)
  9. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
  10. “When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.” (Titus 3:4-6)


  • Bake up a big batch of cookies and take them into work.
  • Pick some fresh flowers, from your yard of course, and deliver them to a lonely person in a retirement home.
  • Offer to wash your neighbor’s car.
  • Step outside that comfortable comfort zone and do something nice for a perfect stranger today.
  • When you are waiting in line to pay for your favorite cup of Joe, surprise the stranger waiting in line behind you and pay for his or hers!
  • Let someone “cut” in front of you while you are waiting in line at the checkout counter.
  • If you see a grocery cart in the parking lot, push it back into the corral. Remember, a real live person has to go out and gather up all those carts.
  • Don't forget our four-legged friends on World Kindness Day.  Adopt a pet or volunteer at your local animal shelter!
  • Free Kindness Day Electronic Greetings – Send a free e-card to a friend or loved one from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
  • Join the World Kindness Bloggers Unite Movement





November 14 not only begins NATIONAL KINDNESS WEEK but also is National Teddy Bear Day. (There are two each year-Sept. 9 and Nov. 14) Have some Teddy bear fun with your children...KA's 'Bear Category is just too good NOT to check out!

Teddy Bear Ideas for Kids! Arts, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Songs, Poems and more. Good for Pre-K thru school age.







Inspirational Bible Quotes - Image 1 


The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop quotes (Ancient Greek Fabulist and Author of a collection of Greek fables. 620 BC-560 BC)
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer quotes (German medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician and Philosopher. 1952 Nobel Peace Prize, 1875-1965)
It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.
Aristotle quotes (Ancient Greek Philosopher, Scientist and Physician, 384 BC-322 BC)
Forget injuries; never forget kindness.
Confucius quotes (China's most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, 551-479 BC)
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau quotes (French philosopher and writer whose novels inspired the leaders of the French Revolution, 1712-1778)
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
Joseph Joubert quotes (French Essayist and moralist, 1754-1824)
To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
Samuel Johnson quotes (English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784)
I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta quotes (Albanian born Indian Missionary and Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979. 1910-1997)
  Bible Quotes
And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.
(Ruth 1:8) And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.
(Ruth 2:4)
And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left. And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.
(Ruth 2:14-16)
And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.
(Ruth 2:20) And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
(Ruth 3:10)
Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city.
(Ruth 3:15) And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
(Esther 2:7)
He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
(Psalm 106:46) A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
(Psalm 112:5)
In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
(Isaiah 54:8) But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
(Luke 6:35)
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
(Acts 9:36) Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."
(Acts 14:17)
 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
(Galatians 5:22,23)
And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
(Ephesians 6:9) Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
(Colossians 3:12)
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(2 Peter 1:5-8)


Try Some Kindness (The Letter K Song) 

The Kindness of Our God (story behind song) Rebecca St. James

Hear Rebecca talk about the inspiration behind her song, "The Kindness of Our God". Accompaniment tracks for this song are available for instant download at! Pick your key- high, medium or low!

 kindness by chris tomlin with lyrics

kindness by chris tomlin of The Noise We Make CD with pictures of god's amazing creation EARTH!



Do you have an act of kindness to share?  A song?  A quote?  A personal story?  If you feel comfortable sharing here, please do.  If not, you can send it to me at:  and I'd be happy to share it with everyone with or without your name!  Thanks!