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Sunday Praise (19)

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Wednesday Hodgepodge ~ Thanksgiving American Style

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Welcome to another week of Hodgepodge Wednesday.
This is when Joyce asks the questions, bloggers answer.
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(1) Besides U.S. Thanksgiving, it's also National Game and Puzzle Week...what game have you played most recently, and who were you with? Have you worked a puzzle of any kind in the past week?

A- I play UNO most every Thursday with a group of ladies we call the UNO Ladies. U (Unselfish) N (Neighbourly) O (Outreach) Not only do we play UNO we also do missions work through our church. Today the UNO Ladies served lunch to a group after a funeral. We also do fun things for our group. Next week will be our Christmas Party. I have not worked a puzzle this week. I actually thought about getting my puzzle book out last night, but didn't. Does that count?

(2) What is one place you were thankful for this year?

A- I am thankful I have a warm, dry place to live.

(3) Take a nap, watch football, go for an after dinner walk, or hit…

Authors I'm Thankful For

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This week's Top Ten was inspired by The Broke and The Bookish
I didn't have an answer for this week's actual Top Ten.
So I am borrowing from a previous week's Top Ten.

Top Ten authors I am thankful for:

(1) Wendy Blight (Living So That)

(2) Elizabeth George (A Woman After God's Own Heart)

(3) Sharon Jaynes (The Power of a Woman's Words)

(4) Max Lucado (Fearless)

(5) Joyce Meyer (Power Thoughts Devotional)

(6) Beth Moore (Children of the Day)

(7) Stormie Omartian (The Prayer That Changes Everything)

(8) Alene Snodgrass (I'm a Fixer-Upper)

(9) Charles R. Swindoll (Abraham)

(10) Joanna Weaver (Lazarus Awakening)


My Question:
What author(s) are you thankful for?

Sunday Praise (18)

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Wednesday Hodgepodge ~ Gratitude

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Welcome to another week of Hodgepodge Wednesday.
Joyce asks the questions and bloggers answer.
If you'd like to participate please click the button.

(1) What's something you take for granted, that when you stop to think about it you feel truly grateful for?

A- Washing clothes or the dishes. It's something that must be done over and over. So it becomes very much a routine. But, when I stop to think, I am grateful I have a family I can serve.

(2)  The color brown - love it or no? What's your favorite shade of brown? Most loved something in your home or closet in a shade of brown.

A- Autumn can have some beautiful brown leaves. So I am neutral on the color brown. My favorite shade is tan. My favorite brown item is a pair of brown pants.

(3) What's something you look forward to today?

A- Not necessarily looking forward to it...but, I finally get my chipped front tooth fixed. It feels weird every time I move my lips. So, because of that I guess I am looking forward to …

Authors At My Thanksgiving Feast

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This week's Top Ten was inspired by The Broke and The Bookish
I did not have an answer for this week's actual Top Ten.
So I am borrowing from a previous week's Top Ten.

Question: Top Ten authors I'd love to have at my Thanksgiving Feast

(1) Ann Voskamp (One Thousand Gifts)

(2) Chris Fabry (Almost Heaven)

(3) Holley Gerth (God's Heart For You)

(4) Karen Kingsbury (Bailey Flanigan series)

(5) Lori Wick (Kensington Chronicles)

(6) Lynn Austin (Chronicles of the Kings)

(7) Renee Swope (A Confident Heart)

(8) r. William Rogers (Arkansas Valley series)

(9) Tracie Peterson (Yukon Quest series)

(10) Tricia Goyer (Where Treetops Glisten)

My Question:
What author(s) would you love to have at your Thanksgiving Feast?

Sunday Praise (17)

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Review: Where Treetops Glisten

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List Price: 14.99
ISBN: 9781601426482
Binding: Paperback
Release: September 16, 2014
Fiction/Christian/ Romance




 " Where Treetops Glisten"  is a set of three stories, written by three different authors, intertwining the courage and romance of the Turner family during WWII. The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7, 1941, almost a year before the first book takes place.
"White Christmas" (Cara Putman) , the first book in the set, begins on October 29, 1942, in Lafayette, Indiana. One of the main characters, Jackson Lucas, has moved from the Lucas farm to Lafayette to work in a puzzle factory in an effort to save the family farm. I wish the author would have expounded more on the farm.
              The other main character, Abigail Turner, is a pleasant girl who lives with her father, mother and grandmother. Her sister, Merry, is away at nursing school and her brother, Pete, is training to be a fighter pilot. Abigail is a college student who works part time …

Hodgepodge Wednesday ~ A Veteran Tribute

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Welcome to another week of Hodgepodge Wednesday.
Joyce asks the questions and bloggers answer.
If you'd like to participate please click the button.

(1) We celebrate Veteran's Day in the US of A on November 11. When did you last interact with a member of the armed forces (either currently serving or retired)? Have you ever written a letter to a soldier, bought a meal or coffee for a soldier, said an unprompted thank you to a soldier you encountered out and about somewhere? If your not in the US, comment on a similar holiday in your own country.

A- Both my husband and I are related to several armed forces soldiers. They have either fought and have gone on to be with the Lord, served and are now retired, or are still serving. The last time I interacted with a soldier was last month, when my husband's nephew came to visit us. On November 9, our church recognized our veteran members with a ceremony and food. We fed the veterans and their families. I made a Pepperidge Farm ban…

Top Ten Tips for Book Bloggers

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This week's Top Ten was inspired by The Broke and The Bookish
I did not have an answer for this week's actual Top Ten.
So I am borrowing from a previous Top Ten.

These are my Top Ten for a new book reviewer:

(1) Choose your blogging platform:
Wordpress and Blogger are the two main platforms. I started with Wordpress and later switched to Blogger. I think Blogger is easier to use. However, some bloggers like/love Wordpress.You'll have to decide which is best for you and fits your needs.

(2) After choosing a platform, choose a name for your blog:
Think about the purpose of your blog. Think about your style, how do you want to be portrayed? You want a name that reflects you and is easy to remember. I named my blog after our homeschool name.

(3) It's not about the numbers:
Once you are set up with a platform and a name, you're ready!
You're going to want some followers. A few great ways to get followers are Bloglovin` and G+. Also, if your using Blogger, Google Fr…

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Top Ten Books To Re-Read

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This week's Top Ten is brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish
This week's Top Ten: Top Books I Would Re-Read.

(1) The Chasm (Randy Alcorn)

(2) Santa Cruise (Mary & Carol Higgins Clark)

(3) Dancing with My Father (Sally Clarkson)

(4) The Last Christian (David Gregory)

(5) The Red Gloves Collection (Karen Kingsbury)

(6) The Christmas Promise (Donna Van Liere)

(7) The Christmas Shoes (Donna Van Liere)

(8) Having a Mary Heart...` (Joanna Weaver)

(9) Having a Mary Spirit (Joanna Weaver)

(10) Lazarus Awakening (Joanna Weaver)



My Question: What Top books would you re-read?