Dial Miracle Oil body wash- review and give away

Dial Miracle Oil body wash- review and give a way

This new Dial product is a body wash infused with Marula oil, to give beautiful soft skin. I have not tried any of the new trending Marula products, this is the first. It has a pleasant warm scent that is just wonderful on these very old snowy mornings. The body wash leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and smooth. I do use body wash to shave my legs and did not find it as easy for shaving as other body wash products that contain a lotion, but it was ok.

Are you ready to try it? Dial has given my 3 free product coupons to give away to my readers. Entering is simple, just leave a comment that you are entering the give away and you are entered. You may enter one time daily until the contest is over 3/15/15.

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HCSB Ultrathin Reference Bible- book review

HCSB Ultrathin Reference Bible- book review

Holman Christian Standard Bible was written by a team of over 100 scholars from over 17 denominations to maintain the original Biblical language, but also reflect contemporary English language. This Bible has a beautiful leather touch cover in blue with brown trim. One of the great features is a magnetic flap that keeps the Bible pages safe while in traveling to church. The format of this Bible is 2 columns with 9 point type. There are sub titles and 8 full color maps, as well as Jesus words’ are in red.

Holman Christian Standard Bible is used in children’s Bible drill programs in my church and my own children have used it for many years. The translation is very readable and great for memorizing. The language is understandable. I especially like the Psalms and how poetic this translation is.

This Bible is a good for everyday reading and studying- at any level from children to adults, including seminary. If you are looking for something new to brighten up your personal Bible study, try the Holman Christian Standard Bible.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, B&H Publishers. All opinions expressed are my own.

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“Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden” by Karen Newcomb, book review

“Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden” by Karen Newcomb, book review

Originally published over 40 years ago, then is the fully updated vegetable gardening book. The postage stamp idea is that with just a small plot of land (4’x4′) the gardener can produce vegetables for their family’s consumption. This book is written with the organic gardener in mind with many suggestions to grow vegetables without the use of commercial products. The chapters include soil mix and prep, planning garden, how and when to plant, watering, harvesting, dealing with diseases and pests.

There are many suggestions on variations of companion planting and rotation plantings to maximize harvest with the small plot. This book has a lot of info for the beginner to more advanced gardener. While not all ideas will appeal to every gardener, but all should be able to find ideas that will work with your small plot.

There are no color pictures. The only illustrations are some line drawings and a couple of tri-color garden plot plans. I would have really enjoyed seeing photos of gardens and the ideas explained in the text.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Ten Speed Press. All opinions expressed are my own.

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“Seek and Hide” by Amanda Stevens, book review

“Seek and Hide” by Amanda Stevens, book review

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Six years ago the government outlawed the Bible and Christianity. The church has gone underground. When people are turned in to the Constabulary, the newly formed agency to hunt down, capture, punish and re-educate Christians. The process is secretive, but everyone knows that nothing good comes from being taken in the by the Constabulary.

Marcus is a new Christian, but understands all that is at stake! He is part of a small home church he considers his family. And he protects those folks and those known to them. Even when his own life is put in danger.

Aubrey recanted her faith to save the life of her son. But that decision has haunted her ever since. And when faced with it again, she stands firm. And her son is taken from her. She runs away before the Constabulary could capture her. She runs into Marcus while evades the agents. He helps her escape and takes her into her home to protect her. During their time together, both learn about trust and forgiveness.

This book is a look into what the future could look like if the government takes to many freedoms away from the people. I was pleased to see that some people were able to stand up in the face of oppression and hold strong to their faith, even if they were to lose their lives.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.

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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Seek and Hide

David C. Cook (September 15, 2014)


Amanda Stevens


As a child, Amanda G. Stevens disparaged Mary Poppins and Stuart Little because they could never happen. Now, she writes speculative fiction. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English and has taught literature and composition to home-school students. She lives in Michigan and loves books, film, music, and white cheddar popcorn. Amanda’s first novel, Seek and Hide, will be available September 15, 2014 from David C Cook.


Six years ago, the government took control of the church. Only re-translated Bibles are legal, and a specialized agency called the Constabulary enforces this and other regulations. Marcus Brenner, a new Christian, will do anything to protect his church family from imprisonment–including risk his own freedom to gain the trust of a government agent.

Aubrey Weston recanted her faith when the Constabulary threatened her baby. Now released, she just wants to provide for her son and avoid government notice. But she’s targeted again, and this time, her baby is taken into custody. If only she’d never denied Him, maybe God would hear her pleas for help.

When Aubrey and Marcus’s lives collide, they are forced to confront the lies they believe about themselves. And God is about to grab hold of Marcus’s life in a way he’d never expect, turning a loner into a leader.

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Seek and Hide, go HERE.