Polaris ATV

Posted by Vicki on Oct 30, 2010

Having a Polaris ATV or any ATV for that matter, might be fun, but on the otherhand I see it as a needless expense.

I basically run my life on what is needed, and what is needless. It’s kept me on top of the bills for the most part, which is a huge plus in my book. We still have money for things we want, but after living my life this way, I find there is very little that I want that is a needless expense, unless you count my books, and animals.


Laptop Warranty

Posted by Vicki on Oct 30, 2010

I’ve learned several things about having a laptop. The first vital thing is to make sure you have a good laptop warranty. Mine developed issues a year ago, after only having it for a short time, and of course it wasn’t covered under warranty because I recieved it with my school supplies, for an online college course I was taking.


A Season of Miracles

Posted by Vicki on Oct 27, 2010

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This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Season of Miracles
Kregel Publications; Reprint edition (August 3, 2010)
by
Rusty Whitener

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rusty Whitener is a novelist, screenwriter, and actor. His first screenplay, Touched, won second place at the 2009 Kairos Prize at the Los Angeles Movieguide Awards and first place at the Gideon film festival. That screenplay soon became A Season of Miracles. The movie version of this book is now in production with Elevating Entertainment. Find out more at www.rustywhitener.com and www.aseasonofmiraclesmovie.com. Videos and book club discussion questions are also available at www.aseasonofmiraclesbook.com.

Endorsements:

“A Season of Miracles is a must read for anyone who has ever played youth baseball. I read the book, and was reacquainted with my childhood. In the midst of an enjoyable read that took me down memory lane was a touching, challenging and beautiful story about how God can use the unlikeliest among us to draw us to Him.”—Matt Diaz, outfielder, Atlanta Braves

“Baseball, inspiration and childhood memories—a great combination. I couldn’t put it down!”—Richard Sterban, bass singer for The Oak Ridge Boys

“Rusty Whitener weaves a deft tale of young friendship and the curve balls of faith, the whole story seasoned with sunshine and the leathery scent of baseball gloves!”—Ray Blackston, author of Flabbergasted

A Season of Miracles is a heartwarming all American story of small town boys and Little League baseball. You’ll be cheering this captivating bunch of characters all the way home both in their game of baseball and the bigger game of life.”—Ann Gabhart, award-winning author of The Outsider

ABOUT THE BOOK

Looking back on the 1971 Little League season, Zack Ross relives the summer that changed his life…

Gunning for the championship is all that matters until twelve-year-old Zack meets Rafer, a boy whose differences make him an outcast but whose abilities on the baseball field make him the key to victory.

Admired for his contribution to the team, Rafer turns everyone’s expectations upside down, bestowing a gift to Zack and his teammates that forces them to think—is there more to life than winning or losing? And what is this thing called grace?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Season of Miracles, go HERE.


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Lydia’s Charm

Posted by Vicki on Oct 27, 2010

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Lydia’s Charm
Barbour Books (September 1, 2010)
by
Wanda E. Brunstetter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Note From Wanda:

Ever since I was a child, I wanted to be a writer. When I was in the second grade, I wrote my first poem about a moth. Luckily, I received encouragement from my teacher. During my teen years, I wrote skits that my church teen group performed during special holidays.

It wasn’t until 1980, that I took a course on writing for children and teenagers. I became serious about a career as an author. Soon after that, I began to write stories, articles, poems, and devotionals, which appeared in a variety of Christian publications. Later, I had 5 books of puppet/ventriloquist scripts published. *These books are currently available by contacting me. (wanda@wandabrunstetter.com)

My first novel was released by Barbour Publishing’s book club, Heartsong Presents, in Dec. 1997. I have now written nearly fifty books, with over 4 million books in print. Many of the novels I’ve written are Amish-themed.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Widowed and jobless, Lydia King moves her son and herself to Charm, Ohio, to be close to her mother and help with her grandfather. Menno Troyer, a furniture store owner, is also recently widowed and the father of four energetic boys.

Levi Stutzman, another newcomer to the area, is the only one in his family not handicapped by dwarfism and has dedicated his life to caring for them. As fall colors the countryside, will anonymous gifts left for Lydia bring her hope for a new life and romance, or will another tragedy flood her with infinite despair?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Lydia’s Charm, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer:


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My Car

Posted by Vicki on Oct 19, 2010

Well I finally got my car back. I was so happy!! I much prefer my car to driving Bubble’s pickup, although I am very thankful that she did let me borrow the pickup so that we would have transportation while my car was in the shop.

Now it’s just a matter of paying the bill on it. Thankfully the mechanic is willing to accept payments, so we’ll be alright. I can’t complain about the bill either, as it was much lower than what the dealer would have charged me.

So anyway, I think I’m back on the road again, although time will only tell, as I had a bit of a mishap with it this morning, but I’ll tell you all about that on one of my other blogs.


Womens Boots

Posted by Vicki on Oct 19, 2010

It is said that womens boots are sized the same as tennis shoes. I hate to disagree, but in this case I have to. I wear a size 8 tennis shoe, but in boots I only wear a 7 or 7 1/2. It is the same for the girls as well. Des now wears a size 5 tennis shoe, but her boots are only a size 4.


HGH Spray

Posted by Vicki on Oct 19, 2010

Sometimes I like to write stories in my head, using things like hgh spray. It sounds to me as if it’s a spray that spies use to make people tell all their secrets.

Silly I know, but I guess my imagination never grew up. *LOL* I really don’t think it’s a bad thing. After all, I suppose that’s how authors are….How else could they write such fantastic books? To escape into my imagination helps me through the tough times in life.


Acne Products

Posted by Vicki on Oct 19, 2010

I’ve never used any acne products really. No special facial cleansers designed for ance, no special creams or ointments to help clear up acne. Only warm water, soap, and maybe some of those wet-wipes designed to deep clean your face, and remove acne. I’m hoping the girls are as lucky as I was, and don’t have a big problem with acne.


How To Get Rid Of Acne

Posted by Vicki on Oct 19, 2010

I’ve often read the “how to get rid of acne” articles. Getting rid of acne is important, but preventing it I think is just as important. You won’t have as much to get rid of, if you try your best to prevent it in the first place.

Washing your face is very important in the prevention of acne. I tell my daughters this constantly, especially with them reaching the age that acne usually rears its ugly head. I also have them use a mild facial cleanser that sometimes seems to do a better job of removing dirt and oil than simple soap and water.


Quick Weight Loss Diet

Posted by Vicki on Oct 19, 2010

I’ve heard of plenty of quick weight loss diets. I don’t know how well they work, as I’ve never tried any of them. There have been times when I’ve thought of it, but have never done it. I suppose partly I’m afraid if I lose weight quickly it will come back even more quickly. That may not be true, but it seems stuck in my mind.