{Giveaway} Amy Grant Tennessee Christmas CD

 

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Any Amy Grant fans out there?  This giveaway is for her newest album, Tennessee Christmas.  You may have heard “To Be Together” playing on your local Christian radio stations.  I know KLOVE has been featuring the song this Christmas season.  🙂

I’ve been listening to Amy Grant since the 1980s, being introduced to her songs like El Shaddai and Thy Word, by my church youth leaders.  I shall be forever grateful to them for exposing me to great, uplifting, inspiring and encouraging Christian artists.  In high school, our church youth choir also performed Amy Grant’s Emmanuel/Little Town/Christmas Hymn.  It’s still one of my favorite pieces to listen to and I have fond memories of practicing and performing those songs.

Tennessee Christmas offers original songs and some old favorite Christmas classics.  I especially love To Be Together (at Christmas time).  Listen to the audio below.  =)

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GIVEAWAY – I have a chance for you to win a copy of Tennessee Christmas.  To enter, just leave a comment…Do you have a favorite Christmas song or Amy Grant song? For extra entries, tweet about this giveaway or share about it on Facebook, and let me know in the comments section.  Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11pm PST. (This giveaway is open to US residents only.)

I’ll be hosting a few more giveaways this month, thanks to FlyBy Promotions.  Subscribe to my blog or come back often to see what new things we have for you.

Giveaway now closed.  The winner is Robin!  Congratulations! 

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

{Giveaway} Christmas Love Letters From God

‘Tis the Season for giveaways and I have another one for you.

This one is a book by Glenys Nellist, called Christmas Love Letters From God.

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Written for children ages four to eight, Christmas Love Letters from God cleverly combines both prose and poetry as the story of Jesus’ birth unfolds. The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page. Each letter begins with a space in which to write the child’s name, so each one can be specially addressed to the child.

Written as if God is speaking, each personalized message gives the young reader a sense of wonder as they discover anew the Christmas holiday and the birth of Jesus. A very special Bible verse, entitled God’s Perfect Promise, also accompanies each story and letter as God’s personal words of love, promise, and hope.

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GIVEAWAY – I have a chance for you to win a copy of Christmas Love Letters from God.  To enter, just leave a comment…What are you looking forward to the most about Christmas? For extra entries, tweet about this giveaway or share about it on Facebook, and let me know in the comments section.  Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11pm PST. (This giveaway is open to US residents only.)

I’ll be hosting a few more giveaways this month, thanks to FlyBy Promotions.  Subscribe to my blog or come back often to see what new things we have for you.

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Ornament Making Parties

One of the fun things that our church does year-round is host parties for the kids in the community.  Back in December, I took Micah to the ornament making party.  There were six projects for the kids to make, a hot cocoa bar and yummy treats for everyone.  Our church also hosted a Ladies Ornament Making Night and I attended that as well.  It was fun to get away for a couple of hours, make crafts and fellowship with other women from church.

Here is Micah making a snowflake out of white pipe cleaners.IMG_7388

Filling a plastic ornament ball with different colors of paint.IMG_7389

Beautiful creation!IMG_7394 IMG_7393Hot cocoa breakIMG_7401 IMG_7398

Yummy treats!IMG_7396

Another fun Christmas decoration…festive garland!
This was made out of string and round color-coding labels.IMG_7402

Here are a couple of the ornaments that I made at the Ladies Night Out.IMG_7378 IMG_7370

We had our share of treats too!IMG_7375 IMG_7376

I’m looking forward to our next community party…Valentine Making Party!

O, Christmas Tree

Last week, we pulled out our Christmas tree from the garage and decorated it with the kids.  I love looking at all of the ornaments that we haven’t seen in the past 11 months. It’s like looking through a time capsule…boxes filled with precious memories from years past.

Here are the kids hanging up the ornaments that I set aside for them…ones that won’t break as easily if dropped.  😉

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These are some of my favorite ornaments…

Jason gave me this ornament during our first year of dating.  We both worked at The Disney Store in San Francisco at the time.  He wanted to start a tradition where we would get a new ornament every year that we were together.  We’ve skipped a few years here and there since then, but it was a sweet & thoughtful idea. =)IMG_7404

Willow Tree’s Angel of the Heart.  You will always find this ornament near the top of our tree.IMG_7392

I think I bought this Nativity ornament from an Urbana conference.IMG_7393

Yosemite holds a very special place in our hearts.  We got engaged there on Valentine’s Day 2004.IMG_7402

For our first Christmas as Mr. & Mrs.IMG_7397

Picked this one up on our Honeymoon.IMG_7399

Handmade Snoopy ornament given to me by a mentor at church.IMG_7395

Made in Sunday School.  Micah at age 2.IMG_7398 2

Preschool Ornament.  Micah at age 3.IMG_7400

Handmade ornament given to our family by my women’s bible study childcare volunteer, lovingly known as Auntie Keiko.  She took care of Micah every week, from the time he was 7 months old until he was almost 4.  She has been taking care of Bekah since she was 2 months old.IMG_7394

Bekah’s 1st Christmas ornament.IMG_7405

Recently added to our collection and has been known to create spontaneous family dance parties.  The Peanuts theme song is so fun to dance to!IMG_7407

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What are some of your most favorite Christmas ornaments?

Seeds Family Worship: 12 Days of Christmas (Day 12)

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Here we are at Day 12 of Seeds Family Worship’s 12 Days Of Christmas!  I have been sharing their special ideas for Advent, with the purpose of connecting families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word.  Thank you so much joining us!  I hope these past 12 days have been an encouragement to you.  Merry Christmas!

Audio Advent Tips
To round out Day 12 of our 12 Days of Christmas, Philip Morlan shares wisdom on teaching your family the truth about what Christmas is…

 

Give Seeds this YearImageProxyThis year, start a new tradition and give scripture music from Seeds Family Worship. The ministry exists to connect families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word by providing relevant resources, engaging events, and biblical coaching on discipleship in the home.

Use the code GiveSeeds2013 for a 20% discount off all regularly priced CDs and apparel through TODAY, Dec 10th.

Each album package includes two identical full-length CDs.  You can tear the CD cover in half and share a complete packaged album with a friend!   When you place an order, please select my name under “Additional Questions” on the check out page and I will receive credit for your purchase.  =)

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***Christmas Ordering Deadlines:***
Dec. 10th for Standard Shipping – FedEx Ground, USPS (domestic only)
Dec. 18th for Expedited Shipping – 2nd Day, Next Day Delivery
Note: All delivery services remove guaranteed delivery times close to Christmas. These shipping dates are estimates. Orders placed after specified dates may likely be delivered to destinations within continental U.S.
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Seeds Family Worship: 12 Days of Christmas (Day 11)

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Here is Day 11 of Seeds Family Worship’s 12 Days Of Christmas!  I will be sharing their special ideas for Advent, with the purpose of connecting families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word.

Audio Advent Tips
Jessica Morlan of Seeds Family Worship talks about the joys of singing Christmas carols together as a family.

Jason Houser shares a global giving idea: Seeds 12 Days of Christmas – Day 11 from Seeds Family Worship on Vimeo.

 

Give Seeds this YearImageProxyThis year, start a new tradition and give scripture music from Seeds Family Worship. The ministry exists to connect families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word by providing relevant resources, engaging events, and biblical coaching on discipleship in the home.

Use the code GiveSeeds2013 for a 20% discount off all regularly priced CDs and apparel through December 10.

Each album package includes two identical full-length CDs.  You can tear the CD cover in half and share a complete packaged album with a friend!   When you place an order, please select my name under “Additional Questions” on the check out page and I will receive credit for your purchase.  =)

They have added great new Seeds apparel to their online store. Check out all the ways to wear Seeds as a family.ImageProxy-1

***Christmas Ordering Deadlines:***
Dec. 10th for Standard Shipping – FedEx Ground, USPS (domestic only)
Dec. 18th for Expedited Shipping – 2nd Day, Next Day Delivery
Note: All delivery services remove guaranteed delivery times close to Christmas. These shipping dates are estimates. Orders placed after specified dates may likely be delivered to destinations within continental U.S.
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Seeds Family Worship: 12 Days of Christmas (Day 10)

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Here is Day 10 of Seeds Family Worship’s 12 Days Of Christmas!  I will be sharing their special ideas for Advent, with the purpose of connecting families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word.

Audio Advent Tips
Philip Morlan of Seeds Family Worship talks about how his family strives for simplicity during Advent.

Jason Houser talks about doing Advent imperfectly: Seeds 12 Days of Christmas – Day 10 from Seeds Family Worship on Vimeo.

Check out their latest newsletter, an Advent Devotional for your family.

Give Seeds this YearImageProxyThis year, start a new tradition and give scripture music from Seeds Family Worship. The ministry exists to connect families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word by providing relevant resources, engaging events, and biblical coaching on discipleship in the home.

Use the code GiveSeeds2013 for a 20% discount off all regularly priced CDs and apparel through December 10.

Each album package includes two identical full-length CDs.  You can tear the CD cover in half and share a complete packaged album with a friend!   When you place an order, please select my name under “Additional Questions” on the check out page and I will receive credit for your purchase.  =)

They have added great new Seeds apparel to their online store. Check out all the ways to wear Seeds as a family.ImageProxy-1

***Christmas Ordering Deadlines:***
Dec. 10th for Standard Shipping – FedEx Ground, USPS (domestic only)
Dec. 18th for Expedited Shipping – 2nd Day, Next Day Delivery
Note: All delivery services remove guaranteed delivery times close to Christmas. These shipping dates are estimates. Orders placed after specified dates may likely be delivered to destinations within continental U.S.
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Seeds Family Worship: 12 Days of Christmas (Day 9)

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Here is Day 9 of Seeds Family Worship’s 12 Days Of Christmas!  I will be sharing their special ideas for Advent, with the purpose of connecting families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word.

Audio Advent Tips
Jessica from Seeds shares advice on how to explain your family’s approach to Advent to extended family.

Jason Houser shares a video of a funny family Christmas memory.            Seeds 12 Days of Christmas – Day 9 from Seeds Family Worship on Vimeo.

Give Seeds this YearImageProxyThis year, start a new tradition and give scripture music from Seeds Family Worship. The ministry exists to connect families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word by providing relevant resources, engaging events, and biblical coaching on discipleship in the home.

Use the code GiveSeeds2013 for a 20% discount off all regularly priced CDs and apparel through December 10.

Each album package includes two identical full-length CDs.  You can tear the CD cover in half and share a complete packaged album with a friend!   When you place an order, please select my name under “Additional Questions” on the check out page and I will receive credit for your purchase.  =)

They have added great new Seeds apparel to their online store. Check out all the ways to wear Seeds as a family.ImageProxy-1

***Christmas Ordering Deadlines:***
Dec. 10th for Standard Shipping – FedEx Ground, USPS (domestic only)
Dec. 18th for Expedited Shipping – 2nd Day, Next Day Delivery
Note: All delivery services remove guaranteed delivery times close to Christmas. These shipping dates are estimates. Orders placed after specified dates may likely be delivered to destinations within continental U.S.
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Seeds Family Worship: 12 Days of Christmas (Day 8)

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Here is Day 8 of Seeds Family Worship’s 12 Days Of Christmas!  I will be sharing their special ideas for Advent, with the purpose of connecting families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word.

Audio Advent Tips
The rush of Christmas planning can turn into idolatry. How do you deal with it?

Philip Morlan of Seeds Family Worship shares how his family deals with all-to-common idolatry of Christmas.

Read Seeds Family Worship’s post, Advent Week 1: Our Coming Hope.1485930_10153557670455527_1883344645_o

If you have not yet begun your Advent journey, you can begin today.  =)  Here are some resources that are mentioned in the post above to help you get started:

Good News of Great Joy. Daily Reading for Advent, by John Piper

Focus On The Family: Celebrate Advent

Christmas Devotionals from Dallas Theological Seminary

 

Give Seeds this YearImageProxyThis year, start a new tradition and give scripture music from Seeds Family Worship. The ministry exists to connect families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word by providing relevant resources, engaging events, and biblical coaching on discipleship in the home.

Use the code GiveSeeds2013 for a 20% discount off all regularly priced CDs and apparel through December 10.

Each album package includes two identical full-length CDs.  You can tear the CD cover in half and share a complete packaged album with a friend!   When you place an order, please select my name under “Additional Questions” on the check out page and I will receive credit for your purchase.  =)

They have added great new Seeds apparel to their online store. Check out all the ways to wear Seeds as a family.ImageProxy-1

***Christmas Ordering Deadlines:***
Dec. 10th for Standard Shipping – FedEx Ground, USPS (domestic only)
Dec. 18th for Expedited Shipping – 2nd Day, Next Day Delivery
Note: All delivery services remove guaranteed delivery times close to Christmas. These shipping dates are estimates. Orders placed after specified dates may likely be delivered to destinations within continental U.S.
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Seeds Family Worship: 12 Days of Christmas (Day 7)

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Here is Day 7 of Seeds Family Worship’s 12 Days Of Christmas!  I will be sharing their special ideas for Advent, with the purpose of connecting families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word.

Audio Advent Tips
Jessica Morlan of Seeds Family Worship tells about how her brother and his wife gave her kids a gift that encouraged giving.

Give Seeds this YearImageProxyThis year, start a new tradition and give scripture music from Seeds Family Worship. The ministry exists to connect families to Jesus Christ through God’s Word by providing relevant resources, engaging events, and biblical coaching on discipleship in the home.

Use the code GiveSeeds2013 for a 20% discount off all regularly priced CDs and apparel through December 10.

Each album package includes two identical full-length CDs.  You can tear the CD cover in half and share a complete packaged album with a friend!   When you place an order, please select my name under “Additional Questions” on the check out page and I will receive credit for your purchase.  =)

They have added great new Seeds apparel to their online store. Check out all the ways to wear Seeds as a family.ImageProxy-1

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