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How to Take Quality Time Off

With the many commitments, necessities and obligations of daily life, it seems as though we’ve completely disconnected from the idea of downtime. Ask yourself, when did you last go somewhere or do something without bringing along your phone to answer calls, or your laptop to check in on emails?

This mindset has made it difficult for us to truly separate work from personal time. Yet, taking regular breaks to relax and recharge is extremely important for mental health. It replenishes your energy, refreshes your perspective and unleashes your potential to be the best version of yourself. So, here’s how you can take some much-needed quality time off.
Have an Intention

If you have a clear idea of what you want to get out of your downtime, it’ll be more likely that you’ll reach your goals and expectations of how that time is spent. There’s little benefit in doing this on autopilot as you won’t really meet your needs. Knowing what lies ahead also makes the days before your time off that bit mo…

Bible Review: NIV Ultimate Bible for Girls

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NIV Ultimate Bible for Girls 9780310765257; Hardcover Bible Packed with exciting features that help tween girls better understand themselves and Scripture, the NIV Ultimate Bible for Girls teaches girls that the Bible is real, relevant, and, best of all, that the story of God and his people is also their story.
My Reivew: Even the cover of this Bible is pretty and flowery!  I love it!  The extra's in this NIV Bible are perfect for young girls.   My daughter and I love the "Oh, I get it!" sections that pop up all over and give a little extra information to help connect any dots that might have been a little fuzzy.  We also like that this Bible will introduce each chapter with who wrote it, when it was written, where it takes place, people who will be in the chapter, the point of it, how it connects to big picture.  This is a great one to pick up for your tween!   


Nail it with Selah and April Memorial Day Sale! #freebie #deal

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Who wants to get a free Color Street Nail Set??   Just place a $25 online order (before taxes and shipping) from now through Memorial Day and you will get a free Parisian Peony with your order!  
Order through the "May Nail bar" here:  NAIL IT WITH SELAH AND APRIL
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Stop-and-Go Devotional

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Book Description Help your young children learn to live for God! Stop-and-Go Devotional provides short, active devotions based on Bible stories, designed for busy families with preschoolers and primary-grade children. Written by bestselling author Diane Stortz, this to-the-point, interactive devotional gives bite-size teachings on how to follow God. Each short devotion consists of an action-filled Bible story (Stop and Read), an age-appropriate devotional thought with questions and a brief prayer (Think and Talk), and an easy and fun follow-up activity, a thought to remember, and a supporting Bible verse (Green Means Go!). This book provides a way to have intentional quality time with your kids; it's fun, educational, and meaningful for your family's faith journey together. My Review The layout of this devotional is fun and interactive.  Here are the elements: 1. Stop and Read: a short story.  2. Think and Talk: questions and talking points as well as prayer. 3. Green Means Go…

A Short Guide to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Every responsible household tries to budget their everyday chores in a manner where they don’t have to face an ever-present financial strain. But we all know life is unpredictable and often throws things at us that we are least expecting.


A sudden hike in medical bills is one of those things that many households are not prepared for. There are many cases when people who are amply covered for healthcare hit the Medicare donut hole and have to take care of many of their prescription drugs through out-of-pocket expenses.


We can’t avoid and escape certain medical conditions and healthcare emergencies. However, we can still try to keep the expenses of prescription drugs as low as possible. Let’s have a look at all those measures that you can take to make sure you are not going to wreck all your monthly expenses due to the soaring cost of prescription drugs.
Get Your Physician in Loop


If you are concerned regarding the mounting cost of your prescriptions, then it is really important to talk…

Book Review "Little Sweet Pea, God Loves You"

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Little Sweet Pea, God Love You 9780310766995; HardcoverPicture Book Little Sweet Pea, God Loves You is a heartwarming book that reminds children how special they are and how much they are loved by God.

My Review:  I want to start with my love for the different animal pictures that the illustrator used.  The images are soft and makes me want to cuddle and make memories with my children.   This is another book that will help your little ones get ready for bed.   It is easy create that bedtime routine and use this book to help!  I also love the overlying message in it "LOVE."  I know my role is first love and my kids need to see and feel it daily.  The book also helps build a strong identity in our children, calling them heaven sent, perfect they way they are, God loves them, and so do we their parents.   I think this book would be a great gift for baby showers or babys first birthday.  It is not a board book but it is a hard cover book.  It retails for $15.99 and worth every penny!…

Chonda Unashamed Pierce- Review! In Theaters May 7th and 8th

Chonda Pierce-Unashamed - Full Trailer from Fuseic Entertainment on Vimeo.


This Mother’s Day week, May 7 & 9 at 7:00pm., you and your friends can enjoy a night of laughter and  truth as only top selling female comedian,Chonda Pierce, can deliver.  Chonda will make you laugh and think as she boldly proclaims the truth of the Gospel to a hurting world.  Chonda takes a journey into the hearts of the faithful as she engages some of the boldest believers in America. Mike Huckabee, Danny Gokey, the Benham Brothers and others tell their stories of speaking truth to our culture…no matter the consequences. Don’t forget to bring your moms, grandmas and every mother in your church for a night to remember!
Only Chonda can communicate deep and meaningful truth and make you laugh at the same time.  Chonda is unchained, unrestrained and UNASHAMED!
My Review: I was able to watch and early preview of this film.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.  
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