Friday, July 31, 2015

Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off! Release Day Blitz with Lisa Tillinger Johansen





We're happy to be hosting Lisa Tillinger Johansen and her STOP THE DIET I WANT TO GET OFF RELEASE DAY BLITZ today!

About the Book:

Title:
Stop the Diet, I Want To Get Off!

Author: Lisa Tillinger Johansen

Publisher: J. Murray Press

Pages: 275

Genre: Nonfiction/Nutrition/Health

Purchase at AMAZON




The Paleo. The Zone.  The Gluten-free.  Another day, another diet.  We’re caught in a never-ending merry-go-round of weight loss plans, fueled by celebrity endorsers, TV doctors and companies
angling for a piece of a $60 billion industry. 


But do these diets really work? 


And how healthy are they?

Registered Dietitian Lisa Tillinger Johansen examines dozens of the most wildly popular diets based on medical facts, not hype.  And along the way, she reveals tried-and-true weight loss strategies, relying on her years of hospital experience, weight-loss seminars and community outreach efforts.  With insight and humor, Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off shows that the best answer is often not a trendy celebrity-endorsed diet, but easy-to-follow guidelines that are best for our health and our waistlines.

Book Excerpt:


The idea for this book began at a wedding.

Who doesn’t love a good wedding? The clothes, the flowers, the romance, the food…

Ah, the food. As we moved into the banquet hall, the culinary feast was on everyone’s minds. It was all anyone seemed talk about. But for some reason, guests weren’t conversing about the dishes being served; they were swapping stories of diets they had heard about from friends, magazine articles, even celebrities on talk shows.

I’m a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutritional science and years of clinical and health education experience. I’ve counseled thousands of patients and clients on all of these diets. But hearing the guests only momentarily distracted me from my horrible faux pas of wearing white (gasp!) to a friend’s wedding.

“I’m on the Blood Type Diet,” said a woman with an impossibly high bouffant hairdo. “You’ve heard of that, haven’t you? It’s the one where you choose your foods based on your blood type. I’m an AB, so I’ll be having the fish.”

“Really?” her friend replied. “I swear by the gluten-free diet. I’m on it, my daughter’s on it, and my granddaughter’s on it.”

I happened to know her granddaughter was six and didn’t have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.

Then there was the stocky guy who was trying to impress one of the bridesmaids. “I’m a paleo man myself,” he said, piling his plate high with beef kebabs. “It gives me more stamina, know what I mean? It puts me in touch with my inner caveman. There’s a restaurant near my apartment that’s paleo friendly. Maybe we can grab a bite there sometime, or…Hey wait, where are you going?”

And there were three Weight Watchers sisters who typed furiously on their phones and argued over their meals’ point values. Apparently there was some discrepancy between their various apps, and the sisters’ discussion was becoming more heated by the moment.

I’m past the point of being surprised by the wide range of weight-loss strategies—some worthless, some crazy, some quite reasonable—being tossed around. In the past few years, there has been a tidal wave of diets washing up on the shores of our nutritional consciousness. Celebrities prance across our screens, promoting a variety of weight-loss schemes on talk shows and infomercials. Medical doctors star in their own syndicated television programs, exposing millions to weight-loss techniques, often unsupported by medical research. Other diets get traction on the Internet, racing all over the globe in social media posts, YouTube videos, and annoying spam e-mails. It’s hard to walk past a shopping center vitamin store without being approached by salespeople trying to pitch the latest weight-loss supplements. It seems that everyone wants a piece of the pie; the American diet industry tops $60 billion annually.

It’s classic information overload. You can’t blame people for being confused by all the diets out there, even as crazy as some of them may sound. I didn’t speak up to my fellow wedding guests that day, but it occurred to me they would benefit from some hard facts about the diets they so ardently follow.

So during the toasts, I thought to myself, I should write a book.

I counsel clients on these matters each week, giving them information they need to make the best choices for their health and waistlines. I find that all too often there’s nothing to the diets that are presented to me in my counseling sessions and classes. They just plain don’t work, particularly over the long term. And some of them are harmful, even potentially lethal. But it’s also unhealthy to carry extra weight on our frames. So how do we separate good diets from the bad?

In the chapters to come, we’ll take a good, hard look at the various weight-loss plans out there. I’ll pull no punches in my professional evaluation of some of the most wildly popular diets, both bad and good, of the past few years. And along the way, I’ll explore tried-and-true strategies for losing weight, based on my years of hospital experience, weight-loss seminars, and community outreach efforts. More often than not, the best answer is not a trendy celebrity-endorsed diet, but instead a few easy-to-follow guidelines that I’ve seen work in literally thousands of cases.

Enough is enough. It’s time for the madness—and the diets—to stop.




LISA TILLINGER JOHANSEN, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian who counsels clients on a wide range of health issues. Her debut nutrition book, Fast Food Vindication, received the Discovery
Award (sponsored by USA Today, Kirkus and The Huffington Post).  She lives in Southern California.

For More Information

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How To Deal With Insecurity and Self Doubt by Amber Khan, Author of Guilt Free Motherhood: A 5-Step Guide to Reclaiming Your Time, Health & Well-Being



“Own your happiness. Reclaim your well-being. Make a guilt-free lifestyle, your choice of living!
· Do you think being a 'super mum' is your only option?
· Do you neglect your own health while caring for others?
· Do you struggle to maintain a happy work/life balance?
· Do you often feel stressed and burnt-out? Then you may be suffering from 'Mummy Guilt'.

Guilt Free Motherhood will guide you to:
· Ignite your passion to bring balance to your life;
· Take practical steps towards self-care;
· De-clutter your space, schedules and relationships;
· Let go of the 'super mum' and the 'control freak' inside of you;
· Practical ways of recharging your batteries.

A mother's journey should not be, and need not be, a GUILT trip. Guilt Free Motherhood gives you the tools you need to start living a more contented, healthy and energised lifestyle today - right in the midst of motherhood.”



How To Deal With Insecurity and Self Doubt
 by Amber Khan


Feeling insecure? Doubting yourself, your abilities, your beliefs, may be even your relationships?

At the end of the day, we all want the sweet taste of security. Well, the feeling of insecurity can crop up, any time of your life. If you are one of those working women finding it difficult to devote time to your personal life, the question of insecurity can shoot up a few notches.

You could be insecure about what you do, about what others feel for you, about what others do behind your back… the list could go on.

And truly, be it performance or productivity, everything will take a turn for the worse if you aren’t self-aware.

Psychological problems can appear out of nowhere and you might just be gaping at a hole far too deep to get out of.

So, what can you do to tackle insecurity?

Self-Awareness can work wonders. It’s simple. Analyze the cause of your insecurity. Is it fear, loss, rejection or inferiority? An action plan to fight your fears is the way forward. It will eliminate self-doubt and help get over the feeling of insecurity.

Exercising regularly does not only help regulate your body but your mind too. Blood rushing through your body can work wonders for your mental health. It’s easy – you can relax a more comfortable way when you are into exercising and in effect, think more clearly.

Everybody needs goals, and you could do with one too. Lack of direction can be a major source for insecurity to crop in. Try to find your focus but do remember – everybody is human. Don’t try to be a super woman. We need not be one to function effectively in any society.

For More Information


  • Guilt Free Motherhood: A 5 Step Guide to Reclaiming Your Time, Health & Well-Being is available at Amazon US & Amazon UK.
  • Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
  • Watch the book trailer at YouTube.
  • Read excerpt here.

Amber Khan is a Lifestyle Mentor, Speaker, Author, sports enthusiast and a proud mum of three.

She is the founder of Guilt Free Living which provides tools for the mothers to help them live a fulfilling, healthy & energised lifestyle.

She has ran retreats, given talks and written articles on the importance of wellness and how to re-energise the tired minds and bodies of mothers.

Amber currently resides in London, UK with her husband and their three children.

Her latest book is the nonfiction/parenting/motherhood book, Guilt Free Motherhood: A 5-Step Guide to Reclaiming Your Time, Health & Well-Being.


For More Information

Sunday, July 26, 2015

CFBA: Dead Dog Like Me by Max Davis

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dead Dog Like Me
Worthy Publishing (June 23, 2015)
by
Max Davis




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Max Davis is the author of over twenty books, has been featured in USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly, and has appeared on The Today Show and The 700 Club. He holds degrees in journalism and biblical studies. In addition to his own works, he’s done a variety of ghostwriting and collaboration projects. Max and Alanna have three grown children and a grand baby.





ABOUT THE BOOK



Nick Gregory regains consciousness after a horrific car accident to find he’s been transported back in time and that he has become Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son and King Saul’s grandson. Aware that he’s experiencing another man’s life, he has to learn fast. When mega-church pastor, Nick Gregory, regains consciousness after a horrific car accident, he’s on the ground in agonizing pain. Nick realizes he is in a bizarre place – a foreign, parched, ancient land, having been transported back in time to 800 B.C. Unbelievably, he is in the body of a prince named Mephibosheth, a son of Jonathan and King Saul’s grandson. Nick is fully aware of who he is and that he’s now living in Mephibosheth’s body, strangely able to speak and understand Hebrew. This experience helps him see that he, like Mephibosheth, is a broken man desperate for God’s outrageous grace and healing (2 Samuel 9:8). Returning to present day, Nick’s experience motivates a changed life.





If you would like to read the first chapter of Dead Dog Like Me, go HERE.




Mailbox Monday - July 27 and Giveaway Winner

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

It is Monday again. Funny how quickly the weeks pass. I had back to back open houses Sunday and was on the road showing houses all day Saturday. The good thing: I sold a house! I've already closed nine deals this year--not counting rentals--so I'm feeling good right now.

But, on to more fun things. This week included a trip to the library to pick up two audiobooks, an unexpected arrival, and a Kindle freebie.


Prior to reading Go Set A Watchman, I wanted to read the classic To Kill A Mockingbird. I'm listening to it in my car. 

I also picked up the next HP book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 


In the mail, this book arrived:



The Brain Sucker is a fast-paced action adventure story for Middle School readers. It follows Callum McCullock and his two friends, Sophie (a brilliant engineer) and Jinx (the world's unluckiest boy) as they try to defeat an evil genius from unleashing his brain sucking machine and destroying all the goodness in the world.

This is a book I'm reviewing for a book tour.

Finally, I downloaded a really interesting looking freebie for my Kindle.


Be careful what you wish for. When the breakup of her family forces Grae White’s mother to move her two children from their privileged city life to her hometown in the mountains of Virginia, all Grae wants is to be invisible in her new life. But that’s rather hard when everyone knows that her father is the latest headline-grabbing white collar criminal, the most popular boy in school wants to take Grae to the prom, and then there’s that she lives in a haunted mansion. It would make anyone want to get away. Grae soon learns that a simple wish can reveal an unknown ability. Something more than curiosity spirals Grae back in time to seek the truth in the tragedy of a 200 -year-old murder. Along the way, she learns about history, happiness, and heartache in the lives of those who have lived on the property, including her own family. Her first journey reveals secrets that will lead Grae to further explore the legends of Graham Mansion. REDEMPTION is Book One in the award-winning Legends of Graham Mansion series.

What was in your mailbox?



In other good news, I picked the winner in our latest giveaway. Congratulations goes out to Vicki. She won a copy of Bitter Bronx by Jermone Charyn.

That's it for now. I hope you all have a nice week.

Monday, July 20, 2015

CFBA: No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
No Safe Harbor
Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2012)
by
Elizabeth Ludwig




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Rocket, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies (co-authored with Janelle Mowery), earned her the 2008 IWA Writer of the Year Award. This book was followed in 2009 by I'll be Home for Christmas, part of the Christmas anthology collection, Christmas Homecoming.

In 2011, her second mystery, Died in the Wool (co-authored with Janelle Mowery) was nominated for a Carol Award. In 2012, the popular EDGE OF FREEDOM series released from Bethany House Publishers. Books one and two, No Safe Harbor and Dark Road Home, respectively, earned 4 Stars from the RT Book Reviews. Book three, Tide and Tempest, received top honors with 4 1/2 Stars.

Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, often attending conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Along with her husband and children, she makes her home in the great state of Texas.



ABOUT THE BOOK



The Thrill of Romantic Suspense Meets the Romance of 1800s America.

Lured by a handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, Cara Hamilton sets off from 1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she'd thought dead. Her search lands her in America, amidst a houseful of strangers and one man who claims to be a friend--Rourke Walsh.

Despite her brother's warning, Cara decides to trust Rourke and reveals the truth about her purpose in America. But he is not who he claims to be, and as rumors begin to circulate about an underground group of dangerous revolutionaries, Cara's desperation grows. Her questions lead her ever closer to her brother, but they also bring her closer to destruction as Rourke's true intentions come to light.

If you would like to read the first chapter of No Safe Harbor, go HERE.


Mailbox Monday: July 20

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

Long, busy week but we had a nice weekend with family. I received only one book last week, but that is fine by me. I am not getting a lot of reading done these days.


Just as the creator of the Chronicles of Narnia decided to try his writer’s hand and imagination, I decided to try something too. And so, I have written a story of my own having been prompted by that same idea of creating a God presence in another place. No, it is not Narnia but it is a new world similar yet different from our own. Surely, as I write this, I was inspired by the man who has invited tens of thousands of readers and not a few writers to write, think and look beyond this ‘shadow land’ called earth. I have named it The White Knight, the Lost Kingdom, and the Sea Princess.

It is a story of intrigue and ever present danger in a world populated by creatures and mortals, whose destiny hangs by the threads of an Emperor’s vision, a prince’s lost love, mysterious foes, enchanting forest maidens, unlikely heroes, and a mermaid-heroine. All of this is wrapped up in a champion so invincible, yet mysterious, that he challenges the Dark Sorcerer with supernatural forces of a fascinating nature, using even the humblest of defenders. This profound love story will leave you with a taste for a country and a universe beyond your dreams and even imaginings. A world that is A fairy tale come true, and one “you will never want to end.”

IT MAY BECOME YOUR TRUEST ‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER’ STORY, AND perhaps YOUR OWN FAIRY TALE WILL NEVER END AS WELL.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CFBA: Jack Staples and the Ring of Time by Mark Batterson and Joel Clark

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Jack Staples and the Ring of Time
David C. Cook (September 1, 2014)
by
Mark Batterson and Joel Clark




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church (www.theaterchurch.com) in Washington, DC. One church with seven locations. NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and the two most recent, The Grave Robber and Jack Staples and the Ring of Time. Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.



ABOUT THE BOOK



Eleven-year-old Jack's ordinary life is upended when mysterious creatures attack his hometown and he is whisked into a fantastical adventure filled with danger at every turn.

Jack learns that most live in a shadow of the world, their vision blinded by invisible scales that have covered human eyes since the beginning of time. But the Awakened experience the world as it truly is, where war rages between good and evil—and Jack is at the heart of it. The Awakened are searching for The Child of Prophesy who will both save the world and destroy it. When Jack joins in their epic battle he must learn to trust his friends and face his fears if he is to make his life count.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Jack Staples and the Ring of Time, go HERE.



Wordless Wednesday


Monday, July 13, 2015

Mailbox Monday - July 13

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

We survived the beaches of North Carolina despite Jaws trying to attack people. One afternoon, we arrived to discover they had pulled a shark from the waters a mile from us just a few hours prior to our arrival that day. What fun.

As always, vacations are too short. I also worked on vacation a bit. Overall, we had a superb time. I should have some photos to share soon.

I picked up an autographed copy of Voices from the Outer Banks edited by Stephen Kirk at Books to Be Red, an independent bookstore on Ocracoke Island. Kirk had book signings scheduled in Manteo and Duck while we were at the Outer Banks, but I didn't get a chance to meet him. I let the kids dictate our schedule while we are away. He is the editor of John F. Blair, Publisher.

While visiting, I also got a chance to recommend the books of Karen White to someone looking for Southern fiction. She picked up one of her books, which I hope she will enjoy as much as I did.



John F. Blair, Publisher, continues its Real Voices, Real HistoryTM series with Voices from the Outer Banks. This volume presents the actual words of the people who lived the uncommonly rich history of this chain of barrier islands stretching from the Virginia border southward through Cape Lookout.

Readers will enjoy contemporary accounts of the first British settlement in North America and the birth of the first English child on American soil. They ll read 18th-century letters, articles, and poems about the bloody death of Blackbeard, arguably the most famous of all the pirates. They ll read the news account of the first powered airplane flights in human history. And the editorial that created America s first national seashore. And the words of family members who once inhabited the nation s most iconic lighthouse part of a matched set of four.

Topics include the Graveyard of the Atlantic, in a nod to the rough waters that over the centuries have claimed hundreds of vessels, and Torpedo Junction, site of the Great American Turkey Shoot, the latter nickname bestowed by German submariners during World War II.

The volume includes first-person accounts of Civil War battles, a freedmen s colony, hunt clubs that drew the first wealthy tourists, and lifesavers who used horses to pull surfboats to the water and fired lines by cannon to wrecked vessels. Readers will even hear contemporary stories of the Boy Scout troop that rode ponies descended from ancient shipwrecked animals.

I also picked up several Kindle books while browsing Amazon's titles:












That last one I picked up to read with my online book club. You can learn more about it here.

Finally, when I returned home, this book was waiting for me--a gift from an author whose book tour I am hosting.


Trying to be a normal 12 year old is going to be hard but Jania is certainly going to try. Being the Princess and having to compete to become a Warrior Maiden is just the beginning of her problems. Looks like someone tried to kill her but got her guards instead. Now she and a small party must travel to a city that few people escape and return with a special flower to save her guards. Did I mention, it all has to happen within 24 hours or they become trapped forever. Like I said...just a normal 12 year old. 

What did you receive this week?






Saturday, July 11, 2015

Take the Ultimate Language Geek Personality Quiz!

On July 13 we'll be celebrating Geekiness Day and on July 15, Dork Day. Are you a Language Geek? Take the quiz to find out. This quiz is brought to you by the folks at Grammarly.






Anatomy of a Grammar Nerd Infographic

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bargain E-Book: Cooking With Love by Cynthia Hickey


Tabitha is in search of adventure
(Previously sold through Harlequin as Cooking Up Love)

Tabitha McClelland knows accepting a job as a Harvey House waitress can be risky. Traveling alone to the rough-and-tumble West just isn't done by young ladies of good breeding. But far more dangerous is her powerful attraction to Adam Foster. Family means everything to the widowed chef, but the self-sufficient Tabitha cherishes her freedom above all else.

Adam is captivated by the fiercely independent Tabitha. Fraternizing with the female employees is strictly forbidden, but the Harvey Girl awakens feelings too compelling to ignore. Can Adam convince Tabby to share his dream of a future in California—together?

File Size: 4159 KB
Print Length: 153 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Winged Publications (April 28, 2015)
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00WV7BE00

Purchase here for only 99 cents!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bargain E-Book: A Little Lower Than the Angels by Caryl McAdoo


For the earth's first couple, obedience trumps rebellion then leads to redemption.

But what of their children?

Seduced by evil, Cain kills Abel then flees with his sister to the land of Nod. Bereaved of all their children in one day, Adam and Eve are heartbroken, but not until they both see a vision of Abel in Paradise with their childhood pets Lion and Lamb does Eve find the strength to wait upon the Lord for His blessing.

Though dead on earth, Abel’s soul lives on in Paradise, resting, learning from the old Cherub who God sent to teach the murdered son of Adam. He listens to the war songs the legions of angels sing that battle for his brother and sister and even his mother’s soul. But best of all, the angel elder tells him stories of Heaven and how one day, man and God will be reconciled.

Again the first couple is tested, and must wait upon the Lord’s blessing to begin again. Can they walk in obedience for seventy long years? And Cain’s offering is finally accepted, but by whom?

Three parallel storylines offer a new perspective to an age-old story. #1) Adam and Eve in Adam's Valley, #2) Cain and Sheriah on their journey east of Eden to Nod, and #3) Abel in Paradise with visiting angels, including a kindly ancient cherub named Namrel.

At the end of the story, a section called Search the Scriptures help readers understand where where the author got her ideas for the story and encourage then to do their own searches as well.

File Size: 809 KB
Print Length: 138 pages
Publisher: Caryl McAdoo; 1 edition (November 1, 2014)
Publication Date: November 1, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00P4UXEU4

Purchase here for only 99 cents!

Wordless Wednesday



Sunday, July 5, 2015

Beach Reads: Vacation Book Update



Vacation has been lovely. We are now in our second week at the Outer Banks. We've managed to avoid sharks; though a news report indicated we missed two guys hauling a shark up onto the beach a few hours before we were there one day.

One of the best parts of vacation is catching up on my reading. I'm almost done with Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Won't Work...And What Will by Shefali Tsabary, PhD. I've also read, My Spouse Wants More Sex Than Me: The 2-Minute Solution for a Happier Marriage by Dr. Ruxandra LeMay, and am currently reading ’89 Walls by Katie Pierson and Guilt Free Motherhood: A 5-Step Guide to Reclaiming Your Time, Health & Well-Being by Amber Kahn.

What have you been reading this month?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

As a Busy Mom Thinks: Independence Day 2015


I'm sitting here at our friend's beach house on the Outer Banks this Fourth of July. The television news is both frightening and ridiculous--talk of terror threats on this sacred holiday blending in with the heated debate over the appropriateness of the Confederate flag.

The direction our country is heading causes dismay. Once a country that applauded achievement, it now decries success and calls it greed. Once a country that celebrated freedom of speech and freedom of religion, we now live in fear of offending anyone--especially if we are Christians sharing our faith. Instead of praising our cultural differences, we are suspicious and more divided than ever.

America remains the greatest country in the world. Democracy has stood the test of time. Yet, abuse of executive privilege has us moving closer and closer to socialism; as does a Supreme Court that ignores the Tenth Amendment:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

We are at a dangerous turning point in our country. Either we are going to move closer to socialism or we are going to keep democracy alive and well. We are either going to allow the federal government to centralize control or we are going to elect people who work to keep control in the hands of the states (the people).

I am scared for our future. I am scared for our children's future. Every day I fear some new terror threat will impact our country and the people I love. As we sat and enjoyed the fireworks on the beach tonight, my husband and I were considering how easy it would be for a terrorist with a machine gun to wipe out hundreds of us as we were celebrating our country's independence.

September 11 changed our lives forever. But have we gotten smarter? Have we learned from it? Have we elected leaders who can deal with threats and keep us safe? Do those kinds of leaders exist anymore?

I pray for this country. I pray for its leaders. And I pray for my children and future grandchildren who will live through much more difficult times than my husband and I have known.

God bless us all, and God bless America.



Friday, July 3, 2015

New from Joyce Meyer: Let God Fight Your Battles


Based on her bestselling book, The Battle Belongs to the Lord, Joyce Meyer delivers practical advice and Biblical wisdom to help you triumph over any obstacle you face. By learning to lean on God's power, you'll be able to leave your fear behind and develop a life-changing sense of confidence. This compact edition is perfect for taking God's assurance with you everywhere you go. Be encouraged that no situation is beyond repair and start living a life of joy and peace when you LET GOD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES.

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (June 2, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455587834
ISBN-13: 978-1455587834

Purchase here!

Free Kindle Quick & Easy Cookbook Bundle


Discover the Best Vegetarian Soup and Salad Recipes in This Awesome Boxed Set Deal!

Book 1 - Quick and Easy Vegetarian Soup Recipes The Whole Family Will Love!

Table Of Contents
Introduction
Creamy Zucchini Soup
Broccoli, Zucchini and Blue Cheese Soup
Beetroot and Carrot Soup
Baked Beets Soup
Borscht
Curried Parsnip Soup
Pumpkin and Bell Pepper Soup
Moroccan Pumpkin Soup
Spinach, Leek and Quinoa Soup
Vegetable Quinoa Soup
Broccoli and Potato Soup
Creamy Potato Soup
Leek, Rice and Potato Soup
Carrot and Chickpea Soup
Spicy Carrot Soup
Lentil, Barley and Mushroom Soup
Mushroom Soup
Mediterranean Chickpea Soup
French Vegetable Soup
Minted Pea Soup
Brown Lentil Soup
Moroccan Lentil Soup
Bean and Pasta Soup
White Bean Soup
Minestrone
Tomato Soup
Cauliflower Soup
Creamy Artichoke Soup
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Vietnamese Noodle Soup
Spinach Soup
Spinach, Nettle and Feta Cheese Soup
Nettle Soup
Gazpacho
Cold Cucumber Soup
Corn Soup

Book 2 - Quick and Easy Vegetarian Salad Recipes the Whole Family Will Love!

Table Of Contents
Introduction
Warm Quinoa Salad
Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad
Quinoa with Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto
Cucumber Quinoa Salad
Fresh Vegetable Quinoa Salad
Warm Mushroom Quinoa Salad
Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad
Spicy Buckwheat Vegetable Salad
Buckwheat Salad with Asparagus and Roasted Peppers
Roasted Broccoli Buckwheat Salad
Haloumi, Lentil and Rocket Salad
Brown Lentil Salad
Blue Cheese Iceberg Salad
Apple, Walnut and Radicchio Salad
Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad
Greek Chickpea Salad
Snow White Salad
Asian Carrot and Sprout Salad
Asian Coleslaw
Shredded Egg Salad
Fresh Greens Salad
Simple Broccoli Salad
Caprese Salad
Bulgarian Green Salad
Green Superfood Salad
Fried Zucchinis with Yogurt Sauce
Cucumber Salad
Tomato Couscous Salad
Red Cabbage Salad
Cabbage, Carrots and Turnip Salad
Carrot Salad
Fusilli Salad
Bulgur Salad
Roasted Eggplants and Peppers Salad
Okra Salad
Green Bean Salad
Zucchini Pasta Salad
Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes
Beet and Bean Sprout Salad
Beet Salad with Yogurt
Spinach Stem Salad
Bulgarian Spinach Salad
Green Bean and Rocket Salad with Green Olive Dressing
Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Couscous Salad

File Size: 520 KB
Print Length: 97 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: December 11, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00QX8V6R4

Purchase here!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bargain Book: 365 Days of Juicing Recipes by Emma Katie


365 Days of Juicing Recipes is about feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible. These things can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you.

The book has every single recipe with perfect tips for garnishing, presentation and juice making tips as well. The recipes are also well presented with pictures and even perfectly measured. The ingredients listed can be accumulated from any local grocery store. These recipes keep in mind the needs of diabetic patients; thus every juice recipe can be made with or without sugar. The book contains recipes for kids, for adults and for health concerned people as well. These are not only served after or before the main course but can also be prepared on a hot summer day.

In 365 Juicing Recipes, the author provides 365 healthy recipes for people who are searching for a healthier life. Juicing offers several advantages:

• Juices are the best way to get direct nutrients, minerals, iron, and essential acids and even glucose.
• Juices don’t only mean fruit juices. Vegetable juices are also the best way to refresh your inner body without having to trouble the digestive organs.
• Juices are also perfectly made for those people who want to stay fit and healthy.
• Most of them are essential to our body growth, for our daily diet as well as to oxidize the inner portion of the body.
• Juices expand your vitality and are delicious

Get valuable tips like using ingredients which are spicy, herbaceous and high yielding like root vegetables and beet greens.

In addition to mouthwatering recipes like:
Fresh Start
Hangover Shot
Beet and Celery Juice
Zesty Green
Cucumber and Tomato Juice

Get your copy today and enjoy 365 days of delicious, healthy and mouth watering juicing recipes.

File Size: 1809 KB
Print Length: 227 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: 365 Days of Juicing Recipes (November 18, 2014)
Publication Date: November 18, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00PV0CPWU

Purchase here!