Tuesday, February 2, 2016

My Favorite Scripture - Proverbs 3: 5-6



Counting Pinecones

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Heather

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Celebrate Colleen Coble’s ‘Mermaid Moon’ with a Mystery e-Reader Prize Pack - Plus Review

To move forward past a life of shame and confusion, Mallory Davis must go back to Mermaid Point to find out who murdered her father in Colleen Coble's new book, Mermaid Moon. As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.

Celebrate the release of Mermaid Moon with Colleen and a mystery e-reader prize pack giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on February 1st. The winner will be announced February 2nd on the Litfuse blog.

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Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn't have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point.

Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O'Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart---and left---without a word, years ago.

When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life---and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie---their search intensifies. There's a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye.

As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father's killer---it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.


I really loved this book. I grabbed in one day when I was heading out to a swim meet, and I am so glad I did. Normally for those events I just read something on my phone so I don't have to carry anything extra but wow this book was worth lugging a paper copy around on the bleachers. My husband had to keep track of the races, which of course are only a few seconds each so then I could get right back to reading. In fact after I read it - in twenty four hours. My daughter asked if she could read it. She's 13 and although this is a crime mystery there is nothing in it that I was uncomfortable with her reading. She loved it too! The story actually keeps you guessing till the end, with a few twists and turns. The characters are great too. The only thing that seemed odd to me if the cover of the book. In the story the main character has long flowing hair - I mean waist length, and on the cover the models hair is quite short. So I am not sure who that's supposed to be?

I have never read a book by Colleen Coble that I haven't liked. I really like her style. Plus there's no yucky stuff included which is a bonus.

About the author: 

USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including Tidewater Inn,Rosemary Cottage, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. Her books have sold more than 3 million copies.

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New Ponderize Scripture - Scripture of the Week





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Friday, January 8, 2016

Field Trip Friday - Symphony Dress Rehearsal

We are in a really cool coop. We don't meet every week for classes or lessons (unless something special comes up). We are in a field trip coop. Every month or so one of the parents plans a field trip. It works perfectly for us, my kids love it.



Today we went to the KC Symphony. We got to listen to them practice at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. I had never been there before and we were really impressed one with the facility and two with the performances that we were able to see.

The highlight of the day was the unexpected performance by cellist Timotheos Petrin this guy is very talented. Boo left the performance dreaming of learning the cello.

When we arrived the Kansas City Symphony played an amazing symphony in readiness for their weekend performances. Then walked in Timotheos Petrin and - oh my goodness - he is amazing. We were in a dress rehearsal so after the initial run through the symphony stopped and started practicing certain areas of the symphony. Timotheos Petrin was able to play without a score which didn't surprise me. However, what surprised, no amazed me was how he could play any part instantly. If they said to start at a particular place BOOM he was there, all by memory. I was SO impressed.

We had a great day. It cost $2 per person and was well worth the money. I will be on the lookout for more of these opportunities. If you have a symphony in your city you need to see if this is an option for you!

Chestnut Grove Academy Field Trip Friday Blog Hop


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