Saturday, January 30, 2010

Success magazine

I just realized last night how long it had been since I had posted on here. I was out of town last week.

At the airport last week I picked up Success magazine. The current issue has many articles about financial matters.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Free Download - Betty Crocker Soup, Stews and Chili Cookbook

Here is a link for a free download of a Betty Crocker cookbook Betty Crocker Soups, Stews and Chili

ND Jumpstart

ND Jumpstart Coaition consists of members and partners of the strongly believe that having financial skills is vital for a successful and prosperous life. We believe that all North Dakotans deserve to have the fundamental knowledge necessary to make important decisions that affect their financial health, their families and their futures.

Established in 2006, North Dakota Jump$tart is a nonprofit organization that actively works to improve the financial literacy of our citizens. We educate the public through speaking engagements and workshops, provide information and materials, and collaborate with public and private organizations and law makers on various projects throughout the state. Whether you're looking for ways to develop money smarts at home, in your classroom, organization or business, the North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition has the tools and connections you need to make it happen.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Review of Jesus Lives

Jesus Lives by Sarah Young

I have not read Sarah Young’s first book, Jesus Calling. The book jacket of Jesus Lives states that this is a companion volume to Jesus Calling. It is a devotional book which is written as if Jesus was talking to you.
It is a small hard covered book that would make a wonderful gift. It consists of 180 devotions so it can fill half a year of devotions. Each section consists of one page of devotion and one page of bible verses. If you read the devotion page one day and the bible verse page the next day, it would fill an entire year of devotions. You can either read it by topic or page by page. Some of the topics covered are Trust, Trials, Attitude, Assurance, Peace and His Presence.
This would be a great year to start 2010. Not only are we starting a new year, but also a new decade.
I would recommend this book if you are looking for a devotional book for either yourself or as a gift for someone.
I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any other payment in return for this review. I am a book review blogger for Thomas Nelson publishers.
ISBN: 1404186956
ISBN-13: 9781404186958

368 pages

Book Review - The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By By Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck

The Sweet By and By is an easy read. I read it in a couple of days. Jade Fitzgerald, the main character is the owner of a vintage shop in a small town and is about to get married. While making final wedding plans her estranged mother and sister come to town the 3 weeks leading up to the wedding. With their arrival also comes memories of her sordid past with her hippie mother.
She has tried to forget her past but learns that she has to face her past before she can go onto her future. Her fiancé is an attorney from a well-to-do family and Jade embellishes the truth about her past trying to fit in. She even lied about her parents. Most of the book is about Jade and her past but it turns out that her fiancé has baggage that has to be taken care of too. The characters are well developed and really draw you in to the story.
This story is as much about Jade facing her past and being honest with her fiancé as it is about she and her mom finally coming face to face with their own very difficult relationship.

I ended up liking the book more than I thought I would and recommend it to others.

This book was provided for review purposes only, no cash or payment of any type was received for this review.

I am a book review blogger for Thomas Nelson publishers

ISBN: 1595544895
ISBN-13: 9781595544896
272 pages