What to Do When You Don’t Love Your Home

What to Do When You Don't Love Your Home FI

I remember all the excitement leading up to the purchase of my first home with my husband.  We spent the summer months leading up to our October wedding looking at dozens of properties in various cities, but couldn’t quite find the one.  Our wish list wasn’t over the top, but it was specific (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, finished basement, large yard, no carpet, rural property).  The plan was to purchase a home one month before our wedding, so that we had time to move our things in from our respective homes (we each still lived with our parents) and get the house ready.

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The Importance of Being Prepared

The Importance of Being Prepared FI

As my husband finished up chopping the last of wood, I stood outside making small talk with him, while my skirt billowed around me as the frigid mountain air blew around me. I shivered and realized that it felt more like October than it did August and it made me realize that the countdown to fall is a lot closer than it seems. Read more

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Half-Blood by Jaye L. Knight

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Half Blood Book Cover Half Blood
The Ilyon Chronicles
Jaye L. Knight
Christian Fiction
Living Sword Publishing
July 13, 2015
Kindle & Paperback
152
http://www.jayelknight.com/half-blood.html

The gasps and murmuring grew. Though some were hardly more than whispers, clear words reached Jace’s ears—dangerous, monster, animal, soulless. He tried to back away from their accusing eyes, but the collar pulled hard against his throat and held him in place.

For all his years as a slave, Jace has known nothing but the hatred people hold for his mixed blood—one half human, the other half the blood of a race considered monsters. Always, he is the outsider and quickly learns it is better to keep to himself. But, when his volatile ryrik blood leads him to do the unthinkable, he is thrown into a world of violence and bloodshed.

Forced to become a gladiator, Jace finds more and more of his heart dying as his master works to break down his will not to become the monster everyone believes he is. When a stranger interferes with his master’s harsh punishment, Jace’s world is upended yet again. But with it comes the possibility of hope that has long since died. Could the man possibly hold the key to escaping the hopeless darkness that is Jace’s life? Is there such a thing as life beyond the cruelty of slavery?

See where Jace’s story all began . . .

Recommended for Ages: 18+
Suitable for Ages: 18-25
Warnings: Slavery, Violence, Murder, Inhumane Treatment

Half-Blood is the prequel to the Ilyon Chronicles that answers the questions that we all have about one of the main characters Jace. Jace is the mysterious character, the character who has seen the most blood, trauma, and heartbreak. He’s the character that makes us wonder how he continues to serve God after all he’s been through. And this is the book that tells all.

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Family Christian Review & Giveaway

Family Christian Stores Review and Giveaway FI
This is a sponsored post thanks to Family Christian and FlyBy Promotions.

Okay, so it’s not often that I post about shopping and spending money as I have tried to be frugal and not spend a ton these last few years, but today I am going to tell you about my absolute favorite store: Family Christian.

I was really lucky when I drove my mom out to Colorado for her move to actually visit Family Christian in Colorado Springs (instead of just oogling at their products online.) After unpacking and moving close to a million and six boxes, my mom and I finally decided to run some errands and I just happened to convince her to head on over to Family Christian.

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Are You a Wife Who Squanders?

are you a wife who squanders fi

“The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin” ~Proverbs 10:16.

Confession time: I need help controlling my spending. It is not that we lack for finances because my husband has an amazing job with spectacular benefits. I am extremely blessed that we have job security, health and dental benefits, life insurance, and savings so I should not take that for granted. No I do not put us in a hole, bankruptcy, or have outrageous credit card debt, I just spend without consulting. Read more

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