Friday, January 14, 2011

Blogging for Books: Book Review, Blind Hope by Kim Meeder

I requested "Blind Hope" in great anticipation. I was not disappointed! This book, by Kim Meeder is extremely insight full and soul stirring.

Laurie was looking for something else in her life. So she accepted a plea to rescue a dog. When she first meets the dog, all her illusions of a cute puppy were dashed. She almost refused, but decided to take the dog away from it's impoverished home, in fear that the poor creature would die without help. Although tough at first, Laurie begins to bond with the dog she now calls Mia.

Mia begins to teach Laurie a lot about unconditional love, and about obedience and how her relationship with Mia is mirroring Laurie's relationship with God. Or should I say lack of relationship with God.

Shortly after rescuing Mia, Laurie takes her to the vet for a physical and evaluation. The vet delivers some devastating news to Laurie. Mia is going blind, and has many other physical aliments. Poor Laurie is crushed.

The story follows Laurie's spiritual path in fully accepting Gods greatest gift, often mirrored in Mia's acceptance of Laurie as her Master. A Master she can not see, but trusts and loves.
I admit I struggled reading this book, not because of the writing, but because it shed light on my own spiritual life, or lack of. It inspired me to get closer to God, not because He moved away from me, but because I moved away from Him.
This review is of a book that I received free of charge from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers for the purpose of reviewing it on my blog.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WOW! Bing Rewards!

I joined Bing Rewards Preview last month, and today I cashed in for a $5 Amazon gift card, and I have already recieved the gift card! That was super fast!
Go HERE to join! And here is a list of the FAQ's. Have fun searching! You will recieve 250 points to start!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kroger and CVS Trip

Did pretty good at Kroger and even better at CVS last night!

2 Yakisoba noodle bowls
1 Bisquick mix
5 Vitamin Waters (1 has already been consumed)
4 Yoplait yogurts
4 boxes of Special K cereals
1 box of Danimals Coolision Tubes
before coupons: $23.00ish
after coupons : $10.91
received $4 off for buying 4 Kelloggs products
used (2)BOGO Special K printable (promotion is now closed)
.50/4 Yoplait yogurts
BOGO Vitamin Water coupons (from Facebook promo)
1.00/1 Vitamin water Catalina coupon
.50 off Bisquick Kroger Digital coupon
.50 off Bisquick printable from
(2) .50 off 1 Yakisoba product (from 1/2 SS)
no coupon for Danimal Yougurt, but it was marked down to .99! However, the sneaky cashier didn't scan one of my vitamin water coupons right so my total would have been under the $10 I had planned. Hmmm

(that's the youngest sprouts hand and elbow!)
Total before coupons: $21.27
FREE Excedrin Migraine coupon (home mailer)
FREE Excedrin Extra Strength coupon (home mailer)
$3.50 off Excedrin PM (home mailer)
and used $4 ECB (my quarterly bucks)
total OOP: 3.49 and received back $10.00!!
I was really excited to see this promo, and have all the free item coupons arrive before the deal expired. I did have to be a little careful because the FREE item coupons had a limit of 5.99 and 4.99 I believe. So you can imagine my joy since I found products within my "price range"