A Sneak Peak at the WLW Book Trailer & WLWW Link-Up Party!

My book -> Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home  will release this October 1st! I just turned in the final edits yesterday! So it is all finished and about to go to the printers – squeal!!

 

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Thomas Nelson has created a trailer for my book – {hooray} – and this is not completely it – but this is a sneak peak at it :)

 

(if you cannot see the video – click here to view it)

The book is up on Amazon now for pre-order.  If you happen to purchase it early – please hang on to your receipt because there will be some giveaways in the month of September and you’ll need your receipt to receive the free gifts!

Next on my summer agenda is to get the Women Living Well Conference together.  There’s been lots and lots of behind-the-scenes work happening here!!  We are very excited and have great things planned for all those who attend!!! We have only 19 tickets left – so if you think you want to come, now is the time to secure your ticket!

Angela over at GoodMorningGirls.org is giving away – 2 free tickets right now – so visit her and enter to win!

We hope to see you there!!!

Walk with the King,

It’s WLWW Link-Up Party Time!! {confetti}

Blogging friends, I can’t wait to see what you all have been writing lately! Link up your favorite posts from the past month below! And reading friends – grab a cup of coffee and come fellowship with us on this blog hop!

 

If you have never taken the time to check out these other bloggers – you are missing out! The ladies that link-up below are amazing writers and creators and I just know that one of them is going to encourage you today!

Join the fun, do a little blog hopping and don’t forget if you link-up below -please add the Women Living Well Wednesdays button to your post so your readers can find us here!

(Posts can include the topics of marriage, parenting, homemaking, homeschooling, finances, recipes, organization and more!)

 

To find the code go to the sidebar – or right click and “save as” the button and then upload it into your post! :)



It’s WLWW Link-Up Party Time!

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Today our Classical Conversations (homeschool weekly class) came to an end. Both of my children had amazing teachers, made great new friends and had an enriching educational experience. We are so grateful for this class.  This is a family photo from today.

I will write later more about our homeschooling year along with some pictures from this class but for now …

It’s WLWW Link-Up Party Time!! {confetti}

Blogging friends, I can’t wait to see what you all have been writing lately! Link up your favorite posts from the past month below! And reading friends – grab a cup of coffee and come fellowship with us on this blog hop!

 

If you have never taken the time to check out these other bloggers – you are missing out! The ladies that link-up below are amazing writers and creators and I just know that one of them is going to encourage you today!

Join the fun, do a little blog hopping and don’t forget if you link-up below -please add the Women Living Well Wednesdays button to your post so your readers can find us here!

(Posts can include the topics of marriage, parenting, homemaking, homeschooling, finances, recipes, organization and more!)

 

 
To find the code go to the sidebar – or right click and “save as” the button and then upload it into your post! :)
 

 



The Dig ~ Volume 2 & WLWW Link-Up Party!

Ruth and me 2

This is my friend Ruth – she is the creator of TheBetterMom.com (and in this picture she was picking me up to head to a blogging conference.)  I love this girl (who happens to be a graduate of Moody Bible Institute too – woot!).

Last July when her first volume of The Dig for Kids came out I told you all about it…This month she has released Volume 2!

Help Your Children Learn the Bible! ~www.thebettermom.comFor those of you who haven’t heard of The Dig, a typical Dig lesson consists of the following four components:

1. The Map: The Map tells you and your child where you’ll be going in each lesson. It is a short summary of the study ahead.
2. The Dig: The Dig is the main passage you will be studying. Following each passage will be several questions designed to help conversation and understanding. They are meant to be a guide. You can use them or tweak them to help you talk with your children.
3. The Treasure: The Treasure is the big idea of each lesson. In a short statement, it is what you want your child to remember from the passage you studied.
4. The Display: When an archaeologist finds a treasure, they will clean it up and put it on display for everyone to see. This is the basic idea of the Display. It is the application of the Treasure you have found!

 The author is the husband of Ruth.  Here is a little bit about him.

Patrick Schwenk grew up going to church wearing clip-on ties, uncomfortable shirts, pants that were too short, and shoes that were too tight (at least that is how he remembers feeling). He was born, raised, and then born again within a conservative evangelical home (and church) in the Midwest. Today, he still loves the church and is thankful to both serve and lead others toward Jesus. He is a father, husband, and pastor. Patrick and his wife Ruth (www.thebettermom.com) met while attending the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. They have been married for fourteen years and currently have four children ages three to ten. They love serving in ministry, spending time together as a family, reading, drinking lots of coffee, and resting in God’s grace.

What Others Are Saying

“The Dig for kids is so imaginative and fun! Patrick Schwenk makes it easy to explain God’s word to your children through creative questions and hands on activities. This is definitely a treasure. There is nothing greater than discovering God’s truth together!”
Courtney, Women Living Well Ministries (that’s me :) )

 “I want to get my kids into the Word on a regular basis, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. The Dig gives me step-by-step guidelines on how to guide us through our time hearing from God in a simple, fun way. It lets me set aside any worry whether I’m doing it ‘right,’ and just enjoy time with my family! Sweet, short, and simple—perfect for kids!”

~Tsh Oxenreider, founder of SimpleLivingMedia.com and writer of SimpleMom.net

“I’m so excited to take my children through the The Dig! Family devotional time is very important to us and when we read the Bible together, I don’t always know what principles to pull out of the scriptures that will best relate in their lives. I’m thankful that Patrick has taken the guess work out of Bible reading time! And the best part is that no scripture is left unread. Line by line, you’ll read the bible with your children, have discussion questions, the take away of the lesson and how to apply it to daily life. Brilliant!” 

Candace Cameron Bure, Actress and NYT Best-Selling Author

You can purchase it here: PDF, Kindle, Nook, and Spanish PDF versions are all $4.99

Walk with the King,

 

 

It’s WLWW Link-Up Party Time!! {confetti}

Blogging friends, I can’t wait to see what you all have been writing lately! Link up your favorite posts from the past month below! And reading friends – grab a cup of coffee and come fellowship with us on this blog hop! 

 

If you have never taken the time to check out these other bloggers – you are missing out! The ladies that link-up below are amazing writers and creators and I just know that one of them is going to encourage you today!

Join the fun, do a little blog hopping and don’t forget if you link-up below -please add the Women Living Well Wednesdays button to your post so your readers can find us here!

(Posts can include the topics of marriage, parenting, homemaking, homeschooling, finances, recipes, organization and more!)

 

 
To find the code go to the sidebar – or right click and “save as” the button and then upload it into your post! :)
 

 



The First Blog I Ever Followed & A Link-Up Party

 

Before we start this month’s blog hop, I thought I would share with you the first blog I ever read on a daily basis.   The blog is called Girl Talk.

I began reading it many many moons ago but lately I’ve been so busy writing, I don’t have time to read there but they are still wonderfully inspiring!  I went back to their blog to see when it began –and I can only go back in the archives to 2005 but I am almost certain that they existed in 2003 and they just don’t have the archives…I read them every.single.day.for.years.on.end!  And I bought 3 of their books and devoured them!

They challenged me in my walk with God, as a new wife, new mom and new homemaker and it is because of them that I thought…maybe I could be used by God to do this blogging thing too.

What first drew me to the blog was who wrote it.  It is written by a mother name Carolyn Mahaney and her three daughters –Janelle, Nicole and Kristen.  I related to them because the three girls reminded me of the relationship I have with my 2 sisters and my mom.

  

As you blog hop today – I encourage you to hop on over to visit these Godly chicks! They have a really great resource page filled with free PDF downloads on Biblical Womanhood, Motherhood, Marriage, Homemaking and Singleness.

I’m pretty sure they don’t know I exist…I’ve emailed them multiple times to tell them how much I appreciate them and how they have inspired me…but I never heard back.  At one time, I was sad I never heard from them…but now that my email inbox is crammed full and I’ve failed to answer my readers back…I understand.  But if by chance they stumble here…Carolyn, Janelle, Nicole and Kristen – THANK YOU for writing. You have blessed my life immensely!

Blogging friends, I can’t wait to see what you all have been writing lately!  Link up your favorite posts from the past month below! And reading friends – grab a cup of coffee and come fellowship with us on this blog hop!

Walk with the King,

 

 

 

Come on in!!!

If you have never taken the time to check out these other bloggers – you are missing out! The ladies that link-up below are amazing writers and creators and I just know that one of them is going to encourage you today!

Join the fun, do a little blog hopping and don’t forget if you link-up below -please add the Women Living Well Wednesdays button to your post so your readers can find us here!

(Posts can include the topics of marriage, parenting, homemaking, homeschooling, finances, recipes, organization and more!)

 

 
To find the code go to the sidebar – or right click and “save as” the button and then upload it into your post! :)
 
 
 



January Faves & WLWW Link-Up Party!

Announcement:

Women Living Well Wednesdays will now be a monthly link-up rather than a weekly link-up

It will be on the last Wednesday of every month.

 

These were some of my favorite reads from around the web this past month.

1.  Boy Dads - it’s a new blog for dads!  I personally know some of the Daddy contributors to this blog and am SO excited to see them pulling together to write for our men!!!  My husband has subscribed via email.  Maybe your husbands would want to subscribe too?

2. I loved this post by Jen Wilken: New Year, New Self-Control  here’s an excerpt:

 January is typically a time when we talk a great deal about calories, work-outs, and weight loss. What if we didn’t? What if we didn’t talk about body sizes at all? What if we made it a point not to mention our own calorie sins or victories in front of our girlfriends and daughters?

….Sure—hit the gym, eat the Paleo diet, run six miles a day, wear Spanx from neck to knee. Just stop talking about it. Stop telling your friend she looks skinny—instead tell her you love her sweet spirit…

 …Historically, padded women were considered beautiful, because only the rich and idle could achieve such a figure, and because curviness indicated fertility. For women of past generations curviness was extremely hard to achieve unless you had the money to eat well and work little. Thanks to trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup, this is no longer the case. Ironically, the rich and idle of today strive to look undernourished and overworked. And the rest of us rush to follow suit…read the rest here.

3.   Recovering Lost Disciplines by Burk Parsons – here’s an excerpt:

The missionary and martyr Jim Elliott wrote, “The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds…Satan is quite aware of the power of silence.”

It is difficult to escape the busyness, noise, and crowds of life. We are bombarded by a host of amusements and contraptions, most of which we have enthusiastically welcomed into our lives, homes, communities, and churches. We have conditioned ourselves to distraction, and we are leading the next generation down the same path in a hurry. C.S. Lewis wrote, “We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private.”

We stand at a crossroads, and we will either rediscover the lost virtues of listening, meditating, and thinking, or we will amuse ourselves to death.  To read more click here…

4.  The Local Church and Why It Matters by John MacArthur -

Do you have a church you attend regularly?  John MacArthur speaks frankly to this topic:

“I can’t understand people who don’t have a similar love for the church—who aren’t eager for every opportunity to worship together with other like-minded believers. I can’t understand people who go to church on Saturday nights so they don’t “mess up” their Sundays. Why are they so eager to get away from the church? Where else would they rather be?

There was a time when coming to Christ meant coming to His church. As far back as the New Testament, salvation brought you into union with the visible, gathered Body of Christ (cf. Acts 2:47). Becoming a Christian meant entering into fellowship with the people of God.

That’s changed. The contemporary emphasis in evangelicalism is a believer’s personal relationship to Christ. Individual faith is the pervasive theme, and rarely is there any discussion of how believers are supposed to fit into the church.”  To read more click here…

 5. Five Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Jane Roe’ by Justin Taylor – here’s how the post begins:

Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the controversial Supreme Court ruling that progressives want to enshrine and conservatives want to overturn. Few rulings have been more consequential. According to Planned Parenthood’s Guttmacher Institute, 22% of all pregnancies now end in abortion, with 3 in 10 women terminating their pregnancy by the age of 45. There have been approximately 57 million legally induced abortions in the U.S. since 1973—nearly the current population of California and Texas combined.  To read about the 5 things you didn’t know about ‘Jane Roe’ click here…

Walk with the King,

 

 

 

Come on in!!!

If you have never taken the time to check out these other bloggers – you are missing out! The ladies that link-up below are amazing writers and creators and I just know that one of them is going to encourage you today!

Join the fun, do a little blog hopping and don’t forget if you link-up below -please add the Women Living Well Wednesdays button to your post so your readers can find us here!

(Posts can include the topics of marriage, parenting, homemaking, homeschooling, finances, recipes, organization and more!)

 

 
To find the code go to the sidebar – or right click and “save as” the button and then upload it into your post! :)