Excerpt: Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action by Nick Vujicic

Millions around the world recognize the smiling face and inspirational message of Nick Vujicic. Despite being born without arms or legs, Nick’s challenges have not kept him from enjoying great adventures, a fulfilling and meaningful career, and loving relationships. Nick credits his success in life to the power that is unleashed when faith takes action. Through stories from his own life and the experiences of many others, Nick explains how anyone wanting a “ridiculously good life” can respond to adversity and difficult circumstances to become Unstoppable.

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Celebrating Womanhood. Because Women Are Amazing.

Hosted by Living, Learning, and Loving Life, Cabin Goddess, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dave, Tea With Dee, and alchemyofscrawl.

For one day, we want to drown out negativity and celebrate the beauty and pride of women.

These days it seems that some people want us to be ashamed of being women. They want us to believe that we’re less: less intelligent, less important, less human. There is so much negativity out there. For one day, we want to flood the internet with positive messages about women.

I had the idea for this event several weeks ago, but in the excitement of the planning, I never actually figured out what I was going to write. That didn’t come to me until after we had everything up and running. Obviously,  I had “ideas”, because I wrote the original announcement post. I just didn’t have any clue what I was going to write. Then I got to thinking about all the fabulous women that have been part of my life. I can’t possibly include all the amazing women I know, but I’ll highlight a few. Continue reading

Celebrating Bloggers Blog Hop

Long ago and far away (okay, so my office downstairs wasn’t really that far away), I started blogging just to have a place to keep up with our field trips. Then I added a few rants. This was long before Facebook. (Now I post short rants there and long rants on my blog.) After a few years, I discovered I could get free books just for reviewing them. I love to read, I’m opinionated, and “free” is my favorite price. It was perfect! Continue reading

A Trip to the Zoo

I’m hopelessly behind. These pictures are from our zoo visit in Arkansas. Back in June.

Bennett woke up that morning and popped up. “We’re going to the loo!”

We picked a very hot day, so most of the poor animals were hiding. There was also some major construction going on, so a few of the animals weren’t on display. Including the “libra” and the “wino”. Yeah, zebra and rhino just isn’t as much fun. Continue reading

I Have the Best Blogging Friends!

I couldn’t tell you how long I’ve been wanting a button for my sidebar that proclaims my love for indie authors. I finally thought to ask on my fabulous blogging/author group if someone had an “I love indie authors” button I could steal. (With the proper credit, of course). My lovely friend Kriss, aka Cabin Goddess, volunteered to make one for me! What do you think? Thanks, Kriss!

Reader Survey

As much as I love rambling on, I do realize that I’m not just talking to myself here. (I hope.) So I want to know what you, my readers, like and don’t like, and who you are. I’ll run the survey for the month of September. I know you’re busy, so to bribe you show my appreciation for taking a few minutes to answer my questions, I’m giving away a $5 Amazon gift card. If more than 100 readers respond, I’ll give away two $5 gift cards. You’ll have to leave your email address in order to be eligible to win. I’ll post the results during the first week in October. Continue reading

#FlashFiveFriday #5: Broken

#FlashFiveFriday is a weekly flash fiction/flash blogging prompt hosted by The Indie Exchange.
The rules are very simple if you’d like to take part:
1) Write for no longer than five minutes
2) No upper or lower word limits
3) You must write something new
4) You can prepare your post ahead of time but the 5 minute limit still applies
5) If you add your blog post to the weekly linky you must visit five other blogs that week too to show your support
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Have you ever tried to fix something that was broken beyond repair? You wanted to fix it. Everyone else wanted you to fix it. In fact, everyone expected you to fix it — there must be something wrong with you if you can’t fix it. But no matter how hard you tried or what kind of glue or tape you tried, nothing worked.

Someone had the right idea with that Humpty Dumpty rhyme. Some things are just broken and can’t ever be put back together.