Thursday, March 23, 2017

Your Chance to win a Holy Land Gift Set #giveaway #fbparty

You are invited to join us tomorrow, Friday, March 24th for a Facebook party to celebrate Easter with 5 Christian authors! There will be great prizes, trivia, games and much more, so be sure to join the fun!


Christian Fiction Books for Easter Facebook Party. Meet the authors, learn about their stories, and have a chance to win free books and prizes. What better way to celebrate Easter?
Here are the list of authors and when they'll be at the party: (all times Eastern)

 
6:00 pm Tamera Lynn Kraft
6:30 pm Jericha Kingston
7:00 pm Joan Leotta
7:30 pm Darlene Franklin
8:00 pm Wanda Porter
8:30 pm Amber Schamel


One of the prizes we'll be giving away is a Holy Land Gift Set!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sisters That Changed History - Athena and Artemis

 Today we're continuing our exploration of sisters in history. If you missed last month's post on Leah and Rachel, you can find it here.

Athena
Athena (known as Minerva to the Romans) and Artemis (Diana) were the mythical daughters of Zeus in Greek Mythology. While these two figures are either legends stretched to extraordinary proportions or complete products of imagination, they did affect history, as we will see.

Athena, considered the goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and war, was the principle deity of the Greek Capital of Athens. She is best known for the story of her...ahem...unusual birth. As the story goes, her father Zeus swallowed her mother after she became pregnant for fear of her bearing a son that would threaten his reign. Afterward, he developed such a horrible headache that he begged a friend to split his skull with an ax to relieve the pressure. When his friend obliged, Athena sprang full-grown, wearing weapons and armor, from the slit in his head. Of course, such tales are of little interest to us, except for the fact that they had a tremendous influence upon the Greeks as well as Romans, who in turn influenced the entire world. Especially America. Here’s why. 


Click Here to read the full article at HHHIstory.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A New Wardrobe for Sam

Today I'm blogging over at Stitches Thru Time! I hope you'll join me as we talk about Samuel Adams and his planned trip to Continental Congress without a suitable set of clothes.


One of the fun tidbits I learned while researching for the Dawn of Liberty series was in regards to a very special gift that Samuel Adams received from his constituents.

Sam was a politician, and that was his heart. He spend hours upon hours in political committees, writing letters and articles, and lobbying in whatever way possible. However, his fault was that he was not very good when it came to finances. Most of his work was without pay, and the job he did have paid very little.

Read the rest of the article at Stitches Thru Time!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sisters That Changed History: Rachel and Leah


We all remember the Bible story of Rachel and Leah, but have you ever thought about how this pair of sisters changed the course of history?

Leah and Rachel were raised in "the land of the people of the east" according to Genesis 29. The exact location this refers to is unknown, but it was in the country that was then known as Mesopotamia, which corresponds mostly with modern-day Iraq. The girls were the daughters of Rebekah's brother Laban, so they would have been first cousins to Jacob.
Dante's Leah & Rachel
Public Domain

As Jacob fled from the wrath of his brother Esau, he sought out his uncle Laban, but he found his lovely cousin Rachel first. She was keeping her father's sheep and came to the well where Jacob was resting.

Read the rest of the article at HHHistory.com!

http://www.hhhistory.com/2017/02/sisters-that-changed-history-rachel-leah.html

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Homemade Albino Candy Canes

Good morning, friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season and you're looking forward to a blessed Christmas. One of my favorite Christmas treats is Candy Canes. The problem is, I have a sensitivity to Red 40, the red coloring used in almost every Christmasy candy, that makes my skin break out in a rash. I searched the world over, but I had a very hard time finding good candy canes without the Red 40. So I decided to be brave and try to make some homemade.

I'm sharing the recipe today on Stitches Thru Time! Click below to check it out.
http://stitchesthrutime.blogspot.com/2016/12/homemade-albino-candy-canes.html

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Star of Castle Rock - A Community Symbol of Hope

Today I'm blogging at HHHistory.com about one of the Christmas icons in my local area. 

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Most of my growing up years were spent in the vicinity of Castle Rock, Colorado. This is a quaint town along the I-25 corridor between Denver and Colorado Springs. The town is named after a large rock structure that is visible for some time before and after you drive through the town. To me, it never quite looked like a castle, but apparently to the early settlers, it did.

Around this time of year, one of the things that my siblings and I looked forward to the most was seeing the Christmas star shining from the top of Castle Rock. As we were driving, we'd always watch for it to come into sight. The star is quite an icon for the community, but until recently, I didn't know the interesting history behind it.
Click Here to read the full article.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Capturing Scenes in a Jar with Giveaway

Today I'm blogging over at Stitches Thru Time sharing one of my favorite holiday crafts. Check it out for a chance to win this Winter Wonderland Scene.


http://stitchesthrutime.blogspot.com/2016/11/capture-scene-in-jar-with-giveaway.html

I hope you all have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving! 

God bless ya'll.