Just a quick note before breakfast!
If you like old-fashioned stories, Amazon Kindle has The Christmas Bride for just 99 cents right now! It is normally six something. I happened across it last night and quickly downloaded it to our Kindle. Woo hoo!
If you haven’t been over to my learning blog lately, you are missing a couple of great opportunities!
First, I have an interview with children’s author/illustrator Monica Wellington. I’m also giving away three of her books so head on over and get your entries in.
And you can also check out the Omnibus sale. You will receive over $590 worth of ebooks and curriculum for only $25! And if you buy through my affiliate link, you can pick out any one item from my TPT store for free!
If you are here from Coffee Tea Books and Me… Welcome! I am excited to partner with Brenda to help her purchase a new computer and get the word out on how people can practically help others with chronic illness. Brenda was one of the first online friends I made way back in 2005. I love how God uses her to bless others with her writing and I want to bless her in return.
Please note that the offer only applies to the PDF version you can download right here. The ebook is available on Amazon, but because it takes almost two months to get paid by Amazon, any purchase there won’t count toward helping Brenda get her new computer. Thank you for helping me bless her with your purchase today!
I’ve released a new edition of my ebook Thoughts on Ministering to Someone with Chronic Illness. It is a practical ebook that will show you simple ways to make a difference in the life of someone around you.
Who do you know with a chronic illness? Chances are you know several people. Approximately twenty-five percent of Americans suffer with a chronic health problem that disrupts their lives. The problem is that chronic illness is often invisible and so people suffer alone and in silence.
There are simple and practical ways to minister to people with chronic illness. This ebook offers an overview of chronic illness to help you understand what people are facing each day. You will then learn real ways you can make a difference in the life of someone who is suffering.
The ideas in this ebook include those that involve time, those that involve money, and those that involve both. There is something simple and practical you can do today to bless someone around you. This ebook will help you move forward in this very important ministry.
Ministering to Someone with Chronic Illness is available right here in PDF format. My ebook is also available on Amazon in ereader format at Thoughts on Ministering to Someone with Chronic Illness.
Thoughts on Ministering to Someone with Chronic Illness
Encourage someone with the ideas in this book!
Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends by Pippa Middleton was a delightful surprise. I had read so many mixed and negative reviews about it that I wasn’t sure what to expect. We must not have been reading the same book because I simply love this book.
From the aesthetic standpoint, the book is simply top notch. The book is beautiful to look at and hold. The book feels like a quality book. It is beautifully printed. The design is lovely. The photography is gorgeous. It is a book that is simply a pleasure to behold.
One of the criticisms by the “experts” is that the book doesn’t offer anything new and exciting. The experts complained that the ideas in the book are too safe and ordinary. I didn’t look at it that way at all. For me, the ideas are very accessible. I don’t want to read a Martha Stewart type book that is full of ingredients I don’t buy and lengthy recipes and crafts that require a great deal of time and money. I’m looking for ideas that are quality but doable. This book is full of such ideas.
It’s ironic that people criticized Middleton for writing a book that is too accessible. If she had written the book toward the other end of the spectrum, she would have been excoriated for being out of touch with the common folks. The poor girl really couldn’t win. She would have been criticized either way. I think she erred in the right direction and provided a lovely book for people like me.
I thoroughly enjoy reading about the different British traditions, recipes, etc. I have more than a passing familiarity with British culture (even though I haven’t had the opportunity to travel there) so things like Burns Night, Cullen Skink and haggis weren’t new to me. But I enjoyed reading her take on them as a British citizen. I told David we would should host a small Burns Night since it falls on our anniversary each year (January 25). (Minus the real haggis. I simply could not do that. We’d have to try the vegetarian version, I think!)
I’m very glad I ignored the experts and checked out the book for myself. It’s a book I’m going to enjoy for many years. I look forward to trying out the recipes and doing some of the fun things with Caroline. If you like to explore the lovely, I think you would enjoy this book very much.