Monday, September 24, 2012

Free Shipping Today Only at Tropical Traditions


I love Tropical Traditions...  And getting free shipping is awesome!  When I  buy coconut oil, my favorite way (and the MOST economical) is getting the 5 gallon bucket.  If you don't want everything to taste or smell like coconuts, get the expeller-pressed coconut oil.  I use it in just about everything!

If you haven't checked out their site, they offer so much more than just coconut oil, too.

So, through midnight EDT, Monday, September 24th, all Tropical Traditions ground shipments within the lower 48 United States will be FREE with the use of our FREE Shipping coupon! A minimum order of $16 is required.

NOTE: To take advantage of this special, you MUST enter coupon code 249112 in your cart before checking out, and choose either Ground or SmartPost from the drop down list of shipping options! FREE shipping is NOT applied automatically.

Orders placed before today cannot be refunded for shipping charges.This special offer does not apply to refrigerated or frozen items, products shipped directly from our farms in WI (Eggs, Produce, Lady Finger Popcorn, Heirloom Dry Shell Bean Mix, Heirloom Cornmeal, and Heirloom Whole Kernel Corn), or to rebounders, which are shipped by the manufacturer. It also does not apply to 3 day, 2nd day air and overnight shipments. Coupon does not apply to Healthy Buyer's Club discounted items.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Review: The River

Sometimes you just like to sit down and enjoy a good story.  The River by Michael Neale is just that; it's a good story that is easy to read, yet it wasn't one of those books that I couldn't put down.  Instead, I felt that the story was pretty predictable and was really trying to make you take a look at your own life.

The main character, Gabriel, lost his father when he was only 5 years old.  He leaves The River in Colorado where he began his life to live with his mother in Kansas.  His life is full of fear and unresolved grief until he has the opportunity to return to The River at the age of 20.  There he learns about his heritage and purpose in life.

My complaints?  For being a "Christian" book, I would have liked to seen Gabriel find comfort in God.  There is never any mention of God in this book, yet Gabe does find that The River "talks to him" as well as he finds comfort in a bird.  Another thing (and it is a very small one) is that Gabriel's love interest, Tabitha, is very much the initiator in their relationship.  As a mother of a soon-to-be teenage daughter, I would have preferred Tabitha's character to have been not quite so assertive.  Call me old-fashioned...

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided with a free copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Review: The Gospel of Yes

I recently finished reading "The Gospel of Yes" by Mike Glenn.  In his book the author reminds us that our faith in God is not about all the no's like "Thou Shalt Not..." but instead about all the yeses...the powerful, wonderful, good and abundant things of God.

This is a good book for new Christians giving them some insight into God's goodness and faithfulness, as well as a great reminder for those who have known the Lord for a long time.

One of my favorite things included in this book is a wonderful way to share how God, being a just God, required payment for sin and how Jesus became that perfect payment (pages 64-67).  That is why salvation is a gift... and not something that we have to try through our own works to earn.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided with a free copy of this book by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Random Thought 9/14/2012

"Until we know that life is war
  We'll never know what prayer is for."
~John Piper