Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway

Tyndale is hosting an exciting giveaway, they are using the New Living Translation and trying to make the Bible crystal clear.  The Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway has some great prizes, including a trip to Hawaii!  Entering is pretty simple, so head on over to check it out :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Review: Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You by Judge Andrew Napolitano

Lies the Government Told You is a very thought provoking book.  It has many detailed facts to back up lies we believe about the government, some dating back to the very early beginning of the United States of America as well as very recent history.  Judge Napolitano definitely gives insight into situations that prove the government exists to protect it's own interest and not so much the liberty we think we have as Americans.  Some of the topics addressed are the Patriot Act, RICO laws, income tax, social security, the Fed, and the war on drugs.  This is not a book that condemns one political party, it shows deception is unbiased.

I think this is a wonderful book.  I don't agree with every conclusion of Judge Napolitano, but he provides facts as to why he believes what he believes and does so very convincingly.  I was shocked by some of the information provided, I was definitively not taught these things in government school.  Americans rights are being taking away at an alarming rate and Americans are allowing it, mostly by being complacent and uninformed.  There is a lot of information provided, but the book is well written and easy to understand and there are cited sources in the back to read more information on your own if you choose.  I choose this book to review because of the foreword by Congressman Ron Paul and was not disappointed.

I think this is a book that every American should read as it is very eye opening and I will be donating my copy to the library to hopefully circulate the information.

I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Garden Happenings

We have sprouts, the radishes that we planted have sprouted.  I think  they took longer because it was still a little cool, but for now it seems to have paid off to chance my early spring theory :)

Also on Friday and a little on Saturday I planted lots of seeds.  I did onions, leeks, bunching onions, celery, celeriac, peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, savory, and some I am probably not remembering off the top of my head.  I filled 3 seedling greenhouses each holding 96 cells, I didn't seed too heavily and don't expect all of them to come up, but if they do maybe I will get to sell them at the farmer's market or craigslist, or just give them away.  I need to get a list of the varieties I started and will post it soon.

Lies the Government Told You

I am about half way through reading this book.  It is really good, a lot of historical information.  I enjoy learning more about our rights as Americans and I think it is important to know when the constitution has not been "obeyed".

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sweet Life in the Valley Giveaway

Sweet Life in the Valley is still around, they are trying to get their domain name back, so right now they are at www.sweetlifeinthevalley.blogspot.com and they are giving away a Cuisinart Custom Prep 11 food processor!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Busy, busy day

Today was very busy.  We got home in the wee hours of the morning from out trip south.  I need to be at Bible Study at 10:30 but I went early because I was helping lead the study and some of our ladies come really early.  Today we started week 1 of Stepping Up.  I am very excited I really appreciate Beth Moore and her challenging Bible studies.  Speaking of challenging and encouraging women I also really love the teaching Nancy Leigh DeMoss, she is calling women to be true women for the Lord.

I also had a garden club meeting, it was about orchids.  They are not something I am really considering growing, but I enjoy going and being with these more experienced women.  I enjoy learning things from older wiser women, I do wish I had a mentor.  Anyway, some of the members brought seeds, bulbs, and trees to give away.  I was one of the last people to leave and a lady who have brought many items insisted I take the rest of the seeds and bulbs that were left.  So I am now the proud owner of a perennial type of leek, it sounds just like the walking onions in the way it reproduces ensure you will always have food.  I am excited and want to do some more research on them and get them planted.

Then we also have AWANA tonight.