the diets fail.

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I was in the third grade when I realized I was fat. Since then, I've bounced up and down like a yo-yo. But I've discovered one thing about wearing my struggles for the world to see...

This post originally appeared on my old blog in 2012.  Let’s remind each other to keep our eyes on the prize. Jesus. Not a smaller pants size. 

I was in the third grade. It was right after Christmas vacation and I had to wear the dress one more time. Purple velvet, with a silk sash. I loved it. So maybe it was getting a little snug but I didn’t care. One more time. The sash kept untying and I’d ask my teacher to fix it for me, over and over again.

Finally she said “maybe if you hadn’t eaten so many cookies at Christmas, your dress would still fit and the sash would stay tied.”

In front of the whole class. Loudly.
It was then that I first realized I was fat.

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The Action Storybook Bible Giveaway

We love having the freedom to provide numerous avenues for our children to learn God’s word. Obviously, we want them to grow to read and love the Bible. But it is so helpful when you have young or struggling readers to have alternate styles that are attention grabbing and appealing. So when I had the opportunity to review the new Action Storybook Bible, I wanted in!

The graphics in this storybook Bible are amazing! Reminiscent of all those great comics that have become crazy popular movies – this storybook will grab the attention of even the most reluctant reader. What I really love is at the end of each chapter, there is a wrap-up page that helps parents to walk their young children through each story and how to apply it to their lives.

Learn more and purchase a copy here. 

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

 

More about The Action Storybook Bible:

Discover your family’s place in God’s incredible story and together put your faith into action with the new The Action Storybook Bible from David C Cook! Explore God’s redemptive story together with your children ages 8 and under in the 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God’s story. Master-artist Sergio Cariello created more than 350 brand-new illustrations to captivate your family and help you recognize how God is moving through each story.

Join the adventure to begin to figure out where you fit into God’s beautiful and exciting plan for the world by entering to win the Kindle Fire giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on September 29. The winner will be announced October 2 on the Litfuse blog.

{I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.}

Affording Homeschooling: 3 Ways To Make It Work

 

If you read my post last week, you’ll see that we have chosen our curriculum and are ready to start school if I could ever just stay home from the beach.  Before the choices are made and I’m just looking at a long list of books for four daughters, in four different grades, it makes my head spin a little. Affording homeschooling can be tricky, but I’m sharing with you the three things that have made homeschooling affordable, while still being relevant and not choking on library reserve lists or late fees.

 

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