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3/25/17

1 Night -- Movie Review

 
***Many thanks to Tethergroup and Level 33 Entertainment for the opportunity to review this movie. The opinions expressed are my own.***
 
 
We recently had the opportunity to review: 1 Night, by Minhal Baig.
 
 
 
 "Thirty-something Elizabeth (Anna Camp) must decide whether
to salvage her relationship with Drew (Justin Chatwin) after
much personal disappointment. Meanwhile, Bea (Isabelle Fuhrman),
a worrisome teenager, reconnects with her introverted
childhood friend, Andy (Kyle Allen) to overcome their
difference in high school status following their prom.
Past and present collide as two couples explore love over
the course of one night at a hotel."
 
 
 The movie centers around the hotel.  The younger couple is
there for their prom and the older couple is there trying to
rekindle the romance.  The two stories intertwine nicely.
 
 
This is a fun, romantic comedy to add to your list!  I loved
the interactions between the two couples.  The gentle
reminder that even the truest of loves run off course from
time to time, is spot on. And, having a teen of my own, it
made me look forward to his first prom.  I also really like
that the movie is a mere 80 minutes, so you can easily
sneak it in anytime.
 
 
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3/16/17

Prayers for a Simpler Life by Faith Sommers

 
 
 
 
Now, I'm not a Mennonite...but I am Christian.  So reading Faith Sommers' book, Prayers
For a Simpler Life still appealed to me.  After all, don't we all yearn for a simpler life?
 
 

Do your quiet times with God feel disconnected from the rest of your overflowing days?
Shouldn’t our devotions affect how we live our lives?
 
In this 90-day devotional for women, plain Mennonite mother and wife Faith Sommers
helps connect your moments with the Lord to the rest of your life. Steeped in the faith
of Amish and Mennonites, who maintain that how we live is as important as what we
say, Sommers’ words hold gentle warmth and wise nudging for readers tired of
disjointed living.
 
Offering daily devotions, prayers, journal prompts, and ideas for how to simplify your
life and strengthen your faith, Prayers for a Simpler Life guides readers toward a
deeper commitment to the way of Jesus.

 
 
 This book offers a relevant passage, scripture and reflection each day for 90 days.
The passages are relatable...and I especially loved the Q&A about Mennonites.


For more information and/or to purchase this book, go here.  
 



***I received this book from the publisher free-of-charge in exchange for an honest review.***
 
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1/8/17

Teacher's Pet

 
Over Christmas break, we volunteered to take care of Luke's 3rd-grade class pet, Mikell...
 
 
 
  He's a 5-year old rat snake that the teacher's had since he was just a couple inches long. Now,
he's right at 4 feet!  We had to feed him once during his stay, which was quite exciting.  (The
mice were frozen when we got them, so they didn't even seem "real".)


He kept us entertained for 2-weeks!


 
 
 
 
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12/25/16

The Big Day

 
We had a big celebration on Christmas Eve at my parents' home, so the boys were
a bit sluggish on Christmas morning.  And, I decided to forgo a bunch of photos and
just enjoy the moment...so this photo of them on the stairs at the start is all I have.
 
At least they're both smiling.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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