Tuesday, June 19, 2012
One of my favorite verses, throughout my life, has been Psalm 37:4, "Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give thee the desires of thy heart." God has blessed me so much more abundantly than I could ever deserve or imagine. I never dreamed that I would be married to such a wonderful man, and be the mother of five precious blessings! The more we delight in Him, imperfect though we are, the more we realize the abundant blessings all around us. I have found that the more I wait upon Him, and seek His Will for my life, the more my desires are aligned with His. I need to sit at His feet daily, so I can be molded by the Master into the image He desires me to be.One way that my children and I seek to delight in Him is to record our blessings in our journals, thanking Him for His choice gifts. (I highly recommend One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, as inspiration in recording God's blessings in your life. No book apart from the Bible has changed my life as that book has.)
Ann Voskamp. Here is a snippet of my son's list of three gifts orange.
I was so blessed that Dayspring offered me the opportunity to review one of their lovely totes, Delight Yourself in the Lord. I was especially excited, since Psalm 37:4 has always been one of my favorite verses. I love that without even saying a word, I can share God's Word with others, as I go about my day. I must say that it has been a great conversation piece, which can lead to further discussion about God.
The oilcloth tote is large enough to hold my homeschool planner, journal, Bible, cloth diaper(s), and any other needs. If I don't want to tote my purse, as well, I can just put my wallet and keys in the compartment, or I can fit my entire purse in the bag. This is so handy for me, as a regular diaper bag just doesn't suit my needs any more.
Dayspring also sent me this lovely jute bag, to bless a friend with. One of my friends is nearly due with a little one, and I was excited to give her some baby and mama gifts in this lovely bag. I hope that it is an encouragement to her, especially during these weeks while she awaits the arrival of her littlest blessing.
Dayspring is hosting a special on all of their totes during the month of June. If you buy two tote bags, you get one free.
Dayspring is graciously giving away one Delight Yourself in the Lord oil cloth tote bag (retail value $24.99) to one reader of this blog.
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Disclosure: The tote bags for the review and giveaway were given to me from Dayspring, in exchange for an honest review.
Posted by Christine at 1:17 PM
Saturday, June 09, 2012
The kind folks at Amazing Grass sent me some amazing samples of their products for review purposes. My husband and I loved the Amazing Grass Green Superfood Energy Bars. Their four flavors are: Chocolate, Berry, High Protein, and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Each bar was packed with fruits and vegetables and tasted delicious. I loved the Green Superfood Chocolate Peanut Butter bar, as it tasted so much like a candy bar, yet was packed with organic greens, probiotics, and many organic ingredients.
As a huge fan of green smoothies, I cannot begin to tell you how much I love the Jute Grocery Bag Amazing Grass sent me which says, "Drink Your Greens". I am sure that it will be a great conversation starter in the grocery store, for encouraging others to drink and eat to their health.
Amazing Meal samples. All of the flavors taste amazing, but my favorite was Amazing Meal Vanilla Chai Infusion. One morning last week, I awoke feeling very low on energy. Normally, I like to start my day with a spinach omelette or a green smoothie, but I felt too tired to make either of those things. So I grabbed the Shaker Cup from Amazing Grass, poured in an Amazing Meal packet along with about 10 oz of milk. All I had to do was shake and drink, and it really gave me the pep I needed to get on with my day. It was sweet like a chai drink you would order in a coffee shop, yet was chocked full of nutrients.It is a blend of organic protein (from rice and hemp), organic greens (wheat grass, kale, barley, grass, and alfalfa) organic acai, organic carrot, organic blueberry, organic goji, organic rose hips, organic maca, organic banana, organic flax seed powder, digestive enzymes, and active culture probiotics. It contained no harmful sweeteners, but was sweetened with organic stevia. I cannot think of an easier breakfast for busy moms, and is a great energy boost for any time of day.
My children were thrilled to be able to sample the Amazing Grass Kidz Superfoods . As a mom, making sure that my children are able to consume a large quantity of fruits and vegetables, daily. The Kidz Superfood Berry flavor contains 32 fruits and vegetables. One 6 gram serving of the powder is equivalent to 3 servings of fruits and vegetables.My kids enjoyed both the chocolate and berry flavors, but they enjoyed the berry flavor best. I mixed a packet of the superfood with some cold water, shook it up, and they said that it tasted like a fruit punch. It was a very easy way to ensure that my children were getting a wide range of nutrients from organic greens, fruits, and vegetables.
The folks at Amazing Grass are graciously hosting a giveaway of a 30 serving bottle of Kidz Superfood Wild Berry and some Kidz Superfood Chocolate Samples to two winners on my blog. I cannot wait for two of you to try these nutritional powerhouses with your little ones!
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Posted by Christine at 6:17 PM