Saturday, April 18, 2015

Five Free Books for Kindle

Here is this week's collection of free books for kindle. There's a wide variety of books here so I hope you find one you enjoy. Please remember to double check the price before you download as prices change frequently.

Things Mother Used to Make A Collection of Old Time Recipes, Some Nearly One Hundred Years Old and Never Published Before

Are you looking for some delicious cookie recipes? This simple and easy cookie recipe cookbook has step-by-step recipes for preparing some fantastic cookies and desserts. You will impress your friends and family with these delicious cookie recipes. Great for any occasion!

David Chance can see messages in the sea of words around him, messages that warn him of future events. 

Words are everywhere-- on labels, magazines, sign posts, t-shirts-- everywhere. And as much as David Chance would like to hide from them, he can't. Words keep leaping off objects around him, forming messages in his mind. But how is this possible? Has his brain suddenly taken an evolutionary leap forward, or are the mysterious messages proof of divine intervention? 

Driven to answer a question he'd long ago abandoned, and stalked by the killer he's trying to stop, David risks everything to follow the messages to a dirty bomb set to go off in the heart of Boston. But can he trust the author of the messages to protect him from a terrorist who seems to know his every move. 

Why does chasing the good life make us feel so bad? We dream big and spend our money and time chasing our dreams—only to find ourselves exhausted, deeply in debt and spiritually empty. 

Mark and Lisa Scandrette realized at the beginning of their lives together that what they want, what they need and what they were being told to want didn't sync up. In Free Mark (with a little help from Lisa) shares the secrets of how they bought a home and raised a family debt-free in the most expensive city in the United States—and how they've enjoyed good relationships, good adventures and good food along the way. 

Packed with helpful exercises for getting a handle on your money story, and designed for healing and generative money conversations with friends, Free gives you a path to financial freedom and spiritual flourishing that awakens your heart and energizes your soul.

"If I were to disappear, would anybody notice?" 

Each of us has asked that question in dark, honest moments. 

In his first nonfiction book, 8 REASONS YOUR LIFE MATTERS, bestselling author John Herrick combines personal struggles with biblical insight. Injecting eight chapters with humor, memoir moments, and a postmodern perspective on life, Herrick shares eight reasons your life matters: 

Your Life is More Permanent than Your Struggles 
God Sees You Differently than You See Yourself 
You Have a Destiny 
You are Remembered, not Forgotten 
You Were Someone’s First Pick 
Your Absence Would Leave a Permanent Hole 
People Need to See You Overcome 
You are Loved and Valued 

Eight solid reasons to give life one more chance. Eight reasons your life matters. 

Join John Herrick, author of the novels From The Dead and The Landing, and discover fresh purpose for your life. 

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Morning Musing Over Coffee - No Unimportant Days

credit: Michelle Meiklejohn

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day. ~ Alexander Woolcott

Every single day we are blessed in more ways than we can imagine and every single day He is working in our lives for our good and His glory. So let us not let this day slide by unnoticed and unappreciated but instead let us grab ahold and make the most of what the Lord is doing today.

The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad
Psalm 118:24

Friday, April 17, 2015

Morning Musing Over Coffee - Jesus On My Mind

Credit: Michelle Meiklejohn

One cannot think crooked and walk straight. ~ Author Unknown

Our thoughts are such an important factor in the quality of our lives. When we are constantly looking at how hard things are and all the ways things are going wrong it's easy to fall into despair. Then when we remember Whose we are and Who has things under control life looks so much better and our way is so much smoother. But we have to keep our thoughts focused on Him and His power instead of what may seem wrong around us. 

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.
Hebrews 3:1

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Walnut Acre Daily - Why I've Been Gone

I haven't written a Walnut Acre Daily post in over a week but I've had a good reason. From Wednesday evening last week to Monday evening this week I was staying at my sister's to take care of things while she went to Maine for a wedding. 

Things went well while she was gone but it was very busy and I didn't get any writing done. I did get a few pictures though. Saturday I took the kids to the library and to the park to play and have a picnic lunch. Austin and Amanda were along to help. 

Sunday afternoon we went to the river for awhile. Daddy and Doug and the older boys were using metal detectors to see if they could find anything of interest. The kids also enjoyed playing down by the river.

Although things went well while she was gone I have to admit I was glad to see her come back Monday evening. 

The last couple days I've been getting things caught up here at home as well as fighting a horrible cold. The cold is still bugging me but the work is caught up again and things are starting to feel normal again. 

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Morning Musing Over Coffee - Layers

A grownup is a child with layers on. ~ Woody Harrelson

Do you ever just sit and pay attention to the little child within you? It's amazing what can be heard when we stop and do this. Within each child I believe God has planted the seed of the adult to come and the person that adult is meant to become. But life, other's expectations and the simple fact that we live in an imperfect, often very painful world can cause layers to develop and hide the person meant to be. 

Today let's take a little time to sit with our Heavenly Father and let Him work on peeling back the layers and finding once again who we were created to be.  

 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.
Matthew 11:25

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Walnut Acre Daily - Rabbits and Pigs and Kittens, Oh My!

Today has been another nice, warm day. We started our morning outside checking on and feeding the animals. Michael helped me pick lots of grasses and leaves from a variety of plants in the yard to feed the rabbits. They also get rabbit feed but this helps give them a variety and helps cut down on feed costs. 

We took a few minutes to watch the pig eat breakfast. 

While we were walking around the yard I was happy to find three clumps of these mint plants. I've been planning to start a bed of these for tea so this was a very good find. 

Michael and I brought his schoolwork outside today. It was a nice change and he did a great job this morning. 

This afternoon I went to my sister's for a few hours so she could run some errands. After nap time and snack we played outside for awhile until it started raining and then we went up on the porch . . .

. . . and played with cute little kittens.

It's been a quiet evening. I had vegetable soup in the slow cooker and we had that with sandwiches and pineapple slices for dinner. 


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Morning Musing Over Coffee - Talking to God

Pray on the shadowy hillside of hardship and on the sunny hillside of happiness. ~ Terri  Guillemets

The weather was beautiful and Michael and I were sitting on the porch enjoying the Spring weather. I was doing some online work and Michael was just relaxing. As he sat with me he chattered nonstop - about lawnmowers, the neighbor's dog, the neighbor's lawnmower, what time Daddy's coming home, the lawnmower at Lowe's, the rooster, Grandpa's lawnmower - there seems to be a pattern here. In between topics he would sings snippets of his favorite songs. 

It was nice to just listen to what was going on his mind, what his interests are at the moment, and the things he wants to do in the future (mostly ride lawnmowers). And while I have no real interest in riding lawnmowers, I was interested in hearing him talk about it because he's my child and I love him. 

It made me think of my Heavenly Father, and His desire to hear from me. He wants me to talk to Him about what's on my mind, what's bothering me,  what makes me happy. Why? Because I'm His child, He's my Heavenly Father and He loves me!

He would love to hear from you too.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Walnut Acre Daily - Pepper's Easter Eggs and More

I think Amanda's dog, Pepper, likes Easter as much as the kids do. Amanda puts a piece of dog food in each one and throws them in the floor in a big colorful explosion. Pepper LOVES it and goes through the eggs opening each one and eating the treat inside it.

Doug and Austin finished the fence for the pig and she is definitely enjoying her new space. She's alsovery quickly  furrowing up all the ground in there. Austin cleaned out the indoor portion of her space today and put in fresh hay.

I finally found some valances for the kitchen that I love!

This is what I spent a good part of my day doing today. But now it's all folded and mostly put away and I'm looking forward to crawling into a bed that smells like fresh air and sunshine. 

Michael wasn't too happy about it but even on pretty day like this a boy has to do his schoolwork.

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