Monday, January 23, 2012

New Happenings!

Hey everyone! Do you want to know what's new in Sarah's world? I'm getting my little female Cavachon, Nikki, bred to a Bichon Frise male, and am hoping to get a litter of pups from this. So, although I miss Nikki (she's spending a few days with "Popcorn"--a little, white Bichon), I'm excited about the prospect of puppies! More updates as they come. Look for a litter in two months time, Lord willing!

Friday, January 6, 2012

"It's (Not That) Complicated" Book Giveaway

Here's another awesome giveaway! This time it's a book titled It's (Not That) Complicated.

Ever been confused about friendships with boys? How to handle crushes? How friendly is too friendly? How close is too close? What to do when a guy is being way too friendly? What guys think about all this? What it means to be a "sister, in all purity"? Guy-girl relationships have always been complicated, but perhaps never more so than today. It's (Not That) Complicated is a humorous, hopeful, and deeply thought-provoking new look at guy-girl relationships in our times. Dealing practically with such complications as online interaction, Hollywood expectations, undefined relationships, and unrequited love, the Botkin sisters offer enduring biblical principles that can make it all much simpler.

This book looks very interesting, and to learn more about it's giveaway, go to Jenna's blog.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Secrets of the Snow

Whoo-oo-oo! The wind howls savagely in the eaves. Outdoors everything is brown and bare. The trees shiver nakedly in wind, their gay covering of autumn leaves shaken to the ground. The whistling wind now dances and swirls with the piles of raked-up leaves that cover the dry grass. High overhead the birds urgently announce their departure to warmer lands.

But the next morning I look outside to see a changed world. The wind playfully tosses and scatters snowflakes like a child with a handful of glitter. The trees flaunt their delicate, pure-white garments of snow. The bright rays of sunshine dance on the glistening snow-diamonds. Everything is clean and shining.

Friends, when living in sin we are as dry and dead as the autumn grass. Our hopes and dream fall to the ground like leaves; the winds of fear howl in our minds; the great, heartless trees of hardship stand in our path; our friends have winged away. But, oh, what a change is born when we invite Christ into our hearts and lives! He washes away our sins until we are whiter than snow. Then how brightly we shine the rays of His love onto others!