Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Flyby Review: Beloved Teen Devotional and GIVEAWAY


by guest writer Abigail Haagen
I don't know about you, but I have a hard time finding a good devotional. Should I choose one with only scriptures or with a devotional too? If with a devotional, do I want long devotionals or short devotionals? Do I want a lot of scripture reading or just one verse? And let’s not even start talking about topics. There are so many topics to cover! They could range from in-depth scriptural study, to characters from the Bible, to subject like forgiveness. How am I supposed to know if the topic will be relevant to me? 
             When I got the chance to review Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women, I was elated. The 365 devotionals focus on what young women can take away from the stories of various figures in the Bible, especially prominent women like Eve, Sarah, Ruth, and MaryFrom their lives, the book discusses topics like forgiveness, true beauty in Christ, and living our lives for Christ. When I read each devo before bed, I am able to take away a nugget of truth to dwell on and act out in my everyday life 
The only thing about the devotional I do not care for is how it sometimes alludes to being the perfect housewife. There is nothing wrong with a devotion about this, but, since this is a young women’s devotional, it feels a bit out of place. For me, at seventeen years of age, being a perfect housewife does not concern me. This may not be true for some young women, but if they are looking for advice on how to please their husband, perhaps they should read a devotional about being the perfect wife instead of one for young women. Nevertheless, many of the other lessons are incredibly insightful and useful for me, and I am positive they shall resonate with other young women as well. 
Another feature I enjoy about this book is that, below each devotion, there is space for writingThis is useful to write down any thoughts, prayers, or insights I may have while reading. Also, the book is completely pink! It can’t get much better than that, can it? 
Actually, it can! If you comment on this post, you will be entered in a drawing to win this wonderful devotional for FREE! You can either use it yourself or give it to a young woman in your life who needs encouragement. Drawing will be held December 10.  You also have the option to buy the devotional from this link: 
 Thanks for reading this review! I hope you are able to find the perfect devotional to help you grow in your spiritual life!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Monday, November 26, 2018

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bible Bowl, Ping-Pong Balls, and Working Together

Bible Bowl is a game that has pretty much consumed our lives this year.  If you are not familiar with Bible Bowl, it is a game-show style buzzer game where kids memorize and study portions of scripture and then answer questions about every minute detail.  You wouldn't believe what these kids know.  When I started, I thought, hey, I'm pretty good at Bible trivia.  No.  I'm not.  Not at all.  These 5th-graders could buzz me right off the table.  

We are in our fourth year now.  My oldest son has graduated out of it and my other three are still playing.  We moved, so we had to switch teams.  The people on the old team and on the new team are some of my kids' best friends.  They are like family.  Our small group.  In the past we just attended two big tournaments in the summer, but this year we are doing mid-year tournaments as well.  Six tournaments total in addition to our weekly practice an hour and a half away and our monthly regional game that is two and a half hours away.  Some people do this with sports.  For us, it's Bible memorization.  Oh, dear, my husband and I may have raised nerdy kids just like us.  He was a band geek, and I played Latin Certamen and was a member of my school's Academic Team in lieu of sports involvement.  Not because I'm not interested in sports.  I'm just not athletic.  At all.  Ask anyone who went to high school with me.  (For the record, my husband can play sports.  But, yeah, he was a band geek anyway.)

But I digress.

So once a week we practice with our team for Bible Bowl, and I'm in charge of the games.  They figured maybe I couldn't mess that up too much.  We often play minute-to-win-it type games with things like ping-pong balls and red Solo cups.  It's all very high-tech.  A few weeks ago we played a game where two teams were each trying to fill a bucket with ping-pong balls.  The catch was that one person at a time had to run one ping-pong ball over to the bucket.  The next person could not start until the first person was back behind the team line.  They had two minutes to get as many ping-pong balls as they could into their bucket.  Each team was steadily filling its own bucket and we had ten seconds left when . . . 

You guessed it.  One of the kids accidentally knocked over his bucket.

Ping-pong balls everywhere.

Do you remember how that feels?  Do you remember what it feels like to be in middle school playing a game, and then to stumble or drop something or foul something and mess up your team?  Do you remember how awful that was?  How everyone was mad at you?  How it was all your fault that the team went down?

So I got ready to do damage control.

But there was not one. negative. word.  

No one yelled, no one called names.  

The whole team immediately ran over the team line, rushed to the player's aid, and started helping him as he frantically picked up the balls and put them back in the bucket.  They got them all back in before time was called.

Did they technically break the rule of having only one team member over the line at a time?  Yeah.  If this had been a more serious game than a ping-pong relay, would all the balls have counted?  Probably not.  Would they be disqualified in a "real" game?  Most likely.

But in the game of life, they win.  When a player went down, they ran to him.  When the goal was almost met but then the balls went everywhere, they salvaged the situation.  They high-fived and smiled and built relationships.  

Yeah, we have to teach them to play by the rules in Bible Bowl and other games.  They are honest and competitive and show good sportsmanship.

And not one of them walks alone.




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