Monday, November 21, 2016

CHAPPY DEBBIE'S WEEK-IN-REVIEW




Ship's Log

November 14th thru November 20th



              Ahoy Mateys! Welcome aboard, find yerself a nice spot on the deck and enjoy.


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BOOKS



A few weeks ago, Chappy went through all of her books, sorting them into categories: Read, TBR and Giveaway.

Here are two books that I am going to be giving away this week. They are beautiful books with some great advice for parents and grandmothers. 



(From Amazon):

A Grandmother's Prayers

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “If it weren’t for my grandmother’s prayers, I wouldn’t be walking with God.” Offering inspiring stories, Scripture-based prayer topics, and practical ideas for fostering loving relationships, A Grandmother’s Prayers leads you on a sixty-day journey of prayer for your grandchildren. Throughout the pages of this devotional prayer guide, you’ll find insightful and uplifting daily readings, sample prayers, activities and conversation starters, and questions for reflection and application. Author Kay Swatkowski encourages you to talk to God about your grandchildren, talk to them about God, and pass on a strong spiritual legacy from one generation to another.

(You can buy a copy HERE)

Prayers for Your Children

Many parents have witnessed the power of faithful prayer over their child’s life, praying for health and healing from heartbreaks and for spiritual awakening and future direction. Inside Prayers for Your Children, pastor and author James Banks offers ninety accessible, Scripture-packed prayers you can pray for your kids during every season of their lives. Filled with heartfelt wisdom and truth, these ready-to-use prayers cover specific needs, including knowing Christ as Savior, loving the Lord and others, experiencing God’s protection, and walking in purity. Witness the power of prayer as you glean through the pages of this book and talk with God on behalf of your child.

(You can buy a copy HERE)


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A Grandmother's Prayers author Kay Swatkowski:


Kay Swatkowski is a Christian Counselor working at North Point Church in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. As a former women's ministry director and children's ministry director, she realizes how important it is for parents and grandparents to provide a spiritually encouraging environment for children. As a mother of four married children and grandmother of six, she has come to believe the greatest gift she can give to her children and grandchildren is the gift of prayer. Kay has been married to Ray for forty-one years. Together they have been church planters in St. Louis and in Menton, France. Kay and Ray are nature lovers and avid readers, both passions which they hope to pass on to their grandchildren. Their grandchildren range in age from eighteen years to five months. Their last grandchild is joining their family through adoption.


(Learn more about Kay's books HERE)


Prayers for Your Children author Dr. James Banks:

Dr. James Banks' bestselling writing on prayer has encouraged well over a million people in many countries around the world. His books have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Dutch. James is a writer for Our Daily Bread, has been a pastor and church planter for over 25 years, and is a popular speaker at churches, conferences and retreats. He and wife Cari have been married 31 years and have two adult children. For more information visit JamesBanks.org, PrayersForProdigals.org and James' Facebook Author Page.


(Learn more about Dr. Banks' books HERE)


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(MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY SECTION BELOW FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN PAPERBACK COPIES OF BOTH OF THESE BOOKS)

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MOVIES & TV



The Butler and I watched Star Trek Beyond this past week and I was a bit skeptical at first. I had a few qualms coming into this new movie, but I figured I'd give it a chance. HUGE STAR TREK FAN HERE. Well, I was pleasantly surprised. We both enjoyed the movie....not as much as the first two movies, but it was entertaining. 
One of my concerns about this movie was the fact that the actor who played Chekov, Anton Yelchin, had died in real life recently. I will miss him in future movies, he was an adorable and lovable young man. 
Another concern I had was the franchise wanting to please the LGBT community....making the character Sulu gay. It is just a minuscule scene and nothing bad....I still do not approve, but as long as they do not ever expand on it, I will continue to watch future movies.

I still crack up when I think of these characters. Bones and Mr. Spock are hilarious!

(Read more about this movie, the plot and the actors HERE) 


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NEWS WORTH SHARING

Any Narnia fans out there? Chappy is thinking about having a special December giveaway featuring a Narnia Exploding Picture box and a paperback copy of the book The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Does that sound like something you would be interested in winning? Let me know what you think in the comment section below. (This is the question you need to answer in order to be entered to win the two books above.)


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BLOGS TO SHARE




  This is a Christian blog/site that has a lot to offer. Stop by and check it out. You will be blessed.

About Crosswalk.com

Intersection of Life and Faith

Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible studydaily devotionsmarriageparentingmovie reviews, music, news, and more.


HERE IS THE LINK:     CROSSWALK.COM


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SHIP'S GALLEY

Another easy Thanksgiving idea. 



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GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Okay Mateys! If ye be wishin' to win paperback copies of A Grandmother's Prayers and Prayers for Your Children, then ye need to scroll back up to the NEWS WORTH SHARING section and find the question I posed. Answer that question in the comments below to be entered. Even if ye don't wish to win the books (which would make great Christmas gifts) ye can still give Chappy yer input on the question. The giveaway be fer US residents only...sorry. Please be leavin' yer email address, so I can contact ye if ye be the winner. 


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Congratulations again to Betti for winnin' me special Christmas Explodin' Picture Box on the Stitches Thru Time blog!!!! And congratulations again to Winter Rose fer winnin' the digital copy of The Falcon and The Sparrow by MaryLu Tyndall!!!!


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Thanks fer comin' aboard, Mateys!




















Monday, November 14, 2016

WE BE HAVIN' A WINNER!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO WINTER ROSE FER WINNIN' A DIGITAL COPY OF THE FALCON AND THE SPARROW! YE NEED TO BE GIVIN' ME YER EMAIL ADDRESS, MATEY, SO I CAN SEND YE THE BOOK.
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CHAPPY ISN'T FEELIN' TOO WELL, SO I WILL BE TAKIN' A LITTLE REST. SEE YE ABOARD ME BLOG AGAIN SOON. GOD BLESS.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016



Ship's Log

October 29 thru November 6th



              Ahoy Mateys! Welcome aboard, find yerself a nice spot on the deck and enjoy.


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BOOKS

The Falcon and The Sparrow
by MaryLu Tyndall



The Falcon and The Sparrow is one of my all-time favorite books written by MaryLu Tyndall. So, I wanted to share this story with you. I will be giving away a digital copy of The Falcon and The Sparrow this week. Go to the Giveaway section below for details.



The Best Movie I Never Saw

Have you ever read a story so real and so intense that you lost sleep over it? You get to the end of a chapter and can't help but turn the page and keep reading? This novel will have you captivated from the beginning. It deals with a personal struggle that tugs at your heart. Loyalty, betrayal, forgiveness, love......THE BEST MOVIE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN.

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(From Amazon)

A Reluctant Spy Captures more than she bargained for in this Best-selling Regency Romance
...a book full of nail biting wonders and hopes Road to Romance
London of 1803 is as wild as Rome before the fall of the Empire as the rick seek to feed their insatiable hunger for pleasure while ignoring Napoleon’s resurgence.
Into a dark London townhouse walks a timid woman set upon saving her brother’s life, even if it requires her to commit treason upon the country of her birth.
Admiral Chase Randal is intrigued by the new governess in his home and cannot deny that his grieving heart is beginning to awaken as he watches Dominique’s gentle ways with his son.
Yet Dominique faces an impossible choice. Steal Admiralty documents for Napoleon and betray the man she loves or watch her only brother die.
When the Admiral discovers her ruse and follows her back to France, will he be able to forgive her in time to save her and her brother or will they all perish beneath the blade of Napoleon’s henchmen.


(You can buy a copy of this great book HERE)


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Award winning and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida's Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk with God. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandkids, and three cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.


(Read more about MaryLu's books HERE)


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(CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY SECTION BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW YOU CAN WIN A DIGITAL COPY OF THE FALCON AND THE SPARROW)


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MOVIES & TV



This is such a wonderful movie. Hepburn and Bogart at their best! I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys classic, clean, fun, adventurous movies.

Synopsis:

In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Read more about this movie HERE.


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NEWS WORTH SHARING


If anyone ever wondered how to make an Exploding Picture Box, now is the time to visit the blog Stitches Thru Time.....
This Wednesday, November 9, I will be a guest on this blog. I will be sharing how I created a special Christmas box that will be given away to one of the commenters on that post. So, make sure and visit this blog and show Chappy some love by commenting. I am featuring Stitches Thru Time in my BLOGS TO SHARE section below. Here is a picture of the box that will be given away:


AND YES! THE CHURCH LIGHTS UP! MAKE SURE YE STOP BY THE STITCHES THRU TIME BLOG ON WEDNESDAY TO ENTER TO WIN!

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BLOGS TO SHARE

Whether it's a conversation with a friend, a word that is penned, or a craft that is made, everything we do leaves a stitch in the fabric of time. Join us as we investigate the stitches of the past and present...

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ... a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7).

(visit HERE)

Here is a list of the wonderful authors who make this blog so great:
(MAKE SURE TO HEAD OVER TO THIS BLOG AND CHECK IT OUT, ESPECIALLY ON WEDNESDAY. LEAVE A COMMENT ON MY POST FOR A CHANCE TO WIN MY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EXPLODING PICTURE BOX)



SHIP'S GALLEY

SO SIMPLY AND FESTIVE!


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GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Chappy is givin' away a digital copy of The Falcon and The Sparrow by MaryLu Tyndall. Just leave a comment below tellin' me that ye wish to be entered to win. Since this be a digital book, anyone may enter to win! Winner will be announced in me next post.

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                    Congratulations again to Lucy fer winnin' me last giveaway!


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Thanks fer comin' aboard, Mateys!