Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Sparkle Box

I always take great joy when I find a treasure that helps my family stay focused on the true meaning of Christmas. I found that treasure in a book called The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie. Not only does it have a powerful message, it is beautifully illustrated by Christine Lornacki!
Sam is a young boy excited about Christmas and especially curious about a sparkly box his mother has. Throughout the book he asks about the box but his mother reminds him they will have to wait until the box is filled. On Christmas morning Sam and his family open the box to find a special gift. I hate to leave you hanging but this book is so good you must read it for yourself! It would be a wonderful gift to give to anyone with children. Oh, and did I mention… the book comes with your very own sparkle box!

 The Sparkle Box is definitely something we will add to our family traditions!
To learn more about the book check out the following links! You can also have a chance to win one for yourself by leaving a comment below or on my facebook page: HERE
 Author Bio
Author Jill Hardie and her family began placing a gift for Jesus under their Christmas tree as a way of bringing more meaning to the holiday. The first time they opened His gift, the commercialism of the season melted away and they felt a profound joy and peace. Jill hopes that The Sparkle Box will spark a new Christmas tradition, bringing light into thousands of lives.
Illustrator Bio
At a very early age, Christine Kornacki developed a love for painting and bringing stories to life. After receiving a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford, her dreams of illustrating children's books began to take shape. She spends her days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming cafe in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012


For the past two weeks I have been kicking off my morning quiet time with a new CD that is being released TODAY!

Kyle Sherman is not only handsome:) but talented as well!  He has a heart for the Lord and uses his talents to praise Him! This is his first album and it is titled HEAR ME. This album is an eclectic, authentic mix of rootsy, southern soul! You must check him out:)

I also have a copy of the CD to give away today so be sure to leave a comment on my blog or on my facebook page for your chance to win! Like Kyle on Facebook and Twitter and I will add your name in the drawing for each like. Just leave a comment below letting me know:) Good Luck!


Album Bio
Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter Kyle Sherman recently signed on as the flagship artist to brand new label RayLynn Records, an opportunity that presented itself during a time period when a record deal wasn't even on his radar.
"It's crazy how God works," Kyle says. 'Five years ago, I pushed pretty hard to do my own thing as a singer-songwriter, but every well I approached would dry up. It clearly wasn't the right time." So Kyle continued on a path of leading worship, taking a full-time role as worship leader at Lifechurch.TV's Fort Worth campus under the leadership of renowned pastor/author Craig Groeschel.
Just 3-years later Kyle made it back to Nashville, pouring his heart into a microphone at Sony studio with veteran producer and country singer-songwriter Mark Collie making his first album. God is faithful. Hear Me, the result of those sessions, is an eclectic and authentic mix of rootsy, southern soul.