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Books...Contributing...etc..

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Heyyy!!! Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, ours was wonderful. I did cook this year...I made a roasted chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad and I baked a couple sweet potato pies. I know its not quite Christmas-y but I wanted something different from what we had for Thanksgiving.

       So as of now I am still reviewing books. Right now I've got "Discerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shirer, Desperate by Sally Clarkson & Sarah Mae, Let it Go by Karen Ehman, and The Gospel of Yes by Mike Glenn. So my plate is really full. I've decided to just take my time with them. Discerning the Voice of God reads like a good conversation mixed with a bible study. So far it is helping me to change how I approach my prayer time. Then there is Desperate. Desperate is like that book for moms that I think every mom needs! It reminds that tough days will come, we will be weary, we will be exhausted, and instead of getting frustrated (as most of us,…

Merry Christmas!!

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Just want to wish ALL of you a Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Remember today is not about the gifts but about Christ and His birth. Share that today as well!

Love to you ALL


From Chris, Kris, Caleb and Kaylee Bush!
UPDATE: Family photos from Christmas :)




This Life and Marriage

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This life, I only got one so I'm gone live according to the Lord's Word.

    This marriage, I did it once and that is IT. {I do still want my actual "celebration" when we renew our vows, we didn't have one back in 2010}

            In marriage I am coming to understand that it is NO place for selfishness or pride. We, as a people, have the tendency to say well I do this & that so I deserve XYZ. That's an entitlement attitude. An entitlement attitude will destroy your marriage. That's like the church saying well Lord we prophesy and minister in your name, we deserve to have salvation. NOT! You don't get salvation by your works but by your faith in the Lord! It's the same with marriage you are not entitled to anything based on what you do! You receive just because that person loves you and wants to give to you!

            I address this issue because I am certain even as my marriage face this issue, I am sure other marriages and relationships face…

BOOK GIVEAWAY

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SO I JUST WAS ABLE TO WORK WITH ONE OF THE PUBLISHERS I REVIEW FOR AND ALLOW THE VERY FIRST (BUT NOT THE LAST) BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!!

THE BOOK IS..............{DRUM ROLL PLEASE, LOL}.................

BEYOND ORDINARY BY JUSTIN AND TRISHA DAVIS!!!



You can learn more about Justin and Trisha Davis at http://refineus.org/beyond-ordinary/
Their marriage ministry is RefineUs.

I am beyond thrilled to be able to bless someone with a copy of this book!!!

~TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY YOU NEED TO COMMENT BELOW, TWEET ME @IAMHISCHOSEN OR FACEBOOK ME: https://www.facebook.com/MrsKrisBush


ENJOY!! I'LL BE PICKING A WINNER BY FRIDAY!!!



UPDATE: SINCE ONLY ONE PERSON ENTERED THE GIVEAWAY THUS FAR....THAT'S THE ONE PERSON WHO WILL WIN THE COPY!!! CONGRATULATIONS SHAVANNAH!!!

Gifts

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Moms have you ever felt that your kids had a little too many Christmas gifts? Or is there even a such thing as having too much?

           This Christmas my husband and I are faced with this question. We weren't expecting out of town grandparents to really send them Christmas gifts. Then of course they had three sets of grandparents to send them Christmas gifts on top of what we already bought them for Christmas. Now we're like...O.K. One we're running out of room to even hide the gifts, LOL. And two we're OMG, they are spoiled they're going to have so much that it all probably won't fit in their bedroom (they share a room) after Christmas. We thought about giving much of it away but then we're like no people actually put thought into these gifts, that doesn't seem appreciative. 

       So our solution has been to allow them to keep their gifts this year but make sure to emphasize what Christmas is really about so that they aren't caught up on receivi…

Grace

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   So this is the next book review: Grace by Max Lucado. I received this book from the publisher (Thomas Nelson) in exchange for an honest review.

          So my first thought is wow. This is my first Max Lucado book but will certainly not be my last. The first thing I noticed is the style of writing. Grace is written in such a way that it reads more like a literary work than an a inspirational work. The book is very eloquent yet very knowledgeable about Grace and the manner in which God extends grace to us.

           Let me be honest. I am a person greatly in need of Grace, which is one reason why I really wanted to read the book.  God answer to my pleas have been Grace. Grace has made it where we have had more than enough. Grace has made where not only has our bills been paid, we've had surplus. And its all because of God's Grace. Grace is the reason why we have salvation. I really believe that Grace helps us to forgive and to truly love. 

        I had a certain sense of Gra…

The meaning of Christmas...

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So this morning I decided to explain why we celebrate Christmas to our five year old (the one year old sat and listened but I don't think he understood, LOL).

I did this because Kaylee, our five year old, seems to think that Christmas is all about getting gifts and playing. I know, I know typical reaction for a five year old. However I wanted her to know the real reason behind Christmas.

Christmas...seems to say Christ mas or in Spanish: Christ more.

In my opinion, Christmas is the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth. When he was born, wise men came from far away just to give thanks for Him and to give Him gifts. I believe this is why on Christmas we get together with family and friends to give thanks for the Lord and to give each other gifts. 

We are not to worry about receiving gifts. Because its not about receiving. Christ does not worry about what we can do for Him but what we do for others and what He does for us. So on Christmas we give and be thankful that we even have the …

Mercy and forgiveness...We are like Them.

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        Hi everyone I know I have not posted in a little while besides the freebie post. Well I've been reading a lot. Not just the books I am reviewing {although there are quite a few of those I have and a few that I am expecting in the mail as well} BUT also reading my bible as well. 

         Lately I notice that I can get the most out of my reading when its done at night after dinner, after the kids are in bed and my home is quiet. That is when I can unplug from everything and just plug into God. Sunday evening I read the entire book of Joshua. I learned a lot about people how to deal with them. I also learned a lot about myself. 

       One thing I learned from the book of Joshua is that with people you cannot force them to do a thing. You can encourage them. You can remind them of the consequences of their actions. However the best thing you can do is lead by example. Joshua did this when he told the people of Israel that they would need to choose who they would serve, God or …