Thursday, April 15, 2010

Deployment 2010

My handsome man Mr Chaplain.
Well the latest deployment has begun.  This is our 3rd deployment, and let me just say this does NOT get easier with each deployment.   Of course our last deployment was really stressful with the loss of 19 of Ric's soldiers.  To say I did not feel "strong" enough to do this deployment is an understatement.  Ok, so I know today at this moment I can do this.  However that is only by the grace and mercies of God.  I am sure people are praying because in and of my own strength I do not have it.
So here is my groom waiting to get on one of the 7 buses.  This last picture is of 2 trailers filling with all their rucks.  

Thursday, April 1, 2010

NLT Bible Contest and Giveaway

The New Living Translation Break Through to Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway
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London Confidential

Asking for Trouble is the story of a 15 yr old American girl that has moved with her family to London.  This follows the ups and downs as she figures out her way in her new life, after remembering to put her trust in God to direct her life.

Sandra Byrd has this to say in response to this book.
Your new series is London Confidential.  Book 1 is called Asking for Trouble.  Savvy Smith moves to with her family to London.  How would you describe the journey she goes through in the book dealing with her new surroundings?
I think she finds out a lot about herself, her family, and her God. Each of us can relate to not fitting in, and Savvy certainly finds out that while everyone speaks English there are many things she has to learn about living in London. This series is really a fun series, though. Lots of excitement, mishaps, friendships, fashion, and good times.

Asking For Trouble ~ Sandra Byrd ~ trailer

Thank you to Tyndale House Publishers for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book.