{ Windy day and new bargain books }

1:45 PM

January 14, 2021 

 
The wind outside is raging. Goodness! 
 
Tree branches are whipping back and forth, patio furniture is working hard on staying put and the sound coming in through the fireplace sounds like something straight out of a horror movie. 

January 14, 2021 

If we had snow coming down, and the temperatures were slightly lower than they are, I would say we were in the middle of a crazy winter storm.   
 
My day started very much like usual, up at 5:30 AM, coffee and lunch for Curt and coffee for me.  Watched my Portuguese soap while he got busy for work, said goodbye to him, climbed back into my warm bed with the pets, and read my devotional and Bible.

January 14, 2021

This year I am reading the Grace for each Day 365 Devotions and Prayers.  I got it at Booksamillion in 2019 and have read it here and there, but not consistently.  That is the reason I actually picked it for this year's devotional.  

A couple of you had asked me where I got it because it doesn't seem to be available to buy any longer, but I did find some copies at Thrift Books, and there are some over on Ebay too, if you're still interested.  Yes, they are used but it seems to be the only way you can get this book.

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I love that the devotionals are short, consist of a scripture, a little devotional and a prayer too.  Just perfect if you don't have time to sit and read a long devotional.

January 14, 2021

I am quickly moving through Jeremiah.  It is so crazy to look at my Bible and see the bookmark halfway through, knowing that I read every single page, every day, since May of last year.  
 
Well done me.

January 14, 2021

I've also been asked about my tabs, I got them at my local Christian Book store.  
 
We go by there quite a bit, because Curt is working on his Masters Degree in Christian Ministry and often has to pick up school books, and supplies.  
 
I go straight to the $1 and $3 bargain shelves and without fail, always find some gem to bring home with me.  What can I say, I adore books!
 
I got a few yesterday and I'll show you those down below.  By the way, we are still on a low spend January, and the money I am using for these books, if my pocket money from Christmas. 

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January 14, 2021

Jasmine has been off quite a bit this week, so I've been completely enjoying all the time I am spending indoors.  
 
I finished my first book for the year, Four Perfect Pebbles.  It was a short book but it was so good.  It follows the Blumenthal family as they try to survive Nazi invasion.  It is another sad story to read, and my heart is never going to understand the brutality and horror inflicted on so many innocent souls.  

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Aside from the reading, we have been keeping ourselves entertained, playing games as a family, watching movies, and I've also been catching up on some good ol' period dramas.
 
I cancelled Amazon Prime a while ago, and all we have is our Amazon Firestick and Netflix.  So with the money that would have been for the Prime, I got a subscription to the PBS channel.  It is only $5 a month and I get to enjoy all the wonderful series and documentaries.
 

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January 14, 2021

The very first series I have been enjoying, is the new All Creatures Great and Small.  It's such a wonderful family show.  There are only 7 episodes, bummer, and I'm already on episode 5, double bummer.  
 
Thankfully there are other great shows on there for me to enjoy, like:
 
Seaside Hotel is premiering on the 11th of February, 2021
Victoria Season 3
Resistance
Les Miserables
Miss Scarlet & The Duke premieries this Sunday the 17th of January, 2021 
World on Fire
Beecham House

Just to name a few that I'll be watching.  I also have some Laura Ingalls Wilder shows on my watch list.

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Now, let me show you the books I picked up from the bargain shelf.
 
Eat at Home Tonight 
Children of the Stars
The Harbinger II
Made to Move Mountains
Appointments with Heaven
 
 
Another to add to my cookbook collection.  I think what caught my eye the most was the mention of Instant Pot recipes.  I really enjoy cooking with my IP and want to build my recipe collection.
 
I haven't yet looked through it, so not sure if it's a good one or not, but I'm sure it will be great, and it has pictures which for me is always a plus in a cookbook. 
 

Eat at Home Tonight by Tiffani King 
 
Founder of the Eat at Home website and family meal-planning wizard Tiffany King shares recipes focused on simplicity, flavor, and healthy balance to help home cooks end every day with an affordable family dinner.

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Children of the Stars by Mario Escobar 
 
Jacob and Moses Stein live with their aunt in Paris until the great raid against foreign Jews is unleashed in August 1942. Their parents, well-known German playwrights, have been hiding in France, but before their aunt manages to send them south, the gendarmes stop the boys and take them to the Velodromo de Invierno, where more than 4,000 children, 5,000 women, and 3,000 men had to subsist without food or water. Jacob and Moses manage to flee, but the road will not be safe or easy. This novel by internationally bestselling author Mario Escobar follows two brave young Jewish boys as they seek refuge in the French town of Le-Chambon-sur-Lignon and eventually Argentina.

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The Harbinger II by Jonathan Cahn
 
Are the unprecedented crises of our times, the signs and warnings of coming judgment? Does an ancient mystery hold the secret to the events of our times, and the future of America and the world? Is this mystery even behind the shakings that have now overtaken the world and America? How much time do we have left?

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Made to Move Mountains by Kristen Welch 

Life is an incredible journey with ups and downs. We soar, struggle, scale and stumble, and often stand at the edge of cliffs, afraid to step into the unknown, unsure of where we will land. But instead of running away, we are called by God to stand firm, muster up what faith we can, and take a step. Because we were made to move mountains.

  January 14, 2021

 
Appointments with Heaven by Dr. Reggie Anderson
 
When Dr. Reggie Anderson is present at the bedside of a dying patient, something miraculous happens. Sometimes as he sits vigil and holds the patient’s hand . . . he can experience what they feel and see as they cross over. Because of these God-given glimpses of the afterlife—his “appointments with heaven”—Reggie knows beyond a doubt that we are closer to the next world than we think. Join him as he shares remarkable stories from his life and practice, including the tragedy that nearly drove him away from faith forever. He reveals how what he’s seen, heard, and experienced has shaped what he believes about living and dying; how we can face the passing of our loved ones with the courage and confidence that we will see them again; and how we can each prepare for our own “appointment with heaven.” 

  January 14, 2021
 
Looking at these makes me so happy.  Books have a way of bringing a huge smile to my face.

It is now twenty minutes to 2 PM, so I'm going to end this post, wait for Curt to get home with the small Walmart pickup order I put in.  It was just for some milk, cat litter and food, some dog treats and some water.  Oh and some trash bags because I'm almost out and won't have enough until next week Friday when I go grocery shopping again.

I hope you're all having a fantastic Thursday.  I am happy that the weekend is right around the corner, yay to sleeping in past 5:30 AM, right?

Have a great day friends!

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3 Comments

  1. I just love Kristin Welch and her Mercy House Ministries. I haven't read that book yet, but I plan to.

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  2. I love PBS Passport, what a bargain for $5.

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  3. Olá! vim fazer uma visitinha... adorei o seu blog. Venha conhecer o meu também: https://mundomagicodalisa.blogspot.com/
    Já estou seguindo você! um grande abraço e uma excelente tarde. Lisa.

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