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5 Common Fundraising Mistakes that Might Be Hurting Your Organization

Fundraising is hard work, done with the best intentions in mind. While you might get caught up in the spirit of “doing good,” you could be doing it wrong. Whether it’s a communication failure or a lack of foresight, here are five mistakes you’ll want to avoid when…

Life Changes I Wish I’d Made Sooner

By the time I turned 25, I was sure my life was a single-lane highway.

A single-lane highway with no exits. As far as I was concerned, I was headed in the same direction, with no…

3 Easy Ways to Share Nature With Your Kids This Summer

There’s something about the summer that brings out the fun in kids. Long summer days without any thought of school foster the type of carefree living children relish every year. The only bad thing about the summer is it can go by really fast. As parents, it is important to…

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Book Review: The Adentures of Joyful John

John loves to ride his bike. His bike and his teddy bear are his companions as he discovers new adventures in the world.

He has so much joy and energy as he takes on the adventures of the day.

During his bike ride, he explores the neighborhood by visiting a dog, picking up rocks, swinging in the park, smelling flowers, and so much more. And the entire time he has a cheerful smile on his face. 

This book will help kids look at taking a bike ride as an awesome time for fun…

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Added by Irene Roth on July 3, 2018 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Book Review: Now With You, Now Without You

Now With You, Now Without You

By Kathryn Leith Scott

 

    This is a book about loss and how to go through the grieving process. Although, the book reads a bit like a memoir, it has the substance and depth to help everyone who is grieving.

 

    When we are grieving, we can collapse into a bottomless pit or we can try to cope from the devastating loss. Kathryn chose to try to cope and even…

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Added by Irene Roth on June 22, 2018 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Book Review: Arcadia's Children: Samantha's Revenge

This is a very captivating sci-fi fantasy story that will keep you reading until you have finished the last page. The story is one of a kind. You will want to read more. But alas the story will be over.

Williams’ sci-fi fantasy story has many intriguing twists and turns which will easily captivate your attention from the beginning. Williams portrays an exciting and adventurous story of alien invasion in a vivid and convincing way.

In addition, the characters are drawn with…

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Added by Irene Roth on June 22, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Book Review: In Calling on the Deep by Jerome Okoye

This is an important book about finding the truth in God’s way of living and also knowing what we believe and living it. It is a book that will deepen our faith and make us more humble servants of God.

 

    We all experience so much unhappiness and dissatisfaction in our lives. Could this unhappiness and dissatisfaction be because we don’t know the path that leads to happiness through Jesus? Are we not culprits of our own misery?

 

    Many of us doubt God. This…

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Added by Irene Roth on June 6, 2018 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Book Review: In Time Butterfly by Amanda Derrick

This is a wonderful picture book for kids with important lessons about love and family.

 

    The story is about Paul and Mona, two little caterpillars who befriend each other. As time goes on, Mona grows faster than Paul. Paul becomes frustrated and wants to do everything that Mona is doing. But he can’t because he is a bit different from her.

 

    Regardless of their differences, they form a real bond. They spend a lot of time talking with one another. But one…

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Added by Irene Roth on June 6, 2018 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Book Review: Soaring With Frankie by Ilene Sims

This is a very inspiring story for all to become aware of redemption and survival. It is a book about thriving in the face of adversity that will speak to a wide range of audiences, with…

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Added by Irene Roth on May 28, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Hanging by Paddy Bostock

This is a crime suspense novel that will have you sitting at the edge of your seat until you have read the last page. But what is more, the story is well-structured and a joy to read. The story is also filled with magic and suspense page after page.

 

The entire story revolves around the magical onyx stone. There are three main characters - the troll Vilius Vilutis and two elves Mordecai and Hazchem. Then there's Zingy who's the business foe of Villius. Do they manage to find…

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Added by Irene Roth on May 22, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: Chinese Pearl by Patrick Aaron

    There are some books that one cannot put down. They transfix you and make you forget the rest of the world. This is the magic of a good story, and I found that Chinese Pearl did that very thing to me. It was so wonderful to loose myself in the world of fiction for a while, a world that is hopeful and also has many lessons the most important of which is unconditional love.

 

    The story is about a midwife Xiulan whose dream of raising her own child seems to be…

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Added by Irene Roth on May 19, 2018 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Book Review: Bracing Faith: Empowerment from a Domestic Violence Survivor and a Recovering Addict

Bracing Faith: Empowerment from a Domestic Violence Survivor and a Recovering Addict
By Patricia Cardenas
 
     This is an honest, brave and gripping book about a…
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Added by Irene Roth on May 17, 2018 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Book Review: A Curious Year for the Great Vivarium Experiment

Those of us who have experienced the pain and heartbreak of losing a parent knows it feels like our world is never going to be the same. We suddenly realize that something intangible is forever lost. But there are ways of coping and coming out on the other side of this despair and sadness. This is the journey that Tim Shields takes the reader on in this wonderful story of emancipation. It's a story that is as deep as it tragic, beautiful, and inspiring.

 

The story is about…

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Added by Irene Roth on May 11, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Book Review: Travels With Ellyn

TRAVELS WITH ELLYN

BY FRANCES ELLEN WALSH

This is a fairy tale like no other I have ever read. It has a

lot of sophistication and real life lessons, ones that we can all

take back with us into our lives.

Walsh’s story is about empowerment and self expression. There

are…

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Added by Irene Roth on March 22, 2018 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Book Review: Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away

Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away

By Dakota King-White

Illustrated by Tyrus Goshay

 

This is a unique picture book for kids about a serious topic: how a child can cope when a parent goes to prison and isn’t coming home for a long while. It is a book that will educate as well as enlighten with expert advice on how a child can cope.

 

    Duane is a seven-year-old boy who has recently discovered that his…

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Added by Irene Roth on January 25, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Boy Who Couldn't be Seen

This is an inspiring and yet profoundly sad book about a boy who is neglected through separation from his family.

     The boy felt very unloved. The important people in his life were mean to him. He felt rejected and alone. He grew up in fear of everything and everyone. It was a sad and lonely…

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Added by Irene Roth on January 5, 2018 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Li Bai's Shadow: Book Review

This was an amazing read! Once I started, I couldn’t stop reading and pondering it. It is a book that I will read and probably re-read in time.

 

The book is about a young girl, Caitlin Wang. The heart-warming tale follows the child of this young girl with OCD. She has an imaginary friend, Li Bai. He only exists in her mind now. But she clearly sees him in her dollhouse.

 

Li Bai is not a complete imaginary figure though. He did exist in 700 AD. So, despite the…

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Added by Irene Roth on December 20, 2017 at 4:51pm — No Comments

About Brit Jones' Book

A Waiter’s Companion is a book designed to fill the niche between what a restaurant employer’s desire in a server and the difficult task of gaining useful experience as a server new to the business.  There are numerous…

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Added by Irene Roth on December 7, 2016 at 4:09pm — No Comments

About Brit Jones' Hobbies

When I am not writing, I enjoy hiking, live music, and working out.  I also spend as much time as I can with my son.  I never envisioned myself as a writer until I recognized a need to become one.  I see now that my extended stay in the restaurant business was necessary in order to realize this book. …

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Added by Irene Roth on December 7, 2016 at 4:07pm — No Comments

About Brit Jones' Workplace

My creative process involved assembling hundreds of notes I had made over many years while at work.  I jotted down many observations over countless days waiting tables.  Once I decided to begin the process of creating a book, I collected all the notes and assembled them in a Word document. …

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Added by Irene Roth on December 7, 2016 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Meet Brit Jones

1. Tell us a few things about yourself.

I’ve lived in Boulder, Colorado since 2004.  I feel very fortunate to live…

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Added by Irene Roth on December 7, 2016 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Day 3: A. Law Shettleworth About Oh Brother!

Describe your book to the readers. Here are some questions for you:

1. What is the theme of your book or description?

It is helping siblings learn to appreciate one another.

2. Who is the audience?

The audience is young children from age 4-8, unisex, sibling relationship, and family.

3. Who is your publisher Information

Lisa Umina – Halo Publishing

Tel: 877-705-9647

Mex: 55-5250-8519

Website:…

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Added by Irene Roth on October 30, 2016 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Day 2: Nancy Corradini About "The Horse Who Loves Hats"

Describe your book to the readers.



1. What is the theme of your book or description?

A quirky racehorse gets a second chance in life helping children with autism.

2. Who is the audience for your book?

My audience is children 4-9 or anyone one interested in equine therapy and further acceptance of children with challenges. Also, the racing community involved with rehoming racehorses.

3. Who is your publisher?

My publisher is Halo Publishing…

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Added by Irene Roth on October 29, 2016 at 7:55pm — No Comments

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