Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly

Christmas is just around the corner, one of my favorite holidays. Shutterfly is giving bloggers 50 FREE holiday cards.

I have been browsing for Christmas cards for sometime now thought I found the perfect one UNTIL I heard of an offer from Shutterfly offering 50 free cards to bloggers. It has be a Christmas Card like this one, 5x7 folded or flat.

So anyway, I LOVE the word FREE so when I immediately signed up here and started browsing on Shutterfly! I found some beautiful cards!  Since I am on the prowl for Christan based cards this one caught my eye.

Shutterfly is not just limited to Christmas Card but other things as well! Things such as Christmas Tags!! This one caught my eye since I LOVE snowmen!

They also have Wall Calenders which you can style for all seasons as well as add personalized dates so you will not forget that birthday or anniversary again! Great gift for the hubby wouldn't you say :)

This is the one I will be getting! Here is what it is going to look like.

So bloggers get 50 FREE holiday cards now by clicking here and filling out the form today.


My Military Hero Review

Recently I stumbled upon a site called My Military Hero! She offers car decal, coasters, and rubber stamps among other items to military personnel.  I was intrigued and since my family decals were starting to peel off I needed new ones. I got these in the mail on Monday and fell in love with them! They are just too darn cute!!! Check out her website now for some great deals!

Sorry for the crudeness of this photo. It was taken with my cell phone camera.

I was not compensated in any way for this review!! These are my thoughts and opinions!


Build a Bear Coupon

The holidays are approaching and fast! I LOVE Build a Bear! Right now they have a coupon available for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more. You can print the coupon here!


Word-filled Wednesday/iFellowship

Since tomorrow is Veterans Day I have chose this to be my Word-filled Wednesday/ifellowship post. Have a blessed Wednesday everyone!!!


Question: "What does the Bible say about a Christian serving in the military?"

The Bible contains plenty of information about serving in the military. While many of the Bible’s references to the military are only analogies, several verses directly relate to this question. The Bible does not specifically state whether or not someone should serve in the military. At the same time, Christians can rest assured that being a soldier is highly respected throughout the Scriptures and know that such service is consistent with a biblical worldview.

The first example of military service is found in the Old Testament (Genesis 14), when Abraham's nephew Lot was kidnapped by Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and his allies. Abraham rallied to Lot's aid by gathering 318 trained men of his household and defeating the Elamites. Here we see armed forces engaged in a noble task—rescuing and protecting the innocent.

Late in its history, the nation of Israel developed a standing army. The sense that God was the Divine Warrior and would protect His people regardless of their military strength may have been a reason why Israel was slow to develop an army. The development of a regular standing army in Israel came only after a strong, centralized political system had been developed by Saul, David, and Solomon. Saul was the first to form a permanent army (1 Samuel 13:2; 24:2; 26:2).

What Saul began, David continued. He increased the army, brought in hired troops from other regions who were loyal to him alone (2 Samuel 15:19-22) and turned over the direct leadership of his armies to a commander-in-chief, Joab. Under David, Israel also became more aggressive in its offensive military policies, absorbing neighboring states like Ammon (2 Samuel 11:1; 1 Chronicles 20:1-3). David established a system of rotating troops with twelve groups of 24,000 men serving one month of the year (1 Chronicles 27). Although Solomon's reign was peaceful, he further expanded the army, adding chariots and horsemen (1 Kings 10:26). The standing army continued (though divided along with the kingdom after the death of Solomon) until 586 B.C., when Israel (Judah) ceased to exist as a political entity.

In the New Testament, Jesus marveled when a Roman centurion (an officer in charge of one hundred soldiers) approached Him. The centurion’s response to Jesus indicated his clear understanding of authority, as well as his faith in Jesus (Matthew 8:5-13). Jesus did not denounce his career. Many centurions mentioned in the New Testament are praised as Christians, God-fearers, and men of good character (Matthew 8:5; 27:54; Mark 15:39-45; Luke 7:2; 23:47; Acts 10:1; 21:32;28:16).

The places and the titles may have changed, but our armed forces should be just as valued as the centurions of the Bible. The position of soldier was highly respected. For example, Paul describes Epaphroditus, a fellow Christian, as a “fellow soldier” (Philippians 2:25). The Bible also uses military terms to describe being strong in the Lord by putting on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20), including the tools of the soldier—helmet, shield, and sword.

Yes, the Bible does address serving in the military, directly and indirectly. The Christian men and women who serve their country with character, dignity, and honor can rest assured that the civic duty they perform is condoned and respected by our sovereign God. Those who honorably serve in the military deserve our respect and gratitude.

This was pulled from

Wordish/Wordless Wednesday

Wordish Wednesday

My husband standing in the airport in Haiti

Random pics of the 621st CRW getting ready to leave. They do not just get a call and jump on a plane! They have to load that plane and get it ready to go as well and then when they get there unload!
Getting their antibiotics (there was an Malaria outbreak and they have to be prepared)

Ted and members of the 621st in Haiti

As part of my Wordish Wednesday, I wanted to honor our military! As most of you know tomorrow is Veterans Day. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…" 

January 2010 a little over a month after returning from Afghanistan, my husband got a very important, very expected call that his unit, the 621st CRW, would be deploying to Haiti to help the Haitians after the devastating earthquake. As with most deployments with the wing, my husband had very little time to prepare and say his goodbyes. They landed in Haiti to a big ole' mess to put it lightly. The poor people that were already there were TRYING to organize all of the planes that were bringing in supplies to the airport there. These people were not equipt at all to do such a large task, but they were doing the best they knew how. Thankfully the 621st is full of men and women who are trained to do such a task and had the airport up and running with precision in a matter of hours. Planes were no longer circling waiting to land for hours on end and people were able to get supplies in FINALLY!  The 621st were some of the very first people on the ground. They had NO showers, NO toilets, and nothing but MREs!! They lived in tents right on the flight line. Imagine having to sleep with jet engines in your ear 24/7. Imagine having to wait 2 weeks before you could take your first shower and imagine having to use the bathroom on a bucket!!!! We have brave men and women all over the world, not just in Afghanistan and Iraq both of which my husband has been to. I want to honor ALL of our military past and present and not just those who have fought or are fighting in a war. God Bless all of our military men and women for the sacrifices they make on a daily basis while here at home and while they are deployed!

My husband has been all over the world on I don't know how many deployments MOST of which were last minute. I chose this deployment because we are approaching the anniversary. Please keep the Haitian people in your prayers as conditions are still rough there.