Monday, November 24, 2014

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty - A Review

 Note: Zondervan provided me with a free copy of this book for review purposes all opinions are my own.

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet is written by Sara Hagerty.

This is a story about how one person who has been broken and torn to pieces emotionally was put back together by God, one step at  a time. Sara met her husband, got married and then had years of infertility, yet God had a plan in all of this. God used their marriage struggles and infertility to bring them closer to Him. They adopt 4 kids from Africa and wouldn't you know it what God has been doing in Sara's life for years gave her the strength to help one of her own adopted kids with some of the same issues that she has dealt with for so long.

Karen Says:

When I first started this book, I had a hard time figuring out where the author was going. After the second chapter I told my husband that I really didn't like this book, how it has to get better and that I almost don't want to finish it. As I got into the third chapter things got better and I was following the book better than what I was. As  I got more into the book I found that I just couldn't put the book down. I wanted to finish it as quick as possible to see how it was going to end.

I really liked this book once I got into it. Even though this book is a lot about her issues with infertility, a lot of these lessons that she has learned can be applied to anyone's situation. Sara learned that she can transform bitter things into sweet and so can you.

I liked how at the end of each chapter she had Bible verses that you could look up if you wanted to.

Give Thanks Gratitude Challenge - Day 24

Today I am thankful for the camera I have so that I can take wonderful pictures of the things around me.

This is a picture of my in laws cabin on a pond.

Weekly Goals for the Week of November 24, 2014

This past week has been an interesting one. i got some crafting done but some of my projects were flops so I gave up on those and started other ones. Lets just say this past week was very interesting in the craft department. But anyway here is what I did accomplish this week.
  1. Finish a craft project that I started. I  actually have to do 3 of these as I want to give one to each of the kids for Christmas.
  2. Write a post for another blog that I contribute to.
  3. Get some crafting done. I wanted to make some crafts out of clothes pins and pine cones.
  4. Start reading Ever Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty. I finished this book. Disdn't intend to but quite surprised I got it done this week.

This being Thanksgiving week, I have lots to do and only half the time to complete it. I want to get my work done before Thanksgiving so that I can enjoy time with my family after Thanksgiving.

Here is what I want to accomplish this week.
  1. Start reading Bittersweet by Shuana Niequist.
  2. Finish a craft project that I started. I  actually have to do 3 of these as I want to give one to each of the kids for Christmas.
  3. Get the house ready for Christmas decorating.
  4. Get 3 book reviews done on the blog.
  5. Get some stuff listed on ebay that I want to sell.
  6. Have some good family time with the family on Thanksgiving and the weekend. 
I have a lot on my plate this week,  but it will be worth it all when Thanksgiving gets here.

How about you, what is on your goal list for this week?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Give Thanks Gratitude Challenge - Day 22

Today I am thankful for the opportunity to go to the farmers market to try and sell some crafts. While I was there I was able to read some and enjoy the view.

Part of my display.

The other half of my display.

My view.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Give Thanks Gratitude Challenge - Day 21

Today I am thankful for the opportunities we get to go eat lunch with dad when he works. This is something we have all been missing lately since we don't get out during the week right now. For a few years we used to go eat lunch once a week and do all our errands on that day. But that will change soon and we will be back to doing that again.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Give Thanks Gratitude Challenge - Day 20

Today I am thankful for the ability to plant and grow a garden. Fresh veggies are so awesome. These green beans are my favorite variety. We like them better than regular green beans. I only wish when you cook them that they keep their purple streaks, but they don't.


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