Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017!!! I'm back! + Giveaway




Happy New Year Everyone! May God be your strength and your light!

As an update, thank you, all for your prayers and well wishes. A month of rest have allowed me to adjust and I am back on Just Commonly! And there will be more reviews, guest posts by great authors, editors, bloggers and readers, and of course giveaways! So stay tune....but before I go, I want to share 3 great Christmas stories with a reader!

Before starting off the new year, my Christmas was indeed a special time spent with family and friends. Since I missed December, I'll have to do all my "Christmas" / year-end themes in the new year! To start off, a GIVEAWAY!


One winner will win a Love Inspired Christmas pack consists of Murder Under the Mistletoe by Terri Reed, Yuletide Redemption by Jill Kemerer (signed) and A Family Arrangement by Gabrielle Meyer (signed). (Click on the title to take you to my review!) Happy reading!




Happy New Year!!!


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  1. The highlight of my Christmas was an evening spent with family.

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    1. How lovely! I would have to agree with you! Spending time with my family have been the highlight!

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  2. My resolution is to be a kinder and more patient person. :)

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  3. Christmas was quiet, and I don't make new years resolutions.

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    1. Soetimes the serenity of silence may be just what we need. 😊 May your new year be prosperous!

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  4. My highlight for Christmas was spending it with my family, including, and most especially, with my granddaughters. My New Years wish is for a new vehicle. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

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    1. Glad you had a great time with your family! Here's to another great year!

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  5. This will be a memorable Christmas as it was the first one in our new house and I could put up a tree-3 in fact- and have friends over for dinner.

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    1. Nice!! This is my first year to have a big REAL tree too!! Exciting!

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  6. The highlight of Christmas for me was attending worship service at my home church and then gathering with my wife, our daughter, our son and his wife and their three boys for a late Christmas dinner and family time together.

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    1. Family time with God, always the best! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. My family was here this year :) Looking forward to the arrival of twin grandbabies is April!!

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    1. NICE!! Congratulations!! Twin grandbabies!! So happy for you, Deanna!

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  8. My highlight was a lowlight - my mother ending up in ICU...
    Janice M.
    pjrcmoorewindstream.net

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that Janice. Praying for a speedy recovery, and comfort and peace for you and your family.

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  9. The highlight of my Christmas was spending time with my dad. He was put on hospice over 2 years ago and is still going strong. fishingjan(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. Our highlight was that our sons girlfriend who is not a christian, came to our church's Christmas eve candlelight service with our family.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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    1. That is great to hear! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I'm so glad you're back, Annie. The highlight of Christmas for us was just being with family members and enjoying their company.

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    1. Thanks Winnie!! That is a great Christmas!

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  12. My first grandchild's first Christmas was my highlight! He's turning one in two weeks so he loved the Christmas trees, lights, and music. Seeing him this year as a baby when his birth was such a miracle from God through several surgeries, multiple procedures at the fertility clinic, a miscarriage, and one last in vitro fertilization. This baby changed our lives as the first Christmas child changes lives all the time.

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    1. Beautiful! Tha ks for sharing and children are truly blessings!

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  13. Annie, I'm so glad to hear you are back and doing well! Happy New Year!

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  14. Welcome back! My Christmas was pretty dull and I've made the usual resolution to lose weight.

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    1. Thanks Sweetpea35. I'd like to second that resolution but I'm not puttingtoo muchpressure on myself. We will see....

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  15. Our youngest daughter came to spend Christmas with us ~ we gladly picked her up at the airport (190 miles roundtrip from us) on the 24th at noon and returned her for her flight on the 26th. My husband had homemade spaghetti sauce at the ready so we could play games all day. We went to Christmas Eve service and then she made her yummy Cinnamon rolls to bake on Christmas morning. We opened presents sent from our Wisconsin daughter's mailed package and had a fun day!

    My Word for 2017 is Wait.
    Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.
    Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act! Travel steadily along his path. Psalm 37:7a, 34a
    Habakkuk 2:2-3 wait patiently

    Praying for a healthy and blessed year for you! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  16. The highlight of my Christmas celebration was seeing my grandson participate in his school program.

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  17. Welcome back! I've missed your posts and thought of you many times last month.
    My husband had surgery on Dec 21, so just a few days before Christmas. It was successful, and he recovered nicely. Seeing him feel better was the highlight of my Christmas.
    Dianna

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    1. Thank you Dianna and praise God for a successful surgery for your husband.

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  18. The highlight was spending time with the family.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. The highlight of Christmas was getting together with family and friends. They're the best part of Christmas.

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  20. The merriest part of my Christmas was time spent with family. :)

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  21. The best part of Christmas was seeing my daughter's excitement at getting a sonic screwdriver! Haha

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    1. Lol! That's something! Whatever they like!

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  22. Vera Wilson said,

    Really mine before Christmas, when being a Secret Santa to a special little lady. Would of loved to see her eyes on Christmas Morning.

    Christmas so special for the little ones.

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    1. O..that is so true. Giving is happier than receiving!

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  23. The highlight was spending Christmas Eve & Christmas morning with our newly married daughter & her husband.

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    1. Congratulations! First Christmas as married couple for your daughter. Nice and sweet!

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  24. The highlight of my Christmas was attending the Christmas Cantata and seeing and hearing my daughter sing. Mary M acptuser at hotmail.com

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  25. My highlight was getting a new dog :)

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  26. i won a kindle and echo jsut waiting on them to come

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  27. Enjoyed quiet holiday and I have learned not to bother with resolutions!

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    1. Nice. I need to focus on not the resolution but the thoughts behind.

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  28. Watching my grandkids open their gifts, especially the crocheted blankets I made them.
    I want to try to eat better and exercise more in this new year.

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    1. Awww. That is sooo sweet. Ditto for me too on eating better!

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  29. All of our family was together for Christmas. We met at one of my sister's houses, opened gifts and spent the day together.

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  30. We went to my parents for Christmas and they were both sick, so I cooked for them and my brother and his wife. Now hubby and I are sick for the New a Year. So glad you are feeling better. Happy New a Year!

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    1. Praying for you and your family. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

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  31. Enjoyed spending time with family as well as friends visiting from another state.

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    1. O, me too! It's so good to see those you haven't seen for some time due to distance!

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  32. My high was spending time with family the low was one son missed our celebration.

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    1. I know the feeling Jackie. Not everyone made it to our celebration too, but it was still good to see those we saw!

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  33. The highlight of my Christmas was spending time with my adorable nephew, of course :D Welcome back, dear friend! I've missed you!!

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    1. That's a great highlight especially with such a cute nephew!! ;) Thanks girlfriend! Miss you too!

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  34. One of the highlights of Christmas was to spend time with family since we lost my sister 3 months ago. We were able to video call my sister in Trinidad. My niece was just a real princess and joy to be around.

    One dream for 2017 is to go and do something amazing that was designed by God- like being accepted to go to Australia for a year to help with the Singles Ministry.

    Sonnetta_jones(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm sorry for your loss Sonnetta. I'm glad you were able to chat with your sister. Lost is never easy. God bless you and your family!

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  35. Happy new year!! Thank you so much for hosting this generous giveaway! The highlight of my Christmas was spending time with our families. :) Getting back to real life has been icky! Haha!

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    1. Thanks Jill for stopping by!! Happy New Year!

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    1. I enjoyed the family dinner too, but we were cooking this year...so by the time we ate, I was exhausted!

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  37. Spending all day Christmas Eve with my children and two grandbabies was the highlight for me. Another fun thing my husband and I did was serve as worship leaders for all of Advent.

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    1. How fun! Here's to a great 2017 with more family time with your kids and grandkids!

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  38. Had a peaceful Christmas with my nephew and family. One word this year is PRAY.

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  39. Saw two of our kids and two grandkids. Love to read esp love inspired.

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    1. I love family get-togethers! Love Inspired novels are great! I call them my little "snacks"!!

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  40. We had a nice quiet day together as a family. No drama! For new years, I just hope for more of the same.

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