Archives for November 2015

Saying Goodbye to My Old Blogs: Genesis Moments and DIYFrugal

Well, it’s done! (my original Mom blog with years of review content, inspirational thoughts and celebrity interviews) along with (my shared frugalista blog with reviews and money saving tips) are now GONE. Ignored, hacked, poisoned and now lost in cyberspace.

If you have been redirected here looking for those blogs, they are gone. Content lost in digital dots. Sorry, world. Life got busy and blogging took a back-step. In my absence, evil hackers took over my sites and sent viruses out into the world. To avoid further digital poisoning, I have shut them down for good and forwarded the domain names here. The hacked content no longer exists so if you are looking for old links, old mentions or branded images, they do not exist in any accessible form.

Those two blogs represent an active time in my life of creative writing and digital networking that led to several career building jobs in education and communications and amazing public relations experiences I won’t ever forget. I will never underestimate the value they had to my life but life goes on and now it’s time to move on.

Message me if you have any questions about these older blogs.



journalReading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing.” — Anonymous

Reading the Bible has always been a great source of joy, peace and wonder for me. I always seem to find new things that are perfectly applicable to whatever situation I am going through and I am in awe at knowing that I am reading the inspired word of God.

Whenever I am worried or afraid, all I have to do is to open this age-old book of wisdom and I know the triune God (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) are with me guiding, directing, loving and rejoicing when I give everything going on in my life to Him. I also know that unless I am feeding my mind and soul with the Word, I am probably not reacting to situations the way I should. The more we are in the word, the more it pours out of us in life in all situations. It doesn’t mean we are perfect – just properly equipped.

What I love about this journaling Bible is that you can make notes, write dates of prayer requests and even doodle as you contemplate God’s word. I have gone back to more than one older Bible in my life time and really enjoyed seeing what I wrote and how God inspired me in a particular moment. This publication of the Bible gives you plenty of room! I have always enjoyed journaling and reading the Bible and here you have both together.

I am doing a quick giveaway of one of these Bibles this week (to end by Friday, 11/20/15). US & Canada shipping only. Please comment below for a chance to win your own ESV journaling Bible. See more information about this Bible below.


About the ESV Journaling Bible: (Retail Price: $37.99) 

 – Black letter text
 – Double-column, paragraph format
 – Cream-colored paper
 – 2″ ruled margins
 – One-Year Bible Reading Plan
 – Introductions and section headings for each Bible book
About Crossway:
The purpose of Crossway has been, from its founding as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938, to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church.   They seek to help people understand the massive implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word, for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God.  
Disclosure: Thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Contest Rules: Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or, if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.