Saturday, June 18, 2011

Book Review: Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado


Book Description

"Sweet spot." Golfers understand the term. So do tennis players. Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot. Life in the sweet spot rolls like the downhill side of a downwind bike ride. But you don't have to swing a bat or a club to know this. What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you.A zone, a region, a life precinct in which you were made to dwell. He tailored the curves of your life to fit an empty space in his jigsaw puzzle. And life makes sweet sense when you find your spot.
But if you're like 87 percent of workers, you haven't found it. You don't find meaning in your work--or you're one of the 80 percent who don't believe their talents are used. What can you do? You're suffering from the common life, and you desperately need a cure.
Best-selling author Max Lucado has found it. In Cure for the Common Life he offers practical tools for exploring and identifying your own uniqueness, motivation to put your strengths to work, and the perfect prescription for finding and living in your sweet spot for the rest of your life.
My Review:
     If you are like most people, including myself, you have wondered what your true purpose is. You have tried different things, many times they just didn't seem to be the right fit.You have taken other people's advice and listened to what they thought was best for you and in the end felt unhappy and unfulfilled. 
     In Max Lucado's latest book he gives step-by-step instructions that can be used to find out what God's plan is for you.We all have God given skills and talents and it is time to utilize them. Lucado really focuses on figuring out what you love and just doing it. I felt really inspired while reading this book and I just couldn't put it down. 
     There were things in my life that I was so unsure about and after reading this book I know I am making the right decisions and moving in the right direction. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to truly find happiness in all aspects of their life. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Friday, June 17, 2011

$25 McDonald's Giveaway ENDED

Congratulations to Comment #215 Kristen
Thanks everyone for entering!



My family loves McDonald's. My husband loves their Big Mac, the kids love their chicken nugget and hamburger Happy Meals and I love, EVERYTHING!!!  We order McDonald's while we're out because it's fast and they have such a great variety. They're perfect when you don't feel like cooking or if you aren't the greatest cook, like me. Have you seen their newest dipping sauces? Creamy Ranch, Sweet Chili, Spicy Buffalo, and Tangy Barbeque. Here's your chance to try them, and a few other things. Just enter below and I will pick (One) very lucky winner. 

*(One) $25 McDonald's Gift Card

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Two additional entries each. Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry. 

2. Follow me on Twitter: @missreneer
3. What's your favorite menu item at McDonald's? 
4. Enter one of my other giveaways. 


*Limited to U.S Residents 18 years old and above only
*Please include your email in your comments
*Winner will be selected using random.org and will be contacted via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond or I will have to choose another winner
*Entry deadline is Saturday June 25, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST

Good Luck!!

Disclaimer: I personally purchased the gift card for this giveaway. I am not affiliated with McDonald's. Card cannot be redeemed for cash and is only valid in US. restaurants.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

$25 Fandango Gift Card Giveaway (ended)


Congratulations to Comment #158 Marcia Goss
Thanks everyone for entering!! 




I love going to the movies and I thought I would share that love with you. Summer is the perfect time to go to the movies and there are so many great movies out right now. My husband and I are thinking about leaving the kids with Nana so we can go see Super 8. Of course, we will be taking the kids to see Kung Fu Panda 2 and my daughters really want to go see Judy Moody. 
Check out your local listings and see what is available: FANDANGO and then enter for your chance to win.








$25 Gift Card to be used at http://www.fandango.com/








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*Two additional entries each. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. 

2. Follow me on Twitter: @missreneer
3. What movie do you really want to see this summer? 
4. Enter one of my other giveaways









*Limited to US residents 18 years and above only.
*Please include your email in your comments.
*Winner will be selected using random.org and will be contacted via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond or I will have to choose another winner. 
*Entry deadline is Friday June 24, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST 

Good Luck!!

Disclaimer: I am giving away this prize personally. Once activated the card can only be used to purchase movie tickets at http://www.fandango.com/ and cannot be redeemed for cash.

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UPrinting Brochure Giveaway (Ended)


Congratulations to Comment #16, April 
Thank you everyone for entering!! 




I am very excited to host my first giveaway and I am super excited because it is sponsored by the wonderful folks over at UPrinting. UPrinting is an online printing company that offers affordable items that include business cards, postcards, canvas prints, brochures, and much more! Take a look at their huge selection of brochure templates and you will see why I am so excited. These brochures can be used for a number of things. They would be amazing for promoting businesses and my daughter wants to use them as invitations for her upcoming birthday party! 

On to the fun stuff: 








One very lucky Fatty Bumpkins reader will receive:
*50 Brochures
Size : 8.5″ x 11″
100lb Paper Gloss; With Folding (Half Fold, Trifold/Letterfold, Z-Fold, Roll Fold, Accordion Fold) on a 2 Business Day Turnaround; Outside and Inside printing








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One additional entry each. Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry:

2. Visit UPrinting and tell me your favorite product
3. Follow me on Twitter: @missreneer
5. Enter one of my other giveaways








*Limited to US residents 18 years old and above only.
*Please include your email in your comments.
*Winner will be selected using random.org and will be contacted via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond or I will have to choose another winner. 
*Winner CANNOT have won the same prize from UPrinting in the last 6 months.
*Entry deadline is Thursday June 23, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST 


Good Luck!!

Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, an online printing company. I did not receive monetary compensation for this giveaway. Visit UPrinting.com for more information about brochures and available brochure templates.

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