Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop

Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop

I am so excited to be participating in the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop hosted at Simply Stacie

As part of the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop, I'm giving away 2 gift certificates!

The first gift certificate is for Jasmere. is sponsoring Linda's Lunacy for the Holiday Gift Giveaway with a $25. gift certificate to their site.

If you've never heard of Jasmere before, your missing out!

Jasmere is a really cool shopping site, where they seek out specialty retailers and offer you great products at a discount.

So what's so different about Jasmere?

They only offer one product at a time, for 24 hours. You just visit the site, and decide if the product is something you would like to buy. The best part is, when you buy, they don't charge your credit card right away, they wait until the end of the sale to charge you. Why do they do this? Because the more people that buy, they lower the final price! How cool is that? Jasmere does all that with no membership required!

Visit Jasmere to read more about How Jasmere Works. Because the sales change daily, you'll want to like Jasmere on Facebook, and follow Jasmere on Twitter so you don't miss anything!

The second gift certificate I'm giving away is for $20. to my OpenSky Shop

I offer over 80 products that I have personally chosen in my shop. From water bottles to gardening items to really cool folding speakers to organic soaps to kitchen items,  I offer many great products for your home and family.

I'm excited to offer a gift certificate to my shop!

To Enter the Giveaways:

Main Entry - Follow Linda's Lunacy with Google Friend Connect and leave a comment on this post saying your following. If your already a follower, just leave a comment saying so.

Additional Entries -

1. Enter the "The Next Great Move of God" book giveaway, leave a comment here to let me know you entered
2. Subscribe to my blog by email, leave a comment and don't forget to confirm the subscription
3. Follow Linda's Lunacy on Twitter and tweet the giveaway. You can tweet once per day, just leave the link to your tweet every day.
4. Like Linda's Lunacy on Facebook and leave a comment
5. Follow Linda's Lunacy on Networked Blogs and leave a comment

*This giveaway ends on December 5th at 11:59 pm  Two winners will be selected by The first winner selected will receive the Jasmere gift certificate. The second winner selected will receive the gift certificate to my OpenSky Shop.

See all these great blogs listed below? They are all offering awesome gift certificates, too! So hop around and enter them, too! Hope you win something!

The Next Great Move of God - Book Review & Giveaway

The Next Great Move of God: Christians Returning to Their Hebraic Roots

The Next Great Move of God - Christians Returning to Their Hebraic Roots

by Dr. LaSalle R. Vaughn
ISBN 978-1-935265-05-4
VMI PUblishers 2009

I have been learning more about the Biblical Feasts for a couple of years now. So when I was offered this book to review, I thought it would be a good book for me to read.

From the back cover:

Find the key to godly success in faith, family, finances and fellowship with Him. Most Christians have understood the topic of salvation, but have never contemplated the Jewishness of Jesus. Understanding the culture in which Jesus lived will help you properly interpret the Bible. The Next Great Move of God: Christians Returning to Their Hebraic Roots will open your eyes to the Jewish world of Jesus. This profound book reveals that the Christian life is much more than salvation; it's a lifestyle of obedience to the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

I had not heard of Dr. Vaughn before, so I was quite interested in reading his writings. I was not disappointed.

Dr. Vaughn explains what a covenant is, and how as Christians we are grafted into the Abrahamic covenant. In the Bible, Jesus celebrated all the Biblical Feasts, including Chanukah, the Festival of Dedication, (in John Chapter 10)  Did you know that the early Christians celebrated all the Biblical Feasts days? In fact, the first century church clearly identified with Judaism. The church was not separated from it's Jewish roots until Constantine the Great converted to Christianity near  AD 325.

With chapters such as Restoring the Hebraic Roots of Our Faith,  Symbols of Our Faith,  Keys to the Heart of the Kingdom, and America is a Judeo-Christian Nation you will learn more about your faith, and how to apply it more fully to your daily life, and your prayer life.

This book also has a glossary, as well as a complete list of works cited. I found both to be helpful.

This book verified what I had already learned about our Hebraic roots, and I also learned a lot. I love how the author tells us the Hebrew word used, and the meaning. I want a book like this to help me dig deeper into the subject, and Dr. Vaughn  accomplished this for me.

I highly recommend this book to all Christians. If you haven't learned about your Hebraic roots yet, this book is a great place to start.  And if you, like me, have already started to learn, this book will be a vary helpful continuation of your study.

You can visit The Next Great Move of God for more information about the book

Bring It On Communications is giving away one copy of The Next Great Move of God to one of my readers!

To enter, leave a comment on this post.

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:59 PM.

After which time, I will use to select the winner. Winner will be notified by email, so please make sure your email is available on your profile, or include your email in your comment.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bring it On Communications to review. 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.”

Homemade Cream of Whatever Soup Recipe

I don't normally buy cream soups, so this is perfect for me to keep on hand for cooking. I had some cubed steaks in the freezer from our 1/2 cow that we bought. I put them in the crockpot with the soup made from this mix. They were so good!

When we have deer meat, I also like to cook it in the crockpot with this cream soup. Sometimes deer meat will have a gamey taste, but cooking in milk takes the gamey taste away.

Cream of Whatever Soup

2 cups instant milk
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup instant chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Combine these and store in an airtight container.

To use for soup, combine 1/3 C mix and 1-1/2 C water. Bring to a boil while stirring often. Add a vegetable for more flavor, such as diced celery, sliced mushrooms , or some diced broccoli.

This mix can be substituted in any recipe calling for canned cream soup. Mix 1/3 cup mix with 1 1/4 cups water. Boil for a few minutes, stirring well to prevent sticking.

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What's For Dinner?

Lots of turkey leftovers on the menu this week. No surprise there. lol

Saturday - pizza night - Turkey Sandwiches!

Sunday - soup & sandwich day - Homemade bean soup, grilled cheese sandwiches

Monday - chicken - Turkey Tetrazzini - like this recipe, only using homemade sauce, and no mushrooms.

Tuesday - beef - Stir Fried Beef and rice

Wednesday - super simple - leftovers :)

Thursday - chicken - Turkey Pot Pie

Friday - Friday Night Fire/Beef - Steak, challah bread, brocolli

For more Menu Plan Monday ideas, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Cyber Monday

While I didn't go out shopping for Black Friday, I will get some online shopping done for Cyber Monday.  I like that so much better than fighting the crowds in the store.

Here are a few of my favorites:

If you love audio books, Family Audio Library has their books for an additional FIFTY PERCENT OFF their already guaranteed lowest prices for downloadable audio books! The sale on Christian audio books starts Monday the 29th at 12:01 AM Pacific. Only 24 hours long and ONLY at FamilyAudioLibrary.Com!

Dayspring has a super 30% off sale! I bought several things from them for Christmas presents!

Save 30% with the biggest coupon of the year!

Save 30% with the biggest coupon of the year! Expires Nov. 30.

Grocery University One Day Sale

Buy something for yourself, or someone else that will save you money all year! Treat yourself or Grocery University makes an awesome Christmas gift for the frugal minded on your list.

Here's the sale schedule for the day:

Midnight to 6:00 AM: $5.00
6:01 AM to 7:00 AM: $6.00
7:01 AM to 8:00 AM: $7.00
8:01 AM to 9:00 AM: $8.00
9:01 AM through the rest of the day: $9.00
*All times are Mountain Time*

Grocery University One Day Sale

Amazon has some great deals now, too!



I also have some great things in my Opensky Shop, so please stop by and see what I have!


Happy Shopping!!

*Disclaimer-most of the links in this post are affiliate links. If you click thru and buy something I get a small commission.

This Weeks Blog Hops

These are the blog hops I'm participating in this week. Blog hops, as well as Twitter & Facebook hops are a lot of fun, and a great way to find new blogs. It's also a great way to increase your followers on your blog.

If your visiting Linda's Lunacy for the first time, Welcome. I hope you can stay and visit for awhile!

Please come back on Saturday, for my new blog hop, Sunny Saturday! You can link up your blog, Twitter, Facebook & Networked blog. Hope to see you on Saturday!

I'm so excited! This week I'm the blog of the Week at Meet Me Monday! So head on over to Inspiring You 2 Save and join Meet Me Monday!


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The Two Savvy Sisters Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop
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Fun Follow Friday
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