I Used to be an Orange Girl: Lessons from a Weekend with our Mentors

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Mentors. Everyone has a them; one, two, or even more. The real question is “Did you pick your Mentors?” A mentor is someone who is a few steps ahead of you in a direction of where you desire to go. You can be mentored in any area of your life, including personal growth, work, hobbies, relationships, or even a plan for your life. Great intentionality will bring great growth, as a purposeful investment in your life will surely pay off big in the end.

Michael Hyatt, in his new book Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want, encourages you to design a life with the end in mind, determining in advance the outcomes you desire and the path to get there. In this step-by-step guide, are proven principles that help readers create a simple but effective life plan so that they can get from where they are now to where they really want to be–in every area of life.

My wife Sarah and I just spent the weekend in Chicago for an exciting life event that brought together our family and friends in a very special way. In fact, much to our delight, our mentors came into to town to join us for the time of celebration. We have been building our relationship with this couple for the last thirteen years, and we have found it absolutely critical to have long lasting friendships with those who have walked ahead of us in the direction we desire to go. As noted, mentors can help you grow in any area of your life, and in this case, we are being mentored in the art of life.

After our mentors left town, we sat down on the couch and purposefully reflected on our time together. As a result, we came up with the following list of reasons why it is critical that we have long lasting friendships with those who have walked the path of life a few steps ahead. As you read this list, we hope that it will inspire you to initiate engaging a mentor or two in your own life.

I Used to be an Orange Girl: Lessons from a Weekend with our Mentors

  1. You never stop learning about your spouse. As we sat around the kitchen table in the third floor condo after dinner one evening, we began sharing stories of our children. This in turn led to stories of our own childhood, and our mentor couple joined in with stories of their own. At one point, the wife shared a story of how when she was in high school, she used to help out the high school wrestling team. To quote her exactly she said, “I used to be an orange girl.” The room erupted, we couldn’t stop laughing for a few different reasons but mainly because we hadn’t ever heard of a “wrestling orange girl” and the thought of our friend being one was hilarious. Then something almost unnoticeable happened, and I am so thankful I barely caught it. Her husband said, “We have been married for thirty years, and I never knew that about you.” We struck mentor gold. At this moment, I stopped the conversation to make sure I correctly heard what he was saying. Indeed, it was true, he was still learning new things about his spouse, even after thirty years of marriage.
  2. Laughter is medicine. As my wife and I sat on the couch reflecting about our time with our mentor couple, we both agreed that we felt very encouraged. It is so helpful to have people who we can process life with, especially when they can help us see situations from a different perspective. Often, we found ourselves laughing about subjects that previously were weighing heavy on our hearts. Unpacking life with those who desire to encourage you through the “stuff” can be remarkably uplifting. It is good to laugh, and laugh often, even about the facets of life that have been giving you a frown.
  3. Honest conversations are essential for growth. Our mentors have watched us “grow up” as a married couple, as parents, and in our careers. With that in mind, there is no “getting over on them” in any subject. In other words, they know who we are to the core, and we couldn’t fool them even if we tried. In fact, they have called us out on our shortcomings time and time again, just to make sure we aren’t trying to fool ourselves. Having people in our lives who aren’t afraid to have the hard conversations with us is an entity we can’t put a price tag on.
  4. Uninterrupted and focused time brings blessing. It is amazing how fast we can find ourselves running at times. Whether as parents we are seeking to Craft High-Quality, High Investment Time with our Children, or we are just trying to win in our careers, life can get complicated. Having time that is set aside to simply focus on relationships is so necessary. Unfortunately, we often don’t realize how much we need this quality time until we experience it, which is exactly why we need to proactively schedule consistent uninterrupted and focused time with mentors. We found that while we were with our mentors, because we made the decision to be fully present for this time, we were able to soak in a great deal of blessing. These blessings of friendship, relationship, growth, and progress could have easily have been missed if we would have approached the time with our mentors half-heartedly. I’m glad we were all in.
  5. When someone has gone before, they can show you the way. This point has pretty much been the theme of this entire piece, but we will state it bluntly here. Our mentors have lived life longer, been married longer, they have been parents longer, they have held careers longer, and they have survived it all… that’s right: longer. We have much to learn from those who have gone before us, and if we choose to take advantage of the relationship, we can grow exponentially from the experiences of others. Having a mentor is having someone who has already been there and can successfully show you the way. As my wife and I reflect, we are so thankful for the incredible mentors in our life, in fact, we have many of them!

We hope this encourages you to take advantage of the mentors in your life, and if you don’t have any, we encourage you to get involved in a mentoring relationship! If you are seeking an in depth look at the path your life is taking, check out Michael Hyatt’s new book Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 (NIV)

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How to Trash Your Neighbor and Bring some Good Mojo to the Hood

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Neighborhoods. Most people live in one, and they are a very interesting microcosm of the universe complete with extremely fluid dynamics. Over the years, we have lived in a number of neighborhoods, somewhere around a dozen or so. Our experience has shown that just when you are starting to get to know your neighbors, which usually takes a number of years mind you, they move and you have to start all over again with the new kids on the block. No, I’m not talking about the boy band from your childhood, I’m talking about the new neighbors who move in to your hood, unannounced I might add. Well, we have a solution for you. In fact, the method we are going to share with you is tried and tested, and we have used this sneak attack to send good mojo to our neighbors from day one.

How to Trash Your Neighbor and Bring some Good Mojo to the Hood:

  1. Take your neighbor’s trash can to the pick up location. In most neighborhoods, especially in suburban areas, the trash can storage location and the pickup location are two different spots. Your new neighbor probably understands this, but there is still a catch… when is pick up day? Most weeks you can barely remember to put your trash out, how do you expect your brand new neighbor to know when this ritual takes place? Your new neighbor is most likely still swimming in boxes and ordering take out, help them out a bit and get those pizza boxes and Chinese won ton cartons to the curb.
  2. Put your neighbor’s trash can away for them. I’m not sure this needs to much explanation, but just in case you aren’t picking up what I’m laying down, here we go. Do you remember when you pulled your neighbor’s trash can to the curb? Do you remember where it was located? You should take it back to that location. Why? Because the more trash cans that are left in the street, the more of them come into contact with the bumper on your car while you are backing up, drinking a cup of coffee, and yelling at your kids to stop fighting in the back seat.
  3. Circle the neighborhood and pick up trash. Often as my family is sidewalk surfing we come across trash that is blowing around, cluttered in the gutter, or stuck on a bush. Pick it up and find the nearest can. It is good for your family to do a little neighborhood service project and it helps keep your neighborhood looking snazzy. Some standard supplies include:
    Kirkland Signature Drawstring Kitchen Trash Bags – 13 Gallon – 200 Count
    Liberty Glove – Duraskin – T2010W Nitrile Industrial Glove, Powder Free, Disposable, 4 mil Thickness, Large, Blue (Box of 100)
    Ettore 49036 Grip’n Grab Reach Tool, 32-Inch
  4. Call to schedule a street pickup. Most waste management companies will allow you to schedule a street trash pickup one to two times a year. This is the only time it is socially acceptable to pile up a bunch of your junk in the street. I see that some in my town are a bit confused on this social standard, but nonetheless, scheduling this type of pick up is a total win for the hood. Once you have the date and time of the pickup, invite your neighbors to pile their junk on as well. The truth is they are probably going to do it anyway because everyone has more trash, junk, and random stuff stored away than will ever fit in the weekly can pickup. Getting out in front of them with an invitation brings a solid vibe to the street. It is important to be on the same level with your neighbors regarding trash removal standards. Otherwise, you will end up like “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout” by Shel Silverstein.
  5. Order a trash bin. For around $80 you can get a trash bin placed in front of your home for one week. This is like hitting the trash lottery and your neighbors will literally fall in love with you. Every couple years we order one up to help remove random clutter in the house and garage, and we invite our neighbors to use the trash bin as well. In fact, one year, we had so much fun de-cluttering the homestead, that we filled it up completely ourselves. So, in an act of good will, we ordered the trash bin for a second week and invited our neighbors to “pitch in” (trash, not money). Want to become the neighborhood favorite? Order up a trash bin and see what happens!

Mark 12:30-31 (NIV) 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

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  1. Do you want to investigate more ideas on how to step up your neighbor game? Check out The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door.
  2. Are there kids in the hood? Order up a coloring book and invite the little hoodlums over for some creative artistic time centered around the truth of God’s Word.

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10 Reasons Family Game Night is a Must and 20 Battle Tested Board Games

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Ask Joel and Sarah: What does your family do for fun with six children?

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We get asked lots of questions about our family! Probably because there are so many of us, we often tend to take people by surprise as we come parading through. We can not even count, let alone remember, all the funny comments people have made towards us in grocery stores, checkout lines, and restaurants. In light of this, we have decided to start answering some of the questions that often come our way. The truth is, large families have some unique experiences, and ours is no exception. We often joke that having six kids is like having a sleepover every night of the week. With children spreading in age from toddlers to teenagers, it can be difficult to find activities that our kids enjoy participating in together. Here is another truth: our family is committed to having fun together, and lots of it. We have an entire closet packed with board games that we love to play together. Often we have to tag-team members of the family together as most games are made for 2-4 players. Other times we simply have multiple games in action simultaneously. One thing is for sure, most games usually don’t appeal to both ages three and thirty. However, despite its challenges family game night is a classic go-to move for us. We think all families should play board games together, there are some incredible benefits your family will experience if you begin now!

10 Reasons Family Game Night is a Must:

  1. Families need to laugh together
  2. Families need to be competitive together
  3. Families need to develop problem solving skills together
  4. Families need to have unstructured conversation time together
  5. Families need to have high-quality and high-investment time together
  6. Families need to have low-cost options for entertainment
  7. Families need to develop communication skills together
  8. Families need to experience winning and losing together
  9. Families need to take a break from excessive screen time
  10. Families need to have amazing desserts together

20 Battle Tested Board Games:

  1. Liar’s Dice
  2. Hasbro Pie Face Game
  3. SORRY! Sliders
  4. CHH 15-Inch Standard Wooden Chess Set
  5. Clue
  6. Single Farkle Dice Cup – Assorted Colors
  7. Monopoly Electronic Banking Game
  8. Fundex Phase 10 Card Game
  9. UNO Spin
  10. UNO MOO Game
  11. Hasbro Yahtzee
  12. Catan 5th Edition
  13. Cranium Hullabaloo – Cranium Hullabaloo
  14. Balderdash – The Hilarious Bluffing Game (1984 Original Edition)
  15. Apples to Apples Party Box – The Game of Crazy Combinations (Family Edition)
  16. Trouble Game
  17. Deluxe Blokus Game
  18. HedBanz Game – Edition may vary
  19. Hasbro Connect 4 Game
  20. Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game

Here is one more bonus game that my older kids keep raving about. We have yet to play it together, but it is on the Family Game Night Hit List.

21. Bang 4th Edition

May your family continue to grow and strengthen as you spend time building incredible bonds through high-quality and high-investment time together. If you have a question you would like us to answer, please ask! We always enjoy sharing our life experiences with others.

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Demystifying Journaling and 7 Proven Methods to get You Started in the Write Direction

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I have experienced many people over the years share comments with me like “I am just not the journaling type,” or even “I’ve tried to journal, but I can’t keep the habit going,” or still better yet, “Every night I try to journal, but I end up falling asleep… book and pen in hand!” I am sure that most everyone who has attempted to create a pattern of journaling in their rhythm of life has had similar thoughts at some point. The truth is, journaling is not as scary as it may seem, it has tremendous benefits for personal growth and development, and with some very practical effort, you can join countless others by successfully creating a pattern of journaling.

Demystifying Journaling and 7 Proven Methods to get You Started in the Write Direction

  1. Journaling is writing down the thoughts you DO have. It is critical to start here in this discussion, as so many people wrongfully assume that journaling requires them to “come up with things to write down.” Journaling is not writing down the thoughts you do not currently posses, there is a habit for that brain-stretching practice (which falls more along the creative writing lines), but that is not what beginning journaling looks like. Journaling is simply writing down what you have been thinking, pondering, or considering. What has been on your mind lately? That is what you should write down. You don’t have to force your mind to think about stuff, it does that automatically because God made you a brilliant human being. Just write down what has been on your mind lately.
  2. Your journal is only for YOU to read. Enjoy the freedom that comes with the fact that you don’t have anyone to impress, or prove how smart and clever you are to, or even worse… have to turn your journal in to for a grade. Just enjoy writing down your thoughts for your benefit.
  3. Journaling is highly related to your calendar. As you sit down to begin writing in your journal, it is quite helpful to have your calendar nearby. Much of what you naturally think about is closely connected to the experiences you have. A quick stroll (or scroll) through your calendar is a sure fire way to stir up subjects you have been thinking about. Who did you spend time with? Where did you go? What have you been up to lately? Your calendar is like the ultimate journaling cheat sheet.
  4. Journaling transforms thoughts into places of personal growth. Often, what comes up in your journaling, will be subjects that are currently unsettled in your mind. Journaling provides a tool to take those restless subjects and work  through them. Every subject that is bugging you probably has at least three parts that need to be investigated: 1) my part in the situation, 2) the part of others, and 3) the action steps I should take next. Filtering those wandering thoughts through this filter is super helpful in finding some mental peace so you can rest well at night. Start journaling and begin taking the action steps that will move your life forward.
  5. Journaling can happen at any time of the day. Not an early riser? Can’t seem to stay up at night? Not to worry, journaling can happen successfully at anytime during your day (or night). In fact, the most effective time to journal is probably when you are already looking back or planning ahead with your schedule. Remember, journaling is tightly associated with your calendar, so pairing journaling with an already formed habit increases your likelihood to be successful.
  6. Journaling creates a well of available resources for you to draw from at a later time. As shown in the picture above, we’ve been at it for awhile now, and the results have been very beneficial. For the purpose of brevity it will suffice to say that journaling has strongly impacted our marriage, parenting, schedules, routines, character, careers, and most importantly, our personal growth and development as followers of Jesus Christ. Taking a tour back through your journal is an excellent way to examine up close the progress you are making as an individual. In fact, journaling can help you build your relationship with God as you process your thoughts with Him.

    Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV) 23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

  7. Journaling is an excellent tool to partner with what you are already reading, watching, or learning. This takes journaling one step beyond the initial effort of writing down your own thoughts. Using a journal to interact with the thoughts of others is a great way to solidify the learning experience. This works for students, for professionals, for readers, and for viewers. Just keep your journal nearby to quickly jot down what grabs you from the content you are interacting with.

Begin applying any of these seven methods (or all of them) and we are confident you will experience some positive growth in your journaling experience. To help get you started with some simple tools, here are some of our favorites:

 

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9 Tips on Crafting High-Quality, High-Investment Time with Your Child

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There is a big difference between “quantity-time” and “quality-time.” Quantity-time can be accomplished by being in the same house, car, or location together. You move into Quality-time by what you choose to do while hanging out with your child. We recommend that you intentionally choose to seek out High-Quality and High-Investment opportunities with your child. High-Quality time is accomplished by giving purposeful attention to your child and engaging in personal interaction with your child. High-Investment time is accomplished when you use your available resources, time, and skills for the benefit of your child’s personal growth and development. Now, no one is perfect at this, in fact, being a parent can be tough at times. This is exactly why we are coming alongside you to help.

9 Tips on Crafting High-Quality, High-Investment Time with Your Child

    1. Put away your devices. As long as there is a phone in your hand, or notifications chirping in your ear, you will find yourself distracted from investing in your child. Become a single-tasker when you are spending time with your child.
    2. Be present in your whole person. Allow your child to have your full attention physically, mentally, emotionally, and relationally. Sit down, engaging in the moment, allowing your child to experience all of you at the same time.
    3. Have conversations about subjects your child enjoys. What is your child excited about? What is the latest event in their life that has them smiling? Begin your discussion at the location of your child’s interest.
    4. Spend time doing activities that your child enjoys. Making Perler Beads may not be your number one choice for free time, but if it is something your child digs, it will probably be time well spent. Activities are bridges for conversation (number 3) allowing you and your child to meet on common ground.
    5. Have fun. Your kid can tell what kind of mood you are in, so choose to be joyful. Laugh, giggle, and spend a lot of time looking your child in the eyes. Allow your smile to be the expression your child experiences most from you.
    6. Ask your child why they like spending time with you. You may be surprised to find out their answer is not “because you take pictures of me,” or “because your friends on social media pressed ‘like’ (sarcasm intended lightheartedly).” Your child may say something as simple as my eight-year-old daughter did, “Because you play with me.” You child probably thinks you are amazing. More often then not, kids just want to hang out with their parents.
    7. Teach your child how to accomplish new and exciting tasks. There is a myriad of subjects in which, when compared to your child, you would be considered quite the expert. Your child desires to get better at the “work of play.” Show them how to do something new, then do it together alongside them, and finally coach them as they learn to do it on their own. Accomplishing new tasks is the foundation of learning in both work and play.
    8. Disciple your child to become a follower of Jesus. You are the largest influence your child will ever have. You will impact your kid more than their friends, their teachers, and their little league coaches. Every opportunity for play with your child can be used to help them understand more about a God who created them, loves them, and wants to be their Savior. Look at how the Bible teaches parents to be intentional with every-day moments: “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” ‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    9. Spend time reading God’s Word together. Depending on the age of your child, there are a variety of different ways in which families can spend time together in God’s Word. Here are some examples:
      • Read a chapter from the book of Proverbs everyday
      • Sing a song together that has lyrics based on Scripture
      • Read one of the parables from the teachings of Jesus
      • Talk about the fruit of the Spirit together
      • Memorize a Bible verse together
      • Do a family devotional together (you may want to check out Artifact Volume I, an Artistic Devotional we created, as every session has an original family-based story)

You can do this, it just takes some intentional thought and effort on your part. Your child is worth the both the quality and the investment associated with your parenting. If you want to engage in the conversation, leave a comment below. We promise to read every comment, and we will respond to as many as we are able.

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18 Free Last Minute Mother’s Day Rescue Ideas

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18 Free Last Minute Mother’s Day Rescue Ideas

Mix these ideas with Time and Love to ensure your day stays afloat.

No matter how good we think we are, procrastination can get us all lost at sea. Not to worry, we have a life line and are here to help! It is not too late to make sure that this Mother’s Day ends well, but you have to get going right now.

Time + Love

We’ve put together a classy, three page .pdf, perfect for getting you safely out of the deep water. It contains 18 time tested ways that relationships are guaranteed to strengthen, straight out of the Word of God. We suggest you download this completely free guide right now why it is still available! Pick one, two, or all eighteen of these proven methods and invest some Time and Love into your Mama. At the very least, use one of these rescue ideas to make your Mom a sweet card.

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Don’t Stop, You Are On A Roll.

Now that you have what you need to be a rock star with your Mother’s Day card, don’t forget to get her a gift! You can’t show up to Mother’s Day empty-handed, your Mama taught you better than that!

Do you want to #WIN4MAMA this year?

Of course you do, everyone wants to win for the mamas in their life. Which is exactly why we have put together this incredible combo pack together for the ladies you love. Whether it is your mom, your sister, your daughter, your friend, or even your grandma, all moms love to enjoy some quality time.

This 2-pack says “Mama, you deserve some quality time!”

First, we have hand crafted original paintings that we think the moms in your life will love. Second, we have thoughtfully scripted original writings that invite the mamas to slow down, and enjoy some peace and quiet. Third, we have artfully compiled them into a digital eBook available for immediate download.

But we didn’t stop there, after all the mamas are worth a little extra effort! In addition, we hand drew 16 designs that are perfect for coloring, which is one of the best ways to relax and unwind! To complete the inspiration, we matched up 16 facets of love so you can express your admiration for the mamas in your life! All in digital eBook available for immediate download:

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Prayer for Mama

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Your mom has been there through thick and thin. Who knows how many times she has offered up heartfelt prayers on your behalf? Probably more than you will ever realize.

It is your turn

We’ve put together a classy, one page .pdf, perfect for sharing with your mama. It contains a powerful prayer, straight out of the Word of God. We suggest you spend some time praying this prayer for your mom, then print it out and give it to her!

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Don’t Stop, You Are On A Roll.

Now that you have what you need to be a rock star with your Mother’s Day card, don’t forget to get her a gift! You can’t show up to Mother’s Day empty-handed, your Mama taught you better than that!

Do you want to #WIN4MAMA this year?

Of course you do, everyone wants to win for the mamas in their life. Which is exactly why we have put together this incredible combo pack together for the ladies you love. Whether it is your mom, your sister, your daughter, your friend, or even your grandma, all moms love to enjoy some quality time.

This 2-pack says “Mama, you deserve some quality time!”

First, we have hand crafted original paintings that we think the moms in your life will love. Second, we have thoughtfully scripted original writings that invite the mamas to slow down, and enjoy some peace and quiet. Third, we have artfully compiled them into a digital eBook available for immediate download.

But we didn’t stop there, after all the mamas are worth a little extra effort! In addition, we hand drew 16 designs that are perfect for coloring, which is one of the best ways to relax and unwind! To complete the inspiration, we matched up 16 facets of love so you can express your admiration for the mamas in your life! All in digital eBook available for immediate download:

Even your Mama would be proud of this deal!

Until the end of Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016 at 11:59pm PST, this WIN 4 MAMA 2 PACK digital download deal can be yours.

All you have to do is simply click the Buy Now Button, complete the check-out, and you will receive immediate access to links to download both of these Digital eBooks. It is that simple. Click Buy Now, complete check-out, download the eBooks.

eBook #1 • Artifact, Volume I: A Thirty Session Artistic Devotional by Joel Boone

eBook #2 • Artifact, Love Between The Lines: A Sixteen Session Coloring Book Devotional by Joel Boone

2 PACK eBOOK SALE Only $11

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One Dozen Free Messages that will make Your Mama Cry

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A Blank Card

Have you ever stared at a blank card feeling unsure about what to write? I know I have, in fact I have done this very thing, many, many times. We all need a little help now and then to get past the writers block and move into the genius zone, especially when it is all on the line… Mother’s Day! This free download is only going to be available for a limited time, so act now. After all, you can’t mess up the one shot you have this year to make your mom feel special, because she deserves the love.

We Have Got Your Back

We have compiled one dozen custom messages, complete with thought provoking and meaningful content. You don’t have to do it the hard way and start from scratch. Let us help you get headed in the right direction, after all, that’s what your Mama would want you to do! We couldn’t have made it any easier for you, unless we actually wrote your Mother’s Day card with our own hand. Download this awesome .pdf that will make you look amazing while it is still available, it won’t be for much longer.

Download. Copy. Paste.

We have done all the hard work for you. Simply click the Buy Now button, complete the free checkout, and you will be instantly provided with a link to download the .pdf file.

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Don’t Stop, You Are On A Roll.

Now that you have what you need to be a rock star with your Mother’s Day card, don’t forget to get her a gift! You can’t show up to Mother’s Day empty-handed, your Mama taught you better than that!

Do you want to #WIN4MAMA this year?

Of course you do, everyone wants to win for the mamas in their life. Which is exactly why we have put together this incredible combo pack together for the ladies you love. Whether it is your mom, your sister, your daughter, your friend, or even your grandma, all moms love to enjoy some quality time.

This 2-pack says “Mama, you deserve some quality time!”

First, we have hand crafted original paintings that we think the moms in your life will love. Second, we have thoughtfully scripted original writings that invite the mamas to slow down, and enjoy some peace and quiet. Third, we have artfully compiled them into a digital eBook available for immediate download.

But we didn’t stop there, after all the mamas are worth a little extra effort! In addition, we hand drew 16 designs that are perfect for coloring, which is one of the best ways to relax and unwind! To complete the inspiration, we matched up 16 facets of love so you can express your admiration for the mamas in your life! All in digital eBook available for immediate download:

Even your Mama would be proud of this deal!

Until the end of Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016 at 11:59pm PST, this WIN 4 MAMA 2 PACK digital download deal can be yours.

All you have to do is simply click the Buy Now Button, complete the check-out, and you will receive immediate access to links to download both of these Digital eBooks. It is that simple. Click Buy Now, complete check-out, download the eBooks.

eBook #1 • Artifact, Volume I: A Thirty Session Artistic Devotional by Joel Boone

eBook #2 • Artifact, Love Between The Lines: A Sixteen Session Coloring Book Devotional by Joel Boone

2 PACK eBOOK SALE Only $11

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Do you want to WIN 4 MAMA this year?

 

Of course you do, everyone wants to win for the mamas in their life. Which is exactly why we have put together this incredible combo pack together for the ladies you love. Whether it is your mom, your sister, your aunt, your friend, or even your grandma, all moms love to enjoy some quality time.

 

This 2-pack says “Mama, you deserve some quality time!”

 

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First, we have hand crafted original paintings that we think the moms in your life will love.

Second, we have thoughtfully scripted original writings that invite the mamas to slow down, and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Third, we have artfully compiled them into a digital eBook available for immediate download:

Artifact, Volume I: A Thirty Session Artistic Devotional by Joel Boone
Retail Price $19.97
JoelBoone.com Price $9.97

 

 

 

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But we didn’t stop there, after all the mamas are worth a little extra effort!

In addition, we hand drew 16 designs that are perfect for coloring, which is one of the best ways to relax and unwind!

To complete the inspiration, we matched up 16 facets of love so you can express your admiration for the mamas in your life! All in digital eBook available for immediate download:

Artifact, Love Between The Lines: A Sixteen Session Coloring Book Devotional by Joel Boone
Retail Price $15.97
JoelBoone.com Price $4.97

 

 

 

Even your Mama would be proud of this deal!

 

Until the end of Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016 at 11:59pm PST, this WIN 4 MAMA 2 PACK digital download deal can be yours.

All you have to do is click the Buy Now Button, complete the check-out, and you will receive immediate access to links to download these 2 Digital eBooks. It is that simple.

 

Retail Price $35.94
JoelBoone.com Price $14.94

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Lifting up His Eyes to Heaven

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Lifting up His Eyes to Heaven

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John 17:1 (NASB)
Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You.

 

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Art for Adoption

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We believe in adoption and helping kids who are in foster care. In fact, we are so committed to helping kids get adopted that 50% of the profits from the sale of our new eBook, Artifact, Love Between The Lines: A Sixteen Session Coloring Book Devotional, will go to helping children get adopted into forever families. Not everyone can adopt, but everyone can help those who are adopting. Buy an eBook and become a part of the solution. To learn more about the organizations we sponsor, click on their company logo.

 

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