I am trying out ads on my blog right now. I do not necessarily agree with what is being advertised. I have restricted certain types of ads but if anything pops up that is against the nature of this blog (immodest, immoral, or otherwise) I would really appreciate knowing about it. Thank you for your understanding.
Make the most of internet shopping. This is what I do...
1. Search using the Swagbucks website and/or toolbar to earn points for Amazon gift cards (and others)
2. Make purchases through the Ebates website (click the link to your desired shopping site through the Ebates site to earn a percentage back of your shopping)
3. Take advantage of coupon codes found through Ebates, Retailmenot.com or many, many other websites.
4. Make your purchase, using a card that also gives you $$ back on purchases (our debit card does this!)
In the end, you have saved lots of $$! I've been using Ebates for 2 years. Its the real deal. I'm not a sell-out putting a bad link on my webpage.
(Yes, these are referral links, but they will not interfere with your signing up any more than going directly to the website - and it will help me out, which I'd appreciate since I'm sharing my method with you...)
What Remains by Joanne Heim
If I spend my days building skyscrapers with LEGOs and creating relationships with other moms at Starbucks, but have not love, I am only the siren of the kids’ ride-on fire truck.
If I have the gift of knowing which child attempted to flush the Hot Wheels down the toilet and which one pushed her sister, and if I have faith that somehow we’ll survive life’s emergencies, but have not love, I am nothing.
If I save all my box tops for school and give outgrown clothing to the local shelter, and if I surrender my body to stretch marks and under-eye circles, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient when someone isn’t ready to use the big-girl potty. It is kind when my husband has a hard day. It doesn’t envy my neighbor who drives the new sport-utility vehicle I can’t afford. It is not rude, snapping at my spouse or children when things don’t go my way. It is not easily angered at perceived or real injustices.
It always protects the smallest, sweetest family confidences; always trusts God to provide for my children’s needs; always hopes in the freshness of tomorrow and the bright future of family; always perseveres amid hardship and doubt.
Where there are sleepless nights, they shall end. Where there are diapers, Little League, and dioramas built from shoe boxes, they will cease. Where there is knowledge of baby-care trends, discipline strategies, and boy-girl problems, it will pass away.
Now these three remain: faith, lived out in my daily circumstances and instilled in my children; hope, of one day rejoicing with my family in heaven; and love, which covers over a multitude of less-than-perfect moments.
But the greatest of these is love. It is what remains… long after I am gone.