Friday, March 24, 2017

Arizona Renaissance Festival: For people who love a medieval good time!

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I am all ready to go to the 2017 Ren Fest.

I look forward to the month of February every year, not only because my husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day but the Arizona Renaissance Festival comes to our state! Last year we celebrated our 25th year of wedded bliss there. We made sure to have our hands waxed together with silver streaks in order to commemorate our special achievement. Read last years review here. If you have never attended the Ren Fest you are missing out on some exciting fun for the whole family. This medieval amusement park has 13-stage theaters, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast fit for a king. 

This year we went with my brother and his wife. As you can see one of the first things we had to do was enjoy the huge turkey legs and some beverages. Don't care for turkey legs? Don't worry there is so many food and beverage choices that you are bound to find something wonderfully edible to enjoy. Besides the delicious legs we also consumed chocolate covered strawberries, corn on the cob, bread bowl, and fish & chips. 


There are so many shows to see that we are never able to see everyone in one day. This year we were able to enjoy the Cirque de Sewer Acrobat with Acro-Rats, Cast in Bronze- The Musical Carillon, Hey Nunnie Nunnie!- Silly Songs of Counseling, and Tartanic- Combustible Bagpipes & Drums. We laughed till our mouths hurt and swayed to the beat of the entertaining music.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Door To Freedom by Jana Kelley #BookReview #blogtour

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About "Door to Freedom":

"It's rough and it's smooth. It's dark and it's light. It's a masterpiece. It's us. Here in Sudan. We are scared of it and drawn to it. There is an open door, and there is much opposition."

In the dusty, Islamic country of Sudan, Mia, who is raising her family in a Muslim country, has learned to boldly share her faith. Rania, the daughter of a wealthy Sudanese Arab, seeks to find the reason for her sister's sudden disappearance. Mia holds some of the answers, but both women quickly discover they must each walk through their own doors to freedom---the freedom that only comes when you trust God's sovereignty more than man-made security.

Part of New Hope® Publishers' line of contemporary missional fiction, Door to Freedom, the sequel to Side by Side, opens the reader's eyes to modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan. Based on real-life events, Door to Freedomalso reveals some of the struggles that Christians face when living under Islamic law. The reader will be inspired to pray for those who are persecuted for their faith as well as for the salvation of the persecutors.

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