Get some great deals during Deal Week.
August 18–22 is the first ever Orange Books Deal Week. For five days, you can take advantage of five different special offers on select Orange Books: messages (including something new from Jon Acuff), subscriptions, and resources designed to inspire and help you grow your ministry. For details about the Deals—and the Prizes you could win just for posting the Deals—keep reading. To be updated about special offers like these from Orange Books, sign up on the home page of OrangeBooks.com.
What’s better than a good read? A good read for a good deal.
Orange Books Deal Week
This week, August 18–22, Orange will be offering special deals for Orange Books. That’s right! If you buy select titles of the available Orange Books this week, you’ll get free bonuses like:
- breakouts from Orange Conference 2014,
- materials for small group leader training,
- materials for a parent and volunteer workshop, and
- tickets to this year’s Orange Tour.
Learn more about the deals available now.
Sample Their Newest Books for Free Today
Find the right book for you, and sample each of our latest books, by clicking the links below. Then, head over to OrangeBooks.com and find a great deal for yourself or your team members.
Some things you need to know
*You must buy on August 18–22, 2014, in order to get the Deals.
*You can post from now until August 22, 2014, in order to win a Prize.
*You must claim your Deal by August 27, 2014, by filling out the Claim form.
*You may buy from Orange, Apple, or Amazon unless otherwise noted below.
Did you know your church is always searching for more leaders? No matter how big the church you serve in is, there is always a need for more people to invest in the lives of the children there. As a small group leader, you play a huge role in this “recruiting” plan.
If your church leader could clone you, they would! You are the one your leaders are attempting to replicate, and you play the oh-so-important role of recruiter for your ministry. You know the people in your world, and you know who would make an awesome SGL. Part of fulfilling the responsibility of “Creating a Safe Place” is to make it a safe place for new kids and for the times when you can’t be there. So, tell your story!
Invite Someone You Love. Most of us serve because we were asked by somebody we trust, so pay it forward by doing the same for someone else. What we do always carries more meaning when we do it with someone we enjoy being with. Don’t keep it to yourself, invite others to share the experience!
Read the rest of my contribution at the Lead Small blog at: http://leadsmall.org/elementary/tell-your-story/
I love to go see baseball games. Anyone that follows me on Instagram, knows that recently I drove up the East Coast to see the Orioles, Phillies, and Yankees at their beautiful ballparks. It was fun, cheap, and due to my current life circumstances…easily scheduled. The problem has always been how to affordably take my family of 5 to the same fun sporting events. Enter a new website I discovered recently. ScoreBig.com.
There are tons of different ways to purchase event tickets online, but ScoreBig.com combines the bidding, deal-catching, low price grabbing fun of all you’ve ever seen in one fun website. For example: I just bought 5 tickets for my family to attend an Atlanta Braves game in a few weeks. Face Value on all of these tickets were $35 each. For my family, that’s a ton of money just to buy tickets to the game, and doesn’t even include parking or concessions. With ScoreBig.com, I was able to put in a bid of $20 each for the same tickets and won my bid! Saved me over $75 from what MLB would have me pay online.
Just wanted to share some of what I’ve found online in regards to making fun family memories without making regrettable financial decisions at the same time. Here are a few quick facts about ScoreBig.com:
- You are guaranteed to save on each and every ticket on ScoreBig.com
- Tickets for sports, concerts, theater, Broadway, family shows, and attractions
- No fees – free delivery
- Choose Your Seating Area – all seats ordered together will be next to each other
- Tell us what you want to pay – you have all the control, it’s thrilling!
- Get an instant answer – you find out right away if your offer has been accepted
Homemade ice cream.
Mornings on the porch with coffee and the dawn song of birds singing.
Visits from family and friends; highly anticipated, and always better than hoped for.
Floating the river.
Bright nail polish.
Big beach hats.
Georgia awash in green.
Fireflies temping us outside…mosquitoes driving us back in.
Sweet tea in mason jars.
Loud music with the windows down.
Fresh, sweet tomatoes and fragrant basil from the garden, devoured with slices of mozzarella.
My gorgeous kids with tanned legs and golden hair.
Skinned knees and bug bites.
A slower pace, a lighter heart.
From the time I was a little girl and waited all spring for it to be warm enough to water-ski again, summer has always, always been my favorite. I could go on and on with things big and little that fill my heart in the summer months. These last few months have been hard ones for us (hard is relative of course, and we are acutely and keenly aware that we have much to be thankful for). I’m so truly grateful for the timing: that this figurative hard “season” of life has coincided with my literal favorite one. Seeking God and finding Him faithful just comes a littler easier to me with the sun warming my face.
As summer threatens to turn to fall, I’m admittedly a little anxious about what our future holds. But I trust He will be there in the turning and changing of the leaves just as He’s there in the easy, natural comfort of summertime.
If God is composing a story with our lives, then our lives are no longer static. We aren’t paralyzed by life; we can hope.