Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Butterflies Are Free (and so are a few other things).

Free.  

I like free.

I have a whole other blog based on my couponing and freebie search.

I sign up for all kinds of free newsletters.

Most newsletters contain free encouragement, information and products.  Many of the ones I think best I repost right here on my blog. 

Some people say you get what you pay for.  I've got to disagree.  After all, the grace of God is a totally free gift, and yet, you can't deny it's great worth!

Now there are other things that are free that are definitely not equal to the grace of God, but are definitely worth it.  One of the newsletters I look forward to each week is the Encouraging Moments Newsletter from http://www.homemakeingwithteach.com/Encouraging Moments Newsletter is sent out by Eternal Encouragement Magazine (formerly TEACH Magazine).  

Each week, the newsletter encourages and challenges me to be free to become the wife and mother God wants me to be.  Lorrie Flem is always spot on with what she shares.  How can you go wrong when you open a newsletter and come face-to-face with things like, "Marriage isn't supposed to make it happy.  It's supposed to make you married.  It's your job to make your marriage happy and satisfying."

Chick Flicks For Mom ButtonNow, she also includes a link to a new element called Chick Flicks for Mom.  It's a short video clip in which Lorrie addresses a specific topic.  Beside the great stuff she shares, it's cool to actually see the face and hear the voice behind all the great written articles.  I also think that it helps to really sense the humble attitude Lorrie expresses. 

Encouraging Moments Newsletter also shares what Lorrie's been up to on Facebook and where she will be speaking.  Don't forget the articles from others and the sale offers.  Ok, the items they offer aren't free, but are really good deals just the same!

I'm doing this review for The Gabby Moms, but regardless, I want to be honest with what I think.  I truly appreciate all the growth I'm challenged and encouraged to undertake as a result of Encouraging Moments Newsletter.  I truly have shared articles on my blog previously

I only have two very minor dislikes.  I don't like the new format, but that is just a personal opinion.  There is nothing wrong with the format, I just don't like everything listed in a single column.  It just makes it hard for someone of my...well, "maturity level" to tell where one thing ends and another begins. 

The only other thing I don't like is something you won't miss since it's no longer there.  The newsletter previously included a little post entitled "Spurgeon Speaks" which was a quote about parenting or mothering by the "Prince of Preachers" Charles Spurgeon.  I miss that.  He was such a wise, godly man.

All that said, while I get dozens of free newsletters, there are few I would make the effort to recommend.  Encouraging Moments Newsletter is one of those I'd recommend.  To start your free subscription, just go to http://www.homemakingwithteach.com/.  In the upper right corner, you will see the box to enter your email address.  Oh, and no, you won't get a lot of junk email as a result.

So, if you want something free in addition to God's grace and butterflies, sign up for your Encouraging Moments Newsletter!

I am reviewing Encouraging Moments as an official member of The Gabby Moms blogging program for Eternal Encouragement magazine.  I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are solely my own.

10 comments:

Cindy said...

Love the "free" highlighted throughtout and the pitch for your other blog. very clever!
fellow Gabby Mom

mrspriceisright said...

Thanks! That means a lot coming from one of the winners from last month!
Noticed on you're blog that you're giving away "free" credit! ;-)
Betsy

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

It's interesting to see how different people view the new format. I personally really like the clean look, but I can see your point of view as well.

mrspriceisright said...

You know, Heather, I've read so many of the Gabby Moms that really like the new format. I will say I do like the coloring. It's pretty and peaceful!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Julieanne said...

Yes, there ARE some great things that are free - and this e-newsletter is one of 'em!

Julieanne (fellow Gabby Mom)
http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

Carie said...

Love FREE! And definately am going to check out your other blog. Great review!
Carie (another Gabby Mom)

Chic Mama said...

Nice to hear from someone who has subscribed for a while and even notices the changes! You are very observant!

I like your review and you have a very cute lead in!

Hmmm... I guess that other saying is correct- the best things in life are free!

MacKenzie
Head Mama

mrspriceisright said...

Thanks ladies for coming by and leaving the nice comments! I'm glad that others see the benefits of FREE! :-)

Yes, Head Mama, I've been reading for a few years now. That's one of the reasons why I knew I could be a Gabby Mom. I knew what Lorrie and Eternal Encouragement taught, and knew I fully agreed and supported it!

Kendra said...

I didn't start receiving the newsletter until we were asked to review it, but I think I would LOVE the Spurgeon Speaks segment. I read a devotional on my Bible ap on my phone that was written by Spurgeon. I really appreciate that his insight is so timely, which goes to show that the Bible never goes out of style. ;)

mrspriceisright said...

Amen, Kendra!!

Blog Archive