Saturday, November 22, 2014

Helping Hands Press says Thanks with some great gifts and discounts






THANK YOU!!!

We can’t say it any more plainly.

As each day grows closer to those times of the year that makes one pause and reflect on what they are thankful for and what their year was like, we cannot help but come back to the one place any Author or Publisher needs to think of and consider with each and every word-YOUour readers and supporters.
We count on you each and every “Thirsty Thursday” Party for your feedback, every review you give, every email and direct message you send the Authors in our Community. Without your guidance and support we know that we would cease to exist. “THANK  YOU!!!!”

As a small token of our appreciation we are going to try to do a few fun things for you over the next 4 weeks.

We are going to offer all of the paperbacks, audio books and ebooks in the Helping Hands Press Store at 30% off from Nov. 20 to Dec.18th. All you need to do is use the code word “THANKYOU” when you check out to receive the discount. (Please note no space between the words).

We are also starting a contest that will run the same length of time. There will be a Rafflecopter located on the Helping Hands Press blog that will have all the details. There are a lot of prizes:
-Grand Prize -Kindle Fire HD6
-Second Prize- 12 paperbacks-Full list is below
-Third Prize-6 paperbacks-Full List below
-Fourth prize-6 audio books-Full List below
-Fifth Prize-audio book of choice

We hope that you have fun, enjoy the contest, and most of all know that all of us here at Helping Hands Press are very thankful for your support each and every day!
THANK YOU!!!!!

Second Prize-12 paperbacks: Declaration of Independence Series I, Colony Zero Complete Series I, The San Francisco Wedding Planner Series I, ’Tis The Season in Sweetland Complete, No Revolution Is Too Big Complete Series, Marsha Hubler’s Heart-Warming Christmas Stories Complete Series, No Matter What, Uplifting Devotionals Book I, 12Days of Christmas Complete Series, The Ambassadors, Preacher Man Volume I, Legacy of Grandpa’s Grapevine
Third Prize-6 paperbacks:Dark Enough To See The Stars, The Blizzard, The Christmas Wish, Mother Can You Hear Me?, Homeschool Co-ops 101, God,Me and a Cup of Tea 
Fourth Place-6 audio books- The Swaddling Clothes, The Desperate Road, Rio Oro, Once Upon A Christmas Eve, Neighbors V1, A Mended Heart

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A Defining Love




“I think you’re my pastor’s wife.” The elderly woman smiled up at me from her wheelchair. I nodded and chatted with her for a moment. When I looked up, I saw her husband brushing away  tears. His wife had days when she recognized hardly anyone. It was only a matter of time before she would not even know him. The tears were brushed away quickly and he kissed the top of her head as he told me she’d been doing very well lately. Then, as always, he told me how much he loved his wife. “More every day,” he’d say. “More every day.” As he wheeled her away I stood in awe of such love.

It takes a special kind of love to care for those who are not able to respond, like patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. That kind of love is described in the Bible this way:
    
 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
    
When we see such love lived, we stand in awe. How can this be done? How can we love this way, consistently, when it takes so much courage and strength and pure will to focus completely on someone else?

There is only one way, by relying on the One who is Love incarnate. His love flowing through us gives us the courage and strength and will. When we turn to Him and ask, “how can I do this?” He answers: “And now I will show you the most excellent way.” His love is pure and unconditional and totally other-focused. To demonstrate it, He gave his life for ours. He is the source of a pure and defining love. Indeed, He is love.

Care giving for a person who has Alzheimer’s is one of the most difficult things anyone could attempt. To do it, one needs the kind of love only Jesus can provide. With Him as our source, anything is possible.  
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This post is part of a blog tour honouring those who suffer with Alzheimer's and those who care for them. Click on the links below to follow my fellow Helping Hands Press writers:


Nov. 7th –Sheila Seiler Lagrand- http://sheilalagrand.com/
Nov. 8th –Giovanni Gelati- http://gelatisscoop.blogspot.com/
Nov. 10th –Ruth L. Snyder- http://ruthlsnyder.com/
Nov. 10th –Cindy Noonan- http://www.cindynoonan.com/
Nov. 11th-Sue Badeau- http://suebadeau.webs.com/apps/blog/
Nov. 12th-Peggy Blann Phifer- http://www.whispersinpurple.com/
Nov. 13th-Sandy Sieber- http://pahistorybooks.blogspot.com/
Nov. 13th- Joy Ross Davis- http://joyrossdavis.com/blog/
Nov.14th –Karen Gass- http://www.cottonspice.net/
Nov.19th –Melanie M. Jeschke- http://melaniejeschke.blogspot.com/
Nov.21st- Andrea J. Graham- http://www.christsglory.com/
Nov.22nd-Linda Wood Rondeau- http://lindarondeau.blogspot.com/
Nov.24th-Diane Huff Pitts- http://dianehuffpitts.com/
Nov.25th –Mark Venturini- http://markventurinijourney.blogspot.com/
 



Monday, November 03, 2014

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Blog Tour



Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month Blog Tour

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million (Alzheimer’s Association, 2014).  The Author Community of Helping Hands Press is getting involved this month, and hopes to help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

Staring Nov. 3rd, with Anne Baxter Campbell’s blog post and Sue Badeau’s appearance on blogtalk radio, and finishing on Nov. 25th with Mark Venturini’s blog post, many of the authors in the Helping Hands Press Community will be sharing their personal stories.

Who are the authors, their blogs and what days?

Here is the list:

Nov.3rd-Anne Baxter Campbell- http://pewperspective.blogspot.com/
Nov.4th –Doris Gaines Rapp- http://dorisgainesrapp.blogspot.com/
Nov.5th-Marcia Lee Laycock- http://marcialeelaycock.com/thespur/
Nov. 7th –Sheila Seiler Lagrand- http://sheilalagrand.com/
Nov. 8th –Giovanni Gelati- http://gelatisscoop.blogspot.com/
Nov. 10th –Ruth L. Snyder- http://ruthlsnyder.com/
Nov. 10th –Cindy Noonan- http://www.cindynoonan.com/
Nov. 11th-Sue Badeau- http://suebadeau.webs.com/apps/blog/
Nov. 12th-Peggy Blann Phifer- http://www.whispersinpurple.com/
Nov. 13th-Sandy Sieber- http://pahistorybooks.blogspot.com/
Nov. 13th- Joy Ross Davis- http://joyrossdavis.com/blog/
Nov.14th –Karen Gass- http://www.cottonspice.net/
Nov.19th –Melanie M. Jeschke- http://melaniejeschke.blogspot.com/
Nov.21st- Andrea J. Graham- http://www.christsglory.com/
Nov.22nd-Linda Wood Rondeau- http://lindarondeau.blogspot.com/
Nov.24th-Diane Huff Pitts- http://dianehuffpitts.com/
Nov.25th –Mark Venturini- http://markventurinijourney.blogspot.com/