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WIN a LeapTV Game System!

Read my full review of the LeapFrog LeapTV game system here.

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And now for the fun of it, we’re going to give one away!!! Enter using the Rafflecopter below – come on, it’s easy to enter!
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Review of LeapTV game system

Disclosure: LeapFrog provided the LeapTV system for me to review.

LeapFrog rarely disappoints me, but I was a little skeptical of this new game system they sent me, the LeapTV…. well, they blew me out of the water again!

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LeapTV is fun, active, educational, and safe (age appropriate) – all of the things I love about LeapFrog products.

With all that in mind, the FUN is definitely there. The game system is engaging because there are many ways to play. Depending on the game, your kiddo might have a mission where the camera is displaying him (my kid loved this) right there on the screen. And, the control is two-in-one. It has a wand-like/senser use, and then can be rotated to act like a traditional controller.

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My almost-5 year old loves this new game system from LeapFrog. Every game and level is a little different, and his favorite right now is Spiderman.

The setup was a little tricky because we have a recessed wall with an extension mount TV. It took us a few tries to figure out where the TV and camera should be, but now it’s great fun. There’s a mount where the camera can be on top of the TV, but for our setup, that meant a large reach. If I extend the TV and leave the camera on the counter, the camera can’t read the top-most movements. So, our solution was to keep the TV mostly near the wall, and it works great for us that way.

LeapFrog is going to allow me to give one of these away soon, so stay tuned!

The Adoption Post I Don’t Want to Write

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  James 1:2-3 ESV

I have not updated you in a long time, but there is an update.

You know, James didn’t say that trials are something we just need to suck up . . . → Read More: The Adoption Post I Don’t Want to Write

Review of LeapFrog LeapBand

Disclosure: LeapFrog provided the LeapBand to me to review.

I love LeapFrog! Their toys are always age appropriate and educational!

The LeapBand is a fun toy that gets my kids moving, and I love anything that keeps them active (and I just get to watch!). My 4-year old is kind of particular about wearing . . . → Read More: Review of LeapFrog LeapBand

We Have a Child Match! Time to Send a Stack of Papers

We’re so excited to announce that we’re matched with a child in the DRC!!! We will call him Z. We will not be posting any photos online or using his real name to ensure the integrity of our case. But if you see us in person, we’d be happy to share!

From this point:

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We Don’t Need to Add to the Suffering of Sin

The consequences of sin are many.

So why do we feel the need to make them worse?

When someone hurts us, we change who are. Despondent. Unconnected. Unwilling to move on. Or maybe we’re loud; verbal abusers. We want to hurt them like they hurt us.

Once we’ve decided to forget (instead of truly forgive), . . . → Read More: We Don’t Need to Add to the Suffering of Sin

How Do We Experience God’s Promises?

Floored. That’s how I feel.

I shouldn’t, because, you know:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23, ESV)

Do you ever feel like you’ve heard all of the Bible quotes? Or you’ve heard every sermon/translation/interpretation? Do you ever feel . . . → Read More: How Do We Experience God’s Promises?

Fighting the Comfort Idol

Part of the reason I chose my word of the year last year had to do with fighting my idolization of comfort.

I love to just be my old self. The fleshly self.

I have always been a very negative person. When I’m just seeking my own comfort, I can see it staring at me through . . . → Read More: Fighting the Comfort Idol

Adoption Fundraising Efforts

Please continue to pray for the DRC to open up exit visas for the adopted children! Your prayers are being heard – let’s nag the Lord as he calls us to do!

We are so thankful for your continual prayers on behalf of our adoption. We are thankful that God is leading us to move . . . → Read More: Adoption Fundraising Efforts

Word of the Year 2014

Last new year’s, I decided to do a word focus for the first time. My word was Gratitude.

I absolutely loved this. For me, this practice was so effective. Throughout the year, I didn’t have to do anything special, but moments where I needed to return to gratitude presented themselves all.the.time. (I’m a very negative . . . → Read More: Word of the Year 2014