We Have This Moment, Today

I remember so clearly one warm sunny day in May. I had seven children at the time, one just two weeks old. The kids were outside playing under the sprinkler, laughing, making up games. God spoke so clearly to my heart that day, saying, “Cherish this day. Bask in this moment.” I did, and I still do now. Today, three of those little boys are married, two have children of their own, and one of the boys is in heaven, which makes that memory even more precious to me. A dear friend of ours, Doug Oldham, sang a song that I have treasured through the years. It goes like this:


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Introducing the Master Books Instagrammies- More Time to Win!

The world has their Grammys and now Master Books has the Master Books Instagrammies: #mbinstagrammies

celebrate family values with the master books instagrammies

Master Books wants to celebrate families who live by the Word of God and #TeachtheTruth. So grab your camera and introduce yourself to us on Instagram using #mbinstagrammies

Just like the Grammys, we have special awards! Our awards will honor your family’s efforts to teach and share the wonder of God as Creator using the Bible and other resources.  So show us how you are teaching or have taught these biblical truths with your pics. Here are a few ideas to spark your creative picture taking:

Scientific Mysteries: Dragons, Dinosaurs, Volcanoes, The Flood, Experiments, etc.

Creation Adventures/Travel: Family Trips, Travel via the Internet, Culture Lessons, etc.

Exploring God’s Created Beings: Wildlife, Pets, & People

God is Creator: Teaching the Evidence, Teaching a Biblical Worldview

Faith, Family & Friendships: Teaching, Sharing, Defending the Bible

sample #mbinstgrammies entry

The Awards include:

  1. One Kindle Fire loaded with all of Master Books & New Leaf Publishing Group’s digital books; over 150 titles.
  2. Two Family Passes to the Creation Museum (two families will win passes to visit)
  3. The Answers Books Series for the Entire Family (9 books)
  4. Donation of 25 books to your homeschool co-op from the NLPG.com library
  5. Donation of 25 books to your church library from the NLPG.com library

How to Enter:

  • Post your photo(s) on Instagram with a description and use the #mbinstagrammies hashtag. You can enter as many times as you’d like between now and Monday, March 11.
  • Fill out this form so we know you are entering the contest.
  • Blog the story behind the photo(s) you are entering. This is optional, but will help you generate inspire others, and get the Likes and Comments you need to win.


Winning entries will have the most Likes and Comments (other than your own comments). So be sure to invite your friends and family to vote for you with a quick and simple Like or Comment.

The winners will be announced at noon on Monday, March 11th at nlpgblogs.com, in press releases and our social media sites.

Got Questions?

Ask your questions in the comment section below. We will develop FAQs based on your input.


FREE Chapter & Webinar Friday! Astronomy Day 2012

Happy Friday friends! Today we are celebrating Astronomy Day 2012. Tomorrow is the official holiday, but today we’re offering many special ways for you and your family to celebrate God’s incredible Creation of the heavens.

Here is your Astronomy Day webinar by Dr. Jason Lisle and courtesy of the Homeschool Channel.

Astrophysicist Dr. Jason Lisle shares why he is passionate about creation astronomy, and a few ways families can celebrate astronomy day 2012 from their own backyards. Most recently he published a brand new book titled The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky. In it he explains ways to view the night sky through a telescope, binoculars, and even the naked eye!

Beginning today through May 1st, we are offering Chapter 4 from The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky for FREE. This chapter specifically addresses astronomy with the unaided eye…no equipment necessary to view many unbelievable sights such as planets, stars, constellations, and more!

All you have to do to download this free chapter is join CreationConversations.com. If you’re already a member you can download now!

Twitter Party Nov. 15! You Could Win Gary & Norma Smalley’s: 4 Days to a Forever Marriage

Please join us Tuesday, November 15 at 8:00 pm CT for a fun-filled Twitter Party hosted by @MasterBooks4u! At this party you will have the chance to win a FREE copy of Gary & Norma Smalley’s new book, 4 Days to a Forever Marriage: Choosing Love or Anger.

To participate:

-follow @masterbooks4u
-use the hashtag #teachthetruth
-use the hashtag #tttrollcall

Check out these short videos from the Smalley’s offering a glimpse of Day1-4:

Day 1- Loving words & actions

Day 2- Communication and resolving anger

Day 3- Affection and intimacy

Day 4- Trials and treasures

Please join us November 15 and invite your friends! This twitter party is brought to you by New Leaf Publishing Group. NLPG’s mission is to impact eternity through the power of the printed page.

#TeachtheTruth from the Family Illustrated Bible

The Moms of Master Books are throwing another fun party with one BIG purpose: to #TeachtheTruth of God, our Creator, to our families.

Join the next Twitter Party to win your copy of The Family Illustrated Bible and more:

Tuesday, August 23 at 8pm central
follow @masterbooks4u and @mamahall
use the #TeachtheTruth hashtag
and #tttrollcall – to let us know you’ve joined the party

Important Note: Our #teachthetruth events have attracted skeptics and people in need of Jesus. We are turning their involvement into an opportunity to pray for them. You will see us use “1:18 crowd” as a reminder to pray. 1:18 refers to 1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” It will help us remember that they are in darkness and need a Savior.

Party Prizes include:
The Family Illustrated Bible
My Take Along Bible
How Do We Know the Bible is True
The Answers Book for Kids Vol 3: Questions on God and the Bible
Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers

Grand Prize: to be announced

The Moms of Master Books will review the Family Illustrated Bible and provide great questions from those reviews for the party. Read their reviews and you will be super-prepared to win. Meet the Moms of Master Books reviewers below:

Eryn – MamaHall

Rebecca – Moms Mustardseeds.com

Ashley – LIFE by Ashley Pichea

Stephanie – Bowmania

Cindy – Get Along Home

Christy – DevotionMama

Stephanie – MomKaboodle.com

Gretta Johns – The Johns Family

Karen – FaithFamilyFibro

Save the date, read the blogs, and invite your friends to the #TeachtheTruth Twitter Party!