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Being Mission Minded << Top Ten Unconventional Overseas Packing Tips >> Guest Post

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You've Never Thought of These Before  ...but you'll thank me later...

1. Bring the General Store. Yes, I saw you cringe as you read that. It totally goes against the theory of packing light and only bringing essentials- but truly, if you pack smart, it can be done- and you won't regret it. I won't travel overseas without twine, scissors (in your checked bag, please!), and tape. Ingenuity is essential, and these tools will never steer you wrong. I also like to bring a dark bedsheet- which has been used in the past to form a quick changing room (thanks to the twine and scissors previously mentioned), privacy from open windows, covering belongings from dust or spreading out on the dirt floor. 
2. Tissues, Toilet Paper, and Wet-Wipes are Your Friends. You may think they'll just take up space in your bag, but believe me, you won't regret these either. Traveling seriously wears down your immune system- throw in a change of climate, different water and cultural food, and…

And the winner is ...

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Ashley - congratulations on winning these beautiful divider pages!!!!

I will do my best to send these out as soon as possible - please email me with your address :)


T O   E V E R Y O N E   E L S E  :

Stay tuned for a guest post and a review!!

In HIS grace, Alisha

Being Mission Minded << Giveaway - Rustic Journals KJV Compact Bible >>

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I am so thankful that Susan Reinsma agreed to do a giveaway for the blog party this year :)
The lucky winner will receive beautiful cowhide leather KJV Compact Bible from Rustic Journals!
So ... what are you waiting for???
Here's how to enter to win :
- comment telling what YOUR life verse is , YOUR favorite book of the Bible is (1 entry) - comment telling how long you've been saved (1 entry) - post about this giveaway on your blog and email me the link (2 entries) - post this on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and email me the link (2 entries) - share this on Google+ and email me the link (2 entries) - sign my guestbook [ if you haven't already done so] (3 entries) - follow my blog [ if you haven't already done so] (4 entries) - follow Mrs. Reinsma's shop  (4 entries) - like Mrs. Reinsma's shop (4 entries)
The winner of this giveaway will be announced Tuesday, August 4th, 2015!!

Being Mission Minded << Missionaries Among Us - Amy Vest >>

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Can you tell us about your relationship with Jesus?
I heard the Gospel – the amazing news that Jesus died to save me from my sins and make me right with God – and the Christ drew my heart so that I received Him as my Savior from my sins and surrendered my life to Jesus my Lord as a young woman. Jesus transformed my life – I had a peace that I was forgiven from my sins and right with God, joy of being able to walk with the Lord and in His Truth by His strength, and the hope of heaven when I died. The Lord continued to open my eyes and draw me (through His Word, the testimony of other’s lives, and His work in my heart) to see that I was meant to go deeper in my own close and personal relationship with Him. Not just know about Him, know and love that He lived in me, and pray every so often, but to have a real walk with Him. As I received His grace to respond and follow Him, I made Him my priority, began really seeking to know Him, and spend time with Him, I came to know Jesus as far more tha…

Being Mission Minded << What's Cookin' - Soft chocolate chip cookie recipe : Alisha Bonnell >>

In our family, chocolate chip cookies are a hands down favorite!  In fact, the family members are really picky about what recipe is used - so typically, I don't try new chocolate chip cookie recipes lol.  However, when I found a recipe in an Amish cookbook that I picked up in Jamesport, Missouri (I have a fascination with the Amish / Mennonite culture) ... I just had to try it.  After persuading my family, I made it - and everyone loved them!!!!!

So without further rambling - here is the recipe :)

Amish Soft Chocolate Chip cookies

Ingredients 
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs (if using large eggs, then use 3 eggs) 
1/2 c. whole milk (add 3/4 tsp. of baking soda in milk)
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 small package of chocolate chips

Directions
Mix & *drop by teaspoon on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees until slightly browned around edges**.



*with this recipe, don't even bother trying to roll the dough into little balls.  The cookie dough in this recipe is a different consistency…

Being Mission Minded << Your Time to Speak guest post - Mrs. Lori B >>

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So often when we think of missions we have this idea it means going abroad – over seas - to share the Gospel with those that are lost and have never heard the name Jesus Christ. It seems so glamorous in it's ideal situation. After all Jesus did tell us in Acts 1:8 that “ye shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermostpart of the earth.” But does that really mean that each of us must travel to the ends of the earth in order to share that sacred name; Jesus? It is my opinion that we, in fact, need to rethink what being mission-minded truly means according to the Scriptures.
Let us first explore Acts 1:8. When Jesus spoke this “Great Commission” He wasn't suggesting we all jump on the next red-eye flight bound for Tim-buck-too. He says that we will be witnesses of him in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost. Let me create a word picture – think of Jerusalem as your home; your neighborhood. Judea could be the city …

Being Mission Minded << Giveaway - Homemaker's Journal divider pages >>

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I am so thankful that Mrs. Lori agreed to not only do a guest post (guest post coming tomorrow so stay tuned) but also a giveaway.
The lucky winner will receive beautifully handmade Homemaker's Journal divider pages!
So ... what are you waiting for???
Here's how to enter to win :
- comment telling how YOU serve in the home + leave your name (1 entry) - post about this giveaway on your blog and email me the link (1 entry) - post this on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and email me the link (2 entries) - share this on Google+ and email me the link (2 entries) - sign my guestbook [ if you haven't already done so] (3 entries) - follow my blog [ if you haven't already done so] (4 entries) - follow Mrs. Lori's blog (4 entries)
The winner of this giveaway will be announced Wednesday, July 29th, 2015!

And the winner is ......

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Rosi - congratulations on winning this incredible book!!!!!!!!

I will get you in contact with Sarah Bryant right away :)


T O   E V E R Y O N E   E L S E  :

Stay tuned for a guest post, a giveaway, and a recipe!!

In HIS grace, Alisha


Being Mission Minded << Missionaries Among Us - Sarah Bryant >>

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♡ Will you please tell our readers a little bit about yourself? What are your favorite pastimes?
Hello! I am a homeschool graduate and live with my family on a farm in Kansas. I am thankful for God's faithfulness and the lessons He is teaching me each day. Living at home with my family is such a blessing, enabling me to be part of a home economy, while also doing graphic and photography work on the side. I am passionate about knowing the Lord, seeing His Kingdom and Gospel advance, serving alongside my family, and passing on a Christian heritage to future generations. We publish a magazine for young ladies, “The King's Blooming Rose.”

♡ Can you tell us about your family? Growing up, what were your family's convictions?
The Lord has blessed me with two godly parents who desire to teach their children to walk in God's ways. This has been a tremendous privilege for my five siblings and I, which also gives us a responsibility to take what we have been given and run furthe…

Being Mission Minded << Giveaway - "One Thing I Desire : to know Christ more" >>

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I am so thankful that Sarah Bryant agreed to not only do an interview (intereview coming tomorrow - stay tuned) but also a giveaway.
The lucky winner will get a copy of her book "One Think I Desire : to know Christ more"!!
So ... what are you waiting for???
Here's how to enter to win :
- comment telling how YOU minister to those around you (1 entry) - post about this giveaway on your blog and email me the link (1 entry) - post this on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and email me the link (2 entries) - share this on Google+ and email me the link (2 entries) - sign my guestbook (3 entries) - follow my blog (4 entries) - follow me on Pinterest (4 entries) - subscribe to KBR Magazine (10 entries)
This giveaway will end Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 10pm and the winner will be announced Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Being Mission Minded << Her Style Fashion post - Eden >>

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Hey People! 
I'm Eden from Eden's Evaluations and a huge thank you to Alisha for asking me to participate in her blog birthday!!! (Happy Birthday to your blog, btw! ;))
When it comes to taking pictures of an outfit... I'm really bad at it! Like... seriously bad at it! I guess I don't like to take the time to pose or anything...? I don't know. ;) Anyway, I attended a wedding this past week and made sure that I got someone to take pictures of my outfit.  Annnnnd after looking at them, I was like, wow, I look awkward! But hey, whatever. ;) Ok, so this is the overall look of the outfit, pretty simple! Dress, flats, and earrings.  Since it was a simple, summer, and outdoor wedding, I didn't really want to over do it. (Plus, the drive was over an hour... yeah...)
Another full shot of the outfit. :)

And yes, these are my shoes. :) I really would've preferred to wear heels, but currently, the only "wedding appropriate" shoes I own right now, are these. …