Sunday, February 21, 2016

Social Butterfly Sunday #38

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Hi, friends! Welcome to Week #38 at Social Butterfly Sunday! Hope you all have a had a nice, relaxing weekend! I am excited to be doing something new this week at the link up.  I was blessed with a wonderful book and curriculum for my sons, so I wanted to share with you an author who gifted these to my family.

Author Spotlight

Meet Janis Cox
http://www.janiscox.com/

In 2001, Janis gave her life to Christ. She started journaling as a way to organize her thoughts, feelings, and prayers.  She has been blogging since 2008. In 2012 she published an award-winning children’s book Tadeo Turtle. She ran a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer for four years.

Recently she joined Hope Stream Radio, an Internet radio station. Her talk Growing Through God’s Word can be heard each Tuesday.

In addition to a career as a homemaker and teacher in the public school system, Janis was a partner in a Canadian small business with her husband, Wayne. They currently reside in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada and winter in Mesa, Arizona. Their family of three married children and seven grandchildren keep them active and enthused. Snowball, their maltipoo, is a fun loving ball of fur whose need for walks keeps them outside and exercising often.

JanisCox.com/ 

Recently, Janis graciously gave me a copy of her book and some amazing curriculum that goes with her beautiful book, Tadeo Turtle.  She actually both wrote the book and illustrated the pictures.  This book won the Best Children's Book in Canada in 2013. It has a fun rhyming scheme that children love, and my sons wanted me to read it to them again and again!  It is a wonderful story about a turtle who doesn't want to deal with his shell anymore.  He has an adventurous dream, and realizes he is perfect just the way God made him.  

As a Mom, I loved the moral of the story.  My sons and I enjoyed the characters in the story and the illustrations are gorgeous.  We also had some fun with the curriculum, and painting pictures of Tadeo.  There is also some interesting facts about turtles, and my sons were able to point out some of the things they learned from reading this book.  We saw an empty turtle shell on display at the library, and they knew what it was called and also referenced about a certain turtle that weighs 2,000 pounds!   I hope you take the time to visit Janis' site and learn more about this wonderful author!   

Janis loves tell others about what God has done and is doing in her life.

Janis can be reached on her website, Growing Through God’s Word and on FacebookPinterest and Twitter.

Please join her at Word of God Speak Facebook Group to learn more about memorizing Scripture through art. Please join her Newsletter and get the latest updates on her books, some fun recipes, and other interesting topics.

 Featured Post...

Congratulations to Catherine at Faithfilled Chaos for her post, Love is...Kind.

Blessings,

Kelly

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26 comments:

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    1. Thanks for sharing your amazing lessons with us each week, Debbie! So glad to have you be a part of this party! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  2. Thanks for hosting another great linkup and for the spotlight on Janis too. Janis, I didn't know you hosted a radio show too--incredible! Wishing you both a blessed week!

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    1. Hi Jed,
      Well it is a 4 minute podcast once a week. Not very big for sure but I have to write up something and tape it each week. This was my first time "talking" so a step in the right direction.
      blessings,
      Janis

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Jed! This link up has really turned into an amazing blessing for us all, as we get to know more about each other! Thanks so much for commenting and hope you all have a wonderful week :)

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  3. Kelly,
    Thanks for featuring me and Tadeo. We appreciate it. And thanks for the linkup
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. Thank you, Janis for blessing us with Tadeo. I don't think my sons are ever going to see a turtle again, and not call it Tadeo! Hope you have an amazing week and thanks for commenting :)

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  4. Thank you so much for hosting Kelly. I love being a #SocialButterly! Have a super week, friend!

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    1. Hi, Jaime! You are an awesome, #SocialButterfly! I am so thankful for your kindness, encouragement and friendship. Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for commenting :)

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  5. That sounds like such a fun book. We'll be checking to see if any of our local libraries carry it!

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    1. Hi, Mother of 3! I hope your library does carry it. It is such a sweet book, and my sons are now calling all turtles, Tadeo! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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    2. Hi
      Your local library should carry it.
      Blessings,
      Janis - Tadeo's creator.

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  6. Hey Kelly,
    I hope you are doing well today!
    Thanks for faithfully and graciously hosting the link up each week!
    You are a blessing!
    Melanie

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    1. Hi, Melanie! Thank you for such a kind comment! Hope you are doing well also and hope that you have an amazing week :)

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  7. Thanks for hosting!! I hope you have the chance to come on over!

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    1. Hi, Myhomeofmanyblessings! I will try to make it over there by the end of the week! My husband is off of work this week while we try to figure out what is going on with his shoulder, and it's been many doctor visits. Hope you are having a wonderful week and thank you for commenting :)

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  8. Kelly, I had a mini-weekend vacation visiting family. I signed online this morning to play some catchup and to my surprise saw you featured me! Thanks so much! What a great way to start my "Monday".

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    1. Hi, Catherine! I can understand that! I am busy this week trying to catch up also. Congrats on your feature, and hope you had a fun time visiting family! Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week :)

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  9. Thanks, Kelley! I always love visiting here! You are a wonderful host!
    Hugs,
    Lori

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    1. Thanks, Lori! I am so glad that you stopped by this week! Hope you are having an amazing week and thanks for commenting :)

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  10. Thank you Kelly. It is good linking up here with you

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    1. Hi, Ifeoma! Glad to see you here linking up! Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for commenting :)

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  11. Thanks for hosting this wonderful link up. Love seeing all the wonderful ideas on here :).

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    1. Hi, Ayan! So glad to have you stop by the party! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  12. Thanks for hosting Kelly - I always enjoy hanging out at your party! :-)

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    1. Hi, Create With Joy! So glad to see you at the party! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing weekend :)

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