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Giveaway $25 Family Christian Gift Card (Review)

Ever want to brighten your day, I would say visit your local Family Christian store. I have been a patron of Family Christian stores ever since my wife introduced me to them over a decade ago. Since then it has become a traditional store for us to visit. Usually around Christmas time as well as when there is a birthday or other celebration coming up. One thing that I have noticed about any Family Christian Store I have been in, it’s the people. My latest trip to my local store this past week was no exception. Driving out there on my lunch break, in hopes that I would be able to get in and out quickly. I was greeted by the assistant manager, Patricia with a smile and words of blessings. Only after the cheerful greeting did she offer assistance. Unlike many retail stores, you could tell her spirit and heart truly meant the words she shared. After declining her generous offer to help, I proceeded to peruse around the store. There was a buy one get one 50% off Sale going on that peaked my interest. With brick and mortar stores these days, without an appealing sale, people are inclined to stay at home and order off the web. I wandered around the store and before I knew it I had been there over thirty minutes. Still with no purchase in hand. It was not for not finding one; it was from finding so many and having to decide. Finally, I chose two books by Stan Toler that I […]

I Could Use Your Help! 2015 Reader Survey and Giveaway

2015 has been an incredible year for me and hopefully you as well. As the year winds down I count the blessings that I have been able to share with you. I have been blessed by our conversations and humbled to have been your servant of words this past year. I have shared my ups and downs, opinions and reviews and you have all stood by my ramblings. Your contributions in the form of comments as well as sharing the conversations with others has been an incredible experience. SecondIron’s Blog just reached a huge milestone of being in existence two years! Almost two hundred posts so far it has been quite a journey, none of which could happen without you! Those of you that have been with me since the beginning, and those that have come across my musings in the numerous groups and social media outlets, as well as those that may be reading this blog for the first time, to all of you THANK YOU! I have put together a brief 10-question survey for you to help me to provide more valuable content in the upcoming year. 2016 is already mapping out to be an exciting year of changes.  The survey will provide you an opportunity to have a voice, each and every survey (no matter how many or how lengthy the answers) will be read diligently by me personally. I value each and every one of you as my readers and in turn value your thoughts and feedback. In return for the […]