Annette R. Smith

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An Evening Prayer

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 6:29 PM Comments comments (2)

I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; indeed, my mind instructs me in the night." (Psalm 16:7)

This week has been a long and busy one -- and, for personal reasons, emotionally draining, too. But today brings us one step closer to the weekend and some much-anticipated rest. Here is my evening prayer:

Lord, thank you for the many ways you have shown your love and care for me today, even when I was not aware of your provision and protection. I pray that tonight, even as I sleep, you will renew my mind and remind me of your goodness.

Thank you for this truth in Psalm 121: "He who keeps you will not slumber...nor sleep." What an amazing promise! May my readers also rest in this promise tonight. Amen.

Blessings, Annette Smith

Disclosure of Material Connections: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connections to the brands, products, or services mentioned above. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission?s ?Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising" (Title 16, Part 255).

Site Design Makeover And Blog News

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Webs.com introduced six new website templates in February. I wanted to update my site with one of these new professional designs, but other things took priority over my personal website and blog. Things like extra writing assignments while my husband was unemployed, his eventual new job, and our move to San Antonio.

Now that we're settled into our "new" apartment -- a temporary dwelling, since we hope to find a nicer, larger home before the end of our lease -- I have more time for my website and blog. Of course, my work for Break Studios, Textbroker, and other clients doesn't leave much time for my personal sites. But this week, I finally managed the update.

I changed my website template from "Clean Splash" to "Dark Camera" for a fresh, new look that is clean and professional. I also edited the content, worked a little on search engine optimization (SEO), and added a Twitter feed. A new page called "Bookshelf" features my current reads along with their Amazon links. And I added content widgets to my "Samples" page.

Grace Notes, my personal blog, has been sadly neglected since Christmas. But I'm working with some ideas for new Blogger blogs which I plan to launch this summer. My blog topics include pets, classic movies, and Christian living. Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned for launch date announcements.

Blessings, Annette Smith

Disclosure of Material Connections: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connections to the brands, products, or services mentioned above. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising" (Title 16, Part 255).

My Christmas Articles Collection

Posted on December 13, 2010 at 1:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Merry Christmas to all my readers! The past several weeks have been extremely busy ones for me. A number of things have kept me away from blogging, including other (more pressing) writing assignments and various tasks and projects around the house.

 

My stepson will spend the first half of his holiday break with his father and me, and we have many fun things planned for his stay with us. This is my last opportunity to write a blog article until after the new year begins.

 

In the meantime, I want to share some of my various holiday writings with you. Some articles are new articles I wrote for two of my content libraries--HubPages and Bukisa. Others are older publications from my content libraries. All of the articles have a Christmas holiday theme.

 

Christmas Movies

 

The Best Christmas Classics Ever: A Baker's Dozen

Nine Lesser-Known Classic Christmas Movies From The 1940s

Eighteen Classic Christmas Movies From The 1940s

 

Christmas Literature

 

Free Booklet From NavPress: The Message Of Christmas

Free Resource: Lucado Life Lessons Christmas Devotional

 

Christmas Gift Ideas

 

Christmas Gift Ideas: Gifts For People With Alzheimer's Disease

Christmas Gift Ideas: Gifts For The Alzheimer's Caregiver

 

Other Recent Articles

 

Tips For Avoiding Online Scams This Christmas Holiday Season

Award-Winning "Word Of Promise" Audio Bible Free Online

 

Happy reading! May God richly bless you this Christmas holiday season, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

Blessings, Annette Smith

 

Disclosure of Material Connections: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connections to the brands, products, or services mentioned above. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising" (Title 16, Part 255).

Atheist Ad Campaign Challenges The Bible

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The American Humanist Association launched the largest-ever atheist ad campaign today. The "Consider Humanism” campaign features a series of television and newspaper advertisements that challenge evangelical Christianity and biblical morality.

 

The first television commercial will appear Friday evening on Dateline NBC. Other television networks will also feature the commercial, and print ads will appear in several major American newspapers. To learn more about this multimedia ad campaign, read "Atheist Advertising Campaign Challenges Evangelical Christianity and Biblical Morality."  

 

May I also recommend a great little Discovery Series booklet from RBC Ministries? "Do I Have the Right Kind of Faith?" is an awesome comparative study of the right and wrong kind of faith, according to the Bible. When you visit the website, you can request a print edition of the booklet or download a PDF file. 

 

Blessings, Annette Smith

 

Disclosure of Material Connections: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connections to the brands, products, or services mentioned above. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising" (Title 16, Part 255).


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