Eight-year-old Mackenzie Goode is at it again. Even when she tries to make it up to her parents for making mistakes, she can't seem to avoid the inevitable: making mistakes. When Mac decides to surprise her parents with breakfast in bed, a full on food festival complete with pancakes, toast, and a song, the worst kind of trouble ensues. Despite the efforts of her best friend, Cheese, the kitchen becomes an A-1, top-notch, disaster area and it turns out, instead of doing the surprising, Mac gets the surprise of her life.
But Mac isn't the only one who has to apologize for her mishaps. It turns out fixing mistakes is grown-up work too.
Eight-year-old Mackenzie Goode has a sense of humor that always gets her into trouble. But in third grade, she makes the ultimate promise to herself: no more mistakes. Mistakes are for babies and the last huge mistake she made, back in second grade, caused her a forever grounding and to see a look in her parents' eyes she never wants to see again: disappointment. When the principal of the school visits Mac's class as a mystery reader, Mackenzie's will is tested. Instead of listening to the principal read, Mac sings her best friend, Cheese, a song she makes up about their friendship. Right in the middle of class!
Mac winds up in the worst sort of trouble! The see-you-after-school kind of trouble. The grounded-for-life kind of trouble. The kind of trouble that is sure to create that look in her parents' eyes she was trying so hard to avoid. Fixing this sort of mistake won't be easy, but with the help of Cheese (and her parents) Mac tries.
Maybe your grandchildren are living with you. Maybe they're thousands of miles away. Their parents may be spiritually rebellious or simply neglectful of the family's spiritual life, failing to make prayer and church attendance a regular part of their routine. But even if your grandchildren's parents have established a strong Christian home, busy schedules, jobs, parenting, and all the distractions of today's world conspire to distract or even destroy the family. How can you, as a grandparent, help? God gives grandparents a sacred trust-an opportunity to imprint another generation with the message of his faithfulness. You can stand in the gap by being a godly example for your grandchildren and by praying for them. Even grandparents who already pray regularly for their grandchildren will discover creative suggestions for making the practice even more meaningful. From cell phones to photo prayer journals, you'll find tools that work for you-and for your grandchildren. Author Lillian Ann Penner provides specific examples of prayers to help you get started, such as alphabet prayers, prayers based on special scriptures, and prayers for certain holidays. You may even widen the circle, praying for other children in your life, for children who have parents in the military, and for the adults who influence your grandchildren. Regardless of how far away your grandchildren are, praying for them can bridge the distance between you and leave them with an inheritance more precious than gold.
Thalia Tyme is young woman who's fresh out of college and on her way to an interview for her dream job at Hotel Loret. Unfortunately, Thalia showed up to the right place at the wrong time and was thrust into the world of vampires who mistook her for one of their call girls. Fighting the compulsion that was used on her as well as the immediate lust she feels for Vampire Roman Smith, Thalia will come to terms with the fact that even she is more than what she seems.
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