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Monday, December 21, 2009

New Cookbook to be Released January 15, 2010



Cover for new cookbook - Crockpot Duets by Cheryl Moeller

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Crockpot Duets by Cheryl Moeller



1 Plus 1 = 2 Crockpots to Make 1 Dinner

I am very excited about my new cookbook. It’s not just a cookbook, it’s a whole new attitude and way of planning meals. Have you ever thought that you can’t use the crockpot ever again, because everything turns into a soup or a stew? Well, I am going to have you thinking differently about crockpots. My new cookbook is going to help you easily answer the proverbial question, “What’s for Dinner?” In Crockpot Duets, you use two crockpots to easily cook a healthy, homemade dinner. It works especially well for any sort of family or single individual. It will be published next month. Crockpot Duets features beautiful photography and recipes tasted-tested by our family of eight!

Make sure you have two crockpots for easy homemade cooking in 2010!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Momlaughs to Laugh in Your Hometown!


Momlaughs Hometown Humor, Flint Michigan, Down River. Friday, December 4, 2009.
Flint First Wesleyan Church, Christmas Women's Tea. We will make you laugh your way into your Christmas Celebration.

Book Momlaughs in Your Hometown. Now booking for 2010: momlaughs@gmail.com

Sunday, November 22, 2009

9 Ways You Know You've Overdone Your Christmas Decorations



1. The live nativity in your front yard puts the Bronx city zoo out of business.
2. The herd of lighted reindeer in your yard produces a rash of polar bear sightings (and you live in Florida).
3. Your green Christmas garland is so long Tarzan unexpectedly crashes through the front window.
4. The large icicles on your Christmas tree are credited with reversing global warming.
5. Your blow-up inflatable Snowman deflects several killer asteroids back into space.
6. With the thousands of twinkling lights, E.T. dials your number trying to phone home.
7. The elves at the North Pole are jealous!
8. Rudolph’s nose is so bright your neighbors get up at 2:00 Am to leave for work.
9. Due to an abundance of bright lights several 747’s line up for final approach to your house.

Friday, November 20, 2009

"Treasure Your Family" This Thanksgiving - Treasure Hunt 4 Pre-Thanksgiving Fun!



Get Outside While Thanksgiving Meal is Cookin'

"Treasure Your Family" Super Sleuth!


Top Secret
Clue #1: To find the next clue, it really doesn’t matter, you can reach the roof if you go outside and use the
_ _ _ _ _ _.









Top Secret

Clue #2:

Now it’s time to use your wings and glide, you’ll find the next clue across the street under the yellow _ _ _ _ _.







Top Secret


Clue #3:

It’s time to head home and say hi to Bo, you’ll find your next clue in a screened-in
_ _ _ _ _ _ _.






Top Secret



Clue #4:

This clue requires work, so be sure to smile, you’ll find the next clue buried under the north end of a backyard leaf
_ _ _ _.




Top Secret


Clue #5:

This clue may let you race, because it’s over on the baseball field just behind first _ _ _ _.






Top Secret


Clue #6:

The clues are getting harder,
So stop your gabbin…
You’ll find the next clue inside a log _ _ _ _ _.






Top Secret



Clue #7:

To win this contest you must have the strength of an ox, you’ll find the next clue inside the outside mail _ _ _.







Top Secret


Clue #8:

If you obey your mother, you’ll know you’ll please her…you’ll find the next prize inside the kitchen
_ _ _ _ _ _ _.



Top Secret

Clue #9:

This game is difficult, it pushes you to the max, you’ll find the next clue under a machine that let’s you _ _ _.







Top Secret


Clue #10:

If you’ve come this far, you must be stable, the final prize is on the _ _ _ _ _.




Congratulations!

You are The Official
Super Sleuth

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage



Keep Courting! Buy Now!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage by Bob and Cheryl Moeller



Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage

Make Your Marriage Spark this Christmas, buy the perfect gift book and stocking stuffer - Keep Courting!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Road to "I Do" and Beyond in Schaumburg, IL

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What Divorce Does not Solve


Nancy Turner, Host of This is the Day! Listen to her 5X a week on 90.1 FM at 10:00 Am CST

Bob on with Nancy Turner's Along the Way, Tuesday, October 27, 10:00 - 11:00 Am CST

Outline:
What Divorce Does not Solve...
Many Couples believe that Divorce is the ultimate answer to their marriage problems

1. Yet divorce promises much more then it can deliver
2. Divorce will not take down the walls of pain and sin in your own heart
3. Divorce will not heal the painful memories of your marriage
4. Divorce will not pay the other person back for their wrongs against you
5. Divorce will not restore your damaged emotions
6. Divorce will not protect you from making the same mistakes
7. Divorce will not give you a clean slate to start a new relationship
8. “I hate divorce, says the Lord God of Israel…” Malichi 2:16


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Check out our FREE Marriage Conference on 11-7 in Bourbonnais, IL (Chicagoland area) - For Better For Worse For Keeps
Check out our October 31 Chicagoland Area FREE Single's Conference on Relationships - The Road to "I Do"

FREE For Better For Worse For Keeps Writing School

Buy their marriage books, Conference 4-Part CD Series, and other Biblical Resources!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bob Moeller on Prime Time Chicago Today with Host Steve Hiller and Produce Michelle Strombeck, WMBI 90.1 FM - What Divorce Does Not Solve


Bob Moeller and Steve Hiller in WMBI's Studio


Steve Hiller, Host and Michelle Strombeck, Producer, Prime Time Chicago, 3:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm CST, Monday through Fridays, Moody Radio Chicago


Topic for Monday, October 19 - How To Make One of the Biggest Mistakes of Your Life: How to Marry the Wrong Person


Ephesians - Chapter 4:2-3

Verse 2. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Verse 3. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.


A. How to Marry the Wrong Person

1. Date someone who is a non-believer

2. Decide you’ll get married at all costs

3. Become sexually involved with the person or live together first

4. Find someone you believe you can change after you’re married

5. Date someone with an addiction or other serious issues

6. Date someone who is married or who divorced for non-biblical reasons



B. How to Marry the Right Person

1. Be God’s right person first

2. Find Your Identity in Christ not a dating or love relationship

3. Give up your own desires and seek God’s will

4. Refuse all moral and spiritual compromise

5. Be truly content in your present situation

6. Find your place to serve Christ

7. Step out in faith when God introduces you

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

For Better For Worse For Keeps Writing School with Bob and Cheryl Moeller


Who: You are all cordially invited to the First For Better For Worse For Keeps Writing School, Small enough to know your name, taught by Published Writing Professionals. Space is limited to first 90 participants.

What: For Better For Worse For Keeps Writing School, with topics such as How to get Started, How to Get Published, How to Get an Agent, with lots of question and answer sessions

When: Wednesday, October 28 9:30 Am to 4:00 Pm

Where: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004-5966 (Please do not contact the library) Contact for information or R.S.V.P. office@bobandcherylmoeller.com

Cost: Free (A freewill offering will be taken for the For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries)

Lunch and etc.: On your own at area restaurants in downtown Arlington Heights or bring a sack lunch. Snacks and conference notes are provided. No childcare.

Each participant can submit 1500 words before the conference, to be reviewed by Bob and Cheryl. This can be 1500 words for one article or book, 750 words for two different projects OR 500 words each for three different projects. You can sign up for 30 minute time slot for a personal conference, same day as conference, 5:00 to 9:00 Pm at the library, with either Bob or Cheryl. If you need to leave earlier, we will attempt to accommodate your schedule, if possible. You do not have to give a writing sample to come to the conference.

Teachers are Bob and Cheryl Moeller, married for 30 years, parents of six children (one son-in-law), and three lively dogs:

Bob Moeller, D.Min.: Co-founder of For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries, TV host, radio personality, For Better For Worse For Keeps National Conference Speaker, The Road to “I Do” Single’s Conference Speaker, published author of 8 books, ghost writer for 6 books, wrote over 100 articles for magazines and newspapers such as Focus on the Family, Leadership Journal, Moody Magazine, Christianity Today, Christian Reader, Light and Life, Evangelical Beacon, Standard, Wesleyan Advocate, Marriage Partnership, Christian Courier, David C. Cook Publishing, Wesleyan Publishing House, Standard Publishing, Lifeway Publishing, and many more.
Nationally Published books: For Better For Worse For Keeps (Multnomah 1992), To Have and To Hold (Multnomah), The Stirring (a novel with Thomas Nelson 1995), Love in Action: Healing Conflict in Your Church (Multnomah 1995), AWANA: God’s Miracle (AWANA Press 1998), Marriage Minutes (Moody 1998), For Better For Worse For Keeps (Marriagevine 2006), Marriage Miracle (Harvest 2010)

Cheryl Moeller, M.A.R.: Co-founder of For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries, literary agent for 11 years,.published author of 3 books with national publishers, self-published five books sold through websites and at conferences, author of articles for various publications including Marriage Partnership and MOPS.org, syndicated humor columnist for 7 online parent websites and magazines, stand up comic, speaker for retreats and conferences, and mom blogger at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com.
Nationally Published books: Marriage Minutes (Moody 1998), For Better For Worse For Keeps (Marriagevine 2006), and Marriage Miracle: (Harvest 2010). Self-Published books: 2 Novels with Curriculum - Baby Saves Christmas and Lexi’s Homeschool Diary, 2 Gift Books - Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage and Aunt Sarah’s Alaskan Cookbook, Preschool Curriculum – Homeschool Your Preschooler on $1 a Day

www.bobandcherylmoeller.com

This writing school is our attempt to answers many questions we get from people each week on the topic of writing, agents, publishing and branding.

(Please do not contact the library) Contact for information or R.S.V.P. office@bobandcherylmoeller.com

Monday, October 12, 2009

For Better For Worse For Keeps Marriage Conference with Dr. Bob Moeller, Morton Grove, Illinois


Saturday, October 17, 8:15 Am – 4:00 Pm – Free - For Better For Worse For Keeps Marriage Conference, Chicago Area, Christ Our Savior Church (FFOCCUS), Venue: American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053. Free conference notes provided.

Registration Fee: $5 per person to cover lunch and refreshment.
Pastor and Mrs. Guimary welcome you to their church. Seating is limited to the Banquet Hall's capacity so register now by phone: (224) 616-8921 or email Pastor Guimary paguimary@comcast.net

Join us for this life changing conference!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sunday, October 11, Duplicate Sunday School Hours - Men want Sex, Women want Conversation


The Gospel Institute of Fox Valley Church of
West Dundee, Illinois
Presents a Mini Marriage Seminar:
Men want Sex; Women want Conversation
"I know what I want to DISCUSS!"
"I know what I want to DO!"

Free Event, This Sunday, October 11th, 9:00 am or 10:45 am

Please Register Via
· Call 847.844.1010
· info@foxvalleychurch.org

Dr. Moeller is a pastor-at-large with For Better, For Worse, For Keeps Ministries,radio personality, author, and host of the weekly television call-in program. Cheryl is an author, speaker, and comic for groups across the midwest. Bob and Cheryl have been married 30 years and are the parents of six children (and one son-in-law).

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Leaf Placements - a Craft

These are placements Grandpa and Grandma will love. This is a good craft project to do when the leaves are changing in the fall with your children. Find and collect some colorful fresh leaves on the ground around your neighborhood. Take a picture of your child/children near a tree. Write on a small index card the Bible verse - Hebrews 13:5b - God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Cut four pieces of wax paper about 16 inches long. Lay two pieces of wax paper, wax side up, on your work table. Situate several colorful leaves on the paper right side up, leaving at least a one inch border around every side of the wax paper. Situate the Bible Verse card and the photograph of the child/children near the tree right side up, also. Lay the other piece of wax paper upside down so the wax is touching the leaves. Make sure the two pieces of paper are the same size and match up or cut accordingly. (You need an adult to help with this part.) With a hot iron but a light touch, quickly iron the two pieces of wax paper together.)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cheryl will be on with Nancy Turner, Host, Tuesday, October 5, 10:30 Am CST


Nancy Turner (pictured above)

Cheryl uses her over-the-counter-top humor to help you see the humor in the everydayness of life. Listen to Cheryl on Moody Radio 90.1 FM talking with Nancy Turner about life, laughter, and being a mom on This is the Day!, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 10:30 AM CST.
This is the Day!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Single? We have a Conference for you! The Road to "I Do"


The Road to "I Do"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

For Better For Worse For Keeps Marriage Conference with Dr. Bob Moeller, Beaverton Church of the Nazarene, Beaverton, Michigan

Monday, September 7, 2009

This weekend - Beaverton, Michigan



Join us this Saturday for a free marriage conference with Dr. Bob Moeller, TV and radio host, author, and Executive Director of For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries

Saturday, September 12, 8:30 Am - 4:00 Pm


Beaverton Chuch of the Nazarene
540 Lang Rd
Beaverton, MI 48612-8101

Please R.S.V.P. - (989) 435-7708

Lunch and snacks are provided. A small donation is appreciated.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Road to "I Do" - 2 New Locations - Single's Conference on Relationships


A Free One Day Conference for Singles or Single Couples Dating, Courting or Engaged Who are Thinking about Marriage and Want Answers from the Bible to Real Questions:

How do I bond to someone for a lifetime? What vital elements do I need in our relationship to experience lifelong emotional and spiritual intimacy in marriage? How will my present heart condition impact our future success as a married couple? Are their biblical guidelines that can tell me to stay in or get out of this relationship?

With Bob and Cheryl Moeller – Authors, Television and Radio Hosts, Married for 30 Years, Parents of 6 Kids (and one son-in-law) and Co-Founders of “For Better, For Worse, For Keeps Ministries”

Free Admission – RSVP at office@bobandcherylmoeller.com
(Also, an offering will be taken at the conference).


#1 Location


Good Earth Cafe, 14 East Seventh Street, Holland, Michigan 49423

Date and Time is Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 3:30 Pm to 10:00 Pm EST

Conference Emcee will be WMBI’s Michelle Strombeck

Amazing Sandwich and Salad Buffet onsite, $12, includes beverages, dessert, tax, and tips.

For info/R.V.S.P. office@bobandcherylmoeller.com.


Location #2


Stockholm Inn, 2420 Charles Street, Rockford, IL 61108,

Cold Buffet - $12.66, Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10:00 Am to 5:00 Pm,

R.S.V.P. office@bobandcherylmoeller.com




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Friday, September 4, 2009

The Road to "I Do" 4-Part CD Set - Buy Today!



The Road to "I Do" 4-Part CD Set


How do I bond to someone for a lifetime? What vital elements do I need in our relationship to experience lifelong emotional and spiritual intimacy in marriage? How will my present heart condition impact our future success as a married couple? Are their biblical guidelines that can tell me to stay in or get out of this relationship? Click here to buy today.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

So You Want To Be a Work-At-Home Mom by Jill Hart & Diana Ennen

Home-based businesses are estimated to be a $427 billion-a-year industry. In recent studies it was found that as many as 105 million people in North America alone were working at home. Considering this information, it is obvious that home-based businesses can be successful and authors Jill Hart and Diana Ennen will help you succeed with your own.

So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home Mom details all the basics of starting a business in a spiritual, motivational, and comprehensive manner. From deciding what type of business to start to keeping your family and faith first, this helpful tool details every aspect of establishing a business. With proven success tips utilized by the authors and others who own work-at-home businesses, this inspiration approach will provide you with the resources you need to start your own home-based business.

So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home Mom includes:
* Detailed information on types of businesses to start
* Ideas and assistance for setting up, operating, and marketing your business
* Definitions and descriptions of work-at-home terminology and processes
* Help for developing your Website
* Explanations of the business nuts and bolts, including bookkeeping, taxes, and more

About the Authors
JILL HART is the founder of Christian Work at Home Moms, CWAHM.com. Jill is a co-author of So You Want To Be a Work-at-Home Mom. Jill has published many articles and is a contributing author in Laundry Tales, The Business Mom Guide Book, I ll Be Home for Christmas, and Faith Deployed. She holds a bachelor s degree in human development and family studies. Learn more about working from home at http://www.cwahm.com/work-at-home/ .


DIANA ENNEN has been a leader and mentor in the work-at-home industry since starting her business, Virtual Word Publishing, in 1985. She is the author of many books, including Virtual Assistant the Series; Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA and Words from Home: Start, Run, and Profit from a Home-Based Word Processing Business. She resides in Margate, Florida, with her husband and their three children.

Below is an interview with the authors of So You Want To Be a Work-at-Home Mom – Jill & Diana.

If you have questions they are happy to answer your questions anytime. Leave a comment below or email Jill@cwahm.com or Diana@virtualwordpublishing.com

How long have you been working at home?

Jill Hart - I've been working at home since 2000. I had to go back to work full-time for a brief period in 2003 when my husband got out of the Air Force. At that point I got even more serious about making my business work and I've been home full-time since then.

Diana Ennen – I’ve been working at home since 1985, when my son was born. He’s now graduated college and already working towards his own career. I absolutely love it. I can’t imagine doing anything else.

What types of businesses do you operate?

Jill Hart – I run Christian Work at Home Moms, CWAHM.com, a website full of free resources, job listings and information about home businesses. I also write articles and books (yes, more books to come!) and am a blogger for sites like Time/Warner's Christian Momlogic.com and a member of the Guideposts blogger team

Diana Ennen– I’m the President of Virtual Word Publishing. I’m a virtual assistant and specialize in marketing & publicity. I’ve also written numerous books on how to start a VA business and offer PR and VA Coaching.

Tell us about your book? How do you think it can benefit those who want to start a business?

Jill Hart - The book has been such a "God thing." He orchestrated the entire sequence of events - from putting Diana and I together as co-authors to bringing us to the right publisher. The book is a hands-on practical guide for anyone who wants to build a business from home. We cover topics ranging from how to select the right type of business for you, to how to get started, to how to market and grow your business.

Diana Ennen - I think one of the best features of our book is that it’s not only informative, but motivational as well. You’ll feel like friends are helping you on your journey to success. Also, we discuss numerous types of businesses to start and provide proven methods to achieve success. We also often hear how starting a business can be so overwhelming. That’s why we pay special attention to all the how tos. We feel very confident our book will help, not only those starting a business, but those already in business wanting to expand it.

What types of businesses are featured in your book?

Jill Hart - We have such a great range of contributors - everything from direct sales companies like Southern Living at Home and Avon to unique product-driven businesses like BSM Media and GrillCharms. These woman are amazing and give readers a great insight into how they've grown their businesses in very different ways.

Diana Ennen - We cover everything from direct sales companies to specialized areas such as medical transcription and virtual assisting. Also, Jill shares detailed information on starting a community based membership site. We think you’ll get a lot of helpful tips too from such work-at-home powerhouses as Maria Bailey and Lesley Spencer Pyle.

Do you have any tips for success for Christian entrepreneurs that you’d like to share?

Jill Hart - I think my favorite tip - shared with me by one of our contributors, Tammy Degenhart, almost ten years ago is that working together benefits everyone. She told me, "Jill, what you give to others God brings back tenfold" and I've seen that hold true time and time again. It may not be in financial gains and it may not look like what we expected but God is so faithful in that when we work together there is no competition - it's a win-win situation.

Diana Ennen - Do what you believe in and use your own skills and prior experience to find the business that’s just right for you. Research/Research/Research. The more you research, the better your business. Continue to market and be out there. So many once they find a few clients stop marketing. You need to get out there continually. You then become the go to person when someone needs services or products that you offer.

What are some of the challenges that you see with those starting or operating a business?

Jill Hart – In my experience, I've talked with many women who get frustrated because success doesn't come easily or quickly. Working from home may sound easy, but in reality it can actually be just as hard as working outside the home. There are many unique challenges, especially when working at home while raising children. If women don't prepare themselves, they can become discouraged and disheartened.

Diana Ennen– One of the major challenges I see is losing belief in yourself that you can do it. That’s why I think a faith-based book will be so beneficial. Even when times get tough, you can rely on your faith to forge ahead.

With the economy, do you believe it’s still a good time to start a business? Why?

Jill Hart – I think it's a better time than ever. The internet is so much more widely used than it was even nine years ago when I began my website. If people do their research and find a company that fits them as well as their budget this can be a great time to break into the work-at-home field.

Diana Ennen – Absolutely. In fact, I think there’s never been a better time. You might have to work a little harder, but it absolutely can be done. Plus, there are so many businesses who need us more than ever because of the economy. For example, with virtual assistants because businesses are downsizing they are seeking the help of a VA to help on an as needed basis.

Your book is written from a Christian perspective? Tell us a little about that and how you feel that makes it so unique?

Jill Hart – My faith is central to who I am and therefore central to my business.

Diana Ennen – There are so many books out there today on starting a business. However, few have the Christian mom in mind. We provide a lot of scriptures and examples of how you can use your faith to help you.
Learn more about the book at Beacon Hill Press or SoYouWantToBeAWAHM.com.

Ten Reasons why Mothers have Mixed Feelings about Labor Day


Momlaughs with two, expecting #3 - eventually a total of 6 Blessings!


Ten Reasons why Mothers have Mixed Feelings about Labor Day

Momlaughs monthly syndicated humor column, featured on many online magazines
including Families Online Magazine

1. Their husband was still snoring when the contractions were less than a minute apart.

2. The childbirth coach promised the contractions wouldn't hurt any more than holding an ice cube in her hand. She's never been able to take ice in her tea, since then.

3. Rather than playing soothing music in the birthing room, her husband listened to ESPN Classics rerun of the 1987 Super Bowl.

4. The doctor decided to play an additional nine holes and ordered the Pictosin drip turned down to one drip per hour.

5. Her husband took a picture of her facial expressions, during hard labor and used it for their family Christmas letter.

6. The hospital mistakenly delivered a taco supreme with Tabasco sauce, instead of clear broth and ice chips for lunch.

7. The florist tied five dozen helium balloons to the end of the bed, causing it to rise at a 45 degree angle for over an hour.

8. The nurse mistakenly wrote the name of the prescription on the birth certificate -- making her the proud mother of a girl named Tylenol 3.

9. Your husband promised the entire delivery room staff a sit down Thanksgiving dinner the day after you arrive home.

10. She overheard her husband in the hallway saying, "I don't know what the big deal is about labor...I think she's being overly dramatic..."

The Road to "I Do" - Single's Conference on Relationships


The Road to “I Do” (2 Locations)
All Singles are Invited. All Singles are Welcome.

A Free One Day Conference for Singles or Single Couples Dating, Courting or Engaged Who are Thinking about Marriage and Want Answers from the Bible to Real Questions:

How do I bond to someone for a lifetime? What vital elements do I need in our relationship to experience lifelong emotional and spiritual intimacy in marriage? How will my present heart condition impact our future success as a married couple? Are their biblical guidelines that can tell me to stay in or get out of this relationship?

With Bob and Cheryl Moeller – Authors, Television and Radio Hosts, Married for 30 Years, Parents of 6 Kids (and one son-in-law) and Co-Founders of “For Better, For Worse, For Keeps Ministries”

Free Admission – RSVP at office@bobandcherylmoeller.com
(Also, an offering will be taken at the conference).


#1 Location


Arlington Heights Memorial Library (Upstairs auditorium) 500 N. Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, IL 60004 (Please do not contact library.)

Date and Time is this Saturday, September 5, 9:30 Am - 4:30 Pm CST

Lunch is on your own.

For info/R.V.S.P. office@bobandcherylmoeller.com.



#2 Location


Good Earth Cafe, 14 East Seventh Street, Holland, Michigan 49423

Date and Time is Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 3:30 Pm to 10:00 Pm EST

Conference Emcee will be WMBI’s Michelle Strombeck

Amazing Sandwich and Salad Buffet onsite, $12, includes beverages, dessert, tax, and tips.

For info/R.V.S.P. office@bobandcherylmoeller.com.


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Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Free For Better For Worse For Keeps Marriage Conference with Dr. Bob Moeller, Three Rivers Wesleyan Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana



For Better For Worse For Keeps Marriage Conference with Dr. Bob Moeller

Three Rivers Wesleyan Church,1835 Spring Street,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808
Saturday, August 29, 2009, 8:15 Am (registration) 9:00 Am - 3:30 Pm

Learn how to connect with your spouse’s heart for a lifetime. You’ll love Bob’s pastoral heart, humor, storytelling, winsome spirit and commitment to biblical truth. And guess what? This conference is husband-friendly!

Bob Moeller is a pastor-at-large with For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries, radio personality, author, and host of the weekly television call-in program, Marriage: For Better, For Worse. Bob and Cheryl have been married 30 years and are the parents of six children.

This life-changing conference is open to all, including singles, married couples, as well as separated and divorced individuals -- anyone seeking to connect their hearts (some principles apply, to parenting, etc.) in marriage for a lifetime. Even strong and growing marriages will benefit from Bob’s teaching and challenges.

Here’s the schedule:
8:15 Am Registration Begins
9:00 Am Session One – Communication and Conflict
10:15 Am Break and Snacks
10:45 Am Session Two – Building Emotional Intimacy
12:00 Pm Lunch on your own, at area restaurants
1:00 Pm Session Three – Seven Secrets to a Great Sex Life
2:00 Pm Break and Snacks
2:15 Pm Session Four – Staying Close for a Lifetime
and Q and A with Bob and Cheryl
3:30 Pm Conference Ends

Here’s what Gary Chapman, author of the Five Love Languages, said about the For Better, For Worse, For Keeps Conference, “This conference can give hope and perspective to any marriage. I highly recommend it!”

The Conference is Free, But R.S.V.P. is a must. (No Childcare.) To R.S.V.P. Call 260- 424-7887 or email PastorLDMaddox@verizon.net
Three Rivers Wesleyan Church - for directions to the church

Special Guests - Bob and Cheryl Moeller - Sunday, September 30, Morning Worship Services, 9:00 and 11:00 Am

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rest from Your Labors: FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich on Labor Day


Stop in your favorite Chick-fil-A on LABOR DAY, September 7, 2009 in your favorite team’s jersey or other sports attire and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich. No coupon needed, just wear something from any sports team. To find the Chick-fil-A nearest you click here.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Gena's Musikgarten


Are you looking for an early childhood music and movement class for your preschooler/kindergartener? I have one for you!
GenasMusikgarten
The new session of Gena's Musikgarten will begin on September 8, 2009.
Classes are Tuesdays 11-11:40 a.m. at Gena's home in northwest Mundelein.

Special discounted rate: $100 for 12 classes and materials (2 CDs, parent book, and animal picture cards in a cloth bag). Additional registered siblings only $60! Special rate available until August 18.
(Older and younger siblings may tag along for free.)

See more information at Gena's website GenasMusikgarten.
Or call 847-970-7760, email genamayo@comcast.net

Testimonial
"Our family is a fan of the Musikgarten program and our teacher,
Gena. Gena has a beautiful voice and is terrific with all of the
children in class. We sing "Gena songs" (from the Musikgarten CDs) all
the way to class and all the way home. I have even caught my little
girls teaching the songs to their dolls! We have been
coming to Gena's class since our oldest (now 7) was an infant and now
she has joined the children's choir at church. All of our kids love
music and a lot of that love comes from the enjoyment they experience
at Muskigarten. Our 4-year old little girl and 1-year old boy love it
just as much as our oldest daughter did. They can't wait for "music
class" and have a ball singing and dancing and playing neat instruments."
--Colleen, mom of 3
GenasMusikgarten

Thursday, August 6, 2009

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Free Days Galore at Chicago Museums


Andrew is a great tour guide, when friends and family want to go to a Museum

Chicago has many wonderful museums and most of these museums have Free Days when admission is free to the public. Since it is often hard to keep track of the Chicago Museum Free Days going on throughout the year, I have compiled a list of the most popular Museum Free Days.

Despite what you read here, it is suggested that you contact the specific museum to ensure that their Free Days are still valid.

Chicago Museum Free Days - Updated August 5 2009

Adler Planetarium Free Days

The Adler Planetarium is open 9:30am - 6pm during the summer; 9:30am - 4:30pm otherwise;
Free Days 2009: May (Tues) 5, 12, 19 & 26; Jun 7-12; Sep 1, 8, 14-18, 22, & 29; Oct (Tues) 6, 13, 20, & 27; Nov (Tues) 3, 10, 17, & 24; Dec (Tues) 1, 8, 15, & 22 ;


Art Institute of Chicago Free Days

The Art Institute of Chicago is free to the public every Thursday and Friday evening from 5pm-9pm. Memorial Day to Labor Day 2009.
Free Days: May 16-22, 2009; Every Thursday and Friday evening 5pm-9pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day, 2009.


Field Museum Free Days

The Field Museum is Free (basic admission) on the Second Monday of every month, thanks to a donation from Target. Additional free days are also available.
Free Mondays 2009 (9am - 5pm): Jan 12th; Feb 9th; March 9th; April 13th; May 11th; June 8th; July 13th; Aug 10th; Sep 14th; Oct 12th; Nov 9th; Dec 14th;
Other Free Days: September: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th; October: 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th; November: 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th; December: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th;

MCA Free Tuesdays
The Museum of Contemporary Art has Free Days every Tuesday. Special events every week. The museum is open 10am - 8pm on these free days.
Free Days: Every Tuesday of 2009.


Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry is free (basic entry) to the public on various dates throughout the year. The museum is open Mon–Sat: 9:30am-4pm; Sun: 11am-4pm; Omnimax-only tickets on Free Days are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for children. Normal prices apply for other features;
Free Days 2009: Jan 5-31; April 22; June 1-5, 19; Oct 8, 9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30; Nov 11;

Shedd Aquarium Free Days
During Shedd Aquarium Free Days, general admission is free. Wild Reef admission is sold at a reduced rate. The aquarium is open Weekdays 9am–5pm and Weekends 9am–6pm.
Free Days 2009: 2009 Community Discount Weeks are on the following dates in June (14 through 19), and Oct. (4 through 9).
2009 Community Discount Days are on the following dates for Mondays and Tuesdays in September (21, 22, 28 and 29) October (2, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27) and November (2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, and 30)..


Children's Museum at Navy Pier
- free Wednesday evenings and on Sunday afternoon.

Billy Graham Museum
, Wheaton, IL
Be inspired - new exhibit featuring Ruth Bell Graham
There is no admission fee, any day
But there is a suggested donation: Adults $4, Adults, $4
Senior Citizens/Students $3
Children (12 and under) $1
Families $10

Kids Eat Free, Kid's Free Events and Museums in Chicagoland
Kids eat free in Illinois and USA

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What I did over Summer Vacation, including Time4learning, of course!


Summer Camp!

Night Games - Capture the Flag

Picking Blueberries to use in smoothies

Visiting with the World's Largest Sock Monkies

Playing with my good friend's new dog named Giggsy. Is not this the cutest dog, that you have ever seen?

Missing my sister Missy and husband Stephen.

Celebrated our collie coming home, after missing for five years. In July was his 1st anniversary of being found!

Time4learning Summer School and Learning Activities
Wow, it had everything I need to do a little catch up and get ready for the new school year!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Free Midwest Singles Conference on Relationships - The Road to "I Do"




The Road to “I Do”

All singles are welcome. All singles are invited!

A Free One Day Conference for Singles (attached or unattached) or Single Couples Dating, Courting or Engaged Who are Thinking about Marriage and Want Answers to Real Questions:
How do I bond to someone for a lifetime? What vital elements do I need in our relationship to experience lifelong emotional and spiritual intimacy in marriage? How will my present heart condition impact our future success as a married couple? Are their biblical guidelines that can tell me to stay in or get out of this relationship?

With Bob and Cheryl Moeller – Authors, Television and Radio Hosts, Married for 30 Years and Co-Founders of “For Better, For Worse, For Keeps Ministries

Conference Emcee will be WMBI’s Popular On-Air Host, Michelle Strombeck
Location is Elmchurch, 343 S. York, Elmhurst, Illinois
Date and Time is Saturday, August 15, 2009 from 8:30 Am to 3:30 Pm

8:30 Am Registration and Doors Open
9:00 Am 1st Session: The Mystery of Bonding
10:15 Am Coffee and Break
10:45 Am 2nd Session: The Importance of Knowing your Heart Condition
11:45 Am Lunch – on your own at local area restaurants
1:15 Pm 3rd Session: Secrets of Lifetime Emotional Intimacy & Commitment
2:15 Pm Coffee and Break
2:30 Pm 4th Session: Am I Dating a Boaz or a Bozo?
3:15 Pm Question and Answer Session with Bob and Cheryl
3:30 Pm Conference Ends

Directions: elmchurch Phone: 630.832.9100

Free Admission – To attend all participants must RSVP by August 12, 2009 at office@bobandcherylmoeller.com (An offering will be taken at the conference)

Sponsored by For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries and Total Living Network

For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mission Accomplished! 4 kids 400 miles for $16,000 for kids 8,000 miles away



From all of us!!
"I have finished the course: I have kept the faith." 2 timothy 4:7

...We Raised $16,000 for the children of the leper colony in Rajnandoan, India!! We did it!!

Can you say, miracle?! I can. On Saturday night, our last eve before the final ride into Mackinaw I needed to get away with my dad for a pep talk. I really believed that we could raise the monies needed for their vehicle but when would it happen--today or next year? These kids were depending on us. My dad shared wise words that have been passed down the line..."God is seldom early but He is never late, he told me." He encouraged me to ride the final miles with the HOPE that God had a special plan and said, "Barrett, God placed this passion in your heart, He will see you through no matter how long it takes."

Our contact from World Hope Intl. was scheduled to meet us at the bridge to welcome and congratulate us and that alone was something to look forward to on the ride in to Mackinaw City. But again, God had a different plan. Our contact, Ann O'Dell, fell ill in Haiti with food poisoning and was rushed to a hospital in Miami. We were informed she would not be greeting us. That was a huge disappointment.

On Sunday morning we woke to pouring rain and slick wet roads. Our spirits were damp. We had breakfast devotions and my dad read us a story from a WHI/HOPE for Children booklet, "The Road to Opportunity". It has stories about children for who World Hope Intl. has provided opportunities. The story told of the faith and strength one of the kids had to come from poverty to receive education and eventually achievement. When asked if we had any c0mments or words to share, Ben spoke up, "Read us another story." We would do anything to stall and stay off the wet roads. Meanwhile, my mom was in the camper blogging our stories and asking friends to pray for the rain to cease.

Mr. Bennett, our route guide, gave us our maps for the day and my dad shared his final words reminding us WHO we were riding for and how important it was to reach the goal. Then, I think it was my Uncle Jim (cook/s extraordainaire) who told us that there was a SURPRISE waiting for all of us in Mackinaw City. Even my dad was surprised.

As we mounted our bikes and headed out to the entrance of the camp, THE RAIN STOPPED AND STARTED TO MOVE OUT OF THE AREA! Again, God was not late.

We had a DRY and AWESOME ride through the tunnel of trees and stopped and played along the way because we had no clue what awaited us except Mackinaw City and maybe some family members who were going to surprise us. That would be fun.

We rode into the final stretch under I-75, made the left turn single file and then lined up behind the "chase vehicle" that was going to lead us to the base of the bridge and the fort park. We had already decided we were riding 4-WIDE and PROUD as can be that we made the goal. Now it felt like TOUR de FRANCE!

There was family waiting for us. The other vehicles and our moms were lined up cheering us into the final block!! We circled the block and pulled alongside the sag wagon to be congratulated. WE MADE IT.!!

As we got off our bikes, my Uncle Jim handed my dad a piece of paper with a phone number and said that we needed to call the number right away. We gathered in a circle to make the phone call. On the other end of the phone was Mr. Scott Drury from Alexandria VA, World Hope Intl. He congratulated us and shared with us how proud he was of our efforts and hard work. THEN HE HAD ONE MORE THING TO TELL US, the children were going to get their vehicle. Not only had we made the 400+ mile ride successfully, WE RAISED $16,000! We all let out a huge "whoop" and cheers then there were tears! We did it!

AGAIN, GOD was just in time!
From all of us!!
"I have finished the course: I have kept the faith." 2 timothy 4:7

I am just 15 years old but... my friends who came alongside to ride with me and you CAUGHT my passion! WE ALL DID IT!

What's next?! [AJ Bennett thinks we just won the Super Bowl!] We want to go to India to see the look on Dr. Devedas' and the children faces when they learn about their vehicle.

THANK YOU THANK YOU.....please keep checking our blog. We have great photos to share and more information! We are now waiting for the pledges to come in and the mail is still delivering donations! Your response was unbelievable. You can smile and know that four teenagers are very excited and pumped up that they could make a difference. Our faith is strengthened. Our lives are changed.

THANK YOU from ALL OF US
THANK YOU for all your prayers and financial support to make this happen. YOU ALL know who you are and you know that without YOU this would not have been possible. God uses people to make dreams come true. The children of Raj India have been praying as has Dr. Devedas and, THEIR prayers have been answered. OUR dream and passion has been fulfilled. The monies via pledges and donations are still coming in and being calculated at WHI. Barrett, Ben, AJ and Abby


PASSION...do you have a passion?! I do. Wait and see what God can do with this 15 year old and friends coming next year....stay tuned.