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We hope everyone had a happy Easter and was able to stop in to see the chicks.  They were adorable, as always, and the kids loved them!  We were also able to get a picture of some of last year’s chicks- they grow up so fast!


We also had a lot of fun with the kid’s coloring contest, and with our online contests.  Congratulations to the winner’s of the gift cards and the Easter lamb.

We have some exciting events coming up at Hackman’s this month.  You can find all our events listed on our “events” tab on our Facebook page.

Give the store a call to register for “Courageous- Taking it Further” with Dick Parks and David Russiano on April 17 and April 24.

We also have Ian Holme’s CD release concert and birthday party on April 20; everyone is invited!  And for the Christian educators out there, we have a Christian Education workshop with Velvet Lozada on April 28.

We would love to know what kind of topics you would love to read about on our blog.  Leave us some suggestions as a comment, and if we choose yours, you will get an honorable mention and a small gift from us.


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Last time Dr. Stoll visited the store and spoke about his book Alive! and his biblical nutrition system, he was a big hit.  We had quite a few people asking us if he would be visiting the store again, so we’re pleased to announce our next big event:

Dr. Stoll will be joining us in the store on March 24 for an Immersion Day from 9 AM to 3:30 PM- Reservations are required.  Dr. Stoll and his wife, Kristen Stoll, will be lecturing throughout the day.  A healthy, gourmet catered lunch will be provided by Eliane DeSouza, using recipes from Kristen Stoll’s  book, “Kristen’s Healthy Kitchen”.  Tea and fruit will be provided by Frey’s Natural Foods.

There will also be health displays, a gift basket giveaway (donated by Queen’s Nutritional Products), and you will be given a Fully Alive wristband, pen, and notepad.  It will be a fantastic day filled with good food and great conversation.  If you register before March 14, the fee is $60, and it is $65 if you register after that.  Check out our Facebook page to see how you can enter to win a pair of tickets!


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Thanks to everyone who joined us for our VBS preview night.  We had a lot of fun, and learned a lot of ways to help children connect with God.  Don’t forget, we put a discussion board on our Facebook page for VBS leaders to share stories, find props, and talk about anything VBS related.  You can find the link on the left-hand side of our page.

Many of you have noticed the changes at our store recently, with the new event center, the chapel, and the promotions we have been running.  We’re really excited about the changes, and we have a couple new changes to announce as well.

Hackman’s is now on Foursquare!  Foursquare is a GPS based mobile app that allows you to “check-in” when you visit a location.  The first time you check-in at Hackmans, you will unlock a special for a free laser engraved pen with any purchase.  Just show the unlocked special to one of our employees, and we will engrave your free pen while you wait.

Our new website should hopefully be up within the next week or two, and we have a new logo that we’re rolling out as well. 

We’d love to hear your feedback on all these exciting new changes.  If there are any specials events that you would like to see Hackman’s do, we’d love to hear your suggestions!  Our new chapel in the store is also complete.  It is a great place for a small group, or to sit and pray.

Don’t forget- you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Foursquare!

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Valentine’s Day is looming, and we were so impresed with the submissions we received for our Amishview Inn giveaway.   The winner will be announced this week.  This Valentine’s Day, make sure you let the people you care about know you love them, and give thanks to God for the blessings they give you every day.

If you’re still looking for a special gift, stop by and check out our selection of engraveable gifts.  We’ll engrave for you while you wait.  An engraved bible or other gift is something that your loved one can use time and time again, and cherish for years to come.

For those of you who like to bake or eat chocolate on Valentine’s Day (and who doesn’t?), we suggest giving this healthy chocolate pie recipe a try.  The recipe can be found in “Kristen’s Healthy Kitchen Recipes”, by Kristen Stoll.  If you don’t have a copy, you can pick one up in store.

Chocolate Pie:

Pie Crust:

1 1/2 cups spelt flour

1/2 cup barley flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup Earth Balance butter

2 tablespoons cold water (enough to get your pie dough consistancy)

Mix in food processor until dough rolls up into a ball.  Roll out into a pie shell.

Bake until light brown.


4 avocados

3/4 cup cocoa

1 cup date paste

2 teaspoons vanilla


Mix in food processor until super creamy.  Add water as needed for desired texture.


Bonus #1 You can use this filling as pudding; just omit the pie shell and place in a bowl.  Top with sliced strawberries and a dallop of cashew cream.

Our next event coming up is on Feb. 15, at 10 AM: a discussion on ROMANS 12, “The Christian Life”.  For those of you who missed our Dr. Stoll and Courageous bible studies, remember you can still discuss these topics in the “discussions” area of our Facebook page.  We will be featuring another event featuring Dr. Stoll this coming month that will be very exciting.  We’ll have more details soon.


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One of the many reasons that we decided to start this blog was due to inspiration from Ruth Hackman’s, “Reflections”, a column in the Morning Call that started on Nov. 2, 1974, and ran for 22 years.

Originally intended as a sales column for Hackman’s, “Reflections” quickly became a “personal chitchat” column, which readers were thrilled with.  The column read very much like blogs today do.  Ruth would offer personal reflections, talk about her family, and share household tips.

Not only did Ruth’s column make Hackman’s and their store widely known around the valley, but she offered a subtle spritual guide for those that had lost their way, and invited customers and readers into the Hackman’s lives.

Thank you, Ruth, for starting such a wonderful tradition and creating the community relationships that we value so dearly.

Our next bible study will be on Feb. 8 at 10 am, and led by Ron Ridenour.  The topic is “ROMANS 12: The Christian Life”.  Registration is requested; we hope to see you there!


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 Yesterday was Joe’s birthday and we wanted to take the time here to wish him a happy birthday, and to thank him for all the wonderful things he does, every day.

Our Facebook friends were also wonderful, as usual, and sent many well-wishes Joe’s way.

Our last men’s bible study on Courageous will be tonight at 7pm.  Some members have expressed interest in being able to continue to chat with other fathers about the issues they face every day.  We’ve set up a discussion board, and you can join by going to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hackmansbiblebookstore) and clicking on the “discussions” tab on the left of the page.

Our next upcoming event is “ROMANS 12: The Christian Life” Bible Study Fellowship led by Ron Ridenour.  We will be holding them Feb. 1,8,15, & 22 at 10am.  We would love to hear what you think about our new event center!

If you’re already thinking about Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to check out our engraveable gifts.  We have a great selection, and the items will be engraved while you wait.  Also, we are starting a really exciting giveaway on our Facebook page, so stay tuned!

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A huge thank you to Richard Parker for leading our first “Courageous” workshop last Tuesday.  We will be doing two more “Courageous” bible studies on Jan. 24 and Jan. 31st, at 7pm.  We will be focusing on insights from the movie and how to conduct a bible study for men in your home church, both led by Mr. Richard Parks.  We ask that you please pre-register for these events.

To learn more about the movie, visit www.courageousthemovie.com.  We also have copies available to purchase in store.

We wanted to congratulate Patti Adams Mahaney, who won a free copy of the movie from our Facebook contest.  Thank you to everyone that took part.  Many shared wonderful stories of courageous, positive male role models in their lives.  Our fans are so amazing, and inspirational.  We are planning on more Facebook giveaways and events; you can follow us at www.facebook.com/hackmansbiblebookstore.

We’re supposed to have a cold week coming up, so stop by and see us and relax in our new lounge area with a free coffee.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ to keep up with all the exciting new events at Hackman’s!

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