Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Grateful Giveaway!

Congratulations to readers AZ and Meredeezy on winning a copy of Mom's favorite coffee date devotional, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace In His Presence!  Enjoy!

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me.  Because I live, you will live.  On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
John 14: 18-20

Did you hear that?  Jesus is talking to you and me.  He died and lives for us so that we can have life to the full.  He will come to you.  He will come to me.  He will dwell in us and enrich us beyond our wildest imaginations.  He is calling us to live in close relationship with Him.  No worries about being good enough for Jesus.  He is the one who can transform our biggest weaknesses, deepest wounds, and most blaring imperfections into glorious gifts for God's perfect purpose and glory.  We just have to accept His invitation.  As with any relationship, it takes time and work, but my life, your life, it is well worth it. 

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

It is my hope and prayer that our stories of God's grace and mercy will continue to bless, encourage, and inspire others to grow in faith with God.  I truly believe that by sharing our faith with each other, both with friends and with strangers, we grow and learn so much.  So, I love hearing from you.  You are the inspiration for all that I write.  I want to encourage you to keep stepping out in faith.  Let's continue to support and strengthen each other on our faith journeys.  If you are reading this blog, God is bringing us together for a reason so keep believing, keep talking and keep sharing your stories with me.

I am so thankful for all God is doing in my life and in the lives of those who so generously share their faith with me. In honor of my Mom, and God's healing power in her life, I want to give away 3 copies of one of her favorite daily "coffee date" books, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace In His Presence.  Details below.

A prayer for today-
Dear Loving Savior,
Thank you for being with me, for loving me, for hearing all my prayers, and for saving me by your grace.  Help me to deepen my relationship with you by sharing my faith with others.
In your Holy Name I Pray, Jesus,
Love of Christ fill you and heal you,
{Giveaway} Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence - 3 Winners!

How to Enter
Leave a comment under this post and include your email (so I have a way to contact you if you win) and your favorite Bible verse. That's it!
Bonus Entry
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Entries will be accepted through the evening of April 24, 2013. Open to all US residents 18 years and older. 3 winners will be chosen at random with Chosen winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!


  1. i just added this book to my reading list last week! i've heard such great things! my fave verse is Nahum 1:3 (

    1. "Slow to anger but great in power". I had not read that one before but love it. Thanks!

  2. Nothing is better than a little coffee with our Father!

    Matthew 6:25-27: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

    allisonzora @ gmail . com

    1. I have to remind myself of this verse all the time! It's beautiful. Thanks. Got you down 2x!