9th Day of Christmas Giveaway….. with Wendy Blight
On the 9th Day of Christmas….. here comes another Proverbs 31 speaker giving away a great gift! If you are just joining us in our 12 Days of interviews and giveaway goodies, click here to get caught up. You can enter to win the prizes on any of the 12 posts until midnight EST on this coming Sunday, December 13th.
Today, you will meet my friend (and Kenzie’s other mother for the last four months) Wendy Blight. Wendy has a love for studying and teaching God’s word and helping women find their worth in Christ. She has authored a book, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner. In it, she chronicles the story of being sexually assaulted in her apartment one week after college graduation and the resulting scars it left on her life. However, God did not allow her to stay stuck. He rescued and redeemed her life. Wendy’s story is one of transformation from trauma to rebirth through the power of the Word of God.
If you are around this gracious gal for even a few minutes, her beautiful disposition, others-centered personality and endearing smile shine brightly and you feel as if you’ve known her for years! You are in for a treat today. As we are winding down our nearly two weeks of giveaways, meet the lovely and much-loved Wendy Blight:
Hi everyone! I am Wendy Blight. My husband, Monty and I have been married twenty years. We live in Charlotte, North Carolina with our two children Lauren (16) and Bo (12). Before moving to Charlotte, we lived in Dallas, Texas where I practiced law for several years. Since moving to Charlotte, I have been actively involved in both teaching and writing curriculum for Bible studies, as well as speaking to churches and various other organizations. I currently serve with an incredible group of women on the Proverbs 31 Speaker team.
Now for our interview:
Many of the gals have shared on this blog about favorite Christmas traditions. Does your family have one to share?
Yes, we do. We have had a little Christmas book, ever since our kids were little, that we love to read each night in the days leading up to Christmas. It is an older, and now probably out of print, book entitled The 25 Days of Christmas. It has a Christian message for each day December 1-25 and really helps to keep us focused on the true meaning of the holiday.
What has been your most memorable Christmas as an adult?
When Lauren was a baby, a dear woman, who had made a stocking for me years earlier, made one for her. She even made one for my husband too so we could have matching stockings as a family. Later, she also crafted one for our son Bo when he was born. She was a friend of my great-grandmother (the famous fudge maker I mention below) and her gesture touched my heart so much. She has passed away now, but I always have fond memories of her and our special stockings made with love.
Is there a Christmas movie that holds a special memory for you?
My daughter Lauren and I love to watch White Christmas, and the whole family adores watching Elf and giggling together!
What are some of your favorite Christmastime foods? Any recipe you might share with us?
We simply love my great grandmother Reppe’s famous Christmas fudge. She was my mother’s grandmother and she often made this most delicious treat she called Fantasy Fudge. Here is the simple recipe:
3 C. sugar
¾ C. margarine
2/3 C. evaporated milk
1- 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use only Ghirardelli brand)
17 ounces marshmallow crème
1 t. vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, margarine and milk and gently boil. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips. Add marshmallow creme and vanilla. Beat well and pour into a buttered 9 x 13 inch pan. Let cool and cut into squares. Makes 3 lbs.
Wendy, you are so thoughtful to be offering a giveaway today for one of the gals who leaves a comment. Tell us what it is.
I will be giving away a copy of my book Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner and a $10 Starbucks gift card so the winner can sip something she enjoys while she reads!
Thank you so much, Wendy, for visiting with us today!
Well, if you’d like to win Wendy’s giveaway, leave a comment letting us know the answer to this Christmas question: How are you coming on your shopping? 1/2 done? All done? Not even close? Let us know! You’ll be entered in the giveaway.
I’ll go first….by my best scientific calculation, I would say I am 92.8% done. :-) (or somewhere near that figure)
How about you?
My shopping list is very short this year so 100% unless I find some incredible deal on my DD’s favorites between now and then.
Mostly done. Need to work on some stocking stuffers and pick up a few minor things.
I’m over half done and not wanting to overspend…
Probably about 80%. There are still some nieces and nephews to shop for.
I’m almost done…now need to think about wrapping!
I’m about done…having a grandchild’s b’day a week before Christmas is a real kicker too..have to plan for that ahead of time…I’m in
I am about 85% done. Monday will be my finish up day (I hope!).
Almost done!! Yipee!!
LOTS MORE SHOPPING yet to do. Our giant blizzard this week sure didn’t help!
one last person to shop for – my husband! how is it that he’s the hardest one to find a special gift for?
I am just about done. I need to be like Santa and check my list twice (or more!) and make sure. We will be returning to MI for Christmas and we can’t wait. We have been living in GA for 15 months and are excited to see snow again!
I’m in. I am close to being finished shopping, but I love to leave a couple of things until the last minute so I can be out with the crowds. Nutty, huh?
I can say I’m done with Christmas shopping. A few weeks ago I was informed by my sister that we were not giving gifts this year so I don’t have to go shopping. I only had to get a gift for my three closest friends. I don’t even know if anyone in my family has made plans for Christmas day like whose house we wil be going to that day.