Second Chance Giveaway

The winner of the baking giveaway from over the weekend is: Ginger B. Send your home address to [email protected] so we can get you your prize. :-)


Well gals, I’m taking the week off of blogging. Mainly I am finishing up writing the curriculum Bible study companion guide for the dvd series for my new book due out this fall.

I’m also going to watch my son play baseball at the Michigan Whitecaps minor league stadium in a showcase day.

And, I’m trying to help the hubster with some landscaping he is doing since he has the week off. (NOTE: In this 90+ degree weather, “helping” may be consist only of occasionally bringing him a homemade blackberry iced tea. Just keepin’ it real!)

In my absence, I am offering a second chance giveaway.

A while back, I offered this giveaway designed to help you hide scripture in your heart for those days when you so desperately need it. It is pictured here:

It includes:

~ A journal to record thoughts, prayers, etc…

~ A Bible highlighter

~ A nifty index card folder with 100 cards for writing out verses to memorize

~ A pack of large sticky notes to write out longer sections and stick them on your car dashboard or at your kitchen sink or bathroom mirror

~ A Dayspring mug and some blueberry herbal tea bags

The Passion of Jesus Christ by John Piper

~ Some P.S. I Love You lotion from Bath & Body Works (God’s feelings about YOU!)

~ Some dark chocolate covered pomegranate bits. Hey—come one—–pomegranates are in the Bible, right? ;-)

Well, the winner never claimed the prize even after multiple attempts to reach her via email. So, while I am gone this week, leave a comment with what you will be doing on the 4th of July. I’ll randomly choose a winner of this giveaway and announce her on Monday.

Me? I’ll be the one hauling iced tea out to the hubby like a good wife should. ;-)

And you?


  1. First of all I want to say wonderful blog! I had
    a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.
    I’ve had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Thank you!

  2. OK I know it’s after the 4th but I just found your blog. You are announcing the winner tomorrow, so here’s my entry. I stayed at home and chilled out. I read and napped. It was a wonderful day!

  3. We just hung out as a family. We went swimming, cooked some chicken. It was very nice. And for an extra special treat we saw a few fireworks from our front porch. :)

  4. My hubby is a firecracker baby! Every year we have his family over for a cookout, however, we are in the midst of moving, and we are quite unsettled still, so my brother-in-law graciously invited everyone over to their place! We had a lovely cookout, and the kids enjoyed playing in the pool and water sprinklers in the late afternoon to beat this crazy Illinois heat! It was a wonderful day, ending with watching fireworks from their back deck.

  5. Our 4th was celabrated with family and a cookout. Our neighbors provided a great fireworks show. (We live out in the country and there was no ban on fireworks in our county.)

  6. Well, it’s past the 4th now…but I went to a parade with my kids and dad. After that I just relaxed. It was a great day!

  7. Went with the family to an Aunt and Uncles house and ate traditional foods. Yummy
    Then Shot fireworks! Invited our neighbors over to share in the fun.

  8. I hope I’m not too late to be entered in drawing!! We went to the lake and stayed cool and ate and had a great fireworks display! It was a great day w/ friends and family!

  9. I made a sweet little 4th of July dress for my granddaughter, I grilled for my family, we ate watermelon and got in our little pool to cool off, and finished it off with the fireworks at our local football stadium. A restful and relaxing time with family…

  10. My plans are pretty boring it seems. We usually have a big get together at our house with family but this year is a little different. Our nephew is getting married this coming weekend so they are all busy with that and couldn’t come over. Most of our family lives like two hours away so the 4th being in the middle of the week makes it difficult. Our youngest son is gone to church camp so just me and the husband. We watched a neighborhood bicycle parade earlier. We then went and ate at a new restaurant in town, now we are lazily sitting on the couch! Have a good week!!

  11. We’ll be workingn on our “Honey-Do” list, taking hte dog swimming, and letting the children play in the sprinkler….so we don’t lose our minds in this scorching heat!

    Thank you for the entry. :-)

  12. We ended up cutting our camping trip short due to the heat; the camp ground lost power yesterday so today we will be enjoying the pool, eating lots of food and I think movies when it is too hot are in order after sweating it out for 5 days

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