Own Your Life with Sally Clarkson {GIVEAWAY!!}

I remember when one of my closest friends and I were due to have a baby on almost the same day. It was a blast being pregnant at the same time, delivering our babies just days apart and then watching them grow up together. {Mine was a son and hers a daughter so we took LOTS of pics of them together just in case we could somehow pull off an arranged marriage. What a great slide show we could have at the reception!}

Well, my friend Sally and I were “pregnant” and gave birth on the same day recently. Now, now…hold your horses. We both released books on January 6th :-)

DSC_0095-300x300pxI first heard about Sally Clarkson, wife of Clay and mother of four grown children, when I was a young mom. My best friend from college first told me about her. She introduced me to her ministry to moms, especially homeschool moms, and I bought one of her books The Mission of Motherhood It was then I began to follow her ministry and, before long, we actually were at the same conference in Colorado where I was speaking so I got to meet her in person!

Sally’s new book is called Own Your Life.  Here is the book’s description:

Do you ever long for days full of joy and energy—days that bring out the best version of you rather than leave you exhausted? Do you sometimes catch yourself wishing life was more impactful and fulfilling? In a world that’s moving so fast, it’s easy to lose your sense of purpose. So now is the time to make each moment of your ordinary, everyday, beautiful existence count. It’s time to own your life.

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Sally Clarkson’s Own Your Life is a breath of fresh air into the life and soul of a busy woman. Like a faithful friend, Sally journeys with you to explore what it means to live meaningfully, follow God truly, and bring much-needed order to your chaos. Each page offers deeply personal, authentic, and practical guidance to help you build an intentional life. Discover what it means to own your life, and dare to trust God’s hands as He richly shapes your character, family, work, and soul.

Check out the trailer for it here:

Sally is giving away two copies of this great new book here on my blog. To be entered, leave a comment telling us in which area do you need to “own your life”–your marriage? Your schedule? Your mothering? Your home? Your friendships? How you spend your leisure time?

Winners will be announced Monday.

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  1. I need to own my life in my mothering. With a toddler getting into everything, it seems like that’s all my life is anymore.

  2. I want to own my life on scheduling. Full time teacher, 3 high schoolers, husband in school and MOM…Sometimes I let my school life absorb so much time that I don’t focus on my family time. I’m just running to DO for them, not necessarily BE there with them ;o(
    In my scheduling, I’m also making God # 1…As soon as I wake up, I’m reading the devotion and praying BEFORE I get out of bed. I can see fruit in my life already!
    He’s still working on me and I hope that I can allow Him to do so!

  3. Time. I need to devote more time to my children. To not feel the need to be busy all the time – on schedule – and everything in its place. To be able to bring peace and joy back into our lives by slowing down and taking the time to just be and live and enjoy life. To show my children that life is about relationships, not about always being busy and accomplishing things. I will enJOY reading this book.

  4. I need joy and energy at the end of the day when I go home. I want joy and energy to fill my home in my marriage and mothering

  5. This book sounds wonderful! The area I probably need the most help in is my schedule. It seems that no matter how I schedule a day, I end up w/ chaos. I have responsibilities as a pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, wife, grandmother, and friend. I would really love to see consistently productive days where I see progress. Thank you for this opportunity.

  6. My eating habits and my time! Going to try to eat healthier and not he sucked into Facebook – vowing to only quickly check the newsfeed and looking up hours later – such a time waste!

  7. I need the in all areas of my life. I find myself constantly stressed. If I could find joy again that would be amazing.

  8. I need to own my schedule, which affects every thing I do, think and say. So, I guess I need to own my life!

  9. I need to own my free time. I complain too often that I don’t have enough time or that I’m busy, but really, I could be using my time more wisely.

  10. I definately need to own my free time. Instead of wasting the minutes and even hours daydreaming, wandering through facebook and pinterest aimlessly, I could get so much more done and be spending so much more time with the Lord. I really need focus and planning.

  11. I need to “own my life” as GRANTED to my by My Master and Creator–in my marriage, my schedule, my family, my home, my friendships, my ministry, my leisure time, hobbies, and personal goals. I just went through several life-changing events and still can’t get a grip on “my life”. SIGH

  12. Owning my own life…I don’t own my own life my Lord Jesus Christ does n He is the one in control but intends for me to do my part in the difficult times in my life right now number one being my marriage
    Maybe if I learn thru Him n trust Him I will own my own life in my marriage n will help to make other things in my life easier …..Learning to ‘Shut It Up’ is im sure going to help me own my own life as long as I zip it up n be blessed to own my own life is one of the gifts Jesus blesses me with!!!
    Blessings Karen n Sally thanks for writing these books at this time in my life!!! Congrats!!! They def will be best sellers n would to love to ‘Own my Life to go along w ‘Shut It Up’ :)

  13. My family and I will be starting a new adventure thousands of miles away as we move to a new state in March. It will be a chance to slow down our pace in life, focus more on our growth together as a family and an opportunity to start and develop new friendships. I know we were supposed to pick just one area, but our lives are in such a state of change that I feel like I need to own my life in more than one area with this fresh start opportunity.

    Sally Clarkson has been one of my virtual mentor moms and such a great Godly influence in my life for a long time. I can’t wait to read this new book! :)

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