Monday, October 26, 2015


Congratulations to Mary M. from South Carolina - she is the winner of last week's giveaway that concluded yesterday! I have been in touch with her and the publisher, who will be shipping her materials shortly. Thank you to everyone who participated! I am so grateful to see that people from all over the country are following this blog, as there have now been winners from Texas, Indiana, New Jersey, Kansas, Illinois and South Carolina!

Keep reading, everyone!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Win Four Books Your Kids Will Love This Fall!

As I mentioned last week, while fall is a time to be stocking up on school supplies, we can't forget Christian ones too. I love expertly done and kid-tested materials that make teaching our children about faith fun. I also appreciate the fact that faith resources are a win-win as far as learning. If my children are going to benefit from reading with me, I'd love for the material to be as enriching as possible. Why not grow their minds and faith at the same time while we have a captive audience?

So here are my picks that I am giving away this week:

1. The Beginner's Bible Kid-Sized Devotions. This is my children's favorite devotional so far. It's short and sweet with colorful pictures. The text is simple enough that early readers can engage it, which we've enjoyed at our house. The devotions walk children through the Bible chronologically and offer a take-away each day.

2. The Adventure Bible's I Can Read Ruth and Naomi. This is a popular biblical story for children and adults alike. It's perfect for an early reader to tackle with some help; it's level two. Just as we were reading it at home, my son's Sunday school class coincidentally made Naomi and Ruth characters holding hands. It's an endearing story.

3. The Adventure Bible's I Can Read The Good Samaritan. This is another biblical classic that's again a level two read.

4. Thankful by Eileen Spinelli. While this book caught my eye with Thanksgiving approaching, it's message about being thankful for every day blessings is timeless. Thankfulness is something that I am intentionally trying to nurture because I never want my children to lose sight of the good things in their life. It's a grounding habit.

Want to win these four resources, perfect for ages 2-8? Register below and take advantage of the bonus entry options! The contest will end on Sunday night at 4 pm EST. Either scroll down on my blog homepage to find the entry form, or click here.

Note: I chose these resources and received them for free in exchange for my honest review.


Thank you for participating in the giveaway. Don't miss my new "Pictures" tab on my blog homepage. I'd love for you to share in the journey of this blog with me!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Facebook Winner Chosen and New Giveaway Coming Soon!

Thank you so much to all of you who followed my Facebook giveaway last week. I was delighted to see it bring many new followers to the blog. I pray that the daily scripture encouraged you. The 6 Adventure Bible resources are en route to Texas to our winner, a mother of four children! She wrote me that with a baby girl up to a ten year old boy, she is excited to utilize them! I pray God's blessings upon her family and upon each of you as you seek to enliven your children's faith through fun resources like this.

Stay tuned next week for another giveaway! Fall brings new school supplies for our children, and we can't forget to be stocking up on faith resources too. I will be giving away four children's resources - a picture book on thankfulness just in time for Thanksgiving, two I Can Read books featuring popular biblical stories, and my favorite children's devotional I've found so far! This giveaway will be for grandmothers or mothers to share with young ones (ages birth-8 years old). See you back next week for the rules and a preview of what could be yours!

Monday, October 5, 2015

New Printable and FACEBOOK Giveaway!

I am excited to announce that I have once again teamed up with the talented and faith-filled mama Emily Burger of Emily Burger Designs to present you with a new printable for email subscribers! Don't miss your opportunity to print out and treasure it; I pray that it's vital encouragement for your own motherhood ministry. Remember, all you need to do is (1) subscribe by providing your email address in the blank on right column of my blog page, AND (2) click on the link that is sent to you to verify your sign up!

ALSO, my new blog giveaway starts today! In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Adventure Bible brand, Zonderkidz is giving away everything you'll need to build a faith foundation for your child! The amazing resources that are named and pictured below will be the prize for one lucky follower:
  1. Adventure Bible Book of Devotions, 365 daily devotions for kids ages 9-12
  2. Adventure Bible Handbook, a fully illustrated graphic-novel style Bible resource for ages 9-12
  3. Adventure Bible for Little Ones, an Adventure Bible just for young kids ages 2-4
  4. Adventure Bible for Early Readers (NIrV), a first full text, full featured Bible for kids ages 5-10
  5. The original Adventure Bible (NIV), an interactive full text, full featured Bible for kids ages 9-12
  6. And an Adventure Bible Backsack for kiddos to take their Bibles on the go!

To win, first become a Facebook follower of my blog if you aren't already. Every day for one week I will be posting a scripture verse on Facebook at 4 pm EST starting today. I will not say where the verse is from; try to find it and record that information yourself. At the end of the week, be the first to comment on Sunday's Facebook post with the location of EVERY scripture from the week (Bible book, chapter, and verse). If you're the first to have all 7 answers right, you win! This Bible Quest Game is perfect for the Bible scholar or simply curious mama alike!

Rules: For shipping purposes, you must be a US resident with a street address (no PO Box) to enter.

See you on Facebook this afternoon for today's scripture! But remember to keep your answers hidden until day 7, when you comment and list them all! Good luck!

Friday, October 2, 2015

BONUS POST! 3 Reasons to Stop Mom Judging

For the past two weeks, I've been blogging about ending mom judging. I've shared experiences and stories, plus a viral video that I hope you didn't miss. Today I am sharing a link that will direct you to my new TODAY Show Parenting Team post, which brings it all together. Please show your support on this important topic by clicking below - I'd LOVE your vote!

When you stop by, leave a comment! What reason did you find the most compelling? Which one resonated most with your experience?

TODAY Video Clip