Journaling Bible Giveaway

With Christmas just around the corner I am teaming up with Thomas Nelson to give you the opportunity to win a beautiful hardback journaling Bible! If you win, it will arrive just in time for Christmas Day! Y’all, this one is so lovely and I can’t wait to see who wins!

This KJV Journal the Word Bible from Thomas Nelson is a $49.99 value!


“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

Here are a few things I love about this KJV Journal the Word Bible:

1. It’s hardback which means it will hold up for years to come, and it gives a firm foundation for journaling.
2. It’s large print. This makes for easier reading.
3. It’s wide margin. There is plenty of room to take notes, doodle, or create whatever you would like on every page.
4. It’s a red letter edition. This means all of the words that Jesus spoke are printed in red so you clearly know when Jesus was speaking.
5. It has an elastic band that goes around the cover to keep the pages contained and secure.
6. It has the potential to be a beautiful heirloom. How lovely to pass down a copy of God’s Word with your hand-written notes or artwork in the margin.

My 10-year-old is begging for one of these Bibles and I’m thinking this might be perfect for her 11th birthday! How cool would it be for her to have this special Bible to use throughout her teen years! Anyway, don’t tell her! It’s a surprise and her birthday isn’t for several months.

There are two ways to enter this giveaway:

1. Enter your email address in the Words of Hope box below this post.
2. Leave a comment with your favorite Bible verse on my Facebook Giveaway Post.

The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 10, on my Facebook Page. You will be notified by email or Facebook message if you win and you must reply within 24 hours to claim your prize!

You are going to love this Bible! It is available in KJV or NKJV, but the one I am offering for this giveaway is KJV.

Don’t miss your opportunity to win!

Love & Blessings,


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I was given a free KJV Journal the Word Bible from Thomas Nelson for my honest review.

Be the Gift

I’m so excited to be joining my good friend, Leigh Ellen, this week as she continues a beautiful series called Home for the Holidays. If you are looking for a way to be a blessing this Christmas, this will encourage you to reach out in a special way. Read the post HERE.

Love & Blessings,


ABC Thanksgiving Prayer

It’s easy to be thankful when life looks good and things are going smoothly. We often like to say we are “blessed” in those moments. When crisis hits or relationships crumble it’s much harder to offer up praise and thanksgiving. The blessings we experience in the good old days quickly become a faint memory of God’s grace and we tend to focus on the problem in front of us. We know the right things to say in these seasons:

Keep your chin up.
This won’t last forever.
God is good all the time.

These things aren’t bad to say. I say these things to myself often, but what if there was a better way to say thank you in the midst of a life that isn’t wrapped up in a pretty package with a glittery bow on top?

As I began to count my blessings and thank the Lord for the way He provides my needs, He began to work in my heart and prompted me to change the way I tell Him, “Thank You”.

Rather than thanking Him for what He can do for me, I began praising Him for who He is with me.


My prayer of thanksgiving changed from “Thank you Lord for this and that,” to something much more focused. This prayer of thanksgiving will be something I will go back to again and again, and I hope you will too!


ABC Thanksgiving Prayer

I praise you Lord for you are my Advocate.
You are the Author of my life.
You hold the Authority over everything I face.
You are my guardian Angel who is Above All and in All.
You are the Awesome and the Almighty God who deserves my Adoration.

Thank you Lord for calling me to Believe in you.
You are the Beginning and there is no end to your Being.
Your Blessings are Bountiful and the Beauty of your presence is Beyond comprehension.

Your Creation is Complicated and no one Can replicate it.
You are the Christ who Came to be Crucified on a Cross for my sins and the sins of the whole world.
You are my Caregiver and my Counselor.
You are my Comfort in moments when I do not understand.

You Deliver me from temptation and Defend me when I cannot Defend myself.
You are my Destiny.

You are Everlasting and Ever Present.
You are Exactly what I need.
Your Excellence is amazing.
And I praise you!

You are a Faithful Father and Forever Friend.
You Forgive when I don’t deserve it and you Find me when I’m Feeling lost.

You are the Gentle Shepherd who Guides me, corrects me, and holds me.
You are a Good, Good Father even when I lose my way.
You are the Giver of life.
You are Grace.

You are my High King, Holy, and Honorable in all things.

You are the I Am.
Indescribable describes you perfectly.
You Intercede for me and I am thankful.

You are Just and your name is Jesus.

You are the King of Kings filled with Kindness beyond comprehension.

Your Love never fails and your Light never dims.
You are the Life of all this world.

My Maker, Master, and More than I could ever dream, You are Miraculous.
Marvelous does not begin to explain your Mercy.

Your Name is above every Name.
There is No one above you.
You are Near to the brokenhearted.
And you give New life to all who believe.

You are Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, and Omnibenevolent.
And I Owe you my life.

You are Perfect.
You are the Prince of Peace.
You hold Power over death and darkness.
You Prove your love through your Power and Provision.

You Quiet my soul.
You never Quit on me.
You Quicken me with your word.

You are the Ruler of this world and the Reason I live.
You are my Righteousness, my Redeemer, and the Resurrection at the Right hand of the Father.

You are my Savior, Shepherd, Security, and the Song in my Soul.

You are the Truth.
I Trust you.

You are the Savior of the Universe and your love is Unending.

You are my Victory.

You are the Way, the Word, and you are Worthy.
You are my World and living life With you is Worth it.

You are EXtremely gracious.

You are the same Yesterday, today, and forever.

You Zealously pursue your child and for that I Zealously pursue you.

You are more than words can articulate. You are The Holy God of heaven and earth who sent Jesus to die for all mankind. You rose from the dead after three days of death and you sent the Holy Spirit to indwell all those who believe.

I believe, and I am thankful for you.

When life is looking less like a dream come true and more like a trial we must walk through, help us to remember who you are. Give us eyes to see that you are more than the hard circumstances we face, more than the troubled times we trudge through, and more than the mundane mayhem of another day, another week, and another month.

We thank you Lord for all that you are! You are God and we praise your Holy Name!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Love & Blessings,


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Listen, Love, Repeat Book Giveaway

In this season of giving thanks, I want to thank you, my amazing readers for your love, kindness, and support of!

As my way of saying thank you, I have partnered with a one of my favorite best-selling authors, Karen Ehman to bring you the awesome opportunity to win her brand new book, Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World and upcoming Study Guide and DVD.


Karen is one of my writing mentors and teachers through Compel Training and Proverbs 31 Ministries. Her writing style is so conversational it feels like we are BFF’s and I think you will feel the same way! This book challenged me to follow through on the good intentions that pop into my head each day. Karen reminded me that kindness goes a lot farther than we may ever see.


In Listen, Love, Repeat, Karen reminds us that Jesus’ most important ministry on this earth was consistently the person sitting right in front of Him. Through simple, everyday stories of life, Karen encourages us to stop and look for the people that God has placed right in front of us. Rather than striving for a bigger ministry or a wider reach, her stories compel us to reach out to the grocery store clerk, the mailman, and the girl next door.


Her words convict with kindness and encourage with honesty about her own failures. I have so many good intentions that I let slip by every single day and Karen can relate. She not only helps us see the purpose and the importance of following through on those good intentions, but gives us practical ways to make a difference even if time is short, and resources are lacking.

You will love the way she brings you right into her kitchen and reveals her chipped crock pot and favorite recipes. This book is a treasure trove of resources to scatter kindness in the most effective ways.


Here’s the best part!

I’m giving away one copy of Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World along with the upcoming Study Guide and DVD!


There are two ways to enter:

1. Subscribe to my blog by entering your email address in the “Words of Hope” box at the end of this post.

2. Share this post on Facebook and tag me.

I will announce the winner next Sunday night!

Be watching for one more awesome Giveaway this month! I know you are going to love it!

Love & Blessings,


I received an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for my honest review of this book.

The Broken Way Book Giveaway!

I am so excited to be giving away a beautiful gift this week!


Ann Voskamp’s latest New York Times Bestseller has the potential to change the way you view the broken parts of life. It’s a powerful book of encouragement wrapped up in some of the most beautiful writing I’ve ever read.

I am giving away a hard-back copy of The Broken Way along with the upcoming Study Guide and DVD! You will be truly blessed by this book that dares us to live the abundant life even amidst the brokenness.

When I set out to read The Broken Way, in my own pride I cracked open the book telling myself I was whole. By the first page I knew this book was a call to live in the broken places with gut-wrenching honesty and heart-pounding transparency.

I am broken. So very broken. But it’s not a bad a thing – it’s beautiful. Ann’s vulnerability to share her own brokenness beckons us all to a place of freedom where we can live without the expectation of perfection.

She looks at life through a rough, realistic lens, yet points us back to the suffering of Christ in our own suffering. That’s where “wholeness” is found – in suffering. It’s learning to live without the fear of the next fearful thing that might break us. It’s embracing the broken parts of life and letting Christ make us whole again and again.

As we walk the cancer road with my dad, my heart literally feels broken within my chest. It hurts to watch him hurt. It’s a struggle to sit beside the bed and wonder when the suffering will end.

The Broken Way meets us in our suffering and takes us to the table with Jesus where we have the amazing gift of communion with Him. And it’s there where freedom to live fully in the broken places is found – with Jesus.


This book is a treasure. It feels like a personal love note from God to me through Ann. In a broken season of life, her words hugged my heart so very tenderly and gave me the gift of living free again. Free from the fear of tomorrow.

If your heart has ever hurt or if suffering is in your story, you are going to love this book. It is a true gift.

There are two ways to enter the giveaway:

1. Subscribe to my blog by entering your email address in the “Words of Hope” box below this post.

2. Like and share the Facebook Giveaway Post and tag me in your post.

Enter and share this with someone you love.

I will announce the winner next Sunday night!

Love & Blessings,


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