My First Post Of 2009-And You Might Win A Prize!

****The Giveaway Is Now Closed And We Have A Winner!!!****
Barb H! YEAH!!! Congratulations!!!
Here's Barb's Comment to the question:
"What is your favorite Bible verse?"

I have several favorites, but this has always been one of the main ones...
"Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

OHHHHH the power, mercy and faitfulness of God that is displayed here! There has been great reassurance and comfort to me through the years in these verses.

Oh by the way....

PICK ME, PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!! :)

January 1, 2009 7:53 PM

Thanks Barb!!!

Be on the look out for another Giveaway this month!!!


Hey everybody! Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and blessed New Year's Eve. We spent our evening with our church family at our Watch Night service. What a blessing to hear testimony after testimony of the many ways our Lord has blessed His people during the past year. To hear heartfelt thanks given, to see joy-filled tears in the eyes of others, to feel the love of His Spirit, and to witness hands raised in thanksgiving was glorious. The ones who thanked God for their recovered health, a new granddaughter born that morning, relationships restored. The man who had blamed God for his problems, now speaking words of repentance, coming back to Him, knowing He would be there to receive him. The young woman with a broken family and her honest confession, wanting to start fresh. The 20 year old, wiser than his years, inspiring much older folks (like myself) to know His Word better. Ringing in the new year, at midnight, on our knees, gathered together in prayer gave me such hope for this coming year.

I decided a few days ago that I wanted to try doing a giveaway on my blog. A simple way to bless others and a sneaky way to find out who might be reading this thing! So periodically I'll be having a giveaway and all you have to do to enter is....leave a comment! Just one comment entry per person please (and if you leave a potty mouth comment a.k.a. leave a comment that is inappropriate, it'll get deleted--)
This could be a very humbling experience either way this thing goes...tons of comments or none at all!

So here's the question...and its an easy one...

"what is your favorite Bible verse?"
told you it was an easy one...

The giveaway ends at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday (1/2/2009) and the winner will be randomly picked. And by random I mean, I'll put on a blindfold, have Mark spin me around three times and then I'll point to a comment on the computer monitor. So that's about it...oh wait, I forgot! What's the giveaway?!?

Okay, my first ever giveaway is from one of my absolutely favorite Bible teachers, Kay Arthur. I was invited to a Kay Arthur study way back in 1993 (thanks Barb T.) and during the first week of the bible study I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I've done many of her 'Lord' series studies as well as attended a Precept training. She is one of the most powerful Bible teachers I've ever heard. I was even blessed to meet her at a Focus on the Family event in Tampa in the late 90's.

So the book I've chosen to give away is:




'Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 days' by Kay Arthur
on the back cover:
'Do you long for a greater, more personal understanding of God and His Word? A way to study the Bible that will transform the way you think and live? With inductive study, God Himself becomes your teacher as you learn how to "hang on His every word" and discover truth for yourself. It's life-changing!
With Kay's helpful explanations, hands-on exercises, and discussion questions, your Bible reading time will become an exciting step forward in your spiritual walk.'

plus pencils, pencil sharpener, pens, highlighters, colored pencils, 2009 planner and a journal!
Whew!

So get ready... get set... comment!

Comments

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My favorite verse is Psalm 121, it has always been a huge comfort for me, it helps to reassure me that God is always in control
Barb said…
I have several favorites, but this has always been one of the main ones...
"Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

OHHHHH the power, mercy and faitfulness of God that is displayed here! There has been great reassurance and comfort to me through the years in these verses.

Oh by the way....

PICK ME, PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!! :)
Barb said…
YAHOOOOOOEEEEEE!!! I WON, I WON, I WON! What a sweet blessing AND memory for this new year of 2009!!! It's a great way to start off the new year being blessed by my dear friend. Thanks Deb. You're a sweetheart to me, but you already know that. I love you! Happy New Year my sweet friend!
Missyduck said…
Hey Debbie - it's Missy!! I didn't know you were going to be giving away actual STUFF!! Geez... I mean I would have been posting all along if I knew we got stuff!!! hahaha.

My favorite verse is Proverbs 31 "A woman that feareth the Lord shall be praised." The ball team at church gave all the wives a blanket with that embroidered on it for Christmas. Such sweet, Christian men - who's momma's raised them right!

Love you lots - Smooches!!