Sunday, January 23, 2011

And the WINNER is...

Thanks to all of you that participated in my 2nd annual birthday blog giveaway. It was a lot of fun for me to do again this year. I especially loved praying over each and every request submitted. What an honor and a privilege to go to the throne room on your behalf. I praised Him, as I prayed for you, and I KNOW that God inhabits the praises of His people!

Before I announce the winner, I want you to know that you've been prayed over specifically in regards to this giveaway AND prior to your entry even being randomly selected. I prayed that God would allow the person to win that He knew needed this for some reason or another. Maybe He wants you to read the book. Or maybe He knows you'll share it with the exact person He has in mind to read it. Or maybe you just need a little TLC in the form of the other two items. Only God truly knows. I wish I could give each of you something, because it made my day to simply have you participate. That said...the winner is...

Melanie - entry on 1/22 at 9:49 am

You go girl! Just email me your mailing address (, and I'll pop it in the mail to you tomorrow!

Thanks for the sweet comments and emails I've received about the Whittaker family (that I've written about yesterday and a few days ago). We had the privilege of praying with Cody and for his whole family this morning in our Connect Group (a/k/a Sunday School class) at church. was the most difficult day I've had at church in a long time. I think I literally cried a river. But, this I can assure you...they exhibit the faith that we read about in Hebrews 11:1. The kind of faith that is certain of what they hope for and do not see. This kind of faith challenges me daily in my own life. And...seeing it lived out in what has got to be the deepest of valleys to walk...whoa...humbling, moving, and most assuredly convicting. May the Author and Perfecter of my own faith continually reveal more of Himself to me each matter the cost. May all glory and praise be to Him alone! Maranatha!

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