Sunday, December 7, 2014

Book Giveaway

We are now into the Christmas season. But there is always a season for thanksgiving. Actually, it should happen on a daily basis, this thanksgiving. Recently I have been thankful that our son wasn't hurt in a single car accident. His car spun out on his way to work and hit a brick wall. It has been totaled. He has a rental car til Christmas. We are praying they can find a car to fit the small amount offered for his car from insurance. He nearly was hit last week, but because he was paying attention and didn't start going after he stopped at a stop sign,  he wasn't hit by a big truck. Scary! But I just thank God for his provision of safety for Justin.  I am thankful for our warm house on these quite chilly autumn days. Cloudy days don't let the sunshine through to warm us.  I enjoy people around me and include happy things I see in my thankfulness of the day. I am going to send a copy of "One Thousand Gifts: finding Joy in what really matters" written and photographed by Ann Voskamp, to one of my readers.  She wrote "One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are."  I read it last year, on my kindle. It made me think and I started counting my blessings. I started a journal last year and am keeping one this year. They are number over 1000!

This book shares "life-changing passages from Voskamp's compelling story and her own exquisite photography, framing a seemingly ordinary, gritty life around true amazing grace. Because if joy is a matter of gratitude, and gratitude is a matter of perspective, then giving thanks changes not only your perspective but also changes your life. Open these lyrical page and slow down to discover the joy you've been looking for.     Come find God in the moments."  (from back cover of the book).

To win a copy of this book, all you need to do is to comment on three things you are thankful for. Your name will be in a drawing on Dec 15.  I know you will enjoy this book I enjoy other people's photographic work. It inspires me. I am inspired and thankful for all my blogger friends and readers. Encouragement is great in blog-land. Thanks for being there!!!
Winner is Gracie Saylor! Congratulations!!!


Betsy said...

I am thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who cared enough for me that He sent His Son to earth as a tiny baby. I'm thankful for my wonderful husband who knows everything about me and loves me anyway. I'm thankful for my friends who are always there for me.


Aimee said...

I can't participate in your giveaway, but I would like to join others in listing three things I am thankful for. 1) I am so very thankful for the "new" chance at life that God gave me this autumn, 2) I am thankful for the priceless gifts God gave me when He gave me my three kids and five grandkids, 3) I am thankful for my talented and very patient hubby.
So glad to hear your son was ok!
Advent Blessings, Aimee

Gracie Saylor said...

I am thankful for the beauty of the natural world around me, for loving family members, and the freedom I have living in the USA.

Kathy said...

There are way more than three things I have to be thankful for. My salvation in Christ, my family and my home are three of them. I think if we all kept a journal it would be an eyeopener how much we have to be thankful for.