Eighteen inches of snow and still going. We are living through a record snow on launch week. Having been inside for 3 days because the plow has not cleared 2 feet of snow in our street, we are beginning to go a little stir crazy! Since all the Clarksons are hobbits at heart, eating has been a great comfort. Cheesy egg quesadillas, dipped in cherry preserves, (thanks to a generous friend!), fresh chocolate chip cookies and reading Out of the Silent Planet outloud by Joel, and Cheesy potato soup for dinner with candle light, music, and lots and lots of giggles about some funny happenings today.
God has provided us with so many pleasures to enjoy and to "Taste and see that He is good."
I am convinced that one of the ways we most profoundly reached our children's hearts was through great food, meal times together over much discussion of ideals, issues, stories, world events, and a sharing of hearts. Both my boys always say they are lonely for the food and talk that they don't find in most of their circles.
Today, if it is a crust of bread and cheese or popcorn, make your meals a feast of pleasure, friendship and build a rhythm in your life that will serve to encourage you for many years to come.
It's an exciting week around here as we celebrate the launch of The LifeGiving Home! We're so glad you're joining us for the party.
THANKS FOR ALL OF YOU WHO SHARED ABOUT MY NEWEST BOOK. SEEMS THE WORD IS GETTING AROUND AND WE ARE SEEING LOTS OF BUZZ ALL OVER. YOU ARE MAKING THIS BOOK REACH WOMEN ALL OVER THE WORLD! I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU, MY SWEET FRIENDS, SO MUCH.
And now for yesterday's winners!
Debbie, Becky C., Sheri G, Nicole N, and Alyssa Z won copies of The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Home Experience!
Nicole M, Carol, Brittany, Adriel H, and Jeminah won copies of Music for the Lifegiving Home!
Rachel S won the books from Tyndale, and Danni S won the mug and devotional from Mercy is New!
Today, we have more giveaways. If you share on social media, to a group, send an email to a friend, whatever, tell us about it and we will enter you into the giveaways for today.
And remember! Sign up for the Launch Party, invite some friends for an evening of fun, and you will be entered in our final giveaways. We have added some of the prizes that will be given out on the last evening so go to the registration page and have a look. Remember, one woman and her friend will be flown to Colorado for a weekend with me and friends next summer. But you have to sign up for the webcast to win. Make it a memorable evening for you and your friends.
Here are today's giveaways!
#1. Original Painting from Crystal Sutherland!
This is an original acrylic painting on a 5x7 canvas board, and then mounted to a white-washed display about 8x10 in size. Crystal says, "I depicted a pair of angels in my pieces because they represent protection, comfort, and guidance God gives us as His children, and I thought a representation of a mother and child would be perfect for the focus of Sally's book!" Find more from Crystal at Crystal Sutherland Design !
#2. Two Think Through the Bible Children's Devotionals from Amy Sanderson!
It is said that children are the messages to generations not yet seen. They will carry the messages that are placed in their hearts today. Let's marinate this generation of kids in God's Truth found in the Bible! "Think Thru the Bible" is simple enough to read the short summaries and look at the pictures with young children; and includes longer explanations for an advanced understanding of God's plan in each section of the Bible. You can order Think Thru the Bible, here!
#3. 2 sets of Princess Parables Sticker books!
Jeanna Young has been a friend of Sally's for many years. These lovely sticker books--one for each princess!--are a fun way to engage with the story and learn some wonderful character qualities along the way. You can find Jeanna blogging at www.theprincessparables.com and find the store with all the Princess Parables products at http://www.theprincessparables.com/store/!
#4. Book Pack: Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage and Bible Dinner Devotions from Tyndale Publishers!
Marriage is one of the puzzles we've been given by God. Here, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley offer 12 secrets to lifelong romance! Plus, a year of devotions to use at your dinner table. Find more from Tyndale at your favorite bookstore!
We love giving away presents around here, so be sure to enter with Rafflecopter below! To enter, visit Sally's Facebook page--we'd love to make sure you're seeing her posts! And then come add your name and check for more ways to enter on our Rafflecopter, below. Winners will be announced tomorrow! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Don't forget you can find Sally's newest books here!