Friday, August 12, 2011


A big thank you to Jenn, Mandy, Jenny and Ashlee for guest blogging for me this week! When planning for the week I didn't realize how much I would need people to fill in for me.

Over the weekend a group of us from church went boating and I went on the tube, which was so much fun. Unfortunately, I ended up with whiplash that gave me mirgraines. This week I had to go to the chiropractor twice to get adjusted. I am still incredibly sore, but hopefully I'll be feeling better next week.

To end the week I have a very special giveaway! This year I have hit over 60 blog followers, over 500 posts and 4 years of blogging and I figured it was time to celebrate!

A few months ago I got an email from Rob Lantz, introducing me to his wife, Shawn, and her ministry. Shawn grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo with her missionary parents. Rob sent me a few copies of the Bible study, Living With Unmet Desires, and book, Congo Vignettes, she wrote. I just began studying and reading both and I would love to share a copy of each with one of you!

To enter this giveaway:
1. Share your favorite Bible verse.
2. Include your name and email address.

A winner will be picked Wednesday, August 17th at 6:00 pm MDT.


  1. "Don't run from tests and hardships brothers and sisters. As difficult as they are, you will ultimately find joy in them; if you embrace them, your faith will blossom under pressure and teach you true patience as your endure. And true patience brought on by endurance will equip you to complete the long journey and cross the finish line--mature, complete, and wanting nothing." - James 1.:2-4 (The Voice)


  2. Psalms 127:3-5: Children too are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children born in one's youth. Blessed are they whose quivers are full."


  3. Psalm 46:10- "Be still and know that I am God." It is always a great reminder when life seems too hectic and God gets put on the back-burner.


  4. i love giveaways :) this one sounds good:]

    my favorite verse right now--1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
    2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
    3 They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
    4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.


  5. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:6-7

    It is amazing how perfect God's timing is when we follow him and lay down all of our own expectations and plans! There is never room to worry about 'how' and 'when' thing might happen, God has it all figured out, and his plan is always better than our own! I am learning this more and more each day!


  6. Psalm 139: O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, o Lord, You know it altogether.

    This is the verse a friend of mine gave me when I was struggling with my a lot of stuff. I didn't know where I belonged in this world and this guided me and let me know that I'm never alone.

    Amanda (

  7. And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” Nehemiah 6:3

    My favorite right now due to a post written by another blogger


    It really ministered to my heart and encouraged me to keep on keepin on- that God has a great purpose and has called me to a "great work." He will equip me to do what He has called me to do :)

    littlecains (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
    Colossians 3:12


  9. "Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD who has compassion on you. (Isaiah 54:10)