Friday, September 16, 2011

Giveaway Revealed & Other Loves

Can I just say that I had a little too much fun with the random number generator.  Seriously, there was all this anticipation going on in my soul!  It is so, so fun to give things away, friends.

I plugged in the numbers to the magic random number generator, wrote down my list of prizes, and then, before I hit "Generate" I prayed, "Lord, who ever should have ___________, please show me in the generated number that appears."  If you won, I hope you are blessed with your prize, and you winner-of-the-art-piece, if you don't want the art, we'll chat about something else maybe?

So, without further adieu, here are the winners:

Winner of the journal:  Connie @ Raise Your Eyes

Winner of the bracelet:  Big Fat Mama @ Cooking Up Faith

Winner of the custom art piece:  Diedra @ The Middle

If you three would email me your home addresses, I can get these in the mail to you.  Diedra, let's chat about a verse for the art!

Other Loves...

Here are my random Friday thoughts for sharing:

1.  I think that I've finally grasped the fact that the most important part of my daughter's softball experience is that she has fun.  Even if her team doesn't win the game, they certainly take the cake in cheering for each other.  They take pride in building each other up.  What more could a mother ask for, really?  All that kind of pales in comparison to numbers on a scoreboard.  So, I'm in the process of releasing my ultra-competitve spirit and moving on to a place of just enjoying things for what they are truly meant to be.

2.  I've been using some of the skills/ideas that I learned at She Speaks in my class at church.  I just want you to know since so many of you supported me financially and prayerfully, that your investment in me is really paying off, and I feel like I am a better speaker and believer because I went.  You bless me so!

3.  I'm loving this giveaway thing.  I loved giving the door prizes away at my first class and do you know what someone in my class asked me?  Can we donate door prizes so we can do this again?  OH MY GOODNESS!  Is that not a sweet heart, or what?  So, I tell you this to tell you -- if you have a giveaway that you would like to donate to Finding Heaven/Soli Deo Gloria, you can do that!  I would love to give you advertising/shout-out if it is something from your company, your own two hands, whatever.  So, just let me know...

4.  I love my husband.  He has two little girls and let's them do this:
5.  There's a chance of rain in the forecast!!  Will we be able to do this this weekend??  I'm praying so!

Linking with Caffeinated Randomness today!


  1. Jen, I just love stopping by and getting to know your heart better. Just wanted you to know :)

  2. Jen, in this post you sound peacefully content. I hear your grateful heart.

  3. Awww....what a great pic of your man holding that limp baby doll....that is just too cute. What a great daddy. Love playing in the rain! Having problems commenting with google for some reason...keeps coming up anon. But it's me, Melody from Bowl of Wedgies.

  4. I looooove the picture of your husband and the daddy of your girls -- it just speaks lots and lots of love to them!!!

    I enjoy learning random tid-bits of your life, thanks for sharing -- I can relate to my competive spirit coming out at softball/baseball games & learning to let go...yes, let us pray for rain...the prayer of a righteous woman availeth much...may y'all play in the rain soon!

    Grace & peace

  5. Oh Jen,
    What a generous heart you have, thank you!

  6. I am so glad that you were blessed at She Speaks and that it is helping you to bless others. It is amazing when God's plans come together.

  7. That is indeed a wonderful father. Go pink!

  8. Ya know... what I'd like to do is not SEND you a "door" prize, but BRING you one! >puts on thinking cap< ... I'll get back to you!

  9. Love the photo of your husband! I have one of mine doing pirouettes with our 6 year old daughter :) Gotta love a man who will be silly for his girls!

  10. hello, i was blessed by my visit to your blog. i love that pic of your hubby!
    thanks for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS


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