GIVEAWAY: Celebrating 5,000 Likes on Facebook!

We have reached 5,000 fans on Facebook!thank you

As our way to say “thank you” to our FABULOUS readers, we have some goodies to give away. Click on the link below to enter your name for a chance to win. You can get up to three entries!

Y’all are so very loved!

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CLOSED Giveaway: Ever After by Vicki Courtney

Update: Congratulations to Carmen! Please check your email. Thanks to everyone for participating!

Did you catch “Confessions of a Proverbs 31 Flunkie” by Vicki Courtney in the May 2013 issue of HomeLife? In the article Vicki debunks a few myths about this capable wife of noble character.

“I made a startling discovery: The Proverbs 31 woman was not an actual, real woman. All these years I’d felt intimidated by this woman, only to discover she’s make-believe! The passage is actually a compilation of virtuous qualities that women should strive to have. Whew!”

To honor our mommy readers, we’re giving away a copy of Vicki’s new book Ever After: Life Lessons Learned in My Castle of Chaos (B&H). The winner will be chosen Friday morning. Happy entering!
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CLOSED Giveaway: God Gave Us Easter

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Beckey! We’ll email you today!

Thanks for helping us get to 4,000 likes, Facebook friends! :)

As promised, here’s the giveaway to enter to win a copy of God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren (WaterBrook Press).

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We’ll announce the winner Monday morning. Have a great weekend!

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CLOSED Giveaway: VeggieTales – Lettuce Love One Another!

Congratulations to our winner, Loucrecia! Please check your email!

Are you planning to do this month’s Show Some Love Family Time? (It’s not too late! See below for a PDF.)

One of my primary love languages is giving gifts, and I have one for you! To add a little more fun to your Family Time and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’re giving away a copy of VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another!

VeggieTales Lettuce Love One Another

About the DVD:

VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another! includes three popular VeggieTales episodes—Tomato Sawyer & Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue, Abe and the Amazing Promise and King George and the Ducky—in addition to five brand-new “Bible Bits,” story shorts that demonstrate examples of giving and forgiving, helping, praying and sharing. Each episode in this collection helps teach a valuable lesson about love, whether it’s through honoring others when we help them, having patience or the importance of putting others first.

Download February’s Show Some Love Family Time here: February 2013 Family Time

Enter below to win! The winner will be chosen first thing Monday morning. Have a lovely weekend! :)

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CLOSED Giveaway: The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

Congratulations to Nikki! Please check your email! :) Thanks to everyone for participating.

Happy February! Did you catch this month’s Family Time: Show Some Love? To celebrate the love month, we’re giving away a copy of The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman.

Enter below! We’ll choose the winner Monday morning.

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Congratulations to our dotMOM giveaway winner!

Congratulations to the winner of two tickets to dotMOM in Dallas this February 22-23, 2013!

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Krista, we’ll email you today about your tickets!

If you didn’t win, there’s still time to register: http://www.lifeway.com/Event/Womens-Event-dotMOM-2013-Dallas-TX

Thanks to everyone for participating!

CLOSED: Win Two Tickets to the dotMOM Conference!

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AHHH! You have no idea how excited I am to share this amazing giveaway with you! Thanks to LifeWay Women, we’re giving away two tickets to the dotMOM conference February 22-23, 2013, in Dallas.

Wouldn’t you love to hear from speakers Vicki Courtney, Priscilla Shirer, Angie Smith, John Croyle, and be led in worship by Travis Cottrell? Here’s a little more about dotMOM:

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Have you ever thought, I wonder if other moms feel …?

However you finish that sentence, the answer is yes. The journey of motherhood is exciting,n scary, lovely, and challenging. Which is why we’ve created .MOM—a weekend that will encourage and refresh you, connect you with other moms, celebrate motherhood, and draw you closer to Christ. Featuring:

  • Keynote sessions from prominent Bible teachers (who are moms just like you!) and parenting experts
  • A broad range of breakouts, such as: The Working Mom, Infertility/Adoption, Raising Godly Kids, Single Moms, Home School Moms, and more
  • Opportunities to shop at sponsor booths
  • Free goodies & giveaways

The winner will be announced on Thursday morning, January 31st. Note: This giveaway includes registration only. If you have any questions, please email homelife@lifeway.com.

To enter, register with the widget below!
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CLOSED: Q&A with Margaret Feinberg (and a Giveaway!)

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Mindy Stewart Morgan! We will email you this afternoon!
Today, on the blog, we are so excited to have Margaret Feinberg. Margaret (www.margaretfeinberg.com) is author of Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, & Wild Honey and Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God—both of which have accompanying DVD Bible studies from Lifeway. You can follow her on Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter @mafeinberg. feinberg

This morning, she is answering some reader submitted questions. If you have a question, feel free to leave a comment! Let’s begin!

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Question 1 from Melanie in Atlanta: When I’m in the Word, I feel that wonder. But, what are your tips for retaining that wonder throughout the daily grind of life?

Indeed, the wonders of God abound in Scripture. But the Word is meant to be a foundational, grounding point for experiencing God’s wonder throughout your every day. It’s meant to open your eyes to the reality that God is at work all around you—in creation, in friendships, in forgiveness, in the fullness of life He wants to give each and everyone one of us. That’s what Wonderstruck is all about—living the reality of a God whose name is “Wonderful.” The best tip I can give is to do the 30-Day Wonderstruck Challenge at the end of the book—those daily activities and disciplines will help you experience wonder in your every day.

Question 2 from Kelly in Nashville: I love your writing so much! Do you have another book in the works? :)

I do have another book and Bible study in the works—and while the details are still being developed, let’s just say the book will challenge us to walk in the fullness of joy and abundance and life God has designed for each of us.

Question 3 from Sandy in Virginia: When you aren’t writing…what are you reading? Who are your favorite authors?

I love reading magazines ranging from Harvard Business Review to Popular Science to the The New Yorker. When I’m not writing, I tend to watch a ton of movies and television shows and become immersed in the stories. So my favorite writers tend to be screenwriters and producers like the brilliant Aaron Sorkin.

Question 4 from Mary Ann in Tennessee: Did you ever think you would be such an influential woman in the evangelical world?

Growing up near Cape Canaveral Florida with a father in the surf industry, I thought I might grow up and be an astronaut or a surfer, but never a writer or speaker or Bible teacher—demonstrating once again that God always has big surprises up His sleeve! Though I still want to enroll in surf camp one of these days.

Want to win a copy of Margaret’s newest Bible study Wonderstruck? Enter below!

 
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Giveaway: Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst

Happy Friday, friends! Lots of you mentioned that Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst is on your 2013 reading list. So, because we love you, we’re giving away two copies!

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About the book:All women experience “unglued feelings” at times, often when they least expect it. These emotions are not wrong, in fact they are God-given. However our emotions should be indicators — not dictators. God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Each experience is an opportunity to either fall back into patterns that make us wallow in guilt or chose more wisely and make progress.

Enter below, then check back Monday morning to see if you’ve won!

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CLOSED Giveaway: October Baby Novel

Update: Congratulations to our two winners, Erin Benskin and Randi Kun! Please check your email, friends!

It’s a cold, icy day here in Nashville, and all we want to do is curl up with a good book! So we’re giving away not one, but TWO copies of October Baby, based on the popular movie of the same name, by Eric Wilson and Theresa Preston.

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About the book:
Not long after Hannah, a college student, experiences increasing anxiety and a sudden collapse, all signs point to the surprising circumstances of her birth. Hannah soon learns from her parents that she was adopted and is the survivor of a failed abortion attempt.

Bewildered, angry, and confused, she turns to her oldest friend, Jason, for support. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his friends on a road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past and find hope for the unknown future.

Along the way, Hannah finds that every life is beautiful, and that life itself can be so much more than what we might have planned.

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