I'm really excited about all that's going on with My Java for Jesus! GOD is using it in so many ways...recently I received several messages and e-mails about how the words GOD has given me have encouraged some people and brought them hope...that's more than I even dreamed of when I started this blog (see why here
). For me these messages are confirmation that I'm doing exactly what GOD wants me to do. So in order to try to reach more people for HIM, I'm reinventing the blog in...well sort of.
I'm adding a section for reviews that I get the pleasure of doing; there will be a section on different homeschool adventures we encounter from time to time; also there will be a section I'm calling mommy mania tips (that's when you catch them doing something that you're ready to kill them for...yet you stop yourself in the name of JESUS); and of course all great blogs have some phenomenal giveaways. Have said all that, if there's something else you'd like to see, please leave me a comment either here or on Facebook
and I'll do my best to accommodate! In doing this, my hope is that more and more people will read our love story
or the devotions
and be inspired by what GOD can do for them! So without further ado, here is our very first spectacular giveaway!
I met Lauren not long after Earl and I were married. Earl attended The Crown of the Bible
. While there we joined the church that housed the college Temple Baptist
in Powell, TN. He began teaching a Sunday School group and Lauren and her husband Daniel ended up under him. I was working over nights, so I didn't get to know everyone in the group as well as Earl did, but Lauren and I both had our first children within few months of each other, so as first time moms I was able to get to know her more than a few of the others.
When we left and went to Nashville for me to take a job with The 700 Club
we lost touch. However, after almost 3 years there, GOD called us back to Knoxville and shortly following our return called Earl into the pastorate at Forest Grove Free Will Baptist Church
. Since then we have reconnected with Daniel and Lauren and her talents have been such a blessing to me. I'm not as crafty outwardly as I am in my head...so that's why I employ her ingenuity to make awesome things for my kids. Here's a couple pictures of a few of the things I've requested she create so far.
|Hair bow holder for Genesis|
| For Asher after the new baby|
| Party dress for Genesis|
And here's something I stumbled upon when she was a vendor at a consignment sale a friend mine and I hosted.
|Coffee Cozy (I didn't have an actual Starbucks cup to use so I resorted to a kids cup)|
|This one is reversible!|
So I got to thinking, since the blog's name is My Java with Jesus, why not see if she would make some coffee cozies to giveaway and Lauren so graciously agreed. Now, I know some of you (heaven forbid) may not like coffee, so we didn't want to exclude you from entering for a chance to win...Lauren has decided to give away a boy/girl outfit as the Grand Prize. So we will have a total of four winners. The boy outfit consists of suspenders and bow tie and the girls is a shirt/skirt combo!
So good luck and spread the word about My Java with Jesus so we can reach as many people as possible for the Kingdom (yes we...because you play a part in sowing seeds when you send them here)! And don't forget to drop by Unique Boutique by Lauren
and show her some love and appreciation for her amazing talents and gifts!
Congratulations on your first giveaway! These are super cute!ReplyDelete
What great prizes! Lauren is very talented!ReplyDelete
I love your story Raquel. I tell Kelsey (Tera's little sister) all the time don't give up (she likes this boy who won't give her the time of day) it's not over til God says it's over. I told her about you story. I should have her to read it.ReplyDelete