Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's GiveAway Time!

It's that time! I have 100 followers plus right now....I'm so blessed!  Why in the world so many of you are in the least interested in my ramblings, I'll never know but I'm so thankful to have so many wonderful fellow bloggers out there.  Ya'll are amazing with all your sweet and caring comments.  I don't get every opportunity to sit and return comments but I pray that the ones I do will give a little bit of happiness  and/or entertainment. 

Psalms 23 tells us "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

I'm here to tell you that "my cup truly runs over with blessings!"  Through all the good times and the bad times, my Lord and Savior has been right there beside me to see me through.  Abundant blessings!  And what started as journaling for me has brought 100 and more followers.  Now how can I bless someone else? 

Acts 20:35  "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

This isn't much but I want to say thanks to everyone for being a blessing in my life.  Each one of you mean so much to me to let me be part of your lives and open up your world to me.

John 6:35  "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me will not hunger, and he who believes in me will never thirst."

I would like to bless someone with one of my favorite spatterware bread pans.  This is why I did a road trip all the way to Lipan, TX, because I knew they had just what I wanted.  Included is a colorful napkin to cover your bread and a recipe keeper to save all those favorite recipes that are so generously shared through blogland.

GiveAway Rules:
1) This is open to all followers - Old ones and those that are still contemplating - so jump on the wagon and throw your name in the hat!

2) Your name goes in the hat when you leave me a comment telling how you've been blessed in your life.
BONUS:  Your name will get tossed in again when you add to your comment how you can turn around and bless someone else.  But follow through with doesn't have to be big.  God knows what's in your heart.

3) Another way to add your name in the hat - blog about it on your blog - Share the Blessings!
    Be sure and tell me in your comment.

4) Deadline:  midnight, July 25th.

How uplifting is this gonna be when we can read about everyone's blessings!  We've all got our hard times but Jesus Christ is right there with us to see us through.  Accept His grace and His blessings.
Happy Trails...


  1. Do not enter me as i don't bake nor do recipes, but congratulations, again. I know someone is going to love that bread pan!

  2. How nice of you! I'm a relatively new follower, and am looking forward to reading more from you!

    Our family has been blessed this weekend by some guests all the way from Oregon. They took time on their family vacation to reconnect with a group of old friends from 20+ years ago. It seemed like no time at all had passed! The gift of friendship is one of the best blessing of all!

  3. Alica, you're so right. Like I mentioned on your blog, friendships are an amazing blessing from God. He puts people in our paths at just the right time in our lives.

  4. Sounds great! My blessing this week has been that the surgery center called and set up an appointment this past thursday for my sisters eye surgery. The surgery was done at Barnes Hospital and she came through it fine. The people there are so nice and the best blessing is that there is a very good chance that she will not go blind now, we will know in about 6 to 8 weeks. God Bless!

  5. I love the smell of fresh bread and the feeling of working the dough. Soon, I will be able to do that again.

    When Momma died, I found all her recipes she saved and put different ones in several books for the grandchildren. Some handwritten by Mom, others she had clipped. They loved the gift and the thought that Grandma had touched every piece.

    I have been blessed by many things but mostly by my parents who taught me I can do anything I set my mind to, goodness is the proper act, and it is better to give than receive.

    I carry that tradition with me.

  6. Hey Berte - love your giveaway prize. Haven't seen yellow spatterware as much as other colors. It would go great in my yellow/green kitchen!

    Check my blog - I'm sending people your way to visit AND it gave me something to blog about! haha!

    Where do I begin on blessings? Tony and I always talk about how, when we seen some of those around us, we feel blessed beyond measure - especially since our best friends have a daughter with brain cancer right now. Our kids are healthy and so are we at the moment. It could all be taken away in a moment!

    My husband resigned his position after 30 years with the same company last August. It has been amazing how the Lord has provided for us in small and big ways during this interim when he's trying to get his own business off the ground. We found out a few weeks ago that through his family we had inherited a small interest in some minerals that are being leased. We were paid a signing bonus and it will be enough to get us by for a bit while Tony is getting started. We have found one need at church that we have been able to participate in giving to, and are looking for another one. How can we not share what God has given us!

    You cannot outgive the Lord!

    Sorry I rambled on so much...

    1. Isn't God amazing how He continues to carry us when we take that leap of faith? He's right there with us! Now you have your farm and your chickens and you get to share with us all your wonderful inspiring stories!

  7. I've been blessed by the Lord to give openly to people. My one good thing I do is when I am out if I see someone needing help I try very hard to help them. I also have a habit of when I come across a homeless person I give them food or money.And if I see on my passing if they have a dog I go and buy food for their pup.Done it many times.

    I am blessed with a wonderful hubby and home and my pup and friends!

    1. Thanks for sharing your stories of giving!

  8. What a wonderful gift to give away.

    There are so many blessings to share. One is that my 15 year-old daughter takes care of the goats completely. She does everything from milking, to cleaning hoof, to cleaning stalls. To bless her I am taking over the milking this weekend and my son will do the feedings, so she can go camping over the weekend.

  9. Oh my, Here I follow your blog faithfully and just discovered I'd never joined as a follower, I'm bad!!! You have been listed on my blog side bar so I know when a new post arrives. Goodness I must do better in blog land! Thank you for and enjoyable blog and I love, love transfer ware!!! As far as blessings I sure hope I am a blessing to my friends and family. For I try to lead by example. I know they truly are a blessing to me.

  10. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband and children. I try to make their lives easier and more pleasant any way I can. One thing I do for my daughter who lives next door to me is let her dog out and "babysit" him every afternoon while she is at work.

  11. Many blessings in my life. But probably the best would be my husband. He's my best friend, and loves me despite all my flaws. My kiddos, whom are my life, and our little farm that keeps me crazy busy!

  12. I have been blessed with a life enriched with many good friends that care about me and my well being.

    I also have blessed one of my friends who was down on her luck and behind on her property payments when her husband lost his job temporarily for 6 months. I gave her money for 3 land payments to pay back as she could once he was back to work. I couldn't see her losing her land after all she had put into it.

    Thank you for the chance to win that awesome pan!

  13. I would love to be entered in your drawing! I'll tell you how I feel blessed. Im blessed to have my farm. Im blessed to be married to a wonderful husband. And, Im blessed to be a part of this wonderful blog world. I really dont know how I bless others. I would like to say by just being there for my friends and family.

  14. What a fun way to do your giveaway! :)
    I feel very blessed to be able to live here on our little "farm" and by being able to pursue my passion for baking by selling baked goods at our local Farmers' Market!

  15. We have been blessed with an exceptionally mild summer, in fact, this past weekend we were in the upper 90's! Usually this time of the year it's 113F. This mild weather has allowed me to spend more time out of doors, which is a pure joy and pleasure!

  16. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I am blessed in so many ways. A husband that God choose for me. I live in the mountains with land for chickens and a garden.

  17. What a fun giveaway and such wonderful goodies to win... The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful husband (17 years now)who really is my bestfriend... 3 healthy teenagers, I'm so blessed to have my lil farm and all my barnyard animals, to live in the country, its like heaven on earth to me, I'm blessed to be a SAHM... I could keep goin but I'll stop, lol. How I've blessed someone else: My husband and I have opened our home to my brother, hes been living with us since March, my brother has schizophrenia, not gonna lie its stressful at times but this is something we both feel this is the right thing to do at this time...

  18. I have many blessings, including my husband and children, and the fact that im fortunate enough to be a stay at home mother, grandmother, and wife. Being a homemaker is something im passionate about and feel blessed in this role. I try to do for others in many ways and give of my time doing good deeds for others. Just starting going to this new little church not for from the farm, volunteered to help paint the church, and helped out with bible school, giving back does a heart good. Love your blog, and congrats on the 100 followers. Love, Love the bread spatterware pan, never saw yellow before either. Will blog about this giveaway, you are so generous. Thanks for an awesome blog.....Sheryl

  19. Sheryl, thanks so much and you are so back does a heart good. You probably will never know how your helping out with Bible school has impacted some child. Bless you!

  20. Just mentioned your giveaway on my blog, thanks again for a great giveaway.......Hope i win.......

  21. I'm a new follower and I see you have 110 now! congrats! I am blessed and share my blessings on my blog. I have a happy marriage and we have retired to Florida. We spend our time volunteering in our community. We teach computer classes and help tutor people. It's very rewarding and takes most of our time. But we also love to drive around and see Florida on the back roads. I will bless someone soon by giving away another one of my tote bags. I love to sew, too. Thanks so much for your generous giveaway!I'm anxious to spend time on your blog! I hope you'll visit me soon, too!


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