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July 5, 2012

thank you and a gift

First of all, thank you all for your encouragement on my post on being needed.  You are always ready with a kind word and a little kick in the pants when called for and I so appreciate it. 

I will be gone for a few days to greet a returning loved one and I will be sure and give him your thank you's and warm wishes. 

I thought I would leave you with a few words from two of my favorite authors  and a chance to win a couple of books.


"You will never have control of your life circumstances, but you can relax and trust in My control.  Instead of striving for a predictable safe lifestyle, seek to know Me in greater depth and breadth.  I long to make your life a glorious adventure, but you must stop clinging to old ways.  I am always doing something new within My beloved ones.  Be on the lookout for all that I have prepared for you."  Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

"I speak to God: I don't really want more time; I just want enough time.  Time to breathe deep and time to see real and time to laugh long, time to give You glory and rest deep and sing joy and just enough time in  a day not to feel hounded, pressed, driven, or wild to get it all done--yesterday."  Ann Voskamp, one thousand gifts

Just leave me a comment on this post and I will back to draw a winner on Monday.

xo, Patty

*this contest is now closed.

32 comments:

  1. These books are BOTH on my wish list! Goodness!

    Have a wonderful trip and please tell him thank you for his service!

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  2. I would love to read both of these books. Have a great time away.

    Michle

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  3. Both of those books look like they would be wonderful to read! Enjoy your time away!

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  4. I would love to read any of theses books. Have a wonderful trip!

    Jody

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  5. Have fun reuniting.
    Great books. Thanks for offering.

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  6. My daughter has one of those books. I will have to borrow it. So happy to hear your son in law is returning from serving his country safe and sound!! We have the most wonderful camp site, smack dab on the lake. The views are incredible! And Geeps has hot spot for my Internet connection! My we are having a great time!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday too!

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  7. These books are always checked out at the local library!! Enjoy your time with family!!

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  8. Have a great time 'Welcoming your Loved One HOME'!

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  9. Control freak that I am... : ) I would love to win these. Thank you, Angela

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  10. I keep trying to get 1000 Gifts from the library, but it keeps not being there! Have a wonderful visit.

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  11. oh how i need to remember both of those quotes!!

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  12. Both of those books look rather interesting! Have a lovely time away! With love from penny L in Dorset U.Kxx

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  13. Wonderful books. Bless your time away.

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  14. Patty,
    I feel 'peace' within your writing. EnJOY being part of the festivites to welcome home your deserving one!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  15. Wonderful quotes and I always am looking for more books to read. xoxo, olive

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  16. Have a safe trip...and.."Welcome Home!!" Loved the quotes..

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  17. Both of these books are special. Have a safe trip and enjoy your visit. xo

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  18. Please enter me in as well, I love good inspirational books!

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  19. Hey Patty! Enjoy your time away and I hope it is refreshing and relaxing for you. I won't enter the giveaway because I have won several things already this year....I'll let someone else get a surprise in their mailbox.
    Blessings- xo Diana

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  20. The Books Look wonderful! Would love to have! Please enter me!
    Norma

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  21. Safe travel and a happy and joyful reunion. Sending a BIG thanks for his service from all in Indiana. I have the book Jesus calling. Such a perfect book. The other I haven't picked up but have read some here and there. Great read.

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  22. Have a wonderful and safe trip.
    Thank you for the great quotes too!

    Smiles :)
    kerin

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  23. I have both books on my Kindle, but wished many times I had a hard copy of each. I cannot get trough my day without starting it with Jesus calling. It is so often "right on" where my heart is.
    I just started One Thousand Gifts and look forward to reading it.
    Enjoy your time away and wishing you a joyful reunion with your son-in-law.

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  24. These are two of my very favorite books! In fact, I was reading the one this morning and it always encourages my heart. I also always leave your blog inspired.

    I hope you have a special visit.

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  25. Oh my! When I found your blog again, the quotes that I read that spoke so much 2 my heart were from these two books! Knew immediately that I would have 2 own these books someday....so please enter my name in the drawing!! :)

    I hope you have a joyful, blessed reunion!! Praise God for the bravery of our servicemen!

    Xoxo Carolyn

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  26. I too find comfort in speaking to god . . .

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  27. These books will be a wonderful read! When we desire time with the LORD, we know he is a priority! Have a nice trip! From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

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  28. What beautiful quotes. Thank you for the inspiration. It would be great to have these books.

    Blessings,
    LesleyAnn

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  29. I always love it when books are written simply so that anyone can understand the meaning. These two seem to be that way. Enjoy your special time.

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  30. Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful books. God bless :)

    sally.puckett@yaho.com

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  31. I love Ann Voskamp! I subscribe to her blog, Holy Experience.

    Enjoy your visit with your son-in-law!

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