Monday, October 27, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway - Amazing Freedom Devotional

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I absolutely adore devotionals. They are full of little bits of encouragement, just when you need it. I've especially enjoyed those from Women of Faith.I've been attending Women of Faith conferences for eight or nine years, volunteering most years to earn my admission. Last year, I bought their conference theme devotional and then was also given one for being a hostess. So, I'd like to share with you. Please leave a comment below and include your favorite encourage bible verse or other encouraging quote. A random winning name will be chosen Saturday morning, November 1. I hope you win!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!


PS - If you'd like to be entered twice, you can leave a second comment letting me know what you think is a reasonable price to pay for a handsewn apron and/or gloves like these:
I'm going to be selling several at a local Mom Christmas Bazaar and pricing is always difficult for me! Thanks!!


Anonymous said...

Oh please enter me! I'd love to have a good women's devotional. I've never had a chance to go to WOF (have wanted to for years!), but I'm hoping that once I don't have a young baby I will be able to go (the nearest one to me is about 7 hours). Right now I'm clinging to many Bible verses (with the way things are looking for our country, and the election), but I'd say the most encouraging favorite of mine for the time being is:

"I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you." (Phil. 1:27-28)

(Oh, and I'd love to help you out with the pricing, but I'm so terrible with putting a price on things...they are beautiful though!)

Stephanie said...

I find so much encouragement from, No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1Cor 2:9

Anonymous said...

My absolute favorite Bible verse has always been "Be still and know that I am God." Psalms 46:10. Kinda says it all for me. Thanks for the giveaway - I could use a new devotional!!

Sunny said...

A devotional sounds wonderful right now! I didnt get to go to WOF this year.

"As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you." Isa 62:5b (I may be off a little on that...from memory.

sorry, I'm horrible with pricing, I wouldnt know where to start! They're cute though!

sj3girls AT hotmail DOT com

Jill said...

One of my favorite verses is Psalms 18:2:

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

I would say for a full apron, approx $25 and for half aprons, around $15 :)

Deborah said...

I John 4:19 "We love Him because He first loved us."


the schros said...

PHIL 1:6 is my all time fave

Jennifer said...

I don't remember the verse exactly, but it goes something like "weeping will tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." I am reminded of it whenever I have a bad night with one of the kids. Especially when they were newborns and had their nights and days mixed up- when I was so tired all I could do was cry with them.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Hil'Lesha said...

I find all of the verses in Proverbs and Psalms very encouraging. :)

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michelle said...

I find encouragement from Matthew 18:20.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

PisecoMom said...

Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrow. It empties today of strength.

Thanks for the contest! chappyandalexa [at] earthlink [dot] net

Sandy said...

wow I love devotionals and find all proverbs and psalms inspiring depending on my needs count me in...thanks...mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Mrs. McB said...

Psalms 46:10-such a great encouragement to know that God is with us and has so much power.

Sandra said...

I have always liked "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

momofmhasr said...

proverbs 13:30 I refelect on this as a mpther of five girls

Kristan said...

i love jeremiah 29:11 - for i know the plans i have for you, declares the lord, plans to prosper, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

frugallm said...

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Has always been my fav!

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Linda said...

Psalm 27:1 "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?"

I'd love to win, thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Really living this one during these economic hard times..


Lisa said...

Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

For a full apron, I'd charge $25-30.

Thanks for the giveaway - I'm always looking for a good devotional!

Pat said...

Philippians 4:19 "And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."


HeatherLow said...

In this world you will have trouble but take heart I have overcome the world.

Thanks so much, I love W o F.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this! My fav verse is where it says He will never leave nor forsake us. That is very encouraging to me because I know I will never be alone!

Crayl said...

Jer. 29:11.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


ndisilvio at gmail dot com

Cherie J said...

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." which is John 14:27 is a favorite of mine when I need encouragement.


Sarah said...

I haven't been to WOF in a couple years, and would love the devotional!
"But as for me, I will always have hope. I will praise you more and more." Psalm 71:14

Sarah said...

As for the aprons, I've been scouring the web for them, and most are $30-40. I'd say $20 for the gloves?

Jesica said...

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Angel said...

i'd pay $20 for an apron

Angel said...

I love titus 2, the way it tells me what kind of woman to be

Julie said...

I'm always in need of a good devotional.

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10

Katrina said...

Jeremiah 29:11 has always been a favorite! I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

Megret said...

My favorite verses of all time: Proberbs 3:5-6.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Jer. 29:11 has long been a comfort to me.

crystal said...

I love the verse about how it's better for a husband to live on the roof than to live with a contentious wife - I just think about how I'm driving my husband up to the roof when I'm being less than my best!
ericbrooks75 AT yahoo DOT com

Krystle said...

My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.

Anonymous said...

My favorite bible verse is "The Lord is my helper and I shall not fear what man shall do unto me." Hebrews 13:6

Jodi said...

I need a new devotional book. My favorite verse is Phil 4:13, I have it printed and hanging on my desk at work.


LivingforGod said...

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'" Psalm 91:1-2


Charlotte said...

I love this verse that I came across in a Beth Moore study.

Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.


Amy said...

I love Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I love devotionals too! Thanks! And I hope this isn't too cliche or whatever, but I really love Phil 4:13. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. It's really gotten me through some tough times!

dani said...

I just told my mom I wanted a good devotional book for Christmas! This would be a great one!

daniwilliams30 AT gmail DOT com

Carrie Poisel said...

My favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. It not only encourages me but often kicks me in the butt! Thanks!


Carrie Poisel said...

I really like your aprons. As a food service manager who likes more variety than standard issue aprons, I'm always on the lookout for great full length (not just around the waist) aprons. Depending on how much material and time your put into them, I would go between $18 and $25. You don't want to sell yourself short, but you also want to remember that people are being more careful about how they spend their money these days. Thanks!


Karla said...

I love devotionals! My favorite verse is Hebrews 12:1 -- it always pushes me to "run the race set before me"

Karla said...

For the pricing I feel your pain as I too have a hard time pricing my handmade items. I usually go search for similar items on etsy and compare prices.

My thoughts (as someone who sews and sells her own products) are these:

Half aprons $20 - $25
Full aprons $25 - $30
Gloves $10-$15

Just be sure you have your base costs covered and are paying yourself enough for the work you put into it!

karla at

Candie said...

I need a devotional. It is so easy to forget my daily time with God.

Mom 2 To Boys said...

I am a very new Christian so I don't yet have an absolute favorite scripture but in reading all the others on your comments this one seemed to speak to me the most.

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


And price on the aprons. I'm thinking maybe $15-20. I guess I would look at cost of materials and then how much time it took to make one and what you'd like to get paid per hour and set your price. Depends on your area to...I'm in rural Maine so would probably go more along the $10-15 range (depending on materials costs). Just my thoughts. Thanks for the give a way!

Theresa N. said...

"God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart" 1 Samuel 16:7
Your items are beautiful but I'm really terrible about trying to put a price on things, so I'll leave that for everyone else to help with. Thanks :)
Theresa N


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