Sometimes, you meet a new friend...
and from the moment she speaks her first words, all the years you did not know her no longer exist.
She knows exactly who you are, what troubles your mind. Your heart.
She not only puts into words that which you long to hear but also the words you need to hear.
And you become changed.
I have recently made a friend like that. And she doesn't even know it yet.
I had not known much of the blogging world until I decided a blog would be a great way to journal our experience ...and let the whole world know what we were doing at the same time!
As if the whole world would care.
I began looking, searching, finding blogs to get inspiration on how to even embark this endeavor. And I remembered... I had heard of a blog. Unknowing that I would find more than a successful blog... I found wisdom. The Lord, in His GOODNESS, reached through the miles of cyberspace, through the heart of a servant girl, just to touch mine.
My new friend is Ann Voskamp. She shares her gift of eloquence and annointed wisdom on her blog at http://www.aholyexperience.com/. I've linked to her site quite a bit in the mere two weeks that my blog has been telling our story.
Today's Freebie Friday gift comes from a section on her blog called "Free Gifts for You" and is just that! "A Free Gift for You"... whoever wins it, that is! It is her list called 10 Points of Joyful Parenting. (click on link to read the 10 points)
I have framed and matted it -- The mat I have covered in a charming cream and earth green fabric.
I can't compel you strongly enough to enter to win today's giveaway.
I want to glare. Flesh consumes my desire to live the Light. I storm. The weakness of one's mind is relative but always true. My voice raises.
I need a reminder. In my face. Something beautiful to remind me...
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. Don't abandon it's beauty! The calling God has placed on me as a mother is breathtaking. Remember to breathe. The ability to live fully with JOY, despite the attacks of this world and the one from it, is priceless. Though the cost is myself.
This week, again, there are three ways to enter to win... and please! Enter all three ways! I have removed the need to sign in so, whether you are a single person, a mother, a grandmother... A DAD, this is for you. It is for anyone who needs a little help in this life until THAT DAY.
- Go check out A Holy Experience and comment below of anything you thought, felt, liked, whatever... from that blog.
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