Yesterday I stated that the best way to celebrate your birthday every day is by giving yourself away. I want to clarify. I’m not talking about selling yourself out, or being taken advantage of in any way- don’t misunderstand.
I am talking about being a willing giver.
We all have something to give, don’t we? Whether time, talent, cash, caring or creativity. None of us is ever truly empty-handed.
Each year as my birthday rolls around, I start to thinking what I would like to have…only to come to the same conclusion, I really need nothing.
Ultimately, I consider the abundance I have because of what has been given to me in Christ. It is a wealth I don’t deserve, but I with open hands receive. I haven’t earned it. I’m not that good. But, I- through faith am grafted into an eternal goodness that is more secure than any homeland security we will ever know.
This is why it thrills me to be able to give a few favorite things (to one person) that foster joy in my life regularly, as I celebrate another year that has been given and anticipate the one to come.
Three talented individuals are offering up a special something unique to their own gifting as part of this Birthday Bundle Giveaway. I hope to share more about them individually in the days ahead, but to get you started on the giveaway
My dear friend, and fellow blogger Susie Klein has written a book that is beautiful and a blessing. If you think you need to earn God’s approval, or love, and your walk of faith feels more like tiptoeing through a minefield, then I know you will benefit by reading and journaling your way through Susie’s words. This book is a perfect accompaniment for Quiet Time anytime! Susie has graciously sent me a copy to give away. But, I will add – you won’t be disappointed if you go and treat yourself to this book as a Morning Journal and Devotional supplement. AT 9.99 (at the time of this writing) it is a great deal. I bought mine right away and was reading it and grateful for the light it shed as I sat in waiting room after waiting room with my mom in the early stages of her Cancer Battle/Journey. A great gift for your soul.
I am thrilled to have connected with a former Rhode Islander and fellow Planner Pal. Christine Miranda lives in Texas but we have become good friends thanks to the great and wonderful World Wide Web! Christine has recently started her own business called Crisdori Studios and she is hard at work customizing beautifully crafted, leather journals called Traveler’s Notebooks. These journals make lovely Quiet Time, Prayer and Praise journals. Which is exactly why we are including them in the Birthday Bundle. As many of you already know, over the past year or two, I have become quite enamored with these lovely little “journal jackets”. They hold one or more notebooks and can be personalized in a variety of ways to accommodate the journal keeper’s desires. Christine sent me one Field Notes size in Toasty Orange, a color she created with me in mind! This size is wonderfully portable.
Local artisan and RockYouWear creator , Brandon Thursby is my favorite local artist, because he creates jeweler out of my favorite objects of affection, beach-stones. Brandon once created a couple of planner charms from white stones in a moon and star shape for my first Traveler’s Notebook which was Navy Blue. He is talented and you can read more about him HERE. Brandon takes local stones and creates unique pieces. I own a few RockYouWear necklaces. I collect beach-stones and even have created prayer stones with many (that’s a post for another day). Brandon chose an exquisite piece to give one lucky recipient- I’m Jelly!
Last but not least of all, I am giving something I hold near and dear to my heart and faith walk, and that is The Word of God. I picked up the cute Butterfly Bible (below) at the beginning of Summer at Hobby Lobby. I thought it was really cute and portable. But I am not getting any younger and Bible Print is not getting any bigger…so, I decided to give this sweet portable feast along with the Walking Butterfly book as they seem to go together.
As you can see my birthday gift to you – if it was mine to give- would be the gift of greater intimacy with the Lord. The way I see it, these tools will help foster it, well.
To enter I have tried to make it beneficial to those who donated these gifts- would you pay it forward by checking them out, following them on their journeys and sharing this post? Thanks so much, and may you be blessed and a blessing today!
Pop on over and enter for a chance to win…and share away!
*Contest closes August 31 @12:00AM (Please note: this giveaway is open to US residents only- thank you for your understanding) *