November Book Giveaway

I admit it: I have a problem with books.  I buy multiple copies of ones I love and hand them out like a modern day Book Fairy.  As a way to thank you guys for holding hands with me on this journey (which I truly, truly appreciate), I want to give you some of my favorites.  On the second Tuesday of each month, I will randomly draw from my list of subscribers.  The RSS feed form is available on your computer or there is an email link at the bottom of the mobile site.  I promise not to bombard you with stuff that is not awesome and never more than twice a week.  Win the book on Tuesday and you will have it in time to enjoy for the weekend! Thank you for participating and thank you so much for your support.

 

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I love Christmastime.  It’s a time with a special spirit of celebration, extra moments with my family and my Meme’s annual snack buffet with her amazing orange blossoms and Aunt Karla’s homemade wontons.

Why, then, does it sometimes feel like such a mad dash where the only thoughtful moments come after I’m left feeling slightly empty in a living room of crumpled up wrapping paper while everyone runs off to examine their spoils?

I want something different.

The November Book Giveaway will be The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp.  Short daily readings with challenges and space for reflection starting December 1, I plan on reading this with my kids this year.

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“I don’t want a Christmas you can buy.  I don’t want a Christmas you can make.  What I want is a Christmas you can hold.  A Christmas that holds me, remakes me, revives me.  I want a Christmas that whispers, Jesus.”   ~Ann Voskamp

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Karen Reavis | 11th Nov 13

    It’s been refreshing to read all that you write.

    • melissablair09@gmail.com | 11th Nov 13

      Oh…refreshing, Karen! You are being generous…but I am so thankful you are here. I have wanted to hang with you since our amazing retreat! I look forward to gleaning from your wisdom and lots of coffee.

  2. Emily Richards | 11th Nov 13

    Me me me. Pick me!

    • melissablair09@gmail.com | 11th Nov 13

      It is a random selection…but I will sure try my hardest!

  3. Jill Tuckder | 11th Nov 13

    I know that God wants me to win this book.

    • melissablair09@gmail.com | 11th Nov 13

      I think He does too. I love your guts.

  4. Paula McGuire | 11th Nov 13

    SIMPLIFY is the word. I too am tired of the emptiness felt at the end of one of the most awesome annual celebrations and my all-tine favorite time of year. I have to change things within me before I can change traditions in my home. I am excited about this journey. I finally submitted to obedience this year after God’s constant whispers for several years.

    • melissablair09@gmail.com | 11th Nov 13

      Yes. Yes. Yes. You and me, sister.

  5. Sondra Puorro | 11th Nov 13

    what a wonderful idea, thank you Danielle for sharing this blog with me

    • melissablair09@gmail.com | 11th Nov 13

      Yes! Simplifying! I’m thinking this is a marvelous idea. Sondra, you know Danielle…so I automatically love you. I will put your name in the pot for the book. I look forward to chatting and THANK YOU for stopping by 🙂

  6. SB | 11th Nov 13

    I’m on board. Let’s make it happen together! BB

    • melissablair09@gmail.com | 11th Nov 13

      AS Ben Stiller said on one of those silly movies….’Let’s DO it. Let’s DO it!’ I love you.

  7. Sara Jo | 13th Nov 13

    Your stories are an absolutely refreshing crisp, clean air that I can inhale against the filth of the world. I KNOW you will be published. Keep up the good work, and always listen to your God whispers. Hugs and kisses, lovely!

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