An Easter Devotional

I’ll be doing a lengthier post next week on our family’s traditions and focus for celebrating Easter Sunday with the focus on the resurrection of Christ. But I couldn’t wait till then to share with you this devotional (intended to be read during the 4 weeks leading up to Easter Sunday — which I didn’t realize till it was about 2 1/2 weeks too late!).

I picked up this 67-page paperback, “Why Easter?” at a conference last summer at the Shepherd Press table. When I recovered it this week to evaluate my plans for her Easter basket, I realized I’m already way behind in the readings so I scratched Plan A and we began reading in it right away.  After all, the point is to keep fresh in her mind the reason that we celebrate, and not just at Easter Sunday but every day, all year long, forever! We’re currently reading 2 days’ worth each day and more when we can to try to end on Easter Sunday.

 

I am loving this devotional and amazed at how it sparks deeper conversation later on in the day after she’s had time to think through it more. Each day’s reading is on one page with the facing page featuring a color illustration of the devotional for that day. First, it gives a passage of Scripture for you to turn to and read aloud from the gospels, starting with Lazarus (along with an overview of sin entering the world with Adam and Eve’s choice to disobey God, and the plan God has to restore His creation) and moving along through the Holy Week, all the way through crucifixion, resurrection, ascension and looking forward to Jesus’ return.

Next in the format are three or so short paragraphs, going into a broader explanation at an age-appropriate level. Each day has a “Truth” statement to help your child know what the Scripture teaches about God and His plan. Discussion questions are then included as well as a short passage or verse for memorization.

Lastly, the book provides the lyrics for all the verses of 4 hymns, one for each week (“When I Survey The Wondrous Cross,” “Man of Sorrows! What a Name,” “Up from the Grave He Arose,” and “Thine Be the Glory”) along with a discussion question for the song lyrics to ensure they understand what they are singing. Today’s reading showed the prophecy fulfilled from Zechariah 9:9, by which they could identify the Messiah-King, and asks why would Jesus — a king — ride on a donkey, rather than a horse?  “All kings rode rode horses to show their strength for battle. Jesus was different from other kings. Jesus was stronger than any other king but He followed God’s plan in humility. He came to save the people from something much worse than a government that made life hard. He came to save them from their sin.”

While it may be too late to order and receive this in time for this year’s Easter Sunday (for which I apologize — although you never know, maybe you can still get it in time to read at least a few before Easter!), it would be an excellent devotional any time of year and definitely a tradition worth establishing for Easter readings with your family or students.

What are your favorite teaching tools for communicating the truths of the resurrection (and its enormous implications!) to children?

What’s At the Heart of My Hospitality?

It’s easy to get motivated just by a quick mention of the importance of hospitality to “get this show on the road” and hurry up and think of someone to invite over already! While it’s great to start making a plan to put into action, I think it’s important to stop first and evaluate: why am I really doing this?

Biblical hospitality means love of strangers. It means ministering to people who can never reciprocate. It means loving the unlovable for Jesus’ sake. It means showing the hospitable heart of God to others. In our modern world it usually means sacrificing my time, my rights, my possessions (quite literally, possibly, when children are involved!), my groceries, and my energy to plan, shop, clean, scrub and cook for others for the purpose of ministering God’s love to them. It means knowing God’s heart for people and spending time with Him so He changes my heart, and His love is evident in me and overflowing to others around me.

Biblical hospitality is more than just cleaning my house and having people over and cooking for them. The heart is key. I can’t remind myself of that enough. It is so very easy to get caught up with the externals and think that just because we are having someone over, we are engaging in biblical hospitality. How many times have I had people over for a meal yet been so stressed over having all the food ready at the same time… or nervous because I don’t know them well to the point that I find it difficult to carry on conversation (let alone making them feel at ease)…  or been annoyed at my husband for not helping me as much as I felt he should or frustrated at my daughter for bringing toys into the rooms I just finished tidying, allowing such minor things to affect my mood and gracious treatment of others? Then I think, What have I benefited from initiating those occasions? Have I really honored or served the Lord when my heart is so misplaced?

 

I find it helpful to frequently check my priorities with the Mary/Martha test:

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” ~Luke 10:8-42

What are my motives for inviting people into my home?  Do I spend more time in preparing my table than I spend in preparing my heart? Do I spend enough time with Jesus that I can share the hospitable heart of God with others? Or am  I so distracted with my own life and the stresses of the moment that I have no time to think of others, and my hospitality is nothing more than going through the motions — or worse, just a show to make myself look or feel good? Am I busy with things that God never said are a priority for me? If I’m too busy to sit at Jesus’ feet, I am too busy. Period. There is nothing in life more important or with more eternal dividends than time spent with Jesus… learning about my God and listening to Him through His Word, submitting myself and allowing it to change me and make me more like Him, praising Him for who He is and what He has done, obeying Him… loving Him. If I truly love God, I will truly love people and I will demonstrate my love for God by obeying His commands (including the ones about hospitality). But if I am not motivated by true love for God, how much are my best efforts at hospitality really worth?

 “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.” ~1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Oh Lord, may I love You wholly so my efforts at hospitality are not like a noisy gong or clanging cymbal, but instead Your love spilling over onto others through me!

 

Kid’s Bath

 

I’ve spent the past year and a half decorating and making the main living spaces in my home “my own.”  We’ve taken down walls, added moulding, painted (…and re-painted) plenty, but the kid’s bathroom can wait no longer!  As you will see, I started with a BLANK canvas…vanilla walls, oak cabinet, out-dated light fixture, and a plain “no-frills” mirror.  In the “plus column” though, we did have a new vanity top and faucet that the previous owners replaced.  I wanted this to be a neutral space that blends nicely with the other rooms in my house but personalized enough for my kids…something they can grow with.

 

Here’s what I did:

 

Step 1. Do the Prep.

Lightly sand the vanity and wipe the walls clean.

 

Step 2. Primer the vanity.

I use Benjamin Moore’s “Fresh Start” primer.

 

Step 3. Paint the walls.

I applied (2) coats of Benjamin Moore’s “Revere Pewter”, eggshell finish.

I LOVE this color…sometimes looks grey, sometimes beige…

…(plus I had some leftover from my kitchen!)

 

 

Step 4. Paint the vanity.

I used Benjamin Moore’s “Linen White”, semi-gloss.

The finishing touches, accessorizing, and pulling it all together are soon to follow!

 

Molten Lava Cakes

I love to make these little cakes for company on special occasions! For the last two years, my husband has had to work the evening of Valentine’s Day, so I have started a little tradition of having some of my single girl friends over and making these cakes for a decadent little Valentine’s treat. They are simple but elegant, and oh-so-yummy! Make the centers ahead of time, and make sure you don’t overbake these or they won’t ooze that yummy, gooey, chocolately lava from the center.  {{Mmmm!!!!}}

 

Lava:

2 ounces bittersweet (60% cacao) baking chocolate, chopped into 1” pieces
¼ cup heavy cream
Melt  chocolate with cream in top of double boiler. Whisk gently to blend. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. When firm enough to handle, form into six balls. Refrigerate until needed.

Cakes:

4 ounces bittersweet (60% cacao) baking chocolate, chopped into 1” pieces
½  cup butter, cut into pieces
2 large whole eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup cake flour or double-sifted all-purpose flour
Garnishes (I like to sprinkle with confectioners sugar and serve with chocolate dipped strawberries and vanilla bean ice cream. Or serve with sweetened, freshly whipped cream instead.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray six 4-ounce ramekins with cooking spray. In top of double boiler, melt the 4 ounces of chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. In large bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolks, sugar and vanilla on high speed with electric mixer for 5 minutes or until thick and light. Spoon cake batter into ramekins. Place a chocolate ball in the middle of each ramekin. Bake for 15 minutes or until cake is firm to the touch. (I set timer for 10 minutes and rarely have to bake past that point. Other ovens may vary so pay close attention – you do NOT want to overbake!)

Let cakes sit for 5 minutes, then run a sharp knife around inside of each ramekin. Place an upside down plate on top, invert, and remove ramekin. Garnish with your choice of berries, confectioners sugar, and/or whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy with friends!

Does Hospitality Matter?

What images does the word hospitality conjure up for you?

Maybe you immediately visualized a lavish dinner party a la Martha Stewart, executed by one of those talented few who seem to have everything together at all times – those ladies who possess “the gift of hospitality”, have an opulent home with flawless decorating and an endless variety of dinnerware and table linens, with an outgoing personality to boot which naturally makes their guests feel right at home. Maybe you’re not the outgoing, bubbly, confident personality type and you cringe at the thought of being hostess and having the success of the entire evening dependent upon you, imagining overwhelming pressure and awkward moments instead at the mention of hospitality, from which you’d prefer to shy away. Or maybe you’re a college student or a single woman living alone or with roommates in a small apartment and think there’s no way you can have guests over until you have a home of your own.

 

Thankfully, hospitality is not about the presentation of your food, dishes and home, but about your heart and ultimately, God’s plan for the gospel to be preached and His name glorified… and you don’t need to have anything in common with Martha Stewart in order to practice biblical hospitality!  A few years ago in my Bible reading, I came across a verse that mentioned hospitality and I decided to do a concordance search for similar references. Around the same time, my sister-in-law gave me a CD series by Nancy Leigh Demoss on the topic of biblical hospitality. I was surprised how much the Bible addresses or gives narrative of this ministry — and how it’s not just a fun option for those who like to entertain, but a biblical command for all believers.

As with all of Scripture, we can never exhaust its depth. We will study the Word all our lives and always be learning.  But if we don’t apply today what we already know, our knowledge doesn’t gain us anything (James 1:22-25). So in this series, let’s look at some Scriptures about hospitality, delve into a discussion of hospitality as it is prescribed in Scripture, and explore practical helps for making it happen in our own lives!

 

 

Maybe this is an area you are already actively ministering in, and if so, we would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment… we can learn much from those who are farther along in the process.

Free Printable ~ Hospitality Planning Chart

Do you have good intentions about opening your home often but sometimes find you fail to follow through due to lack of purposeful planning? Me too! I created this chart to help us keep track of those thoughts — the people we’ve been thinking of inviting over next time, plus organizing space for theme and menu ideas and more.  Our schedule is so opposite that of most people that it takes extra intentional planning to host others as often as we’d like.  And since my brain operates in the “out of sight, out of mind” mode, it’s helpful for me to have names and ideas written down to help make it happen.

 

 

 

We’ll be talking about hospitality here on the blog a lot more in the coming weeks, but to help jog ideas in your mind in the meantime, enjoy this free printable Hospitality Planning Chart. And don’t forget — today is the final day to enter the great giveaway on the blog!

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The Mission of Gospel Homemaker

My desire for Gospel Homemaker is that it will be a place for all women of all different ages and seasons of life to find encouragement to reach out to others with the love of Christ. College-aged young women, single working ladies, busy moms, grandmas, great-grandma, widows living alone… We are all women, and thus we all have instruction from God’s Word on who we are to be and what we are to do.

 

Another thing we all have in common as that we live in the world, and are therefore subject to temptation from the world, our own flesh, and the devil. It has amazed me at times when older godly women have pointed out mindsets that seem “normal” to me, then peel away layer after layer and help me realize that at its core, it is the mindset of the world. If you don’t have the blessing of a godly older woman willing to speak truth into their lives, I hope that you will find some encouragement here in the meantime until God brings that mentor along for you, as much of what I will share was first shared with me from one godly older lady or another. We all need to be reminded daily through His Word and the encouragement of other believers what it truly means to be a godly woman. If you aren’t yet sure what I’m even talking about, I hope this blog will point you to your Creator who longs to also be your Father and Savior and Redeemer. Your heart was created to worship, and He alone can fill your deepest longings and is the only object worthy of worship.

 

So then, the mission of Gospel Homemaker is to encourage women in glorifying God through the roles He has outlined for us in Scripture, using our homes and everything in them, as well as our relationships and ultimately our lives, to spread the gospel and remind everyone who enters our homes of the praiseworthiness of our God.

To this end, we will study Scripture together, as well as exploring tangible ways to put into practice the things that we learn, striving to be doers of the Word and not hearers only (James 1:22-25). Along the way, we may sprinkle in some other “just for fun” extras, too.

My prayer is that God will use Gospel Homemaker to be a source of blessing and edification to the women of God and a light to those who don’t know Him to help point them to Christ and bring glory to His great name.

 

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I hope you will contribute to this blog with your feedback — who knows, your comment may spark a new series or guest posts!

Gospel Homemaker Blog Launch & Awesome Prize Giveaways!

Gospel Homemaker’s blog launch week is finally here, and it’s time to celebrate!

I am so excited for Gospel Homemaker to be live!  I hope that Gospel Homemaker will prove to be a source of edification and encouragement to you. For more on the mission of Gospel Homemaker, visit our About page.

Today I’m so excited to share with you what I’ve been keeping under wraps for too long – tons of fabulous giveaways from 15 wonderful sponsors to celebrate!  I thought I would burst from the excitement a couple times trying to keep the secret.

Check out these FANTASTIC prizes that YOU get chances to win! It’s going to be a great week, so stay with us, view the giveaways below, and follow instructions to enter for these awesome prizes. Deadline to enter is midnight on Thursday, February 28. I’ll announce the winners on Friday.

I am so grateful for the vendors who are participating in this giveaway! It has been so exciting to see the prizes piling up — and I LOVE how they are perfect for the goal of becoming  “gospel homemakers” and faithful stewards of the lives and gifts God has given us!

With no further ado….  scroll down to see the exciting gifts our wonderful sponsors have donated for this giveaway! Thank you, thank you to each of them!

 

GRAND PRIZE:

 Pamper Me Facial Kit from Simply Pure Products!!!

Simply Pure Products is giving away a beautiful collection of their all-natural facial products! Includes Gentle Face Wash, Sweet Cheeks Face Creme, Soothing Toner, Clarifying Mask, Softer Glance Eye Creme, Gentle Eyes Eye Makeup Remover, Pure Cotton Rounds, Purple Face Scrubby, Sunset Beach Lip Balm, Sisal Face Scrubby.

This is the entry process for the grand prize only, so after you enter here, you need to keep scrolling to enter the giveaway for over 15 other prizes! 

Make sure to follow the link here to check out Simply Pure Products online, and click here to like them on Facebook!

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 …. and now for LOTS OF OTHER FABULOUS PRIZES:
Prize Package from Money Saving Mom Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom is giving away a fabulous prize package! One lucky winner will receive a copy of her book, The Money Saving Mom’s Budget; her e-book, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life; AND a $25 gift e-certificate to Amazon.com!

Money Saving Mom®’s Budget The Money Saving Mom®’s Budget is a comprehensive step-by-step plan to take you from financial mess to financial success. In this straightforward book, you’ll learn: ::How to set big goals and break them down into bite-sized pieces. ::How to prioritize your time and life in order to live intentionally. ::How to streamline your home and life in order to have breathing room to work toward your financial goals. ::How to go from no budget at all to a full-fledged, realistic, written budget by following a simple three-step plan. ::How to make a cash envelope system work for you. ::How to cut your grocery bill in half (including 25 ways to save money without using coupons!). ::How to save big on restaurants, travel, clothing, utility bills, prescription glasses, gym memberships, and much more. ::And finally, how to cultivate contentment, embrace today, and live a rich and full life, no matter your income. Visit Money Saving Mom & like on Facebook.

 

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine, Money Saving Mom

Do you have ideas, hopes, and dreams for what you want to accomplish in your life, but you feel like you’re being held back by a lack of personal discipline? Are you easily overwhelmed by your big ideas or projects, and you just don’t know where to start and how to make real progress? Do you find yourself making “all-or-nothing” plans for transforming your life, and then three days later you crash and burn under the weight of your plan? What You Can Expect to Learn From This Book:

  • How to prioritize and name your goals so that you can accomplish them faster than ever.
  • How to expose the obstacles that will come up, and then make a plan to conquer them.
  • How to break up a goal that feels insurmountable into bite-sized pieces.
  • How to stop making excuses and get the job done now — and then enjoy the rest of your day!
  • How to put accountability in place to help you stay on task and motivated.

Available for purchase here or on Amazon.

 

Hymns for the Christian Life from Getty Music Getty Music is giving away two copies of Keith & Kristyn Getty’s latest album, “Hymns for the Christian Life.” Their musical style is usually reminiscent of their Northern Irish roots but often blended with American styles as well for pleasing variety. Best of all is the depth of the lyrics, full of truth to meditate on throughout the day. “Before You I Kneel” is a worker’s prayer, and “A Mother’s Prayer” will bring tears to your eyes if you’re a mom.  You can hear clips of many of their songs on their website. You’ll probably want to “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter as well. (And if they’re ever in concert near your area, go! Their live musicians are amazing!)

“As we continue to write modern hymns for the church, this collection comes from the challenge to consider not just what we sing on those occasions when we’re all together but how the shared lyrics of our faith speak into all the moments in between. Musically, ‘Hymns for the Christian Life’ reflects both the Celtic and American folk traditions, old and new world brought together, just as we lean on the rich legacy of Church music we already have with songs written for the life of the Church today.”     

 

 

NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment from Angie Napier, Independent Brand Partner with Nerium International

Angie Napier is giving away a bottle of NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment valued at $110!!!

“Finally, a product that provides the satisfaction of real results with the confidence of real science. Ready to look better? NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment is a night cream developed from the patent-pending extract of the Nerium oleander plant. NeriumAD contains the most effective age-defying ingredients, chosen for both their individual and synergistic benefits. These premium ingredients are blended at optimum levels to nourish your skin and provide real results, as seen in Nerium product reviews. These kinds of results are exclusive to Nerium International, as we are the only company to ever harness the power of the Nerium oleander plant for high-performance skincare and NeriumAD treatment.

Third-party clinical trials show that NeriumAD dramatically reduces the appearance of:

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Real Science, Real Results”

Make sure you visit Angie’s website www.angienapier.nerium.com and check out www.ilivingapp.com/angienapier as well! This company also provides a unique business opportunity and ways to earn your own product free, so you will definitely want to get acquainted with Nerium if you haven’t already!

 

 

Books from Girltalk Blog

I am excited that the ladies of Girltalk Blog are giving away 2 of my favorite books!

Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney

In this book of instruction for women of all ages, Carolyn Mahaney explores seven virtues from Titus 2 that have transformed her life and the lives of countless other women. Learn how to live with true feminine appeal and become a woman who lives for God and helps others to do the same.

 

 

Shopping for Time: How to Do It All and NOT Be Overwhelmed~ by Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore, and Janelle Bradshaw of Girltalk blog

The title says it all, doesn’t it?

This little book explores five biblical tips for redeeming our time in a fun, shopping analogy format.  Under 100 pages so it’s a quick, entertaining, thoughtful and very helpful read. I recommend you buy these books for your own home library if you don’t win them here or already own them! I refer back to mine again and again.

 

 

 

Nativity Scene Cookie Cutters from The Learning Parent These cookie cutters are an essential addition to your kitchen!  My mom had a set when I was a kid, and she used them to make sugar cookies with us every year at Christmas which we then delivered to our neighbors with a gospel tract. I do the same with my daughter and we also used them to make characters for a gingerbread nativity scene which was SO fun! … not to mention a fabulous Christmas decoration! Many years later Mom located a distributor for them and now she carries them over at her website, so you so if you just can’t wait to see if you win this set, you can purchase  for yourself (or a friend) right away. Set of 8 characters, including Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, angel, star, wise man, shepherd, donkey.  The Learning Parent also carries a complete line of character curriculum that you’ll want to check out if you have school-age kids.

 

 

Handmade Wooden Box from Retold By Libby  

This decorative, handmade wooden box is the perfect anchor for any number of arrangements. Be creative and fill with your own ideas: recipes, photos, Mason jars filled with flowers or candy, candles or soaps in the bathroom… the sky is the limit! Box measures 9″x5.5″x3″. Make sure you also visit the Retold By Libby page here at gospelhomemaker.com to get fabulous home  ideas from my dear friend Libby.    

 

 

Sovereign Grace Music is giving away some digital downloads for music albums! Visit their website here. While you’re there, check out the variety of albums they offer, including their kids’ music which my daughter and I LOVE — such great truths set to singable melodies that we love to sing together! You can like them on Facebook here.


From Age to Age 14 New Hymns for the Church Inspired and influenced by hymn writers of the past like Martin Luther, Augustus Toplady, and Charles Wesley, From Age to Age contains 14 new hymns that combine rich, theologically driven lyrics with singable melodies for the glory of the Savior whose praises know no end.

The Gathering: Live from WorshipGod11 Recorded live at WorshipGod11, The Gathering contains 15 songs that progressively tell the story of the gospel and our appropriate response to it.

 

 

1 Corinthians 13 Sign from Burkai Decor

 

I love creative pieces that can help saturate a home with Scripture, and this one is just gorgeous! Visit Burkai Decor’s website and like their business page on Facebook to see a plethora of personalized decor.

This beautiful handmade piece by BurkaiDecor measures 16″ by 12″. Painted in Annie Sloan Country Grey with Graphite lettering. Slightly distressed with a clear coat wax. Retail value $30.

 

 

$25 Gift Certificate from Auburnlea Farms Here‘s a website you definitely want to visit! Auburnlea Farms’ store The Grainery has a tempting selection of healthy, natural foods, candies, cosmetics, candles, books, toys, and so much more! I love this place and all they have to offer. Like them on Facebook (here) to keep up with new offerings, yummy recipes using healthy ingredients, and pictures of life around the farm!

 

 

 

 Single Girl ~ Book by Ashley Schnarr

 

My friend Ashley Schnarr is giving away a copy of her brand new e-book, Single Girl! Have you ever wondered where you fit in as a single woman? What exactly are you supposed to do with your time during these single years? How do you find contentment when you desperately want marriage and family? Covering a wide range of topics from finding joy and contentment to discovering your strengths and gifts, to modesty and beauty tips, guy/girl relationships and much more, Single Girl will encourage you to make your single years a beautiful, exciting time filled with purpose and direction. Written with the single girl in mind, this book could also be a helpful resource to mothers of daughters, pastor’s wives, Sunday school teachers and anyone with the desire to minister to single women. Visit Ashley’s website for regular blog posts for single women. You can also like her blog on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

 

 

Prize Package from Laurie Ridgeway, Pampered Chef Consultant

Valued at $46.50, this awesome prize collection includes:

  • 100% cotton terry cloth
  • Extra long, extra thick Oven Mitt
  • Fall/Winter 2012 Season’s Best with recipes from Appetizers to Desserts with full color photos of each
  • 2 Microfiber Dishcloths
  • 1 Twixit! Clip Combo Pack
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • 1 Quikut Paring Knife

Visit Laurie’s website where you can view the entire Pampered Chef line of products, many of which are favorites in my own kitchen!

 

 

Set of Bowl Covers from Love Muffin Goods

Love Muffin Goods is giving away a bright and sunny little duo!  These re-useable bowl covers are a great alternative to plastic wrap, which leaches toxic chemicals into your food. Covers fit on mixing bowls, regular bowls, small bread loaf pans, large mugs with handles, plates and more. Use these to replace lost lids of odd-shaped food containers. Elastic holds tight enough to stack other bowls on top to help maximize fridge space! Made with food-safe nylon lining. Fits bowls measuring 5″-8.5″. Machine washable.” Shop at Love Muffin Goods and find them on Facebook here.    

 

 

Party Thermal from Meredith Morton, Thirty-One Consultant

  

 

Meredith Morton is giving away this gorgeous Party Thermal! Thirty-One Hostess Exclusive, $75 Value.
Exterior Pocket, Thermal Lining, Coordinating Shoulder Strap & Can Coolers (2) included. What a fabulous prize! Visit her website and see the vast selection of products she offers. You can also like her business page on Facebook here.

 

 

Flexi-Clip of Your Choice from Chelsea, Lilla Rose Consultant

Meet Chelsea! She’s giving away a Flexi-Clip of the winner’s choice. 

“I’m so excited about this giveaway, thanks for having me Gospel Homemaker!!  My name is Chelsea and I write for single women at For Unmarried Christian Women and am a contributor at Hearts for HomeLilla Rose is a company I joined a few years ago.  I decided to become a consultant because of the beautiful products and the flexibility of selling them.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to share with women how EASY it is to go from a “bad hair day” to a cute, relaxed or even formal look in MINUTES.

Whether you have thick, thin, short or long hair, Lilla Rose products are designed to fit your hair type and style.  Our best-selling product, the Flexi-clips, come in all different sizes and there is an easy size chart you can follow to know exactly which one will work best for you!

Take a look around the Lilla Rose website and enter to win a Flexi-clip of your choice below!  Also, if you would like to make some extra money, but need the flexibility of staying-at-home, please feel free to contact me about becoming a consultant!”

 

 

Giveaway Rules

To enter this contest:

1 Mandatory Entry:

Check out at least one link from the businesses sponsoring these giveaways, then come back and leave a comment telling about one thing you liked about their blog or website!  These are some awesome blogs and products so you will want check them all out!

 

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry telling what you did):

Like Gospel Homemaker on Facebook = 2 entries

Follow Gospel Homemaker on Twitter = 2 entries

Share about this giveaway on Facebook = 3 entries

Deadline to enter is midnight on Thursday, February 28. Winners will be announced Friday, March 1.

 

 

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