Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Before I even got out of the gate, I met a Twitter friend Lisa Lehmann aka @thebeadgirl she was also flying to Ft. Lauderdale, but I think she spent a little more time in the sun than I did :)
Check out her Twitter page and amazing jewelry on her website!
Studio Jewel by The Bead Girl
So basically I traded this:
We had such a great time! My sweet friend and ministry partner Melissa Mashburn and I drank lots of coffee while making plans for the ministry of Praise and Coffee Nights, including videos, but more on that later.
This is Melissa and I with Lisa, she traveled 3 hours to attend the Praise and Coffee Night! She even brought hubby and kids and stayed at a local hotel! She will be starting Praise and Coffee Nights in the Cocoa Beach area soon. It was so great to meet her as we've been online friends for a while.
This is Mel and I with Juliana, just one of the many women on Melissa's incredible team for Praise and Coffee Nights. Loved her! I think I need me a Juliana too!
And yes, I was the only one there without sleeves. They thought it was chilly, I was basking in the warmth.
And this is a shot of some of the girls! See them all congregating over in the corner? That's because they had the most beautiful cupcakes you've ever seen!!! AND tasted :)
And then there was Louie the Lizard that thought is was really funny to sneak up on me every chance he got. He looks huge in this picture. He wasn't that big. But you would have thought he was by my reaction. I'msuchagirl.
Wool coat and snow on the ground. The booboo lip says it all.
They are all under 10 minutes and leave you with discussion ideas so it's super easy to host a Praise and Coffee Night now.
Here is a link to the channel with all the videos: Praise and Coffee on YouTube
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I hope you forgive me. To make it up for you, I am giving away 2 CD's this month!
AND I will extend the giveaway to March 18! That gives you plenty of time to get your comment in to enter and tell all your friends about it too!
The CD's will be Rebecca St. James latest CD "I Will Praise You"
I've always loved Rebecca so I can't wait to hear this new CD and I just know we're all going to love it, so there will be 2 different winners for these CD's!!
And then we have our awesome coffee from Barista deCasa!
I just want to give them a huge thank you for giving away coffee each month here on Praise and Coffee, they are the bees knees girls!
Have you checked them out on Facebook yet?
Here is their page: Barista deCasa
AND, don't forget to follow them on Twitter too:
Barista deCasa on Twitter
Click on the logo to go straight to their website and pick up some ah-may-zingly yummo coffee!
To enter the drawing, it's simple:
1. Leave a comment on THIS post.
2. Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win, or check back to see if you won.
3. If you have any of my blog buttons on your blog, let me know in your comment and you will be entered twice.
Please tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter about the giveaway and thank you if you do!!
The drawing will be on the 18th and I'll post the winner to this post.
Ok, now that all the official business is done...how are you girls?
What's on your heart these days?
I want to share one of my favorite verses with you, in fact it's the verse that changed my life forever when I heard it and gave my heart to the Lord.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
It was 1984 and I was a desperate and lonely teenager. These words breathed life into my soul and I've never been the same.
I pray that today, whatever you are walking through, they will be life and peace to you.
EDITED TO ADD:
The winners are:
Terri L. won the CD and coffee of her choice from Barista deCasa
Jennifer won the 2nd Rebecca St. James CD
and Amber R. won the 1/2 lb Kona blend from Barista deCasa!!
Thanks to everyone who entered! Next contest starts April 1!!!