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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You're Not Doing Enough!

So, we declare our God to be the burden removing, yoke destroying One. But then we turn around and put the pressure on ourselves and others to DO more.
We exhaust ourselves trying to build a huge ministry and "keep up" with others.

If you relate to that in any way, check out my post on the Internet Cafe' ~ Ministry Counter. If not, go back to laying in the sun and enjoying your summer :)

Much love!

You're Not Doing Enough!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Plainwell, MI ~ Praise and Coffee Night

What a great night!

Last October I met Kim deBlecourt at the Breathe Writers Conference in Grand Haven, MI. She highlighted her story in one of the classes and I was immediately drawn to her.

Adoptive parents always feel a sense of kinship with other adoptive parents and I couldn't wait to get to know Kim better. Kim had experienced a nightmare while trying to bring her son home from the Ukraine to Holland, MI and I was compelled to know more about her and her story.

She graciously wrote about it for the magazine and then came out last night to tell the whole ordeal at our Praise and Coffee Night.

You can read about it in our magazine here: Spring 2011

Or wait for the book "Until We All Come Home"...which is coming...AND they are in talks about a movie.
It will be an incredible movie!!

Kim, thank you so much for sharing your story with us!!

Connect with Kim on Facebook: Kim deBlecourt

Stacey Davis, Sue Cramer and Char DeMoore

Deborah Brine, thank you for sharing your Stella & Dot with us before heading back to Australia!

Denise Dykstra and Kim deBlecourt

Andrea Creech and her sweet Mom!

Anne Kirby and her best friend!

Check out our website if you would like to start Praise and Coffee Nights in your area!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Praise and Coffee Giveaway!

Hello girlfriends!

It's June.
It's my birthday month!
So, to celebrate ME, I would like you all to come for cake and coffee on the 13th.
Oh, and if you could bring some cake that would be great! :)

As much as I would love that, I know you're probably not able to make the trip so I'm going to ask you to do something else for my birthday...

Since we know that God has created each and every one of us unique and beautiful, I want you to tell me what quality or talent that God put into YOU that makes you beautiful and unique.

I know, I're like, "that freaks me out a little, that would be pride!"

But, it's not. I want you to share what the Creator has done in you.
Let's give Him the glory. He's made all things beautiful and you are included in that!

It's time to celebrate YOU.

And yes, that's what I want for my birthday!
Nothing blesses my heart more than when a woman embraces who God made her to be :)

if I draw your name on the, let's make it on my birthday and give you til the 13th to enter...this month's praise is: Lysa TerKeurst's amazing book, "Made to Crave!"


Seriously, I love this book.
It is so encouraging and uplifting and I admit, I am crazy about Lysa too!


She is such a genuine sweetheart, I so wish I could sit down over coffee with her! I think we could chat for days.

You will enjoy this book tremendously!! I have!

In fact I think that if you want this book, you should pick one up or order it today.
If you win the contest, then just give it to a girlfriend. Trust me, this will be one you want to share, I've given away several.

Here's a quote from the book:

‎"Whatever your situation is, keep asking God to be your daily portion - of
companionship, provision, patience - over and over. One day you will find
victory over those things instead of looking back over a pile of tears and

Check out Lysa's website here:
Lysa TerKeurst

And then we have our awesome coffee from Barista deCasa!

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 delicious coffee!

To enter the drawing, it's simple:

1. Leave a comment on THIS post.
REMEBER to tell me how God created you beautifully!

2. Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win, or check back to see if you won. I can not stress this enough! Fill out your email on intense debate and check back here to see who the winner is.

3. If you have any of my blog buttons on your blog, let me know in your comment and you will be entered twice.

AND....check it out...we have some *NEW* buttons available now, update your sidebar!

4. Note: Past winners are eligible to enter again 1 year after they win.

Please tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter about the giveaway and thank you if you do!!

The drawing will be on the 13th and the winner will be posted to THIS post so check back!

And if you haven't read the magazine yet, be sure to check it out and share it with your friends. Our Summer issue will be out July 1st, here's a sneak peak at the cover...

Click here to read! Praise and Coffee Spring Magazine

Enjoy and we pray that you are Connected ~ Encouraged & Inspired!


The winner is: JULIE!!!
Congrats and contact me with your home address Julie!

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