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Sunday, October 3, 2010

beautiful things happen when a woman trusts God {giveaway winners}

I wish I could send a book to each one of you.

I really do.

Last night I spent the evening reading through all of your comments while I was waiting for my hubby to get home from work. I was honestly overwhelmed. Wow. I wanted to write to each of you individually. I wanted to be able to give each one of you a hug. I wanted to do something to help. Obviously, none of that is possible, so instead I just prayed as I read through your struggles. I prayed that God's truth would penetrate your heart and mine as we learn to trust Him. I prayed that you would experience the Lord's indescribable love and comfort as you cling to Him.

Some of you are facing the day-to-day struggles of trusting God with the little things (which don't always seem so little, do they?). Some of you are trusting God with some really tough circumstances. I read about how you are trusting God with kids, starting a family, marriages, finances, pregnancies, cancer, safety, broken hearts, betrayal, adoption, death, control, broken friendships, jobs, moving, infertility, and so much more.

When I read through that list and think about getting through those things in my own strength, my heart feels heavy. But isn't it incredible that we don't have to face any of that alone? The Lord knows each one of our hearts. And he knows every detail of whatever circumstance you are struggling to trust Him with. So, while I know there is nothing I can do to walk through these hard things with you, I know Someone who can. Keep clinging to the Lord and His Truth as we learn to trust Him more each day.

Okay, do you want to know who won?

Here are the winners of Sheila Walsh's book:

Kim Z-October 1, 8:15AM
Ran Shae-October 30, 8:16AM
Mario and Debra -October 30, 5:01PM
CLS-October 29, 6:48PM
Nancy in the Chicago 'burbs-October 29, 5:25PM
Kelly- October 29, 4:59PM
Brooke-September 29, 5:27PM
Kelsey-September 29, 9:20PM
Megan-September 29, 7:54PM
Pauline Ke-September 29, 11:27PM

Please e-mail me your mailing address ( and I will get your book in the mail this week.

I hope you all had a good weekend.

My little guy turned nine months on Saturday...crazy! I'll tell you more about what he has been up to tomorrow.


Blogger Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

Hi Jess

In the nicest possible way, I don't agree with you. You say "while I know there is nothing I can do to walk through these hard things with you"?

Well, you do help each and every one of us who is lucky enough to read your blog. You inspire, you encourage, you remind, you share.

My daughter has multiple physical and intellectual disabilities. Life is never dull in our home. And usually I can be cheery about my lot in life.

BUT, when she is screaming or throwing or doing whatever that I wish she wouldn't, I pray. I pray for strength to be grateful for my daughter despite the challenges of our lives. I have learned that she is perfect in the way God intended her to be.

I know you and Joel would give anything to be able to experience Cora having a tantrum. So I read your journey, that I feel so grateful to share, and in those tough moments, I be thankful to God that my daughter is here on Earth with us and we can hug her.

Please keep helping each and every one of us. You do a great job. God Bless you and your family.

October 4, 2010 at 4:56 AM  
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October 4, 2010 at 4:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even though i didn't win, i am still so thankful for you and your blog. it touched me to know that you read through each comment/entry and prayed for all of us. you are such an amazing person...thank you for being you.
:) linda

October 4, 2010 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Trina Y. said...

what a great post. I think about my struggles and how I "talk" to god. Asking for guidance. That I make the right choice for my family (moving). I know we are hurting people in our decision, but I also know god knows it will be ok, just get through. Ive done big things before with help! Its still scary, nerve racking and makes me crazy everyday... but then I just continually ask for signs and they are always there. Kinda quick too like instant karma! Thank you for this post!


October 4, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gave you an award on my blog!

October 4, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Momma H said...

It is amazing to me how God used such adversity in you and Joel's lives to open this ministry you have through your blog, Jess. You are reaching a whole bunch of people who may never have been aware in quite this way of God's love, if not for your blog. God is good - ALL the time. Thanks for the wonderful uplifting words He gives you!

October 4, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

Hi Jess~ When I entered in your giveaway, I said that I was trusting God to be able to stay home with my daughter. Today I got the news that my husband has been promoted and that will afford me the luxury to be a SAHM in the near future. I just wanted you to know.

Your story is such a blessing and I think your incredible. My grandma passed away today from cancer and as I grieved, I couldn't help but think of sweet Cora. Thank you for allowing her story to bless others.

October 5, 2010 at 12:50 AM  

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