This week I have been celebrating my 3rd Year Blog Anniversary and sharing How The Intentional Home Began, How The Intentional Home Grew, and today I wanted to share what is in store for The Intentional Home. Each day I have also offered a giveaway and there will be one at the end of this post too (one worth $54)!
|my very first blog header, were you around when my blog looked like this?|
|my 2nd blog header|
|the seats in my living room that I pray over before each class|
Because you know, what I want to be known for is that I was a woman who chased hard after the things of God, a woman who dreamed big and took risks for God, a woman who would not settle for the status quo in her home or her community, a woman who sought God and knew with all her heart that He was big and real and personally spoke to His chidren. (whoa! that was scary to write and will be even more scary to publish!)
|me and my girls (age 14 and 11) who I want to raise to be big dreamers and risk takers for God|
And I want to teach couponing and meal planning and freezer cooking and home organization because I so believe that when we address the practical in our lives, we are freed up to hear those God-sized and God given dreams that are in our hearts. Do you know what yours are?
And when the practical of budgets and dinners and cleaning and parenting are under control, we are able to move out in those dreams. I so know that God has big plans for your life and a unique purpose that only you and your family can fulfill.
|image created by Stephanie at Home Grown Hospitality|
And I dream of creating tools to encourage and inspire and equip women to do just that, to run an intentional home. I dream of new classes and videos and webinars. I dream of craft weekends where we create intentional, purposeful art for our homes. I dream of better blog posts and new topics and more blog series. I dream of speaking at women retreats, women's conferences, and MOPS groups. All while remembering what I learned about dreams.
|my current blog header. . .have you checked out my new blog design yet? |
I think you will be able to find what you are looking for so much easier now.
So to end this celebration, I want to give one of you the book A Woman After God's Heart by Elizabeth George. This is the book that encourged me and gave me practical tips on pursuing God's priorities concerning my home, my chidren, and my husband. I also want to give you a pass for you and a girlfriend to attend one of my upcoming classes.
|A Woman After God's Own Heart, Updated and Expanded Edition|
These are my last classes before summer hits. I will then resume classes in September. If you win this giveaway, you and a girlfriend can chose from one of the following classes:
Thurs, April 26: Couponing 101, 7-9pm at my house in Raleigh, NC
Tues, May 8: Meal Planning & Freezer Cooking, 7-9:15pm at my house in Raleigh
Thurs, May 31: Home Organization & Decor, 7-9:30pm at my house in Raleigh
And for a 2nd entry, tell you friends on Facebook about this giveaway and this post and then come back here and tell me you did so in a separate comment. That will give you 2 chances to win this giveaway!
You have until tonight (Friday, 4/20), midnight to enter all 3 giveaways and Saturday morning I will use random.org to chose 3 winners. Go here to win a one of a kind, custom made coupon binder and a copy of Dave Ramsey's book Financial Peace. Go here to win 3 Meal Planning tools. And comment below to win a copy of the above book and a pass for you and a girlfriend to attend one of my classes.