Wow! Joy and I wrote out over 200 entries for the giveaway! You all left the kindest comments! Thank you! I really appreciate the readers and followers over this past year! Thank you to everyone that entered....I wish I could afford to give you all the giveaway package! :) But....we did have to pick one....so last night at 10:00 p.m., after Jason mixed all the entries really well, Joy reached in and drew out a name. (She just about went to sleep on the couch, but she held on so she could be the one to draw out the name)!
And the winner is..............Susan of Penless Writer!!!! Congratulations, Susan! I hope you enjoy everything! I know you are a regular visitor over here at my blog and I appreciate you! Email me your address so I can get these goodies boxed up, addressed, and ready to go!
Today is also Friday, which means it's time for Joy's Faithful Fridays! I have a few things I want to mention today! Faithful Fridays was set up by my daughter, Joy, to share her faith in God....to share things God has done in our lives, prayer requests, any story of faith, really. If you would like to participate, please feel free to use the button and go to Joy's blog, Doodlebug, and let her know in a comment that you participated!
First of all, I am very thankful that my mom received a good report after her routine mammogram and Dr.'s visit, after having breast cancer a few years ago.
Next, is really a small thing, but worth mentioning because it was something Joy and I prayed for and received an almost immediate answer! I misplaced some important papers that I was looking for.....I told Joy we should pray that we find them somehow..somewhere. Shortly after, I felt like I should look in my car....and there they were! Coincidence you say, well you can say that if you want, but I choose to believe it was a direct answer to a sincere prayer and I give God the glory there!
In addition, there are a couple of blogging friends that really come to mind this morning! I would like to ask you to pray for Molly of Molly's Country Memories. She is really having some health problems right now. She is just a sweetheart and I want to pray that she's better soon! And many of you know Donna of Never So Simple. Her family is really going through some trials right now as they look for jobs and even more health issues with her husband. Please remember Donna, Ray, Jessica and Eleni in your prayers too!
Last, but not least, I wanted to tell you about a movie that is worthy of this post today. Reading the Bible, you know that God says that mountains can be moved with the faith of a mustard seed. Have you ever seen a mustard seed? My aunt gave me a necklace a few years ago because I always admired it. It is a locket with a tiny mustard seed embedded inside. I never realized just how teeny tiny a mustard seed really is. And God says THAT MUCH faith can move a mountain. Wow, that shows how little I really have. That's why this movie really blessed me. It's called Faith Like Potatoes.
It's not an action packed movie, and they do have accents in the movies, but it is really an inspiring film! It's a movie for the entire family and shows basic moral principles that I think our nation has abandoned. Jason, Joy and I watched this movie and I was touched by this man's faith. It is based on a true story. This is the basic overview of the movie:
Faith Like Potatoes is an inspiring true story of a rugged South African farmer, Angus Buchan, and is set in the turbulent hills of the KZN Midlands. Angus' manic quest for material success is slowly transformed into a wild love for God and people, as he wrestles with faith, hope, natural disasters and tragic personal loss.
I won't tell you anymore about the story line, so you can see for yourself! I pray I can have this kind of faith.....faith like potatoes! :)