The only time I can remember winning anything is when I entered a watermelon seed-spitting contest at a local grocery store when I was about twenty years old. I won a shopping cart full of summer BBQ groceries for spitting a seed across the parking lot further than anyone else! I pretended not to notice that all the other contestants were 10 and under.
So last week when I received an email from Kristen at We are THAT family saying I had been randomly chosen to win a prize package, I was in shock! A few days ago several boxes arrived on my doorstep and here is what was inside:
A signed copy of Rhinestone Jesus, letterpress letters that spell the world “yes”, Micah 6:8 poster, a paper bead necklace created by the maternity home residents in Kenya, a bracelet from a Mercy House community outreach and Dayspring’s “Change the World” tablet decal.
How fun is that?? Except the dear person who packed my box from Dayspring accidentally spelled YES wrong:
(They are sending an ‘S’)
Y’all know how much I love Kristen’s blog. Her writing is funny and full of wisdom and raw honesty. She was a classic ‘good girl’ who ended up in Africa on a Compassion trip where God began to nudge her out of her comfort zone and into a spiritual adventure that she shares with us on her blog and in her book. She has stepped out with trembling knees in obedience to Christ and I love that about her. She makes me want to do the same. Her book, Rhinestone Jesus “is the story of one woman’s journey from comfortably living a safe, good-girl faith that didn’t cost much, to realizing that God was daring her to say YES to a bolder, more authentic, more dangerous way.”
Be SURE to read it – you will love it!
And check out her maternity home in Kenya: Mercy House The women there made the beautiful necklace and bracelet I got!
Like Kristen, I want to learn to say YES to God – I know His ways are always always worth it!