I will no longer be posting at this domain! In fact, I will be deleting the posts on this blogspot very soon, so please head on over to www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.com and join me for a fresh cup of coffee! (Please be patient as everything on the new site is not 100% yet - getting there!)
Oh, and no need to unsubscribe from this blogspot and resubscribe - it just switched automatically (thanks feedburner!).
So, do you remember this absurd post about the picture that I had taken for "something exciting?" Well, I can finally reveal what my exciting news is!
But first, some disclaimers.
You don't actually get to see my exciting *new gig* just yet, but you do get to *meet* the other gals who are a part of it.
No, I'm not currently having a book published (you all think I'm so much cooler than I really am!)
Are you ready?
Well, you're just going to have to first click here where you will find my new domain and design! It's not completely functional yet, but should be by tomorrow...and then the information on this blogspot blog will be dropped like a hot potato, so make a note!
Faithful in prayer? Faithful in the Word? Faithful in sharing the gospel? Faithful in loving others? Faithful in perseverance?
I want to be more faithful.
One way of helping me to be faithful is by rising early to pray and be in the Word, which in turn leads to me having more confidence in sharing the gospel, loving others, and persevering.
With that said, I would like to invite you to be a part of the new 5:16 book study. I have a desperate need to know how to pray...more, better, etc., so I have chosen the bookPrayer, The Great Adventure, by Dr. David Jeremiah to read.
If you'd like to participate, get the book and we'll kick off the first "discussion" on Thursday, August 20.
I'm not sure exactly on the discussion format yet. Would you like to use the forum, or would you prefer to have a weekly link-up where you post your thoughts on the current chapter on your blog, both or something else entirely?
I'd love your thoughts...and to know if you are in!
*The winner of the Dining Rooms Direct giveaway is....
Melanie, of Bella-Mella! Yay! Congrats friend! Please email me with "winner" in the subject line. :)
Here's the deal. Dining Rooms Direct contacted me about having a giveaway for you. I was about to kindly reply, "no thanks, I'm limiting my reviews/giveaways" when what they wanted to give away caught my eye. A $65 gift certificate. I figured you all might like that, so I said, "let's do it!" They are also sending me one of these Coffee Serving Sets, and since I don't have one, it was a bit of a motivator to let them plug their site.
FYI - I am only planning on doing giveaways that I think are worth giving up blog space for.
With all that said, let me introduce you to Dining Rooms Direct, an online store that sells more than dining room sets (thank goodness, because otherwise $65 wouln't get you very far!).
They sell this cute little number (this is what I'm getting):
I also love meeting new friends. Now, Robin, one of the hosts of this hoppin' party, has asked that we keep our posts simple, so I will do that by sharing only two things with you in this post.
Are you ready?
Here they are:
If you want to meet me (pretty please...I like you too!) click right...wait for it, wait for it...HERE!
If you like free stuff (hello, of course you do), then you must come back at midnight (or, you know, tomorrow) because I am having a $65 giveaway! Yea, I know, so rockin'!
Okay, that's it...short and sweet. Oh wait!
What if you decide you wanna be pals? Gosh...that would be awesome. If you are a fellow java-hugger, or you just want to be my buddy,click here and we can coffee-talk everyday! Every.Day. You can also follow me on Twitter @sarahmaeblogs.
I'm in a kerfunkle, and have been for a couple of days.
I feel out of sorts, tossed about, and just plain lazy. I don't like being lazy...laziness always make me feel crummy.
I need Mary Poppins on days like today. I want her to sing to me "a spoon full of sugar" and snap her little fingers until my home is clean. I want to fly a kite, and maybe even soar into wild blue with it. I want to jump into a painting and frolic (love that word) through the field with no cares at all. I want to curl up in a cozy bed, and instead of doing the singing, I want someone to rub my head and sing me to sleep.
I even want to feed the birds.
Okay, not so much on that last one. Actually, when I'm in a kerfunkle, I'd rather shoot the (loud, chirping at dawn) birds.
I am working really hard at my new blog design (okay, so my designer is working really hard, but I'm driving her crazy, so that counts!) so please bear with me over the next week if I don't post very much. I am planning on having a guest post on Friday where a company is going to give you a $65 gift certificate to their store, so that's a perk, right?
Pray for my designer ya'll, I think she might strangle me! (Emily Rose, you are amazing!)
Jesus didn't ask us to first evaluate the circumstances of the poor when He said to feed them.
There are people in your local community who are hungry. Maybe they're hungry because they lost a job, made foolish financial decisions, or just can't seem to make ends meet. Either way, you can help.
You've heard of shopping spree's right? Of course you have! You've gone on a few yourself...for yourself, right? It's okay, we've all done it (well, many of us). But how about going on a "beauty spree?"
What's a beauty spree you ask?
A beauty spree is when you go out to buy items, such as food, to help those in need. Helping people - loving them and meeting their needs - is beautiful. Beauty isn't what we wear, how long our eye-lashes are, how perfectly small our nose is or how cute we are in that new dress...no, beauty is a condition of the heart.
Let's mold our hearts (and our children's hearts) into something really lovely. Let's feed the poor today.
Call up your local food bank and ask what their immediate needs are. Get the kiddos and go on that beauty spree! You will not only be loving God by loving others, you will be a living example of true beauty to your children.
"When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 23:22
"If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered." Proverbs 21:13
"He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses." Proverbs 28:27
"Jesus answered, If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'" Matthew 19:21
"But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind." Luke 14:13