Welcome to the 2nd Day of Christmas Giveaway!!
Each day, December 1-12th, I am featuring a fellow Proverbs 31 sister and an aspect of Christmas. You’ll get to know her and she, in turn, will offer a fabulous giveaway! Simply leave a comment on her post to be entered in the drawing.
And, one soon-to-be-very-giddy gal who comments on all 12 posts will win the GRAND PRIZE! You may comment on all posts until Monday, December 13th when the winners will be announced. (to see the grand prize and get caught up on the posts click here)
Now, for day two….here is Lisa Whittle!!
Lisa Whittle is an author, communicator, and ministry leader who lives in North Carolina. A former pastor’s daughter, Lisa has a passion for speaking bold truth to the church. Her books include: The 7 Hardest Things God Asks A Woman to Do (2006), and Behind Those Eyes: What’s Really Going on Inside the Souls of Women (2008).
Lisa’s highly anticipated first solo female-authored Barna book will include new research on women in the church and will release in May 2011. (And as I type, she is recording at Family Life Today on the topic of her first book!)
Lisa coordinates the P31 She Seeks Ministry to 20-somethings, contributes to various publications, and travels with a message of authentic faith, driven to represent Jesus well. Her family is her greatest love, outside of Him.
Lisa’s other loves include: cool photography, people who can make her laugh, and salt and vinegar chips. She has an addiction to cute shoes and The Food Network. To read other interesting things about Lisa, check out her site at www.lisawhittle.com.
My most memorable Christmas:
One Christmas, my husband and children and I all sat by the tree and with candles lighting the room, we each chose our favorite ornament and talked about why it was our favorite.
My middle son was only about 7 at the time, and there were many favorite ornaments I imagined him choosing: his cool Power Ranger one…the funny Scooby Doo one his grandmother had gotten him…or the crazy-looking reindeer one he’d made in class. But when it came time for him to share, he walked over to the tree and thoughtfully made his selection.
He held out his hand to expose his favorite ornament: a rugged looking cross with the words etched across the top, very simply: JESUS. As he looked up, his eyes were filled with tears and his lip quivered, but he had no words. None were needed, as the reason for his selection was clear to all of us: just months before he had made a decision to accept Christ into his heart, and his ornament choice reflected the gratitude he had for his newly personal Savior.
I’ll never forget the importance of that moment or his decision. It was a Christmas memory I’ll forever hold in my heart, and it reminded me of why it’s so crucial to make Jesus the center of our home.
Now for Lisa’s giveaway. She says:
I think I’ve got a great one! :) I’m giving away BOTH of my books plus an adorable lunch tote in a beautiful green and cream and chocolate brown. It includes a container with a lid (in a separate bottom compartment), 3 divider inserts, and is made of lead-free, vinyl-free fabric and is water-resistant. It insulates hot and cold food for up to 4 hours and would be PERFECT to monogram for a gift or for yourself. :)
Okay ladies…to be entered to win Lisa’s prize tell us your most memorable Christmas, or simply say “I’m in!”. And if you haven’t commented on all the days so far, click around and get caught up. You may just win the Grand Prize!!!