I started blogging as an easy way to keep track of family pictures, a short-cut to scrapbooking or something like that. I had no idea that I would meet so many women who would inspire, challenge, and encourage me. I've found friendship with other homeschooling moms, learned from their experience, and made our homeschool better. I've learned about countless homeschool resources that have been a blessing to us. I've been challenged to be a more godly wife and mother, to become more of a producer in the kitchen, and to read my Bible in 90 days, twice! I've even met several of you in real life and found you're even better in person! And blogging has reminded me that I love to write! (The memories of the Daisy typewriter are all coming back to me now!)
In addition to winning friendship and encouragement, I've won some amazing prizes since getting into blogging! In the last year, I've won a $50 Sonlight gift card, the NCFIC Sufficiency of Scripture 2009 conference complete audio set (I've so enjoyed listening to this!!!), two Christian fiction books, and a fabulous collection of homemade pre-school learning activities. Since I've received so much this last year, I want to give something back to you.
The gifts for my anniversary giveaway are:
$50 Sony Style Gift Card- visit http://www.sonystyle.com/ to see the wide selection of gifts available for purchase with this card.
$25 Bed, Bath, and Beyond gift card
$25 Barnes and Noble gift card
Encouragement for the Homeschool Family 8 Session CD Audio Seminar by Steve and Teri Maxwell
Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies for Kids: Jesus in the Spotlight John 1-10 by Kay Arthur
The Royal Attributes of God devotional in English and Spanish
To enter comment below on your favorite post, series, or theme that I've written about in the last year. What did you like about it? Did it make you think or was it an encouragement to you? Be sure to include your email address in your comment or you can send me your email privately through the Contact tab at the top of my blog if you'd prefer. You can also comment about topics you hope I'll address in the next year.
As a sneak peak, here's what I'm interested in and already planning to write on: more creation science- molecular and genetics arguments, cannonization of Scripture- I've been interested in this topic for a while and have a couple of books on my nightstand waiting for my attention, more theology of adoption- I'll save these for October, more Christ in the Old Testament filed under the Advent topic- I never get tired of making these connections, maybe some more on drugs- some of my favorite topics are indiscriminate use of antibiotics, stimulant treatment of ADHD, and dangers of anti-depressants especially SSRIs, and I'm interested in learning more about genetically modified foods. What do you think? Have I missed some exciting and interesting topics? What are you interested in right now?
I'll draw 7 winners on the evening of Thursday September 2nd. The first winner will get to pick their prize, then the second winner will get to pick from what's left and so on. If I don't hear from a winner within 24 hrs then I'll move on to the next winner so I can get everyone their prizes ASAP. Thanks for participating and for adding a lot of fun and encouragement to my year!