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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Psst! I'm having my first giveaway and your invited!

 Eucharisteo. I type it big and proclaim it everywhere. I proclaim it in the warmth of my home in many ways.


                                                        

                              

 It is a word I will never forget. It is the only way to Live and Breathe. This slowing to Give thanks to HIM who grows our faith in the GOOD, the BAD, the MESSY, and the right down gritty parts of daily life. 


                                 

  This slowing to Live thanks to Him who was and is and is to come. The one in whom we have our being. I keep it close by, my gratitude journal. Where I meet with Jesus to live out this Eucharistic life.
                                     

Me keeping track of all his grace gifts. The good ones, the hard ones, the make you uncomfortable in your own skin ones. The ones that fill you with pure joy, and the ones that make you bend low with your face to floor in utter helplessness. God used one joy sister to bring me out of the darkest place I had ever been.



To free me from the chains I had put on myself


It was through Him and his message of joy that opened that door.
 It was His message through her that I found joy in Him. True , pure, heaven heart splitting joy!


If you are new to this word it simply means, "Thanks". Jesus had a meal, with his disciples the night before he was crucified. He broke bread and told them he too would be broken just like the bread because he IS the bread. He lifted the bread just as he would to be lifted and he gave thanks  (Eucharisteo in the greek) for this bread. His life poured out for us. His life broken for us.


I too want to live as he lived while on this earth. Giving thanks for everything because it is how to live full of joy. 

As a celebration of this joy I am partnering with this sweet sister who made the beautiful blocks posted above for my first ever giveaway.
  This sweet sister is donating her beautiful nativity set to give away. Here is the link to view this beautiful piece.

I will be giving away a copy of Ann's book" One Thousand Gifts" because dear one I want you to find true heaven heart splitting joy too!

This is  our Christmas Gift to you!
 All you have to do is post your way of celebrating His coming into the world by clicking "links to this post " at the bottom of this post to leave your story. I will fill a hat with everyone's names and will have good and perfect gift draw that name out of the hat the week before Christmas so you to can be on your way to your own scavenger hunt of His grace gifts and finding joy!  Thank you for being a part of the beautiful  way to find His joy!

~ All glory for  and to Him


3 comments:

  1. Would you be willing to share how you celebrate the coming of the perfect one today?

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  2. I am very blessed to have been raised from a child to know Jesus. I am so thankful to have had parents that taught me about the Endless Love of Jesus! As I grew older I turned my back to His Love and regret it so much today. But He waited and I did come back only to grow closer and closer with everyday. Being a farmer's wife and owning a nursery I've learned that just a seed planted and nurtured turns into something with majestic beauty. It's the same with sharing Jesus. A simple seed, then letting Jesus shine through us. After all that's what it's all about....The Love of Jesus! There are so many blessings that I can tell about but I'll share this: Our fields were drought stricken one summer, as were all the fields in our little town. Corn was planted and didn't look very good and we had given up hope that a good harvest would come. But I can tell you that our Father blessed our field and we walked through that dry field with dust flying up with every step and we broke corn. Big full ears of corn!!! In the middle of a dry parched field. Tears fell and we thanked our Father with every ear we broke. God is good and He wants us to have His Blessings. All we have to do is love Him and ask!! There is nothing we can do ourselves...just love Him and live for Him and share His love with everyone we meet because others need Him too!! God Bless You Lori and thank you so much for allowing me to celebrate the Love of Jesus with you in this giveaway!!

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  3. Tina, Thank you for sharing your beautiful story! I love how God shows us his love even when things look dim to our earthly eyes. He is so good to us. He really asks for so little from us. Why not give him our all!
    Thank you for partnering with me in this giveaway. You truly are a sweet blessing! How about someone else? Do you have a story of Him coming to your rescue?

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Would love to have you share with me today friend.

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