Saturday, February 11, 2012

Giveaway - Life Is A Gift

Every mother remembers the first time she held her baby and counted each little finger and toe.The amazing perfection of a tiny newborn is breathtaking. There is untold potential and dreams wrapped in the small bundle in your arms.

But for Jenny Miller, the dreams of the future for her child were shattered when her baby did not develop normally. In the following years, Jenny's challenge was "to see her daughters as God saw them - perfect." Jenny wrote a book about her handicapped daughters to share the lessons that her daughters taught her.



I wrote about the book, Life as a Gift by Jenny Miller last fall. It is a book that made me laugh, cry, and cherish my children more. Sometimes in the midst of the muddle of living, I need reminded that life is precious. Often I take for granted, or even resent, the hours of time I spend with my children. Jenny reminded me to thank the Lord for the blessing of life and health.

Though Jenny walked through difficult days, the ultimate song of the book is one of thanksgiving and hope. Jenny's testimony of seeking to bring God glory through her pain is a message that can speak to all of us.

Ridgeway Publishing has offered to give a copy of Life as a Gift  to a Home Joys reader. If you enjoy true stories, if you need encouragement in mothering, or you want to read a beautiful celebration of life, leave a comment. I'll choose one random comment to receive a free copy of Life as a Gift.

Thanks to Ridgeway Publishing for your generosity!

Just a hint for you book lovers...more book giveaways are planned in future weeks!

Giveaway will be open for one week to US residents. Please include an email address so that I can contact you. Winner will be chosen with Random.org

40 comments :

  1. I am a passionate reader, who still manages to find the time to read in spite of 8 children and farm life. :)

    I found your blog through my friend and pastor's wife, Billie Blevins.

    I enjoy reading your blog and find it encouraging. God bless!

    Darla (diaperswyper@gmail.com)

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  2. Would love to have this book! I enjoy your blog :) ~Annie
    blessedbeyondmeasure@gmx.com

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  3. I pray that whoever wins it will enjoy it and realize how precious life is.

    I am a mother of a 'special' child - so I know the struggles but also the joys that come from being blessed in this way.

    m.

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  4. I'd love to read it!
    Carmen (7happylappys@gmail.com)

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  5. I am a homeschooling mother of 4 and wife to a wonderful man. I have been enjoying your blog for a while now. We are in the middle of building a house and training little ones and do need a reminder. I would love to read this book!

    Thank you

    thru_faith@christsaves.us

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  6. Gina- I just read this book, loaned to me from a friend. It is such a blessing... encouraging to me in the last few weeks waiting for our baby to arrive, after losing our last little one. PTL! It's a boy!!!-Wendy

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  7. I would be thrilled if I would win.I love to read true stories.With nine sweet blessings reading books that are not "school"related are a special treat but I would really enjoy it I am sure.:)Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. I keep hearing about this book. I would be thrilled to win a copy.
    joy_unspeakable.lk711@yahoo.com

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  9. It sounds like a wonderful book. We all need reminder of how precious each life is. missysteiger@yahoo.com

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  10. I gave this book to my sister and was dissapointed that I didn't get it read before I gave it to her. She lives to far away to borrow it and I would enjoy reading it very much.
    You have a very interesting blog.
    Cheryl Weaver
    cherylr@e4christ.com

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  11. I love reading your blog.Thanks for your hard work!
    mansarg@gmail.com

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  12. love to read true stories and would be happy to receive this book.
    God bless you as you continue to bless others.
    Rachel (lorae@embarqmail.co)

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  13. It sounds like a great book and one that I would enjoy reading.
    Thanks,
    Crystal

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  14. I've read this book & it encouraged me to accept my "special" child as a gift not a burden. There are many struggles that go along with having a special needs child but there are SO many more blessings too. I'd love to win this book to give to a friend that also has a child with special needs.
    Kris (kookinkris@gmail.com)

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  15. I''m not sure how I "stumbled" across your blog, but I appreciate your practical articles. God bless you in your encouragement to others and in serving Him!

    nrfaus2000@frontiernet.net

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  16. Hi there, Gina. I would love to read Mrs. Miller's thoughts as a mother of two disabled children, myself. Thanks!
    Tracy C
    btcassel@verizon.net

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  17. Lois (loisrosenberry@yahoo.comFebruary 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Just went through a miscarriage that landed me in the hospital from hemoraging. Enjoy reading when rest is needed. God bless you.

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  18. I've heard about the book n would love to read it.
    Joyfully83@yahoo.com

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  19. This sounds like a book I would love to read. I know I can use the reminder at times.

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  20. This book was SUCH an inspiration to me! I read a borrowed copy and was thinking I'd like to get my own.

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  21. As a mother of a special needs child, I highly recommend this book. She is very honest with her feelings and struggles and I identified right with her.

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  22. Love your blog! It's one of my "treats" during the day as a mother of almost 9. I am currently reading one of your other book recommendations - "One Thousand Gifts". It's really touching my life and this sounds like another great book. Thank you for taking time to share with us :)
    ~Michele
    micheles@ameritech.net

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  23. Just came across your site while looking for berlin seeds. Thanks- it's already blessing me. Having lost our oldest daughter-I could almost guarantee the book will bless anyone and encourage them to be thankful for any child He has lent to you. To God be the glory!!

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  24. I would enjoy reading this book!
    I appreciate your blog.
    mheisey7@comcast.net

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  25. I enjoy reading your blog. Your words inspire me :)
    Heidi

    HeidiRider@aol.com

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  26. Hello Gina,

    I always appreciate your encouraging blog. Thanks for keeping you focus on being a joyful homemaker!

    I would love to read this book. :)

    Blessings,
    Billie Blevins
    blevinnites@cleaninter.net

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  27. Sounds like a very good book! Thanks for this giveaway!
    sunnyone1985@hotmail.com
    Charlene

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  28. I always find time to read good books! jakah @ verizon.net

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  29. I could use the inspiration , , , Please enter me in the giveaway. (PS Love your blog)

    Amy
    amy_constantine@ctd.uscourts.gov

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  30. Thanks for your uplifting writings, Gina. Receiving this book would be a treat. lhilty1@comcast.net

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  31. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. It sounds like it will bless all who read it.

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  32. I would love to read this book. Thanks for a chance to win.
    stacymoody1971@yahoo.com

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  33. Sounds like a wonderful book!
    I love your blog - keep it up! :)

    Lynita (lonnyslynny@pa.net)

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  34. So many people has been telling me about this book. I would love to read it :) eyebpugy@verizon.net

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  35. Sounds like a great book! Would love to read it!
    ~Cindy
    rckurschner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. We just welcomed our 5th blessing into our home. I forget many times to thank God for healthy children. Did you hear about the mother at New Bethleham that died of cancer just weeks after her 5th child was born? My heart aches for them. I enjoy your writing so much. thank you. Marilyn
    conlyn96@gmail.com

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  37. This sounds like a very good, encouraging, and touching story! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Susan(s_peachey@yahoo.com)

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  38. I am only 14 so I am not sure if my comment counts.This sounds like an interesting book and I know my mom and I would enjoy it if I won.Salinn.bethany@gmail.com

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  39. Sounds like an excellent read! We have a customer at the store,Cornerstone Country Market, who faithfully cares for her daughter, and brings her in to shop. You can just see the overwhelming love she has for her.

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  40. i love reading and am always looking for a new book to read!! :)
    besides i love to see what new recipes you post!
    -carla (kauffmangals@frontier.com

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