Saturday, August 31, 2013

Birthday Giveaway Winners + an Art Shop Sale!

Thank you all so much for participating in my giveaway this week.  It had a huge turnout, and you blessed me.  Thank you.

I also enjoyed reading your answers to my blog prompt question.  I asked, "What question has been pressing on your heart lately?"  Your replies felt truly profound to me -- thank you for being so vulnerable.  Here are some favorite highlights (I've kept then anonymous here, but if you want to see who is speaking such delicious raw truth, visit the comments on the original post):

"Am I really a good Christian? Am I really as nice and kind and thoughtful and understanding and considerate as I think I am, because sometimes, I don't feel those things at all!"

"When will I stop trying to control everything myself and just 'let go and let God?'"

"How do I balance it all?"

 "What is my purpose here while on earth?"

"What are you going to do with what you've been given?"

"Why? How long?"

"Is it the right time to change my career to one that feeds my soul?"

"The question on my heart regards my future security here on earth. I have no trouble with my eternal security, but there are many things happening in my life right now that cause me to question these things."

"What is my next step?"

"How can I live my one life well?"

"So often I assume that I have faith, even if it's as small as a mustard seed, I of course have that much. Then I look around my life at the actions of faith, and wonder if really it's just bravado parading in dress up clothes."

"How does hope for eternity and for the restoration of all things make a difference here and now?"

I don't know about you, but many of these questions resound in my soul.  I have asked these same questions, or similar ones, often of myself, of others, and of God.  It's so easy to feel like we're the only ones struggling through a certain kind of doubt or situation . . . but we are none of us alone.  

Okay, on to the fun stuff -- the winners!  As you may remember, there were three spots in Made up for grabs, as well as three art prints from my shop.  The winner are . . .

Jamie B. -- Made winner
Heather G. -- Made winner
Andrea Marie -- Made winner
Kimberly V. -- art winner
Anne J. -- art winner
Sarrah M. -- art winner

Winners, I've sent you an email, so be sure to watch for it (check your spam folder!).  

Again, thank you so very much for participating.  I am so excited to unveil Made tomorrow -- if you'd like to participate, it's not too late!  You can find details and registration info here

And if you'd like to take home some yummy Epiphany Art Studio goodness of your own, I'm having a sale this weekend.  Enter coupon code LABORDAY10OFF at checkout to receive $10 off any purchase of $30 (US) or more from my art shop (code expires Tuesday, September 3).

Thank you, sweet blog friends!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, thank you so, so much. What a supreme blessing. I just sat here going, 'thank you Jesus" then I remembered to thank you, too, after wiping the tears away. I am really excited to be able to take part. ;-)


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