Weekend Favorites: The Fair, a Fix, and Some Housekeeping!

Crazy, fun weekend!

It was the Niverville Fair, and our girls were very excited to experience it for the first time.

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On Sunday, we had our second “Camp Fix” event – a bunch of Red Rock Bible Camp staff came over for the day, and we enjoyed games and pizza.

For all you camp people out there who want to come hang out, our next Camp Fix will be happening on July 8th! We’ll have details up on Facebook sometime soon.

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Yesterday was my blog’s second birthday. Thank you so much to all of you who keep stopping by here!

Here are the top five posts of the last two years:

1) What I’m Learning As I Purge Our House

2) Why We’re Leaving Camp

3) Getting Ready to Say Good-bye

4) Tips For Purging

5) Behold, the Picaken.

Wow, can you tell we moved this year?! I’m looking forward to this next year of blogging, and writing about our new adventures that we’ll have, now that the moving part is over!

As always, you can click on the button under “Email Subscription” if you want to be notified whenever there’s a new post, ready to read! (Because life around here is SO exciting that you don’t want to miss a thing…?? Or maybe because you just like to stay connected!)

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And last of all, I need to announce the winner of Heather’s book, Dream Big. Thank you so much for all the thoughts and comments last week. I really loved hearing about where some of you are at with your dreams, and trying to figure out what your purpose is.

So, the proud new owner of Heather’s book is Laurie Twibell!

I wish I could give away copies to all of you! Make sure to check out Heather’s blog for info on her book, and to read her thoughts on dreaming for the future.

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There, housekeeping taken care of. Happy week to all of you!

Dreaming Big: Some Love and a Giveaway!

My friend Heather wrote a book.

A few months ago, she asked me to read it, give my opinion on my blog, and then give away a free copy. I thought that sounded like a good idea, and then…I moved.

Now that all the boxes are unpacked, and I’ve settled down to read Heather’s book, I find the timing ironic. Her book is called Dreaming Big, and I’m reading it at exactly the time in my life when I’ve been having a dream make-over. In the last month, my life has changed dramatically, and it’s been a time of re-examining what we’re doing here, what we want, what we feel God is calling us to, and what we’re going to do about it.

I find that slightly uncomfortable.

There are parts of Heather’s book that make me feel slightly uncomfortable. In a good way, if you know what I mean. I don’t think following our dreams could ever come under the topic of “comfortable”, anyway.

Although the book has a bit of a youth focus, there is fantastic stuff in there for anyone. Besides the fact that the topic is hugely important, I also love it that Heather is all over the Bible in this book. I really appreciate her insights into Scripture, and love it that this isn’t just a book about succeeding and accomplishing our dreams for our own advancement. It’s about God’s dreams for us, and how we can get on board with what He’s been doing all along.

You should read it! And you could win it.

Here’s how we’re going to do this whole giveaway:

In order to enter the contest for a copy of Heather’s book, all you need to do is leave a comment on my blog, anytime this week. In honor of Dreaming Big, I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on dreams and goals and all that stuff I’ve been challenged with lately, so you have all week to jump in and share a comment, which gives you a chance to win your own copy of Dreaming Big.

To start off, I must ask…Anyone else out there who’s also struggling with clarifying some life dreams? Do you ever find it difficult to determine whether it’s God’s dream or yours?

*To find out more about Heather and her book, check out her blog here.