Waiting in Wonder Launch Week Giveaway Winners!

Let me begin by saying a heart-felt thank you to all of you who participated in the Waiting in Wonder launch week excerpts and giveaways. I’m so grateful to all of you who tweeted, posted, referred friends, sent emails, and even bought copies of Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting to gift your friends and family. It’s been really encouraging to hear the response to the book and how it is already resonating with people. I’ve been encouraged by your kind words both on the blog and in person. We’re excited to give back to you all who have rejoiced and celebrated and shared with us in the exciting launch of Waiting in Wonder.

And so now without further ado, we’re so happy to announce our winners:

iPad mini 16 GB White: Jenny Nelson

$200 Spafinder Gift Card: Katie Tolbert

Nikon Coolpix L810 Digital Camera: Sarah Surface

iRobot 560 Roomba vacuum: Sara Koenig

$300 Bedandbreakfast.com gift card: Autumn McCarthy

Keurig K65 Special Edition coffee maker: Jen Seger

I’d also like to announce the winner of our Waiting in Wonder book-signing party Grand Prize, a Baby Jogger City Micro stroller goes to Katy Moss. We happen to be expecting little ones within days of each other! Yay!

Thanks again everyone and please continue helping me spread the word about Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting. 

RTS Orlando Wants to Put a Copy of Waiting in Wonder in Your Hands

That’s right! My grad school alma mater is giving away three copies of Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting to the top three responders to this question below! It’ll just take a minute to enter and you could have a copy for yourself or to give as a gift. Check it out:RTSOcontest

Waiting in Wonder Excerpt #6 and a Keurig Coffee-Maker Giveaway

Well, we are coming to the end of our launch week excerpts and giveaways! It’s been so fun to share with you a little sneak peek into Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting and share some fabulous prizes. I hope that you’ve been able to get a glimpse into why this book is such a perfect companion for an expectant mom and the go-to gift you want to keep in mind when you find out a friend is expecting or get that baby shower invite. Today’s excerpt is the final one in the book and is called Lips to Praise. I think its a great reminder for everyone, no matter the stage of life to find the things we can praise God for rather than dwell on the reasons that might lead us to complain.

Lips to Praise

Lips to Praise questions

So for all those mamas, who will desperately need coffee in the days to come or who already need it now, this last giveaway is for you. I hope you will enter to win this Keurig K65, Single Cup Home Edition Coffee Maker (est. value: $150.00). One of the great things about this coffee maker is you can make coffee (any flavor, decaf or regular) one cup at a time, right when you need it most (like 2 am when baby has decided that she’s a night owl and wants some good old-fashioned hall-walking time with mama!). And once again, you don’t need to be expecting, married or even female to enter: we all have our desperately-needing coffee moments! But most importantly, I pray that in those times as well as in the good times, you’ll remember to let praises to God be the first thing that passes your lips. All moments are His moments and all are ripe with Him if we will but open our eyes to see. (Click to tweet).

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So before I sign off, let me once again encourage you to enter all 6 giveaways and share the word with your friends. Each time you do, you help me spread the message of Waiting in Wonder to someone who may deeply need this book and this chance to draw closer to Christ during her pregnancy. The way I see it, this book has the potential to not only impact moms but future generations through them and that’s worth tweeting, pinning, emailing, and posting about!

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 Here are links to the other five giveaways if you missed them:

iPad mini

$200 Spafinder gift card

Nikon CoolPix L810 Digital Camera

iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuum Cleaner

$300 bedandbreakfast.com gift card

The sweepstakes is open for all of these amazing giveaways until midnight on April 25th. And while you are waiting to hear who has won these fabulous prizes, here’s a way to enter a contest for a few more great giveaways from some great sponsors. So grab your copy of Waiting in Wonder and snap a cute photo or two:

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Waiting in Wonder Book Launch Excerpt #4 and a Roomba Giveaway

Rumba Giveaway picGood morning and welcome! A special welcome to anyone stopping by from Grace Covers Me , a beautiful and rich blog by Christine Hoover, where I have a special guest post appearing today, called High Hopes. If you’re stopping by for the first-time, we are in the midst of 6 days of excerpts and giveaways to kick off the launch of my new book, Waiting in Wonder, released just last Tuesday, April 16th from Thomas Nelson publishers.

Today’s excerpt hits on one of the main themes of Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting and is near and dear to my heart. One of my hopes in writing this book was to exalt the high and holy calling of motherhood and to remind readers that their work as mothers is valued and of the utmost importance in God’s kingdom. I hope to raise mothers’ eyes to see that they have been given a sacred calling, entrusted to them by God. This is not just physical work or even work that involves molding a person’s social and character development. This is work in the spiritual realm and as such has an eternal value and consequence.

Check out today’s excerpt:



And because I’m reminding you that your work is so important, I want to give you a way to leave some of that day in day out work to … well, maybe a robot. I know that with two little ones 3 and under, I spend a lot of time in a week chasing up crumbs and the high chair free fall with a dust pan and broom. Perhaps for one blessed mama, this little gadget (the iRobot 560 Roomba vacuum, est. value $449.99) can free her up to focus on the more important matters.  Of course, you don’t have to be a mom or even female to enter. And I hope that even though this item is a little more practical, you’ll still be as excited about it as the other great prizes we’ve offered this past week. So without further ado, here’s your chance to enter today’s giveaway:

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And speaking of our other giveaways they are still open until midnight on the 25th, so if you haven’t yet had the chance to enter to win an iPad mini, a $200 Spafinder gift card, or a Nikon Coolpix L810 camera, I hope you’ll check them out and read the excerpts I’ve already posted.

And of course, if you haven’t yet gotten a copy of Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting I hope you’ll get one for yourself, for a an expectant friend, a future baby shower, or perhaps even to donate to a local crisis pregnancy center. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss a post.


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