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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  1. In the midst of hard times I ask the Lord to help me remember that hard times are often His way of teaching me something and bringing me to a better place. I don’t always remember to listen to the reminders that He is always there and that no matter what, a day with Him is better than a day away from Him filled with worry and doubt. Love this devotional!

  2. Michael Orrison says

    I can’t wait to gift this to my future Dauthers I’m law!

  3. Sara Koenig says

    Calling to mind His undeserved grace toward me usually motivates me to give thanks even when things are hard. that and remembering He is GOOD and has my best in mind in all things!
    Congrats on a great launch week, friend!

  4. Erin Helms says

    I try to start and end my day with prayers of thanksgiving – for all the blessings in my life, especially my husband and children. I don’t want to take them for granted, so I try and express my gratitude often.

  5. Your heart is so beautiful. It has been an awesome break to the day to read your blog and promote your new book. Many blessings, friend!

  6. I would never have made it through the newborn years without my trusty coffee….good reminder to be thankful through all those early days. They do go quickly!

  7. During those early newborn days, I found myself saying “I’ve just got to make it through today” more often than I care to remember. Some days I find myself still doing that! But when I stop to think just how much God has blessed me, I remember that His goodness and faithfulness sustains me, and He is shaping each day for my good and His glory.

  8. Lately I feel like I have a lot of extremes and I just try to take each day one at a time, starting each day with a renewed spirit for what God will give me. I also try to remind myself that God will not give me more than I can handle. When I take the time to stop and think and remember that I’m not in this life alone, that I can rely on God, it gives me a chance to stop and take a breath and keep moving on with what I need to do. It’s easy to get caught up in circumstances and the happenings of each day but remembering that God is with me through it all makes it a little easier to get through. I’m so glad I have this book to give as a gift! I’ve already sent one and can’t wait to hear what my friend thinks!

  9. I was never a huge coffee fan, but now when I get a chance to have a cup it’s a real treat!

  10. In the newborn days I often thought, “I just need to make it til 5” (when Daddy got home). Now my days are a little less intimidating (usually). And during his nap the first thing I do is my daily bible reading. It really helps me refocus my day, seek the Lord, and give thanks for what he has given me.

  11. My daughter’s first year was without a doubt one of the happiest, but also one of the most challenging and difficult years of my life. At least in the beginning, complaining became a coping mechanism for me — I’d complain to my husband, family, friends and even strangers willing to listen! One of the sweetest things a friend said to me really stuck out above the rest. She said the reason I felt like I’d been broken down was because God was going to put me back together into a different person — a mom. A good mom for my baby. Now as the different milestones have come and gone I can really see how far we’ve come together. Counting blessings rather than complaints is a work in progress, but God has been with me so far and He’ll be with me for the mothering days to come.

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