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Friday, February 19, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: Dancing With My Father by Sally Clarkson

I read my first book by Sally Clarkson 4 years ago and immediately fell in love with her. I have recommended her book The Mission of Motherhood here on the blog, the message board and to many friends over the years. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that she has a blog over at I Take Joy. After connecting with her there, she gave me this awesome opportunity to not only review her newly released book but also give one away to one of my lucky readers!

I have so enjoyed her new book Dancing With My Father. In it Sally shows how God leads us into a life of grace and joy when we surrender to him and allow him to take the lead in the dance of life. "When dancers attempt to turn in different directions, there is no beauty, no synchronizing of movement. But when they learn to read each other's movements and move as one body, there is beauty, a grace and a skill of step that grants the joy of unity and elegance to the dance."pg.81

Do you ever feel out of step with God? Like your expectations of marriage or parenting have disappointed you and the joy you once had as a new Christian is faltering? As a homeschooling mom of 4 (3 are now grown) and a missionary who faced many hardships - Sally openly shares her heartaches and struggles that all women face.

"Joy is not found in performing for people or in doing all the right things for God. Nor is joy in the absence of difficulties or problems. Joy is found in the presence of God in the midst of all circumstances, in delighting in the life he has given."pg.39

Do you ever just feel like you will be happy when...when you are married, when you have a baby, when your babies are out of diapers, when your husband makes more money, when, when, when... Sally openly shares "Not realizing it, I had built values in my heart and a foundation for a kingdom that was pretty much dependent on this world and on people rather than on God...I was reaching for all the things I thought would bring me joy instead of reaching for the true source of joy - God himself. Psalm 16:11 says, "In Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever."Pg.55

Sally gently beckons you as the reader to drop your burdens, place your hands in your heavenly father's hands and allow Him to take the lead. It is so hard for women to put our burdens down and let God carry them for us. We want to do and fix everything to make this world just right. But God never intended for us to do a solo dance. He stands waiting each day in the morning for us to come to him in his word and prayer so that he can take the lead. Will you join the dance? One day we will see our heavenly father face to face - and trust me you WILL dance for joy!

If you are struggling in your walk with God and in finding joy on this fallen earth, I believe Sally's book will be a huge inspiration and encouragement to you.

To enter to win a copy of this book wonderful book just leave a comment below and I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, February 26th!

Walk with the King!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Courtney, I love your blogs! I am so glad you recommended this book. I really need to read this book. So many times we women do try to carry our burdens. Please enter me for the giveaway! Thanks again for all your blogs, they are so helpful and amazing!

Ashleigh Rose

February 19, 2010 at 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog today! I would LOVE to win this book for my friend who has had the most difficult time the past few years. This sounds just like what she needs and I'd love to be able to give it to her. I hope I win! Just recently found your blog and have loved every one! Thanks for the constant encouragement! :)

February 19, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Steph Johnson said...

I've heard about that book and would like to read it. Maybe I'll win!

February 19, 2010 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

This book sounds amazing! Thank you for this opportunity.

February 19, 2010 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Kori said...

Love your blog! Thank you for being so faithful to it!

February 19, 2010 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger colleen said...

I am so very thankful that I found your blog. It is such an encouragement to me. I am going to go and purchase this book immediately this morning. I believe it might be the very thing I need.
If you choose me as the recipient of the giveaway, then I would be blessed to share it with a very dear friend.
Thanks again for all the wonderful things you share on here. I am really enjoying the proverbs 31 series.
May the Lord continue to bless you on your journey

February 19, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger GlowinGirl said...

I saw you on the LPM blog -- participating in the book discussion and thought I'd pop over and say hello. What a great surprise to discover a chance to win what looks like a good read. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway! Thanks!

February 19, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an absolutely beautiful book with a much needed topic! Please enter me in the drawing for it. I'd love to read it and pass it along as this topic needs to be read by everyone.

indigo52 at cox dot net

February 19, 2010 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger LouAnn said...

Looks like a great book, thanks for the post. I LOVE the quote you mentioned about JOY - I quoted her on my facebook status! :)

February 19, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Based on the title of the book, I thought it would be about how our relationship with our earthy father coincides with our relationship with our heavenly dad. At least, that's the image I got when I read the dancing with my earthy dad, (except that image is far from reality!) It's been a long journey to rise above the character of my earthly father and embrace my heavenly dad. Needless to say, I am learning to let my Father take the lead, even though submitting is new and contrary to my nature. This sounds like a good book.....certainly is a perfect illustration (dancing) to show how our walk with God can be beautiful and exciting if we can learn to trust Him and stop stepping on His toes!

February 19, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Christie S.E. Blackwood said...

Feb 26 is my birthday....:) Thanks for your book review - it sounds great. I've never heard of the first book but will look out for it.
Christie Blackwood

February 19, 2010 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Sounds like a beautiful book. I know of so many who could use a book like this, including myself:-) It would make a great gift to pass on to friends. In fact, regardless of the giveaway, I need to pick up a few copies to share. Have a wonderful weekend Courtney!

February 19, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Anonymous April said...

Loved the post!! I am going thew a very hard time in my life right now.. and sometimes it's very hard to remember to let God take the lead. :) Thanks for the encouragement! and the reminder!! :)

February 19, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

Oh, Sally Clarkson is one of my favorites and I am wanting to get this book so badly! :) THanks for the chance to win, and have a wonderful weekend! :)

February 19, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Rosa Zerkle said...

Thanks so much for reviewing this book. I have come to really look forward to your blog posts. They really uplift my days.

February 19, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

That really looks like a great book! I can't wait for it to come out. I have been looking for something new.

February 19, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, sounds like a great read! Win or not I will be reading this book as soon as I can. Its been a difficult year and I could use some direction to joy. Thanks for this chance!

February 19, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Nicki said...

I would love to win Dancing With My Father. Here's hoping!

February 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Heather's Stitches said...

I'd Love a chance to read this book, I haven't read anything of hers yet. Thanks!

February 19, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger jen said...

Hi Courtney- saw your comment on the LPM blog and thought I'd stop by! The book looks great, thanks for the reco!


February 19, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I would love to win the book. I, too, enjoyed Mission of Motherhood.

February 19, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

This book would be just what I need right now so I am entering. Thank you for being faithful to minister through your blog!

February 19, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Alexis said...

Would love a chance go win the book...going to put the others on my to read list!

February 19, 2010 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Sounds like a great book!

February 19, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Hello! said...

I love Sally Clarkson's books and would love to win a copy of this book that I am looking forward to reading. What a great subject matter that I feel in need of!

February 19, 2010 at 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Andreea Martin said...

I would love to read this book! thank you for all the helpful advice u give me everyday!

February 19, 2010 at 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Brooke D said...

This book sounds great! So very needed by most of us Christian women! Let us look to HIM!

February 19, 2010 at 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a wonderful opportunity. thank you, Courtney and Sally!

February 19, 2010 at 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

This book sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read it!

February 19, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Stacia said...

Love your blog Courtney; I have enjoyed the Proverbs 31 study very much.
I would love to read this book, please enter me too!

February 19, 2010 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Annie Sarah said...

I would love to win one of her books. She's so inspiring to me :)

February 19, 2010 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds like a really great book, thank you for the opportunity to win it.

Blessed Mom

February 19, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Would love to win this book! Thanks for offering this giveaway! :)

February 19, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

As a homeschooling mom of five girls, three of them now grown, I have been so encouraged through the years with Sally's books and conferences. The Lord has been teaching me lately that I need to cast all my burdens on him, and let him carry them for me. I can hardly wait to read Sally's new book, for sometimes I find it hard to find joy in my daily walk with the Lord. But I know he desires for me to walk in his abundance!
Thanks for your words of encouragement through this blog.


February 19, 2010 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful book!!


February 19, 2010 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Hi. Just came across your blog this past week and have been so encouraged by your example. Look forward to reading your blog daily. Thanks also for the opportunity to win a book.

February 19, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Amber Stoneburner said...

Pick me, pick me!! I came over from Sally's blog to enter your giveaway and I think I might make some coffee and stay a while. :) Looking forward to getting to know you better...time to read :)

February 19, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger The Severances said...

Thanks for this fun give away. I plan to purchase the book soon, but if I win, I will give it to a dear friend who could use the encouragement.

February 19, 2010 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

so thankful that I found your blog through the LPM blog - I have watched several of your videos and am thankful for the bold way you share your faith - God is using you in a beautiful way -
many blessings to you and your family -

Allison - Montgomery, AL

February 20, 2010 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Glad to have happened upon your blog and the giveaway. I will be blessed by Sally this next weekend in Dallas!!! I can't wait.

February 20, 2010 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger ~patti said...

This book summary describes me to a tee. I need to read this book.
I am a newcomer to your blog and have enjoyed reading and learning from you. Thank you for your many inspiring words and blessings.

February 20, 2010 at 1:56 AM  
Blogger jacqui said...

Ouch.. I'm convicted just reading the review! Thanks for the chance to win a copy :)

February 20, 2010 at 4:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!! lots of ladies taking a stab at winning this book! I am joining in...

keep it up, Courtney. Love ya!

February 20, 2010 at 7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Courtney, Thank you for your love for the Lord and commitment to pointing others to Him. I'm sure I'd love this book if you did! Please enter me in the giveaway and have a blessed day! Love, Jenny C. email:

February 20, 2010 at 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You for recommending the book. I just jumped over to Sally Clarkson blogg and just loved her how inspirational her blogg is too.
Please enter me for the giveaway

Mary Baroletti

February 20, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger the "G" battery said...

Linked here from Sally's blog. I'd love to win a copy-thank you!

February 20, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger s&a+3 said...

I would just like to say this is the very first time I have left a comment anywhere. My mother sent me your link two days ago and I am hooked! You have inspired me beyond what I could imagine. Your joy for life is so contagious. I am super excited to dig in deeper to God's word and I have actually been studying "the virtuous woman" myself. When I saw you were I was super excited about that too. Thanks for all you are doing on here it really touches people! I am a mother of three! I have an adopted son of 6, son 2, and a brand new baby girl that is the light of my life. I homeschool as well and am trying to get organized enough in my home to work on a schedule like you! thanks again. I would love to read this book it seems deeeeeevine! :)

February 20, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger laura said...

I cannot wait to read this book! I have read all of the Clarkson's books and they have blessed my family's life immensely!!!

February 20, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found your blog! Looks great! And I love Sally's books as well. As a homeschooling mom of 2 and a military wife of an Iraq vetran, I'm sure I'll be back often for encouragement. Thank you!


February 20, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I would LOVE a copy of this book!
Thank you!

February 20, 2010 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Jen in Al said...

She is one of my all time favorite authors! I would LOVE a copy of this book! thank you for doing this! blessings, jen in al

February 20, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I've enjoyed her earlier books, I look forward to reading this one. I think it is just what I need right now...

February 20, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

I just discovered Sally Clarkson thru my new Apologia catalog and that led me to her blog then to yours. I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for sharing!!

February 20, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sally is such a remarkable woman. I've learned much from her Mom's Heart Conference and her books. Thanks for this chance to win her book!

February 20, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Daina said...

Courtney, I love your blogs and website! Count me in for the giveaway!
God Bless,

February 20, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger thecoolmom said...

This sounds like a book I need to read. It's been a rough last couple of years and I'm dragging. This book sounds like good medicine.

February 20, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait for this book to come out. Sally is a kindred spirit the Lord led me to a few years ago. Not having much support where I live, it has been a blessing to have this friend, whom I have never met, be such an encouragement. I'm glad to have just found your blog too! Great encouragment for those seeking to be the women God desires us to be.

Julie Stevens
tntitus2mom @ charter dot net

February 20, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger earthendee said...

This sounds like an awesome book! I would love to be entered for the giveaway!

February 20, 2010 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Gordon said...

Sally is such an encouragement! I would love to win this.


February 20, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Dena said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book whether i'm the lucky winner or not :) Thank you for the recommendation and for the chance to win it!

SwissMissCA at yahoo dot com

February 20, 2010 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

Thank you for this giveaway. I love all the Sally has offered over the years.

February 20, 2010 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Kayla R. said...

Thanks for your information on this book! I love to read your blog :)

February 20, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the giveaway!

February 20, 2010 at 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your blogs- I really need this book!

rredfearn metrocast Net

February 20, 2010 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Carly said...

This sounds like a great book!

February 20, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Shauna said...

Sally is my mentor. I don't know what I would do without her! Though I have never met her in person she has seen me through so much in my journey of motherhood and I am ever thankful for her!

Shauna Lammiman

February 20, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Huskerbabe said...

I've heard really good reviews on this book.

February 20, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Melissa S. said...

Thanks for your review. I can't wait to hear Sally in Raliegh.

February 20, 2010 at 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer G said...

Would love to win this book! I just found you a few days ago and have been so inspired. Can't wait to get to know you better.
Thanks for the giveaway!

February 21, 2010 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I was just reading Sally's blog on my google blog reader and noticed she linked your blog and book give-away. I had to enter because I've been wanting to read this book, but now it looks like I've stumbled upon another great blog as well. Off to read!

February 21, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog last week, LOVE IT!! I haven't heard of Sally Clarkson but this book sounds like something I've been searching for so if I don't win it, I'll be buying it soon! Thank you for shining so brightly for Jesus!

February 21, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Caralyn said...

I came here from Sally's blog. I'd love to win a copy of her book!

February 21, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Maria said...

I consider Sally an online mentor. She is a treasure beyond measure! I would be honored to win her book in your drawing.

February 21, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Thank you for your blog. As a Christian wife and mother, I find it very encouraging. Hope I win the book!

February 21, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

I have read two of Sally's books and hope to read this new one during my upcoming "babymoon". It's in my Amazon cart, but it would be great to win one instead!

February 21, 2010 at 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Courtney. Saw your blog through Sally's, and I'm enjoying all your posts. I just spoke on teaching little guys from a stay at home, home school perspective, and your blog would have been a great one to recommend. Praise God for your resolve with your blog.
Melinda in CO

February 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Ilove the encouragement Sally Clarkson gives mothers in her books, to nurture their children through the grace and strength of God.

February 21, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Camie said...

I'd love to win! I just went out to buy the book and it was out already! If I don't get a chance to win I'm for sure ordering! Thanks!

Blessings to you,


February 21, 2010 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Would love to win this book.

February 21, 2010 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I came here from Sally Clarkson's blog I Take Joy and would love to win a book of hers. Thanks for doing a giveaway!
Kathleen Jaeger

February 21, 2010 at 11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for reviewing Dancing with my Father! Have a great day serving the Lord,
Homeschool mom to three energetic boys :)

February 22, 2010 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Hi Courtney, thanks for offering this book as a prize, your review is amazing

February 22, 2010 at 4:11 AM  
Anonymous Jenni said...

Thank you for this giveaway!! I just found you from Sally's blog... and have spent some time poking around on your blog - love it! In fact, I just ordered Elizabeth George's book - Life Management of a Busy Woman (I think that is the title) on your recommendation.
Anyhow - I have now subscribed to your blog and look forward to all you have to share...

February 22, 2010 at 5:59 AM  
Blogger Regina Coblentz said...

This book sound really good. Thanks for sharing and having a give a way!!
If I don't win, I will for sure go buy the book. :-) I don't want to miss out on reading a book that can help me become closer to God.
Thank you Courtney!!!

February 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Tara22 said...

Thankyou for the giveaway! I love to read your blog and am thankful for how you share your heart with so many women:) Blessings!

February 22, 2010 at 9:42 AM  
Anonymous beth said...

Wow I have heard this book is wonderful and you just reaffirmed that. Thank you for for the giveaway. It sounds like the next book I need to read. We are going through a lot of changes as a family and I think this would book would be helpful.

February 22, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I would love to be entered for this book, I have never read anything by her but it sounds wonderful....thank you!


February 22, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Fashionista said...

God's timing is perfect. Thank you for bringing this book to my attention. I have one specific Christian friend in mind that has been questioning God's joy. I'd love to win this book so that I could give it to her!

February 22, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I can't wait to read this book! (Please enter me in the contest!)This is one of my favorite blogs, I always get such encouragement from thank you!!

February 22, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I came over here from Sally's blog, I take joy. I would love to win her new book so that I could read it!! Thanks

February 22, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never read one of Sally's book but I just love her blog.
Thanks for the contest and recommendation.

February 22, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Sally's book, The Mission of Motherhood, is one of my all-time favorite books. I reread it several times a year. I would love to read her latest book. Thanks for including me in the drawing.

February 22, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

We just finished the book in our Ladies Bible Study and are headed to the Dallas Conf!! I read it five years ago and still love her. I am excited in what this new book will bring!

February 22, 2010 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am one of Sally Clarkson's biggestfans, and I could really use a huge dose of godly JOY right now! I'd LOVE to win a copy of this book! Thanks!! :) Sara A.

February 22, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I love Sally Clarkson and I love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!


February 22, 2010 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Peter and Kim said...

I recently found Sally's blog (just shortly prior to finding yours). She is SUCH an encouragement: gentle, tender, real and just what my soul longs for---finding JOY with Jesus!

February 22, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Pear said...

Would love to read this! Sally's books have been such a help to me as a mom!

February 22, 2010 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

What a wonderful blog (currently marking it among my faves). Uplifting and inspiring and perfect at redirecting me back to God. :) That's the best! Would love to win this book by Sally Clarkson. WHen is your drawing? The title alone makes me smile. Reminds me of the TD Jakes book "Daddy loves his girls." I love books like this!

February 23, 2010 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger The Gambles said...

I am new to your blog and so thankful Sally put a link on hers!!! I am a Mommy of 3 little ones, homeschooling for the first time this year and praying everday for God's grace and mercy as His sanctification transforms my heart. I just finished reading Mission to Motherhood and was thrilled to see Sally's new book, Dancing With My Father.

February 23, 2010 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

Wow, another wonderful book from Sally Clarkson. I am so thankful to have found your blog. Funny how we all need support and encouragement and your blog is just that. God is using you for his kingdom in a powerful way. Thank you for your time and willingness to reach out to us and keep the focus on the Lord and our family. Blessing to you.

February 23, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Brenda Bergman said...

I love the Clarkson books and have gleaned much from her wisdom. I hope I win so I can read this one too. Thanks for this giveaway


February 23, 2010 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger SHALOM said...

If it's Gods will then I will be blessed. I am always blessed by Sally's books and I pray that God puts this book in my hands wetrher through this giveaway or another means.


February 23, 2010 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger JS said...

Would love to read it, thanks for the review!

February 23, 2010 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Randall and Rachel Beita said...

Sounds like a great book! Would love to read it and then pass it on to an aunt that I know would love it.

February 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Heather L. said...

I am so anxious to see this book! Sally's books have been a real blessing to me.

February 23, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Darletta said...

Sounds like a wonderful book to read. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy! I so enjoy reading your blog when a free moment arises as a mother of 3 little ones.

February 23, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger monkeymom said...

I am speech less. God is alive and real, working in the hearts and lives of His children. After being a Christian for years I had forgotten that life and joy are found in Him. He is slowly and gently like a loving Father calling me to dance with Him. To let Him lead is so difficult sometimes. Especially when you don't know where He is leading. I just need to remember Who I am with. My protector, my provider, my savor, God.

February 24, 2010 at 2:19 AM  
Blogger Angie Kerr said...

Thank you for your blog! You are an amazing inspiration to me.
I would love to win a copy of this book, thanks for the opportunity!!

February 24, 2010 at 4:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The paragraph about us being happy "when..." really struck home. I find myself waiting/wishing/hoping but not knowing what to do NOW! Thanks for the great words of encouragement. - Anna Laura

February 24, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your blogs..very inspirational! I too have been blessed by the ministry of Sally Clarkson...would love to enjoy her new book!
Kathy Schmidt

February 24, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I've just discovered your blog and am so glad I did. Thank you for your review of this book. I am just finishing up a study for my personal quiet time and will definitely be looking at this book as something to begin in the future. I am ready to experience joy in my Father no matter what the world throws at me.

February 25, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog and the book review. It sounds like a wonderful book.

Kimberly Ann

February 25, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Courtney, I just found your blog today. I think what you are doing is great! Please enter me for the giveaway!

February 25, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks!

February 25, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Lisa V. said...

Hi there,
I've been a christian for so long. I just kinda feel like I've been in the same place since high school. I'm your steady girl, don't rock the boat kind of girl. But I do want to go to a higher level in my walk with God because I know there's more, I know HE has better plans for me, He's just waiting for me to ask.

Lisa V.

February 25, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Courtney! I am new to your site and blog and I am so thankful to be here! I learned about you and your site from a friend on Facebook, to whom I am grateful. I really need this book, but I also pray that whomever needs it most wins it. Thank you so much again! God bless you richly, in Jesus' Mighty Name!

February 25, 2010 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Roberta said...

Saw your contest from Sally's blog and wanted to enter the contest to win her new book. Thank you so much. Going to go look around your blog now. :)

February 26, 2010 at 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking I might be able to come to the conference in Raleigh. I am one of those older mothers in the fray.

February 26, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

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