Year End RoundUP! Cookbook Giveaway! December 30, 2011

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The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” 32So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.

From today’s Girlfriends In God devotional with Gwen Smith writes about the need for rest.  Jesus tells his disciples “come with me” to get some rest.  At the end of December is a great time to rest.  Rest in the Lord, rest your body and rest in your spirit.  Click HERE and you an read the devotion in it’s entirety.  God Bless!

Thanks to everyone who entered the cookbook drawings this month!
My last cookbook giveaway goes to Robyn maxum AND debbie krugler!  I decided to giveaway two books instead of just one! happy new year!

Click HERE to see the entry list and HERE to see the winning list. Drawing done by Random.org. If you didn’t win one a Walnut Grove Bed and Breakfast Cookbook — not too worry, I still have a few left for sale. They are $12. Just send me an email through the “Contact” link on this blog. I plan to give away cookbooks again in the future – it was so fun for me!

Whew!  Can it be true? Today is my 144th post since the first one on June 4, 2011.  I am so thrilled because 144 blog posts later I am as excited about the next one as I was the first one.  Often times people ask me why I am doing this — for fun or profit?  While it is totally fun for me, there is no profit in it today.  However, I have two goals that were met right out of the chute.  First and foremost, selfishly, it keeps me in the Word of God, daily.  All my life I have desired to spend more time with God, but I just didn’t have time.  Creating this blog has helped me immensely, not only in depending on His guidance, but reading and learning His Word so that I can share it.  What a blessing that has been to me.  That in itself is enough.  But the second blessing has been the wider range of food and new recipes I use to feed my family.  I am always seeking new and fun recipes and having the blog has helped me to focus on that.  The unexpected consequences (and blessings) have been numerous.  I have discovered a love of photography I didn’t know I had.  I started with a point and shoot camera, a few instructions from my two photographer sons, and away I went.  I have a growing desire to learn more, take more pictures, and do better work!  Additionally, I have discovered a huge internet group of “foodies” that love to cook, eat, blog, take pictures, share, and some share the love of scripture with me.  I have so much fun researching and learning from others.

And last but by far least, I absolutely love receiving comments through this blog, Facebook or email.  I love hearing from family, friends, previous classmates, and a growing amount of “new” friends.  Thank you to each and everyone of you who are reading this right now.  You have blessed me so very much.  I look forward to 2012 and all the excitement to pray, cook, and blog!  My daily bread, body and soul has quickly become a big part of my life and I thank you for sharing it with me!

Happy New Year with love and blessings,
Catherine

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3 thoughts on “Year End RoundUP! Cookbook Giveaway! December 30, 2011”

  1. OK, Catherine, now I have to ask … you mentioned that you started your photography with a point and shoot camera. That leads me to believe you’re no longer USING a point and shoot. What kind of camera are you using now? Inquiring minds want to know!!!! You’ve come a L O N G way, baby!

    1. I agree Mom. You haven’t said anything about your new camera yet! I am so proud of you and how far you’ve come with this blog. I hope that 2012 brings even more success and unexpected benefits of blogging.

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