Happy Monday, Peoples! // Giveaway

Welcome to a beautiful Monday, peoples! I don’t know about you, but I really, really like Monday’s! It’s so much fun to think of a whole week stretching in front of me, just waiting to go from possibilities to accomplishments. 

Plus, I had this cool dream where I was at an all-you-can-eat buffet (which I actually went to back in November. I wasn’t eating sugar in 2013, and this place made it hard to stick to that! It was a breakfast buffet, and they had all sorts of crazy-cool things from slushy machines to donuts to just-stretch-your-imagination-and-they-probably-had-it). Anyway, in my dream I was back there and I was actually eating sugar. So, pretty much, I walked around chowing down on donuts and such. Who can come up with a better way to start the week then eating all you want with no bad effects? Anyway, back to what I was saying. 

One thing I’ve been trying to focus on recently, is that good doesn’t necessarily mean great, and I don’t have the time to spend on doing good things, I need to focus on doing the great things. I’m trying to make sure I use my time to do the things God created me to do. 
Some of the things I hope to work on/accomplish this week:
*We have a retreat at work, so that’s what a lot (read most) of my time will be focusing on
*Reading two books
*Working on more of the plotting for When Life Hands You Lymes
*Working on the editing of my AK book 
*Enjoying the beautiful moments in life
What do you have on your list for this amazing week? 


And, just to make this Monday a little more special for you, I have… A giveaway! Actually, the giveaway is thanks to Tarissa, from over at In The Bookcase. She won one of the giveaways for my book, Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl during the blog tour I hosted back in December. She and her mom both ended up winning the book, and even though I offered to give her a different prize, she thought it would be fun for me to do a giveaway on here for y’all. Wasn’t that sweet of her? Thanks, Tarissa! 
One more thing, peoples! We ran into a little bit of a snag with getting the winner for the prize over at Tessa’s blog announced, but we finally have it (chosen through Random.org). And the winner is: Susan Ham! Yea! 🙂 So, I’ll be sending her a copy of my book and a Wal-Mart gift card. Congratulations, Susan! 

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31 thoughts on “Happy Monday, Peoples! // Giveaway

  1. David Mabe says:

    I am assuming to fulfill the requirements of the giveaway we make the book recommendations/comments here? Your breakfast buffet dream has left me wanting to go get breakfast even though I've already had breakfast. 🙂 It looks like you've once again set yourself up for a busy week. I hope you accomplish all you want and more. One book I'd recommend for you to read, if you haven't already, would be Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer. It is an awesome writing, but then anything Tozer wrote was powerful and definitely inspired by the Holy Spirit. For that reason, I also answer the author I'd like to meet with A.W. Tozer. As far as the best book I've read recently, it would be “The Hobbit.” I've read it a couple of times in my life, but have done so again recently because of the movies being released. A book I'm recommending for myself to read is “Pilgrim's Progress.” I've started it a couple of times, but keep getting distracted from it. I hope your Monday finishes as awesome as it started, Aidyl.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow, quite the dream! LoL Too bad we can't just eat what we want in real life with no bad effects. 😉 Ah, but we learn self control and wisdom through making good eating choices!
    That was very sweet of Tarissa!
    I would recommend you read the book The Last Sin Eater, by Francine Rivers. That's a long time favorite of mine. 🙂 The best book I've read in the last year – Road to Memphis, by Mildred D Taylor, 3rd book in her trilogy Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry. And lastly if I could meet any author in the world… I would probably like to meet Katherine Patterson. If she was yet alive, I would say L. M. Montgomery! 🙂
    Those are good goals for the week! My goals are to write back to those who've written me lately, work more on my book-in-progress, learn two more songs on the piano, and be happy at all times! 🙂
    Rebecca

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh oh oh – how thoughtless! I would rather recommend the book Hell's Best Kept Secret by Ray Comfort, and I would like to meet him. There we are! 😉 🙂

    Rebecca

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  4. Bekah says:

    Hi Tarissa,

    Thank you for being so generous in giving away one of the books you and your mother won. I looked at your list of favorite books in 2013 and I've read “Through Gates of Splendor,” and it was very good. I just finished reading “Discipline: The Glad Surrender,” and “Be Still, My Soul,” both by Elisabeth Elliot. Both of these books are so amazing! If I were to recommend to you one of the above mentioned books, I'd probably recommend, “Be Still, My Soul.”

    Thank you so much!

    His Princess,
    Bekah

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  5. Bekah says:

    If I could meet any author, I think I would have to choose Douglas Bond, author of “The Crown and Covenant Series,” and “The Mr. Pipe's Series.”

    God bless!

    His Princess,
    Bekah

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  6. Kiri Liz says:

    Book I'd recommend? Probably Christmas at the Tittletons by Joan Bassington-French. She's my Cousin By Contract, and this is her debut novel. You can call me biased *winks* but it's a wonderful historical holiday mystery.

    Best book I've read recently? Hmm… this is hard. Really hard. Let's say Peter Pan, just because I love Neverland.

    Author I'd like to meet? Hands down, J.R.R. Tolkien, but that's really not possible, so I'll go with Donita K. Paul, author of the DragonKeeper Chronicles.

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  7. Evy Cartyr says:

    Oh, your dream sounds really good! I had one like that once, I ate all kinds of sweets and when I woke I didn't feel guilty for it, since I hadn't actually eaten them.

    I love Mondays too. I thought I was the only one, so it is nice to know I'm not.

    I entered!! This is exciting!

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  8. Evy Cartyr says:

    I'm leaving another comment, about a book I've read recently that I really like. I read, am reading, one called Tut: The Untold Story. I really like it, I haven't finished it yet, but it is one I am enjoying.

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  9. David Mabe says:

    You would about have too if you went to see him street preaching. He gets so excited doing it the excitement seems like it would just spill over and any believer would have no choice but to join in. I wonder if he ever sleeps. In the mornings, I look back over the FB posts that have happened throughout the night, and it seems like he stays up all night.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    I think we should all be like that! He sets a Christ-like example – there is little time to spread the word. I agree – his facebook page is a busy place!

    Rebecca

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  11. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Pursuit of God… Hum, I think I might have read it, but since I'm not sure, I'm guessing I should read it again. 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion! And I've started Pilgrim's Progress several times as well, but never finished it… (Side note here: I actually have a nephew with the middle name of Pilgrim, a niece with the middle name of Christiana and her first name is Faith and another niece with the name of Mercy…. My sister really enjoys Pilgrim's Progress. 😉

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  12. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    The Last Sin Eater? I don't think I've ever heard of it! I guess I'll have to look it up. 🙂 And I was at an AiG conference last year with Ray Comfort, but I didn't meet him. I wanted to, though. 😉

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  13. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    It's great when you enjoy a book written by someone you know. 🙂
    Wow, I've actually never read anything by either of those authors you mentioned. Since I don't like fantasy, that might be the reason. 🙂

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  14. David Mabe says:

    Pursuit of God is an excellent book. Mr. Tozer wrote the entire book on a train ride, spending the whole trip on his knees in prayer while writing it. And one of the amazing thing is that the problems in the church that he is writing about would make you think he's writing the book today, even though he wrote the book in 1948. And I'd agree that your sister is definitely a fan of Pilgrim's Progress.

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