Saturday, September 15, 2012

Giveaway Extravaganza #2 - Tea with Michelle Duggar

It's time to announce my second giveaway for my September Giveaway Extravaganza! 

One of the primary purposes of this blog is to communicate that Children are a Blessing!  I also want to reassure you that it's OK if people are always asking you, "Are they all yours??"  I can proudly say, "Yes, they are all Ours!"  :)

Seriously, it is not easy to raise a large family.  It requires a lot of commitment, hard work and self-sacrifice, but it is also rewarding and fulfilling and has far-reaching ramifications.  We, as wives and mothers, have an incredible opportunity to impact not only our families, but future generations, our nation, and even the world.

Do you think that is overstated?  Have you ever read about the legacy of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards?  Jonathan Edwards was a powerful Puritan preacher from the 1700s, whom God used mightily during the first Great Awakening.  He and his wife, Sarah, raised eleven children.

At the turn of the 20th century, an American educator and pastor decided to trace the descendants of Jonathan Edwards nearly 150 years after his death.  His findings are astounding -- Jonathan Edwards’ godly legacy includes:


1 U.S. Vice-President,Jonathan-Edwards-biography-quotes
3 U.S. Senators,
3 governors,
3 mayors,
13 college presidents,
30 judges,
65 professors,
80 public office holders,

100 lawyers and
100 missionaries.



Don't ever feel discouraged or worthless if you are "just a mother."  There is no more important vocation and truly, "the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world!"

One mother that truly understands and wholeheartedly embraces her calling is Michelle Duggar.  I had the privilege of meeting Michelle and being encouraged by her over the phone several times back in the 1990s, before she was a household name! She is a precious person and is truly being used by God to not only mold the hearts and lives of her children, but to demonstrate God's love for children before a watching world.





I am delighted to give one of my readers the DVD "Tea with Michelle Duggar," which was produced by Vision Forum.  All you have to do to be entered into this giveaway, which ends on September 27th, is to leave me a blog comment telling me why you would like to win this DVD.  You can earn an additional entry if you share this giveaway on your favorite social media sites and tell me that you did so.

Want one more entry?  Find a way to encourage a mother that you know!  Just let me know that you did so in a comment, and I'll throw your name in the hat one more time!!  

26 comments:

Hillary Gould said...

I would love to win this DVD!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Casey said...

What a wonderful opportunity to win this DVD! I would love to make it mine to watch and share with others! Thank you!

Casey said...

What a wonderful opportunity to win this DVD! I would love to make it mine to watch and share with others! Thank you!

Casey said...

I also shared this on my Facebook. I apologize for the duplicate comments above. :/

KelLee said...

I live in a very rural area and an extremely liberal state. Being a mom of 7 children plus 5 in heaven, I would love to have this dvd to remind me that I am not alone. I do not have satellite, dish or cable so I have not been blessed with the ability to watch her show. Thank you!

adajane said...

I have been eyeing this DVD for weeks! We are on our walk with God to turn over our family planning to him so this would be a blessing for us, indeed!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) said...

I haven't heard of this DVD but I sure have heard of the Duggars... I would love to watch this DVD and then pass it on to others in my church so we can all be blessed by it.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Meghan Carver said...

I would love to win this DVD because I need encouragement. I'll admit it! I'm also sharing this post to Facebook. Thanks!

Heidi Carry said...

I would LOVE to win this DVD for my mom- haven;t gotten her birthday present yet :)

Jessica said...

I've wanted this DVD for a while now, would love to win it!

Hillary Gould said...

I tried to encourage another mother going through some family difficulties by sharing a similar experience, texting her daily to see how she is doing, and praying for her. I certainly hope that I gave her some encouragement...but through prayers, I KNOW that the Encourager will give her all she needs!

Sarah said...

I would love to win this to find out more about such a Godly mother.

Carla said...

I know this would be a great encouragement. I'm due with my third child in a few weeks. It would be great to watch with all those late night feedings :)
Thank you for the giveaway!
Carla <><

RebeccaL. said...

I would love to win this DVD just to hear what tidbits of wisdom I could glean.

RebeccaL. said...

I have trying to be an encouragement all summer to a dear lady in our church, pregnant with twins and who has a 4 year old. One of the twins went to Heaven right before being born last week, the other is doing well in NICU. Just making meals and sending notes (we knew the one twin would not make it, she has a birth defect).

Rene said...

Michelle Duggar just oozes the love and the gentleness of God's Spirit. She inspires me to get more of God and be so filled that I will overflow with the same love toward my children. I have a dear friend for whom I would love to give this dvd. This mother only knows heartache upon heartache. She had no friends, felt like a nobody, but I encouraged her in nights when my family were sleeping - and she still needs more, more of God's love, and a mentor like Michelle to give her hope.

Brandi said...

I've always said "oh, to have lunch with Mrs. Duggar!....." I would gladly accept afternoon tea as well :) I always feel so encouraged when I hear her speak.

Julie said...

I would love to win this DVD! As a mother of four young children I could definitely use some encouragement!

Amanda said...

I've been wanting to buy this for awhile.y husband and I have 5 kids so far. My husband is 1 of 15. I however 1 of 2 kids. I am alway so encouraged my Michelle and would live to be able to watch this often for that encouragement.

Amanda said...

I shared on Facebook

Betty's Blog said...

Oh I do so admire the Duggar Family! And would love to have this DVD to share with the other ladies in our Bible Study Group over some tea at our home! Doesn't that sound just lovely.

Riverswamp said...

I'd love to be able to view this DVD, and perhaps share it with a group of younger mothers who meets at my home from time to time.

Christie said...

I've heard excellent things about this talk, and I'd love to win it!

Eve | Inchworm Chronicles said...

I have one of Michelle's books and have watched almost every show. I would really love the dvd!

I actually do have anther entry...just yesterday I encouraged my sister over the phone... she is doing a great job advocating for her daughter over a concern in first grade and working with her daughter's teacher, and I told her so.

Thanks for a nice give-away like this...and for the encouragement for mothers like me. :-)

busymomof10 said...

Congratulations Eve! You are the winner of the Tea with Michelle Duggar DVD!

Eve | Inchworm Chronicles said...

Wow! This is so great!! Thanks!! :-)

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