She Encourages Me18
Today is Day 6 of the Birthday Giveaways! Don’t forget you still have time to enter all the other days! Check ’em out on the links below!!
There are some days when every word that comes out of my mouth is witty and clever and encouraging. Most days that’s not the case, though. I start to whine all throughout the day, and then a lot of the time my whining ends up on here. Sorry. That’s not the way it goes with Alece Ronzino, blogger over at Grit and Glory.
Over on her little corner of the web she’s walking with us through life. Whether it’s telling us her story, sharing her first garage sale experience with us or sharing her Monday Morning Confessions with us, this blog is something that I find encouraging every time I read it. But not only does Alece write for her own blog, she also writes posts for a collaborative blog called Deeper Story, which is where I discovered her writing.
On Deeper Story Alece tells about herself being in the middle of the biggest plan B of her life. She’s starting over. Maybe that’s why I like reading her stuff so much. While our stories are completely different in what we went through, I understand a plan B. I get trying to figure out who you are and where you’re going. I get being broken and seeing God’s grace and redemption all around you and moving through your life.
She’s way good at telling a story or sharing a memory. She’s even better at pointing it back to Jesus and trying to be a light with her words. AND She’s pretty darn funny, so you should probably follow her on Twitter. Plus she’s in the middle of another big transition. Last month she announced that she’s moving to Nashville…all the way from Oregon. Now, that’s a drive.
I’m thankful for her gritty honesty that sometimes probably isn’t fun to write, but it’s always encouraging for someone…and always for me, even if it’s playing the “other than” game, it makes me smile. I honestly can’t even come up with the words to describe to you how much I love this blog. Please do yourself a favor and go read it!
When I asked Alece for a recommendation, she gave me three and one author. I chose the one by an author that I just really like to read. Grace of God by Andy Stanley will be today’s giveaway. I just love the way that Andy writes. He writes like you’re sitting there listening to him speak. I like that.
It was hard to choose which book to give away with all her other recommendations. She recommended Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot, A Million Miles by Donald Miller and anything by Jodi Picoult. I can’t wait to dig in myself!
So in order to have a chance to win Grace of God, you have to do a few things for me. You have until June 17 at 11:59 p.m. to comment and enter for the giveaway. I will announce the winner on June 18 at noon CST!
First you have to answer the question below here in the comment section. You can give me a serious answer or be a total smarty-pants. I don’t really care. It just has to be in the comment section here on the blog and not a comment on my Facebook page. Answer it already.
Secondly, see those little buttons at the bottom of the post? If you have Facebook or Twitter or any of the others, I’m asking you to share a link to this post. Also make sure you put that I’m giving away stuff so your friends can get in on the action, too!!
Thirdly, you need to go “Like” my page on Facebook. Okay. That’s not a requirement, but I’d really like it if you did!
That’s it. That’s all you have to do. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow and see what the new giveaway will be!! So answer the question below! Like right now!
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