Friday, March 6, 2009

And The Winner Is. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Thank you so much for being a part of the Official Titus 2 Blog Party!!

Thursday's Mini Give-away winner is:

Mrs. B

You win a prize generously donated by

Kathy from Teaching Good Things
a DVD of either Basic Cake Decorating or Learn How to Crochet.
(Please email me for details)



The party was a huge success. Beyond my wildest imagination. Being my first attempt at this, I was praying for at least two women so I could officially have a drawing. I was hoping to encourage a few ladies, provide a vehicle for like minded women to hook up, get a few newer blogs noticed and break up the winter blahs. BUT GOD. . .! He had much, much bigger plans than this puny mind could have imagined.


I am in awe and humbled to have hosted this party. I am encouraged by all the 'on fire' women of God out there. I am blessed by all your resolve, dedication and passion. It inspires hope for the future as I see you all so dedicated to becoming true Titus 2 women!


Thank you again so much for sharing your lives this week. I hope you all found a kindred spirit here and there throughout the week. I would love to hear some stories about what God brought about. Maybe I could include them in my follow up party post on Monday. Please email me or leave me a comment telling me your story of just what God arranged.

I am praying about the Official Titus 2 Blog Party becoming an annual or even semi-annual event. Please be praying and let me know what you think.



Also, I am having one more Mini Give-Away!

(I am having so much fun with these ;-)

Today's question is:


For those of you who are blessed and/or are encouraged by She Looketh Well, I would love to hear from you regarding what specific posts
 you might like to see concerning Spiritual Encouragement, Being a Godly Wife, Motherhood, and Keeping the Home. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section and I will enter your name in the drawing.

OR

I am opening the door for you to ask me anything you have wondered about or wanted to ask me, but didn't know if you should.

(You have all weekend to comment,
I will announce the winner Monday
in the follow up party post, so check back!)



Drum roll please. . . . . . .




The Grand Prize Winner


of the


Official Titus 2
 Blog Party is:
Wendy

she has won a beautiful
Soy Bath and Body Basket

Handmade Note Cards

Soy Candle

The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life

Gladys Alward (Christian Heroes Then and Now)

George Washington Carver (Heroes of Faith)

Congratulations to Wendy and thank you for being a part of the party!
(please email me for details)

One more


BIG SURPRISE



All the Ladies who linked up in Mr. Linky will be receiving
from Kathy of Teaching Good Things, an ebook called

"What to Do When Your Daughter Hates Being in the Kitchen"

available at this link until March 11


Thank you Kathy for your generosity!



One more thing. I have become aware of two prayer needs from our little party.


Valencia at Buildeth Her Home posted about a very serious issue that has arisen. Please follow the link and offer your prayers.



Also, CristyLynn from Random Thoughts shared a special time of sorrow she is going through right now. Please follow the link to encourage her with your prayers.



Thank you again, Ladies! You are so awesome and I am honored to have been a part of this with you!


18 comments:

busymomof10 said...

Thank you Michelle for your initiative and hard work in hosting this blog party and your generosity with the give-aways! It has been a lot of fun "meeting" some wonderful new frinds online! It is sad to see it coming to an end. (Means I've got to get to work over here -- no more blog party excuses!) :) My mind is still mulling over these Titus 2 tidbits . . . Thanks for the encouragement!
Elizabeth

Deanna said...

Michelle,
This has been a great blog party!
So very thankful you hosted this Titus 2 Blog event and I could participate in the fun.

In the future, I will return to your site as well as some of the other blogs I got acquainted with this week and see how things are going.

What a BLESSING to receive new blogger friendships and words of encouragement.

God Bless,
Deanna from the Kansas Flinthills

Muthering Heights said...

As a mother or very young children, I would love to read more of your posts about motherhood...perhaps about challenges, raising boys vs. girls, etc. :)

busymomof10 said...

I'd love to see more posts about all of the topics you mentioned. We can all use encouragment for being a godly wife, being a better mother, being a more efficient home manager, planning menus and cooking frugal, delicious meals, etc. I'd say just keeping posting encouragment for the Titus 2 woman as the Lord leads.

Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

Thank you for hosting!!!

Kathy

Miss Paula said...

This has been great. I like the Spiritual Encouragement!! Especially when the country is pouring on the fear!

Lady Jen said...

Thanks so much for the blog party. I appreciate all the areas, but especially practical tips for keeping the home. I also would like to see fear addressed in the area of disciplining our children. Sometimes it's easy to be afraid you're not "doing it right" instead of trusting God.

Civilla said...

I can't tell you how much fun this blog party was, Michelle. Made many friends, got new ideas, it was fun. Loved Kathy's book on daughters in the kitchen. Packed with great ideas. I may have daughters in law someday and will use the info. Kathy was very generous letting us have that. Thanks again, Michelle.

Gombojav Tribe said...

This was a fun week! I still haven't all the blogs on Mr. Linky. I think that may take me a while to catch up! But, I had a blast meeting new bloggy friends!

I would love to see more posts about keeping the home. I love practical ideas and inspiration!! Thanks, Michelle!

busymomof10 said...

Michelle,
I wanted to let all the party guests know that I continued my Titus 2 series that I posted this week for one more day. I posted today about our decision to homeschool, for anyone who may be interested in that topic.

http://yes-theyre-all-ours.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-party-post-day-5-deciding-to.html

Blessings,
Elizabeth

For Their Future said...

Thanks you Michelle for having such a wonderful party! I am soo glad you took the time. I still have a lot of reading I would like to do on your blog and get to meet more people from the party! Also look forward to the ebook from Kathy! Big thanks to her too! And to all the wonderful ladies who let us into their homes and hearts this week! So sad to see it end! I highly recommend this happening at least twice a year! I don't know about you, but I do not have very many women who are around me to encourage me to be a Titus 2 women, so this was such a blessing!
God bless you!
A sister in Christ,
Hannah

Connie said...

It was so fun meeting everyone. I read 50 some blogs til my fingers and eyes were sore. I noticed you signed off differently many times. You gave each one some thought. Great job!

Tina said...

Thank you again for hosting this wonderful blog party. What a blessing.
Thank you for your very helpful blog also.
All the topics you mentioned are wonderful. I've especially enjoyed your posts on nutrition/recipes and the nuts and bolts of keeping the home (the "works for me" variety).
Thanks again.
In His love,
Tina

CristyLynn said...

Michelle,
Thank you for the blog party. I really did enjoy it, though as you understand my participation became somewhat hindered. Thank you for your encouraging comment on my blog. As a mom who has already experienced the death of children, I know that you understand, and that is comforting to me.

And as far as future blog parties, go, count me in! The blog world has come to be a great source of encouragement and connection for me.

By grace,
Cristy

Amanda Sikes said...

Wow! What a week. I have been so blessed by all of the posts that I have read. It was great to "meet" so many like minded women. I don't have many around me. Thank you so much. The Lord is using you in ways you will never know.

I would love to read more posts about Keeping the Home and homeschooling. As a mother of four and wanting more, I need all the help I can get from mothers of many that have been here before.

Specifically, what do you do with your younger ones during school time? I am having trouble with my two year old being a distraction during lessons. He isn't being bad just wants his sisters to play, or if they can't his mommy. Any helpful ideas?

Thanks again,
Amanda

Mrs.B said...

Thank you so much for hosting this. I had a great time. I was sorry to miss the last few days. We had some family health issues come up.

I could not find your email to send you my address. I think mine is on my blog if you would like to try it that way.

Thank you once again

In HIS Keeping,
Mrs. B

Wendy said...

I received my lovely basket of goodies. Thanks you so much. I love the wisteria candle, it filled my whole house!

Rachel said...

Hi Michelle. I just wanted to share with you some exciting news here at the Frank household... we're expecting a baby at the end of November! Yes, it's true! Do you remember when we met at Atlanta Bread (many years ago) and I had lots of questions for you about how you knew to have more children or not? Well, we finally decided to stop taking matters into our own hands (and preventing it) and said we'd "give it a month and see what happens." Well, God must have just been waiting for us to completely give it over to Him! We are excited and looking forward to this new addition, as are the girls!

I think of you often. God bless you and your amazing family!

Rachel Frank