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Monday, January 12, 2009

Blog Giveaway and an EXCITING announcement.

I mentioned yesterday that we will be discussing The Purpose Driven Life over the next two weeks....Did you know that you could read the first few chapters FREE. The web address is

Please go to the website and read chapter one . Then answer the following two questions in a comment posted here or a private email that you send me.All that do will go into a drawing for the book A Purpose Driven Life. It will be delivered directly to your door from Amazon...

1.Have you ever wondered about, or felt confused about, the purpose of your life?

2. What ways have you tried to discover your life's purpose that haven't worked?

Now for the exciting news!!
This Friday I will introduce you to someone that just could change your life.
She has used her gift of art and creativity to reach people all over and help them grow and heal through art as their medium. She has certainly challenged me in this area and I have grown as a person as a result of knowing her.

Each month I will interview someone that is using their creative gifts from God to help others , to draw closer to God and to witness through their gift or someone that has used their gifts to work through a painful area of their life. They all are inspirational. They are all my gifts to you.......

Have a blessed Monday!


  1. Susan, this was such a great read so far! This is really a goal of mine this year, to get back to my faith...I've gotten away from it because of some things that happened years and years ago, but I know now more than ever that I need to get back to it. Thank you for bringing this book to my attention! I am emailing you my answers to the questions. Thanks again!

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  3. 1. Before I knew Christ my (unspoken) purpose was to go after the American dream--get married, have children, have a nice house.

    2. After meeting Christ, I tried to be like other Christians I wanted to emulate. Over the years, God has shown me he has a unique purpose for each one of us. Seeking to know Him is what makes me grow to be more like Him, and not concentrated on myself. Praise Him for His patience....and promise to finish the work in me despite myself. And of course I learned the purpose in answer 1 wasn't the right answer at all. I am forever learning to trust and appreciate the unique purpose He has for me, and to not let the world's opinion influence me.

  4. I love that book. I have often wondered about the purpose of my life, I think I am finally starting to get it, now that I have Alexis with me. I tried being the good wife, good mother, good employee and wage -earner. Yes, those are fine goals, but I realize that I need most of all to be a good Christian example to Alexis.

    I went through a few months of classes to find out more about my church of choice and we (Alexis and I) are now new members there. I am having her baptized in March. I jumped in and volunteered for a couple things at church. I feel so much better about myself and about the job I have raising Alexis.

    Have a blessed day and thank you for these wonderful prompts ...

  5. 1.Have you ever wondered about, or felt confused about, the purpose of your life?

    I probably have a different outlook on "life" as for me, I believe we live many different lives within our one lifeSPAN. I ponder over ....if you tie yourself to one for the perfect one....then you are limiting your possibilities. Or maybe that is my purpose, to live many different lives. There is also a difference between having different careers in a life time and living that career. Many people change careers but go home to the same life.

    2. What ways have you tried to discover your life's purpose that haven't worked?

    I don't think anything we try "doesn't work" it is a part of a bigger jigsaw......we needed to learn something from that experience - which is why we tried it and we take that learning onto the next thing...and we may repeat that process many times, each time adding to our jigsaw. Our lives are the experiences we have had, be they horrific or wonderful - what ever they were we needed to learn something from them and the real key is whether we become fixated on the event or use the knowledge gained to move on to the experience we need....the next bit of the puzzles of our lives.