Friday, April 15, 2011

three days of giveaways for my birthday - hand stamped necklace!

Well, happy birthday to me!! :)


I am 36 years old. Wowza. That is crazy. I feel like I am 18 inside. Really! Time certainly flies by. Especially once you start having children! But, God has been so good to me. He has given me a wonderful husband, five amazing children, a beautiful home, incredible family, friends that love me just the way I am, and most importantly, His unfailing LOVE.


LIFE IS A GIFT.


I want this new year of my life to embody that statement. I want to embrace my life and know that it truly is a gift from God. A blessing. A joy.


So, Here's to a year full of intentional living and thankfulness on purpose and JOY in my heart!

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Day Three of the "three days of giveaways for my birthday" is perhaps my most favorite prize so far:

LIFE IS A GIFT Hand Stamped Brass Necklace
(on 18 K Gold Plated Snake Chain)

To enter to win this pretty little necklace,
leave a comment and tell me what in your life today you are most thankful for.

(And if you wanna give me a birthday prayer or encouraging word for this new year, that'd be awesome, too! :) )

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And I just have to tell y'all that you are definitely one of my biggest blessings right now in my life. I've grown to love and value so many of you lovely people and consider you my sweet friends. So, thanks so much for all your encouraging words and friendship!


20 comments:

  1. Life is indeed a gift and for this I am thankful to the Lord, praise him!

    Happy Birthday Sweetie! May your special day and every other day be blessed with things that mean the most to you and your family.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  2. I am most thankful for my family and friends in my life :)

    Happy Birthday! I love your blog so much!

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  3. I am most thankful for GRACE. And I wish you the happiest of birthdays and as soon as I'm done typing, I will pray for a new birthday year filled with health and blessings.
    Hugs,
    Katie

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  4. Happy happy birthday! You certainly look like an 18 year old :)

    I'm thankful for God's awesome power and mercy and forgiveness.

    And I'm praying your 36th year is filled with blessings beyond measure!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    arizonarachel@hotmail.com

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, LORA!!!

    praying for an abundance of blessings and surprises from the Lord this year for you!
    Love!
    Bethany

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  6. love the necklace. Happy ,happy birthday. Many happy blessings, joys, and much grace for the following year.
    christina

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  7. Happy Birthday.
    I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and all my family.

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  8. Happy birthday!! May you always feel like you are 18! :)

    I have oh so much to bethankful for but today I am focusing on beingthankful for where we are right now... the rain feels like it will never stop so I have to remind myself how badly we wanted to live in western Washington! lol

    wpooh_9 at hotmail dot com

    www.ourbrokenroad.blogspot.com

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  9. I pray that your 36th year is bright and sunshine-y, with trials that are small on pain and big on revelation, and filled with moments that make you smile - every day! Love your blog, chickie, you've been quite an encouragement to me.
    Be blessed by the sound of His voice today :) Caren

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  10. Happy Birthday!

    I am of course thankful for my family and for the opportunity to stay at home with my kids!

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  11. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Lora, Happy Birthday to you!!!!

    Feliz Cumpleanos, May you be blessed with many many more birthdays full of happiness, love, health, and surrounded by your beautiful family :)
    Enjoy this and every day, it is a blessing to wake up every morning and be alive :)
    Happy Birthday sweetie!!!!!

    Today I am grateful to wake up and be surrounded by my family, to be blessed with both my parents, siblings, son , and husband :)

    P.S. Eat lots of cake :)
    xo

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  12. This is going to sound cheesy, but I am grateful to have found your blog. I'm a newer reader of yours, but I find myself being lifted up by your words and sharing of your thoughts. Wishing you a wonderful birthday. Jeanne

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  13. happy birthday Lora!!
    you are a wonderful friend, i'm thankful for you in my life. i am also thankful for this season, that my husband is happy, and life is good, healthy children...i could go on and on...:)
    may the Lord richly reward you for all your giving!!
    i believe you are reaping in the natural right now!!

    love you much!!

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  14. happy birthday Lora!!
    you are a wonderful friend, i'm thankful for you in my life. i am also thankful for this season, that my husband is happy, and life is good, healthy children...i could go on and on...:)
    may the Lord richly reward you for all your giving!!
    i believe you are reaping in the natural right now!!

    love you much!!

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  15. i shared this on facebook....more comments coming!! :)

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  16. Anonymous5:18 PM

    Lora! I did it! I actually managed to leave a comment! Your creations are so beautiful...I have started wearing my "Sister" necklace all the time. As far as things I am thankful for: my nieces! The older I get, being childless, the more I thrill at "my three girls" becoming wonderful, productive wives and mothers!
    Kathy

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  17. Happy happy birthday!! I am most thankful for God's amazing grace! I'm so thankful that He's blessed me with Godly husband to lead our family and three lovely and healthy children. God waited until I was an adult to soften my heart and let me see, and I am so very thankful everyday.

    I love reading your blog, you give God the glory in all you do.

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  18. Hi Lora! I am hopping over to your place from my beautiful daughter in law, Jess' blog- where she was showing your lovely jewelry that she received. Just wonderful! You are very talented.
    And Happy Birthday!
    I love your blog and you have a beautiful family- truly blessed!:)
    God has blessed our family so much- our six kids (four married w/and/or expecting children!:)- two still in college. Just blessed so much- and grace beyond measure.
    Blessings to you, Lora.
    Linda C

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  19. Happy Birthday, Lora!

    May each day be filled with blessings. Have a great day.

    Val

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  20. Hi Lora! Happy birthday to you! I am thankful for my sweet husband of almost 27 years today. (Yes, I was a child bride :0) I hope God blessed you beyond what you could even ask or think today! Beth W.

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