Seeing the Everyday {Giveaway}

Seeing the Everyday is a beautiful magazine that reminds us that it’s the process and helps us to see the beauty in every aspect of our lives. Seeing the Everyday shares the stories and images of everyday people and how they find the  beauty and wonder in  their lives

Seeing the Everyday magazine documents the simple, daily, prosaic experiences where fathers and mothers look beyond what might appear inconsequential and instead see the relationship. We share their stories that we might all learn to see. ~ Seeing the Everyday website

If you’ve read Raising Olives for long, you’ll recognize that we share this mission of striving to see the beauty of relationship in the midst of the everydayness of our lives. This magazine will beckon you to sit down with a cup of tea and reflect on the beauty of shoelaces, smudged faces and youthful giggles.

Seeing the Everyday is a quarterly, advertisement free magazine with beautiful photography printed on lovely, high quality paper. You’ll want to keep every copy and it would make a delightful gift.  The cover price is $6.75 and you may purchase a years subscription for $24.

Seeing the Everyday is pairing up with Raising Olives to offer two Raising Olives’ readers a year long subscription.

To enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me about the beauty or blessing in your everyday life.

Additional entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.)

  • Post about this giveaway on Facebook
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog (3 additional entries, leave 3 separate comments)
  • Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway will end on May 12.

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76 Responses to Seeing the Everyday {Giveaway}
  1. Mrs. White
    May 6, 2011 | 8:27 am

    What a great opportunity!

    For me, waking up each morning to my family and having a home are incredible blessings!

    – Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home
    http://thelegacyofhome.blogspot.com

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  2. Ashley
    May 6, 2011 | 8:35 am

    Would love to get this magazine!!!! Thanks for doing th giveaway. :)

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  3. Ashley
    May 6, 2011 | 8:36 am

    Posted on FB!

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  4. Ashley
    May 6, 2011 | 8:46 am

    Blogged about it!

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  5. Ashley
    May 6, 2011 | 8:46 am

    posted about it in my blog!

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  6. Ashley
    May 6, 2011 | 8:47 am

    It over on my Blog! :)

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  7. Vanessa
    May 6, 2011 | 8:54 am

    Other than my child and family, the blessing i’m more thankful for is the sun which brightens my days!

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  8. Katy
    May 6, 2011 | 8:57 am

    Beauty in my day? I have so very many. My two sons that many see as “imperfect” because of their special needs bring me more glimpses of God than almost anything else

    I get to live in the midst of His creation in our new lives on the farm. Walk outside to see a garden that’s growing from nearly nothing, trees that were once totally void of leaves in full bloom, and a group of deer with their little ones running behind them and you see His incredible majesty.

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  9. Megan
    May 6, 2011 | 9:11 am

    I was just talking with my husband about this yesterday…how it’s so nice when the laundry is all done but there will always be more in the basket soon….the blessing is when I remember what a gift it is to have my hubby & son living in this house & having so much fun & loving me (and creating a ton of laundry). :) It’s really a blessing to do their laundry & thank the Lord for them.

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  10. Regina Murphy
    May 6, 2011 | 9:19 am

    A beauty in my everyday life is waking up next to my husband each morning, and knowing that he’s happy to be with me. He always wakes up happy to see me and sad to leave. Also, having each of my toddlers run up to hug me all on their own and that is just the greatest reward.

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  11. Martha H.
    May 6, 2011 | 9:26 am

    My children (13 and 3) are my living proof of the best gift you can receive. They are my everyday, every minute blessings!

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  12. Martha H.
    May 6, 2011 | 9:26 am

    I tweeted this!

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  13. Martha H.
    May 6, 2011 | 9:27 am

    I facebooked this, too!

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  14. Sarah
    May 6, 2011 | 10:05 am

    Listening to my daughter’s imaginary play or seeing her twirl through the living room. Seeing a big grin on my two month old son’s face when I take off a dirty diaper. Hearing the basement door open when my husband comes home. We are truly blessed, everyday :)

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  15. Diana
    May 6, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Today, the blessing is; a family that loves, and a God who is Faithful!

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  16. bunny
    May 6, 2011 | 10:12 am

    The joy of watching my grandchildren being raised to God’s Glory. God blesses and is merciful even though we made mistakes along the way.

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  17. Rachel
    May 6, 2011 | 10:27 am

    The blessing of God’s GRACE, for it is what allows me to SEE beauty.
    The beauty in PB&J all over little faces, sometimes even in their hair…thank you LORD for kids with healthy appetites.
    The beauty of books, crayons, papers and scizzors left out and strewn all over the floor…thank you LORD for their active minds.
    The beauty of children fighting…thank you LORD for real life opportunities to teach them to apply your Word.
    The beauty of dirty dishes…thank you LORD for simple ways to instill a strong work ethic.
    The beauty of being woke up in the middle of the night…thank you LORD for ears that hear.
    The beauty of a pile of laundry…thank you LORD for hands that work without pain.
    The beauty of my kids embarrassing me at the store…thank you LORD for freeing my mind from the delusion that I have to have the “perfect family.”
    The beauty of not having more children… thank you LORD for the joy that comes from truely and sweetly submitting to my husdand.
    The beauty of still hearing, “Mommy, I’m dooo-oone!”…thank you LORD for their sweet innocence.
    The beauty of dirty little munchkins…thank you LORD that they love to be outside and barefoot.
    The beauty of being a MOM…thank you LORD for continuing the work you started in me.

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  18. Lora
    May 6, 2011 | 10:59 am

    The bite on my “bum” yesterday as my 2 yo could not wait one more minute for his lunch! Yes, he was disciplined, but I am so blessed to have that little one (and all my little and not so little ones)! Plus, a loving husband who sees each of them as blessings and would love to have more and more!!! :) I’m also blessed by this and other blogs that are devoted to the encouragement of women to be “complete in the Lord”!

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  19. Yara
    May 6, 2011 | 11:10 am

    Beauty in my day= kids playing happily together.

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  20. Sheila Laurence
    May 6, 2011 | 11:35 am

    This looks like a great magazine! God’s unending mercy is my everyday (every single day) blessing. My need of His mercy makes me appreciate it so much.

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  21. Emily
    May 6, 2011 | 12:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing this magazine. I’d love to enter the give-away. After reading and now re-reading Ann Voskamp’s, One Thousand Blessings, I am trying to see, (more diligently & clearly) the blessings in my every day life.
    The blessing that I am most thankful for is the reality that He saved me in spite of myself.

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  22. Dana
    May 6, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    Oh man – in college it’s hard to see the “everyday” since so much of what I am focused on is for the future – getting education so I can *eventually* graduate, and *eventually* get a good job, and *eventually* raise a family. Sometimes I feel like all I do is prepare for the future, so this magazine would really help me focus on what’s around me!
    My favorite “everyday”, i think, is when my husband comes home from work at midnight, and we spend a few minutes just cuddling on the couch and talking about our day. Makes me happy every time. :)

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  23. Wendy
    May 6, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    I’m not eligible for your giveaway. But one of the beautiful things in my life is listening to my children laugh while playing on the slide and the swings.

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    Gail Reply:

    Just read One Thousand Gifts and am learning to see beauty more and more. Have come to the place of being thankful for my special needs kids as much as for my other, albeit special to me, kids! So thankful for the Lord’s working in my heart. My new favorite phrase has become, “Mom, watch me!” as it reminds me of all I have to be thankful for.

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  24. Becky
    May 6, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    The beauty in my day is seeing the changes in my children as they learn and grow.
    Thanks Becky

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  25. Marcia
    May 6, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    I like to try and see the world through my children’s eyes. They have such wonder.

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  26. Marcia
    May 6, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    FB linky

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  27. debbie
    May 6, 2011 | 2:13 pm

    I am blessed for my son as long as I have him. I appreciate every day he is here (he has serious health issues).
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  28. Ruth Adams
    May 6, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    I see God’s goodness everyday when I look into the smiling faces of five children who can be so cute and funny. :) I had never heard of this magazine but would love to read it.

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  29. D Martin
    May 6, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Watching my little girl make faces while drinking apple cider vinegar!

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  30. Suanna
    May 6, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    Seeing my older children joyfully and excitedly greet my youngest in the morning or after her naps.

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  31. Kimberly
    May 6, 2011 | 3:51 pm

    I am so very grateful for my wonderful family.
    Kims2312@verizon.net

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  32. Jenny
    May 6, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    My son’s sweet, open mouth kisses (he is 10 months old). Can’t get enough!

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  33. Michelle
    May 6, 2011 | 5:34 pm

    #206 – birthdays and another year serving God
    #207 – talking to old friends first thing in the morning
    #208 – Quilting in bed late at night
    #209 – more teenagers to raise
    but especially my family, and my God
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  34. Belinda
    May 6, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    The beauty of every day life is nature and being able to go on a run and enjoy it!

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  35. Kate
    May 6, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    I have many blessings in my life, when I think of having to pick just one it would have to be my children and the smile they bring to my face. Although being pregnant and having two toddlers isn’t an easy daily task, at the end of the day when hugs and kisses are doled out and stories are read, the smile my two girls bring to my face can erase all the bad from the day!

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  36. Donna
    May 6, 2011 | 6:47 pm

    my usual cup of hot tea in the morning…

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  37. Sarah H.
    May 6, 2011 | 8:20 pm

    After being in the hospital with our youngest of five for the last 2 months while she was waiting to have heart surgery, I have a much easier time finding the beauty and blessings each day. I’m so very grateful that she is still here and that we’re back home with my hubby and other kiddo’s. One of those moments in life that sort of changes things forever, for the good if you let it….

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  38. Amy Mac
    May 6, 2011 | 8:25 pm

    soo many things: my husband telling me last night after couple prayer that he can feel my prayers ascending to our Heavenly Father.

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  39. angela
    May 6, 2011 | 8:48 pm

    The beauty I see daily comes from knowing it’s all from Him and for His glory. Oh what an undescribable gift!

    angela

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  40. angela
    May 6, 2011 | 8:49 pm

    posted giveaway on blog (1)

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  41. Sheri C
    May 6, 2011 | 8:49 pm

    I just discovered this magazine via your blog. I too have many blessings in my life everyday. Three of them wake up every morning and call me Mom!

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  42. angela
    May 6, 2011 | 8:50 pm

    posted giveaway on blog (2)

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  43. angela
    May 6, 2011 | 8:50 pm

    posted giveaway on blog (3)

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  44. Jennifer
    May 6, 2011 | 10:09 pm

    I feel very blessed to be able to be a stay-at-home mom, and be able to spend every day with my children.

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  45. Jennifer
    May 6, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    I love fresh flowers on the table.

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  46. Kelly
    May 6, 2011 | 10:27 pm

    My 6 month old son has been suffering severe chest congestion for 2 weeks now, resulting in the need for a nebulizer treatment every 4 hours daily. The only way to keep him calm for the duration of the treatment is to sing, and I quickly exhausted all the songs in my kid friendly repetoire. Glancing out his nursery door, I saw a framed photo of Beau and Daddy on the wall, and started to sing about Daddy, and all he does for us, and why we love him. It was a wonderful bonding moment with Beau and also brought to mind how dear my husband is to all of us. His hard work allows me to stay home with our 2 children, with complete faith and confidence that we will have food, shelter, and clothing. We are blessed, not only to have those special moments singing and rocking our babies, but also living our lives in total faith.

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  47. Kristen
    May 6, 2011 | 10:27 pm

    One of the most beautiful things and biggest blessings of each of my days is hearing my 7 month old laugh hysterically as his dad plays peek-a-boo with him after his bath each night. Wonderful way to end my day. . .

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  48. Sara
    May 6, 2011 | 11:40 pm

    Each day, I love seeing the ‘little things’ through the eyes of my children. They see everything with a level of joy and excitement that is wonderful!

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  49. Sassy
    May 6, 2011 | 11:50 pm

    Even though I honestly hate my job and have been so miserable, I am thankful that I have a job and am able to support my children and myself. I am alive. That is a blessing. I have children. I have a great family support.

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

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  50. Lisa
    May 7, 2011 | 12:31 pm

    Kimberly,
    Can you tell me if this is a religious magazine? I couldn’t get a sense of it either way from their website!

    thanks!

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    No, it’s not overtly religious.

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  51. Jessica
    May 7, 2011 | 4:10 pm

    My 20 month old son finding the bugs and spiders for “his girls”.

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  52. kate n.
    May 7, 2011 | 9:55 pm

    thanks so much for offering this giveaway!

    in my everyday life i am thankful for healthy kids…thankful for reminders that our kids are wonderful and amazing…thankful for a husband who loves me just as i am even when i don’t…thankful for a roof over our heads and foods in our bellies…thankful for beautiful sunny days and rainy ones too…thankful that i was able to spend the last 2 1/2 years of my grandma’s life taking care of her — as she had done for me as a child…thankful to be a mom…a wife…a child of GOD!

    kate

    pknowak99@gmail(dot)com

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  53. Kimberley Carpenter
    May 8, 2011 | 12:10 am

    My husband is my biggest blessing. He loves me unconditionally and treats me with the highest respect and love. He is the sweetest, wisest, most loving husband. Thank you, Jesus for blessing me with him!

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  54. Debi
    May 8, 2011 | 12:15 am

    Remembering my mother and the legacy she left behind – I see it everyday.

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  55. Katie Wilker
    May 8, 2011 | 7:16 am

    This morning I woke up early, as usual, before dawn. My bedroom window was open slightly letting in the early morning symphony of birdsong I’ve come to rely upon as heavenly music from above welcoming a new day with enthusiasm. My feet quietly walking across the carpeted floor, my two sons and husband asleep in our bed, faces calm, peaceful, angelic and my sweet baby daughter cuddled in her crib with the blanket I made for her over a year ago, well, I was filled with gratitude. My heart is overflowing with love and gratitude and enjoyment for this wonderful place that God has taken me. Knowing that my own wonderful mother was coming to visit today, knowing all was well, and feeling such joy and gratitude for this mother’s day. Blessings and peace to all!

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  56. Alicia
    May 8, 2011 | 5:14 pm

    The fact that my children want to be near me. It’s so easy to see them as a bother or in my way. They are 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 years old. But, if I take the time, I know that it truly is a blessing to have them always crawling on my lap or following me through the house.

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  57. Sarah P.
    May 8, 2011 | 8:52 pm

    Seeing my baby’s smile when she sees me after waking up. So precious.

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  58. Bonni
    May 9, 2011 | 9:38 am

    Would love to win a subscription! As soon as my feet hit the floor every morning, my goal is to find joy and beauty in my day!

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  59. Becky R.
    May 9, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    I am thankful for the blessing of my children and being able to stay home with them and enjoy the days with them.

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  60. MichelleH
    May 9, 2011 | 1:23 pm

    My greatest beauty is sitting around the dinner table and hearing one of the children pray. They always say thank you for each and every family member, but after that all bets are off. We have had gratitude for weather, for favorite food that’s not on the table, for friends, for ‘Mom thinking about maybe taking us to the park tomorrow, Lord, please help her decide yes’, etc.

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  61. Arabah Joy
    May 9, 2011 | 2:28 pm

    Welcome to RH! So glad to have you and I was so encouraged by your post. I’d love to win this too :) One of my favorite ways to “see” is by spending time outdoors. I especially enjoy bird watching as they are so varied and each one reminds me of God’s faithfulness.

    Thanks for your blog and your example. God bless, sweet sister.
    Arabah

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  62. Katrina
    May 9, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    One incredible blessing is having good friends with whom I can share my struggles, knowing that they will pray for me and encourage me and challenge me. It is a beautiful thing when the body of Christ works the way it should.

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  63. Katrina
    May 9, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

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  64. Donna
    May 9, 2011 | 7:09 pm

    I love hearing my children laugh! I love watching them sleep. I love seeing them help each other complete a task. I love seeing them take pleasure in the simple things in life. It brings me great joy!

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  65. Lindsey
    May 11, 2011 | 9:38 am

    My steadfast husband

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  66. Wendi
    May 11, 2011 | 11:43 am

    Every morning I wake up and am so thankful to God for a new day to enjoy to its fullest with the two amazing blessings that he has entrusted to me. I am so thankful to get to live life fully with them every day. To watch them experience life and to teach them here at home in the real world of His.

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  67. Heather
    May 11, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    My children’s laughter, and watching them running through the woods on our favorite hiking trail

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  68. Ruth Hill
    May 11, 2011 | 10:44 pm

    My daughter and my family are one of the biggest blessings in my life.

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  69. Ruth Hill
    May 11, 2011 | 10:52 pm

    tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/?status=Seeing%20the%20Everyday%20{Giveaway}%20-%20http%3A%2F%2Fraisingolives%2Ecom%2F2011%2F05%2Fseeing-everyday-giveaway%2F#!/ruthhill74/status/68508266656837633

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  70. Ruth Hill
    May 11, 2011 | 10:54 pm
  71. Alohalani
    May 12, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    The beauty in my every day life is to see the importance in living and walking by faith, not by sight. How kind our Lord is to show us this truth through every diaper we change, every meal we prepare, and every mundane thing we do -day in and day out- because through all of this we look to our Lord and ask that He will bless it and then we know by FAITH that He has and will for His name sake. That’s the beauty and blessing of raising children for our King!

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  72. Jenny
    May 12, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    Being able to stay at home with our children has been a blessing and I’m truly thankful.

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  73. Chrissy
    May 16, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    I am just now starting to seeing the beauty of everyday in my life. I have been feeling utterly alone but have come to know I am not alone. I have a wonderful husband and 4 wonderful children, and a God who loves me for me. My husband has a good job so I am able to stay home with our children. And now the blessing of being able to home school them. Seeing the beauty of the day is allowing my heart and soul that once was aching to be at peace.

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  74. Joede
    May 16, 2011 | 7:46 pm

    I realize that I miss most of the everyday beauty that I should be seeing and instead whine and complain. There are times though when I am brought to tears by seeing my children playing in the yard and am grateful that I took the opportuntiy to stop and watch. It is at that point I become disappointed that I don’t stop more often. I put to much energy and effort into things that I thinkg should be done and not what “needs” to be done. I hope I win this giveaway, it means more to me than anything I have ever entered. I believe this is what I need to help me keep my mind focused on what is truely important.

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