5.14.2012

Sweet, Satisfying Monday {Giveaway Winner}


Hubby pulling the winner out of the jar.
Welcome to Monday, here at my hangout in the Blogosphere! Monday's are the day I randomly share slices of life from the previous week- and miscellaneous musings in general. I like to link up three ways with Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters, Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy and Multitudes on Monday @ A Holy Experience. Phew. I hope and trust you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. But a word for those of you who may have mixed feelings about this day, as I was reminded of by a sweet friend. So often are lives are colored by our experiences, whether dark colors or light. But the Lord, brings all into His glorious light for the purpose of healing, restoration, hope, and fullness of life. He misses nothing. He truly can do new things in the hearts of those who seek Him. He restore brokenness to beauty. I know, he did it for me. He can do it for you. Be encouraged and not discouraged over things past but look to Him and seek His face. He will restore, redeem and refresh you in His love. Whatever it is that is has wounded or marred  your concept of Motherhood can be transformed by His grace. Rejection, neglect, abandonment, abortion, abuse...seek Him for answers. He is able. Let Him touch you with forgiveness, mercy and love. He longs to do a new thing in each of us.

But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the LORD, 'because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.'
Jeremiah 30:17

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19


My daily distraction in the basket: Aurora!

DON'T JUDGE ME BY MY MESSY DESK!
(please!)
It's because I am being very creative. I am messy when I create.
Like a creative explosion. Or as my mom has said "Hurricane Dawn" has hit!
Can I blame the cat, instead? She looks guilty.


Some days were meant for this:






OR THIS...



Surprises like THIS...

The card and bracelet my sweet girl gave me.
She also made me a video.
It depicts one of our battles and her doing a surprisingly accurate
self-portrait. Revealing.

and all of these...
131. Sweet morning breakfast with my Mom
132. Sweetness doubled knowing that she made my
 little gift possible (from my girl)
133. The transforming love and faithfulness of my God
134. Celebrating a special lady's 85th Birthday- joyous!
135. Encouraging words from new clients and old
136. glimpses of hope daily by His grace
137. The Word that brings ALL into light
138. My orange heart rock
139. My romantic, thoughtful Savior 
140. My hubby that reflects Him in surprising ways
141. visiting my Dad and Step Mom always brings smiles


Finally: 
THE WINNER 
of the Mother's Legacy 
Journal IS:
Susie Klein @ Recovering Church Lady!
Congratulations Susie, and thanks all who entered.
Maybe she will blog some of those cool prompts 
for us bloggy friends...hint, hint!

My hubby's fingernails were only dirty because as a
Senior Manager at Lowes during Spring Season,
he feels a high calling to check every
single plant to make sure each one is watered!
 Hence dirt under the nails.
He does clean them, honest!
HAPPY MONDAY, Friends! May it be a sweet week for you!

8 comments:

  1. You had a lot of nice things going on this weekend. Hope you had a nice mother's day. Congrats to the winner. And I love to hear the ocean. sandie

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  2. Every other thought in my head just went with the wind when I read that your hubby is a manager at Lowe's. Girl....HOW do you not get into trouble with that?? The temptations! Lowe's is like my second...okay, maybe third after Walmart...home.

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  3. !!! Woo-hoo! I won?! I am so excited to get started on that journal, thanks so much Mr. Lowes man! Thank you Dawn!

    Fingernails: As you know my Hubs works at your competition, Home Depot and he loves the Garden Dept, hence dirty fingernails all the time!!

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  4. Dawn:
    First I want to congratulate Susie for winning the journal.
    Then, I want to praise the Lord for your hubby. The garden departments of the retail business need more managers like him.
    And lastly, I want to praise Him for you and all the research you do for your blog entries.

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  5. Congratulations Susie! That is a neat journal! Love your posts Dawn...and I think being messy when creating is good! :-)

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  6. Congratulations to your lucky winner!

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  7. love your list of gifts - #131 is great! i love spending special time with my mom as well and got to enjoy a lunch date with her last week.

    thanks for your comment on my 5 minutes for faith post!

    my recent post: raising lovers of Jesus in the midst of the chaos

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  8. Dawn thanks for reminding me that God uses all our experiences for his purpose,!! I love your blog!!

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