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Hannah Snelling

Umm, I would LOVE to win! I love you website Joanne! When are you coming to visit Sarah and baby Tommy and all of us out here? I'd love to see you!

Charity

I'd love to in the drawing for the book if that's okay. I live in the UK, but will pay for postage if I win. :)

Thanks!

Kimberly

Sounds wonderful!!!

Heather

I would love to win this book. But if I don't, I'll just have to go buy one :)

Queen B

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!!

Holly @ Crownlaiddown

I would love to win!

And also? I'd love to get together for lunch or coffee next week or so. What's your schedule? I can meet after I drop Tabor off at 12:50.

Dori

Oh, I love the girls of Midday Connection! How fun that you contributed to this book. I sure would love to win it!!!

Blessings,
Dori

Donna

Thanks Joanne! You are so kind to offer these giveaways and what an encouragement your writings have been to me.

PS. Love the new addition to your family and Pumpkin seems to be the perfect name. We added a little Sampson to our family this past July for my daughters fifth birthday...what fun!

Jen B.

fingers crossed!

Diane

Oh yes, I would love to win that book! Thanks!
Diane

rachel crisman

Mine!

Sarah Miller

Beautiful...can't wait to see inside!

tammy

Love a good devotional - especially with those written by friends - count me in!
hugs and blessings,
tammy

ps: will this be a signed copy :)

Krista

I would love that book, too. I also wanted to say...your canned pickles looked great. My dad makes pickles and his end up looking kind of...greeny/briny. I'm sure they'll taste good!

Amy

What a beautiful cover! I'd love to have a great devotional to start in the new year! How exciting!

Bitsy

I would love to win this! It's time for a new devotional for me. I can rotate some throughout the years, but it's time for new one!

Kelly

It's funny I was just talking the other day about needing a new devotional book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Vicki

What a pretty book. I would love to win a copy of it. Pick me, please.

Rachel Finneman

Looks INCREDIBLE...I'm always on the prowl for a new devo!! :) Thanks for sharing your gifts with us~ you are a blessing and inspiration! :)

Gretchen

I'd so lurve to win! Good luck with the pickles. I'm sure they'll taste great.

Susan

Can't wait to read it!

Meg Eddins

What a fun giveaway! I adore your blog. It really helps me feel refreshed and renewed. Your passion for Christ is so encouraging. Thanks!

Jules from The Roost

How lovely! I would love to have it :) Thanks for the chance!

Dawn W

Pick me... please, please, please!

Crystal

Wow, how nice of you to give one away! I have been a faithful reader of your blog for quite a few months now...don't you love "lurkers?" You are an inspiration to me. I have read your book and LOVED it. We try out best to live as simple as possible and are loving life.

Thanks for your words of wisdom and encouragement that you share on your blog.

Faithful viewer, :)
Crystal

Tammy S.

Looks like a great book. Would love to have a copy :) Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Kayren

It is pretty and I'd love to win. Thanks for giving away a copy.

By the way, I'm reading "Living Simply" right now and am loving it. It's a great book. I'm thankful to have been directed to it and then to have found your blog. I enjoy reading your posts.

angela

Looks like I've been missing out on a great show. The book looks and sounds wonderful.

Helen

I remain ever hopeful...I will enter once again...hee hee!

Holly B.

Coucou, Joanne! Looks great--I'd love to have it!

Anna Gregston

Oh, I'd love to win! Sounds great :)

Tam

Thank you for the opportunity.

nan

Would love to win a copy of this beautiful book. Recently discovered your blog and have enjoyed it very much. :O)

missi

Hi Joanne-
This looks like a great gift! Missi

Rachel

Free books are always great! And Pumpkin is adorable, looks very mischievous!

Lora

Please include my name in the hat! Thank you kindly for the give-a-way!

Marla Taviano

That's awesome, Joanne! Congratulations!!

Tara

I would love to receive a copy of this. Thakns for sharing!

Holly

I don't buy books:(
but I'd luv to win one,Holly

ocean mommy

I would LOVE to win this one!! I bet it is packed full of good stuff! :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday
stephanie

Barbara Watkins

I love your Blog and would love to win this book. Thanks for being so kind to have a drawing and please put my name in the hat.
Thanks again, Barbara

Fran

Sign me up! Looks fabulous!

Erica

This would be a great treat to win!

Leanne

I would be so excited to win...

nicole

Thanks for the chance; it looks and sounds like a great book!
Nicole

Cindi

Devotional books are so wonderful. They are a great way to start and end the day for me. This one is lovely to look at and the women that are a part of it are phenomenal. Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

Karisa

I hope I win!

julie

please enter me...

Shayla

You can count me in for that drawing :)

I def. need to look into a devotional for next year! Thanks for the reminder!!! :D

In Christ,
Shayla

Lisa @ The PW

YAYAYAYAYYAY! Joanne!! I've heard this book being talked about on MidDay for a couple of weeks now and had no idea you were in it! I'm SO getting a copy now. One of the girls talked today about how some man thought it was a piece of pie on the cover instead of a pomegranate...lol

Angie

Ooo, it's hard to pass up a new devo! I would read it, share it, and proudly say, "I know HER and she... she knows HIM!"

Christine Lincoln-Brown

TWell done on the Pickling. I truely admire your withit ness,
organization, and how you get soooo much done. The book looks lovely
and if you're eilling to I'ld love you to turn this into a comment. Son
crying with night terrors and now getting cuddles so no time for net.

May God's Blessings be with you!
Chris

diane

I would love to win - count me in.

Debbie

I've been a lurker on your blog - how did I miss that you contributed to Daily Seeds?

I'm hoping to win tickets to the release at Moody here in Chicago. :o) I'm so anxious to get my hands on that book!

Mary Beth Bradshaw

This is my first time on your blog. I came from "the preacher's wife."

I would love to have the book. How cool that you are a featured contributor.

AND I loved your blog about morning and evening schedules. I needed that encouragement today... me the unorganized woman! HA

Gail Sowell

I would love to be entered in your drawing. The book looks wonderful!

Monica

This looks like a wonderful book!

gojigirl

Just linked to your blog from Trying Traditional - excited to have found you. :) Read all of your recent posts, and will be adding you to my RSS Feed. I love seeing a woman who is so happy in the role God has placed her - greatly encourages me on the days my little ones (DD3yo, DD1yo, and watch a 1.5yo) are trying to break me. ;) As Gary Ezzo says, one day your child will wake up and decide 'this is it. Today I will break mom, or die trying.' (Ok so that's not an accurate quote, but it's the gist of what he's saying)
Anyways, thanks for the encouraging blog, and for the giveaway.

Meghan Kuyper

Count me in!

Teri

This would be a good read!! Thanks for having a contest!
Teri

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