Trying to play catch-up again. So, here is ten months…even though he is really eleven months…almost ONE!

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Dear Jakey,

You are ten months old and with each passing day you are seeming more and more like a little boy and less and less like a baby. You want to do everything your big brothers are doing. You are happiest when you are playing with them. They like you a lot too but they don’t like that you can easily mess up all their stuff now. Sometimes they have to set up a barrier to keep you out and you are not a fan of that. You love to be outside and if they run out the door without you it makes you so sad. Maybe when you stop putting every single rock in your mouth I’ll let you go out more. Haha! Except if mama makes you stay inside or your brothers won’t let you play with them, you are so happy and content most of the time. You have started giving high fives, clapping, and you stand on your own now too. You might end up being my earliest walker! You have started eating table food and you are always up for eating something. Always. I have to work hard to keep you out of the pantry now! I think you are working on some top teeth coming in too. You still aren’t the best sleeper but you are the best snuggler. I’m trying to soak up each moment and remember that these days of baby snuggles will soon pass. I love that I have a house full of boys. And I love that you are one of them. Love you so much, Baby Tiny.

Love, Mama

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  • June 25, 2015 - 1:19 pm

    Toni :0) - I’m not sure he could be ANY cuter!! Happy babies are the best!ReplyCancel

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  • June 27, 2015 - 8:03 am

    Maria Postma - Love following your blog and watching your little guys growing up. Adorable baby!ReplyCancel

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  • June 28, 2015 - 4:03 pm

    Debby Graber - He is just about to walk isn’t he!! I was in the bunnies room this morning for awhile and then moved to the ladybugs, but watched how he would walk just holding on to Tony’s finger! Tony’s been gone a couple of weeks and he said “Does he walk?” He held onto his finger just in case. Then I got moved to the other room, but it was so neat to see your sweet little guy. Growing soooo big!!ReplyCancel

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  • June 28, 2015 - 7:30 pm

    Lara - He is just the CUTEST thing! Love all his chunk-ness!ReplyCancel

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When Levi was a baby I’m pretty sure I posted just about every photo I took of him and documented every milestone. I posted a little less about Griffin, but still documented most things. Then Jake came and…well…I’m sorry, Jake. For some reason (three boys, maybe???) I don’t have much time for blogging and I often forget to even pull out my camera! I don’t want Jake to get a complex when he looks back at this blog and realizes I forgot him. So, let’s go back a few months and pretend like Baby Tiny just started crawling even though he is almost walking (I know!).

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Crawling is fun and he loves cows. So obviously this was the perfect setup to catch a few pics of his newest skill.

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Almost there…

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Yay!!! His brothers were behind me cheering too.

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Not long after the crawling began, he started doing this too.

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Crawling, standing, and even his first steps (more on that later!). He is growing up way too fast.

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  • June 11, 2015 - 7:46 am

    Mary Ann - I love your updates. Baby Tiny is so darling. The photos of him standing and that look on his face…it’s like he’s saying, “Ha Ha…I can get where ever I need to get..you can’t stop me now.” Jake is so sweet…I’m sure in no time, he will be running to catch up with Levi and Griffin. What precious gifts from God.ReplyCancel

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  • June 11, 2015 - 9:11 am

    Amy J. - Wow, looks so much like Cora! Oh hey I just realized I think I’ve only posted a comment like once, but have been following your blog since sweet Cora! Continuing to pray for Griffin, hope he’s doing well.ReplyCancel

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  • June 11, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    babykatesmom - Baby Tiny is just so precious! Thank you for the pictures of your sweet boy.ReplyCancel

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  • June 11, 2015 - 2:54 pm

    Toni :0) - He is soooo cute!!! Loved this update!ReplyCancel

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  • June 12, 2015 - 4:42 pm

    Stefanie - he totally looks like his big sister! Every time I see pics of him I smile because that face is too sweet. Yay for crawling!ReplyCancel

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  • June 24, 2015 - 8:46 am

    Impy - I know everyone’s saying it, but let me join in! All of your boys are so unique and gorgeous, but this little one,,,,,,,he has Cora all over his little face. It’s the most precious thing to realize and see. I just want to wave and say “Hi sweet Cora!”. For all of the loss and heartache, you remain divinely blessed. This for me, is proof of God’s love.ReplyCancel

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I don’t know about you, but I am so thankful summer is here! We are ready to spend some time outside soaking in the sunshine. Although it seems like so far all that we can soak in is a lot of rain. For now, cloudy days outside splashing in mud puddles followed by lots of baths will have to do. At least we are outside! As June rolls around everyone is talking about plans for summer projects, summer fun with the kids, and summer trips. All of those are true for us too…except the summer trip plans. There are no advanced plans for summer trips when you are a farmer. You just pray for that time when the weather and the amount of work that needs to be done all perfectly align and then you head out the door as quickly as you can before anything else changes. It is not about planning and all about flexibility. ;)

It seems like as each summer rolls around I find myself desperately needing another sort of plan. A plan for my time with God. If you are like me, Bible studies end, small groups break for the summer and my schedule at home changes too. I find that without the accountability and schedule in place it is easy for me to let my time with God slip. Before I know it, summer is over and I have spent plenty of time outside but barely any time connecting with my God. I need to be connected with God in the summer just as much as any other time of the year…probably sometimes even more because the summer days on the farm can be crazy and loooong. Just imagine me about ready to pull my hair out as three little boys run circles around me at the end of a 15-hour work day for Joel during harvest. So I need a plan. Just in case you are are finding yourself in the same place, I thought I would share my plan for this summer and a few other favorite Bible study tools that I love too.

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I just finished studying the life of Moses (Genesis through Deuteronomy) in BSF. A friend told me that Jen Wilkin had a free study on Joshua on her website. It is an 11-week study. You can download the workbook for the questions each week and then listen to Jen’s podcast over the week’s content. You can even download an app to listen to the podcast on your phone. So handy! I thought this would be a good study to follow my BSF study. I plan to start Monday and it should get me through most of the summer. Clink on the link to find the Joshua: Every Good Promise Fulfilled by Jen Wilkin. She has other free studies available on her site too!

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And since we are already talking about Jen Wilkin, do you have a hard time even knowing where to start with Bible study? How do you study the Bible on your own, anyway? If you have asked similar questions you need to read Jen’s book Women of the Word. And even if you have studied your Bible for years this is still a great read and reminder for our purpose in studying God’s Word. This was so challenging to me…

When women grow increasingly lax in the pursuit of Bible literacy, everyone in their circle of influence is affected. Rather than acting as salt and light, we become bland contributions to the environments we inhabit and shape, indistinguishable from those who have never been changed by the gospel. Home, church, community, and country need the influence of women who know why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God. They desperately need the influence of women who love deeply and actively the God proclaimed in the Bible. -Jen Wilkin

Maybe I’ll write more about this book in another post, but trust me…go read it now!

Another favorite of mine is A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I have written about this one before. Such a good resource that approaches all of those excuses and frustrations that we have when it come to our devotional life. She gives practical suggestions for overcoming those frustrations and finding intimacy with God as we spend time in His Word.

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Ok, back to Bible studies. The past two summers I have co-led a Bible study using Nancy Guthrie’s books from her Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series. They are so good. She also has teaching videos that go along with this series. I love these studies because Nancy helps you see Jesus throughout the pages of the Old Testament and grasp the bigger story of the Bible as a whole.

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This week I finished up the Hymns study from She Reads Truth. I have done a few of these studies before but the new Hymn study even had music! Love that. Ellie Holcomb was one of the artists…she is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Like check out this song…

So good. Have you downloaded the She Reads Truth app yet? The app is free and there are so many good studies available right on your phone for so cheap! They are starting a new summer study Monday, June 1 called Women in the Word. I love that the goal of She Reads Truth is to have women in God’s Word everyday. Maybe this would be a good option for you?

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Sometimes I listen to sermons when I am doing mindless things around the house or if I happen to have a quiet moment. Which is happening less and less these days. Ha! Lately I’ve been listening to Matt Chandler’s sermons on The Village app.

If you are needing another good sermon series to listen to, my church just finished a series on the book of Job. It was so challenging. I needed a fresh perspective on this book and it is always so amazing to see how God can speak to you in a new way even studying a book you have read many times before. You can listen to the Job series by clicking on the link. We were asked to record a short interview about how we find peace in the storms of life when the “why?” questions are never answered. I thought I would share it on here too since many of you have been following since Cora died. Hopefully it can be an encouragement to some of you who are in the middle of your own storms right now. So many times those questions never get answered. But God is who He says He is…and He is always faithful.

Ok, now it is your turn. Tell me…

What are you studying this summer?

What are your favorite Bible study resources?

What sermons/podcasts are you listening to?

How do you stay in God’s Word during the summer?

I would love to know!

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  • May 30, 2015 - 5:26 pm

    Michelle from Australia - Summer? It’s the official start of Winter here tomorrow. Which is why it is 81 degrees F and we are wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip flops here today. Living in the sub-tropics has its benefits in Autumn/Winter. Just not in Summer! xxReplyCancel

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    • June 9, 2015 - 10:50 pm

      Jess - Haha. Well, I guess you need a winter plan instead!ReplyCancel

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  • May 30, 2015 - 8:11 pm

    Cristin Thurman - Jess,

    Your post touched me in a way that you’ll never understand. I’m facing a huge storm in my life. I recently lost my job, and this past week I had to put my dog down. This does not compare to losing a child, but grief has over taken me. My anxiety and depression have consumed me. My fear of dying has overtaken me. I have faith in God, I’m saved by his grace, but the fear of having to die one day won’t go away. Your story and your faith gave me some peace tonight and I thank you for sharing.

    If you have any recommendations on devotionals that may help me, please email them to me! Thank you so much for always sharing the Word and encouraging me to turn to Jesus!

    Much Love,
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    • June 9, 2015 - 10:49 pm

      Jess - Hi Cristin. Life is so difficult and overwhelming sometimes. I am so, so sorry about your job and your dog. That is a lot of hard things to deal with. Thanks for sharing with me. I am praying for you right now. I will email some devotional suggestions too!ReplyCancel

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  • May 30, 2015 - 10:31 pm

    Kelly - This sentence especially stuck out at me: “Before I know it, summer is over and I have spent plenty of time outside but barely any time connecting with my God.” I have been attempting a new habit each month for me or for my family/kids to work on. For June I have been contemplating us getting into the habit of getting outside first thing in the morning even if just for ten minutes or so. I think being out in the cool of the morning and soaking up all of the natural things God has created and breathing in the fresh air will be really good for us. Tending the garden, doing yard work, the kids playing . . . whatever. Just this morning I was trying to think about what it might look like to have my quiet time outside. I even did some googling to try to get some inspiration and nothing! :) Anyway, I think it would be good to connect with God AND be outside all at the same time! We’ll see how it goes. :)

    Also, as far as the what . . . I am reading Sally Clarkson’s Own Your Life right now and it is really good but I also need more to get me in the actual Word. I don’t have a firm plan for that yet. I also really find a lot of value/encouragement in receiving the daily scripture prayer emails from Moms in Prayer and would recommend them to any moms (or even if you’re not a mom because I often pray them for myself or my husband or whoever!) https://www.momsinprayer.org/News/Scripture-Prayer-Email-Sign-Up

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    • June 9, 2015 - 10:47 pm

      Jess - Hi Kelly! Being outside in the morning and having your quiet time sounds perfect. You’ll have to let me know how it goes. Thanks for sharing about Moms in Prayer…such a good idea. Also, I heard you have seen Julie!! So glad she has connected with you!ReplyCancel

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  • May 31, 2015 - 7:16 pm

    dianne - Thank you for sharing your video regarding Cora. We too lost our little girl. It is so hard to know how to move on when the thing that you love most here on Earth is gone. God is the great comforter and He is faithful. God gives us the faith to know that not only does He have a plan, but He is with us every step of the way. He grieves with us. Thank you for continuing to share about Cora, even as your family grows and changes.ReplyCancel

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    • June 9, 2015 - 10:44 pm

      Jess - Dianne, I am so sorry about the loss of your precious girl. I totally relate to everything you said. It is so, so hard…but God is so, so faithful. I would love to hear more about your daughter sometime! Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

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  • May 31, 2015 - 7:57 pm

    Elizabeth - youversion! There are tons of reading plans in tons of formats- I usually do a shorter topical or devotional one along with a more long term plan. You choose what translation (or you can flip it to utilize more than one at a time) and it’s all free.ReplyCancel

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  • June 1, 2015 - 9:42 am

    andrea - I need a plan to keep me on track with my time with God – I feel a little “anchorless” since BSF wrapped up. ;) This summer, I’m doing a study of some of the New Testament letters that we don’t often read and use a combination of the She Reads Truth SOAP method and homiletic. I like the idea of studying Hymns – will be keeping this in mind for next year!ReplyCancel

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    • June 9, 2015 - 10:42 pm

      Jess - I feel anchorless without BSF too sometimes! Sounds like such a good plan. I haven’t heard of the SOAP method…and I need to learn how to do homiletics!ReplyCancel

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  • June 2, 2015 - 12:20 am

    Kristina - I have been following you for awhile….not sure when I started….before Griffin was born. I just watched your video. And then went back in your blog to when Cora was sick and the day she passed away. I started crying. And then looking at the days following. That must have been so so hard. To have just had her with you a month before and unaware of her cancer.
    Thank you for sharing your story and for turning to Jesus through your difficulties. I appreciate your blogs and you sharing your heart. Faith can be so challenging. What a precious gift Cora was…and now walking with Jesus.

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    • June 9, 2015 - 10:40 pm

      Jess - Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, Cora was such a precious gift to us. God has been so faithful.ReplyCancel

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  • June 2, 2015 - 11:26 pm

    Mendi - I am so grateful that you shared this. I have recently been challenged to dig deeper and have been looking for a Bible study and these seem to fit the bill!ReplyCancel

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    • June 9, 2015 - 10:38 pm

      Jess - Yay! I would love to hear what you decide to study. :)ReplyCancel

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  • June 3, 2015 - 8:54 am

    Toni :0) - I’ve been following along since just before sweet Cora went to be with Jesus. I think I found you through Amanda Balzer and her blog. Even now I still shed tears with you. I marvel at your strength and perseverance to weather such tragic storms. I cheer alongside you with everyone one of those amazing boys you now have. Their smiles and joy they exhibit are priceless. I continue to pray for your sweet family. Stay strong and keep the faith.ReplyCancel

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    • June 9, 2015 - 10:38 pm

      Jess - Toni-Thank you so much for following my family and especially for your prayers! I appreciate your encouragement so much.ReplyCancel

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  • June 9, 2015 - 12:54 pm

    Dena - Our church is doing an NT90 challenge that I signed up for. Reading the New Testament in 90 days over the summer. There are group study opportunities and the bible classes and weekly sermons relate to the same readings.ReplyCancel

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    • June 9, 2015 - 10:37 pm

      Jess - Such a great challenge for the summer! I would love to hear how it goes.ReplyCancel

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  • June 11, 2015 - 7:56 am

    Mary Ann - I study at my church every Sunday. We are learning from the stories of Christ in the New Testement. It’s wonderful to read and learn from his very own words and try to emulate him each day. I need to do a better job. I’m at work right now (it’s very early but I couldn’t sleep so I thought I’d just come in). It made it so I have some time to read this post again and to watch the video. It’s a good thing I didn’t put my makeup on yet. Your words were so beautiful…so profound. I’m in awe of you and Joel all the time. The trust, faith, and hope you put toward God is exceptional. I have gone through some very heartbreaking times in my life…times where I thought I couldn’t take another step or move forward, but I did. Your blog helps me to do that. I know you are so busy as a mom and wife but I hope you continue to share tidbits of your life with those beautiful boys and your husband. Your photos and words always bring a smile (or tears like today) but then it also gives me a lot of hope. Thank you.ReplyCancel

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  • June 12, 2015 - 7:54 am

    Sue - Jess, thank you for blogging. Your blog is such a blessing to me and so many others. This post is JUST what I needed to read today. Great encouragement and ideas and resources for growing closer to God this summer. Thank you. There is no doubt in my mind that God is using you in a big way. On a lighter note, I love seeing your precious boys, too. I have (older) boys of my own and reading about yours and seeing their sweet selves doing what boys do makes me smile.

    I watched your video and was crushed all over again for you and Joel. I’m so sorry you lost Cora. I’m sure some days it’s very hard to carry on. I have prayed for your beautiful family many times over the years and I will pray for you again today.

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  • June 14, 2015 - 1:29 pm

    EricaG - I’ve been reading your blog for a long time. Hearing Cora’s story in your own voices and seeing your tears made me love your family even more than I already did. As always, thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

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Since I was talking about friendship yesterday, I had to show you the new Friendship on Purpose line from DaySpring. There are so many beautiful things! The purpose of this line is to provide products to remind a friend that you are in this together. I love that! DaySpring let me pick out a few of my favorites to show you. So…here are my favorites…although it was hard to narrow it down!

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Good Things Journals  +  Good Things Cosmetic Pouch

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fashionABLE Indigo Scarf + Together Dessert Plates + Good Things Trinket Dish

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Family & Friends Feed Our Souls Tea Towels

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DaySpring is generously giving away all of my favorites to one of YOU & YOUR FRIEND!! Yay! Wouldn’t it be fun to box up everything in this picture and send it to a friend?! Here is how to enter…

Giveaway Details:

The Macs Friendship on Purpose Faves (everything pictured)

For YOU and a FRIEND

ONE winner chosen at random

ONE entry per person

Giveaway ends Friday, May 29 at 10pm (CST)

To enter visit DaySpring’s Friendship on Purpose line…

…then come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite product or the friend that you would love to give this to.

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And just for my readers…use code Friendship25 to get 25% off the Friendship on Purpose collection. Yay! Discount code expires Friday, May 29.

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  • May 26, 2015 - 1:52 am

    Heidi DeGroot - I would love to give the You’re Loved or Good Things art print to a good friend who is getting married very soon! Her first husband passed away from cancer three years ago and she found a great guy with 3 kids of his own (she has 2) and they are the kindest most wonderful blended family.ReplyCancel

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    Christi {Jealous Hands} - I love the He Fills My Life plate – but every single thing is lovely! Thank you for such a fun giveaway!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 6:57 am

    Carley - I really like the cards…I quit facebook a year ago, and I keep saying I want to send more snail mail (but I keep not doing it). Some cute cards might be just the motivation I need!ReplyCancel

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    Emily - I love all the art prints!ReplyCancel

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    Anne - I love the tea towels!! It’s all so beautiful!ReplyCancel

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    Rachel N. - So many pieces of beauty! I like the notebook sets, pretty paper plates, cosmetic mirror & of course note cards :) Thanks Jess, for sharing!ReplyCancel

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    Janelle K. - Cute collection! I love the Sisters by Heart willow tree!ReplyCancel

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    Megan - I love it all, but I think the prints are my favorite! I really like the saying about being loved, brave, and beautiful. I know exactly the friend to share this with.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 7:21 am

    Ashley S - I love the Sisters by Heart Willow Tree figurine and the You’re Loved print! I would love to send something from this collection to my college roommate who is still one of my best friends but lives two states away!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 7:24 am

    Cara - LOVE the tea towels…and I would love to share with my friend, Kim!ReplyCancel

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    Meggie - I really love all the notecards and postcards. =)Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

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    Danise - I absolutely love the tea towels and the elegant trinket dish. I would share with my sister-in-law – she also has an affinity for beautiful tea towels!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 7:49 am

    Erin Ellis - I love the Celebrate Friendship – Pocket Notebooks, Set of 3, and I would give them to my best friend, my mom. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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  • May 26, 2015 - 7:59 am

    Anna H - “He fills my life with good things” cosmetic pouch. What a great thing to be reminded of!ReplyCancel

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    Cindy M. - I particularly like the Good Things Trinket Dish and the tea towels and I would love to share them with my best friend Lois with whom I have been “doing life” for more than two decades.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 8:18 am

    Lesley - I love the pretty hand towels. My choice would be the Love Brings Us Together hand towel. And I would share everything with my sister.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 8:58 am

    Amanda - Oh, so much pretty! Everything is adorable, but I especially like the dessert plates that have the Braver, Beautiful, Stronger, and Loved quotes. I would give them to one of my best friends of 15+ years who just had her 2nd child! I haven’t seen her in a few years (she lives in PA, I’m in TX) but the bond is still there :) This is a beautiful giveaway!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 8:59 am

    Kara - I LOVE the Together Dessert Plates.ReplyCancel

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    Jane - love the together dessert plates. Just perfect for my friend Kathy.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 10:02 am

    Cassie - I love their cosmetic pouch and their mugs- and I just ordered the mini notebooks for my MIL for Mother’s Day! What a fun giveaway-the little dessert plates are beautiful! Thanks for the fun giveaway:)ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 10:35 am

    katherine - i love the Family & Friends Feed Our Souls Tea Towels! so sweet!!ReplyCancel

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    Jen - I love the “two women met for coffee” mug, but everything is so lovely and beautiful!ReplyCancel

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    Gabby - My BFF and I will have been besties for 40 years this fall! I think that she would love the Good Things print. Thank you for your lovely posts, Jess.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 11:16 am

    Kim Bower - I love the Village Artisan – Summer Orchard Necklace, so beautiful! I would share this with my best friend, my sister :)ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 11:28 am

    Danielle Rosa - I love the cherished friends photo frame. I’d get it for my BFF who is moving cross country next week.ReplyCancel

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    Jody - I’d give this to Michelle. She’s going through the worst year ever – death of a child + a divorce. It would brighten her days, I’d hope.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 11:32 am

    Julie B - I would get the tea towels for my bestie Missie…who also moved away. It’s been a year and I still miss that lady like crazy.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 11:40 am

    Brady W - I love the cosmetic bag that says, “She smiled and brightened the whole world” and i would give it to my sister! She’s my bestie and her smile is brilliant!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 11:46 am

    megan - i’d love to share this with my bestie megHan!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 11:55 am

    Michelle S. - I love the paper loaf pans, bundt pans, food trays, etc! I love to bake and deliver goodies to friends, neighbors and family so these would make the presentation that much more pretty!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 11:56 am

    Cathy schmainda - I love the celebrate friendship pedestal mug… I’m blessed to have a wonderful best friend (who is unfortunately moving further away in a month!)… Would love to have these mugs so that we can enjoy coffee and hot chocolate together while apart!!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 12:07 pm

    Toni :0) - Great giveaway!! I’d give this to my BFF of 25 years as she’s Ethel to my Lucy because I married Ricky! :0)ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 12:15 pm

    Kate - I am blessed to have a prayer group of 3 super-encouraging Christ-centered friends, who keep me focused on the Lord! We have walked through many hard circumstances together including the loss of a child, life-changing surgery, infertility, etc., and I am thankful that these girls keep reminding me of answered prayers and God’s faithfulness. Would love to share this package with the whole group! The indigo scarf is my favorite. :-)ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 12:28 pm

    Katie Muse - I think the dessert plates are adorable!ReplyCancel

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    Christyn - The towels… An everyday reminder!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 12:49 pm

    Kasey - I absolutely love the cute little plates. I would share with my bestie, Linda. She would love them too!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 1:29 pm

    Heather Thornburg - What a fun line! Thanks for sharing. I love the Celebrate Friendship pedestal mug but I also love the family and friends tea towel set. Would make great gifts!ReplyCancel

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    Marty Ross - I absolutely love everything, but I especially love the Together Dessert Plates!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    Amy M. - I have always loved the blessed &grateful creamer, but I also love the new stuff including the you’re worth more cosmetic pouch. I would love to share with my dear friend, Julie. Her friendship is a blessing in my life. Thanks!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 3:35 pm

    Jenn - I have two best friends… Who I am lucky enough to call my sisters. They both recently moved into their own places and I would love to gift these gorgeous products to them.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Ashley - I love all of the “He fills my life with good things” items. Gorgeous and so true!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    Jennay - I love this line! What a great thing to celebrate! I love them all so it would be so hard to choose! I really adore the Good Things cosmetic pouch. I would give it to my Mom…who is my friend for life! We’ve always had a special bond and I would def want to spoil her with this amazing giveaway!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 3:52 pm

    Stephanie Jennings - I adore the family and friends tea towels. They would be a perfect gift for a friend’s upcoming house warming dinner.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 4:03 pm

    Kate G. - I would give this to Bev, a wonderful, gracious friend of over 10 years now. She has experienced a faith-testing few years with a spouse’s health and now her daughters are leaving the nest and getting married. She’s always there for me no matter her circumstances.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 4:05 pm

    Elizabeth - I love the makeup bag that say “You’re worth more than you could ever measure.” I would love to give this set to my best friend Sabrinna Newton. She has been so faithful and loyal and has never turned her back on me. I love her so mush.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 4:21 pm

    Leatha - I really like the Good Friend & Good Book – Pedestal Mug. It’s so hard to choose!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 5:58 pm

    Susannah - I love the tea towels!!!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 6:24 pm

    katie b. - i love the boxed cards! Beautiful!

    I would love to share this with my BFF Sarah. :)ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 7:21 pm

    Sarah Beasley - I love the gorgeous line! So beautiful and inspiring! I have several close friends walking me and praying me through a very difficult season, and I would love to give them pieces of this lovely collection. Thank you, Jess!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 7:48 pm

    Laura - I love the he fills my life with good things cosmetic bag and the you are so loved tea towels! I would share with my sweet friend kari!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 8:32 pm

    Bridgette Melton - I would love to give this entire set to my best friend. She is currently in the process of building a house and this would be so perfect for her! Looks like I’m going to have to go shopping!! :)ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 9:18 pm

    Crystal sisemore - The set of three notebooks. I would share with my friends Shelley and Lillie.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 9:49 pm

    Becky Foutz - I would love to give the “Two Women Met For Coffee” to one of my oldest friends. I really miss having coffee with her!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 9:58 pm

    Kelly - I like the “He fills my life with good things” trinket dish. A good reminder to have around.ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 10:02 pm

    Jessica - the tea towels are darling!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 10:21 pm

    Briana - Love, love, love the “together” dessert plates!ReplyCancel

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  • May 26, 2015 - 10:25 pm

    Sandra - The “Savor Every Sip” tea towels are adorable!!! I would love to win this to give to my friend Mashell, who has been there for me in so many times…good and bad!ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 7:47 am

    Katie - Hi Jess! I love all of these and the meaning behind it!!! I think I love the tea towels as a sweet gift!!ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 7:55 am

    Elizabeth - I love the savor the sip tea towels oh so very much! I would love to share these with my beautiful sister as she is my best friend.ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 9:04 am

    Heather - I LOVE the tea towels that say God’s Grace is With Us Every Moment. Such a beautiful reminder! I would love to win one set for me and my mom!ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 9:20 am

    Diane Taylor - Hi Jess – I love the friendship cards – Dayspring has knocked it out of the park with this line! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 9:46 am

    Annette Adams - The paper bundt pans are my favorite. They would be great way to share a pound cake for someone who needs their spirits lifted rather than using a regular paper plate. Let’s you send a message along. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 9:56 am

    Melissa Marsh - I would love to gift my very best friend, Gia, with the teapot and teacup set to remind her to slow down and enjoy a good cup of tea with me. It’s so simple and beautiful, and I’d hope it would remind her to cherish the simple things in life. Everything is gorgeous though!ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 11:45 am

    Elizabeth - Love the friendship tea cups for a fun tea party!ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    Sarah Pallozzi - Their are so many cute things it is so hard to choose. I love the cosmetic bag with the verse. Also, the cards are adorable.ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 3:17 pm

    amy j. - Love the tea towels! And the little trinket dish! So cute! :)ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 4:23 pm

    Amy Henrickson - I’d love to give the dessert plates to my best friend Amanda. She lives really far from me and it brings a smile to my face when I think of her eating off those plates (while thinking of me!)ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 4:25 pm

    Stacy - My favorite is the cosmetic bag – so cute!ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    Sarita Boyette - I love the note cards with the blue roses on them & I would like to share with Shauna, who has had 4 heartbreaking pregnancy losses and needs some cheer. Thank you!ReplyCancel

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  • May 27, 2015 - 8:52 pm

    Vanessa C - Oh my goodness! I would love the Together Dessert Plates! I would love to give them to my best friend who happens to be my sister. Because together we make each other better and I love her so!ReplyCancel

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  • May 28, 2015 - 7:44 am

    Hilary - I think I would split these lovely things up between 2 dear friends and my sister :)ReplyCancel

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  • May 28, 2015 - 10:46 am

    Lindsay W - I love the dessert plates!ReplyCancel

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  • May 28, 2015 - 11:46 am

    Kim - Many of my friendships have been formed simply by sitting at the table sipping on a cup of tea. I guess that’s why I was drawn to the God’s Grace teacup and saucer. So pretty and so inviting! What a fun giveaway, Jess!ReplyCancel

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  • May 28, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    meredth - Can’t decide between the dessert plates & the tea towels!ReplyCancel

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  • May 28, 2015 - 5:46 pm

    Aly - I love the tea towels and I know my sister would too!ReplyCancel

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  • May 28, 2015 - 9:25 pm

    Roma - I love the You’re Braver than You Ever Imagine mug. My friend, Diane, helped me to realize that I am brave and helped me become the teacher I am today. She retired last year, and I’d love to tell her thank you with it.ReplyCancel

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  • May 28, 2015 - 10:19 pm

    Amberley - I am just loving this collection! I would love to win and share all of these items with someone special. Someone who was my first friend after moving so far away from our family and everyone we know. Someone who has been such a blessing to me and my family!ReplyCancel

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  • May 29, 2015 - 1:25 am

    Rachel E. - I would love to give this to my mom! Thanks for doing this, Jess!ReplyCancel

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  • May 29, 2015 - 7:48 am

    Lois - I think the tea towels are a wonderful way to share the friendship. What a beautiful everyday way to be reminded of God’s love in even the mundane tasks of the every day.ReplyCancel

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  • May 29, 2015 - 3:53 pm

    Emma G - I love the tea towels!ReplyCancel

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  • May 29, 2015 - 5:54 pm

    STACIE - Love the tea towels and the dessert plates. I would share them with my sweet friend who recently moved into her forever home!ReplyCancel

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  • May 29, 2015 - 6:31 pm

    Meredith A - I love the tea towels!ReplyCancel

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  • May 29, 2015 - 6:38 pm

    Andrea@KnittyBitties - I would love to share with my sweet friend and niece-in-love, Jessica.ReplyCancel

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  • May 29, 2015 - 7:40 pm

    Rachel - I love the Gods grace teacup set. :)ReplyCancel

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  • May 29, 2015 - 8:37 pm

    Sarah Marshall - I love the Beautiful Smile cosmetic pouch and I would give it to my beautiful co-worker and dear friend who truly is beautiful inside and out.ReplyCancel

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