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a song and lots of giveaways

This song has been so encouraging to me this week…

I love the words.
I love the hope that it reminds me of.
A hope in a God who is love.
Love has come for us all.


I have had so many adorable things to give away for the kiddos.
But today I thought we might need something for the mamas.
Todays giveaways and auctions are all about the ladies.
(And you don’t even have to be a mama to enter!)

For todays giveaways…

Two people will receive:
Marble Magnets
One person will recieve:
One person will receive:
One person will receive:
One person will receive:
Flower Post Earrings
Giveaway participation is free. Anyone can enter by leaving a comment on this post. As you leave your comment please remember to pray forΒ CallaΒ and her family! Comments will close Wednesday at midnight (central standard time). The winner will be randomly selected.
More auctions coming soon.
  • Amanda - This stuff is lovely! We have been praying for you and your sweet family for several months and will continue to do so.

    Take care–ReplyCancel

  • Suesan - Praying for Calla! Suesan CreacyReplyCancel

  • Kristie - Praying for Calla and The Macs as well. I am so inspired by you determation to go on! Hoping you have a great week:)ReplyCancel

  • MaryBeth - Ohhh these are so adorable πŸ˜€



  • Kristie - By the way, I think the necklace’s are beautiful:)ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Praying for Calla and her family. ~AmyReplyCancel

  • Christina Egner - Little Calla is in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Corlines - We are praying for Calla! What lovely items as well.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie - Praying for Calla and your family as well. Thank you for being such an encouragement to those who read this blog.ReplyCancel

  • purejoy - i love that you are celebrating mamas today. or just women (don’t even have to be a mama).
    i think what you are doing is really fabulous. and in the meantime, i’m praying for sweet calla.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You are such an inspiration for all us! You & your family(and Calla’s) are in my prayers everyday. Jayqueen@aol.comReplyCancel

  • Jess - I have been following your blog for a while now. I am not a mom but have to nephews that I love dearly! I love reading about the strength you and your husband have had during hard times. You always seem to make the best out of every situation. This is my first time to comment….I AM LOVING THE pearl earrings by Spotted Lily!I clicked on the link for the etsy sight but was unable to make it work.ReplyCancel

  • nicole - very cute. Calla is on my prayer listReplyCancel

  • Trasie Bressler - I love that song too!ReplyCancel

  • Miss Em - Just beautiful. So happy for Calla and her family that she is finally home!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - So cute! Praying for Calla and her family! So glad she got to go home. Your little Levi is adorable and I see Cora in him. What a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - You are such a kind heart. I love that you are doing this for Calla! Praying hard for all of you!

    Tara G.ReplyCancel

  • The Farmers - I listened to that song yesterday on the blog of a husband who lost his wife to cancer just a few days after she delivered their baby girl. He was encouraged by that song and shared it on his blog. It is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Praying still for calla…and for you.ReplyCancel

  • Dana - praying for Calla and her family every day. So glad to see that she is home! The Vintage Rummage necklace is so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • The Simonsons - Beautiful things!!! Praying for Calla and for you Jess as you trudge through this tough week!! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Zingo Tots - All of these items are beautiful … such a wonderful thing you are doing for the Johnsons.
    I’ve been praying for them and little Calla for months and will continue to do so.


  • Kristin Stegent - Well, I want to enter, but if I happen to win, you can just keep my necklace for yourself, a gift to a friend or another giveaway. πŸ˜‰ I am SO unlucky, so more than likely we won’t have to worry about that!! Ha! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I love all the items you have chosen to giveaway!
    Praying for your family and Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Adam and Vel - Yes the song is encouraging. I am praise God Calla is going to be ok. I cont. to pray also for another little baby (2 years old) that is dying of nueroblastoma. Her blog is and for kate mcrae who is battling brain cancer at 6 years old. I look foward to the day we all who know HIm get to Heaven, where there will be no more pain or death or sickness. BTW, I have seen Cora in Levi since you started posting pics. I thought it funny that you hadn’t mentioned it, but as parents that is hard for us to notice sometimes, esp. in a boy and girl….we expect them to be different. I just thought they resembled eachother and the dad.
    Have a great day in the Lord and loving on Levi.ReplyCancel

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  • Laura - What a great assortment of jewelry! Some really beautiful items! My niece is a neuroblastoma survivor so we have been praying for The Macs since the beginning and added little Calla to our prayers when she was born.
    Little levi sure is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so happy that Calla is home, what a blessing!



  • Hailey - Always prayers in NC!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer F. - so glad to see that lil miss Calla is home!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - You are truly an inspiration. Will continue to keep Calla in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • The Evans' - I am so encouraged by your faith in Christ Jess! It’s a gentle reminder to me how precious life is, and I hold my children a little tighter. You have a beautiful family. God bless you all! Continually praying for you and sweet Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Tonya - Praying for Calla today!

    I love all that vintage-looking jewelry!!!! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - Praying for your family and The Johnson’s!ReplyCancel

  • The Bordens - Still Prayinig! Kristi BordenReplyCancel

  • ml - I will be praying for sweet Calla and her family, and continue praying for you and your family as well.
    Levi is precious!ReplyCancel

  • Lacy Grant - You and your family are an inspiration. Praying for baby Calla and your family as well.


  • Lane - Continuing to pray for Calla and her family!ReplyCancel

  • Amber DeYoung - Such cute stuff, I’m praying!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I love those rose earrings……..
    been praying for Calla and so glad so is home!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Fun stuff! Thank you for doing these give-aways and the auctions – a great reminder to all to continue praying for Calla.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - So glad to hear Calla is home! Thanks for doing these auctions/giveways to help the Johnsons!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferNe - I love the new pics at the top of the page! I am still praying for both families! God Bless you all!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Calla and her family are in my prayers. Your family is continually in my prayers. You are such and inspiration and a blessing to all that read your blog.


  • Bridgette - Continually praying for you and sweet calla

    — bridgette

  • theriverwalkers - Love this jewelry. Praying for Calla…and Levi!ReplyCancel

  • KT - Love following your journey. It is a pleasure to pray for your family and for Calla’s.

  • The Rouse House - Such cute things! We are praising God that Calla is home and praying for their continued journey…and yours.ReplyCancel

  • Beth - As always, praying for you!ReplyCancel

  • 3 Bundles for Me - Praying for Calla and loving the giveaway items!ReplyCancel

  • Blaze - Cute stuff! Praying for Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Shannan - So glad to see Calla home with her big brother!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - I have been blessed and encouraged by following your blog and keeping tabs on what is going on in your life and in Julie’s. I admire you both as mom’s and as women who are continually seeking Jesus in the midst of so many circumstances.ReplyCancel

  • Libbie - so cute. we are praying.ReplyCancel

  • Mollie B. - Praying for Calla and the Macs daily….love all the cute stuff!!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle H. - Praying, praying, praying for Calla and her sweet family. Praying for your family too!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - Praying for sweet Calla! And the Macs, too!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Adorable items. Thanks for a fun mama giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Wow..such beautiful items! Praying for baby Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - Always praying. πŸ™‚ I hope I can get the earrings. Thanks Jess for doing this. You totally Rock!ReplyCancel

  • kimalli1 - Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • lk - Cuteness! Thankful Calla is home.ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - Love everything! Still praying for you and Julie!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Love all these adorable items. I’ve been busy checking out the various sellers websites. Continually praying for Calla and her family! She’s such a cutie!
    Samantha D.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I love all of these adorable items! I’ve been busy checking out the various sites of all the people who’ve donated items!!! Continually praying for Calla and her family!!

    Samantha D.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Love it all! Praying for Calla and your sweet little Levi!ReplyCancel

  • La Familia Garcia - Thankyou for the offer and praying for CallaReplyCancel

  • Erica - wow what great stuff! i pray the Lord is blessing you for all you’re doing for this family!ReplyCancel

  • Angela - All of these things are beautiful! I am praying for Calla and her family!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi M. - I will be thinking of Calla’s sweet family too!ReplyCancel

  • thehobbs - Thank you for all you are doing for Calla and her family!ReplyCancel

  • The Greens - I’ve been following your blog and the Johnson’s blog! Praying for you all!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - praying for sweet CallaReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Claassen - So thankful Calla is home and praying she continues to develop, grow and play!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - Praying for Calla and Family and also for you and your family. What you’re doing is wonderful! God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Scott, Joanna, Matthew - That song is beautiful! Thank you for being a inspiration to me! Praying for you and your family as well as Calla and her family.ReplyCancel

  • Esser Family - I am so glad that everyone is home. Praying that all will stay healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying for Calla and her family.

  • Nathan & Brenda Goshert - I’ve never met you, but I love your sweet family! Praying for you! (and sweet Calla!) Brenda GoshertReplyCancel

  • Life With the Crazies - Praying for Calla and her family! Have a blessed day!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda and Chad - You are so thoughtful, Calla’s family is lucky to have you in their lives. Lots of prayers will be sent her way.ReplyCancel

  • Makin' Me Crazy - Very cute. Prayers for Calla.


  • Missyjoy74 - What wonderful things you have! I’ve been praying for Calla since you first mentioned her. SO glad she’s home!ReplyCancel

  • MariaSoleil - Adorable stuff!!ReplyCancel

  • Merilee - Continuing to pray for Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Susan H. - Still praying for Calla! And for you too πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Micah - Are you so worn out from taking pictures and making blog posts??? I know you are ready for this to be over, and if it hadn’t been for that little hiccup with the PayPal man, everything would have worked out so smoothly. You’ve done a great job of keeping it all together and I hope you have raised lots of money for the Johnson’s!! Thank you so much for taking charge!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne - Praying for Calla and her familyReplyCancel

  • mary - Fun to have giveaways for the Moms too!!! πŸ™‚ So thankful that Calla is home, and I’m praying for her growth and development, as well as protection from germs for her and her brother.ReplyCancel

  • mytwoboys - great stuff you are giving away. continued prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Coleman - Praying for all of you and really enjoying looking at all of these pretty goodies!


  • Heather - What great things you are doing for Calla and her family!ReplyCancel

  • LL - How nice! Praying for the Macs and Calla!


  • Amanda - Praying for Calla! β™₯


  • Melanie - Still praying for Calla and her family on their first days together!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - So Cute! Praying for CallaReplyCancel

  • Stacy - Praying for sweet Calla!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Osborn - These are beautiful! Thanks for doing this-ReplyCancel

  • Leah S. - those black post ear rings are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - Love all this jewelry..glad Call is home..still in my prayersReplyCancel

  • Nicole - You are so sweet to think of others like this! Praying for Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Rob & Corrie - Lovely items. I especially like the turquoise-and-orange necklace. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Shana - Praying every day for sweet Calla! I would love to win any of them. Such beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • C Golden - Still praying hard for Calla. They seem like a beautiful familyReplyCancel

  • t - i love that song too! your family and calla’s are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Watch Calder Grow! - How gorgeous! I especially love the necklace by Vintage Rummage.

    Still praying for The Johnsons and so happy that they are home.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Loving all of this great stuff !! Continuing to pray !


  • Ashley - Praying for Calla & family!ReplyCancel

  • The4Bells - still prayingReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Still praying for Calla even though she is home!


  • Amy Croley - Great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • April - The jewelry is super cute and the magnets look pretty cool.


    guy015 (at) gmail (dot) comReplyCancel

  • Rachel E. - Praying for Calla.ReplyCancel

  • jwall - Praying for Calla and her family!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia - everything is lovely. as always, praying for calla, her family, and your family also πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • thegoerings - Such cute stuff! We have been and will continue to pray for Calla!ReplyCancel

  • The Thomas Family - So glad that Calla is home yeah!! Praying for their family and yours during this week. Stormy ThomasReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Lots of prayers for Calla and The Macs!!!ReplyCancel

  • mrstolli - I’m praying for Calla. And for you and your family, too.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - I am so happy that Calla is home now. Praying for your precious family too!ReplyCancel

  • A Call to Armes - So glad to hear Calla (and Levi) are doing well!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy M. Harris - wow you have such cool stuff to give away. i ordered from stellajade designs a few months ago; it was exciting to buy something off etsy.ReplyCancel

  • purplemoose - What a great song! I had never heard it before. We are praying for Calla and are so thrilled to see the pics of her at HOME! with her big brother.ReplyCancel

  • Aulick Family - Great song and beautiful necklaces!ReplyCancel

  • Alice - all of the stuff is so pretty. Thank you for doing this.ReplyCancel

  • Patty - I’m loving a giveaway for the ladies! Cute items.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Very beautiful items! I hope to win! Praying for Calla….ReplyCancel

  • twolittletots - love all of the items! praying for that sweet little calla!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Love the items!!! Thank you for doing this! Continuing to pray for you and Calla:)


  • The Hams - These wonderful giveaways are so great- thank you for all that of them and for what you are doing for Calla and her family!ReplyCancel

  • MiMi - These items are gorgeous. Praying for Calla and your family also. Loving the pictures of Levi. Such a blessing.


  • Open Roads Mama - lovely givaway! please enter me in!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - praying for the Macs and the Johnsons


  • Bergtholds - As my daughter would say… “SUPER CUTE.”ReplyCancel

  • derek - I have been praying for Calla and your family as well.


  • Candace - Love the jewelry. Keeping Calla in our prayers along with Cora, and Layla Grace. All 3 of your families are such a great inspiration to me and my family. God bless!!ReplyCancel

  • Beckie - I’ve been reading your blog and am encouraged by your story. Stay faithful!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You are amazing!!! Calla is precious! I know how HARD it is once you bring your child home from the hospital. As a mom to a once very sick little boy,i know people may think it’s all over now and life will be back to normal ,when in fact it is so hard. You are so thankful to God for the gift of bringing your child home, but the sleepless nights and the constant worry are there. God bless Calla and her family!


  • Teresa Peschke - all pretty stuff!
    Praying for Calla to get and stay healthy!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - Love it all!!! Still praying for Calla.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - All of these items are so neat- I’d love to win any of them. I think what you’re doing for Calla & her family is awesome. The power of prayer is incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Peterson - such great stuff and great ideas, I am always amazed by creative peopleReplyCancel

  • Tina - Beautiful things–and thank you for linking to their sites in case we don’t win. πŸ™‚


  • Kylie and crew. - Thank you Jesus that Calla is HOME!! You are a good and mighty God. Thank you for being a servant to this family Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Always praying for you guys and your precious family.
    Courtney MayfieldReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Beautiful items some people are just so talented. Continued prayers Jess for you and your family as well as little Calla!
    Summer in CaliforniaReplyCancel

  • Deborah - What a lovely giveaway! I will keep praying for Calla and her family. So glad she’s home! (

  • Nancy - Prayers for Calla and her family. They are blessed to have you for a friend.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - Praying for Calla! All the items are so lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Hope - Praying for Calla πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - So fun! I am super loving the Vintage rummage necklace with lock and key!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Bracken - Prayers for Calla, definitely!ReplyCancel

  • Bec - My best friend is a Kala and so I always pray for both! I caught up Calla’s mama’s blog.


  • Melissa Joy - I am continuing to pray for Calla ~ right now.
    We are so thankful that the Lord has provided so richly for them through this difficult journey. Including His provision of a loving friend like you. May you feel His blessings upon you as you minister to your friend.ReplyCancel

  • amy - Praying for calla!

    Hugs to you…

  • Angi - Neat stuff!!!!!

    Keeping them in my prayers:)ReplyCancel

  • louise - how blessed the Johnson’s are to has such faithful friends as the “Macs”!ReplyCancel

  • Merrill - What beautiful things! I love what you have done for Calla and her family. You are an inspiration to many.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Cute, cute stuff! So glad Calla is home!


  • Beth Ann - Prayers for Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Viktoria with a K - Cute! Prayers to Calla and baby Levi!ReplyCancel

  • Todd and Courtney - beautiful! praying for Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - Such beautiful jewelery!ReplyCancel

  • Suzy Q - Praying! So happy Calla is home!ReplyCancel

  • Brittny - Love it all! I pray that you feel God’s hands wrapped around all of you!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - So glad the family is all together now! That vintage necklace is FABULOUS!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - I love that song! Adorable giveaway goodies! Praying for Calla and her family!ReplyCancel

  • jaegerjl - Little baby Calla and family has been in our nightly prayers. What a sweet friend you are to do all of this!


  • Maarja. - Keeping your family and Calla’s family in my thoughts

    And so very glad that Calla is now finally home with her family!ReplyCancel

  • Roma - I’m so happy Calla is home. She’s adorable. Constantly sending prayers for Calla to get stronger.ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - Prayers for Calla


  • Megan J. - I am praying for Calla and her family! (As well as the Mac’s and their beautiful little boy!)
    <3, Megan J.

  • Molly - Praying for Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Alexander - Praying for Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Praying for Calla! Kate


  • Beth - beautiful things for a wonderful cause. Praying for CallsReplyCancel

  • It Is Worth It - we have been praying for you guys and for calla and her family. blessings~the gibsons

  • Jessica B - Great giveaways. Definitely praying for Calla and also for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • ShelbyRose - this stuff is so cute!
    thank you for the giveaways! i will continue to pray for calla!

  • Kathryn B - I am praying for both your families.ReplyCancel

  • nikki - Praying for Calla and the blessing you are to her family!


  • texasinafrica - Cute, cute!ReplyCancel

  • Terri - Such adorable giveaways! I’m so thankful that Calla is home with her family now, what a blessing!

  • Ashley - Sending lots of prayers your way!!


  • kristen B. - Beautiful things from beautiful people! Praying again for Calla and family. I also continue to pray for the Macs! Levi is a precious gift – so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Beautiful things and and even more beautiful idea! Prayers from here!


  • Mrs. H - So excited Calla’s home! Praise God!! Wonderful jewelry – thank you for all involved in the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Dana-from chaos to Grace - Gosh, I’ve stalked….AND prayed for you guys for so long now, but I don’t think I have EVER commented.

    Still praying!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Praying for Calla in Louisiana.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - This stuff is lovely! many prayers for calla and her family

    rugratjf @ cox.netReplyCancel

  • Jody - praying for calla & the macs!ReplyCancel

  • Madissen - Praying for Calla!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Love keeping up with you guys! Love the give aways too and auctions!

  • Jenn - I think it’s wonderful what you are doing for Calla. I’m keeping her in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - My best friend’s baby is due around the same time of Calla’s original due date. I have been praying for Calla and thinking of their family often. Great job on what you are doing for them!!!!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer rogers - i love each and everyone of these items!ReplyCancel

  • This is the day! - What cute things and what a sweet friend you are to this family. Praying for you this week. I share a birthday with your sweet Cora and she has been on my heart all week.ReplyCancel

  • Wehaf - My thoughts are with Calla.ReplyCancel

  • Maria - Praying for all of you…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying for Calla. Your blog always inspires me. Thanks so much!

    Lori L.
    monlor @ aol . comReplyCancel

  • Jon and Amy - What a grace you are to Calla and her family! I am blessed to see your blessing in their lives!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying for Calla!

    Love the items!

    Rebecca EReplyCancel

  • Jamie - Cute stuff! Thanks so much for the opportunity and please know that we are praying for you and for Calla’s family too.ReplyCancel

  • Amber - These are all so pretty!ReplyCancel