June Giveaway: In Honor of Father’s Day

Hi all! I have decided to do a June GIVEAWAY for fathers (including clergy :o) ), (or men or women) who love St. Joseph. I will be giving away this lovely statue which I will have delivered right to your door from The Catholic Company. This is a private giveaway and The Catholic Company has no idea who I am.

To enter: Please leave a comment on this post sharing what you love about your dad or any other man who has had a profound impact on your life.

I will announce winners NEXT Wednesday, June 17, 2015. I will ask the winner to email me their full name and mailing information at swimmingthedepths@gmail.com. So be sure to check my blog NEXT Wednesday to see if you won.  God bless.

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Month of Mary GIVEAWAY WINNERS

maywinnersThank you to everyone who entered my Month of Mary Giveaway. The random number generator tells me the winners are Maria and Maryann. Please email me your full name and address at swimmingthedepths@gmail.com so that I can order your copies of The Little Book of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Congratulations! Check back next month for another fun little giveaway. God bless.

GIVEAWAY: The Little Book of the Blessed Virgin Mary-2 Copies

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It’s the month of Mary, so I am going to give away two copies of the book I am reading right now. It is called The Little Book of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Raoul Plus, S.J. I am really enjoying the book and want to share it with you. Here is a description of the book from the publisher, Sophia Institute Press:

“Watching Jesus grow daily in wisdom and grace, the Blessed Virgin Mary pondered in her heart the secrets of her divine Son.

Because Our Lady watched Christ grow each and every day, she created the most valuable manual of Christian perfection that can be had: her own heart.

When from the Cross Jesus said, “Behold your mother,” He invited us to read that manual — the book of the heart of Mary — wherein are found the secrets of the King.

Unfortunately, few of Mary’s words have come down to us, so we must read her heart as she read the heart of Jesus. We must ponder not only her words, but also the events of her life — her attitudes, her actions, and even her silence.

By imitating Our Lady, our lives — like hers — may also come to be full of grace.

In The Little Book of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fr. Raoul Plus helps us do just that, opening for us the book of the heart of Mary in the simplest yet most vivid ways.

In pages filled with great devotion and penetrating wisdom, he moves us past modern misunderstandings and clichés about Mary into an encounter with the woman who was so remarkable that God Himself made her His spouse!

The Little Book of the Blessed Virgin Mary will awaken in you the thoughts and emotions that lead to deeper union with Mary and with her beloved son, Jesus.”

I can’t use Rafflecopter on WordPress, but I will be able to keep track of entries. Don’t worry!

HOW TO ENTER:

Share in the comments section below how the Blessed Virgin Mary has helped you in your faith journey.
Follow me on Twitter: @swimmingdepths
Like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/swimmingthedepths?fref=ts
Share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook.
If you have a WordPress blog, then like this post.

You will receive one entry for each action you do from the list above.

The winners will be announced next Thursday, May 28, 2015. This is a *private* giveaway and not sponsored by Sophia Institute Press. It’s just me wanting to share a beautiful book with my readers.Thanks!

Small Success Thursday: Book Giveaway Edition

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Good morning! It is Small Success Thursday once again over at CatholicMom.com. Come on over and share this week’s successes with us so we can cheer each other on.

I count the fact that I got out of bed at 6am this morning to pray Lauds and write as a big success. Our daughter will not stay in her bed all night, so my husband and I have not had a full night of sleep in a couple of months. No matter how many times we move her, she always comes back into our room. I can barely remember picking her up to put her in the bed.

Speaking of my daughter, she is now showing little interest in TV and wants to play more. She prefers music, to the TV. This is a wonderful shift. She loves music and dances around the house. She asks me to dance with her multiple times a day. It is a good workout for me too! She continues to amaze me on a daily basis. So that is a small success for Michaela!

Here are some of my successes for the week, including my first ever Book Giveaway:

1. A couple of weeks ago my husband and I dropped close to $100 (a big deal for us) buying containers to organize our daughter’s room. After Christmas her room looked like it had exploded. I went through her toys and separated them by genre and then stowed them in a chest in her room. This week I have managed to teach her to bring out one tote at a time to play with. We got rid of our living room coffee table, so she can play on the floor. After she is done with a tote, she cleans it up and we put it back in her room. Both my living room and her bedroom have managed to stay neat all week. Yay for organization!

2. I got all of my CatholicMom Gospel Reflections for the next six months written and sent off to the editors. This is a great accomplishment given how busy things have been. Gospel Reflections are not something that I can write while my toddler is climbing all over me. My husband watched her and I went to the library to write for a few hours. It’s my first time writing reflections on the Gospels, so be gentle when you read them. It was a little out of my comfort zone at first, but isn’t that where God calls us to go?!

3. I have decided to do my first book giveaway on my blog. This is your first chance to enter. When a good book is given away, it is a success in my book. See what I did there. I have a brand new, shiny copy of Dr. Scott Hahn’s, Understanding “Our Father”: Biblical Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer, to give away. This is my own personal copy that I want to share with you. Dr. Hahn and his publishers have never heard of me, so this is a private giveaway. All you need to do is Like Holiness in Motherhood on Facebook and @holinessnmthrhd on Twitter. Then write a comment below listing your favorite spiritual autobiography or theology book. If you wrote about your small success include a link to the post with your favorite book. Then, presto! You are entered. I will announce a winner by 12pm EST on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

BOOK GIVEAWAY!
BOOK GIVEAWAY!