Monday, October 8, 2012

New Art, A Car Accident & A Giveaway

"The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband." 1 Corinthians 7:3

As we continue our journey of The Love Dare, today will discuss a sensitive area of marriage, sex.  We already know that men and women are completely different in how they view intimacy.  Sex with our spouse, although just one aspect of marriage, is very important.  It creates that oneness with our husband that we can have with no one else.  To read more, please head over to Woman to Woman Ministries for Marriage Monday.

Continuing to count my blessings in 2012:

633. Lunch with my six year old nephew for his birthday.

634. Racing through an obstacle course created by my nine year old son.

635. A new shower pouf, it's the little things that make me smile. 

636. Pretty purple nail polish on sale for $1.  I told you, it's the little things.

637. Relaxing at home on Friday night.

638. My husband calling me and telling me how beautiful the clouds are and to go outside and see.  He knows how much I love to look at clouds.

639. Dinner with my parents.

640. God's hand of protection on my family through a car accident.

641. My church joining with another church for a combined service of believers.

642. Potluck lunch with church.

643. A Sunday afternoon nap.

644. The prayers of dear friends.

645. New artwork for my home.

What are you praising God for today?  Comment below with five things!

Review & Giveaway:

I am so excited about today's review and giveaway!  Awhile back I stumbled across a website called Show Offs Art and fell in love with their work.  Scripture and inspirational message across a bright canvas that catches your eye, they are beautiful!  I LOVE the piece in my kitchen, it is the perfect addition to our home.  My only trouble is deciding exactly where I want it!  What do you think?  Hanging above the breakfast table or leaning against the wall on the little corner shelf?  Hmm??

Show Offs Art wants to provide fun, funky inspiration art and gift products to help you "Show Off" a little of who you are and what you believe.  Show Offs Art began a few years ago with one piece of art.  The "Heart and Globe" with the text of John 3:16 was actually created following the inspiration of another similar painting.  The painting was originally painted by then 11 year old Madison, a mentally and physically disabled girl.  Right before Christmas, Madison was painting a picture of a heart as a special gift for her Dad.  Just as she was finishing up the heart painting, Madison turned and picked up a big brush cover in turquiose paint and added her own final touch.  The last minute addition to her painting was the large circle painted over top part of the completed heart.  Although the final painting was quite different from the original plan, Madison's dad loved the gift.  Then as he looked closer to the painting, with the big heart and smaller blue-green globe, he said, "this is a cool visual of John 3:16, for God so loved the world.  We think of the world being so big, but God's love is much bigger than the world.

The winner will receive a free standard size canvas or a $50 gift certificate to use toward their order.  To enter, go to Show Offs Art, browse around, then come back and leave a comment telling me which piece is your favorite.  The winner will be announced next Monday (10/15).

***Remember, for entry to the giveaway, you must go to the Show Offs Art website and come back to leave a comment telling us your favorite piece. 

Sweet Blessings~

Linking with:
A Holy Experience


  1. I like the baby cross blue canvas the best! :-)

  2. 1. My kids wrestling around and playing together on the floor, laughing their little heads off
    2. Listening to my 5 year old son read an entire book to me...he's so smart!
    3. Winning giveaways! I wouldn't have the money to buy the things I have won!
    4. Conversations with my parents
    5. Laughing with my husband

  3. I really like the tree dog tag :)

    5 Things I'm thankful for:

    1. FALL BREAK!!!
    2. Listening to my kids playing
    3. Kisses from them
    4. Husband hugs
    5. Awesome blog friends who have helped me out way more than I ever imagined :)

    *6. God allowing this book to be released :) It's been a whirlwind year :)

  4. Jenifer, praising Him for protection over your family in the car accident! Blessings for a wonderful week ahead :)

  5. Thank you, Heidi! We are so thankful for His hands of protection!

  6. A car wreck!! Were any of you hurt??

  7. I just have to say, Lylea Esther you took a really beautiful picture of the clouds and sun peaking through the clouds.

    Blessings to you and love you lots.

  8. My favorite is the tree canvas but I like the fruit of the spirit one too :)

    5 things I'm thankful for ....
    1. My crosswind family
    2. My kids hugs and kisses
    3. The best mom in the world
    4. The evidence of my husband slowly coming to salvation
    5. Gods overwhelming peace

  9. Stefanie, no, no one was hurt. Praise God!! Thank you for asking! :)

  10. OH glad ya'll are OK from the accident!!!! Scary stuff!
    As far as the giveaway...who could choose!! I love all the canvases (is that a word, lol). I think I'd choose the heart with the globe to symbolize our heart for adoption...and my desire to pursue adoption #2 :)

  11. Beautiful artwork! Glad you and the family are okay from the car accident.

  12. I just love reading your blog. It is always my favorite stop on my google reader each day. Thanks for sharing that beautiful artwork. My favorite is the Whatever canvas. :-) Have a blessed day!

  13. Glad everyone is alright.
    Thanks for posting Show Offs Art. Found quite a bit of gifts for Christmas that I will be purchasing. I love the Corrie ten Boom Floral Canvas. Even though I know He has his plan already laid out for me, I still use the human reaction of asking 'why' in times of uncertainty.

  14. Nothing like asking an almost impossible question!!!! There are SEVERAL I like!! Love is.... Fruit of the Spirit... (plaque or canvas) I have prayed for this child (pink or blue), Fearfully and wonderfully made.... wow.... Corrie Ten Boom's..... I could go on and on.... Let's just give me $50 to spend on their site and I'll figure it out! LOL ;-)


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