I’d planned to choose the carnival winner last night and announce her this morning because I knew I had a busy day ahead. But then my daughter came to me last night after church with a page of math problems that all looked something like this:
3a - 8(2a +5b) - (a-7b) = ___________
In chapter 4 of my new book It's No Secret I confess that fractions, equations and I just don't mix. Apparently, my daughter takes after me – we spent 2 hours completing that worksheet. And a couple of them we never did figure out! So I crawled into bed with coefficients swirling through my head and then hit the ground running this morning with an early morning meeting with my insurance agent – he’s a lot better with numbers than me. Thank God.
What a simple pleasure it was to cruise around all of your blogs this week and read what you wrote. There were inspiring posts, thought-provoking posts, posts that planted scripture in my mind, posts that gave me fun ideas, posts that made me nod in agreement, and posts that made me think what a blessing it is to have cyber friends. My thanks to each of you for sharing!
And I hope it had the same overall effect on you as it did me – I enjoyed this week more intensely and more intentionally. I savored my pumpkin spice latte. I decorated for fall. I took a bubble bath. I met my hubby for a middle-of-the-work-day lunch. I enjoyed being outdoors. And even my morning quiet time took on an intensified pleasure.
It was hard to choose a winner. Often I do this with a random drawing. Occasionally I do it based on “writing merit.” This time I did it just with prayer and the intuition of my heart. So the winner is Heidi. Congrats Heidi, email me your address so I can get the book out to you. If you didn’t win, I hope you’ll order the book anyway – you can read it outdoors by the pond while the dog swims, you can read it on Saturday mornings under your quilt on the porch, you can read it in a bubble bath, or discuss it with friends over a once-a –month girlfriend’s breakfast with tea (just don’t forget the spoons in the cups).
Thankful for all 23 of you who participated!