Today is a giveaway I have been looking forward to for a long time friends.  Today’s giveaway is from my friend Laura.  Well, let’s stop right here. We’ve actually never met in person, but come on it’s 2013 so can’t you have friends that you’ve never really met in person?  I mean, I think if we did meet in person we would be friends.

Anyhow Laura is the kind of person that just explodes with kindness.  I mean literally she might be one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, although I’ve actually never really met her.  Whatever.  If you don’t believe me, go right now and check out her blog because in the month of December her and her kids “pay it forward” every single day.  I mean they are rockstars.  Paying for people’s gas, leaving treats for their trash guy, taking random polaroids of people and wishing them “merry christmas”.  Rock star mom teaching her kids to be kind rock stars.  I like her a lot.

Anyhow, she’s also a great artist and makes incredible canvas pieces that I literally want to spread all over my house.  Each one she posts I fall in love with!  She was so gracious to give away one of her pieces on my blog and I’m honored.  We talked about this giveaway weeks ago and as I look at this canvas I’m teary eyed.  It says “take heart because I have overcome the world” and with the week we’ve had around here that is a statement I’m clinging to.  What truth that is that we can hold on to as believers.  God has overcome this world.  It will not take us down.

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How beautiful is that piece?  Oh my word.  I wish that I could enter and win this for myself and then I wish I could enter and win one for my friend Anita that lost her man this week.  Oh what a sweet reminder for all of us.  He has overcome the world.  The world does not win.  It’s done.  Battle over.  God wins.  End of story.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS SMALL

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