The winner of Renee Swope’s book, A Confident Heart, is……..

Holly Hannum!!

I am always so excited to announce the winner, but I wish I had enough copies of the book to send you each one! You know I would if I could!

Holly, please send me your mailing address when you can. Congratulations! I hope this book helps you live with the confidence that comes from knowing without a doubt that you are a daughter of the King!

I pray that all of you are learning to walk with this kind of confidence as you draw closer to Him every day!

I thought that since I wasn’t able to give everyone a copy of Renee’s book, it would be a great time to give away another book!

When I think of the pain and loss that has consumed so many years of my life, knowing that God is going to use it to help others strengthens me deep inside..

I’ve clung to (and still do) the verse that says that those “who sow in tears will reap songs of joy!”

I’ve told God so many times as I have cried that I will keep sowing for Him because of this promise and because I love Him and trust Him even when I do not understand His ways.

When I arrived home from school on Thursday, I found a box on my kitchen table!

In the box I found my writer’s copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul Stories for Tough Times!

(I have a devotional in this edition.)



Please leave a comment below to be entered in this week’s drawing for

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories for Tough Times.

A winner will be announced next Sunday evening!! Smile

I love you all and pray that God will give you songs of joy even as you sow in tears,