Welcome to Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway Celebration!!! Today we have two fabulous books up for grabs… so be sure to leave a comment to win both Christmas is About Jesus (paperback) by Mukkove Johnson and You Can Have a Happy Family (paperback) by Amanda Beth.
Today, share with us your absolute favorite Christmas tradition or memory, or if you’ve already shared yesterday, feel free to leave another Christmas-related comment or just stop by to say “hi!”
And don’t forget to leave a comment on yesterday’s post at https://pennyzeller.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/day-1-of-the-days-of-christmas-book-giveaway-celebration/ to win Staci Stalling’s book Cowboy and Sarah Witenhafer’s book Tamed. Stop by on Monday where I’ll be featuring two more awesome authors.
Yes, you can enter on all of the days! (U.S. residents only please), and confirmed subscribers receive two entries!
Without further ado, I am sooooo excited to be offering as a giveaway these two more awesome books to one lucky winner…
Here is the blurb for Christmas is About Jesus:
Christmas is About Jesus: An Advent Devotional is designed to give families a foundation to talk about what they believe and celebrate at Christmas. Beginning December 1st each day shares a verse, a picture, a popular element of Christmas celebrations and how it can help us to focus on Jesus.
YOU can’t perfect your family.
YOUR SPOUSE can’t perfect your family.
NO ONE can perfect your family.
But there is hope…GOD CAN!
Join Amanda on her journey to find contentment. She takes you through her personal testimony and reveals the steps God taught her that freed her from insecurity, strife, distrust, resentment, and chaos in her marriage.
She shares with you how to enjoy your family while waiting on God to restore, transform, and perfect you, your spouse, and your children.
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures forever: forsake not the works of your own hands. —Psalm 138:8, AKJV
Be sure to leave a comment for Mukkove and Amanda to win both books. Speaking of favorite Christmas traditions and memories, here are the favorites of Mukkove and Amanda…
Christmas Memories by Mukkove Johnson
Creating gifts and yummy treats- fudge, taffy, divinity, and rosettes
Hours dreaming through the Sears catalog
Relaxing time off from school and work
I remember the Christmas Eve program at church
Snowmen, sledding, and skiing
Tree with tinsel, skinny silver strings
Mom home from school with us, Dad off of work
A peaceful busy time
Stringing popcorn for the tree
Making a bonfire on the lake
Eating homemade ice cream
Monopoly games, for hours
Opening gifts on Christmas Eve with Grandpa and Grandma
Remember Jesus came for me
Ice skating on the lake
Everyday closer to Christmas
Special family times
Mukkove Johnson, author of Christmas is About Jesus and Easter is About Jesus, lives in Alaska with her husband and three children. She is learning to rest in Jesus as he directs her steps through faith, marriage, mothering, homeschooling and writing.
If you would like to know more, connect with Mukkove, or purchase books visit her website www.KovesCove.com or http://kovesblog.blogspot.com/. For daily blogs during December on Christmas is About Jesus visit http://christmasisaboutjesus-devotion.blogspot.com/.
Christmas Memory by Amanda Beth
My favorite memory of Christmas growing up was getting up in the morning and seeing the presents overflowing out from under the Christmas tree. Even now that me and my siblings are grown, my mom still buys the same amount of presents as she did when we were kids. Only now, she has included our spouses and our children in the giving. When we go to my parent’s house on Christmas Eve, you can’t walk in their living room without tripping over a present. I am married with four children so you can imagine how many gifts we receive. When we drive home our kids are usually buried under gifts as they’re piled to the ceiling of our minivan. Each year we tell Mom not to give us so much, but she never listens because she really enjoys giving.
Amanda Beth loves to connect with her readers at www.amandabeth.net.