Thursday, March 27, 2008

Coincidence or another God Stop moment?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Guess What? I have won two books in the short time I have lived in blogland! During the Ultimate Blog Party I won a book from Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee and today I am the winner of Lelia's give away at Write From the Heart.

The first book was entitled "Miracle in Easterville" by Melody Carlson and I read it to the kids as they colored eggs with their dad. It was a great way to remember the true meaning of Easter and I hope it can become a tradition to read the book together every Easter!

The second book is "What Happens When Women Say Yes To God?" by Lysa Terkeurst. Lelia is doing an online study of the book. A chapter a week for 9 weeks. Originally I didn't plan to do the study because I am so overwhelmed in CBS. But lots of my blog friends are participating and I have heard great reviews on the book so I thought, "if I happen to find the book on sale I will do it." Sure enough I found the book on sale at the Christian bookstore for half off ($4.99)last week. I bought it and after reading the first chapter I thought, "I wish I had another copy to loan to a friend." Isn't it fun how God provides and blesses? I LOVE that about God!

So as I went to CBS (Community Bible Study) on Tuesday morning this week, guess what sign was up in the lobby of the church. I don't think you would believe me if I told you, so good thing I had my camera...........

Is it a coincidence that Tuesday was the first day of Lelia's "Say Yes to God" study?

Sorry, I know it is only Thursday but I just had to post early! Check out the Girlfriends in God site for more GodStop Friday posts (but you might want to wait until Friday) :)


Susan said...

Wow, looks like someone UPstairs wants to speak a word to you!

I'm so blessed you said YES!!

Congratulations Kelly!!

Jamie said...

Congrats on winning the books! I have the Lysa Terkeurst book "What Happens When Women Say Yes To God?" It is a great book, I just recently got it off the shelf and put it by my bed to re-read it.

Lelia Chealey said...

Kelley, I love this! What a confirmation for you to read her book! Be prepared for big plans coming your way sister!! :)
I love Linda over at 2nd cup...she's so wonderful.
Thanks for the invite for others to joing Yes to God Tuesdays!
love you,
Thanks for your prayers for my girlies!!! xoxo

Ang baylis said...

Congratulations, Kelley! You deserve them! You are such a sweet girlfriend! God Stop for sure... on this Thankful Thursday!

Much love,
Angie xoxo

luvmy4sons said...

Great story. I love it when God does that! Love it that you were a winner twice!

Joyful said...

Your 'yes' story is amazing!!! What encouragement and confirmation. I love God-stories. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day,

Rhonda said...

Oh Kelley!!! Congratulations!!! It is so wonderful to win.



Patty said...

Oh I love how God works in our lives!! Congratulations on winning the books. I love the picture you posted! It's okay to post early! Girl I just believe that God will come back for an encore because you were so excited to share what He did!!

Have a great weekend!!

Shari said...

That's such a neat story. There's no way that can be a coincidence. It sounds too much like a God thing. Wow. Now I'm going to have to check into that book.

Yolanda said...

Isn't God good? ALL THE TIME!

If you think about it, would you offer up prayers for us and our small community. At noon, 5 sophmore girls were in a car, apparently trying to beat a semi across an intersection. All 5 of them were killed. This has our community, truly in a whirl. May God be seen in this, and that these families come to know that He is good. It will take time, and there are no words in our humaness at this point, but we both know prayer is the answer.


I've cried buckets 3,000 plus miles away on vacation on Maui. But.....when I get home, I will wrap my arms around those that will allow me to do so.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

OH, that gave me chills. Awesome! We are doing that study at church right now and it has been wonderful.

Ang baylis said...

Hey, Kelley!
Thank you again for the sweet award a couple of weeks ago! :)
Love you,
Angie xoxo

Kim said...

That is SO like God...and I now have Holy Ghost bumps!!!

Woo hoo...I LOVE it when God moves like that!!!!

Have a BLESSED day sweet friend!!!

Tonya said...

WOW.. that's INCREDIBLE! You couldn't have planned that if you wanted to, eh? That TRULY COUNTS as one of those "GOD-STOP" moments!

Thanks so much for your prayers while we waited for our little princess. Gabe was so funny... when he looked in the nursery at the hospital (watching Elizabeth feed the baby). He said, "Mom, does Aunt Bibby get to bring home ALL of those babies?" Kids.. they say the cutest things!

HAVE A GREAT weekend!

Tonya said...

Hello Again...

Wanted to say that you've not missed the pic of my husband and me.. I just added it today. O;-)
I think that's probably the ONLY one I have of us together. It's a few years old, and I have aged A LOT, but I'm thankful to have it. He's really a handsome man, but he doesn't see it. All he can see is thinning hair and an enlarging belly.

I'll check back soon to see if you posted a photo today. ;-)

Christina said...

It is so amazing how God speaks to us. His timing is always spot on. Lucky you, 2 books. I am going to check out the God Stop moments too. Thanks.

Georgia4God said...

I love it when God does stuff like that! it just makes you stand back and wow at Him

Carol said...

That is so cool! I love it when that happens. Isn't He wonderful? I love that book too! You should also read her other one, What Happens When Women Walk in Faith. Blessings!