Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back To School Giveaway

UPDATE: If you want to leave a comment as Anonymous please email me or let me know who you are so I can enter your name in the giveaway. Photo from

I love back-to-school time. Not because I don't want my children around (in fact, it's quite the opposite), but ever since I was a young girl I thought back-to-school was it's own season. What is not to love? New schedule, new clothes, new friends, new crayons.
As a teacher candidate one of my philosophies is that we need to instill a lifelong love of learning in our students. We never stop learning and experiencing life. I was so blessed to attend Beth Moore's Daniel Bible study this spring. It was simply phenomenal. I can't say enough good about it. Here's the description from the LifeWay website:
Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy by Beth Moore
shows how individuals can live with integrity in today's self-absorbed society.
Join Beth in a faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to shine for
Christ in our modern culture. Just as the prophet Daniel faced unbelievable
pressures—to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront
temptations and threats—today's believers face many of the same trials.

So while we start the children on their next several months of studying, I thought it would fun to offer the women something to study of their own. So I'm giving away my copy of Beth Moore's Daniel Study Guide. It's very gently used but I did not write in it at all. The only thing I ask is that you also use it but don't write in it and then pass it on.

Here is how to enter: Leave a comment with your best back-to-school smooth transition advice, maybe a great idea for getting clothes organized, a terrific crock pot meal, a scheduling idea. Homeschool moms, jump in here. Teachers too! And if any of you have a phenomenal tip for making sure all the papers and agendas get signed on time and put back into the proper backpack, I'm ALL ears. I am bound and determined to tame the paper monster this year!

The contest will close at midnight Saturday, August 22 and one winner will be drawn at random.


  1. Ok...I'll leave my tip. NOT because I have mastered it, only because I know it would help our family if done consistently.

    My tip is this: Mom...get up earlier than your children. Spend some quiet time with God, get dressed and THEN get your children up. And wake them a little earlier than you think is necessary...the morning goes smoother and you can manage to finish up a few chores before school.

    So...that is my ideal goal. Doesn't always happen, but when it does our day goes MUCH better!

    And as far as the paper monster goes...I have NO CLUE how to tame him! He's alive and well at our house!

  2. I second Rachel's tip


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