Monday, December 16, 2013

God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea Book Give-Away ~ Getting Ready for Christmas

Our manger scene

Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NKJV)
One of my friends described the Christmas scene at her house, naming decorations and symbols of Christmas that she has put in place. 

“But this is my favorite Christmas decoration of all,” she wrote about her manger scene. 

A tiny figure of baby Jesus surrounded by figurines of Mary, Joseph, shepherds, and magi represent the greatest story ever told.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  Luke 2:10-11 (KJV)

We also like to decorate with evergreen  trees and wreaths .  To me, the evergreen represents eternal life.  (John 11:25-26)

And all the beautiful lights, to dispel the darkness, like Jesus does, and as he asks us to do.

Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world:  he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.  John 8:12

Indeed, Jesus is the best gift of all, the reason we decorate and celebrate His birth.  I hope these symbols and decorations will bring joy  to you and your family this holiday season and remind you of God’s promises.

Now, as promised, I’m giving away another copy of my devotional journal.  I hope you’ll participate.  I love getting this blessed seller into the hands of more readers.

If you would like to win a copy of God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea—it’s easy:

1.       Leave a comment with your email or Facebook page info for me to message you there if your name is selected.  

2.      PLUS, share this blog post on your Facebook page.  I’m going to ask that at least eight people do this in order for the drawing to take place.

3.      If you’ve already read God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea, please share your thoughts about the devotional.  You too will be included in the drawing to win a copy perfect for gift giving.

4.      EXTRA CHANCE to qualify, those who are Followers of this blog and comment will get an extra chance, and all new Followers as well.

The WINNER will be announced on Saturday, December 21st.  Thanks for participating.


  1. Would like to be considered for the free "signed" copy of your devotional book. For some reason, I do better with having the actual book in hand.

  2. Peg, I'm the same way. I haven't bought a Kindle yet myself. Thanks for participating! I look forward to giving away my devotional. Hope your holiday preparations and Christmas brings you JOY!

  3. Good Afternoon Rose and my friend Elaine ! I have not read your book yet Rose but I am thinking is sounds wonderful. I would love to win a copy and be able to read and share about it on my blog. I have shared on FB and Twitter too.
    Linda Finn
    Faithful Acres Books

  4. Linda, thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I know you'd just love this devotional. I'm adding you to the drawing. I'll thank our friend Elaine for sharing about this. Be blessed.

  5. Hi Rose,
    You followed me on Twitter and I followed you back. I would love a copy of your book. So put me in. I will share on Facebook authorjaniscox. And tweet on Twitter. @Authorjaniscox

  6. Love the nativity scene - I have a small collection of them and that's what we do instead of a tree at Christmas. I am also a "book in my hands" kind of gal and publisher writer too! Blessings.

  7. Thank you Janis and Mary Jo! I'm delighted to see you here. Thanks for participating.

  8. Would absolutely LOVE to have a signed copy for my collection! There's just something about an actual physical book. Love flipping the pages and all! Ebooks are good, but those books in hand are even more special. Love that Nativity scene, too! How precious! ;-] Add me to your drawing, please!

  9. Thanks Shelley! The Nativity scene was purchased in 1980 or so. It's precious to us. Thanks for participating!

  10. Rose, I've read the book and loved it! Wonderful devotional. I'd love to win a copy to gift to a friend. I'll share on Facebook KimberleyPayneAuthorandSpeaker and on Twitter @FitforFaith

  11. Yay! thanks Kimberley. I always like to see you back on here. You're in. Thanks for all your support this year. Blessings!