Welcome to our BIG CELEBRATION!
What started out as a Christian husband and wife blog– Learning to Live a Surrendered Life when it began on July 31, 2011 with Will and I as a writing team God, Will gave me the site to dedicate to women’s ministry in October 2011 as a birthday gift and it has grown into the Unwrapping His Grace blog and on-line ministry and community which Gina Marie and I are so blessed to be a part of today! We never expected to grow this much this quickly and are daily humbled and so thankful for the direction the Lord is growing us and taking us!
We have surpassed 423,000 hits and continue to reach more and more people with God’s message of love and healing grace in the midst of the messiness of life.
It was my husband, Will, and my dream to reach people who are hurting with God’s love and life and soul transforming grace and now that Will has gone home to heaven, Gina Marie has joined me here and has the same passion for reaching people for God that we did from the beginning just nineteen months ago!
These next several days also lead up to another very special day in my life…April 10, 2010 is the day I had the honor of becoming Will Pershing’s wife and Will, Annelyse, Josh, Michael and I became a new family! Since this is our first wedding/family anniversary since Will’s home going, we thought this would be the perfect time to celebrate by offering gifts to YOU in our special, BIG CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!!!
We will be doing giveaways Friday (tonight) April 5, and Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9 with the drawings all taking place on my wedding/family anniversary…Wednesday, April 10th!
There is something for everyone in these three days of giveaways so be sure to check back and enter each one!!!! And of course we would be honored if you shared them with your friends too! In the process of thanking you for your support, prayers, and time with us at Unwrapping His Grace our prayer is that we are able to welcome even more new faces to our community!
So let’s get things started, shall we?
Our first giveaway is an awesome blessing from my dear on-line friend Michelle Pendergrass who is an incredibly gifted Visual Prayer artist! I wrote about her beautiful gift of visual prayer art last year in “Drawing Closer to our Savior…Visual Prayer”.
What is Visual Prayer? Here is how Michelle defines it…
Visual Prayer is a way to connect to God through our natural desire to create. By combining several artistic values that may overlap each other including (but not limited to) scrap-booking, painting, drawing, doodling, and countless other visual and kinetic art techniques, we are able to commune with God in silence through creation.
Visual Prayer offers tangible comfort and peace in our sometimes intangible faith.
If you are one of the many people around the world-wide web who has prayed and chosen “One Word” for 2013 this is the perfect giveaway for YOU!
My “One Word” for 2013 is Faithful –as in God is always faithful!
Gina Marie’s “One Word” is Portion– as in God you are my portion.
I’ve hired this dear friend and amazing artist to create “One Word” art for Gina Marie and me to celebrate and guess what????
Michelle Pendergrass would like to create a one of a kind “One Word” Art original art piece for you too!
One winner will get to pick either a pen and ink or pen/ink with watercolor “One Word” Art piece using their own personal word!
Here are a few samples of what some other pen and ink pieces she has created …
And here are those same words done using pen/ink with watercolors…
Aren’t they just amazing????? And since we have readers all over the world I have great news!!! She is happy to create and ship one for a winner living anywhere in the world!
On April 10, 2013, one of my boys will draw the name of one blessed winner who will get to give her “One Word” to Michelle and ask that it be done in pen and ink OR pen/ink and watercolor!! This professional, beautiful “One Word” Art piece has a value of $25 but is priceless as far as I am concerned!
Here is how you enter to win!!! There are lots of ways to enter! Please remember…EACH COMMENT is worth ONE ENTRY. You need to leave ONE comment for EACH thing you do to enter. Thank you so much!
One Entry—- leaving a comment here on this blog post telling us your “One Word” and whether you would pick pen and ink or pen/ink and watercolor if you win!
One Entry-– Subscribe to Unwrapping His Grace via email (leave one comment here to tell us you did!)
One Entry— Follow Unwrapping His Grace on Facebook (leave one comment here to tell us you do!)
One Entry— Follow Unwrapping His Grace on Pinterest (leave one comment here to tell us you do!)
One Entry– Follow Michelle’s Visual Prayer website on Facebook (leave one comment here to tell us you did!)
One Entry– Follow Michelle’s Visual Prayer website on Twitter (leave one comment here to tell us you did!)
Five Entries— Share a link to this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!!! (Let us know you did and where you shared it in a comment please!)
And remember…The drawing is on April 10, 2013, Wednesday at 7:00pm!!!
The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with her email address so that I can send it to Michelle so she can communicate with you and begin creating your One Word Art piece! If we do not have a valid email address and haven’t heard from you in 48 hours another name will be drawn and you will give up the prize. Thanks for understanding!
Be sure to come back on Monday and Tuesday for MORE BIG Giveaways!!! Trust me these are too good to miss! Some of our next giveaways include a print copy of “The Good Wife’s Guide” from Time Warp Wife AND an adorable matching child’s chef’s hat and apron (you choose the fabrics) OR a custom-made Snowman Adult size Apron from Blessed Little Home. And MORE!!!!
In addition, we will have a week filled with articles focused on the theme of Marriage to share with you!!
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Thanking God for His Blessings,