When someone tells me they’ve read Reflections, one of the first things I ask is: “what was your favorite chapter?” Since it’s officially the Christmas season, I’ve decided that I am going to give away two autographed copies of Reflections. All you have to do to be included in the random drawing is leave a comment on this blog post. If you’ve read Reflections, I would appreciate knowing your favorite chapter and why – if you care to elaborate. If you haven’t read Reflections, you can still be included in the drawing by reading through some of my blogs below or archived in the links on the right side of the screen and letting me know your favorite blog.
The drawing will take place on December 13, so be sure and have your comments in by December 12. Why would you want a second copy of Reflections? To give away as a gift – of course!
Thank you for participating. Remember – please comment on this post to be included in the giveaway. Of course, I welcome comments on any and all of my posts. I look forward to your comments!
Debra Irene says
Friends, my mother does not use a computer, but I read each one of my blogs to her over the phone within a day or two of posting. Today, I read this one to her and asked her to share her favorite chapter. The wonderful mother that she is said: “They are all so good.” But if I had to pick just one, it would be the one that reflects the faith in our hearts when Nick faced cancer – “Coach Southern.”
This is an easy response. My favorite chapter changes every time I read. I just realized that you began journaling on my daughters tenth birthday. Also, realized Nick was born on my thirteenth wedding anniversary. I still believe I feel close to the thoughts you express about Anthony. Keep expressing.
Well….it depends on the day. Yesterday it was “Daddy”; today it was “Pete”; and tomorrow another chapter will be a different inspiration. Each one is special!
Pam Berry says
I read Reflections right when it came off the presses and I can’t pick a favorite chapter. I liked all the chapters. The thing I liked the most about the book was the scripture that was used with each chapter and how fitting those scriptures were to the subject at hand. Truly an inspirational experience. I would highly recommend this book. Reminds me of the books “Chicken Soup for the Soul”. Short stories that you can read that will inspire you if you don’t have time to sit down and read the entire book at one time. I thoroughly enjoyed it – it was humorous and heart wrenching all at the same time.
Reflections is a great read, can’t pick a favorite chapter. Moreover, the cover is awesome and the story-line touching. This book offered a great sense of spirituality, a profound story of a family who triumphs and wins over those trails of life. I highly recommend that your experience this book.
Debbie B. says
I love the book. Great read and wonderfully written. Very inspiring. Very special to me because I know some of the people in the chapters.
Love the blogs, I remember some of the earlier times in your life, being that we were two of the 3 blondes that ran around together, that people thought we might be sisters, crazy, we didn’t look a thing a like. But I always knew that you would do something great. God still has a great work for you and He is still building you and molding you into what He wants,
Be still and know that I am GOD….
Cindy G. says
I haven’t read your book yet but baised on the above comments of God, spiritual, inspiring … well that is right up my alley.
I like your idea of a twofer give away … I have a best friend that would enjoy this too !
Well I too like sister Vickie, it depends on the day & NO I am not a copy cat !! LOL
Brenda Dunagan says
I cannot pick a favorite chapter, I just can’t. I love it from beginning to end, including the beginning and end (the front and back covers). 🙂 Your story is inspiring and one that I think we can all relate to at different levels – it is YOUR story, but it is also OUR story. Any mother, daughter, wife, and woman of faith can find something of herself in your story. And in finding that, we also find faith and inspiration to go on in the face of life’s adversities and to treasure the precious moments we have throughout our lives. You are an inspiration – in your words and in your life. It is an honor to know you and to call you “friend”.
Like others, I have a hard time picking a favorite chapter. All are so touching and clearly written from your heart. But I have to say that I found the wonderful “notes” you included from your boys in the Credits particularly touching…the special-delivery telegram from Anthony, the “Mom’s Book of Poems” from Nick and the letter from Alex. Priceless! So glad you included them.
Well, this is a tough (and almost unfair) question to answer. Obviously, I’m a little biased. Reflections sits on my bedside table, and every time I pick it up I go directly to Chapter 13. And I cry. And then I sit and feel the blessing of your friendship. And then, sometimes, I read some more. Never in order like the first time I read it. I do have a special appreciation for Nick’s chapter, I think because it is part of my experience as well. Hearing the news, being there at the hospital, praying for him, my boys’ involvement and fear and concern for their friend. It was a chapter I could “feel”, because I was there. But, as so many others have said, I love them all. Reflections is a very well “spoken”, from-the-heart read. I’m anxious for “Volume II”.
I found the book oh so very hard to read; it was because I had tears in my eyes most of the time. Your story your reflections allowed me to reflect on my life’s experiences and to gain hope and encouragement. Thank You. How can one have a favorite chapter? They where all great. Thank You.
Debra Irene says
Exactly what I had hoped for – inspiring the reader’s own reflections.