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Mary & Martha Giveaway

As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said. Luke 10:38-39 MSG

On Monday guest writer, Sarah Patrick, shared her thoughts on hospitality.  Today she shares a little of why she sells Mary & Martha products, and she is hosting a giveaway for our readers. See below how to enter. Continue reading

Children’s Book Review and Awesome Giveaway!

The illustrator of this amazing children’s book, Alex Clark,  has offered to give away a copy of the book and draw a picture of the child of the winner of the contest!  See details below:

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1

by: Jennifer Clark

A Book Review of Your Time Will Come

I think that one of the hardest things in world is to watch your child struggle. Who doesn’t want to see their child succeed? What is difficult to remember is that sometimes the struggle is what makes the victory worthwhile. The new children’s book, Your Time Will Come by Dave Hammer and Alex M. Clark, beautifully illustrates that lesson in a way that children will understand and parents will appreciate.

From the time that Chad was a baby, he wanted to play baseball. But the road to realizing his dream was not easy. He struck out in Little League, failed to make the baseball travel team, and found himself sitting on the bench a lot. His father, however, always encouraged him to keep trying, to never give up.

Your Time Will Come teaches children that perseverance, not luck or raw talent is the real key to success. Each time that the young boy felt disappointed or discouraged, his father reminded him that although he was not successful this time, eventually, his time would come.

An Interview of the illustrator:

I asked Alex Clark a few questions about his book and how it came to be written (you might notice our last names are the same; Alex is my very talented brother-in-law).

What was the inspiration for this book?
I’m married (13 years!) and I have two sons, Chasen (9) and Kyan (6). My wife and I are both artists and actually met in Art School in Indiana at Ball State University. She is a photographer with her own studio in Columbus, OH. The boys are fantastic, but both are handfuls as my oldest was diagnosed with Autism a few years ago and my youngest is very energetic and has a speech disorder called Speech Apraxia.

I was asked in late 2009 to illustrate a children’s book for CASANA, an organization for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, for their summer 2010 national conference. One of the main characters in the book was Captain Hammer, who was modeled after a board member and speech pathologist out of Pittsburgh named David Hammer. I had the joy of meeting Dave and getting to know him over those few days and he approached me on the last day about a story he came up with years ago about a father, his son, and baseball. It reminded me of my father and how he used to come with my mom to every basketball game, every track meet, and every baseball game. Having two sons myself, Dave’s story made me think about how I am with my boys and how I’ll always support them in whatever they choose to do.

What message do you want kids to take away from the story? 
Never give up on any challenge if you have a passion for it. Hard work and dedication will always win out in the end, especially if you have the love and support of your family and friends.

To learn more about Alex visit is website and his Facebook page.

*This book is available on amazon.com.

Giveaway Details:

As stated above, the illustrator of this amazing children’s book, Alex Clark,  has offered to give away a copy of the book and draw a picture of the child of the winner of the contest!

  • To enter: You must be a fan of our Mosaic of Moms Facebook page
  • To Increase Your Odds:  For each of your friends that “likes” us and tells us you sent them, your name will be entered again and of course, your friend will be entered to win as well.
  • One Additional Way to Increase Your Odds: Share with your Facebook friends that you read Mosaic of Moms and why they should too. Be sure to tag us and let us know that you shared by sending us a message on Facebook or commenting below.

A Few Quick Rules:

  • All entries must be submitted by Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:59 CST.
  • The winner will be selected via random.org and and be notified by e-mail. If we do not hear back from the winner within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.
  • Must be in the continental U.S. to win.

Then I Became a Mother: Book Review and Giveaway

“All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 MSG

By: Jennifer Mullen

My best friend from my childhood called me awhile back to inform me that she was reading our blog.  This surprised me until I realized that she was trying to tell me she was expecting her first child.  I squealed in excitement.  A million things flooded my mind of what I wanted to share with her.  Things I wish someone would have told me.  I simply could not put into words all my thoughts. Too much to tell with too much distance between us. So, I congratulated her and left it at that.  After all she would figure it out sooner or later like we all did.

A few weeks later she posted a link on Facebook to a book that her cousin had written about the process of becoming a mother.  I checked it out. It was hysterical and spot on!  It was everything I wanted to tell my friend and so much more.

Then I Became a Mother, by Robin Kramer is a must read for every expecting mother, new mom, or any mom of young children.  Kramer has an uncanny ability to use the written word to mentor a mother’s heart.  Her writing style seemed as intimate and genuine as having coffee with a dear friend.

Kramer used the humor that comes with day-to-day parenting to make her nine pieces of advice relatable and easy to accept.

Her antidotes convinced me that I was not an anomaly.  I truly wish that I had read this book years ago when I was in trudging through sleep training and breastfeeding.  But there was plenty of advice for me to still benefit from such as avoiding comparisons, redefining accomplishments, and adjusting my standard for a clean house.

I am confident that my dear childhood friend now has received coherent and sound advice that will serve her well in the first few years of parenting.

If you or someone you know would benefit from this book, you can order an e-copy of this book here.  Also, you can do a book study with it in your mother’s group or with a few of your friends.  Click here to download free discussion guides.  If you would like to read more from Robin Kramer, check out her blog: Pink Dyer Lint.

Giveaway:

Robin Kramer has graciously offered an e-copy of Then I Became a Mother as a giveaway to Mosaic of Moms.  We are going to do a drawing for the winner from our subscribers.  If you have not yet subscribed, go ahead and do it now.

At the top of the right hand column enter your e-mail address.  You will receive an e-mail  to confirm your subscription.  Once you do that, you are entered to win!  You will also start receiving e-mails when we post articles to our blog which is only twice (on rare occasions three times) a week.

A Few Quick Rules:

  • All entries must be submitted by January 18, 2013 at 11:59 CST.
  • The winner will be selected via random.org and and be notified by e-mail. If we do not hear back from the winner within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.

Faith Lived Out: Thanksgiving Challenge and Giveaway

Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, ‘Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!’ and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?” James 2:14-17 MSG

By: Jennifer Mullen

 

Several of the MOMS have mentioned our Thursday morning bible study group. This semester we are studying Beth Moore’s series James: Mercy Triumphs.  I have been blessed so much during this season of my life by meeting with this multi-generational group of women as we look intently in the God’s word.  These women have come alongside of me during my battles with postpartum depression, laughed with me about my many strange quirks, taught me to pray, encouraged me with the Word, and shown me what faith lived out really looks like.

It’s that last phrase that I want to camp out on today-  “faith lived out”.  James has taught me that saying something and showing it goes hand-in-hand.  True faith produces fruit (actions).  So, sweet sisters, here is my challenge:

This Thanksgiving let us not merely pay lip service by listing all the things that we are thankful for; let us show it!  

Instead of merely thanking God for our blessings, let us take it a step further.

Here are some examples to get you started:

  • Are you grateful for your neighbors?  Bake them some seasonal bread and include a note of appreciation.
  • Do you appreciate the dedication of your pastor(s)? Write them a letter of encouragement.
  • Do you enjoy freedom? GO VOTE!  Shake a hand of a solider and acknowledge their sacrifices.
  • What about your husband? Give him a night off.  Send him a text that doesn’t include a honey-do task.  Make his favorite meal.
  • How about the moms around you who are in the trenches with you?  Offer to watch their kids while they have a morning off.
  • And how could I forget the kids? Stop cleaning, and rock them!
I can go on, but I really just want to jump-start your imagination.  The challenge is for you to find ways to creatively show your gratitude for what the LORD has done for you this year.  After you have completed the challenge, come back here or go to our Facebook page and let us know one thing you are thankful for and how you showed it.
Giveaway Details:
Just to make it fun- If you are one of our Facebook fans and you participate in this challenge, you will be entered to win a $20 credit to Diva Designs.  Check out their custom-made, boutique toddler clothing. (See sample to the left.)
To enter:
A Few Quick Rules:
  • All entries must be submitted by Thanksgiving night, November 22, 2012 at 11:59 CST.
  • The winner will be selected via random.org and and be notified by e-mail. If we do not hear back from the winner within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.
  • Must be within the continental United States to win.

 

 

June Giveaway: Thirty-One Thermal Tote

It is about time for another giveaway!  This one is so cool…literally.  It is for a Thirty-One Thermal Tote! These are great to have for packing snacks for a day trip as mentioned in our last post: Let’s Make a Day of It: Jennifer’s Top 5 Day Trips in NWA.

One of our avid readers and and independent Thirty-One consultant, Laura Foust, has donated this super cute item for our giveaway!  It is a Thirty-One Thermal Tote in Newport Bloom, the perfect lunch bag! Great for the office, school or a day at the pool:) She is also including a key fob in Newport Stripe and a coin purse in Green Ditzy.

 

For more information on this product and more contact::

Laura Foust
479.531.8474
laura31881@gmail.com
www.mythirtyone.com/laurafoust 

How to enter:

  • Mandatory Entry: We ask that you participate in an “Invite Your Friend Party!” Simply post on your Facebook status something like this:  “I am a huge fan of the blog Mosaic of Moms.  If you have not already, go to their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/mosaicofmoms and like them.  Tell them I sent you!”  Be sure come back here or post something on our Facebook page to let us know that you did it .
  • To Increase Your Odds:  For each of your friends that “likes” us and tells us you sent them, both you and your friend will be entered to win.  

A Few Quick Rules:

  • This giveaway will run until Friday, June 15, 2012 until 11:59 PM CST.
  • The winner will be chosen via random.org and be notified by e-mail. If we do not hear back from the winner within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.