Monday, March 19, 2012

Soul Care: Daily GIVEAWAY #2 (new chance to win each day this week)

(Today's giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to Erin M., the winner!  Check back each day this week for more chances to win!)
Congrats to yesterday's winner of this great book, Jessica B!!!

Just like yesterday, I'm giving away a wonderful book by Steven W. Smith, called Embracing Soul Care: Making Space For What Matters Most.  I've been writing a series sharing ideas and encouragement from the book, and Mr. Smith wrote and offered  FIVE copies of this amazing book for me to give away through Making Home!  

Today is the 2nd giveaway.  Every day this week you will have an opportunity to win this book.  Each day, I'm asking you to answer one question in the comments & leave your name & e-mail information (so that I can get in contact with you if you win)!

Last night, I read a portion of the book where he talks about times of going through the transforming fire of God:
"People who have endured a furnace of transformation attest that there's nothing else like it.  The fires can become so hot and furious that the one tested wonders whether survival is possible.  ...Once you feel the singe of the fire you begin to give up expectations.  You bend low into the process and trust the hands of the One who brought you there.  ...The Potter's furnace is where true transformation occurs.  Without the heat, and without change, the pot will not last."  

TODAY, the question is:
Have you been in a situation like he describes, "a furnace of transformation"?  (yes, no, maybe)  Please share as much or as little as you like.  Consider these questions: are you in a hot spot right now, or have you recently come out of the "Potter's furnace"?  Do you bend low into the process & trust the Potter in difficult times, or do you tend to buck and try to make for a more comfortable place?  Can you look back in your life and see times when the "heat" in your life actually transformed you and did things that ease & comfort would not have produced in you?
Leave a comment, even if it's a brief one, to be entered into the giveaway.  I look forward to reading your comments!

*** Contest Details: Entries will be taken until 8pm CST, at which point I will use a random number generator to select the winner.  I will announce the winner both in the comments of this post & at the top of tomorrow's post.  ***

Don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT w/ your answer, name, and e-mail address!!!


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