December Praise and Coffee Giveaway!

We had a very nice weekend, I hope you did too.
Here are a few pics of ours.

Grandpa and Lauren playing. Goofy girl!

Josh and Sam.

Steph at the buffet!

And we spent the rest of the weekend decorating the house.

Here’s my little elf helping.

Now for the giveaway…

The Praise is…

Travis Cottrell’s “Ring the Bells”
We all love Travis!!!!

The coffee is:

Millstone Holiday Peppermint flavor.

And don’t forget, Bayview Cards wants to bless you too! You will also receive a beautiful box of their homemade cards!!

To enter the drawing, leave a comment on this post. Make sure there is some way for me to contact you if you win (link to a blog or email). No anonymous enteries- it always surprises me when I get those! The drawing will be on the 10th of December.

If you have my GIVEAWAY button on your blog, let me know (please don’t assume that I will remember) and you will be entered TWICE!!!!


And I can’t end this post without sharing a verse that’s been on my mind:

Isaiah 55:8-9
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.

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  1. Amanda Roby says:

    Thanks so much for offering this every month. I'd love a chance at this lovely prize.Amanda Robyamanda.roby @

  2. Smelling Coffee says:

    Good morning! Such precious pictures and memories! And, what an awesome give away. I enjoy both Travis and peppermint coffee. 🙂 Thanks for doing this. Have a wonderful week… Jennifer

  3. Growing Believer says:

    Thank you so much for your encouragement each day, and especially on Tuesdays!! It has definitely helped me grow as a wife!Laurene

  4. Okay, I have already "lost" eleven months worth of coffee, but I am trying again because this could be a great birthday present for myself. (Since it's the 15th) 🙂 Oh…and I do have your button on my blog as well. 😀

  5. Beth/Mom2TwoVikings says:

    In the photo of "Josh and Sam" – which one is which? *wink* The dog looks more like a "Sam" I think! LOLAnd, your tree is bee-you-tee-full! I'm still at the paper chains and nonbreakable ornaments stage – some day, some day! LOLAnd, I just put your giveaway button on my blog!

  6. Happy December! Can't believe that it is here already. I enjoy your blog and the encouragement you bring with each post. And I have links to your blog on mine. :)Have a great Monday.

  7. Gina@Chats With An & says:

    consider me ENTERED!!God Bless you, girl!

  8. Peppermint coffee–Bet that smells wonderful while brewing! mmmmmmm~~

  9. Monkey Giggles says:

    Hello, I love all your pictures. That tree is huge.

  10. What a festive and fun giveaway! I would love to enter. I am glad you had a nice weekend. We put our tree up too, and I had my sweet little helpers also. Blessings!! Michelle

  11. Would love to win this. Great pics…a lot to be thankful for!

  12. Your tree is beautiful…..and so is your litle girl! you know I love this blog!

  13. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. I decorated this weekend also. Now it's time to work on the Christmas cards. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.Blessings

  14. Here I am Mam, presenting myself to you. LOL

  15. Happy first day of December! Thanks for the verse this morning…great reminder for me this season!

  16. Enter me please!

  17. HI! I appreciate your blog. Thanks for the chance to win something. Have a happy day!

  18. What a wonderful give-a-way! Just in time for my birthday! :)I have your button on my side-bar.Thank you so much for having these give-a-ways.

  19. Wow…..great prizes! Love that Travis! The coffee looks yummy too. Thanks for the good word, too.Awesome blog! I found you by CWO's site.

  20. Oops! Forgot…I grabbed your button too.:)

  21. beckyjomama says:

    I cannot tell you how very much I want this CD – hubby says we are buying NO MORE Christmas CD's this year after lugging my bod full of em up the stairs! So, the chances of me getting it any other way are slim …So, PPPPPLLLLLEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE pick me!Plus I do have your button (of course, what kind of friend would I be if I didn't?)!!XOXOXOXOX

  22. Dimple Queen says:

    I love Travis and I love me some pepperming flavored coffee!!! I wrote a post about the giveaway and I posted a link to the giveaway on my sidebar. (I might have two on there…will check when I get home, for some reason I can't see the pictures at work…photobucket, along with many other things, is blocked!)Angie

  23. I have yet to hear Travis, but I know I will love him from the rave reviews he gets from LPM ladies. If I don't win…I think I'll have to add this to my Christmas wish list.

  24. I would love the chance to win this great prize! I am working on my blog site, so once it is done I will make sure there is a button. Right now my blog is barely a blog.

  25. what a fun giveaway…they are all great, but I'd LOVE Travis' CD! 🙂 Oh, and I have your link on my blog!! 🙂

  26. Lalycairn says:

    Is the puppy a Scottie Dog? I saw those big ears. . . LOL! Thank you for your giveaway!Lalycairn (at)

  27. What a great giveaway! I have your button on my blog.Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I need to get moving on Christmas decorations. My family Christmas party is here on the 13th. Yikes!Smiles!

  28. Mrs. Sidney says:

    This sounds like a wonderful giveaway. I am still working on my Praise and Coffee Night "opening night"!! I will keep you posted. I found a location and someone offered to pay for the room rental… I am looking for an actual band to play for the worship time. Have a great day!!

  29. I will sign up!

  30. what a fab tree!!! And I have heard good things about Ring the Bells and as I am utterly addicted to Christmas music – this would be a good one for my collection!!

  31. What a beautiful tree and precious family!!!Thanks SO MUCH for this giveaway!! I have *so* been dying to get that CD, unfortunately the budget isn't cooperating right now. The coffee looks super yummy, too!! Here's hopin'!!! 😉

  32. You have a beautiful family. This is always a wonderful time of year for family. I so love peppermint coffee. Thanks for the chance.

  33. I love Christmas music! THanks for the opportunity!

  34. ~Just A Thought Ging says:

    Wow your son looks like Mark!Glad you enjoyed your holiday.Yup, I'm all in on the give away. Very cool!

  35. What a beautiful tree – your helper did a great job! I also love the holiday look of your blog!(Your button is on my blog: )

  36. First of all, I LOVE YOUR TREE! Second, I LOVE PEPPERMINT!Yes, please enter me in the giveaway. I have the contest's button on my blog, too.

  37. Karla Meachem says:

    What a wonderful prize!Thanx so much for the entry!I've added your button to my blog as well.Merry CHRISTmas!!empowered_life (at) yahoo (dot) ca

  38. Susan J. Reinhardt says:

    Hi -Please enter me in the contest.Susan J. Reinhardtsusanjreinhardt at gmail dot com

  39. I see you decorated everywhere, Pretty!

  40. Alyssa@Keepingthekin says:

    Great verse! What a wonderful winter giveaway, count me in!

  41. Your tree is beautiful! I have your monthly giveaway posted on my blog sidebar. And I love Travis Cotrell's music. I heard his Christmas CD is great. I'm so glad that you posted some family photos. It looks like you had a fun time together. 🙂

  42. Cheryl Davey says:

    I really enjoy your twitting.Consider me as part of your drawing.Cheryl Daveycdavey @

  43. Please sign me up, I have your button on my blog. In response to the tree and the little elf- " Goodness, little elf, you have such a big beautiful Christmas tree!"Thanks for your giveaways, Sue.

  44. Thank you for this opportunity and most of all your blog! I appreciate it! Please enter me in the drawing. And I do have your button on my blog.Thanks again!

  45. Pamela (MrsJoeB) says:

    Count me in Sue!! Oh how I would especially love that coffee-chocolate mint mocha is my favorite at Starbucks!In His Graces~Pamela

  46. I love peppermint coffee! Would love to win a new Christmas CD!

  47. SunnySusan says:

    Hi thereYour decorations are gorgeous….I will expect my coffe and CD and cards post haste….jk….enter me in this wonderful giveaway…blessings

  48. Kim @ My Journey says:

    Love the new Christmas blog design & your pictures are so sweet! Thanks for hosting this giveaway…. coffee and some Travis prise music ~~~ what a great combo!!! 🙂

  49. These are lovely gifts. I think I would love all of them. Thanks.

  50. Heather C says:

    Aaaaaaw… I want to decorate but hubby fights it… says it's too early. Waaaaaaaaaaaah! My tree is artificial too, so no fire hazard. Ah well… maybe some praise and coffee will make me feel better. 🙂

  51. Grateful Gramma says:

    A fun giveaway! Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks.

  52. Thank you for offering this giveaway every month! It's a fun addition to your great blog!

  53. Beautiful Pictures! What a lovely giveaway!

  54. Blessed Mama of 4 says:

    Cool Contests! I found you from Internet Devotions, I loved the post about being quick to listen… I'm so with ya, but I think I stopped reading half way through and filled in what I thought you should say…… just kidding. That was just the reminder I needed. Thank you for your humble and transparent heart.

  55. Thank you for the AWESOME giveaway!! I really want to get this cd.Have a Blessed week :)I do have your button on my blog.

  56. Tamrah T. says:

    I enjoyed looking over your fun filled weekend of family photos. Thank you for sharing. And, thank you for allowing me to play along on this month's generous giveaway.Have another Lord Rejoicing Day,Tamrah T.jttsoATcybertrailsDOTcom

  57. Hi Susan! ((waving wildly)) Great pics! Thanks for sharing. Our tree doesn't go up until the 10th as that's how we celebrate our anniversary every year. :)And of course, you are linked on my blog, Heart of a Handmaiden.Thanks!Amy

  58. Chrysanthemama says:

    What beautiful pictures, and what a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for sharing with us!

  59. Susan Skitt says:

    Woo hoo, what a nice tree and I love that picture of your daughter standing there looking up :)Dare I enter this growing contest? Yes, I dare. Thank you!

  60. Oh yes, I do love Travis! And peppermint!!! Count me in, please.

  61. Thank you for this geat giveaway! I am very excited about the CD and coffee combo!artandjen(at)juno(dot)com

  62. Thank you for this opportunity!lynne at fairpoint dot net

  63. Xandra@Heart-of-Serv says:

    Yay! Enter me twice! I bought this album this year, but I have a friend who would LOVE it!Xandra

  64. I just decorated the tree with my family last night. I always love Christmas!

  65. Sweetpeas says:

    I'd love to win! Count me in!

  66. windycindy says:

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos! I would appreciate being entered in your monthly giveaway drawing. Thanks very much, Cindijchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  67. Loved your little elf…what a tree! Would love a chance at the cd and the yummy coffee. Thanks for the chance. You bless me with your writing and insight. Thanks…I can be reached at dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net. Blessings on your Christmas celebration.

  68. A Stone Gatherer says:

    That little girl is so precious! You can just see the excitement in her eyes! BTW I love Travis cottrell! Thanks for your awesome prizes each month!

  69. That is a gorgeous tree. Sigh, rearranging the living room here first. I'm sure enjoying reading here on your site. It's a great find for me.

  70. Love Travis and peppermint. What a wonderful combination.

  71. I am in a dog state of mind…that puppy is adorable, I want one!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  72. Our Four Sons says:

    I love peppermint coffee and am just now starting a Christmas music collection since my mother's is out of this world!Please enter me in your giveaway…

  73. Great prize. I love peppermint coffee!

  74. Living Life in the F says:

    Please enter me in your giveaway.I have your button on my blog.You have a lovely tree!Jamie

  75. Awesome stuff!The button is on my blog.

  76. Sign me up! Hope you have a great day Sue!

  77. dawnkristine says:

    I love this blog and thank you for the time you put into it!

  78. I just LOVE your blog! Thank you so much for your time and thoughts that you put into it! I would love to win one of your giveaways!

  79. Profbaugh says:

    Okay, sign me up for this give-away. Yup coffee and Travis, who could ask for anything more?~Cheryl