Holiday Shopping…More Blessing, Less Stressing.

Holiday Shopping...More Blessing, Less Stressing.

Holiday shopping advertisements are in full force. They are letting us know: Christmas is right around the corner and there is so much to get done. Does your blood pressure rise a bit when you see those commercials or walk into a glitter-filled store? Mine does. I love the season and the gift giving, but honestly– sometimes it just feels like too much. 

How can we avoid less holiday shopping stress? I’ve put together some ideas that work for our family, and hopefully, might bring a little bit of sanity and calm to yours…

1. Buy to bless, not to impress.

I’m a firm believer that what we believe determines how we proceed. In other words, what you think is the purpose behind celebrating this holiday season will influence how you shop. It’s so easy to get caught up in the game of expectations, obligation, and comparison, we will find it difficult to simply shop in a way that blesses another, rather than make much of ourselves. So, really, that is of greatest importance for me: getting my motivation for gift giving right practically wipes out the stress factor.

2. Determine a budget, and stick to it.

So much shopping stress is associated with the financial crunch that happens during the holidays. We find ourselves standing in front of too many choices, making hasty and emotional decisions that may or may not reflect our budget. Do yourself a favor, and determine ahead of time, how much you will spend, and feel good about sticking to it.

3. Consider choosing a theme for gift giving.

Although this may not be practical in all situations, it is definitely an idea worth considering for less stress and more thoughtfulness. Shopping thematically means that you determine, ahead of time, what kind of gift everyone on your list will receive this year, ie. books, gift certificates to favorite restaurants, music, or donations to ministries on the recipients’ names. Choosing one category for everyone you shop for allows you to hone in on what is significant, rather than run around town seeking various gifts for each person based on their wish lists.

4. Do your research, and shop online when possible.

Holiday shopping stress exists primarily when you must stand in long lines, hunt for the last one of a particular item you are looking for, or when you run around town doing price comparisons. Do your research ahead of time via the internet, ads, and a simple phone call to your local shops. Avoid the stress of trying to compare brands and ratings at purchase time by having all that done ahead of time. One way to be blessed and to be a blessing as well is to purchase handmade! There are so many great shops, (including this one being featured in the giveaway today!), and you know it is blessing another family when you purchase from local and online artists. Many small handmade shops online are shops benefiting adoptions, ministries, and Christian organizations. It is an added bonus when you know that your online purchase can go towards building up others in the Lord!

5. Make it fun by spending time with someone you love.

Go get dinner and make it a date. Or, invite a friend and grab peppermint lattes. If you must go out into the hubbub of holiday shopping, make it an opportunity to invest in relationship. If you have little ones, as I do, getting babysitting for the night definitely helps to avoid stress. Rather than allowing stressful situations with children and schedule conflicts to consume your holiday shopping experience, set yourself up for an enjoyable outing. De-stress your shopping experience by making it a memorable time of catching up with a friend or taking your spouse out for the evening. Remember that the the process of gifting is to be a blessing…start being a blessing even while shopping.

What are some ways you are choosing to make gifting a purposeful, and less stressful this season?

Because of Grace,

Ruth, www.gracelaced.com

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Words can’t express how thankful I am for each of you who have joined us on this journey for the past two years. I am overwhelmed by the thousands of women that come here every single day to share life and learn together!! While we may not be perfect (or even close to it), we desire to be better – for our families, for the world, and for our great God and Savior!  Thank you for joining me in this movement as we raise children who will impact the world, take care of our homes, love our husbands, and ultimately honor God with our lives!  ~Blessings, Ruth Schwenk

To celebrate our new design we will have a fun week of giveaways!!

We have some wonderful giveaways today. First one is from Ruth from http://www.gracelaced.com.  She is giving away some beautiful things from her shop!

1 fine art giclee print “Tulips For Morocco”: 7.5″x 7.5″, signed and numbered by Ruth Chou Simons. Archival quality print with certificate of authenticity. (value: $35)
"Tulips For Morocco": 7.5"x 7.5", signed and numbered by Ruth Chou Simons
1 set of “Rejoice Notecards”: original chalk art by Ruth Chou Simons printed on set of 8 (4″x5.5″) notecards with matching envelopes (value: $12)
"Rejoice Notecards": original chalk art by Ruth Chou Simons
1  ”Because Love Abides Here” (11″x14″) print: reproduction of original chalk art by Ruth Chou Simons, printed on thick velvet cover paper (value: $24)
"Because Love Abides Here" (11"x14") print
1 “Fading” (8″x10″) print: original water color by Ruth Chou Simons with popular quote from Anne of Green Gables, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” (value: $10)
original water color by Ruth Chou Simons
Total value: $81.00
The 2nd is a complete Child Training Bible Kit.  The Child Training Bible is tool that allows parents and children (and anyone that loves the Word of God) to go directly to the pages of Scripture for instruction in 20 key areas with a complete section dedicated to the gospel.  The Kit that we are giving away includes the CTB Chart Set, a Bible, tabs, and highlighters.  You can buy a kit by clicking here!Child Training Bible KitTo enter the giveaways join the rafflecopter below:

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  • Ashlee

    We have a sitter lined up for Saturday so that we can invest in our relationship while getting some shopping done. Looking forward to taking this step towards a stress free Christmas shopping experience ;)

  • Ashlie Hill-Paulin

    This year we kinda decided to do more online shopping since we have a little newbie and we live kinda far from family so we just cut some of the stress out! But my wonderful mother in law is going to come down and take our girls out while we wrap presents for some “us” time. I am excited and for the 1st year even with a baby I am not stressed!!

  • Tracy

    Try to do all my shopping on line. I usually find a better selection and a better price with the additional bonus of having it delivered right to mydoor, much less stressful!

  • Amanda Cross

    I like the idea of a theme for gift giving.

  • Angela Anderson

    We will try to get a sitter so we can make a date of it!

  • Kerrie

    My Hubbie and I do the date thing too, we leave our littles in the care of our teens one Saturday and go to Cracker Barrel for some breakfast and stocking stuffer shopping in their gift shop before heading out on our big toy-store and mall excursion! :-)

  • jessica

    I love your idea of supporting ministries through gift giving!

  • http://www.TheNourishingHome.com/ Kelly@TheNourishingHome

    Love this post, your sweet heart and your beautiful talents! You are such a blessing, sweet friend! xoxo

  • Revonda Dawson

    Love this post, a good reminder in a busy time!

  • Amy

    I have to tell you that I am stressing less this year. I told myself and hubby that this year we are only giving 3 gifts to each child. Well shopping is cheaper and I am almost done. I have 7 kids so Christmas can be expensive. I asked the kids to list 1 thing that they truly wanted, and two other things that they might want. My one son just brought joy to my heart. Dylan asked if he could give up a toy to get a book he has wanted to read.. Who could say no to that? I saw the child training set. I was sitting here thinking maybe if I knew where to go in the Bible I could use it as a tool like God intended. I wasn’t raised up in a Christian home. I have only read the Bible all the way through twice. The first time too me 5 years, the second 3. Maybe one year I can actually read it in a year. But I have been trying to change from the way I was brought up to something better, something more. I think this is it…. thanks for finding this and sharing……

  • April

    Love this post, a good reminder!

  • Jennifer Allen

    Thanks for these tips on how to streamline holiday shopping. I especially love the first – buy to bless, not to impress!

  • Tyrone Bush

    Great tips, and the gifts look great!

  • Laura Kolarikova

    We try to give to charities at Christmas. We print catalogues to evangelical charities, pass out markers and circle the gifts we’d like to give.

  • Denise

    Thank you Ruth for the ideas for less stress! The art is beautiful- you are so blessed! Thank you for offering the giveaway! God bless!

  • Christine

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Carrie Palmer

    My sister-in-law suggested having a “homemade Christmas” this year, so we are making each other’s gifts. I think it’s a great way to make gift giving more meaningful! However, with 3 young kids including a 2 month old, I’m not sure it makes things less stressful… LOL.

  • Jan B

    Great ideas. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Chelsea W

    oh I would love the child training bible kit!

  • Nicole Summers Sparling

    Oh, I love this! Especially the cards and the chalk print! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Denise Marquez Holmberg

    Oooo ooo these are awesome giveaways. I hope I win… ( fingers crossed)

  • Samantha

    I stress about the holidays. These are great ideas!

  • Jennie Nelson

    these are beautiful and lovely ideas also!

  • Amy

    Thanks for the reminders.

  • Sarah Shore Leonard

    Thank you for these reminders. It is so easy for me to stress about the right gifts and to want to please people rather than look at our budge realistically. I appreciate your thoughts.

  • LindseyBell

    I’d love to win!

  • Luz

    Thank you for the reminder. I actually went out and Black Friday and felt so stressed out! I didn’t even do very much Christmas shopping after all. But it’s ok, I still have time to shop and no, I won’t be shopping on BF next year. : )

  • Megan H.

    Beautiful!

  • dawnettethomas

    Some really great advice here on stress free shopping. It can be hard to keep this season in proper prospective – we all need to try to show grace and peace, slow down and smile and embrace opportunities to bless not stress.

  • Rachelle Dickie

    Pretty new to this blog, and I’m loving it! Thanks for all that you’re doing.

  • Sheryl Fort

    Good reminders. Love the idea of doing ministry

  • http://thechuppies.com/ Kara @ The Chuppies

    Love all of these Ruth…so good to talk yesterday. Missing you!

  • penquinrbc

    Love all these ideas. I really needed them. thanks

  • Elizabeth

    Wow, beautiful work and wonderful words…just what I needed to hear!

  • Stacee Mark Taft

    What great and beautiful things you have here!!! Love them all!

  • Abigail

    Thanks ever so much for all your encouraging words!!

  • Katie

    I would love to have your beautiful art GRACE my home! ;)

  • Nancy

    I want the child training kit.

  • Rs Mom

    I love the idea of blessing with a gift. It is something that my mom is great at doing.

  • Daniele Mason

    Your artistry is so inspiring to me!

  • Amanda Lewis

    I feel better about giving than receiving and I like the idea of blessing someone with a gift.

  • Gigi

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Kathy

    Beautiful! Love the rejoice notecards!

  • marci

    Thank you for being faithful to continue encouraging moms. Give aways are so fun too.

  • Brenda Veinotte

    Thanks for the chance to win. I so enjoy the encouragement you bring to me.

  • Shannon Hamm

    I would lik to do three gifts for each family member for Christmas…but I’m actually having a harder time coming up with gifts for my preschool and toddler boys that will feed their spirit/soul…as they already have three great Bibles. So this year, we are getting each of the boys one gift that really speaks to their interests. I love love love your artwork, Ruth.

  • Christy

    I’m working on getting my family to switch to more handmade gifts than mass market. Love the ideas & artwork!

  • Teresa M.

    Thank you for these great ideas!

  • Katie

    Thank you writing these tips. I definitely needed to be reminded to allow my shopping trips to be the beginning of a blessing. Online shopping and researching ads and deals has definitely saved me stress this year.

  • mb we;ch

    I have barely started my shopping, but I might call a friend, grab a couple peppermint lattes and go without stressing it!

    • gracelaced

      Do! That would be so fun!

  • Rebekah

    Thanks for the tips!

    • gracelaced

      You’re welcome!

  • Melinda

    Thank you for the wonderful tips…we all tend to get stressed out at the time of year, when we should be enjoying our families and celebrating the birth of our Saviour.

    • gracelaced

      Thanks, Melinda! Blessings to you!

  • Julianne Collier

    At this time in my life, I have to have a budget and stick with it! It would be such a blessing to win the give away. I love the Moroccan painting especially. :) -Julianne Kelly(Collier)

    • gracelaced

      Thank you for entering! (I hear ya on the budgeting!)

  • Cynthia Short

    I love your blog. Thanks for the giveaways.

    • gracelaced

      Thanks, Cynthia!

  • Chanel Williams

    I just love your blog! I look forward to reading it every day.

    • gracelaced

      Thank you for the encouragement!

  • Marlo

    These look so nice. I love reading your blog!

    • gracelaced

      Thanks so much!

  • Carrine

    Love love love!

    • gracelaced

      Thank you!

  • Dawn-Marie Irvin Jackson

    I teach pre-kindergarten and would love to win any of the items but especially LOVE the Bible.

    • gracelaced

      Yes the CTB is a great resource!

  • Stephanie @ Housewife Mama

    This is awesome, thanks!!

    • gracelaced

      Thank you, Stephanie!

  • Liz

    Wonderful ideas, perfect for the seasonal stress factor.

    • gracelaced

      Thank you, and thanks for entering!

  • Tara

    Time gifts, such a treasure in this busy age. Love this post

    • gracelaced

      Thanks, Tara!

  • Sara Isaacs

    love it

    • gracelaced

      thanks!!

  • Katie1315

    Beautiful pieces! Would love to win. :)

    • gracelaced

      Thank you! Thanks for entering!

  • sspunlimited

    The Child Training Bible kit looks like a great resource.

    • gracelaced

      I have the CTB and love it!

  • Christina Smith

    Huge fan of Ruth! Her life and art are so beautiful!!

    • gracelaced

      Thank you, Christina. I’m so honored!

  • Kadonna

    “Tulips For Morocco” is gorgeous!

    • gracelaced

      Thank you so much. It is a special piece!

  • Ally

    The Bible looks fun :)

    • gracelaced

      The CTB is a great one!

  • kathy

    I love the art work.

    • gracelaced

      Thanks!!

  • Coleen Austin

    Love the Rejoice notecards :-)

    • gracelaced

      Thank you!

  • Amber Nicole English

    Have never seen the child training bible. Looks like it could be a great resource! Love the artwork too.

    • gracelaced

      CTB is a wonderful resource! Thanks for entering!

  • Stacy

    Ruth, I love your art work! Your art and blog posts inspire me to keep moving forward and to get creative. Thanks for blessing us with your wisdom!

    • gracelaced

      Thank you, Stacy. That encourages my heart–truly!! Blessings to you!

  • Hailey

    Thank you for giving away such beautiful gifts!

    • gracelaced

      You are so welcome!

  • Grace Cho

    thanks for the reminder! thinking about the reason for giving is something i’m going to have to remember as i shop for my family!

    • gracelaced

      Blessings, Grace!

  • Crystal E

    Beautiful artwork. Love the child training Bible!

    • gracelaced

      Thank you! and yes, the CTB is a great resource!

  • Michelle Underwood

    My favorite verse is Psalm 118:24! Beautiful artwork!

    • gracelaced

      Thank you so much. It’s one of mine too!

  • Alecia

    What beautiful art!

    • gracelaced

      Thank you so much!

  • Claire

    Beautiful artwork. Great reminder what the real reason for the Christmas season.

    • gracelaced

      Amen! and thank you!!

  • Wendi

    What beautiful artwork, and the Child Training Bible is the best!!

    • gracelaced

      Thank you, and yes! CTB is a great resource!

  • Diana Montgomery

    Awesome giveaway. Love Anne of Green Gables and study for children is just wonderful.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

    • gracelaced

      Anne of Green Gables made such a strong impression on me as a child! Thanks for entering!

  • Kristi

    Looking forward to more great inspiration from the blog!

    • gracelaced

      Thank you!

  • Patricia

    Amen! I pray that we all remember the real reason for the season. What an awesome giveaway too!

    • gracelaced

      Yes…he is the focus indeed!

  • Michelle Allison

    I needed these reminders for shopping and gift giving! Thanks :)

    • gracelaced

      You are so welcome. Blessings!

  • Joanna Warren

    Great tips! All of the gifts for my children were purchased through Amazon, after comparing prices. How nice it is to relax instead of trying to run around town!

    • gracelaced

      Amazon has some great deals!!

  • Allison

    :Love the Bible. What a great teacher resource

    • gracelaced

      I have it and it is a great one!

  • Karen M

    Great post! Thank you! :)

    • gracelaced

      Thank you!

  • Sophia DeLonghi

    Love all of your art work Graceland! Would love the Sit and Stay Awhile.

    • gracelaced

      Thanks so much!

  • Julia Rogers

    I am hoping to head over to your store to buy a special gift no matter what but it would be helpful on the budget to win one too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sara

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Dana S

    love the rejoice note cards

  • jenclark

    Beautiful artwork. Love the Bible.

  • Christina@toshowthemjesus.com

    Love Ruth’s art!

  • Carma

    Good post and beautiful artwork.

  • Katie S

    Thanks for the fun ideas! I would love to get a babysitter and spend an evening with my husband shopping for others. Might have to convince him though :o)

  • Mary T

    The Better Mom has certainly blessed many moms and grandmoms! Love your new look! The artwork is truly inspirational and the Bible looks like a family must have! Thanks for sharing and for all your giveaways!

  • Irene Sun

    Thank you, Ruth, for fleshing out your giving spirit — here and always. =)

  • Shelley

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway!

  • Emmie

    These things look great for training kids. Thanks for the tips on reducing shopping stress too.

  • Elizabeth Jane Armstrong

    This looks amazing!!

  • Patty

    this looks amazing

  • Rhonda Price Barbour

    I would love any of these items for my home…especially the child’s Bible training!

  • Brianna Alton

    Thank you for the tips! I made a budget but I didn’t stick to it! We always seem to overspend! Luckily we are all done shopping though for everyone!! so YAY!

  • Karin B

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Tracie

    What great items in your giveaway, love them all!

  • Tia Miller

    I love this idea…. it will make it so easy to get to the scripture that refers to the actions of my children and sometimes even us as parents. Hoping to be blessed and not stressed!

  • Jen M.

    LOVE the giveaways!!

  • momofsbandeg

    I love these products!!

  • Alicia Renee Barr

    Love this. :)

  • kim c

    Great entry great give away.

  • Jane

    I’m a foster parent and have had kids from all ages and walks of love. I would love to win the Child Training Bible to use in guiding and training my precious kids.

  • Misty Robinson

    Just found your blog and I love it! THanks for all the ideas!

  • Angel

    I have the virtue training and the child training and I love them! I know of a single momma friend I have that would greatly benefit from having her own copy :-) These resources are such a blessing!

  • Jennifer Roark Shaw

    What a blessing for someones family! Thank you for the opportunity to enter in this contest!

  • michelle h

    Hope to win

  • Paige

    Love the holiday shopping tips and thanks for the giveaway!

  • Brenna Cordner

    My daughter would love that bible so much and such a great way to gether interested in scripture!

  • Christa

    This is a FANTASTIC giveaway!!!! :-) Thank you so much for the chance!

  • Melissa Ansiel

    This Bible would be a great resource to apply what we have learned from Shepherding and Instructing a Child’s Heart, Don’t Make Me Count to Three, and Teach them Diligently! Four of my favorite parenting books.

  • Katelyn

    So fun!

  • Brenda A

    This would be an amazing gift to win.

  • Erica S

    I have heard so many great things about the training Bible. Thank you for this opportunity and for how you let God use you to bless others through this website.

  • Sara Haugen Friese

    I love new and organized ideas on training my children to be Christ centered. Thanks!

  • MommyOf4

    I would love this gift for my babies!

  • Katie KL

    Awesome resource!

  • Adrienne Dennison

    We are doing a Jesse tree and advent study with our children.

  • Tara Ouellette Butterworth

    That bible looks AWESOME!!

  • Jen Mathis

    I have 2 girls who this would be perfect for!

  • Rhiannon N

    really want to try this with my boys! :-)

  • Shannon

    Would LOVE to win the Child Training Bible!

  • Stacy M in OK

    THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY!

  • Shelly Lee Robinson

    I would LOVE the Bible!

  • Sandy

    Would love this for my girls

  • Elizabeth Prentiss

    I am so inspired by the Bible. I have two very busy boys, one of which is extremely strong willed. I struggle daily with parenting as much as I am grateful to do it each day. What a huge help this Bible would be!

  • Katy Manley- Morrison

    I have been wanting one of these for awhile now, hoping I win, I think I’ve entered everyone of these and have never own maybe I will this time.

  • Lisa

    Love this!

  • Cynthia

    This would be perfect for our children and where we are in our getting to know the Bible.

  • http://www.cyncesplace.com/Journal Cynthia

    Looks like a great idea.

  • Kimberly R

    Would love to win!

  • Irene Quiroz

    Oh this would be great for all our 5 kids!!

  • Hannah

    The Bible training book looks awesome! Just what I need and want to help me with my 4 littles

  • Leasa

    This would be an amazing tool as a parent!

  • Britni Ewing

    I would love to win this Bible!

  • Time2Save

    Would love this!

  • Christie

    I have been eyeing the Child Training Bible for quite some time. I would love to win it. And, what a great gift that would be for families with children.

  • Michele

    Would love a copy of this bible! App article re gift buying … Esp the gift of time … Coffee!!

  • meghanh

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you!

  • Amanda Kathryn Scoggins

    This looks wonderful!

  • Jennie

    Love the theme idea for gifts! Books, health, etc… great ideas!

  • Dominique Rosales

    That is the perfect Christmas gift!!

  • Emily

    I have been wanting one of these!

  • Elise

    Fun things! Love the print!

  • http://yourthrivingfamily.blogspot.com/ Sara@YrThrivinFamily

    Would love the Bible for my kiddos (and me)

  • Amy Renee

    I would LOVE the child training set. I have 3 kiddos that would benefit greatly

  • Crystal Pierre

    Great tips! I love that bible!

  • Andrea

    I would love this!

  • Amanda

    we are going to be a traditional homeschool family next year(we’re cyber schoolers now) and I am looking forward to adding in bible study to our new curriculum! Your blog is inspiring!

  • Christina

    Love the blog!

  • Starblue332

    Great giveaway!

  • Susan Carlson

    I would love to win this Bible!

  • Natalie Graichen

    That bible is the sweetest thing! It would be so wonderful for my son!

  • Michelle b

    Great giveaway!

  • Lauren

    This would be amazing!

  • Angela Wildermuth

    Would love to give this to my granddaughter.

  • Karyn Ashley-Smith

    I’d love the bible to use with my little ones! Thank you!

  • Samantha Carpenter

    Love it

  • Christa Lange Miller

    My girls would love the bible. And I would love to have it too. Been wanting it for some time!

  • Nicole Bromley Daw

    This would be a wonderful way to introduce the Bible when my little guy is older!

  • Michelle

    Enjoyed the thoughts on helping to focus my Christmas shopping…I want Christmas to be simple and to focus it on Jesus…the world makes too much noise and dazzling distractions.

  • rebeccaredin

    What a wonderful resource! Thank you for sharing it!

  • Christy

    This Bible is such a great idea! Would love to use it with our family!

  • Amanda Kuykendall

    I would so love to win this bible. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Amber Moore Gueary

    I love the Bible!!!

  • Jawn

    The Bible looks very awesome and helpful.

  • Aangiet

    Love it!

  • Cathy

    I’ve never heard of this particular Bible before but it sounds like a wonderful idea!

  • Emily

    I would love this!

  • Julie Kilgore Luptak

    What a great Bible!

  • Michelle Bell

    I have been wanting this child training bible since I heard of it a couple months ago. I have the highlighters and tabs saved in my amazon cart. Hopefully I win this so I can clear my cart!

  • Sammie Lui

    This is so useful for learning!

  • Brandi

    I really want the Bible, Our family could really use it. The blog makes total sense. Loved it.

  • Roberta

    I would love to get the bible! I really need some help with my boys!

  • carrie

    i think that Bible is so cool!

  • Kathy Grubbs Boles

    what a blessing for my girls!

  • Cheryl Patricia Porak Manney

    Who ever said kids don’t come with an instruction manual? The Bible is the best one around!

  • Melisanne

    My son just asked me after church today if he could get a Bible. Winning this would be great.

  • Deidre1979

    Inspiring post! I would love that bible!

  • Wenddie Mikulcik

    This would be great for my 3 kids

  • nichole

    My son asked me for tabs for his Bible like the ones that I have on mine. It is so amazing all the things our children emulate. It makes me so aware that my child looks to me for guidance even when I don’t have something specific to share.

  • Sonja

    Would love to win the Bible set!!

  • Pennie

    This would be awesome to win!

  • Elen Bronitskiy

    the bible looks cool

  • Pam

    I would love to win the Bible set

  • Brandy

    Would live to win the Bible set for my two boys!

  • Angie

    This sounds really neat! I would love to win this.

  • Char

    Would love this for my son.

  • Holly Sweet

    Would love to win!!

  • Carey

    This is just what I’ve been looking for. I have 5 kids and struggle with bible lessons. I think this would be a fabulous blessing for them! Thanks!

  • Amber

    What a great giveaway! Hope I win!

  • Suzie Engelhardt

    Just what I need to start off homeschooling!

  • Sandra H.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Rene Scott

    All of these things would be a blessing to win! The Bible would sure come in handy as I raise up four littles!.

  • Samantha Smart

    I’d love to win the Bible. It’s on my son’s wish list.

  • Heather Davis Nowlin

    The Ruth Chou Simon’s products are beautiful and the Bible would be a great start to our Children’s Ministry Library.

  • Danielle Savage

    Sounds like a GREAT took to train kids.

  • Soly Lora

    Would Love this Bible! Great Giveaway!

  • Aubrey Moore Stalcup

    Would love the child training bible kit!! Would help me so much!

  • Lynsie

    Would so love that bible.

  • HarperGirl

    I have been looking at the child training Bible for some time; it looks like a wonderful resource!

  • bran di

    what a cool idea to get started with my daughter…next step after the picture Bible.

  • Britta

    My son would love this Bible! What a great giveaway!

  • Angela Michelle

    Love that bible :)

  • Kari

    Would love to win! :-)

  • Malia

    Thanks for the great tips! I love #3 and may go for the book theme this year. ^^

  • Kelli

    Love the bible!!!

  • Kristine

    Looks like an awesome Bible! My son would love it!!!

  • Jeremi N Angela Savin

    Would use this during devotion time!!! :-)

  • Cresenda Gehrke

    Lovely art!

  • April

    Wow! The child training Bible looks amazing! I have never seen one (and the Pastor hubby is a Bible Collector!) Awesome!

  • Mandi Miller

    Love every single one of these items!! I’ve been wanting to get my kids the Training Bible; this would make a great gift! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Virginia

    My littlest would LOVE the bible…A bible is on his Christmas list!

  • Barb

    Thank you for the offer!!

  • Sandi W

    Would Love this Bible. So helpful

  • Becky

    i’ve never heard of this bible before. after reading about it, i hope i win! it looks great! :D

  • Kaitlyn Regts

    This bible looks so helpful!! I’ve got 4 children who would love it!

  • Nykki

    These are great!!

  • Angie

    Would really love the Bible!

  • Brittainy S

    I really like the Child Training Bible, I am hoping to get one for my son. What version is the Bible?

  • Heather

    Would love to win this Bible to share the blessings between my daughter and I to know Him more together.

  • Ashley Lucas Johnson

    Thank you for the generous giveaway! I would love to win the Bible for my son. Merry Christmas!

  • Stevie

    I’ve been eyeing this Bible help for a long time…

  • Justina Nunery

    My Son and Step-Son would enjoy this!!! It would be great bonding time for the whole Family and as for me, I’m a new Christian and would learn a lot from this myself!!!! :)

  • K

    I have looked at and looked at the Child Training Bible kit for my girls… would love it win it!

  • Mer Hilton

    I have that bible and love it! Would be excited to pass another one to a friend!

  • Susan Rinkle

    I am hoping to win to really get some help bringing the Lord to my children and vice-versa.

  • Melody Meyer

    This training Bible looks awesome! If I don’t win it, I will probably buy it!

  • Janie

    I think this Bible would be a great tool for me and my children. I may buy one if I don’t win it!

  • Desiree

    This so awesome!

  • Linda Z

    great! thanks!!

  • Amy O’

    I have been wanting this Training Bible for quite some time now. Thank you!!

  • Aida Feliz Vicuna

    A great bible to help guide our children to turn to the Word of God for all their questions and answers.

  • Megan

    I’m done with my shopping, since I shop throughout the year (mostly for budgetary reasons), but I love all of these ideas! And thanks for the fun giveaways!

  • Ellen

    I love the Child Training Bible!

  • Mary Villarreal

    Love it! Thank you for sharing!! :)

  • Tracy Hinton

    I was going to buy my daughter a Bible for Christmas. I would love to win this for her!

  • Amie G

    I would love this Bible. Amazing

  • Rochelle

    Love this bible!! Would love it!

  • Brandon N Alma Crump

    I would love to win this Bible! I enjoy following the blog and on FB!

  • MamaOmuss

    I would like to make the CTB with my girls.

  • Dedra

    Looks great!

  • Mother of many

    This would help my husband and me to stay on the same page as we seek teach our children according to Gods word.

  • mrs_nold

    I’ve heard about this Bible and the tabs. I would love one to use while I’m raising my precious kiddos

  • renee

    Would love to win

  • jenturp

    This would be a great teaching tool for our children, showing them that they can always go to the Bible for the answers they are looking for.

  • Amber V.

    This is awesome!! I would use this all the time for myself & my kiddos!

  • Staci

    Would love the bible for my boys!

  • Kimberly S

    Thanks! What a wonderful gift!

  • Heather

    Thanks!!! Would be a great gift!

  • Tammy

    A wonderful gift to help our children feel more comfortable using the bible and see how it holds the answers that apply to everyday life situations.

  • LeAnn Barr

    Would love to have this for my son.

  • Leann Andrews

    I love gracelaced!!

  • Darcey

    Love the ideas! Thanks.

  • Laurie

    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for blessing someone with this wonderful tool.

  • jessica

    This looks like a great child-rearing tool. Would love to win it!

  • Danielle

    I would love to win this!!

  • Kriziela

    I’d be so excited to read to my daughter the Child Training Bible! This would be a great help to me in teaching my baby girl stories about Jesus!

  • Jurry

    This looks pretty fun!

  • Rebekah

    I’ve never seen this before. What an amazing tool for child-training!

  • melissa

    The Child Training Bible looks like a great tool.

  • Diane E. Ruiz

    The child training bible looks like an amazing tool! This would be great to use with my 9 month old son. “Bring up a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it”.

  • tammy cordery

    this looks like a great thing to use

  • April N

    I would LOVE to have the Child Training Bible to use in our home!

  • Tracy

    I have been wanting to get the Child Training Bible for my daughter

  • Carisa Zglobicki

    I have been looking at the child training bible for my children – thank you for the chance to win one!

  • lovejklo

    This would be a great teaching tool for my little ones!!!

  • Michelle Kilcoyne

    I have been looking for something like this for a long time. I would LOVE to have the Child Training Bible to use in our home!

  • Carrie Bailey

    I am so praying I win that Bible for my boys! :) Thanks for the wonderful blog!

  • Sheri Groenke

    This would be such a blessing!

  • Cindy

    Would love to win the Child Training Bible.

  • Pam

    This is great timing for me. We have entered into a phase of frustration with my son. He is only 4 but we did not go through much during the ‘terrible two’s or threes’

  • Ramblings Mom

    this looks like a great starter bible

  • http://www.artistichandsoffaith.com/ Faith Lohr

    This Bible looks wonderful. I love the tabs along the sides. :-)

  • Krissti Bryant

    I would love to win the bible I have 5 children and it would be a blessing thank you for running this opportunity.

  • Yvonne

    Beautiful prints and the Bible Training Kit would be a great resource for the kids :)

  • Rhonda

    Oh how I love this! It would be an amazing thing to have in our family!

  • Monica

    What a great idea. This would be helpful for my 12 & 5 year old.

  • Kathryn Badger

    This would be so great for my kids!

  • Alicia Fladager

    What an incredible idea! I’d love to have that fit my children :D

  • Amanda Fransen

    I like that it has tabs for behaviors and actions. I have an ADHD Child and a lot of christian sites I read don’t believe in ADHD, and believe it’s all correctable through the Bible…maybe it will help…

  • Elissa Goodwin

    I love this! I hope I win!

  • http://www.sara.rrusselljr.com/ Sara Russell

    I love the advice and I think this winning this giveaway would make an excellent addition to our home.

  • Christy Jones Bartelt

    How awesome

  • Molly

    The Bible would be a great reference for when I quickly want to find a scripture to remind my children of what God’s word says about life aspects of life.

  • Pamela

    Thanks for the important reminder – focus on blessing, not on stressing!

  • Tiffany

    This Bible would be great to help train our 3 gifts.

  • Mish

    The Bible looks so cool! I’d love to be able to give it to my oldest son! Thanks for the chance!

  • Laurie Cassano

    What a great giveaway!
    Laurie
    ewellla@yahoo.com

  • Melissa Kio

    Commenting on giveaway

  • Grace Chute

    I would love to win the Bible. My friend has one for her children but we couldn’t figure out where I could find one. Thanks for the info!

  • Ambre

    The Bible looks great!

  • http://danielleayersjones.com/ danielle

    Themes have helped me over the years. I especially loved the year the theme was books! I just placed one big Amazon order! Books are great even for non-readers (yes really). Because even if someone isn’t a reader there’s usually always a cookbook or coffee table book they’d like instead. Not to mention audiobooks!

    I’d love to win the cards!

  • Jessica

    What an excellent idea for a training bible.

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