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Welcome to my Blog Give Away…

“What if God wrote a blog?”  Or better yet a Twitter account.

I just recently started Twittering…Because one of my blog friends said it was much better than FaceBook.

I am THE MOST boring Twitter – er EVAH!!

I don’t enjoy giving play by plays of my less than exciting life…its just not me.

But… I do enjoy following others. Seeing what other people tweet about. It’s a great way to find lots of interesting sites.

But back to God’s blog.  Would he tell me how excellent his birthday party was last week.  His new tweet might read..

“Gab and Mike throw a stellar party with Mo and Abe providing the jazz music. The dessert added an “out of this world” flavor from Tamar’s Cupcakes on Main.”

Naw…that just sounds cheesy coming from the King of Kings.

He certainly wouldn’t write about his Daily happenings would he? Would He give me some great reads and soul stripping material? How about a blog on marriage or raising kids. Relationships? Culture.Evangelism? Risk Taking.Prophecy. Loving difficult people. Finding your gift. Living in difficult circumstances. Do you think he’d do a giveaway?

I think Jesus is so cool that he thought of all that we would need for this very day and so he put his blog posts into one big book.

This was His post that I recently ran across and thought I’d repost it for you today.

Place Your Life Before God

 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

 3I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.

 4-6In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.

 6-8If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face.

 9-10Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.

 11-13Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

 14-16Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.

 17-19Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

 20-21Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.

Romans 12 (The Message)

Romans 12



My Father is the most profound literary figure of all times! He knew exactly what we would need in 2011. Its right there all laid out for us. He makes me want to be better because of how good he is to me. He makes me want to reach deep down and then out because he’s just so Inspiring!

It’s not just because he tells me to do it but because he came and did it first.

And that my dear blogger friends is some kind of Inspiration!

Another Kind of inspiration is a free gift.

Today in honor of you I’m giving away something from Bath and Body…One of my personal favorite smells.

Japanese Cherry Blossom!

Just leave a comment letting me know your favorite smell from Bath and Body.
The Contest will be left open until Saturday…Which is By the way..

My birthday.  

So comment away my peeps…Can’t wait to give this away!


19 responses »

  1. Dark Kiss is my favorite:) By the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY A FEW DAYS EARLY!!

  2. I am currently taking a class on homiletics at our church, and we have been disecting this very passage! Love it! I also love Sea Island Cotton from Bath and Body! And the Orange Ginger is nice too.

    • I’ll have to try that Kathy! I’m always up for a new flavor 🙂
      And I would love to be in a homiletics class studying this passage! Do you think it’s too far for me to commute:)

  3. Heather Gingerich

    Rose, My favorite is coconut vanilla…the passport tahiti scents. Yummo.

    Happy Early birthday… is a good reason to celebrate you! Love you friend!

  4. Hi Rose! This is so cool you’re doing this. My actual very favorite scent is Japanese Cherry Blossom!!

  5. One of my favorite is White Citrus.. but I like most of em! ;~)

  6. We really like the Japanese Cherry Blossom too! But my very favorite is Moonlight Path–shower gel, lotion, & body spray. I use the spray as my perfume and Dave loves it! 🙂 Happy birthday, my young friend!

  7. I don’t really have a favorite but Japanese Cherry Blossom is my sister’s favorite – I just got her some lotion for Christmas. I would love to be able to give her more……… 🙂 I hope you have a more than ordinary and wonderful birthday because YOU are so much more than ordinary and wonderful too! Love your insights!

  8. You are always so kind! I’m so glad you entered…and your sister must be too 🙂

  9. Good morning Rose! Just love reading your blogs, the only problem is it makes me want to get together! I am so looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. My favorite fragrance is jasmine vanilla from the aromatherapy line. Enjoy your day, see you in the morning 😉

  10. Almost forgot, I am in total agreement with you, God is amazing! I am so very thankful that He knows what I need even before I do! Great reference from an awesome God who loves so us much more than we could ever imagine!

  11. Hey Rose,
    Just wanted to tell ya, my fav is any of the citrus scents — I love grapefruit because it gives me a little zing in the morning!

    I am posting this on Saturday morning — the happiest of birthdays to you today!


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