My 1,000th post celebration and giveaway!


As I mentioned Monday, this marks my 1,000 post.

To celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway!

Here is what is in my prize package:

* A copy of the book The Restorer by Sharon Hinck which I reviewed here.


* A CD of hymn arrangements with piano and orchestra titled Reflections on a Journey by Greg Howlett.


* A set of Shabby Chic note cards.


All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. I will use the random number generator to draw a name on Saturday at 10 p.m. EDT. This contest is open to international visitors as well. 🙂

I do appreciate my readers (and commenters!)

(By the way, I hope you will leave a comment even if you are not interested in the “prize.” I’ll count all comments on this post as entries for the giveaway unless you say you’re not interested. It’s just nice sometimes to see who is “out there.” 🙂 )

This contest is now closed. The winner is: #18, Need A Nap 2! I will be contacting you shortly to find out where to send your prize.

29 thoughts on “My 1,000th post celebration and giveaway!

  1. Wow, 1000th post. That’s a wonderful milestone in blogging. Keep up the inspiring thoughts.

    Come to think of it, I don’t know how many posts I made so far. I’ll check mine later. 🙂

  2. Congratulations on 1000 posts! That’s incredible. I look forward to reading the next 1000! I’ve been blessed reading your writings.

  3. I also just recently found your site, but it quickly got on my favorites list, so I’m checking on you often. 1,000 posts. Wow! I haven’t even gotten through my first hundred. Please sign me up for a chance to win. Blog on!

  4. Hello and thanks for your comments on my post. I have some verses which I’ve claimed at the front of my journal and whenever I find that I’ve strayed away from the plan, I go and read them. Also a prayre I wrote is there. I should go there every day.
    I love the looks of this package.
    Mama Bear

  5. 1000! WOW! That’s a lotta lotta bloggin’! I almost hate to admit that I’m ALMOST there too! LOL! Gee… what did we DO with our lives before blogs? Who did we TELL???? Obviously not enough people, cuz sOMething compelled us to come here and tell MORE! hehehe… CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    (you don’t have to put me in the drawing! I just come here cuz I want to!)

  6. Oh my goodness, I’m glad that I made it over here. 1000 posts is phenomenal to this just under 300 gal. Thanks for setting such a precedent of genuine and helpful posting. You are an encouragement to read in the blog world.

  7. Congratulations on 1,000 posts!!! I’d love to be entered in your giveaway. Your blog is one of my very favorites. Thank you for taking the time to write so many of your “stray thoughts” down to share with the rest of us!

  8. I got all excited when I realized I’m very close to doing my 444th post. Cool number, huh? But I’d say 1,000 is a lot more exciting that that! Congratulations, Barbara.

    And this is a wonderful giveaway – I’d love to be entered.

    Happy Easter to you. 🙂

  9. Hey, Barbara! It is me..Jewel! 🙂 you are so dedicated to your blog. I mean you post almost every day and your posts have substance. They have ministered to me, made me laugh, made me cry, caused me to really think, etc. You are awesome! Please enter me! I can’t go a day without YOU! LOL

  10. Well done! (You can give the prizes to other people–I’ve got a good bit to read and listen to already. Thanks anyway!) 🙂

  11. Congratulations! That is quite the milestone. Those of us who know you personally would never guess that you have SOOOOOO much to say! 🙂 I was just snickering to myself about how much I “talk my husband’s ear off” sometimes. I guess he would be glad to have me get a blog of my own. 🙂 Maybe someday. I do so enjoy reading your posts, esp. since we can’t get together much these days. Thanks for your friendship! You do not need to enter me in the drawing.

  12. Congrats!! Wow, so many posts and what a journey it must have been. So glad I finally found your blog 🙂

    I’m also blogging about your celebration giveaway tomorrow at my weekly contest round-up at my book review/contest blog – A Book Blogger’s Diary

    Hope that’s ok with you. Thanks!

    ~ abookblogger

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  14. Happy Easter! Congratulations on your 100th post. What an accomplishment. I wish you many more wonderful posts!! You are hosting a delightful giveaway contest. All three prizes are fantastic. I would love to read “The Restorer” , the “Reflections on a Journey” CD sound lovely and the shabby chic note cards are gorgeous. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it…..Thanks,Cindi

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