Bottled Teardrops

After the loss of my mother, I felt like I had lost more than my mother or my best friend.  I had lost the person that knew my story…all of my story.  She knew the things that I didn’t tell anyone else.  She knew why I reacted to certain situations, because she knew the back-story, she knew my heart.

Now it sometimes seems as if my friends and yes, my family, only know part of me and no one knows the whole story of Deborah anymore.

It can be a sad, depressed place to have those thoughts.  So I am glad when I am reminded that there is someone that knows me even better than my mother did.

Psalm 139:13-14 reminds me that I have been remarkably and wonderfully made and the One who made me, knit me together long before my mother ever knew me.

There are times that I cry silent tears for a heart that still hurts, that still aches and no one knows…but God does.

He sees every tear and captures each one.  He doesn’t brush them away as nonsense.  He puts them in His bottle because He knows they tell my true story (Psalm 56:8).

y0Voupr8jLHfinllv6S6CYtlNKQW3jVuTm_rFH08RsNm=w845-h929-noI’m reminded of that moment in Harry Potter when Harry watches the man he thought was his enemy die.  Snape tells Harry to take his tears because they tell the true story, the story of how much he loved Harry and sacrificed for him.

Our tears tell our story and it is only God who keeps them, that understands them.

Final Give-a-Way – Angie Smith books

The box is ready to mail.  Who will this last box go to?

Angie’s bible study, Seamless, released yesterday!  I’m so excited and will be going to the store today to get my copy.

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Seamless – Session 5 from LifeWay Women on Vimeo.

So if this is your first time, here’s how to have a chance to win Angie’s 6 books published by B&H Publishing Group (who I am honored to work for):

Here’s the deal, comment and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…and go ahead and follow Angie too!  Leave a SEPARATE comment telling me all the actions you did and on Monday, I will draw a name for the fourth & final winner.  Make sure I have a way to contact you (no anonymous posts please).  Anyone is welcome to comment…worldwide!!!  Here’s your list of chances to win.

  1. Leave a comment here.
  2. Follow A Purple Cloth on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/apurplecloth
  3. Follow Angie Smith on Facebook::  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Smith/194036654004708?fref=ts
  4. Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/DebBoutwell
  5. Follow me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/debbout/
  6. Share this post in one of the above mentioned formats (or all of them!).

If you have been following me this past month, and did any of the above, your name is still in the drawing.  For an extra chance, let me know if you bought Angie’s new bible study, Seamless.

And for a bonus chance to win!!!!   I have another Instagram account for my Sewing/Quilting/Art home based business, Piney’s Needle.  You can follow me there at https://instagram.com/pineysneedle/.

That’s 8 ways to have a chance to have this box mailed to you!

Book give-a-way #seamlessbiblestudy #angiesmith #freebook

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Seamless Bible Study – Book Giva-a-way – Week 3

One thing I’ve learned while working in the field of publishing is that when a pub date of a new book is released, most times…you can get the book before that.

Ya’ll….Seamless is available to purchase at LifeWay.com!!!!!

Seamless

Seamless – Session 3 from LifeWay Women on Vimeo.

I’m still doing the 6 book give-a-way of Angie’s books (not including Seamless).  If you have done all the following…and are not Misty or Gina (who already won)…then your name is still in the drawing.

Here’s the deal, comment and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…and go ahead and follow Angie too!  Leave a SEPARATE comment telling me all the actions you did and on Monday, I will draw a name for the third winner.  Make sure I have a way to contact you (no anonymous posts please).  Anyone is welcome to comment…worldwide!!!  Here’s your list of chances to win.

  1. Leave a comment here.
  2. Follow A Purple Cloth on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/apurplecloth
  3. Follow Angie Smith on Facebook::  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Smith/194036654004708?fref=ts
  4. Follow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/DebBoutwell
  5. Follow me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/debbout/
  6. Share this post in one of the above mentioned formats (or all of them!).

Now for some extra ways to get your name in the drawing…..let me know if you purchased Angie’s book!  If you have and you have already scheduled a study group, let me know when and where.  That’s 2 more chances!

Ready…set…go!!!!

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