On March 22, 2018, I published an "Inner Views" interview on this blog with the following words,
"In this amazing and wonderful world of blogging, I often forget exactly how I came across another blogger and how God orchestrated the details to weave their presence into my life. I usually only remember how dear they have become to my heart over the past several years, and I praise God for allowing our paths to cross and for the encouragement they are to me. Such is the case with the precious woman of God I am interviewing today. Her beautiful blog is chock full of Godly wisdom, profound Biblical teaching, and deep spiritual insight. Her physical suffering continually produces the fruit of Godliness in her life, and the sweet-smelling fragrance of its effects pours out to bless every other life she touches. I am so honored and blessed to call her friend and to share her inner views with you here."
Over the nearly five years since that interview, Bettie and I have remained friends, and she has continued to encourage me and bless my life. We have prayed for one another, participated in online Bible studies together, and supported one another through our ongoing emails. When she and her husband, Barry, shared their story and testimony on her blog, it was such a blessing to me, and when that sharing turned into a book, I couldn't wait to get behind it and share it, too!
The book is now finished, and Bettie has so kindly provided a copy for me to give away to one of our blessed readers!
To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment below.
If you are an anonymous commenter, we have no way to contact you, so you will not be entered in the giveaway unless you state your name and contact information in the comment. Please make sure you include a way for us to get in touch with you!
Due to shipping costs, the giveaway is only open to readers who live in the US.
The giveaway will be open to enter until sometime Sunday, December 11th, when we will draw the winner's name.
If you don't win and would like to purchase your own copy of Bettie's book, click here.
God bless each one of you and keep you always in His care.
Hi, Cheryl! I'm so happy for Bettie to be able to finish her book and for you to announce it. God bless you both. I'm sure her message is powerful as she is a strong and wonderful believer.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy for dear Bettie, too! Thank you for your kind words. May the Lord bless you, Mary. :)Delete
This sounds like a winner of a read, Cheryl. If I don't win, I'll be sure to order a copy.ReplyDelete
Yes! You will love Bettie's book. It is so encouraging. God bless you, Martha Jane. :)Delete
'In this amazing and wonderful world of blogging, I often forget exactly how I came across another blogger and how God orchestrated the details to weave their presence into my life. I usually only remember how dear they have become to my heart over the past several years, and I praise God for allowing our paths to cross and for the encouragement they are to me.'ReplyDelete
You've captured the essence of the Christ-centered blogging life, Cheryl. How wonderful that this dear friend has birthed a book and you are there to cheer her on and open doors. How blessed we are to live in this kind of community.
Thank you for your kind words, Linda! Yes, we surely are so abundantly blessed! May God continue to bless you. :)Delete
Dear Cheryl, your gracious words brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing about our book. And thank you for the precious years of love and encouragement. I'm so thankful that God let our paths cross. May He continue to bless you and your dear family as you shine His light for all to see!ReplyDelete
It was such an honor to share about your wonderful book, my friend. I am so grateful to God for your friendship, support, and encouragement over the years and so grateful, too, that God let our paths cross. He surely knew the future and how much we would need to pray for one another. I so appreciate your sweet visit and kind words. May God bless you always. :)Delete
I thank God that I met Bettie in the blogging world, Cheryl. God has blessed me abundantly through her at her blog and in emails. And now through her wonderful testimony again through this book. Love and blessings to you!ReplyDelete
It is so wonderful that God has blessed you through sweet Bettie's blog. It is hard to come away from her writing without feeling very blessed and also challenged to draw closer to Jesus. She is a precious friend and fellow soldier of the cross, plowing through so much pain and suffering and always speaking kind words and encouraging us to keep pressing on. Love and blessings to you, too, Trudy!Delete
I have always been tremendously blessed by Bettie, I have saved so many of her posts to return to time and again!ReplyDelete
I can surely understand why you save Bettie's post to return to and re-read. There is so much Godly wisdom and comfort to be found in her writings. I am so thrilled that now her words will reach so much farther since they are in book form. Her book is truly a gift from God. I am so thankful for your visit, Donna, and pray God blesses you today.Delete
Cheryl, thank you for introducing Bettie's book. It sounds like a book that will encourage anyone who reads it. You are right about God orchestrating the details to bring bloggers together. I cherish the Christian friendship I have with you and others that God has brought into my life through blogging. We need relationships, and God is gracious to ensure that we have them. God bless you, my friend. I hope you are enjoying this sweet season. Warm hugs.ReplyDelete
I cherish your friendship, too, dear Nancy. So many times, you have encouraged my heart. God bless you, too, my friend. I am so enjoying this season, and I hope you are, too. Sending hugs back to you today!Delete
Blogging has brought the most wonderful people in my life, who have encouraged, strengthened, and blessed me through the years. Sweet Bettie is such a precious inspiration, as I have known her in the blogging world, and in an online bible study. What a treasure to see she has written her very own book! If I don't win this giveaway, I will most certainly buy a copy. May the Lord bless you richly sweet Cheryl, you have such a heart for others, and your blog is always an inspiration, and a joy to read! Many blessings to you!ReplyDelete
Bettie surely is such a precious inspiration! Thank you so much for your kind, encouraging words and for your support of Bettie's book. I pray the Lord will send many blessings to you, too!Delete
Cheryl, as I read about your interview with Bettie and, more, how you two became friends, I found myself thanking God for the blogging friends I have made over the years. He does have a way of connecting hearts, doesn't He? I'm so glad I found your blog today through the Truth and Grace linkup. :)ReplyDelete
Aw, that is so sweet, Jeanne! It is so good to reflect on all the wonderful things and people God has brought into our lives. Yes, He surely does have a way of connecting our hearts. It reminds me of Romans 5:5, "the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." The precious Holy Spirit sheds God's love abroad in our hearts and draws us to one another in the fellowship of Christ. So beautiful how the body of Christ operates! I'm so thankful you found us, too, and so appreciate your sweet visit and kind words!Delete
How wonderful for Bettie to finish her book and for this sweet giveaway. Cheryl, you’re such a precious and dear friend and so encouraging. God bless you and your family.ReplyDelete
Kudos to Bettie. Such a sweet story of your meeting. Blogging gives us plenty of opportunities to meet others. Cheryl, you are such a sweet loving woman. Many blessings.ReplyDelete
Aw, Linda! What a sweet, kind comment! That meant so much to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Many blessings to you, too, my friend. And Merry Christmas!Delete