Thursday, October 15, 2015


Today, I want to express my joy to you, dear reader.

Without you, I would just be writing into the air. Oh, that's sort of what I am doing, isn't it?

Well, yes, but you're catching it somewhere in the air and reading it!

So, thank you! Your support along with encouraging comments and emails brings joy to my sometimes weary soul.

Because I value you so much, I'd like to give something back to you!

Not one, but TWO opportunities to receive!

I have to thank DaySpring for the idea. 

Are you supporting your favorite Write 31 Days authors by reading their posts daily- is celebrating all of the amazing Write 31 Days readers who are supporting nearly 2,000 writers this October! To enter to win a $500 DaySpring shopping spree, just click on this link and follow the giveaway widget instructions. 

That's the first giveaway. 

All you have to do is click on the link to enter. Please do enter. It's super easy. Someone has to win, and it could be you!

But since there is no guarantee that one of MY readers will win, I wanted to extend another opportunity for you, dear reader.

The second opportunity to receive is by telling me where you have intentionally found joy lately, because joy is meant to be shared. You can leave a comment in the comment section below or send me an email. Or, you can send me a private email telling me how I can pray for you (Click here for contact information). Maybe you're having trouble finding joy in your life right now. Let me share your burden.

Because I couldn't make up my mind about what I wanted to give away, three winners will be chosen entirely at random by a very scientific process of putting all the names in a bowl and having Hubbles pick one two THREE names out!

"What's the prize?" you ask.

PRIZES---Plural. THREE!!!

One winner will receive a copy of Margaret Feinberg's book, Fight Back With Joy.

Another winner will receive a copy of Jon Gordon's book, The Positive Dog: A Story About the Power of Positivity

And a third person will receive a copy of one of my cds. You can preview my music on 
Click here to sample the album Just Between Us 
and here to sample Call the Nations.
(Or you can view my videos and listen to some of the songs in their entirety. Just visit my Music page.)

I'm really excited to give some things away so please, take a moment to comment or to respond to the email you received if you're on my subscriber list. 

Oh, and if you're not a subscriber, now is a good time to do that! Simply enter your email in the space under where it says, "Don't miss a post!" on the top right margin. I have some perks on the horizon that will only be available to my email subscribers (If I can ever overcome my technical learning disability).

Regardless, I do appreciate YOU, dear reader. 

Good luck!!! I"ll leave my giveaway open through Friday, October 30 (which is when the DaySpring contest ends). Feel free to share it with your friends!

Don't forget to enter the DaySpring giveaway!!! $500 can buy a nice amount of Christmas gifts!!!

Blessings Along the Path,

sharing this blog with some of these lovely bloggers and with Write 31 Days

This is part of the Write 31 Days series. Click here to read other posts about Intentional Joy!


  1. Hi Mary!
    You describe so well what we are doing here as we put our reflections, ideas, etc. out into this unseen world with many unknown readers trusting the Lord might somehow use us in whatever way He pleases whether or not we ever hear about it or not.
    God bless!