::the perfect summer read giveaway::

“God we will do anything. Anything

This was Jennie Allen’s prayer a several years back.  She was growing weary of the safe, comfortable, happy American Christianity.  She wanted to live the way Jesus was calling her to live and so her and her husband prayed that prayer one night{“God we will do anything. Anything“}—she prayed for a life that was surrendered, reckless, and courageous…. and God has answered it in some amazing ways.  This is the perfect summer read! 

& to go along with this book Katygirldesigns has donated 2 prints with the perfect reminder!

& we are throwing in a journal so you can take notes on the book.

TWO WINNERS will receive all three gifts.  
To Enter:
1. Please like us on facebook and comment that you did “like” us on this blog post.  AND– include your favorite thing about summer & your email address so we can contact you if you win.  
2. The winners will be randomly picked July 23rd at 5pm.  You have a week to enter(& you can only enter one time please).
3. The giveaway is open to college students in Tidewater & Richmond & anyone and everyone else:) all are welcome on this giveaway!

love to you.

Bringing the Gospel Home (Brooke) & GIVEAWAY!!!

I wonder if you are already feeling a little weary & a little bummed and it’s only a few weeks into the summer.  You had all these hopes of being a LIGHT to your family(or friends)–of serving and praying and sharing and all you feel like you’ve done is sleep, watch Netflix, and go get froyo(those are excellent things btw!)  Don’t worry- each day brings new mercies and new opportunities to love your family. Don’t believe the lie that you have “already blown your witness” or “you have already missed too many opportunities” or “you have already been too unloving.”  You can make a plan today to reach your family with the hope of Christ—no matter how difficult you feel it is to love those closest to you and no matter how unloving you feel you have been.

You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that can not be hidden.  Matthew 5:14

I found this list here—it offers 10 ways to continue to be a light to your family while you are home–I think it was written with Christmas break in mind but all the principles still apply.

ALSO, today is a GIVEAWAY day and 2 *lucky* winners will receive a copy of the book “Bringing the Gospel Home” by Randy Newman.  It’s an excellent book about how to love and share the gospel with your family.  Here is what Randy Newman says, Whenever I have spoken about evangelism, the number one question I get asked is, “How do I witness to my family.” Often the question is posed with tears and anguish. So I decided to tackle this emotionally charged topic by focusing on the goodness of the gospel, the high priority of family, and the complexity of communication. My goal in writing this book is to offer people hope by pointing them to scripture and telling a variety of stories of others who have witnessed to family.”

Also, just for fun both winners will receive 8 cute note cards with envelopes, a role of washi tape, and a journal!

To enter to WIN:
1. comment below by Sunday(6/8) at 5 pm with your favorite fro-yo topping and your email address.   Winners will be picked at random on Sunday night & emailed with the happy news! 
2.You must be a college student that goes to school in the Tidewater area(ODU,CNU, W&M, VWC, TCC, TNCC) or Richmond, VA area to enter to win.
3. Thanks and LOVE! xoxo


Since exams are just around the corner we thought a $15 gift card to Starbucks, chocolate, candy, popcorn & soda would help those long nights of studying go by just a little quicker. Enter to W I N below!:)

To enter to win please comment below with the name of the class that has been your absolute favorite this semester & your email address.  {You must go to ODU, CNU, W&M, TCC, TNCC, VWC, VCU, or UR to enter to win this giveaway but you don’t have to be involved in Cru at one of those schools} Thanks. You have til Friday April 25th at 5pm to enter to win…a winner will be picked at random and contacted Friday night.

We hope your exams go SOOO well.  Hang in there–summer is almost here!