Saturday, March 16, 2013

SerenDIPity Saturday ~ Yes to God


"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, 
but set an example for the believers
in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."
1 Timothy 4:12



Today is SerenDIPity Saturday. Not just here on Joy In The Truth, but in our home. Today is the day of our annual SerenDIPity party. We are excited and very busy making final preparations to welcome our guests this evening.



But I wanted to pause and share a surprise blessing with a few of you! After all, it is SerenDIPity Saturday!

Earlier this week I was tickled to receive a serendipitous gift in the mail by my loving friend Lysa ~ a copy of her newest book co-authored with her daughter, Hope ~ "What Happens When Young Women Say Yes To God". I will be reading this book with our daughter, Gabrielle, at the right time and as the Lord leads. And I would LOVE to share the blessing and give away a few copies of the book to share the joy and the wisdom.

As a young woman reads this book, she will be equipped to:

*Understand how to hear from God personally so she can resist the confusing pull of the world and stay focused on His calling for her.

*Develop a hunger for God's Word thus deepening her convictions to stay pure and focused on God as she makes decisions affecting the course her life will take.

*Find encouragement for living out her faith commitment through testimonies from teenager Hope Terkeurst and realize she is not alone in taking a bold stand for God.

My personal daily prayer for my children and for this generation of youth is that God would raise them up to be a generation standing bold for Him, His truth and His redemption. This book encourages young women in truth and points them to God's Word, which equips us to live our lives blameless before Him in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.




Just leave a comment with your contact information and the first name of the special young women in your life with whom you would share this book. THREE copies are up for grabs. Winners will be announced next week.

Happy SerenDIPity Saturday!


"I remember the devotion of your youth..."
Jeremiah 2:2

64 comments:

Monica Hawk said...

Sharon, I love Lysa's books and could share this book with my daughter Mackenzie when she gets older. Thanks for the opportunity!
Monica Hawk
Monicahawk@msn.com

Karen said...

My pastor received a prayer card from a young lady named Daz. She is 19 and has just ventured out on her own and was expressing some fear and discouragement. I am in my mid fifties and pastor asked me if I would be willing to mentor her. Not really feeling qualified because I messed up with my children when I was a young single mom, said yes wanting to be open to what the Lord has for me. I am praying for this young lady and we have spoken on the phone. This would be a blessing to be able to reach out to her more and encourage her to grow stronger in her faith. Karen
camilokl@yahoo.com

Judy Durham said...

What a perfect gift in the send-off of my Daughter Hannah. She will be leaving for College come January and of course this weighs heavily on mom (me). A book such as this placed in her hands I know would minister to the both of us as we begin this transition in our lives. We are both book-a-holics, and she is an aspiring writer. Awesome resource!

Blessings~
Judy Durham
lovemigabe@aol.com

slannetti said...

Hi Sharon. The very special young woman in my life's name is Toni and she is very special to me. She is sweet, kind and loving. And my son loves her with his whole heart! I would love to give this book to her.
Sue
slannetti@aol.com

Mary Davidson said...

Hi Sharon, I would love to win a copy of this book. I read When Women Say Yes last year and I was really blessed by it. I would love to get a copy of this book for young women and share it with my oldest daughter Sadie Rose. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
Mary Davidson
mrs.marydavidson@gmail.com
http://marydavidson.wordpress.com

Cyndi Stanton said...

I would love to win this book for my youngest daughter, Jenilyn. She is very strong in her faith and I so want to keep her that way! Thank you for this chance. My e-mail is cyndisueone@gmail.com

Melcat said...

I would love to win a copy of this book for my 15 year old daughter Ashlee! She loves the Lord and is always searching for ways to grow in her faith.
My email is lynx220@yahoo.com

Joy Pedrow said...

I love Lysa. Made to Crave has helped me overcome my need for food and replaced it with my need for Christ. I would share the new book with my friend Katie. Thanks for this opportunity!

joypedrow@mail.usf.edu

Jeana said...

I would give it to one of our foster daughters who just turned 18. She moved our and wants to do it on her own. She was saved while she was living with us, but is not walking with God. She is lost and hitting rock bottom.
drjluther@gmail.com

EmmaLeigh Thompson said...

I would love the opportunity to read this book myself and share it with my younger sister as well.
EmmaLeigh Thompson
emmaleigh.thompson@gmail.com

Lori's page said...

I would love to share this book with a dear friend Rebecca, she often feels lonely and struggling, and I know this would bless and encourage her immensely. God bless you ladies for your work for the Lord, may He keep us on track and close to Him, to lean on His mighty strength, Lori. (lori.french@yahoo.fr)

Mandy said...

This sounds wonderful! I would love to share this with my daughter, Anna.
Thank you!
Mandy
mandy (dot) mianecki (at) gmail.com

rondac said...

Sharon, I was just looking at this book for my daughters Cortney and Carlee. Cortney is beginning a series of speaking engagements geared toward young women while Carlee is working toward becoming a missionary. I think this book would be a wonderful addition to our library.
Ronda Cowen
cowenhome5@gmail.com

1Hipchick said...

I love Lysa! i am currently reading Unglued, what an awesome book! I' m sure her new book will be equally inspiring. I would love to share this with my granddaughter that I am raising. Her name is Shelbi, she is 10 yrs old.If I don't win, it's ok, I'll be getting for her anyway.
Thanks Dawn
miller.dawn.m@gmail.com

sue said...

My name is Sue and I would love to be able to share this book with one of my nieces...Stephanie, Melanie or Natalie. =)

princesssue_67@hotmail.com

EarthMomma said...

I would love to share this book with my daughter Tamara for encouragement and strength as she grows in Christ.
Jackie Bailey
jlbailey2@comcast.net

sue said...

ps.....stephanie is the young lady in the picture with me....=)

one woman said...

Wonderful gift, thank you for presenting the opportunity...I would share it with my 14 year old daughter, Chiloe. She has a heart for God but it is obvious that the world sure is trying hard to lure it away from Him.
JoDee Lewis
carlusnjodee@gmail.com

Christy Wellman said...

Sharon, If I were to win this book I don't know who I would give it to, but I know the Lord will show me who needs it. My e-mail address is christywellman3@aol.com

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kd said...

I am a mother of three, beautiful daughters: Ava, Isla, and Eden Grace. I would love for them to read this one day. Thank you for the opportunity! kristidalnoky@gmail.com
http://.ava-n-isla.blogspot.com

Miranda Lynn said...

I was just recently introduced to Leysa through my egroup and love her! I would share this with my BFF and her daughter who will be a freshman this coming year. High School is a whole new realm and she needs all the guidance she can get to be who she is, and to find herself in God. If I were to win, I would present it to them at her 8th grade graduation party.

Angie said...

I would share this book with my beautiful daughter, Bri. She is a freshman at Ball State University and loves the Lord. I do know that it is challenging to follow Christ at a secular college so I believe this book would be one more way for me to support her in her faith.

God bless,
Angie Kirkham
akirkham0306@gmail.com

Judi Rozelle said...

I love Lysa's books! I just learned about this book this week and would LOVE it for my 16 year old daughter, Ashley,who loves the Lord but struggles with living for Him at times. Thanks so much for this opportunity.
rtimjud@gmail.com
Judi

Nicole said...

Hello, I would absolutely love to give a copy of this book to by best friends daughter Jordyn who just recently turned 18 & is still trying to figure out this life & what God has for her. Thank you, Nicole My email: gntscole@earthlink.net

annms78 said...

I have 3 young daughters that I'm trying to raise up to be Godly women. My oldest is about to turn 8. I would love to have this as a resource as they grow.
~Ann Marie
ajmrshantz@yahoo.com

Sandi MacKenzie said...

I would love to share this book with a young lady in our church. We have a program that allows the adults to get to know the kids. I have a lovely young teenager who is from a broken home and can only come to church when she visits her grandmother. I truly love this young girl and want to share how much God has done for us and what He has in store for her.
Thank you for even the opportunity.
Sandi MacKenzie
sandimac61@yahoo.com

rejoicer73 said...

I love Lysa, I am currently doing a small group study of Unglued. Will also be doing What Happens When Women Say Yes to God with an Online Study later this year. I would love to share her new book with my daughters Serena & Veronica. There is also several nieces that could benefit as times goes on. Thanks for the chance to share this for free with them.

Maureen said...

What a great giveaway and what a blessing this would be to win! I would love to share this with my girls (Kayleigh and Chloe) when they are a bit older!

Thanks for the opportunity!
Maureen
maureen.tenney@gmail.com

Esther said...

I love Lysa's writing and I'd love to share it with my daughter!

Esther Aspling
e_aspling@yahoo.com
forthisisthetime.blogspot.com

Jana Burleson said...

I just love all of Lysa's book!!! I would share this book with my daughter, Amelia. Thank you so much for the opportunity!!

misspig2885@gmail.com

Jana

sara b said...

I would love to give it to my daughter, Sydney. She just had hip surgery and this would be great for her to read while she has some down time :) Thank you for the giveaway!
brownell98@msn.com

kricket said...

I am so blessed by Lysa's ministry...her books, her online devotionals and posts...I'm always sharing them with friends and saying,"you have to read this..". I have two teenage daughter, Dakota and McKenzie that I would love to share this book with and read with them. Thanks for sharing,
Kristen

Shannon Steinwandel said...

What a great way to invest in others! I LOVE Lysa's books and studies! I am a young single mom and would love to share this book with my two daughters, Ella and Mya, when they get older. Thank you for doing this. I will be sharing your page on my blog and associated Facebook page. www.thecsmom.blogspot.com

Shannon
ssteinwandel@hotmail.com

Our Family Blog said...

My name is Kelly and I am a mom of a preteen daughter ... Leeanna. I am reading UNGLUED in a small group. I am looking forward to reading this with my daughter.

Kristin Scott said...

I would like this book for a sweet girl, who is struggling to find who she is and how she can be herself in God. I think this book would be so good for her!
kristink17@gmail.com

LauraScott said...

Lysa's book are awesome. I would love to have my daughter Anastasia read this! Laura Scott blascott@hotmail.com

Debra said...

Abbi and Grace are my beautiful daughters whom I would love to share this book. Abbi will be going off to college this fall, and Grace is starting high school ~ she took the big step of faith two weeks ago and was baptized. So blessed!
Debra Lavine
lavinemom@gmail.com

GwendaH said...

I would love to win a copy of this book to share with my daughters - Lindsey, Sidney, Jadyn and Cana. We enjoy Lysa's books. They are a blessing to us. I've been doing devotions and discipling my daughters since they were very young and this book would be perfect as they continue to grow in their relationship with Christ. Thank you for this opportunity! Gwenda

brokenbutnotforgotten said...

I would like to share this with my daughter. Orenda Smith Christlikeiving@gmail.com

A Journey For Life said...

Lysa's books have been a blessing to me and I love to share this with my daugther at the right time and hopefully be a great book to have as a study for your teen girls at church

ejtexan said...

I would love a copy to share with my daughter Bree'. I think this would be so helpful. Thank you
Malinda
sfamily76@gmail.com

Amanda said...

I would love to share this with all the teen girls in the youth group at my church!

Amanda Talbert
amanda.talbert@gmail.com

J Turner said...

I would love to have a copy of this book for my daughter Jessica who is off to college this fall. Love Lysa's books.
tjrst87@gmail.com

Beach Mama said...

I have taken and have taught Lysa's What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. I would l-o-v-e to have this book to share with my daughters, Ana & Lia!
Teri P.
piverlt@bellsouth.net

Wynn P said...

I have enjoyed many of Lysa's books and have shared them with my mom & younger sister; she 15 yrs old. I would love to share this book with both of them.

Thanks
Wynn Przybycien
przybycw@gmail.com

Sari Kamppi said...

Hi Sharon

I would give the book to my daughter Natalia who has just turned 18. As she starts to determine her own way in life and becomes more independent, I think this book would be a great resource to guide her in the right direction and hopefully help prevent some heartache along the way.

Sari
sari_kamppi@hotmail.com

Rachel Face said...

I am on youth staff at church and would love to use the book to lead a high school girl's small group for Kyra, Chelsea and Katlyn. :) jesusthinksimlovely@gmail.com

Miriam Hahn said...

I have three teenage daughters I would share this with, Amanda, Courtney and Amber.
Miriam Hahn
Kscountry_girl97@yahoo.com

Kathy Lund said...

Hi! I would give this book to my lovely daughter, so she could share it with *her* daughter (and my sweet granddaughter) Molly. I've been a devotee of Lysa for many years and my daughter, mom and I all did the 'Made to Crave' devotion together. Blessings to you and yours.
klund4324@gmail.com

Thank you!

Renee Laning said...

I LOVE Lysa and her books! This book is an answer to a prayer of mine. I have a 14 year old who is struggling with influences of friends and *gasp* boys! I want her to seek Jesus first in everything, but pressures are difficult for young women today. I would love to have this book to help her find her way! Renee
reneelaning@juno.com

Shirley said...

I would share this with my daughter Ali, who will soon be graduating from high school and I think this would help her to remember to call on the Lord and his leading for her future. Shirley Mills mills.sgm@gmail.com

GaryCatherine Hood said...

Lysa is such an amazing woman of God and such an encouragement for all women!!! I would share this with the only girl in my youth group Lydia. She will be leaving for college this fall for music. Her voice is absolutely beautiful and would be perfect to glorify God. I pray that God's voice will be louder than the world's once she goes away and that she keeps her faith.
Catherine Hood GaryCatherineHood@gmail.com

Muriel Gregory said...

Our local PWOC has done 3 studies from Lysa this year already. Great books!

Kelly said...

I love Lysa! I would share this book with my daughter, Stacy. I appreciate your graciousness in offering this book to 3 lucky winners! Blessings to you!
Kelly Goodman
shorty_2160@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

Hello :) I would share the book with my daughter Jessica and then she could pass it to her sister Tiffany. Thank you for the chance to win!
Anita Holden
aholden@va.metrocast.net

Peggy said...

I would love for my daughter Brianna to read this as she is in her first year of bible college and really senses a call of God. Sometimes she wonders what that would mean. What a tremendous blessing your books are.
Peggy Knudsen
Mpknudsen@iowatelecom.net

JennL said...
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JennL said...

I would love to win this book to read with my niece, Maddie. Her mom passed away from breast cancer and I have felt a real tug on my heart to be her spiritual mentor. This book would be so helpful in doing that.
Jennifer Loveland
DJWL@itspeed.net

Constance Gimenez said...

I would sooo love to win a copy of this book to share with my daughter Jasy who has recently started high school an dwants to follow God. Later I would share it also with my younger dauthers Tamara and Emily.

Constance
panambi@hotmail.co.uk

Debbie Carpenter said...

I would love to win a copy of this book because myself and another young lady are going to be leading a small group with some of our teens from church. Alicia, Alexis, and Amber are 3 of the girls names that popped into my mind immediately, as well as my granddaughter Autumn. Can't wait to see if I won. :)

Ethan Clark said...

I would love to share this book with our High School Youth Group, which is mainly young girls. But the first special girl in my life I would give it to would be my 16 year old daughter Emma.

Jackie Clark
jackieclark2010@yahoo.com

Mippy Foofalina said...

I would share this with my nieces Gianna and Esperanza :)
bunnysmip (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Loremil said...

For my daughters.
If this contest is still on.
Loremil
Loremil1973@aol.com