Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday Thoughts & Giveaway Winner

Thank You

Thanks to all for your kindness and condolences over the passing of my Mom. Although my heart aches, it is a great comfort to know that I will see my Mom again in heaven.

We returned to KY late last evening, and although it was a whirlwind trip to NJ, we were blessed to see friends and family that we'd not seen in a while. One neat little blessing - I got to see my fifth grade teacher from elementary school. She had taught with my Mom, and came to the funeral to pay her respects. She was a favorite teacher; so that was an unexpected bit of sunshine for the day. I'm so grateful; God's grace and mercy abounded throughout the week.

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Susanne Dietze, the winner of the final Blogoversary Giveaway. Susanne will receive a copy of William Henry is a Fine Name and I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires by Cathy Gohlke. If you missed the interview posts this week, please check out Part One and Part Two. It was a fun interview, and Cathy is a fabulous writer.

Upcoming Week

My sister and her family are coming for a visit this week. They'd had plans to do so before Mom's passing, so decided to follow through and come. I will be busy entertaining and reminiscing with my NJ family, and also processing recent events, so it is doubtful that I will visit your blogs for a bit. I will miss you all, but will see you soon.

Blessings for your weekend,


  1. Karen, I am so sorry about your mom. I can't imagine what you must be going through, but you and your family will remain in my prayers. This Easter celebration will be all the more powerful for you.

    Thanks for drawing my name out of the hat. Can't wait to get started on those books.

    Take care, and again, I'll be praying.

  2. Oh, Karen. How did I miss that? I had no idea your mother died. Please accept my condolences. Isn't it amazing that she will be with the risen Lord this Easter! May He fill your heart with peace this holiday weekend. Most sincerely, Susan

  3. Hi Karen -

    Congrats to Susan on winning Cathy's books.

    Isn't it wonderful we can rejoice because He's alive? And because He lives, those who know Him shall also be resurrected one day.

    Praying for you,

  4. Oh Karen...have a most blessed Easter. I so agree with Susan. What a wonderful reunion we will all have in heaven. We live because He lives. Come back to bloggerville soon!

  5. Congratulations to Susan.

    I'm thankful you had a safe trip. Enjoy your visit with your sister.

  6. I am so sorry to read this about your mother:( I didn't know that you were going through this time of sadness and I wish I had.
    Are you doing ok? I know we all react to losses so differently. I will be praying for you in the coming months!


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