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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Train Up Tuesday: The Best Way to Find What You've Lost

So, today, my husband and I found out THE best way to find something you've lost...

Nope, it's not retracing your steps, or looking in the "last place" (you know, because you usually "in the last place you look"....um, who continues to look after the looking in the "last place" if they've found it by that point?).

The BEST way to find something you've lost, is to buy another one to replace it! It's almost a sure thing that you WILL find the "original" about 5 minutes after you bring the new one home. Case in point, I could NOT find my "One Wintry Night" by Ruth Bell Graham this year when going through my Christmas and Advent things. I was so agitated! I had all the ornaments for our Jesse Tree that we decorate based on this book, so I had to postpone starting that....until last night, after asking my sweetheart to buy another copy. He gave it to me first thing upon arriving home and said, "Ya know, we'll probably find the original in about five minutes."

Before bed last night, we read it, and then opened our special ornament box to place a snowflake (for Chapter 1) on the Jesse Tree. Low and behold, in the bottom of the box (that I DID open about a week ago and kinda glance through, I promise!) was our original copy of our beloved book. Sigh. We were all very happy about it.

And YOU should be happy about it, because.....

I'm giving the new copy away to one of YOU lucky readers :)

AND....

EVERYONE has equal, fair opportunity to win it because everyone only gets one entry. No extra entries for FB liking, tweeting, blogging, etc. Just a fair chance for all you ladies ;-) Sound good?

You can still share the excitement with your pals and family so they can try to win, too (hey, maybe they'll give it to you if they win and you don't) ;-)

So, just leave a comment on today's blog post. That's it. You have until 12 midnight (EST) on Monday, December 13th to enter. We'll draw a lucky winner then and announce next week.

Be sure to check out last year's mention of this book for a peek at some BEAUTIFUL illustrations: "One Wintry Night".

14 comments:

The Barbee Family said...

I have checked this book out online, based upon a recommendation that I got from a friend. I would love to win this.

Callie said...

I just love christmas books---I hope I win b/c it would be great to introduce a new one into our christmas tradition!

The Jones' said...

FUN!! I would love to win too! I bought for a blog friend during one of the swaps and still beating myself up for not buying one for our family too ;-(

Jen said...

I would love to win ! Usually when we lose something we pray then stop looking for the said item and somehow god brings it to our eyes......He is great like that !

Laura said...

Having 2 boys who are 5 & 6, I have been looking for a Christmas tradition. I am getting married in April and would love to have the book as a way to start a new tradition with the addition of their "bonus Dad" next year!

The Zampano Family said...

This is the kinda stuff that our family cherishes this time of year. I have heard that this is a great book and another great way to celebrate our Lord Jesus' birth. My 4 daughters would love a new tradition :-) I would LOVE to win this. Thank you ;-)

[melissa] said...

That's usually the way it works! It's very kind of you though, to give the book away! :) God Bless you and your family this Christmas season!

Jenifer said...

Would love to win one!! I just love Christmas traditions!!

Melanie said...

Count me in to win!

Laura said...

You really don't have to include me in the drawing because I won last year, but i wanted to say that we love this book now! Even my one year old loves to sit and look at all the pictures.

alli said...

We need a good family Christmas book tradition. Would LOVE to win this!

Kristi said...

So funny - and oddly true! That happened with my husband's wedding ring! Count me in on hoping for a new Christmas book!!

green bean said...

I remembered your post from last year and was trying to remember the name of the book. So glad you posted this! I LOVE the illustration and was planning to buy the book. I think I'll wait and see if I can win it first. Thanks!

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