Thursday, December 4, 2008

Internet Cafe's Blog Carnival/A Passionate Package



The Internet Cafe is holding a Holiday Expo Blog Carnival. Head on over there to link to TONS of blogs giving gifts in the spirit of the season!

I'm so excited about my contribution. I'm calling it my 
"Internet Cafe Passionate Giveaway Package."

The first in the package is "Passionate About Planning." It's a "2009 Mom's Plan It Calendar" with a bunch of helpful tips and quotes for each day of the year. Keep it for yourself or give it to a Mom you know that has a passion for planning!

Secondly, it's an extraordinary book called Women of Passions: Ordinary Women Serving An Extraordinary God by Janet Ross and Jeanice McDade. It is a collection of remarkable true stories and inspirational writings by twenty-six unique authors from various backgrounds and walks of life. It is a truly phenomenal read, especially if you're passionate about reading testimonies and stories that will lead you to the Throne of God.

And maybe most important package item of all, it's "Passionate About Chocolate." If an honest-to-goodness passionate woman is going to plan passionately and read a book about passion for God, she MUST HAVE CHOCOLATE by her side...so howza 'bout a pack of M&Ms and maybe a few other little chocolate goodies...who knows? Depends on how much you convince me you like chocolate! ;D

Sooooo, if you are a Passionate kind of gal, then all you have to do to be a contender for the package is the following:

Leave a comment on this post (cannot be anonymous, as I need an email address for the winner) and tell me ONE thing (at least) that you are passionate about. I will choose a winner (randomly) by Friday, December 12th, and the winners (of ALL the blog giveaways) will be posted publicly at the Internet Cafe! Cool, eh?

And if you live out of the USA, no biggie...I'll ship it anywhere, okay?

Passionate about seeing a picture of what you have the potential of receiving? Okay, then...



I really hope you're as excited as I am about this package, and I also hope you'll go on over to the Internet Cafe Holiday Expo to click on other blogs who are participating in the Christmas carnival!


In the Key of HE (not me),

49 friends shared a comment:

LAURIE said...

Lauralee,
Oh how I love a giveaway...but the picture of chocolate is what did me in. Sign me up girl!

What am I passionate about? hard to narrow it down....So I would have to say I am passionate about:

SERVING

Serving God
Serving others

-Blessings, Laurie

sailorcross said...

I've been looking forward to this day!! It's going to be so much fun!!

Let's see--what am I most passionate about--my children coming to love and accept Jesus.

Beth

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Yeah! I live overseas so this is awesome that I can enter! Thankyou!

I am passionate about God and my husband. They are awesome!

Tiff said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway!!
I'm passionate about so many things but the two that top the list are God and kids! God strengthens and forgives me, kids just melt my heart :o)
Good luck to everyone and Happy Holidays!

Busy Mom said...

I'm passionate about serving the Lord first and for our children to come to know the Lord as their Saviour! Love your giveaway!--WOuld love to be more organized, I love to read and chocolate is an all time favorite and a basic food group for me. Marie

Homesteader in Training said...

My FRIEND!!! Yummy giveaway! Get organized, passionate and fat all in one swing lol. I LOVE it! Since I already have the book, if I win you could pass it on to the number 2 person. But since we both know I never win anything I won't worry about it lol.
Let's see what am I passionate about? I would have to say serving the Lord with my family.
Hugs to you my friend.

Joanne Sher said...

Hehe - I have the book, but I'll certainly take another (can never have too many!). Do I HAVE TO convince you of how much I love chocolate? I think you know, yanno? (and I'll bet you are aware of how much I would use that plan-it calendar!) ;)

And I am passionate about a LOT of things - how about my ministry of encouragement/"jeweling?" This is SO fun!

Pamela said...

I am passionate about my a few things...one is the quest for my son to have his epileptic seizures under control. This has been a year long battle and I will not stop until it happens.

I am also passionate about my growing closer to God every day, my grandchildren, and scapbooking/card making. Sending cards in "my ministry" that God gave to me before my son got sick and it is something that I can continue to do through his illness.

Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

a woman found said...

Oooooo... I'm passionate about your giveaway!!! ;)

No really, I'm totally passionate about knowing Christ and showing that I know Him starting in the relationships within my own house and outward. And I'm also passionate about encouraging other women to do the same! :)

Merry Christmas LauraLee :)

lori said...

Hmmmmmmm....I have an 8 year old looking over my shoulder...he just said..."M&M's!!!" Passionate..you know....spreading God's word to women WORLDWIDE and through the WWW...and you know I'm so totally and completely passionate about these people who live with me!!:)

LOVE ya!
lori

Susan said...

Hmmmm, now that's hard, I'm passionate about many things.

One, would be studying the word, reading, shopping, gosh...

Hope this qualifies me!

Great idea, thanks Laura Lee♥

Amydeanne said...

I'm passionate about chocolate lol.. okay, photography, my kids, and Jesus! how's that!

I would totally love to win this! i need a new daytimer shortly!

Denise said...

I am passionate about my family and my desire to become closer to God. Those are the most important aspects of my life, bar nothing! Merry Christmas!

Momma Roar said...

I'm passionate about my family - my hubby/marriage, my kids/homeschooling!

And I'm very passionate about chocolate - which is why I live less than an hour away from the town of Hershey!!! ;-D

tonsofsons said...

I love this giveaway! Pick me!

I am passionate about teaching my children the Word each day.

JOYfully Serving Him,
Jill
http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com

Shirley said...

Oh yumm!! I LOVE M&M's! They look like great books too. I am the most unplanned, unorganized person, ever.

What am I passionate about? Other than God and my kids as others have already said... it would be reading and writing! Big surprise,huh?


shirley@shirleymcclay.com

Lisa said...

Great giveaway! I'm passionate about reading, writing, my family, and serving God.

HisFireFly said...

I am truly passionate about loving God and loving my fellow man.

and maybe a little bit of chocolate too....

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Great Give away LauraLee!
I am PASSIONATE... about... getting to KNOW my Jesus more* and sharing Him with others.
SMOOCHY holykisses!
Lea
Did you know M&M's are my WEAKNESS?
EGADS* HEEHEE

Carol said...

3 John 14 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. that is my serious passion. Then there is chocolate of course.

Erica said...

Very cute! I can't wait to go check it all out.
I am passionate about others realizing how much the Lord loves them. I am also passionate about my family!

Traci said...

Great give away...I am passionate about becoming the woman Christ wants me to be....Some days I fail miserably!! Other days I feel like I am waking in HIS footsteps!

Patty Wysong said...

Did you say CHOCOLATE?
Here I am, girl, pick me! ROFL. Oh well, it was worth a try. (are your kids picking the name? Which one exactly? jk)

Well, I'm passionate about God, my honey of a husband, my kids and writing. Take away any of these, and I tend to have a meltdown--as you know.
This is great fun!!
Happy Holidays!

Cherie J said...

I am passionate about God, my family and chocolate. It's a good thing my 2 year old daughter and 5 Year old son did not see the picture of M&M's. That is their favorite candy. They would be begging for some. Thanks for the contest!

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

The little old mom who lived in a shoe said...

Hmmmmmm. I would say I'm passionate about God, my kids knowing Jesus, my hubby, being a good homemaker, writing, stamping.... However, if you are passionate about something shouldn't you be "all-consumed" and "on fire?" I haven't been lately about much of anything. I think I need that Passions book! :)

Dee Yoder said...

I am passionate right now about MAP-the Mission to Amish People group! They're awesome people! (And of course I'm passionate about chocolate--yum yum.)

Deane @ My Frugal LifeStyle said...

I am very passionate about my faith, and love to share with anyone who will listen. Secondly, I am passionate about my family.

Esthermay said...

My Passion: Sharing/Convincing/Helping women understand how VERY Important GOD's Word is to their lives. It is the absolute final authority on ALL things!
~esthermay

Amy Bayliss said...

I'm passionate about quite a few things. Rescuing women and children for human trafficking; chocolate; helping women to live under God's love and grace instead of the law; chocolate; inspiring women to be better wives and mothers; did I mention chocolate?

paintergal said...

I'm passionate about my family and friends. Having moved to a new community where I don't know anyone, I have been made aware how precious friendships are.

Laurie Ann said...

Precious giveaway, LauraLee. I'm not a Mom, just wanted to leave you a comment and say how sweet you are for doing this...

gail said...

what a great giveaway! chocolate, a book and a planning calendar--3 things i love!

hmmm---so what am i passionate about? probably chocolate and pastries, which isn't a great thing when you're trying to lose weight. but i'm also passionate about living my life to glorify God.

Willow said...

Well, it probably sounds cliche, but the thing I am most passionate about right now is improving my Christian walk. I've hit some bumps in the road and taken a wrong turn or two in the last couple of weeks and I am passionately praying and seeking to get it right, to be on the path HE wants me to be on. I so much want to be a beacon through which His light can shine and bring other souls to Him.

Amber said...

I am passionate about God - the Bible - I LOVE the Bible - I'm blessed to have such an unquenchable desire for it. Then next it would be my hubby and kids.

Terri Tiffany said...

I am passionate about doing what you love--no matter what it is--don't settle!!

LOVE prizes!!!

Rita T. said...

Your blog is really pretty. Thanks for the chance to win a really useful prize.

Denise said...

Such a lovely gift you are offering, bless you.

Jen said...

What a great give a way. The one thing I am passionate about is living the live God has intended for me and my family.

Toknowhim said...

Please enter me in the giveaway... I am becoming more passionate everyday about Jesus...

Super B's Mom said...

What a great giveaway!!

Growing up, I was the kid that everyone picked on. So now, I am most passionate about teaching my son to show God's love and compassion to everyone!! :)

StampinCathy said...

Sweet giveaway! I'm passionate about God. also I'm passionate about stamping and making things to put a smile on people's faces. Thanks for a chance.

Woman on a Mission said...

I'm passionate about Jesus and being a walking thank you for His sacrifice. What a great giveaway.

junglewife said...

Let's see... right now I am passionate about serving the Lord through ministry to my two little girls and my hubby!
(I am currently living in Indonesia but am a US resident and have a US mailing address - thanks!)

writingcanvas said...

I am passionate about being a godly & loving wife and mom.

I am having a giveaway too! I just got a late start on this! :)

http://writingcanvas.wordpress.com/

Julie D said...

I am passionate about connecting women. That's what I was placed on this earth for: my Kingdom purpose. But I also love a good chocolate bar! :)

My word verification is elatize. Is that a verb? As in "to make someone elated?" Hm...... I may have to check that out. Maybe it should be my new tag line. "I will elatize you!"

Sara said...

I am passionate about my kids. I love being a mommy (and a wife). I also love to serve others.
Thanks for the fun giveaway. Merry Christmas.
Sara
streitmatter95@msn.com

Michelle Bentham said...

Love the look of Your Blog, Lauralee!

This sounds like great stuff... My passion is to see the healing love of Christ wash over people's lives. Especialy people who have hurt as I have over the death of their child. You are precious. And thank you.

Kristen said...

Does saving money count? Cause that's what I'm passionate about. I keep trying to convert everyone I know to coupon clippers. LOL. Thanks for the giveaway!

Toknowhim said...

I see that I am the winner... I don't know exactly how to contact you, but please email me at toknowhim@comcast.net, and I will get you my contact info.

How exciting to win such a great package... Kim