Don’t you love exciting news? Today, I’ve got something exciting to share! Something that’s been happening behind the scenes. Something I’m so very thrilled about. And something fun to celebrate with gifts for you!
The thing is, you already saw it when you opened this post.
Did you notice it? Did you notice things look a little different around here? We redesigned my website!
I know. That may not be a big deal to most. I get it. But, think about your passion for a moment, and imagine something exciting happening for it or about it. You’re thrilled, and you want to share your excitement with everyone. Well, that’s how I feel about my redesigned site! Thanks for sharing in my excitement!
My site designer, Susan, and I have been working for weeks to update my space and to make it more user friendly, more welcoming, more personal, and more original. (She’s amazing.) With the help of my son, Zach, who is my talented photographer and graphic designer (and who is also amazing), we updated the photos across the site which gave it an entirely new look. Our photo shoot in Cedar Rapids one evening was a blast! I felt like a graduating high school senior all over again! Zach also designed my rebranded name, which I am quite fond of. Putting both of Susan’s and Zach’s talents together created this new and refreshing space on web I absolutely love.
As always, I will still offer real encouragement for our real lives here, because I fully believe we can never receive enough encouragement in this life. Especially on the tough days. So, the content hasn’t changed, but the look most certainly has.
So, what do you think? Your feedback is welcomed, and if you see anything wonky, please let me know so we can fix it.
But wait, there’s more!
Another something exciting! To celebrate the new design, all week long I’m hosting a virtual party!
Complete with all the fun, all the balloons, and all the prizes! I’m giving away some of my favorite things! Like gift cards and fun gifts like mugs, jewelry, and books. These gifts aren’t junk, I promise. I think you’ll really like them! I certainly do!
Connect with me on social media this week to join the fun. My social links to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are below. There you’ll be able to see the prizes, we might get to know each other a little better, and yes, we plan to have lots of fun! Because who doesn’t like to have fun??!!
So, how do you get in the drawing?
If you’re receiving this through email, then you are already entered in the drawing! Whoohoo! Friends on email found out about this yesterday. But, if you’d like to have an additional entry into the drawing, simply comment below with either what your real life is consisting of this week or how you are staying encouraged in your real life this week.
If you didn’t receive this through email, then click here to enter with your name and email. You’ll also receive access to my FREE RESOURCES, designed just for you. Be sure to enter before Sunday, July 11. (Your info is always safe here.)
I’ll be drawing the winners on July 11, and each will be notified by email.
(This fun celebration with prizes isn’t endorsed by anyone else but me.)
In the meantime, feel free to take a look around.
Pop into the different pages to fully experience our update. Check it all out. I invite you to have some fun with me this week. Thanks for being here and for celebrating this “something exciting” with me! I appreciate you more than you know.
Stay encouraged, friend!
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Love the new look! Especially the pictures. Way to go Zach!!
Thanks, Teresa! Yes, he is an amazing photographer. I think he outdid himself this time. Love you!!
I put in for a week off this morning. With multiple events happening at work this summer, I have to get my vacation time in before August. It has been a busy summer!
Hi Heidi! Oh, this warms my heart to read you are taking time off during a busy summer. I’m so glad for you! Praying God blesses you and gives you sweet moments of rest and fun on your time off. Thank you for stopping in and for sharing. Thanks for being here!
I appreciate all that you share on this website and your Instagram platform, I found so much that is helpful in my life.
Keep it going EFriend
Hi Tania! I’m so glad you are here! Welcome! It’s a joy to find new friends to mutually encourage one another on this journey of life. Thanks for being here! Praying God blesses you in a special way today.
I am staying encouraged by being in the Lord’s Word in the Bible and through devotions like yours, and by choosing to be joyful at least most of the time, I also like to encourage others which also helps me to stay encouraged. Also by living the abundant Christian life John 10:10 b. Also through prayer!!
Hi Elsie! You are staying encouraged by the best ways possible! I love reading the ways you are connecting with our Lord! I agree with you… as we encourage others, we are encouraged ourselves. Praying God encourages you in very intimate ways this week! Thank you for being here and for sharing. I appreciate the opportunity to meet you.
Hi Julie! Your new website look is beautiful! And your excitement is contagious! Congrats!
Thank you, Kim. I appreciate your continued encouragement, presence, and support. Praying God blesses you in a special way this week!
Your redesign is amazing! Yay! I’m celebrating with you, my friend! This week looks like grandson time! The best kind of time ever.
Hi Anita! Thank you so much! I agree with you… grandson time is the best kind of time ever. I’m experiencing that today! Much love to you, friend. Thanks for being here!
You have a great website. Thank you for sharing. God bless you. I am doing a Bible Study through Proverbs 31, Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen. I am grateful for my husband who takes wonderful care of me. I am a disabled person. I am grateful for the outside wildlife that comes into our yard so that I can see watch them. God bless you.
Hello, Debra! Thank you for stopping by and for sharing your words and a little of your life here. The Bible study sounds wonderful, and I’ve heard good things about Jennie’s book. Aren’t God’s creatures a gift for us to watch through our windows so often?! I’m thankful He blesses you in that special way. I pray He blesses you in wonderful ways today. Thanks for being here!
I just joined up with you. Looking forward to reading your emails and posts.
Praying God’s blessing for you as you help us grow in love and grace.
Hi Virginia! Welcome! I’m so glad you are here and that we get to journey through this life together. Thank you for your prayers. I cherish them! If you ever have a specific request I can be praying for you, please get in touch with me. God bless you!