Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Valentine Giveaway with Chrissie Grace

God is so cool.

He gives each of us special talents to reflect things about His character, to bring Himself glory. And it's clear one gift He's given Chrissie Grace is art. She is an amazing artist. She's even published books on her art. And whether it's a pillow, canvas, or banner, her work reflects truth so beautifully.

She shared a new piece on Instagram the other day, and I was in love. Not just in love with her art. But in line with the true purpose of our God-given giftings, I fell in love again with God. Her art pointed me to Him and I was reminded of His loving character. His heart swells with love when I turn my eyes to Him.


In honor of this month of love, I wanted to share this print with you, and Chrissie has offered to give away TWO of these delicious prints to you guys.  But not only that. She had a few things to say about Valentine's Day as well. And it's just too much goodness for one post. I hope you fully enjoy all this awesome girl has to offer here today. Thank you Chrissie for sharing your gifts with us! {Details on the giveaway at the bottom}

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Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays.
The celebration of love, and not just romantic love (although that is pretty sweet too), brings me joy.
Our family loves to celebrate Valentine's Day in different ways. My children and I enjoy making handmade valentines together to pass out to their friends and classmates. We bake sweet treats like cupcakes and enjoy heart-shaped candies. I buy my children a tiny little treat and gift it to them the night before Valentine's Day. There is a lot of cutting, snipping, gluing, writing, painting, and "glittering" in the days leading up to Valentine's Day. It is a sweet time filled with fun memories.

This year as Valentine's Day nears, I have thought about my greatest Love. The love I have for my Father God, who has shown me never-ending grace. My heart is so deeply flawed. So deeply flawed! I can be impatient and unkind. I cast judgement on others. I yearn for more when I already have so much. How can my God still love me unconditionally through all of my flaws? 
This scripture has been with me all month:
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)
I remind myself that I am a child of God. He casts grace on my flaws...He loves me for every ounce of my being.
Have you ever considered giving God a Valentine? It seems corny, I know, perhaps even silly. But perhaps you can try it.

Imagine a small child giving us a Valentine. It is a delicate heart cut out of construction paper. It is wet and soggy with glue and heavy with too much glitter. The words may be misspelled, the letters still slightly inaccurate. And yet, they look at us with pride and wonder when they gift it to us. It is a sincere and genuine gesture of love, and that feeling is unlike no other. That is how God feels when we give him our hearts. When we give him our time. When we say to him, "Do with me what you will". When we say to him, "I know you are in control". When we simply take the time to say to him, "Thank you".

I'd like to give you a Valentine too :)
Leslie will choose two winners to receive one of my 8 x 10 prints featuring Song of Solomon 4:9.
I'd also like to offer you 25% off this week from any order in my etsy shop. Please use the code VDAY25.
Happy Valentines Day!
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To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below, and then one additional comment for each "extra" below.

Extra entries:
- follow here
- follow Chrissie's blog
- favorite her etsy shop

{Her shop is here.  Her blog is here.}



  1. I have always had a 'thing' for bright, vibrant colors-- I LOVE that print! hope I win :)

  2. love the colors in the print and scripture! thank you!

  3. Beautiful! My little 5 year old nephew (soon to be my son - going through the adoption process!) and I made homemade family Valentines last night with construction paper. He is so precious and adding him to our family is a blessing.

  4. New follower of your blog!

  5. This year is a year of change... and one of those beautiful prints would really help me to change up my living room!!

  6. Awesome post! I'm a new follower.

  7. I'm also a follower of Chrissie's blog. That's how I found yours. :)

    God bless and keep you!

  8. Love the colors in the print! Would love to hang one here at home! And thanks to Chrissie & your for your words on V-Day & love ..... so good!

  9. I am a huge fan of Chrissie's art and her heart for God. Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway.