Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Gate... and a Give-A-Way!

I've been blogging for over a year and a half,
and I've never done a "Give-A-Way",
so I guess it's time!

If you (or someone you know) have recently lost someone,
you may want to sign up for an autographed copy of
To preview the book, click on the link above.
To qualify for the "Give-A-Way",
just leave a comment at the end of this post,
or click "Like" on my FaceBook page.
I'll let my sweet granddaughter Haley
(who has helped me with several posts)
be the designated chooser of the winners!
Winners will be selected the last week of July.
(To qualify, you must have a valid email address associated with your profile,
or a valid FaceBook account so that we may contact you for a mailing address.)

Since I will be linking with
I'll enclose another "G" word:

This is a gate to my younger sister's garden.
It's located in Canada on the farm
 where my parents lived until I was ten years old.

This is a gate in my backyard:
"Enter through the narrow gate.
For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction,
and many enter through it. 
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life,
and only a few find it."
 Matthew 7:13-14

It is my hope that you have entered
the GATE of salvation.
If you're not sure and would like to be sure,
click on this LINK to find out more.

Click HERE to see my most recent post of
Names of God on Rocks!


Riet said...

That is a lovely post but wasn't it F week?
Love those gates.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello Esther Joy!

I lost my Mother in January. It's been hard as we saw her every day as we lived near her. I will ahve to read this book!

PS: Thank you for your prayers for Colorado, and all the other western states facing fires right now. I hope they get the rain they need very soon!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

your sister's gate is so cool. Never saw one like that before. I like how you put the gate to salvation as the best though to go through.

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much like the gate into your sister's garden! Wish it were mine, in fact. :)

Anni said...

I love the gate of your younger sister on the farmland.

Oh, and also love all your bird photos in the post below this.

Thank you for your kind words you left on my photo blog! Much appreciated.

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice G :)

edenhills said...

I just love that first picture of the gate! Beautiful. It's a very nice giveaway.

Debra said...

Beautiful Pictures! Visiting from Alphabet Thursday
LOL On a Wednesday ...between some 4th of July activities this is RESTFUL :)

VBR said...

beautiful photos for the g post.
and a kind and compassionate idea for your fist give away.

Andy David said...

Dear friend,
Sadly, this life will always offer us sorrow in one way or another. Thanks for sharing this post with us.

Erika said...

I like the photos of the gates--what a great place to walk through to a different world.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The old wheel made a wonderful gate! I hope you had a wonderful 4th.

Judie said...

Great gate photos! I love to paint gates.

anitamombanita said...

I love that first gate! Beautiful!

Charlotte said...

I like gates. I like your gates. The narrow gate that leads to salvation is the most important gate in the universe. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa notes... said...

Love your gate pictures. Now I'll have to think about the different gates around me... So thankful for THE gate for me to enter into salvation! Great post.

Jenny said...

The wagon wheel gate is gorgeous!

And I like this thoughtful link for the letter "G".

You always give me something to think about!

Thank you!


Debra said...

I love that wagon wheel gate..beautiful! :)

Esther Joy said...

My granddaughter picked Pat, the second person to leave a comment, to be the Give-A-Way recipient. Her copy of "Joy in the Mourning" is in the mail!

Thank you for your comments!

DevotionMama said...

The Scripture and a Snapshot community has a new home. I'd love to have you link up!