Saturday, April 5, 2014

Wrapping It Up

The Winslow Family has such a heart to serve the Lord, especially through adoption.  They have brought home six children already, and have two biological children, and are working on adopting more, making their family of ten a family of thirteen! 

Tragically, Zoey, their precious six year old daughter, passed away less than a month after they met her in her orphanage.  However, she went to heaven knowing she was cherished and a beloved daughter. She experienced their loving touch, heard the Word of God and was spoken to and held with tenderness.  

They are continuing with "Edward"'s adoption and will be bringing JoyAnna home, too.  Edward is ten and JoyAnna soon will be seven years old.  They will be celebrating their next birthdays with their family!! 

To help wrap up the fundraising, we are hosting a giveaway.  It's a simple one.  Just donate any amount $5 or more,  leave a comment here (I won't publish your comment), or message me on Facebook, if we are friends.  Your comment must include the following: 

Your full name
Your e-mail address
A copy of your receipt for your donation so I know how many entries to give you

If you do not include your e-mail address in your comment, I will not be able to contact you to get your mailing address!  Please do not forget to send your e-mail address!!

Here's the scale for donations.  The more you donate to the Winslow's FSP ( or their Project Hopeful profile (, the more entries you will receive!  You can also get a FREE entry by sharing about the giveaway on your facebook page (make sure to make it public and let me know that you shared!) or if you blog about it (leave me a comment with your blog address so I can enjoy your post!)  You can notify me about your shares or posts by commenting here or by e-mailing me at bornagain and proud at yahoo dot com without the spaces, of course.

$5.00 - 1 entry
$10.00 - 2 entries
$20.00 - 5 entries
$35.00 - 9 entries
$50.00 - 13 entries
$75.00 - 19 entries
$100.00 - 25 entries
$150.00 - 36 entries
$200.00 - 47 entries
$250.00 - 58 entries
$500.00 - 110 entries

The giveaway will run until April 19th at midnight Pacific time.  At the end of the giveaway,  I will contact the winners and give them one week to respond. After a week, if I have had no response, the prize winner will be redrawn. If two winners go without responding, the prize will be given to another giveaway in the future per the donor's wishes.

So, let's get to the good stuff!  What can you win?  

Prizes, in no particular order:

Two handwoven potholders, made with love by Nicole. 
Colors will vary. 

 We've Come This Far By Faith by Carolyn Wilde. FOUR winners will receive new copies of this book. It's an amazing book of God's provision and this family's faith along their journey! A must read in the adoption community!

This is a new in the box Precious Moments Angel Holding Nativity Star. It's musical and plays Joy to the World.

This is a new 31 Tote a Tablet in the Island Damask pattern.

This is a new organizing utility tote from 31 in the Garden Bloom pattern.

This is a new 31 zippered coin pouch with a clasp to attach to another bag.

This print is from the life verse collection and it's a Julie Chen original. It has James 1:27 printed on it. A must have for everyone in the adoption community! TWO WINNERS will be chosen for copies of this print.

This is a Gaither Vocal Band cd 12 classic  Hymns. 

This is a best of the Booth Brothers cd from the Homecoming Series.

This is a music DVD called Majestic by Kari Jobe.

This is a DVD bible study by Richard Stearns. Includes the DVD and a corresponding book. There are six sessions.

This is a book by Irene Garcia that is "a remarkable story of imperfect people saying yes to God." Over the past 45 years the Garcias have birthed, fostered, or adopted thirty two children. This is a story about a family that is cemented in hope!

With this NIV Once a Day Bible, you can read through the Bible in a year...or at your own pace.

Enjoy this story of relentless love and redemption. Katie Davis was Glamour Magazine's 2012 woman of the year!

In the heart of a child, One Moment can last forever! These are 68 stories that will inspire you to bless a child's life.

This is a harrowing journey of a mother's courage and a race to freedom during her adoption from the Ukraine.

This is a wonderful study Bible and a refreshing way to experience God's word and a trusted way to apply it to your life! 

FIVE winners will receive a copy of this wonderful book written by Britney Carr and her husband. They are adopting from Eastern Europe right now. This book was written about their time as missionaries in China. I LOVE it! It's called The Night Lions of China:

This crib sized afghan will be the perfect thing for a baby to snuggle in this springtime.

This amazing Origami Owl charm is valued at $89! The charms included represent adoption and family life.  Thank you, Wendelyn!

Hooked on Hope will send one winner their choice of a child-sized bunny hat or a chickie hat. 

This is a set of brand new Signature Wonderlier Bowls.  The set includes a 6 cup, an 81/4 cup and a 12 cup size. They are excellent for serving, storing and mixing.  Thanks, Alice!

This is a set of vintage sewing accessories and two antique tatted mats. 

This incredible 8.5" x 11" original drawing was created by Daniel Kosior especially for this giveaway. It is ready to frame and hang.  Daniel is a 19 year old self-taught Christian artist who loves art, sports, music, photography, and most importantly, The Lord. He lives in Plainfield, Mass with his family.

Season Three of Duck Dynasty on DVD!  

glass plate depicting Sofia, Bulgaria new in package.

The Salve Garden has donated a $25 gift certificate!  These effective balms have no artificial ingredients to hamper healing.

Great prizes, huh!  Remember, donate, comment with the required information and you are entered! More prizes may added, so check back often.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Darling Della

There's an amazing matching grant going on for "Della" right now.  For the next 72 hours, EVERY SINGLE DOLLER donated will be doubled!  If someone donates $10 it will be turned into $20. Over the next 72 hours, the sum of what ever is donated will be doubled at the end of the 72 hours  The FSP started out at 1007.78 so every dollar after that will count for the match! 

Della is being adopted by a very loving and experienced family. She'll be joining FIVE brothers!  I'm sure she will be a tough little tomboy princess.  Can you see her with pigtails, running around, chasing them?  I certainly can.  Please share this amazing opportunity an help the Feinland's bring her home as soon as possible!

Donate here!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Nearly-Final Fundraiser


The Horton's are just waiting for dates to travel to bring "Gary" and "Marnie" home from Eastern Europe!  Look at these faces:

I can't wait to share pictures of them home in Daddy and Mommy's arms!    To finish this up, we are doing a nearly-final fundraiser! The Horton's have some local events planned, so we can't go calling it The Final Fundraiser!   

The children at my church, including my own, of course, worked at creating FIFTY beautifully illustrated grab bags. Each has a slip of paper inside denoting one of three things: "YOU WIN (A GIFT CARD)", "YOU WIN (A CERTAIN PRIZE)" or "TRY AGAIN". 

The Gift Card prizes are:

$25 Jo-Ann Gift Card
$20 Savemart (Lucky, FoodMaxx, Smartfoods) Gift Card
$20 In and Out Gift Card
$10 Pick-a-Child/Family Donation
$5 Starbucks Gift Card
$5 Starbucks Gift Card
$5 Big Lots Gift Card
$5 Del Taco Gift Card
$5 Lowe's Gift Card
$5 Subway Gift Card
$5 Carl's Jr. Gift Card
$5 Target Gift Card
$5 Target Gift Card
$5 Target Gift Card
$5 Walmart Gift Card

In addition to the gift cards, there are gift certificates and other donated prizes, including necklaces, clothes, hats, books, CD's and more.  This is a grab bag event, though, so I'm not giving pictures or listings of these.  Not every bag will have a prize, of course, but most will!

Bags are purchased by donating $10 to the Horton's FSP, choosing the number you want, and leaving a comment here (I won't publish your comment), or message me on Facebook, if we are friends.  Your comment must include the following: 

Your name
Your e-mail address
A copy of your receipt for your donation
The number of the bag you choose

If you do not include your e-mail address in your comment, I will not be able to contact you to get your mailing address!  Please do not forget to send your e-mail address!!

I will update this post with the bag numbers still available as often as possible. If you choose a bag number that has already been chosen, I will let you know and you can re-choose, of course.

Unclaimed prizes will be donated to other events at the donor's discretion. This fundraiser will run until the Horton's are back home from picking up their children or until all bags have been claimed.

Thank you for all the support you have shown my friends through this adoption.  Thank you for your faithful prayers and continue praying, please, as they wrap things up in God's time!  

Follow this page for updates and pictures: A Family For Gary And Marnie



Sunday, January 12, 2014

Vintage Recipes

In our home, we LOVE to cook!  Recently, I found a site with all sorts of neat vintage recipes.  I am currently making an orange marmalade that is very similar in method to the citrus marmalade featured at this site.  

As I browsed around there were lots of recipes that caught my eye.  What a great resource!

If you make something tasty or interesting, please let me know!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Praise His Mountains Majesty

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.

He also established them forever and ever;

He made a decree which shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
You great sea creatures and all the depths;

Fire and hail, snow and clouds;

Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

Mountains and all hills;

Fruitful trees and all cedars;

Beasts and all cattle;
Creeping things and flying fowl;

Kings of the earth and all peoples;

Princes and all judges of the earth;
Both young men and maidens;
Old men and children.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above the earth and heaven.

And He has exalted the horn of His people,
The praise of all His saints—
Of the children of Israel,
A people near to Him.

And He has exalted the horn of His people,
The praise of all His saints—
Of the children of Israel,
A people near to Him.

Praise the Lord
Psalm 148

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Journey To Bring Them Home WINNER'S EDITION!!

Well, it's been a fun ride!  We began this giveaway on August 21st.  We were included in Julia Nalle's "September Symphony" and wrapped up, like her, on October 5th.  The drawing has been done and it's time to announce the winners!  Congratulations to all who participated and helped the Horton's raise $1833.46!!    

If you are a winner, send me a PM on Facebook or comment here with your e-mail and mailing address, or e-mail that information to born again and proud (at) yahoo dot com.  I will get your information to the donor.  I will also be sending an e-mail or message to you, if you included your contact info in your entry.  Each winner has one week (until 10-16-2013) to get into contact with me, or the prize will be redrawn.  

Thank you!!

With no more ado, let's get to the business of winners! The winners names are under the prize pictures:

It's a Pick-A-Prize!

Yes, you can win any one of a number of great gifts!  

An iPad Mini, in your choice of black or white.  This is the 16gb, wi-fi enabled iPad that you have been wanting for SO long.  Sleek, portable, convenient communication is just waiting for you. 

You could also choose a KitchenAide mixer in any of a number of colors. This powerful machine will cut your food preparation time and will be useful in so many different ways.

You can bless ANY waiting child on Reece's Rainbow or ANY family who has a Reece's Rainbow FSP with a $300 donation!  Imagine the joy the mother who checks her FSP and finds an unexpected $300 boost! 

Or, treat yourself to $300 of Amazon purchases!  Christmas just came early for the winner who chooses this option. 

or finally, you could choose $275 on a Visa gift card.  This is as good as cash in just about every place of business in the world.  Need to pay a bill? Done. Want to pad your iTunes account? Easy.  $275 in your pocket, all while helping to bring home precious souls.

 In addition to these choices of A BIG PRIZE, there are many other prizes you can win:  

WINNER: Crystal Kupper

This magnificent quilt, which is perfectly sized for wrapping up on the couch, or tucking over a child, will look great in any home.  Lovingly hand made by Mary Beth L. and donated with love. 

WINNER: Alessandro

A beautiful, colorful baby afghan donated by Julia N. She won this in another fundraiser, but generously donated it right back to raise more ransom for "Gary" and "Marnie".

WINNER: Kimberly L. 

This "Angel Collector" cross-stitch is a magnificent piece, worked throughout with metallic threads, so it sparkles when it catches the light. What a great item to decorate any home.

WINNER: Christine W.

AuntieEm donated a $30 Target gift card for one lucky winner.

WINNER: Christine W.

Two lucky winners will get to try an "ItWorks" Body Wrap.  These wraps are very popular lately and seem to help melt off the inches FAST.

WINNER: Anon. (but I have their name and will contact them)


Martha the Cake Lady has offered a dozen homemade, professionally hand-decorated cookies,  in an autumn or back-to-school theme.  

WINNER: Kelly L.

Your choice of a gorgeous small wooden block puzzle from Faithfully Created OR $30 toward a larger item of the winner choice.

WINNER: Amanda S.

This adorable handmade bib is terry and cotton, so it is longlasting. It was generously donated by Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em.  

WINNER: Christine W.

 The winner of this prize will receive their choice of a pink or blue nursing cover. These are handmade by a pastor's wife specifically for Reece's Rainbow giveaways and have a special feature.  They boast a strap to hold it securely to the nursing mother and a peek-a-boo edge so she can see baby while he nurses. 

WINNER: Melissa S.

This is a fuchsia and white boa scarf, perfect to accent a winter white sweater.

WINNER: Laura H.

"Home Sweet Classroom" wall hanger. This will bring a smile to any home-educating family.

WINNER: Kelli D.
"Celtic Christmas" is a 3 CD set that you will enjoy throughout the Christmas season. 

WINNER: Kristin H.

Two folks will win a $10 gift certificate each at Whimsical WhatKnots.  You can have your choice of any of Shannon's great creations.

WINNER: Kimberly L.

WINNER: Lisha H.

 Two lucky winners will receive $5 Target giftcards.  These are great to tuck into a stocking at Christmastime or cover that pint of Haagen Dazs that's calling your name. 

WINNER: Sharon R.


Devin donated two surprise sheets of Jamberry nail wraps to one lucky winner.
See her page here and her facebook here for more information.  

WINNER: Kristin H.

A delicate cross bookmark donated by Hooked on Hope. I give a similar gift to each of my children when they learn to read.  

WINNER: Sharon R.

A new copy of "Good and Evil", a graphic novel of the Bible, published by No Greater Joy.

WINNER: Elaine D.

Three Baby Einstein DVD's for your little one to enjoy.

WINNER: Annie G.

Season One and Season Two of the television show "Heroes" on DVD. 

WINNER: Sharon R.

$5 Starbucks gift card to offset those quick coffee trips in the morning.

WINNER: Tanna S.

"Just A Minute" was written by the founder of Compassion International.  This book many stories of how very small interactions can literally change the heart of a child. Excellent reading!

WINNER: Maureen G.

These earrings are the perfect touch for your everyday look.

WINNER: Csilla V.

ring set for one lucky winner. The donor doesn't know the sizes, but they are not exceptionally large or small.

WINNER: Elaine D.

A beautiful turquoise-like rings set. Again, I don't know the size, but it should fit the average adult on one finger or another.

WINNER: Kristin H.

This lovely pendant is on a 9" chain. 

WINNER: Deborah P.

An earring set that is dainty and neutral in color.

WINNER: Maureen G.

Five Guys gift card worth $5.

WINNER: Kristin H.

This precious heart bracelet and necklace set was donated by The Girls Create.

WINNER: Maureen G. 

This cute little white owl from The Girls Create is perching on a golden colored branch.  He's on a chain of the same brilliant golden hue.  

WINNER: Elaine D.

This awesome wrapwatch will be a hit with any kid.

WINNER: Jennifer K.

This pendant and chain matches any outfit.

WINNER: Nicole N. 

Someone will also win a blue pendant set.


This is a set of child sized faux pearls. One winner gets both the necklace and bracelet.

WINNER: Elaine D.

Prayers From a Child's Heart, a year long calendar/devotional.

WINNER: Crystal K.

A Friend Like You, a year long devotional calendar.

WINNER:Nicole R.

Extreme Devotion, a collection of stories of witnesses of Christ throughout time, along with a teaching guide.

WINNER: Wendy S.