Okay, so all that talk of dieting has made me hungry—hungry for good food (the kind that I can and should have) and hungry for the grace I need to be strong in spirit.
The two go hand-in-hand, do they not?
First, I was asked by a spokeswoman from No Name Premium Meat and Seafood to try their products in exchange for a review and giveaway.
Lucky for us, their food is delicious!
I have no problem at all endorsing this product and think that you will love it. Come back tomorrow for a chance to win a prize totaling $40.00.
Second, I wanted to share with you a little book that has—and is—making a big, big difference in my life. One of my resolutions this year is to be more prayerful, and with that end in mind, I gave away several spiritual bouquets at Christmas.
A spiritual bouquet is like flowers, only better. It doesn’t wilt and doesn’t go all gunky in your vase! You choose the prayers you wish to say—it could be a three Hail Marys and three Our Fathers, it could be an entire Rosary—and you offer them up for the person on your list.
My parents, for example, do not really need anything at this point in their life. So in addition to a photo book, (the standard gift), I gave them a card with a spiritual bouquet enclosed:
- 3 Masses,
- 3 Rosaries, and
- One novena of Holy Communions.
(You can have Masses said for people, living and dead, by calling your parish and choosing a date. Usually you offer a small stipend for the priest.)
I have been using the book A Novena of Holy Communions
for many years and would like to give away five copies today. It’s a beautiful little book that packs a powerful punch! Just leave a comment saying…oh, I don’t know…how about whether or not you have ever heard of spiritual bouquets before? If you have, do you like to make them?
Comments will be closed tonight at midnight and I’ll announce the winners alongside tomorrow’s review & giveaway.
Good luck! May the giveaway odds be ever in your favor! ; )