Friday, May 8, 2009

Yay...FINALLY... Another FREE FRIDAY!!

"For I know the plans that I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jer.29:11

You know, we have used this verse on our dolls from the beginning but when I read it this heart has been stretched to receive it totally different than how I have before.

Today's giveaway in is honor of our fifth child...our Sponsor Child, Miss Dhanpriyaben Chimanbhai from India. (Can anyone tell me how to actually pronounce that?) We call her Dhani for short. I can't wait to share a picture with all of you. She is so beautiful and is the same age of my Natalie, 8 yrs old. What drew me to her, other than reminding me of Natalie, was that she was one of six children. That pulled on my heart because I felt that helping one child out of the family was helping them all in a way. We are looking forward to including letters and goodies to not only Dhani but all her brothers and sisters! Please pray about sponsoring a child.

So when I read that Jer. 29:11 and ponder on has such a deeper meaning to me. We are so spoiled here in the United States. I am spoiled. I'm not saying everything is perfect, it's not. But we take for granted the blessings we have been given and live with daily!

Our Giveaway doll is 16" tall, made from dark brown muslin and black minky smooth hair with black yarn braids. She has safety eyes and handstitched mouth/lashes with a touch of blush on her cheeks! The dress is a light blue with hot pink polka dots and bloomers a hot pink/pink cotton stripe print. The torso or belly is a pink cotton print with the scripture,

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

1. Leave your comment including your contact information under this post Friday-Sunday.
2. Share one (or more) of your favorite scriptures.

~Only one entry per household.
~Winner will be chosen and announced on Monday


Krista said...

Wow, I would love for my kids to have all different kinds of dolls. I was following the Compassion bloggers as they were in India last week, and I was amazed and enlightened, as well as inspired. My favorite verse is either Psalm 91( all of them) or Psalm 37:4.

Kathy said...

Your site and what you are about is so inspiring to me. I love Isaiah 40:28-31. God bless you today!

chadjenniferwittrock said...

Love the doll!

My favorite scripture is Romanas helps me to remember that God is always in control


Sally said...

Love the doll! Psalm 55:22

Lisa said...

What a beautiful doll. She looks a little like my daughter who we adopted a year ago. When we were chosen to adopt her, the doctors told us she would not survive long enough to be adopted. As a result of a complicated open heart surgery and a miracle from God, and she is the healthiest child in our family. We clung to Jer. 29:11 during the dark hours when we didn't know if Myia would survive.

Natalie said...

She's a beautiful doll. We are expecting our 5th baby this December! Thanks for the chance to win;D what a blessing
Psalm 127:3-5, Psalm 139:13-16,
Jeremiah 1:5

Kathy C said...

I LOVE HER!! She would be perfect for my foster girls.

Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. (Psalms 37:4-5 NKJV)

Kendra said...

Love this doll! We get some many compliments on the doll you made for our daughter a few months ago.

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him (1 Samuel 1:29).

Julie said...

What a beautiful doll!

Proverbs 3:4-5

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

Stefanie said...

Beautiful little doll! :) Love your work!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not in your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight" Proverbs 3:5


Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Psalm 14:6 But as for me, I trust in Your kindness; my heart will exalt in YOUR SALVATION. I will sing to the Lord, for He has dealt kindly with me.

Anonymous said...

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Kocks Morvilius
Lisa Kocks Morvilius at 1:17pm May 8
THERE IS 3......but the same!

Love the Lord your God with all your heart (Mt 22:37-40)
Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments
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And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Deut 6:5

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12:30


Lauren said...

Lauren Uhrich

I love this doll! And one of my favorite verses that is recently heavy on my heart is Proverbs 13:12

"A hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is the tree of life."

Be blessed.

Amber said...

I am dying for my son or our compassion child to have a BBB doll! I love Micah 6:8

Drew Boswell said...

I would love to win this gorgeous doll to take with me on a mission trip Honduras in August when I go to work at Orphanage Emmanuel.
Prov. 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding, Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your path."
Kimberly Boswell

Carrie said...

hey girls, call me & christopher & 1 will help you with the pronunciation of her name (we have some indian friends we can call).
jer. 29:11 is one of my favs too! especially working in youth ministry, it's something these kids need to hear & cling to!!!


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Layne said...

"I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well."
Psalm 139:14 I think of this every time I admit a brand new little one in the nursery. :)

Julia said...

I'd never seen your dolls before today. They are beautiful. One of my favorite verses is Luke 2:19 because that's how I feel about mothering my children. I can't even imagine how she must have felt mothering the Son of God!

family said...

Love the DOLL! You have an amazing gift!
Psalm 23. Reminds me of my grandma and grandpa..

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Anonymous said...

I love the outfit. Very nice colors. She is a beautiful doll.

Psalm 119:105

Jennifer -

DanaLea1699 said...

What an adorable doll! I've been following your blog - LOVE BabyBeBlessed. Your dolls are so beautiful.

I have many favourite verse that are special to me at different times but right now, one that I am hoping to is Psalm 27:14 -

Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.

My e-mail is ::)

Congrats on your fifth sponsor child. I have five children with Compassion and I love the organization. My most recent child is a little girl from Peru and I've been praying and wanting her for a very long time. After sponsoring my last child, I knew that my next child would be one who'd been waiting for a sponsor for over a year. I knew I wanted her to be from Peru, as I have a real heart for that country. Last week, I saw her on the website and knew she was the child I'd been waiting for. She'd been waiting 455 days. Now I'm eagerly awaiting my child pack. Someday I hope to go on Compassion tours to my kids countries and meet some of them. If I do, I'd love to take one of your dolls down with me.

Anonymous said...

Your dolls are beautiful. I would love to have one for my daughter.

Psalm 103:1-4

Anonymous said...

Your dolls are beautiful. I would love to have one for my daughter.

Psalm 103:1-4
(sorry to double post, I forgot to add my e-mail address)

Cass said...

My favourite scripture is Matthew 6:21 - For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Beautiful doll!

Jill said...

Would love to give this to my neice. My favorite verse since I was a teenager is Galations 2:20. Thanks!!

Samantha said...

Oh my, oh my. I hope it isn't against any rules to tell you that my favourite verse is in fact the one sewn onto that beautiful doll!

It has been a favourite verse of mine since childhood and has come a daily saying for my mother also in the last week when she is puring love on baby Eve in the hospital. Long story short; cousin born at 28weeks in SCBU, next incubator along 23week gestation Eve (nurses have named her) mother very troubled and not present. My mum trying to get foster care access through her own agency for this sweet girl. Romans 15:13 has become our mantra if you will for this sweet baby girl!

Another favourite of mine is;

"Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6

Daughter of the King said...

We have family friends who were finally able to legally adopt a little girl last year after a 2 year harrowing adoption process. This little doll would be perfect for her.
My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11. I have it displayed all over my house as God has used this verse in my life many times.

Melissa said...

Your dolls are so cute!

I love the whole book of James, and one of my favorite verses is James 5:15-16.

"And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effect, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

I am just back from a silent retreat and one of the verses God gave me is the one ON the doll from Romans.. A recent favorite of mine, Zechariah 9:12 Return to your strongholds, o prisoner of hope, and I will restore you double.