Monday, May 4, 2015


Hello everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have some exciting new to share with you all! :) Today is my 1st year blogiversary! Can you believe I've had my blog for a whole year? I can't! Thank you to all those who follow my blog!!!! I've made many friends, and for that, I am so thankful. So today, in honor of my blog being up and going 1 year, I am having a giveaway, which I am super duper excited about!!!!! (I have been looking forward to this for a while. A long long time. :)  And here's what I'm giving away:
  • This beautiful journal: It has some really cool features in it! In the back it has room for prayer requests, answered requests, and your testimony! :) 

  • 1 of 3 books: I've read them all, and I couldn't decide which one to give away because they're all so fabulously written, so I decided to let the winner pick which book they want. :)
Below is a synopsis of each book, so you can know what they're about.

In Path's of Righteousness: By Keri Nicole (She is my friend and she also has a blog too. You can check it out here.)

David Riley is a typical, hard-working farm boy of the late 1800s, growing up in a Midwest community where religion was a tradition that none dared to challenge. He and his friend Jill set out to explore the “Old Man’s Path,” to uncover the mystery of an old wives’ tale, and it turns into more of an adventure than they bargained for. When they discoverlong-held secrets in the town of Detweiler, David is determined to find the truth—regardless of the cost.

As he faces opposition in his search for the truth, David also finds a battle waging within.
He and his friends struggle to be kind to Henry, a cruel bully, and his mother, a widow bitter toward God. But as his hatred for Henry grows, so does the darkness in his own heart. With an emptiness that threatens to consume him, David despairs of ever pleasing God. When all prospects of finding peace appear lost, he meets a strange old recluse, thought to be long dead, who offers him both friendship and hope.

David discovers something in common with the mysterious stranger—but what binds them together threatens to tear his family and community apart. Will he have the courage and determination to stand for what is right? Facing rejection in the greatest decision of his life, David must choose which path to follow: a religious tradition to live by or a faith to die for.

Samuel Zwemer: By Janet and Geoff Benge

Sam felt his heart thumping as the two Bedouin men walked toward him. The men's menacing spears were pulled back over their shoulders, ready to thrust at Sam at any moment. From the grim look on their faces, the men seemed intent on killing someone. 

The spiritual needs of the Muslim world, long neglected by Christian missionaries, came to the world's attention again when Samuel Zwemer dedicated himself to the advancement of the gospel in Arabia. It was a tremendous task, but a pledge the young American kept despite opposition, difficulty, and death.

Zwemer founded the Arabian Mission in Bahrain to serve Muslims through medical care, Christian literature, and the preaching of the gospel. With a heart on fire for Muslim people, he was relentless in sharing a vision worldwide, calling many to action. Zwemer's legacy of opening a long-closed door is a challenge for Christians today, inspiring us to love and respect Muslims and to proclaim Jesus' name in the homeland of Islam.

Against the Tide: By Hope Irvin Marston

With a setting in 17th-century Scotland, a place of cruel intolerance for the Covenanters, this young, earnest disciple - Margaret Wilson - finds her pledged loyalty to Christ challenged by King Charles II's demand for her absolute obedience. Will Margaret choose to defy the authorities who call for what only God has a right to? 

There will be 2 winners: 1 person will win the book, and one will win the journal. 

Please be sure to designate which item you would like to win in the comments. And if you would like to win a book, please tell me which one. 

So, here are multiple ways you can earn a number of entries. Every time you do one of the following things, your name gets added into the bag. 

  • Leave a comment with your name and tell me whether you would like to win the books or journal. (If you would like the book, write which one.) 
  • Share on facebook. (Put the link where you shared in a comment to get the entry.) 
  • Write a post on your blog about it. (Please put a link in the comment box if you do so to earn a point.) 
  • Tell me what your favorite candy is. 
  • Follow my blog. If you would like to earn and extra point, you can follow my blog if you don't already. If you do follow my blog already, please tell me in the comment box and you will earn an extra entry. :) Make sure you click the confirmation email from Feedburner if you sign up to follow my blog by email. 
  • Share this post on Google Plus. 
  • Share on an other social site. ( i.e instagram, twitter, etc.) Leave a link in the comments if you do to earn an entry.
*Remember: Please leave your first name and last name initial in the comments. If you do not write your name in the comments, you will not be entered.* If anyone needs help commenting, please leave me a note in the contact box on the side. I would be so happy to help you. :)  





  1. I like the look of In Path's of Righteousness: By Keri Nicole
    I actually don't like candy as such, I prefer chocolate or mint anything!
    I follow you blog and shared this post on google +
    God Bless,
    Clare F

  2. Hi Ashley,
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    I must say that I've been wanting to read "In Paths of Righteousness" for some time, so that would be my pick
    My favorite candy would be frozen gummy bears. Yeah, I know, I'm rather strange. :)
    And I'm following your blog.
    I'm not on social media so I can't share your giveaway there.
    Rebekah M.

    1. Hi Rebekah! I'm so happy you entered. :) You earned 3 entries. :) Thank you for following my blog.

  3. I'd like the journal...I've always liked those. ;)
    I really like tootsie rolls. lol.
    I follow your blog. :D
    Can't wait to see who wins!
    ~Sarah Margaret

  4. Hi Ashley! This sounds like an awesome giveaway! Congratulations on your blogiversary! That journals pretty! If I win a book, I would like Against the Tide, but I would prefer the journal if I win. I like everything so, I'd love anything I win! :-) My name is Katie R. I already follow your blog. And my favourite candy...probably Cadbury Creme eggs!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  5. HELLO ASHLEY! It's up! YAY! If I win I'd want the journal, but if I got the book I'd want Against the Tide. My name is Ellie R. I already follow your blog and my favorite candy is Starburst and Jolly Ranchers! I'm going to share this on google plus. Is it okay if I like instagram direct people about this giveaway. It's pretty much the same thing as posting except you get to pick who you want to post it to. I am going to share this on my blog too!

  6. I think 'Against the Tide' sounds cool. I don't really like sweet things (not even chocolate) so I don't really have a favourite. I shared this on google + and Pintrest ( Oh, and I also follow your blog.
    Thanks for doing this, give-aways are pretty cool.
    Jane F

  7. Hi! :) I love the journal! I'd love that if I win!
    Shared on G+:
    My favourite candy is Mint Imperials.
    I also pinned your blog on Pinterest:
    Thank you! :)

    1. Hey Bonnie! Thanks for entering and thank you so much for sharing the links where you posted about my giveaway. :) Would you like me to give you another entry since you follow my blog?

    2. Oh yeah, I do follow your blog by email. I forgot to put that on the original entry. That'd be great, thank you! :)

  8. I'd really like the journal! I need a new prayer journal-- I go through those three a week! I would love to win it!!

    1. Hey Emma, Thanks for entering! Wow! That's alot of journals! Would you like me to give you another entry since you follow my blog?

  9. Happy Blogversary!! =D

    The jurnal is beutiful, I would deffantly choose it if I won. =)
    My favorite candy is Skittles.
    I've already followed your blog through email.

    Thanks for doing this!
    -Mikayla H.-

  10. Hi from Germany ^^
    Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway (I hope it is international)
    I would love winning the book "Against the Tides.
    My favorite candy is yogurt gums <3
    Follow via email: grabs64 (at) gmail (dot) com

    May your life be full of happiness and great opportunities!


  11. Hi Ashley! Wow! You have had your blog for a year?!?! Cool! I wish that I would of found it sooner!!!!

    My favorite candy is Reese's

    I follow your blog by email!

    My name is Maddy C. and if I win then I would like..the Samuel Z. Book :) I have a couple different books like that bow and I love them !! The notebook is also amazing! I would pick that one if I had more time to write. It's very beautiful! Where did you get it?

    I'll share on Google Plus!

    I'll share on my blog! I'll email you the links once I do them ;)

    Great giveaway! Good luck to everyone!


    1. Thank you Maddy! I know! I can't belive it either! :) I've very grateful to the Lord for blessing me with so many friends through blogging. :) And I'm so thankful for you: my penpal! :D

      You earned 5 entries Maddy! :)

      I got the journal at a homeschool convention. You can go on the link that I put below and see the journals. They have differnent ones with different Bible verses on them. And they're really cheap right now! :)

      Love your friend,

  12. Happy Blogversary Ashely!!!!!! I think this is so cool that you are having a giveaway. If I won I would love the journal. :) My favorite candy is Reeses and I alread follow your blog. Is it ok if I just post it on Google plus? Beacuse I don't have any other social media!
    Can't wait to see who wins. Have a wonderful day! :)

    1. Thank you for commenting Shelby! That's fine that you shared on Google plus. :)

  13. Hi Ashley! My name is Aliyah, and I just stumbled across your blog. This giveaway seems really cool! My favorite candies are jelly beans. I would be happy with either a book or the journal. If I won a book I would like In Paths of Righteousness. I just sign up to follow your blog by email! I don't have social media or a blog.
    Aliyah M.

  14. Hi Ashley! Is this giveaway international?

    I posted it on twitter and pinterest:

    Will write a blogpost on it and share it on G+ in a few days...

    My favourite candies are Skittles, Reeses, gummy bears, toffees, mints, and chocolate.

    I already follow your blog by email.

    I think I'd prefer the journal if I win, but anything's fine, cuz' I love everything! If I got the book, though, either In Paths of Righteousness or Against the Tide would be wonderful!

    Charis C.

    1. Hi Charis! Yes, it is international. Thank you so much for entering!
      Love your sister in the Lord,

  15. Hi, Ashley!

    I have loved reading your blog since I first visited. =) All three of the books sound fascinating! The journal looks really cool, too. I would never be able to decide! I guess if I win you'll have to surprise me or give me whatever the other winner didn't want.

    I made a facebook post about your blog.

    I also made a post on a writing website I'm a member of. I thought it would count as social media, but that's up to you!

    I'm already a follower of your blog, and my favorite candy would probably be some kind of chocolate. (Riesen is REALLY good!!)

    ~Sarah G.

  16. Hi Ashley, I've posted it on G+ and blogged about this.

    Charis C.

  17. Hey Ashley, I would love to win the journal! My favorite candy is Snickers! I follow you by Email! -Rebekah S.

  18. Hi, this is chickie:-)
    I would love to win the journal!
    my favorite candy is........SKITTLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. How exciting! Congratulations on your blogiversary! Sorry it took me so long to get around to doing this. :) I would love the Book "In Paths of Righteousness". It sounds really good! My favorite candy is chocolate! <3
    I follow your blog, and I shared this on google+.
    Thank you for doing this!


  20. Hi, I just found your blog! It's very pretty! I started following it!
    I shared it on Google+, on Pinterest (I'm not sure how to get the link, but my user name is Zannergrace and I pinned it to the board, "books") My favorite candy is jolly ranchers, and I would love to win the book about Samuel Zwemer! This is an awesome giveaway. Happy blogiversary! (My name is Susanna Dewey)


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