Encouraging Moments free e-newsletter review w/giveaway

The winner is Lynne with comment #18....

Congrats to you Lynne!  

This whole Gabby Moms review program is turning out to be very taxing on my emotions. 

Last month when I found out I was reviewing a magazine called "True Treasures" I was shaking in fear.  

Now this month I've been asked to review an e-newsletter entitled Encouraging Moments and I'm filled with the feeling of hatred dislike.   Not a fan of e-anything!

As I was preparing to bow out of this month's review, I felt a gentle prompting in my spirit.  That still small voice saying to me:  "ok,'know-it-all'....maybe, just maybe, some mom/wife/home schooler in this big-wide-wonderful world that I've created actually LIKES e-newsletters! AND needs some encouragement! Ever think of THAT?"  

God has been teaching me that just because I believe or like something  differently than someone else doesn't make them wrong...just different.  So, I decided to take a step back and look at this e-newsletter for content.

So to the desktop I go, 'cuz my laptop is taking a vacation.....(I'm sure there a lesson for me there, but I'm going to wait on exploring that one!)

When I opened it up the first words I see are:  "Dear Cindy".....good start...nice and personal!

First sentence reads:  "Spiritual strongholds are sinful ways of thinking that have probably been part of our personality for so long we hardly even see them"  Again I hear that still small voice asking, "Could this be like thinking everyone has to think/feel/believe the same as you do or they are wrong?"   Sounds like this e-newletter has something in it I need to read.....

Continuing on-----

I am reminded that I need to "take out the garbage" that feeds that wrongful thought and replace it with a "Bible bath".  Read, study, meditate and memorize God's Word daily until it comes a part of me. 

Nothing really earth-shattering or new.  I KNOW all that, but do I LIVE all that?  The knowing part comes easily to me, but the living part, um, not so much.

The newsletter continues with some advertising of products offered at Eternal Encouragement Magazine, Lorrie's speaking schedule, quotes from Facebook, a section called Chick Flicks for Mom, another article with link about staying within a budget which talks about a favorite author of mine, Dave Ramsey!!! (I am offering a giveaway of his book The Total Money Makeover w/workbook here ).  
This weekly encouragement is  "short and sweet".  You can read it in probably 10 minutes or less.  Who doesn't have 10 minutes a week to be encouraged?  

Click on over to www.homemakingwithteach.com  to sign up today!

My lack of enjoying digital books leads to a blessing to someone reading this.  

I am giving away a prize I won of $25.00 to Eternal Encouragement's e-store! 

If you want to check out what is offered in the e-store go here

While you're there be sure to sign up for Encouraging Moments e-newsletter! 

Just comment you would like to win....easy, easy, easy!  

Oh yea, leave an email contact, too! 

I will randomly draw a winner on March 15, 2011

Stayed tuned for next month's mission....who knows what emotion it will ignite!

“I am reviewing Encouraging Moments as an official member of The Gabby Moms blogging program for Eternal Encouragement magazine.  I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are solely my own.”  


  1. Your post gave me a chuckle! :) Fun!
    Great review!

    Jada (another Gabby Mom)

  2. I am new at reading e-books and things like that but I am really starting to get into them. And if I want to get into something a little deeper all I do is print it off and put it in a binder so I can hold it in my hands, high light and things like that. :D

    I love your honesty. She does know how to speak to our hearts doesn't she. :D

    I would actually love to win. There are several books I would love to read from the e-store but we are on a very fixed income.

    But you should try out an ebook or two...you never know...you might just like them! :D

    Building HOme with Him,

    Mary Joy

    fellow gabby mom

  3. I wouldn't mind taking that off your hands. **grin**

    We all like different things, and there is nothing wrong with that. :)

  4. Cindy, I love your review and I had similar feelings. I delete almost every newsletter. Yet, I was encouraged because I gave Eternal Moments a chance!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you too!

    Oh, and thank goodness... this week isn't so busy!

  5. Its always good to listen to that "still small voice." Enjoyed your honest review.

  6. I don't mind eBooks, as long as it isn't something very technical or requiring a lot of brain power for planning, etc. This would be fun! Thank you for donating this to someone else who would appreciate it more. This is very thoughtful of you!

    Julieanne (fellow Gabby Mom)

  7. For the longest time I refused to deal with E anything....but I'm beginning to come around.....very slowly. LOL I think that e-readers are helping. I really want one :) Anyway, Great review!!!!

  8. I thought your review was funny! I have to agree, e-books are not my most favorite. Maybe one day when we get that ipad we dream about. :)

    I would love to win, as there are several books I have been eyeing for a while! Thanks for the giveaway!


  9. This is the first time I have seen this e-store. When I visited it said Down for Maintenance. Too bad. I would like to win though and go back to really check it out!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

  10. I am praying for a Kindle for my birthday... so I would LOVE to win your e-certificate.. LOL.. great post.. had me chuckling.. I am struggling with that same problem with my kids.. I caught myself the other day lecturing one for not liking something. and I had to stop and apologize.. cause, they are not me, and should be allowed to have thier own likes and dislikes.. :O)

    Following you back from www.themisadventuresofafamilyof8.blogspot.com

  11. Ahhh yes, I prefer "real, physical" books too. I can't carry my computer around with me! But still the newsletter is good :)

    ~Mrs. Q (fellow Gabby Mom)

  12. Enter me up~eBooks ROCK! Thanks for sharing! HUGS!

  13. Not entering, but just wanted say another review that made me really stop and read! Nice job.

    Head Mama

  14. What a nice giveaway:) I'd love to win such a fun gift:) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

  15. Enjoying your site while working here in Honduras. I would love to win the $25 estore giveaway. Thank you. Sue

  16. the site is down, but I would love anything for teaching :)


  17. Hi, I loved your post! You are a great writer! I would love to win the giveaway! Thanks for the

  18. I'd like to enter this giveaway. I checked out their site but it's down for maintenence. )-:


  19. I would like to win this

  20. I would LOVE to win this...thanks for the chance...

    dan_jody at live.com

  21. thanks for the great gw

  22. Thank you for the opportunity. I enjoyed your review!!

    humanecats at gmail dot com

  23. I would like to win this

  24. I would like to win this!

    eksummit (at) hotmail.com

  25. I would love to win the $25.00 to Eternal Encouragement's e-store!

  26. I would love to win :)
    ashleydangit at gmail dot com

  27. This is a great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win!



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