Bloggy Giveaway

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I am so excited! Yesterday, February 15, was my one year anniversary of blogging. What a great year it has been. I wasn't sure what to expect when I jumped into this little world of blogging, but let me tell you, it has far outweighted any pre-conceived expectations I had in the beginning.

I have met wonderful Christian women for whom I have had the opportunity to get to know better and have been able to pray for as they have shared needs. In turn, many have prayed for me and my family and encouraged me along the way. I have grown closer in my relationship with the Lord as I have prepared my posts and read so many of yours. What a great time it has been!

To celebrate and to let each of you know how much you mean to me, I want to have a little giveaway here at the The Fruits of the Spirit. Most of you also know that my hubby and I recently started a business,
Beads-N-Style, selling magnetic jewelry. We are very excited about that, too. So, this giveaway is a joint celebration between my blogging anniversary and our new business.

The giveaway will be one of my favorite items that we sell (plus a few other surprises). We have a series of three bracelets/anklets that are designed as a witness bracelet. You get to pick your favorite from the three. Here is a picture of one of the bracelets:




You can view the other two styles here.

If you are not familiar with the witness bracelets, here is what each of the colors in the bracelet represent....

The Black Bead - Reminds me that sin keeps me away from God. Romans 3:23
The Red Bead - Reminds me Jesus is my Way out of sin and back to God. Romans 5:8-9
The White Bead - Reminds me my life with Jesus is clean and pure. 1 John 1:7
The Green Bead - Reminds me to read my Bible, to pray, to obey and to worship God so my faith will grow. Ephesians 4:15
The Clear Bead - Reminds me to wait for the Holy Spirit to help. II Thessalonians 2:13b
The Blue Bead - Reminds me to choose to be more like Jesus. Philippians 4:4-5
The Yellow Bead - Reminds me God has a better place waiting for me. John 14:1-3a

These bracelets are special to me because of what they represent but also because of the reason I designed them in the beginning. I've posted here before about my younger sister and her husband, Carrie and Clem, that will be leaving for the mission field sometime this year. When we saw them at Thanksgiving, Carrie began telling me how she was wanting to take witness bracelets with her to share with the women she meets as they serve in the Czech Republic. She asked me if I would take the concept of the witness bracelet and design something for them. These three designs are what came out of that conversation.
Here's how the giveaway will work. Leave your name in the comments and let me know which one you would like to win. I'll leave it open until midnight on Friday night, February 20. Then, over the weekend I will randomly draw a name from all those that commented on this post and will post the winner.
Come on, everyone, and join in on the giveaway fun! I can hardly wait to see who wins!



18 Thoughts Shared:

Kristi said...

They are all beautiful! I think my favorite is the single strand bracelet. I love the idea of these bracelets and your beautiful designs. Blessings to you!

Natalie said...

Melanie,
What a true gift you have! I love the one you have pictured. Sometimes all it takes is a little conversation piece like that to really make a difference. Thank you!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Oh, what great talent and truly a gift you have ! I love the fact that you can use them as a "witness" to tell someone about the Lord.
How awesome is that!

I like the one you have displayed...actually I like all of them!

Blessings to you and hubby on this business endeavor!!

(PS..do they come in different sizes?...I would take a size 8) :o)

Amy said...

Melanie,
Great website! I like the style you have displayed here in the photo, but only with green and blue.

Beautiful bracelets, by the way. As well, the whole healing affect is wonderful. May your business grow and succeed. (Hee hee! I hope I win. It would be great to have one of these).

Blessings,
~Amy :)

Tracy said...

What a wonderful idea!!! I love those bracelets...especially the single strand. I can't think of anything better for a giveaway! = ) Praying your business brings great success. Heartfelt congratulations on your blogaversary! (I'm not too far behind.) You and your blog have been such a blessing and encouragement to me!

Blessings, sweet one!
Tracy

Beth E. said...

What a great idea! I love the witnessing bracelets. I would be honored to win any of the bracelets, but my favorite is the single strand style.

You are such a blessing to me and I enjoy reading your posts very much. I have learned a lot from you!

Congratulations on your one-year blogiversary!

Blessings...
Beth E.

Erica said...

What a cool idea! Who knew you had so many talents. They are all really neat. My favorite is the single strand.
Congrats on 1 year in the blog world!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Beautiful. What a great way to celebrate your blogaversy and the beginning of your new business adventure. I like the single strand. It would be a blessing to win.

Sweet blessings,
Paula

Meredith said...

What a great idea and congrats on your blogoversary!!

I like the double strand you have pictured on the post. They are all beautiful, but that one stands out to me. I know these bracelets will be a blessing in the mission field. Hope they get the chance to visit Prague, it is a wonder!

LAURIE said...

What a cool idea! and I love the witness beads. Happy Blogoversary!! -blesssings, Laurie

Tricia said...

Happy Blogoversary! I have been tremendously blessed by your blog, thanks for taking the time to do it!

Blessings!

bp said...

What a neat giveway for your blogoversary!
I like the "Double Strand/Multi Pattern Witness Bracelet/"

Have a great day!

Bonnie said...

What an awesome idea! I love the bracelets. I don't think I'd have an easy time choosing between them. I'm going to have to show these to my husband... buy them for our families at Christmas, let them wear them for a while and then tell them what the beads mean. (few in both of our families are believers...)

LisaShaw said...

These are absolutely beautiful and the reason for their creation is even better.

Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary. Keep writing. Keep sharing your heart for the Lord with each one of us.

Bless you.

Toknowhim said...

Great... The one in the picture looks fine for the giveaway if I win... Blessings and happy 1 year :)

Pia said...

congratulations! i'd like the Double Strand/One Pattern Witness Bracelet. =D

shopannies said...

We make these at VBS every year and my kids love them I would choose the Double Strand/Multi Pattern Witness Bracelet for myself I think they are all pretty and I know useful but this would be my personal choice

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Laurie Ann said...

Congrats on your bloggyversary, Melanie! The witness bracelet is awesome! I love each color represents.