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Monday, June 06, 2011

In A Food Mood


Today I have a devotion running at P31 AND we are doing a great cooking-inspired giveaway over at She Reads!!! This giveaway is not to be missed and I have seriously pondered how I could secretly enter. (Don't worry, I am not going to cheat... but it's tempting for sure!)

So head over to She Reads today-- read my post over there, and enter to win. You know you want to...

AND if you are here from AuthorBuzz, please leave a comment to enter that giveaway as well! Just click at the bottom of this post where it says "Comments" and a comment form should open up. If you're wondering what the Author Buzz giveaway is, here's the link:
http://www.authorbuzz.com/dearreader/whalen.shtml

The Author Buzz contest will run all week! To enter simply leave your name and make sure I have a way to contact you (email) and get your mailing address if you should win.

Just to be clear, if you enter here, you're entering for the Author Buzz contest. To enter for the kitchen giveaway, please visit She Reads and enter there. Thanks-- not good planning on my part to have two giveaways going at once!! :) See? I don't make it look easy...
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117 comments:

crocheting by suzanne said...

thank you for opening my eyes to where I am and where I should be. I too seem to not be in the now! will be looking for ur book for sure!

Linda said...

Thank you for your devotional. I too often rush through things as well. Also, I read your first book the mailbox and am looking foward to reading this one as well. I would love to win a copy of the book! Thanks again for the reminder from todays devo.

Barbara said...

I'm from AuthorBuzz! I host a book club once a month for 10-12 people. We specialize in new authors and new books of established authors. I think my group would love this book. Thanks for considering us!
Barbaralynduncan@gmail.com
Barbara

Anonymous said...

I read your post on Proverbs 31...awesome!!!
Thank you for your words,
Kerri
Copewithred@hotmail.com

Anna said...

I read the P31 post. What a great reminder of the way I'm trying to spend my summer-serving God in the spontaneous moments. Would love to check out your new book!
Anna
comsmom@gmail.com

Amy said...

This book sounds like it would be too much like my own life! Can't wait to read it!
Amy McDaniel
themcds@hopper.net

Emily B (emleepc@yahoo.com) said...

Thanks for the giveaway---can't wait to read your book.

Lori Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing. The give-away is really thoughtful! Ditto on being able to read your book. :-)

Barbara said...

I'm here from AuthorBuzz. Thanks for the giveaway!

Barbara
gvrdr2308@gmail.com

Trisha said...

What an inspiration you have become to all of us!! I have enjoyed my trip to your website!! I read about your book on AuthorBuzz and would love to be entered in your giveaway!!

Patricia Pickett

Peggy said...

This sounds like a wonderful book to ponder and perhaps change how to live in the now. I would love to win a copy of your book to bless some dear friends of mine whose house was leveled in the Joplin, MO tornado. The Power Verses in your devotion hold so true to that disaster. Proverbs 27:1, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” (NIV)
Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (NIV). Thank you for blessing me today!

Anonymous said...

Thank-you for your devo's and blog. I love following as I think we have similar personalities and I learn so much from you. I am the mom of 4 boys 18 , 16, 14, and 12. I have been gone all week on a house hunting trip and am now in fast forward as we have grad and a move in less than 30 day!!! Thanx for reminding me to slow down(I really don't want a speeding ticket!!) It looks extra bad as my husband is a cop!ha ha Thanx again Nicole

Sara said...

I am so glad I happened to visit Proverbs 31 today and read your devotional and blog. It's been uplifting to read both and to read everyone's comments too. Thank you for what you are doing. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to be entered to win. God bless, Jenny C. my email address is orosco99@juno.com

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

I was just telling my mom last night that I was taking my kiddos swimming today and not worrying about the house work that needed done. I am going to enjoy my kids today! then I read your devotional today! Perfect timing! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds terrific! Laurie

laurielamb@comcast.net

Created for this... said...

Loved your devo and would love to win the friendship pack.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a timely book for this age.

Johnna said...

would love to read this book! sounnds a lot like me!

Janice said...

I seem to live life the same way, almost always thinking about the next thing on my list. Thanks for the eye opener...

aNGjho said...

I love reading your encouraging devotions in the morning before i start my day. Thank you for sharing, revealing God's truth, and providing hope for others! I look forward to reading your book!

Anonymous said...

I think your book will be very useful, I feel i put some women higher then they should be and I am always trying to compete with them. Please enter me in your drawing from Authorbuzz.
pvanmete@iupui.edu

Rachel said...

I'm going to start by saying, I don't believe in coincidences. I opened my email to your devotion this morning. I thought, this as usual, timely for my life today. Thank You Dear Lord for reminding me what's important. I then decide to read a chapter from the devotional I'm reading by Rachel Olsen "It's No Secret......." and guess what chapter I was going to read??? Yup, chapter 7, Revealing the Secret of Perfection in God's Eyes. I think the Lord had a message for me this morning... LOL! I think I need to slow down at look at what's important today.

Savannahhutchinson1208 said...

I would love to win a book set and starbucks giftcard !!! mrshutchinson08@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the giveaway. I enjoyed your 1st novel so I am sure this one will be good too. Thanks for your devotional. Nanci at kelbla@aol.com

lisa said...

never read your books before, but i LOVE the summary of this new one you wrote. please enter me in the giveaway. thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Your devotional touched my heart! Thank you!
cindy
cindy@oppietay.com

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read your book. Finding time to read it is a problem. I will have it for my next conference trip, I love to read while flying and waiting in airports. Please enter me in the contest. God Bless you.

regina22@suddenlink.net

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a book that I would be interested in reading. I would love the opportunity to read it and share it with my Christian friends.

Holly
hollyroc@windstream.net

FIBERONE said...

Sometimes we need to be reminded of what is really important.

lissieanne said...

I'd like to enter to win your book from the AuthorBuzz contest! Thanks! :-)

Melissa
lissieinthesky@gmail.com

X said...

I just had to cross one more thing off my to-do list ;) jk. Thanks for reminding me that there are things more important than that line on my list! May God bless you and your family as you continue to share your learning with all of us.

Noelle
nomarsh@dejazzd.com

Dorinda Turner said...

Thank you so much for your devotion. God used it to really speak to me. I am at a place where I have to work at a job outside of the home, but in about a year and a half I will be able to quit and stay home and I am constantly looking for ways to rush that and push up the time. God Knows I desire to stay home but I know he was speaking to me through your devotion to just enjoy this time right now even if I do have to go to work everyday.

Carol said...

Thank you for this timely reminder. I used to be the one to point out those "little things" that God blesses us with and I seem to have lost that in life's busyness.

KEGM said...

I look forward to being on your emailing list. You are a new author to me. I also look forward to getting to know your books. Thank you.

n said...

I am excited to finally find a christian author that writes novels for the modern woman. I am looking forward to reading your novel!
n

Anonymous said...

Author Buzz - She Makes It Look Easy. I just read of your book at Author Buzz and would LOVE to be entered in your contest. Even if I don't win, I feel I'm a winner already as I discovered a "new" author and will get your book to read either way. I also enjoyed your blog and web page. Best of luck with all you do. Nancy

Julie said...

Loved your devotional on P31 today. It really hit home - we have a small women's group that meets once a month, usually 6 of us, and I think this book would be perfect for us.

Laura said...

Please enter me. Thanks for a great giveaway.
Laura
laura.leahj@gmail dot com

Marybeth said...

Thanks so much to those of you who mention book clubs! This book is truly a great discussion starter in so many areas-- comparison, contentment, the danger of pedestals, protecting your marriage... etc. I hope you all will pick it to do for your book clubs and have some honest, heart to heart, relationship building discussions as a result!

Linda Deline said...

I would love to win your book! Too many of us fall into the "she makes it look so easy" myth and I'm probably one of the worst. I can't wait to read this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win. God bless.

krueth said...

wow! I needed that reminder as well to slow down and enjoy each minute of the day! I would love to win your book, thanks! Wendy krueth@paulbunyan.net

Teresa said...

This sounds like a great book. Read about it on Author Buzz.
hoosier_publisher@yahoo.com

Marlene said...

This book definitely sounds like something I need to read. My life is so fast paced, sometimes I forget what day it is! @ little girls, 2 BIG dogs, and a deployed husband, it gets hectic. But I just went to a seminar that was talking about this, slowing down and smelling the roses. I guess I'll have to get some!!marlene.brown@ferring.com

Christina said...

Thanks for your devotion today! This world is truly a rushed world...how fast can we get something from here to there. Often what gets me to slow down and enjoy the moment, is to grab my camera and start looking for things to take pictures of...my two boys of course are my favorite to capture. Thanks for the reminder to slow down.

Busy Mamma said...

So... in the midst of buzzing around my house this morning, determined to get it spotless and organized (as it really is NOT spotless and organized right now), I decided I would take a break and read the encouraging word for today. Little did I know that God had just the right reproof for me, there in your words. Thank you.
I would be delighted to own "She Makes It Look Easy".
email: Otannehill(at)gmail(dot)com

europlayer04 said...

Hi. Wow, after reading your profile of a large family full of kids of all ages, passions, and still managing to have a glowing smiling face- the only thought on my mind is 'yeah, you do make it look easy', if not easy, then at last managable! I dont even have probably 1/3 of yours tasks and I am already considering learning some secrets that others may know how to at least to keep my head above water....do tell! to spill the beans! :) Looking forward to reading the book for sure!

LuAnn said...

Just stopping by after seeing your page at Author Buzz. Would love to win the drawing!

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book! Congrats on your second novel.
holdensj@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'd love to enter this contest. The book sounds wonderful! LBrack@plainfieldlibrary.net

Michelle said...

I'm here from AuthorBuzz and would like to enter your contest!

michelleheumann at gmail .com

Ami said...

Would really LOVE to read this book. Especially with a friend!!! Can't wait!!!

Ami
leoami@yahoo.com

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Tracy G. said...

Jumped here from Author Buzz, always can use a new book to read and a Starbucks card!!!
tlgoldbach(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

It seems like a great book! I would love to read it! thanks :)

Jessica
jessicacollier7@gmail.com

SJ said...

I want to read this book on my vacation this summer!

Heather said...

Looking forward to reading your book.

bp said...

Thanks for the giveaways!

Bethany

preciousmoments2004 AT gmail DOT com

trackstar said...

I found your website on AuthorBuzz. Author Buzz is a great site to discover new authors like MaryBeth Whalen.

Janet

Alma said...

I'd love to win this book...been dealing with discontentment for a long time now. Thank you Marybeth for sharing this message with us!

Alma Martinez
almadiane@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am writing you about the authorbuzz contest. My email is:
mahaffey@library.ucsb.edu

Hope I win! Susan :)

Martha T. said...

Good devtotional! Please enter me into your contest for a copy of your new book! Thanks!

Yvette said...

Can't wait to read it. Thanks. Yvette Torrise ytorrise@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am from AuthorBuzz, please enter me to win one of your fabulous gifts. Thank you, Alana Weaver, jnaweaver@bresnan.net

Amy M. said...

Would love to win the give-away! I'm a librarian, and I have lots of Christian librarian friends who will eat this up! Thanks...

Holly said...

Loved your book...it spoke to me on so many different levels!!! I am going to download your first novel and check that out to. Your devotional for today was awesome, though I think I am more of a getting sidetracked by the flowers and forgot to feed the kids kindof mom, but I loved it!!
thanks,
Holly

Edwina said...

Would love to win this package! I used to be more organized until I started my own company. Now, I don't know what I'm doing, what I'm supposed to be doing, or what I need to do!!

The Library Fairy said...

Your latest books looks even more entertaining than when I first saw it on AuthorBuzz. Looking forward to it.

Lynn said...

Hi Marybeth, I found your page through Author Buzz. Please enter my name for a chance to win a copy of SHE MAKES IT LOOK EASY. Your book sounds very exciting and interesting to me. Definitely something I would love to read with my morning coffee.
Thank you,
Lynn Paris

Lynnie122484@yahoo.com

Linda Kish said...

I'm actually here from the Barn Door Loft. Your book sounds so good. I couldn't stop myself from coming here. Now, you make it look easy...6 kids and a husband yet you find time to write these wonderful books. I'm glad I've found you.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the contest for She Makes it Look Easy. What a wonderful idea of the friendship basket. It is so delightful to find so many Christian authors I didn't know were out there.

Karen Brozina
raggedy11@comcast.net

snail mail:
Karen Brozina
113 Hazel Blvd
Millville, NJ 08332

Sunny said...

Oh, wow! Two give aways! I am so excited! :) Thank you, also, for introducing the author buzz website-- I had never seen that one before!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read she makes it looks easy! I so need to slow down!! becca

palmer_s@verizon.net

ShannyShan said...

I cannot wait to read this book!

karenk said...

love your honesty, marybeth...thanks for the opportunity to read your latest novel :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Wanda said...

Can hardly wait to read it!!!

Jessica said...

I am interested to see that you have a bog -- you sound a lot like me (and so does your latest novel character!). Looking forward to hearing what you have to say...

Joyce said...

Good to be reminded to not look too far ahead but to live in the moment the Lord has put me in. Otherwise I'll miss out on the blessings He has for me now and the opportunities He has given me for today.

Kelli said...

Excited to read your new novel :)

Anonymous said...

Your book sounds like a great summer read. And I would also love to be entered into the contest. Thanks.
Colleen G.
VaGeyers@aol.com

Lisa said...

I just read your blog this morning. Just wanted to say it was awesome and appropriate for this time in my life. I am pregnant with my first baby, just moved across the country with my husband, and have been in search for a "job". I'm so stressed and consumed over getting a job and worried that I can't get one at this point since I am showing now. I have an interview this morning. I can't stop thinking about it and therefore, cannot go back to sleep at this early morning now. But your blog really encouraged me this morning. And I just wanted to say thank you for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Hello...I read about your book and giveaway on Author Buzz. I look forward to reading your books and appreciate the opportunity to enter to win some of your books. Have a blessed day. My email is Jennifer@Whalen.me.

Cyndi said...

I can not wait to read this new book, I read The Mailbox and enjoyed it very much

happigyrl25 said...

I would love to win this book! Please enter my name in the drawing!

lickemfo at hotmail dot com

Terri said...

Mary Beth, I always enjoy your inspiring devotions..they always hit home..I have for a long time, looked up to my sister.."She makes it look easy" :) But, I realize I need to cherish today.. Thank you for your writing, and sharing with us all. God Bless you!

ising4him said...

Great giveaway - I'm in! ising4him08@gmail.com

Dale

Laura said...

I am in a book club and would love to read this book and see if it might be a book that our bookclub might enjoy.

Thanks.

Laura.Adams@ky.gov

A Journey For Life said...

Great devotion and how true it is.

Bitsy said...

What an Inspirational Blog. Found you through Author Buzz, but realized I've read your blog before. The book sounds great and oh how we women (especially southern women) want what they have! Thanks for the links to your posts and entries on other blogs! Going there now!!!!! Joy, Elizabeth

Mari said...

Thanks for being a different type of author. We need more books like yours.
Mari

Jodie said...

Hi Marybeth,
The book looks like an awesome read. Thank you for your "summer ready" tips!

Jodie
jodie.mclagan at ally.com

Traci said...

Loved your devotional! Can't wait to read your books!

Cheyenne said...

Hi, My name is cheyenne and I'm leaving a comment for a chance to win your free autographed book giveaway for she makes it look easy. My email address is airfoce15@live.com In case I'm one of the winners my adress is 109 Summit Lake Rd. Tonasket Wa.98855 Thank you.

Darlene B said...

Whoops....just left a comment on the wrong post. I came over from Author Buzz and would love to win a friendship pack. The plot of your book sounds very intriguing! I am also going to check out your devotional....

Becky said...

I'm a high school English teacher with very little time to read during the school year. School's out! Yay! I am actually starting to relax a little, and am working on a reading list. I would love to win your book (and read it!). Thanks for being a blessing to so many!
beckyandrod@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

From AuthorBuzz -- your book sounds wonderful and I would love to share it and a cup of coffee with my dear friend. Thanks!

Deb said...

Marybeth, I read your book "The Mailbox" and loved it. I can't wait to read your new book. You are a gifted writer.

Deb V
dvolkman@bright.net

Beth said...

Just discovered your books....I'd love to win...reading and drinking coffee with a friend sounds like Heaven!

phil 4:13 said...

I love your blog and how you lay it out... it's inspired me to change up my own blog. Thanks for all your great insights, especially the summer ideas for kids. Love the SDR! My kids are teens, but I could still do that with them. A read aloud for the summer sounds great too. We used to read books together, but lost it through the last school year. Thanks for the reminder!

Kristie said...

Marybeth, your blog is part of my morning ritual. I always look forward to what you have to say and must say the top 10 are always my favorites. I even have some of them saved in my favorites so I can refer back to them. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to reading your new novel as well! Blessings to you & your family!

Heather said...

I am so glad I came across your blog through AuthorBuzz! I definitely will be subscribing to it and can't wait to read your books!

Heather
hmcentee@state.lib.la.us

oregonsunshine said...

Hello! I'm from AuthorBuzz! I'm so excited to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

heather said...

I would love to share this book with a friend and add it to my beach bag! Good luck to all!

Alicia Farage said...

I also came over from Author Buzz and I would love to read your books. I can't wait to further explore this site. Thank you!
Alicia
afarage@earthlink.net

donna grover said...

your book is on my "to read"list. would love to win a copy.

donna dgrover@tds.net

alwaysdreamed said...

I've been on the lookout for your book to read! Love your blog =)

Anonymous said...

I really like the pictures you post. Sometimes we think of authors as unreachable, exotic people. I look foward to reading your new book. On AuthorBuzz you mentioned a "Friendship Pack". What a wonderful idea. Please "enter" me in the contest.
My email is brendasavon2@verizon.net. Have a great day.

Melody said...

I'm here from AuthurABuzz. What a wonderful post! I shared it on my facebook with all my friends. Loved it. Thanks so much for always sharing with your heart too.
mjames72@sbcglobal.net

Megan C. said...

Pick me! It sounds like a great book, and I am in need of good summer fiction! Thanks!

Megan C.

Created for this... said...

Here from Author Buzz and hoping to win the prize pack.

Teresa said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to reading your book...After reading the intro, I saw myself...life just never seems to be settled..feel like I go from one drama to the next. Hugs, Teresa at mycraftylifenow@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win a copy of your book and share with friends. My Mom and I share books all the time, even my book club reads.
If I'm not lucky enough to win, I have added your books to my summer must read list.
thanks for the opportunity.
Pat Golding
809 Mount Rd
Burlington, NJ
08016

The Calm of His Presence said...

Thank you for introducing Author Buzz it looks like a great site. I can't wait to read your new book.

Mary

Jennifer Ford said...

I would love to win a copy of your book to share with my family and friends. Thank you for your great writing skills! =)

Norma said...

I would love to receive a friendship gift pack. I am entering to win one of the three sets of two books and a $10 Starbucks giftcard. I love to read!
Norma

Debbie said...

I would love to receive your friendshippack. I am entering to win one of the three sets of two bookds and a $10 Starbucks giftcard. They have the best iced tea!

I have never heard of you or your books but I am impressed with your comments.

Can't wait ot get started.

Debbie Futrell
6005 Windsong Ct.
Louisville, KY 40207

Megan C. said...

Hope its not too late to enter. I'd love to read your new book!

megan

mrj910 at yahoo.com