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Monday, April 25, 2011

Delight Yourself in the Lord . . . Even on Bad Hair Days . . . Free! Again!

PhotobucketI think it's about time I gave away a few more copies of Delight Yourself in the Lord . . . Even on Bad Hair Days!

But before I tell you about that, let me announce that the winner of the signed copy of Yvonne Lehman's latest release, Aloha Brides, is:

ejxd95@ . . .

Congratulations! I'll contact you today for your snail mail address, and we'll get your book to you right away. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (below my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways!

Now, about the giveaway:  I'm currently finishing up the next devotional in this wonderful series, tentatively called Your Grace is Sufficient, But Decaf is NOT! My fellow authors on this next book are Sandra D. Bricker, Loree Lough, and Cynthia Ruchti. By way of celebrating the near-completion of another fun set of devotions, I wanted to offer three giveaway copies of Delight Yourself in the Lord . . . Even on Bad Hair Days.

Here are a few comments that have come in since the book's release:

"Written with a generous helping of humor, these devotions are a casserole of meat and chocolate for women in our daily lives. These five ladies voice what we all face and give words of wisdom from the Lord. A great devotional for learning how to praise the Lord at all times ... even on bad hair days." (Ane Mulligan, Editor, Novel Journey)

"Delight Yourself in the Lord...Even on Bad Hair Days is a fabulous culmination of life's experiences, by 5 great writers. Everyone has "Bad Hair Days", and this devotional supports the power of prayer and abilities to never give up. God has a plan for each of us. Prayer is powerful, and these ladies help guide us with their stories and their prayers. Great book to read at the beginning of any day. Great testaments..." (reader Barbara Turnbaugh)

To enter the drawing, leave a comment below, telling us what you consider a bad hair day. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

The book would make a very nice Mother's Day gift! It's available at fine bookstores everywhere, and for online purchase via the following buttons:

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Be sure to check out my interview with Vickie McDonough, below, and leave a comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a signed copy of her book.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.


Julia said...

Well, I have to confess my hair would probably fit into someone's bad hair day everyday. With 2 little ones I have a very low-maintenance cut. But I guess my idea of a bad hair day is when the house is in chaos, everyone has spilled something, dinner is burned and we are behind in our schooling. Those are the days when I really need to take extra time to rest in the Lord.


perkypaula said...

Oh my! This is so me!!! I have very fine, thin hair and most of my days become bad hair days shortly after I walk out of the house. With the weather forecast calling for rain the next 4-5 days - I wish I could just get a ball cap and wear it to work.
F-L-A-T hair when humidity is even hinted at....then the right side of my hair wants to go forward and flat. Have to use so much product if I want to have any illusion of fullness.

Enough said - I would be grateful for a devotional that works in my crazy world.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Paula L.

Cindy W. said...

Well, with naturally curly hair my bad hair day happens most every day. You see my hair has a mind of it's own. If I want it to go back it fights to go forward and the next day I would try to make it go forward and it would go back. I finally just brush it and let it go where it wants...it usually always looks better when I let it have it's own way. :)

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.


Pam K. said...

A bad hair day for me doesn't usually start at home; the hair looks fine at first. Then later at work I'll notice one side (or both)flopping or curling up or out instead of under. I do try very hard not to let that put a damper on the whole day though. I work with elementary school children so I need to stay nice, not grumpy, no matter how challenging the day might be.
I love the title of this devotional and would enjoy winning it.

Lizzy @My Mind..My Life said...

With my curly hair, any rainy or humid day is a bad hair day. Living in the south that happens a lot!

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Anna W. said...

A bad hair day is when your hairstyle turns out so bad that you have to wet it down and start all over again. :)

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HollyMag said...

Seems I have more bad hair days than good but what I REALLY consider a bad hair day is when one side of my hair lays totally flat while the other side of my head the hair is nice and fluffy. Makes me nuts!
Thanks for the offer!

apple blossom said...

a bad hair day is when you have to use the straightening rod to straighten otherwise straight hair.

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Trish Perry said...

It's cute how many of you gave such literal answers--like perkypaula, I have thin, fine hair, so I only have to exhale after combing it before it needs to be combed again. When I went to DisneyWorld with my daughter and her family, she couldn't believe how often I pulled that comb out and fussed with my wimpy locks.

But my figuratively bad hair days are those in which I have many places I have to be--appointments, meetings, etc. I've really become a homebody in my "old age!"

clayfanonamission said...

I had a not so good hair day a few weeks ago. My mom tried to trim my hair for me, because we didn't have time before my 18th birthday party. She cut off a little more than she was supposed to...but only on one side! I tried to fix it, but I was afraid to mess it up even more. I just made sure to tilt my head a little in the pictures. :)Oh, and I've fixed it now. haha.


Wendy said...

A bad hair day for me is when my curls are out of control and frizzed out.

Another type of bad hair day for me is when traffic is horrible getting to work and people are on my all day with fires they need me to put out with nothing going right at work!!!


Trish Perry said...

LOL, Jordan! That shows an enterprising spirit!

karenk said...

my bad hair day consists of letting dry naturally...it always has a mind of its own when it drys wet :)

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Chrissy said...

Until recently my bad hair days actually were just my hair not looking it's best. BUT... that was before I had to start using a CPAP machine at night so I don't stop breathing. Now those "bad hair days" are the days I have to contend with, get this; tight mask hair, dry skin, pimples and wrinkles. Not to mention the red streaks indented in my face for an hour or more after I wake up! All this and I am over 50!

lgm52 said...

A bad hair day can be just that...when my hair will do nothing but lie flat and limp against my scalp...but it can also mean a day when nothing seems to go right!

Trish Perry said...

Poor you, Chrissy! You're talking bad hair and bad FACE days, LOL! And I've found that, if I've managed to get sheet dents on my face overnight, they take far longer to go away than they did when this old face was younger and more . . . resilient. So one can look like Scarface as late as lunchtime! I feel your pain! I hope you at least experience better hair days figuratively than you have been literally!

Based on the comments you all have been making, I think this devotional will be right up your alley.

Anonymous said...

With all of the rain we've been having around here lately, MOST days have been bad hair days! Even if I "fix" my hair, it's a mess as soon as I walk outside! Add to that the stress of a difficult job and going back to school, and life is just crazy!

I would love to win this devotional!!!


Debra Collins said...

My bad hair day is...if I don't have my flat iron handy.
If I let my hair dry naturally it's so out of control, one side waves to the other :D




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