Taking Another Break and a Giveaway – Updated!

Do you ever feel Satan is trying to stop you from what you know God has asked you to do?I am sure I’m not the only one.  But, I’m not going to let the devil win.  Although I’m taking a short break this Saturday from writing to tote my son and his teammates to a basketball tournament, it’s not a total loss for all you SJM readers.

I’m leaving you with another giveaway.  This giveaway is much like the last one, except new and improved!  That is, this book is updated and revised.

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You’ve seen me write about teenagers, Mark Gregston, and his ministry – Heartlight Ministries – as well as his website Parenting Today’s Teens.  I love that website and I love praying for my teens and their friends.


I apparently broke a rule asking for “Likes” on the Sweet Jesus Girls Facebook page to enter this giveaway!  Oops!  Lesson learned.  Thanks to my friend, Nicole, for telling me before I got into real trouble.

So to enter just leave a comment.  And if you’d like to “Like” Sweet Jesus Girls on FacebookNicole, Cristi and I would love it!

Winner will be announced Thursday!

Have a great weekend!

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Prayers For My Teen Book Giveaway (Winner!)

The winner of the Prayers For My Teen Book is:

Jennifer Higgins

Congratulations Jennifer!  Please contact sweetjesusministries4@gmail.com to claim your book.

Prayers for my teen original book


It’s giveaway time! Most anyone that has a teenager, or at least had a teenager in their lifetime, can tell you there are days when you are just trying to survive. We parents love our teenagers.  This doesn’t mean we always enjoy them.  Teens can be quite crazy at times.  Dealing with them can make a parent feel out-of-control.  During these times, I’ve felt the need to get away and pray. I have searched for biblical guidance.  It has been my experience that finding faith-based encouragement and practical advice when handling teens specifically, is scarce. My husband and I have two teenagers.  Over the past year I have referred time and time again to the advice of a man named Mark Gregston.  Mark and his wife, Jan, run Heartlight Ministries, a residential camp with counseling for teens in the East Texas area.  Each are youth ministers that bring with them 34 years of experience handling teens and troubled teens.  If you have a troubled teen that you feel might benefit from specialized Christian counseling, check out Heartlight Ministries here. Mark also has a website called Parenting Todays Teens where he shares his teaching, counseling advice and encouragement through our teens tumultuous years.  Personally, I love his podcasts/video blog.  They are short and have great practical takeaways. Meanwhile, I’ve ordered a book geared specifically to praying for my teens written by Mark Gregston named Prayers for My Teen. Prayers for my teen original book I ordered a second copy for one lucky giveaway winner! To play, just leave a comment telling me if you have teenagers, going to have teenagers or had teenagers.  In any case, most of us know a teenager that needs our prayers. Speaking of praying for teens ~ I covet your prayers for mine. Open to US residents only. The winner will be announced and emailed Thursday evening. Good luck!

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