Monday, March 25, 2013

Beautiful Battlefields +Giveaway

Right around the time I got sick with Rheumatoid Arthritis,
my dear friend told me about an author, Bo Stern and her husband's fight with ALS,
otherwise known as Lou Gherig's disease.

She pointed me to her blog, and one of the first quotes I read from her
spoke right to my heart, and gave me a glimpse of hope.

"We all suffer, but those who know Christ should suffer with hope so that a watching world can see that He is a very present help in times of trouble. We may wish for a God who will keep is out of all affliction, but isn't it wonderful to become acquainted with the One who goes with us into the heart of the fight, and uses it for something beautiful?" -Bo Stern

Bo's book, Beautiful Battlefields is quite literally changing my life.
It is renewing my heart, strengthening my trust in God,
and inspiring me to fight my own battle with grace and hope.

"On good days and on bad, in war and in peace, in sickness and in health, I know in the deepest part of my heart that He is the God who brings beauty from the battle." -Bo Stern
My friends and I got to meet Bo Stern on a trip to Bend, OR this winter

I wonder what your battle is?
Is it a job that drains you, exhausts you, challenges you, frustrates you?
Is it school that looks never ending? That class you aren't sure how you are going to pass?
Is it a relationship that you so desperately want to work, but it just seems so hopeless?
Maybe it is an illness, or maybe its an eating disorder, or maybe, you just hate what you see in the mirror every day.

I want you to know I have been there.
And whatever your battle is, God sees you. And He cares for you. He is for you.
If it wasn't for my own battle with illness, I wouldn't be able to mean it when I say
that God is going to bring something beautiful from your battle.
No matter what your battle is, big or small, God is for you.

I love this book so much, I want to give away a copy.
Please share this post because I know whoever ends up with this book,
God has intentionally placed it in your hands. I know it is going to speak to your heart,
and give you strength and courage for whatever season of life you are in.

Giveaway ends on Monday, 4/1, winner will be announced Tuesday!
Also, check out Bo Stern's blog

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I've entered! What a precious giveaway!

    xoxo Miss ALK

  2. I entered :)
    This book looks SO good!
    You're sweet for giving a copy away!


  3. What a fantastic book! I am entering the giveaway!

    1. Thank you! <3 I'd love if you could share the give-away link as well! <3 Good luck, the book is so incredible!

  4. I entered the giveaway - added you to my blog roll, instagram, twitter, tweeted about it - whew! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    Love your blog - consider me your newest follower!