Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mother's Day Book Give Away

Happy Tenth Anniversary to my first book Splashes of Serenity: Bathtime Reflections for Drained Moms!

Little did I know when I attended my first writer's conference without a clue how to write a book, that God had great plans.

 "Write what you are passionate about," said the writing teacher.

Hmmm. What am I passionate about? My bath! I'm passionate about my bath. And. I'm passionate about being a mom. 

And so was birthed my first book Splashes of Serenity: Bathtime Reflections for Drained Moms.

A timeless treasure, this first book has withstood the test of ten years. In its third printing and  still ordered regularly by repeat customers.  Churches continue to buy in bulk to give to first-time moms. Still hearing from moms how Splashes of Serenity gives them just that — a splash of serenity.

With praise to God for putting His call to write into my heart, His writing conferences and writer friends to teach me to write, His blessing in 4,000 copies sold in it's first few months, and then there were these:

— The sweet moms who allowed their stories be written within the pages of S.O.S.

— The mom who buried two children and lived in fear her third would be taken. She opened S.O.S. and read Exodus 14:14 "The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still." She thanked me for her first nights sleep in months.

— The mom of a brain-damaged boy who opened this book and cried tears of joy as God assured her "God Never  Says 'Oops!'"

— The grandma who learned her grandbaby would never walk. She opened S.O.S.  and realized God's love and care for her and for her granddaughter.

Are you a drained mom? Do you know a drained mom? My answer to both of those questions is "Duh! What mom is not drained on any particular day."

Splashes of Serenity: Bathtime Reflections for Drained Moms is a book filled with true stories of hope from moms facing the most difficult challenges of parenting and moms drained by every day frustrations.

To celebrate this tenth Anniversary and Mother's Day:

I am giving away one free copy. To enter, please leave a comment on this blog and I'll put your name in a hat.  If you share this blog post, I will put your name in the hat twice. Please let me know if you shared. Thank you. Contest begins immediately and ends May 3 so I can send the book in time for Mother's Day. 

Congrats to Judy Pencek, the winner of a free copy of Splashes of Serenity: Bathtime Reflections for Drained Moms

Thank you, readers, for blessing me for ten years. If you haven't read Bathtime Reflections for Drained Moms recently, please read it again. This is a book that grows as your children grow.

I'd love to hear how Splashes of Serenity blessed you.

All of my books are available at the bookstore on this website. I'd enjoy sending you an autographed copy.

Happy Tenth Anniversary! Wow! Thank You, God, and thank you, readers,


  1. I bought this book for my daughter with the birth of her first baby and she was so blessed she bought two for baby gifts for two of her friends. I would love to win one for another daughter who has 4 children and very little serenity. Of course I'll share this blog.

  2. Thanks for the sweet encouragement, Judy. I'm so glad your daughter was blessed by Splashes of Serenity. I have your name in the hat twice. Hope you are able to win a free book or buy a new one for your daughter with four children. It's good to read and reread and reread. Blessings to you!

  3. Happy 10th Anniversary! God is so awesome in His leading. I shared on Facebook, because I have lots of friends who are young Moms. Your book sounds like one that is very encouraging. Blessings...

  4. Thank you Kay! Old and young moms love this book. Sweet true stories that touch our hearts, make us laugh, and cry, and encourage us on our journeys. Thanks for the comment. You are in the hat twice!

  5. Happy Anniversary, Elaine! I love this book! Not only does it speak to all moms, it nurtures them with God's great love. I'll be sharing for sure!

  6. Thanks Tracy. God gently cares for our little ones and for their moms as well. Glad you liked Splashes of Serenity.

  7. Happy anniversary and congratulations on such wonderful success, I pray you will continue in great success with all your endeavors. God bless you!

  8. I am delighted to learn of your book and to read your blog today. I am the grandmother of four granddaughters and have a grandson due soon. I know my busy daughters would truly enjoy and be blessed by your book. Thank you for writing it and for making us aware of its warm reception.

  9. Thank you for commenting. You are right. Your busy daughters would enjoy band be blessed by this book. May the Lord guide them as they parent their precious gifts from God. Enjoy them, Grandma. I have 10 grandchildren. Nothing quite as wonderful~

  10. Thank you, Marjorie! God bless you too! God bless us all!!!


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