It’s Five Minute Friday time, and as promised, I have another giveaway for you, my favorite internet crowd!

In case you missed it last week, I’ve cooked up some amazing giveaways for every Friday in the month of October, mostly to keep the momentum going for many who are doing the 31 Days writing challenge, but also?  Just because I love you guys.

(And psst … if you are doing 31 Days, do you realize that you’re a third of the way done?!  Nice work!)

The theme of the giveaway month is Words Matter.



Why? Because words really do matterYour words matter.  His Word matters.  If you forget everything else about this post, remember that.  🙂

All of the giveaways are things that I have personally drooled over and would want to win myself, so I hope you love them just as much as I do.

This week, I’m thrilled to announce that the giveaway is hosted by talented and beautiful Red Letter Words.

I just adore her work.

She’s got greeting cards

Red Letter Words Greeting Cards

… candles …


Candle 2

Candles 3

… and the most beautiful word art …

Come Thou Fount



Micah pink


Small squares

 You can even customize your own items!


Custom Prints 1

I’ve definitely got my eye on this gorgeous table runner ..

Coffee Table Mini Runner

Table runner

I love all of her work so much that I could hardly decide which pictures to include in this post.  You really just have to click over to Red Letter Words to see all of the beautiful work yourself!

AND!  There’s an and!

This Friday and Saturday only (October 10th and 11th), Red Letter Words is having their annual birthday sale, and you’re invited!



[Tweet “There’s a SALE at Red Letter Words! Visit on Oct. 10-11 for 46% off your order of $100 or more! “]

I love me a good sale. 
Here are the details:
Red Letter Sale


But before you all get too distracted and overstimulated by all the excitement, let’s write!

The Five Minute Friday prompt this week is …


FMF - Care

Ready?  GO.


We rented a high school gym for a relaxed gathering after our wedding ceremony, and my husband’s aunt had given us bright yellow traditional outfits to wear for the reception.  Music pumped through the hall, the majestic maize of our post-wedding attire swaying through the crowds as we danced and danced until the sub-Saharan beat slipped into my bloodstream and took over my pulse.

And I’ve never been the same.

My mom was there, at our South African wedding.  And though she used to hate being the center of attention, she stood in front of the newly acquired branches of my family tree, microphone lifted to her lips.  And like a resilient leaf clinging to a branch in a gust of wind, she trembled bravely, and, “Take care of her,” she said.

Tears slipped down her cheeks.

“Take care of her.”

And they did.

And they have.

And they do.

They have fed me and clothed me.  Nourished me and sheltered me.  Lifted me and held me.

[Tweet “They have been Christ to me. “]

They’ve grafted me in as one of their own, their love surging up from the very roots buried deep in African soil.

And I’m so very grateful.



Now it’s your turn!  Link up your five minutes on the word CARE right after you …

Enter below to win a $50 gift certificate from Red Letter Words!  And don’t forget to shop Friday and Saturday and use code bday46 to get 46% off your order of $100 or more!  Such a deal!  (Can you say “Christmas shopping?”)  😉

Please note: Giveaway is only open to those with a U.S. shipping address.



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