Monday, January 12, 2015


Celebrating over 600 likes on my 
Facebook MaryVeeWriter page
Happy New Year!

So much to talk about today!

How are those New Year's resolutions coming?  I didn't even try this year. Doesn't mean I don't have tasks I'd like to get done...I just have chosen a different way to set this goal.

Last year I introduced to many of you the concept of a one-word. The purpose is to choose one word to be your theme for the year. Post the word in a prominent place. Use this word as your goal word for the year. 

For example: If I chose "trust" I might see my goal as learning to trust others or I might see my goal as wanting others to trust me. So each day I would pray that God would help me grow in this area. During the day, I might say I need to trust God to get me to work on time, to help me do my best, to let my spouse complete a task without reminders/nagging, to still love me even when I sin, etc. During the night, I might say I need to trust God to protect my children, my home, etc.

For this reason, choose wisely. Pray about your one word choice for this year. The goal is not to "succeed" but to improve that area of your life . . .  mistakes ARE allowed!

Here are a few idea words for you to choose from. This is not an all-inclusive list. You may think of a word not listed here.  As I mentioned above, each word can have many definitions. The word you choose will have the definition you need.

Adventurous          Delight                 First              Noble               Resistant
Apprentice             Dependable         Giver            Organize          Responder
Brave                     Devoted               Heartfelt       Patient             Serious
Builder                   Disciplines           Helpful          Peace              Spunk
Care-ful                  Disciple               Hope            Praiseworthy    Still
Change                  Driven                 Humble         Prayer              Thankful
Cheerful                 Empower            Include          Productive        Trust
Childlike                 Encourager         Joy                Purify
Compassionate      Endure               Listen            Quiet
Concern                 Engage              Lovely            Rejuvenate
Courage                 Enjoy                 Manager        Relax
Crystal                   Faithful               Motivated       Release

Are you ready to give the One Word Challenge a try? I will tell you mine next Tuesday.

Now the Party!

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Today through Thursday, US residents may enter to win books from the list of authors below. We are celebrating over 600 likes on my MaryVeeWriter Facebook page. Yeah!!!

Five winners will be chosen. 

Books by the following authors and others will be given away: 

Stacy Hawkins Adams, Jennifer A. Davids, Vannetta Chapman, Mindy Starns Clark/Leslie Gould, Billy Coffey, Dale Cramer, Sue Duffy, Mary Ellis, Ann H. Gabhart, Robin Hatcher, Sally John, Max Lucado, Susan Meissner, Lauraine Snelling, Beth Vogt, J.M. Windle--and more including The Voice New Testament

How to enter:
You may enter more than once by:

1. Become a follower of this blog: (third box down in the right column)
2. Sign up to receive posts by email-be sure to follow the email instructions. This has 2 simple steps. (second box down in the right column)
3. Become a Twitter follower: @MaryVeeWriter
4. Like my FB page for MaryVeeWriter:  Mary Vee Writer Facebook page
5. Like my FB mystery writer author's page:  Mary Vee Mystery/Adventure Writer Page
6. Follow my God Loves Kids Bible Ministry Blog: God Loves Kids
7. Sign up to receive posts by email for my Bible ministry blog: God Loves Kids email sign up in the right column
8. Like my FB page for my God Loves Kids Bible ministry God Loves Kids Facebook Page
9. Leave a comment-as many as you like.

Leave a comment to let me know each one you did. 

Grand Prize winner- 1st to choose three books from the stack
2nd place winner -   2nd to choose two books from the remaining books
3rd place winner -    3rd to choose two books from the remaining books
4th place winner -    4th to choose one from the remaining books
5th place winner -    5th to choose one from the remaining books

Winners will be chosen using the Random.Org website. Winners will be able to choose from my great author's book stack, many have been a guest on my blog. Winner's names and the book/s they chose will be announced on my Facebook page: Mary.Vee.Writer

Sorry-only United States addresses can win for this contest
There are times when contests are open to international, but not this one.

May the Lord greatly bless you in this coming year. 
May your trials be manageable, 
and your joys a pinnacle experience.


Virginia Winfield said...

I did everyone of these items. I hope to win at least one of the prizes.

Caryl Kane said...

CONGRATS Mary on receiving over 600 facebook likes! I follow your blog, receive posts by email and like both of your facebook pages.


Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you, Virginia!!
I had forgotten to include my Bible ministry sites. If you'd like some more entry points feel free to do # 6, 7, and 8.
I sure appreciate your participation.
Thank you.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you Caryl!
I have added my Bible ministry for more points. Look at numbers 6,7,8 above.
Thank you for your participation!!
I hope this ministry has been a help to you.

Susan Johnson said...

Congratulations! I have done numbers 1-5.
susanmsj at msn dot com

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you, Susan!!
I really appreciate chatting with you this morning :)

Becky Dempsey said...

Hi, Mary. Congratulations on the Facebook likes. My one word is "Stayed" based on Isa 26:3.

I have done 1-8 on the list and as I'm commenting, that means I've done all 9 :) dbdempsey98(at)gmail(dot)com

Patty said...

600 likes is great!

I have done numbers 1-5. Plus commenting of course.


Andrea said...

Congrats on 600!

I completed #1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9.

andrea2russia (at) hotmail (dot) com

Amy C said...

Congrats, Mary!
My word for this year is RELAX! With two young children, I have got to learn how to relax. :)
I have completed 1-9
And commenting too.
Happy New Year to Everyone!!
campbellamyd at gmail dot com

Mary Vee Writer said...

Stayed is a great word. I don't know of anyone else who has chosen it. What a great idea! Thank you also for your participation in the party. I wish you well.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you, Patty. I was hoping you'd stop by. I always enjoy talking with friends :)

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you for doing all you did. And for joining me in the celebration. I feel so blessed.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Relax. Wow. Great word. It made me think of the word my daughter says. Chil-lax! LOL! Wait until those two hit teendome...they'll throw the new crazed word at you. In the mean time, I hope you get to witness lots of fun in those little ones and that among all the mess and broken things, you'll see how much you enjoyed God's gift to you.
Happy New Year to you, too.

Pam K. said...

I did numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 (and also 9, since I'm leaving this comment). Congratulations on your 600 Likes on your writer page. It's very nice of you to give away some books.
I've read of others choosing one word for their year but I've never felt compelled to do so. I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions either or set a lot of goals. I do better taking one day at a time, trusting God for whatever happens.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Living one day at a time takes strength, and beautiful strength that trusts God for the moment. I'm so glad you shared this as a clear third option. And there are many more options. God made us all individuals who can share ideas and help each other. Thanks for chatting with us today!!

Caryl Kane said...

Hello Mary! I've done 6,7 and 8....

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday! :)

Becky Dempsey said...

Hi, Mary. I noticed on Facebook that you are friends with some of mine, like my cousin and former neighbors who go to Calvary Baptist in Greenville :) It's a small world.

Anonymous said...

600 likes, how awesome Mary! Congratulations!
I did 2 and 4
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you, Caryl.
I hope the Bible Stories will benefit your family in some way. Happy Wednesday to you, too.

Mary Vee Writer said...

It is a small world. Let's share over on FB

Mary Vee Writer said...

Hi Mary!
I'm so glad you stopped by to enter. Hope you are somewhere warm. It's chilly here.