Thursday, April 10, 2008

...for another contest!

Well, it's time!! April's contest has arrived!! I am so incredibly excited about this month's contest, and I'm sure you will be also.

If you remember back in February, I posted about the beautiful plaque that I bought for my incredible husband, Troy, for Valentine's Day from Fruitful Vine Creations. Well, are you holding on to your hats?? Tonya, the wonderful gal behind the artwork has generously donated a $25.00 gift certificate towards Wall Lettering at her store. How fantastic is that?!?!? (Thank you, Tonya!!! You're the tops!)

So, you know what the prize do you have a chance to win??

Remember I told you to be thinking about 'writing them on your door posts'?? Well, it's time for you to share one of your favorite Bible verses, and tell how it has encouraged you in your walk. I hear you, I hear you...Just ONE, Camille?!?!?

Yes, just one verse...however, you have an opportunity for two, yes two, more entries. For your second (optional) entry all you have to do is mention the Fruitful Vine Creation Gift Certificate give-away on your blog and link back to this page. For your third entry, all you have to do is link to Tonya's site on your blog. Please add a link in the comments telling me where you posted. We will do a random drawing of all entries on May 1st, at which time we will announce the winner.

The contest will be open until April 30, 2008.

Okay, here's a re-cap (which is hopefully less!):

1. Submit a verse, and tell how it has encouraged you. (Required for all contestants)

Optional Entries:
2. Blog about the contest, linking back to this page.
3. Link to Fruitful Vine Creations on your blog.

**For the optional entries, please be sure to include a link in your comment so that I know where you spread the word!


PS - Tonya wanted me to let you know that the verse you enter does not have to be the verse you choose for your Wall Lettering if you should win.

** If you do not leave your email in your comment - please come back and check to see if you won! Thanks!!


homeontherange said...

We'll be putting 1 Cor 10:31 on our wall.
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

Our family's been making a list of verses we want on our walls for the last few months. Thanks for the added incentive to get it done, Camille!

Safe Thus Far said...

What an exciting contest, Camille! I posted about it on my blog, and I even put up pictures--because we already have Tonya's creations on our walls!! We love them and recommend them wholeheartedly. I guess you don't need to enter us in the contest; leave that for someone who has yet to experience this great product. But come see my pictures. They are not great pictures, but the wall words are certainly great products!

Mrs. U said...

"I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?" Jeremiah 32:27

This verse has been brought to my mind by the Lord MANY times in my Christian life. How often do I stress and worry over things? All the time!! Why should I bother, when NOTHING is too hard for God?

Fun contest and LOVELY prize!!

Mrs. U

Mrs. U said...

I just posted about your giveaway on my blog. I also linked to Fruitful Vine Creations on that post, too.

Thank you!

Mrs. U

Mrs. U said...

Hi Camille!!!
Thank you for clarification about your giveaway on my blog. I hope I corrected it properly. :)

Mrs. U

Jennifer Bogart said...

Hi Camille, Oh I love contests so much! One of my favourites is:
1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

Of course, the whole chapter is good! This is the verse that started to teach me about submission, and helped me to duck so the Lord could convert my DH after my own conversion. It is beautiful because it's true, and it works!

I've also posted at my blog here:

homeontherange said...

Here's the answer to Camille's question of why I want 1 Cor: 10:31 on our wall.

We are supposed to glorify God in all we do. Our lives are to be pleasing to Him - in everything. This verse helps us keep this in mind.

Michele said...

He hath shewed thee Oh man, what is good, and what hath the Lord required of thee, but to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God. Micah 6:8

I love this verse because it helps me keep the main thing the main thing. To be humble, to love mercy...These are things my Lord calls good, and they are things my flesh struggles against. So I often call this verse to mind.

Great contest, thanks!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful contest!

My favorite verse is I John 4:19

It is so great to know He loved us first!

Martha said...

It's hard to choose a favorite verse, but I have always loved Isaiah 41:10, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

I have linked both sites from my blog which you should be able to access by clicking on my name above.

Great contest!

Anonymous said...

Ephesians 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

When I wonder why, or feel burdened by life, or think things aren't going so great, when I need encouragement or when I want one more reason to rejoice-this verse is one that I bring to mind. It's our purpose for life...our reason for living...our hope for the everyday...our direction...our gift...our goal :) I love that verse!


Pamela said...

I am partial to Psalm 34 but love verses 8-10. I was part of a freshman choir during freshman orientation at college in 1982 and a conservatory student had put the words of this Psalm to music for us to perform. They have been with me ever since and have been a source of encouragement whenever I've gone through a troubling time in my life.


Martha A. said...

I would love to enter! We just got a new house that needs decorating!
Only one favorite verse?
Well, two come to mind, but first one i think ofis John 15:13
Greater love has no man than this than a man lay down his life for his friend.

Anonymous said...

WOW! We just repainted our kitchen and are in the process of decorating! :-) Joshua 24:15 would be one favorite..."but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Thanks for the wonderful contest!


Ackerfam said...

Love any opportunity to share my favorite verse! It is Isaiah 41:10
"Do not fear for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about you for I am your God; surely I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, sureily I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Still gives me great joy to share that verse! Thanks for the opportunity!

Rachel said...

My life verse:

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope."

In difficult times, this verse has brought me peace. I lost a dear friend very young, another friend to suicide, my dog, and both my mother and my father-in-law were near death in the hospital at Christmas time. All this happened within three months time. God is faithful. He has shown His glory even during this dark time and made it even clearer to me the truth in this verse: I HAVE A PLAN.

Stephanie@AHighandNobleCalling said...

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

This verse is read continually in my family to help us remain focused on the good things! We have wanted for a long time to place this on our wall in our home for daily encouragement!

Stephanie@AHighandNobleCalling said...

I just blogged about this great contest here: AND added the link to my blog also!

Anonymous said...

What a great contest idea!I enjoyed reading the favorites of everyone. I have several favorite verses, but the following is the most meaningful for our family:

Let the Beauty of the Lord our God be upon us. Psalm 90:17

As I endured the long wait in our adoption, I wanted the Lord to find our child and to hurry up the process. One day, He softly spoke to my heart and said, "Do you want to miss the Beauty of the journey?" Later, He lead me to this verse. I realize that all is in His Timing. I also came to see the Beauty of our Lord...not with my eyes, but with the heart!

God bless,
Holly Moran

Paige said...

I really like Psalms 46:10, Be still and know that I am God. We get so busy with "stuff" that we don't listen to Him when He is trying to tell us things. Thanks for the contest.

Pam said...

On my computer I have a a piece of paper with my favorite verse "So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today." Matthew 6:34
This helps keep me focused on the fact that work worries aren't worth worrying about and that God will take care of all my worries so I should stop worrying about them myself!

Marie said...

What a fun contest! I love this product. I would have to say Phil. 4:8. It's one I seem to come back to time and again and meditate on.


CPA Mom said...

Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

This verse is on my email auto signature. It reminds me that through the hard times (I was widowed), God is steering the ship and there is a reason and a plan.

Mama C said...

Mine would be Galatians 6:9...Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary

I am a mom of 8 and have been home schooing for 21 years. In different seasons I have grown weary...of home schooling, of being consistent, of being different, etc! This verse reminds me not to lose heart. I have been blessed and have done some reaping as I watch my older 3 walk with the Lord BUT I can't stop now for there are 5 more to be faithful with!

divawidfevah said...

This is very cool. A minister of mine had this in her former home. I am renovating and would like to get one for my office that says, "There is no spot where God is not!"

Kim said...

I also love the verse Jeremiah 29:11! "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end." It is a comfort to know the Lord is thinking about me and has my best interests at heart.

I have posted about this cool contest on my blog,
and linked to you and Fruitful Vine Creations! Thanks so much for an encouraging contest!

Jeanene said...

Thanks so much Tanya for this awesome contest!
One of my favorite Bible Verses is: "Charm is decetive, and beauty is fleeting;but a women who fears the Lord shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30
This verse to help keep me grounded. It helps me each and everyday to stay on track not to be too concerned with my outter beauty but, the beauty of the Lord!
God Bless!

Jeanene said...

I am new to blogging. In fact, I just signed up. I think I added the to the link. Please, let me know (if you can) if I did it right. Thanks!

KeepItSimple said...


Thank you for stopping by and entering!! Thanks to all the other ladies, as well!!

As for posting the link, where did you post it? I need to know the name of your blog in order to see if you linked to Fruitful Vine Creations.

Don't feel bad, sister, I'm relatively new to this whole blogging world myself, but boy, has it been fun and encouraging!!! There are so very many wise ladies out there that I have learned from, cried with, and been challenged by...and most of them don't even know it!!

If you email me directly, perhaps I can help you. My email can be found on my profile page.

Blessings -

Julie said...

"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:8

There have been times where the thoughts in my mind kept me from sleeping. There have also been times where I didn't feel safe. This verse is a wonderful reminder that you can lie down and sleep in peace because we are safe in the hands of God.

Thanks Camille for this wonderful contest that helps us to reflect on God's word.

mommaof3 said...

My favorite scripture is Proverbs 4:23
"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life."

This scripture has helped me through many ups and downs and tough times in relationships. The Lord created in me a clean heart, His word is written upon my heart, out of my heart my mouth speaks, and where my treasure is there is my heart.

Jeanene said...

Camille, I went to your profile but, I could not find your email address there (probably for privacy). Anyway, I did go to adam post and thought maybe I did it that way. My blog link is:
Yes, please, let me know if this is right.
Thanks and God Bless!

KeepItSimple said...

Thanks, Jeanene!

I updated my profile so that my email is now visible. I also sent you an email with the code for getting Fruitful Vine Creations link on your site. I didn't publish your email be sure to check back on the 1st (or before because I'm sure you so enjoy my witty, sometimes helpful posts *smile*) to see if you won!

Blessings -

Brad and Meg Easley said...

My husband and I pastor a church in Louisiana, as a family we fully believe that our home is to be open for the ministry of our church.

I would love to post 2 Cor. 3:17 on the wall of my dining and living room. It seems as though that is a message that todays people need to hear.

It is -
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

We continually pray that our house would be a home of peace and freedom and this is our verse for those who enter our home. Freedom to live fully for Christ! To be made holy as He is holy and fully to become disciples of Christ! That is our prayer for ourselves, for our daughter. It is a great journey we are on, one we grow in every day!

Thank you for this giveaway in the fact that it really helped me to sit down and realize that this verse I often speak to people has become such a mantra of my own heart and home!

Have a wonderful day!
Meg Easley

Julie Dinkins-Borkowski said...

"God will make a way where there seems to be no way..."

This is a verse that follows me all the days of my life. So many times I have felt stuck or felt like I was hitting rock bottom, and God has come through for me every single time. It has been everything from finding my high school sweetheart after 20 years, the birth of my son, getting laid off from my job, and our daughter born with Down's syndrome turning out to be the light of our families life.

windycindy said...

Greetings! I didn't have to think about this answer twice! It is
Psalms 46:10 "Be Still and Know That I am God!" With age;hopefully, comes wisdom. Other than "Thy Will Be Done", Be Still is my mantra for life. I feel that only in silence can I truly recognize God and talk with him. Thanks,Cindi

KeepItSimple said...

I had to do some searching for the verse submitted by Julie Dinkins-Borkowski. While I could not find
"God will make a way where there seems to be no way...", I did find that often this is a shortened version of 1 Corinthians 10:13 which says, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."

Julie, is this the verse you had in mind? If not, please let me know!!

I am having such a wonderful time reading all of the verses submitted - and my wish list at Fruitful Vine Creations is growing!! All of them are wonderful so far! I especially liked the one from Psalm 4:8 - that is perfect for the bedroom wall!

Thanks again for sharing with all of us!

sara said...

Thanks for the contest! I would love to put "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Ever since our kids could talk they've been saying that verse every night before bed. (Along with "I'm a winner!" and "I'm responsible!") It's also helped me through many, many days and given me faith.


diana said...

I've had a plaque above my front door for 25 years. As my family went "out and about" in our daily lives, it served as a gentle reminder to be good examples who are steady in faith. It's from Joshua: "Choose ye this day whom you will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." My son knew it by heart at 3 years old and has loved it every since. He's 28 now, just bought a home and is getting married on 4-20-08. I would love to give him a similar plaque to hang over his front door. He and Amy have both asked if I remember where I got mine..(25 years ago..ha..ha), so I know they would treasure it. THANK YOU for the chance to win. I think your designs at Fruitful Vine Creations are gorgeous!!

Kathy said...

As a homeschool mom of 10 children, I would have to say Isaiah 54:13 is one of my favorite verses.
"And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children."
This verse speaks to me in the midst of my inabilites, my shortcomings and says that God is the One doing the teaching through me. The Lord is the One teaching them, and not me. That gives me such comfort. Thank you for making me think about this.

Donna said...

Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus...

This is comforting to me after I've "lost it" yet one more time with the children. I'm so glad that God forgives me!

Molly said...

HI Camille,
I hope you will keep the comments up even after the contest ends. There are several verses listed that I could envision putting on my walls!

Can I choose a passage instead of a verse?? Or does that not "count"?

My favorite verses are Philippians 2:5-8, "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking on the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death--even death on a cross!"

I love this passage, because it reminds and challenges me that if Jesus was content to humble himself and serve, how much more should I be content to serve.

If I win, I would use the gift certificate toward putting "Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine, within your house, your children like olive plants around your table" in our kitchen.

I am posting about a link to fruitful vine creations under my "friends and favorites" on my blog right now. I will try to blog about your contest soon, and let you know via email once I have done so for my 3rd entry!

Sallie said...

Camille -- Thanks for the reminder through JT400! I need to add your blog to my feed so I don't forget about these things :-)

I would have to choose Psalm 100:3 as a favorite right now. It says "Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of his pasture."

As I said on my blog the reason for this being a favorite right now is that my husband and I have become solely dependent on God. We trust His word and His truth above all else. Every good and perfect thing we have comes from God and nothing and no one can take that away. Satan will try daily to make us doubt the Lord God but we shun him and the lies that he sows. We will continuously raise up the name of Our Father and King with a joyful noise and thanksgiving in our hearts!!

I also linked to you and to Fruitful Vine Creations on my blog post. You can see the post here:

Thanks for having the contest!!
God bless,

Jeannine said...

The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him.

Sharmista said...

Romans 8:28,31
For we know that all things work together for the good of those who love Him, for those who have been called according to His service... For what shall we then say to these things? if God is for us, who can be against us?

Through the many trials & joys of my life, when I throw up my hands and wonder what is going on?! I can look back to this verse and know that the sovereign God has it all in His control!

keeperathome44 said...

I was just reading 1 John 2:25
What an awesome promise He gives us...eternal life.
Forever with Him.

Renae near DC

S said...

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

This verse comforts me that even when I don't know all the answers, God knows, and He will lead me if I seek His ways.

Thank you for sponsoring this contest!

Nancy~Jane said...

I have 2 favorite verses but the verse I choose for tonight is:
I Thes 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

I really like that it says to be quiet, something my dh often tells me, to mind your own bussiness a good idea and it goes so well with be quiet, work with your own hands
I love to do crafts and such. The last part is like don't you read this in the Bible? :)

I have no blog so this is all I can do. Thanks for the neat contest. blessings nj

Katie Anderson said...

One of my favorites is Philippians 4:13. "I can do all things thru Him who strengthens me" I remember from the time I was in third grade and moved to a new school how nervous I was in my math class with my first male teacher. My mom told me to repeat to myself as I walked into that classroom that I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me. It is something that has stuck with me for 30 years now.

Mera McLean said...

Hi Camille!

My verse is Phil 4:4...Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say REJOICE!!

Melanie Kulig said...

God encouraged me with Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." We are getting ready to move to a state where we won't know anyone but God reminded me "I am with you." said...

Good Evening,

One of our favorite verses is Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

This came across in homeschooling when studying memory verses from our "Swordfighting" book. It just struck me as a verse to use every day in this "busy season" of my life. I need the joy and peace that is promised when the schedule seems to full or I feel like I'm falling behind. I've really come to really on this one.

- Rosemarie

Rodeo4Christ said...

Psalm 23:4 ~ Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shawdow of death, I will fear no evil; For you art with me; Your rod and Your staff, the comfort me.

This verse has encouraged me over the past year in so many ways. It gave me hope when I almost lost my barrel racing horse in a serious leg accident. It gave me a home when my dad was at the risk of having tyroid cancer. When the Lord called to himself a dear friend, it gave me peace. It has given me faith when I know the Lord is ALWAYS there. Even when I walk in the valley of death, He is there to hold me when I falter. Praise the Lord for his mercy is indeed great!


Linda said...

Hi! I love the verses on the walls. We redid our kitchen last year, and I got Joshua 24:15 to put over the fireplace mantel in the kitchen. It is a great reminder to me, my husband, and our five children of what our utmost priority is, in everything that we do, to serve the Lord.

Linda said...

Hi, just made a new blog at to promote your contest. :) No idea what I am doing... As soon as I can figure out how to link to your page, I will do that also!

Linda said...

Hi, me again! :) I added a link to Fruitful Vine Creations in my new blog. I have been meaning to get one started, and your contest has given me the push I needed!