Friday, October 2, 2015

Vannetta Chapman / giveaway!!!

Leave a comment to be entered into a contest to win a copy of Anna's Healing by Vannetta Chapman and one of Laura V. Hilton's books. 

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Thanks so much for allowing me to visit your blog! Today I wanted to talk about Project Linus (http://www.projectlinus.org), a big part of this story and a wonderful organization that we are supporting through the release of Anna’s Healing.

In my story, a young woman is tragically injured in an accident. When she finds herself a paraplegic she first goes through denial, then anger, and finally depression. She knows that God has a plan for her life, but she couldn’t imagine what it is. She can’t see it from the view of her wheelchair. It’s only when she becomes involved with Project Linus that we see Anna’s self-worth rise. Suddenly she’s able to do something for others, and by doing that—she’s able to take her focus off herself. Even from the place of her disability she is able to be the hands of Christ.

Although we don’t all suffer from catastrophic injuries, I think many of us have been in that place where we wonder how we can be a blessing to someone else. Sometimes we don’t realize the value of a small thing—a smile, a hug, sharing a meal, or even taking a walk together. But all of these things add up to one big thing. They show that we care.

One way we can show we care is through supporting organizations such as Project Linus. PL has donated 5 million blankets since 1998, all handmade with love. Some are crocheted, some are quilted, and some are no-sew blankets. What matters is that the gift is handmade and that it goes to a child in need.

I hope that you enjoy Anna’s Healing—a powerful story of faith and God’s love for us. If you choose to purchase it through Amazon smile, a portion of each sale will go to PL. Also, I’m happy to give away a copy of Anna’s Healing to someone who comments below. Just tell us a simple way someone has brightened your day.

Blessings,
Vannetta Chapman



 
Blurb:
When a tornado strikes, Anna Schwartz’s life is changed forever. She suffers a spinal cord injury and finds herself learning to live as a paraplegic. But then a miracle happens, and the world’s attention is drawn to this young Amish girl who has experienced the unexplainable.














BIO
 
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist. A Promise for Miriam earned a spot on the June 2012 Christian Retailing Top Ten Fiction list. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full time. She lives in the Texas hill country with her husband. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com


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26 comments:

grams said...

A big hug from my granddaughters makes my day!

Melissa Henderson said...

My day is brightened every time I open the mailbox and find a card or note from someone. I feel so special that someone thought about me. :-)

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Phyllis Kemp said...

My day is happier when I hear from one of my family who will be coming to visit. We really enjoy these times.

deana dick said...

My day is brightened when my hubby of 32 years calls me from work everyday just to say that he loves me.

Britney Adams said...

A smile and kind words always brighten my day!

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Mary Ellen Ashenfelder said...

An I love you, Grammy from my grandson Jacob, always brightens my day.

Elizabeth Dent said...

It makes my day to get a card from someone . It really brightens my day if I get a book . I love cards . I cannot express how it makes me feel to get some kind words from someone , it really brightens my day .. Tell,someone what they mean to you or a little hug will help . Thanks I have said enough .. Love your book Anna's Healing ..

Beck said...

I so enjoy your books - and having someone writing about miracles just confirms what I see everyday, in almost every situation. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Beck said...

I guess I should say that I love Anna's Healing too - it meant a lot to me personally.

Sonja said...

An unexpected visit from the grands makes my day absolute perfection!

Vannetta Chapman said...

These are so wonderful to read! Thank you all for stopping by and helping me celebrate the release of AH.

Vicki Dupree said...

i would like to win......i cant get enough reading amish fiction/biographies and cook and bake amish recipes. what a great package that u are giving away. keep up the great work that u do.

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Carolyn Hill said...

That sounds like a book everyone needs to read. Who hasn't found themselves bogged down in self-pity over something.

Marilynn Walton said...

It always brightens my day when I get a text message and a picture of one or more of my far-away grandchildren greets me when I open the text.

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cjajsmommy said...

My day was brightened today when I was able to rescue my grandson's lost soccer ball and later took he and his three siblings to a Fall Festival at Sweet Frog. I sent pics to my daughter of what her kids were doing and she texted back, "You are an awesome Grammie." That sure made my day!

Lee Carver said...

Project Linus sounds like a warm and wonderful way to show love. I crochet with the Prayer Shawl Ministry of my church, providing prayed-upon shawls and lap blankets for anyone going through a hard time. They are lovingly bestowed upon the person as a reminder that the church is mindful of their difficulty and is praying for them.

Neecykay said...

A hug from either of my grandsons makes my day brighter. I also love getting messages from my daughter with a cartoon or comment to just make me smile. Love both your books and those of my friend Laura.
Denise
neecykay@gmail.com

lynn kavanagh said...

Yesterday my husband & I went out to dinner with our 3 children, 2 daughter in laws, and 4 grandchildren. The occasion was to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Our kids, in a combined effort with their spouses and the grandchildren, gabe us two very sentimental gifts that we will treasure forever. First they gave us a gorgeous frame that was inscribed and had a picture from our wedding day. Then in addition to that they gave us wonderfully crafted scrapbook filled with letters not only from them but from other family members and close friends too, telling us how much they loved us and especially from our children how they felt our parenting had helped them become the parents, spouses & persons that they were now. It was more than I could have ever dreamed of as a gift from my children, their spouses and the grandchildren. It was the MOST SPECIAL & most heart warming gift I have ever received. While my husband & I were sitting there looking at the scrapbook one of my grandsons who is 7 (he is actually a twin) had been sitting next to me, and I got rather emotional,happy tears of course & my grandson Nolan reached over and started patting me on the back. We sat there for a good 10 to 15 minutes looking at the scrapbook and at the picture, and the whole time Nolan kept up, his precious little hand patting me the whole time. I periodically turned and smiled at him, and he gave me this smile, this little all-knowing smile from a seven year old, like he was saying "I know Grammy, you're just really really happy and we are too"' Yes that definitely made me smile and I haven't stopped since.

Unknown said...

It brightens my day to help others. Honestly, something so simple as opening a door for a mom with children or giving my time to someone, really brightens my day. I'm not really good at recieving, but better at giving I guess.
sarahsmithstorm@gmaildotcom

Lori Daley said...

My days get brighter just hearing from my children or when my piglets and goats decide to do silly stunts. So much fun!

lollipops said...

The winner is Sarah! Congratulations!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much!!