Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Coincidences & A Pass-It-Forward Giveaway

A couple of months ago, my sister gave me a book with the stipulation that when I finished it I would pass it on. The book is all about how God speaks to us through coincidences, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the true stories of how a "coincidence" changed the course of each individual's life.

As I read this book, I thought back on the "coincidences" that have changed the course of my life. Like the time I was sitting in the hospital room with my Grandma, reading Psalm 91 to her, never dreaming that the other visitor in the room (who was visiting the patient in the other bed) would introduce herself . . . and after learning that I was a teacher, offer me a job! A couple of months later that job kept me afloat during a very turbulent time in my life. I realize now that God was looking out for me then, even though I wasn't even looking for a job or considering going back to work at that time!

I'm ready to pass this book on. This is not part of my regular Pass the Book:Year Two, it's simply a book for you to enjoy and pass on in any way you choose - you could pass it on your blog like I'm doing or donate it to your local library or give it to a friend or simply leave it at the doctor's office for someone else to pick up.

If you'd like to be in the draw for this book, please let me know in the comments and I'll draw a winner in a few days.


Karen said...

Your story is wonderful, and it looks like a very interesting book, but my pile is too high to take on another read at the moment. I'm jotting down the title, but don't put me in the draw.

Beverly said...

Oh, I look back and have so many of those, I'd like to be in the draw, Melissa.

humel said...

This sounds really interesting - please count me in the draw, Melissa :)

Alison said...

Please count me in too Melissa!
Alison xx

McLisa said...

Can I be added to the drawing also? Thanks!

Tammy said...

Sounds like a great read. I'm going to check it out!