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Giveaway: Enter to win 1 of 5 copies of Daphne’s latest book.

I am so honored to present to you my very own book, Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls. Yep, that’s the title! 😀
Didn’t Garcia Photography do a great job on that cover?
And, here goes…

You have a chance to win 1 of 5 copies!


Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls is a unique thankfulness journal. Here’s more about the book, from the back cover:

Insects are annoying. They zip around and get in your face, usually while you’re trying to do something productive or have a conversation. Ketchup, I can take it or leave it. Sure, it makes burgers and hot dogs taste better, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s just a condiment. Late-night phone calls? I pity the person who wakes me up past my bedtime.
These three things probably wouldn’t make it on your list of God’s blessings. But they’re on mine!
In Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls, Daphne Tarango reveals why she now sees these minor, insignificant, and annoying things as God’s blessings. Daphne will help you keep a quick journal of how God smiled on you throughout the day—your very own dragonfly, ketchup, and late-night phone-call moments.
Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls goes beyond general thank-yous to God. Each day begins with a prayer of thanksgiving. You fill in the rest with your specific blessings for that day: Morning, mid-day, evening, and bedtime. There’s even room for jotting down more thank-yous to God on extra pages. (Believe me, you’ll need them.)
If you’re having a good day, journaling God’s blessings using this 31-day journal can make your days brighter. “Hey, God is thinking about me!”
If you’re having a bad day—even a difficult season, your heart can be lighter and your mind clearer when you lie down at night. Your situation might not have changed, but after journaling using Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls, your lips might curl up on one end as you think, “That wasn’t such a bad day after all.”

Let me tell you: I’ve been so excited about this book from the moment God put it on my heart. It has changed my life by writing it, and it can change yours.
So, here’s how to enter: In the comments section below, I want you to tell me the craziest, zaniest, weirdest thing you’ve ever been thankful for. That’s it! 🙂
Giveaway Details
Simply comment on this post, and you’ll be entered into the random drawing. The last day to comment is midnight December 4th. That’s a Wednesday.
On Friday, December 6th, I’ll announce the five winners. If you’re not already subscribed to my blog updates, you’ll want to subscribe to receive notification of the winners, too. Otherwise, you won’t know if you won. 🙂
I am also taking pre-orders for Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls. If you order before next Saturday, November 30th, you’ll pay $12.99 (without shipping). On December 1st, the book will sell for $14.99 (without shipping). This is a great opportunity to purchase several copies–one for yourself and others for a mother, wife, sister, daughter, or friend. This is a great resource for children. Men can order too! 😉

Good luck with the contest. I look forward to hearing your crazy comments.
Big hugs,
P.S. – Share the news. Forward to your family and friends. 🙂

38 Responses to Giveaway: Enter to win 1 of 5 copies of Daphne’s latest book.

  • Michelle says:


  • Daphne, this sounds like such a great book. I’ve seen in my own life how much praying with thanksgiving transforms it. It shifts my focus from myself and my problems to God and how great He is – and what a great format that you have room in the book to write down your thanks. It seems like a good book to develop the habit. Congratulations on writing it! Plus, I love the cover!

    • Daphne says:

      Thanks so much, Barb! I mention in the book that I felt led to write it during a difficult time in my life. It has changed my perspective entirely.

      So… what is the craziest thing you’ve been thankful for?

      Big hugs,

  • Lori Ramsey says:

    I love your site – very pretty. I wish you the BEST with your new book – Dragonflies
    Lori Ramsey would like you to read…Sunny Beam

  • The book sounds great! The craziest thing that I’ve been thankful for… rough times with a child. She’s grown up to be an amazing woman, mother, and friend, and those troubles made her who she is. We never know how God is going to mold us. 🙂

    Congrats, and good luck with your launch!
    Stephanie Pitcher Fishman would like you to read…New Activity Book Series Brings Youthful Fun To Family History

    • Daphne says:

      You don’t know how much your words mean to me right now, Stephanie. As a crash-course parent of three adopted children, I am having some difficulties understanding how to deal with different behaviors, etc.

      Thank you for the reminder not to give up and that through it all, God is molding them–and me. 😉 Phew, I need a lot of molding. 😀


  • Stephanie Keim says:

    Congratulations, Daphne! How exciting 🙂

  • Sheryl says:

    I am a PW and our church just went through the worst split – the betrayal was shocking and heartbreaking. I can’t seem to get over the loss. It’s like the worst breakup but with 100 people. Now I trust no one and don’t even want to live – much less go to church. I’ve read everything I could get my hands on and nothing seems to help. All I do is pray to die.

    • Daphne says:

      Oh, dear sister, I am still heartbroken after reading this yesterday. I didn’t know what to say, and I still don’t because I don’t want to give you trite answers, the typical things a “Christian” would say. Then I remembered that the most important thing anyone can do for someone who is hurting is listen.

      I appreciate your honesty in sharing your hurt. This is a safe place; I hope you know. I do want to encourage you that if you are feeling like you don’t want to live, please call the National Crisis/Suicide Prevention Life Line. The number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There you will have wonderful people who will just listen for as long as you need to talk. They are incredibly helpful with loving hearts.

      Please feel free to message me directly using the “Contact” page. My heart goes out to you.

      Father, I pray for Sheryl. I don’t know her, Lord, but you do. Thank you that she chose to open up about her problem. Not many people do that. Thank you that she felt she could open up here, Lord. Thank you for her heart–a heart of flesh. It experiences joy and it experiences sorrow. Lord, this is a time of sorrow for my dear sister. Come to her, Father. Cover her with your wings. Lift her up into your lap and show her your everlasting love. You do not waver; your love is unchanging, O Father. Show her that love. Bring her family in close and comfort them during this time. May your angels protect her tender spirit. May your Holy Spirit comfort her with your word. Thank you for the testimony that will come from this situation. It might not be for some time, but even now–in advance, Lord–I want to thank you for showing us true loyalty and what it means to be a faithful God. In Jesus’ name, we wait in anticipation of your mighty hand. Amen.

      Big hugs, my friend.

  • Paula Roach says:

    Congratulations! I look forward to reading the book

  • Kathy Phillips says:

    Daphne: I’ve been wanting to get back into journaling. This sounds like it would be an excellent start, thanking God for all His blessings with your book. Im sure it will bless many people. God bless you!

    • Daphne says:

      I think this would be a great start, Kathy! When I first started journaling, it would take hours. I didn’t want to leave anything out. LOL. But now that I have a family, I can’t just sit and write and write and write. This should help to keep a journal but make it manageable as well.


  • Deb Bonser says:

    I am thankful for those times when maybe things don’t seem to be going right. They bring me closer to God and remind me how much I need Him in my life.

    • Daphne says:

      What a great encouragement, Deb. We can trust that He is in control and that I am not. I do need Him. Every hour, I need Him! I love that song.


  • Susie Klein says:

    Congrats Daphne! I’d love to win a copy of your new book! My weird thankful thing is my empty nest. My sons are grown and my favorite times are when everyone is here for a visit and my nest is full. But oh yes, I love my empty nest in between times! Ha!
    Susie Klein would like you to read…Sunday Surprise

    • Daphne says:

      An empty nest! Ooh, I won’t have one of those for a very long time. It’s great to have family around, but alone time for me is rejuvenating.

      Thanks for sharing, Susie!


  • Congratulations on the book. I can see you’ve been working very hard.

    • Daphne says:

      Thank you so much, Denise!

      I have been working hard! 🙂 Now to work on my next book, which I put aside to work on this one.

      How can I pray for you today?


  • I’m so happy for you Daphne. I believe God’s hand is all the way through this book and that it will touch many lives! I look forward to getting one from you! Love you Girl!

    • Daphne says:

      Thank you, April!

      I appreciate your encouragement. I have been nervous about it lately, but I know God will bless my efforts.

      I know he’s working in your life too! 😉

      Love and hugs,

  • Annette says:

    Can’t wait to read your book Daphne, I love the title.

  • Daphne, I’m so excited for you. I love the title! I’m going to order so I am sure to have a copy. Your writing has been a blessing to me, so I know I will enjoy the book.
    Melanie Wilson @psychowith6 would like you to read…8 Lies That Lead to Holiday Weight Gain

    • Daphne says:

      Thanks, Melanie!

      I love the title too. It would certainly capture my attention in a bookstore or online.

      Thank you so much for your support, my friend.


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  • How exciting for you Daphne. I love the title and know it will be full of wonderful inspiration.

  • HillaryM says:

    I love the title! I’m reminded (although sometimes not at the time) to be thankful when I am running late and cannot get ahead while driving. Too many times I’ve passed an accident — or a near accident (deer running in the road, etc.) and know that was the reason — He was protecting me.
    HillaryM would like you to read…What I Learned From the Mockingbird

    • Daphne says:

      I totally agree, Hillary! When I am running late, I try to think there might be something God is protecting me from. Of course, that doesn’t help the situation at that moment, but at least it changes my perspective. And isn’t that what it’s about anyway? 😉

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Melissa H says:

    This is awesome! Such an exciting year!

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