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December 2013 Book Giveaway Winners

Hi, friends!
Cover3What a great response to the book giveaway. It’s neat to hear the different things people thank God for; it encourages me to look at things differently. Isn’t God good?
So this is how the winners were chosen: First, I assigned each comment a number and entered the numbers into a random number generator. Five numbers were generated. Then, I cross-referenced the numbers to their names. Each name won a signed copy of Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls, my 31-day thankfulness journal.

And the winners are…

Lori R.
Latasha D.
Larry and Sara G.
Denise M.
Kathy P.

Congratulations to each of you! I will send you a direct message with additional information. I hope you will each benefit from the words written in this book and that you will encourage others to purchase it as well. I would love to hear the unique things you are thankful for, so send me a note every once in a while.
Also, it would be great if you could write a review on Amazon, GoodReads, and other online book retailers once the book is out officially. 🙂
Here is a description of the book, from the back cover–in case you missed it in an earlier post:

It’s no secret: Insects can be annoying. They zip around and get in your face, usually while you’re trying to do something productive or have a conversation. Ketchup? Some people take it; others 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? Chances are you’re not going to like what you hear on the other end of the line.
These three things probably wouldn’t make it on your list of God’s blessings. But they’re on Daphne’s!
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.)
Journaling God’s blessings using this 31-day journal can make your good days even brighter. “Hey, God is thinking about me!”
On bad days—maybe even difficult seasons, journaling using Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls can make your heart lighter and your mind clearer. Your situation might not have changed when you lie down at night, but your lips just might curl up on one end as you think, “That wasn’t such a bad day after all.”


To Pre-order the Book

If you would like to pre-order a copy of Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls, you can do so via PayPal. December 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! 😉 It makes a great stocking-stuffer. 🙂

Once the book is out officially, you will be able to purchase via Amazon and other retailers.
Once again, thank you so much for your support of this ministry. God has opened so many doors for me this year, and I can’t wait to see what He has in store in 2014.
Blessings and big hugs,

News and Giveaway: Daphne’s New Book “Women of the Secret Place”

It is with great honor that I announce my first book, Women of the Secret Place, from Ambassador International.



Women of the Secret Place is a collection of inspirational stories and personal moments with God.  Ruth Carmichael Ellinger is the primary author for this inspirational collection.  I am one of 15 contributing authors:

  • Julana Alspach
  • R. Mitchell Scott
  • Marcy Lytle
  • Bette J. Lafferty
  • Sandi L. de Laski
  • Gale Hyatt
  • Katheryn Heckenbach
  • Cheryl J. Johnston
  • Pamela J. Fuller
  • Janet Rockey
  • Daphne Eilein Tarango
  • Susan Skinner Lewis
  • Debora M. Coty
  • Beverly Karns
  • Sharron Cosby
The book is scheduled for release at the end of January.


Giveaway Details
Throughout this month, you will have many opportunities to enter to win one of four copies of Women of the Secret Place. Simply comment on any of my January posts, and you will be entered into the random drawing. The more times you comment, the more chances you have to win, so come back regularly, read what others have commented, and interact with them. The last day to comment is midnight January 31st.


On February 1st, I will announce the four winners of the books. 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 Women of the Secret Place. If you order before the end of the month, the cost of the book is $10.00 (without shipping). After February 1st, the book will sell for $13.99 (without shipping). This is a great opportunity to purchase several copies–one for yourself and others for a mother, wife, sister, daughter, or friend.



Good luck with the contest. I look forward to hearing from you in the coming weeks.


Big hugs,

P.S. – Share the news. Forward to your family and friends. 🙂

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