No Time to Write Because I Want to Read A Book and Go to Sleep

Hey There! As you probably know by now for the past 5 days I have been talking about giving Christmas away on the blog.  Another thing you probably know is that I have said I will be doing this for 12 days in a row and I am not someone who usually writes a blog post every day.

So this post makes post number 6…. that is 6 in a row and for me that may be some some sort of record….but tonight I almost messed that up. I have been busy busy busy since 5:30 am and here in Missouri it’s now 12:00 am and the truth is I had planned to go to bed and read till I slipped off into dreamland, which probably would have came quicky for me tonight.

I had my jammies on and was under the covers snuggling in with my book when suddenly I felt the nudge. You know the nudge you feel when the Holy Spirit says, “Um excuse me, you seem to have forgot something.”

I lay there minute thinking, I am tired and I can do it in the morning. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t turn off the feeling that I needed to write this post now. So here I am writing it even though I really have no words in my brain to write, because my brain is maybe already sleeping.

Also there are so so many gifts to chose from it is hard to decide which gift is most needed but after a little bit of praying and looking over the list of gifts I am planning to share this week I am thinking maybe the best way to give Christmas away today is  giving the gift of books….after all, reading is what I was doing when I almost forgot to write this post. And books are needed. BIG time.

Did you know that textbooks are hard for children in poverty to get?

Schools are very crowded and many schools don’t have enough textbooks and many don’t have any textbooks at all. Can you imagine going to school and not having any books? That is a sad reality for many children.

Children really need books!

When you help provide books for a library at a Compassion Project you will give children tools for an education and help strengthen their minds.

Sooooooo without further ado here is the link –> gc-fy16_scholarship_150x150

Now it’s off to bed for me!

Thank you for reading and for shopping for books.

See you tomorrow!

Terri Siebert




Other Posts in the ‘Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away’ 

Day 1. A Very Special Music Monday –  Kickoff to Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away

Day 2. Water of Life – 12 Days of Giving Christmas Away

Day 3. Giving Christmas Away ~ Feed  a Mother and Baby

Day 4. Twelve Days of Giving Christmas Away – Good Tidings of Great Joy and the Gift of the Bible

Day 5.  Pigs Chickens and Goats

Exciting News!

I am so excited to tell you about a new project that I get to be a part of!   Starting on November 9th I have the pleasure of joining 14 other bloggers as we blog through a new book called ‘Live Second:  365 Ways to Make Jesus First’ by Doug Bender.

The book has 365 daily devotional type readings that are supposed to challenge and inspire people to consider what it would be like if they were to put Jesus first in their lives.  What the other bloggers and I will be doing is we will each be writing about our own personal journey as we dare to live second for 60-Days-of-Second by using what we have read and trying to apply it to our daily lives.

The blog campaign kicks off tomorrow, November 9th.  If you would like you can follow along on the I am Second blog at    My 4 blog posts will be featured on the I am Second blog December  13 – 16th and also I will be posting them here on my own blog those same dates.  The book will be available in stores on December 9th.

If you are not familiar with I am Second you can find out more about them at this link to their website.  Check it out –>

I am still just so amazed that I was chosen to get to be a part of this and can’t wait to see what the other bloggers write too! I am still pinching myself to make sure I am really awake and not dreaming 🙂 🙂  I will be sharing more with you about this SOON 🙂

Thanks for reading and God bless you 🙂