**This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Jenny Gale!! Congrats!!**
Today is May 2nd and it would’ve been my grandma Evelyn Mae’s 89th birthday. She lived through the depression and raised 5 children in the late 1940’s and 50’s. Last September on my visit home, and the last time I was able to spend time with her, I asked her about her life as a mom during that era. She told me how each day of the week had specific chores/projects to be done. One day was laundry day, the next day she would iron the clothes after they had dried, one day was baking day, one was cleaning, etc. And she did all that while raising 5 children without the modern conveniences we have today.
|Grandma with three of her five kids.
So I find it very fitting that today’s giveaway is from another Christian stay-at-home mom who recently released an ebook about cleaning called 31 Days to Clean: Having a Martha house the Mary Way. And her name is Sarah Mae, how neat is that? 🙂
About Sarah Mae:
Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus; His wild saving grace and gentle leading keep her in awe. She is the wife of Jesse (her rock and super handy-man dude) and the mommy of two lovely daughters and one busy little boy. Her days are spent hanging out with her babes, indulging in dark cherry mochas, homeschooling, admiring beautiful words, dreaming of wild blue skies, creating the sweet aroma of home, and messing up (only to fall into the arms of grace). She would love to have coffee with you.
“Life-giving is about receiving from God in order to give to others.” Barbara Mouser, Five Aspects of Woman
31 Days to Clean is about loving others well.
It’s about the “why” and the vision and the heart for taking care of our domains (Mary) with some spring cleaning thrown in (Martha).
The heart of our homes is not in the ability to keep it perfect at all costs; the heart of a home is love. We live in a thing, a non-eternal structure that needs to be maintained. The thing is worthless without the life we bring to it and through it. This book is about bringing life to the mundane in order to love well.
Sarah Mae is giving away a copy of her ebook! To enter, leave a comment telling us why you would like this book.
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This giveaway will end at midnight tonight, I will post the winner tomorrow morning.