Thursday, April 29, 2010

Book Giveaway To Raise Awareness

My good friend Colleen at Thoughts On Grace is having a book giveaway  to raise awareness of sexual assault and child abuse prevention.
Colleen is a survivor of incest and courageously tells her story in her book The Third Floor Window, the book she is generously giving away to two blessed winners of this giveaway.
In addition to telling her story in her book, Colleen also continues to give her witness in talks and on her Survivor blog Surviving By Grace.
Go to Thoughts On Grace for details on how to enter the giveaway; you have until midnight, May 6, 2010 to enter.
Child abuse and sexual assault are crimes that affect us all. We all need to be aware and do what we can to stop it. I thank God for people like Colleen who have received the grace of God's healing and are courageous enough to speak out. The world and our culture can be changed by the words and deeds of wounded healers.
Thank you, Colleen for your courage.
Oh and be sure to wish my friend a happy birthday while you are visiting :)


Colleen said...

Karinann, thank you so much for this great post and that surprise at the end about my birthday! Your friendship is a gift to me! Hugs.

Gabriella said...

Wow - thanks, Karinann, for sharing this info. Will certainly check out Colleen's blog ...

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.