So I’m a few days late on the winner of the giveaway, but for good reason.  This week I had the opportunity to go back to my alma mater and speak at chapel at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul.  Although I am not a public speaker (I like my platform from behind the computer) I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to speak to these kids that reminded me so much of myself 10 years ago.  Wow! That makes me sound old.  But for real, it was a full circle moment for me.

I spoke to these kids about “my story.”  My testimony with Jesus and our story of how the Lord blessed us with sweet Jules.  It was such a privilege to honor sweet Jules and keep her name and her legacy alive!  And it was great to encourage these kids that they all have a story, and that story needs to be used to glorify God!

I had to take a few pics of the event since it was so weird to be preaching from the same stage I listened to others preach from every day in college.

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the hubby took the day off of work to come with and support me..

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and some of my college girls even came as well…love them!!

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Thank you to all of the prayer warriors that prayed me through this one.  It went even better than I could have imagined, and I’m pretty sure it’s only Jesus:)

So, with that being said I have another ladies Christmas event I’m speaking at tomorrow night that you can still say a few prayers for :) and then I can slow down for a bit:)

So, I’m sorry I’m a bit behind with the announcement, but the winner of “peace on earth” is….

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comment #54 Anne DiMarco!!

Anne, I’ll be emailing you for your address:)

Rudolph also found  a new home from the instagram giveway I had @prvbsthirtyonegirl

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and is on his way to his new home!  Thanks for all the comments.  It’s fun to see how many of you are tuning in:)


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  1. I had the privilege of hearing you speak Saturday evening at Riverside… wonderful job! Blessings to you and your family this holiday season and always!

  2. 10 years later (yikes!) and we finally sit in the front and have you on stage- this is definitely not our norm! This will always be one of my favorite UNW memories. Jules’ story and your willingness to share it continue to be such an encouragement to so many people, including me. xo

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