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Monday, January 13, 2014

Dragonflies, Ketchup and Late-Night Phone Calls ~ Giveaway and Review

When you think of the blessings in your life? What do you think of? The love of your family, warm sunny days, or perhaps ketchup? Author Daphne Tarango has written an exceptional book designed to help you journal 31-days of God's Blessings by focusing on those things we often take for granted every single day and offer you a refreshing perspective on your life. In Dragonflies, Ketchup and Late-Night Phone Calls, Daphne shares with you her unique look into why those three unusual things are reminders of times in her life when God offered her blessings in those every day things.

If you're at least half as curious as I was, you will definitely LOVE this book. In it, she lays out for you the background of what just those three things have meant in your life, and trust me you'll never look at them the same way again. Each of the 31 days in this blessings journal begins with a biblical verse about thankfulness. This opening verse sets the stage for a general prayer of praise and thanksgiving for the day. She encourages you to read the verse and the prayer, to use it during your quiet times at morning or night, or to meditate on it throughout the day. If something in the prayer resonates with you, she encourages you to write it on the notes page at the end of each day.

Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late-Night Phone Calls is unique in that it goes beyond general thank-yous to God. After the opening prayer, you will see a page on which you can quickly fill in your specific blessings for that day. Remember, you can use the notes page at the end of each chapter for jotting down more thank-yous to God.

At first, it might be difficult to remember specific blessings on any given day. But she has designed Dragonflies, Ketchup, and Late Night-Phone Calls to help you along the way. Each day has four sections: Morning, Mid-Day, Evening and Bedtime. Throughout the day take time to open your journal and record some of the things that have happened to you that you often times don't see as a blessing and what it means to you. Some of the things I have recorded are hot showers on cold mornings, pre-made coffee in your coffee maker that make your mornings a bit easier, the way my cats sense when I need them and sit in my lap providing me with unconditional love.

After each section you will see the words: "For these things, I thank you. Amen. As I have mentioned earlier, the author envisioned each journal entry as its own prayer of praise and thanksgiving. This sentence brings that prayer together with one final thanks and affirmation. Doing so will lift your spirits and remind you how God is with you every minute of the day. I guarantee: You will see more and more of His goodness in your life and you WILL want to write it down. At the end of 31 days, you will have one big praise report of God's goodness. You can use it to encourage yourself, to inspire others, or both. You can use it to share your testimony with others: Family, friends, grandchildren and even strangers.

I received Dragonflies, Ketchup and Late-Night Phone Calls by Daphne Tarango compliments of Comfort Station Publications and Daphne Tarango for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own. This is such a great way to journal 31 days of things we often times take for granted and fail to see them as blessings. Each time my husband travels out of town, is a time for me to spend those moments drawing closer to God in my own way without interruption and I never really thought of that as a blessing before. Now I am actively seeing God's hand in my life in new ways and carry my journal around with me all day to record those moments. Even after these 31 days, I plan on keeping my own gratitude and blessing journal to draw strength when the storms of life call. I easily give this a 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion.

For more information about Dragonflies, Ketchup and Late-Night Phone Calls, Daphne Tarango, or where you can pick up a copy of this book today, please click on the links below:

You can also find Daphne Tarango on Facebook to stay up to date on all her latest novels. 

 Now the best part, thanks to Daphne Tarango's generosity she is offering a signed copy of her book to one lucky follower of my blog Reviews From The Heart. Here's all you need to do to enter: 

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. 

2. "Like" Daphne's Facebook page and stop by and say Hi!

3. Be a resident of the US or have a US Shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes. 

4. Leave a comment below telling me why you'd love to win a copy of Dragonflies, Ketchup and Late-Night Phone calls along with your email address. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols. 

The giveaway will end on January 20th and I will notify the winner by email at that time. So be sure to include your email address along with your comment below!
  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Comfort Station Publications; 1 edition (December 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061592655X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615926551
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for featuring Daphne and her book .Dragonflies Ketchup and Late Night Phone Calls. I would consider it a blessing to receive this book. The format looks easy to understand and I have been trying to incorporate more thankfulness into every day. I do not have a journal or any organized book to record all the great things God has done for me or the simple gifts that I just don't take time to recognize or to organize them into prayer. Love this idea.
    I liked Daphne's F B page
    I follow this blog by e mail
    thank you


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