Let. It. Go. and The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized Book Giveaway {with BONUS}

CONGRATULATIONS to winners:

#66 – Lyn

and

#5 – Laura

on winning Let. It. Go. and The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized by Karen Ehman!

A few weeks ago, I attended a blog conference where I was given a number of books and other goodies in a “swag” bag.  When I had some down time, I sorted through the books and found a copy of Let. It. Go. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith by Karen Ehman.  After perusing it a bit, I put it straight to the top of my “to read soon” list.

Just a few short days after I returned home, I was contacted by Karen and asked if I would do a review of her new book.  I started reading the copy I had received and really enjoyed it, so I decided to join her blogger book tour and help promote her awesome new book!

I checked out Karen’s blog and immediately felt a connection with her.  She is a woman with a heart for God, who desires to help women learn how to control what they can & trust God with what they can’t.   Do you struggle with control—your kids, your hubby, your time and circumstances?  Then this book is for you!

LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith

By Karen Ehman

Foreword by Candace Cameron Bure

Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals prepared, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to where they’re going on time. But sometimes our strength of being conscientious can morph into the weakness of being a slight—or all out—control freak! This humorous, yet spiritually practical book will help you to:

  • Take control of your schedule yet welcome interruptions from God
  • Draw the line between mothering and micromanaging
  • Influence your husband instead of manipulating him
  • Learn to control your emotions when you can’t control the circumstances
  • Stop pursuing the appearance of perfection and start pursuing the person of God

NOTE: A 6-week teaching DVD and Bible Study guide is also available for group and individual use.

And I have some super-sweet news for you (oh, I just love sharing great things with you all!! :) )…

Karen is offering 2 readers of Organizing Homelife an opportunity to win not one, but TWO of her books!

Yes, you read that correctly, two of my readers have an opportunity to win both Let. It. Go. AND one of Karen’s other books, The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized!

I know you love organizational tips, help with managing your time, and putting your family first, and that is exactly what The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized is all about!

The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized

The key to good organization is not a one-size-fits-all method. It is a unique plan that considers personality type, lifestyle, income level, and family schedule. Karen believes that with her simple step by step process moms can recognize their own personal style of managing their households successfully and develop a unique plan that gives them the freedom to:

  • manage their time wisely
  • de-clutter and organize their homes
  • plan menus, shop more efficiently, and become more comfortable and creative in the kitchen
  • get children involved in pursuing an ordered life and home
  • avoid the trap of overcommitment
  • use practical tools to assist in organization

Getting and staying organized means more time for the important things in family life — concentrating on cultivating a close, personal relationship with the Creator, drawing His word into every aspect of living, and ultimately tying their children’s heartstrings to God.

BONUS!

And if winning both of these amazing books isn’t enough, you also have an opportunity to…

Win a Kindle Fire!! Karen is giving away TWO Kindle Fires. One to a random reader who comments on one of the blog tour sites (Organizing Homelife is included!) and one to a participant who signs up for the 5-day free resource From Chaos to Calm: The LET. IT. GO. Christmas Challenge.

So, how do you win these two fabulous books?

Simply leave a comment below telling me why you would like to win Karen’s books! Simple, huh? :)

You can also purchase Let. It. Go. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith and The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized if you don’t want to wait to see if you win.

The Fine Print

  • 2 winners will be chosen using Random.org to win one copy each of Let. It. Go. and The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized by Karen Ehman.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
  • Giveaway begins Monday, November 26, 2012 and ends at midnight eastern time Friday, November 30, 2012.
  • Winners will be e-mailed and announced here on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
  • Winners have 7 days to respond to e-mail.

Karen Ehman is the Director of the Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker team and the author of six books. Her passion is to provide practical inspiration and biblical encouragement to help women live their priorities and love their lives. She’s been a guest on The 700 Club, Moody Midday Connection and Focus on the Family. She and her college sweetheart Todd are raising their three kids in the boondocks of central Michigan. Connect with her at karenehman.com

 

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299 Responses to “Let. It. Go. and The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized Book Giveaway {with BONUS}”

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  1. Rachelle says:

    I would love to read these books! I struggle with finding a balance between wanting to be super organised and enjoying the moment (releasing to God).

  2. Elaine says:

    Right now my life is so disorganized and crazy…I can’t think of a book I need to read more than one of these haha.

  3. Linda Flood says:

    Wow, both these books look great! I would love to read them and possibly use them for a hearts at home study group at my church!

  4. Jodi says:

    I am a part time working mom with 8 children and need additional help with organizing, which is why I enjoy your blog. I am constantly looking for resources to help- and would enjoy the opportunity to read Karen’s books, I may even place them on my Christmas wish list .

  5. Laura says:

    Letting go of trying to be in control is what I have been trying to work on lately.

  6. Dawn says:

    I’m Type A. Need to let it go!

  7. Mama Kate says:

    I would love to read these two books. Organization has always been a personal strength, however, as I look around my house this morning, I’m starting to think otherwise. I need some re-direction and motivation! Thanks for doing this!

  8. Kim says:

    Since I am the epitome of the bullet points of Karen’s Let It Go book. I really need it! Glad you had a good conference. You ROCK, as always, Ginny!

  9. Muriel says:

    I would like to read these books. I am trying to find the right balance between having everything organized, clean and perfect and enjoying the time with my toddler and giving room for him to be messy and play/learn.

  10. Courtney says:

    I just recently found your blog. I love it! As a pastor’s wife myself, I feel connected with you! :) God has recently been speaking to me “Get your house in order” ..it’s been a Word to my husband as well. So we’ve been going through our “house” and getting rid of things that hold us back from being obedient to Him… I’d love to read these books, or win the kindle! it would be a HUGE blessing! thanks!

  11. Trina says:

    Hi Ginny! I would love to win a copy of the Let It Go book. I am realizing that I am a bit controlling and don’t want to be that way. I like things my way and I know that is not how God wants it. Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

  12. Holly says:

    With 3 kids under the age of 5 at home I am constantly looking for ways to help manage our household better and still have time for everyday life. This book looks like it would be a great help in organizing our home life and still have time to have fun with my kids!!!

  13. Jamie cumbridge says:

    I would like to have these to try to be more organized.
    Thanks.

  14. Susan says:

    I simply LOVE everything I am learning…I am organized in so many ways but reading your blog & connecting with others has brought this part of my life to a WHOLE other LEVEL…

    I would cherish winning these books & a kindle is on my Christmas list :) Best of luck to everyone!

  15. Karen says:

    I am smack dab in the middle of despair, I am trying to hold to what I know is right (time with the Lord, my family, homeschooling my 5 children, plus being a mom to my 3 college age children living at home :) – but feeling overwhelmed and overburdened. I know that a book does not “fix all”, but some ideas would help.

  16. VJ says:

    I would love to win these books for not only myself but for my daughter. She has a more challenging life that I do. I need the organization and she needs both as she works with her church and teaches and manages two children and a husband who also works with the church. It would be a blessing for both of us. I really hope I win!!!

  17. Jody says:

    I would love to read these books! I am healing from a brain aneurysm and I know these would be a great help to me!

  18. Tracey Whitney says:

    I would love to be able to really “let go and let God.” I fight with my desire to be in control of everything and knowing that God is in control! The books would be an awesome investment in…me!
    Thank you!

  19. Heather says:

    I am a daughter of a control freak and I remember saying I would never be that way with my children. Now I have two girls of my own and I find myself doing the same things I hated as a child. I know I should let them be and realize there are two adults living in the house and I don’t have to do everything.

  20. Amanda says:

    I am in the midst of a life “makeover” I’m working at gaining control of my health and bad habits (clutter and such) and working to let go of all of the things The Lord wants me to leave with Him. Both of these books sound wonderful and I will definitely begin following her page as well. :)

  21. Janet A says:

    I admit it….I am a control freak who is out of control! I have the additional “perk” of working fulltime 12- hour night shifts on a crazy rotating schedule that barely allows me time to get “back to normal” before going back on shift. I need all the help I can get!

  22. Jill Daugharthy says:

    I really want to stop pursuing perfection & use all of my resources to pursue the Perfector of my faith! I would love reading these books, thank you, Karen, for the opportunity to win them!

  23. Cate McCormick says:

    I would love to win these books! Being in the military and having our new baby I have a hard time adjusting to constant change and need to listen to the Lord more often to help me stay organized and sane!

  24. kristie says:

    i would love to hear what Karen has to say about both these topics. I need help desperately and cant afford to get the books right now. Thanks for all your great advise!

  25. Lindsey says:

    We’re a military family and will be moving into our new home sometime this coming early spring. We’re in between bases right now, and it’s hard to keep things organized. I’ve also been trying to plan how I want things to be organized when we move since we left most of our stuff in storage till the big move. These books would really help me get things ready and deal with the things we have now. I will have time to read them right away and can go on ahead and get into the organizing mentality :) Thank you for the chance! :)

  26. Kim says:

    I would love to read both these books. I have many friends who I am sure would enjoy them as well. Thanks so much.

  27. Molly says:

    These are my two most major problem areas. (And I suspect if I just let go and got organized that most of my other problems would dissolve as well… it’s a downward spiral. lol)

    Really enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for doing what you do!

  28. Christina Scrivener says:

    Organizing my life and home has recently become a priority in my life and I would love any help I can get because Im failing pretty badly at it right now. Something that would help prioritize one’s life and enable them to focus more on God seems like the most important book ever!

  29. Lori says:

    Would love to get ahold of these books! Love to read and also need help in the organization of home, especially time organization!

  30. MaryEtta Mullen says:

    I would love to receive these books. I have struggled with disorganization for as long as I can remember. Please consider me for your “gifts”. Thank you so much!

  31. Christine M. says:

    This giveaway sounds amazing! I would love to win this because my life and my need to control everything (I am a control-freak…as my family calls me), need a complete make-over. This book sounds like it was written for me!! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win one!

  32. Norma Cherry says:

    I have been a fan of Proverbs 31 Ministries for years. I have listened to them on my local Christian Radio Station. I am in need of Letting it Go! I work full time and have 6 children, my home is overwhelming me!
    Thank you for considering me for the give away!

  33. Beth says:

    I would love these books, because I could benefit from both of them. Also, I want to lead a small group in the area of the “Let it go” at our church :)

  34. Heather says:

    I am a single mom of 3 and I work full time and I try like crazy to keep up on my house, grocery shopping, kids after school activities, homework, etc. Lol I would love the opportunity for some advice in my already extremely hectic days!

  35. Nancy Wagner says:

    I have great plans to get organized and then something else always comes up. I need guidance!!!!!

  36. Elaine B. says:

    These books would be an answer to prayer! Thank you so much for the possibility to win this set. What a blessing.

  37. Nancy Wagner says:

    I have great plans to get organized and then something else always comes up. I need guidance!!!!!

  38. Michelle says:

    Letting it go might be just what I need instead of being paralyzed by trying to control and perfectionism.

  39. Diane Miner says:

    I am a retired nurse who left work early due to health issues. I miss my work and now find myself hoarding craft items. I have begun to take back my home and am getting some counseling help with the hoarding issue. I want to return to an organized home and life while finding a way to still help others. Now I need to take time for me. I have downloaded the items from your organizing book and am setting small goals each week for myself. These books would help me to get back some perspective and accomplish my goals.
    Thank you for considering me for the give away.

  40. Amber B. says:

    I’ve been trying to get our house organized this year, but I don’t know where to start!!! That was one of my New Year’s goals this year and that one hasn’t worked out yet. Plus, we are probably going to be moving in the next few years and I would love to be able to go through and get rid of the things we no longer need. The problem with that is I can never find the time to do so.

  41. Lana says:

    This giveaway rocks! I would love to win these 2 books, because I desire to become organized and I need to learn not to be such a control freak! I think these 2 books would make my life, so much better! Thanks for a chance to win!

  42. Jami C says:

    I need guidance on how to Let It Go and how to get moving instead of standing still because of my need for perfection. I can’t even begin anything because I’m afraid it won’t be perfect!

  43. Mary says:

    I have a daughter that had her first child last year at age 38 after IVF. Her and her husband are working on their marriage. She works full-time and at this point is stressed to the max. I thought this would be great for her and she could read a little each evening before she goes to bed. Then pass it on to Mom and we could share what we received from reading this book. AHHH!

  44. Glennen says:

    I am determined to get organized and these books seem like a peaceful, smart way to do so.
    Thanks!

  45. Charlene Crowder says:

    I’ve bookmarked these 2 books on Amazon “in case” I don’t win them. lol I’ve just recently started decluttering and organizing my house…and life. I know I could use any help I can get and these look like 2 good resources. :) Thanks.

  46. NatalieR says:

    What a fab giveaway … just what my ‘control freak’ mind needs :D this is a great blog … you do an amazing job :)

  47. Sandy says:

    I struggle with balancing home and self employment. I work from home and it’s hard balancing the two. It is also hard saying no to people who may ask for help with something because I am working from home. Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. Hekawi says:

    I NEED this book! My life is all over the map — I have no organizing skills whatsoever (I think my middle name is “Was that YESTERDAY?”) and sometimes I think that in itself is a control issue. I’d really rather just be an instrument in the Lord’s hands and love everyone around me like they need to be loved. (Is there an online class for that?!)

  49. Julie says:

    Boy, do I need these books. My life stays in chaos.

  50. Kathy H says:

    These 2 books sound like just what I need! What a great way to start out the New Year! Love Proverbs 31 on the radio, & now her blog site! Thanks!

  51. Denise says:

    I spend so much time trying to get organized that I miss out on too much of my life! I NEED these!

  52. Laura Leseberg says:

    I am a control freak who really does try to do less micromanaging. I need all the help I can get.

  53. Kathy Eswsy says:

    Being a mother of 5 and schooling them at home, I had to learn priorities and decide if my house or my children were more important. I would love to give these books to my daughter who is pregnant with twins to help her with the same struggles I faced, especially since she doesn’t listen to my advice very well.
    Thanks
    Kathy Esway

  54. Alison says:

    I’m such a control freak, but because of my type A & ADD personality very little actually gets done because I am so busy trying to make sure that what is accomplished is “perfect”. I have two sons (a high school senior and a freshman) and a husband that works a lot and with all of the actives/required things I find that I am a grumpy, frazzled Mom/wife that isn’t accomplishing much and even worse, doesn’t recognize herself anymore. Plain and simple, I need some advice. Thanks!

  55. Susan McNutt says:

    I would love to have these books as I struggle with organization. I am a homeschooling mother of five. I have a senior this year as well as a new baby both of which require a lot of planning. I also have recently been diagnosed with cancer so I need to make the most of my time. I run a small daycare and have just moved during the holidays. My life is in major need of organization, focus, and directions. I would love to have these books to learn from!

  56. Jenn Utecht says:

    I love the idea of being organized but certainly struggle with keeping up with it! Maybe having the biblical understanding will spur me on to tackle it!

    Thanks!

  57. Cindy Vaught says:

    I would love to win the 2 books and the Kidle Fire. I was working at a credit union for over 32 years and recently they eliminated my position. It’s time to reorganize my life and believe in myself again. Thank you for all the great information you provide.

    Merry Christmas,
    Cindy

  58. Dianne says:

    thank you for these wonderful gifts and the opportunity to win them!
    I am trying to let-go and Let GOD…

  59. Judy says:

    These books sound wonderful! I love that she incorporates God into her homemaking. Hope I win!

  60. Jen says:

    The book looks great! I would like to read it as a possible book to bring to my church’s women’s group.

  61. Elizabeth says:

    My my organization & house is in such chaos right now, that these books just may help me out. They may even give me enough confidence to increase my faith and give me the peace I need to think things through.

  62. Tosha says:

    I am a second generation horder. I have a hard time getting rid of things, thinking I will need them after I get rid of it. I am always looking for ways to organize things and not competing it cause it has to be perfect. I need help

  63. Katie says:

    These would be so great for me…I have two little ones and I am trying to keep things cleaned out and organized and balance spending quality time with them. I know having a plan and routine would help so much and I would love to have the pointers on how to do that well. Thank you so much for having these giveaways!!

  64. Tracy says:

    I would love to win these two books. I have been running two households for the last three years and it is time to let my Mothers house go. It has been a long hard journey but it is time to let the house go. I know my Mom would want me to have my life back so I need to clean it out and have some sales and put it up for sale. Her house won’t bring her back so it’s time for someone else to make memories there.

  65. Elena Vassilieva says:

    I would love to have any of these books! I need to take time and find some resources to organize myself first, so I can better serve the needs of my family.

    Thanks

  66. Lyn says:

    I would love to read those books…..so dis-organized and trying to get organized…..Love your blog.

  67. Kelly O says:

    Hello Ginny!

    I have been on this Journey to Simplify Your Life with Marcia Ramsland! I think this would tie in just perfectly!!! Thank you for your insight and your blog writing, I look forward to reading every day!! xoxo

  68. Amanda Sesti says:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win these books! This book would be of great help to me in my desire to become a stronger Christian mother, wife and woman as well as a better example for my daughter. Hopefully it will help me in knowing when to just let it go.
    Thanks again!

  69. Jean M says:

    I need to read these two books, especially Let It Go! I love your posts and pins!

  70. Jamie says:

    I would love to win these books! My life has benefited so much from your tips & printables for home management & I don’t know how I managing life without them! These books would be a wonderful addition to help me be more organized & make my home run even smoother! Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. EmilieAn H. Kemper says:

    I am in need to keep things together and motivate those around me. In my head I say that in two years when the littles are old enough I’ll be able to have my house the way I want it. BUt I could do it now. I hope these books and ideas will help me to realize new and much more effective ways to motivate those around me to keep things neat. thank you.

  72. Alysa R says:

    I would love to read both of these books! I run my own home-based photography business and the craziness is sure piling up around here! I love the idea of being organized, but can never seem to quite “get there”:) Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  73. Melanie Anderson says:

    Wow, both these books look great! I would love to read them and possibly use them for a study group at my church! Also, I can use anything to cut down on the chaos.

  74. Melissa says:

    My husband and I are houseparents to 7 teenage girls, our own teenage daughter, and our nearly-4-year-old grandson (whose mother, our 23-year-old daughter, stops by often). Neeedless to say, organization is a big key for me!

  75. Sarah Smith says:

    What an amazing opportunity to win those books! However, I think I will pass on the winning- as I would rather purchase them and give others opportunity to win these books. But – i would like to say, even in reading the comments that these wonderful women have left before me…what an encouragement it is to see OTHER women pursuing God and striving to “let it go”. And, while shallow and petty – it also encourages me to see that other women don’t have it all together! What a relief! And praise God for being able to be strong in our weakness.

  76. I REALLY need this book. I have a 2 1/2 year old, work full time, and just found out yesterday that I am pregnant with our 2nd, and it was unexpected. I am already slightly spazzing out, and would love to learn to just let it go : )

  77. ann says:

    I would love to have these books! I am not a young Mom but I still have loads to learn!

  78. Kathleen says:

    God Bless you. I am so disorganized. I spend too much time and wasted energy running around in circles. I do not even know where to start … and every time I begin I only stop and do nothing because I am just to overwhelmed. These books just might give me the jump start that I need. Thanks a bunch for the chance. :)

  79. Debbie Spencer says:

    I would love to benefit from reading these books and then share them with others at church or to a wonderful missionary I know who is in a wheelchair due to Muscular Dystrophy but has so far traveled to 10 other countries speaking about the struggles she’s faced in her life. Not expected to live past age 8 she is now 45 and filling each day with spreading her story and her love for God. I could benefit tremendously in trying to get some organization and structure in my life since I lost my job over three years ago. It’s been really tough financially to afford the basic bills but I know the good lord is there and has helped me to hold on to my home where others haven’t. I am always trying to do everything which stretches my limits sometimes. I am always looking for things that will strenghten my faith and perspective and I believe reading these books would certainly do that. I thank you for your writings and for the opportunity to be be selected for these books and the Kindle Fire. Should I be lucky enough to win these tools for success, they would help many people as I share them with others. God bless you as your words help others.

  80. Tammy says:

    I would love to read these books. I am sooo not organized, which is why I love your site. I’m also a controller but try not to be. I learned from my mom, lol. I’m trying to learn to Let Go and Let God. I’ll have to put them on my wish list for sure because I can’t afford to buy them. God Bless You.

  81. Tiffani Antinora says:

    I would love to read these books, as I am a control freak!!

  82. Michelle R says:

    I would love to win these tools!! I have been diagnosed with a pain condition that has no cure. I think these tools will help me to let go and be able to let my faith take over.

  83. I would love the organizing one — I have a new baby coming and being preggo has already thrown my clean/organized home for a loop much to my hubby’s detriment! I got the Let. It. Go at #allume, too. It’s at the top of the stack right now :).

  84. Nichole H says:

    I would love to win this giveaway especially the Getting and Staying Organized book. I am the mother of an almost one year old daughter. Her entrance into our life was a complete blessing but, at the same time, it made me realize how unorganized I am. Before her birth, it didn’t matter how organized I was. I somehow got “most” things done. Sure, it was often last minute, the house and car was always in a state of confusion and I was a bit stressed, but things got done. Now that we have our daughter I can’t be as stressed and all over the place anymore. It’s no fair to her. And, if we are ever to get into a good spot for me to go from fulltime to at least parttime work, I need to get our home-life organized. This would help a lot! Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Leah says:

    Not only do i love to organize and find fast and easy ways to make life a bit less challenging on the home front but I honestly would love a book to motivate me to love my husband better in a way that does not include manipulation. What a treasure a book or books like that would be! I love hearing other people’s success stories so sign me up! I want a book!

  86. LT says:

    I am so organized! For about 5 minutes! LOL. I need to learn not only organization short cuts, tips n tricks; I want to learn how to maintain an organized home and lifestyle!

  87. Laurie says:

    I would ♥ to read these two books! Those are two areas that I struggle with- organization and balancing out my “controlling” tendencies . The daily distractions of 4 boys, 2 dogs and a husband that travels all week leaves me overwhelmed too often. What a blessing this giveaway will be to two of your readers- thanks for all your awesome tips, Ginny!

  88. Wendi S says:

    I never thought I was a control freak…but the older I get the more I realize that I am! I’d love to win the “Let It Go” book so I can learn to let it go :)

  89. Lisa Reavis says:

    OH MY!! You have NO idea what amazing time our God has!! This struggle in my life had just recently received a name…so the books will be such an amazing complement to the other steps I have recently taken to get my life (and that of my treasured family) back into their proper balance!! I have already ordered the books and if I would be one of the lucky winners…I cannot wait to share them with a friend so they can experience the same release!!

  90. Gina says:

    I always feel the need to control everything, which in turn adds to my stress! I would LOVE to read these books and learn how to let go of the things I cannot control, but feel the need to! And getting organized would be a bonus!

  91. Ann says:

    I would love to read Let It Go and Complete Guide to Organizing. I would love the Kindle, also. I am a grandmother raising my 10 year old granddaughter. We have recently moved to a better school district and I am trying to stay uncluttered and organized.

  92. Kathy says:

    I would love to read these books, more importantly I need to read them

  93. Cairn says:

    These books sound great. Just what I need about now.

  94. Kristin Chesterman says:

    A fellow teacher and I were JUST talking about this “control” issue this morning! The balance is so hard…we would love to do a book study on these!

  95. Sallie says:

    My husband and I recently got off the road after 8 years of travel. We signed a lease with the apartment complex that could get us a place ASAP…and now it’s really evident that it’s way too small for us and all of our stuff! This book would help me stay organized and maximize the space I do have :)

  96. Marisa says:

    Ginny, I can see many others have such good reasons why they should win, and I don’t feel as deserving. I am a housewife, and I have three children 5 and under. I am beginning to see how much I want to control our home life, but I am in need of some good insight in how I can let go. I am about to embark in the journey of homeschooling after pulling my son out of secular school, so some additional organization in my life/home would be oh-so-helpful! Thank you for the chance to win!
    Blessings,
    Marisa

  97. Denyse says:

    How timely. We were just discussing in bible study this morning how Abigail gave David information, but didn’t tell him what to do with it! I am a homeschooling Mother of 4 with a very patient husband who calmly bypasses my micromanaging without comments : )

  98. nicoleg says:

    This would help me with my new year’s resolution to get organized.

  99. Charlotte Kuykendall says:

    Both of these books look like exactly what I have been searching for. I’m a single mom of a 4 year old with a full-time job and no family nearby. I’ve been trying to figure out ways to organize and simplify to help me not be so stressed all the time. Would love to win these!!! :)

  100. Anne says:

    I’m 54 and still trying to get control or should I say let go of control to the clutter and disorganization in my life.

  101. Valerie Cox says:

    Hi! I would love to read these books. I’m always trying to organize my life and I’ve recently been struggling a lot lately due to the discovery of abuse from my childhood. I now know why I’ve been so driven in my life, receiving 2 degrees. I’m a mom now, and want to be there for my son. Present. Actively parenting. I’ve got a 2-week Christmas break coming up and my plan is to get organized and spend some quality time with my little boy. Thank you for this amazing offer!

    Valerie C.

  102. Jaclyn says:

    I just recently had my second child and decided to stay home and take a break from my career. When I was working we weren’t home as much and things were together most of the time. Now that we are all home I find it more difficult to maintain organization and motivation tostay on top of things. I would love some direction and inspiration.

  103. Jean says:

    I could really use information on getting organized. After living within 20 miles or less to our families since we were married 35 + yrs ago, we are moving over 700 miles away due to my husband getting a new position with his employer of 36+ yrs. Between sorting through all the stuff we have accumulated all these yrs, moving out of state and setting up a new home, I would love to start being organized for once. Right now my husband calls it ‘organized kaos’. After almost losing our oldest son several yrs ago I have tried to not ‘sweat the little stuff’, but it is hard at times. God has blessed us so much and because He is in control we feel that this move is for a reason. Thank you so much for all the information you have so graciously shared with others to help improve our daily lives.

  104. Denise says:

    This opportunity could not have come at a better time for me. I have not been able to attend church for a variety of reasons but one being that my niece took her own life on Oct. 21 and left my nephew and 3 small boys. I have been devoting as much time as I could to helping them get the house and laundry clean and organized. It is important as 2 of the boys are type 1 diabetics so being clean and organized is needed. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win these books and the kindle.

  105. Monica says:

    I am a mom who is continually trying to find balance and I get easily bored with house chores. Being organized isn’t a strong characteristic of the personality God gave me. I want to find a new system of thinking that will remind me of why I serve my family and also a plan of action for organizing. I also need more faith in God’s good will toward my husband and kids, I can teach them truths, but it’s their choice to seek Him or not to seek Him in their everyday life.
    Thanks for this opportunity to win some great God loving resources for growth!

  106. Shawna says:

    Handing over control to God and staying organized are the two areas I struggle with on a daily basis. I’ve been focusing on both of these do awhile and haven’t made as much progress as I’d like. These two books may be the solution I’ve been praying for! Thank you for offering these books at a time when they’re greatly needed!!!

  107. Danielle says:

    I’m extremely disorganized, struggling with clutter. I need help! Plus, my birthday is this week, would be a great gift! :)

  108. Crystal says:

    I definitely need to read both of these books – winning them would be wonderful!

  109. Holly says:

    I would love to read these! I’m a stay at home mom of two little boys. My husband works out of town and I usually gone for weeks at a time. As hard as I try, I can never seem to get things in order. I need help. I don’t know where to start. Everything is always a crazy mess & I feel so overwhelmed. I want to be a Godly example for my family but sometimes I need help & encouragement too! :)

  110. I not only WANT these books, but I think it’s fair to say I NEED these books. Mom of four, with a variety of health issues… I’m a total control freak. :(

  111. Katie says:

    I could use both of these! I struggle with staying organized, but also I try to control everything in my life.

  112. Tina says:

    Wow! I think these books were written for me! I know I need to learn how to control my emotions when I cannot control the circumstances. It is my new goal and one I struggle with the most, it seems! Would also love some tips on avoiding the trap of over commitment!! And who doesn’t find value in organizational tips?! Thank you for the opportunity to win such great gifts of knowledge!

  113. Catie says:

    God’s timing is perfect. I believe that these books would be helpful for the changes in our lives right now, my health issues & subsequent financial issues. We have 5 kids (3 in college, and 2 that we share with another household). I would so appreciate having these books & to have a way to put all of this into a God-centered situation, rather than trying to control or orchestrate what I don’t have the power to control. :-)

  114. Maureen says:

    If the Lord wills, I would like to have these books. God had been dealing with me for some time in getting my house in order and being more disciplined with my time. I am thankful that He is merciful and continues to provide me with encouragement and tools(your 31 days of organizing). I am slowly implementing things and still need to do more.

  115. Sharon says:

    Sounds like just the thing to begin the new year with!

  116. Menay says:

    what great timing! I am engaged and will be married soon, and I unfortunately struggle with learning what I can and cannot control. It is so hard sometimes to let God do the work. I would love to read this book as I feel it would be a wonderful start to our marriage.

  117. Kathy says:

    These books look awesome! I love the idea of influence instead of manipulation and mothering instead of micromanaging. And who doesn’t want help organizing?? I definitely want to look into these. Thanks so much!

  118. Michele says:

    I would love to read these books. I need to get organized. But more than that I need to learn to let the stuff go and let God take control and first place in my life. Seems there is just too much stuff in my life, literally and figuratively.

  119. jessie hansen says:

    Definitely somethig to start a new year with. I don’t know about the Let. It. Go. book, I’m pretty laid pack, but there are a lot of things I really should just LET GO. Hey, have you ever heard that song by Cowboy Mouth, Jenny Says? “When the whole world’s coming down on me I LET IT GO!” Awesome. Anyway, the other book sounds like it is more up my alley, a little more organization could go a long way in my house.

  120. Rachel H says:

    I would LOVE to win these books. In fact, I NEED these books! I am a mom with three kids that are each involved in sports and other activities, I have a job outside the home and can’t seem to say “no” to any good cause or committment. So many times I find myself overcommitted, unorganized and stressed out to the point of letting it steal my joy and that of my family. Something’s gotta change and these books sound like they have the tools to help me make that change!

  121. Felicia says:

    I would love to win a copy of Let. It. Go. I am struggling with this issue in my life right now and any help would be appreciated.

  122. jan says:

    The books sound great. I am over 60 and still do not feel like I “have it together” with my life. I want to be a stronger Christian woman and I’m feeling overwhelmed with all I need to do. Thank you.

  123. Amber says:

    I would love to read these books!! I have a lot of trouble letting go and not having all control!

  124. Cindy Bauer says:

    simply this…I am this person and i need this book!

  125. Holli Applegate says:

    I am the mother of a blended family with 7 kids. I work full time, help at church, and also have a direct sales company. I am a control freak, no doubt about that and it seems like the older I get, the worse it gets. My full time profession is a Controller for a multi million dollar ventilation company. It’s so fitting that I take that home and control everything!! I laughed when I read this post because it describes me to a tee! I do micromanage the kids and fiancé. I HAVE to be in control. If I’m not, it won’t get done….or at least done MY way. I want to be able to relax, let go, and have fun with my family instead of always being uptight and on edge.

    Thanks
    Holli :)

  126. alecia block says:

    Would love these two books- I am a homeschooling mom currently packing up to move to another state.

  127. Samantha says:

    I could really use a book about organizing. My house is very disorganized and I could use any help that I could get.

  128. Brandi says:

    I would love to win the books and/or the Kindle Fire! It sounds like those books were written for me :) definitely an area I struggle with immensely and one that I know would solve so many others if I could get it figured out!

  129. Both of these books sound like something that I could use! What a great giveaway!

  130. Donna says:

    I would love to win these books. I have a full time career and most of the time I feel very over whelmed with trying to stay organized at home. Most of the time I feel like it is a losing battle trying to keep up on everything. Would love to learn how to get my husband to help out without it turning into a battle. Learning to let go would be a great way to cope with things that happen at work that are out of my control!

  131. Lindsey says:

    Wow! Great timing for these books for us! We are in the midst of big life changes: New baby, moving to a new state, new job for my hubby, etc. I love the idea of pursuing God and managing a bumpy road rather than striving to control to get perfection. Thanks for the recommendation if nothing else!

  132. LISA WHITNEY says:

    These books have made it to must read over the Christmas vacation!!!

  133. The control freak in me needs help toning it down!

  134. Tammy says:

    I am a newbie to your website and have loved creating my binder. I am chipping away at it with your great downloads. Right now I am concentrating more on organizing for Christmas. I have always struggled with control and have made HUGE gains. Lately I find myself sinking back into that black hole of controling everything. It hasn’t been going well! LOL! Everywhere I turn I feel like I am sinking. I know I need to get control of my home and my classroom. I need organization and I need to give it to God. I am spending a lot of time helping others, but I feel I am drowning and need a life vest. I am spending time in prayer and hear God’s voice and feel His leading. These recommendations are wonderful. I hope to be the lucky winner. Thank you for your great advice and downloads. Blessings to you!
    Tammy :)

  135. Karen says:

    I would love to recieve these books. I believe these would totally help me organize my life at home and with GOD!

  136. Ashley says:

    Thank you for doing this giveaway! I would love to read both of Karen’s books because I need to learn to let go of feeling like I am more in control of my life than God and I definitely need to learn how to stay organized! I like organizing but things inevitably get messed up and need to be organized again.

  137. Kara Hamilton says:

    I am always looking for ways to stay organized. Like so many other women, I work 10-12 hours a day as a healthcare provider, and by the time I get home in the evenings I am mentally and physically exhausted. I need ways to maximize the little time I do have at home. I have always believed in having a clean, orgazined home so my family always is confident it is okay to bring friends over. I like having my children and their friends around…I know where they are and what they are doing. These tools could help me sooo much!

  138. Deb says:

    I would loveeee to win these books (or the kindle for that matter :) ) for one simple reason- they speak to the heart of what is ailing me in my life right now. Two years ago, I became very ill and have spent these past two years struggling with basically functioning from day to day let alone all that is a part of real life. My husband had to take over and act in every role in our family and try to keep it together. In August, we finally got a diagnosis and I am currently under treatment for a rare disease- there is no cure… but these treatments are a Godsend! I am step by step regaining my life. In these past two years, a house that was already chaotic really turned upside down. My husband and I as well as our two boys (ages 5 and 7) were all diagnosed with ADHD and I have damage we are still trying to figure out as neurotoxins were running around my brain for far too long. I struggle with organization, yet- it is the one essential for all of us to regain peace in our household. I also am struggling on how to “Let it go” as I just recently had to come to terms with the fact that I can no longer work as a special education teacher- one of my huge passions in life. I need to learn to let go of perfectionism, let go of control and let go of STUFF. Thank you for considering this entry and thanks for the great resources and inspiration you give all of us daily!

  139. Zee says:

    I so need to learn how to just let things go and relinquish control. I’m slowly learning to let go of the reins – God surely doesn’t need my help!

  140. michelle zeatlow says:

    I probably don’t need the books. Since i have a problem with paper hoarding and co-dependentcy. So i need to pray more to my lord and savior that he can give me the strength to let things go. But Good luck to the other readers.

  141. Marissa says:

    I am on an eternal quest for home/life organization that will help me to enjoy life more and literally lighten up!

  142. Melissa Torres says:

    I have nine children. Enough said. Lol. We desperately need these books. God bless you all.

  143. Ava says:

    I am the only purger in a house full of packrats. I need strategies to help my family to let go and ways to organize what’s left.

  144. Megan says:

    These both meet me right where I am at!

  145. Chelsea says:

    I am a new SAHM to three little girly munchkins and wife to a traveling husband and am in the midst of reorganizing our lives and trying to learn to let go and let GOD. I am looking for any resource to help in the quest of balancing all that we have going on! Thanks for your blog and tips!

  146. Nancy says:

    I finished college as a means to a “second chance” career in January and have finally reached my childhood dream of being a teacher. At nearly 50 years old, I am enjoying my profession teaching special education students a 7th grade ELA curriculum. I have a 14-year-old daughter at home and am juggling motherhood as a widow, an active teenager’s life, school work, meetings, and running a household. I need ALL the help I can get and these books would be a wonderful learning opportunity for me when I need it most.

  147. Carolyn says:

    As a full-time employee, I would love to have more time to be efficiently organized. I thought after my daughters finished college that I would be able to accomplish my goal. I try to toss & organize a little each day, but get distracted easily. I am hoping that maybe these books might help me.

  148. D says:

    would love to read the books.

  149. Sunshine says:

    Thank you for being so generous! I would love to read both of these books because I am starting to see that the more things come undone, the more I want to control them. I need to re-learn what it means to rest in Him, His timing, His strength and let my family be who they are meant to be in Him. And, I so desire for a organized home that feels welcoming to all who enter.

  150. Jodi Emery says:

    Can’t wait to Let.It.Go!

  151. Rochelle says:

    Oh I would love to win these…..I need to win these…..thank you for the opportunity!

  152. Amanda says:

    I think I should read both books lol… Deffently the let it go. I am a mother of three and a wife I run a in home sewing business. I am returning to work tomorrow after a few months of. I used to be so organized everything had a place kinda person (major OCD) I was such a micro manager that it drove my oldest son clean away from me. He withdrew and is now living with his dad since that happened I simple stopped out of fear of driving my other two sons away. My husband and I struggle but we manage. I have come to the point that it gives me severe anxiety to try to organizing. I love love love your ideas here on this blog and I have implemented some but I am really struggling. I would to read the books and will prob buy them if finance allow me after the first of the yr, however it would do my family and I a huge advantage if I was chose to win on. Either way I know God know what I need and what will help me so I am leaving my slow progress to organizing in his control to keep my children and husband from the wrath of me the major micromanager and my battle with OCD….

  153. Jen Perrotta says:

    As a self proclaimed pack rat, and living in a less than 1000 sq ft home with my husband, two kids, and a dog, I can’t think of 2 books that I need more! Overflowing closets, and a storage unit to boot…I need help. I NEED to “let it go”!

  154. Lacey says:

    I would love to read both and need to be more organized and let God have control of all parts of my life.

  155. Carrie says:

    Totally need to read!!!! Every woman I know needs additional help with organization for one thin or many:). Thanks a bunch. Loved your October blog posts about the notebook. Have mine completed and love using it.

  156. Mama Kate says:

    I would love to read these two books. Organization has always been a personal strength, however, as I look around my house this morning, I’m starting to think otherwise. I need some re-direction and motivation! Thanks for doing this!

  157. Alissa A says:

    I want to win because I need assistance organizing multiple aspects of my life!

  158. Tracey says:

    My family life is changing and we are all must learn to adapt. I believe these books could help me in my journey.
    Thank you for your very inspiring blog.

  159. Ginny says:

    I need these books! I am a mother of three with a husband who works out of town. I am always looking for ways to make our home and lives more organized. Between my full time job, the kids school and sports and our activities with our church we are always on the go!

  160. Stacy says:

    I am a Professional Organizer in Seattle. I’m ALWAYS looking for new ideas and information!

  161. Flora says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I do so need to get things in order.

  162. Janet says:

    Both books sound great. I am constantly trying to get organized!

  163. Christina says:

    I thought I was organized until I went back to school 4 years ago and since then I have struggled with keeping up with it all. These books sound like ones I would love to read. I start out great some days, but then end up not sticking with it some times. Now as I am close to graduation from school, I have to look for a part time job and know that when that happens the organizing part of my life will be even more important. I need help keep all the things in my life organized; my school, work, girls home school and their schedule and volunteering with Operation Christmas Child year round. But whoever gets these wonderful gifts will be blessed to have them. Thanks Ginny for all your wonderful help and advise.

  164. Nicole Schandelmeier says:

    Oh…..this sounds great! I would love to win!

  165. Carrie P. says:

    I LOVE to be in control of everything around me – so I desperately need some advice (and humor)! Let. It. Go. sounds great! And as for the Organization book, what stay-at-home-momma doesn’t need help there? Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  166. Jamie Tyson says:

    I need a jumpstart and I think one (if not both of these books) could give me the inspiration I need. Thanks for the offer. Love your website. Full of valuable, useful information.

  167. Christy H says:

    I would love the organizing book! My house is starting to look like an episode of Hoarders!

  168. Julie says:

    I really need to read these books! I haven’t been sleeping well because I start worrying about things I can’t control. I need to let it go!

  169. Tracy Q says:

    These books would be a blessing to a very unorganized and chaotic-brained lady! :-)

  170. Lana says:

    OMG! I just love this site! So glad I found it!
    And I need anything that can direct me & teach me how to be organized!
    I’m no more deserving than the next person, but would sure put it to good use!!
    Happy Thanksgiving! … Gobble til you Wobble!

  171. ann hatfield says:

    I would love to read these books. I am always struggling to get organized while working and going to school. I work for a nonprofit called Love In the Name of Christ.

    Blessings Ann

  172. CJ says:

    Control is one area in my life. That I struggle with. I know that I should let go and let God, but sometimes that is easier said than done. I want to improve myself so I can be a better mother and wife. I also want to start enjoying life, not just surviving it. These books would be a great start toward this.

  173. Felicity Jorgensen says:

    I’m new to your website but love it so far. As a Christian woman I find it hard to be Organised, stay Organised and lead a full Christian life. I have 3 kids and help run a busy farm and next year will be taking up Sunday School again. I think these books might help me find the balance I need to survive. God Bless, Felicity

  174. Karla says:

    I would love to read these books! I need help with organizing. Thank you!

  175. Lacey says:

    I NEED these books! I have a new baby and am back to work full-time. 2013 is my get organized year before having more kids.

  176. Sandra says:

    Honestly, no one could use these two books more than me.

  177. Cindy H says:

    I love organizing and once everything has a home, it usually stays there. My problems are getting rid of stuff that I might someday need to re-buy, and doing my “dailies”. I’d like to check out Let. It. Go. and then send it around my circle of friends.

  178. sus says:

    I need to learn how to organize. The Let it Go book sounds very interesting.

  179. Linda says:

    Would love to win! Maybe after 61 years I’d finally get together!

  180. Dena says:

    This could NOT be more timely!!! Taking time over this “break” from homeschooling to FIND our house underneath it all!!!! And we’ll add more to the pile at Christmas! Help!!!! Praising the Lord that He’s gifted others where I am weak and someone can come alongside me even in book form! :)

  181. Missy Beaird says:

    OMG! The books would be perfect for me to read and share with my clients. I am a licensed Professional Counselor who is also a christian. I am big follower of Proverbs 31! Even though I am a counselor I can learn ways to let go. I am ADD and would love to read the book on organizing and also share with my clients. Thank you for making this a possibility!

  182. Kenna Rogers says:

    I would love to win these books because I really need them!! I really need to find some new motivation and solutions to my organizing dilemma! Thanks so much!

  183. Heather Jensen says:

    I am a wife, homeschooling mother of 4, who’s husband runs a business and does college ministry at our church. Untill my grandmother passed this last summer I had taken care of her for the last three years. Since her passing we have spent the last several months trying to reorganize and create some order and routine in our home. It is not easy with us going in so many directions. Thank you for considering us for you wonderful giveaway. Blessings to you both.

  184. Winona says:

    This part of the description says it far better than I can — “Getting and staying organized means more time for the important things in family life — concentrating on cultivating a close, personal relationship with the Creator, drawing His word into every aspect of living, and ultimately tying their children’s heartstrings to God.” and is exactly why I would like to win the book.

  185. diki b. says:

    I would love to win these books! I do have control issues, but mainly they concern my time. I want control of my time, for example i know how i want my day to go and if someone comes along and throws a monkey wrench in it that just totally frazzles me out. I get upset, rant and rave (if i’m alone), i’m sure my blood pressure goes up, i get mean and very cranky. I also need a lot of help with organization. I try to organize but then when i want something i may not find it for 3 years! When i do finally find it i’m like what ever made me put it in this spot! I also have major problems with ADHD and i know that doesn’t help, so both of these books would be a godsend for me. Also i’ve wanted a Kindle Fire forever so that would be awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

  186. Diana says:

    This book is just what I have been praying for. Soooo need to learn how to let go and let God!

  187. Lisa J says:

    Because I need help.

  188. Jana says:

    These books sound like exactly what I need in my life right now. When I am not organized and life is hectic, I feel a lot of stress which makes me not as good a mother and wife as I would like to be. Walking in faith is another personal struggle I have been dealing with for a while. My husband is not a person of faith and I struggle to raise my children knowing God and I have been struggling with my own personal relationship with God as well. These sound like great books!

  189. Vanessa says:

    I have no problem getting organized, it’s STAYING organized that is the problem. :) Would love to read her tips!

  190. Jenny says:

    We are a homeschooling family of seven in a small 3/2 home that was built in the early 60s. We have lived here for 9.5 years and I still struggle to find an organization system that works. Maybe Karen’s book could give me the help I need.
    And doesn’t every homeschooling mom struggle with control issues?? Thank you!!

  191. Jean Daniel says:

    You ladies are my kind of women! I have been “accused” of being an organizer but I need some “organization to my organizing.” I am in the senior years of life but it is needed as much as ever now. These books are of great interest to me, not only personally, but as a teaching tool, as I lead studies for women in my church. I must check into them! Ginny, by the way, I am working on my Home Management book! Thanks!!

  192. Jessica says:

    These books sound absolutely wonderful! I constantly struggle with organization…or what I believe to be ‘better’ organization and having the time I’d love for my girls and God. I will be adding these to my must read list!! Thank you for sharing!

  193. Jennifer Owen says:

    I work a full time job in NYC and live in PA. I commute 5-6 hours every weekday. I also own another business with my husband that I work at night and on the weekends. I have 2 young children – one with autism and a husband with severe health issues from an Army injury. I am grateful for any opportunity to improve the way that I am organizing my life. Thank you and God Bless.

  194. Ann says:

    Some days I feel on top of everything and then a few days later it all feels out of control. I would like to find the balance I need to be the wife, mom and daughter that my family needs. As I begin my new spiritual journey in 2013 and find my way back to God, these books will be great resources in getting my life organized and back on track while learning to delegate and not take it all on by myself.

  195. Suzanne says:

    Pick me, Pick me, if there is ever a person that needs to “let go” of control and give it all (kids, Husband, work and health) to GOD, it’s me… Would love to read and apply both of these books in my life

  196. Susan says:

    Oh how I would love to win, I love books on organizing. It is nice to know there are others out there like me!

  197. Cassie says:

    What do I say that hasn’t already been said? I think these two books would make a difference in the way I do things. I would love to win them. Who doesn’t love winning things?

  198. Inez Foreman says:

    I would love to get organize and winning the books would be like you sending me a lifeline. I have been working on my closet for months and it’s still a mess. I am trying to teach my daugther to be a proverb women.
    God Bless you,
    Inez

  199. Waynell says:

    I have just finished doing Lysa’s study – “Unglued” – and I have read about Karen’s – “Let It Go” book. I think it will just reiterate what I have already been studying and the book about organization – well it’s something I have been praying for in my life – I think this would be a tremendous help.

  200. Stacy says:

    Thanks so much for posting this. We all need to be a little more organized, in my case ALOT more organized!! But remembering to let GOD help us with this task is something I don’t think I realized. Letting go is a must. These books would be an awesome read! I would love to win them. Thanks for the chance!!

  201. Jamie says:

    I SO need these books! As a working mother of 5 beautiful children, I need to get some more organization in our household:)

  202. Erika says:

    I’m a brand new mom and just trying to figure things out. I am actively looking for guidance and advice to get my family started off on the right foot. Truthfully, we could really use some help :) We would love to win, but are grateful for the opportunity to enter even if another is chosen. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  203. Alison says:

    Oh My!!! This book sounds incredible, and I feel like it might just have been written for me. I can’t tell you the number of times my husband has, jokingly, called me a control freak. The sad thing is – he is totally right – I am one! I long to be the wife and mother that God has called me to be, and would love to read this book and apply the practices and advice to my life. It would make for a much happier household, and a much happier me! Thanks for the book review and the giveaway – fingers crossed!!

  204. I have never been in the place that I am right now in my life. It’s such a bad place, that I declined my husband’s invitation to go to church (which is a rare invite). Between money, health (both physical and mental) and relationship I am overwhelmed and cannot see a hint of light at the end of the tunnel. I feel that we work so hard just to get even more bad news. We have great support, but I’m tired of depending on others. I want to have God in all aspects of my life, but if I’m not working, I’m taking care of our family and house or dealing with bills. I’d love to know how to have every important thing in my life at one time.

  205. SherryAnn says:

    These books would be a real blessing for me!

  206. Carol White says:

    Walking by Faith? Not being the one who “thinks” they are in control?? Organization tips? WOULD LOVE TO WIN. Thanks for the opportunity!!

    Carol

  207. Konae Putman says:

    I need to win the paper battle at my house to stay organised and be more efficient with my time I think this book would get me on the right track.

  208. april says:

    I would love to win these books! For the last 6 months or so, I have been actively trying to organize not just my home but my self too! Winning these books would be a step in the direction of a dream of mine–to learn as much as I can about organizing and simplifying life so that I can help others do the same! On day, I would like to be a professional organizer!!!!

  209. Maria Aguilar says:

    i would love to win these sets of books i been looking for something like this. i am currently struggling with prioritizing, organizing and it will be a blessing to have them.

  210. Jade says:

    I would love to win these books. I have a case of OCD and battle the need for control in my life daily. When I became a stay at home mom I thought it would get better, but it has been worse. Would love to have some new pointers!

  211. Amy Mc says:

    Hi Ginny, I found your sight about a month ago while researching organizing tips. I was SO EXCITED to find a Christian perspective on organizing and love the advice you offer. I have the desire to be organized but I need help on coming up with the ideas! I know that God is not a God of chaos, but a God of order. I find that when I am organized I can focus on what really matters in life! I am a wife and mother of three beautiful girls and also babysit from home. We have a small modest home and I have to stay organized or I would lose my mind! lol My husband works at a mission for homeless men, women, and children where I also worked before staying home with my children. Because our budget and space is limited I am always looking for creative ideas on how to decorate and organize. THESE BOOKS SOUND AWESOME and I think they are exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks for the chance to win them! Thanks also for your site. Keep up the good work!
    ~Amy

  212. Sarah says:

    I would love to win these books, because I have a very active toddler and I struggle with an autoimmune disorder. Balance is so important in my life, and I need to get organized while also letting go of some things.

  213. Jessica says:

    I feel these books would be very helpful to me in so many ways. I am a single mother of 2 and currently work full time as well as go to school full time. I find that I don’t have a lot of time to think of ways to be organized. I know that being organized would help take away some of the stress that I have too. I feel that stress being taken away would be a real blessing at home for me and my kids!!!

  214. Paula says:

    My family life has changed FAST here!!! I believe these books would help me in my journey to get the needed balance back in my life!
    I just finished treatments for Cancer and God is telling me daily to “Let It Go”!!!
    I realize even more so now that God is in total control and I am sooo blessed too be Cancer FREE!!!
    Thank you for your very inspiring blog that has so helped me thru my sick days with chemo.

  215. Lisa Starr says:

    I am searching for help. My children have all left home to attend college or start life, I divorced that same year, changed my home, friends and job. Wow I feel lost. For household items I really need to downsize. I am confused as to who I am as “me”. Well enough rambling, I would love to read these two books!

  216. Tamara Ahrens says:

    I’ve heard Karen speak at Hearts at Home. I LOVE the way she can encourage while keeping things “real”. I also enjoy her sense of humor. I would really enjoy reading these books, but I will especially appreciate the encouragemet to Let. It. Go.

  217. Allison says:

    These books sound great! I’d love to add them to my to-be-read pile! :)

  218. Shawn Dillon says:

    I enjoy being organized and helping others finding the enjoyment in being organizes. I am currently struggling in many areas of my life and trying real hard to regaining the closeness I once felt with God. I am trying anything that I can to regain that closeness. This sounds like it is a perfect fit.

  219. Tawnda Andrews says:

    Oh, I would just LOVE to win!!!

  220. Briana says:

    With a brand new baby at home I find myself struggling to manage it all and be the “perfect” mommy (I realize this isn’t possible, but…?)! The lack of organization in our house and lives make me feel seriously out of control! It sounds like these books would be right up my alley!!

  221. Brooke B. says:

    I would love to win these. I am struggling with being organized and with ‘letting go’…I recently returned to work, and it’s taking some adjustment to switch from being a stay at home mom to a full time working mom. I need to get our lives organized and in control so I don’t feel all out of sorts all the time!

  222. Jill Hall says:

    I love your blog! I wish I could get organized and manage it all, however I struggle with this every day. I teach middle school and I have 4 beautiful daughters, I love my family and I love my job, but how do I manage a home, daughters, middle schoolers, and my life? You seem to have the answer. I am anxious to keep up with your ideas!

  223. Kathleen says:

    These books sound like just what I need right now. I have the daily struggle of trying to make everything go the “right” way and often forget to recognize that God has His own plan:) I would love to read some strategies on how to let some of this control go!

  224. Robin says:

    I would really like t win this because I am super disorganized. I would also like to share it with my Ladies Bible study.

  225. Diane J. says:

    I would like to win these because at the age of 38, it is just time to become a better person. I have been working on self improvement and through reading and learning I am getting better and better!

  226. Allie says:

    The books look amazing! I’m trying to find balance between playing with my kids and having a clean and organized house. It’s a constant struggle and I think these books would help immensely!

  227. I love the idea and would love to know how she suggests that I let it go. The older I get, the harder it is for me to let it go!

  228. michelle h says:

    I’ve given the organizing book as a gift to my sister but really wanted to keep it for myself!

  229. Deb C says:

    Yea for organization….I need it! God is in control and I am choosing to let Him lead! Thank you for the opportunity to read about other women learning to wlak by faith and letting it go!

  230. Darcey says:

    I would love these books. Every day I wake up and look at my cluttered house and say I am going to change things, but the house is big and the day gets away from me. Thank you for the oppurtunity to win.

  231. Cheryl May says:

    Ohhhhh…I so totally need this book! And after I read it I’m going to pass it on to my daughter! LOL I’ve raised my kids and over the years I’ve chilled “a little”…LOL…but would LOVE to win this and learn more about just “letting it go”!! I know now that I passed the perfectionist syndrome onto my daughter! Arrrgggh!! LOL!!
    Thanks to Karen for just letting her hair down and helping all of us to just LET IT GOOOOOO!!! ((hugs!)) Merrrrrrry Christmas from a Mississippi GirL that is hoping I win! :)

  232. Daphne R. says:

    For this normally organized and VERY OCD mom, it has been a long season of disorganization!! Would love to read this book :-)

  233. I was amazed and touched when I saw that Karen is with the Director of the Proverbs 31 Ministries! I work for a direct selling company which was derived from Proverbs 31. This warm my heart and I know that these books have to be fabulous! These books would help me in every aspect of my life! Thank you!

  234. Jennifer says:

    I would love to have these books. Over the last year, due to illness and personal issues, I’ve let everything go… my home, myself, my family, and my relationship with God. After making it through such a tough year I need to get things back on track. I struggle with the SuperMom issues and it gets to a point where I feel like I can’t do things perfectly so I jus give up. These books seem like a great step to help me move my life back in the right direction both personally and spiritually.

  235. kelly says:

    I am really enjoying your blog. Organization has been a top priority for me for years and I have had varying degrees of success but there is room for much improvement! New books recommended by you would be a welcome addition to my ever evolving quest for a happy organized home with God as the center.

  236. Misti O. says:

    I would love to stop saying, “Before I had kids, I was organized!” I would love to get back to being organized in a season when I need it the most.

  237. Rose Linhardt says:

    With only 8 left at home, I am desiring to slow down and live intentionally and ENJOY the years left instead of suviving. Would love to read your book(s)…thanks

  238. kelly wiley says:

    I would love to win these books to share with young moms that I do childcare for- my childcare families love the Lord and just need a few tips to help prioritize!

  239. Joyce says:

    Looks like I could really use these books. Would love to have a Kindle. Thanks for all you girls do.

  240. Blessie Nelson says:

    I really need guidance to manage my man like Proverbs 31 woman!

  241. Kelly Nett says:

    Wow, i have recently been trying to come to some of these same decisions on my own. i would love to have a resource to turn to that can give me guidance as i work on my relationships with my faith and family.

  242. Angela says:

    Being a stay at home mom of 3 I am super busy. I’m a fairly new Christian and believe these books would be a great addition to leading me down the path God wants me on. I find myself very overwhelmed with everything from the house to the kids. I would love to sit down and read these books.

  243. Amy P says:

    I would love to read these books because this is something I’ve struggled with for a long time. I can’t seem to keep everything in order and have to re-do everything every several weeks – so frustrating, and I want to be a better steward of all God’s given me!

  244. Julia Delaney says:

    I follow Karen Ehman on Facebook and her blog page. Love her! As a single working mother I can use all the help with organization I can get. I’m always pinning ideas from Pinterest, but would really love to have these books! Happy Holidays!

  245. Suzanne says:

    I would love to go from “cluttered and cranky” to “Christlike and carefree!” It can be difficult during the most wonderful time of the year when we are celebrating the birth of our Lord!

  246. Shelley says:

    I grew up in a family of perfectionists and I still find myself trying to fit into that mold. It is an impossible feat, because this side of Heaven none of us will be perfect. I would love to read Karen’s book to help me find the balance I need.

  247. Darby says:

    These books look wonderful! I hope to win them and that they will tell me how to find the time to read them! HA HA!

  248. Cortney M. says:

    Oh, I would love to read these books! These ladies sound wonderful and I can’t get enough organization fun! :)

  249. JennyD says:

    Wow! Love both of those books.

  250. Nicole says:

    I plan to read these a.s.a.p. when the $ flows in!! Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a video conference and someone read the books aloud to us while our homes got cleaned and meals made and all of our kiddos brought us lattes and cookies?….o.k. back to reality ;0) I could use some balance!

  251. Lisa G says:

    I would love to win Karen’s books!! Both would be a great blessing! Thanks for the chance!

  252. kelly ringle says:

    To be organized…ahh the dream. I enjoy making plans to become organized but implementing them is another story. lol

  253. These books sound great and are right up my alley, for both needing to remember to let go of things and for trying to be more organized in my home/life.

  254. Karen says:

    I would so love to read this book. My children are getting older and I need to learn to let it go and trust God.

  255. Lisa L says:

    I need both these books! Letting go is difficult as well as finding an organizational system that sticks. Thanks!

  256. Oh I would so love to read both these books. I have got into a real muddle in our home which is a bit too small for my husband and I and two grown up kids. Not to mention the pile of stuff I brought from my Mum’s house when she passed away last year, my brother just wanted to throw everything into the bin and there were things I needed to hang on to. Now my house is cluttered and I don’t know how to start and get it organised. I am sure these books would help!

  257. Laura says:

    I had a life changing event occur back in February and to this day and possible for the rest of my life will struggel with the fallout. To say that it brought me back to God would be an understatement. That was the positive. The negative: Doubt- In myself, as a parent, in my husband, in my daughter. Trust- In the judicial system, my family. Paranoia – Who is coming up to my house and what do they want? Fear – of what’s to come. I’m not the victum, I’m not the suspect but I am the one left cleaning up the mess. I ask my self daily what if…? My phone rings and my pulse starts racing. I talk to law enforcement and I can’t sleep for three days. How do you Let Go? When life is spinning out of control you grasp for any little thing that shows you have some power over something. How do you keep from letting the control freak take over those aspects of your life as well as let go of those things you really had no control of in the first place? How do you give it all over to GOD and stop dwelling on it? I think my one struggle right now can be summed up by Mark 9:24 “I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief!”

  258. Erin M. says:

    Grateful for the opportunity to win these books—-right up my alley as things I need to read. Could be some good Christmas gifts….

  259. Faith Dossett says:

    I would love to win these books! I need help organizing everything in my house. I’ve never been good at this and find that I need help more than ever since I have grandchildren now. Thank you for offering these books!!

  260. carolyn says:

    Both books sound like just what I need! Am struggling with a big “let it go” issue and that plus 2 major family responsibilties have me in desperate need of organizing help. So… here is hoping I win!

  261. Shannon Roughgarden says:

    I would love to win these two books. The topics are two of my favorite! God and organizing, but having both intertwined would be great! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  262. Swapna says:

    I would love to read these books..

  263. Kirsten says:

    I’m a part time stay at home mom and like to think that I have it all together. However, after putting myself in a time out earlier this week I realized that I don’t have it all together. When I’ve reached my breaking point I start praying for guidance so that I can let it go (whatever “it” might be) and enjoy the time I do have at home with my two boys. These books might just be the ticket to finding that balance my life seems to need. I would love to win these books!

  264. Debbie Peterson says:

    I have tried to get organized the entire 33 years I have been married! I NEED these books!

  265. Phyllis Bahr says:

    I’d like to win because I’m getting older & if I don’t change my habits now, I might never! Thanks!

  266. Debbie says:

    I would love to win this prize package!!! The books sound awesome and the Kindle Fire would be great. It might even help my 9 yr old enjoy reading more. She isn’t doing well now…

  267. Brooke says:

    These books would be great! I have a bit of a control problem, so this would be right up my alley!

  268. Brie says:

    I’ve been looking to buy some organizational books lately, but winning some would be amazing! I feel completely overwhelmed with the clutter and chaos in my home! I don’t have enough space for all of the little annoying things that get put on random shelves and places. These books sound like they would be an amazing aid for me on my journey to organization. :)

  269. Tamara says:

    I could use both books for different areas of my life that need help! : )

  270. Kendra says:

    Great information is always welcome.
    Working on getting organized and allowing the Holy Spirit to tale the lead!
    These would be very helpful!

  271. kelly says:

    Organizing is my passion! My New Years resolution every year is to organize my house room by room. With the help of these books, maybe I can finally get my whole house organized. Perfect timing! Thank you!!

  272. Liz says:

    Would love to win either book, especially the book on organizing cause I can use all the info and support and help I can get! Thanks for the lovely giveaway :)

  273. Amanda M says:

    I am a new mommy and definitely needing help to get organized,

  274. Nicole Bowen says:

    My families life, organizationally, emotionally, and spiritually has been in a complete mess since our recent move. Plain and simple… I need help to get us back on track!

  275. Alicia Motyka says:

    I have been feeling like I need God to take more control of my life lately but with the rush if the holiday season and all the activities there are for the kids, I’ve had difficulty letting go. After reading your blog post and this book’s summary, I k ow what I need to do…read this book and let go of all the control I have.
    I love to organize and have researched about starting my own business but what has held me back…keeping things organized when dealing with kids and my family. How do you keep things together if not everyone is on board? Guess I know have two books on my book list for this coming month.
    Thanks for sharing these two books with your audience. It was just what I needed today!

  276. Jeramie says:

    These would help me get thru the holidays with less stress for sure!!

  277. Susanne says:

    I would love a chance to win this. My daughter is having a rough time right now and could really use the book Let It Go and we could all use some organization.

  278. DeAnn says:

    As a stay at home mom of three small boys, and a husband who travels 4 nights a week, I sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed. I actually wonder if other woman have more hours in a day than I do. :) It’s probably more likely that these woman are organized. I could use all the help I can get in that department!

  279. Heather Rocha says:

    Would love these books for help organizing life. Working full time out of the home & raising a family, a mom can use all the help she can get! :)

  280. Christine says:

    I would love these books, I need all the tips and encouragement I can get to get my household and myself organized and follow God’s plan for my life.

  281. sally hebert says:

    i could use your books, i work full time, chair of three organizations, take care of two households (mine and my mom’s). I enjoy your website and have used some of your suggestions. I would love to win your books.

  282. Charisse H says:

    I’m a mom of 2 boys that are very busy with Scouts & sports. Keeping up with them, working full time and volunteering as a leader in both Boy & Cub Scouts I need all the help I can get to get & keep organized. These books sound like the perfect starting point that I need.

  283. Rebecca says:

    Your books sound amazing! I would love to read your books to get some new ideas for organizing my family and home. A new kindle would be great also. Any of these would be FABULOUS! Thanks for being so generous to give these out at this time of year!! Merry Christmas!! : )

  284. Amy says:

    I would love to have a chance at winning these books! I thrive on organization. It seems as though the older my children get and the more they are involved in the more chaotic my life becomes. I am always trying to get back basics and letting go of things that are emotionally, physically or spiritually cluttering my life so I can be a better person for my family. I need all the help I can get!

  285. Tiffany B says:

    I need these two books! I have always thought I was good at keeping my life organized! I am one of those people who sets goals for myself and I always have a PLAN of how I want things done, (drives my husband and son crazy!) & if it does not go the way I planned, It frustrates me and stresses me out. Sometimes I really feel like I forget to focus on what is most important, Jesus! I get so caught up in my “perfections” as you may call it, that I forget to let God control the situations and focus on His plan and not mine! I would like these books because I think it would be very useful to me and help me get my life organized and focused on God! :)

  286. Deb says:

    Would love to win these books…funny thing is my daughter (16) just told me that I should start reading books on being messy because I am organized enough for her tastes!

  287. Diana says:

    I really need to get organized! :)

  288. Cheryl says:

    I love your helpful tips and information. As a busy mom, I appreciate trying to use my time more wisely. Thank you.

  289. Elizabeth says:

    I would love these books. I am in major need of help. My husband and our now 6 month old son just moved into our first house. A few weeks before moving I was put in the hospital with a muscular infection. Needless to say this made me useless for packing which led to others packing our stuff and random things thrown together. Fast forward two months, the house is still a wreck and my husband is just now starting a semi regular schedule from all the damage from sandy. I am truly realizing it will not happen overnight but any help, support, or tips will help.

  290. Amy S says:

    I love Karen’s blog and am always looking for ways to better organize my home! Thank you for the chance.

  291. Karen says:

    With 5 kids in various activities, 3 with ADHD, 1 with multiple special needs, I need all the help I can get with organization. I also would like to find more time in my day to focus on my faith, and help build the faith of my family members.

  292. Cory Schmeling says:

    I need so much help getting me and my family organized. You teach in such a kind manner.

  293. Linda says:

    Would love to win these books so that they can help me conquer my clutter issues and finally be able to be at peace with this part of my life.
    Thank you for consideration,

  294. Lisa N says:

    Would love to see her perspective to getting organized and learn some better organizing skills!!!!

  295. Suzy Keleher says:

    I would love to read your book because I am a Martha who knows it is best to be a Mary…. I cannot win the battle of perfection and I lose my Vision. I need to be reminded about what this is all for: glorifying God! I want to do what He wants me to do and let that be enough…

  296. Julie B says:

    I think winning Karen’s books would be great. I am in dire need of advice and guidance on how to allow more time for God to get a Word in edgewise and a manageable plan that we can all live with for keeping the house in shape. De-cluttering would probably be one of the first things I would need to do… Thank you for this opportunity! :)

  297. Randa says:

    2 kids, stay at home, hubby works nights, I need a makeover!!!!

  298. Rebecca Dula says:

    I would love to read and learn from the books being offered. With two special needs kiddos I need to learn how to let it go. I would also be blessed to be way more organized.

  299. Rachel says:

    I would love these to get my life more organized.

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