Come to the Table Celebrates Everything (blog link up and giveaway)

Renee Ann Smith —  October 23, 2012 — 32 Comments

Now that we know what we have,
Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God,
Let’s not let it slip through our fingers.
We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality.
He’s been through weakness and testing,
Experienced it all—all but the sin.
So let’s walk right up to him
And get what he is so ready to give.
Take the mercy. Accept his help.

~Hebrews 4:14-16, The Message~

Photo Backstory: This is a pic of my nephew and niece from a few years back. I loved following behind them as they ran through the woods looking for Autumn treasures. I used online software to give the photo an overexposed look. The quote is from an excellent new book by Mary DeMuth called Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus.

***Follow this link to read my review of Everything!

This week I’m linking up with Word-filled Wednesday, This and That Thursday, Little Things Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Hearts for Home, Legacy Leaver, Beautiful Thursday, Simply Link, Favorite Things, Weekend Whatever, and Scripture and a Snapshot, Your Sunday Best.

****Now it’s time for Come to the Table, our EVERY OTHER WEEK blog link up party! I hope you haven’t given up on our hop yet!  Is anyone out there still willing to link up and share a great post?

Grab your favorite beverage, pull up a chair, and join us for a chat. You are encouraged to share a post of your own and then linger as long as you like over the other encouraging posts linked here. What kinds of posts? . . .

Old posts, new posts,
Giveaways, review posts,
Joys or sorrows or hopes for tomorrow
. . .

Bloggers, link what you will—as long as it is Inspirational or Family Friendly. Then try to comment on one or two posts in the group. It’s encouraging!

GIVEAWAY: And did I mention there’s a PRIZE? To start us off, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Email Gift Card to one commenter.

The more posts you comment on, the more times you’ll be entered in the giveaway! You have until next Tuesday to get all your commenting in.

The winner from our last hop is my encouraging online friend, Anne Payne! Be sure to email me, Anne, and I’ll send you the gift card.

The hop will go live EVERY OTHER Tuesday night. Whether you use the button below or not, please make sure you link back to! This helps promote the community and allows these great posts to be shared.


***NEWS! I may actually have the blog button working! If you copy the code from the grab box and paste into the HTML form of your post and then immediately publish or update without switching back to Visual, the button should . . . or, um, MIGHT appear! (Crossing my fingers.) Here goes . . .

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

32 responses to Come to the Table Celebrates Everything (blog link up and giveaway)

  1. I love the picture and the quote! 🙂 Such a great reminder.

  2. Beautiful, Renee! Like you:)

  3. I’m so glad you reminded me of this! Thanks so much for hosting it, Renee. 🙂

  4. I hope I did this right! I linked up to yesterday’s review of Julie Lessman’s new book, A Light in the Window but edited it to add your pretty button. 🙂

    Renee C.

  5. Hey, great idea! I am doing a miniature freebie of handmade cards personalized with the twitter usernames of the next 3 people who retweet me. I figured, ‘Hey, why not!’ It’s a great way to expose my art and let serendipity dictate the creative process.

  6. I love that quote.

  7. Such a sweet reminder on this Word-Filled Wednesday. Thank you.

  8. Oh I loved your WFW sweet illustration for your photo. I just found you from WFW I’ll link up later today. I love your linky. Thanks for offering! Hope you have a great day.

  9. Thank you so much! I am so excited to have won a gift card. Of course, who doesn’t like to win things, right?

    Your photo of your niece and nephew is just adorable! Such sweet memories 🙂

    Thanks for the reminder that God is always approachable for His children!

    I hope to get linked up tomorrow. I sent you an email.

  10. Hey, followed the link over here from Goodreads. Never done one of these before, but it looks like a good idea!

  11. Such truth! Love this. Kids looks like they enjoyed the nature walk.

  12. I just listed a blog post I wrote about a year ago. It is timely now as well. So I dug it out, re-dated it, made it live, and linked it up. Hope it works. There are plenty of book reviews, etc., but I thought perhaps something to just simply think about would be in order.

  13. Love this Idea!.. Will make sure I keep track of this and all the wonderful uplifting post. Thanks for the invite. Blessings,

  14. Great picture and quote! I read your review of Everything and it sounds like a book I would enjoy. Those hard, pressing in times, are def when I feel the closest to God, I don’t enjoy whatever may be happening, but my deep need for him deepens. And it’s then I see how weak and small I am.

  15. I love following your posts; you are always encouraging.
    The picture is awesome and the thoughts on our Savior are heartfelt.

  16. lovely post and a hop too. I’m all linked up. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy weekend wishes xo

  17. What a lovely blog…NEW E-MAIL SUBSCRIBER.

    Silver’s Reviews

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