Cultivating Gratitude GIVE AWAY


Today is DAY 31 in our Cultivating Gratitude series!! Thank you so much for joining me on this journey…let’s not allow it to come to an end in our lives. Let’s be intentional in whatever ways our specific gifts and callings find us. For me, sitting on the front porch and reading a good book brings great joy. Singing with my church choir brings me joy. For you? It may be going for a run. Or maybe playing on the floor with your toddler. For today…choose joy. Find it. Fight for it.

Find all 31 days of this Cultivating Gratitude series here.Β 

Now that we have finished our month long focus of cultivating gratitude, I want us to CONTINUE sharing the love, being intentional, cultivating gratitude in our hearts and homes…

So, I’m very excited to GIVE AWAY the brand new Bible Journaling Kit from Dayspring and Illustrated Faith to ONE of YOU!

When I saw that this month’s kit was all about Cultivating Gratitude, I asked Dayspring if I could share this kit with one of you, and they said yes!


Cultivate a Thankful Heart Devotional Kit

These Bible journaling devotional kits from Dayspring as so awesome. I love seeing the new colors and Β products each month! You can see some of the previous month links here: Bible Journaling Resources.

This Cultivate a Thankful Heart kit includes:

  • 1 devotional booklet
  • 1 stamp pad
  • 1 clear stamp collection with 1 sheet of cut-outs enclosed
  • 1 roll of washi tape
  • 1 package of 3 Scripture sharables
  • 1 sticker
  • 1 bow clip

Give Away Details

Wow!! What an amazing response! I think that might be the most comments I’ve ever had on a give away post!

CASEY — you are the winner and I have emailed you!


Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of HIs love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

131 thoughts on “Cultivating Gratitude GIVE AWAY”

  1. 1. I am thankful for finding you and your blog. I have no doubt it was a “God thing”!
    2. I already follow you on facebook. πŸ™‚
    3. I swore that I wasn’t going to get on another social media site, but I did. For you! πŸ˜‰ HAHA!! I’m pretty excited to see how you journal each day, because this is totally new for me.
    4. I would love to have the “Illustrated Faith: God is Preparing You Journal” I LOVE it! (Thanks for sending us there, because I now know what I’m going to get my sisters for their upcoming birthdays!)
    You can contact me through email or facebook (Allyson Abernathy Estes)

    Thank you and Dayspring!!

    1. I am very thankful for my church and all that our church provides not just for its members but also for the community.

      1. I am already following you on Facebook. I have enjoyed this series. I purchased 2 of the books you mentioned. I have only recently started journaling, but immediately have seen the benefits. You take so much for granted and sometimes miss the best things. I looked on the Dayspring website and love everything. I think the refillable Traveler’s Journals are neat. I just saw how some use those as Prayer War Journals that they carry with them all the time like a War Room that goes with them.
        If you need to contact me

    2. There are so many things and people that I am thankful for, making it difficult to just name one. One of the biggest blessings I have is the fact that God has provided me with strength to persevere through hardship.

      1. The pictures on Instagram of His Mercy is New are beautiful and one that really resonates with me is the quote by Thornton Wilder. How very true this quote is!
        When we stop and think of all we are grateful for, our whole attitude can change.

    3. I am thankful just to be able to walk and talk and take care of myself. So much is going on in the world and I am thankful just to be here. I already follow you and dayspring

  2. I am thankful for fresh beginnings. My family just moved to a new town and my busy, stressful career is slowing down due to the move. I’m thankful for more time with my son and a chance to live a simple life.

  3. I am thankful that even in midst of our chaos (kitchen remodel) we are able to have a home, a roof under our heads, etc. Thankful that our family is healthy..

  4. I follow you on Facebook already. πŸ™‚
    I follow you on Instagram already. πŸ˜‰
    I have looked & drooled over the whole Illustrated Faith kits..Due to finances right now, though, its not in our budget..
    Here is my
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  5. 1. I am grateful for these daily reminders to give thanks and to keep my eyes on my Father and His faithfulness.
    2. I just started following you on Facebook…
    3. And instagram.
    4. I would love to have any of the journals but I really love ESV leather bond coloring Bible.

    Thank you for this blog! It is so encouraging!

  6. I am thankful, that even though I lost my job recently, I know God is in control and my security is in Him…and He has given me peace!

    If I could have anything form Illustrated Faith it would be Shanna’s watercolor set.

    Thank you for this opportunity!



  7. I am thankful for my husband – his diligence to the children and to myself in providing for our family so we can continue to homeschool. It is such a challenge to continue to teach, nurture, train them – but it is possible because God has given him work and my husband is faithful in going out each day for our family to provide!

  8. I am thankful my husband is back from his business trip and works from home, so that I have greater flexibility when kids are sick.

    1 follow you on Facebook. Melinda Johnson

    I follow you on Instagram. melinda.johnson.81

    I would love the Inspire Bible!

    Thanks! – Melinda Johnson,

  9. Hello! I’m thankful that each day is a new fresh start with God. No matter how we trip and fall in life, we can get back up and start anew. πŸ™‚

    I’m already a happy follower on Facebook and Instagram. πŸ™‚

    I would love to have the Illustrated Faith – 2017 Wall Calendar Planner!

  10. I am thankful for friends who speak into my life!! Such a gift! Friends like this sharpen my faith and motivate me to be more Christlike. The truth cultivates a godly perspective and grounds me in faith instead of fear.

    I liked you on Facebook and Instagram and the item I love on Dayspring is the Oh How He Loves us devotional kit. I also love the wow God cards.

  11. I am thankful I could get out of bed today! I have active R.A. That challenges me each day. Thank you God for helping me each morning!

  12. I am thankful that I am lucky. I manage to take care of elderly rescue cats. I have 13 at the moment, and it is costly. Most have no teeth, and canned cat food is expensive. Also, they have old age problems, and vet bills are high.

  13. I am thankful for a good friend who is celebrating her birthday today. We’re planning a nice visit today, enjoying lunch together.

  14. I follow on both Facebook and Instagram!
    Love your post and the group. Really like your video’s of reading the scriptures and love the group page.
    As I went to visit Illustrated Faith section at Dayspring, I liked and saw many things that I would love to have, but being a coffee lover the-Illustrated Faith – Standard Mug would bless me so. I love love love the Illustrated Faith – I Color in My Bible – Canvas Pin Board.
    Thank you so much for sharing your life wide open and I pray this season of rest you find much needed peace . So Today I’m THANKFUL FOR YOU AND ALL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE DONE FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Tonya.

  15. 1) I’m grateful/thankful for the tenderness of my children while I recover from pneumonia! They’ve been so patient with mama!
    2) I follow you on Facebook!
    3) I wish I followed you on Instagram but I don’t have an account there !?
    4) I love checking out the sales on your day spring link and would LOVE to have the leather journaling bible πŸ™‚ someday!!

    Blessings to you! or Aaron-Sadiemae Smith on Facebook

  16. I am thankful for God’s work in my family. We moved to the USA 4 years ago and it has been a God experience. I even prayed for a specific job, Kindergarten position at a Christian school, and here I am, the kindergarten teacher at ALCS! I am blessed daily by Him and never forget to thank Him in my prayers!

  17. I am grateful that I can look out my windows and see the beauty of God”s creation, the colorful trees with brilliant colors of reds, yellows, oranges and browns. Also for my eyes that see with love, compassion, those that are hurting.

  18. 1. I am thankful for a place to stay after our home & town flooded in August. We are still homeless but at least we have a roof over our heads right now.
    2. Just liked your page & following you on Facebook.
    3. Just followed you on Instagram
    4. Love the How he loves illustrated faith kit, it’s one of my favorite sougs and I do scripture swaps so I know it will come in handy.
    5. My email is and my fb name is Becky Ford Walding

  19. I’m so thankful for the presence of God especially when you face difficult times in life. Just knowing He is walking besides me is so comforting and he will never leave or forsake me .
    I am also so thankful for a faithful husband and the blessing to be a mother. Children are truly a miracle from the Lord.

    I follow you on Facebook and would love try a illustrated faith kit in my journaling bible.
    Thank you for the book study and encouraging us to give thanks always to God.

  20. Tough call – lots of beautiful things! I love the watercolors in the small tin, though – they look like they’d be great for traveling and easy to store.

  21. I’m thankful for God’s provision for each of our individual lives and needs. I’m thankful he may intervene and help when asked. I am going through an ugly divorce and I’m very thankful He is with me every step of the way.

  22. I am thankful that God travels all my roads with me, both the steep, rough and winding roads as well as the straight ones with beautiful scenery. He is always there.

    I followed you on FB and Instagram.

    The “Wow God” travel pouch is an item I would like to have. This has a special meaning to me. I served on a jury for a murder trial and looked at it as MORE than my civic duty. There have been many “Wow God” moments since then, as He has used me for healing for the family members.

    My email is

  23. We have had a hard several years, and this year my son lost two of his 3 grandmothers. (He had a bonus one.) But God is faithful. I feel as though His hands are picking up the threads and weaving them back together. I am so grateful that we have Him!

  24. I am thankful for another beautiful day with my family. The sun is shinning and the Son is shinning down upon us.
    I am sorry but I don’t use social media but I do enjoy your blog very much.
    the dayspring item I saw and loved is… This Is the Moment and Illustrated Faith – 6-Piece Gift Set (it was on page 3)
    I hope you all have a blessed day.

  25. I’m thankful for seeing another day, and to read his love letter and to know he is near. The washi tape is my favorite due to the fact that it’s the colors i love and the it’s one of the best time of year. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for this.

  26. I am thankful for forgiveness. I said some harsh words to my mom a couple of days ago, and I am grateful for the grace of God and the love of family.

    I already get your mailings.

    I am a missionary in Africa, and don’t have Instagram.

    If I could have one thing, I would like to have the Illustrated Faith Genesis Kit, because it looks like it has a lot in it, and that is the kind of thing I couldnt buy in Africa.

  27. I am especially thankful today for my family. We have had huge challenges in selling our home recently. My parents were kind enough to allow our family of 5 to move in to their home with them to ease the process of home selling. We have lost 3 contracts in a row and have decided to empty the home and set it for staging. I can only imagine the huge burden we have put on them and yet they have still made us feel welcome and loved.

  28. Hi Candace –
    I love this series. We all have so much to be grateful for. Today (and every day), I am so thankful for my little nephews. They bring so much love and joy to life.

    I follow you on Instagram and Facebook already.
    I love your inspirational posts. You always seem to know exactly what I need to see at exactly the right time.

    I love everything on the Illustrated Faith site – but most of all, I am loving their 18 month agenda!

    Thank YOU for reminding us all to be grateful. God is good.

  29. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful of the time we get together and the special memories we make. I am thankful to be able to homeschool my children. I am thankful for a lot today.

  30. Thank you for providing this gratitude series for us Candace. It’s been a wonderful reminder each day and I hope to continue each day with a ‘gratitude’ habit.

    I am so grateful that as my husband and I are growing older we are blessed with good health. What a blessing! We have plenty of food, shelter and cars to drive. We are blessed with eyes to see God’s beautiful creation in nature and to enjoy seeing grandchildren’s precious faces.

  31. I am thankful for being back with my kids after traveling out of state for a conference. Time away really does make your perspective renewed.

  32. I receive your emails, but realized through this that I wasn’t following you on social media. I’m now following on facebook and instagram! I love writing notes to friends, and the Wow God correspondence cards would be perfect for that. Today I am thankful for my friends, and the ways God uses them to grow my faith.

  33. I’m thankful for rest. When my body just can’t do anymore, I appreciate rest.
    And that God is in control, even in the unplanned circumstances of life, that honestly, I could’ve done without, but know God is & will use it!

  34. I am so thankful today for my family that God has blessed me with. I have a loving husband who we have been married for45 years on Nov 13th. I have a son, whom the doctors said I would never have. I have a wonderful and loving daughter in law and a granddaughter and a grandson. My son and his wife know the Lord and they are bringing their children up to know and serve the Lord and others. Yes, I am truly blessed and thankful for my family. I do not have an Instagram account so I can’t follow you on their. I do however follow you on Facebook.

  35. I am greatful God gave me his Word the Bible and that he has Faith in me. It helps to to have faith in myself. God is so good. There is always something to be thankful for. I had no idea how to feed my family this week and God answered my prayers by a fellow church member donating me 7 individually packaged pounds of organic ground beef to try out. Oh how Hod is good!!

  36. You can please contact me through e-mail Or through FB if you want you can have my phone number I would love to have you as a friend in person. But really thank you even for giving us this opportunity to win this fabulous gift. I was going to ask my husband if we could afford a journaling bible for my birthday November 6 th. So now maybe I will wait and see what Gods plans are for me. Some times I look up and just say “I know that was you God” and smile.

  37. I’m grateful today for my children. These two long-prayed for little people stretch me beyond my limits and teach me to lean all the more on Christ. And they make me laugh πŸ˜€

  38. I most want to try the Blessings or Lessons kit. That’s something I definitely could focus on. Plus I love the rose stamp πŸ˜€

  39. I already follow you everywhere like a stalker! LOL! Seriously.. I follow you on FB and Instagram. I could write a long list of thankfuls for today but the main one is for my mom’s continued recovery and better attitude. She fell a week ago and is now in a rehab. She is normally a very strong upbeat woman of faith, but this past week has really been a struggle.. lots of anxiety and fear for her. But I have seen bits of her returning today and a determined attitude and that’s all God and His Word! We’ve been reading and praying and plastered it all over the walls at her rehab. I’ve done very little Bible art but would like to.. so I would love the Illustrated Faith starter kit. Thanks for all you do and share Candace!!!!!

  40. Hi Candace,
    I am grateful to have found you – you and your daily Psalm readings along with this month of Gratitude have changed my way of thinking. I will be forever grateful to you (like how I did that?) πŸ™‚

    I follow you on Facebook & Instagram (wisconsingal53188) πŸ™‚

    I like the journals at Dayspring – especially love the the “A Beautiful Heart Christian Journal”. <3

    Please contact me thru Facebook.

  41. I am thankful for God who can forgive me for my transgressions against Him and others. I am also thankful that through His Word I can learn how to forgive others as He forgives me.

    1. I have been a follower of yours on Facebook and love your bible studies. I am glad I have been able share your pictures with verses and positive statements on my personal Facebook page to help others who may be going through difficulties.

    2. I have been a follower of your on Instagram and love the pictures of inspiration and personal pictures that can bring a smile to anyone’s face even on the worse of days. I also follow you on Pinterest and I love your board!

    3. What I would like to receive from Illustrated Faith is the Illustrated Faith – Wow God – 50 Correspondence Cards. I think this is a wonderful way to express thankfulness, thinking of you and other messages in a positive and faithful way.

    Thank you for your generosity through this giveaway!

  42. I am so thankful for my godly husband!
    I follow you on fb & instagram already!
    I would like to have the Christmas Collection. So Cute!
    Thank you for encouraging all of us!

  43. Today, I am grateful that my favorite Christian Music radio station now comes in on the radio in my office – it’s really helpful to hear words of praise when things get stressful.

    1) I already follow you Facebook.

    2) I now follow you on Instagram (I keep forgetting about Instagram)

    3) The item from Illustrated Faith that I would most like would be the “names of God” stamp set. Silly me didn’t realize some of the amazing lettering I’ve seen on FB is actually from those stamps!

    Thankful for the blessings you share so often on your blog and on Facebook!

  44. 1. Thankful for cooler weather in hot south Texas and a mild night for trick-or-treating!
    2 and 3 – already following on both!
    4. Tough choice! Lots of fun supplies but I think I like the Praise Book and the Journaling Bible.

    Thanks so much!!!

  45. I am thankful for my homeschool support group. I’ve never been one to think I need support, but having them makes this season of life sweeter.

  46. I would love to have the “God is Preparing You” 18-month agenda. πŸ™‚ My oldest daughter will be heading off to college in January and I think it would be the perfect thing for her.

  47. I’m so thankful for God in my life. . . I’ve had some really tough years and don’t know how I would’ve managed with my Papa God. . .

    I also really appreciate blogs like yours . . . such an encouragement – thank you!

    I am a follower on FB, Instagram and your blog <3

    Love the Dayspring store and didn't realize they had clear stamps — who knew? I'm a stamper so anyone of the stamp sets would be lovely.

    Bless you!

  48. Thanks for the chance to enter this give away. πŸ™‚ These can be such a blessing to those who win but, also, we can be blessed just by entering! 1. I do follow you already on FB. 2. not sure which item I would choose– it’s always a tough choice! πŸ™‚ maybe some stationery cards as I enjoy sending cards to encourage others. 3. today I am thankful for many things: God’s presence in our lives, His Word that guides us, and I am grateful for this cup of coffee beside me that helps me just slow down long enough to sit before the Lord and listen before the rush of my day begins! πŸ™‚

  49. 1. Thankful for music!
    2. I follow you on Facebook already
    3. Now, I also follow you on Instagram
    4. I love the Christmas washi stickers

  50. Today I am thankful for laughter. My kids and I are having a good time this morning and the house is filled with joyful laughter!

    I followed you on Facebook yesterday and I am already following you on Instagram.

    I really fell in love with this Cultivate a Thankful Heart devotional kit and would love to have one.

    Thank you

  51. Thank you for your encouraging words. I love the Bible journaling concept. Today, I am thankful for the promise of future hope.

  52. I am thankful for my family. They fill me with joy each and everyday. Greatfull to have an amazing husband who is my best friend and my three children who help me find joy in the smallest things.

    I am now following you on Facebook and instagram.

    I would love any of the any of the stamp kits from Dayspring.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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