Monday, April 27, 2009

What Every Mom Needs for Mother's Day: Spilt Milk

I'm so excited! Spilt Milk is a brand-spanking-new devotional for moms written by my very own blogging buddy, Linda Vujnov!

Linda's blog, titled the same as her book--What? I haven't mentioned the title yet? Oh, excuse me; it's

spilt milk.

As I was saying, Linda's blog, titled the same as her book, is one of my very favorite bloggers. Her posts are succinct, funny, wry and observant. Her topics are wide-ranging, which I appreciate because my blog is all over the place, too. We are kindred spirits AND kindred Lids.

Linda is a very genuine person who should not be living 2,000 miles away from me in a place where the temp only drops to a balmy 55 degrees at night because that is just wrong.

Anyway, she sent me her book,

spilt milk.

and the best news of all is that she sent me one to share with you!!!

As I said, Spilt Milk is a devotional, so you're not supposed to consume it in one sitting, but I got about half-way through and had to pop up and write this post because of my Spilt Milk fervor.

On second thought, I don't think "fervor" and "milk" should be used in the same sentence because that conjures up images of curdling. But I do love this book, and I want to share it with you. If you'd like to receive a copy before Mother's Day for yourself or your own mother, please leave a comment after this post, and I'll choose a winner on May 2 and send it right off to you so that you get it in time. The reason I cannot draw before that is that I'm getting ready to leave for a conference and cannot work my Random Integer Magik from afar. But I'll do my best to get it to you before Mother's Day.

From the cover:

Spilt Milk is an inspirational devotional filled with hilarious stories that will encourage any mom. This book is an outstanding source of real life wisdom that will lead even the busiest of moms into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. — Rick Warren, Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church

Rick Warren? Who's that?

I guess he wrote a book or something. But he's no Clinton Kelly, of course.

Laughter lightens the heart and helps you discover grace in the moment In a mother’s land of milk and honey, the milk is often spilt and the honey is usually smeared all over the face of the baby in his high chair. Linda Vujnov has been there and knows exactly what it feels like. Between packing lunches, drying the dishes in the sink, returning emails, and making sure mascara is applied without smudges, Spilt Milk offers a delightful alternative for busy moms that will lighten your day and remind you that God’s grace is found in the most unlikely places. You’ll discover the ways God uses the everyday adventures of an imperfect woman to emphasize his grace.

Also: Linda Vujnov has been in the field of education for nearly twenty years. She served as the interim junior high pastor at Saddleback Church and as a volunteer in high school ministry. Linda currently serves on staff at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California where she coordinates launching new Saddleback campuses in and around Orange County and is a MOPS speaker. Linda is married and has four children.

They left out the detail that her rapper name is "L-Vuj." She can thank me for that.

Also, I would like to mention that she has posted great "I See What You're Saying" videos and has personally met John Stamos.

I don't know why she knows so many celebrities; probably because they heard she's a friend of mine and that I know Clinton Kelly. Yeah, that makes sense.

Please pop on over to congratulate L-Vuj because that's what we do in this blogging community, we " ... encourage one another and build each other up" as in 1 Thessalonians 5:11.

Linda, I am so proud to know you and share in your publishing success. May many moms be blessed as they receive encouragement from your insights as many times as I have! I rejoice and give God glory with you!


avagdro said...

Thank you So much Linda.Pretty interesting way to present Mom a gift as such.Have a joyful Mom's day ahead.

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Chatty Kelly said...

Enter me! I'd love to win. And your post is so funny, even when reviewing a book you are entertaining. It's a gift, Lid!

Beverlydru said...

I would love to win this. I would give it to my first baby who is having a baby in July.. her first Mother's Day as a mommy. This would be a perfect gift.

Debbie said...

I love books like this that are written to be read in little nuggets! Sounds great.

Mocha with Linda said...

I saw this in the bookstore flyer that came in the mail and when I saw the author's name thought "I think that's the blogger!" Looks like a great book!

And as another kindred Lid, of course you'll pick me!

Jenny said...

Pick me, pick me:) Sounds like a great book.

Stacy said...

Sounds like a great book! I'm hopping over now to check out her blog. Thanks, Linda!

Debbie said...

I'd like to throw my name into the pot. The combination of imperfection, inspiration, and humor or all right up my alley. To be able to read someone else's spin on those subjects raises my interest and curiosity.

skoots1mom said...

this would be a great book to do with my dd her last year at home before heading to, put my name in, too!
thanks for introducing us to L-Vuj!

Scarlett said...

I am brand new to blogging. My friend 40Winkzzz got me into it b/c of my interest in writing. One of my very first blogs to read was 2nd Cup of Coffee and I laughed out loud. I identify w/so much of what you write. This devo sounds like it is worth checking out. Maybe I'll win it! Now, I'm off to check out L-Vuj on her blog. It's a whole new, wonderful world!

Greg C said...

Thanks for leading me through the challenge. I have visited Linda's blog before and I love it.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, puh-lease pick me! :)

RamblingMother said...

I am in desperate need for that devotional. Thanks for the chance.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Linda, Your friend Linda sounds like a very caring and interesting person.I would love to win her book, please enter my name for the drawing! I am going over to her blog and read about her.. thanks for sharing , hugs... Baba

Angela said...

You are so funny. I love Linda too and her blog.

Chatty Kelly said...

I had to come back Linda because I'm wondering if that book has any sappy parts that would make me cry. Because I HATE crying over Spilt Milk. OH YEAH! PUN!

fransmomma said...

sign me up for the drawing! i'd love it!!

Angie said...

How fun...and she's met John Stamos! Ha! This is a woman I'd like to read.

LynnMarie said...

Add me to the list of people who would love to win this book. Sounds like a great read and a super study.