I have to say, I am overwhelmed by the comments I have received in response to last week’s revealing of my family’s finances, as well as the giveaway of Barry’s book From Debtor to Better. I have read each and every one of your comments and emails. I am slowly making my way through them all, and I hope to personally respond to each of you very soon.
I am so blessed by the readers here at Intentional By Grace. I am humbled by your encouragement. But more than what you give me, I am grateful for and excited about the passion and thirst for God that each of you have. It spurs me on, builds my faith, and encourages my heart to be a part of your life! So thank you. Really. Thank you!
With that, I want to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway of From Debtor to Better. Drum roll, please …
Amanda Holly is our winner!
I have emailed you, Amanda, and you should be receiving your copy of From Debtor to Better as soon as Barry works out the logistics.
For the rest of you, do not be discouraged if you did not win because Barry is an awesome guy! I am so excited to announce that Barry has offered to give my readers an additional 20% off if you buy the book before February 1st! That means that you can get an additional $2 off his already low introductory price of $10. Just use the code “GRACE20″ at checkout!
Let’s do the math … From Debtor to Better is valued at $15. He’s already sliced the price to $10. Now, he’s offering YOU, Intentional By Grace readers, an additional $2 off, making your end price just $8! Ya’ll this is a steal! I highly recommend snatching it up and buying a copy for yourself and/or that family member who needs some encouragement as well.
Also, please know, this book is not just for those who are in debt. This book is for everyone. Barry shares tips in From Debtor to Better that I haven’t found anywhere else. Barry is real and honest. My favorite quote from the entire book came a year too late for me. I wish he’d told me this at the beginning of 2011, but alas, the book wasn’t written yet, and I didn’t know Stacy Makes Cents existed. Any who, Barry tells us:
The moment you make your commitment to saving some income toward an emergency fund, you are going to have an “emergency”. I just want to put that out there because I don’t want you to get mad at me when it happens. I promise, it is not my fault! I think it is God’s way of helping you learn the lesson of perseverance and determination. I think it is a test of whether you are really committed to making your money behave. So when you start saving and immediately have to have your car towed and spend $1,500 at the repair shop on it, don’t blame me. Just know it is going to happen.
So, now that we have put our car back in the shop for the third time in as many months, at least this time I was prepared. Radiators will blow, even when you have no money, and you don’t think you’ll ever save money again. But this time, Barry said it would happen, and though I’m tempted to blame him, I won’t. I’m just glad Barry told me that God wants my heart more than He wants me to have money. Made it a little easier to take this time.
Friends, I want you to be encouraged that where your finances are right now is just a season … and seasons change. This is not where you will be forever. Together, with the help of Barry, let’s do something about it! I would love for each of my readers to sing the I’M DEBT FREE chorus, and then give away more money than we ever dreamed of to bless others for the glory of God! Thanks for letting me take this journey with you. I’m so grateful for you!
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