Going Boldly Giveaway

Tomorrow is my family reunion on my Dear Hubby's side of the family.  It is a wonderful day of hanging out with family that makes me smile.  But what I like so much is the strong women I meet each year.

I have to say that seeing these ladies who have made it through some really rough patches in life and still come out with such positive outlooks sure does inspire me.  Moms that work their hinny's off yet still run a full time family.  Nurses that give it their all every day and care for their 90+ year old mom and always have a smile, hug and kiss for everyone they meet.  Artist that share the mundane part of business so they can help put on amazing shows for all to see and still are the supporting cast in their family too.  Retired that never slow down......NEVER it seems.  Keeping busy helping with teens in church, veterans who need support, community events and a whole farm load of animals.

Where do these people get such inner strength?  How do they always show the bright side of life.  Why is it that just being around them you feel happier.  Well I think it is due to the way they live their lives.  The are all Women in High Def: Boldy Living Your Purposes with Vibrant Clarity.  Diane Markins has written this book and it shows so many of the women that I know in my extended family.  Within the 10 chapters of short stories and devotionals that follow, you see how the hard times in life, the good times in life and those so-so times in life can all help us focus on what do we really want out of life.  Also there is such praise to help us keep our focus up to our Supreme guidance.

Women in High Def also has a Bible study guide in the back of the book for each chapter you go through.  And then you get to meet each woman who shared their stories with you as you went through the book.  Best of all is the feeling of direct purpose I have while reading.  Seeing the goal I wish to make and knowing that I can go forward with clarity of mind.


I want to thank Kathy Carlton Willis for sharing this book with me.  And today you can get Women in High Def for free on Kindle at: http://amzn.to/Oey7Sa. And that is not all.  Here is an expert from the book as well as a giveaway!

Why Bold is Betterby Diane Markins

“Your dress has really bold colors.” Does that sound like an insult in any way? How about this one: “That was a really bold choice.” Would you consider this criticism?

I hope not! I’d never wear something that would melt into the background of a beige room. I’d hate it if someone said, “You made a very safe, easy choice.”

Being bold means taking risks, not fearing failure or rejection and requires intentional thinking. When we live boldly for God we have empowerment and passion to make our boldness meaningful.

Settling for mediocrity in marriage, as parents, in careers, friendship, faith or ministry is not bold. God wants us to pursue everything we do with intensity and decisiveness. This means we are frequently checking the pulse of our pursuits and rapidly responding when we get a distress signal.

Is your marriage (especially in bed) ho-hum? Find some bold ways to rev it back up. Are your kids struggling? Don’t just shrug and follow the “traditional wisdom,” think creatively about taking brave actions no one else would.

Do your prayers feel more like talking to the ceiling fan than conversations with a wise, cherished friend? Do something wild and new to transform.

Don’t confuse boldness with arrogance or recklessness. When your bold actions are paired with love, respect and clarity the results will translate as conviction with complete humility.

Jesus has a bold message and He is asking you to not only share it, but live it! Bold is truly better.

   "Going Boldly" Blog Tour Grand Prize – Retail Value: $70
  • Book (Women in High Def: Boldly Living Your Purposes with Vibrant Clarity)
  • Bright and Vibrant Earrings
  • Sparkling Cider (to celebrate life)
  • Sumatra Coffee (Bold, Earthy Flavor)
  • Into the Wild body wash and spray fragrance from Bath and Body Works
  • Custom coffee mug: Women in High Def (front), BE YOUR BOLD SELF! (back) 

Instructions to Enter the Grandprize Drawing:
  1. Leave a comment about the book or author on the blog post today through September 20th.
  2. Crazed Mind will draw one name from those comments to send to the tour coordinator by September 21.
  3. The coordinator will put all the names into a drawing, and select a winner, using an online randomizer.
  4. The coordinator will notify the blog who submitted the winning name.
  5. That blog tour host will notify the winner and collect the mailing info so the author can send out the prize. 


  1. I absolutely LOVE the way you describe the women in your family! So many people get completely focused on themselves or the "crazys" in their families that they forget about the bold, brilliant women who have led the way. Thanks so much for including my book on your site and your creative personal review!
    Bold Blessings,

  2. This sounds like a terrific read- inspiring and brave! I can't wait to read this!

  3. Wow as soon as I read the first paragraph of this review I knew instantly I would enjoy this. I am a nurse as well. But I work at a nursing home. And it's true you get to see how others who live their lives through stories and it teaches you to focus on what exactly it is you want out of life.

  4. I tend to be shy and unassuming so this is advice I need!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

  5. This sounds like a wonderful book and just what I need! I'm downloading it today! I'm a new mom, and have felt very ho hum and not bold at all! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  6. I can't wait to read this book! Downloading it today! I am a new mom and have felt very ho hum and not bold at all! thanks for your opportunity to win and sharing this book!

  7. i love the fact that the author wants women to take charge and not just take a backseat to life. we are mothers, wives, daughters but we can be so much more than that. I love the idea of being Bold. It could be a motto

    tuckersaver at hotmail dot com

  8. WOW this book sounds AMAZING! and something I NEED to read~ I need to be more bold and not (ho-hum/blending into a beige room....)in my life! Thanks for the opportunity Lenore *fingers crossed*
    amylynnbee22 at gmail dot com

  9. This book sounds great! I don't read as much as I used to but I definitely think this is worth checking out! Also Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I love that the author wants to inspire women. We need more authors that do that!

  11. I love that the author wants to inspire women. We need more authors that do that!

  12. This book is a must read for me.... I have not been living boldly or with intensity for a while.... time to step it up!
    lynnbulk83 at yahoo

  13. Jennifer Peaslee9/17/12, 6:17 PM

    This book looks really cool...I think all women need a pick-me-up and an inspiration...I'd really like to read this! jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

  14. This looks like a very inspiring book!


  15. I'd love to win this! Thanks a ton. eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

  16. Lenore~ THANK YOU for introducing me to this book! This book sounds inspirational, empowering and spiritual. Thanks for the chance and the review. jessebfit at yahoo dot com

  17. I love she's inspiring women! Lilhottemomma@yahoo.com


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