Wednesday, March 14

featured sponsor & giveaway: heather boersma

Good morning to all you fabulous readers of Take Heart! I'm Heather and I write a blog called Dreaming Big.

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Today I'm excited and honored to be sharing a little bit about myself and my story. As I write, my almost-9-month-old son Cohen is napping, and my almost-28-year-old husband is playing xbox in his "man cave". Yes, my husband is kind of a big kid with a man cave full of Lego, a big screen t.v. and what I've affectionately nicknamed, the devil box. And while one sleeps and the other "pones noobs" (some of you wives know what I'm talking about!), I write.

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I began writing my first book in eighth grade, the night after my four best friends from church called and read me a list of all the reasons they hated me. It was the biggest rejection I'd experienced and left with a choice; either feel sorry for myself, or use this opportunity to get to know Jesus and allow Him to be my best friend.
I chose Jesus.

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Each an everyday I sat on the floor beside my bed, reading my bible and writing in my prayer journal. I went through dozens of devotional books and found the Word came alive in a way it never had before. And as the Lord spoke to me, I knew I had to share with others what He was revealing. So I began to write.
As the awkward Jr. High years passed and I gained new confidence in who God created me to be, this passion only grew. Instead of being a reject, I became known as someone who was strong in their faith. People came to me for advice on matters of faith and with their prayer requests.
I never did finish that first book, but nearly fifteen years later, God began to lead me to write another one. I’ll be honest, I hesitated. But after months of trying to ignore the signs He was sending my way, I relented and decided to obey. This is when the idea for Dream Big was born.
In the summer of 2010, I began writing the book and one year later, just days before Cohen was born, I completed the first draft of my manuscript. Eight months after that, and two years from when I first said “yes” to God, a proof copy of my book came in the mail. What an amazing journey it has been!
Dream Big is my heart on paper. It's a book about not settling for comfort or security over the big dream that God has for our lives. It's a book to help define what our specific purpose on this earth is. It's a book full of practical steps to help you live your BIG DREAMS! To hear more of my heart on this, take a moment and watch this book trailer video.


Today I'm excited to give one lucky reader a paperback copy of this book!
*Leave a comment here to be entered to win!*

 And for the rest of you, I'm offering a 20% discount (until March 18th) on the ebook version, regularily $9.99 for only $7.99! Use coupon code TAKEHEART at check out. 

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You can read more about the book or buy it at my Store.
We can also connect through facebook, twitter, pinterest or bloglovin'.
Thanks again for reading and I look forward to getting to know many of you!
In Him,
Heather

26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful idea for a book!

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  2. This looks like a great read. =]

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  3. So happy for Heather. This book sounds amazing.!!!

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  4. Very inspiring!...and I can relate to the "devil box". :)

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    1. It's terrible, isn't it! I want to "accidentally" spill an entire pot of coffee on it. Maybe one day ; )

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    2. Holy guacamole, I won! I am so pumped! I have never won a giveaway AND I am excited to start reading! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

      And oh my goodness...I am not sure that a moping husband over the loss of his "devil box" wouldn't be much worse....

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    3. Holy guacamole, I won! I am so pumped! I have never won a giveaway AND I am excited to start reading! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

      And oh my goodness...I am not sure that a moping husband over the loss of his "devil box" wouldn't be much worse....

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  5. What an amazing story! Would love to read this awesome work. :)

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  6. What an amazing story! Would love to read this bookmark :)

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  7. What an amazing story! Would love to read this awesome work. :)

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  8. Such a sweet story...can't wait to read this book! :)

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  9. This speaks right to my heart! What a great book.

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  10. This book sounds like it would be a very inspiring read...and God knows I need inspiration!

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  11. Wow. I'd LOVE to read this book!

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  12. What a great book. Sounds like something I would definitely love to read!

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  13. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  14. Wow- I loved what I just read. Would love to read your book!

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  15. Man, I lover her heart and can't wait to get my read on with this one. Whether I win it or buy it, this is a MUST HAVE! one of the best giveaways in a while, I will say. So awesome to have a chance at winning something that can help us grow in our faith. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! What kind words. I really appreciate that.

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    2. Thanks Natalie! What kind words. I really appreciate that.

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  16. Oh I would love to read your book! Your heart is beautiful and shines in your words, inspiring me to seek God more deeply. And that is a wonderful thing!

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