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For the Exhausted Mama, FREE Coffee For a Year! Plus, NEW Gifts Added For Those Who Purchase Desperate!


“Coffee – the favorite drink of the civilized world.” -Thomas Jefferson

Happy Thursday, friends!

I have some great news for those of you who are interested in purchasing 8 or more copies of Desperate to give away or use for a small group (download your free small group guide here)! As you know, we ran out of the “breathe” necklaces on the first day of the launch, but I spoke with my friends over at What’s in the Bible and they offered new gifts for you!

The New Gifts for Those Who Purchase 8 or More Copies of Desperate!


Convergence – Parenting: Helping Your Kids to Become Adults
Conversations with Donald Miller and Dr. John Townsend

Enter into a conversation with Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz) and Dr. John Townsend (Boundaries) about parenting and what the Bible has to say about raising kids. This DVD explores how God designed parenting, why it is so challenging, and ultimately the rewards that come from the process of helping kids grow up.


Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible? – Volume 1 (Genesis)

The Bible Made Easy! Buck Denver and his friends take your children through the WHOLE Bible. Perfect viewing for the entire family – laugh and learn together. In his first new project since VeggieTales, Phil Vischer has set out to teach kids (and parents!) the story of the Bible – God’s great rescue plan! We know the stories of Moses, Noah, David, and Jesus, but in this groundbreaking new series, we learn how they all fit together to tell one big, redemptive story. Vischer’s signature wit shines through with his all-new cast of characters, fast-paced flash animation, and catchy tunes. This is one journey through the Bible you won’t want to miss!


My friend at What’s in the Bible said, “We hope these DVDs will make small groups easier by giving kiddos something to do during the study and for another resource for these parents after they complete Desperate.”

Don’t forget about the gifts you get when you purchase 5 books – go here to see them!

In order to receive these free gifts, please email a copy of your receipt and your mailing address to  This “Launch Week Giveaway” is running from 12:00am EST on 1/7/2013 to 11:59EST on 1/12/2013.  Your receipt must show the purchase of 5 or more copies of the book during this time period to receive your free gift.  Once your receipt has been reviewed, you will be sent an email confirmation and further details on the delivery of your gift.

Open to U.S. only.

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Onto today’s giveaway…

FREE Coffee for a YEAR!

You remember when I broke up with coffee? Well, I came back to my senses and we’ve since reconciled, both agreeing to just drop the cream and sugar. We’re in love again, and I’m so glad because my dear friend Jessica and her husband have own a coffee roasting company, Avodah, and their coffee is outstanding! Plus, I’m happier (and so are my babes) when I’m awake! Yay for coffee!

Today my friends, you have a chance to win some of it, a years worth of it! Just think, freshly roasted coffee delivered to your door each month for a year. You can just smell it now, can’t you?

Up for grabs:

  • Two bags of Avodah coffee a month, for a year!

All you have to do is fill out the form below! WOOT! Good “luck!” Also, take a few minutes to read about Avodah coffee and the family behind it, you will love them.

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.”
― Gabriel Bá, Daytripper

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Don’t forget to check out Sally’s blog today!

New here and wondering what Desperate is all about? Click here to learn all about it!

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  • thekindlecrew

    woohoo…all these giveaways are so fun. I bet you aren’t sleeping this week with all the excitement!

  • Jenn D

    So excited to get my book in the mail and to see you and Sally speak in Dallas next month! 🙂 Y’all are a blessing.

  • HappyAndBlessedHome

    Posted a blog post one your new book – congratulations!

  • Diana

    This is so exciting! I can’t wait!

  • Jen Mc

    I love my coffee too and I’ve been trying to cut back on the sugar so I am making my own slightly sweetened with maple syrup creamer to help!

  • Hillary

    Yum!! I love coffee!!! I would love to drink tea instead but I CAN NOT function on half the caffiene!!! This would be wonderful to win!!!!

  • Patty

    Just met you through the Desperate video on Sallly’s blog. Sure hope to read this soon. I have cried those desperate tears this past week. I have been forgetting to lean into God. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Dawn

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  • Heidi

    Can’t wait for the book and love coffee!

  • Jalynn Patterson

    I love love love coffee! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Samantha Allen

    I bought the book for our ipad and I’ve already started it. LOVE IT!

  • Laura Droll

    I am so happy for you! As a Mom of teenage boys, I am curious to read this for any tips to help me with my spiritual life. My boys are on their own now. I can’t go back and change what I have done. I did my best, but I am so glad you are here for other Moms!

  • Jennifer Wilson Millett

    Ooohhhh……coffee! Love. Coffee and Desperate? Love 10 times as much. 😉

  • Jenny

    Coffee and I are best friends!

  • Sharmin Jennings

    I teach school so my kids are definitely coffee and I have a good relationship!

  • Laurie

    I look forward to reading your book and I LOVE coffee. Drinking my first cup of the morning right now. I would love to win this. Thanks.

  • whitney meade

    Coffee? Hooray!

  • Megan

    Love the coffee…especially with a great book 🙂

  • Nichole Voight

    I love the book already and I’m only on chapter 1

  • Leah Tuten Rollins

    I love Avodah coffee – and Jessica – and I am out of their coffee. Thanks for the giveaway… I’m not sure which I would like to win more: the housecleaning, the spa getaway, or the coffee!

  • Lisa

    I can’t wait to read the book. Thanks!

  • jenn

    Coffee, yes please one thing I can’t live without, yes this is my desperation!

  • Chaunie

    Few things in life are as comforting as coffee to a momma in the morning!

  • Becca

    absolutely can’t wait to receive my copies of your book!

  • Rosann

    I love coffee but have never tried Avodah coffee. I’d love to try it out. Do they have Keurig Cups for it, I wonder?

  • linda

    Love coffee at our house!

  • Cathy North

    I am loving the book, I will be buying more to share with friends

  • Emily

    We drink a lot of coffee around here. This would be great 🙂

  • Kali

    Well, you already know how much I adore the book – and love you and Sally!! But I’ll go ahead and say it again… you are both AMAZING! And thank you so much for sharing your lives and wisdom with all of us via this book.

    Coffee… Well, I don’t like it at all (I know, I know – gasps of disbelief all around)… However, one of my best friends is, in this particular respect, my *complete* opposite and probably couldn’t live without her coffee 😉 So if I happen to win, you’ll be getting her address! I always love a chance to do something special for her 🙂

  • Sherri

    Sounds like a wonderful book, can’t wait to read it.

  • Stephanie W.

    Love coffee and can’t wait to read the book.

  • Sheri P

    My book arrived yesterday, so excited! Coffee for a year is also very exciting and can smell it now!

  • Jennifer

    Coffee for a year sounds divine!!! i’m planning on following along with The Better Mom’s online book study….I’ve already read the first two chapters…..this book is already life changing for me!

  • Kristina Best

    I want to buy the book but $$ is tight. But I love reading your blog.

  • Marty Larson

    Coffee is a requirement in this household. I love your coffee story, even more though, I am really taking my time, reading and digesting this book.

  • Vince and Lillian Gimmelli

    Love having a great cup of coffee and a great book…..what an awesome combination! Thanks for the opportunity. Blessings.

  • Shannon Baker

    So excited! I received my box from Dayspring yesterday with EIGHT copies of Desperate! Can’t wait to start my group!

  • faithfamilyfibro

    Oh my hubby would be a happy man if he could have my free coffee from this giveaway!!!! I read this book in 2 days cuz couldn’t put it down. It is wonderful!

  • Kati Gibson

    Yeah for mommas with coffee! =)

  • Kimber-Leigh

    coffee for a year would make me & my sweet husband excited! started reading last night, and looking forward to digging in again today!

  • Melissa

    Coffee for a year?? Yes, please!!

  • Cathy E

    Another great giveaway, so perfect for tired mamas…thanks for your thoughtfulness in planning all of these.

  • Sandi

    coffee for a year????? Wow!

  • Becca Goodpaster

    Love coffee. Love this giveaway!

  • Pam Howard

    Great giveaway! I can’t wait to get my book in the mail!

  • Terri

    I downloaded the book yesterday. I am only on the intro and am already in tears. I think “desperate” is the book for me!

  • popolary

    Thinking of this as a study for moms in our area. Need to pray about it. Thanks for possibility to win some coffee.

  • Tara Henry

    I am loving all of this!

  • Tara Milam

    Coffee for a year is amazing! Can’t wait to get the book!

  • Suzanne Hough

    Oh this coffee would be such a blessing! My one “vice”- given up all the other junk and feeling great. But also trying to cut back on the spending. So, as I said, blessing! 🙂

  • Tiffany Turner

    I’m starting Ch 10 and loving it! I plan to read thru once and then go back thru it and take lots of notes! 🙂 I can’t wait to share this book with my friends and family.

  • GB Liem

    Oh, so glad you and coffee are now back together again 🙂 To be honest, I don’t know what to do if I decided to break up with Mr. Coffee … let’s just say I am addicted to this black, warm and smooth guy .. thanks for this giveaway.

  • Heather Knopp

    Can’t wait to purchase my own copy and read. Thank you for all the awesome giveaways. 🙂

  • GAHCindy

    Oh, coffee. Yay, coffee! Also, books!

  • Katie T.

    Would love to win this coffee!

  • Elisha Kemp

    Would love to try this coffee!

  • Courtney D. Sebastian

    Fortunately, coffee and I have never fallen in love, but I know many mamas who share your love!

  • Karie

    I love coffee. This would be a great prize to win!

  • Shellee Chase

    Yea!!! COFFEE!!!

  • Bridget Burritt

    Looking forward to reading this book.

  • Jimmie Lee DiIanni

    I would love to host a small group at some point but not sure when i can make it happen.

  • Christina Burrell

    Just ordered your book

  • MomForHim

    Sounds like a great book!

  • Sarah S.

    My husband is a total coffee lover! So he as well as I would be happy to win this! 😉

  • JWylie

    To the heart of the matter….our hearts need encouragement. Thank you.

  • Katharine Barrett

    Yeah!!! Coffee!!!

  • Rachel Jaroszewski

    Thanks for all the great giveaways recently! Can’t wait to start reading Desperate! 🙂

  • Lauren Mills

    look forward to reading! thanks for offering hope to weary mamas.

  • Brittany

    I am drinking my second cup of coffee right now, yummy! Thanks so much for the giveaways

  • Katie

    Yay for coffee! What a great gift for mommas. Thanks!

  • Molly

    Coffee is my favorite part of my day!:)

  • Darcey Zahaykevich

    Yum, Coffee! My daughter just weaned herself, I can have coffee now!! Would love to read the book. Sounds like just what I need.

  • Michele

    I can’t wait for the book to get here! I was going to get it for my Kindle, but knew I’d want a hard copy of this one.

  • Stephanie

    your book is balm to my needy soul right now

  • Sara Gillman

    Love the giveaway!! U rock!!

  • Emily

    Thankful for coffee today for sure! Would love it for a year 🙂

  • Erica

    Avodah coffe = Yay!!! 🙂

  • Marcy

    Coffee for a year? Yes please! 🙂

  • Jessi

    Reading the book with a hot cup of coffee sounds so relaxing!

  • bundlesofbliss (jamie baum)

    I bought this today for my Kindle!! Can’t wait to read it ( when I get some quiet time!)

  • Carla

    I can’t wait to read the book. AND to try some of Avodah’s coffee. Thank you!


    I’ve been SOOOOO overwhelmingly blessed by you and your ministry to women!!!!!

  • Anastasia

    Free coffee for a year???!!! From a pretty amazing ministry-couple???!!! I’m in!

  • Sallie E.

    Another wonderful giveaway!

  • Liberty

    I can’t wait for my book to get here!

  • Tessa

    Yum, would love to win! 🙂

  • Nancy@ThereIsGrace

    Just tweeted a pic of my coffee and Bible for my devos. Would love to Tweet a pic of Avodah!!

  • Laura

    I’d love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jamie

    Yay coffee!!!

  • Lana

    I would love to win! I can’t make it without my morning coffee! Desperate looks like a great book!

  • Sasha seward

    My father-in-law was gracious enough to purchase the book for me on Amazon. I am blessed.i read a snippet on Amazon & fell in love! Thank you for writing this wonderful book for all us moms!

  • Heidi

    Love the book! It’s even better snuggled up reading it with a cup of coffee.

  • Jennifer Lambert

    Loving the book and hearing your and Sally’s testimony. Thank you for sharing your hearts with us.

  • Jennifer Johnson

    That coffee sounds delicious!

  • Joy

    I love you AND Adovah coffee (we just placed our first order for Christmas presents!) – woot woot! =)

  • Jessica Newland

    Everyone needs to discover Avodah Coffee! SO good! I bought the book – but Amazon is taking FOREVER to send it!

  • Jaime Layton

    Bought the book! Can’t wait!

  • Kristen Queen

    I can’t wait to read the book – and the coffee sounds wonderful!

  • Tina Kincaid

    Love to win me some free coffee!!!And a fair trade coffee at that!

  • Jamie

    From one coffee lover to another, thank you for your ministry!

  • Sara R

    I recently tried my first Avodah coffee. You know that sound of angels singing in movies and such? I think I hear that when I open the box it arrives in and get a good whiff of coffee goodness.

  • Heather

    Thanks for the give-away!

  • jaimehamp

    I love Avodah coffee!!! Hope I win!

  • Rachel Lundy

    Free coffee for a year? Now that would be amazing!

  • shelley quiroz

    coffee is an important part of my day. happy, alert Mama = happy kids.

  • Cassie

    Drinking a cup of coffee as I type. Can’t wait to read my copy of Desperate with my coffee!

  • Kathy

    Just got my book and journal today from DaySprings! YIPEE! Thank you so much for caring about mama’s and reaching out to us. Have to go try to read a little now!!

  • Kathy T.

    Loving all of the fun giveaways – thanks Sarah Mae and Sally! Can’t wait to start reading it!

  • Christa

    Free coffee for a YEAR?! That would make ANY mom’s year! 😉 Great giveaway! Thank you! 🙂

  • kellyc

    huge fan of you, sally, and coffee. =0)

  • Diane

    thanks for all these giveaways!

  • Jennifer D.

    Looking forward to reading it!!!!

  • Erin

    Coffee for a year… Spa Getaway!! Yes Please!!! Love you and Sally! thank you for your ministry!

  • Julie Wilson

    mmm, I love Avodah Coffee! This would be an awesome win… My to-read list keeps growing, but I think I should add this one to my pile!! 🙂

  • LLTwinsMama

    Looking forward to this book….and maybe some coffee! 🙂

  • Melissa Lynch

    Mmmm, coffee! You are having the best giveaways for your book; I can’t wait to read it!

  • Karibeth Soto

    Ordered from amazon…can’t wait to receive it 🙂

  • Jessica Jensen

    Love Avodah! Having a cuppa right now! 🙂

  • tiana

    love me some coffee

  • Kim @ Homesteader’s Heart

    I’ve been seeing your book all over the place. It looks really good and I love the story behind the Adovah coffee. Thanks for the chance to win. I love me some coffee.

  • Anna R

    Love Avodah Coffee and LOVE Desperate!!

  • Jackie

    coffee and a good book….what could be better?

  • Tracey Monroe

    Thank you for another great giveaway!

  • Karen H.

    2 of my favorite things….coffee and books:)

  • Leslie T

    Please enter me in the coffee giveaway.

  • MamaOmuss

    I’m looking forward to reading this book and trying the coffee. Thanks so much!

  • my_redeemerlives

    I have never tried that coffee,but love my decaf. I have a cup a morning. 🙂 Thanks for offering this brand free for a year!

  • Tiffany DeOs

    Can’t wait for my book to get here and man I could use free coffee for a year! Coffee is what every mom of littles lives on. 🙂

  • Dawn White

    I just found you yesterday and am encouraged by what I am reading. THANK you!! My family would appreciate my winning the coffee….. Mama needs a reliable supply. 😉

  • Jacqui Hodges

    I love coffee!!

  • Sarah

    Drinking coffee now… wish I was reading “Desperate” while I was drinking it!!

  • Debbie Taylor

    Oh my goodness. THIS is an awesome giveaway! Thanks for offering it and I”m SO very glad you came to your senses about coffee. Sure would be fun to share some coffee with you!!!

  • MamaBethy

    I’ve never had Avodah coffee, but would love to try some! I have ready Desperate though and recommend it with or without this giveaway!

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  • Mrs. Zog

    Sounds delicious! I’d love to win!

  • Laura

    I am eagerly awaiting my book from Amazon. A year of free coffee sounds lovely!

  • Sarah Prewette

    Looking forward to reading the book!

  • DaLynn McCoy

    Oh, we would be very blessed with some great coffee for a year! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Emily Allison

    I am desperate!

  • emomw

    What an amazing blessing! Cant wait to pick up my copy of the book this week!

  • Jessica Evans

    Yummy Coffee!

  • Cindy

    I bought my book from can’t wait till it arrives and coffee treat would be AWESOME!!!

  • Joyce and Norm

    I’m re-reading Desperate already and can’t wait to go through book again one more time before we get our book club going. So excited to be a part of this!

  • Ally

    I’m going to have to look into the actual “what’s in the bible?” book for my sister. She is always working with kids at her church.

  • Carrie Roden

    Oh, how I would LOVE a free year of coffee!

  • Dorita

    I love having coffee every morning with my elderly mom who lives with my family! My kids love grammar fixing them coffee too.

  • Jules

    Can’t wait for my book to arrive!

  • Erin

    Can’t wait to read this book when I am a mama!!

  • HarlemLoveBirds

    I ordered my copy today and can’t wait for it to arrive this weekend! It’s been on my must read list for a while now.

  • Shanna Crum

    I bought the kindle for pc version and am doing blog updates on how my reading is going. I am taking it slowly, and taking it all in here’s how it’s going for me! Thanks! (first review of ch1

  • Blessed Mama

    We got a bag of Avodah at Christmas… Good Stuff!! Yum!! 😀

  • Amanda

    I can’t wait for my books to arrive! Definitely perfect timing!

  • Jennifer

    I love my coffee too and it would be too sad to break up. ( ;

  • Katy

    Coffee for a year… need!

  • Kim B

    I’d love to win! I’m not a huge coffee fan but my husband is…I love hot tea though!

  • Jonathan Van Maanen

    So excited to start reading your book! Thank you for all the wonderful give aways! 🙂

  • Cassie

    Can’t wait to read this! Thank you for the giveaways!

  • Jenni Bunke

    I’ve been wanting to try Avodah coffee for a while now, this would be a fantastic way to do that! Gotta have my coffee 🙂

  • Jessica

    How wouldn’t love free coffee!

  • Chrissy Bryant

    Love me some coffee:)

  • Kelly Hughes Paden

    Planning to buy the book next week! Would love to get coffee! 🙂

  • Abbey

    New mom = in dire need of lots of coffee!

  • rachel

    Coffee for a year? How amazing would that be.

  • Laura Partridge Lympus

    Thanks for doing this giveaway & for highlighting such an awesome company!

  • Colleen Buckholz-Rutledge

    Awesome, can’t wait to read it.

  • Amber

    Wow wow wow! Sounds like an amazing read, I know it is going to be such a huge encouragement to moms everywhere! And what goes best with a good read? A hot cup of coffee! Great opportunity! Thanks!

  • Alica

    My husband is the coffee drinker in our house, and what fun it would be to surprise him with this!

  • rjb

    A coffee-lover raises her hand to this giveaway!

  • Tara

    yay coffee!

  • Jennifer White

    Purchased the book on Kindle today. Some of the quotes I have seen have pricked at my heart.

  • Sarah

    oh yes, you DO know moms of young ones well 🙂

  • Cynthia

    So excited for you both on how God is blessing your opening week!

  • Melinda

    I love coffee! I can’t wait to get the book!

  • Okaasan

    Love coffee! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Leigh McMullin Dusek

    You know how much I love coffee!!

  • Naomi

    Thank you for all the giveaways! Can’t wait to dive into the book.

  • Jen

    love coffee. also giving up cream and sugar. love coffee.

  • RBR

    Love my coffee!

  • Sharmista

    yay coffee!!

  • Jules Rothacher

    I don’t drink coffee but I know tons of people that do and I’m a good sharer!

  • Kristen

    Can’t wait to get no longer feel desperate!

  • DebiDew

    coffee in constant supply?? oh yes!!

  • Melissa Huey

    Can’t wait to get my book from Amazon! And what great giveaways!

  • Melissa B

    About halfway through Desperate! I wish I could afford to buy copies for all of my friends!

  • Hope Marshall

    I started reading Desperate last night. It was a gift from a friend…I finished the first chapter, and I think I understand why she’s buying them for everyone! Thank you for your help along the journey.

  • Sharon

    Thanks for letting us know about the coffee giveaway!

  • Nikki Shoemaker

    Thanks for all the fun giveaways!

  • CarolFromMurphy

    Would love to win coffee for a year! So excited about Desperate and what The Lord is doing through this book 🙂

  • Kyra

    I want to win!

  • Brent Nasworthy

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  • Lara

    Coffee and a good book–yes!!!

  • Dawn A.

    Launch week is exciting! Glad to see your book go up in the Amazon charts.

  • Kerri Burr

    Coffee and a good book is JUST what I need!

  • Allie

    Can’t wait to read it! and would love to win the coffee!~

  • Liz L

    I bought the book and am looking forward to reading it. And coffee for a year? Awesome!

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