One thing that I love, love, love is introducing people to each other and watching God bring their lives together. Two years ago, I attended my very first writing conference. I walked in not knowing a soul, and left with great new friends – including Susie and Lisa. This past April when I returned to that same conference, I had the chance to introduce Susie and Lisa to each other (Lisa’s visit even made it into my new book – funny story!).
Susie started a jewelry business this summer and 50% of the purchase price goes to help other people. This month, she’s donating the money to Lisa’s infant niece, Cordelia, who has biliary atresia. Cordelia’s mom recently underwent surgery and donated part of her liver to Cordelia. It has been a long road for this family, and they still have quite a journey ahead. But God has been so faithful. Please pray for Cordelia and her mom Dani as they both continue to recover from the liver donation/transplant process, as well as for her dad Cliff as he is taking time off work to care for his little family. They are currently living out of state so they can get Cordelia the best care possible at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
To help raise awareness for the fundraising going on this month for Cordelia, Susie has donated a necklace to give to one of you! Be sure to check out the rafflecopter below for all the ways you can enter to win this necklace. Help us spread the word about this precious little one. Let’s join their community of friends in blessing them this month!
This is the perfect chance to do a little Christmas shopping and help a friend’s family at the same time. Visit Susie’s shop Inspired Novelties to see the great inventory of literature inspired jewelry. Be sure to enter the drawing below. No purchase necessary to enter. Even if all you can do is help us spread the word and pray for this family, that’s helping a lot!
Lisa Littlewood says
Thank you Amelia!!! Such a blessing to have met you and Susie through our writing conference adventures!!!
Thank you for the post. My brother and his wife truly appreciate everyone’s prayers and we really appreciate the financial support and donations as well!
LOVE Susie’s jewelry!!!
Our pleasure!! So glad to hear they are doing well. Praying they have a great fundraising month!
Roseanna M. White says
I think I must be a on quest to have an Inspired Novelties necklace for every day of the week–and if I kept all the ones I have to give for gifts, I think I could, mwa ha ha ha! (Okay, I won’t do that. Sigh.)
So love Susie’s vision with this store though! It’s a real honor to wear her jewelry. And I’ll definitely be praying for sweet little Cordelia (so cute!!!)!
Here I am leaving a comment. I am now following you on twitter, and I tweeted about the giveaway (@roseannamwhite). I think I need Susie’s input on which, if any, of my recent commissions might count for that part, though! I have her coming up with two necklaces for my next book release, a “What’s your story” for my agent for Christmas, and I just go my sister’s present too. But not really TODAY, so…help!?
Susie Finkbeiner says
As far as I’m concerned, that counts!
Roseanna M. White says
Then SWEET! Cuz that’s four pieces. 😉 And I may yet order my nieces’ Christmas gifts from you!
Whohoo!! You’re like a walking marketing piece for Inspired Novelties! Thanks for supporting Cordelia’s family!
Kathi Hanson says
Hi Amelia, We really need to meet in person sometime! I will be praying for little Cordelia and her family! I’m not sure if I’m doing this entry thing correctly, but I’ll go to Susie’s shop and post something there too.
Yes Kathi, we do need to meet!! Thanks for praying for this sweet little one and spreading the word!
What a sweet little girl! I shall certianly keep them in my prayers.
I liked Scarlet O’Hara’s Choker Inspired by Gone With The Wind. It was elegant and pretty.
Thank you for the giveaway and for letting us know about Cordelia and her family!