{giveaway day #5}: life.rearranged


my friend jeannett hosts a blog where she tells stories about her family, but every two weeks she hosts a guest blogger…
that guest blogger tells the story of how their lives were rearranged…
and selects a charity to fundraise for…
in turn, donors are entered to win a great prize!
it’s been fun to see who she will be hosting next, and great to watch the fundraising amount go up and up and up!
and jeannett is offering one winner a

$15 gift card to starbucks!

because really, jeannett has a thing for starbucks.
how to win?
check out life.rearranged.
look through the featured bloggers and come back and leave me a comment telling me which story impacted you the most.
{1 entry per person}



  1. 1
    Celeste says:

    I so enjoy Jeannett's blog…
    I love Kelle Hampton's post. Her family has always had a special place in my heart :)

  2. 2
    lbdesignsshop@gmail.com says:

    I've been reading her blog all morning because I read Jess' blog. Her story is so touching and she does such wonderful things for other families!

  3. 3
    hiyaluv says:

    I love Lisa's story. I love them all but Lisa's story with her words of "change of plans" really resonates with me.
    You ladies do some really great work raising awareness for amazing causes in the word of our God while making it fun! {hugs to all of you!}

  4. 4

    Wow, I really can't pick just one story…they're ALL so touching!

  5. 5
    Em @ Bunch of Scrap says:

    I love Julie @ Joy's Hope – Her story is so amazing, she is so honest and down to earth. She has a HUGE heart and is overflowing with compassion. She is funny and smart and crafty too!

    Happy Birthday – thank you so much for these giveaways!

  6. 6
    Penny Malley says:

    Lisa's story always moves me. I really love them all.

  7. 7
    Amber Cullum says:

    Julie Carson's. I have a dear friend going through a similar situation. I also have a heart for Haiti as I went there on my first mission trip while in grad school. I plan to start reading life.rearranged, as I love the idea, and Joy's Hope.

  8. 8

    all the stories are beauty-full.

    sign me up again!

  9. 9
    The Popes says:

    Julie Carsons was amazing for me.

  10. 10
    justtherightangle says:

    Such incredible, heartwrenching, encouraging stories! I was especially touched by Julie Carson's story. I read her blog regularly and always appreciate the honesty with which she portrays life. Plus, the charity she chose (charity: water) is so important!

  11. 11
    marissa says:

    Those were all amazing and touching stories! Lisa Leonard's story impacted me the most, though. I, too, am such a planner and have had to learn that I am not always in control, nor do I always know the "best" plan. What inspirational women!

  12. 12
    Katie L says:

    Definitely Lisa Leonard's story.

  13. 13

    Julie Carson's is my favorite. But I enjoyed all of them.

  14. 14

    wow… i just about cried my eyes out. thank you so much for this. I really, I guess I can say enjoyed Julie Carson's story (a different kind of mother), even though "enjoyed" might not be the best word choice. I have a 2 year old & a 1 month old. I had lots of problems during labor with my second, a little girl. I am very thankful for my children and love them so much, but with everything going on day to day, trying to get sleep, making sure things get done & that I do a good job taking care of them i don't feel that I appreciate them. This reminded me that I need to. thank you.

  15. 15

    Jess's story this morning really touched me. It was the way she had to ask herself if her faith was big enough to see her through because that is really the question. And, of course, knowing Lisa in real life, I love her story because I see her living out the unexpected with such grace.

  16. 16
    mandiegirl says:

    I just read about Nella Cordelia, and what a beautiful story!

  17. 17

    Definitely Kelle's post.

  18. 18
    seemommyknit says:

    "A different kind of mother" Really poignant. I just cried

  19. 19
    carlisle clan conversation... says:

    I was familiar with all these incredible women, but Sarah Markley. I had to pick myself off the ground to respond, after reading Sarah's story. Seriously, heart breaking yet her transparency is so inspiring. I have to pick all of them, because Jesus would too. In awe!

  20. 20
    Carrie Haughey says:

    mmmmmm, coffee! I loved Bella's story because I had a cleft lip and palate too, and Kelle's Nella story, because it makes me sob, in a good way, having just had a baby and worried about what she might be like.

  21. 21
    Michelley! says:

    i liked julie carson's post. love her blog. love her heart. love that she shares so much. she's such a great gal!

  22. 22

    WOW! So many great stories. I really can't pick one– so many amazing ones. Looking forward to adding this blog to my daily list!

  23. 23

    All the stories are so heartfelt and beautiful. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  24. 24
    Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} says:

    I think Jeannett's blog is such an encouraging ministry. I've enjoyed each guest blogger, especially Sarah Markley, Lisa Leonard and Julie Carson.

    And I kinda have a thing for Starbucks, too. ;)

  25. 25
    Christy says:

    Really liked Lisa's story. I guess its the most relatable for me. Plans change, but what you do with it is what matters the most!

  26. 26

    I love Julie's story over at Joy's Hope. I've been reading her blog for a while now & a friend of mine had lost her baby also. It's weighs heavy on one's heart and reminds you how precious life is.

  27. 27
    deserae says:

    I love Lisa's story!

  28. 28
    Sarah Halstead says:

    I loved reading Julie's story. She is an amazing woman. Thanks for sharing this blog.

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    I love Lisa Leonard's featured blog story. So touching!

  30. 30

    Jess' story touched my heart the most. Maybe it is because I am a mommy. I can't even imagine going through such a thing.

  31. 31

    The TRUST testimony. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain they walked through during that horrific ordeal. I lost my mother to cancer at the age of 48, and I thought SHE was too young. 11 months old? My goodness, it's just unimaginable. I was touched by ALL of the testimonies on here, but if I were to pick a charity, I would pick this one. God bless all of the women who shared their touching stories. Thank you for your bravery. I admire all of your strength, but especially your unwavering faith in God. You all are amazing and make your heavenly Father SO proud!

  32. 32

    Wow!! Jess' post is definitely powerful and reminded me of the importance of trust in every aspect of my life!!

  33. 33

    Love at first site… so touching…

  34. 34
    Our Busy Little Bunch says:

    Julie Carson's story touched close to home – a cousin of mine went through the same heartache. It has been a strong reminder of what's important in life, and that HE will carry us through even the hardest days.

  35. 35

    picking just one is too hard. im familiar with a few of them, but a few were new to me. nella's story is so beautiful. they are are though.

  36. 36

    These are all very touching. I would choose Lisa's story. She's very inspirational. What a wonderful blog..

  37. 37
    Ahsha Bahsha says:

    I've actually read this story before and it is still by far one that touches me. Love At First Sight.

  38. 38
    The Fearnsides says:

    I love Lisa's posts. It reminded me so much of my aunt and uncle's story. They have one son with a partial chromosome deletion. I'd almost forgotten the amazing story that is my cousin Kenny. It was such a wonderful reminder of how God works all things for good to those called according to His purpose.


  39. 39

    I've been following along with Jess McClenahan's story for quite awhile. Heartbreaking. But her faith is incredible and such a testimony of Christ in their lives.

  40. 40

    I just love Lisa Leonard's story and her blog! She is such a real person and love how she trusts God in everything.

  41. 41

    Lisa's, I was a Labor and Deliver nurse, really touching

  42. 42
    Lindsey says:

    Jenny's story of sweet Bella! Plus Jenny used to babysit me :)

  43. 43

    Kelle Hampton's story and blog are amazing.. And life.rearranged is such a great idea for a blog..inspirational!

  44. 44

    Julie Carson's story. I can totally relate to her story. It brought tears to my eyes.

    What a wonderful blog!

  45. 45
    LHadgis says:

    I was really touched by Jenny Fugler's story. I never thought of the way a parent of a child, with cleft palate/lip would feel with each surgery meant to "fix" the child's deformity. I have learned something new through this story.

  46. 46
    Rachel Slagle says:

    i can honestly say that each of these woman has impacted me in different ways. but i think that as a mommy, today's post by jess mcclenahan really hits home for me… after having a miscarriage and losing my s.i.l to cancer 2 weeks later, sometimes it is hard to trust God. but i learned that that is the best time to put your trust in Him :)

  47. 47

    To be honest, Jeanette's story hit very close to home. A son, twin girls, time in the NICU. Uncertain times and many difficult days. I also love Kelle, such a beautiful person and touching story.

  48. 48
    Jess :) says:

    Lisa's story totally hit me where I am right now. I am NOT the one in control and I need to constantly remind myself of that. :)

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    Kelle Hampton's birth story post tugs at my heart! I love her blog the best. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  50. 50

    I enjoyed all of the posts. Lisa Leonard's faith is so inspiring. I also love reading her incourage posts.

  51. 51

    Lisa's story meant the most to me…

  52. 52
    Joyful Weddings and Events says:

    I cry reading each one. I hear a certain sister in law of yours will be posting her story soon. May just be a rumor though :)

  53. 53

    I thoroughly enjoyed the "grocery store vacation.' So nice to know others are out there who are going through experiences similar to our own, whether they are tough trials or crazy trips to the grocery store with the husband and kids.

    ps. I love coffee

  54. 54

    Jess. I fell in love with her and her family a long time ago. I followed Cora's story until the day she went to meet Jesus and my heart broke in ten million pieces. Jess is amazing. True beauty.

  55. 55

    I love Lisa's story..

  56. 56

    Kelle Hampton's comment is the one that inspired me to go read Jeannett's blog. I am SOO glad that I did!

  57. 57
    Whitney says:

    I love Lisa's story, Lisa's blog, and her beautiful work! It's hard to learn that you sometimes can't control all of the plans for life!

  58. 58
    Samantha says:

    Lisa's story is amazing, courageous and awesome!

  59. 59
    Michele says:

    Definitely Lisa's story. I love her blog.

  60. 60
    Denissa says:

    Jeannett is a crack up! :) The post that touched me was Kelle Hampton..beautiful!

  61. 61

    I really can't pick just one story…they're ALL really wonderful…..

  62. 62
    Lisa Macomber says:

    Love at First Sight tugged at my strings a bit…nothing like a mothers love, unconditional..

  63. 63
    Ms. Beltran says:

    How can I pick just one?

  64. 64

    Lisa Leonard–I knew about her jewelry, but had never heard her story. Thanks for showing us this sight.

  65. 65

    I enjoy Julie's story from Joy's Hope. It's so honest and real. I feel like we could be friends because she seems so welcoming and comfortable.



  66. 66
    Caitlin says:

    Kelle Hampton is really inspiring. And I love coffee. :) Yum!

  67. 67

    What an amazing blog! I was already familiar with Jess and Julies stories…both SO touching from incredible women. Reading the others…i just can't choose. Amazing stories…amazing people.

  68. 68
    Jessica says:

    i love julie carson's story. i love to hear parents cherishing their children. i am in the midst of dealing with infertility and to know there are parents who truly appreciate what they have makes my heart happy.

  69. 69
    kristin fulghum says:

    too hard to pick! they are all inspiring.

  70. 70

    I love kelle hampton's post, her story was great and made me smile a few times.

  71. 71
    Jessica says:

    {Julie Carson} a different kind of mother.
    Amazing Story and amazing mom.

  72. 72

    wow….amazing stories…
    i enjoyed reading so many of them. I enjoyed Lisa's!

  73. 73

    I have been such a fan of Lisa Leonard's work and it was nice to read her background. What a touching story.


  74. 74

    Kelle Hampton :) I love reading her blog!

  75. 75

    Jeannett's blog contains many touching, heart-wrenching, encouraging, inspiring stories…I enjoyed reading about Sarah's and Lisa's stories

  76. 76
    Krystle Brown says:

    Lisa's blog a change of plans was very inspiring

    Krystle Brown

    krystleleanna at gmail dot com

  77. 77

    i like lisa's story

  78. 78
    livelaughlove says:

    I have never before heard of this but I clicked on the link and read them. They are all so touching and makes a person rethink life. I did find Jess's story touching the most! I will def. stay updated with this blog.

  79. 79
    Brianna Heldt says:

    I first read Jess' story a long time ago and it is amazing.

  80. 80
    Justine says:

    All her stores are so touching. It is true that we should always help others regardless the position you are in.


  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    The Julie Carson story is very similar to what my friend is going through.


  82. 82

    A few months ago I somehow found Kelle Hampton's story and so I really like her story and visit her blog weekly as a result.


  83. 83

    Julie Carson's! Not just because she has a fabulous first name either. I just added her to my google reader (which I happened to have JUST cleaned out the other day). :)


  84. 84
    Anna Marie says:

    Definitely Julie Carson's story…so touching!

  85. 85

    I love everything Kelle Hampton writes, including the grocery store vacation post!

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