Blog  /  Grandparenting, Parenting  /  GIVEAWAY | February Resource Highlight – In Praise of Plan B

This year is the 30th anniversary of Family Matters. That’s right folks! We’ve been at this thing for three decades now! We have met so many wonderful people, partnered with some great ministries like Focus on the Family and Family Life, and God has used our efforts to touch the lives of countless families with the message of His grace. Praise the Lord!! One of the ways we would like to celebrate what God has done in us and through us is to highlight one resource a month as a way to familiarize you with what Family Matters has to offer in order to minister to you better.

This month’s resource highlight is In Praise of Plan B by Dr. Tim Kimmel © 2010

From the dustcover:

“If you travel far enough in life, you’re sure to run into some detours. Detours that sidetrack the smooth-running dreams you always envisioned and leave you someplace you never intended to be.

If you’re not careful, you can easily grow disillusioned or disappointed at the loss of Plan A. But best-selling author Tim Kimmel, who declares himself, “the patron saint of Plan B,” is here to help you turn Plan B into Plan Best!

In Praise of Plan B offers memorable, often humorous gems from Kimmel’s own experiences as well as others’. The people you’ll meet in these pages have all encountered life’s various roadblocks, yet they still found a way to soar above it all. You can too!

Here you will find touching, inspirational wisdom for every facet of life, showing you that the Plan B you were forced to settle for will ultimately yield a richer, more rewarding life than Plan A ever could have.”

We think you will love this collection of vignettes as much as we do. The book is arranged as a compilation of short stories. They can be used as part of devotionals and bible study groups, are a great family dinner time read and make great gifts! It’s so important to talk with our kids about how our “Plan A” is often different from God’s plan for our lives. What may seem like a detour from our plan is often God steering us in His direction, rather than our own.

And the best news??!!! We want our Family Matters Blog readers to have a chance to win a copy of In Praise of Plan B!

Like all of our giveaways, you have to do a little something…

In it to WIN IT:

*One entry per person per method of entry. Be sure to enter a separate comment for each method of entry (one comment for Facebook, one comment for Twitter, etc.). This way you have a higher chance of winning.

1. COMMENT: Leave a comment on this blog post telling us about a time when God turned a “Plan B” into a “Plan Best” in your life.

2. TWITTER: Follow Family Matters on Twitter – just copy and paste this message into your tweet Hey! @Family_Matters is giving away a copy of their Feb Resource of the Month – #InPraiseofPlanB!

3. FACEBOOK: Like Family Matters on Facebook.

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Giveaway ends Friday, February 17th, 2012. Winner is chosen randomly and will be announced here as soon as they’ve accepted the prize. Good luck, everyone!

Karis Kimmel Murray is the author of Grace Based Discipline: How to Be at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst and the Creative Director of Family Matters®, a ministry who’s internationally hosted parenting and marriage events, radio and television broadcasts, articles, videos, website and best-selling books (written by Karis’ parents and Family Matters’ founders Dr. Tim and Darcy Kimmel,) Grace Based Parenting and Grace Filled Marriage, have been used by God to transform tens of thousands of families into instruments of His restoration and reformation.
Karis writes and speaks for Family Matters as a voice to the next generation of parents. Karis is co-host of The Family Matters Minute, a nationally syndicated one-minute radio segment heard by millions of listeners every weekday.
Karis lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband Mike, their two teenage daughters and a ragamuffin menagerie of pets.