Making Your Home a Haven Fall Challenge is Back with an iPad Mini Giveaway!


Making Your Home a Haven week 1

Welcome to the 4th Annual “Making Your Home a Haven” Fall Challenge.

If you’ve been around a while – you know all about this fall challenge and might already have your candle going right now!

This year is going to be the biggest Fall Challenge we’ve ever had because – {cue the confetti} we are celebrating the launch of my JUST RELEASED THIS WEEK - book titled: Women Living Well ~ Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home. And the publisher has teamed up with me to give out some amazing gifts to WLW readers!!!!  {squeal – this is too exciting!!!}

But first let me explain the Challenges for newbies :) then we’ll get to the prizes!

Each week I will give you one practical tip and one spiritual tip that you can do to create a haven in your home.

Is your calendar full? Do you feel tense, rushed and even panicked at times? Do you feel like the rest of the family is feeling the same way?

I believe we can create a physical environment, as well as a spiritual environment, that can bring peace, harmony and a sense of calmness to our homes if we are willing to be intentional.

 

This challenge will run through the month of October. Check out the video and topics below. If you would like to join me and you are a blogger - I invite you to place my image above, on your blog, and link it back to this post. If you are not a blogger, leave a comment in the comment section to let me know that you would like to join the challenge. If you have not subscribed to my blog – just subscribe in the side bar so you receive the weekly emails!

(if you can’t see the video: click here)

Here’s the topic schedule:

Week 1: October 7th -Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home. I will be starting mine in the morning but you can start yours at dinner time. Do what makes sense for your family. I will be placing mine in the kitchen – the main hub of my home. Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home.

The Giveaway:
A year’s supply of Yankee Candles (12 large Jar Candles)
Week 2: October 14 - Plan a Family Fun Night.   Have a pillow party in the family room and get out every blanket and pillow in the house and be cozy with the kids or your hubby! Even if you live alone you can do this. Enjoy a cozy evening of hot cider and caramel corn.  Bust out some old fashioned games and take the time to savor these moments with your loved ones.  Work on gentleness this week.
The Giveaway:
10 Pack of Games including – Checkers, Scrabble, Monopoly,
Uno, Battleship, Pictionary, Apples to Apples, Candy Land, Risk, & Life.
Week 3: October 21 – Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home.  Cook things with pleasant aromas  like homemade bread, pies, and cookies.  Don’t wait to have a reason to make something special – do it simply to show love to your family. Invite your kids and/or hubby to cook along side of you – make memories in the kitchen – test tasting, being creative, laughing and loving. Remember the importance of dinner time around the table as a family. Work on showing love to your family this week.  
The Giveaway:
A Kitchen Aid Mixer
Week 4 October 28 - Decorate! The holidays are almost upon us.  Ann Voskamp says “Creating is good theology.  In the beginning God created.”  Be creative as you make your home warm, cozy and inviting for the holidays.  Think about ways you can keep Christ in Christmas even in the way you decorate.  Give thanks to God for the home He has given you in which to create a haven for your family.
The Giveaway:
Potttery Barn Christmas Wall Art

So let’s begin – let’s begin by cleaning up clutter in our homes this week.   Fall is a great time to pick a closet or drawer or cabinet to clean out.  While we’re at it – let’s clean up some clutter in our spiritual lives.

Think about – what gets in the way of your peace spiritually?

Could it be that the noise of this world has crowded out the voice of the GREAT I AM?

Jesus said:

“I am the bread of life.” John 6:35
I am the light of the world.” John 8:12
I am the door.” John 10:9
I am the good shepherd.” John 10:11
I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:25
I am the way, and the truth and the life.” John 14:6
“I am the vine.” John 15:5

Turn to the GREAT I AM this week – listen to his voice. Let him be your bread, your light, your door, your shepherd, your resurrection, your life, your truth and your vine.

Walk with the King,

Courtney

This week’s giveaway in celebration of my book releasing is an iPad Mini!!!

ipadmini

Enter to win here – (for extra entries facebook or tweet about this giveaway!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner must live in the U.S. or Canada.

 

 

Don’t forget – the second FREE Webcast is coming THIS Thursday night!!!!!
 Women Living Well Schedule 2
The book is now available in most bookstores and on-line at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.
3D wlwbook cover

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Hi Courtney !
    So excited for the release of your book. Looking to find it in my mailbox this week ! ;)
    Thank you so much for the encouragement you gave us, women.

    I would love to be part of the challenge but I’m not a techno-girl (meaning I don’t have a Facebook or twitter account nor a blog !) Can I still be part of it ? …and the fun giveaways ?!

    Have a nice day !

    • Just follow along here on the blog each Monday and share in the comments if you’d like how it’s going! :) Thanks for joining us!
      Lots of Love,
      Courtney

      • Hi Courtney: I’m not sure why but I’m not able to post a comment. I can only reply to comments. I’d like to be part of this challenge.

      • You can count me in. Looking forward to joining :)

      • I would like to join the challenge!

      • Hi Courtney! I would love to participate in this challenge! You are so sweet and such a blessing to other women. Thank you for all that you do. Blessings!

        PS – I’m such a dork for not being able how to leave a comment without replying to someone else :)

      • I’ve been waiting for this!!! I’m definitely joining the challenge!

      • Sheri Woodward says:

        Hi, Courtney! I would love to be part of this challenge! What a great way to keep us mindful of where our thoughts should be!

      • Christine says:

        I’m in for the challenge! I just finished there week 2 webcast! It was so encouraging!thanks!

      • I would like to join this challenge. I am blessed by what you do with GMG and am excited to check out your book. Just discovered your site. Thanks!

      • I am joining this challenge! I was just given a large Diamond Candle and will start with that this evening. So blessed to have a home and wonderful family- why wouldn’t I pray for peace! Excited to see what my husband and son will say :)

    • Allison Perske says:

      I am really excited to have found a source to help me bring to life my aspirations as a mom, wife, and Christian! I’d love to be a part of this challenge too!

    • Katie Wirth says:

      I love this challenge, thank you for reigning us back in before the hecticness of the Holidays sets in. I have been feeling exceptionally discombobulated…:) We are starting a new business. This is just what Doctor ordered!!!

    • I’m in! I did this a year or so ago and was blessed by it so i will definitely be following it this year as well!

    • Id love to be a part of this challenge! I cant post a comment either, only reply. I cant wait to see how Gods love works thru me with this challenge!

    • This challenge sounds like so much fun! I am looking forward to participating.

    • Hi Courtney,

      I think this is a wonderful idea and something my family and I really need. I would love to join this challenge. Thank you!

      Jessica

    • I also can only reply: I love to do this but I am not a blogger. This is a wonderful idea and needed. I do live alone, my children are grown and my son is in the military. I will still do this regardless, especially the candle and I can send baked goods to our soldiers. For game night, I will play Bible trivia and of course my music. Thanks! Great contest.

      Linda

    • Poppie meiring says:

      Good day,
      I love your page and it is so inspiring .May God’s Blessing be on you .I have not my own home yet, but will keep all this in mind for the big day that will come soon ..
      God Bless,
      Poppie

    • I am looking forward to this challenge . Looks great.
      Thank you!

    • I would love to join the challenge.

    • I would like to enter for the give always, how do you that by email? I can also only reply to comments not leave them. I do get your emails but I limit my computer time so I get my work done at home and Bible study. Please let us know now to enter. Thanks.
      .

    • Barb Gant says:

      Excited to join the challenge! I did it 2 years ago and regretted not being involved last year. I enjoy the reminder of God’s peace in my house!!!!

    • I love reading your blog, tweets & emails. I am anxiously awaiting my book! Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you. Bless you!

    • Would love to join.. house de cluttering go!

    • Joining you in the challenge! Looking forward to see God work in my home!
      Would love to take part in the giveaway but I do not have twitter or a blog.

    • Tara Sutherland says:

      Would love to join the challenge!

    • I’m excited about your new book. I just ordered mine. I can’t wait to get it. And share it with our women’s bible group,
      Women After God’s Heart!! Your teachings and sharings are awesome,god sent and always right on time. Thanks for letting God use you to bless us.To God be the glory.

    • I like to join your challenge but unfortunately I missed your first one. Thank you!=)

  2. I would like to join the challenge!

    • I would love to join this challenge. Thank you so much for all your encouragement. You are awesome! Looking forward to receiving your book soon!

  3. Sorry, I tried to enter the giveaway but after adding my name saw that the only options are for FB and I am not on FB. Great giveaways though :)

    • Theresa – when you enter your email address you are automatically entered to win :) The other options are just for extra entries! :) So if you entered your email address – your name is on the list to win! :)
      Sorry for the confusion.
      Courtney

  4. So excited to get started :)

  5. I love that tip. I’m always trying to find new ways to remind myself to pray for certain things. I’ve been lighting a candle each day, since the rain began again in our neck of the woods so this is easy to do. I love the idea of this series!

  6. Bonnie Traher says:

    The challenge reminds us to slow down and enjoy your family. Would love to join.

  7. I would be embracing this challenge anyway, but the chance to win a new iPad mini is wonderful! I love gadgets! Thank you!

  8. So excited to do this Challenge again…..can’t wait to get your book. I ordered five of them…. I was going to give away as gifts but am thinking about finding four other women and doing a study together since I heard the study guide was one of the ebook give aways. This would definitely be out of my comfort zone……but I long to have close Christian women friends. I have too been encouraged by Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen to open up my home:)

  9. Tanya Howard says:

    I would like to join the challenge

  10. Sharing on my Blog, Facebook and Twitter!
    Links to all can be found by going to my blog first. http://www.aheartformyhome.blogspot.com

  11. Sounds like a great way to welcome the coming season! Ready to get started!

  12. I am so excited about joining in this challenge. I am always seeking ways to have more calm and peace in my life and hence in my house.

  13. I would love to join in your fall challenge!

  14. Leslie Apel says:

    Looking forward to the challenge!!! (And I must say, it is definitely going to be a challenge for me this year… I’m due with baby #2 on October 1st :-) )

  15. I’m so very excited about this challenge! I truly need this and am looking so forward to the application!! Thank you Courtney!

  16. roxane haynes says:

    Looking forward to this challenge!

  17. Peggy Jarvis says:

    I love the candle idea. I just have to burn it while Danny is at work. He is bother by strong scents. Maybe I should say what he considers strong. As long as it isn’t burning in the room where he is, I can do it. LOve candles.

    • Peggy – We have the same problem at our home. I have found that scentless candles or the LED no-flame flickering candles work great. Create a relaxing mood, but with no annoying overpowering scents. Hope this works for you.

  18. I love this time of year! And I love your fall challenge each year! I’ve had my candle going ever since the first fall challenge!

  19. I’m joining in the challenge and sharing the giveaway/fall challenge on my blog’s FB page!

  20. Jessica Harless says:

    Courtney,
    I am super excited about the release of your new book. My husband said he would get it for me since it was the only thing I really wanted for Christmas this year, so hopefully I get it earlier! This will be the first year I will participate in the “making your home a haven” challenge but I can’t wait. Things get pretty hectic around here sometimes but I am a strong believer that we as wives and mothers set the mood and tone of our homes everyday! I love the candle idea! Thank you for everything you do to serve The Lord, I love following your posts, and your smile is just infectious!!

  21. Stephanie M says:

    I am definitely joining! I always love your ‘Making your home a haven challenge! Can’t wait to get started!!

  22. Sounds Like A Fun challenge. I’m UP Fo It!! I Am Hooked On YoUr Blog!

  23. KellyK(@RNCCRN9706) says:

    Love this Fall challenge. I don’t light a candle as my 90 year old mother in law lives with us and she frets that the open flame will burn our house down..lol so I use a Scentsy warmer instead. Still get a soft glow, a nice scent and it’s MUCH safer ;)

    Gonna figure out how to use the image and link it back to your blog from mine as I’m new to the blogging world! Tee hee! As a member of the book launch team, I’ll be giving away a copy of Courtney’s book so please stop by !!
    http://www.kellyccrn.wordpress.com

  24. Kandra Eaton says:

    I love this challenge idea. Thank you for all your support and ideas.

  25. I always love this challenge. My favorite is lighting the candle. So excited about your book! Congrats.

  26. Melinda Elam says:

    Joining the challenge! Can’t wait to get the book! Such an exciting time!

  27. Love candles N i love the idea to light a candle in community to become one to god!!
    But how u entry to get the mini iPad cuz i check in FB but i couldn’t figured out so let me know ok Thanks Courtney

  28. Marisa Allen says:

    Sounds like it’s going to be an awesome 5 weeks! I am in! (:

  29. Tisha Ploense says:

    I love this so much :-). I’m totally in on the challenges. I am doing a small group on Joy right now. I can’t wait to finally read your book. You are an amazing woman of God. Let Him keep using you. You are a blessing. God Bless you.

  30. Sounds like a great challenge!!

  31. The pray of my heart is that my home will be a place where love abounds, a place of peace….a sanctuary…..Lord let your light shine in my heart and in my home…..

  32. I am super excited about trying this challenge. After numerous years and effort, I have finally been able to get my family established in worshiping God and going to church regularly. This challenge could not come at a better time. I am new to your website…I am really enjoying it and look forward to seeing what more it has to offer. Thank you for all your efforts and advice.

  33. I would like to join!

  34. Helena Schaden says:

    I’m up for the challenge and looking forward to it! Thank you!

  35. I’d love to join the challenge!

  36. I am entering your challenge! I want to make my home into a haven :)

  37. Beth Hunter says:

    I’m joining the challenge. :)

  38. I’m all in. You had me at accountability. Thank you SO much! I can’t wait to get your book in my hands and give away copies to women God tells me to!!! In His Love ~ Lisa

  39. I’d like to join the challenge.. sounds like fun!

  40. I would love to join!

  41. Marybeth Santos says:

    I love what you are doing here! I’m excited to participate in these challenges, even if I don’t win! My husband was in a car accident last but in October when I was 6 months pregnant with our 4th child, I ended up on bed rest then we had a new baby…the list goes on so I have been praying for peace in our home for a long time and I love love love the ideas you posted! Thank you for all you do! I’m sharing on my FB page but I no longer blog.

  42. What a great challenge! I look forward to participating! My house definitely needs it!

  43. I love this challenge! Thank you for creating it. Wonderful ways to help male our homes a happier place to be. I would like to join. :)

  44. I would like to join the challenge!

  45. Sounds wonderful! I would like to join the Fall challenge. Your posts are always a blessing to me!!
    Thank you so much!
    Blessings to you,
    Tiffany

  46. Joining the challenge!

  47. Excited to participate in this challenge!

  48. This is my third year participating in this challenge. It seems each year I learn/gain something new :) Thanks so much for putting this on and encouraging all of our in our walks!

  49. Alicia Lenoir says:

    I want to participate as well. Sounds like a great way to enjoy fall.

  50. Count me in!

  51. Ready for the challenge! Love the godly encouragement!

  52. Linda Hoover says:

    I would love to join your challenge, but Mondays are not a good day for me to do it, as my husband works night shift (and I keep to his schedule) and Mondays are his first day off. We sleep the entire day, usually. Would it be okay for me to try these a different day (one that works better with our schedule)?

  53. Thank you for these challenges! I’m looking forward to participating! May the Lord bless you for this ministry that you have to so many women!

  54. I’m in!

  55. Donna Lamontagne says:

    Count me in!

  56. Tracy Paulsen says:

    I would like to join the challenge.

  57. i’m in! now to buy a lighter to light the candle :)

  58. I definitely need this challenge. My house seems to stay tense. I am working to change that and any tips I can pick up along the way are much needed and appreciated!

  59. Sounds like a great challenge! I’m intrigued. Thanks! :)

  60. Love this challenge! I did it last year for the first time. Its great!

  61. I always forget just how much my attitude effects my family’s. I definitely need to slow down. I’m totally in on this challenge!

  62. Jessie Martinez says:

    Count me in! Perfect timing for me.

  63. Kelly Sadler says:

    This will be my 2nd year participating. I can’t wait!

  64. I want to join this challenge!

  65. Jamee Block says:

    I will be doing the challenge! I am so excited about it!

  66. Ruth Zielman says:

    I would love to join this challenge. It sounds like just the motivation I need.

  67. I would Love to join the challenge!!!

  68. I would love to join the challenge.

  69. This is great! My husband and I work full time and have 3 kids. I’m always looking for those little touches to add to our home to bring that peace and security. I look forward to this!

  70. I would like to join the challenge :-)

  71. Amanda Everhart Neal says:

    I would love to join the challenge!!!

  72. I am super excited for my first ever Make My Home A Haven Fall Challenge. I can’t wait to get started. :-)

  73. I am joining the challenge for the first time. This is coming at a perfect time. I have been spending the last couple weeks trying to deep clean and declutter my house room by room….searching for peace in my home. Thank you for your website and this challenge. :)

  74. I would like to join you in this year’s Making your Home a Haven challenge, it will be great to have a focus for this.

  75. Definitely looking forward to this challenge. I LOVE the candle/prayer concept!

  76. I’m going to give this a try this year!

  77. I would love t join the challenge!!!

  78. Excited to join the challenge! Looking forward to getting your box from Amazon. Bought extras as gifts to share your dream. Hugs and blessings

  79. I love Women Living Well. And I reaaaaaalllly want to read the book. Is there any way I can get a complementary copy?

  80. I would love to join the challenge! I put an orange candle in the candle and made a l8ttle black spider out if pi0e clean34s to put with it!

  81. Joining the challenge !

  82. April Fawcett says:

    I’d like to join the challenge!

  83. Looking forward to join the challange! Something I very much need right now.

  84. excited to join this challenge!!

  85. Nicci Ramirez says:

    Count me in!!!! :)

  86. Teena Wallace says:

    I am excited to of found this site thanks to my cousin, Heather Inman. I have a feeling I will be spending some time here. I would love to be part of the challenge!!!!! But most of all I am looking forward to growing in Christ through the resources you offer!!!!!!

    Teena

  87. I want to be a part of the challange

  88. I really need this challenge. Thank you!

  89. I’m in for the challenge! So excited for you and the release of your book!

  90. I love this fall series and look forward to it every year! :)

  91. I want to join!!

  92. This is my second time joining the challenge. I’m so excited! Last year I had a 4 week old. This year, I will have another baby in less than 4 weeks from now. Blessings abound. An iPad mini would be nice for those late night feedings. :)

  93. Danielle King says:

    Funny, I was shopping today and bought my candle in preparation for this year’s challenge then see your post this evening! Can’t wait!

  94. Yay! I love this series!

  95. joining the challenge…this is my first time, so excited that I shared it with our homeschool group too!

  96. I want to join the challenge as well! Looking forward to what God has in store for us this coming month! :)

  97. Ready for the challenge :-)

  98. Tammie Williams says:

    First timer and I would love to join the challenge. Just spent two years in the bed because of a back injury. Had surgery and am doing physical therapy and enjoying being able to move around. This sounds like a great idea and a lot of fun for the family too.

  99. I would like to join this challenge. Although my children are at college now I still realize the effect my outlook can have on them and my husband. Thanks for the help.

  100. Emily Pyles says:

    Thank you for all your encouragement! Please count me in!! I look forward to the challenge. I think we all need to invest more in our homes ; )

  101. Karissa Brnak says:

    Lets do this challenge! I’m in :)

  102. Thank you so much for this challenge! What an awesome way to start the week in addition to getting your book on Tuesday. Can’t wait for the Webcast on Thursday❤️

  103. Bought my favorite fall candle last week after watching the conference video in anticipation!

  104. Sherry Schuler says:

    I would love to join in your fall challenge!

  105. I am so doing this challenge! It could not come at a better time! I can’t wait till my book comes in the mail, plus I love your sweater! :)

  106. This challenge looks great. Count me in!

  107. I’m joining in! I have a candle all ready to go. I read your book, love your blog, support your ministry and am so excited that you are stepping out in faith to proclaim Jesus boldly. You inspire me so much! I want my home to reflect Christ and as I read your book I realized how much of an influence that God wants me to be in my family for Him. I ordered a hard copy of your book and it should come soon!!! I can’t thank you enough for all you do! You introduced me to Good Morning Girls which really transformed my spiritual life and walk with God. Thanks for all you do, Courtney!

  108. Natalie Gonzalez says:

    I would love to join the Fall challenge!!!!!

  109. Cindy Bryson says:

    I would like to join the challenge please. I am a group leader of a GMG bible study group. I have really enjoyed it as I have been “leading” our little group for over a year now. I would now like to “branch out” and learn even more from your various groups.
    If you don’t mind I need you all to pray for me. I am a former public school teacher of special needs chidlren. I resigned this job in 2008 to care for my husband who is currently houmebound with severe osteoarthritis. During this time we also adopted 4 wonderful children which gave us a total of 5 and made our home complete. When I resigned my teaching job I also began to homeschool our children. It has been such a blessing, and I thank the Lord for this opportunity. For the past few months, however I think running the household on my own has started to take a toll on my nerves. I panic when I have to leave home and that includes even going to church! I feel like if I get out in public people will talk about how horrible my clothes are, how fat I am, how poor my kids look, etc etc. I know that these thoughts are very extreme, but when I get dressed to go out I literally (sometimes) become crippled as though my muscles are wet noodles. I get so nervous that I just give up and stay home…which means..so do my children. Lord help me…please you all help me to pray that I will find a renewed and refreshed attitude. Love you all. Cindy

    • Hi, Cindy,

      May God’s peace that passes all understanding grip your heart to crowd out your fears and anxiety. Lord, renew and refresh Cindy’s attitude, bringing her peace as Your daughter to face the world with confidence. I pray that you would give her the opportunity for rest and relaxation as you renew her heart and life.

  110. Donna Felton says:

    I would like to join the challenge!

  111. Hannah Walz says:

    I have an October birthday and I LOVE fall! This challenge sounds great! Please count me in. :) I am a brand new homeschool mom to two little boys, and a step momma to two more boys! I am the only woman in a family of five guys (including my husband). You have been a great example to me as a mom, wife, homeschooler and Christian! Blessed to have found your blog.. Thanks for all your encouragement!! :)

  112. I would love to join this challenge.

  113. Oh how exciting! I am definitely in need of really being intentional about my home and making it a haven. What a great challenge! I want to be a part of it!

  114. Lauren Robles says:

    I’d like to enter to win.

  115. Lauren Robles says:

    Oops I meant I want to join the challenge

  116. I would like to join the challenge!

  117. Kristin Evans says:

    Would like to join the challenge!

  118. Kelly Keller says:

    I would like to join the contest Candle is ready.

  119. Melissa Banville says:

    I would like to join the challenge!! :)

  120. I would like to join the challenge

  121. Angie Blundell says:

    I would like to join the challenge :)

  122. Mapipi Jambaya says:

    Glad to join the challenge.

  123. I would love to join the challenge!!

  124. I am looking forward to joining the challenge and imagine my family will enjoy it too!

  125. I look forward to this challenge every year!

  126. kimberlee stone says:

    I would like to be a part of the challenge :) thank you muchly!

  127. Candles are a standard part of my home. I love them!! I will definitely be joining this. Thanks!!

  128. Joining the challenge…

  129. Tracy Maliva says:

    Sounds like fun, I am in!

  130. Would love to join the challenge. It sounds like fun!! Not a blogger though but do have Facebook ;)
    I enjoy reading your blog- several of your posts have really spoken to me.
    Rachel

  131. DeeAnn Stichter says:

    So excited to join this falls challenge!! Thank you so much for your encouraging blog!!!

  132. Roxann Kelly says:

    I’m going to try and do your challenge. My family is going thru a difficultly that has come to the surface recently and we want to fix it rather than leave it broken. The title of your book screamed to me “that is what I need” because right now, I don’t have it. A mini-ipad to stay connected to my family, would be very beneficial!

  133. Natasja Brooks says:

    Would definitely love to join the challenge!

  134. Wanda Eichler says:

    Joining the challenge cause it’s do-able! Thank you.

  135. I look forward to this challenge every year! Glad it’s starting soon, my home is in need of refreshing in all aspects!!! Off to buy my candle within the next few days to be ready!!! Thank you!!

  136. Dilyana Georgieva says:

    Hi from Bulgaria! I’m going to try the challange too, it’s so awesome:) Thanks for all this! It’s realy amazing how important is the support from the sisters in faith… Even if separeted by thousands miles!:)

  137. Hi Courtney!
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and am enjoying all the encouragement you give us in our walk with the King. Comparing to marriage challenges where I could join just by reading and hoping to remember those things at the time I will be married; this Fall challenge is the one I can join. I am seeing this challenge as a perfect way how to start to make my home a haven before having family and I guess I’ll bake some goodies and then invite some friends over for a game night. My candle is already going and it feels a little less stressful and more cozy already.
    Thank you, Courtney, for showing us that there exist homes that are like haven in the midst of daily rush! :)

  138. This is exactly what my husband and I need right now. We have our calendars filled through November and it has made us very anxious. I am looking forward to participating in your challenge to help slow things down and keep our focus on God. Thanks Courtney!

  139. Dear Courtney,

    I will join this fall challenge, it is the second time that I do this. The candle is already burning. This weekend I tried to buy your book but since I live in The Netherlands (Europe) I can only by this book with a creditcard (Visa etc.) which I do not have. So I am hoping that your book will be available also here in The Netherlands, and maybe translated? However, reading English is oke with me. I wish you a very nice day tomorrow as your book relaeses (is that Englisch ;)) and I really hope that in some way I can buy your book too. Thank you for all that you do, Yvonne

    • Abby from Belgium says:

      Dear Courtney,

      I am joining the challenge together with all of those lovely ladies around the globe!

      My favorite is also ligting a candle (apple-cinnamon scented).

      And as you probably already know: can’t wait to receive the book. I HOPE and PRAY it will arrive this week !!!!!

      You are truely an amazing, awesome woman ! A true Daughter of the King.

      Blessings X

      Abby

    • Abby from Belgium says:

      Hallo Yvonne,

      ik hoop dat je alsnog een kopie van het boek kan bemachtigen. Maar de Nederlandse versie zal nog wel even op zich laten wachten, neen ?
      Veel succes met de challenge.

      • Hallo Abby, wat goed; een nederlands sprekende! Leuk hoor! Heb jij wel het boek gekocht? Ik denk idd dat de Nederlandse versie nog wat gaat duren….Ik ga eens kijken op welke manier ik het toch kan kopen. Waar woon je in Belgie? Groetjes, Yvonne
        Ps: appel/kaneel is ook mijn favoriete geur;)

        • Abby from Belgium says:

          Hoi Yvonne, ik heb het boek besteld. Dus nog niet betaald. Mijn kranten/boekhandel doet dit via Proxis Azur, gezien het feit dat ik niet online betaal. Zo koop ik al mijn Amerikaanse Christelijke boeken. Dichtbij Brussel.
          Groetjes terug.

  140. Excited to start your challenge for the first time! This time of year I usually have a candle lit in the kitchen, I love the idea of praying for peace for my family and home when I walk by. Thank you for sharing your ideas and God given gifts! I just shared your challenge on FB

  141. Love this Challenge been doing it since the first year so excited to join you again this year and am so excited to get my hands on the actual book had the privilege of being apart of the launch team so have read on PDF and now want actual book great read and ministered to my soul :)
    Love and Blessings Courtney !!

  142. Yay!! Sound like fun :)

  143. I am looking forward to joining your challenge. You were right about September being very busy and it was overwhelming for me and my family. I am looking forward to your weekly challenges and working on making my home more peaceful, relaxing and a place that everyone looks forward to ending their day. Thank you!

  144. Jean Medina says:

    I love Yankee candles!! I just bought a new Home Sweet Home candle. I am lighting it thus morning while I do my GMG bibke study!

  145. I am joining the challenge! Can’t wait to get started. The peace is a needed change in my home right now :)

  146. I really enjoyed last year’s Fall Challenge and I’m looking forward to this year’s challenge, too! I’m going to encourage all the ladies I know to take part in it, too. I know my husband and son could tell a difference last year! Maybe I’ll be able to keep it going for much longer this time! Thank you for taking the time to share these ideas with us! Blessings to you….

  147. I would love to join the challenge!

  148. Courtney…thank you so much for this challenge! I am joining!

  149. I would love to join!

  150. I’d like to join the challenge!

  151. Shannon Browning says:

    I love to read your blog and I can’t wait to read this book!

  152. I would love to be included in this challenge. Thank you for helping and encouraging.

  153. I would love to join the challenge (and try for the prizes, as well! :)). Thank you for your ministry, sharing your life with us, and pointing us to Jesus! Blessings…

  154. Cara Shields says:

    Your blog has been such a blessing. Praying for even more woman to be blessed through your book and for your family to be blessed also

  155. I am sooo joining too! thanks so much for putting this together. I am new to your site/blog, so I guess I joined at a perfect time. I wish all challenges in life were filled with so many pleasurable activities :)

  156. This sounds like such a wonderful blessing and a challenge I want to embrace. I love the crisp change of season and what it ushers in with the colors and the aromas. We are fighting a huge spiritual battle with our home and those wonderful “fall experiences” are lost in the battle. This is perfect timing. Thank you for blessing us so abundantly.

    Karen G.

  157. Shawnna Householder says:

    Joining in!! Perfect for our first fall in the new house!!

  158. Wendy Nelms says:

    I am loving the gmg bible study and women’s prayer journal. I am excited to start the fall challenge for the first time. I do not have Facebook but I do check email daily.
    Thank you,
    Wendy

  159. I would like to join the fall challenge as well. Your blog has been such an encouragement as I start this adventure of marriage and homemaking!!!

  160. Melissa Mulvaney says:

    Im in!!! I can’t wait for the challenge !!

  161. I would love to enter. I am enjoying the webcast too. Thank you.

  162. Joining the challenge. Looking forward to it.

  163. Challenge me!

  164. I’m getting my candle ready and excited about making my home a haven! I’m probably older than most of you–I have a beautiful new great-grandbaby. My family comes around nearly every Sunday so I hope to still have a peaceful place they can come home to.

  165. I am excited to join the challenge! Thanks so much!

  166. Hi Courtney! Challenge accepted! And thanks for your cheerful, positive spirit. I appreciate it!

    http://lookingforabettercountry.blogspot.fr/2013/09/challenge-accepted.html

  167. Sarah Benson says:

    Sounds perfect! I’m joining, and I hope I win some prizes too! :)

  168. Tara Dehaan says:

    Would love to be part of the challenge, can we still be part of it living in Canada….? :)

  169. I would like to join the challenge. I’m excited to see God at work in my home!

  170. I am so in on this challenge! Definitely want my home to feel more like a haven!

  171. Thank you for doing this challenge again this year! It is just what I need to take a deep breath and be intentional about cultivating an atmosphere of peace and welcome in my home.

  172. My 8 year daughter asked me last Thursday if I was going to d o that “thing” again this year. She enjoyed it as did I. Glad to be starting again.

  173. I would like to enter the giveaway! I will also like it on FB. Now what do I do next?

  174. Love this idea of creating a haven! Thank you for this challenge.

  175. Enter me in the challenge, please! :)
    I love this challenge idea. Love it!

  176. I am looking forward to joining this challenge. We have been very busy these last two months and intentionally slowing down and being calm is just what I need.

  177. I’m not a blogger but I want to be part of the challenge! Sign me up please! Thank you

  178. I am goining the challenge! I can’t wait!

  179. I’m in! Already have my candle going a week early. :-)

  180. I am joining the challenge! This will help me to encourage the women in my life to become the women God has called us to be…starting in our homes. :)

  181. I’ve linked back to your website! I can’t wait to start the challenge!

  182. Jaci (Jackie) says:

    Shared and entered in every way possible lol

    I want to start this challenge again this year!!! Sign me up, I am already a subscriber :)

  183. I found your website from a pin on Pinterest. I am so excited to start the challenge. My family is entering a new phase in life and I love the idea of the candle reminding me to pray for them – and for the peace in our home.

  184. Jen Hasseld says:

    Hi Courtney! I’ve been a follower for…well, at least a year, because I participated in last year’s fall challenge! The candle (and music) were SO calming and just what I needed. Looking forward to joining this year’s challenge. Congratulations on the book!

  185. I’d love to be a part of this challenge and giveaway!

  186. I am excited about joining this challenge. I have followed your blog for a long time, but never felt the need or desire to do the challenge. This year, I am looking forward to it. Thanks for all you do.

  187. Novella Pope says:

    Good Morning
    Looking forward to start the challenge
    Novella

  188. I want to join the fall challenge!

  189. Courtney,
    I did the challenge last year and I’m looking forward to doing it this year.
    Thanks for all your encouragement.

  190. Sophie from France says:

    I join the challenge, my house needs to be a haven of peace!

  191. Tausha mace says:

    Yes!!!! I want to join! Thank you!!

  192. Needed this challenge! It is so refreshing to be encouraged! Thank you! :0)

  193. We are closing on our first home today. I would like to join the challenge and start home-ownership off on the right foot — praying for peace is a great place to start!

  194. I enjoy a good challenge!
    I like being apart of something bigger than myself.
    And I love when it positively impacts my family. I’m in.

  195. I want to join your challenge. This is my first year with your blog and I have enjoyed reading your blessings. I just turned 70 and have been so blessed.

  196. I would like to join the Fall Challenge

  197. Sarah Curry says:

    Yes, I’ll join!

  198. Samantha Rose says:

    I am doing the challenge this year and believing for peace!

  199. Would love to join the fall challenge..

  200. Elaine Harman says:

    I would love to join the challenge!

  201. I’m super excited for this! Falling in love with your ideas and insight more each day! (very new member!)
    Ready to start this challenge!

  202. Jayme Ferry says:

    Courtney, My sister-in-law just introduced me to your website this summer and I am so glad she did. I have been doing the Proverbs 31 study and feel so refreshed and ready for each day. I am excited about this new challenge that you have given and I am looking forward to being a part of it!

  203. I would love to join the challenge! Thank you for always inspiring us!

  204. I’m looking forward to joining the Fall Challenge! I long to make my home a sanctuary and not just the place where we drop at the end of our busy days. Thank you for these wonderful reminders about what home should be.

  205. Jessica ratterree says:

    I’m in! I did this challenge last year and really enjoyed blessing my family by it! Going to get my candle today!

  206. I would LOVE to join the challenge :-)

  207. I’m looking forward to this challenge. Your facebook messages have held much encouragement for me over the past 6 months. I am looking forward to seeing the changes God can bring to my family and home during this challenge.

  208. Great idea! I love how fall bring automatic cozyness to the home but these are great ideas to make it better. :)

  209. I’m very excited about joining this challenge. I really need some spiritual and home comfort. My grand mother passed away last week. She was very special to me and life’s just not quite the same without her. I think this challenge will give me the comfort and strength I need right now and bless my family in the process.

  210. I would love to join the challenge. My prayer has been to create an peaceful home. This is no coincidence

  211. Elizabeth H. says:

    Joining the challenge!! Super excited. Thank you so much for putting yourself out there and being a Godly example for women of all ages.

  212. Brooke Edwards says:

    I’m in! Looking forward to the challenge. Sounds like a great way to help keep my home focused on what is important.

  213. This is my first year with this challenge. I am very excited to do it!!!

  214. I can’t wait to start this…I am currently in the midst of trying to simplify my life and get out the clutter in my house so that the clutter in my mind is less as well, if that makes any sense. Super excited to do the challenge!

  215. I will join in. :)

  216. Toni Girard says:

    I am not a blogger but I want to do the challenge!

  217. I am giddy with excitement about this challenge!! Sign me up! Thanks so much!

  218. Liz Bruinsma says:

    I would like to join the challenge!! I’m going to start with the candle this week as we will be on Family VayCay next week for Fall Break :) Looking forward to the Challenge

  219. I would love to join the challenge, as well.

  220. I’m up for the challenge. i actually got my fall decorations out this weekend. Cleaned the house (tried to declutter) :) and put the fall items out! It is amazing how it gives a warm fuzzy feeling to the home.
    After Church yesterday, i really felt God’s peace over me too and i know it is to be a hectic week and work and with the kids. it was nice to just enjoy’s God’s peace.
    waiting for your book to arrive!!
    I enjoy what you are doing…thanks for coming into my inbox!!!

  221. Melanie Kovach says:

    I would like to enter the challenge!

  222. Janetta Dobler says:

    I would love to join this challenge!! Love your book and praying for your ministry to blossom!! God Bless You!!

  223. Teresa Watson says:

    I’m excited to join this challenge! Right now I am using a wax warmer with a pumpkin scent. I love the idea to pray for peace in my home. I will do this each time I reenter the room and smell the scent. Thank you for the challenge. I look forward to how God will use this in my heart and home.

  224. I would like to join the challenge – loved last year’s!!! Thank you!

  225. Hello this is my first time on your site after watching the video last Thursday Womenlivingwell.tv I love it!!! Im excited to be a part of your challenge.

  226. I would love to sign up for the fall challenge:D

  227. Sooo excited with my first challenge, I love fall .Thank you for sharing with us.

  228. Greetings from sunny California!!
    So excited for your book. I am ordering today because I like to live on the edge and wait until the last minute! Cheers to your launch week & yes I am I’m for the challenge!

    Happy fall, here’s to fun week & a blessed day!

    Gina!

  229. I would love to sign up for the fall challenge! I did it last year, and still pray every time I light the candle in my kitchen!! :)

  230. Lillian Gimmelli says:

    Unfortunately I am not a blogger but hope to be a blogger one day. I would still like to enter your challenge. Thanks for the opportunity. And so looking forward to reading your book. Thanks and God Bless.

  231. Great challenge! I’m looking forward to it. :)

  232. Count me in!! I love fall and this challenge will make my favorite season even better!

  233. Christina Burkley says:

    Count me in for the challenge! Congrats on your book – can’t wait to get my copy!

  234. Cathy Skipper says:

    I was hoping you would be doing this challenge again. Last year is when I found your blog. Happy Dance!

  235. Looking forward to the participating in this challenge!

  236. I am so excited by this challenge. I have been working on my home, finance and spiritual life for the last few weeks and hope that this will encourage me in the task. What cool prizes. Thanks for hosting this!!!

  237. I am new to your blog, but I am so loving What I’ve seen so far! The Bible studies, Webcast, and your posts are so inspiring! I want to join the challenge! So looking forward to it:) Thanks for What you do!

  238. Will be taking the challenge! I actually had one planned just like this! Will be joining yours:)
    Congrats on the book!

  239. Love this idea & will be taking the challenge!!!

  240. I love this annual challenge!! I will definitely be joining in! Bought a candle yesterday :)

  241. I’m looking forward to this challenge. I’m always very excited to start reading your book! Thanks for being such and inspiration!

  242. I am excited about the October challenge! We are empty-nesters for about a month now, so it will be good to focus on making a home for two.

  243. I would love to join your challenge!

  244. I love the Fall Challenge. I’m in! Love following you.

  245. So excited to do this Fall Challenge for myself, for my husband and little kiddos as well! I hope to have them walk beside me too and when they see the candle, I will encourage them for say a prayer also. Looking forward to this, thank you!

  246. This is my first time & I would like to join for the fall challenge. It looks great!!!!!

  247. You described my September! We are moving this week and there is not a better time to start this challenge for us. Thank you!

  248. Sign me up…I am in…love fall, candles, and love the idea of using the fall to make my home a haven for my family. Love your blog!

  249. I would love to join your challenge, what a great way to remind ourselves to slow down and enjoy God’s many blessings.

  250. I enjoyed this challenge so much last year! So in for this year!

  251. Rachel Waggoner says:

    I would love to join in on this challenge! (:

  252. Julie Stoller says:

    Not a blogger, but would love to join the challenge. Thanks!

  253. I am on board for the challenge. It sounds like exactly what my family and I need right now! I will focus on clutter this week.

  254. I am joining your challenge. Congratulations on your new book!

  255. Joining your challenge!

  256. Kari Compton says:

    Looking forward to it! This time of year always puts me in a “homemaking” mood :) Thanks for all your tips, insight, and spiritual encouragement! You’re doing a great job.

  257. Joining the challenge!

  258. Michelle St. John says:

    My candle is lit….I’m in! :)

  259. I’m up for a challenge! Extra prayers are always welcome in my home!

  260. Congratulations on your book!!! I wanta get one soon – Id love to join in for the challenge and I just love your site!!! I always read up here first thing every morning… My quite time and sipping my coffee too!! ~ Blessings!!

  261. I just discovered this website and it was excitedly what I needed. I always wanted to be a stay at home mom and we were blessed this year for me to quick my job. My Husband and I always saw were bringing the 50′s back!
    I am excited to join your challenge and to explore you website:)

  262. This is such a great way to welcome fall! Thanks! Looking forward to the fun challenges each week that encourages warmth, love, fun and family nurturing! :)

  263. I’m in! I thoroughly believe that I need to be intentional to make positive changes daily. And I think we’ll all be winners if we participate in these simple activities! :)

  264. I am so happy this is going on I love knowing that so many women are going to do the same thing I am. We all need peace. I am so in.

  265. I am up for the challenge. Like many women-I am also not on FB or Twitter! Just no extra time:-) Thanks so much for your ministry-I really appreciate all the encouragement you give us moms each week. Can’t wait to hear all your great ideas :-) Glad to glorify the Lord with everyone else here.

  266. I love this! And would love to join in on the challenge!

  267. I am so excited that this starts this week! I spent the weekend at a women’s conference that I had been looking forward to all year. Sadly, many of the speakers used their platform to insult women who choose to stay home. It was repeatedly emphasized that in order to be doing “ministry”, we have to be serving outside of our home for a significant amount of time. Not once were our husbands, our children or our homes considered a valuable ministry. I am looking forward to spending some time reading from women who share my passions. Even better….the book comes out this week! God’s timing rocks!!!!

  268. Looks like a great challenge! Late October is for setting out the Thanksgiving decorations. I don’t start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving.

  269. I am really looking forward to this challenge! Over this past summer our family has lost some of its peace, I’ve noticed us all drift away from our normal prayer life, and devotion time. I am thankful for your encouragement and can’t wait to start :)

  270. Kelli Corona says:

    I am joining the challenge! Thanks :)

  271. Jéssica Cuna says:

    i’m a first times at this challenge and i’ve only been married for 3 weeks, but loved it! count me in :)

  272. Lori Sisson says:

    Looking forward to this! Our months are getting busy too, really needed this encouragement!

  273. Love this challenge! Definitely joining!

  274. Nicole Machnicki says:

    Courtney,

    I enjoy your blog so much. I have my copy of your book ordered and am looking forward to reading it. I definitely want to take part in the Fall Challenge. Thank you so much for your ministry to women. It is so helpful.

  275. I would love to join this challenge!

  276. I would love to join this challenge! And I can’t wait to read your book :)

  277. Thanks for doing this challenge again this year! I am going to light my candle today to begin…..
    Congrats on the launch of your book! Can’t wait to read it!

  278. Jessica Harding says:

    I would love to join the challenge! I am new to your blog. I just moved into a new house and just quit my job to be a full time wife and mom! Talk about perfect timing to start this challenge. It has been heavy on my heart and God has been showing me the need to create the most peaceful environment I can and to truly make my house a home. Thank you!!

  279. Andrea Prather says:

    Joining the challenge and will follow along on your blog and Facebook!

  280. Monica Morrison says:

    Hi Courtney!
    I’m definitely joining this challenge! This is my first time doing a challenge and am so looking forward to it!

  281. I would like to join the challenge!

  282. Hi, Courtney! I am excited to join your challenge! This will be my first fall challenge. I did your advent challenge last year and so enjoyed it!

    Thank you so much for the encouragement you offer to those of us who seek to serve God, our husbands, and our children. Although we’ve never met, I feel as though you are my accountability partner. I’ve learned so much from you and appreciate everything you do!

    I can’t wait to dive into your book tomorrow! Praying God will continue to pour into you as you so willingly pour into others. :)

  283. Debbie Raley says:

    It is good for us to focus on the ‘beauty’ of a well-ordered, and lovely home for ourselves, and our families. It is the sanctuary for them away from the chaos of the world outside our doors. Thanks for reminding us to be active in that pursuit….as well as, persuing our own inner beauty by depending daily on the One who is ‘Altogether Lovely’….

  284. I added your “button” to my blog! :)
    Does the first week start tomorrow and go through the 7th or does it start on the 7th?

    • Next week is the first official week of doing the challenges – but to prepare this week…clear out a cluttered area of your house – and clear out your spiritual clutter – go to the Great I AM and spend time in his word. :)
      Courtney

  285. Charlotte E says:

    I would love to join this challenge!

  286. Super excited and I am looking forward to the challenge. I have been following your blog and truly enjoy your inspiration!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Blessings to you and your family during the upcoming holidays!

  287. I’ll be joining the challenge ~ loved it last year! Can’t wait to read your book–would love to read it on the ipad mini :)!

  288. Damaris Enis says:

    Good morning! I would like to participate in the challenge! What do I do now?

    Damaris Enis

  289. I would love to join the challenge!

  290. Ready to be challenged! Thank you! Can’t wait to read your book!
    Blessings, Jen in al

  291. Good Morning Courtney,
    I’m not a blogger, but am looking forward to this challenge , and I absolutely LOVE and appreciate the time you spend sharing with other Daughters of the KING!!

  292. I LOVE this challenge! Did it last year, and will do it again this year :)

  293. I’m IN!! I absolutely LOVE this time of year!! Yay!!

  294. I’m joining the challenge. I can’t wait to get the book!

  295. Joining the challenge…going to buy my candle today :)

  296. I am looking forward to the challenge, was my favorite part of fall last year.

  297. I love this challenge and am looking forward to it! I’ve got my big candle ready to go!

    Blessings,
    Nicole @ WKH

  298. Hi I would absolutely love to join this challenge. I don’t have a blog but I am on facebook and twitter.
    Thank you.

  299. I’d love to join this challenge!

  300. Hi Courtney! I love what you have done for women! Thank you for sharing your gifts of wisdom with us. I would love to join this challenge.

  301. Nicole Smtih says:

    Love this challenge! Thank you for doing this!

  302. Count me in! Looks like a great challenge. I’m looking forward to it.

  303. Derondah Boothe says:

    Joining the challenge! Sounds great–I can’t wait to start!

  304. I am joining the challenge…..spent the day yesterday cleaning and decorating for fall. This morning I have been doing the same. I am going now to dig out my candle….. :)

  305. Stephanie Tate says:

    I would like to join the challenge!

  306. I’m lighting the candle!! I want to make my home a haven!! You were right…September was crazy with homeschooling and 4 birthdays in my house but now for some intentional haven making…

  307. so excited…myself and my whole family was blessed by last years….can’t wait for this:)…thank you and blessings to you and yours

  308. I would love to be a part of the challenge. I retired 3 months ago and still have lots of stuff to clean out.

  309. Always love this challenge :-) I started following your blog when a friend shared this challenge a few years ago.

  310. I love the candle challenge!
    I will include your post in my post this morning, glad I have read your post before blogging this morning, lol

    It is finally getting a little cooler in Oklahoma, so I started slowly decorating for fall! I love love love fall colors!

    Finding Hope

    Sandra

  311. Sabrina Hubbard says:

    So excited to get the book tomorrow.

  312. I’m in!!!

  313. I would love to join this challenge! Thank you! :)

  314. Marsha Calhoun says:

    I would love to be part of the challenge! I need to make my home a haven! With an autistic child, that will be a challenge in itself..but I am ready!

  315. Woohoo, I’m in!!!!

  316. I can’t wait to get started on this! I already have just the perfect candle! :D

  317. Courtney,
    I purchased the book ordered through Amazon – do I still qualify for the ebook bundle? I e-mailed the womenlivingwell@gmail address and haven’t gotten a response yet.
    I can forward my confirmation if needed.
    Thanks!

  318. Joining the Challenge!!!

  319. I’m ordering your book and so looking forward to the challenge!! Count me in!!!

  320. Every year when the Fall Challenge comes around, I say to myself that I should jump on board..but I never do. Well this year I am breaking that cycle, and I am saying out loud that, “I am on board for the challenge!” Whoo-hoo! Praying that being very intentional about making my home a place of peace and rest will be much more effective than just thinking about how it needs to be! Thanks Courtney!

  321. Looking forward to vein challenges to invite Jesus into my home!!

  322. Hello Courtney
    I love your site, ordered your book and I am excited to joint the challenge.
    Thank You
    S

  323. I’m in!! Can’t wait to get started!

  324. Natasha Edwards says:

    I would love to join the challenge. (:

  325. I would like to enter your challange!!

  326. Courtney, I am not on Facebook or Twitter so these comments will have to suffice for my participation in the challenge. We must have been on the same thought waves because this weekend I cleared out one closet, reorganized the bookcase, and cleaned out the bathroom cabinets. Woo hoo! Also pulled out the autumn candles and am good to go for a candle each day. Love this Fall Challenge!!!

  327. I found this challenge, half way through, last year. I’m so happy I can be a part of it from the beginning this year. The past year has thrown us some challenges but when I use a candle in the kitchen, it keeps me focused, reminds me on the rough days to keep praying. Thank you for the idea!! Thank you for providing this challenge & all the great giveaways too!

  328. Lindsey Dann says:

    Hi Courtney!

    I really enjoy all of your wisdom and encouragement. I also LOVE fall! What a fun challenge…I’m ready! :-)

  329. I don’t burn candles typically because of my children, but I’ve got my Scentsy warmer going! :)

  330. Cheryl Patrick says:

    Thank you so much for this challenge. It comes at a perfect time; God’s timing is always perfect isn’t it. I know it will make a difference in me and the difference will flow into our home. Thank you for your encouragement.

  331. Deb Volkman says:

    I am joining your challenge. Thanks for all the inspiring ideas so far.

  332. Love the idea of this challenge! Lighting my candle in the kitchen this morning as I decorate mini-pumpkins.

  333. This sounds great! Now to find a candle…

  334. With a 21 year old son who is a full time college student and a 17 (almost 18) year old son who is a senior in HS still living at home I know my time is growing very short to spend time together every day as a family. I am super excited about this challenge to make our home a haven for my guys and especially my husband. We have moved so far from the younger days of spending time reading books together and playing games. If I knew then what I know now I would have spent even more time doing fun and crazy things with by family as the boys were growing. So…count me in!!

  335. Cindy Stillwaggon says:

    Hi Courtney! I am new to your website and blog and have asked my married daughter to participate in the Fall Challenge with me. This will be wonderful for me to focus on because I work at home doing legal transcription. But more than that, I have had four special people in my life recently diagnosed with various types of cancer. I feel like it is just all around me so my “concern level” is through the roof! Thank you for creating this challenge for all of us.

  336. Melissa Sape says:

    I would like to join the challenge.

  337. Stephanie P. says:

    God has placed this on my heart recently…about the tone or mood that I set in my home. It’s amazing how much influence we have over our home and our families. I am starting this challenge too! Thank you for your encouragement and your sweet spirit!

  338. Love the idea of this challenge. I can’t wait to see where it takes me this month.

  339. Going to try the challenge again this year. I signed up last year, but didn’t make it past the week with the candle! :)

  340. Lisa Bowman says:

    I love the challenge and can’t wait to start!

  341. Cassie Weller says:

    I would love to join the challenge :) Thanks for all of your daily encouragement and reminders to focus on Christ. Love to you!

  342. Good morning,
    I am a new follower of a few months. This challenge is exactly what I need in my life right now! I am not a blogger but I love reading yours and others blogs. Thanks for the amazing challenge!
    God Bless

  343. I am joining this challenge. As a pastor’s wife, life can be busy & hectic, so it’s just as important to make sure our home is definitely a haven. While I tend to find a blessing in each season, Fall seems to be my favorite. I’m looking forward to seeing how God will continue to bless!

    • Yesterday was easier than today – for both me & my candle. There were some significant personal challenges prevalent this morning as well as physical pain today – altho prayed throughout the day, it just was more difficult than yesterday. Plus, every time I saw, my candle was out – the wick had fallen or the wax pool snuffed it out – :/ However, I’ve been praying!

  344. I am joining the Make your home a haven challenge. I’m not a blogger, so I will be following your posts.

  345. First challenge ever! I’m in!!

  346. I would love to join this Challenge as well!

  347. I would love to join the challenge. Love your ideas !

  348. I am looking forward to this challenge! With a one and a three year old and a full time job, my life feels so stressful and chaotic. Can’t wait to learn ways to slow down and just enjoy my home. Thank you!

  349. Hola!

    I recently came across Good Morning Girls and have started on the latest online bible study. While going through GMG’s facebook, I noticed Women Living Well’s page and made note of the upcoming webcasts. I love to read so I purchased your book, received it last Friday and fully enjoying it!

    I would love to accept the challenge! I’ve been on and off about my walk with God so I’m hoping that these first steps will help me. Plus, I’m a newlywed so I could use all the guidance as I can receive :)

    Gracias!

  350. I ♥ this idea! Would like to join the challenge! Thanks!

  351. Looking forward to another great challange!!!

  352. Julie Mills says:

    I’d love to join the challenge. Count me in!

  353. Sounds like a month with purpose!! Love this idea. Sign me up for the challenge.

  354. I’m definitely going to have to try these. We move into our new home this weekend!

  355. I would like to join the challenge!

  356. I am planning to join your challenge this year. Our slowly becoming a haven but this will give it a focus and a plan.

  357. I love this challenge. I followed your challenges last year and it serves as a great reminder to slow down and enjoy the family that the Lord has blessed us with.

    I am so excited to read your book! I placed my order last week! I never did get the link for the other books but I am still excited to read your book. Keep doing what you do Courtney! The Lord is using you in a great way to touch thousands. You are a blessing in my life!

  358. Looking forward to this challenge! Hoping I can stay strong through the whole month! Also, I’m really looking forward to reading your book, Courtney!

  359. Helen LaRue says:

    What an exciting challenge! Looking forward to it everyday!

  360. I am joining the challenge! And looking forward to it!

  361. Donna Bingham says:

    Joining the challenge, on my way to get a candle!!

  362. I would love to be part of the challenge. You’re blog is an inspiration to me daily. Thank you!!

  363. I love this challenge, last time I kept my candle going long after the challenge was over, What a great reminder, Thanks.

  364. I would Love to join your fall challenge! Great idea!!

  365. Thanks for the fun challenge. I’m looking forward to it. :)

  366. I have participated in year’s past, but I am especially looking forward to this challenge this year. Having just moved one month ago, our house still doesn’t feel like our ‘home’ and consequently, I’m not yet sure just how to make it a true, physical haven. Also, I personally feel like I need this reminder to be praying regularly, and working on my attitude right now. So, in short, count me in! :-)

  367. Hi Courtney! I’m so excited about this! I don’t have a blog, but I have a facebook page! Can I enter into the challenge too? WhooHoo!

  368. Hi Courtney! I would love to participate in this challenge. I so agree that with the start of the school year that things just felt hectic and hurried. I look forward to doing this with. BTW…love the sweater you were wearing in the video. Thanks for sharing your love of God. You have truly helped me to reconnect with Christ. So grateful.
    Renee

  369. I want to join the challenge!

  370. Jennifer Lesniak says:

    Just bought your book on kindle!!!!!!! So excited!! Thanks for all the inspiration of making our house a home and for pointing us always to God. Thank you. Jennifer Lesniak

  371. I am in and SO need this!

  372. Shelley Diamond says:

    I would love to join the challenge. I have my candle going now =) I always do anyway. I love the idea of saying a prayer for the family when it catches my eye! So excited!!!

  373. I’ve just found your blog! I’m looking forward to this challenge! Thanks

  374. Hi Courtney! I’d love to participate in the Fall Challenge! I’m new to your blog so I’m still learning how to follow along & participate. I really enjoyed the conference last week. Thanks for posting it on Friday – I couldn’t make it Thursday evening. A few items in this challenge might be a little difficult for me.
    We’re in the middle of a kitchen remodel and I can’t wait to get back to baking bread & cookies, etc. just don’t know exactly when I’ll have my oven back! Wish me luck! Sue

  375. This sounds great and DOable! Thank you.

  376. I would love to join!!

  377. I love this challenge, I definitely want to be part of this!

  378. Thank you, Courtney – for being the vehicle for God’s perfect timing! I soooo need this, as September has had me rattled from day one, and full of anxiety! This challenge is just what I need to slow down, take a breath, and remember that I set the tone in my home. Sign me up, sister – I am all in! Have a blessed day!

  379. Lisa Raymond says:

    I really enjoy the Fall Challenge! I kept up with it last year, and I really had fun with it! Something so simple as lighting a candle in the home can create such a sweet ambiance, and we all love the scent! Hooray for Fall!

  380. Tamara Stowe says:

    I Would Love To Join!!!

  381. I would love to join the challenge and love the candle one!!

  382. I would like to join the challenge!!! So excited!!

  383. I am joining the challenge and am very excited! I already have my candle lit and the house smells wonderful, prayers for peace being spoken :)

  384. ilene farmer-anderson says:

    Hi There ! I’m so excited about this challenge ! Please put me on your e-mail list ! Thank you so much ! :)

  385. esther hummelt says:

    Thank you – I love this slow down challenge!!

  386. Going to light my candle now! I love this series and especially last year it was so encouraging to me as I had just had a baby and believe me those little things sure helped brighten the days when I felt overwhelmed!

  387. Sounds great! I am in!

  388. I’d like to join the challenge, too. Great idea :)

  389. I’ll join the challenge.

  390. I am in!!

  391. Andrea Cervantes says:

    So excited to start and have accountibility!!!!

  392. I love the idea of calm, quiet and spirituality in my home before the holidays! I will be joining the challenge:)

  393. I would love to join this challenge! Love that it focuses on family :)

  394. I am excited to join the challenge. Congratulations on your book launching. :)

  395. Elaine George says:

    I am in on this challenge! I needed a little gentle reproof this morning on this very topic. Thank you! I am so excited and cant wait!

  396. I am so excited about this challenge! It is exactly what I need right now! We are currently in the process of moving and decluttering and I already feel better. I would love to start burning candles again as well. I LOVE candles. I look forward to following along in the coming month.

  397. Mayra Serrano says:

    I’m so happy I found your website.
    I would love to join in the challenge!

  398. I am looking forward to participating in this challenge. I am a newbie, but I am always looking for ways to bring calm to my home and to put Christ at the center!!!~

  399. I would like to try the challenge :)

  400. I am joining this challenge! :)

  401. I’m a newbie to the challenge and I am so excited to join!! Can’t wait to start!

  402. Andriana Lamb says:

    I was so excited when I seen it was time again for the “Make Your Home a Haven” challenge! I will definitely be joining in!
    (since doing this challenge last year, I have really enjoyed lighting candles throughout the home)

  403. Hi Courtney! I’m relatively new to your blog and I don’t even remember how I stumbled across it but it has been such an inspiration! I am not new to being married but am only beginning to learn what God really wants a marriage to be so your words are a breath of fresh air in a world that tells me it’s not normal to put my husband and family before myself. I am excited about joining your challenge and look forward to seeing the changes in my home! God bless you!

  404. I am so happy, not only for the awesome giveaways/prizes but for you and the release of your book that will help countless women. and just for the support & motivation, we moms should do these things anyway but we let life get in the way sometimes, and these reminders help more than you know. Thank You.

  405. I’m in!!!

  406. Great time of year for this type of challenge. I’m on board!

  407. Davida Monts de Oca says:

    Looking forward to it!

  408. Count me in. I can’t wait to start.

  409. I would LOVE to join the challenge!!

  410. Hi Courtney!
    Linking up for the challenge!
    See it here:

    http://www.a-million-skies.com/2013/09/an-october-challenge-come-join-me.html

    Thanks a bunch!

  411. Hi Courtney!

    I’m not a blogger, but I would love to join the fun with this fall challenge! Count me in! Can’t wait to receive a hard copy of your book this week!

    God bless!
    Emese from Jersey

  412. I am up for the challenge! This will be my first time, but I love the idea! I also love the opportunity to win the ipad mini! October is a big month for my husband and I. We met and married in October and his birthday is in October. I would love to give him one as a gift!

  413. I’m in. I’ll be using scentsy instead of a candle though, because I have two cats and a toddler!

  414. Sandra Hingst says:

    I’m looking forward to this challenge. Thank you for all that you do.

  415. I am looking forward to joining this challenge again! Thanks for offering it!

  416. I am new to all this — but I would love to join your challenge! My home certainly needs to turn into more of a haven…..

  417. Its my second year joining! Thanks Courtney

  418. I would love to join in your challenge. Thank you for all you do:-)

  419. Great challenge; it sounds fun and uplifting. Count me in!!

  420. I’ll be joining your challenge! Can’t wait to read your book as well!!

  421. Fay Abercrombie says:

    I would love to join the challenge!

  422. Melissa Marier says:

    I would like to join the challenge!

  423. Fall time is always exciting. Family , fun and candles.

  424. I love the challenge and I am really excited for your book!!!

  425. Hi Courtney,
    This couldn’t have come at a better time. My September has gone a bit like yours:) I look forward to spending the month of October meeting your challenges…candle already lit and prayed over.
    I posted your challenge on my blog. I just hope I did it correctly.

  426. I’m in and I am trying to get my FB group from your Valentine’s Marriage Challenge to join me :)

  427. Count me in. Last year was my first year doing this challenge and I loved it!

  428. Not a blogger, but looking forward to the challenge! Candle will be lit!!!

  429. Just the challenge I need right now!! I am in!!

  430. ooh, need some help here!

  431. I would like to join the challenge again this year!!!

  432. ashlie Rich says:

    Deep breath! First, I bought your book and cannot wait to have it in my hands to begin reading. Second, I opened up my email this morning and began to read your fall challenge and proceeded to weep. The words in your email and video were clear to me that God wanted me to hear this. After an argument with my husband this morning and then this, I realize that I am overly tired and really need a change. I am going to faithfully take this challenge and prayerfully seek Him throughout. Though I do not follow you daily, I do love your words and wisdom you provide. You have an impact on my life and I am thankful that I stumbled across your blog! Keep on walking with the king and influencing others to do the same! Much much love to you and your calling! :)

  433. Please count me in on the challenge!

  434. EmiLee Stephens says:

    Excited to join this challenge! This will be my first time! Thank you for offering this! I love to read and retread your posts! Excited for the book too.

  435. I am joining the fall challenge! I love it already! Although I love summer because of the heat, Fall is my favorite time of the year to decorate! I love the smells, colors and feel of it. I am blown away every day at the beauty that God has created for us. I struggle a bit with negative self-talk, getting too defensive because I feel not good enough all the time and I have been working on this. Although I can’t afford to buy the book, I am loving getting your emails and you are helping me daily! Thanks for all you do!

  436. I would love to be a part of the challenge!

  437. Would like to join, my family could use some changes! Thank you!

  438. I would love to be a part of the challenge! Count me in

  439. Please count me in for this amazing challenge!!!!!!!!!

  440. April Goodwin says:

    I would love to join!

  441. I would love to take part in the challenge. Can’t wait to read your new book. Thanks,
    Carol

  442. I have my “Fig” candle burning brightly right now! A different scent from last fall’s challenge. Thank you so much…and many thanks to your publisher for all the fun give-aways!

  443. Yay!! So excited about this challenge!! Join every time!! You are such a blessing and inspiration to us. So blessed by you!!

    Blessings,
    Adrienne
    http://www.lacedbygrace.wordpress.com

  444. Very excited to follow your tips to bring peace and harmony into my family. Much needed in today’s environment. Can’t wait to get your book!

  445. I am looking forward to this challenge!

  446. I would love to join the challenge! Can’t wait to read the book.

  447. Courtney,
    After how my day went yesterday, and how badly my attitude effected my husband during what was supposed to be a ‘fun’ day, I see I need this challenge badly. I have been privileged to be apart of your launch team. I have learned a ton while reading and blogging through the different topics in your book. I really do struggle with my attitude, life is stressful. So thank you.

  448. Love joining this amazing challenge!

  449. I’m joining in for the Fall Challenge. I just had B&N put your book on hold for me and am excited about reading it! Woohooo for fall. In Texas, we actually had a cold snap and got down in the 70s.

  450. I want to join the challenge!

  451. ME Stephens says:

    I love this series! Candle is ready and smells delightful :)

  452. What a great challenge! Can’t wait to get started!

  453. Kristen Wirth says:

    I would love to do this challenge and I don’t have a blog but I use Facebook!!!

  454. Excited for this challenge!

    Added your pic/link to my sidebar. :) Thank you!

  455. Joining the challenge. Just got a twitter account so I can earn those other entries in the drawings also. But really looking forward to following the challenge.

  456. Misty Johnson says:

    Excited to join!!

  457. Zuyin Govea says:

    I can’t wait for the book and this challenge! So excited!

  458. Kate Posthuma says:

    May God bless you this week as you celebrate and fully enjoy all the hard work you have put into your book. I am joining the weekly challenge and am excited to do it again this year!

  459. I’d like to be part of the challenge

  460. I’m in! Love this challenge and our family will definitely benefit from this mama slowing down! Thanks, Courtney!

  461. No matter what age we are you inspire women to achieve higher.

  462. Looking forward to getting ready for fall with you, Courtney. I have shared your link on my own blog too at http://www.tuning-my-heart.com.

  463. Ordering Book Now Would Love To Be A Part Of Your Fall
    Challenge

  464. Summer Wilburn says:

    I’m so excited to do this challenge! We are a foster family and it seems as tho we are always busy. I’m sure that has a lot to do with having a 14 & 11 yr old also. We just don’t have a lot of down time so these challenges, I believe, will bring some peace back in to the business. Thank you do much for your heart for women!!

  465. So happy to have found your website! Looking forward to the fall challenge and also looking forward to reading your book!

  466. Sarah Blaise says:

    This was such a blessing to hear about! I’m an army wife and homeschooling mom of 5. I’ve really been feeling a lack of peace in my home. I thrilled to follow along and thank you for ministering to our hearts!

  467. Stephanie Liebert says:

    Excited about starting this challenge! It is a great way to add to the Living and Active Challenge I am doing with Peak313. I love fall but in Louisiana we do not get much of it. My house is covered in fall decor and I will be lighting my pumpkin candle to start off the week! Thanks for organizing this and reminding us just how important we are in our home.

  468. My pumpkin candle is already going! Loving this challenge already!

  469. I can’t wait to start this challenge!!! This will be my first time doing it :) I also pre-ordered your book today

  470. Lori Turner says:

    I’m in! Challenge away!! :)

  471. This is my very first time doing one of your challenges and I am super excited to see what the Lord has in store for me and my husband through this!!

  472. I LOVE that you are doing this again! I found your blog about this time last year and did the challenge. My kids still talk about peace in our house when I light a big candle. :-) It is such a blessing to be on your launch team for your new book! You are a wonderful light in this world!!
    Blessings to You!

  473. ok Courtney I am ready for a haven. Since public school has began my kids fight. Fight to get up, fight on who is wearing what. fight about who going to sit next to Noah (my youngest). It seems there is all this tension and it’s making me manic and depressed. So I lite my new Apples and Cinnamon candle and I said a quick prayer flare for God to make this a peaceful home. I am ready like yesterday ready…..

  474. I am going to Join your challenge this year!! Thanks for the extra special encouragement that you give to ladies all over the world may your family be blessed for it:
    Shelly-Ann

  475. You can count me in. Looking forward to joining :)

  476. I am looking forward to the challenges and the giveaways. Thanks!

  477. Ready for the challenge! ! !How exciting. .:)♥♡♥

  478. Jennifer Umphenour says:

    I did this challenge last year and thoroughly enjoyed it and I am doing it again this year! But I am hoping to keep this going all year long! Super excited and love your blog!! Thank you for sharing your heart and love of the Lord with all of us :)

  479. Love this idea and can’t wait to start the challenge. Already have candle ready!

  480. I’m excited to join you. Thank you!

  481. Julie Braga says:

    I am excited to join the challenge to make my home a haven. Appreciate all your ideas.

  482. Loan Nguyen says:

    I’d like to join the challenge – I have tons of candles that I’ve been “saving”, must be for this very purpose :)

  483. I love a good challenge!! I’m so excited and I cant await to get your book …should be arriving any day now!

  484. Jennifer diel says:

    Love, love this. I am in and candle is all set.

  485. I just found your blog a few weeks ago and love it! This challenge sounds great and I would like to join.

  486. Alison Duncan says:

    Love this idea! I’m in for the challenge!

  487. Carissa D. Huffman says:

    I really need to make my home a haven. We are cluttered, but I am working on it. I can use this, too!

    Blessings!
    Carissa in eastern Iowa

  488. i am so interested.

  489. Sabrina Desiree says:

    I’m so excited to join this challenge. I subscribed to your newsletters not too long ago and this will be my first challenge. Thank you for sharing your message, I am getting married on October 6th and this site has been a great inspiration and resource for me. :)

  490. I am excited to join the challenge for the first time…I love all the ideas and I’m sure it will be a blast with my family :) Thank you

  491. Can’t wait to get started! :)

  492. I am so excited about joining in the challenge! I am always seeking ways to have more calm and peace in my life and in my home :)

  493. I want to join this fall challenge… candles are burning right now! Makes this wet, fall day seem a lot brighter!

  494. DANA INGRAHAM says:

    YES, YES, YES…..would LOVE to be a part of this challenge!!! :) Thank you, Courtney! :)

  495. Love the Fall challenge! Joining in as soon as I get home. Here’ s my blogpost about it http://cacinance.blogspot.com/2013/09/mommy-monday-happy-fall-yall.html

  496. Joining the challenge with excitement!! I too have found myself overwhelmed with the start of school.

  497. I’m going to join the challenge for the first time! Looking forward to it.

  498. Kisti Huffman says:

    I’m in! Lit my candle in my kitchen window. :)

  499. Tammi Mitchell says:

    I love this idea for Fall! I agree-with your comments on stress and how it infects the environment. Yes, infects. I have been working on changing the atmosphere for months and it has been working!

  500. Definitely joining in!

    Looking forward to receiving your awesome new book from amazon.com!

    Love,
    Maria :)

  501. I’d love to join! I’m a busy mom so I’ll be following as well as I can:)

  502. I love this………… it is what I have been doing for a long time now. I love that you have challenges for your readers and the spiritual attitude in which it is done. I will be sharing this with the ladies of my church! Thanks!!!

  503. Hi, Courtney! Thanks for this timely reminder. Perfect timing for me as September was beyond craziness in all of our 23 years of marriage. Our children are teen and young adults, and things keep speeding up instead of slowing down. I did light the candles already today (so I felt good about that:)); now remembering to pray for peace (above human understanding) is a beautiful sentiment! Thanks for this challenge, Courtney. God bless!

  504. I’m in!!

  505. I’m In! We are moving this week to a new home and what a perfect time to start over!

  506. Would love to join!

  507. Sharon Pearce says:

    I am so looking forward to taking part in this challenge. I have already lit a candle and I love your idea about praying for peace each time you look at the lit candle. Thank you for this challenge.

  508. I just stumbled across this on my fb news feed, I love it! I’m in!

  509. kristy cole says:

    Hi Courtney!!! I am so excited to start this challenge. I have 3 boys all involved in sports, I work part time and my husband of course full time. We need to slooooow down!! This is a must do for us!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration! Love u girl!

  510. Would love to make my home a haven! Lighting my candle today!

  511. I’m so excited to start this ! I often find myself frazzled & I see my kids being frazzled quickly too. I know they are learning from me, so I need to create more peace in my home for them & myself! Thanks

  512. I just ordered your book last night. I’m ready to join the challenge. I’m ready to make changes in myself to better my home.

  513. Mrs. Carla Garcia says:

    I am joining in on the Fall Challenge . Praying for Peace in our Home.

  514. I just ordered your book. Can’t wait to get it. I’m joining this challenge and super excited about it.

  515. Beth Jordan says:

    Would love to be part of the challenge! Love to think of my home as a “haven” for my sweet family. : )

  516. HI Courtney! I love this idea and I am excited to do this challenge and see my family grow together, slow down and enjoy each other. We just had our second baby and do not live near any family so things can get busy around here! Thank you for your encouragement!

  517. Thanks for doing this every year Courtney! I love lighting my candle but I love the reminder to pray for peace in my home every time I see it even more! Thanks for your inspiration :)

  518. Natalie Turnbough says:

    I’m super excited about joining this challenge!

  519. I’m in!

  520. What a wonderful challeng. My candle is lit and and I’m joing the challenge!

  521. I’m so excited for this challenge! Count me in! I’m ready to make my home a haven!

  522. Nydia Marron says:

    I would LOVE to join this challenge – thank you!

  523. I am so excited to start this challenge! I totally related to your description of the craziness in your house at the start of the school year! In my home, my husband and I both work full-time; I’m a teacher which means back to school for me too. We have four children and they are involved with many activities (dance, football, cheerleading and guitar to name a few). I am easily overwhelmed by the things that pile up. Thank you for your encouragement :)

  524. Zedda Troyer says:

    I’d like to join the challenge. Thanks for the great ideas!

  525. Excited to join this challenge!!

  526. I’d like to join the challenge.

  527. I want to do the challenge!

  528. Joining the challenge!!

  529. I’m in! I love this challenge.

  530. HI! I’m a newbie here and I love your site. You really help me (a SAHW and Mom of 3) to keep things in perspective. Thanks for that. I would love to join your challenge. Also I would like to know what you would suggest using instead of a candle. I get a headache from anything artificial that smells due to heat (like candles and the smelly things you plug into an outlet, etc..).

  531. Erica Hinkle says:

    I really enjoy following you on facebook and am so excited to join this fall challenge! What a great idea! My desire has always been to create a loving, peaceful, and joyful home for my husband and kids but it is so difficult when the crazy busyness of life tries to takes over. I am looking forward to trying the small and practical ways you have suggested to bring a sense of peace and unity into my home. Thank you!

  532. Just bought some candles today then got home and read this! My prayers lately have been to create a warm inviting atmosphere in my home! Can’t wait to read your book and start this challenge!

  533. I am joining the challenge . Thanks!

  534. Carol Renfro says:

    I accept the challenge! love this idea. Thank you! God bless

  535. I would love to join the challenge! Candles are my absolute favorite! They add so much to your home! I love to bake too so that one will be no problem at all for me! I can’t wait to read the book! <3

  536. I would like to join the challenge too but I do not blog. Please keep me in the loop of how I can stay connected with these challenges. I’d also like to say that I am extremely excited for my book to come in and read the ebooks.

    Thank you.

  537. So excited about the challenges! count me in and thank you for the inspiration!

  538. Candice Brevard says:

    I love doing this challenge every year!

  539. We are going to give the challenge a go! I did link back to your blog on my blog.
    Thanks for the challenge.
    Rhodena Buck

  540. This sounds like a fun challenge. I don’t really use my blog much but will be joining you even if not on my blog. Love all the ideas.

  541. Michele West says:

    I would love to join this challenge!

  542. Looking forward to being a part of this wonderful fall challenge!!!

  543. Taking the challenge!

  544. Dianida Aguilar says:

    I’m new to Women Living Well and can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to open my email this morning and read about your fall challenge. I don’t have a blog but would still love to join in on this wonderful challenge. I just order your book today and am so excited for the adventures that lie ahead. I think what you’re doing in women’s lives is great. I hope to someday do the same. I look forward to sharing your book and the challenge with friends and my fellow sisters in Christ.

  545. Gina McKinsey says:

    I’m looking forward to the encouragement! I have always tried to make our house a haven, but this will make it more purposeful, and I’ll know there are so many women with which I’m standing side by side!

  546. Sounds like a wonderful way to be reminded to slow down and enjoy our family!

  547. im in for the challenge!!

  548. Suzanne Warren says:

    I would love to be part of your challenge!! What do I have to do?? Thank you!!

  549. I want to participate! Thanks so much for doing this :)

  550. I am looking forward to the challenge. Waiting by the mailbox for my book.

  551. I can’t wait to get my Women Living Well book!!! I just started getting the emails and am so excited about this challenge. I’m not big on the twitter thing, but would love to be a part of the challenge!! thank you so much for the inspirational emails!!

  552. Sanda Ghiurau says:

    I’m so excited to join the challenge. I dearly want to make my home a peaceful haven for my family!

  553. I’m in!
    Love your challenges!
    Mahalo for helping me bless my family!

  554. I’m in!

  555. Kelsey Danzer says:

    Excited to join your fall challenge!! Bless you for doing this and got being faithful to our God!!

  556. I am in for this challenge! thanks.

  557. I can’t wait to start this challenge! Just what I needed right now.

  558. Sounds wonderful! Count me in!

  559. Count me in! I’m not a mother yet, but I’m overwhelmed a good portion of the time just being a caregiver to my grandmother and a wife!

  560. I have just recently found your website and fb page. I watched the webcast on Thursday and was blessed. I would like to join your challenge. I pray that I can make my home a small Haven from this world for my family. God Bless

  561. I was in last year and I’m in again this year. Got my candle going already. Looking forward to seeing your book on my mailbox sometime this week.

  562. Stacey Hammett says:

    Hello! I am going to make a whole-hearted effort at doing this! I have always been spiritually challenged by what you post! God bless you for the efforts you give to each of us!!! ~Stacey

  563. Kimberly Shettleworth says:

    I’m in for the Challenge and so very excited! Will also be sharing w/ my FB Group , I’m sure they would love to join. Wonderful Webcast last week and I’m so thrilled that your book is on it way!! God Bless

  564. I’d like to join the challenge!

  565. I am interested in this challenge as well. I first found WLW through Good Morning Girls’ Anything study this summer, and since then, I have been challenged by the idea of “anything,” sometimes wanting it to be something big. Recently, I have been challenged about protecting first my home and marriage, so this challenge is timely. Thank you for your book and your ministry!

  566. I love this site and how it gets me through the day! I have been in need of rest and love the idea of this challenge ! Add me in!!!

  567. This will be a great challenge for me!! I’m up for it!!

  568. Demeri Bredefeld says:

    I would like to join the challenge! :)

  569. I am so excited to join this challenge! We definitely need some peace in our home with identical twin 18 month olds and a three year old, a work from home mommy and full time student daddy. I’ve got a cinnamon roll candle burning and a silent prayer in my heart for peace!

  570. I am in! Looking forward to read your new book!

  571. I am excited about this challenge, it is great to be intentional about creating a haven in our homes! Thanks :)

  572. Thank you for this challenge. I’m looking forward to participating in this challenge! :)

  573. Kristi Tugwell says:

    This is my first challenge with you. I am so excited to join!!

  574. I would LOVE to participate in this challenge!! :)

  575. I would love to be part of the challenge!

  576. I would LOVE to be a part of this challenge

  577. I am going to join the challenge. This is something we all need to remember.

  578. Hello Courtney! I can’t wait for the challenge to start my home needs The Lord and needs PEACE! I am going to follow along and be blogging about it! :)

  579. Oh how I have waiting for this challenge. Fall is definitely when our family gets back into routine and relaxes from all the hustle of Summer. This December we are expecting our first baby girl so we have alot going on! I’ll be right there with you the next 5 weeks :) and by the way I’m so excited about your book being released! I loved it! I’m rereading it again lol. God bless you Courtney!

  580. I’ve been praying for something like this. Your video describes exactly how our home is running right now and with such full schedules for four people, I look forward to this challenge and bringing peace to our household. Thanks!

  581. Sarah Schmidt says:

    I love this challenge of making my home a haven! I’m so encouraged by all the women here on this blog who are joining this challenge. And, Courtney, I just found out about Women Living Well- amazing ministry! May God’s favor pour out here!! I’m in for the challenge this October!

  582. Lakeisha Bing says:

    Please add me to the Fall challenge. I did it last year and was truly blessed, I am excited to do it again this year!!!

    ~Lakeisha
    NJ

  583. I’m with you I can use a slow down/ peace To add to the candle and quiet music I like a nice cup of tea 2 of my favorites are Tulsi (Holy Basil & Ginger) And a Chamomile with Lavender They both really help Thanks again for this and God Bless all

  584. I’m in for this challenge! Looking forward to it!

  585. Joining your challenge. What great ideas! Thanks.

  586. I am excited to join your challenge! Thank you!

  587. Team Pipkin is in! I look forward to this every year. I already have my Pumpkin Pie Spice candle burning.
    http://teampipkin.blogspot.com/2013/09/making-your-home-haven-2013.html

  588. This sounds like just what I need in my life right now! Looking forward to the challenge :-)

  589. Count me in for the challenge!!! Thanks and God bless!

  590. I’d love to join the challenge.

  591. I am so looking forward to this challenge. I certainly need help keeping calm in the middle of the hectic fall schedule. Thank you for having it again this year.

  592. Christine Kuczewski says:

    I would love to join this challenge! Count my house in. :)

  593. I’m in for the challenge!

  594. I want to make my home a haven!

  595. I’m up for the challenge,count me in. Be Blessed!

  596. I am excited for this challenge. I just got a new home and would love to make it a haven. Love this!

  597. I am excited about the challenge and can’t wait to start. I really want to start making our home a haven for my family.

  598. I’m up for the challenge. I am in!!!

  599. Count me in!

  600. Can’t wait to start this challenge up again this year! My book is ordered….my itty bitty book light has fresh batteries and I can’t wait to dig in. What a great year this has been for you. Blessings.

  601. Great timing! Would love to get in on this – I’ve already had my pumpkin pie candle going! :D

  602. Stephanie C. says:

    Joining the challenge! This couldn’t have come at a better time. Things are getting crazy around our house as well!

  603. Hi Courtney,

    I would love to join your challenge. Nothing makes me happier than making my home a haven for my husband and kids!

  604. I’m in.

  605. I am so excited to see that you are doing this challenge again. I was just thinking about it as I was lighting one of my fall candles yesterday. I’ll be joining the challenge. Thanks for encouraging us!!

  606. I will be joining this challenge.

  607. I am so excited to join the challenge :) I just found out about your blog from my sister, and subscribed right away. So much enjoy the daily encouragement. Blessings to you.

  608. I would LOVE to join your challenge!! <3

  609. I am so excited to join this challenge. Fall is my favorite time to decorate. You get to leave your fall decorations up for 2 months! I spent this last weekend filling my home with the decorations. My candles were burning and my daughter said “Mom, our house smells and looks so nice.” I felt my haven on the first day :)

  610. I am very excited to be joining this challenge.

    God bless!

  611. Looking forward to this challenge Courtney! Fall is my favorite season and I enjoy heading out to Fall functions with my family. I spent the day pulling out my Fall decorations. Can’t wait to get it done Oct. 1st and start my “Warm Haven”!

  612. Hi Courtney! I am a new follower! I lead a bible study group here in Charlotte, NC and we follow GMG! You are so incredibly encouraging and have touched my heart greatly! Count me in for the challenge. I also cannot wait to read your book. May God continue to bless you and your sweet ministry! What an inspiration you are! Be blessed, Ashleigh

  613. i would love to join in this challenge! What a blessing to our families! I liked you on FB ;)

  614. Sounds wonderful and fun – please add me to the challenge! :)

  615. I would love to join the challenge! Buying a new candle tomorrow with our fall decorations and will be praying for peace!

  616. Fun challenge. I’m in.

  617. Kelly Knode says:

    I want to join.

  618. Elaine Segstro says:

    I SO look forward to October! Thank you. This is where I am at. What a blessing you are to us!

  619. I am so looking forward to this again! I love that it helps focus my heart on the things that matter! Waiting for my book to arrive in my mailbox this week! Thank you, Courtney for your inspiration and your ministry! His light shines brightly through you! :)

  620. I would love to join the challenge. I think it is such a powerful choice we need to make as wives and mothers. Excited about being a part of this for the first time. Are you looking for blog posts on the Monday of each week? Not exactly sure what I need to do to help promote it the best :-)

  621. I would like to join the Fall Challenge, thanks.

  622. Hi Courtney,
    I will be joining the fall challenge again this fall as I have for the past 2 years. Thank you so much for all you put into it. I love hearing from you and I love the zeal you have for God.
    Blessings to you and your family,

  623. I want to give it a go this month, too! Thanks for the inspiration. No blog, just me. ;)

  624. I am joining you ladies for the challenge! I follow you on FB, and shared this on my wall. Some friends are going to do it, too. Thanks for making something so simple, a priority in the hustle and bustle if this busy life we lead.

  625. Amy Lounsbery says:

    Can’t wait to do this challenge again and read your new book! Already have it preordered. Thank you for blessing me and encouraging me with your faith and wisdom.

  626. I would love to enter the challenge.

  627. Michelle Wilde says:

    I love your blog and your challenges! I’m in!

  628. Looking forward. Our September sounds a lot like yours – the start of school and the fall activities made for a crazy month. And the mood in our house could certainly be softened and calmed a bit. I’m looking forward to the slower pace of the coming season and this is the perfect transition. Thanks, Courtney, for all of your encouragement!

  629. Hi Courtney! I’m looking forward to the challenge! This will be my first fall with you and I’m so excited! **Snoopy Dance!**

  630. Tiffany Waisner says:

    My sister Amy Lounsbery told me about this challenge last year. It truly made a difference and she reminded me again this year. Thank you sis!!! And thank you for creating this challenge and being an inspiration. Let’s Do This! :)

  631. I am looking forward to this! Add me to the challenge, please?

  632. I am in!

  633. I would love to join the challenge!

  634. love the challenge! I am in !

  635. Thank you for being such a vessel for the Lord! We are soooo richly blessed to share with you.

  636. Joining the challenge. Thanks!

  637. I would also like to join this challenge! This is coming in line with some other things God is doing in my life. That makes it extra exciting for me.

  638. I would like to join this challenge.

  639. Hi — Count me in on this challenge! I will go get my candle! Is there any way I can enter a chance for the giveaways – my computer doesn’t handle the raffle copter!! Hope there’s a way but in any case, I am looking forward to this month’s posts!!

  640. I’m a newbie this year, but would love to join the challenge! I’m already challenged just after watching your video! Thank you!

  641. I’m new to your blog, but so glad I stumbled upon it. I’m excited to take the challenge and the journey…

  642. Hi Courtney!
    Nice to meet u! This is Susana from Mexico, I would love to join the challenge “Making ur home a heaven”‘ I truly believe it will be a great bless, specially because I am pretty new as a mommy, I just got my baby 2 months ago and I have been married for 6 yrs, thanks for these ideas!
    Titus 2:4,5
    4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

    Blessings!

  643. Kelly Cox says:

    New to this blog and this challenge – Love it! Sign me up!

  644. Susie Edworthy says:

    Always good to be reminded to do something special for our family just because.

  645. Looking forward to being a bit more intentional around my home! Thanks for encouraging us to join in the challenge!

  646. I can’t wait to do this challenge for the first time. definitely what my family and I need.
    thank you

  647. Hi Courtney,
    This will be fun. I think this challenge alone will be a gift. So thank you in advance for your free gift of encouragement to each of us. We all win!!!
    Blessings in Him, Shelley

  648. Joining your challenge again this year!

  649. I would love to be a part of the challenge
    . By the way I received your book in the mail yesterday, I am so excited :-)

  650. I am up to this challenge, it sounds wonderful! Count me in please!

  651. I’ll be joining you for this challenge!!!

  652. I am looking forward to joining the Challenge again this year. I love this time of year and find it is a good time to work on peace in my spiritual life and spreading throughout my busy household.

    Thank you for your uplifting posts and can’t wait to get my copy of the new BOOK!

  653. Time to be challenged! Getting my candles out ;).

  654. Alyssa Meras-Carvajal says:

    Good morning, Courtney!
    I am so excited for this challenge! I am totally on board!

  655. Hi Courtney,
    I just discovered you and your website this week. I’ve already been encouraged. Thank you. I want to join this challenge.

  656. Tiffany Blackwell says:

    I have followed this blog daily for years and never commented. Not sure why? lol I want you to know Courtney how grateful I am for this blog and the encouragement I get from you. I absolutely LOVe LoVe Love this fall challenge. I look so forward to it each year and I have already been lighting my candle in anticipation. :)

  657. I am so looking forward to the challenge and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your new book. Congrats!

  658. Love your Site. Love this Challenge… Have that candle burning… Peace……
    linda s.

  659. Angela Robbins says:

    I’m in! Headed to get a new season a candle today, anyway. Now I’m super excited about the candle and the entire challenge! Yay! Thanks :)

  660. Mande Harris says:

    I’m looking forward to trying this challange. I’m in!

  661. Millie Aaron says:

    I would love to join your fall challenge.

  662. Dannielle Kirkland says:

    I am looking forward to joining this challenge!! May God bless each home and family in mighty ways!

  663. What a great challenge! I just bought a new candle, so I’m ready to go!

  664. I will join you in the challenge

  665. Mary McDuffie says:

    I would love to be a part of the Fall Challenge. It sounds wonderful! Thank you!

  666. I would love to join the fall challenge! I found your blog after a friend led me to the Good Morning Girls facebook page. I can’t say thank you enough for being the wonderful Christian Leader that you are! I have been so blessed!

  667. I LOVE women living well!!! I am so excited to read your book and I am pumped about this fall challenge! I would love to be a part of it!! I posted on Facebook and Pinterest about it as well!!

  668. Thank you for posting this October challenge for us as wives, moms, and homemakers!! This is the first of your challenges I have been a part of – would love to purchase your book sometime soon, too. Enjoy your month!!

  669. I would love to join in this challenge! I love Women Living Well and I am so excited to read your book!!

  670. I am a terrible blogger. lol But God has smiled on me as He’s helped me lose over 400 pounds. I like your energy and your heart. So thankful I found your blog! God richly bless you! Tam

  671. I also love Women Living Well and excited to take part in this challenge! :)

  672. I just saw this on a friend’s fb page and glad to find it! I would like to participate as well!

  673. I am excited to be part of this challenge.

  674. Looking forward to this challenge again this year!

  675. I love your website and blog!! I am taking this fall challenge. It’s funny, I was putting out my few Fall decorations (bc I am not gifted with decorating skills) and decided to light a candle. Then I read your fall challenge and had to smile! :-) This is just what I needed!

  676. As God called me to rebuild my household on His Word, He has been transforming me and my loved ones in ways only He can. I would love to be a part of this challenge, and would love to read your new book!

  677. Colleen Schrader says:

    I’m not a blogger myself but I would love to be part of this challenge–fall is one of the busiest times of the year for me and am always looking for ways to reduce stress. Just downloaded your book this morning and looking forward to starting it when I get home later today!

  678. Hi Courtney! I am sooooooooo excited about this challenge! This is going to be soooooooo fun!

  679. I do have a blog! :) I will be starting your challenge for week 1 :)

  680. Melanie L says:

    Hi Courtney! I would love to join this challenge!! Thanks for all you do! :)

  681. I would love to be a part of this challenge! I don’t have a blog, twitter and never look at Facebook but hopefully I can still be a part of it.

  682. Good Morning Courtney,

    This challenge comes at the perfect time for me! I’ve recently been laid off and need a reminder that my home and my family are the most important things at the end of the day. This will be a wonderful way for me to remember that I am blessed beyond my furthest imagination.

    Thank you,
    Caren

  683. I don’t have a blog (well, I do, but it’s for my Stampin’ Up! business & I’m horrible about updating it!) Anyway, I would like to take part in the challenge for this month! And thanks my friend Heather Anne for sharing this on Facebook so I could find your blog!

  684. Joining the challenge, this sounds so fun!

  685. Good Morning Courtney!

    I am in! As a mom of three boys under the age of 5, I try and relay as much “calmness” as I can at home. I want this to be a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable atmosphere for the entire family. A place to grow closer to God!

  686. You are so right about us as moms controlling the atmosphere of the Home , although I do have a hard time at times remembering that . I am looking forward to joining you in this challenge.
    You are such a inspiration , Thank you for all that you do .

  687. Tina Johnson says:

    I love this challenge! I am joining again! A peaceful comforting home is so important. Yeah!! My book is coming in the mail today. I cannot wait!! Thank you Courtney, we love you!

  688. Susan Jones says:

    I would like to join the challenge =)

  689. Angela Brohammer says:

    I am in for the challenge, thank you1

  690. charlotte crowe says:

    great idea….I’m in and hopefully up to the challenge.

  691. I LOVE the fall season and am joining the challenge! I also look forward to your your positive attitude and uplifting spirit!

  692. Stefanie Price says:

    Courtney,

    Thank you for orchestrating this, and making it available to your readers. The Fall truly lends itself to “nesting”!

  693. Kate Wilson says:

    I’ll be participating in the challenge, too! This is just what I need right now! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  694. I’d love to join the challenge! Also, I should be getting your book in the mail any day now! Thanks for your optimism!

  695. Stephanie Lancaster says:

    I would love to join!!

  696. Looking forward to the challenge, I’m in!

  697. Kristin H says:

    I’m in! Excited to make my home a haven for my husband. He works so hard and this is a way I can show love to him. Being intentional with this challenge will also help me in other areas of my life!

  698. I would love to join this challenge.

  699. Not a blogger (yet) but would love to join this challenge!

  700. I just found you and I love you already!! I would love to join the challenge!!

  701. I would love to join the challenge. I am looking forward to it!

  702. I would really like to join the challenge! This is what I am blogging about this month for 31 days…so maybe it will help me keep on task! :D

  703. Can’t wait to get the book. I have truly enjoyed your daily emails over the past few months. Thanks for all your encouragement!

  704. This is exactly what I need right now! I have a hubby that works nearly 80 hours a week, a 1st grade daughter that is bogged down with homework, soccer, and a church Christmas play, and a special needs son that I care for. On top of that I volunteer for the PTA, am a Bible study leader, teach Wednesday nights at my church, and also volunteer with the play. Within the last couple of weeks, I was diagnosed with a medical condition that is painful and scary. I have been in a place of panic and stress all the time lately, and desire so badly to get back to being a calm influence for my family.

  705. I would like to join the challenge ;)

  706. I’m In!

  707. Thank you for your encouragement. I am looking forward to the challenge.

  708. Thanks ~ love this!

  709. I would love to be a part of this challenge! I definitely have a few favorite fall candles that I could burn EVERY day so it’s nice to have extra motivation to do so!!

  710. Joining in the challenge!

  711. I am excited about starting this challenge. We own two businesses, with two separate brick and mortar stores, my husband still works at his full time job, and we have four kids ages 15-5! The business of this home is creating tension you can cut through and I feel like all I’m doing is fussing at everyone to hurry up! Yuck, what a life! Thanks for doing this, I look forward to taking part in this with all of you.

  712. Hi Courtney!

    New reader here! Love your blog, and I would like to be part of the challenge!

    Thanks!

  713. I want to do this challenge!

  714. Janet Osborn says:

    Hello Courtney! I am looking forward to the challenge. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  715. Joel Lynn says:

    I am wanting to participate in this challenge!! <3

  716. Stephanie Wyatt says:

    I am a newbie and so thrilled to have found you. This topic has been on my heart for awhile and I am glad to have found the spiritual component that was missing. Looking forward to this challenge. Thank you!

  717. Hey Courtney,
    I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new book!!! It should be here in the next couple of days. I also loved this Fall Challenge and would like to participate!

  718. Hi! I blog, but I am not so computer great so how do I link up to your blog? I hear this a lot!! I would love to join the challenge! Thanks for sharing your love of the Lord and joy for what you do. It has been an encouragement and inspiration to me!!!

  719. Hi Courtney – I am eagerly awaiting my copy of your new book. I would love to join the challenge! I have subscribed to your blog but I don’t get email notifications, did I miss something when I joined months ago? I am blog illiterate. Be blessed! Brenda

  720. I am definitely joining this challenge!! We are a hectic family with an 11 year old girl and a 13 Month old boy who is a bundle of sweet energy!! I would love to create that calming sense of security for my family so I’m in. Thank you for your ministry and your daily encouragement! Blessings

  721. I am so excited! These are great challenges and great giveaways too. I don’t do all the social media though so I’m not sure if I can enter to win though ;0(!

  722. I am not a blogger, but wish to join the challenge!!! Thank you for this. Even though my kids are grown and I am now a grandma, I still feel rushed all the time!!! Working full-time (nights!!), keeping a home, doing errands and all the other hundreds of things that take my time, I feel there are not enough hours in a day. A calm home would help us so much. Again, thank you.

  723. I am joining in and really need to do this challenge! Thank you SO much!

  724. so excited to take part in this challenge – i’m new to your blog & so appreciate your encouragement to wives…thank you for sharing your time…may God continue to bless your ministry
    xo

  725. I am a blogger, but I’m not a very good one to be honest. It’s going to take me a minute to figure out how to grab your image/link to posts, etc. I had a friend help me with it before. So…I’ll just join this way. Blessings….thanks for all you share and for being salt and light.

  726. I want to be in on the challenge! I already have my awesome pumpkin candles! And I’m excited! Thanks!!!

  727. Nickey Martinez says:

    Hi Courtney,
    I want to be in the challenge, I am SO EXCITED to start this! Thanks for the thoughtful ideas and fun. Lots of Love to you Girl! Keep RUNNING forward carrying the blazing torch God has appointed you to race with! God bless you

    Nickey Martinez xo

  728. Sheila Russaw Kyzer says:

    I do not blog; however, I will be following on FB ~ what was exciting to me this morning is that Monday, I bought 2 candles and have kept one in the kitchen and one in the den. I light them every morning and thru the day, my house smells so lovely. It made me smile this morning to see the 1st week challenge and to know I was in~tune before I even read the challenge. I had not thought of the idea to pray for my home every time I see the flame (which is a bunch thru the day) … That is such an Awesome idea ~ I will be doing this starting today. Thank you for all you do !!! I’m Blessed by your ministry.

  729. Taking you up on the challenge and I’m looking forward to making my home a haven.

  730. Beth Mast says:

    Count me in! I do not blog, but will be following via FB and Twitter. I also am signed up for your newsletter. I am excited about this challenge. Thanks so much for giving us an opportunity to win some prizes as well as partaking in a great challenge!

  731. I am so excited to participate in the challenge this year! :)

  732. Misty Watkins says:

    I would like to be a part of the challenge. I will be following on facebook. :-)

  733. I can’t wait to start this TODAY! I am so excited and so glad I found this challenge!

  734. Thank you! I am not a blogger but would LOVE to join the challenge! God Bless!

  735. Hi Courtney!

    I’m so excited to participate in this challenge (and get your book in the mail)!!!

  736. So excited about your challenge to us to make our home a haven. I love candles and I appreciate your suggestion to pray for peace in our homes when we see the candle burning.
    I have posted your challenge on my website and hope that some of our customers will join the challenge. To God be the Glory…Great things He hath done!
    Blessings to you!
    ~Sherry

  737. would love to take part in this challenge! Can’t wait to receive my book in the mail but have been enjoying the ebooks while I wait! Thanks!

  738. I am definitely joining the challenge, was praying about this very thing this morning!

  739. Kristin Chowanec says:

    Hi Courtney!

    Thank you for your continued guidance and ministry! I am so excited to be a part of these challenges. I have subscribed to you blog and I’m going to light my candle now! :)

  740. I would like to join as well!

  741. rebecca boster says:

    i would like to join the challenges. and I already subscribe :)
    Bekki b

  742. Congratulations on your book! Sounds like a fun challenge…I’m in!

  743. Sarah Werner says:

    I want to take part in the fall challenge! Thank you for this, I can’t wait to see how this will bless my family. :)

    Sarah Werner

    I am a subscriber as well. ;)

  744. I would love to be a part of the challenge! Thanks!

  745. Marie Conti says:

    Thank you for creating this challenge. I would love to join!

  746. I don’t blog so I’m joining the challenge here. I am going to give it my all and hopefully make it successfully through the challenge this year. Hubby might wonder what’s up with me!

    P.S. Got the new book from Amazon in the mail yesterday. So excited to begin it! Congrats Courtney. Wil there be an online book study coming soon, I hope???

  747. Jessica Rivas says:

    I would love to be apart of the challenge. Looking forward to it.

  748. I’d love to join the challenge! Thanks for all you do!

  749. Deb Stumpf says:

    I accept your challenge! I am excited to accept and see how I can be a more GODLY woman. I love to see how I can become a better woman, wife, mother and grandmother. Thank you for creating this and I look forward to see what the future hold, not to mention reading your book :)

  750. I would love to join this challenge! Am going to share this link with some friends too. Thanks.

  751. I accept the challenge as well. I am a subcriber to your posts and I am blessed by your ministry.

    thanks for the giveaway!!

  752. Emily Laturell says:

    This is my first time doing the challenge! Looking forward to the positive changes it has on me and my home!

  753. Candice Snider says:

    What a great challenge! I’m in! Thank you for being such a great inspiration!

  754. Just bought your book for my Kindle and I’m SO thrilled. I’m absolutely going to follow along with your fall challenge. Love this idea. I’m squealing with you!!!!

  755. Hi Courtney,
    I would love, love, love to be part of this Fall Challenge!
    -Aubrey Barker

  756. I am so excited to join this challenge! Already my kiddos have noticed a difference because of how good the house smells when then get home from school! Thank you!

  757. Sarah Heaston says:

    Love this challenge! :) And it’s so practical as in putting it into action in your home! Thank you for this….looking forward to joining you on this journey! :) Also, already a candle burner….just got a new fall one last week and have had it going every day! :) Challenge one done! :)

  758. this fall challenge is great! love it. count me in!

  759. I love this challenge and I love the first week….I just love how candles make me feel, and love the idea of praying for peace each time I see it. Thanks so much for being you and sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us!!

  760. Congratulations on your book, Courtney! I can’t wait to read it. I have been looking forward to this challenge since it ended last year! It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite things about fall! Count me in!

  761. Mary Ann Martin says:

    I’m in =) So excited…I love candles, and burn them often. Thanks for the challenge!

  762. Laetitia Gnoumou says:

    Hi Courtney,

    I would like to join your challenge. Super excited about it and the positive ways by which it will impact my marriage!

  763. I came this way via Mandy at Biblical Homemaking, and am so glad I did! I am excited to join your Fall Challenge. I think it’s just what our family needs!

    My candle is burning!

  764. Laura Breedlove says:

    Joining the challenge!

  765. Ainsley Rawlings says:

    I am definitely in! What an answer to prayer!

  766. Of course I will be joining again!!! Which image do you want us to use this year? I am going to be announcing it soon and want to be sure I use the right image! :)

  767. So excited to join the challenge again this year. It was such a blessing to our lives last year. Thank you!

  768. I will be joining in the challenge! I need this!

  769. Veronica Worth says:

    I’ve joined in on the challenge, Yeah! at least I think I did.

  770. Kelly Koetje says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. Can’t wait to join the challenge and to read your book!

  771. Count me in! I loved this challenge last year. It’s very helpful!

  772. i’m in! have been using a candle each night (except tonight – too tired, scared i’d burn the house down!).

    would love to win one of your prizes – unbelievable stuff! (and i’d also like to see the Indians win the wild card game tonight – but that may take a miracle sent from God!)

  773. I’d love to take part in your challenge! What a great idea!!

  774. Patti Bodenhamer says:

    I would love to join the challenge.

  775. I would love to join “the challenge”

  776. Candace Waldee says: