In Honor Of & The Winners

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” ~ Genesis 20:12 (ESV – emphasis mine)

Today, April 17th, would have been my dad’s 72nd birthday if he would not have passed away in 1991. In 2006 I wrote a tribute to my dad; you can read it here if you like.

My earthly father had much influence on who I am today. I was blessed that he didn’t shy away to share God’s love and truth with us kids. Yes, my dad was strict with me, but I am thankful for that. He taught me right from wrong. He taught me that life is not always fair; but if you trust God, all will work out. He was right – life is not fair, sometimes it is hard to keep going without getting too discouraged.

I guess that why the photography-book project is so close to my heart. To honor God and my earthly father. Both have (had) great influence in my walk of faith. The little detour I took when I was younger pained both, God and my dad. I often wish that my dad could see who I am today (Dad I am so sorry for the things I did and said – I love you!)…I pray that the book will glorify my Heavenly Father and would have made my earthly father proud.

And now to the two winners. I had a hard time choosing the title for the book, because all of them were perfect  (thank you all who suggested a title). I ended up choosing Debbie’s (author of “Heart Choices“) suggestion “Fill me to Overflowing”. Debbie – I will send you a hard-copy as soon as I have it published (hopefully by May 20th). The second winner of a soft-copy comes from this post. The winner was chosen by Random.Org 😉 :

Congratulations to Melanie from The Fruits of the Spirit for winning a soft-copy of the soon to be published book.

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: trust God for today, tomorrow and especially life ever-lasting.

Have a blessed Sunday,

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8 Responses to “In Honor Of & The Winners”

  1. bp says:

    Oh I love that title! Very fitting!

    Hugs to you as you remember you Dad.


  2. Denise says:

    Such a wonderful title. Congrats to the winners. I love you my friend, and I am praying for you today, as you remember your precious father.

  3. Lori says:

    Great choice I LOVE IT!!

  4. Melanie says:

    Hi, Iris. Praying for you as you remember you dear father on this the weekend of his birthday! Love the title of the book.. just seems so fitting. I’m so excited that I won a soft copy of the book.. thanks so much! I can’t wait to see it!

  5. Joan says:

    Wonderful title! Congrats to the winners! I pray that YOU are “Filled to Overflowing” today with His love.

  6. Bernadine says:

    I love the title. I think it fits perfectly with your design. Congratulations to the winners. I know that your dad with be so proud that you honored him in this way. You know, I think he’s with that crowd of witnesses spoken of in Hebrews 12:1, cheering you on, proudly saying, “that’s my girl.”

  7. Debbie says:

    Iris, I’m thrilled! I do think that title is perfect given your cover photo. It seemed the logical choice and I’m so glad you agreed; lol.

    Love you much friend and thank you.

  8. Jill says:


    Congrats on the book!!! WOW! I love the name and cover! Love the new blog look too!

    You are so talented!!!!

    Who are you publishing with? Can you email me privately? I need help learning about a photo book for the project I am working to help the people of Korah!

    Hugs and many blessings!

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