Second Chance Giveaway!

4586068240_d7cac2ba48If this picture looks familiar, it’s because it is. I first teased you with it a few months ago when I announced my “To Die For” Giveaway. Some of you may still be bummed that you didn’t win that time, but good news — I’m giving you a second chance!

Since August is my birthday month and I thought it would be fun to offer such yumminess again, the Second Chance Giveaway is now officially underway. If you’d like a chance to win a $15 gift card to Cheesecake Factory, just leave a comment on this post by noon CST on August 16th, my birthday. Tell me when your birthday is (you don’t have to include the year), and we’ll see if any of us celebrate on the same day. If I don’t know you personally, be sure to include your email address in your comment.

Part of my birthday fun will be drawing a name and announcing that evening who the lucky winner of the Second Chance Giveaway is. It’s my pleasure to offer you all another opportunity for this particular (and possibly chocolate!) blessing :)

You know who else delights in offering second chances? In fact, He specializes in it. That’s right — our heavenly Father. And He doesn’t even stop with second chances. He offers His forgiveness and love again and again. His mercies are new every morning. Best of all, they are available to all, not just one lucky winner.

In need of a second chance? Call on Him. He will choose you — and you don’t even have to wait till my birthday to hear the good news! Have a blessed week!

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning…” Lamentations 3:22-23a

*Flickr photo by adrian8_8 , Creative Commons License


  1. August 13, 1980! And Cheryl, you’ll appreciate this. My birthday cake was always chocolate sheet cake! :)

  2. My birthday is Nov. 11, but my father-in-law’s birthday is August 16th! Happy early birthday!

  3. My birthday is June 16, 1968! I’m brave! I included the year!

  4. I do believe you know when my birthday is( Sept. 3) but that chocolate cheese cake sure looks good. :) Just noticed Jessica was born the same day and year as Adam.

  5. I want that cheesecake. Gimme! Yumm!
    Great, now I’m hungry.

  6. June 25! It’s a great birthday to have since it is half-way to Christmas! :)

    Debbie, it was always neat for me to remember that my friend Jessica and cousin Adam have the same birthday!

  7. June 3! but you knew that! Happy (early) Birthday!

  8. Anonymous says

    I will be 68 on May 17th Cheryl. When I turn 69, that will be my new “39!” In our family we always read the Psalm that matches our age. SO, on August 16th, be sure to read your Psalm of blessing!

    sherrie murphree

  9. The cake STILL looks yummy! My birthday’s March 11. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  10. I think I should not look at this pic when dinner is in the oven!

  11. Anonymous says

    Cheryl, my birthday is October 10 — 10-10. In Korea, that means I’m lucky…so do the right thing and draw my name! :)
    And have a fab birthday!
    -Bethany (Bunch)

  12. Happy Birthday in advance dear Cheryl!!

    My birthday is Feb 9, 1966. Blessings!!

  13. Mmmmmm….Cheesecake….July 30th. ;)

  14. Thank you for this beautiful reminder that He IS a God of second chances. I’m so glad He is.

    And I just happen to LOVE cheesecake. Put my name in the hat, please.


  15. Happy Birthday early.

    And hop over to Encouraging Words. I’ve nominated you for the Premios Dardos Award!

    Time to pass it on…


  16. April 10, 1966. Count me in.


  17. I look forward to the feast at our heavenly Father’s table in heaven, until then…my birthday is December 13th.

    Happy (early) Birthday to you!

  18. Hey Sis,

    I had thought I replied to you but my comment is missing?? Feb 9, 1966.

    Love the photo!!! I pray you have a wonderful Birthday on your special day.

    Love and blessings!

  19. Happy Birthday Cheryl! My birthday is Dec. 7th. Your husband’s cousin, Judy, has same birthdate as yours. She is also a chocoholic (such a word?)I forward your comments on family to all three “cousins” to keep them up to date. Norma

  20. 3/7/69. The big 40 year. It wasn’t so bad. Carolyn

  21. Hi Cheryl. August 27th, leaving the year out. :). Favorite birthday cake besides anything chocolate is wonderful orange cake or a lemon zest cake with glaze on it- they’re fabulous. Happy birthday this Sunday!!!!!

  22. My birthday is Sept. 8. My husband has decided that I should be turning the big 40 this year. I strongly advised that in 2010 I may or may not be celebrating that one and that I needed to enroll him in my first grade class so he can get a refresher course in subtracting tens. 2010-1970=

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