Quest of a Queen & the April #ChainLinkyCLIMB and #Giveaway!

Today’s post is a double duty post! You will get the daily #AtoZ “Q” post AND a linky to participate in! This is a deal you just can’t pass up! Be sure to add your own post on the linky!!!! If you just want to join the #ChainLinkyCLIMB, then just scroll to the bottom of the page and add your link! However, if you’d like to join the queen on a quest, check out the innards in the middle.

God’s Growing Garden

I’ve spoke so much of submissive women that I’m not certain how to handle today’s focal person from the Bible for the #AtoZChallenge.

For the letter Q, I’ll be taking a look at the Queen of Sheba. She doesn’t get a name other than that. So, that’s what we’ll call her.

The Queen of Sheba went on a quest. A quest to get some answers.


The Queen of Sheba carried herself to Solomon not as a submissive woman, but as someone equal to Solomon. She came seeking answers to questions which would determine if he would be a good partner in business and a good political ally. Solomon answered all of her questions with ease and well above her expectations. She was absolutely blown away.

Praise the lord your God, who delights in you and has placed you on the throne as king to rule for him. Because God loves Israel and desires this kingdom to last forever, he has made you king over them so you can rule with justice and righteousness.”2 Chronicles 9:8

It might seem a rational inference to move from the Queen’s amazement to her confessing God as Lord of her own life, but her statement does not necessarily imply that she is personally accepting Solomon’s God as her own. She is simply acknowledging Solomon’s God.

However, we can learn quite a bit from the Queen’s quest.

The Queen was willing to travel a long way to speak to Solomon and get the truth she desired. She wasn’t satisfied with secondhand information.

She openly talked to Solomon about everything that was on her mind. She asked every question she had.

The Queen brought gifts. Her best gifts, not her secondhand gifts.

The Queen was open to learning something new instead of simply proving what she had already been told by others.


She came and saw the kings riches and wealth.

She wasn’t in a hurry. She spent the necessary time to dig into the truth.

If the Queen of Sheba was willing to do all of this to talk to Solomon, how much more should we be willing to do to talk to Jesus?

The queen of Sheba will also stand up against this generation on judgment day and condemn it, for she came from a distant land to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Now someone greater than Solomon is here—but you refuse to listen. Matthew 12:42

The Queen knew all the right things to say and do as a seeker and still might have missed out on finding the King of Kings. Do we get distracted by the Solomons in our lives and fail to seek the Savior?

Don’t forget to join the CLIMB Blog Hop and check out all the awesome bloggers below! You can even enter to win some awesome prizes! 😀


God’s Growing Garden

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It’s the month long Networking Blog Hop 

Networking means helping each other grow!! 

If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!

Here’s how the Giveaway & Co-hosting works – the co-hosts from the previous month’s CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB – that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to co-host please sign up at the end of this post using the last “Linky”)


Please enter below -one person will win:

– $25 Paypal cash from Sew Crafty Angel,  Cuddlebug Cuties & God’s Growing Garden
– 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise – $30 value
– 1 Monthly Ad Space on God’s Growing Garden – $15 value
– A colorful Granite Necklace by ShorelineDesigned – $15 value

– ebook “Cookie Creation Countdown” – Cookie recipes for any season by Angie Ouellette-Tower

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Blushing Peach – Colorful Granite Beachstone
from Lake Michigan, 48 Inch Adjustable Necklace, Black Cord, Recycled Glass
Krobo Bead Unisex Necklace

Simple and elegant. Stone. Glass. Fiber

“I have found and drilled this Lake Michigan beachstone, hand strung it
onto a quality waxed cotton cord and topped it with a rosy peach recycled glass
Krobo artisan bead, all depicting the colors from this beautiful natural
granite beachstone.
This casual unisex necklace can be worn long as is – perhaps for layering with
others, or you may snip and re-knot the cord to your liking and is 48 inches”

by ShorelineDesigned

Total prize value is $90!!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:

– this is open worldwide (void where prohibited)

– You must be 18 years or older to enter 

– You MUST have a blog to win the Ad spaces (otherwise these will become a second place prizes)

– You must live in the lower 48 of the United States to win the Necklace (otherwise this will become  second place prizes)
– You MUST have a valid PayPal account to win the Paypal Cash (otherwise this will become a second place prizes)

– This Giveaway is open from March 31st, 2015 until April 30th, 2015

– Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen

– Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however – APRIL 2015 CLIMB blog hop co-hosts ARE allowed to enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)

– correspondence is done through email and the winner’s email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
– All prizes will be delivered by the contributing Bloggers/Shop Owners.
– if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:

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Now onto the CLIMB (blog hop):

We have changed it up a bit – instead of linking your homepage you may now link up to 4 of your family friendly blog posts per month!!


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By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be featured &/or promoted on our blogs & social media.  Also, by participating in this blog hop your email address will be added to our CLIMB list & you will be sent an email reminder next month. 

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Remember – If you co-host you will receive a free Weekly Sidebar Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie’s blog & Angel’s blog!!

(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)

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