Welcome to the month of May! Lots of little blessings to be grateful for: bird songs, beautiful flowers and, of course, Mother's Day. If you are trying to find a gift for Mother's Day, we have some great ideas for you, including some fabulous deals from Gaither Music! More details below...

And, we have another opportunity for you to win exciting prizes in our "Bring Love Home" contest! We've put together a prize package that's perfect for a wife, mom or grandmother...or maybe just for you!  All you have to do to enter is send us a photo of you doing a handstand, a lock of David Phelps' hair and an original copy of the Declaration of Independence.  Just kidding!  It's really much easier to enter.  Read below for details.

Thinking of Mother's Day reminds us of all the wisdom our moms tried to instill in us, like "don't run with scissors," "don't cross your eyes or they'll freeze that way" and the classic "always wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident." So, our question for you is: What is the best advice you ever got from your mother? We'd love to hear your answers and may even feature them in an article on our website. To answer, click here.

Thanks to all who entered our "Love the Doves" contest! Our winners have all been notified.  If you'd like to read the answers to the trivia questions, you can find them here.

A thought from the Word...

 Philippians 4:8  

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
 
Raise your hand if you like to win stuff! Enter our "Bring Love Home" contest, and you might win a great prize package including a DVD of the brand-new film Love's Everlasting Courage, the Hoppers' Hymns CD, the devotional book Treasured Moments with Mother Graham and more! Love's Everlasting Courage is the latest story adapted from Janette Oke's best-selling series and is a prequel to the story told in Love Comes Softly. To read more about this movie, click here. For your chance to win, enter the contest by Wednesday, May 9th, at 1 p.m. EST.  You can do so by clicking here!
Need some more ideas for a Mother's Day gift? Gaither Music has put together some very special packages, including the one pictured at left. It contains three Gaither DVD/CD sets for only $30 (plus shipping), including Amazing Grace, The Old Rugged Cross and Count Your Blessings. Another package features Sheri Easter's book Hear My Heart, along with Jeff & Sheri's Silver Anniversary album, for only $20 plus shipping!  To see the other great deals available, just click here!
Ok, here's a quick quiz question for you: What's the third largest social network website, just behind Facebook and Twitter?  If you guessed Pinterest, you would be correct! Have you heard of Pinterest yet? It's a virtual pinboard that allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.
Next question: Guess who has a brand-new page on Pinterest? That's right--Homecoming Magazine! You can check it out here. We'll be adding more content as we go, so check back often and help us spread the word!
Have you ever heard the Gaither song "Feeling at Home in the Presence of Jesus?" If not, you can hear the Cathedrals sing it here.  We've written a new "The Song Says It" devotional based on this wonderful song. You can read that by clicking here --we sure hope you are blessed by it!