and the winner is

Armen Thomassian Last month I held a contest for my one-year blogiversary. It was my first contest to hold, ever, and I was a little nervous to see how it would go. But after receiving over thirty comments it was my greatest post to date. It was a blast getting to read everyone's comments. Some just came right out and explained why they wanted the note books, while others quoted whole poems (not sure what that was about). It even opened the door to make some new connections. Thanks again to everyone that stopped by and left your comments.

However, there could only be one winner and that's what I wanted to share with you today.

His name is Armen Thomassian. (That's him in the picture.) Originally british born, he now lives with his wife in Tasmania, Australia where he preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ. He used to have a wonderful blog where he shared his views on his faith and life, but due to some unfortunate events decided to take it down. His site now exist as merely a portal to visit him elsewhere on the web and to contact him. But even in the face of adversity he leaves us all with a message of hope:

"Let nothing or no one steal your joy."

Congrats again to Armen for winning the Field Notes 3-Pack of notebooks and I hope they come in handy for him.