Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Shining Stars Magazine & Giveaway!

Nine years ago, a sixteen-year old young lady finished reading a copy of Above Rubies magazine and came away feeling dejected.  It was a great issue, full of ideas for how to encourage and bless husbands and children.  But this young lady couldn't help feeling frustration since she desired very much to be a wife and mother but obviously hadn't reached that place in life yet.  All of those great ideas caused her to struggle with discontentment that she couldn't put them into practice yet.

 And then the thought came - wouldn't it be wonderful to have a magazine similar to Above Rubies that was filled with submissions from many different authors, but was focused on encouraging unmarried young ladies who are serving their families and being keepers of the home right now, while they prepare for the role of wife and mother one day.  That's when the vision for Shining Stars Magazine was born.

Even though the goal has always been to reach out to unmarried young ladies, there is now an audience of readers from all ages - little girls to grandmas!  The magazine is a quarterly publication.  It is professionally designed and printed, and features 24-28 pages full of encouraging articles, testimonies, crafts, recipes and much more!

Articles are submitted by readers from around the world (and they love to welcome new authors, hint hint!) and cover a variety of topics including: personal testimonies, Biblical studies, modesty, femininity, serving families and community, encouraging siblings, honoring parents, courtship/betrothal stories, home-based businesses, heroines in history and so much more!

The magazine is edited by Hannah Washburn, a homeschool graduate and the oldest of seven children, who is currently living with her family on a beautiful farm in middle TN.  It is her desire to encourage women of all ages, both through personal communication and larger scale operations - like publishing a magazine.  Today she will be giving away one year subscriptions to two winners!

She invites you all to visit their website, sign up for their blog newsletter, connect on social media, or even just send an email to say hello. 

Here are some testimonials about Shining Stars Magazine:

Thank you so much for doing the magazines!  They’re always very encouraging and uplifting!

~Naomi, Colorado

I received my copies of Shining Stars magazine today – and ... just WOW!  Such a professionally done magazine!  I was really surprised; I had no idea your publication was so extremely well done (content, layout, photography – everything!)  I am very, very impressed with your talent and putting these together.  I can't wait to relax before bed and browse through all the articles; they all look so interesting and encouraging!  What a great thing you are doing for the young ladies of faith!

~Tracy, Kansas

I want to thank you for all that you are doing – Shining Stars Magazine has been a HUGE blessing to me (and my whole family!).  I am so grateful!  It has been so encouraging knowing that there are other girls out there who are stay-at-home daughters!!!  And girls who want to honor YHWH with what they do, and the choices they make.  I am always encouraged by opening your magazine – THANK YOU!

~Anna, Michigan


Get a discount!  Customers can order two copies of each issue going to the same address and receive a discount.  They must order two subscriptions - the total for USA/Canada customers will be $32 and international customers - $60.  

USA/Canada customers can use the code "twocopies".  International customers must use the code "internationalsub2".  Also you can get a  10% coupon using code "wisewoman10" that will apply to anything in their shop! Woohoo!


Two winners will receive a one year subscription
--this include 4 issues ($20 value in USA & Canada-$36)

You can enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hope you win!


  1. As a mom to 6 girls, I would love to see this magazine in our home. Thank you for the opportunity!

  2. As a mom to 6 girls, I would love to see this magazine in our home. Thank you for the opportunity!

  3. Sounds like my two daughters and I would all enjoy this magazine!

  4. Wow, thanks for the heads up about this magazine. It sounds wonderful!

  5. This a great giveaway to win. Thank You

  6. Thank you for this post! I've been reading Above Rubies for a couple of years, but I didn't know about Shining Stars magazine.

  7. Oh, thank you for sharing this! It will be perfect for my girls!

  8. We received a copy of Shining Stars free one time and my daughter answered a request for a pen pal. Our family spent time with her pen pal's family this past winter while on vacation. New friendships formed because of one magazine! We can't afford a subscription so winning would be a blessing!

  9. thank you for this opportunity and giveaway!

  10. I've read "Above Rubies" for years, but as a SAHD, I would love to read one directed to daughters, singles, and sisters. Thank you for the opportunity!

  11. I have longed for a magazine like this for years! I would gift it to my granddaughters...the next generation of Keepers of the Home! Blessings on you and your household!

  12. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :]

  13. I really hope I win. I have a 12 year old daughter who would enjoy reading this magazine.

  14. Thank you for the opportunity to win a subscription!


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