Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Want to Win a free Gift?

Of course you do, who doesn't! My friend Lysa TerKeurst is doing a blog tour giveaway this month called the Cool Christmas Giveaway. Here is how it works: Visit her blog often as she'll be doing new posts daily. Read her (amazing and zany) entries and post a comment. Posting will automatically enroll you for a drawing for that day's cool prize.
Within the next several days I'll be one of the featured sponsors of the tour and I'm giving away a couple of my favorite things. First, a signed copy of the ministry's devotional book God's Purpose for Every Woman, which I know you'll enjoy. One of my great honors is to serve as editor of this book and of our online devotions which touch women's hearts and turn them towards God.

Second, is a Starbucks gift card. Let me just tell you that going to the coffee shop with Lysa is a spiritual exercise. Seriously. As she places her order you have the opportunity to practice the truth of:

Proverbs 29:25, "Fear of man is a dangerous trap, but to trust in God means safety." (TLB)

Lysa's order goes something like this: "I''ll have a White Chocolate Mocha - make it skim, three pumps, no whip, no foam, and extra hot please." You can see the look on the people's face behind the counter and behind us in line. That's when I start to proclaim in faith that I will not fear these people even though they look like they are ready to knock me down as they lunge for Lysa.

I'm a somewhat more simple Starbucks gal ... give me a coffee-frap or a chai tea-frap and I'm a happy girl. If you're not a coffee drinker there's all kinds of yummy non-coffee things in Starbucks. I love the low-fat blueberry coffee cake stuff.

I so hope that you'll win!

I never seem to win anything. My friend P.J., however, seems to win EVERYTHING she ever enters. This woman has even won her pick of a piece of furniture out of a high-end furniture store! Maybe you are like that too. Have you won something really cool - post and tell us about it. If not, don't worry as I decided not to tell P.J. about the Cool Christmas Giveaway - so you'll actually have a chance this time!


  1. Hi Rachel,
    When I was a child, I was always fortunate enough to find money on the playground at school. Almost everyday I'd find coins, I think sometimes even dollar bills. I remember winning a floor model television set at a school raffle too. I think we gave it to my grandmother. As I got older, my lucky streak stopped. I haven't won anything in my adult years. My husband entered a drawing at our local furniture store and he won a nice Lay Z Boy recliner..how about that?!

  2. I never (usually) win anything either. This summer our family went to a company picnic and they had bingo. My husband and sons won, I did not! :) I have been entering blog contests for a while, and not won anything. Boy was I surprised last weekend to find that I had won one of Lysa's giveaways - the candle. So I guess that would have to be the best thing I ever won! :)

  3. Hello!
    Just wanted to let you know I really enjoy reading your blog.
    I'm a BeautiControl consultant & recently at a unit meeting I won a free product. I was sooooo excited to a.)just win and b.)I won something I actually use.
    Well, I didn't have long to celebrate my 1st time victory when this gal who had won a prize prior to my win, made her way over to me asking me to switch prizes with her. I told her no thanks because I'll use what I won. Determined to make the switch, she kept reminding me that the product I won she "is out of". Anyway,needless to say I left regretfully with her prize & she happily left with mine. :)

  4. I was checking out links from Micca's blog and found you. Then I found two cool things-One you were doing a give a way! WooHoo! Two, you are reading the complete word of EM Bounds on Prayer. I too am reading that and wondered who ever reads stuff like it. :) Of course I can only take it in small doses at a time and it will probably take me 10 years to complete but I am loving it. Hope you are too.

    On winning things. I use to win things a lot before I got married then I stopped. Then my husband started to win things. Go figure. Well, I did win one blog give a way this year of a book. So perhaps I will start winning again! :)

  5. Alyce - a Lazy Boy, now that's a nice thing to win!

    Pearls - I love scented candles so that might make me as happy as winning a recliner... if the scent was just right.

    Lelia - it sounds like your pushy cohort got the best of your sweet nature. No beauty product can produce graciousness, unfortunately.

    Angela - so glad you found me! Yes, Bound's collected works is both large and "meaty" - and oh so good!

    Yall be sure and go to Lysa's blog next week and post to win!

  6. What a peaceful blog you have here!!!
    P.S. Make mine a Double Tall Nonfat Sugar-Free Vanilla Hazelnut Latte, please... ;-)


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