Saturday, September 27, 2008

Giveaway a Comin'

My hundredth post is right around the corner, and in honor of it, I want to do a giveaway. But before I tell you what it is...

I read this quote hanging on the wall of a church last year, and it moved me so much I wrote it down:

"Grant that what we sing with our lips,
we may believe in our hearts~
And what we believe in our hearts,
we practice in our lives."
Fred D. Gealy

Sounds simple, but it's really pretty deep. How many songs do we sing without even thinking about what we're declaring? It's not that we don't mean them deep down, it's just that we aren't paying attention to them. Then there are times we are in complete realization of what we're singing, but we feel like liars because we're not a livin' the way we're a singin'. You know?

Or maybe it's just me. But this IS my blog, so I'll keep blah, blah blogging about it. After all, there is a freebie involved. (wink)

Anyway, IF you are interested in winnin' what I'm givin', here's whatcha gotta do to earn the chance.

Give me a testimony (I don't care how long) about a song that deeply changed the way you live. Where were you when you sang it? Did it sink in right at the time or later? What happened in your life as a result? How many times had you sung the song before?

If you dedicate a whole blog post to this subject on your own blog, I will put your name in the "hat" twice (just let me know when you've posted it). OR If you reply to this blog or email me through the button on my sidebar, I will put your name in the "hat" once. This needs to be done before my 100th post, which is, well, hmmmmm, probably by Wednesday of next week. My husband and I will randomly draw from the "names in the hat," and I will announce the winner AND the prizes (yes, I said prizes, plural) that day.

And a bonus: If the winner so chooses, I will post the testimony they submitted on my site as a "Lifesong in the Limelight." (This is something I'm considering for the future anyway as a regular deal.)

So whatcha think? I"m just a little, teeny tiny bit excited. I hope you are too. For those of you that are wondering if it is worth it to get involved, think great book and great music, then decide...I can't wait to hear your testimonies.

In the Key of HE,

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Anonymous said...

One song that literally turned my life around was sung by comedian Mark Lowry called Rest in the Arms. I was driving back to my dorm after visiting a boyfriend. I felt that there was something missing... a hole in my heart. I turned on the radio and God played Rest in the Arms. I pulled over in Chicago-land traffic to cry and pray to Jesus, thanking Him for this wake-up call. ~Shane

Catrina Bradley said...

Hi Laura - I took your challenge to write a blog post about my song. I needed to blog anyway, so thanks for the challenge. :)


Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

Hello my friend. I've posted about this on my blog. It was nice to think about this and I'm glad you came up with it!

Josh said...

What a great idea, Laura. I will be posting my song this evening when I get home. Be looking for it! :)

Jennifer said...

The song "I can Pray" not sure who the orignal singers of it are but they kept singing it this past year at my church youth jubilee. It taught me and touched me I just cried because knowing we can always go to god in prayer if nothing else we can always go to god in prayer!!

Sita said...

What a great idea--hope I can do a post on this before your deadline--forces me to write(-; Blessings,

Debra Kaye said...

Laura Lee,

I just posted about this on my blog. Thank you for the opportunity to share it!

Blessings to you today!!

Speaking from the Heart said...

Hi Laura, I took your challange. Come and visit.

Chely said...

Hi Laura~I also accepted your challenge and blogged about it over at Godlinked. Thanks for the inspiration!

Chely Roach

LauraLee Shaw said...

Beckie Steward emailed me with her testimony. It is absolutely incredible and moving. You can find it here:
Beckie's Lifesong Testimony

Josh said...

My song is now posted, Laura. Thank you for thinking of such a great way to express what God has done for us through song. While winning prizes is cool, I really just enjoyed sharing my heart.

Dee Yoder said...

OK, Laura, here it is...I posted a blog for your contest! Thanks for the opportunity--it made me think about some songs that really mean a lot to me.

Laurie Ann said...

What a great idea! I'm going to do a blog post about my song...not only because I want to have my name in the pot twice, but also because the song has special meaning to me and I want people to know about your givewaway...

Sita said...

I have posted my song-post here..

windycindy said...

Greetings! I have been singing since I was quite a young girl. I have been in several musicals and singing groups. The song that has stuck with me throughout my life is "Let There Be Peace On Earth!" Our choral group sang this on the night of my High School graduation. It actually influenced my life to this day! The words, graduating and headed to college all hit me at once! It has been a positive influence in my life. Thanks, Cindi