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,