Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pause...for Giveaway winners & Important Announcements!

Okay, WOWzer, ELEVEN people shared their salvation stories for my 200th post giveaway. After reading them, I'm convinced that not a single one of them did it for a prize, but because they understand the mighty impact of a life that turns from death to Jesus Christ for eternal life.

Each story I read gave me spinepimples, and though I was going to draw for seven of them to be shared the week of Easter, I've decided that I have to share them all. So starting tomorrow, Friday the 3rd, going through the Tuesday after Easter, there will be one of these testimonies on my blog. (I drew names for the order). Cool, eh?  I won't have one on Easter Sunday, but every other day I shall...

Here's what my readers can expect:
Friday, April 3rd:  Denise from Shortybear's Place
Saturday, April 4th: Lynn Squire from Faith, Fiction, Fun and Fanciful
Sunday, April 5th: Josh from Just Joshin'
Monday, April 6th: Laurie Ann from A Magnolia's Heart Beats 
Tuesday, April 7th: Melissa from Feel Chic Boutique 
Wednesday, April 8th: Bernice from My Journey
Thursday, April 9th: Marita from MariFlower
Friday, April 10th: Joanne from An Open Book
Saturday, April 11th: Karen/Irritable Mother from Surviving Motherhood
Sunday, April 12th:  He Is RISEN!!!! Resurrection Sunday!
Monday, April 13th: Stina Rose from Scroll Bag
Tuesday, April 14th: Brook from Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

I Can't WAAAAAAAIT!!!!!  I hope you are excited too! God's gonna be GLORified in this place!

Okay, now onto the winners of my giveaway. I drew two names:
The first is Melissaaaaa!!!!  You win a copy of "Women of Passions: Ordinary Women Serving an Extraordinary God," AND the "SELAH" CD of your choice. 

The second is JOOOOSH!!!  And I'm NOT joshin'!  You win an advance copy of "The Unexpected Adventure" by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelburg. 

Okay, and one last announcement.  I'm so excited about the upcoming "A Woman Inspired Conference." I actually have the privilege of being a greeter/host for some of the amazing speakers on Tuesday and Thursday of the event, so I'm doubly excited. If you haven't heard about this, it is a virtual conference for women...imagine going to an event with your jammies on!  Well, okay, I realize not everyone sits around in their jammies. (I sure don't. *COUGH*) But the point is that you have an opportunity to learn more about the Lord and more about women passionately pursuing Him through this incredible event, which is only like 15 bucks or something. Anyway, for more info, click here:

13 friends shared a comment:

LAURIE said...

what a wonderful idea about sharing the testimonies. I cannot wait to come back and see how God has worked in all of these lifes. Thanks for doing this. -Laurie

Irritable Mother said...

Awww. Saturday, April 11 is my daughters birthday! And she's going to be 13. Yikes! A teenager in my house! But maybe having my testimony posted that day will get a few people to pray for me, and I could use that - with a teenager in the house, and all. *grin*
She says while sitting in her comfy jammies...

Laurie Ann said...

This is too sweet! You're right - my eye was not on a prize but to glorify God and have others come to know Him and love Him as intimately as I do. Thanks, LauraLee! Much love.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Thank you sooo much- I am so excited to get that book! Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Josh said...

Wow! I never win anything! Thanks so much, Laura! And you know what is funny about it? I must have not read closely, because I didn't even know there was going to be a prize. I just wanted to share what God has done in my life. You posting my testimony is reward enough, but I appreciate your generous heart. You are always giving to your blog readers, and that is such a blessing! God uses you in such a mighty way. Looking forward to reading all the powerful testimonies. :)

Jason and Brook said...

I agree - I didn't even realize or remember (I'm not a detail person) that there was a prize. I am honored and humbled to be included!

The Real Me! said...

What a line up Laura Lee. Can't wait.
Hey I have a question. Are you having trouble going to the Internet Cafe? When I click on it it says that it no longer exists but I can see the posts in my reader.
Thank you my friend.

LauraLee Shaw said...

Yes, Kim, as a matter of fact, the Cafe has been experiencing technical difficulties. WE are praying like crazy for the issues to get resolved.

You can get there, just by a different address than you're used to:

Thanks for asking, Kim!

Denise said...

Congrats to the winners. Thanks for being my friend, and my heart blessing. I love you.

LisaShaw said...

I look forward to reading each post!!!

**Thanks Sis for the encouraging message you left on my blog about the St. Johns. I continue to pray.

Love you much. You are such an incredible GIFT to us all.

Joanne Sher said...

Well, I knew about the prize LOL - but that's not why I entered either. :)

SO excited to be up there for Good Friday, and LOOKING FORWARD to reading all the wonderful testimonies!

The Surrendered Scribe said...

I can't wait to read these! You inspired me, two years ago I took a week to share my salvation story and I think I'll re run that our Spring Break week as I know there are new folks who might not know what He's done in my life.

I'm so excited about the Woman Inspired conference. What a great way to be in the right mindset for Easter!

Keep up the awesome work, LauraLee!

godsown said...

OooooH Laura Lee I'm just reading your email.....and i'm so honoured that you want to post my testimoney.
I pray that it will bless others and bring them closer to the lord.