Monday, March 14, 2011

A Truly Blessed Giveaway!

**After receiving two comments requesting to not be included in this giveaway, I want to put this right up front. I will not remove any comments or keep anyone out of the drawing. God has a plan for this gift and if you already have Bibles at home and don't think you could possibly have another, I trust that you will find someone who needs it and give it to them. If God wants you to take possession of it, He will tell you whether it's yours to keep!

About a year ago, I walked into Walmart on a mission. I was trying to find God in my life and realized one important tool was missing. I couldn't find my Bible and had no clue when the last time I had seen it was. When I got to the book section of the store, I saw a variety of Bibles staring back at me but one JUMPED at me. It was the Busy Mom's Bible published by Zondervan.

Besides the name that described me perfectly, there was no ignoring the two-tone pink leather cover. When I was younger, you could find Bibles with black or red covers, that was it. This Bible had character! I plucked that box off the shelf and headed to the checkout, still uncertain how often the pages would be viewed.

When I got home and explored the Bible more, I found colored cardstock pages that offered one, five and ten minute Bible studies that were on specific topics such as your relationship with Christ, parenting, marriage, finances and stewardship. This was a great tool for a Bible beginner such as myself.

When I looked at the back of the Book, I found more guidance to verses on specific topics. Over the past year, this has become my greatest reference when I am searching for answers.

Last week, I emailed Zondervan and asked them for a donation that I could give away to a lucky reader. I was certain that my blog was too small and too new to receive such a donation but I had to try. Their site said they tried to answer emails within 2 business days so I went to bed Friday certain that my request would be unanswered.

This morning, there was a knock on the door and I saw the UPS truck outside. I assumed it was a package for my neighbor, after all, I had told the UPS driver that if she didn't answer I would accept anything for her. As I set the package down, I noticed that it was MY name on the package but I hadn't ordered anything. As soon as I saw the return address, I began to shake and nearly cried. Yes, I feel that strongly about this Bible!

So, thanks to the generous folks at Zondervan, I am giving away a brand new copy of the Busy Mom's Bible. I don't like giveaways with tons of hoops, but I do want to give you a couple of ways to win.

Mandatory Entry: Comment on this blog post. If you're busy, you don't have to write me an essay or anything!
For extra entries, you can do however many of the following you would like. Remember to leave a comment for any of them that you do so it counts!
Like my Facebook Page
Follow me on Twitter
Add your Blog to the 40 Days of Prayer linky or leave a comment that you are participating if you don't have a blog.
Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin'. Both links are on the right.
Blog about this giveaway or share it with your friends. (2 entries for this one!)

This giveaway will be open until 10pm CDT on Friday, March 18th. At that time, I will use random.org to choose a winner from all comments left.

**If you enter, make sure at least one of your comments includes a way to get in touch with you!**

27 comments:

  1. What a great giveaway! Don't add me to the list, I already have more Bibles than I can handle. I just wanted to add I saw this Bible at work, and it was really nice :)

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  2. Bless you for this giveaway! What a wonderful gift for someone. I have the same request like Jen...don't add me to the list as I have plenty of bibles at home. I know that whomever you select to win this bible, that God chose them 1st. :-)

    I am following you now via FB. Glad I stumbled over to your site via the Blogfrog community.

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  3. Great giveaway! I know that my own prayer life has suffered since I had my baby (where to find the time!) But it's something I wish I was better about (part of why I'm enjoying your blog: it reminds me to take a little time out each day).

    Thanks!

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  4. I appreciate and support this giveaway totally! I think a bible is a wonderful giveaway. I have several but would love and appreciate another one! I have also been known to give bibles to others that I may come into contact with that doesn't have one. So this would be great!

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  5. Following you on Google Connect and joined your Blog Frog Community.

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  6. Hi there! Great idea for a give away. I am following you via GFC & Twitter. I'll also add me link to 40 days of prayer. Hope you can stop by and follow me too. Thanks!
    KY Klips Blog

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  7. Heather,
    I thought I read somewhere that you were looking for guest bloggers. If so, I would love to write a guest post for your site. Contact me at: theblessedcouponer (at) gmail (dot) come. Thanks!

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  8. What a great give away!!!
    That Bible sounds like a great gift. In addition, I admire your faith with just stepping out and mailing the company.
    God's word never returns NULL AND VOID.. so go girl!!

    I am following you o Twitter, FB and added you to my google friend ( i hope I did it right)

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  9. That's such a sweet story, Heather! Nice of Zondervan. :)

    This Bible soulds like such a great resource. Have I mentioned how much I just love your blog and your kind spirit? Because I do! :)

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  10. What a fantastic idea! I'm a very new blogger...very small. This inspires me to maybe try to a meaningful giveaway on my site someday. :)
    I was already one of your followers. :)
    Thanks for doing this.
    Be blessed~
    Kristi

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  11. I am a busy mom of 4 and have tried to get up earlier than my kids to have some quiet time with my Lord. That has resulted in me getting up at 5am (and telling the kids to go back to bed) ......The Lord provides though and has given me the energy each day to keep going....!!!! Love this bible.....so pretty! I would love to have this......thank you!

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  12. Newest follower!!

    I think this is such a wonderful giveaway..

    francine_gray at yahoo dot com

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  13. Sounds like it was written for me! Since I became a mom, there's hardly time for anything these days! My email is on my profile.

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  14. I follow you on GFC - my email is on my profile.

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  15. This looks like a great Bible, and describes me to a tee! Thanks for following me on twitter!

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  16. While I'm not a mom, I still wanted to leave a comment. This is a great gift. Good luck to all those who've entered.

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  17. Yes, please add me to the list! I would love to win this... it would truly be a blessing right now.

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  18. Sounds like a lovely Bible. Good for Zondervan!

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  19. You can add me to the list for sure! i need all the help I can get in time management. : )

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  20. I would love to be added to the list. This would be a great blessing!

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  21. This is such a wonderful giveaway...thanks for the opportunity!

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  22. I am now a follower of your blog! :)

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