Friday, July 31, 2009

Day 5: Going Away Giveaways

These past two years, I have found myself saying the same thing over and over again. Different people, different circumstances, but similar words. Words that go something like this..."I'm so glad the Lord allowed our lives to cross." or "I'm so thankful that the Lord allowed that event to happen."

A few months I was expressing those sentiments to my friend, Caroline. The way the Lord brought us to each other is quite a story and I can hardly believe the depth of our friendship in such a short time. It was during that conversation that she told me about a book that she had just finished reading and thought I would enjoy as well. The book was incredible. The basic premise is that God holds all of the strands of our lives. He is the Grand Weaver. He knows the design for our lives, and He weaves those threads to make a masterpiece.

During my time in Atlanta, so many threads have been added to the tapestry of my life. Families, mentors, friends. Jobs, books, churches. How comforting it is to know that even in my moments of confusion, God still has the threads. He is weaving. He is bringing people into my life...allowing things to happen, both good and bad...and all to grow me and help me to see his unconditional love.

My time in Atlanta is not one that I will soon forget. It is filled with too many life changing people and moments for that. Thanks for letting me share them with you this week.

For the last Going Away Giveaway, I am giving away a copy of the book that Caroline told me to read: The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias.

Here's what you need to do to be eligible to win The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias:

Use your best memory to leave me a comment recalling how The Lord first wove our lives together. For some, it may have been years ago...others may only have to think back to a day ago when you followed a suggestion of a friend to this blog. I've gotten a lot of new readers recently, so I'm just curious. If you comment anonymously, make sure you include your name and how I can contact you.

If you want to increase your chances, you can do either or both of the following.

  • Become a follower of my blog and leave me another comment telling me that you became a follower. If you're already a follower, just leave me a comment telling me that you already are a follower.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave the URL for the tweet in a different comment.

Get to commenting. The contest will end tomorrow, AUGUST 1, at NOON EST. The winner will be chosen using's random number generator.

If you don't win, you can purchase it here.


Jennifer said...

I met you at the mall before rush. Then I got to know you during rush and more when we worked together through Panhellenic!

Jennifer said...

And I'm a follower!

Alyssa said...

I met you through your wonderful sister!!!

Alyssa said...

I'm a follower too!!!

Elizabeth said...

Are you kidding me? I've known you since I couldn't tell you and Cile apart and i would call you Cile constantly -- which you may not even remember! BTW, it would only be fitting for me to win a book with "Weaver" in the title!

Whitney Walker Alexander said...

I met you through my Aunt Becky, and then we got hooked up together at a D'Now. Funny how God works, huh? I absolutely love our story. You are one of my favorite bloggy buddies!

Whitney Walker Alexander said...

I am a follower.

Whitney Walker Alexander said...

Anonymous said... of the things I love about our mtg is that it was a beautiful byproduct of another thread of purpose the WEAVER threaded into my life----Natalie:)--I had experienced such a deep dark valley in the 1.5 yr leading up to mtg Natalie--even the fact i was working at starbucks was a huge thread of purpose--and light and life returned to my bones (as in the psalms) and a huge part of that was through relationship with Natalie...and then the weaving spun off into another beautiful direction bringing an even more full and unique swirl to my tapestry when----I met you my Linds one fall bham day!:) what a sweet joy and delight being woven into community with you has been! I love the the Grandest of weavers and praise Him Praise HIm for you! lOVe--Caroline:)

JPJ said...

I think that we first met through Brett and some of his friends, but I just remember you living in the DZ house, next to the ZTA house, and always admiring what a beautiful and Godly woman you were..... You have always just had such a sweet presence about you. Getting to know you better through your blog and Tweets has been such a fun and sweet blessing!

JPJ said...

And I'm a follower

JPJ said...

Jan said...

Hello, Lindsey!
I just wanted to comment about the beautiful words of
Anonymous ( who must be Caroline, because she signed it). Such sweet and godly thoughts! Your friends seem to be a special group!
Btw, my cousin lives in B'ham. Her husband is an attorney (UofA Law). She is an Auburn grad. They are a young couple with two small sons. She did blog - The Garrisons. I'm not sure if that is the exact title of her blog. It is not updated - probably because of the 2nd son.
Have a blessed day, Jan

Cile said...

Since we are sisters the mystery of "how we met" is gone, but I ran into someone the other day for the first time in a while and she mentioned that you and I must really love each other because we talk so often back and forth on blogs, FB, etc. I confirmed that we do indeed love each other but also remember that we really started being friends sometime around when I left for college and you started high school. Prior to that, we endured each other and lived together, but you know...didn't always get along that great. Haha! Fun to remember! Love you!