Saturday, August 1, 2009

WINNER! Day 5: Going Away Giveaways

Have I told you how much fun I have had doing these giveaways. It truly is more blessed to give than receive. It has done my heart so much good to be able to do some giving this week...and it has helped to keep my mind off the sadness that is in my heart about the upcoming move. Thank you, sweet blog friends for reading, commenting, following and tweeting. Y'all have filled my heart with happiness.

I have loved reading through all of the comments this week. I smiled every time I saw a comment about Chick-fil-A's great service...I doubt many of you knew it, but that is what I worked on for 18 months. I loved getting to share my love for Strengths Finder and Buckhead Church with you. Then the suggestions you gave for books was incredible...I have read many of them and they are among my favorites as well. Those that I haven't read have been added to my "to read" list. Finally, what a blessing it was to read so many of the sweet Grand Weaver comments. I truly am thankful for the way that each of you has been woven into my life.

Ok...enough of that. I'm about to cry. You're wanting to know who the winner of book The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias is. you have it...commenter #5...

Commenter #5...Elizabeth! Yay for Elizabeth! Let me tell you a little bit about her. We are from the same hometown and she is a little older than me. I've known and looked up to her for as long as I can remember, but there are two memories from years ago that really stick out in my mind when I think about her. I feel it fitting to share them since she won The Grand Weaver and all.

Let's see, they both took place when I was in elementay school.

The first memory that I have of Elizabeth was from the Presbyterian Church during Vacation Bible School.

Sidenote---when I was a kid, I went to VBS at all of the churches in town and the Presbyterian Church always was my favorite.

Anyway, Elizabeth was one of the youth volunteers teaching the music. I remember her standing on the stage and singing and teaching us the motions to Awesome God. To this day, I think of her...and those motions...every time I hear the song.

Memory number two. Elizabeth was a cheerleader when she was in high school. What little girl doesn't look up to a cheerleader? I was as far from cheerleader material as you could get, but I went to cheerleading camp just because I wanted to see Elizabeth. She taught a dance to Runaround Sue. A dance that I failed miserably at doing...but it was almost better because I got so much private attention.

Vacation Bible School and cheerleading camp are LONG past for me, but I'm thankful that is not true for my relationship with Elizabeth. Now a Godly wife and mother to her own beautiful little girl, more recently, she has become one of my biggest cheerleaders with her encouragement and prayers.

Congratulations, Elizabeth! I'm thrilled that you won this book! Please email me your mailing address so that I can get your book in the mail to you. My email address is on my profile page.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

done! Just sent you an email...makes sure it doesnt go to your junk folder bc its from my work account.