Give aways

January 21, 2011

And the winners are...

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This was quite the giveaway.  Lysa TerKeurst, author of Made to Crave, linked me on her blog and we had a record number of entries at 577.  I could barely keep up!

Since so many of you entered, I could not just give one thing away.  I decided to have 5 lucky winners!  The number one spot will receive the bundle set (congratulations Ethel!), those selected in spots 2-5 will receive a copy of the book, Made to Crave (congratulations to you all!).  We will be contacting you next week to get your information and send you your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered!  Have a great weekend!

January 18, 2011

Give away... a NY Times Bestseller!

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Today I am happy to be giving away a small group study set Lysa TerKeurst's newest book, Made to Crave.

Released just this month, Made to Crave, is already on the New York Times Bestseller list.  Lysa and her family attend Elevation here in Charlotte and we could not be more proud of her.

The book is about learning to satisfy your deepest desire with God, not food.  While this book does give some doctor guided, practical guidelines for healthy eating, exercise and weight loss, the main focus is on replacing your craving for food with your craving for God, not necessarily on weight loss.

The book deals with what happens when we, instead of consuming food, become consumed by food.  We then to equate our weight with our worth.  Consequently, we often allow weight loss to bring us joy and satisfaction when our true ultimate worth must come from God.

Lysa's book is not new fad diet.  It is a book that will help you change not only the way you think about food and weight loss, but more importantly your worth in the site of God which has absolutely nothing to do with your outer appearance.  The book is full of scripture as well as practical steps that will help you re-train your mind and body to crave the living God, not food.

Over the next few weeks, Lysa will be doing a live Made to Crave web-cast every Monday night at 8 pm.  If you missed it last night, you can watch the replay today at noon, 3, 8 and 10 pm EST on the Made to Crave site (my husband was a guest last night :)).

Today I am giving away a small group study set that includes a DVD with 6 video session teachings from Lysa, one copy of the book, and one participant's guide.  Simply leave your name in the comments section ONE time :).  We will close the comments sometime on Thursday and randomly select a winner.  If you don't win, you can still purchase your own copy of the book at Amazon as well as bookstores everywhere.

January 12, 2011

And the winner is...

Congratulations Autumn! I hope you and Nastya enjoy reading the Jesus Storybook Bible together!  We will be emailing you shortly.  Thanks to everyone who entered the give away last week.

 

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January 04, 2011

Give Away Time!

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We recently purchased a copy of the Jesus Storybook Bible.  We have many childrens' Bibles in our home but none of them even come close to this one.  The stories are written so well.  And each one points back to Jesus in some way.  The pictures are also modern but not cheesey.

I want to give away a copy of this book to a lucky reader.  Simply leave ONE comment telling me who you will be reading it to.  We will close the comments on Wednesday night and post the winner at the end of the week.

You can read sample stories as well as purchase the Bible here and on Amazon.

November 29, 2010

And the winner is...

Thanks to all of you who entered my blog anniversary contest.  Your comments were so encouraging to read!  I'm sorry I couldn't give each of you a cheesecake!

Congratulations Lori Bunk, you are so going to enjoy this dessert!

Blog Winner - 11-2010


November 24, 2010

4 Year Anniversary with a sweet give away

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Happy Anniversary to me.  Yesterday marked 4 years of blogging for me.  It all started on one of those boring Thanksgiving afternoons where you are done eating and you find yourself surfing the web.  I made a joke about starting a blog like my husband's, and he made me do it (he pushes me to do a lot of things in my life, that's what good husbands do).

I can't believe I have kept up with this for so long.  I have to say, I really enojoy it.  It's fun and at times, therepudic.

I've grown a lot as a person and a writer.  When I first started this blog, Elevation Church was only 10 months old with less than 800 people in attendance and only a handful of staff members.  My family was different too.  Elijah was about 14 months old I was still trying to figure the whole mothering thing out (I guess I still am). 

Here, I have been able to celebrate so many of the amazing blessings we have experienced as a family and a church.  I am grateful to have it all recorded.

A few weeks ago I broke one million lifetime pageviews here at the Preacher's Wife.  And that is something to celebrate...

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So I am giving away one of my favorite desserts in the entire world, Oreo Cheesecake from probably my favorite restaurant in the world, Cheesecake Factory.  To win, just leave a comment (one please) on this post sometime before Friday at midnight.  On Monday, I will announce a winner.

And thanks for reading my blog, it means a lot to me.

October 04, 2010

Monday Morning Commentary with a Bible Study Giveaway

Sss Over the past several months, my husband and our Elevation creative team have been working on a series of short films to go along with his book, Sun Stand Still.

This past weekend we showed a few of these films in our worship experiences.  The films are amazing.  They are like mini sermons with a big punch.

The films are actually designed to accompany the book Sun Stand Still for small group study.  They are an eight-part teaching series that delve deeper into the ideas discussed in the book.  They are intended to initiate discussion in group settings.  The most awesome part is, they are free!  All you have to do is register on the site and download.

While the short films are free for any group, I would like to give away a complete set this week.  Simply leave me a comment telling me about your small group, who are you made up of, where do you meet, and why would you like to do this study.

I will select one winner who will receive a hard copy of the DVDs as well as a book for each group member.  Comments will close on Thursday!

Have a great Monday!

September 14, 2010

And the winners are...

I know you have been wringing your hands with anticipation over the winners of my Kingdom Come giveaway.  Sorry it took me so long to post the winner.  I may or may not have forgotten that I did not post this.

Anyway, a big congratulations to the winners!  We will be contacting you shortly so we can get you copy in the mail to you!

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September 07, 2010

Kingdom Come Release (and give away)

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Today the Elevation worship team releases their latest project, Kingdom Come.  The songs were all birthed right in our church over the past year.  The album includes songs like Give Me Faith, This City is Yours, and Graham's favorite, Your Mercy Reigns.

This past weekend we had a Concert with a Cause (click to hear a short message and watch a song).  We gave away over 6,000 copies of the album away and Elevation's entire outreach budget for the week to Turn on the Tap.

Tott_logo Turn on the Tap is an initiative from Samaritan's Purse with the goal to provide clean water to poverty stricken areas all over the world.  Did you know 1 in 4000 children die every day every day as a result of dirty water and poor sanitation?  And 1 in every 8 families all over the world to not have proper access to clean, safe drinking water?

Today, 100% of the proceeds made on iTunes will be given to Turn on the Tap.  What an amazing day we live in that you can immediately have access to such great music!

I also wanted to give away a few copies of the project away here today as well.  I will randomly select 5 winners to receive the CD who comment on this post between now and Thursday afternoon (we will close the comments then).  If you purchase the album on iTunes today, let me know in the comments section (be honest!), I will put your name in the drawing 2x so you will have an even greater chance of winning (you can give the CD away to a friend or family member!)

I hope you have a great Tuesday!  And remember, the virtual conference, Just One, starts today!

August 14, 2010

And the winners are...

Thanks to everyone who entered the book giveaway!  Here are the winners...

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We have your email addresses and will be contacting you Monday.  You can let us know which book you would like and we will get it out to you!

Have a great weekend!