Monday, January 17, 2011

Don't Fall Out of your Chair...but I am Posting on a Monday

It is amazing that I am coming out of my typical routine and posting on a day other than Friday! For the two readers (I am being optimistic) that I have left on days other than Fridays, I appreciate you hanging with me. There are two BIG reasons for this post:

1. I am participating in the Siesta Scripture Memory Team and it is time for my second verse. I LOVED my first verse and actually feel a little sad that it is time to move on...however, what a blessing to know that those beautiful words are forever a part of my heart! This time, I chose to memorize some verses on the recommendation of my Bible Study facilitator. They are verses I have always been familiar with but never memorized and put into my heart. She talked about the importance of KNOWING these verses for the purpose of evangelism and so, my new verses for the second half of January are:

Ephesians 2:8-10 "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith--and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

2. The second reason for this post is to tell you about an AWESOME giveaway. Now, I really hope that, if you are a homeschooler, you totally choose to ignore this entirely...however, if you know me well, you will pay close attention because the fact that I am entering this contest boosts your chances tremendously because I DO NOT WIN. I just keep entering hoping that at some point, I can become lucky enough to win something I actually want rather than, oh, I don't know...a dog I did not sign up for nor did I want that I later have to go out and hunt down a home for because no one else will take care of it...but I digress. So, here it is...if you click here, it will take you to a blog where you can win a family pass to one of four homeschool conventions that are coming to an area near you. I don't know about yours, but I know the one close to us, in Memphis is going to be amazing...even with Tim Hawkins as the entertainment. I SO would like to, hop over there and read all about it...and then choose to sign up and if you can donate the tickets to me! :) Great idea, right! Hurry, the contest ends on the 23rd!


Katharine said...

Well, your entry is safe..I live in Canada, don't homeschool, and won't be entering! lol... it sounds wonderful, I hope you win!
Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have as many readers as we do. =p Ones that comment anyhow. Good luck...maybe you can surprise us again when you win and we'll definitely fall out of ours chairs then...and I'm sure you will too. I'm liking the sound of SSMT more and more.

Lea said...

So good to hear from you today and I'm crossing my fingers that you win. You deserve to.

Have a joy filled week! Hugs!

LydiaCate said...

Well equally as shocking...I'm reading on a weekday or at all. These days I'm lucky to get a quick glance at my favorite bloggers.
So funny because the night before your post about the conference my husband mentioned us trying to go(CHOKE). If I win how 'bout this...I'll drop my husband and kids off with yours and you and I can go as sisters!! Doesn't that sound like fun?
Anyway, I hope you win! I'm really not to hip on the idea of taking the WHOLE family up to Memphis.
Have a great day!

Kimberly said...

I hope you WIN! good luck.