I never win anything!

Yup….I am one of those.   

You know the ones. . .in fact maybe you are one of them too.  The ones who never win anything that requires “the luck of the draw”! I never win a raffle drawing, a radio show call in give-away, a door prize, publishers clearinghouse, a fast food chain game, the lottery (ok so I don’t play…but I have been given a ticket once by my father-in-law for a Christmas gift!) or a free vacation…nope not ever. 

Or maybe you are like my friend Nina (and her mom Linda) who consistently win things! Either way you will appreciate this:

I am hear to tell you that after 47 years of life…I won something!  During the first day of the “She Speaks” Conference they had a drawing during lunch for one of Lysa TerKeurst’s books & study guide…”Becoming More than just a Good Bible Study Girl”.  I was politely eating my salad and listening half heartedly when I heard Lysa (the president of Proverbs 31 ministry) call my name.  I sat there stunned before standing up and looking like a deer in headlights as I proceeded up to the front to claim my prize.  I can no longer say. . . “I never win anything!” 🙂

Ok, so yesterday I wrote a blog post and asked all my blog readers (over 700 subscribers), my facebook friends (1270) as well as my friends & family members on my email list to leave a comment on my blog that will help me in making a determination as to “the next step” in my life.  I also promised to have a drawing from the names of everyone who choose to help me.  I really am interested in your input! Today I decided to post for you the prizes that I will be giving away in hopes that you will add your name into the mix with your comment and help with my request!  

1. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story      An autobiographical look into the life of one of the best neurosurgeons in the U. S. of A, is unbelievably inspirational and poignant. While pursuing his career, Carson encountered prejudice, negative peer pressure, and politics in getting a job. His sense of humor, faith in God, patience, and his belief in the work ethic come through without preaching. In the last chapter, Carson gives recommendations to students on ways to live and to achieve.     

2.  90 Minutes in Heaven

More than 4 million copies sold!   

On the way home from a conference, Don Piper’s car was crushed by a semi-truck that crossed into his lane. Medical personnel said he died instantly. While his body lay lifeless inside the ruins of his car, Piper experienced the glories of heaven, awed by its beauty and music.

90 minutes after the wreck, while a minister prayed for him, Piper miraculously returned to life on earth with only the memory of inexpressible heavenly bliss. His faith in God was severely tested as he faced an uncertain and grueling recovery. Now he’d like to share his life-changing story with you.  90 Minutes in Heaven offers a glimpse into a very real dimension of God’s reality. This New York Times bestseller encourages those recovering from serious injuries and those dealing with the loss of a loved one. The experience dramatically changed Piper’s life, and it will change yours too.

  3. $5 Starbucks Card     

  So if you would like a “chance” to win one of these fabulous books (by the way the author Cecil Murphy was at this conference and I love him!) here is what you need to do:

  1. Read yesterdays blog post – What is my strong suit? 
  2. Log in (you have to actually be on the blogsite to do this not just through the emailed post or FB) with your name & email address and leave your comments no later than Thursday August 5th. (the comments do not show up instantly as I have to approve them so just check back later to see if they appear)
  3.  On Monday August 8th I will put all your names in a hat and have one of my daughters draw out a winner! 

I will post the winners next week on my blog & contact you for mailing information. Thank you to those who have commented so far and congrats you are already in the drawing!  Thank you to all of you who are willing to give me your advice, input & ideas…in my eyes you are all winners for taking the time to help me!

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One response to “I never win anything!

  1. Rebecca Foxworth

    I don’t know why this made me think of you today, but it did:

    http://www.catalystspace.com/content/read/AUG10_article_are_you_sure_you_know_Matt_Chambers/

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