The great thing about having a brain filled with all-things-young-children is that you can sign-up to participate in some really cool events, forget you did, and when the item that coordinates with the event you signed on to help promote arrives at your door, you can be totally surprised as if it were Christmas.
And/or you could think someone had sent you a gift and there was no card.
And you could call Dayspring and insist you didn’t order the item and there was no card and by golly, WHO SENT THIS TO ME?
I would like to say that the above scenario didn’t happen at the Snapp house last weekend, but then I would be lying.
That’s how bad it’s gotten, friends. I’m beginning to feel like Dory from “Finding Nemo”.
I had to chuckle a bit though because lately I’ve been feeling like I’m not really cut-out to be leading a ministry of 80 women. Or mothering three young people. Or wife-ing one beautiful man.
“Surely this has to be a joke,” I think as I stare at the tile displaying the verse that has been reverberating through my mind as of late.
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. – Phillipians 4:13
And it’s in these moments, when these so off-the-wall and too intimate to be coincidence things fall into my lap, that I’m so blown away by how He knows precisely what we all need and when we need it.
So of course I signed on to do a promotion for Dayspring and (in)courage when they asked – I love both fervently.
I’m giving away a $20 gift card to Dayspring this week, which is fantastically wonderful for you all, but before I give you the skinny on the details, let me show you this tile in all of it’s gorgeousness:
Do you know about Dee Kasberger, the artist and designer of Red Letter Words? You must check out her beautiful work. I’m salivating over a couple of her pieces…
And I must mention that the (in)spired Deals theme for the month is “As For Me And My House”…
What better way to beautify your home and in turn your spirit than through a Dayspring gift card?
You know that the FTC requires I tell you that I received the above tile free of charge from Dayspring right?
To be the lucky winner, simply leave a comment and tell me what area of your house you would choose to beautify…
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Please note that if you volunteer to fold my laundry or unload my dishwasher, you will win automatically.
Oh wait. I better not offer that up.
One more thing – you have until Thursday at 10 p.m. EST to enter!
Lest we forget that it’s Monday, friends?
Much to thank Him for…
451. Sarah’s sweet Kindergarten Spring Performance, a chance to showcase the songs we have been hearing for weeks
452. Mama tears that fall when I hear young voices sing a song like “Love In Any Language” – with accompanying sign language.
453. Two boys who hug in the rain
454. The best date I’ve had in a long time with a man I fell in love with nine years ago
455. Delicious Italian
456. Strolling through galleries
457. Perusing the wine store
458. Swooning over his dimples
459. Not talking about the kids once
460. Our first lemonade stand…
461. College boys who took the time to stop and encouraged and puffed chests
462. A little boy growing into such a sweet boy of integrity
463. The slippery ball of a water balloon
464. A commitment-free Saturday
465. Fresh sheets after a bath
This week may you remember what you can do – EVERYTHING through Him who gives you strength.
And of course, linking with Ann for “Multitudes on Mondays” and Jen for “Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood”
Sign me up, Natalie! The room I’d like to fix up most is my bedroom. Why is it that our own little place of escape is the last to receive much attention? Maybe someday!
I would love to fix up the wall in the hallway. We all walk by it a million times a day so it’s a perfect place for encouraging words like those! Thanks for the chance!
I am a subscriber! This is an awesome giveaway!
Now that was a happy mail day… a surprise happy mail day! :) Love it!
“A chance to showcase the songs we have been hearing for weeks”… too cute! lol Your date sounds wonderful! And if we lived nearby… we would have been all over that lemonade stand. They would have sold out! Adorable! :)
love this! i would beautify my dining area :)
Fresh sheets – one if the best things in the world!
Oh – and I subscribed via email. :)
You crack me up! Hope you have a blessed week, natalie!
Sign me up! I need this tile more than you know! :)
I’d probably put this verse in the kitchen or school room as a constant reminder!
I subscribe via email.
I subscribe to the email…..but more effecient for me is the facebook feed! <3 your outlook!
I don't know what area I would beautify……either my room or my kitchen….2 of my favorites rooms. I am a last second decision maker, s I don't think I could decide between the two until I had to ;p
Blessings to you and yours!
Oh, I so feel your pain! Now, what is this ministry you lead? Will you email me and tell me about it (in all of your free time)?
Also, I already follow RSS feed (or Google) — is this the same?
And, I already follow on FB, too!
a commitment free Saturday, perusing through a wine store and not talking about the kids once…I can picture it!:) lovely
sounds funny, but the laundry room would hold this. I start a load first thing in the morning…great reminder to start each day especially before I head out for a run!
subscribed to mommy on fire
The sign is beautiful and must have been a fun surprise in the mail. I would hang it in our guest room.
Great giveaway. If I won I would love to use the gift card for a very special high school graduate. [I know, that’s not technically beautifying my house … but it would make me just as happy!] =)
I’m a subscriber.
[sung to the tune of the Monkee’s “I’m a Believer”]
do NOT tell me you are too young to understand that reference. really. don’t!
I liked you on Facebook.
I liked you in person even more.
You know I can decorate ANY spot with Dayspring!!
Where would I choose to beautify? Oh, that’s so hard because I want my house to exude reflections of Christ everywhere. So, everywhere?
I need something pretty in my bedroom! :) Or the Kitchen. Or the front room. Well, I really just need some decoration help all the way around!
I am subscribed via email babe!!
I like you on Facebook too!
Well, I like you in real life too, but you know what I mean!
And, now I am following you on Twitter! I didn’t know you are on twitter! So am I! Theresahc.
I advertised you on my blog! Does that count? If not, no biggie. But, I love you and your blog, so I have NO problem letting others know about you with no ulterior motive!!