Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Give-a-Way

Lysa TerKeurst is hosting a "The One Cool Christmas Contest" in which bloggers are hosting give-a-way's! Be sure to visit them all by clicking on the icon above and you will be there. Here is what God laid on my heart yesterday morning to give away. It's a God thing for just the right person!

A few years ago a very dear friend of mine gave me a pink leather planner for journaling and recording prayer request. She knows how much I enjoy journaling to God each morning. This particular journal is a very structured, unlike me when it comes to my journal practices.

Within this binder are pages for recording the scripture you read, your daily prayer request, answered prayers, and journaled thoughts. The speaker who presented this journal to us has her pages divided into daily events for each week of the month. For example, she assigns each day a specific person and topic to pray for. She assigns her family members to a day, one day for missions, one day to concentrate on our government, etc. She included pictures and mementos related to that day. A person can be real creative and make this to fit their needs.
I am a person who spends my quiet time in Bible study booklets and I journal back scripture in a prayer to God but have always used a basic journal. I need the ability to be able to use half a page if my writtened prayer is short or to be able to use multiple pages if I choose to write a long prayer to God. Though I cherish this friend, this pink leather bound journal has sat on my shelf too long and I am confident God has it intended instead for one of you to use...someone more structured in their quiet time than I!

Deuteronomy 4:29 (NIV)
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Good luck and Christmas blessings to you all! I will leave this up for a week and post the winner on Friday, December 12th.

38 comments:

Amy said...

Sounds lovely. Count me in! And thanks for the other giveaway info too. I am hopping over there now!

Merry Christmas!
God Bless,
Amy:)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great giveaway! I hope that you will stop by and enter mine as well. Be blessed!

Tina said...

Awesome, awesome giveaway, thanks for offering it!

Deb said...

I would love to win this. Please enter me in your contest.

Deb V.

Lora said...

Oh, I'd love to win your pink leather planner. Thank you kindly for the giveaway.
Merry Christmas,
Lora

Joanie Butler said...

I am one journaling fool. I just love me some journaling, yep, Yep! Please enter me in your contest.

Chatty Kelly said...

Please enter me in your contest! Thanks! And be sure and stop by my blog to enter mine. Blessings to you.
Kelly

Laurel Wreath said...

That sounds so wonderful!!

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, please enter me! I would love this because I could use it for Jimmy - my uncle's cancer has come back and I'm pray journaling for him separately.

AnooCre8ion said...

Hi Pamela, I would love to be entered in your contest. Stop by when you get a chance and enter mine.

blessings
Vickie

Toknowhim said...

Enter me in your contest please.. thanks

Christie Todd said...

Thank you for sponsoring a give away. Count me it!

Christie

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Hi Pamela. I just wanted to let you know I visited and read your post. How precious. Like you, I am NOT organized in my prayers, devo, etc. I've tried praying for specific people, issues, etc. on certain days but that doesn't work for me. I like to pray for people/things when they are brought to mind. I do have a list of prayer needs for others and use that but am not structured.

This is a lovely gift and a lovely giver! Please skip over me though.
Love,
Paula

April said...

wow, awesome, I love to journal

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

I would simply love the help in structuring my quiet time! I have the best quiet time with the Lord when it's all planned out in advance, but the work of planning keeps getting set aside. So lately, my quiet times have fizzled to random prayer and Bible reading, lacking in the depth I need to grow the way He wants me to.

Shannon said...

I need to get back into my quiet time in the morning. I have gotten away from it! Thanks for the reminders

Shannon

Joyful said...

A gift that would keep on giving! Sounds beautiful Pamela!

Blessings,
Joy

Tammy said...

I enjoy journaling,please enter me in the give-away.

Thanks,
Tammy

Angela said...

Hi Pamela,

Have a beautiful day...God bless you.

Angela

Tasha said...

Thank you for entering me in your giveway!!

Tasha

Beverlydru said...

I love to journal and I need to be more organized, so perhaps this is perfect for me. We shall see!

Wanda said...

Me too! I love to study and write things down. You have picked a super prize! Very cool.
Love your blog...it's so pretty.

Yolanda said...

I love to journal! By the way, have you ever used the Prayer Journal by Hill Country ministrie?

Busy Mom said...

I'm just starting to really journel. I was was never good at writing down my thoughts...but it's getting easier and I've found that it's really amazing especially when you look back over them.
Merry Christmas
Marie

Evidence of His Unreasonable Grace said...

Wow! That sounds SO cool! Please count me in!
Kim

Becky said...

A few years ago, Emilie Barnes came to our church as a guest speaker, and she had a journal like this one. I've always planned on trying to make one of my own. Thank you so much for an opportunity to win one!

I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Jenn said...

Several people have repeatedly told me I need to journal. Perhaps with a structured book like this I could actually follow through! Please include me in the giveaway.

Thanks!
Jenn
jennskolasky@nc.rr.com

Digging for Pearls said...

Thanks for the opportunity.

Blessings,
Pearls

Spring Fricks said...

What a beautiful gift. I love to journal and I love to pray. Like you, I need a lot of room to write though.

I love that you said God knows exactly who needs this. He truly does and I know His winner will be blessed.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see you again as I will also be back to see yours.

Rachel Ann said...

Thank you for an amazing giveaway...blessings and happy holidays

Anonymous said...

Very nice... Would love to be counted in for the giveaway... kathy

klmurphy135@hotmail.com

Julie D said...

This sounds beautiful. I need some structure.

Shanita Waters said...

Hi... this is my first time here and I wanted to say hello. I love your blog and will be back to read more of your archives. I will also be checking out the Spiritual CPR book you mentioned. It sounds like a very good read. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings!
Shanita

Shanda said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

Thank you for entering mine as well! I love the Scriptures that you shared: Psalm 40:1-3. Having a firm place to stand is so amazing isn't it?! One of my favorite verses right now is I Chronicles 16:11 "Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face always."

Merry Christmas Sweet Sister!

Laura said...

Ooooh, these organizational do hickies just fascinate me. I love any tool that will help me focus and remember my Bible study better. You amaze me, Pamela! You are so diligent and such an inspiration.

Advent blessings...

Laura

momagain67 said...

Wonderful giveaway and beautiful site. Thank you for the entry!

Lehrerin said...

It sounds beautiful!

lehrerin@charter.net

Putting the Best Thing First said...

Sounds beautiful, and like something I could really use to help me focus!
Count me in please!