Monday, September 25, 2017

The Matt Redman Stocking Stuffer Giveaway


I know that September's not even wrapped up and we've barely tiptoed into fall, but the fact of the matter is that Christmas is three months away and I'm already on the lookout for treasures to gift to those I love.  I'm tucking these finds in the back of drawers, on closet shelves, in secret nooks and crannies around the house.

I just hope I can remember where I've squirreled these odds and ends when December rolls around.

Today, I've got a CD for you to share, a glorious stocking stuffer, a melodic offering that will cause someone on your own Christmas list to smile ... although it's perfectly fine to keep it for your own soul's sake.

Here's Matt Redman {10,000 Reasons, Blessed Be Your Name}, here's Glory Song.


'Greatest Hallelujah' and 'Gracefully Broken' are beautiful anthems to sing in God's house, surrounded by fellow sinners saved by grace.  And when you listen to 'One Day {When We All Get to Heaven}' I'm guessing your eyes will join mine in brimming full.

It's ok to welcome our emotions as we worship ... and not be all too quick to shuffle them to the side.  They're whispering a truth about where we find ourselves, a poured out offering, a sacrifice of praise that we gratefully offer up to Christ.


I'm so excited to be giving away a copy of this brand new CD to one random reader!  Simply leave a few kind words in the comment section by this Thursday evening, September 28th at 9 pm eastern, to be in the running.  Continental US only, please.

The winner will be announced in the next post ... and if it's not you, don't despair, my friend.  For I have yet another giveaway coming next week!

I absolutely love sharing these gifts with you.  Be sure you've subscribed right here so you won't miss a single surprise.

Stuffing stockings with you ~







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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 255:  Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising:  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

29 comments:

  1. Linda - I had to smile when I read your blog today! I guess I wasn't surprised when I saw the picture of the Christmas gifts, though in my head it is still July! The music sounds lovely, but I will put off shopping or thinking of the holidays until it is cold out! Today it is close to 90 degrees in Boston!

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    1. Well, it might have been 90 today, but I'm betting right about now that it's cooling off and that tonight you'll want to wrap yourself up in a quilt with a cup of hot chocolate!

      ;-}

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    1. Carolyn, welcome! I'm glad you've joined us ...

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  3. You're already tucking away Christmas gifts?! I think I would forget all the nookies and crannies I've put them in. :) You must be an organized, think-ahead person, Linda. :) Thank you for yet another giveaway. I love listening to the song "Gracefully Broken." Exactly what we are, right? Blessings and hugs!

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    1. Yep, I tend to be organized. I do dislike the Christmas hustle and bustle and prefer to have everything I need in the house by the first week or so of December. Being still and quiet during those weeks of Advent has become a non-negotiable for me.

      It doesn't always happen, but I do what I can ...

      ;-}

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  4. Linda, you are so generous. Call me crazy, but I've been thinking about the change in seasons, and the coming of cooler days, and the holidays, and the coming gift buying for loved ones. :) SO fun that you're blogging on this today.

    And this: "It's ok to welcome our emotions as we worship ... and not be all too quick to shuffle them to the side." This is so true. It's something God's been teaching me lately.

    Fun post!

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    1. I knew I couldn't be the only one!

      Yay! A kindred spirit for sure ...

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  5. A few kind words. I know...snarky. :) That sounds like a good Christmas CD.

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    1. I'd hardly describe you as snarky, Bill!

      ;-}

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  6. I love Matt Redman. I imagine the whole CD is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

    I hope Autumn is arriving with all its beauty where you live. We are fighting with summer still with 90 degree temperatures but the leaves are slowly changing.

    I am all moved in and can't quite explain the feeling of finally being home here on earth. There is such peace here. Hope to see you more frequently. I'm working on getting my writing groove back on.

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    1. 'Home here on earth.' I love the way you've phrased this transition, Mary! I can't wait to hear your story, can't wait to 'see' your new place.

      Welcome, welcome back, friend!

      ;-}

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  7. Ooh! Ooh! Yes! Me! Me! I'd love to win that CD, as you might have guessed, Linda! ha! And am grateful we are making that turn from summer into fall--my favorite time of year! God is so good to change things up every now and then. Hugs to you, my friend!

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    1. Beth >>> I can see you as a little 8 year old cutie, jumping up and down and waving her hand in class, shouting 'pick ME, pick ME, pick ME!!'

      ;-}

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  8. I have considered moving to the USA in order to enter this competition but I understand the move will prove too expensive. Air fares alone are more than $10.00

    I would still like to enter the competition, and if I win please give the CD to the person who comments after me here. Thanx.

    God bless.

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    1. hahahaha

      THAT'S funny. And then, as ever, very kind, Victor ...

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  9. So much beautiful encouragement in these words! Loved the song. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. You are so organised! I really can't face thinking about Christmas yet! I love Matt Redman though- I've heard Gracefully Broken before but I'll need to check out the rest of the CD.
    (And if I end up being the comment after Victor (which it looks like I am just now) then obviously pass it down again!)

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    1. You 'across the pond' friends are so kind to leave a few words even though you can't walk away with the prize.

      You guys are winner, indeed, in my book!

      ;-}

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  11. LOVE Matt Redman! Is Louisiana in the continental USA? There is rumor we have fallen into the Gulf! Christmas---OH MY!!
    Blessings, My Friend!

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    1. Yep, last time I looked, Louisiana is still with us! And yes, you're in the running, Lulu ...

      ;-}

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  12. I just encountered this song for the first time last week! Such an awesome song. I'm sure the whole CD is great! Thank you for sharing!
    And, cheers for Christmas planning! My favorite time of the year!

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    1. mmm ... it does seem early for Christmas planning, but it sure beats the maddening rush that is the alternative.

      * sigh *

      I'm glad you've joined us, Leigh!

      ;-}

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  13. I caught myself singing Christmas songs today. Favorite time of the year...I'd be happy to skip Halloween (not a real holiday after elementary school) and Thanksgiving (hardly a holiday since most people don't even like the candy that goes with it) and go right to Christmas (real holiday). Yes, I do tend to define real versus fake holidays based on the propensity to earn myself a bag of candy...but even sans candy, Christmas is a good one :).

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    1. Candy. Yeah, I'd say that's what made Halloween my favorite holiday when I was a kid!

      Candy. Very fine chocolate, please. Or even a 3 Musketeers Bar. Yum.

      :-}

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  14. "Gracefully broken." Lord, may it ever be so. There've been times when I've felt chaotically broken, instead. Thankfully His grace is sufficient for me too. :) Sounds like a beautiful CD, Linda. :) Hope you're having a great week. xoxo

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    1. Chaotically broken is familiar to most of us, Brenda, yes, yes. Thankfully, Christ can heal and make us whole ... and available to share our redemption story with other wounded sojourners.

      Praise His name.

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'I want the people in my life to know that when they come to me, with whatever is on their mind or heart, they will be heard. I am dedicated to hearing the hearts of those around me.'
~ Adam McHugh, The Listening Life

Linda