Josh Wilson Music {Giveaway}

*Updated with CD Winners* Lora @ Mothering Moments, reader Crystal, Lisa, reader Jeannette  and Mary Catherine and Grand Prize Winner: Gitz

I love me some worship music.

I love hearing my kids sing from the backseat.

And I’ve got a new MUST HAVE artist for you:

Singer, songwriter, Josh Wilson has a beautiful pop acoustic sound.

“Something I’ve been learning over the past decade is that when we want to see God, we have to depend less on our physical eyes and more on the Holy Spirit,” Josh says. “The subtle, still small voice of God. I admit it. I’m not the best at it. I want to see God with my eyes…”

That tension between faith and sight is the undercurrent of Josh’s new project, SEE YOU, a vivid collection of unforgettable songs that focus on the evidence of God at work in our lives. With a probing spiritual curiosity and imaginative, self-examining lyrics, SEE YOU solidifies Josh Wilson’s place among the finest song crafters of his day.–Josh Wilson Music.com

He has several songs I love, but this is one of my favorites:

Today, in celebration of Josh’s new release, we’re giving away free music!

Grand Prize: One random commenter

I Refuse to Do Nothing t-shirt

Josh Wilson “See You” CD and lyric book

Plus 5 random commenters will win Josh Wilson’s new “See You” CD!

Listen and leave a comment to win.

This giveaway will close on Thursday.


Don’t Make Me Come Up There {Contest}

So fun!! Thanks for the participants here and on the Facebook page! The random grand prize winner is Melanie of Only a Breath!

Grab a camera and give me your best “Don’t Make Me Come Up There” face or book cover reenactment! (you know the look that tells your kids YOU MEAN IT).

Link up your post/photo and you could win the following:

And of course, I have to enter my own contest:

Link up to be entered to win a basket of my favorite things! Special thanks to Dayspring for their support. Have you heard of TOMS Shoes and their One for One program….the most comfortable shoes ever!

My books is in stock, on sale and ships immediately at my publisher, Cokesbury. It will also be in stock at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc this week! Stay tuned for more book giveaways….

You are free to link up any time this week…winner will be announced next week!

Pssst…if you’d rather share your picture without a blog or you feel more comfortable, you can also enter by sharing your picture on the We are THAT family Facebook wall!





[This Is It]

Her tired brown eyes beckon me from the top of the stairs. She’s been put to bed twice already, but there she is again. “Momma, will you lay with me?”

He is cool in front of his friends, answering questions with a nod and inside jokes and noises, funny only to 8 year old boys. But he writes me a beautiful Valentine’s letter that is so full of love, it takes my breath away.

She is half grown. As tall as me, hands the same size, feet bigger. We share the same temper. But she still stumbles into my room late at night, only two of us awake in the quiet, wanting me to hug, pray, be with her.

One day she may not ask.

One day he may not write.

One day she may not come.

Some day…

I will apologize for my sharp words.
I will share my faith with my friends.
I will chase my God-sized dreams.

...May never come.

There will never be another today.

This is it.

What will you do with it?

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*inspiration on my bookshelf


How to Really Love Your Husband

I met him when I was 18 on my very first day of college. We attended a small private Bible School and I was the introvert in the room. He drew me out.

I was immediately attracted to his personality. And then his muscular tan legs. He was fun and social-everything I wasn’t.

We instantly became friends. It was three years before we became more than friends, but there was always a strong undercurrent in our relationship.

Then one day, he graduated from college and left for graduate school, I visited him.

We kissed.

[ELECTRICITY]

We married 87 days later.

I love my husband deeply. I loved him through a very dark period in our marriage. I’ve watched him fight the battle of his life and win. But we’re human. Selfishness creeps in and daily, we must choose love.

The book that made me a better wife: For Women Only, offers startling statistics about our husbands:

1000 men were asked to rate what was MOST important to them-what they really needed the most from their wives, basically, how they felt most loved, the results with #1 being the most important need:

5. I need her to understand my burden to provide/how draining my job is.

4. I need more sex.

3. I need more respect, in public and private.

2. I wish she’d make more of an effort to take care of herself.

And the number one need in the survey (or way we can really love our husbands) ….

1. I want her to know how much I love her.

He loves you. He may not show it the way you want or even need. But at his core, despite poor communication skills or your doubt–he loves you.

And that’s how we can really love our husbands, by accepting and believing in their love for us.

Ten tangible things you can do to really love him:

  1. Kiss him 5 seconds longer than normal.
  2. Pray for him.
  3. Get dressed everyday.
  4. Ask him about his work; listen to what he says.
  5. Let him pick the movie.
  6. Wear that tiny lacy thing in the back of your drawer.
  7. Tell him you respect him-when he least expects it.
  8. Randomly ask him a question about the bills or dinner or anything, naked.
  9. Thank him for leading your family (even if he doesn’t do it like you would).
  10. Don’t criticize him in front anyone-including your children.

How do you really love your husband?