Just Because It’s (And You’re) Awesome: A Giveaway

A couple of days ago on the Twitter, Melanie mentioned that the new Passion – Here For You CD (from the Passion 2011 conference) is well worth the purchase. I’d been meaning to download it for about a week and just hadn’t followed through, so Mel’s reminder was timely. I bought the CD, put it on my iPod and figured I’d listen to bits and pieces of it whenever I could.

However, what I didn’t take into account is that I would LOVE THE CD INSTANTLY. And that I would listen to it straight through the very first time I played it on my iPod. And then immediately listen to it again. And again.

Oh my goodness, y’all. It’s so, so good. And as I was listening to it for the second time, I sent Melanie an email that said something along the lines of PASSION CD!! SO GREAT!! MY WORD!! CAN’T STOP LISTENING!! And then she responded with something along the lines of I KNOW!! TOLD YOU!! SO GOOD!! And then we stood up at our respective computers in our respective states and did hitch kicks as we sang along with the soothing vocal stylings of the lovely Christy Nockels.

Only not really.

Anyway, yesterday Mel and I were talking about how Passion – Here For You is one of those CDs that you want everybody you know to hear, and at some point in the conversation we decided to have ourselves a little giveaway. Because it’s fun to share.

(Did I mention how great it is?)

(I wasn’t sure if I made that clear or not.)

So. If you’d like to win one of five free copies of Passion – Here For You (via download), just leave a comment on this post (you can enter here and at Melanie’s blog – just FYI). I don’t even have a clever prompt, so just tell me some fun detail about your day. Like maybe you ate bacon this morning! Or maybe you get to meet an old friend for coffee! Or maybe you’re going to get to take a nap!

(Or if you’re not feeling particularly inspired, just type a few letters in the comment box. I’m totally flexible.)

I’ll leave comments open until Sunday afternoon-ish, at which point I’ll use random.org to draw for five winners. I’ll contact the winners by email, so make sure you leave an accurate email address when you comment. Once the winners respond to my email, I’ll send them the mp3 version of the CD through Amazon. Because technology is a wonder.

And just to be clear: no one contacted me about mentioning this CD on my blog. No one offered me free copies of the CD. I’m buying the downloads for the winners on my blog. Mel is buying the downloads for the winners on her blog. Nobody in the Passion organization has had any contact with me whatsoever, unless you count the time I saw Louie Giglio at an awards dinner and couldn’t think of anything to say to him except for “LAMININ!”

But I’m guessing that he probably doesn’t think about that too often. Unless it’s on those rare occasions when he has to come up with a definition for the word “awkward.”

Good times. Good times indeed.


This giveaway is now closed – I’ll email the winners Monday, March 28th!

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  1. I am each soup for lunch and wishing it was Chick-fil-A

    Happy day!

  2. I’d love to win a copy!
    I was so excited that my husband got to stop by the house for lunch today! :) He works in a town 40 minutes away so that doesn’t happen very often.

  3. i would loooove a copy..thanks!

  4. I am planning on taking my son to Monkey Joe’s tomorrow. He knows this & asked me today if it could be Thursday & Friday — so we could go to Monkey Joe’s today instead of Friday. :)

  5. I would love to win this! I love worship music of every flavor and this sounds like a SURE thing. thanks!!

  6. I would love this CD – My day is a quiet and that’s nice for this single mama of three.

  7. just finished teaching water aerobics – it is great!

  8. Hmmm.. I slept in until 12:00pm today.
    And it was nice.
    Please don’t judge.
    Or hate me.


  9. OMG!! I’ve only been able to check out this CD in bits and pieces and immediately feel in love with Waiting here for you by Christy Nockels!!! It rocks and so does she!!!

  10. drinking a sonic route 44 diet dr pepper w vanilla and am so happy about that!

  11. I’ve had a rough day. I could really use a win in my life right now!

  12. I love your blog! We have the same taste in tv shows! I would love a chance to win this CD!

  13. I am packing up various things in my room at my parent’s house and moving it over to the house I just bought with my fiance today. We’re getting married in June at Perdido Key. :) (And I’ll move in the house then). Officially overshared, but thanks for the chance!

  14. Chris in Canada says:

    There’s nobody here in this house right now except for me!!!!! (that’s a rare thing ma’am).

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  15. I love checking your blog to see what is goin’ on. My daughter, Amy, is a real fan of yours—so we discuss BooMama often when we’re together. I run two retail stores (side by side) and we play Christian music at both. If this Passion CD is as good as you say–I will need to play for our customers. Is it good shopping music?

  16. Interesting detail coming right up. I live in Oregon. Imagine my surprise when I pull up your blog on our vacation to Anaheim last week and see that we were at Disneyland on the very same day! I was so excited to know that the person on the internets who makes me laugh regularly was sharing the same experiences on the same day. It’s probably good I didn’t run into you, it may have been embarrassing for both of us what with all the shouting and running towards you and what not. It really is a small world afterall. Get it? Small World? Ha! See, I told you, would have been embarrassing.

  17. Hmm… been in the office since 7, so nothing worth mentioning yet! :)

  18. It’s SPRING! A new start = new music!

  19. I had to take my cousin and her family to the airport this morning. It was sad. We had a fun visit!

  20. Today, I’m thanking God for protecting my two teen daughters from a car accident last night. Hubby’s car is wiped out…but both my girls are safe & uninjured!
    Talk about PRAISIN HIM!!!
    I’m doing it!

  21. Tomorrow is my husbands birthday. I should be working but instead I am trying to figure out what to get him for his birthday. I am a totally last minute person.

  22. Well, I’m off to my girl’s soccer game this afternoon, then a quick dinner, then my first softball game of the year! Busy day!

  23. Mary Jo Smith says:

    The first word that pops into my head when I think of Louie Giglio is laminin, too…that talk straight blows my mind every time I hear it.

    I’m sitting in a condo in Winter Park this morning, getting ready to bring lunch to our group at the slopes. We are here with 52 others from our church for an oh-so-awesome Family Ski Trip. My 3-year-old is loving life as a ski bum and I’m loving life relaxing in the condo while my husband skis with the tot. :)

  24. Hmmm, I had a half day at work today so YAAAAY!! But now I’m trying to figure out how to TURN ON my iPhone because it decided to turn off. And I have no idea why. Then I’m going to run because I can’t stop eating, so I’m going to start exercising. Sooo yeah. I would love some new music to run to!

  25. Fun detail of the day: I just got back from the gym where I ran 2.5 miles in 27 minutes. I’m no Olympic athlete, but at 49, I’m patting myself on the back. :D

  26. My little girl wore pink butterfly clips to school today – this is a huge change after a week of asking for “pigtails”! (age 21 mos)

  27. well, boomama. i just deleted what was sort of a funny story for you but, as i was typing it, realized i should have taken it more seriously. so, that’s my story for today: THE CONVICTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

    thank god for the delete button.


  28. I just got back from a consignment sale and totally scored some great stuff:) Hows that for random?

  29. Brittany says:

    I just tried to sit down with my boys and do some “homeschooling” which resulted in me needing a timeout. I would love this cd!

  30. Oh the silly things I could say. How about this–I have a retreat meeting tonight, while we also have three softball/baseball practices for our kids in three different locations. Awesome.

  31. Oh, I sure hope I get a nap. But I’d rather win the CD than nap, so either way. :D

  32. Ellen Roth says:

    I would LOVE to get this to download! I love listening to new praise and worship music.

  33. Blessed Mom says:

    I would love new worship music, thanks for the opportunity to win!

  34. Would love to hear this CD, since it’s getting such rave reviews!

    Something interesting? Made up a cookie recipe today, and the cookies taste like banana bread. Strangely good.

  35. Lisa Promersberger says:

    Random fact about my day: Went to Walmart. Probably would have been just as fun (if not more) to type random letters. :)

  36. It’s spring break but I’m not on break exactly but my morning plans got cancelled :) YAAY! So the kids and i are still in pjs, except for the oldest who is going out for lunch with the youth pastor and a couple of other guys. People are coming for dinner tonight but that’s not for hours and hours. I’ve got a stack of good books. It’s a lovely day and I hope I win–I need some new music. (I say that all casual like I ever actually buy myself music, which I hardly ever do…)

  37. I would love some great worship music for my iPod. I am recovering from surgery and am about to begin easing back into an active lifestyle.

  38. HI! its snowing here. Bah!
    thanks for the chance to win :)

  39. I actually did eat bacon for breakfast. The only thing that would have made it better was if I was listening to this cd. I would love to win it!


  40. Courtney says:

    Hope you are having a great day like me– I didnt have bacon- i had Kix cereal!

    Need some new worship music in my life……

  41. The big news for today in my house (so far) is that I had to leave playgroup early because my 3.5 year old decided to knock her 2.5 year old sister off of a riding toy so she could have a turn. She then proceeded to respond poorly to correction. Ahhh, some days my little ones (who are 10 months apart) drive me bananas.

  42. This has been a rough day so I’m having to think really hard for a good detail. I got some paper storage boxes I wanted on clearance at Wal-Mart, so I saved $4 on them. :-/

  43. elizabeth mattson says:

    Kettle baked chips are awesome!! And occupying far more of my lunch plate then perhaps they should…

  44. I got up on time after a good night’s sleep AND my son is still napping so I’m having a nice break in my day.

  45. I could totally see my kids and I rocking out to this CD while doing school!

  46. I am playing bunko tonight! And I hope I win this CD!

  47. Pedicure over lunch…much better than food, any day!

  48. Recently, my husband’s boss sent him a large box of bacon for a job well done. That’s right – 5 lbs of bacon waiting for him on our doorstep. Any gift I give him now will pale in comparison. I could use a little happy in my life.

  49. Annette says:

    Spring Breakin’ with my son!
    thanks Sophie.

  50. Kristin says:

    I had Phad Thai for lunch… and ate all of it. :/

  51. Homeschooled two boys, one with a fever (boo); dinner in the crock pot smelling good; have to go grocery shopping tonight because my husband will be out of town this weekend … that’s my “today” :)

  52. anotherlisa says:

    a friend of ours just sang with christy at college station. search for matthew and lizi (bailey) and enjoy. we love your taste in music!

  53. Kristen says:

    Enter me! I would love to hear it!

  54. I got to take a nap today!

  55. I just had to look up hitch kick…oh my, are there some entertaining you tube videos on the hitch kick.
    Thanks for the giveaway BooMama!

  56. Taught first grade today…could use a little Passion to recover!

  57. Brianne Baty says:

    Today I got up at 7am because I had school at 8. then on my way to school I realized that I didn’t want to go because I was really tired and the weather was terrible. So I came to my cousins house like I do every tuesday and thursday (usually after class) to visit and veg and to help out any way I can.

  58. Strawberryrose says:

    Went to the park today with friends. It was so much fun!

  59. Found a shirt on clearance today!!!

  60. Christa says:

    I’m getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow!

  61. Neé Neé says:

    Today was a day of running around like a chicken with my head cut off – and it’s nowhere near over! Ahhhhhhhhhh!

  62. Oh my I just ate the best chicken piccata in the world.! YUM-O

    would love the CD\

    need to rock some new music.

  63. how exciting! enjoying the south Texas weather…

  64. Really?????!!!! It would be so great to win!!!

  65. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I also wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I look forward to reading it every day.

  66. My 7-year-old nephew thinks I’m 80 years old, because my wife threw me an 80’s (as in 1980’s) themed party for my 40th birthday this month.
    I guess I do feel like 40 is the new 80.

  67. My sister just mentioned this CD today and how awesome it is. I would love to win one of the downloads!

  68. I would love to win! Fun detail about my day? I watched Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” 5 times today. I teach freshman English, and I was introducing a unit on allegory. Which I had to explain (more than once) was nothing like Al Gore. The end.

  69. Phew… Today. I am a teacher, so today I administered the Alabama Reading and Math Test. It was more than exciting ;)

  70. I would love to win the CD download, but even if I don’t, I’m pretty sure that I’ll get it anyway. I’m always in search of new music.
    In fact, today, I was skiing in Park City and my ski instructor told us to sing a song out loud as we went downwhill. So there I was, practicing my turns and singing, “Be thou my vision.”

  71. I don’t think I could tell you the last time I bought music, and that probably tells you it’s high time for me to get some. So this would be a lovely addition to an…um…vintage collection.

  72. Judy in Michigan says:

    Would love to win a download!

  73. My infant slept 6 hours last night which made this morning glorious!

  74. It’s tax season, so the highlight of my day is crawling home, kicking my shoes off, eating my daughter’s homemade, fresh peach pie straight out of the pie pan, and zoning out with my blog friends. April 18th can’t come soon enough. I needs some Passion!

  75. Meredith Barr says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  76. SOPHIE! I have heard so much about this CD and I really would love to win this. Something special that happened to me was just a very special woman who means so much to me and so many others left a comment on my blog post that I wrote about being a grandmother…she is the BEST! Thank you sweet friend.


  77. Made a Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Cake tonight. got the recipe from Ree’s Tasty Kitchen blog. I highly recommend it! YUM!

  78. Laura Knapp says:

    It’s my birthday on Sunday…this would be an awesome bday present ;)

  79. Today I got to spend the day with some of my favorite friends. It was wonderful! Thanks Boomama!

  80. had a manicure and sushi with my college daughter home for her spring break! good times. would LOVE the cd. LOVE passion music. LOVE. the end. thank you.

  81. thanks for making me laugh with your blog posts.
    another day to change the world… one 4th grader at a time! TGIF

  82. Went to my local high school’s dance show tonight. They did a number where the dancers’ fathers escorted them out- and then suddenly, all of the Daddys broke out in their own dance-all these middle-aged men with sunglasses gettin’ jiggy with it. It was unexpected and a scream!

  83. Jessica says:

    American Idol wore me out tonight. That has been the big news in our house today. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  84. Deleted says:

    Duplicate comment – edited 3/28/11

  85. Shopping with my mom today…AND found everything I went shopping for! Double bonus :)

  86. I was driving down a normally busy highway this morning at 5:30 am and was surprised to find it deserted. I later found out it was closed because it was a crime scene. Only I would unknowingly drive through a crime scene!

    Great idea for a giveaway!

  87. Love love love Passion. I also love that there are about a million comments on your blog and BigMama’s blog. Passion is wonderful and they are reaching so many of the next generation!!

  88. Tiffany says:

    I colored my hair at home. It’s now dark red. My daughter’s hot pink!

  89. I would reeeaaally like to win but even if I don’t you have me sold on the CD!! As for my day-the highlight was making Easter M&M cookies with my 3 year old (which I so really do not need).

  90. I’m game Sophie…:)

  91. Tammy Barlett says:

    My husband, myself, and my three kids (ages 8, 7 and 6) all went rollerskating tonight with their school. It was the first time that all three kids were able to roller skate by themselves. We all had a lot of fun, and it made my whole week! :-)

  92. Spiritmom says:

    Today is my 40th birthday!!

  93. This morning, I got to help 2 friends clean another friend’s house (built in the 1860’s)!
    If you’re gonna clean house – why not make it a cool, old house and do it with friends?
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  94. I told the hubs to let me sleep until 8 after a rough night with baby, he woke me up at 9:45. Love that guy. :)

  95. Would love that download. Watching college basketball. Go Butler!!

  96. Jennifer says:


  97. Rebecca Lauren Jones says:

    I’m in love with small Three Musketeers that have been put in the fridge to get cold. YUM!

  98. You. are. so. funny. I seriously wish I lived in Birmingham so I could hang out with you…. Actually, I seriously wish I lived in my hometown so I could hang out with my family, but, you know…

    And, if I ever met Louie Giglio, I’d say the same thing:)

    Oh, and today, I held my sweet girl all day long wondering why she was so fussy, then only thought of taking her to the doctor after my husband said he’d come home from work so I could… (And I’m a nurse!)… Yep- My 3 month old has her first ear infection:(

  99. Tammy Elrod says:

    Sounds great! Thanks!


  100. Okay. My day. Well let’s see…a run down of my day reads as busy, but it was quite good. Stayed up late decorating the house for moms birthday, made her breakfast in bed, went to go babysit, picked up cheesecake and flowers, planted the flowers, did homework, finished a class with an A (!!!) and am caught up on reading blogs. Whew. It’s a lot, but it’s good.

    Oh and Casey getting put through to the next round. Wooooo!