Winners. Finally.


If you entered the Christy Nockels “Life Light Up” CD giveaway last week, now is the time to find out whether or not you won.

That’s all.

Now do have a lovely evening.

How Great

Last night our little family-o-three went to the Glory Revealed concert, and OH MY MERCY was it ever a fun night-o-worship.

(By the way. When I was around, oh, say, 23-ish, if someone had asked me to make a list of things I was certain – CERTAIN – I would never say, the sentence at the top of this post would have been a solid 3 or 4 on the list. And it probably would’ve been directly underneath a sentence that said, “I will never join a Baptist church.”)

(Oh, sweet irony. You do amuse me.)

We decided to take Alex with us to the concert because he loves music so much, but he wasn’t exactly in his finest mood when we got to the church. He was uncharacteristically grumpy and BOUND AND DETERMINED that he wanted to go home. He finally sat back in the pew and looked at some books I had in my purse, but let me tell you: he was one stonefaced little man.

Until the music started.

And as soon as the music started, his eyes got big and he looked up at me and said, “Mama. MAMA! THAT’S ‘HOW GREAT!’ WE HAVE THAT SONG ON YOUR IPOD!”

It was even better in person.

And by the time intermission rolled around, the boy was back to normal.

To say the least.

One day last week I read on Twitter that there was going to be a “special guest” at the concert, but I didn’t think too much about who it might be since I had other, more pressing issues on my mind like I wonder whatever happened to Judd Nelson? and How will I cope if it turns out that Ole Miss REALLY IS the best football team in the SEC this year? and Do I want to paint our bedroom a blue-green or a green-blue or a gray-green or a green-gray?

Anyway, as it turned out the special guest was Chris Tomlin, and it was such a treat to hear him that I really don’t even know what to say about it. So I’ll just show you a picture instead.

There. I know we all feel better now.

The only negative part of the night was that my husband and I determined that the dry ice that gets pumped out into the audience at concerts seems to give us headaches, and of course that totally made us feel like our names might as well be Mamaw and Papaw. But really, we didn’t so much mind the short-term headache because fortunately we don’t run across a whole lot of dry ice when we run up to the Cracker Barrel for a quick supper of soft solids at 4:15 in the afternoon.

It’s our favorite thing to do after we go walking inside the mall.

Have a great week, y’all!

p.s. I’ve posted the winner of the Marshalls gift card giveaway; click here to find out who won.

Worth The Wait

So yes, I blog about music a lot (you know why? because I LOVE IT), and the other day I decided to look and see how many times I’ve blogged about Christy Nockels, who is one of my absolute favorite singer / songwriters.

The answer? EIGHTEEN times.

That is sort of a lot considering that she hasn’t had a new CD in three and a half years AND, you know, I don’t know her in real life even a little bit.

But oh my word. I love her music to pieces.

And today I am WAY PAST TICKLED to be able to share it. Click over to the giveaways page if you’d like to win one of ten copies of Christy Nockels’ new CD!

But Really, We’re All Winners

I just posted the 10 winners of the Selah You Deliver Me CD giveaway, so if you’d like to find out if you’re one of them, click over to the winners’ page.

I’d also like to give a shout-out to the month of August this morning. August, I know that we’ve had our differences in the past, but you have been unseasonably cool this year, and I just want you to know that you have blessed my soul. Right now I have a tender feeling about you, August. It’s never happened before, but it’s delightful.

That is all.

We Have A Winner

If you entered the Glory Revealed 2 concert ticket giveaway, you can find the name of the winner right here.

Selah “You Deliver Me” Giveaway

I promise that at some point I’m going to sit down and write words that aren’t connected to giveaways (or magazine bargains), but I’m playing a little giveaway catch-up right now (I actually have two more giveaways that I’m posting over the next couple of days, which I guess means there’s going to be a bit of a theme on the blog this week).

(The giveaway theme will probably be more enjoyable than my usual bloggy theme of stunningly mediocre content. In fact, I’m starting to feel like mediocrity is one of my spiritual gifts.)

(Though certainly I don’t mean to brag.)

(Another spiritual gift? The overuse of parentheses.)

ANYWAY, I am beyond tickled to be giving away 10 copies of Selah’s new “You Deliver Me” CD today. It is one of my very favorite CDs so far this year, and Y’ALL ARE GOING TO LOVE IT.

Just click over to my giveaways page to enter. It’s easy-breezy.