Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Winner of the Psalms and a Box of Blessings Giveaway

 So its Wednesday and I know that you are all eager to know who won the Psalm Box of Blessings kindly supplied by Christian Book Discounters and of course the CD by Rhema Marvanne.

 And the Winner is Number 5 entry Brigitte and her comment was: 

Ps 121 has been a huge encouragement to me, and I just have to look out the window at the mountain to remember that "my help comes from the Lord".

 Well done Brigitte!  

Psalms is possibly one of my favourite books in the Bible.  I feel like somehow it speaks into every situation I am faced with.
 I love the fact that these writers wrestled with God, praised Him in their circumstances, questioned Him, doubted, or expressed their frustrations at the unfairness of life. Real people with real struggles.  No matter who we are, we are faced with daily challenges - family, finances, children, work - so many.  But within the pages of the book of Psalms, there is a place where we can be refreshed.  Where we can drink deeply and have our peace and joy restored.
 Part of that is as a result of thanksgiving.  When we stop focusing on what we don't have but what we do have- our perspective changes.  Some of you may remember 1000 Gifts - a List of Thankfulness by Children for Children, an activity I did with the children to remind them of how fortunate they truly are.

Because our American friends are celebrating Thanksgiving and we want to celebrate with them, even though they are on the other side of the world, there is a lovely Giveaway up for grabs.  

Thanks to Christian Book Discounters, who have generously supplied our Giveaway for this super prize of 101 Promises from PsalmsOne lucky reader will receive these 51 special inspiration and blessings from the Psalms. Each glossy card features a verse from Psalms and its packaged in a little sturdy storage box.  They are delightful and would make a perfect gift for someone special over Christmas.

And because I am feeling really generous and kind - because it's Friday and because I am really a generous and kind type of person (when I want to be), I thought I would add another delightful gift to the winner of this giveaway.

This young singer, Rhema Marvanne is only 8 years old and has an inspiring testimony of how she came to sing.  This is her story. (She has  a website where you can find out so much more about her and her mother who passed away after suffering from ovarian cancer.)

And so as part of this Giveaway, I will be giving away her CD "Believe" with tracks which include: * Just as I am *Over the rainbow * I thank God *Hallelujah * Just as I am * Hurt * No more night  

Her voice and her story are touching. I marvel at how someone so small can be so talented! But all for God's glory!  Again I am reminded of how we should never underestimate what God can do through our children.

This is How to Enter the Giveaway

Simply leave a comment and tell me what you favourite Psalm or verse in Psalms is.

Anyone can enter our Giveaway AND you can enter even if you have won one of the Giveaways before.  Its open to anyone whether you live across the ocean or next door.
The Winner will be announced on Wednesday.  

And for those of you that love Giveaways and if you want to enter another Giveaway, why not head over to Jenni C's who has a pair of children's Green Cross shoes to give to one lucky reader.

Have a super weekend and special times with family and friends


  1. Hi Mel

    I have looked at a few of your other posts and enjoy your insights and honesty-keep it up. One of my favourite verses from Psalms at the moment is Ps 16:5,6


  2. I love your image for Psalm 16:8 - it is one of my personal favourite verses! It has helped me through more trying times than I can even remember... that is God's grace - He gives us these words of comfort to help us during the trial, but long after it is over, we have forgotten the trial, and remembered His words! My other favourite is Psalm 73 - it points me in the right direction when my focus is taken off God. "Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strenth of my heart and my portion forever." Ps.73:25-26 and after viewing Rhema's story - I think I will dedicate that verse to her and her family... I am in awe - what a testimony!

  3. wow what a lovely giveaway...the Psalm that i love most has to be Psalm 91...where we can enter into God's rest...under His wings..

  4. Thanks Janice for your kind words, hope you will come back and visit often!
    You have all suggested such lovely Psalms - I think I might spend some time on these today!

  5. I love the psalms....been there for 105 days! We are all the same; just human! David has assisted me in seeing that. All human with the unifying spirit of God. There is now no condemnation in Christ! Psalm 86, 91 and 78 have been most special! Psalm 95 - cautions us..."Today if you hear His voice do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah (in the rebellion)..."

  6. Ps 121 has been a huge encouragement to me, and I just have to look out the window at the mountain to remember that "my help comes from the Lord".

  7. 105 days! Well you will definitely need to share your revelations with us!

  8. Hi Mel, what a question! a favourite verse, difficult. I'll have to go with Ps 37:7a(Ampl)
    Be still and rest in the Lord, wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him....


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