Thursday, May 19, 2011

Giveaway: (in)spired deals from Dayspring

My 3 (nearly 4) year old knows that some day, Jesus is going to knock on her heart's door. And to hear her tell us that she is looking forward to that day makes my heart happy. And maybe it makes my eyes a little wet too. She already has a love for God that impresses me and I can't wait to see what happens when He really takes hold of her life. I'm sure I'll need some help letting go, but she'll be in good hands.

Almost daily, my husband and I make efforts pour the love of God into her and her sister, in ways they can recognize and in more subtle ways that they may never notice. Bruce prays Numbers 6:24-26 over them each night. I try to teach Charlotte and Mary Bible verses that will build their character. Ultimately, we are trying to teach them that they are loved not only by us, but by God too.

Some of these efforts come out in the books we read to our girls. Some of these efforts are seen in the television shows we let them watch, or not watch. And more recently, these efforts have been reflected in the ways I am decorating our home.

I've added touches of scripture in the form of vinyl stickers or printables that I create myself. For a long time we've had an illustration of John 3:16 hanging at the bottom of our stairs that reminds us Jesus came for everyone.

Recently, I was given a new piece of art to put on my walls to reflect the lessons we are teaching Charlotte. It is a wood carved wall hanging that says, "Ask, Seek, Knock."

Image courtesy of Dayspring
I love the daily reminder I see each time I walk past this piece. It reminds me that I need to make sure my home is a place where Jesus will come to knock on the heart's door of my little girls. I am trying to use my home to serve the littlest members of our family. To saturate their lives with scripture and the love of God.

How are you using your home to serve the Lord?

Because Dayspring is a generous company, they want to offer one of you a $20 giftcard to be used at the Dayspring online store. You can use it to buy something from the (in)spired deals page or anywhere else in their online store. During the month of May, you can also use the coupon code MAY20 for 20% off.



How to Enter: There are five ways to enter and you can do any of them you like, for up to five entries:
1. Leave a comment telling me how you use your house to serve others,
2. 'Like' Family Musings on Facebook and Dayspring on Facebook, then leave a 2nd comment with your FB name telling me you did,
3. Subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe by email, and leave a 3rd comment telling me you did so, or already are subscribed,
4. Link to my giveaway on your own blog, leaving another comment with the permalink to you post, or
5. Follow Family Musings on Twitter  and Dayspring on Twitter then tweet this giveaway and leave a 5th comment with the twitter id or permalink. Here's your tweet:
Win a  $20 gift card @Dayspringcards & @FamilyMusings http://bit.ly/fM4Eka #giveaway 
 
That's it. 5 ways to win and 1 lucky winner. This giveaway will end Saturday, May 28th at 9 pm. Read all contest rules here.


FTC Disclosure: I received one item from the Dayspring Online Store to review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are mine. The giveaway is sponsored by (in)spired deals and Dayspring.

23 comments:

  1. I love your post. I am not entering your giveaway, I just appreciate what you say about saturating your home and lives with the love of God. I try to do the same. Child-like faith is so precious and such a blessing and a teaching to me. I cannot wait, like you said, to see how our children blossom when Jesus really takes hold of their heart. :)

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  2. I really try to use our home to serve others by creating a comfy environment... a place where conversation is always welcome and a fresh pot of coffee is always brewed.

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  3. My hubby and I try to use our home as a place where my daughter and her friends can come and talk to us about God, have Bible study, and grow in faith!
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  4. I like both on fB as shelly leatham
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  5. email subscriber
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  6. following both on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/sleatham1/status/71484350973231104
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  7. My husband and I love to entertain so we try to frequently invite people into our home for meals. It is amazing how willing people are to open up when you invite them over. It really deepens the bonds of friendship and allows us to share the love of Christ. I know that my husband and I also always walk away blessed by that time. I think in our culture we have forgotten the importance of sharing our homes with others and we typically only ever have family members over.

    On a somewhat unrelated note, my mother had a piece of art with the "Ask, Seek, Knock" sentiment in our kitchen when I was growing up. It was right near the kitchen sink and I do think it was influential in my life. I would frequently ask about it and my mom always took those opportunities to share about Christ with me.

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  8. I love to entertain, especially during the holidays. Halloween is my favorite time of year and I go all out to make my home special for our neighborhood trick or treaters.
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  9. Since my spiritual gift is hospitality, that naturally lends itself to home entertainment. I love to have friends over, whether a large crowd or just a sweet few, hopefully, making them feel comfortable and at ease.

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  10. Finally, I blogged about [and Brit, hope that is okay]. http://thedearies.blogspot.com/2011/05/dayspring-20-gc-giveaway-from-two.html

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  11. I use my house to serve others by purchasing items to donate to my friends, family and less fortunate members of my community.

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  12. I "Like" you both, and I think you know who I am :)

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  13. I follow you both on twitter, and I twittered! ;) http://twitter.com/DomesticDebacle/status/72385481660309504

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  14. I 'like' Family Musings on Facebook and Dayspring on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  15. I subscribe to your RSS feed.
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  16. I use my home to serve others by babysitting my friends kids for free whenever they need it.
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  17. like you both on FB
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  19. like u both on fb Julie S Laws
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  20. email subscriber
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  21. I use my house to serve my family, friends, and children. I love making my home a comfortable and well kept environment, and really enjoy having a bunch of people over just because!
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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