Thursday, July 29, 2010

my first . . . blog giveaway.

Well, this is indeed my 200th post.
And it won't have any of my own pictures in it.
Y'know, I've got tons of them, but my laptop is in at the fixer's.

I did not intend to run into the subject on PhotoBucket where things are being blow apart and blasted and caught with high-speed cameras....
Really, it reminds me of the laptop dropping out of my hands, crashing to the kitchen floor. Dangit.
Not a nice memory.
Poor LCD screen.... *tear-tear...sniff*
Anyhow, this is the time to be talking about the blog giveaway! And I'd much rather be here:
Because that looks
It looks lovely.
And far away from here and problems likewise. :)
Here's how this giveaway will roll: you comment, I write your names down, and pick a name out of a bowl. Or something.
Now, to add a bit of interestingness to this giveaway thingy . . . 
When you comment, please share in brief (or in novel-form) the first time you experienced God, the start of your journey with Him . . . 
Or, if you haven't begun that journey or don't want to, please share.
Whatever you write, I'd [really, truly, sincerely] love to hear about it. I really would. Because really, I don't have it all together, and I think it would be positively fascinating to read about where you are in this life journey. :) The commenting for this post will be closed in a couple weeks. Since we're going on a trip in the 2nd week of August with Sarah and Justin and little Eliyah, I've gotta figure out if I want to send the giveaway off before or after then............what with life being how it is, it'll err on the side of after. ;)
Hope you're doing/feeling better than these two vintagey-ancient cars. Um. Trucks. Whatever you'd like to name 'em.
I can't wait to see what happens in the next couple weeks on here....methinks that should be enough time for quite a few of you lovely people to get around to coming by.
No, it's not going to roses to be won.........heh heh. Think: something with coffee. ;)
Hope you have a lovely Thursday!


Paige's Page said...

Hmm, you should tell us what you're giving away!!! But I'll enter anyway! So, my first encounter with God?? Let's see......I kinda have always talked to God, even when I was little. And as much as I don't like to admit it, I think I was closer to God when I was little. But one day we went to a tent meeting and I felt as if I really needed to make sure I was going to heaven. So I did! =D Really, I had felt some of that feeling before but that night I just HAD to make sure.

Brittney said...

Ooh, this is interesting. ;) I can participate for the fun of it. ;) My name is Brittney, and I love your cute li'l blog. :)

As far as my first experience with God... Happened years after my conversion most likely because I was a child... I had lived my life trying to adhere to what I believed was holiness but I realize now was just an appearance of such. I came to a point in my life where things just didn't make sense and I felt condemnation in my life more than anything. After a series of events I came to the strong realization that my "righteousness" was nothing but filthiness in the sight of God. I came to grips with the cross in such a real way that the gospel burned so deeply in my heart I felt like I was on a high for days. It was so amazing, and I still haven't gotten over it. What love is this!

LeAnna said...

It's like a secret mystery giveaway! Ooh-lala!

I grew up in a Christian home, knew about Christ from a very early age...but it wasn't until I was about 12 or 13 that I started to realize what it meant to have a faith of my own, apart from my parents. Not that what they taught me wasn't truth, but I had to understand their righteousness wasn't mine! I love what Brittney said about coming to grips with the cross, because that's how it was for me. And each day has been a learning experience!!!

Yellow House said...

I want to enter, but choose to pass on the God discussions. Here's hoping you have lots of luck getting your computer fixed quickly!!

Christina said...

I also grew up in a Christian household and had known about God from a very young age. I feel like even when I was very young I felt the tugging at my heart and it didn't fade. I'm sure that as I grew older, everything bloomed more between me and God. But, I feel like I have experienced Him ever since I was a little kid, in a sincere way. Of course no one is perfect, I am far from it, but I have stayed following after Jesus since I was young.

Mmm coffee!

hfaithe85 said...

Yea!! So exciting dear...your first giveaway. :)
hmm...knew about Christ and the cross from an early age. At around 14, I began to have my OWN intimate relationship with my Saviour. It's been a journey(LOTS of ups and downs)but God is soooo good. :)

Mrs. Bement said...

I went to a catholic school... although it might have been the least-christian school I've ever attended (well, not including college), we had to take Religion and History of Religion for a few years. I started hanging out with some Christian friends, and suddenly God started making sense :) I got baptized when I was about 14 or 15, but I didn't really have a clear direction (aka not really walking the walk) until I got placed in a Christian family when I was an exchange student here in the US.

And God has kept me at the same church for almost 4 years now. A church (it's a Calvary Chapel) that feeds me the Word, and helps me grow every day.


Chana said...

Yeah! I'm finally getting to your giveaway post!
Me and God:
When I was about 13, my mom moved us to a new Christian based church. It was at this church where I was "saved". At the time it really didn't hold much meaning for me, but a seed was planted non the less. I would complain about having to go to church. I hated that my friends got to go to football games on Wed nights and I had to go to youth group. It never sank in until I was about 19 and moved out of the house and into my own apartment. Once the noise of my life was gone, I had a lot of time to myself and to rediscover what God was meant to be in my life. All the bible lessons and discussions I was a part of for so many years started to take hold in my life and I began a very close walk with God. I've tried to continue my relationship with him as time has gone on too! Not always the best Christian but so thankful to have a forgiving God who knows my heart and always takes me back with open arms!

Abbie said...

I began to become more aware of God when I was about 14. I'd been raised going to church, so I really had to make my relationship with God PERSONAL.

In the four years since then, He's become more real to me than ever, and my best Friend. (Although I've gone through some major I-just-don't-care spiritual valleys!)

Great question, Beka. And lovely giveaway!