GIVEAWAY! Motivation Monday – You Are Awesome, Therefore I Give You Free Stuff

(I love Mondays! Reading all the inspiring things you do each week, from the magnificant to the minute….well it motivates me. Today it’s motivating me to find free stuff for all of you. Read on…)

Today is Motivation Monday! Tell us in the comments if you’ve taken action and get a chance to win today’s giveaway which is a copy of The Rizer’s super fun kid’s cd!

I haven’t found much kids music that I actually enjoy. But I l.o.v.e. The Rizers. Each song is based on scripture and their musical style reminds me a bit of Dakota Motor Co. (Anyone remember them?) Super fun summer music with a message. As soon as I heard them I had to contact them and ask if I could get some cd’s for y’all. They were kind enough to giveaway 3!

Get all the details at the end of the post and find out who won last week’s prize.

Free Music For Everyone

I hate that on Mondays only a couple people win the prizes, so I’m going to try to find one or two things for everyone to win. I can’t guarantee it will be weekly, but I’ll do my best. More often than not, it will be free music.

Free music. Are there two more perfect words in the English language?

I daresay not.

Daresay – such a fun word. Use it in a sentence today! It’s fun!

Where was I? Oh, yes….free music.

Three of you will win the full debut cd from The Rizers, but if you’ll look under your chair you’ll find that EVERY member of today’s studio audience can download a free EP from The Rizers at (FYI – It will require a social media shout out.)

More FREE Music: True Things by JJ Heller

Note: The shark motion she does halfway through is our signal to join the performance as the rhythm section…

This is one of my very favorite songs, despite the fact that my son insists on singing “un-derwear!” instead of “un-belief” every. time. he. hears. the. song.

If you don’t have JJ Heller’s album, Painted Red. Go. Now.

I thought it might be fun to invite you into my living room to hear JJ sing it. Through a crazy string of events, JJ did a concert at our house in January. It was nothing short of awesome.

My videography skills, however, are very short of awesome. Motion sickness warning…

You can download JJ Heller’s song True Things here. No strings attached. There’s lots of other great music there too. Enjoy!

Motivation Monday Details

For those of you who are new, here’s how Motivation Monday works:
Anyone who takes some sort of action can enter to win. Your action might be:

  • getting up early, reading your Bible
  • going on a date with your kids
  • creating a mission statement
  • exercising
  • creating a meal plan
  • Writing a goal

It can be any action that improves who you are as a believer or a mother.

How To Enter

To enter the giveaway, you would do one (or all) of these:
1. Leave a comment and say, “I took action this week!”
2. Leave another comment telling us what action you took.
3. Follow @Inspired2Action; on Twitter or Facebook and tell us there about the action you took.
4. Blog about your action and share the link below.

Last Week’s Winner
According to, last week’s winners of the Sheila Walsh Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts Godbooks are Tiffany, Sarah, and AshleyF! Congratulations!

Action Begets Action

Why do I want you to Twitter, Facebook, Blog or Comment about the actions you taken in the past couple of weeks? …because action begets action. The things you’ve done WILL inspire others. And, well, that’s kind of what this blog is all about.


  1. I took action this week!

  2. I got up early and read my Bible and spent some time in prayer

  3. telling my friends on Facebook….

  4. “I took action this week”

  5. Debbie Fowler says:

    I took action this Week!

  6. Debbie Fowler says:

    I got up at 5 am and spent time with the Lord and then went running (and spent more time with the Lord!)

  7. reba fansler says:

    I took action this week

  8. As usual, you inspired me this week…I’ll be blogging about it asap. 😉


  9. I took action this week!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  10. I’ve got a whole schedule planned this week! I’m tired of entertaining the kids on the fly… so I planned everything out! If it doesn’t work out, that’s OK,but at least I’ll have things lined up for when we are “bored”….

  11. Today I got up early… does that count?? and I read my bible first thing!!

  12. Ruth Hill says:

    I took action this week!

  13. Ruth Hill says:

    I got all my meals planned out for the week! Yes!

  14. I took action by getting up earlier than the kids & spending time reading the bible. It feels so good.

  15. Oh, how I love music, thank you, thank you! How special to get a house concert!!

    I took action this week!

  16. I’ve decided to spend my quiet morning time focusing on the study and pursuit of a gentle and quiet spirit (not really feeling that’s what I’ve been projecting unfortunately lately…)

  17. I took action this week by beginning my mission statement.

  18. I took Action today :)!

  19. I got up early, studied my word/spent time with the Lord, and am finally writing my Mission Statement. I Also, promote this website on my blog as well. I love Kat

  20. Katrina F says:

    I took action this week!

  21. Katrina F says:

    I MOSTLY ran (and walked a little) the 5K I’d been training for!

    Wanting to develop a fall schedule this week.

  22. Angela Bryant says:

    I woke up early, prayed, read , and exercised ,a little, and after doing this for a couple of weeks, I like the early rising days much better than the sleep in days!!!

  23. I took action today! Getting geared up for school…

  24. I took action this week!

  25. Wrote out a detailed list of all the to-dos for my son’s birthday party this weekend and scheduled them on my calendar. Don’t want to pull an all-nighter Friday night!

  26. I took action this week!

  27. I took action by making out my weekly menu and grocery list, and I got up much ealier today than usual to make hubby his lunch and read and prayed for a little while.

  28. I took action this week!

  29. I took action this week!

  30. I took action this week by exercising. I walked 3 miles today!

  31. I took action this week!

  32. I went to IKEA, purchased some very inexpensive organizing tools, and completely rearranged my bedroom, den, and living room. I took LOTS of action this week! And now I’m feeling much more centered and ready to take on more internal re-organizing!

  33. I had extra time with God while my daughter was at VBS last week. During Friday’s time I counted down by 5s from 85 to my age…then I prayerfully imagined what each 5 years would be about and wrote it down. This all in response to a sermon that included thoughts on “Teach us to number our days that we might gain (or present to you) a heart of wisdom.” I’m living with my mission statement and using early mornings to pray for my family and the day ahead before getting out of bed.

  34. I just subscribed! And I am leading my new small group this week to begin crafting our mission statements!

  35. I took action this week!

  36. I got up early and read my Bible and prayed. I have a check list for the day to keep me focused…
    I am excited to grow in discipline and love for my family!! This is good stuff!!

  37. Thanks to the challenge to use Maximize Your Mornings over on So I Married a Mennonite, I’ve been getting up earlier and have begun having quiet time to read my bible and pray for my family!

  38. I took action this week!

  39. I got up early in the first part of the week and then my plan was halted by a sick child and some BAD nights. But I still managed to get my Bible reading in almost every day (missed one).

  40. I took action this week!

  41. I made plans and bought my books to do home preschool with my son.

  42. I took action today!

  43. Today is the 1st day of my 2nd week of getting up earlier! So far, its quiet time only. Today, I came up with my exercise plan for the morning, so I’ll start that tomorrow!

  44. I took action this week!

  45. Positive action, while others are sleeping, I’m having my quiet time with the Lord. I’m loving it!

  46. I took action this Week! Took my Daughter for some girls time. We love our girl time.

  47. I took action this morning. I went with another lady from church to Momtopia at the Dayton Mall. We handed out goldfish to other moms and their kids and let them know about the mom group at our church, Mom 2 Mom!

  48. Kathy in IN says:

    I took action!

  49. Kathy in IN says:

    I have a plan to change some really bad eating habits.

  50. I took action!

  51. I got up early for deevos and planning my day. I exercised and cleaned out my pantry today. Yeah!

  52. I took action this week.

  53. I am working on a binder for my morning routine/devotional/motivational stuff. So far it includes my mission statement, scriptures and bible study notes I am meditating on and a weekly prayer schedule. Thank you Kat for continuing to spur us on to love and good works!

  54. I took action this week!

  55. Teresa Beebe says:

    My action this week is to read to my preschooler daily from his Children’s Bible. Day 1 complete!

  56. Raechelle says:

    I took action this week!

  57. Raechelle says:

    I did my personal Bible study this morning, prayed for my son using the prayer calendar, and then did a morning devotional with him once he woke up.

  58. Kimberly Tidwell says:

    I took action!

  59. Kimberly Tidwell says:

    I am utilizing your prayer calendars for husbands and children…they are terrific.

  60. I took action this week!

  61. I played lego with the kids.

  62. I took action. I still can’t get over the whole JJ Heller did a concert IN YOUR HOUSE! How did THAT come about? I really wanna know. I love her.

  63. I took action!

  64. I started getting up at 5:30 (after taking a summer break?….ahem) continued with my Bible study and added a load of laundry every single day! So this week I’m working on working out just 3 days a week. I can’t believe she was IN you living room either?!

  65. I took action!

  66. I exercised.

  67. I know it isn’t Monday, but I did take action this week. I made a chicken and stretched it for 3 different meals.

  68. I took action this week!

  69. I bought a little accordion file holder thingy (you know, those little boxes with alphabetical slots to store papers in?), and organized our PILE of instruction manuals. We no longer need to go through a big pile to find one we need – oh, and threw out some we don’t even have the object anymore!

  70. Posted on Facebook :)

  71. Blessed Mom says:

    I took action this week!

  72. Blessed Mom says:

    I started exercising. It’s not much, but I’m 32 weeks pregnant so walking a mile was a big thing for me.


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