Giveaway!! Motivation Monday – Music I’m Thankful for…

By November 21, 2010General

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 Christa Wells AMAZING album – Frame the Clouds!

THREE of you will win today!

This song…amazing. It’s called A Thousand Things. I’m sure I’ve probably posted it before, but I love this home video version. Check out the gorgeous lyrics below.

You’re gonna cry yourself to sleep
Your’re gonna soak the pillow
for many weeks
You’re gonna cry
Why me?

But in spite of the ache
that doesn’t go away
You’ll be sharing your story
one rainy day
And at the next table somebody catches your words
He hear’s a truth that he’s never heard
He takes it back to the marriage he’d given up on
Hands it down to his daughter
who writes it into song
You didn’t know

A thousand things are happening in this one thing
Like a thousand fields nourished by a single drop of rain
So honey, wrap yourself in promise
while you wait the morning light
A thousand things are happening tonight

You’re gonna cry yourself to sleep
“cause for the moment all that you can see
Is what you’ve lost , lost
Why me?

But in the midst of the most exquisite pain
you’re drawn into a peace that You cannot explain
and the praises you sing of a sovereign God
reach the girl whose last hope is gone
she never thought there was purpose in anything here
now the seed has been planted and it’s taking root there
You didn’t know


A thousand things are happening tonight
You’re gonna cry yourself to sleep
A thousand miracles you’ll have to wait and see


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

The Music Page and a FREE Sampler

You may or may not have noticed that there is a new page on the site.

The music page.

It will be a repository of songs I think you might enjoy. I’ll be adding to it often, so be sure to check it out.

Ann Voskamp, whom I’ve mentioned 1 or 728 times, arranged to give away Christa’s CD to every attendee at the Relevant Conference. I love Christa’s music so much that I spent an hour at that music table, hassling everyone who walked by making SURE they’d gotten their free copy.

I’m such a nerd. 🙂

And you can get a FREE copy too. Well, of a couple of her songs. She has a sampler available at Noisetrade (a music goldmine) that you can download in exchange for a simple social media shout out.

So worth it.

I’ve shared this before, but it’s goodness must be shared again.

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 Downhere CD are iCourtney (comment #52), Stephanie (comment #140) and Kristina (#148=link#2)! 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.

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