Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday (& Giveaway!)

Hey Friends!!

Happy Thursday!! Today I am THANKING God for many things...including an amazing adventure this week!

Although my adventure made my life a bit more "full" ~ thanks to the two Grandma's, my wonderful husband, and my sweet friend Jill ~ I was able to participate (thank you Mom, Jackie, John, and Jill!).

Are you curious what it is?? :)

Well, a few weeks ago, I was selected to participate in the taping of a Bible study by speaker/author Lysa TerKeurst. Although Lysa and her Proverbs 31 team are from Charlotte, North Carolina ~ Zondervan is the publisher of this new project, so the Bible study taping took place right in my home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Woo Hoo!!


Lysa's latest book is called Made to Crave, and will be released this December.


To tell you a bit more about the book, Lysa shares "my deepest desire is for women to understand that we were made for more. We were made to crave God, not food. And it is possible to quiet the daily battle in our minds."

Lysa recently lost 25 pounds and 26 inches, but more importantly, she has experienced the peace and power of Jesus in new, magnificent ways.

She also shares, "I knew I would be successful one day when I could stand on the scale and feel peace no matter what the numbers said. This journey is not a diet, it’s a spiritual commitment."

Peace no matter what the number on the scale ~ I love it!! (Can I just tell you ~ this is going to be one AMAZING book. I can't WAIT until it comes out!)

So Tuesday morning I showed up at Wellspring Church with an assortment of different outfits and a lot of curiousity about what to expect. My job was to be one of 20 women sitting in the room drinking coffee while Lysa taught from her new book. (Tough job, I know).

Not only was it a HUGE blessing to hear Lysa's 6 different anointed teachings, it was a true gift to meet a number of amazing, Godly women during the production days.

What fun to sit around and share our dreams, hopes, desires, and passions. I am so thankful to have participated in the Made to Crave teachings! What a blessing! :)

Here is a picture of our group after the final teaching session.....

(Lysa is in the front in the red jacket. Can you find me in the back in blue??)

Lysa posted a number of great pictures from the taping here.

To celebrate my adventure, I'd like to share with a dear *She Sparkles* reader a personally signed copy of Lysa's current book, Becoming More than A Good Bible Study Girl.

To Win my Lysa TerKeurst Giveaway: Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:

What would you like to win Lysa's book??

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Please be sure to leave me a comment to let me know your extra entries.

RULES: Starts today, Thursday, September 2nd and ends Sunday, September 5th at 9 PM. Winner will be posted on my blog during the week of September 6th.

If your email address is not connected to your ID, please leave your email address with your comment or email it to me at
cindy.bultema@gmail.com with the subject "Giveaway".

I am also so THANKFUL to share *She Sparkles* with you, my dear bloggy friend!! What are you thankful for today?? I'd love to hear from you!!

Sweet blessings to you ~




10 comments:

LisaShaw said...

Hi Cindy,

All of you ladies look beautiful! Yes, I can see you in the back in the blue with your beautiful smile.

The book sounds great!

Why I would read it? Because you had me right here:

"Peace no matter what the number on the scale ~ I love it!!"


I already 'follow' (don't like that word but I know it's a blogger term), your blog.

I will tweet it...



Hugs and love!

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Cindy, What fun! You all looked beautiful. And that smile of yours lights the room up! You do have a pretty smile. The book sounds so interesting! I love to read about new Christain Ladies. I just recieved a postcard in the mail that Lysa will be speaking at the "Feminar" conference in Feb. in Longview, Tx. Can't wait to hear her, I have attended this event for many years. And oh, I will add your button to my blog in a day or two, but I started following you about a week ago.Love It! Have a Blessed wk-end:).

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Cindy, What fun! You all looked beautiful. And that smile of yours lights the room up! You do have a pretty smile. The book sounds so interesting! I love to read about new Christain Ladies. I just recieved a postcard in the mail that Lysa will be speaking at the "Feminar" conference in Feb. in Longview, Tx. Can't wait to hear her, I have attended this event for many years. And oh, I will add your button to my blog in a day or two, but I started following you about a week ago.Love It! Have a Blessed wk-end:).

Nana's Nuggets said...

oOPS! SORRY THIS POSTED TWICE! I HAVE HAD A LONG DAY, KINDA TIRED!

Brenda said...

I would love to read the book to feel the peace no matter what the scale says. Though that may not be the book you are giving away. I am always looking to read and study good Biblical books.

Brenda said...

I am also a follower.

Toyin O. said...

Sounds like a great book. What an awesome experience!

http://youcanfacetodaybecausehelives.blogspot.com

KarriedByHisLove said...

I saw you immediately Cindy in the picture.....and it was, just as the others posted, because that beautiful smile is undeniably "you." You are beautiful, glowing!!

I am so excited about Lysa's book coming out in December.......CAN'T WAIT......!!!!!

Would so love to ready any of her books before the new arrival in December.....just couldn't decide which but was sure leaning towards this one! And besides, I woke up this morning and had this thought....Wow, my birthday is coming up on Thursday.....I had forgotten. So it would be "happy birthday to me."

Already follow and tweet with you.......you keep me abreast of what's happening and I love it.

Rachel said...

what an awesome opportunity and giveaway! I think the book would help me, I'm way 'into' having the 'right' Bible study answers instead of listening to what God is trying to say to me.

Rachel said...

I also follow you!

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