Friday, February 11, 2011

Worship-Filled Weekend (& GREAT Giveaway!)

Hey friends! Happy almost Valentine's Day! If you're looking for fun, Family Friendly ideas, you may want to check out my ideas here. Have fun! :)

Do you have "a song?"?

You know, one of those songs that instantly takes you back to significant places along your walk with God??

For me, "my song" is
Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zscehch.

I first heard Shout to the Lord in 1997. I was a brand new baby Christian, and someone gave me the Shout to the Lord CD. (It was my first Christian CD ever). I listened to it over and over and over again.

The first time I shared my testimony (March 1, 1998 at Calvary Church in Grand Rapids) ~ guess what song the worship leader introduced to the congregation? Yep, Shout to the Lord. I shared my story at 4 services that morning, and heard "my song" 4 times as well.

My Jesus, My Savior,
Lord, there is none like You;
All of my days
I want to praise
The wonders of Your mighty love.

In fact, I loved the song so much that I told my fiance David Timmer that we had to have someone sing it at our wedding. The words were so perfect for me! God had taken me out of such a pit of rebellion and sin, and given me a new, firm place to stand. A new song to sing! I was no longer going to be a single mom ~ but would be married to a Godly man and we could build a special family together. I couldn't stop singing these words...

I sing for joy at the work of Your hands,
Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand,
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You.

David and I made plans to have someone special sing Shout to the Lord at our wedding on May 1, 1999.

And when David was killed on
December 10, 1998, just 2 weeks before Christmas and 5 months before our wedding ~ I vowed that I never wanted to hear that song again. Ever.

And yet, as we planned David's funeral....I knew what special music we needed to sing. My favorite soloist came to David's funeral and we all cried through Shout to the Lord together.

My comfort, my shelter,
Tower of refuge and strength;
Let every breath, all that I am
Never cease to worship You

Fast forward a number of years, after God brought much healing came to my broken heart....

As John and I were planning our wedding, I knew what song we needed to sing. Our favorite soloist came once again, and together, at our wedding on August 5, 2000 ~ we lifted our voices and praised Him through song with Shout to the Lord.

I sing for joy at the works of Your hands,
Forever I'll love You, Forever I'll stand
Nothing compares to the promise I have
In You

God has used Shout to the Lord and the music from Darlene Zschech & Hillsong Australia to bring much hope, healing, and joy along my journey. And today I'm thrilled to GIVEAWAY the gift of Worship Music to a blessed *She Sparkles* friend, and lots of it!!

My good friend and favorite music man,
Tom Brown of Provident Music has provided an assortment of my favorite worship music to pass along to a blessed winner! Woo Hoo!!

The winner will receive a *Sparkly Gift Pack* containing 3 CD's packed full of amazing music! Artists: Hillsong Australia, Casting Crowns, & Fireflight!!

To Win my Giveaway: Please leave a comment in the comment section answering the following questions:

What song is special to you? Why?

Extra Entries:
•Post this giveaway on FB
•Follow *She Sparkles* via Google Friends Connect

•Subscribe to *She Sparkles*
•Add my *She Sparkles* button to your blog
•Follow *She Sparkles* on twitter
•Tweet about this giveaway including a link to this post

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

RULES: Starts today, Saturday, February 12th and ends Tuesday, February 15th at 9 PM. Winner will be posted on my blog soon after February 15th.

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

Thank you for stopping by *She Sparkles*. Have a wonderful, worship~filled day!!

P.S. A huge THANK YOU to all who entered my Giveaway. Here are the 10 blessed winners (drum roll please).... And thank you once again, Darlene, for your very generous gift! :)

* Angie O.

* Erica S.

* Jan B.

* Chellie (for a friend with cancer)

* Julie R.

* Suzanne R.

* Laura Starnes

* Deb S.

* Theresa

* Amy H.


casey aubut said...

"Blessed Be Your Name" is special to me. It was the first song I ever got into so much at church that I sang out loud. At age 30. I never sing in public- so that was a big deal for me!

casey aubut said...


Theresa said...

I love the hymn "And I Know Who I Have Believed". My husband and I sang it at our wedding and I still get choked up when I sing it.

Theresa said...

I follow through GFC.

Theresa said...

I subscribe to She Sparkles.

Theresa said...

I have your button on my "Blogs I frequent" page :)

Toia said...

I think this is a great giveaway. This will be a blessing to whomever wins.I have quite a few worship songs that are dear to me, "Shout to the Lord" is one of them.

However, "Please Don't Pass Me By" and "Hear My Cry" by Fred Hammond are very dear to my heart.

Have a bless weekend!! And Happy Valentine's Day!!! =D

jdsmommy said...

Leave a Legacy by Nicole Nordeman.
It reminds us, especially if you have children, that your actions now reflect on future generations. It reminds me to try and be helpful to others and leave a good, and Godly, impression on those around me.

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