I think one reason we’re more quick to offer help as opposed to ask for help is because it really is more fun to give than to receive.
So in celebration of my birthday today, I asked DaySpring if they’d let me give away some of my favorite things from their shop. I couldn’t believe when they said yes to all of my suggestions!
Valued at over $150, one commenter will win the whole shebang:
- Copy of Beauty of Grace – Around 50 stories curated by Dawn Camp (you’ll find my submission on p. 130!!!).
- Three art prints of my quotes (Surface of the water, Truth Delivers, Crazy Loved – I was surprised and honored when I was approached about having these created for sale in the shop)
- Fringe Hours Canvas Pouch – LOVE the color palette from The Fringe Hours product line; I had to have this versatile bag. BTW, most of it is B1G1 until tomorrow!!
- You Are Loved Pill Box (I just bought a bunch for surcies!)
- Everlasting Light necklace (Isn’t this just so stinkin’ happy??)
- Moms Are Amazing magnets (I have a thing about refrigerator magnets; these are darling.)
- You Are Special Correspondence Cards (I like to have notecards tucked away everywhere so when I have “found” time, I can write a little love note for someone who might need a little love note. I love the diversity of choices in this set.)
- Give Thanks metal wall art. (One of my favorite things I’ve ever gotten from DaySpring!)
- Subscribe to my blog in a reader or via email. (If you already are, great!)
- Comment to this post by writing a poem. Yes, a poem!! It can be any form–haiku, cinquain, a simple rhyme, couplet, sonnet, limerick….IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND THIS IS A WONDERFUL PRIZE PACK AND YOUR POEMS WILL BE LITTLE GIFTS IN MY INBOX!!! Don’t be shy…just try! <– see what I did there?
- Enter as many times as you like but each poem must be entered as a separate comment.
- International readers are welcome to enter understanding shipping will be at your expense…. (sorry, that’s the only way I can include you 🙂 ).
- Deadline to enter is Monday, April 6th at 8:00am.
Oh, what the heck–if you’re really poetry-shy, you can leave a plain ol’ comment, and if it’s thoughtful and kind and demonstrates that you’ve actually read this post, I’ll consider that free verse and call it a day. I’ll choose my favorite poem to win this entire, special-to-me prize pack!!
Please help me out by sharing this post on your favorite social networks? Be sure to tag me somehow so I’ll know to thank you!
- Twitter: @RobinDance
- Instagram @PensieveRobin
Note: I’m traveling today so if you’re a first time commenter and it doesn’t show up right away, it’s only because I’m not able to approve it. I promise, it’s there, and I will publish it as soon as I can!! 🙂
Woman of Wisdom
Sharing gifts with everyone
Happy birthday friend
Bloom Book Club with thoughful
questions and comments
Beauty lies within
Every woman possesses it
At times grace shows unexpectedly
Under pressure every woman knows
There is true beauty in grace
Yearning for inner beauty
God gives us the grace we need
Resting in our Father’s arms
Always surrounded by His grace and mercy
Courage to let go and let God show us the way
Everlasting grace abounds in His mighty presence
The way that I see it
(One man’s point of view):
God’s doing for women
Through Robin a great thing – or two.
He says that He loves them
With all of His heart.
And shows them the beauty
Where each plays a part.
The Spirit of God
Loves the work that you do:
The writing, the coaxing
To always stay true
To the God of creation
And honor His Name,
Inspiring your readers,
Rekindling the flame.
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,
Here in Louisiana!
It’s a beautiful day for a special Dance,
And maybe a #TheRobin!
Online friend who I
hope to meet someday and have
some face-to-face fun
Happy birthday!!!!! I am not a poetry person, sorry. But I loved your birthday post and wanted to tell you happy birthday!
Because it is your birthday
we will celebrate this way.
We will dance and we will sing,
Oh the gifts that we will bring.
We will thank God for your life,
You are daughter, mother, wife.
Oh this birthday is so fun
I wish this limerick wasn’t done.
But since my rhyming words are few,
I wrap this up and say adieu!
Happy Birthday friend! May this year be filled with blessings!
Surface of the Water
Just reaching the surface of the water…..
I wonder about the great miracles He performed.
Turning water into wine.
Totally trusting in God’s provision.
I am on a breakthrough
Learning to skim the surface of life
Breaking the chains that anchor me down.
I am on the fringe of a breakthrough.
My ship is being restored through God Almighty.
Happy Birthday, Robin
I haven’t written poetry in years and years,
So this might not be pleasing to everyone’s ears,
So many words to choose from ~ it’s quite the melange,
But I had to take time to step up to the challenge.
(I know, it’s pretty awful, but perhaps it’ll give you a laugh!) 😉
Again, Happy Birthday! (I mentioned on your post today over at inCourage that today is my “baby’s” 20th birthday ~ so she’s in good company! In His grace,
A poem for your birthday sounds grand
But as far as writing poems I’m not a fan
I hope your day is much better then this lousy attempt at a rhyme
sweetest of the birds
happiest of movements
is our robin dance
birthdays are so fun
wisdom says gather many
i say love them all
love a giveaway
love writing little ditties
love some birthday fun
Happy Birthday, sweet Robin!
Happy Birthday, Robin
Thank you for the smiles
Your joy is so infectious
It will light the way for miles
Thank you for your story
Of a sister friend you found
You asked “What are the odds?!?!”
Awesome! when they’re from God!
Sweet days bring laughter, love and joy
To this our blessed friend
As God has touched her with His grace
And birthday wishes send
Robin Bobbin bo-Bobbin
Fe Fi She’s Bloggin’
Happy Birthday, Robin. 🙂
May God bless you in wonderful and fresh ways in your new year!
Happy Birthday to you! Here is an acrostic poem for you–
I hope you had a Happy Day
and I wish you a happy year.
I hope Corinna and you,
may find one another again.
I pray that her day
was happy as well,
that her year and yours
were better than others have been.
I pray that God will be
with you both during the year ahead.
And that each year will bring
more fulfilled hopes and dreams
with which to fill your head.
I’m not a very good poet
And believe me, I know it.
I’m giving this a try
And now I’ll tell you why…
I’d love to win this gift
It would not only give me a lift,
It would help me share a smile
To those who are suffering, even if for a little while.
Hope this works 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win
Robin, Robin, tried and true
what a generous gift
for all to view.
The blessed becomes the blessing
what a wonder God has made
that your heart is full to overflowing
with all the gifts He gave
What a remarkable birthday!!! I’m a bit jealous… 🙂
“What a miracle birthday you had,
For you, I am more than glad!
To understand miracles, I’m a beginnah,
But this I’m sure of, you found your ‘birthday twin’ in Vienna!”
Happy Birthday Robin!
Many more blessings and miracles!
Happy Birthday friend!!!! Poetry is NOT my thing. BUT…in honor of your birthday, I’ll give it a try.
The carousel of life goes round and round
We never know when it will stop.
Your birthday’s a chance
To slow down and dance 🙂
And remember how love you are friend!
The sound of robins serenade me
Awakening to a brand new day
This is the day the Lord has made
Nature awakens the beauty of the soul
There is joy in the morning
Hearing the robins sweet serenade
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
It’s your birthday,
Happy Birthday, to you!
I loved reading about your birthday last year. Goosebumps!
I love to write poems
Haiku is my favorite
Could do it all day
Hope your birthday rocked
Because you totally do
May next year be blessed
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Poems are Hard
Happy Birthday to you!
Hope your day is filled with hugs, lovely conversations and love. Have a wonderful week!
I just read your About page for the first time
and I all I can think of is you singing
The Hills Are Alive while spinning
around on the top of an alp
just outside of Salzburg.
Did you ever do that when you lived there?
I’m not much of a poet.
Don’t cha know it?
Take my heart and breathe your joy again
God of love would you come and take my heart
Take my heart and bring the peace I crave
God love would you come and take my heart
It’s all I want
It’s all I want for you to overwhelm my heart
I let fear have its way
And the walls closed in
Until I could no longer breath
My ears grew deaf to their yelling
And my heart grew hard towards compassion
I was starving
Desperate to hear the call of my Savior again
I hurt the daughter You so love
Made her frail, so You could see her bones
And I rocked myself to sleep with a tearful gazes
I was starved
And then I heard a whisper,
A quiet Peace in the storm that told me the truth:
That I am beautiful and redeemed
And treasured and beloved
But surely, I reasoned, You couldn’t be talking about me
And I fought against the healing salve
It meant surrender and surrender was all too frightening
But chain by chain, you coaxed me out of my prison
And the light of the Son broke through to me
I don’t have to earn Your love
I don’t have to hurt my body or build up walls
You are my God; my Jehovah Nissi; my Rock
And I am Your child, ever held in Your arms
Let life flow freely
Tear down walls that closed you in
Sonlight in the dark
Roses are red, violets are blue. I suck at poems. But you love me anyway 😉
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND!!!
Birthdays are Fun
When spent in the Sun
But if it rains
don’t have disdain
Just hop over to DaySpring
and find some bling
to give to your readers
when they subscribe to your newsfeeders 🙂
Oh and Pick me to Win
It’ll make me grin!
A birthday in Germany, a year of remembrance
A birthday in the States, dinner on the floor
A birthday today (or yesterday) another year gone
Many birthdays coming, with blessings evermore
(sorry, I suck at poetry. 😉
Happy, happy, happy.
We are all the same,
though different we may seem.
We long to be accepted,
We hope to live the dream.
And looking in the mirror,
each day we see our face.
We strive to achieve perfection,
and pray we find our place.
But God is reaching out
to us women of the world,
Whose makeup is just right
and hair is always curled.
“I made you in my image,
from day one I’ve watched you grow.
You’re talented and beautiful
more than you’ll ever know!”
“I love it when you smile,
I have loved you from the start!
I don’t care how much you weigh,
what I look at is your heart.”
So dear women, look again…
See that shining superstar?
Love the body you were given.
Remember who and whose you are!
Sometimes God brings things our way,
to lighten our mood and brighten our day.
He doesn’t have to, not at all.
For He’s so big, and we’re so small.
Who are we that He should care
about the pain we daily bear?
And knows exactly when we need
a helping hand or loving deed?
Thank you Lord,that amidst the fuss,
you delight to give good gifts to us.
An unexpected blessing, an instant friend;
a compliment, a happy end.
In this world we may have strife,
But you have overcome this life!
You give us love & hope and peace
and wonders that will never cease.
Happy Birthday Robin! So nice to read about your “Birthday Blessing!”
Warm summer mornings
A mountain vista
Running with friends or alone with God
These are some of my favorite things
Ping-pong with my brothers
Writing on my blog
Hiking and swimming and seeing the world
These are some of my favorite things
Crossword puzzles and novels
Roses and handwritten letters
These are some of my favorite things
They’re the things I don’t take for granted
The things that remind me how blessed I am
For when I look at these things I love,
I am reminded of my Father who knows me
Who knows the things I love and lavishes these blessings on me
If pictures were words and memories your palette,
What would your world show through?
If all of your loves and secret smiles had shapes,
What creation would emerge in what hue?
May your birthday be filled
With so much happiness
Like when your favorite show is on again
Or when the food arrives at the restaurant table
A Mom of boys is awake from Son up until Son down.
From little voices in the mornings to kisses goodnight
From muddy feet on carpets to dirty handprints on the walls
Boys cuddle, kiss, love, defend and steal the hearts of mommies everyday
hope you love your day
birthdays are something special
breathe and enjoy life
Spring Break, for teachers is just a cruel tease,
We hope to get through the end of the year with ease,
Happy Birthday to you, and pretty please,
Pick me to win the basket-eez?
That’s all I’ve got!
I subscribed via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday to you.
On this happiest day of days…
The Universe smiles at your beautiful ways.
I subscribe to your email.
Today do not let anything fester, HAPPY EASTER.
here on this day
is a beautiful day
full of sunshine
for us to shine
birds are chirping
and the rain is dripping
for its your day
I subscribed to your enail
These are a few of my favorite things, all celebrated this week — little girl’s happy smiles and words, new bikes and birthdays, birthday cupcakes, time with “old” friends, exploring our “spots” with the little one and watching her enjoy them too!
Trick or treat
Smell my feet
Give me something good to eat.
I am an email subscriber!!
I just found out about this giveaway today
happy belated birthday 🙂