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Sometimes I’m Shy (Like When I Do Things Like This) + A Giveaway!

Sep

28

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 | 16 comments

First, set your calendar for tomorrow at 10am EST.
I’ll be giving away two copies of A Moment To Breathe
BEFORE IT’S AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!
(Details at end of post)

Facebook Live for inRL FRIENDED event

 

Most people who know me would consider me an extrovert. I can work a room like nobody’s business when I need to and it looks like it comes easy for me. Natural.

Well, pass me an Oscar. I’ve earned it, if that’s what you think. While I do love people and I’m naturally friendly, introducing myself to strangers or beginning a conversation with those I don’t know well (or even folks I’ve “known” on the internets FOREVER) makes me shake in my shoes. I’ve just learned ways to be the boss of those silly fears. 

The secret is twofold:

I’ve learned how to channel nervous energy into a positive force; and,

I’m convinced it’s important to be the one to BE the one.

My (in)courage sisters would say that second thing is “going first,” being willing to share your story, initiating a conversation or gathering, or plain and simple, getting the old ball rolling on friendship.

As mentioned in my previous post, (in)courage and Lifeway have partnered together for a special event in Nashville next month:

(in) Real Life: FRIENDED

To tell you more about it, I’ll be hosting a Facebook Live tomorrow morning at 10am EST (Friday, September 29th). Why? BECAUSE I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT IT – thrilled to participate as a panelist, sure, but more so because of the inspiring, motivating, and encouraging content from all the amazing featured guests. It’s a wonderful opportunity for a Girls Weekend Away, or, if traveling to Nashville isn’t a possibility for you, Lifeway has made a way for anyone to join us via the comfort of home or church via a very affordable simulcast.

I’m a little mortified to host a Facebook Live; WHAT IF NO ONE WATCHES IT? And I really, really want you all to tune in to learn more about inRL: FRIENDED because it’s going to be such a special gathering.

Even if you can’t make it at 10am EST, you can watch the video anytime. (After it’s over, I’ll be sure to pop a link directly into this post).

As promised, I’m giving away two copies of A Moment to Breathe, the new, 365-day devotional from the (in)courage community, and here’s how you can win one:

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  1. Comment to this post (questions about the event, topics you’d like me to address during the Facebook Live, whether or not you’ll be attending, or why you’d like to win a copy. ANY COMMENT WILL BE AN ENTRY!).
  2. Comment during the Facebook Live OR on the replay if you’re viewing later.

Easy breezy.

I sincerely hope you can watch tomorrow’s Facebook Live thingie;
would you mind sharing this post on your timeline
and invite others to join us, too?
Tag me so I’ll see it, and THANK YOU in advance.

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In addition to the lovely friends pictured above, Aliza Latta, Holley Gerth, Alia Joy and Jennifer Lee will be joining me as panelists. Lisa-Jo Baker, Chrystal Hurst and Annie Downs are featured speakers and Meredith Andrews will lead worship.

 

Congratulations to Susan G! The copy of AMTB is headed your way
as soon as you get me your address.
Thanks to all for commenting!

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$100 Giveaway from FTD Flowers & DaySpring!!

May

02

Posted by on May 2, 2016 | 34 comments

Receiving flowers, especially when they’re unexpected, is magical.

 

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DaySpring® Peace & Love Bouquet, with a few extra spider mums thrown in
that were still living from some fresh flowers I bought last week.
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I was out of town last week for business meetings when I received an email notification for a floral delivery. Who in THE world was sending me flowers? and better yet, Why?

I knew it wasn’t my husband–he wouldn’t have arranged a delivery while I was out of town. My birthday was over a month ago, Valentine’s was long past, and all I could come up with was Mother’s Day, though these flowers were set to arrive 1½ weeks prior to that day. I hastily concluded my oldest son must’ve ordered them for an early Mother’s Day gift–he’s the only kid of mine I thought might do something like that.

I was wrong. :)

Instead, they were from our leadership team at incourage, letting us know about a new partnership between DaySpring and FTD. There are several options for different occasions, but my favorite might just be the Happy Birthday Bouquet–gerbera daisies are one of my favorite flowers.

To help get the word out about this new collaboration between two amazing brands, FTD (and DaySpring) is offering one of my readers a $100 gift card! 

ENTRY IS SIMPLE: subscribe to my blog (if you haven’t already done so), visit DaySpring’s/FTD’s Mother’s Day gift ideas pages and comment to this post to let me know which bouquet is your favorite! (You can also let me know which DaySpring Mother’s Day gift ideas are your top choices, but the giveaway is for flowers only.)

The giveaway is more than enough to purchase your favorite bouquet and have it delivered pronto. But you’ll have to hurry–the deadline to enter is 1 EST on Wednesday, May 4th (offered within the continental U.S. only). I’ll select one blucky winner (blessed+lucky) and if you order right away, I think there’s enough time to have the flowers delivered by Mother’s Day if you choose!

DaySpring-FTD Floral Giveaway

 

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Congratulations to Sandy whose name was selected for this FUN giveaway!! Thank you to all who entered!

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Better Together || A Giveaway With 3 Winners – Enter NOW!

Oct

18

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 | 22 comments

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As a writer for incourage and an affiliate for DaySpring, I sometimes learn about new product lines before they arrive online or in stores. I even got to join a team a while back for a few days of brainstorming to ideate new items for the Friendship on Purpose collection. My personal favorite idea was a “Giving Plate,” but apparently that was already invented a few times…. (clearly meaning I’m a late-to-the-party visionary).

DaySpring has recently launched a new line called Better Together, and above you’ll see a few items I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. “Better Together” can mean a lot of things, and a few wonderful writers have been penning their thoughts related to the theme over at incourage. That’s one thing I appreciate about DaySpring–their products’ value represents so much more than a “thing.”

Anyway, there are reasons why I chose the items above–

The world. Ever since we lived in Germany, I’ve truly believed it’s a small world after all. When I saw this piece of art, I had to have it as a reminder of where we’ve been and how we’re changed as a result.

Village Artisan Bangles. There’s a beautiful story behind these bracelets and I love how it’s empowering women (and men) to better their lives. Bonus? They’re even prettier than I imagined.  You’ll love the mixed metal.

Praise Him Wooden Clock.  We like having an analog clock around for when lightning strikes or the power goes out, and this one is a lovely addition to just about any decor.

DaySpring is allowing me to give three lucky readers one of these items! I’m offering three ways to enter:

  1. Subscribe to my blog and then leave a comment to this post letting me know which item you’d like to win. (Bonus if you read this post by my daughter or this one about what you need to do when approaching empty nest and leave a comment there. I play favorites. :) Okay, not really, but I kinda loved those posts; between not writing the past four months because of my job with Pope Francis and publishing them over the weekend, they could use a little extra attention.)
  2. Follow me on Instagram (@PensieveRobin), look for the graphic above, and leave a comment to the post (tag it #BetterTogether).
  3. Friend me on Facebook and leave a comment to this post with the graphic above.

Be sure to indicate which item you’d like to win (you must live in the continental US to be eligible). Deadline to enter is Friday, October 23rd at midnight.

Questions? Just ask in comments and I’ll reply as soon as I can!

 

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A “These-Are-A-Few-of-My-Favorite-Things” $150 Giveaway!

Mar

30

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 | 54 comments

My Favorite Things Giveaway From DaySpring

Tons of new items in their shop – check back frequently!!

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:

To Enter:

  1. Subscribe to my blog in a reader or via email. (If you already are, great!)
  2. Comment to this post by writing a poem. Yes, a poem!! It can be any form–haikucinquain, 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?
  3. Enter as many times as you like but each poem must be entered as a separate comment.
  4. International readers are welcome to enter understanding shipping will be at your expense…. (sorry, that’s the only way I can include you :) ).
  5. 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
  • Facebook.com/RobinDance

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!! :)

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FINAL Birthday Bash Giveaway #10 – dotMOM conference passes & author books!

Apr

06

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 | 14 comments

7f3052ed-4b87-4086-8a05-44efa0f80612It's Saturday.  We've been bashing for two weeks.  Let's make this short and sweet.

For today's giveaway, I'm grateful to Lifeway Women for providing two passes to their dotMOM Conference in Chattanooga this fall–September 20 & 21.  Speakers include my lovie Jen Hatmaker, Angela Thomas and John Crowell, and worship will be lead by Lauren Chandler.  

In addition, the giveaway winner will receive a copy of Jen's wonderful book, 7 Experiment: Staging Your Own Mutiny Against Excess and a study/workbook by Angela Thomas.  

To enter today's giveaway, please comment why you would like to win passes to the conference.  After you fulfill this mandatory entry, you're welcome to share this post on your favorite networking sites and then comment the URL to your pin, tweet, FB status, etc.

Please enter only if you're sure you can attend the conference in September!!  Comments will remain open until April 14th at midnight EST.

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Congratulations to Wanda, #13!! 

 

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Birthday Blog Bash Giveaway #8 ~ an (in)credible library

Apr

04

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 | 136 comments

 
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Hellloooo Birthday Blog Bashers…thank you for your patience.

My it-can't-get-realer-than-this offline life is keeping me away from writing long and flowery giveaway posts yesterday and today, so hope you like it short and sweet.  Today's (yesterday) giveaway?  A wonderful library from some of my favorite writers, bloggers and friends.  

The winner of today's giveaway will receive the following (some signed by the author, as indicated): 

Can you believe it?  FANtastical for every reader who is partial to Christian non-fiction, an almost $150.00 addition to your library.  I'm grateful to every contributor and I hope you click their name and visit their personal websites.

To enter:

Please leave a comment telling me your favorite book of all time and why.  I'm very interested in what you have to say.  

That's it.  OF COURSE I hope you'll tweet, Facebook, Pin and share this giveaway with your friends, but the above is the only means of entry today.  

Tomorrow's giveaway will be a doozie.  Stay tuned (ALL giveaways listed beneath image below).

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Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 4.30.25 PMCongratulations to Jenny, #80!!

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