Friday, April 2, 2010

My very first giveaway!!!

Dear friends~

I am very excited tonight to announce my very first giveaway here---in honor of my "Blogiversary"! When I posted my first post on April 2nd, 2009 I'd thought only people I knew would be interested in reading what we were up to on our farm, but God's surprised me abundantly and has blessed me with some very dear, new friends over these last few months. I'm so happy now that I started a blog back then! :)

But, let me get to the part about the giveaway...

I pondered for a while what would be a blessing to most anyone who reads my blog, and finally decided on getting one of my very favorite music CDs, "Sanctuary" by Marty Goetz, to give away.

Mr. Goetz is a Messianic Jew who puts many of the Psalms to beautiful music he composes. We were introduced to his songs several years ago and have, since then, bought all of his CDs. His music is so inspiring and I'm sure you would find it a blessing too!

If you'd like a chance to win this giveaway, please do one or more of the following and let me know you did so... You'll get 1 entry per thing that you do below:
  • Leave me a comment--preferably telling me the name(s) of your favorite music CD(s)
  • Blog about this giveaway and link to my blog
  • Write about (and link to) this giveaway on FaceBook
  • E-mail 3 of your friends about this giveaway--with a link to my blog

A week from today, I'll be drawing the winning name out of the hat, so you have a little time to spread the word and increase the number of times your name's put into the hat--if you so desire. :)

Don't know how to leave a comment? It's pretty easy really... Just click on the "Comments" link at the bottom of this post, then scroll down until you see the "Leave your comment" box and write your comment in the empty box. Next, you'll be at "Word verification", where you type in the word that shows up above the empty box. Then, you'll need to "Choose an identity"--if you don't have a blog, just click on "Anonymous", but then please be sure to leave your name at the bottom of the comment so I know who you are! :) All that's left then is to push the "Publish your comment" button, and you're done!

Just in case you don't read my brother Andrew's blog regularly, I wanted to let you know that he is having his 1-year-of-blogging celebration now too and you have until Sunday to enter there.....

Thank you so much to those of you who've made my first year of blogging so enjoyable, educational, and exciting! May the Lord bless you richly for all you do to bring honor and glory to His name.~


Miss Jen said...

Happy Blogiversary, dear!
I am so glad we have met!!
Your blog is a delight!

I would love to be entered...
I love music!

Blessings~ Miss Jen

Miss Grace Elizabeth said...

Hi Cora,
I am so delighted to enter your giveaway! Congratulations on a whole year of blogging!
I am so glad that I have been able to get to know you.

On of my favorite music CDs is - Revival In Belfast.
I like celtic and rhythm.
~Miss Grace E.

Miss Grace Elizabeth said...

I did a post about your giveaway!
Here is the link:

~ Miss Grace E.

Miss Grace Elizabeth said...

I sent out an e-mail to three friends

Have a good day Cora!
~Miss Grace E.

Rachel said...

Dear Cora

Congratulations on your Bloggerversary! Isn't this nice - you and I have our Bloggerversaries within one day of each other!! :)

I'm so glad you decided to start blogging and that I came across your blog! Thank you for your sweet friendship and I look forward to more of your posts!

I don't qualify for your give-away, but look forward to see who wins! :) My family and I also enjoy Marty Goetz music.

God bless
Love you,

Hannah said...

How exciting!
I would like to enter of course :)
My favorite CD, hmm. . . I don't have many but I like this one that we have called Revival in Belfast by Robin Mark.

Hannah said...

I posted on my blog :)

Hannah said...

I emailed 3 friends :)

Hannah said...

I don't have a facebook :P
Have a great day Cora!!!

Dawn Bornemann said...

My dear dear Cora,
Of course I WOULD love to win your Marty Goetz CD, as it is one of my very favorites, but I already have it. You needn't enter me in your drawing, then, but I do want to wish you a happy blogiversary!
It has been a joy to see how you have developed your writing skills this past year PLUS blessed the world with your sweet spirit! I just LOVE your blog!!!!!! I think that it is one of the most wonderful places to go to in the whole wide world.
Gotta go chase in the bull!

Andrew B. said...

Happy Bloggerversary!
I already have access to that cd, so don't add me to your drawing. ;-) It looks like Grace and Hannah really want to win... I guess they have a pretty good chance of getting it in their house one way or another! :-)
Andrew B.

Rachel said...

Oh, congratulations sweetheart! :D I am so happy for you and proud of you! :) Your blog has truly been a blessing to me, and it has been wonderful to get to know you more personally dear friend! :D Love you and lot's of Hugs being sent you way! :)

Hmm, I love anything from Majesty Music co./Ron Hamilton. ;) He's my the Patch the Pirate stories and songs. :) I also like a lot of the Gaither Vocal Band music. :D And then for Hymns, I love to listen to my 3 cd set "100 Best Loved Hymns" (made by Madacy). ;)

Thank you for the entry dear! :) I hope you have a blessed Easter! :D

Andrew B. said...

For those of you who would like to get to know Marty Goetz a little bit right away, you can check out his website here:
Or for a little taste of his music, you can check out his YouTube channel here:
Check it out!
Andrew B.

Andrew B. said...

After listing those websites, I went to the YouTube channel, and realized that there was really only 1 or 2 songs of his on there, but if you search for Marty Goetz on YouTube, you will find several more of his songs like this one:
Andrew b.

Rachel said...

I blogged about you giveaway dear! :D

Love and Hugs!

Rachel said...

I facebooked about your giveaway too! :D


Lindsay said...

Congratulations on 1 year of blogging, Cora!!! Please enter me in the drawing! :)

♥ Love,

P.S. - I found out about your giveaway through Rachel's post (Young Homemakers). Just thought you'd like to know. ;)

Rachel Grace said...

Hi Cora Beth!
I would really like to be entered into your giveaway, I found out about it through Hannah's blog. I have never heard of Marty Goetz, but his music sounds great! I really like listening to the Psalms and other scriptures, because I usually end up memorizing the song! I am going to have to start reading your blog! I am always eager to "meet" other sisters in Christ :).
May the Lord bless you and keep you!
Rachel Grace

Rachel Grace said...

Ooops! I forgot to tell you what my favorite CD is... I actually have many, but one of my favorite groups is Selah. They sing many old hymns, which I like. Another artist is Fernando Ortega. He sings even more hymns!
Rachel Grace

Cora said...

Hmm... I don't have any favorite music CDs. My collection is only "older brother cast-offs" that aren't all that good. 'Cause they kept the good ones. :-P

Maybe this one will become my favorite? I suppose I must wait and see. :-)

Sarah H said...

My sister love his music. I would love to win this and give it to her. Happy one year of blogging!

Kyrie said...

Dear Cora,

Happy blogging aniversary my friend! Thanks for your sweet comment! Please enter me for your give-away - I have never heard of this man, but our family loves Jewish music, especially by Jews who have recieved Jesus as their Messiah.

Ok, my favorite CD... hmm, I like lots of music and we have tons of cassette tapes and records that we listen to, so my favorites are on those :D Probably my favorite CD that we have though would be "The Best Of The Cathedrals" by The Cathedrals, a Southern Gospel men's quartet.

I posted about your give-away, and here is the link:

I don't have a Facebook account so I can't do that one ;)
but I plan to email some friends, and will comment again when I have that done.


Your blogging friend,


Christine said...

I do hope your Give Away goes well and congratulations on your Blogiversary- that's a neat word.

Brian said...

I would enter your contest, but we have several of those CD's floating around our home already!
I hope your CNA training goes well- I considered working at a nursing home as a CNA but decided emergency care would suit me better!
Have a great day & happy blogiversary(sp?)

Anonymous said...

oops... I meant to sign out of my Dads account before I posted that... but I forgot!

Anonymous said...

Hey Cora, late hour to be scooting in, but I just now got a chance to e-mail three friends (four actually ;D ). Ok, it's late and I'm going to go bed, or I'm liable not to post much comment sence in it.

Goodnight my friend!