Friday, December 26, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Here's a pic of me, Janet and Babbie at Edwards Road a few weeks ago. If you ever get a chance to see her in person, you should definitely go. She is such a blessing!
The CD I'm giving away is entitled Babbie Mason: The Definitive Gospel Collection. It doesn't have Shine the Light, but it does have two more of my favorite songs by her - Standing in the Gap and Stop by the Church. I couldn't find any You tubes or God tubes of her songs, but if you don't know her music, I encourage you to check it out. Once again, all you have to do to be eligible to win this week is to post a TSMS song and link up below.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So, here it is Wednesday and I am finally posting a winner. Better late than never.
The winner of The Promise of Christmas CD is Alicia at More Than Words. Alicia, if you will email me your address, I will mail it out as soon as possible.
This coming Saturday, Dec. 13 I will be giving away my friend Janet's new CD For Such a Time as This. Hope you will come join us at Then Sings My Soul. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to link a TSMS post.
I'm signing off to try to decorate my Christmas tree - finally!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
This time of year I always wonder how Mary must have felt. There are so many great Christmas songs about Mary. This is one of my favorites.
I promised a give-away every week until Christmas. Last week, it was Jeremy Camp's new release. I haven't had a chance to post the winner yet because I had a little trouble with Mr. Linky and all of you disappeared for a day or two. Thanks to Peggy for sending me the list of participants. They finally got Mr. Linky fixed and you all reappeared later in the week, but my entire family has had a stomach bug, so I haven't had a chance to post the winner.
I know you are all in suspense so... The winner of Jeremy Camp's new CD "Speaking Louder Than Before" is Jennifer at Through The Storms of Life. If you will email me your address Jennifer, I will mail it out right away.
This week, I'm giving away an instrumental Christmas CD entitled The Promise of Christmas. It has some great songs including this week's song "Breath of Heaven." It also has: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and O Come, All Ye Faithful plus 6 more. It's a great CD to play as background music at a Christmas party.
All you have to do to be eligible to win is to post a TSMS link on Mr. Linky. I'll draw on Sunday at midnight and announce the winner on Monday.
Next week I hope to highlight my friend Janet's new CD. I wanted to this week, but couldn't figure out how to get it uploaded. I'll be giving away her CD called For Such A Time As This next Saturday. If you just can't wait, you can go to her website and check out some samples.
I hope you are all having a blessed and stress free holiday season.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Well, I still wanted to get the information out there so here's the list:
(These were taken from a calendar called Portraits of Achievement that UCB produced in 2006)
Alexander the Great believed in great possibilities for himself and for the people of Ancient Greece. Unwilling to be limited by his own epilepsy, he pushed the Greeks forward with unparalleled leadership - extending the boundaries of his empire and uniting the ancient world.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, the great Victorian poet, was diagnosed with epilepsy during his adolescence. Discoveries for effective treatment of epilepsy were few in his time,so he was assigned long walks and large amounts of drinking water.
Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote epic novels that explored Russia in the 19th century, providing his readers with a keen education on human psychology. Several of his characters also had epilepsy.
Ludwig Van Beethoven is considered one of the most innovative composers of all time, despite battling epilepsy and losing his hearing in his mid-twenties.
Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, also had epilepsy. His fantastic visions in his writings are now considered a creative way to describe his own symptoms as a person who lived with temporal lobe seizures.
Peter Tchaikovsky, one of the most innovative Russian composers in history is also believed to have had epilepsy.
Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher who is credited with establishing Western philosophy, is believe to have experienced simple partial seizures related to temporal lobe epilepsy.
Epilepsy did not stop Alfred Nobel from changing the world. A chemist and engineer, his considerable fortune funds the famous annual prizes that recognize outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peacekeeping.
James Madison, one of the fathers of the constitution and 4th President of the United States, drafted the Bill of Rights. He also had epilepsy.
Napolean Bonaparte, unhindered by his epilepsy, quickly established himself as one of the greatest military leaders in the world.
Joan of Arc, the patron saint of France, inspired her countrymen and led the French armies to victories over the English in the Hundred Years' War. Some believe it was her seizures that manifested themselves as the visions and voices she felt came from God.
There is some controversy over whether all of these people had epilepsy or not. Another list of people can be found here. The point is... You can still achieve great things with epilepsy. I tell Spencer this everyday.
I was about to go to the links from Saturday to give away the Jeremy Camp CD and they were all gone. All of them to every TSMS.
If you posted on Saturday for the chance to win Jeremy Camp... I'm sorry. I will give it away this weekend along with this week's giveaway - I will draw two winners.
Can anyone help?