Tuesday, January 14, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones (10 Copies!)

*Comments are now closed. Will announce winners on Tuesday, January 21st.

I have so much I want to share in this little space.

So many memories and the things my kids are teaching me (Yes, they are among my best teachers!) and how God is ever faithful to young (and not-so-young) mothers. I'm in that place where all bloggers go from time to time when they feel a tug to step away from the computer for a season. That's where I've been but I'm feeling that itch to get back, again.

*If you've been around here a while, you know this is a neverending cycle with me. This desire to write and share and stay-up-late tapping on the keys until one day, I realize I'm all tapped out and just need to shush it for a while. My husband always says, "Sometimes you just need to put down the microphone." There's a lot of freedom in that. For sure.

Today, I'm writing over at FaithGateway with 3 Tips For Meaningful Family Devotions (especially with small children).

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"One of my favorite books to use for our time together as a family is Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones.

My children absolutely love this book.


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Each entry contains short, simple, easy-to-understand truths about how much God loves us. The illustrations are captivating and the writing is so deeply profound that my husband and I walk away challenged and encouraged by words written in language that my three-year old can understand. If you love The Jesus Storybook Bible, you will love what Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago have created in Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing."

Here is a short video:






That Never Stopping, Never Giving up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.

This is what I want my littles to know!

Because I love it so much and LOVE sharing with y'all the things we use and love around here, I'm giving away TEN copies of Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing.


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Here's how you can win:

1. Leave a comment on this post with one of your your favorite children's books. It's that easy.

2. To get an additional entry, you can share this link on Facebook or Twitter. Just leave a second comment letting me know you shared.

This giveaway will be open until Friday, January 17th. Random.org will choose the winners and I'll announce them in a separate post.

*If you're one of the winners and you already own this book or want to give it as a gift, you can have this book shipped to anyone you'd like!

I know you'll love this book as much as we do!

*I received ten copies of Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing from Zondervan - to happily give away to you.

120 comments:

  1. Oh man!!! I love the Jesus Storybook Bible... I bet this one is just as good!

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  2. ohhh, I've had my eye on this book! Would love to have a copy! one of my favorites is The Jesus Storybook, also by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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  3. Katy and the Big Snow is one of our favorites! thanks!

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  4. Well its sad to say, but I was not a reader or encouraged to read when I was younger- so I cannot list a favorite book, but I would like my children to have reading be important and enjoyable to them- so I would like to enter the contest to win this for them and add to our library of adventure!

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  5. liked and shared facebook link!!

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  6. Love it! "With you all the way," by Max Lucado's is a favorite around here :)

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  7. Love Jesus Storybook Bible too :) my older daughter is getting into Jesus Calling for Kids as well - I love how that one encourages a personal relationship...

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  8. I love the Jesus storybook Bible. I've read it myself several times and have given it as a gift to several new Mama's and babies including my sweet granddaughter. I heard about that book from you, and I have no doubt that you're right about this one too!

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  9. I collect children's books and my current favorites are The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore and The Cloud Spinner.

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  10. One of our favorites is The Christmas Lizard by Cory Edwards! Would love to win this one to share with my 3 kids!

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  11. One of my favorite books from my childhood is "The Little Red Caboose" - A Golden Book!

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  12. Link shared on Facebook!!! I would love to read and share this book with my (soon to be) three year old son!!!!

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  13. So exciting! We love The Jesus Storybook Bible, here's hoping we can start using Thoughts to Make Your Heart sing as well.

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  14. We love the Jesus Storybook. This looks just great. I'd love to win a copy.

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  15. I shared on Facebook and Twitter. :)

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  16. Favorites of mine from childhood, and now my kids' too, are My Bible Friends.

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  17. Wow. This looks like a great book. I have been looking for good books since my son is turning 1 on Friday! One of my favorite books when I was a kid was "Chika chika boom boom" a fun way to learn the alphabet :)

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  18. Shared on Twitter. Screen name: Cyrenique

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  19. Love LOVE LOVE this Sarah! The video gave me goosebumps! Her Storybook Bible is my favorite to read with my kiddos. I am forever indebted to you for introducing me to it. So, ya know, if you picked me.....well......I'd be a happy happy happy girl. Hugs!

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  20. My favorite all time book is "Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site"!!! Cutest book ever!!!!!!!!

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  21. Our current favourite is 'The Chronicles of Narnia'. The boys love to listen to them!

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  23. Love The Very a Hungry Caterpillar and From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. We also love our Jesus Storybook Bible.

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  24. I love the book "On the Night You Were Born" :)

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  25. My fave children's book - an illustrated version of CS Lewis' the Chronicles of Narnia. My dad brought it back from a business trip he made. Also reminds me of reading with my dad. One of my fave childhood memories as my dad has since passed away. I will also share on Twitter!

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  26. My absolute favorite children's book is "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney. I have also given it as a gift many times.

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  27. The Jesus Storybook Bible is my very favorite! All of my grandchildren have it and I have learned from it myself! I would LOVE to get them all started with this book! Would love to win!!! conoil@yahoo.com

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  28. I have two favorite children's books 1. "The Monster at the End of this Book" by Jon Stone (so fun to read with my kids!) and 2. "Go, Dog, Go" by P.D. Eastman

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  29. Our favorite book is the Jesus Storybook Bible as well!

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  30. We love the Jesus Storybook Bible - this looks great too!

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  31. we love to read all the Curious George books.. my son just loves that monkey

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  32. This looks awesome! Would love it!

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  33. Oh my. Favorite book? Probably Imogene's antlers. If I don't win. I may need to buy this! :$

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  34. We have so many favorite children's books! A few that come to mind are The Little House, Little Pea, and Sandra Boynton board books for the little guys. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. I have 3 boys and our favorite book right now is Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site. : )

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  36. 'The monster at the end of this book'... Was my favorite as a child and now I read to my kids. Grover never disappoints :)

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  37. The Berenstain Bears series is quite popular at our house right now!

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  38. I've been looking at this book! My favorite childhood book is Jamberry. Especially since I grew up and live in the Northwest and we have fantastic berries.

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  39. I loved Go, Dogs, Go and all the Berenstein bear books.

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  40. I shared this post on Facebook

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  41. I have so many favorite books but some classics are But no elephants, goodnight moon, and all the Llama llama books! Thank you!

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  42. Another vote for the Jesus Storybook Bible. We'd love to own this one. I am a homeschool mama and my hubby is an Air Force Chaplain. I'm always on the hunt for good solid materials to share with my boys and the children at our base chapel. Thanks so much for allowing me to enter!!!! All the best and may the Lord richly bless you in 2014!

    P.S. Shared on Facebook!

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  43. I loved Henry and Mudge and Beatrix Potter. Great stories and illustrations.

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  44. Another vote for the Jesus Storybook Bible. We'd love to own this one. I am a homeschool mama and my hubby is an Air Force Chaplain. I'm always on the hunt for good solid materials to share with my boys and the children at our base chapel. Thanks so much for allowing me to enter!!!! All the best and may the Lord richly bless you in 2014!

    P.S. Shared on Facebook!

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  46. I love Owl Moon -- and the Polar Express. We'd love this one!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  47. We love the Jesus Storybook Bible. One of my favorite just for fun books is Dr. Suess ABC book.

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  48. I've always loved "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf

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  49. We love all of the Berenstain Bears stories. :) :)

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  50. One of our favorite books is "A Sick Day for Amos McGee." I think we have borrowed it from the library three times. The story is simple, but the pictures manage to make the story magical.

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  51. We love The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen. Thanks for your awesome blog!

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  52. lion witch and the wardrobe, cs lewis!

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  53. My favorite children's book from when my girls were little is "Oh My Baby Little One" by Kathi Appelt. A close second is "The Wonderful Happens" by Cynthia Rylant.

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  54. Right now my daughter's favorite bedtime story book is Disney Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales.

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  55. One of my FAVORITE childhood books is The Little House by Virgina Lee Burton Wonderful story.:)

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  56. My daughter got the book "Audrey Bunny" by Angie Smith for Christmas and it is one of my new favorites! Such a sweet, sweet message! :-) This devotional sounds wonderful!

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  57. one of my favorite children's books is Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems.

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  58. On the night you were Born by Nancy Tillman. Love your blog!!

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  59. Oh junk The Jesus Story book Bible is amazing and I want this for my family!

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  61. I'm so excited about this book because we read from the Jesus Storybook Bible and love it! I love the children's books by Max Lucado (like "You are Special" and "Best of All" and also Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss - I see a lot of Jesus in it!

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  62. Just shared on Twitter! Thanks again!

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  63. Love you and your heart Sarah! We love the Jesus Storybook Bible over here too! This one looks fantastic :)

    Growing up I remember my mom reading "Love you Forever" by Robert Munsch. Our copy is pretty worn, it has been well read, chewed on, drooled over, colored on, scribbled in.... it is certainly a well loved book in our home!

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  64. I would have to say The Jesus story book Bible is my all time favorite! The thing I love most about it is how it captures our sons' hearts & attention - filling them with truth!

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  65. I would say that my favorite books as a kid was Tikki Tikki Tembo... he has fallen into the well! ;)

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  66. Oh please enter me. As a child I had a strange obsession with a book called "The Owl Who Loved the Sunshine", who knows why, but recently I went to a seminar by Ed Welch on Biblical Counselling, and he said "You know the story, 'The Runaway Bunny', well God is just like the mother in that story". I had never heard of this book, but I went and bought it for my little niece for Christmas, and it is a current favourite (my sister sent me a text saying 'that bunny book made me cry' :) ...).

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  67. One if my favorite books as a child was "Our Nest is Best."

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  68. Would love to be entered to win! Sounds like an amazing book and I would love to read this daily with my boys.
    MG

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  69. This looks wonderful and so inspiring for children and adults alike! Thank you for giving us these resources! My two favorite traditional children's books are I'll love you forever (I cry every time) and The Giving Tree. Our nontraditional favorite is Wherever You Are, Our Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman. Thank you!

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  70. We love the Jesus Story Book bible! My two year old has her "the end" and "amen"s mixed up, so most of her books get an "amen" at the end too. :)

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  71. The Jesus Storybook Bible is a nightly read with our daughter. We love how simple and profound the stories are. They have changed our lives, not just hers. I am so excited to see how wonderful this book is as well.

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  72. The Jesus Storybook Bible is a nightly read with our daughter. We love how simple and profound the stories are. They have changed our lives, not just hers. I am so excited to see how wonderful this book is as well.

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  73. One of our favorite books of late is Melody's Baking Boo-Boo...a Psalty book...found on my mom's bookshelf from when I was a kid. :) I would love to read this new book. Thanks!

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  74. When I was little I loved the Frog and Toad series. :)

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  75. We love the Jesus Storybook Bible! Would love a copy of this too!!

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  76. how did I not know you had a blog- I blame Stacey for not telling me!! I love it. We love the Jesus Story Book bible and the little blue truck series!

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  77. We have just discovered the Franklin series, and we love it!

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  78. We love the Jesus Storybook Bible - the boys love to read the stories over and over again!

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  79. Around here we love a The Very Hungry Caterpillar (& can't wait until spring for our Black Swallowtails to eclose). But we also love the Story Book Bible & I'd heard about this one. Would love to have it

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  80. I'm so excited for a chance at a new book! WE LOVE BOOKS in our home!! :) It's so very hard to pick just one favorite, because we love to read and I especially love to hear my children read to me but I think if I could pick just one I'd have to say God Gave Us You. Then again, I Love You Forever, The Runaway Bunny, Guess How Much I Love You, Where The Wild Things Are and The Giving Tree are all great.

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  81. Love Little Blue Truck-so many messages about friendship, pride and judgement, all wrapped up into a cute little rhyming story

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  82. Oh so many favorite books- our favorite when the girls are younger is Red Hat, Green Hat and I love Wombat Divine

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  83. The book "Everyday and Sunday, too" is a good children's book.

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  84. Also check out "Psalms for young children"

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  86. One of my childhood favorites is "Farmer Boy". I read the whole Little House series-- to myself-- once every year or so:)

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  87. You got me started on her first book - so I'm going to need to enter the giveaway for this one!

    My favorite children's book is Blackboard Bear - one from my childhood. But, to read to my kids, I love Sarah Young's Jesus Calling kids' devotional.

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  88. I just shared your post on facebook. :)

    LA

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  89. I love the Jesus storybook too - Knowing you - I'm pretty sure this one will be great as well.

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  90. I just shared on facebook too. I think my favorite childhood book was Are you my Mother by dr. suess!

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  91. Our favorite right now is the Jesus Calling book.

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  92. A couple of our favorites are The Beginner's Bible and the Berenstain Bears series books.

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  93. and my fav currently is Jesus Calling for kids! We do it every day! LOVE it!

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  94. Nancy Tillman books are our favorites, especially "On the Night You Were Born." Also, our older kiddos like Max Lucado's "You Are Mine." I know your contest is over, but since I clicked on comments to see others' favorites, I thought I'd share.

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  95. My favorite book as a kid was Changes, Changes. It was just a picture book and each time I can remember my sister and I making up different stories to go along with the pictures.

    Right now for our 6 1/2 YO Son is Jesus Calling Kids Devotion. He is at that age where he is more curious and learning to find things on his own in his own Bible.

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  96. We love The Jesus Storybook Bible and the Hug-A-Bible for our youngest...would looove a copy of this! (Don't know if I'm too late?! But figured it was worth a try :))

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