Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party: Seeds Family Worship Giveaway

Well, it's time again to celebrate this thing we I do called blogging. And how do we celebrate? Why--with a blog party, of course. Fun, huh? It certainly is when you realize that this particular party has prizes, contests, giveaways, and that sort of thing involved! Yeah, buddy!
Here's a little about what you can find here:

I'm a Christian homeschooling mommy to four precious blessings. Been married to my college sweetheart for almost twelve years now. I spend a lot of time trying to keep my life in some semblance of order, but I always come back to the fact that I can't. Hello??! Four kids under the age of eight may play a little part in that. Besides if I could, I wouldn't need to rely on God nearly as much as I do. His strength is perfect and His grace sees me through.

I post about all kinds of things. I guess you might say I'm one of those annoying bloggers who still hasn't found her "niche,"as they call it. Oh, well. What can I say? I have many interests. You know what I am? I'm eclectic. That's what.  ;) 
I document my year by taking at least one picture each day, I write updates about my kids (though I am WAY overdue on an update post), I read books and write responses as I go, I rant every now and then, I share "real food" recipes and tips for living more naturally, and sometimes I just make a list. You never know what you're gonna get!

Now. That said, I wanted to do a giveaway, too. So exciting!!

But first...some background.

My regular readers might remember several weeks ago when I mentioned that Saylor (and Atticus) got to sing with Jason Houser of Seeds Family Worship. 'Member that?

Well, besides telling you that we LOVE Seeds Family Worship, I could have told you LOTS more. Like their story. And like WHY we love Seeds Family Worship. And what beautiful fruit we've seen from having "SFW" CDs in our home. (...and car, of course. Isn't that where YOU do most of your singin'?) So, here's the rest:

First of all, these are Scripture verses set to music. What an easy way to memorize God's Word!

Second of all, and perhaps--quite honestly--most importantly, the songs...are...good. (Not annoying, hokey, or unmemorable.) Go here to hear some samples. There are a few full-length videos on YouTube as well.

Thirdly, (and this really relates to the last point) adults enjoy listening, too!   :)

Also, they are sold in packs of two. As in--you get two of the same CD in each package. That way you can share (spread the "seeds") with someone else.

And lastly, people of all ages can learn these songs and, hence, the Scriptures.


I can't tell you what a blessing it's been to learn these songs along with my children. To see how much they enjoy them. And to spend time in worship here at home as a family.


I just wanted to share the love.

And it really is LOVE.

Love for FOUR different readers. How's that sound?? That's right. There will be FOUR winners!! Each winner will receive one two-pack CD from Seeds Family Worship.

Trust me. You WANT these. You NEED these.'ve gotta do one thing for me. You've gotta comment below. It's not that hard really. In fact, I'm making it as easy as possible this time. Because, man, giveaways can sometimes be a lot of work for the reader. (I admit it, I've taken part in the traditional giveaway setup.) But no more! Here's the deal I'll make with you. You leave ONE comment. (You read that right.) And in it, you list all your entries. I will then go back and assign points for each entry, etc. (You don't have to remind me how many extra entries you receive for each thing.) Less work for you. Not really much more for me. We all win. How's that sound??

Possible entries to list in your ONE comment:

1. Follow me on Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, or RSS Feed. (Required)
2. Follow me in more than one way. (1 extra entry)
3. LIKE this post on Facebook. (Click either just below the post title or at the end of the post--2 extra entries)
4. Follow me on Twitter AND Tweet this giveaway. (3 extra entries)
5. Share this post on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Reader. (See the heart-shaped buttons below the post--2 extra entries for each share.)
6. Tell me the Scripture reference (book, chapter, and verse) that Atticus and Gabriel sing about in the above video. (2 extra entries)
7. Since this is a blog-hopping party, you might be NEW here. (Hi!!) Any effort you take in getting to know me through my blog will be rewarded. For instance, you might want to read some posts in my archives to get an idea of what I post about here. (Or here's a little sampler: The Symphony, Surreptitious Baking, Clean, Doing Battle, Close, and Winter Health Linky Love.)  Or maybe you'd like to browse through the photos on recent posts, or click on the "LinkWithin" suggestions at the end of this post. Or maybe you'd like to check out a link or two from my sidebar. Tell me in your comment what you did to get to know me better. (3 extra entries)
8. Put MY button (see sidebar for code) on YOUR blog. (3 extra entries)
9. Blog about this giveaway, providing your readers with a link to this post. (5 extra entries)
10. Follow my Kelly, a friend who has now moved with her family to Uganda, Africa, at (5 extra entries)

(P.S.- If you already own one or more of these CDs, be sure and tell me in your comment so that if you win I can send you a CD you don't already have.)

This giveaway will run through the end of The Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom, plus an extra couple of days for you fellow slow pokes out there.  ;)  So, get your comments rolling in. I will close comments on the evening of Sunday, April 10th at 11:59 p.m. Remember, only ONE comment, is necessary. Of course, if you do a few things now and then a few things later in the week, you are welcome to make separate comments to get all the entries in there.

Oh. And if you don't win, PLEASE consider purchasing a CD from Seeds Family Worship. You will not be sorry.

Ultimate Blog Party 2011


  1. just stopped by from the UBP and I am a new follower! Great to meet you and am looking forward to reading more :-)

    joy & blessings,

  2. Your kiddos are so cute- love your header! I'm a new GFC follower from the party and I'm following you on twitter(@shellthings).

    These cds sound wonderful, but this is it for entries for me right now b/c my kiddos are all hanging on me, wanting attention. ;)

  3. Ooh! Must enter! :) I actually have these on the list of things to get for "preschool curriculum" this fall. I am a follower. And, Psalm 34:18. :)

  4. 1- started following on Networked Blogs
    2- shared this on Google Reader

  5. Just stopped by from the UBP and I'm happy to be a new follower of your beautiful blog!

  6. Stopping by from UBP'11! Thanks for your comment over at my blog. Ooh, we love the Seeds CDs. We have the encouragement one. I'm a new GFC follower. You have a lovely family.

  7. Thanks so much for stopping my blog for UBP. We LOVE Seeds Family Worship CDs. It is really the only way I can memorize scripture.

  8. Well, what a great party post and giveaway! I'm Shonda from Milk N Honey Learn and Grow so stop by and see me!

    Here is what I did to enter the giveaway that I REALLY want to win!
    *Google friend
    *Liked post on FB
    *Follow on twitter and tweeted
    *Shared post on FB
    *I read your Clean post!
    *Your button my blog ( under Blogs I love
    *I follow on Networked blogs
    *Your cute kids sang Psalm 34:18 (precious!)

  9. Hi! Following you through Google. :) Nice to meet you! OVer here from the UBP!

  10. SO happy to find you! I am following you and also your friend Kelly and her family. I was excited to find her through you! We have huge hearts for Uganda, well Africa, ans we are on the road to adopt a child from Ethiopia. Stop by to learn more about us if you get a chance. I will be excited to learn more about you and your family!!


  11. Hi Lori -
    I'm a new follower, I just subscribed through email. I'm so excited that I found your blog - we are very like-minded and we cook very similarly. I loved reading your meal plans (strawberry ice cream for breakfast - love it!). These CDs look wonderful and would be perfect for my family. We often make up our own songs to help memorize scripture. I'm sure these are much better! :-) I loved seeing your kids memorize Psalm 34:18. Please enter me in your giveaway and I look forward to reading more about your family.

  12. Hi,
    Lovely to meet you through UBP. This is my first year and I am enjoying finding so many great blogs, like yours.


    Gg - Notes on the Journey

    ps. loved teaching my kids through audio and loved this idea of packaging in two with one to share. Clever.

  13. New follower via Ultimate Blog Party. Hope you will follow me too @

  14. New follower on GFC! Love this giveaway, who doesn't love to sing about God?

  15. Hi! I'm visiting from the UBP - #73 (Being Made New - on the Christian List. Very glad to get to know you a bit. I'm a homeschooling momma too, and I hope you might be able to stop by my place, too. :^)

  16. Your kiddos are adorable! I'm a new follower from UBP. It's nice to meet you! Hope you can stop by and say hi. :)

    Wife on the Roller Coaster

  17. 1. I follow you via GFC.
    6. Psalm 34:18
    7. I'm sending you an email later with questions to "get to know you better." :) (Since I'm pretty sure I've read all of your posts.)
    8. Your button is on my blog.
    9. I'm going to blog about the giveaway tonight.
    10. I follow Kelly.

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I"m returning the visit. Isn't the UBP awesome?? I wonder why I never knew about it before!

    Your kids are gorgeous. I hope to homeschool my kid one day, and give him more siblings, too, hehe! I'm going to enjoy looking around your blog. Thanks for having me over!

  19. Alright, Lori, I'm in, but I'm only doing this one thing. Oh, I could cheat and tell you the scripture your kids sang (b/c I read the other posts), but I went to this little school that had some big honor thing going--maybe you've heard about it. :)
    As always, love what you write--you inspire every time!

  20. We'll see how many of these I can do.
    1. I follow you. I don't know how, but I do.. ha ha
    2. Psalm 34:18. song.. How I learned the books of the Bible as a kid
    3. I liked this giveaway on Facebook
    4. I shared this post on Facebook
    5. I can't do any of the blog ones because I don't have my own blog (yet)
    5. I've tried to get to know you better before this giveaway... have I driven you crazy or what???? I have read several of your past posts and watched the Daffodil video (I typed dandelion first-ha) recently
    I read through several of your recipes and dreamt about poached eggs in marinara. I've read a little of your homeschool blog because I am interested in how people homeschool their children
    6. I know this doesn't count, but I was getting on here to type my menu for this week and try to link it again. We'll see if it works. Thanks for all the inspirations.
    I've been trying to figure out how to have better family worship time at home. I got out my old hymnal tonight and Elizabeth and I sang "Jesus is all the world to me" It was sweet!

  21. Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)


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