Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Inheritance Giveaway

I'm starting to unpack from the journey that God has taken me on in the last 5 months. I feel like if I don't express it, it's going to burn a hole in me. The thing is, I need TIME! And I don't seem to have it! Annabeth will be asleep for another hour but my house looks like I did absolutely no picking up yesterday - because I didn't - and it's got to be cleaned.

On another note, my friends and I have been BLOWN AWAY by your generous support of Christine and Zach's adoption. Thank you! We are selling t-shirts until March 17, so you have another 7 days to order one if you'd like to.

I really want to thank you for getting involved in this with us. To show my thanks, I'd like to do a drawing for everyone who bought a t-shirt, donated, or has committed to truly support this couple, this child, and the birth mother through prayer.

The drawing will be for a Bible study DVD set of my mom's called The Inheritance. This retails for $100, but I just happen to have one sitting in my bedroom. (I get one free copy of everything.) Just leave a comment on this post and I will do the drawing after we close the t-shirt sales next week.

Thanks, dear friends! Have a great Thursday.

122 comments:

Jessica said...

I would love to have The Inheritance for my bible study ladies! :)

Megan said...

Oh, I'd love to win :) PS I'm sporting some SERIOUS baby bangs right now, and they are sticking straight up all over my head, just felt this would be a safe place to share that, ha!

Myriam said...

I would love to have a copy of the study too.
Thanks Amanda.

Heather said...

I'd love to win this! I bought a t-shirt last week.

Heather @ Multiple Hats said...

Would love to win this!

Amber said...

Manda, thanks for doing all this for Zack and Christine! love them! and love yall! miss you.

Tracy: said...

Oh how I would love that Bible Study!!!! Can't wait to hear what God's been teaching you and having you walk through the last five months! We learn so much from you : )

Sue said...

I would love to win this! How nice of you to offer this. Thank you!

Ashley said...

I'm so glad you reminded me about the t-shirts. We moved this last weekend and I didn't have the chance to do it them, but I just did. I'm praying that they get their sweet little baby soon!

katie said...

Oh I would LOVE your mom's Inheritance Bible Study to share with my friends from church! Thanks! :)

Danielle said...

So excited for Christine and Zach (and I love a cute t-shirt, too!) So sweet of you to offer the DVDs. I just bought your Mom's Revelation set, and I can't wait to sit infront of my TV and take it all in.

Love you guys!

Rachelle said...

I bought a t-shirt last week and am fervently praying for this adoption~

Emmy said...

Can't wait to hear about your journey! : )

Thank you for sharing the journey of your friends as well! I am SO excited for them! Bought a t-shirt and will pray for them!

Anna said...

Glad there has been so much support!! I'd love to have this study as well!!

Leslie said...

Oh, I would LOVE to have that study! I was at LPL San Antonio andheard your mom talk about Psalm 16! Thanks for doing the give away!

Ivy said...

Oh, to win that would be marvelous! I am buying 2 t-shirts next week:)

His Jules said...

Amanda- We can't afford to buy a t-shirt or any money support right now but I will pray for this couple and their baby and the birth mother and the whole adoption process. Thanks for letting us be involved in such a worthy ministry!

Kristy said...

I got two shirts last week for me and my daughter...and would love to win the study!
Thanks for doing this and praying for the adoption process to go well!

Brenda said...

would love the inheritance!

L84sky said...

Why don't you just hire a housekeeper? Just because you are a stay at home Mom does not mean you have any more time from that job than you would from another! A friend of mine with 2 children similiar in age who stays at home did just that. It has improved her life and family relationships tremendously. Besides, you have given up fries---you DESERVE it!! :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Oh how I would love to win one.....

Tara said...

Oooh oooh!!! I would love that! There is nothing better than your moms studies and I haven't done that one! I am doing Believing God right now and itching to do the new Breaking Free! I just got a shirt too... Praying blessings on your sweet friends!

Tonya said...

Oh I would LOVE to win that study for our Ladies of Legacy group!

jenmom said...

Thanks for the opportunity for the Bible study, but more so for making us aware of an opportunity we can give back to this couple through prayer and support.

Tara22 said...

thank you for the reminder about the t-shirts. i meant to purchase one a while back:( I am on it and am thrilled to be praying for this sweet lady and the birth mother. Thank you for this offer!

Kaz and Amy said...

So cool! I'm so glad that things have been successful with your friends adoption! My husband and I are in the process right now! Hope you have a great Thursday!

Nesha said...

So excited for Zach and Christine! Their journey is on my prayer list. Of course I love t-shirts to support a great cause.

Gililland's Island said...

Sign me up for the drawing! I can't wait for my shirt to come in mail!
love ya,
Andrea

Honeycutt Family said...

I've never heard of your mom's study, "The Inheritance", but from the video clip I saw it looks AMAZING (like all of her studies).
:)

daisy said...

I'd love a chance to win this and I'm so happy to be able to support your friend. I sent in my t-shirt order last week.

Living4Him said...

I have wanted to do that study for so long....either way as an adoptive mom and I was thrilled at your heart in wanting to help your friend.

casey-princessmommy.blogspot.com said...

I was in San Antonio when she did here LPL Inheritance study. It was so good and I have been wanting to get this one for our church to see where she takes it.

I bought a shirt last week. I have a friend who placed her baby for adoption 20 years ago (my friend was 17). And now I have seen it come full circle. They have a beautiful friendship and I was able to meet that baby girl last summer. It was an awesome experience to see the joy in my friends face.

Mitchell 5 Family said...

I would love to do this study, it's on my list!!!! Thanks Amanda for offering it to us!!! Blessings!!!

amy h said...

I would love to win the dvd set!!!

Nichols Family said...

That is so generous of you! I am doing Esther with my Women's group right now, and would love to do The Inheritance next. After my knees have a little time to heal, of course!

Praying for you with your inner struggles right now. It is very hard to balance so many things in life, hang in there!

Shawn Wood said...

Amazing!! That is what y'all are!!! I bought a shirt last week.

Thanks again!
Shawn, Georgia

Marla Taviano said...

Thanks for the t-shirt reminder! I just bought mine! I'd love the Inheritance set. It's been awhile since I've done one of your sweet Mama's studies. I miss them!

Carrie said...

I'd love to give this to my dad for his church, it's a small church plant and they don't have a lot of money. Thanks.

Heidi in Austin said...

Thank you for doing this giveaway!

Lis said...

I would love to win, that would be an awesome gift, made even more special by coming from you..

RitzFamily said...

What an amazing study this would be! Can't wait to read what journey the Lord has had you on.

Amanda May said...

Just want to say that I am praying for your sweet friend and this precious baby & birth mama!!

lavonda said...

I was so happy to donate. I do hope you'll keep us up to date with pictures of their little blessing down the road!

Kelly said...

Winning a "free" Beth Moore study would be an answer to prayer. I lead a womens bible study and love doing your moms studies but dont always have the money since my ministry is strictly volunteer. Anyway, I have been praying for this couple and all involved. God is God and God is good.

Sincerely Anna said...

Amanda, you're an incredible friend to Christine. I'm an adoptive mom who felt soo much love and support through the blogging community during our wait for open adoption so I definitely wanted to buy a t-shirt.

Barr Family said...

Would love to win this and share it with my church!!!! Awesome!

Teresa said...

Thank you for bringing this family to our attention for prayer and support!

lemonadegal said...

Oh yeah -- thanks for the t-shirt reminder! I just bought mine. I firmly believe in adoption - that every child should be loved, and that ever woman who wants should have the opportunity to be called "mama." I'll be praying for your friend!

Mary Avery said...

I would love to win!

Leslie Lauren said...

I'm a little heartbroken because my next paycheck isn't until the 19th, and I unfortunately won't be able to afford a shirt until then. I think this is a WONDERFUL idea and I absolutely love that it's benefitting someone who truly deserves the best life has to offer, but I just can't do it at this time. I will continue to pray that God will do what only He can, and that everything will fall into place perfectly.

Please let me know if you decide to extend the offer! Thanks :)

Corby and Lauren said...

I bet the study is AMAZING... I would love it!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Hey Amanda:) I bought a t-shirt, but my wonderful husband already bought me the inheritance set for Christmas:) If I'm drawn, I know a woman at church who would love to have a free copy of this:):)

katiegfromtennessee

The Millers said...

Our group just finished week 8 of The Inheritance...I would LOVE my own copy to share it forward with more women! :)

Tanya said...

ooooh! Our Women's Ministry is looking for our next study! Wouldn't it be great if I won this one!

Libby said...

I got a nugget of this at the LP San Antonio event & LOVED it! I still read my notes. I want to organize a summer study, & this would be perfect.

gara hill said...

Was glad to order a shirt, and I can't wait sharing about the "sisterly" love behind it. Would love to have the study to share with some of my "sisters."

Nicole said...

yah christine and zach! we are praying and supporting!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Amanda - I am so excited about your friends and their impending adoption! I have a heart for adoption since that is how I am able to be the sister to my precious baby brother who is now 40! I am so thankful that his birth mother knew she couldn't provide what our family could.

I already have "The Inheritance" which is totally amazing! So, if I win, draw another or give it to someone who really needs it!

Stephanie said...

It's great what your doing for your friends, may the Lord richly bless you and them.
Stephanie

Spicy Magnolia said...

Happy Thursday to you, too, and hope you feel better soon!

Karen said...

I would love to win! Thank you and Blessings to you!

Deidre said...

I ordered a shirt the day of your post. I would LOVE a copy of that bible study!!!!

I'm so thrilled your fundraiser is turning out well for your friend. I can't wait to hear how that story unfolds :)

Brittany said...

I'm doing Believing God right now and I would LOVE to have this one to do next!

Bev said...

I've been praying for her and her husband.

Mary Lou said...

I would love to have this in my "library" to use to disciple some ladies. Thanks Amanda...

Kristen Love said...

Happy Thursday! I would love to win :-) Thanks

Kristen Love said...

Happy Thursday :-) I would love to win.

Bobbie said...

Praying for this beautiful family and many blessings! I appreciate your keeping us posted on their progress. I made a donation on the link you gave us.

BTW, we want you to have a great weekend! Hopefully you can get out and enjoy some fun family time! Don't let the journey blow a hole in you, blow a hole in it and have a great memory making time!

Cindy said...

The Inheritance Bible Study would be great!!

Sharon said...

WOW! What a blessing! Thanks Amanda for being willing to do this.

Much love,
Sharon
Charlotte, NC

Megan said...

Oh, I hope I win. I REALLY need this study right now. ;)

CountryKat said...

I will be making a donation when we get paid on the 15th. What an honor to support your friends in their journey.

jackie said...

you are such a godly woman and
desire to glorify God always.
Bless you for your life...
if I would have a chance that is good news.

pour out your heart before the Lord!

connorcolesmom said...

I am so excited for Christine - it makes my heart happy :)
And I would love to have a copy of the Inheritance DVD's it would be a wonderful study to lead in the fall :)
Have a great weekend!

Rollin & Mary said...

Your friends are truly blessed to have you guys in their lives. I hope they able to get the baby of their dreams! Thank you for giving away such a neat gift.

Discipled Pilgrim said...

I can't wait to hear about your five month spiritual journey. I've got some serious housework to do too. I'll definitely pray for Christine and Zach's adoption.

bethany said...

Praying for Zach and Christine and the sweet baby. I hope to buy a t-shirt soon (before the 17th for sure!) You are so sweet to give your inheritance DVD set!
Can't wait to see what happens with this sweet family :)

Mariel said...

I would love that set to donate to my church as it made a huge impact on me when I did it at a friend's house a few months ago.

Laurie M said...

thanks for allowing us to partner with you. I'm excited about my t-shirt that I ordered!

Stephen said...

I would love to hear the teaching on the Inheritance! Please sign me up!
Kristen
women@northshorefellowship.org

Karla and Edmond Long said...

I have loved reading your blog! Feel like I know you! Would love to win....you're mom is such an awesome teacher!

k and c's mom said...

Sure would put that Bible study to good use!

Kristi said...

I know the perfect person to give this to if i win! She is in love inheritance studys ever since we heard your mom speak in san antonio a couple years ago! I did order a shirt too so im legal!

gramalinda said...

Amanda:
I am currently facilitating The Inheritance Study - it has been a wonderful journey for 25 women - Next week March 15 is our final study. We have a woman who wants to buy the study to bring it to her family & friends... it would be such joy to be able to just give her the set...makes me want to order another T-shirt - all for Jesus

Our Faith Walk said...

Pick Me, Pick Me!!!

Allison said...

Can't wait for my tshirt to come in! And I would love a chance to win the bible study!

Alissa said...

I bought a shirt, and I would LOVE to have the bible study. But most of all I wish well wishes for this adoption. May God bless the entire family!

Heather said...

I would love to have this DVD set!! I would watch it over and over!

Georgia's blog said...

We are about to finish up Esther... looking forward to our next study. Would love to do Inheritance! And as always Amanda, thank you for blessing me so!

gregandkim77 said...

I am so drawn to this story. Their story is very close to my heart because my husband and I have had such a similar story. God has been so faithful and I just needed to buy this shirt! I have a feeling she would have bought one for me! I am praying for them and for their sweet little one!

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

Just bought my T-shirt it will be a blessing to me and remind to pray for them and there baby. Hey Amanda I will come and clean your house for you it will take me about 12hrs to drive. You are awesome just like your sweet mother I have been praying for her LPL this weekend I wished I could go but thats a long way to drive as well.
Have a great weekend my friend
and can't wait for my t-shirt to arrive.
I would like to win the ( INHERITANCE DVD ) I have been wanting to get it. SO I pray that I will win.
Thanks
Carol

Nesha said...

Attempt #3 to pay for the shirt. Going to persevere until paypal stops hanging up.

Lara Harris said...

Hey Amanda, it is Lara, aka the Presidential Suite Lady! I am starting to do Daniel in my home with some friends and because of our church home situation, I don't have the access I once did for materials. If I would happen to win, you can be assured that it will be used for His glory. My friends just celebrated their anniversary Adoption day. So happy for your friends. What joy!

Marc and Charity said...

I don't need to be included in the drawing- just wanted to say that I've been thinking about you today and when I read that you are processing, I prayed more for you. Hope you are having a great day!

Charity

Casa Bliss said...

Oh, what a wonderful giveaway!!! Fingers crossed. And, I'm gonna order a shirt now. Love it, and thanks for the reminder. :)

Love, Bethany

Ashley said...

i would love to win this. It would be such a blessing!

HIS Child said...

I have been pondering about a study that I could open up to my girlfriends in the evening. Inheritance would be a rich blessing.

Just Call Me Grammy said...

What a super giveaway. The Inheritance is one of the few of your mom' studies I haven't done. We are looking for summer study material...this would be great!

melanie said...

Me me me!!

Kelli said...

You. Are. Such. A. Good. Friend.

My pleasure to support.

Would love to do the study with my mom friends out "west". ;)

ForHisGlory said...

I would love to do the study with the ladies in my community, count me in the drawing! Thanks, Tiffany

Profbaugh said...

Sign me up for the give a way!

~Cheryl

troopergroupie said...

I have been praying for her. Hope this is a fast and easy process

Mary Lindsey said...

I so would love to win! Am hoping to start up a Bible study soon & this would be perfect!

Chaeli said...

Hi Amanda!
I'm actually in the Inheritance study right now at The Met and I'm really loving it. I feel like I can't miss even one week because I'll miss too much! I've already missed a few studies because of my son's ear infections- I'd love a copy!!
Take care!

Courtney said...

great giveaway
courtneymolony@gmail.com

AKat said...

It would be the perfect way to meet new people in CT...I could start a bible study group :) I'm looking forward to seeing the t-shirts!

glenwood said...

Nice addition to the church library if I win.

Lostariel said...

I'm a new reader and love your blog! Thanks for the opportunity.

Moose Mama said...

Oh my! I hadn't been to your blog in a few days cuz I didn't have one free night this past week... So glad I stopped by today. Of course I know everyone would love to win...but no one MORE than me. Throw my name in that pot! I had almost forgotten that I bought a shirt and now that I am a smaller size I'm praying it will fit me when it gets here :)

Melana

Megan said...

I'm excited to get my t-shirt that I ordered last week!!
Sign me up for the drawing..
thank you for your inspiring blog

Lisa in Hawaii said...

Oh my gosh, someone is really going to be so blessed!

Jen said...

I'd love to win a study!! I've done many of Mama Siesta's studies over the years! =)

Lisa said...

Count me in!
Blessings ~ Lisa

HandsRaisedToHeaven said...

What a great give-away. I'd love to win this!

Kim Smith said...

I not only get an awesome t-shirt but a chance at a giveaway too!

Amanda said...

Hi Amanda - I love your blog...I'm a big fan of your mom too (who isn't?) and would love to add this resource to my bible study in WA. Blessings!

Judy from NC said...

I'm in for the drawing! I bought the Psalms study in Houston at the SMT event and would LOVE to have the Inheritance to share with the ladies in my small church.
Thanks, Amanda!

Linda said...

Wow, I would love to win this study. Thanks Amanda :)

Kelly said...

It is so uplifting and encouraging to hear stories of God's faithfulness and provison! Praise God for all He's done and will do for your friends and their sweet little child!

Lindsee said...

Oh! If it's still available, I am so in. I loved, loved that study! Bought a shirt last week! Y'all rock!

Kelli said...

Amanda- I'm not worried about getting in on the give away but I just realized I might have missed my chance to support this sweet family! Is it too late to get a t-shirt? I've been on a fertility journey myself (posted LONG details in the SLI discussion on the LPM blog). If there's a way to let me know if it's not too late to get a t-shirt that would be great. If it's too late, I will definitely continue praying to support them that way!