Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Linky and Giveaway

Hmmm how do I start...This idea hit me like a ton of bricks. The Lord really laid this on my heart. I'm going to start a mister linky for sharing God's word, Encouragement, or Prayer requests. I don't want this to become a debate on how we interpret God's word but rather a way to encourage and pray for one another.
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Wouldn't if be great if we could hop from one blog to another and receive encourage from God's word and know who and what to pray for. When we have a prayer request wouldn't it be great to know that there's lots of people out there praying just for you! I think that would be awesome! We serve an awesome God and I'm excited to see Him work.
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Your post can be as simple as a verse from the Bible, a simple prayer request to as in depth and personal as you want to be. I'm sure it will vary from week to week depending on what God is working on and speaking to you in your life.
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Each Wednesday I will do my post and put up a mister linky. You can blog as you normally would and then come here and link up! Your welcome to use my banner at the top of this post. (just right click and save).
So what do you think? Does it sound like something you'd like to participate in??
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And what better way to kick off this new linky than a giveaway!
Oil of Gladness will give away this 25 oz. soy wax candle. This candle is scented in "Honeydew Melon". (Sorry for the poor picture quality). This is one of mine and my husbands favorite scents. It's wonderful!
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How do you enter...
1.All you need to do to enter is leave a comment! That's it!!!
Be sure to leave me your email or a way to contact you.
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2. If you want an extra entry
Blog about this new linky on your blog. You can even add your first word of encouragement, prayer request, or section of God's word that's speaking to you.
Be sure you add yourself to the mister linky below!
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At the end I will add up all the linkys and all the comments and choose 1 winner with random.org.
Next Tuesday at 8pm, the giveaway will end and I will post the winner with next weeks "In His Word Wednesday"
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As I pondered not doing this and ignoring God's tug on my heart, this verse came to my mind...Acts 4:29
Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
I knew the tug wasn't going away so here I am trying to be bold for Him.


64 comments:

Sarah said...

#1 never wins so, I will sacrific a win for the team... =) This is a great idea. I hope it goes well, and the Lord will work through it! Love Ya, Megan!

Mominin said...

You always have great ideas, Megan! Praying the Lord will do a great work through this!

Genesa said...

I'm glad you decided to do this and listen to the Lords calling! I think we all know that if we do that he will bless us!

Whitney said...

I love Honeydew Melon. Thanks for this giveaway.
xo_whitneyleann@yahoo.com

Emily Stringer said...

This is nice that you are doing this. I love free stuff! Thanks!

Steph said...

Love your blog - found it through the Mr. Linky thing. Do you make these candles?

Megan said...

Hi Steph, glad you like my blog!

This candle we're giving away, we did not make. However we're in the process of perfecting a soy candle as we speak.

I hope to give one of those away in the next few weeks!

Many of the items at oilofgladnesscandles.com
we do make!

Don't worry everyone my comment WILL NOT WIN!!

Danielle said...

I think this is a great idea. I will definitely be back to post my link.

demmi said...

please enter me in your giveaway con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

targetmom said...

Thanks for sharing your faith online!

Becky said...

Oil of Gladness. I have always liked that name and also love their candles!

Becky
kellykrew2@verizon.net

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

I love candles.... Anyone: How do you get a candle to burn evenly?

Enter me please.
livinmyhappilyeverafter at yahoo

Megan said...

If you have a good candle it should burn evenly automatically, as long as you let it burn until it's completely liquid on top. usually a min. of 2-3 hrs.

But don't burn it too long or you might lose the wicks. I burnt mine for 14 hrs and the whole candle was liquid and my wicks fell into the wax...opps!

You can also get a topper for your candle, the say that helps them burn evenly. I've never tried one...

My comment won't win the giveaway!!!

Tanya said...

Great giveaway! Great blog!

Matti said...

The top reason why my own candles don't burn evenly is because they weren't sitting evenly in the holder or on the table surface. Sometimes I get lazy and stick a new candle into a holder that has wax residue from a previous candle, but I always regret it because even that little bit of residue is enough to set the candle off-kilter. If the candle isn't level, then the heat isn't evenly distributed.

Megan's right on about letting the candle burn long enough. If you extinguish the candle too soon, it may not burn evenly in the future.

I would also advise trimming the wick when it needs it. If the wick is too long, it can cause smoking, uneven heat distribution, etc.

And even though this isn't related to even burning, if you store your candles in the freezer for a few hours before lighting them, then they'll burn longer. And, if you have trouble getting leftover candle wax out of a holder, just add a little water to the holder before you light the candle. It will make removing the spent wax easier.

Anyone else have any random candle tips? :-)

LovesToLaugh1601@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Honeydew Melon is one of my favorite scents, too. Thanks for this opportunity!
bkittie@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Great giveaway and great blog!

Melanie said...

I love soy candles. Just got one today, in fact.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth said...

You have such a nice blog. This is the first time I have seen it. I do not have a blog but enjoy reading the really good ones like yours. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

jburden said...

Yummy scent!

jen dot burden at sbcglobal dot net

Danielle said...

Honey Melon MMMMMMMM! I love that scent!!! Okay well I haven't won anything yet....I'm thinking my chances are getting better each time....right? Okay maybenot but that's what I tell myself :)

Danielle said...

Okay so although I didn't Linky yesterday on Wed. I did get er' done today!!!

Anonymous said...

Honeydew Melon sounds like a yummy scent! monk5@charter.net

Mrs Bald said...

Thanks for following God's leading. We love soy candles, so we're hoping to win this one.

mbaldrees@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this giveaways! Ginger
gsnap1979@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being obedient! I look forward to seeing where the Lord takes you!
Heather at Toftness@hotmail.com

Kristen said...

Wonderful idea and giveaway! Thanks!
Kristen.Lee17@gmail.com

bison61 said...

I love candles and honeydew melon does sound wonderful!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Steph said...

Thank you for responding to the Lord's tugging on your heart. I am looking forward to being a part of your new ministry!
mike.steph2002@att.net

weatheramanda said...

i love honeydew!

weatheramanda@aol.com

Lindsay said...

Sounds wonderful! Would love to win/try! :)

YZgirl4 said...

I love cucumber melon too. So refreshing sweet


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

Carra N Jon said...

I love this idea.We don't have the net at home and so I only get on the web about once a week at my hubby's office. and when I do get to get on I always seem to be encouraged by someones sweet blog. This will be a great way for me to stay intouch through the week.
I praise the Lord for your obedience.

Liza767 said...

this is a wonderful giveaway

kathytombley11 said...

I never win either but I love this idea. It's always great to get encouragement and praying that many will be encouraged in HIM through it!

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

great idea! It is always nice when you are down to have some words of inspiration to rely on :) Thanks for having this giveaway as well!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

shopannies said...

nice idea i will be back again
shopannies@Yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great site - glad the Lord is leading you in this path - what a blessing it will be for others and yours too. I love the thought of a honeymelon candle - sounds like a bit of summer promise!

Here is the verse God lead me to - not just once but over and over this week - He knows I can be a stubborn one in getting "the message" (wink)

"Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matthew 6:34).

Aik said...

Great, please count me in!

aikychien@yahoo.com

Toystory said...

Sounds great ~~ likely will smell marvelous.

3boyzmom said...

I love trying out new candles...soy candles are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway:)

Melinda Cleveland said...

This is a great site Loving hearing more about the bible and learning about good deals
melinda mel5kids@msn.com

Gabby said...

Ooh, who can resist a candle! Love it, and I think it's important that you're focusing on your family and all that God has given you stewardship over.

nonchalantgirl.blogspot.com

gabbycovey at gmail dot come

Jennifer said...

I want to win! :) I love candles!

Jennifer
jennifer_vincent(at)med(dot)unc(dot)edu

Katrina said...

I'm new to the blog, but just wanted to say what an inspiration!!

Katrina
K.Thompson23@gmail.com

jblanton1 said...

thanks for a chance for candle giveaway! GOD is awesome, thanks for the inspiration.

tsalipt67@msn.com

Wendy said...

I like that scent a lot, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Dana said...

What a great blog. I'm glad you decided to do this and listen to the Lords calling! I think we all know that if we do that he will bless us!
Good luck with the future.
flyergal82 at yahoo dot com

Homecooked said...

Lovely blog! Thanks for the give away...it looks really nice! My id is homecooked1@gmail.com

auntrene said...

thank you for the giveaway. I think your Mr. Linky idea is great.
I would love the candle, sounds so yummy smelling.
have a great day. In case you can't tell my cap button is only working when it wants to today..computers,!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful way to reflect while in the comforts of your home. Fragrance of something delightful will always jog your memory so relax with your fave scripture and light the melon candle for memories to come.

Second Story Creations said...

I'm a big fan of fragrances with melon. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

starlightmommy said...

Sounds like a great candle....hopefully this year I can enjoy my candles instead of burning them all up to have light at night after Hurricane Ike and no power for 17 days.

starlightmommy (at) gmail (dot) com

makeetis said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win this candle.
brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

alexis said...

I would love to win this!

lexbyam AT gmail DOT COM

minishoes said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am glad you follow the Lord. jacquecurl@gmail.com

News Around The Blogs said...

This is an awesome giveaway prize. Thanks!

MoziEsmé said...

Beautiful candle, and a great linky...

Anonymous said...

I was lucky to come across this site. Thanks. armbrustg@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Great idea! :)

LT said...

Melon is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win

Liza767 said...

oh i wanna win ya count me in

stephanie said...

thanks for the giveaway.
stephiebean27@hotmail.com

Angel S. said...

Good luck with the blog and thanks for the giveaway~

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