8.14.2009

first, second, third...

just a few things to share, in no particular order...

first, if you didn't know, i am doing my first ever blog giveaway, it is for a copy of elevation's worship team's new cd called god with us. you can check it out here. to enter just leave me a comment and tell me your favorite song of all time, it doesn't have to be from the cd, chances are if you have a favorite song from the cd, you wouldn't enter the contest bc you would have a copy! i was going to close the contest tonight but i will close it on sunday night and announce the winner on monday night. so go here and enter ~ i can't wait to bless some lucky winner with this awesome cd!!!


second, it has been a really rough week around here, i have felt very overwhelmed. my kids are a little out of control, i am a little stressed out and i am just very short on patience. whew! now that i got that off my shoulders... the lack of blogging this week represents the lack of anything positive to say. so i am going with my motto, if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all.

third, despite my rough week, God is working; molding and shaping me for so many things right now. it is a little scary. it is a good kind of scary. he has been showing me how He wants to use me and that is a little overwhelming too. a wonderful friend of mine said this to me once, "you are right, dawn, you can't do it but He can do it through you" and i am holding tightly to that!

5 comments:

Melanie said...

Just entered to win your giveaway, fun!
And, I don't know if it's something in the water, but it was a rough week here, too...glad to know I'm not the only one feeling like my kids have been out of control...we try SO hard to raise godly, kind, respectful, unselfish children, but some days they seem to be completely the opposite! It is difficult to not become discouraged...but I just try to remember that we all fall short of the glory of God, we all need grace & that it just takes time, patience & perseverance!
Galatians 6:9!

The Aspenberg Family said...

Hi Dawn! We have had a crazy week here ourselves, just out of the ordinary, we were away last weekend, we went to Pa, up past the pocono's for a weekend away with the inlaws and sis inlaws family and kids great time, then we got back for a day then went to my moms it was just crazy crazy ! I have a few favorites like one is Mighty to Save by Hillsong, Revelation by Kari Jobe, and His grace is suffient for me by Jennifer Knapp!! Thanks for even doing a giveway How cool is that!! I'm praying for a peaceful weekend and a peaceful up coming week!!! I love your post thanks for making us feel so normal!! BTW is 3 kids going to rock my world? Am I in for it??? I'm getting nervous as the weeks go on!!

dawn said...

melanie~thanks so much for entering the giveaway~good luck! and thanks so much for your words of encouragement! i am praying for a much better week for you (and me)!!

dawn said...

stacey~
you have been busy busy! i am so glad that you are encouraged and feel "normal" when reading my posts ~ i am all about being real!

you are going to do great with three kiddos! honestly my hardest adjustment was going from one to two kids. there definitely are stages that are hard as you add more than two kids. but for me learning how to multitask with two was an adjustment, now my attitude is what's two more!!

don't get nervous - if God brought you to it, God will see you through it!

~dawn

Melanie said...

Thank you Dawn for praying for my week! Kids are going back to school so it is a fun, busy, great week! Praying your week is more peaceful, too!