"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Friday, May 1, 2009

it's a triple!

As a big 'ole thank you for all of your prayers and in celebration of Kai's recovery and healing, IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME....and it's a TRIPLE!

This ain't no run-of-the-mill giveaway either. I've decided to make this giveaway a little "fun", because, you know, I'm sorta crazy like that!

Are you game? Cool!

This giveaway is kind of special to me because I'm giving away three things that I own myself and LOVE them all! Of course, you get new ones.

Ready? Here we go!

The first item is something all of us adopted Mamas love. A Steven Curtis Chapman CD!

Yep. And not just any SCC CD, but the Cinderella Edition, with 2 versions of the hit song, Cinderella! Definitely something every Daddy needs to dance with their little girls to in the living room.

The next item I've been wanting to give away for a while. Remember THIS now infamous AJ story? Well, I just knew that a Ped-Egg had to be on the list of items. This particular Ped-Egg is pretty cool because like SCC's CD, it's a Special Edition. It's Pink! And it helps raise money for breast cancer research! WOOT! WOOT!
And last but not least, I really wanted to give something away that might change a heart or a life. The book, Gianna: Aborted… and lived to tell about it, was the perfect item to bring awareness to what our country is going through right now with Mr. Ultra-Extreme-Radical-Liberal Obama at the helm. (Sorry, I couldn't help slipping that in there!)

This is a true, gripping story about a baby, Gianna Jensen, who at 24 weeks gestation was injected with high-concentrated saline solution with the intent to kill her. After hours of suffering, she survived. She is now an advocate for those that have no voices. Her moving story cannot help but make you think twice about the reality of abortion.

There you have it!

Now the rules! (This is the part where you have to pay attention!)

You have the opportunity to win any of these. The first winner will get first choice, the second winner will get second choice and well, the third winner will get whatever is left. :)

It's easy. All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment! If you do not have a blog, make sure you leave me an email address so that I can contact you if you are a winner.





You can get a SECOND ENTRY by answering this question correctly.

"What was the name of the song that Scott, my Mom and myself sang with a Christian Chinese man when we were invited into his house as we toured Kai's birth city?"


I noticed that my little "Follower gadget" on the side has made it to the number 100!!! I am in awe of that! I remember when I first put it on the sidebar and wondered if anyone besides my Mom, sister or Scott would read my blog! As a thank you to all of you that have added yourselves as a follower, please leave me an ADDITIONAL comment telling me you're a follower and you will get a THIRD ENTRY!!!

Anyone can enter, but do so fast because there will be no more entries accepted after midnight next Friday, May 8.

The winners will be announced on Saturday morning, May 9th!!!


Terynn said...

Oooh! Baby! This is good stuff!

I comment all the dang time and of course, read faithfully, but do not know the answer to that question about the song.

Rats. I may have to go through your blog and find the post. Is that cheating? heh heh

"Rachel" said...

Oh, I want to read that book so bad! Even if I don't win, I'm going to go buy it!

"Rachel" said...

And I'm a follower! :)

He And Me + 3 said...

I would totally love to be in this contest.

He And Me + 3 said...

I am a follower

He And Me + 3 said...

I can't remember the song...was it Jesus loves me?

geminirn said...

Well we just returned from a week in New Hampshire,while there and bought my very own "PED EGG"....I thought of you and little AJ....LMAO!!!!!!!!!!Yes I'm afaithful follower and how could i possibly forget one of my favorite post that you wrote.........when you all sat singing How Great Thou Art.

Becky said...

Yay!! I love a contest! Thanks for the opportunity to win something, which I never do =)

Much Love,

Becky said...

And I'm a follower =)

Amy said...

OMGosh, O, you just HAD to wait until AFTER I finally purchased my Ped Egg to do this! LOL I couldn't get AJ out of my mind either and while I was buying it I told Chris the story again and we laughed and gagged until we cried!

Yes, please! I am in! I'm ALL FOR celebrating Kai man! And yes, I'm a follower. ;)

And the phone date sounds just like what the doctor ordered! I'm going to give you a buzz.

I've left a little message for you over on my blog, O. :) Come check it out!


Anonymous said...

Hi - I have followed and totally enjoyed your blog for quite some time now...I am the proud mama to two China sweeties, ages 7 and our newest girl 3 1/2...home one month! So many laughs..last night at bedtime I told the girls (with hand gestures) "I Love You"..the little looked confused and then smiled, twirled her hands together and sang out "All through the town!"...oh well..that's what life is all about. Thanks for a fun, informative blog.
Jeanne in New Mexico

Sherri said...

Enter me! And I'm a follower, too. But I don't know the song.....Was it the song that she sang to him in the video?

100 Followers--congratulations! My followers dwindle.....I'm not as interesting as you!

Tami said...

Hi Ohilda! FUN...Count me in:-) OX~Tam

sara said...

you just HAD to bring back to my memory the visual of the pedegg incident!!!! yuck!!

please count me in!

I am a follower OF COURSE!!!

I have NO idea what song you sang!

you could have at least put a bonus 24 question on there!!! :)

Mandi said...

I have NO idea what the song is, but I am a follower and would love to be included in the giveaway.


Anonymous said...

Me, Me, Me Im in!!!!


Anonymous said...

Okay so the song was "How Great Thou Art"

Yay for me!!!


A Crystal Garden said...

Oooh - What fun! Enter me - would love the CD!

A Crystal Garden said...

Been a follower for a long long time. :o)

A Crystal Garden said...

Ok, had to put Erin in bed for nap and now I can think with no noise. :o)- now the song.... I can remember the post well because it was such an amazing thing to have happened......hmmmm - I think it was How Great Thou Art?

Cindy said...

Please count me in, I'd enjoy that CD!
Cindy at Happiness is...

Cindy said...

I am also a follower!
Cindy at Happiness is...

Carmen said...

Wow, 100 people! Congrats! Just remember that with great powers comes great responsibility :):):)

I can't imagine reading that book, just reading what it is about sent me into tears.

Ruth said...

You are so sweet to do a give away. I looked back in your archives for the answer - seems so long ago we were in China for our Anna's - How Great Thou Art! and I am a loyal follower :-) would love any of the three prizes if I am so lucky to be one of the winners :-)

Starla said...

Love keeping up with your dear family.
Every time I see a Ped Egg in a store, I think of YOU!

Starla said...

And I am a follower.

Starla said...

Oh, I do remember the story of you singing in China.... How Great Thou Art One of my favorite hymns.

Sarah Dawn said...

Found your site and I'm Just splashing around in God's goodness. I am new to this blog adventure and am blessed to meet you. I look forward to coming back and hearing more of God's heartbeat.

Blessings from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

Sarah Dawn said...

And now, I am a follower!

Besitos (blessings) from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

day by day said...

Ooh, ooh...pick me! : )

day by day said...

and of course I am a big time follower! love reading yoru posts!!!! : )

Sally- That Girl! said...

Faithful loyal blog follower hoping to get my name pulled for the giveaway!!! Always fun!!

Michael said...

What a great idea O! I don't know the answer to the question either. And I think I"m a follower. This computer stuff sometimes just throws me for a loop!

Aus said...

Well - following Michael - see, I'm not the only guy reader / commenter! But you have us between a rock and hard place, we'd feel a little bad winning - but if we don't comment then you might think we deserted you....never! I did remember 'how great thou art' however I can't tell you if I'm a follower or not - I just don't remember! It's tough to get old eh? Thanks for the comments too - love you guys right back!

hugs - great giveaway - love you guys!

aus and co.

Holly said...

Last day in Orlando...sorry we didn't get to meet. I just today discovered that there is a computer room here. Ugh. But time away from computers and WITH the family is good :)
How Great Thou Art or How Great is Our God...but I think the hymn is what you sang in China. I remember reading your journey and being terrified that you had uncovered an underground church and identified a house church leader!
Do you remember my vague message from when I was a "stranger" while you were in China?
Oh my goodness.
I have too many unread emails to read them all but I had to check out your blog :)
Oh and BTW- I asked for a Ped Egg for Mother's Day :)
Thanks for sharing.

Trish said...

Ohilda, OMG, it's just a chance that I read your blog tonight and you were doing a give away but what I really wanted to say is I am so glad you met Karrie!!!!! We have been friends for quite some time now and I just saw her last weekend so we could go support a fundraiser she was having, check out my blog for pictures of the girls buying Sno Cones from her little boy. ((((hugs)))) Trish

Denise said...

I'm a follower and I love your stand on abortion! We all need to be more bold, so we can save more babies lives!
Mom to 3 bio sons 20,19,17
2 daughters from China ages 8,3
and proud foster momma to two boys from a nearby city, ages 3 and 3months. PRAYING for their family to be healed or that God will allow us to adopt them :)

nicole_dib said...


Great giveaway!

And yes.. I am a follower (have been for a while:)

Congrats on having over 100 followers!!

Doug and Terrye said...

Hi! Drop my name in the hat...and the postage would be cheap since I live close ;)

Terrye in FL

Holly said...

ps....I am finally OFFICIALLY a follower although my computer has this blog address memorized already...all I have to do is type in www.de and it does the rest!
Goodnight from North Carolina!
home at last!

Jill said...

Ohilda! I am in...but I will be back later to follow the directions BETTER!! I promise!!! I am always a SUCKA for a giveaway!!!
Hope you had a SUPER weekend!

Oh! I am a follower!!!! You know that!!
Happy Monday dear one!

La Familia Garcia said...

I don't know if I missed the cut, off, but sounds like a good giveaway to enter!

Danita said...


I will also follow!

Timmy's Girl said...

My first entry: Girl, I love a chance to win something!! WOOHOO!

xoxo, Veronica in CA

Timmy's Girl said...

2nd entry: I don't know if I needed to enter each one separately, but figured it couldn't hurt ;0)...

I think the song that was sung is "Jesus loves me"

xoxo, Veronica in CA

Timmy's Girl said...

3rd entry: I am an Ohilda follower and LOVIN' it!!!! She knows she blesses my Cali flip-flops off.

xoxo, Veronica in CA

Lorie said...

Woohoo, giveaways, love them. Can't wait to meet you guys at our next gathering....

Lorie said...

I'm a follower too!!!

Mamma to 5 said...

Ooh, good stuff!! I don't know the answer to the second question but I do remember reading about it. And I am a faithful follower!!

The Ferrill's said...

I'm in I'm in I'm in! ;)

mom2-4boys said...

I am so in!!!

I will keep you posted when we are in Florida!!!

I have to say I have been a follower for years!!! One of my favorite stories is when Amanda did the dishes and broke you 2000 glasses.. I laughed and cried because I can see it happening in my house.. Super glue is our best friend. Ahh memories, I know that is what you are thinking...


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