Robert Frost once said, "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on ." So it does, and so this week, we are joyfully (and incredulously) commemorating the third anniversary of One Bright Corner. We loved our blog design too much to change it this year, but please click around on the tabs, because everything has been dusted and polished to a high-wattage shine just for you! You'll also notice all our pictures have been updated, from profile pictures, to sidebar pictures, to the tab page pictures, and it's all courtesy of Raquel over at God's Daughter! We had so much fun doing a photo shoot with her, and love having pictures that are not two years old to put up on the blog. ;-)
Of course, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, you will get to hear from three fabulous ladies who have written guest posts for us. Their posts are encouraging, creative, enlightening, and convicting, so make time to visit One Bright Corner every day for these gems! Saturday we will once again upload a vlog-style video to conclude the week, so you can observe us in all our awkward glory (*wink*).
Our blog anniversary would not be complete without giveaways--our thank you to our faithful readers and commenters who make the blogging world go round. Purchased by us with much thought and consideration, we are giving away two items:
A $10 digital gift card to Sacred Audio, a wonderful website with a vast collection of conservative Christian music, audiobooks, sermons, movies, bible studies, and more. Some of our favorites available from them are Eine Kleine Kaffeemusik (a collection of gorgeous instrumental music that falls somewhere between classical music and movie soundtracks), Bright Canaan (creative vocal arrangements of favorite hymns and new hymns set to a wonderfully joyful and Appalachian style accompaniment), and Springs of Living Water (every track an astounding and unique experience as two concert pianists perform hymns arranged for duet). The choice, however, will be up to the winner entirely!
So how to win? So glad you asked! We will have two separate winners; you cannot win more than one item; and one entry will give you a chance to win either one of these two prizes. International readers are welcome to enter, but will only be able to win the gift certificate and not the book. For the first entry, you must be a follower of our blog and leave a comment on this post with a question for us or a suggestion for a future blog post. After this entry, there's also some extra credit! You can gain an extra entry by
- Putting our blog button (you'll find the code on the sidebar!) on your blog (or leaving it there if it's already up ;-)
- Announcing the giveaway on your blog with a link to this post
For each extra entry, please leave a separate comment telling us that you did it! (Do not include all your entries in one comment, as this will make our job more difficult when we sift through all the entries.) Your comments must be entered by midnight PST, Monday, March 5, and we'll announce the winners in Tuesday's post on March 6, when you will have 48 hours to respond with your mailing address (for the book) or email address (for the gift certificate).
We are always excited and inspired by the questions and suggestions you leave us in your comments; this past year, we answered every single one, and we look forward to working through the new ones in 2012. Some of your questions will be answered in Saturday's video (provided you submit them in time), some may be answered in the comment section, and some will be answered in full blog posts throughout the year.
Once again, thank you so much for your support. We are blessed with wonderful readers who encourage us when we are headed in the right direction, critique us when we are not, and inspire us through it all. The relationships we have formed with you are the greatest gift of all in this blogging experience.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
#1: Gwyn Michael
#6: Leo Reynolds
#7: Dr Phil
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