Pin it & Win it!

Oct 24, 2012Everything book

The winner of the Kitchenaid, based on’s random pick is Kendra Heffelfinger! Congratulations! And thank you for all who entered. There were some amazing pins!


I’m so excited about this contest! Why? Because I happen to adore my KitchenAid stand mixer, and I can’t wait for one of you to win it! Here are the details:























Amended: If you don’t have a blog, NO WORRIES. Just create the pin and put it on a pin board. That’s it. That simple. Then you can do the next entries. 🙂


50 Quotes from Everything to choose from when you create your pins: (Remember to add #EverythingBook and to your pin).

  1. “Simply put, when we think of other people as our center and fulfillment, we live frustrated lives.”
  2. “Our task shouldn’t be punishing the villains in our lives, but enlarging the God who heals us from all wounds.”
  3. “When we consider the otherness of God, the overwhelming beauty and audacity of God to dwell within us can bring nothing but astonishment.”
  4. “We may live ordinary lives, but we are indwelt by an extraordinary God who can bring light from darkness, joy from despair.”
  5. “Failure is the crucible God uses to increase Jesus and decrease us.”
  6. “God doesn’t call us to bootstrap. He calls us to take off our boots because we stand on holy ground before Him.”
  7. “The fundamental place we grow is in the moment-by-moment decisions we make for or against Jesus in our lives.”
  8. “To abandon all is to take our hearts, place them before the One who created them, and dare to believe He can live life powerfully through our surrendered lives.”
  9. “It’s an act of our will to choose to see people simply as wildly loved by God, to assume their beauty before guessing their depravity.”
  10. “Spirit-filled living empowers us to slay worry, give the management of our lives to Jesus, and rest in His embrace.”
  11. “Jesus wastes none of our stories, even our tales of woe. He transforms them into epic adventures where we dare to face our past for the sake of our present.”
  12. “Who better knows how to love, forgive, enervate, and establish us than our Creator? The limitations He sends are invitations to His heart, His ways, His abundance.”
  13. “People like to be around other flawed folks. They’re drawn to real people who admit their mistakes. It makes others feel less alone.”
  14. “God is not finished with us. He uses everything in our lives to prepare us for the next wild step. He is bigger than our missteps, thankfully.”
  15. “I want to grow, tall and strong. I want to reach my arms to the heavens and shout Hallelujah! I want my life to emanate Christ in every way, in every relationship, in every decision.”
  16. “This world doesn’t covet our intelligence. It doesn’t need our wit or wherewithal. It has no use for our coy phraseologies. It needs Jesus.”
  17. “The Great Right Now beckons us. The irresistible future woos. We cannot change the past, but we can live joyfully in the present and look expectantly to the future. All because of Jesus.”
  18. “When the world careens out of control, we can rest in the fact that God spun this world with a simple word. Matter from emptiness. Beauty from void. Community from chaos.”
  19. “God beautifies even the most haggard.He rescues us from the pits far too deep to scale.”
  20. “Jesus pursued humanity to such an extent that His feet landed on earth, and He chased after us until He rescued us at the cross.”
  21. “The gospel of Jesus Christ should be both simple and profound.Simple its beauty, but profound in the life change it should bring.”
  22. “The gospel isn’t a life management program. It shouldn’t merely be the crutch we fall on when life gets ugly. It should be the legs we walk on, the air we breathe.”
  23. “God created our hearts, our lives, our wants, our hopes. He is best capable to fulfill them.”
  24. “We cannot let the haters of this world define us. Or frighten us into no longer being ourselves.”
  25. “We who love control, who may be well-meaning when we make vows, are sometimes guilty of accomplishing little for the kingdom of God because we’re too concerned about creating our own kingdoms.”
  26. “Worry is a weighty monster with poisoned tentacles. It clutches at us, grabs at our minds, steals our breath, our will. It lurks. It pounces. It colors how we perceive the world.”
  27. “The truth: God puts us through more than we can bear. He does. Why? Because after we journey through those places, we learn resilience. And that resilience brings the ability to joyfully live in the moment despite our circumstances–a holy paradox.”
  28. “We settle for sound-bite Christianity, believing the lie that God is more interested in our comfort than our hearts before Him.”
  29. “God’s heart…is not that we escape our lot, but that we learn to thrive in the midst of it.”
  30. “He wants us to heal so fully from the past that folks wouldn’t know we even walked all those trails of tears.”
  31. “Greatness rides on the shoulders of trials.”
  32. “Brokenness is the avenue for God to work. It’s His welcome party.”
  33. “What if we embraced the radical truth that God is clearly seen through our cracks, not our smooth facades?”
  34. “We blame God for the very things meant to glue us to Him.”
  35. “God is not after us to be mannequins of perfection; His desire is for us to be real, honest people daring enough to share our hearts. Because that’s where growth flourishes.”
  36. “Mature believers have fewer rules and more relationship with God. Immature believers are just the opposite.”
  37. “Jesus beckons us not to a program, not to do stuff for the sake of being radical, but to Himself.”
  38. “Become the answer to someone’s prayer.”
  39. “That’s what being a follower of Jesus means—to walk wherever He leads, even if that journey means we lay aside our agendas, get our hands dirty, or take time away from this crazy life.”
  40. “God created us for adventure, not ease.”
  41. “Often we are bewildered by the details of our lives, forgetting about the bigness of the God we serve.”
  42. “May our thoughts be consumed with our awe-worthy God. And may those thoughts translate into astonishment-based living, where we live to make much of God and less of us.”
  43. “You have the chance right now to be yourself. To love or work or perform or dance or sing or be uniquely you. Here’s a warning. Some people won’t like it.”
  44. “God majors in impossibility.”
  45. “A rearview perspective minimizes God. If you spend your life dwelling on those perceived giants, you prevent growth today because you’re linked to the past with an iron chain.”
  46. “When Jesus isn’t our everything, our enough, we pursue every other thing that fills. Just like the rest of the world. But Jesus says we’re not to live like everyone else. Our lives should be different, marked by fearlessness and bold belief.”
  47. “What if we lived in anticipation of what God would do through our broken parts rather than spend years trying to repair the breaches in our lives?”
  48. “God breaks us for better things.”
  49. “Crazy growth comes when we realize God’s ownership.”
  50. “Profound growth happens in the context of community.”

This post is the home base for this contest. You have several chances to enter, starting with one pin. Pin first, then comment with a link back to your post with the pin, the yellow and blue graphic above, the pin it win it button below, and a link to buy the book. Then you have 13 more chances to comment and enter:

  1. Like me on Facebook.
  2. Share the contest on Facebook along w/a link to this post ( & a link to buy
  3. Tweet about the contest. Example: “Pin an #EverythingBook quote & be entered to win a turquoise KitchenAid stand mixer. Details:”
  4. Like me on Pinterest.
  5. Sign up for my newsletter.
  6. Create more pins on your Everything pinboard. {YOU CAN DO THIS ONCE A DAY.} This has the potential of 8 entries. The first has to be on a blog post, but the others can just go on your board. Don’t forget to comment for each pin on your pin board (up to once a day).

Ready, set, go! I wish you luck! I look forward to your comments and pins!

Here’s an example of what they might look like: (Note: this doesn’t have the hashtag #Everythingbook).