CD Giveaway

Monday, June 15, 2009 18 Comments A+ a-

When I received the email from Sparrow Records wondering if I’d like to help promote Matthew West and his new CD, Something to Say, I jumped at the opportunity. The song, The Motions, has become such an anthem for me, particularly at this juncture in my life. I can’t tell you how often life has so overwhelmed me I was only able to continue putting one foot in front of the other. I went through the motions of life, doing just the minimum to help keep my head above water. So, it was only natural that it spill over into my spiritual walk.

I love an interview** Matthew West gave regarding his song, “The Motions”. In it he says, “I think one of the greatest challenges in actively living out a relationship with Christ on earth is to avoid the trap of simply going through the motions. I know what a Christian should say. I know how to act. I know how to put up a spiritual front.”

“That’s why I wrote this song. I was frustrated and tired of that constant settling for a stale faith. God is a God of passion. His true plan for our lives is anything but boring. Every day, the God of adventure beckons his sons and daughters to quit going through the motions and walk into a life filled with passion and wonder.”



This might hurt,
it’s not safe
But I know that I’ve gotta make a change

I don’t care

if I break,
At least I’ll be feeling something

‘Cause “just ok” is not enough
to help me fight through the nothingness of life

I don’t wanna go through the motions,
I don’t wanna go one more day without
your all consuming passion inside of me.
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking,

“What if I had given everything,
instead of going through the motions?”

No regrets,

not this time
I’m gonna let my heart defeat my mind

Let your Love

make me whole,
I think I’m finally feeling something

‘Cause “just ok” is not enough
to help me fight through the nothingness of life

I don’t wanna go through the motions,
I don’t wanna go one more day
without your all consuming passion inside of me.
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking,

“What if I had given everything,
instead of going through the motions?”




I’m excited and passionate about what plans God has for my life! My soul, my spirit, has been dry for far too long and I’m thrilled that my faith has been awakened. I want to know that I have given everything! Care to join me?!

Sparrow Records has sent me 5 Matthew West “Something to Say” CDs to give away. I can confidently say that he is fast becoming one of my favorite artists and I’m sure that you’ll love him too.

In order to enter the giveaway, you’ll need to leave a comment on this post by 10:00pm (MST) on Friday, June 19th. I’d love to hear about a time when you either felt like you, too, were going through the motions. Or when you decided to stop going through the motions, and you felt alive! However, you do not have to be so specific in your comment to enter. Simply let me know that you’d like to be entered in the giveaway, your name, and a way for me to get in contact with you if you should win.

I’ll announce the winners on Saturday!

** CCM Magazine, January 2009

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Christina
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3:41 AM delete

What a great opportunity! I too love that song, it tugs at my heart every time. I became a Christian 6 years ago and when I first met Jesus I was on FIRE!!! He consumed me. But as I walked with Him a little longer and I started to see church politics rear its ugly head my passion started to dim. I'm thankful that we serve a God who passionately restores us back to Himself because that's exactly what He did! Praise God!

Thank you for the chance to share my heart and to enter this contest. :-)

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7:04 AM delete

I love that song.....going through the motions...was 3 years ago, when both my parents died, 3 months to the day. My Dad died and my Mom was going out to get the paper to read the obituary of the man she had bee married to for 59 years and missed a step, fell and broke her hip and was not able to attend his funeral....a nightmare....but 3 months to the day, she joined him.

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Lorena
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7:52 AM delete

What good timing. I think I am going through the motions a lot right now. As you know, it can be hard to find time for yourself and God when you have little ones. I want to make sure they are learning and growning, but I am not feeding myself as much. I love the song, "More" by MW as well as "The Motions".

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Sarah
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8:48 AM delete

What a great song! I am certainly ready for more! Honestly, I feel like I've been going through the motions in my walk for a long time, sometimes not even going through the motions. I'm thankful for God's grace and understanding when we are in a time of simplicity in our walks, but I am also thankful for His power to work new growth and challenge and passion in our souls when we come to Him and ask Him for it. Enter me in the giveaway, yes please!

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Mary
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11:47 AM delete

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!

There have been many seasons of my life where I felt I was just going through the motions. Right now seems to be one of those times. I sense Holy Spirit stirring inside of me but physically I see nothing - like I have no purpose right now.

So I can totally relate to this song!

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Katie
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1:24 PM delete

I'm in! I love love this song! I have never felt like there was a time in my life when I was "going through the motions" more than right now. Call it a slump, call it being tired, call it what you want. It's no good. Thanks for the oppourtunity!

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CPT Mom
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2:45 PM delete

Currently going through the motions.
And ready for more.

I think this song will be my new mantra...

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Anonymous
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5:19 PM delete

I will enter for us. I have not heard the song, but the lyrics totally relate to my life right now.
-Christina and Andy Cox

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allisonsanchez@hotmail.com
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8:35 PM delete

I love this song! And I can relate to it a lot right now!

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11:25 PM delete

Sign me up! At this point in the school year, one week left: assessments, report cards, complaining and chatty students who are ready for summer, parents needing things, runny noses and pure exhaustion... I forget that this is my last week to make an impact on my 26 first graders :) I will try to not just go through the motions...

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Jill Davis
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I think I go through the motions a lot in my life. I think it is during the difficult times that I really see God working in things. I need to not take God for granted during the times when things are going well.

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Katie
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12:44 PM delete

Cool giveaway!
I can't think of a specific time, but I know that at times, every day, I go through the motions of at least part of my faith. Sometimes the motions help bring me back to the truth, and sometimes they're hollow. At any rate - I'd love to get my hands on a copy!

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7:57 PM delete

I love that song and It really has spoken to me in the last month. I don't want to just go through the motions. I want to live my life, all of it, every minute, for Him to the fullest. I want to be entered in the giveaway, my name is Terri Harr and you can email me at angelmom1165@yahoo.com or call me at 817-798-4146! Thanks!

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Paula
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8:10 PM delete

mmm...I would love to enter the contest please.. Love encouragement when I can get it. I spend more days low than I care to.

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11:29 AM delete

Hi my name is Liz! :) For several months I have been raising money to go on a 2 year misisons trip--to say the least the process has been draining yet exciting. At one point I felt I was just "going through the motions." Than I went on a retreat on Colorado and BOY did God speak to me and renew my excitment and my passion for serving him!!

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MamaBear
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11:46 AM delete

Sometimes I think it's going through the motions that get me through the day. If I pause to really take a look at all I have to accomplish as the sole breadwinner in our family I start to crumble.

I know I am suppose to lean on Christ, to let Him carry me, but sometimes it is really hard.

Boy am I missing out on the passion!

I would love to be entered to win a CD of Christian music!

Thanks Jenn!

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4:06 PM delete

Matthew West is one of my all time favorites...and been there in some very dark times...

Teresa
annah99@aol.com

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8:56 PM delete

This song, "The Motions," is like an anthem for my life the last year. Until I came out of the fog of depression, I just went through the motions of being a mom/wife/friend. And there are still times now that I feel like I'm just not giving everything. LOVE Matthew West and this song!!

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