I Said I Would Marry Him…


Did I have you going there with the title?  Heck, yeah I did.  You’re welcome.  Today is the first post and giveaway of birthday week!  Enjoy!

So if you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know that I love Donald Miller’s writing.  Keep in mind, I’m not in love with Donald Miller, but I do love his books and the way he tells a story.  In fact, I love it so much I do believe there have been a couple times on here I said I’d marry him if he would just write me a letter.

But then last week he goes and gets himself engaged.  That’s all right.  I’m sure there are plenty of other Christian men who love to write and live a good story…right?

I had been hoping to go to his conference that he offers out in Portland called the Storyline Conference.  This was a conference, like Catalyst Dallas, that I decided not to go to in order to get out of debt by the end of this month.  Next year I’m heading out there for sure.  Stupid money always has to cause all these problems.

I don’t know about you, but when I read Don’s books, it’s like a breath of fresh air.  I love the way he tells a story.  I love the way he encourages people to live better stories.  And I love the fact that after I read one of his books, I’m inspired to live a better story.  I downloaded the audio version of Through Painted Deserts, and I honestly can’t tell you how many times I listened to that book when I was commuting two hours a day.

I don’t know if you’ve read his books or visited his blog, but I want to encourage you to do so.  Everything he writes will make you think, whether you agree with him or not.  And most of the time thinking is good.

It’s not surprising that just about everyone I asked for a recommendation for the giveaways this week recommended his latest book.  I had already decided I was going to start the week off with it, but all the glowing recommendations affirmed that decision.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years:  What I Learned While Editing My Life is a book about the process of turning his book Blue Like Jazz into a motion picture.  This is a must-read for anyone who reads this blog.  And I honestly can’t do it justice by anything that I will say about it, so I would just recommend that you read his description of it on his website. There’s nothing like hearing it from the author himself.  Also helps me in not plagiarizing or using any copyrighted material.  Just tryin’ to stay out of jail here.

So in order to have a chance to win A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, you have to do a few things for me.  See, you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.  You have until June 12 at 11:59 p.m. to comment and enter for the giveaway.  I will announce the winner on June 13 at noon CST!

First you have to answer the question below here in the comment section.  You can give me a serious answer or be a total smarty-pants.  I don’t really care.  It just has to be in the comment section here on the blog and not a comment on my Facebook page.  Answer it already.

Secondly, see those little buttons at the bottom of the post?  If you have Facebook or Twitter or any of the others, I’m asking you to share a link to this post.  Also make sure you put that I’m giving away stuff so your friends can get in on the action, too!!

Thirdly, you need to go “Like” my page on Facebook.  Okay.  That’s not a requirement, but I’d really like it if you did!

That’s it.  That’s all you have to do.   Don’t forget to come back tomorrow and see what the new giveaway will be!! So answer the question below!

If you could do one thing to make your story epic, one thing that generations will talk about long after you’re gone, what would it be?

Check out our other giveaways!

Quitter by Jon Acuff

Walking on Water

The Me I Want To Be

The Poisonwood Bible

Grace of God

Visioneering & Evolving in Monkey Town

About the author

  • There have been moments where I dreamed of getting skinny and being able to swim in the Olympics, and how awesome that story would be, not just because of the weight loss but also because I’d be 32 next time the Olympics roll through. I’d say anytime I go swimming I think about it, even if just for a moment.

    • You could be the next Michael Phelps. I always dream of competing in the Olympics. I could totally be a diver in my mind…and then I’d step out on the board and freak out!

  • Nancy

    Hmmm….that’s a tough question! I would love to start a ministry for women – regardless of age – who have made not-so-wise choices…yeah, I know that encompasses a lot, but I know you know :).

    • Anonymous

      I’m replying to Nancy’s b/c it won’t let me post for some reason. Great idea Nanc!
      There are a lot of things that I would love to do like sing really well 🙂 I guess my heart would be to completely be who God created and calls me to be. Sometimes I sell myself short and I think we all do. We are made in His creation and can make such an amazing impact on those around us for year’s to come because of the work the Holy Spirit does through us. So, that would be my wish.

      • Sunday school answers! Sunday school answers!

      • Nancy

        Ok, ok…I’d go from Theme Park to Theme Park and judge them! How cool would that be? OR I’d travel around the world finding the best hotels for families…all being paid by the Travel channel, of course ;).

      • Love it, Cath!

    • I do know. And I know you know that I’m behind you 100%!!!

  • Start an effective community center for the Hispanic community here to integrate them more into society and to help their children know how much they can accomplish and how worth it they are.

  • Donald Miller is great, and I love that book!

  • Yeah, I said I would marry him, too…and even asked him. And he laughed at me. Oh, well…I tried! 😀

    I don’t know that it’s ever going to be “epic”, but what I’m doing right now with disaster relief is the story I want to keep writing for my life, because it’s definitely the best thing I’ve ever done–just wish I could do it full time.

    Oh, and I’d like to write/publish my book someday…I’ve wanted to be a world-famous author since I was in seventh grade.

    • Maybe you could write a book about disaster relief?

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