I Get Her…Or At Least What She Writes24
Day 4! Can you believe it? I sure can’t. You ready to see what the next blogger has in store for you? Also, you still have a chance to enter in all the previous days’ giveaways!!
I was going to title this She Had Me At Hello, but I didn’t want it to get all weird up in here. But seriously, I was hooked the first post I read of Lindsey Nobles, which hasn’t been all that long ago. It’s another one of those blogs that I have no idea how I found it, but I’m so thankful I did. When I read I Miss Me, I connected with what she was saying immediately, and I just knew that this was someone that I
wanted needed to keep reading.
As I’ve read since then and then gone back and read some previous stuff, you can see her heart. You can see it in the conferences she goes to, the fact that the crazy girl just ran a half marathon in San Diego to raise money for Compassion International and in this interview she did on another blog. My favorite part of the whole interview was Lindsey’s answer to question #2 partly because that had me examining my own group of friends and being thankful that we’re all in different stages of life, but doing it together.
I think one of my favorite posts that I’ve read lately (she wrote it back in June of 2010) is called If You Asked Me. I’ve often said here on The Esau Project that the best thing about my friends is that they know me. I’m known to them. I’ve also said that that can sometimes be the hardest thing about our friendships. They know me. But still it’s something we all long for. I love her paragraph in that post that says: “As hard is it is to admit at times, that is really what I’m after. To be known.
More than a successful career, more than abundant wealth, more than a room full of friends, more than a fancy new car, more the sleakest blog, and more than the loudest praise, I want to be known.”
Seriously, folks, she’s the real deal. And a better woman than I. She ran over 13 miles…at one time. I would have ended up in the cardiac unit. But, heck, I would have been in California. You know me. Always looking for that silver lining.
When I asked Lindsey for a recommendation, she sent me four. I love it. I’m going to share with you all of her recommendations, but I picked the one that I thought most fit the theme here at The Esau Project to give away. The Me I Want To Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You seemed to fit the bill just perfectly. I asked everyone to tell me why they were recommending a book, and this is what Lindsey said about The Me I Want To Be: “I love this book. Love this book. If you have ever wondered what your calling is for, this book is for you.” She’s even written a couple posts about the book and her thoughts on it over at I’m Just Saying, which is her blog. You can find them here and here.
That was all I needed. Added it to my Kindle library as soon as I read that. Because, really, whether we know it or not, we’re all looking to be the best version of ourselves.
Lindsey’s other recommendations were A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller, Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale by Ian Cron and The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Just Might Change The World by Richard Stearns. I personally can’t wait to dig in!
So in order to have a chance to win The Me I Want To Be, you have to do a few things for me. You have until June 15 at 11:59 p.m. to comment and enter for the giveaway. I will announce the winner on June 16 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! Like right now!
Other than run, how would you train for a marathon?
You can still enter the previous days’ giveaways!!