Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nichole Nordeman's new CD - Every Mile Mattered - I'm Giving One Away!

I was recently invited to review (and give away another) Nichole Nordeman's new CD - Every Mile Mattered. I said, "Yes" and today I'm very happy to share it with you.
by - Nichole Nordeman
Record Label - Sparrow

Nicole says, "For anyone who has been on a faith journey for some time, walked the long road with Jesus, the peaks and valleys, the deep joy and deep sorrows, the confusion and questioning, the moments of certainty and gratitude, every mile, every bump, bruise and beautiful encounter . . . these songs are for you. For both of us. 

There comes a time in your life and in your faith where it makes sense to look back at what’s behind you. Looking over your shoulder at where you’ve been, what you’ve learned, what you thought you knew, but didn’t, what you’d change, and what you wouldn’t. That’s where I’ve been. Taking spiritual inventory.  Examining what I thought I understood, but didn’t, what I got right and what I might still be getting wrong.

In that moment, the looking back, it is easy for us to judge ourselves. To look at certain decisions or beliefs or experiences and feel regret. Wishing that a certain chapter ended differently. Wishing I’d taken a right instead of a left at that fork in the road. Wishing I could re-write history. Rewind the tape. It’s only natural to glance at the miles in the rear view mirror, and see all the 'if onlys.'I’ve been doing a bit of that.

I feel like God interrupted those conversations in my head . . . the 'if only' talk. He interrupted with compassion and reassurance to tell me all of it mattered. All of it . . . all the pain, the tears, every long night staring at the ceiling, the questions and struggle and confusion, brought me to this place, a place where I could finally be honest before God as I am, not as I wish I was.

God reminded me He uses everything. None of it is wasted as we journey closer to who we were meant to be and who God intends for us be.

These songs have given me permission, and I hope you too, to silence the voices of regret. To recognize every part of your journey, every broken place, have all been part of the story God is writing in your life. Lessons we had to learn. Tears which had to fall. Chapters which had to be written and then closed, to find ourselves in a bigger, more beautiful story.

It all mattered. Every single mile.

This CD not only has clear, beautiful sound - melodies and harmonies, but a clear, beautiful message which hits "home" and encourages us to remember, we all have wonderful, and not-so-wonderful times in our lives, but through them all, we absolutely are able to be sure, they all matter and God is with us through it all.

We all need reminders of this truth - no matter where we are in our lives. I'm so happy to be able to give one additional CD away (USA only). If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing for one of Nichole Nordeman's new CD - Every Mile Mattered- which will be on August 7, 2017, please comment below to tell me about something which brings joy to you as you travel this "road" of life. For me it is seeing how my grandchildren are growing in their love for God and others!

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win one Nichole Nordeman's new CD - Every Mile Mattered and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know! #everymilemattered #FlyBy

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“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

1 comment:

  1. What brings me joy is the peaceful moments with God. Thanks!