10K Giveaway!

After 4 years of sporadic posts containing everything from my art to short stories to musings to random thoughts – my blog has now reached 10,000 views!


To all of you viewers who are not foreign spammers or my mom (although yes, Mom, I do appreciate you…), I bid you a hearty thanks! In fact, I would like to do more than just write thank you. How about…

A giveaway!!

That’s right, I would like to use this milestone as an excuse – *ahem* – I mean… an opportunity to give away something that I love greatly and know you will too.

A Donald Miller book! :D

To correct myself, not just one, but three Donald Miller books!

You ask: How can it get any better??

Answer: It can’t.

Copying and pasting from Amazon, here are the descriptions of the three books:

Through Painted Deserts is a road-trip memoir about three months spent crossing the country in a Volkswagen camping van… one man’s account of finding light, God, and beauty on the open road.

Searching For God Knows What weaves together beautiful stories and fresh perspectives on the Bible to show one man’s journey… [Miller] proposes that  relationship is God’s way of leading us to redemption. And our need for redemption drives us to relationship with God. “Being a Christian,” Miller writes, “is more like falling in love than understanding a series of ideas.”

Blue Like Jazz is a New York Times bestseller about Donald Miller’s early years, when he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. After he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God.

 Those are the official, verbose descriptions. ;)

And one more thing: I will also be giving away a copy of A Million Miles in A Thousand Years to the “runner-up”. In this book Miller talks about what makes a good story, and then applies his findings to living a good life. His resulting adventures include hiking the Machu Picchu trail, biking across America, kayaking in the ocean, and meeting many people who are living good stories. I would say that this book was the biggest motivator to me when I decided to work at Mt. Rainier. I can honestly say it changed my life.

Oh gosh, I lied. It just got better.

Sound like good reads? Curious as to how you can win these books? There are only a few instructions to this giveaway:

1. Leave a comment on this post with your email (Scratch that last part. It shows your email when you post. :))

2. I will draw the winners by random on the *22nd* of August – so the 21st is the last day to enter! :) The first person drawn gets to choose which book they want. You can increase your chances by…

3. Re-blogging this post or sharing about the giveway on your blog.

4. Commenting on a previous post of mine – doesn’t matter how far back – that you have not commented on before. Yes, I am shamelessly nudging you to go read my blog. ;)

4. And/or sharing about the giveaway on Facebook. So if you comment, comment, reblog, AND share this on Facebook, I will enter your name four times!

That’s it! Easy-peasy! :D

Thank you – not only for sharing this milestone with me, but for being the cause of this milestone! Only one week for the giveaway, so be sure to act fast! And (sorry couldn’t resist)…

May the odds be ever in your favor!

Note: On the “Greatest Hits” book, you have your choice of Kindle or Hardcover. On “Million Miles”, you can have any format you want. :)

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17 comments on “10K Giveaway!

  1. Crystal Apple says:

    What?? No one has commented yet?? Maybe I’ll get the book! :D
    I don’t want to leave my email in the comments … you know how to reach me. ;)

  2. Kara says:

    :D I’ll take a free book Sarah! :) You are simply going to buy it for the winner? How kind. :) At first I thought you were going to give everyone free books and was wondering where you would get all these books… :)

    Ahh a drawing… :) Well anyways, you are amazing. :) Congrats on the 10,000!!!

  3. Candice says:

    Sarah, I like hearing about your totally cool life…and so I will enter this awesome giveaway! I’m surprised no one is entering… :( 1.) because, as aforementioned, you are totally cool. and 2.) Donald Miller is totally cool.

  4. I read A Million Miles last summer and thought it was great.

  5. Kim C says:

    I want to be entered for the book giveaway! So proud of the person you are today! Sra. Carrell :)

  6. Pete & JoAn Kauzlarich says:

    Hey Sarah, we’ll take part in this. Sounds pretty fun. BTW, next time you want to get away in the NW, come visit us. The cabin is up and running and pretty cute. Or you can stay right with us in the house–plenty of room. We would love to hear more of your adventures. I shared your blog with a young friend, Nathalie Knowles, who enjoys writing and is finishing up homeschooling this year. I hope she gets in touch with you. Or if you can make it over here, she can meet you then. :) God bless you bunches ~ JoAn

  7. Thank you for following and commenting on my blog! I was reading through you last ten posts or so and i think that i am following slightly in your footsteps. My blog is a lot like yours in ways. I started my blog only a few months ago just as a journal. A public journal but a journal none the less. I talk about everything and anything that is on my mind, but i still keep it confidential.You are sharing your life, as it goes. It is very cool to know that I am not alone in sharing the passion to share.

    • lilacandivy says:

      Hey, thanks for posting on my blog! :) Yeah, I’ve been enjoying reading your blog a lot, and I agree that we are very similar in that we share our thoughts, what happens, etc…
      I do not know if I can stop blogging now, ha ha. It has a duel effect – in that it rids thoughts from my mind, but now I also walk around trying to remember my thoughts and what’s happening so I can write it all down later.
      Keep writing, know that there’s at least one person out there that has come across your blog & enjoyed reading your thoughts. :)

  8. Reblogged this on Writing for His Glory and commented:
    Hey readers! Check out this awesome giveaway on a friend’s blog!

  9. And I believe you already have my e-mail. ;)

  10. jamie dunn says:

    Hello Sarah!! :)

  11. […] Today is the last day to enter the giveaway – just a reminder that if you have already entered, there are ways to put in multiple entries, as detailed on the post. […]

  12. Tasha says:

    Sarah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ily. You are so amazing and you are the best writer in the whole entire world…… :)

    p.s. I am using your brother’s email………… hehehehehehehehehehe

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