Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm Thankful with Mindy Gledhill

Ahh shucks guys.   Thanks so much for all of your comments.  I'm so grateful to have such nice friends!  And just so you know, I wasn't kidding about the heartburn thing.  One of the side effects of all the fertility drugs plus actually being pregnant was my gallbladder went bad and I had it out when Ivy was 3 months old.  It was awful!  Well, we ended up having a mini blizzard here in Tri Cities which was kind of a nice holiday surprise.  Ivy and I had quite the time playing in the snow and I'm excited to get out there again today!   

Remember when I went to this concert a couple of weeks ago?  I had such a fabulous time and I was truly impressed with Mindy's story telling. Her lyrics are so uplifting and I knew she would fit in just right for I'm Thankful week so I got brave enough to ask her to join us.  She answered yes right away {which is so awesome!} and I'm over the moon to have Mindy Gledhill here today! 

I made an attempt to write this post two nights ago . . . right after I had stepped in a pile of dog poo in my front yard and didn’t realize it until I had tracked it all over kingdom come; right after I wrestled my boys to bed; right after they got out of the beds I had just duct taped them to only to start a fist fight; right after I threatened them with their lives and took away their most prized possessions in order to get them to GO. TO. SLEEP; right after I uttered an agitated “Good night.  I love you guys.”
The post did not come.
I look at the blogs of other mothers longingly at times, what with all their clever ideas on centerpieces, recipes, sewing projects and children with polka dot rain boots, striped stockings and cordoroy pinafores. 
That is not my life. 
Don’t misunderstand me here.  I often wish I were the type of mother who could provide all these comforts to her children.  I’m sure I could if  I felt passionately about it.  But if I’ve learned one thing this last year it’s that when we focus on all the things that we are not, we embark on a perilous journey that can only further estrange us from who we really are.  And who we really are is always, without fail, an amazing child of God, with endless light and power—which power comes in many different forms.  This knowledge is what I feel the most gratitude for each day of my life.  This knowledge allows me to see all the gifts that God has given me.  I may not be able to craft a crème brûlée in a heart-shaped ramekin, but with God’s help, I can craft a song that might help a weary soul take heart.  I am grateful for a God who doesn’t judge me by my centerpieces, but who loves the piece of work that I am, just the way that I am.  Happy Thanksgiving.


Thanks so much Mindy for taking some precious time to join us for I'm Thankful Week.  I appreciate what you've written.  I couldn't agree with you more about being yourself.  Spot on my dear!

All right folks.  Mindy has a fabulous surprise for us today!  She offered last night to give away her new album Anchor. 


And I know that you want it, cuz I want to win it.  Except that would look kind of suspicious if I did end up winning. ;) So here's what you have to do.  

 {leave seperate comments for each entry}

+Entry one: Leave Mindy some comment love!
+Entry two: Tell us your favorite Mindy Gledhill song
+Entry three:  Become a fan of Mindy Gledhill on facebook and tell us or let us know you already are
+Entry four:  You know the drill, use your fave social media to spread the word, but you have to tell us what you did.  
+and Entry five:  Become a follower of Making it My Own and/or leave another comment letting me know.

Woot!  FIVE chances to win!  And if you already own it you know it would be an awesome Christmas present for someone!  Thanks again Mindy.  I heart you!  And your boots.

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77 comments:

  1. Short and sweet mindy, I love that! You said so much by writing so little. It's so great to know that we can all like and do different things and still be talented people.(without feeling guilty about it ;) thanks for sharing and thanks Jenn for getting up the courage...what a great reminder this time of year.

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  2. Wouldn't it be cool if the first person to comment, won the cd? :):) my favorite song...it's a toss up between hourglass and this is my song. Depends on what day of the week it is I suppose :)

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  3. Ps. Mindy...your concert was awesome when you came here! Loved your bowtied band boys...all so talented!

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  4. what an awesome example of acceptance. i love this post and feel so inspired by it. i too want to accept who i am instead of trying to be something i think i'm supposed to be. thanks for sharing mindy!!

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  5. Mindy is amazing :) She inspired me when I went to her concert live in Logan. UT. While she wasn't even preaching, her songs and her charisma inspired me to be a better person. The night I came home from Mindy's concert I started a blog. Her songs flow through my car speakers and laptop speakers every single day and we just dance around in a better mood.

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  6. My favorite song is All the Pennies. "We don't have a lot but there's no shortage here for love." That line is so important! And it's such a creative little song with an actual true story behind it. It's relative to my life.

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  7. 3- I'm already a fan of Mindy and a friend on facebook.

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  8. 4- I have pictures with her in my album on facebook. Posts about her on my blog and statuses which have lyrics by her and just say I love Mindy.

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  9. 5- I'm a follower of Making it My Own. This is an awesome blog!!! Great idea.

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  10. Fave song is All about your heart!

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  11. Already a fan of Mindy on FB

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  12. Oh GOSH I want this CD so bad. I feel I am the last person on earth who hasn't gotten it!

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  13. Hmm it's a toughy to pick a favorite really...I like All the Pennies though, how about that?

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  14. I am a fan/like her FB page :)

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  15. I of course am a follower on Making it my Own!!

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  16. Mindy you are awesome! Thanks for the reminding me of that precious truth! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. I am following your blog

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  18. I like Mindy on Facebook

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  19. My favorite song by Mindy is All About Your Heart and Anchor (it's a toss up)

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  20. I am a fan on both of mindy's facebook pages!

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  21. Love Mindy, got to see her perform with The Lower Lights and it was off the hook!

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  22. I tweeted the giveaway! @gomamago

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  23. My favorite Mindy Gledhill song is off of Sum of All Grace, A Little More Like Thee.

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  24. posted on my facebook about this blog and giveaway! gave the link to get here.

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  25. "when we focus on all the things that we are not, we embark on a perilous journey that can only further estrange us from who we really are. And who we really are is always, without fail, an amazing child of God, with endless light and power—which power comes in many different forms." -mindy

    *um, mind if i tattoo that quote on my forearm? ;)

    seriously though-i need that reminder daily. so, thanks!

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  26. I already follow Mindy on FB!

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  27. My favorite Mindy song is Anchor...love love love it.

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  28. Mindy - I loved your concert in Mesa...it was the best. You're amazing!!!

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  29. Done - now a follower of you!

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  30. 1- I love your thoughts, especially "But if I’ve learned one thing this last year it’s that when we focus on all the things that we are not, we embark on a perilous journey that can only further estrange us from who we really are." My mom always told me growning up to be careful of what you think because thoughts become things. And from a movie I saw (forgot which one)"the negative stuff is easier to believe", so true. So keep positive thoughts and surround yourself with beauty and beautiful things, and don't forget that you are a child of a loving Heavenly Father.

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  31. this topic of focusing on all the things i am not is so simple to do, but this piece is so beautifully written & will stand as a wonderful reminder to me of what i should be focusing on. thank you!

    p.s. the pinafores & striped stockings made me giggle...i don't have any girls to dress in pinafores, but the image just cracks me up!

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  32. 2-"I Do Adore"
    3-I'm already an FB fan of Mindy's
    4-Post YouTube Anchor album to my FB account
    5-I'm now a follower of 'Making it My Own"

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  33. favorite mindy song = whole wide world. (it's actually my alarm song in the morning because it makes me all happy to start a new day with plenty of new possibilities!)

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  34. and i'm already a follower here!

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  35. My Favorite song would have to be... All About Your Heart. It is too true that we need to realize that's it's about who WE are, and not what we look like.

    THANK YOU MINDY!

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  36. Mindy is such a neat person in my eyes. I don't know her personally, but at her concerts I can even just sense her good heart.

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  37. I love Mindy's song "What am I" I think it is so cleverly written. So cute. I also love "Back to Where you Are." Both songs are inspiring to me. Oh and her song about her son. I can't remember what it's called but it is super sweet.

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  38. I'm already a fan on facebook! I have been for a while. AND I have her button on my blog and I have for a while :) I do it without the bribe of a giveaway :) A true fan :)

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  39. I tweeted this postto spread the word!

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  40. Mindy, you have a special way with words that express how I feel inside and what I would love to say (but can't spit it out like you). What a beautiful talent you have been blessed with! Thanks for willingly sharing it with the world!

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  41. 2 - I love EVERY song the Anchor album and I'm getting to know and love her other songs too. I'd have to say that today, my favorite song is "I Do Adore"

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  42. 3 - I'm already a fan of Mindy on Facebook!

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  43. 4 - My husband and I are working on a having Mindy up for a concert in Western Washington. We are so excited. I've posted pics of me with Mindy and my daughters at her Logan concert and that she's having a special Christmas sale on her CDs right now! :)

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  44. 5 - I'm a happy follower of "Making it My Own" blog! :)

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  45. Yay Mindy! I love your words and that the world is eating them up!

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  46. Cool Give Away. I wish I had been to the concert in TC. What a great Thankful Week Jenn!

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  47. I love your music. Its what I listen to when I'm stressed. Its good for any time as well.

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  48. Favorite song: "when we meet again"

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  49. I am a fan and have been for a long time : )

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  50. I have a blog and have her videos on there, and a link to her blog. I also share her music videos with my other friends.

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  51. Ok done and done. : ) Follower of the blog too.

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  52. Wow! Thanks for all the awesome comments everyone! And thanks to Jenn for having me as a guest blogger. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  53. I love her voice and her inspiring songs. I like singing her songs and it help me to learn English, because I'm from Argentina!

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  54. My favourite song is "All about your heart", the first time I listened it was in a mormon message and I loved it. But I didn't know who was the singer. So, I looked up and I found out it was Mindy Gledhill, since that I love listening all her songsss!!!

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  55. I'm already a fan of Mindy Gledhill on facebook!!!

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  56. I recently changed my profile pic on facebook for one of Mindy.

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  57. Now, I am a follower of your blog!!

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  58. Mindy, I so love your album! I downloaded it several weeks ago and would love to win a physical cd to give to my sis-in-law...I know she will love it as much as i do!

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  59. It's so hard to pick my favorite song...I really love "Anchor" a lot, and I think that "Anchor" in spanish is gorgeous, too!

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  60. Just became a fan on FB!!!!

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  61. Just became a follower of your blog!

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  62. Just sent an FB invite to a bunch of my friends to check Mindy out! Yay!!!

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  63. I love mindy! inspirational words. beautiful voice. peaceful music..what's there not to love??hoor

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  64. I am loving the song California right now! hard to choose a fave!

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  65. 3- I am already a fan on FB!

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  66. 5-I am a follower of your blog! love it :)

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  67. I am your newest follower and would love a follow back !
    My email is
    isafrenchy@gmail.com
    Please ! I want to win !

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  68. refreshing perspective!
    what a treat to have mindy guest-post with you, jenn. she was a perfect choice. i love how she can so eloquently put it how it is. :)

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  69. i love mindy gledhill! i saw her at a home concert here in washington state and it was to die for fun! she is just so sweet and kind and then i blogged about it! her lyrics are so inspiring i could listen all day long. my husband not so much!

    great post!

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