Weekend giveaway: True Beauty

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by Tsh

Tsh is the founder of this blog and lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Today’s giveaway comes from sponsor True Beauty: Be Still, a film and reflection guide created by Lisa Chan. From True Beauty:

“Every woman knows the feeling. Regardless of her age, her income, or her family situation, women today are facing the challenges of a busy life and the stress that comes with it.

Obligations to children, husband, job, church, friends, committees, and the pressures of everyday life have created a spiritual crisis for women. Because in their efforts to be everything to everyone, women have forgotten the ONE who really should be their everything.

Lisa Chan believes that in our quest to do it all, women are missing God. In the first film of her new series, True Beauty: Finding Your Identity in Jesus, Chan focuses on what it means to Be Still. Be Still addresses the issues that confront women when they forget to spend time with Jesus — something that, like most women, Chan struggled with herself.

As a mother of five children, co-founder of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California, and wife of best-selling author and pastor Francis Chan, Lisa knows firsthand what it means to be overwhelmed, overcommitted, and out of time.

It was an unplanned, extended time alone with God that fueled her desire to encourage every woman to see the beauty of coming before the Lord in stillness. She has seen firsthand that women in the church are suffering from depression, anxiety, and stress at alarming rates—and recognizes that women need to make the choice to find hope and healing and truth from God’s presence and through His Word.

With this film, Chan comes alongside women in their walk with the Lord to give them the tools they need to be the person God intends them to be.”

The Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Today, True Beauty is offering a “Be Still Devotional Package” to one Simple Mom reader, which includes the following: a Be Still DVD by Lisa Chan, a leather bound journal, an NIV Study Bible, and a “Be Still” Art Canvas.

To enter, simply leave any comment on this post.

This giveaway ends tonight, September 15, and I’ll announce the winners soon after. I hope you win!

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  1. avatar
    Martha Mason says:

    Be still indeed…thank you would love to win.

  2. This topic is really important. As women, we are under great pressure. I often think about how different life was for my grandmother and great-grandmother–much slower, very home- and family-focused, fewer distractions that pulled their energy and time away from what is truly important at the core. I’m glad to see this topic treated in a book.

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    Meredith Davis says:

    I need this one….. being still is unknown to me right now

  4. Wow. This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to check it out!

  5. Wow. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing. I would be so excited to win this as well.
    This is all so on my heart as well. Bless Lisa Chan.

  6. Awesome! This is just what I need at this time.

  7. As a homeschooling mom of three, I can identify with being “out of time” and realizing that I’m neglecting the most important relationship. I would love to have some encouragement in changing this!

  8. This would be a huge blessing in my life at this moment!

    Thank you.

  9. I work with women from teen level all the way up and this message is so important. Life is so scewed without our identity being found in Christ. So much heartbreak comes from that misplacement.

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    Karen Farnham says:

    This looks like an awesome tool for every Christian woman in today’s harried lifestyle! I love the idea of being true to your identity in Christ…..took me a long time (into my thirties!) to realize I didn’t need to be like anyone else, I just need to be ME!

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    Brittany West says:

    Well, this would be quite amazing.

  12. This feels like an answer to prayer. I’ve been reflecting and praying a lot on what it means to “be still” as I’m battling an unexpected medical diagnosis and still trying to intentionally parent my two baby daughters. I am not a naturally “still” person! What a blessing this resource would be. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  13. Wow, I can identify with Lisa Chan, also being a mom of five, and with so much going on it feels like each day I’m sinking in quicksand… and I would pass this along to others who also need encouragement.

  14. Wonderful. Our world is so fast paced. Like Shawn said, so different than our grandmothers’ world.

  15. Be still. Sounds so simple doesn’t it? How can such a simple thing be so hard to do?

  16. I’d love to win this…

  17. Be Still….so hard to do!

  18. Being still with my focus in the right place helps me be a better mom.

  19. Oh how I could use this in my life right now. Sounds wonderful!

  20. I’d love this! A have a friend who could *really* use this (and myself!)

  21. I would love to win this!

  22. Being still….I hear the little voice inside yearning for me to do this but the demands of life from the moment that I wake up supress it so quickly. This looks like encouraging material to look into. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  23. My daughter-in-law is also a mom of 5 children and a pastor’s wife of a church in transition in southern California. They are beginning their 3rd year, and experiencing much growth. I would love to be able to send her this material – it sounds WONDERFUL! Even at 60 years old and a grandmother of twelve I still struggle with making time to “be still.” Thank you for sharing this book. I hadn’t heard of it before, and plan on looking into getting a copy for myself.

  24. Sounds like a fantastic book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Having read her husband’s books, I can only imagine how challenging and inspiring her book must be.

  26. Thanks for offering this giveaway! We are so busy serving others that we often neglect ourselves. I definitely need some help to center myself on what’s important.

  27. wow. with three under four I could use this…

  28. one of my favorite and perhaps most needed reminders….be still.

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    Carmen Forrester says:

    Lovely. Soundd like a grea film worthy of sharing for sure.

  30. I have just been convicted by a giveaway! I definitely need to spend less time doing and more time being!!

  31. God is working on this very thing in me- whether I win or not, I am sure God will get this lesson in my heart

  32. Thank you for this giveaway! Looks great!

  33. As a mom with adhd & having had a child with adhd it is a challenge to be still! When I am reading is about the only time I am still & yet my mind races like crazy! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  34. This sounds great! Thanks :)

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    Jennifer anderson says:

    I would absolutely love to win this giveaway!

  36. A message I know I need to hear!

  37. Sounds like a great resource. Love that print, too.

  38. It’s so easy to forget to “be still”.

  39. I need this.

    (What about the woman in the video who’s husband was leaving her?)

    Thank you.

  40. Looks wonderful! Thanks for all the great giveaways you post.

  41. Would love to win this… sounds amazing!

  42. Please!

  43. Would love this!

  44. This looks amazing. Thanks.

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    SARA CORREDOR says:

    SOUNDS AMAZING. AFTER DEALING WITH A PERSONAL TRAUMATIC EVENT IN 2011, RECONNECTING WITH JESUS HAS BEEN A DAILY ATTEMPT. WOULD LOVE TO READ THIS AND BECOME MORE IN TOUCH WITH HOW TO CONNECT AND JUST BE STILL AND LET JESUS DO IS WORK, ON HIS TIME.

  46. What a blessing this would be!!! : ) Thank you!!!

  47. Would love to win this, looks like a great video/read and addresses something I struggle with on a daily basis

  48. I just lost my sister, I probably need to “be still”

  49. Loved the trailer! Would love to see the full film AND have all these supportive resources. Thanks for another great giveaway!!

  50. This sounds like just what I need right now.

  51. I’d love to try this!

  52. This looks fabulous. Indeed, every woman needs this message – I’m looking forward to exploring it further. Thanks for letting us know about it, and for the chance to win!

  53. I would love to win!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  54. So understand… Where does the time go?

  55. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this!

  56. This sounds so encouraging! It is so true

  57. Sounds great!

  58. As mothers we set the tone and example for our family – this is a great message for us and our families.

  59. I am loving these! Giveaway aside, it’s great to learn about things like this. Thank you.

  60. How I do need this!!! I feel like I’m on a hamster wheel that never slows down. Would love to win!!

  61. Sounds great! This would be so helpful to me as I begin a new journey of transformation in my life. Tsh, I loved your post yesterday over at incourage about partial solutions – that really spoke to me. Thanks.

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    Emily galyen says:

    Would love to see this, have been feeling like this is so needed in my life and would love the opportunity to walk thru it with other women.

  63. Sounds exactly like something I would need!

  64. I would love to win this!

  65. I would love this! Thanks for the opportunity.

  66. That sounds so lovely. I have recently started adding meditation to my prayers and scripture study and it is so helpful in staying calm through my day. This sounds like a lovely companion.

  67. I really appreciate a chance to win this great prize. I could really use this message at this season in my life. Thanks!

  68. What a superb giveaway! It sounds wonderful.

  69. This sounds like a really timely, interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. This is definitely something that I (and many women I know) could benefit from!

  71. A lesson it seems that we have to keep learning, When in doubt, be still!

  72. avatar
    Rachelle Rideb says:

    I need something like this in this season in my life. :)

  73. avatar
    Amanda Medford says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  74. Oh, how I need to learn to be still!

  75. I would love to have this! So inspiring!

  76. It’s so easy to be caught up in the demands of life and forget stillness and quiet. What a great message!

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    Sheri Grissen says:

    Sounds like a great book to read!

  78. One of my friends was talking about this very topic yesterday. Sounds like a great resource!

  79. This is a lovely giveaway n know more than one who could benefit from this…

  80. I love these types of affirmations because I think we can be so hard on ourselves as women. Looks like a wonderful book.

  81. I would love to win this great package – much needed encouragement!

  82. Sounds like it might be very helpful. I am a stay at home, Christian mother of four; two in college and two that I am homeschooling. It is important that we not get so busy that we neglect our spiritual life.

  83. I could really use this.

  84. This is definitely an area that I struggle with! Being still in today’s culture is so hard.

  85. Looks like a GREAT (and necessary!) read. Would love to be entered into this drawing! Thank you~

  86. avatar
    Meredith Hendricks says:

    Such an important message to remember and apply.

  87. Thank you for your insights and inspirations. And for introducing us all to valuable resources and to a larger community outside what we see first hand. This is an amazing giveaway and makes me thankful in so many ways. It is so important these days to slow down and catch the moments. In a world so fast paced some struggle to even keep up and encouragement to find the stillness within brings hope. Thanks again!

  88. I am learning this right now! To slow down and focus on Gods opinion of me and Gods priorities. I can get into the people pleasing trap SO easily and it really destroys my confidence and my faith because it’s a loose-loose way to live. I look forward to checking out the book either way but I would LOVE to win it!

  89. This sounds excellent! A much needed resource for many women.

  90. Wow… it would be such a blessing to my heart to read this right now.

  91. avatar
    Jessica Barnes says:

    This looks so lovely.

  92. 4 kiddos and all their activities and homeschooling gets busy and hectic. It would be so nice to find a way to bring HIM back into focus.

  93. I would love to win this! Thanks!

  94. avatar
    Jennifer Jones says:

    Thank you so much for offering this! God Bless you! :)

  95. Sounds wonderful! Thank you for this opportunity.

  96. love this…totally a theme running around my mind lately.

  97. Looks like an interesting read – hoping to be still long enough to check it out :)

  98. avatar
    stephanie williams says:

    Sounds very helpful.

  99. as a single mom, full time job, full time nursing student this is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!! Yay!

  100. The Lord keeps reaffirming His Word of “Peace” to me. His promise in Exodus 14:14 says, “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.” I just love that God is fighting FOR me, and all I have to do is receive His Peace and Rest.