Weekend giveaway: True Beauty

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!

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world 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.

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  1. Just had #8 and was praying about this. I could SO use this.

  2. Christine C says:

    Great and timely topic for the busy oriented society we live in. My women’s group could all use this!

  3. Cool. I could use some encouragement in this area too.

  4. I’d love to win this!

  5. Sounds great!

  6. I totally identify with feeling “overwhelmed, overcommited, and out of time”. Lately, the stress has been great. Trying to mask stress for my 4 yr olds benefit takes lots of energy. I need to rekindle my relationship with God. This is a perfect fit and couldn’t have come at a better time for me personally……I really hope I win.

  7. looks great!

  8. Thanks for sharing info about this author! This sounds wonderful!

  9. Would love to win this! It’s something He is teaching me alot about lately.

  10. Becky Kellett says:

    Oh, I’m so excited about this!! I received an email from a friend of my today that said, “Every time I read these, I think of you.” I am a mom of three, and for the last year have been working full-time as a teacher while carrying a full load in college. Because my husband and I work well as partners and he is very supportive we were making it work, but not without stress and chaos. All throughout the year I kept hearing the Lord say to me, “Be Still.” So, I ended up quitting my job, so I could take on being mom and wife full-time. I’m still transitioning, learning how to “Be Still”. But now I understand why the Lord wanted me to “Be Still.” He wants to be in relationship with me. He wants a rich, communicative, loving relationship with me, one that can only be had with time and intention. So, this email has come at a perfect time~God’s time!

  11. what a nice gift. thanks.

  12. Yes. This.

  13. This is a great opportunity!! I am working on including more still moments in my life.

  14. this sounds great!

  15. Thanks for offering this 🙂

  16. Mary Ann Cauthen says:

    I would love to have this gift. At this stage in my life I thought I would have the “Being Still” down pat, but I still have to remind myself to “be still & know tat I am God.” Thanks for a wonderful give-away. Mary Ann Cauthen

  17. I would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I enjoyed and was challenged by Francis’ book and I would love a chance to win one of Lisa’s giveaways. I’m sure I would be encouraged by her work as well. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Rebecca in Texas

  19. I need a reminder of what it means to be still, seems to get harder as families grow!

  20. This is such a great idea!

  21. New homeschooling mom, living in a foreign country, and wanting to know Him deeper……I would love the encouragement and nudge of these materials. Thank you for sharing!

  22. What a great resource! Can’t wait to dig into the book and focus on the One who matters the most.

  23. I’ve got a million questions I’m circulating in my mind….
    “How do I live this life?”
    “How do I get everything done I need to get done and be who God created me to be?”
    “How do I find out who God created me to be?”
    “How much time do I spend praying and seeking, and when do I finally get up and start taking steps?”
    “How do I know whether to step out in faith or keep waiting for an answer/specific guidance?”
    And on and on…. Thank you Tsh, for this blog and for allowing the simpleness of pure living to be revealed. God’s best to you.

  24. Wonderful giveaway!

  25. Great giveaway……thanks so much for the opportunity!

  26. Sounds perfect!

  27. Intrigued. Lisa caught my attention in the trailer when she described her time with God as “exciting.” I remember what that was like & long for it again.

  28. Letitia Hopson says:

    My Lord is my bestest friend in the world!!! But even HE gets tired of me talking to him in the bathroom (just cause that the only peace I can get) So being able to come to him in stillness sounds sooooo ultimate!!! And there’s no flushing involved…anyhows I love him to much not to want this. AWESOME, FABULOUS, ULITMATE!!!!!

  29. This looks awesome!

  30. This post speaks directly to where I am at this point in my life! Thanks for a wonderful opportunity to win a nice package.

  31. Sounds like an amazing read….would be a blessing to win.

  32. This sounds like a wonderful giveaway. Sometimes it is so easy to forget to nourish our relationship with God.

  33. thank you for sharing this– i have dealt with anxiety since my oldest was born. we women can be hard on ourselves– nurturing everyone else first, sometimes forgetting to take care of ourselves…

  34. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Sounds fantastic. I wish I could say I can’t relate.

  36. I saw this video advertised and had been pondering getting it…what a great giveaway. Thanks for offering!

  37. Christina Y. says:

    Would love this!!! I was just thinking of trying to do more…. as a mom of 3 it can certainly be tough! This would be great!

  38. arlene onderwater says:

    Thanks for the opportunity – sounds great and much needed for many of us! ( :

  39. Oh wow, this looks very needed by most women!

  40. This sounds great!

  41. This sounds like an amazing resource for me and to share with those I’m mentoring!

  42. Thank you for the opportunity – I’d love to win!

  43. Wow! I am so excited about this DVD from Lisa Chan! I have been very blessed by her husband’s books and sermons, and I didn’t know she had done this. I am also a pastor’s wife (missionary, actually, just readjusting to American life after spending 19 years on the mission field!) I am excited to even be considered eligible for a contest like this, now that we are Stateside again! Would love to hear Lisa’s perspective on “being still”. It is something we all need to hear and practice more. I have a very dear friend, who just went through a nervous breakdown, that I would also love to give this to. Thanks for letting us know that this resource is available.

  44. Would love to win – thanks for the opportunity!

  45. I’d love to win this!

  46. Liesa Nichols says:

    I’m definitely the stretched mom/wife/etc. that struggles to find quiet time with the Lord!

  47. Definitely need more stillness without distractions…most are distractions I add to the mix–technology, etc.

  48. We are home on furlough from the Philippines & I constantly struggle with expectations, priorities, disappointments…this book sounds amazing!!!!

  49. Every woman/mom needs to read this one!

  50. This sounds wonderful!

  51. 30 minutes prior to reading this, I told my husband, “I’m lonely. I go and give all the time, but I’m lonely.” So glad to learn about this.

  52. Thanks for the opportunity!

  53. not easy leaving a winning entry when there are over 300 others commenting as well! but too important a topic to go unheard 🙂 TY for sharing this valuable offer ! along w/ the inspiriting to be gained… 😉

  54. I need this!

  55. Read the description of the book and sounds like something I could use right now. Trying to start my own business, while juggling a marriage problem and 4 children, I feel like I can’t find what I’m really supposed to be doing.

  56. Oooh… I would love this. Sounds like a breath of fresh air.

  57. This sounds like something I need right now.

  58. Would like to read and do this study

  59. Would love to watch this DVD with my women’s small group.

  60. Hope I’m not too late! You didn’t put an end-time on the contest!

  61. What a great and timely giveaway!

  62. I NEED this!!!! : )

  63. Wow. How timely. I have been struggling with this very thing. Thanks for sharing this.

  64. This looks really interesting and relatable! I would love to win it.

  65. Not sure if my first comment posted…. But wanted to say thanks for sharing this. It is definitely timely for my life. I have been feeling the urgency to sit in the stillness of the Lord and be filled up so I can continue to pour out without feeling so empty. Thanks!

  66. This sounds amazing. I home school. I cook. I’m married to a neat freak. I serve at our church. I teach at co-op. I have a baby and 2 big kids. My life is full. Full in a wonderful way and full in a hard way. It’s difficult to balance it all and still have time for stillness and beauty and caring for your own soul so you can care for the souls of others. I hope I win!

  67. thanks so could use these.

  68. Sounds interesting.

  69. This article really made me think about what is really going on in my life. I would love to win this.

  70. Our small group enjoyed the Crazy Love study by Francis Chan. There family life sounded so interesting. I would love to do a study by his wife!

  71. Crazy timing – I just checked out her husband’s “Crazy Love” from the library today. I think that this may be more relevant to me, as a mother of 4. I would love to win!

  72. This sounds great!

  73. Stillness what’s that?? Would love to learn! Pick me 😉

  74. Sounds like a great book!

  75. Sounds like I may need this!

  76. I can relate to those creeping feelings of anxiety that seem to crop up if I’m not careful. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  77. ok, this is me. I need to read this. It would be a blessing to receive.

  78. So timely…after two days of being extremely short tempered with my son, I read a suggestion to fill my own cup…now this. Thanks!

  79. This soumds great!

  80. Love being reminded I need to “Be Still.”

  81. Great giveaway! I think Lisa’s message is VERY needed today.

  82. Sounds beautiful!

  83. Love the Chan family heart for Christ.