Just one verse each day.
Today’s image is brought to you by a long streak of ninety-degree weather, which renders me incapable of putting together a simple graphic. But what’s the first rule of blogging? YOU GOTTA HAVE A PICTURE. If there’s not a picture, people won’t read it; and if the picture is the same as yesterday’s picture, people won’t read it.
So here’s your picture, with a chainsaw! Courtesy of John Herreid, who also designed the actual cover of my book, The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning, which currently is #159 in Catholic books on Amazon, mainly because I keep linking to it everywhere in hopes of funding a chainsaw for my husband for Christmas. I don’t think he actually wants one. I just want him to have one.
If you enter today’s contest by leaving a comment, go ahead and do it with a chainsaw, see if I care. That reminds me of the time that our old pastor, Monsignor Dan, gave a long, impassioned sermon about how important it is to commit to each other in marriage. He warmly and repeatedly implored cohabiting couples to come see him, and he promised would do whatever he could to normalize their situations so they could be in full communion with the Church.
After Mass, my husband goes up to him and shakes his hand. (This is after we’ve been going to this church for years and hogging more than a full pew with our offspring, mind you.) And he says, “Great sermon, Father. And you know what? I think we’re really ready to get married now.”
And poor Monsignor Dan. He just froze. Stopped breathing for a second, and froze, and his apple cheeks went pale.
And then he goes, “AHHHHH, you’re a funny guy!” Poor Monsignor Dan. I guess he has to be ready to hear anything, when people meet him in the back of the church.
So here it is, hot, and I’m giving away another monitor, this one generously donated by . . .
Lori and Eric Doerneman, a mother-son duo, who are founding a new online resource to educate parents on how to be positive and effective communicators with their children about porn. Stay tuned for an interview!
Here are the other generous sponsors of the other monitors:
Monday: Dr. Michael Czerkes, pro-life and NFP-only OB/GYN at Women’s Health Associates, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, ME.
Tuesday: Dave Singleton in honor of A Simple House.
Thursday: An anonymous, loving Catholic family of eight from South Dakota, who would love to have more babies in the world.
Friday (US): An anonymous donor
Friday (UK): An anonymous donor
And now les details d’raffle:
How do I enter? Use the Rafflecopter form below. It gives you several ways to enter. If the form doesn’t show up, click on the link that says “a Rafflecopter giveaway” at the bottom of the post. Only one prize per household.
How often can I enter? You may enter once per day, using as many options as you like from the Rafflecopter form. It will show up as “x/6” — so, for instance, if you complete two types of entries today, it will say “2/6” at the top of the form. If it says “0/6,” then your entry did not go through.
Each day is a separate raffle. Each raffle runs from midnight to midnight, eastern time.
Can I win if I live outside the US? Not Monday through Thursday. HOWEVER, if you have a mailing address in the UK, you can enter on Friday. I’ll be giving away two monitors on Friday: one for a winner in the US, and one for a winner in the UK. If you live in the UK, please only enter the UK contest on Friday! Sorry, residents of other countries are not eligible to win. Sorry with a chain saw!
When will winners be announced? I’ll choose one winner each day on Monday through Thursday, and two winners on Friday (one winner in the US, and one in the UK). I’ll announce all the winners on Friday, or possibly on Saturday if I am a terrible person.
If you are a winner, I will notify you using the address you provided to Rafflecopter.
Do I have to provide my actual email address, even though I worry that you will use it to steal my soul and then go on a shopping spree at Forever 21? Yes, please use an actual email address. I don’t even want your soul. Your valid email is the only way I have of getting in touch with you if you win, so please make sure that when you sign up for Rafflecopter, you use an active address! If I can’t get in touch with you, I’ll pick a different winner.
I think that’s it! Good luck, and thanks again to today’s sponsor, Lori and Eric Doerneman. Chain saw not included.