For the record, when I'm contacted and asked to try a product and review it, I absolutely do not receive anything for it other than the product itself. I've been approached by companies who say I could make money on my blog, but there's something about that...I'm just not there. I don't want to think I'm blogging for income when I know I'm blogging for the community and the connection with kindred spirits. I hope that makes sense without sounding prissy.
I'm surely not putting down people who've successfully figured out how to enjoy blogging and make some pocket change in the process. You don't want to know how often Rob asks me, "Isn't there some way you can make money doing this?" LOL
On Wednesday I reviewed a Christian resource I was really impressed with. As always seems to happen with these kinds of posts, the response was minimal. I'm not sure why that is because really, I'm not trying to sell you something. I'm only telling you I tried something and thought it was great.
I have received, tried and declined to post about some products. The people who approach me always say they want my honest opinion, but I'm not going to post a negative review. That's not who I am and even if I think their product is not so good, I'm not going to come out here and put them down.
I seriously believe in Effective Parenting in a Defective World. I believe it could be an amazing group study, be it a group of parents who are trying to steer their children safely through the crazy world we live in, or a church study.
Especially a church study.
White Post Media sent me Chip Ingrams's amazing DVD Leader Kit. I've already told you what it's about, HERE.
I believe in this. I think it's wonderful. And I understand that if you thought I was suggesting you buy it for your own family, it seemed expensive. This is designed for a group study. It's a perfect program for a church to host.
The DVD kit I received cost $99.95. That's a pretty big investment for an individual but it's really not that big an investment for a church.
I'd like to donate the DVD leader kit I received. To a church.
I seriously thought I'd just hang onto this and share it with my daughters. But my daughters are two people and I know this kit I received can reach a much larger audience than my little family.
I feel the need to donate this to a church that will implement this program.
If a church owns the program, then the participation is so cost-minimal, it's amazing. The workbook each person needs in less than $11.
If you can find a leader in your church who will conduct the program (maybe you?), then the number of people who can be blessed is as endless as the number of young parents who are seeking guidance and help in raising their children.
This is simple. I'm donating this to your church. Your comment enters your church.
Revised: I will mail the program to YOU and let you present it to your church. There. That's better!
It's late Friday evening. I'll leave this open until next Friday evening, let's say 8 p.m. OK? That's a week. Perhaps you'd like to talk to someone in your church and see if they're interested in doing this before you enter the drawing.
Simply leave a comment and your church is entered.
I so hope I'm doing the right thing here. I've been staring at this DVD package for days, thinking, there must be some way this can help a lot of people. I don't know about you, but I'd have taken all the help I could get when I was raising my daughters!