Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rebecca St. James I Will Praise You CD Review and Giveaway! Ends 04/12!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Rebecca St. James! We look forward to working with you again! The winner is Margaret R., Congratulations Margaret!
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Ascending Butterfly's 'It's MY Birthday, but You Get the Gifts' Giveaways, brought to you by:

Yesterday was my birthday and we are in the middle of the 'it's MY birthday, But You get the gifts' annual promotion! We started with Novica where I shared some great prezzies (including cute and meaningful bling), we currently have a Lindt chocolate giveaway running and now we are moving to music! When I think birthday or party I think music!

The day I was born fell on a Palm Sunday and my birthday always coincides with the season of Lent, so for me WHAT I listen to during this season is very important to me! I like listening to songs of praise and worship, across all categories and genres including Gospel, Rock, Christian and I've even listened to reggae and rap praise songs.

What we watch, read, and listen to has a huge influence on our thinking both on a conscience and sub-conscience level. For me, especially during the season of Lent, when I listen to music I like that music to fill my soul and lift my spirits.

I also have a keen interest in music released on or within days of my birthday across any genre!

Rebecca St. James I Will Praise You

In the following video, Rebecca explains her song, "Shine Your Glory Down," from the album, I Will Praise You, her first studio project since 2005, available everywhere April 5, 2011.

Track Listing:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I Will Praise You
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You Never Let Go
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Shine Your Glory Down
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You Still Amaze Me
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - In A Moment
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - The Kindness Of Our God
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - When The Stars Burn Down (Blessing And Honor)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Almighty God
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You Hold Me Now
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You Make Everything Beautiful

My Take:

Rebecca St. James first studio album was a self titled album released June 1, 1994. Her career's longevity is a true testament to her Faith. There is an underlying theme in many of the tracks of not letting anything stand in the way of her praising him, which truly resonated with me. There are many stressors in our day to day lives, that pull us away from ourselves, shake our foundations and test our Faith, but actively affirming that you will continue to praise, to let your soul be free, to sing, to work at your happiness and your Faith is a powerful message. This is a beautiful reminder not to let anything get you down or get in the way of your Faith.

Certain tracks were perfect 'road trip' tracks, the kind of songs that urge you to move forward and put trouble behind you, those uplifting, sing a long to type tracks that you are comfortable having the kids hear while they are in the car with you! I enjoyed this album, and definitely recommend it! Would you like to preview the album for yourself? Rebecca St. James is having a listening party, please click HERE!

You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Propeller have a very special surprise for 1 lucky winner! 1 winner will receive Rebecca St. James 'I Will Praise You CD'! (This is a great idea to slip one in that special someone's Easter Basket)

Don't you just ♥ Rebecca St. James? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY entry- Tell us one way music enhances your Faith. (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Tuesday, April 05, 2011 until Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - In the spirit of Music Fun share with us your favorite song ever! (Can be any genre or style!)

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  1. I'm a follower. Music enhances my faith by allowing me the means to worship. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. music calms me down and helps me feel better crystletellerday@yahoo.com

  3. Trying again, I am a public followere, I love this CD already, they played one of the tracks on the station I listen to in my car. Songs are constant reminders to me of who I am in Christ.

    maggie965 at yahoo dot com

  4. One of my favorite songs is Give Me your Eyes by Brandon Heath.

  5. Hi! I'm a follower. Music enhances my faith by enabling me to reflect through the lyrics and tunes; and by helping me heal through some painful times. I subscribed Rebecca St. James on her Youtube channel. My all time favorite song is The Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".

  6. I follow via GFC.

    Music enhances my faith by lifting my spirit and allowing me another way to worship God. My favorite right now is "Beautiful" by Mercy Me. It really speaks to me

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

  7. Follower.

    Music enhances my faith because the messages often remind me of the simple truths that I too often forget.

  8. following
    junegirl26 at hotmail dot com
    When I'm having a bad day, I listen to Christian music on the radio and it uplifts me. Rather than spiral further into a bad attitude, I am encouraged and remember what's really important in life.

  9. I love Chris Rice's song 'Come to Jesus'
    junegirl26 at hotmail dot com

  10. entered Yanni giveaway too

  11. i'm a gfc follower whose faith is enhanced by how listening to christian radio keeps me safe in the car, theres some real idiots out there but at least im calm speck135les at yahoo

  12. Music makes me more spiritual.


  13. Playing inspirational music on dreary days helps to lift my spirits.

  14. GFC Follower - reannenny

    For me worship music is a direct connection to God...it opens the channels to receive His Grace and Love. Something happens when you sing worship music - it invites the presence of God - When you are going through hard time or sickness it is singing and worship that gives you energy and strength and somehow gives healing. Music and singing helps us to express praise to God and in turn God blesses us... "God inhabits the praises of his people." Psalm 22:3

    reannenny at aol.com

  15. Voted

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    toni marie caravello

  16. My favorite song ever is by U2 Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.

    reannenny at aol.com

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  19. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @RebeccaStJames on Twitter


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  21. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Rebecca St. James on her Youtube Channel



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  25. I follow Ascending Butterfly via GFC. Music enhances my faith during the week when I am outside of church. It helps me reflect on my faith during the day. garrettsambo@aol.com

  26. Can't Help Falling In Love is my favorite song. garrettsambo@aol.com

  27. I follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook. garrettsambo@aol.com

  28. i am a follower on gfc susansmoaks
    music enhances my faith because when i am down i listen to songs that encourage me to remain strong and have faith in God!
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  29. I follow. Music enhances my faith by giving me an outlet to express it.

  30. I am a follow and music enhances my faith by lifting my spirits and helps me forget my troubles.

  31. It helps make me feel good actually.
    I'm a GFC follower.

  32. I voted for you. It went to a blank screen afterward so I hope it went through.

  33. GFC: Atreau.

    Music enhances my faith by focusing on the lyrics and meaning.

    atreau at gmail dotcom.