Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Love Came Down: (In)spired Deals Review & Giveaway!

Yesterday was shaping up to be a really bad day.

Let's just be real here--getting a call that I have skin cancer (I still can't really believe that I'm even typing that) was not the highlight of my year, even in light of the fact that I have experienced a remarkable amount of peace about the whole situation or the fact that the prognosis is incredible. It's still just not a great experience.

Within an hour of receiving the call from the dermatologist, the FedEx man knocked on my door...with a huge box from DaySpring and (in)courage. Words cannot even begin to describe what a blessing it was to me that this box arrived at the precise moment it did. For the blessing of a gentle reminder that love came down, for me.

Inside, was the absolutely stunning Star Tea Light Holder:


I could probably write paragraphs upon paragraphs about the understated, simple beauty of this tea light holder, but I think the pictures can probably do it more justice than I could.

First side:

Second Side:

Really, could the stain be any more perfect? It's the perfect distressed, reclaimed wood look.
And if that weren't enough, they tossed in some coffee mugs, also from the Love Came Down line.


Really, there are just no words to adequately describe this gift that I have been given--these visual reminders that God is with me, always. Even now, even through this. It is a tremendous blessing to me to be able to have these ever-present reminders to see daily, early each morning as I shuffle to the kitchen to start my day with coffee.

Even better? DaySpring and (in)courage are allowing me to bless one of you with a $20 shop credit. And guys, there are some amazing things on clearance over at the DaySpring shop. Like these:

Bless This Home Wall Art-$15

Everyday Joy Gift Set-$19.99

Jesus is the Gift Platter- $6.25

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. The giveaway will be open until Tuesday December 20th at 7am PST. For the love of all things good, please make sure that there's an email address attached to the account you use to enter, or that you leave some way for me to contact you in the event that you win! Good luck!

Fine Print and Disclosure Statement: The winner will have seven days to respond to my email. If I haven't heard back within seven calendar days, I'll pick a new winner. Winner will be responsible for paying their own postage. In addition, the coupon code will not activate unless the total in the cart meets or exceeds $20. I received both the Star Tea Light Holder and the mugs at no cost to me, for the purpose of review. I was not compensated for the review itself, and all opinions are my own, as always.


  1. I'd love to win. I'm always eyeing up their things! :)

  2. I love that "mystery bruise" is your tag for the skin cancer. Way to smile in the face of adversity!

    In other news, that tealight holder is DIVINE. I have never heard of Love Came Down before, but you can bet I'm going to check them out immediately!

  3. Your gifts are beautiful! My email address is laurabeth33 @ hotmail dot com.

  4. Wow, I've never ordered from them before but all these items are gorgeous! I'm really really impressed. And how wonderful that you got your package when you did, I hope it brought an extra smile to your face. :)

  5. So awesome that it came at just the right time. Praying for encouragement for you today!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your news. I am thinking of you today.

  7. I always enjoy your blog, but your last few posts have really made an impression on me - with both your honesty and peace. I'm praying for you!

  8. I love ALL of their things! So gorgeous & meaningful...I have one of their platters displayed by my sink & it is always a great reminder.

  9. Fan mail always makes a big difference, even when compared with the heavy stuff. Thanks for the message btw, I have read it and been thinking about you a lot. Someone in my immediate family has recently been diagnosed with bladder cancer and seems to be as treatable as your mystery bruise, but still cancer. It's hard being far away from you and others when things like this happen! I love you Mere!

  10. Perfect timing is always a beautiful thing. :)

    k8ty_bj at hotmail.com

  11. Ugh, so sorry about your news. Even though the prognosis is great that is still just CRUMMY!

    But yes, the stain on that candle holder is just perfect and sometimes a well timed gift can turn a day around in a hurry.

  12. Beautiful items. robertsjudimc@hotmail.com

    Just lifted you up in prayer. Don't worry. =) Most cancers today really are treatable it seems. My grandmother's beaten cancer three times. I know I have a really rotten time of it right now, but the cancer my aunt had was deemed incurable from the beginning. So don't let my story freak you out. =) This is annoying, this is awful, but you CAN and WILL get through this.

  13. I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis,but glad it was caught early! What a blessing.

    I am loving the tealight holder!!


  14. I'm so partial to the "Love came down" stuff- my kids' choir just sang a song with that line in the Christmas program last weekend. Love it!

    just in case- jwpbride at gmail

  15. Love the star! Here's to good health!
    lmbase @ roadrunner. com

  16. I'm so sorry about your diagnosis. I pray that treatment will be effective and that you will soon be declared cancer free.

    What a delight to get the DaySpring box on the day of your diagnosis. DaySpring boxes have a great way of cheering one up!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway and for sharing about these beautiful and meaningful items.

  17. Will be praying for you - especially at this season, may the true Peace and Joy will be with you. Thanks for letting me enter this giveaway.

    - Grace
    ghalim at yahoo dot com

  18. I had several points this year that aren't what I'd call "Highlights", but I love how God surprises us and gives us reminders of His grace!

  19. Thank you for sharing this great giveaway
    tammileesweeps at hotmail.com


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