Sunday, April 8, 2012

Some Easter Thoughts and a Beautiful Giveaway!

 UPDATE: Sunday, April 15, 2012

Patty Sines is the winner of the framed 11 x 13 “Picture of Christ” print signed by the artist, Liz. (Retail Value $159.99)!

CONGRATULATIONS! 

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Happy Easter Everyone! In the spirit of the holiday I have a special project to share with you AND a beautiful giveaway!

But first a short story….

This is a story about an artist named Liz. One day, not long ago, she was coerced into watching what she thought would be a corny “Bollywood” movie called “My Name is Kahn”. What she ended up watching was a portrayal of hurt and loss and love and hate during the aftermath of the 9/11 crisis that was so real and heartfelt that it made it hard to watch. As a matter of fact, at one point she asked that the movie be stopped so she could go and compose herself. While in another room she felt the need to kneel in prayer and ask God why there was so much hatred in the world and what she personally could do to help stop it. Out of that experience the answer to her prayer was born….the non-profit organization Picture Of Christ, dedicated to the goal of providing a picture of the Savior to everyone and every home.

Why a picture? What difference can a simple picture make in a world that sometimes seems to be crumbling all around us?

If you will indulge me for a moment…from a personal perspective…let me answer my own question. A lot.

I have been through some pretty dark times in my life. Times when hurt and sorrow threatened to destroy me…body and spirit. But no matter how far away from the Savior’s love I felt…whenever I saw an image of Him…a peace came over me that I couldn’t find anywhere else in my life at that time. And I felt that maybe…just maybe…there might be a way for me back into the light. I truly believe that the Savior’s love can penetrate the darkest trial.

And that is the whole idea behind, PictureOfChrist.com, a website that’s sole reason for existing is to put a free picture of Christ in every home.

If you go to the website…you will see there are 3 different photos to choose from:

Click on the graphic that saysFREE PRINT – Click here and you will be directed to a page where you can find a distributor near you where you can pick up your choice of pictures. If there is not a distributor near you…they will mail the free print to you for a nominal shipping fee.

Plus, there are ways to get involved by either purchasing them to give away yourself or by donating money to the organization and specifying whether you want the pictures to go to military, prisons or a local charity.

It’s a simple yet powerful concept and one I hope we can all help start a groundswell for.

And in celebration of this wonderful idea…one lucky reader of this blog will receive the gorgeous framed 11 x 13 print below, signed by the artist, Liz. (Retail Value $159.99) .

To enter to win, simply go to Picture Of Christ on Facebook and “Like” their page, then leave a comment below saying that you have (that way I can keep track of all the entries).  I will announce the winner of the framed and signed print NEXT Sunday, April 15th.

May this Easter be a day of celebration and reflection, rooted in happiness, triumph and joy!  

(And lots of chocolate!)  :-)





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82 thoughts on “Some Easter Thoughts and a Beautiful Giveaway!

  1. Jennifer K

    What a beautiful thing to share and I love hearing these stories of how the spirit moves someone and wants to share that with others. We need more positive in the world, it was a pleasure to go and like “Picture of Christ”. Happy Easter to you and everyone

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  2. Brenda W

    What an awesome project and what more appropriate time could there be to become aware of it? Thank you so very much for sharing it. I was more than happy to “like” Picture of Jesus on Facebook. Have a blessed and Happy Easter. He Is Risen!

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  3. Laurie

    What a wonderful giveaway! I absolutely “liked” Picture of Christ’s page on Facebook. And yes, seeing an image of Christ does have a profound impact on people. Anger fades, sorrow lifts, worries wash away. And joy soars. Have a wonderful and blessed Easter.

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  4. Traci

    What a wonderful way to start my busy Easter morning. Thank you, I really like the one with the Jesus and little girl. Reminds me of the way we are supposed to treat our children.

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  5. Patty Sines

    I too liked the facebook page…what a terrific mission! And inspired by a movie, no less! A blessed Resurrection Sunday to everyone!

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    1. Jillee Post author

      Patty! You are THE WINNER of the framed 11 x 13 “Picture of Christ” print signed by the artist, Liz. (Retail Value $159.99)!

      CONGRATULATIONS!

      Please email click on the “CONTACT” button at the top of the page and send me your email address and I will be in contact with you about getting you your prize! :-)

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  6. Heidi

    Thank you for your Easter thoughts and for introducing me to this project. I just liked it on Facebook. I hope you have a beautiful Easter!

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  7. Penny Wilcox

    Hi Jillee, I have been to your site many times but have not left a message for you. (I follow you on Pinterest as well) Your ideas are great I love them but this is the best of all. Thank you for all your ideas & help & for passing along this mission. May your family be blessed this Easter & always.
    Penny

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  8. Christy

    I also liked the Facebook page. Thank you for bringing such a wonderful organization to my attention. I am looking forward to supporting it in the future!

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  9. April Merrell

    I love this idea to put a free picture of Christ in every home! Wow, how powerful. I feel the same way that no matter how dark your day is or how low you feel when you look at his picture your heart softenes!

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  10. Ashley

    I love this idea! Especially the Facebook page because every time someone “likes” the page it will show up on their own page! Thank you for sharing this story and being honest about your love for Jesus Christ!

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  11. Stacy Hammerle

    I, like you, am currently going thru a very dark time. I wanted to thank you for this post this Easter morning. Not only do I “like” the Picture of Christ Facebook page, I love it! It was precisedly what I needed this morning. Thank you for sharing:)

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  12. Karie

    Thank you for the beautiful give away…I liked Picture of Christ on FB and also visited her web page…What a wonderful idea to share with the world!

    By the way I love the spring picture on your post today….Happy Easter to you as well….

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  13. Melissa F.

    What an inspirational message and a wonderful website! I “liked” on Facebook… I would have “loved” if it was an option. Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter!

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  14. Catherine Hoffman

    Jillee, I hope you and your family have a Blessed day filled with the meaning of Calvery and love. Thank you for thinking of us all on this special day. This is a beautiful give-away. Thank you.
    Catherine

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  15. Deebi27

    Jillee, I am so glad I have found this blog, your energy is truly a blessing and I appreciate it. As I have read every post a thought has come to mind and off the top…I am Jewish and my heritage literally goes all the way back to the Old Testament…before Jesus! With that said I think Liz’s passion is wonderful outpouring and very generous of you for this giveaway. How do we truly know what Jesus truly looked like? Thank you!

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  16. Becky Tjapkes

    Jill, thank you for sharing your story and this mission! The pictures aren’t beautiful and I “liked” the page on Facebook. Praise the Lord! He is risen!

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  17. Joyce Ferkler

    This picture is absolutely beautiful. I would be honored to have this hanging in my home. It makes you pause and think about life and the blessings you are given. God Bless Joyce

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  18. Kathy Fisk

    I went to the page and I did like it. This is such an awesome project. To give someone something to help them focus on God in the troubled times as well as the good. Thank you for telling us about this!

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  19. Kristin J.

    Thank you so much for showing me this site! I ‘liked’ them on Facebook….every house needs a visual reminder of the presence of Christ in their lives.

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