Thursday, March 13, 2008

...for green ipods??

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, iMommies is giving away two green 1GB iPod Shuffles!

Here are the rules as posted on iMommies:

Entries will be reviewed in two categories, and one winner selected from each. You may enter one, or both, of the categories below.

Category 1 (Website/Blog Post)
To enter the Category 1 giveaway, write a post about the iMommies St. iPodtrick’s Day giveaway and link back to this post. The article should include an Irish fact from history, Irish tradition, Irish limerick, or anything else related to St. Patrick’s Day!

Category 2 (iMommies Comment)

To enter the Category 2 giveaway, leave a comment to this post. The comment should again include an Irish fact from history, Irish tradition, Irish limerick, or anything else related to St. Patrick’s Day!

****Remember, you are to link to and make comments at iMommies, not, I always appreciate your comments *smile*, but for the contest make sure your links and comments are at iMommies!

Head on over to iMommies and enter today!!!

And here is a little Irish Blessing that I came across for our homes:

Bless This House

Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day;
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.

Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee.

Helen Taylor, a poet, wrote the original words and titled it "Bless The House." Her friend, Mary Brahe, composed stirring, devotional music to accompany the lyrics. A few years after its publication, the song caught the attention of John McCormack who immediately recognized its potential greatness, changed the title to "Bless This House," made some minor revisions in the lyrics and included the song as a highlight of his repertoire. It became one of his best selling recordings.


Martha A. said...

I was supposed to leave a comment on the link you had, right?

KeepItSimple said...

Thanks for stopping by, Martha!

Yes, you have to go over to the iMommies site to join in on that contest. If you left a comment over there, along with something Irish, then you're good to go.

Blessings to you -