Happy Birthday to Me!

Hey Friends!

I woke up this morning with such a full heart! Last night’s Video Premiere for “He Loves Me” was such a blessing. I loved seeing many treasured friends and sharing God’s goodness with them! A friend took lots of pics, so I’ll be sure to share them soon. (You can view a few on Day of Discovery’s FB site here)

And then to think today is my birthday too! Wow! My mouth hurts from smiling from the abundant joy I am feeling. Woo Hoo!

In honor of my birthday, my new website, and the premiere of “He Loves Me” this week ~ it’s time to celebrate! I want to share gifts with you all, my dear friends!  And since this is my 42nd birthday, how about 42 gifts?!   Yippee!!

But first, given all of the new friends visiting for the first time, I thought it’d only be proper if I introduce myself once again to you!

My name is Cindy and I’m so glad you are here! 🙂

You may be wondering, how did I come up with the title, *She Sparkles*?

Many years ago, my friend Shauna Niequist shared if she had to describe me in one word it would be “*sparkling*” (I thought to myself..”hmmm…sparkling ~ I like it!”).

Years later, when I came across Zechariah 9:16

The LORD their God will save them on that day as the flock of His people. They will *sparkle* in His land like jewels in a crown…..

….my creative wheels starting turning ~ and *She Sparkles* was born!

(And trust me ~ after many, many years of rebellious, sinful, defeated living ~ I now count it a huge privilege and honor to *Sparkle* for Him!)

My hope is that *She Sparkles* is a joy-filled place to talk about faith, family fun, marriage, parenting within our personality, prayer, and even finding hope in the midst of great tragedy.

I’ve been very honest with my life long weight struggle, and my desire to live Fat Talk Free.

My husband, John, is a controller for a local country club. He is handsome, hard working, loyal, an amazing dad, and enjoys doing laundry (a rare gift, I realize!).

We have been married almost 12 years!

John and I are blessed to have 4 great kids ~ ages 8, 9, 10, and 17. Trust me, there is never a dull moment at our house!

Last fall I stepped out of my comfort zone BIG TIME when I was asked to film my testimony for the Day of Discovery television show. Yikes!! 

It’s amazing to see how God is using this story (now known as “He Loves Me“) for His Kingdom purposes. This Mother’s Day is the official air date, or starting May 11, you can watch it here. Only God!

I also filmed my first Bible study (based on the Lukewarm Church) in ancient Laodicea in March. Although getting there was not without challenges, God is faithful!

Look for the video driven Bible study “Red Hot Faith” in 2013.

After the amazing transformation God has done in my life, I just LOVE sharing about Him! If you live in West Michigan, you can see my speaking schedule here. I’d love to meet you!!

Mostly, I hope any time you visit *She Sparkles*, you will leave you feeling joy-filled, encouraged, ready to have a party & celebrate, and pointed to Truth!

(And, if you’re ever feeling stuck or defeated, feel free to shoot me a quick note. Just ask my friends, I love to give little pep talks filled with Truth and hope!)

Now for the giveaway! In honor of my 42nd birthday, I want to share 42 copies of the DVD “He Loves Me”!

To Win my birthday Giveaway: Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:

Why would you like to win??

Extra Entries:
• Follow me on my new Facebook page (here)

• Share this giveaway on FB (including a link to this post)
Tweet about this giveaway (including a link to this post)

Please be sure to leave me a comment to let me know your extra entries.

RULES: Starts today, Wednesday, May 9th and ends Sunday, May 13that 9 PM. Winner will be posted on my new website during the week of May 14th.

If your email address is not connected to your ID, please leave your email address with your comment or email it to me at cindy.bultema@gmail.com with the subject “Giveaway”.

Thank you so much for stopping by *She Sparkles* ! I hope to see more of you!

I’d love if you’d leave a quick comment and introduce yourself to me. Please feel free to leave your address so I can come visit your lovely blog too!

God’s richest blessings to you~



P.S. A huge THANK YOU to RBC Ministries for their generosity donating DVD’s to make my birthday giveaway possible!




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