Those precious moments before they drift off to sleep (and a giveaway from JJ Heller)

So there’s this mom who also happens to be an insanely talented artist with the most beautiful voice named JJ Heller. I saw her perform live at a conference four years ago, immediately downloaded all of her music and have been listening to it ever since. I’m excited to share that this month JJ is releasing a brand new CD full of sweet lullabies AND her very first children’s book.

The book is called The Golden Feather and is written by JJ and her husband Dave. It’s the story of a little girl and her imagination as she tells the story about what she might dream about tonight. Maybe my favorite part is when, at the end of her story she says, “My Mommy listens closely, like mommies always do.”JJ Heller - The Golden Feather and I Dream of You Giveaway!

Lately I’ve been trying to make sure that no matter what, even if it’s late and we’re in a rush and the kids just got in trouble and I want to pull my hair out and just get in bed already!!no matter what, I want those last few moments before they drift off to sleep to feel safe and filled with unconditional love and undivided attention. Because you know what? Those last few moments of the day are when my kids are most likely to truly share their hearts with me.

If I let them.

Those precious moments before they drift off to sleep are possibly the most important of the day.

So tonight, we will take time to slow down, read a story, listen to a lullaby, and share a few moments of peace together. And I will listen closely, like mommies always do.

Take a peek at the book in the video below. (Adorably narrated by JJ’s daughter Lucy.)

Watch the music video for JJ’s new song “I Dream of You” below.

For a short time JJ is giving away her entire “Deeper” album along with 2 of the tracks on her lullaby album (the full album will be released on April 29th).

You can buy the book and preorder the CD here (CD releases April 29th). There are even bundles that come with a necklace, perfect for Mother’s Day!

I’m also giving away two sets of The Golden Feather and the I Dream of You CD. Multiple ways to enter below! (Open to US residents only)
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  • Debra Riedesel April 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

    What a wonderful story and song…a hit if I ever heard one.

  • Michelle Kilmer April 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    would love to win the book and cd!

  • Carrie Tanner April 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I love your new book and I can’t wait for my copy of the Lullaby CD. I would love to win a copy of the book and CD for my friend who is expecting their first little one 🙂

  • Nikki Ulmer April 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I love this song!

  • Kate April 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I love JJ Heller!

  • Nichole Smith April 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I love JJ Heller!! Would love to win her book!!

  • Holly April 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    The best part of going to bed is how comfy my bed is!

  • Jenn April 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    We LOVE JJ Heller…our 4 yr old listens to her every night and even has named her ipod “jj”. Even in the car if she is sleepys she will ask to listen to JJ. I Can’t wait for the book and hate that I missed getting an early book and helping getting the book out!

  • Kari April 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The best thing about bedtime is reading to my son who is a bookworm like his mom 🙂 would love to win this to share with him!

  • Jessica Richey April 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I’m so grateful…I just came across your blog + JJ Heller. 🙂

  • Lauren April 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    What a sweet book! I love it!

  • Stacy Rollman McCutcheon April 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I love holding my boys and singing to them, I don’t like that my 2 year old is a battle to keep in bed.

  • Lindsey S April 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Such a pretty song!!! Can’t wait for the CD! Thank you!

  • Christina April 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    JJ definitely has a gift- her lullibies will be a staple in my little baby’s nighttime routine (once it’s here in October!)

  • Stefanie April 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    my favorite thing about bed time is the coziness of my electric blanket and being warm and toasty on cold winter nights

  • DeeDee April 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Best part of bedtime is having mommy time. The worst part is the battles to get there.

  • Whitney Linck April 9, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Would love to win!! 🙂

  • Sarah April 9, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    My favorite thing about bedtime is the privilege of praying with my boys before they go to sleep. I love being able to remind them that God is with them while they sleep and while they dream…when they are completely unaware.

  • Juanita April 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    So sweet! I’d love to share it with a young couple who are adopting 4 siblings.

  • Ann Mascarenas April 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I would LOVE to win this for my niece who is divorced and raising her 1-year-old daughter alone. I’ve gifted JJ Heller’s CDs to her in the past, and she just loves her music. I got my own copy of the book for JJ’s KickStarter Project, but can’t bear to part with it.

  • Theresa April 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I love bedtime! I love to sleep! I love to dream!

  • Jessica White April 9, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    My least favorite thing about bedtime is that my children are night owls like their father. They will stay up playing until midnight, even in the dark. My favorite part of bedtime is that my kids get cuddly then. The rest of the day they just want to run around but suddenly bedtime comes and they are stuck like velcro.

  • L J Connealy April 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I would love to give this book to my new grandchild when he or she is born in September! Love JJ’s songs!!!

  • Aly April 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    JJ Heller is one if my favorite artists! So beautiful!

  • Stephanie Stoll April 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    My favorite part of bedtime is praying together as a family.

  • Abby I. April 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I love this song! and the book so charming, love the bright colors!

  • Rachel Gibson April 9, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Love her!! Bedtime is when little ones share their secrets and give me the
    Most cuddles

  • Lisa Pankratz April 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Feel so blessed to have healthy, happy, (and ornery 🙂 children. My dreams for them feel simple. For those mamas who have dreams of healthy, happy children, I dream your dreams come true.

  • Gayle April 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Oh I’d love to win this! My least favorite thing about bedtime is the stalling that my girls do…suddenly every possible owie or problem appears right when I say goodnight.

  • roboticsismylife April 9, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Favorite thing about going to bed is getting some sleep, least favorite is well, knowing I have to wake up in the morning. But I am blessed if I wake up and able to see another day of the lords creation

  • Lindsey S. April 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Rocking my little boy to sleep

  • Greg April 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Having to figure out when it will be.

  • Shannon Everett April 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Love JJ and her music! My favorite part about bedtime is sleeping! 🙂

  • pfunk April 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    love, love, love!!

  • jen April 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I just saw JJ in concert this weekend!! LOVED IT!!!

  • Samantha April 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I my favorite part of going to bed is the dreams that I dream; it’s like going to the movies!

  • Becca April 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    The best part of bedtime is listening to my little one’s bedtime prayers.

  • Elaine Mary Howe April 9, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I absolutely adore JJ….been listening to her music for a long tie . I wish This had been around when my kids were little…hoping to win for my grandkids ! My favorite time w/ my children was always bedtime ,snuggling & stories 🙂

  • Jen Heemskerk April 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    would love to receive a copy for my many small children! Jen Heemskerk

  • Shanna April 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I don’t seem to ever get comfortable when sleeping, so thats my least favorite thing!

  • marie johnson April 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    i love snuggling with my boys at bedtime and story time!! my boys would LOVE this set!! 🙂

  • Devyn Lambert April 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Having a great story to dream about!

  • Sarah Nicholson April 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    My least favorite is when my 18-month-old fights and squirms and cries – even when he is so tired and needs sleep. My favorites are cuddling and listening to him jabber into my shoulder. 🙂

  • jess April 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Best part is when my son and I take turns reading bedtime stories to eachother and then share our favorite parts of each one 🙂

  • Kristina Sarber Payne April 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Looking forward to spending quality time with my little one after he arrives in July

  • Starla Carden Teasley April 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I really like JJ!

  • Nichole Sylka April 9, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    my favorite thing about bedtime is everything is calm while we read a story and tuck in

  • Alyssa April 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I like all of the bedtime routine… reading, praying, and singing to my little girl. When she was real little, I enjoyed rocking her to sleep!

  • Elizabeth Eldridge April 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    My favorite thing about bedtime is when my 3 yr old daughter asks me to pray with her & then she holds my hand. 🙂

  • Deborah April 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    my least favorite thing about bedtime is when I think about the process of going to sleep …
    and then I end up as wide awake as ever..

  • Alaina April 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Love this book! Would love to win one to give away!

  • steph April 10, 2014 at 12:13 am

    The best part of bedtime: the few moments of just pure quiet when you don’t remember to think about anything.

  • Stephanie Jenkins April 10, 2014 at 12:57 am

    i am usually ready for bedtime for my children, but miss them while they are sleeping.

  • Maribeth Stivers April 10, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Love her music!

  • Ashley F April 10, 2014 at 4:29 am

    I get to climb into my warm bed!! lol

  • Cindy Guy April 10, 2014 at 6:51 am

    It would be a wonderful blessing to be able to win this. 🙂 I too am a big fan of JJ. I’ve never been able to see her in concert yet….but hopefully one day I can. Until then I enjoy the sounds of her music around my house or in my car. Thanks for this opportunity to possibly win. 🙂

    My favorite thing about bed time? Just the time to read stories, pray, and getting those hugs and kisses from my children! 🙂 It’s a special time….and One I look forward to.

  • Angela Fischesser April 10, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Favorite part about bedtime is the cuddles. 🙂

  • Robin April 10, 2014 at 8:53 am

    My favorite part of bedtime is reading with my kids. My least favorite is when Dad gets them all wound up!!! Ha!

  • Marci Hasselkus April 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

    favorite thing is that when I wake up, I have a new day to try something new or complete something undone. Its completely up to me.

  • M.T. April 10, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Cozy fleece sheets. 🙂

  • Matthew Ash April 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

    My favorite thing about bedtime is getting to pray with and over my sweet daughters and kiss and hug them both, then tuck them in. Then my oldest, who is almost 10, always comes to my room a few minutes later to lean over my bed and kiss and hug me and whisper, “Goodnight, Daddy, I love you…see you in the morning”

  • Kristie Leigh April 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Love JJ Heller!

  • Melissa Marie April 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I love JJ Heller’s music. Can’t wait to read the book. 🙂

  • Samantha April 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    This book and song are some of my new favorites 🙂

  • Samantha April 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    The best part is curling up under my covers and thinking about the next day 🙂

  • Annette April 10, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Praying and rubbing noses together!

  • Jenn Spohn April 10, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I love JJ Heller. Her first album was one that made a huge impression on my life as I was navigating life with Jesus.

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  • Sarah April 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Favorite part about bedtime is the sweet snuggles!!! I have a 3 year old and a 16 month old so I’m cherishing those moments! Thanks for the giveaway, I’m a huge JJ fan!

  • Kate Zimmerman April 15, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I’ve been eyeing this since it came out! I love JJ’s music 🙂

  • Linda Baker April 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Most favorite thing about bedtime is…the sweet prayers I hear!

  • KateEschbach April 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I love JJ Heller! She is amazing!

  • Alyssa April 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    My favorite thing about bedtime is rocking my babies ..and singing songs to them.

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  • Libby Liming April 25, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I love snuggling with my littlest and hugging my oldest <3

  • Rachel April 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    The best part of bed time is the tiny sliver of peace and quiet, with a side of snuggling with them. Filled with sweet kisses and hugs as they fall fast asleep. After a long {and sometimes rough day} there isn’t a better way to end it! 🙂
    LOVE the song!!

  • Kristen M April 28, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Favorite thing is snuggles with my little one.