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Monday, May 25, 2009

blogger appreciation week

Welcome to "Blogger Appreciation Week" we are so glad that you are able to join us in this time of sharing and encouraging one another in the blogging world! Blogging opens up a whole new world of opportunity for fellowship and encouragement with people from all over the world...incredible!

My sweet friend Daveda from Grace Talk With Daveda is hosting "Blogger Appreciation Week" May 25th-June 1st. I sincerely hope you will join us, its going to be GREAT! If you would like to participate in this special blogger event anytime from May 25th-June 1st, put up a post titled Blogger Appreciation Week on your blog and in it share with the rest of us information about why you blog, why you like to write, how reading the blogs of others has touched your heart, what God has done in your life through blogging, tell us about some of the special people you have met...etc. Then, add the URL from that post to Mister Linky @ Grace Talk With Daveda, invite your friends, surf the blogging world and be a blessing to others. Make sure you leave COMMENTS of ENCOURAGMENT to all whom you visit, tell others how their blogs have touched you and what you liked about their writing, their life...etc (leave them all under comments for this post, even if it is about another post to be sure that they see it)!If you like what you read become a follower and make a new friend! We all love new friends! Don't forget to check back often through out the week to visit and encourage those who join later.

this is my story

i am just an ordinary mom. i have five children ranging from 1 to 15. i love Jesus with all of my heart. i lean on Him to empower me in all that i do. a few months ago, i was invited to drop into the blogging world to read some of my friends blogs. needless to say, i was hooked pretty much immediately. i loved reading about other people's lives and how God was revealing Himself to them. in fact, i was very touched and inspired by the hearts of the bloggers that i first started reading. for awhile, i was just a lurker. i secretly snuck in and out of people's lives through their writing. but, all along the way, i felt the tugging of the Holy Spirit on my heart to jump in and take the plunge. He was leading me to be real and be honest, to let others see how He moves in my heart and in my life. it might just be possible for someone to be touched and inspired by what God was doing in me too. just be me. i could do that.

the next obstacle for me was figuring out how to make this happen. so, i began by just writing what i felt that God had told me, about just being me. whatever was going on in my day or in my heart and however God was leading me to handle it was what i would write about. i thought that i would just see how it goes. i had no idea that i would begin to be introduced to so many wonderful people who inspire me in so many ways.

there are a few people that i have to name here because they have made such a blogging impact on my life. i hope that you will take some time to stop by their blog and let them touch you the way that they have touched me.

my sweet friend steph brown writes a blog entitled "little mommy of two." she is my original inspiration. her blog is simple. she lists five different things in each of her posts about what she is thankful for in her life. it is inspiring to see the simple things that bless her heart and life. you see her sweet spirit and her heart for her family and her God in every post. i have been moved to tears several times reading her blog.

of course, i have to mention daveda. her blog shows so much of her relationship with God and what He is revealing to her everyday. she always leads us to Jesus in every post. i have watched her grow in revelation and truth. i am so excited about what God has in store for her.

i also want to share my pastor's blog at "things i think i know." he writes about what God is showing him in his daily life and things that he shares in his messages. i am just amazed every time he preaches at what revelation God is revealing to him. his writing speaks of the same. it will bless you so much if you stop by to read what he writes.

i recently nominated jennifer at "getting down with Jesus" for the "golden heart award" but, i have to mention her here today too. her writing is so captivating. i have been drawn into the parts of her life that she shares and have been introduced to Jesus' love in even deeper ways. her writing is breath taking.

another blogger that i would like to mention is billy coffey at "what i learned today." don't be surprised if you see his name on the next best seller. his writing is so real. he looks for what God is trying to teach him in every day. some times, his learning experience is so simple because his schooling takes place in his daily life with everday people that he encounters. yet, the lessons he learns are so powerful. he will captivate you with his stories. i even have my husband reading his posts now.

finally, i would like to mention by sweet friend Sarah at "God's not finished with us yet." she was the very first person to welcome me into the blogging world with a sweet blogging award. her posts exemplify God in her everyday life and her heart is to reach the lost with the love of Jesus.

there are so many more i would love to mention. i have a list of blogs that i follow regularly in my blogroll. they are all wonderful or i would not waste my time reading their posts and getting to know about their lives.

God's heart is for His children to walk in love and unity. it is our hope that through Blogger Appreciation Week we will all be encouraged and drawn closer to the heart of God as we take time to share in the lives of others. "Father we ask in Jesus name that no person would leave this event not feeling loved and blessed by you. we pray that every heart would be softened and touched by your beautiful love and grace as we read through each others lives."

23 comments:

Daveda said...

Christy, it is such a joy to have you as my blogging friend, but even more so to have you as my friend! Thanks for being you, and thanks for being a part of Blogger Appreciation Week! I am sure that many will be blessed as they read through your postings, because YOU ROCK!

The Writer Resource Pit: said...

Hi Christy:

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I wish you the best with your blog and congrats on National Blogging week.

Feel free to come back to my blog anytime

Tiffany

Tracy Wagman said...

Hello Christy,
I am praticipating in Blogger Appreciation Week. I've been reading through your blog. I loved your testimony...filthy rags or fine linen. There's something about the righteousness of God. It's so beautiful, pure and perfect.
Blessings,
Tracy

Shanda said...

So glad that you joined in on the blogging world. I have been encouraged and blessed by you many times!

Joan said...

So glad to have met you in blogland.

Blessings

LisaShaw said...

Christy,

In the extremely brief time that I've known you I have been blessed in your sharing so I'm glad that you are online.

I look forward to getting to know you even more as you share what the Lord imparts to you to share with others.

God bless you.

Tracy Wagman said...

Christy,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I found the cloud on photo bucket. I typed in heart shaped cloud. Be careful though they show a lot of innappropriate stuff even when you type in something like bible. I look forward to reading more of your blog.:0)
Tracy

Anne L.B. said...

Christy, I was thinking about a post for this Friday about all the lovely people I'm meeting via blogs. This confirms it. I've got to run right now but I do intend to stop by the other blogs you've mentioned.

Angela said...

Just been sitting here going through your posts, reading what has is truly from your heart and the passionate love that you have for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Came here to see who you 'were', after you left me such a beautiful comment on my blog...All I can say is kindred spirits. Like I said in my devotional post today,,'how God leads me to blogs'..Precious sister, your's has brought such a stirring within my spirit, and I praise God for His leading and enabling me to find another sister who desires that Christ Jesus increase, and she decrease. That is what it's all about isn't it? More of Him, less of us...More of His glory, less of us,,the me, myself and I that can get in the way!
blessing to you and your beautiful family.

Billy Coffey said...

Thanks for the mention, Christy, as well as all these other wonderful blogs.

You bless me each time I visit here.

Angela said...

so, i began by just writing what i felt that God had told me, about just being me. whatever was going on in my day or in my heart and however God was leading me to handle it was what i would write about.

I could totally relate to this statement...

RCUBEs said...

You are a blessing among the brothers and sisters in Christ I had met through this blogosphere. Though we are all blogging for the Lord, the varieties of our presentations make it the more exciting! And I'm so glad to have met you! God bless sister and keep on "blogging" :) Love and prayers to you.

Sheryl said...

some of my dearest friends are ones that i have never met! this blogging community is amazing.

i am off to check out some of those blogs you've mentioned. hope you have a great day!

Heart2Heart said...

Christy,

Isn't it amazing how so many people can blog about what God has called on their hearts to write yet it all is different and inspiring at the same time??

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

He And Me + 3 said...

What a neat thing to do. I will definitely stop by the blogs I am unfamiliar with to check them out. Thanks for the links.

Linda said...

What a neat idea Christy. I've made so many friends through this amazing medium, I hardly know where to begin.
I will visit those that you've mentioned over the next few days.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

This is a lovely idea. I will have to check this out later when I have a little more time. It will be fun to find some new friends!

I love your comment about the mind and what you think, and the mirror. I always think that I am younger than I really am, lol!

~ Nan

Jennifer said...

Oh Christy,

You humble me,
and encourage me,
and make me smile.

Thank you for the love you've shown, the stories you've shared.

You bless!

alan pardoe said...

God bless you and your family really good with peace and joy.Amen. POD.

God's girl said...

What beautiful children you have. I love what I have read so far in your blog and I can't wait to read more when I have more time.

Blessings to you! Heaven

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

All worthy blogs; thanks for recently entering into my world, via blogging. And happy birthday to your daughter. My daughter is only six, but I'm already imagining how she might be as a teenager. After 3 boys, she is the delight and joy of my heart.

peace~elaine

Paulette said...

I'm so glad you "took the plunge" and started your blog. I've been blessed by what I've seen so far.

Keep up the great work.

Bright Blessings,
Paulette

godsown said...

I stayed a while on your blog and i enjoyed it,musi,readings,picture.....
The pictures and writing about your daughter graduation and birthday made me smile and think about my dd who is now 10..It goes so fast......
I put you in my reader to follow and know you better.

Blessings
Bernice