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."
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