Friday 23 March 2012

ONE year Blogiversary Today!


I cannot believe I have been blogging for ONE whole year!  My Mom always used to tell me that she worries about me because I always start something and then never finish!  It has made me think about what I take on and also how serious I am about something before I start it.

Col 3 v 23:  And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men

But blogging....WOW, this has been different for me.  I started it as a personal quiet time journal but it grew into what it is today!  I believe blogging is something God led me to and I believe that this is where I am being used of God to encourage and the rewards are great.  I AM BEING ENCOURAGED back!


Rom 12 v 10:   Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honour giving preference to one another.
1 Thes 5 v 11:  Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

I have grown so much this year.  I have enjoyed getting to know you all and I have been overwhelmed by your friendships.   This post is to say thank you, you guys are precious and important to me and I am so looking forward to the year ahead with your friendship.  I hope to continue to encourage you as you guys have encouraged me.

Lets give thanks to God for:
  • this forum and 
  • for each other and 
  • for the technology that makes it all possible


I'd love for you to leave a comment telling of how blogging has positively impacted you!
God bless
Tracy

REMINDERS:

Winsome Wednesday Blog hop is still open for another day and a half :)  You can find it HERE


and

 The Acrostic word Challenge is open until the end of the year.  You can find it HERE 


An acrostic is when you take a word, for example PUSH and turn it into:

  • P ray
  • U ntil
  • S omething
  • H appens
I decided to do that with my one word for the year, CONTENT, and others liked the idea and have joined in.  I'd love for you to give it a try and link your acrostic word post to the Acrostic word Challenge linky HERE.  Its great fun and it does kind of make you think a little deeper about your word for the year.


Have an awesome weekend fellow bloggers

God bless
Tracy






23 comments:

  1. Tracy...wow, a year! I am so glad, and blessed, that you started blogging. Our friendship means so much to me! You have been an encouragement to me from the day we found one anothers blogs. One thing I have found while blogging is that GOD reaches into my heart and changes me while speaking to others as well.
    Keep up the good blogging friend!
    Hugs ((((((((Tracy)))))))

    Chelle

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    1. Hi Chelle - I'm so glad i found you. God has, through blogging has brought me some awesome friends
      God bless
      ((((((((Chelle)))))))

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  2. Through blogging, God has restored my desire to write. Having moved across the ocean, it has been through the words and encouragement of my sister bloggers that I have continued to press on. You are one of those sisters! May God continue to use you as you share His word from the heart.

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    1. Hi Debbie - thank you, I too have found the blogging community very uplifting and encouraging. You too, are one of those precious sisters :)
      God bless

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    2. Hi Debbie - thank you, you too are one of those precious sisters whose encouragement and uplifting I have absorbed
      God bless

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  3. Congratulations, Tracy! Happy Anniversary! Your blog (and YOU!) are such a blessing. Every time I am here, I leave encouraged and closer to God. THANK YOU! May God continue to bless you as you bless us.

    SO very thankful for the gift of Y-O-U!
    ~Stacy

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  4. Congratulations Tracy! What a blessing this last year has been for me too, as I have met and corresponded with so many wonderful bloggy friends who have inspired and encouraged. You have been such a special and dear friend to me, and I have thanked God many times for linking us together!

    Blessings sister!
    Denise

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  5. Happy birthday for your blog! I don't even remember how I came at your blog, but I DO remember I liked it from the beginning! Your posts are always positive and inspiring! Bless you for keeping it up!

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  6. Happy anniversary Tracy! blogging is a great way to meet people that you wouldn't ordinarily have a chance to meet, I love the community of people I have met. I started blogging as a way to speak to others and encourage them but I discovered that I have learned way more than I ever taught.

    Blessings to you Tracy.

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  7. Happy anniversary!!!! I love reading your posts and I am so glad you felt led to start a blog. :)

    I started my blog when I moved to New York. Shortly after we moved, I felt God lead me to fast while reading the book of Nehemiah. I asked three friends to pray for me and told them I would start a blog so they could see where I was in Nehemiah since I lived so far away from them. After the fast and Nehemiah was done, I still felt like I should keep the blog going. God has deepened my Bible study through this process and I have grown so much through this!

    May God bless you through another year of blogging!

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  8. Happy "blogiversary"!! I started blogging 2 years ago and have been totally blessed by it as well! I love how through this forum we can reach people and make connections all over the world! It is encouraging to share our faith with people just learning about Jesus...and also to get into great discussions with those who are much more mature in the faith than we are! I love the verses that you chose above. They are at the heart of Christian blogging! Happy, happy bloggy day today! Your blog is a blessing to me and to so many others! Thank you for your encouraging words over this past year! Blessings, Joan

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  9. Congratulations!!! Just think, if we had not started blogging we would not be meeting each other!!!! I'm glad you did because your blog and YOU have encouraged me.

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    1. Happy Anniversary to you! Blogging has been more than I could have ever thought. I wanted to give God glory for what He has done in my life and He in turn has blessed me beyond belief. I have made so many friends through the blogging world and my friends in person and I have become closer as they have gotten to know me better through the stories. I have gained many prayer partners and I have the privelege of being one to many. It has also been a platform for sharing my love and thoughts and stories of the homeless I have met and pray that it has opened the eyes and hearts of others for these people. I see what an encouragment you have been and I just want to say thank you for writing and sticking with it! ;)
      God bless you!

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  10. Awesome! Congrats. I would never thought that it was THAT long already.

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  11. Happy blogging birthday :) I'm awed, too, at the sweet and encouraging women I've met in this crazy world of blogging- such a a beautiful reminder that God does not ask us to walk with through this world alone. Keep at it! Your words shine for Him!

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  12. Happy Blogging birthday! YOu have a Fantastic Blog and i'm glade to follow it. I am planning to write the acrostic poem you can look for it sometime tomorrow on my Blog. But Very Good. Please Check into Life Of Us and Saints! Thanks Have a Awesome Birthday

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  13. Congrats Tracy on reaching your blogging milestone. Blogging has been a great opportunity to find my voice and meet others across the world.

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  14. Happy Blogiversary! Blogging for God is a blessing to you and your readers~

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  15. Tracy:

    Congratulations on one year of blogging. I am happy to have "met" you here in cyber space. I, too, am thankful for this technology. Not only can Christians reach out to one another, we don't know who might be reading that doesn't know Christ.

    Many blessings to you and I look forward to your future posts.

    Joan

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  16. Way to go, Girl! I have been so blessed by blogging. In fact, "The Blessings of Blogging" is going to be the theme for my daily posts for the April A to Z Blogging Challenge!

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  17. Congrats on the one year, Tracy! I look forward to the next year. :)

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  18. Hi Everyone - I have been away since Friday and am trying to reply to you all but my internet is not cooperating so i'm saying a general thank you! I am privileged to have you all as bloggy friends. I have learnt so much from you and am so encouraged by you and i truly am grateful to God for you
    God bless
    Tracy

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  19. Hi Tracy,
    Congrats on your one year of blogging! I'll be coming up on my one year soon, and it's been such a blessing. God has used my blogging to reach other women (and maybe some men as well?!?)with the Word of God, and personally, He has shown me that I am writing, not just wanting to write. I always wanted to be a writer and used to dream of writing children's fiction. That dream died, but He brought the dream of writing back in a way I never imagined or even considered. And it is so much better and more fulfilling than what I thought I wanted! I have been blessed by the blogging community. What a wonderful group of God-centered and encouraging women! Thank you for being a part of this community!

    In Christ,
    Laura

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