Thursday, November 08, 2007

ONE YEAR & ONE HUNDRED POST

It’s been one year and one hundred posts since I started this blogging journey.

On November 8, 2006 I wrote…
Jane Austen once said - Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
I may have spoken too soon. I have written about misery and sometimes guilt. But that’s life, right?

I started this with no outside viewers. My family would read it occasionally and maybe some strangers who passed through. One thing you would probably never know, I am extremely private. When I got my first comment from an “almost stranger”, I felt like someone was reading my inner most thoughts, I was petrified! lol. But then it donned on me, I wrote it right there for everyone to see! So I just trekked on and here I am today. Not so private and yet, I don’t really care.

I rambled on about my life, death, family, my job, my God, my church, holidays, tumors, books, weddings, eBay, co-workers, scrap booking, my dislikes, my weirdness, vacations, birthdays, kids, books, Jane Austen, fires…

It has been a good year in blogging. It wasn’t without the downs of life, but that just means things can only get better.

My favorite part of someone else’s blog this year was from God Things, devotionals by Shirley Buxton:

Man. What creatures we are. Of what divine and soaring ways are we
capable; yet into what ugly and deep depravity have we sunk. Man. Made in
the image of God. Made a little lower than the angels. Man, God’s friend, an
evening walker in the garden, His companion. Man, cast out, dying, sinful
now and clothed by bloodshed. But…rooting around inside us, struggling
fiercely with our fallenness, is the shinning—the glorious, the rising, the
giftings, the goodness…the distinct image of God.

I truly love blogging and I look forward to spending the next year blogging about life.

6 comments:

Barb said...

Go Miz Deb!

Jenster said...

Happy Bloggiversary!! So glad you stuck with it!!

Mrs. Bingley said...

Wow Deb! Congrats on your 100th post! At the rate I'm going it will probably take me 10 years before I hit my 100th post! Lol

Becky said...

Wow, 100 and one year all at once! Great timing! You go, girl!

I've long enjoyed your blog. Keep on bloggin!

Shirley said...

My goodness, you dear, beautiful person who chose my words as some of your favorites of the past year, and I didn't even say thank you. The reason for such selfish and uncivilized behavior? I did not know until today that you had blessed me with such honor.

Somehow, I did not see the incoming link on my site until only a few minutes ago. Please forgive me.

Congratulations on your accomplishment of 100 posts and one year of blogging. Not an easy thing, I truly know. Please continue with your fine work. There is a place for older women such as I, but your spot--you younger godly women--must not be neglected. Keep writing and keep loving Jesus.

I love the look of your site? What is the name of the theme? Did you put the picture in the header? It is quite stunning.

Again, congratulations on such accomplishment, and thank you sincerely for your words of honor. I truly treasure them.

Shirley Buxton

The Daily "B" said...

Sis. Buxton, I love it when you stop by. As for selfish and uncivilized behavior, I don't think this comes close to describing you! =)

There is a place for older women such as I, but your spot--you younger godly women--must not be neglected
Thank you for these encouraging words!

As for my blog theme, I used a basic template and then changed the colors and photos manually. It's pretty simple, but takes some time.

Again, thank you for stopping by! My family wishes the Buxton family a Merry Christmas!

Deborah B.