Tuesday, April 28, 2009

******Two Year Anniversary Blog Give-A-Way

Today is my two year anniversary here in the blog.............. Here is the first post from April 28th 2007:

1 Corinthians 2:16

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

The word of God tells us that we have the mind of Christ. Now think on that a minute, the mind of Christ. So, what does He think? We need to study the word of God, we need to hear the word of God. We need to let the word of God so change our hearts that when the enemy comes in and fills our hearts with fear, the word of God will rise up to confront him with the truth. The battlefield is in our minds, so we need to change our minds. Hide the word of God in your heart this day, think on things that are of a good report . God can change our hearts but not our minds, we can change our mind but not our heart. So when we change our minds, God will change our hearts.

Be blessed this day,


That was two years ago. My how time flies. I had started a blog a few months before that but did not keep it open. Was having some trouble with other people wanting to run me off and run me off they did........ BUT only for a while.......... My sweet DH kept telling me how much it would help me and give me an outlet for my devotionals. He kept on me and I finally decided to try one more time. How glad I am that he kept after me. I am blessed to have met so many many wonderful friends here. Each one of you add a special touch to my life.

I am going to give a way this too cute little pillow for my anniversary and I will draw a name on Saturday at 12:00 noon my time. Then I am going to take a bit of a break from blogging. I will post the reason on Sunday....... soooooo get your name in the pot and win this cute little pillow......

I have missed coming around to a lot of my blog buddies this past couple of weeks........ so if I have not been to your "house" in a while......get the coffee pot going, I am headed your way this week!

Love you each and every one!


Denise said...

I love you, and I am very glad you are part of the blogging world sweetie.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Denise, Happy Blogaversary!!!

I so love your blog...you inspire and touch hearts...in more ways than none.

Have a blessed day!


AirmanMom said...

How pleased I am they did not run you off for good. Your blog is such a wonderful inspiration! I thank you for your words and look forward to returning to see your heart for many years ahead!
Happy Blogiversary!!!

LisaShaw said...

Hi Sweetie - congratulations and may God continue to use your voice and your heart for Him to touch so many of us and all whom He sends to your blog in Jesus Name!

Daria said...

Congrats on two years ...

I find your blog inspiring and enjoyable ... but take time to do what needs to be done.

Have a great day!

Linda said...

Happy Blogiversary Denise! Congratulations on two years and I'm wishing you many more. You are very special and the darling pillow says it all...hugs, Linda

Shirley said...

Denise, I am so glad you hung in there....thank your sweet husband for me....of course Satan doesn't want you on here because you are such an inspiration....sharing God's Word and giving Him glory. I will so, so miss your posts while you while you take your break...you have been God's gift to me and I will look forward to you coming back.

That pillow is just so, so gorgeous...I just love it!

Hugs to you, my friend.

Mary said...


I'm glad Dennis kept after you and that you came back. Your blog is a real blessing to me. I always learn so much.

Happy Blogiversary, my friend. How beautiful that little pillow is and it expresses the way I feel about you exactly.


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Denise, I was just thinking about you on Sunday when I pulled the bookmark you gave to me out of my Bible. It made me smile!!

It is so true that we are to turn to God in times of troubles. I certainly am a witness to that as well as you.

I can only wonder why somebody would run you off the blog road. Hmmmmm.... BUT, I am so happy that you stood up for yourself and gave it another shot.

God Bless YOU!!!!


Rowann said...

Your Friendship does make my life SWEETER... One of these days we will meet ! LOVE YA

Amrita said...

You are asweet friend Denise. Congratulations.

Sharon said...

That is such a cute pillow! Happy Blogiversary!

Sharon Brumfield said...

You have been a sweet addition to this blogging world. You add a depth that is good....I know when I come here there will probably be something to chew on. :)

So happy blogaversary! I am glad that God gave you the umph! to stick around.

And the pillow is too cute!
Thanks for thinking of us.
Praying for you...He is so faithful to complete in us what He has begun!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Blogland is surely a richer and more beautiful place for having you, that is for sure! You are such a blessing to me, Denise, and I'm so happy I've found you! Please know you have enriched my life greatly!


valerie said...

I'm so glad your DH talked you into staying, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten a chance to know you.
I love your blog and I pray you never let anyone run you off and tempt you to quit.
I bet we've all felt like quitting at one time or another. I know I almost did once too. I really think satan knows how much encouragement and prayers for others goes on in the blogging community and there is so much good that is done for Christ. He hates that. It's the neatest way I've found yet to directly witness without feeling like you're trying to shove it down someone's throat. Ya know?

Please include me in on the drawing of that adorable pillow!

On a different note, you should try to grill asparagus sometime. We rub a little bit of olive oil on the asparagus and add just a little salt & pepper or maybe lemon pepper?? and when it's tender we sprinkle a little bit of fresh parmesan cheese on it. Yum! It's delicious. That is too funny that you and your hubby counted it out evenly. Sounds just like us. :)

Have a great day Denise.

Diane said...

Denise, I'm so glad you're here and I enjoy keeping up with your life. Happy anniversary and I hope you're here for a long time.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Bloggaversary! I too, have been behind on my blog visiting...and my posts have been fewer and far between. Life happens.

Have a great day!

MelanieJoy said...

Love you too! I know your break will give Him time to refresh and renew your life...but you'll be missed!! Hugs.

Annette said...

I am so Thankful that your DH kept encouraging you to stay on...You know already that you play a very important part in my blog world, the peoples heart and lives you have touched is phenomenal. That little pillow is too cute! Your an awesome lady. How lucky I am to have met you!
Thank you for your words of love and encouragement.
Love ya~

Janera said...

What a blessing you are to me!

Susan said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

The pillow is just precious. Did you make it?

Sorry you'll be taking a break. You'll be missed.

Please enter me in Denise♥

Karen said...

Well, congratulations on the two year anniversary! I am so glad to have found your blog for your stories have blessed my heart, made me laugh, made me cry, and made me shout, "Glory!"

We all will be waiting for you when you return.....

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Happy 2-year anniversary on blogging, Denise. :)

Tracy said...

Happy blog anniversary Denise. You have been such a blessing to many of us in blogger land. I hope your break will not be for to long. I however truly understand the need to take breaks. I myself have done so many times. Hopefully the break will renew your spirit, and give you the time you need to deal with what ever is going on in your life. You will be missed though!

Blessings my blogger friend.


Love Bears All Things said...

I hope you won't be gone too long. I'll miss your posts. Keep in touch.
I had a few readers who left me because of my beliefs but I am what I am.
So many sisters who love and pray for each other. What a wonderful thing.
Take Care, Love you,
Mama Bear

Hootin' Anni said...

...and without you blogging, I wouldn't have been able to get to know you better. Happy Anniversary [a belated wish]!!!

Lallee said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging! The pillow is darling.

Thank you for your kind comment about our little Abigail.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am so blessed to have met you. You have added so many special things to my life..m.

Maxine said...

I'm thankful that you started this blog two years ago--you have been a blessing to so many, myself included.

Jensmere said...

Happy anniversary, Denise!!! You are such a dear, and I am so glad that you are a part of my bloggy world!!

BTW...we were in Tulsa for my Uncle's funeral...didn't get your note till I got home! Maybe next time we can meet!

Bless you,

Anonymous said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! So glad you stayed with it, or we never would have met!! OMG!! I am so Blessed by your friendship, and your love for Jesus:) I already have one of your BEAUTIFUL pillows, did you notice it in the picture with my kitty on my blog? But hey I can always go for two. .is that being greeeeeedy????
Better let some one else have a chance huh? Hmmm. ..lol enjoy your time off:) love you, God Bless

PEA said...

Happy Blogiversary dear Denise:-) I'm so glad that you decided to keep on blogging and didn't let others who have nothing better to do, run you off!!! Gorgeous little pillow, you are so talented my friend. xoxo

Back Through Time said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary!!
Time does fly doesn't it?
Love the pillow!!