To Read on the Journey

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy 4th Blogiversary & Give Away!!


today is my 4 year blogiversary!

4 years!!

1,460 days ago i stumbled into the blogosphere unaware that i would become a full-time resident of Blogville!

Blogging has provided for me a place to worship-
to "enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart,"
as i seek blog-worthy moments,
and discover and delight in the abundant life 
God has generously given me.   
 
Blogging has created a space for the Spirit to rewrite my story, 
bit by bit, 
and in Grace.

Blogging has blessed me with community;
as i read your stories, 
see glimpses of your lives, 
and am inspired by you
to know Him,
to share Him,
to live in Him,
to make my life daily an offering of worship to our good God.


As a thank you to you for being a part of this blogging journey
I'm giving away a copy of
by Ann Voscamp

AND
because you will NEED something to write your own 1000 gifts in
i'm also giving away a
Covered Notebook
{made by my fabulous s.i.l., lindsey} 
from the pleated poppy!

 
 Up to 4 entries!

here's how: 


#1. leave me a comment telling me how you have been blessed through blogging.

#2.  follow me.  leave a comment telling me you did.
if you already follow me, thanks! and be sure to enter again. 


#3. tell me what your favorite nacho topping is {i ♥ nachos}!


#4. go all out and post on your blog or facebook about this giveaway!

winner will be announced 
friday, april 8th!  



66 comments:

Kathleen said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!

I have been so blessed through blogging and met people who have encouraged me in ways I never expected.

In fact, just about a year ago you commented on a post of mine (I said I was considering leaving my church) and you cheered me on along that journey. I never thanked you for that, but it meant the world to me.

Rambling Heather said...

YaY Happy Blogiversary!!

I have been blessed through others inspiring me to keep writing even when I felt fear creeping up. I am learning to trust Him in all things, even the words He gives me.

Rambling Heather said...

I have become a follower.

Rambling Heather said...

Hmmm favorite nacho topping would have to be jalapeno's! Yummy!

Kelly said...

I just signed up to follow!

Kelly said...

Nachos aren't complete without black olives :)

Kelly said...

God has used blogging to help me express creativity. I lead a womens ministry called { t w i r l } and my blog is my main source of communication with my ladies. You can check it out here: twirlministries.blogspot.com

Jenny LeAnn said...

Blogging has allowed me to open up and be real about who I am and who God made me to be. It has also taught me a good deal about persevering instead of giving up. I have been blogging for about 18 months and there have been times I have wanted to just give up.. but God has pushed me on and told me to write.. and just when I am about to push the "delete" button He gives me something to write that not only shocks me but blesses someone else. This is why I blog.

Jenny LeAnn said...

i'm a new follower!

Jenny LeAnn said...

ha ha... my favorite nacho topping is beans and lots and lots of cheese!

Jenny LeAnn said...

I facebooked! :

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Janelle said...

God Has given me a lifeline through blogging. I love that I have met some of the most amazing women on this journey. My best friends live in the computer.

Janelle said...

Nachos...actually bbq pork. Not mexican at all but so divine!!

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Lynn said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Thanks for blessing US!

Meeting fabulous ladies like you has been my biggest blogging reward.

Lynn said...

I follow ;o)

Lynn said...

Cheese makes everything better.

...and some fresh cilantro. yum!

Simply Sara said...

how i've been blessed through blogging...i met YOU!
xoxo

Simply Sara said...

you know i follow :0

Simply Sara said...

nachos.
green and red peppers.

can't wait to share a plate o' nachos with you!!!

Simply Sara said...

fb done.

togetherforgood said...

I'm posting, but don't count me in the drawing since I already own the book. My greatest blessings through blogging have been the dear friends I have met along the way. Including you, my dear! Happy Blogiversary! :)

Karen said...

My greatest blessing has been meeting so many sisters. I have been so encouraged with my walk as a mommy, wife, and daughter to the King. I love it!

Karen said...

My favorite nacho topping besides the cheese would have to be sour cream. I could eat it everyday. Thanks for the chance.

Jules said...

Blogging for 4 years...wow. I can't believe it has been that long.
I used to blog everyday and then a shadow fell over me and my voice seemed silent.
Happily I am blogging again.
THanks for your encouragement my friend. I need and love you.
What was I supposed to answer?
I forgot. LOL.
I will post about your giveaway, cuz I'm a blogger...again.

Jules said...

Oh Nachos!!!!
that was it.

Ok, I love cheese on my Nachos. Not glamorous, but hey, it isn't nachos without cheese, right?

sara @ it's good to be queen said...

i have been blessed through blogging to make some great online friends. also, i love that i am recording our life for my children. :)

sara @ it's good to be queen said...

oh my gosh, now i want nachos! ummm, i'd say jalepenos. :)

sara @ it's good to be queen said...

i'm now following. :)

Kristen said...

i have been blessed through blogging by all the wonderful friends i have made and the support and encouragement from so many lovely ladies.

i love what janelle said my friends live in the computer... so true so true!

Kristen said...

i put your giveaway on facebook.

Kristen said...

i tweeted your giveaway!

Kristen said...

you know i follow you!

Kristen said...

you love nachos so much you won't share :o) i think we need a nacho night during may/junecation! after a long walk around the lake and a round of jillian :o)

i like chicken, beans, and cheese... yummy!!

love you and happy anniversary!

Angie said...

I've been blessed through blogging by meeting so many new wonderful friends, many who I've met in real life. I can think of a few who I've only known for a few years, but it seems like a lifetime.

Happy blogiversary to you!

Angie said...

Just plain old nachos with cheese for me. Boring, I know!

Angie said...

I'm a follower!

Renee said...

Denise-
I don't know if you even remember me, but you've been on my heart lately and I wanted to share.

There is so much about you that I admire, so much that inspires me. I think you and I share some burdens, but you have carried them so well, and given them to God in such a way that your joy is genuine. I love that about you. It gives me hope that I will be there too. When I read your blog, I see more of who I want to be. Thank you for being you, for loving Jesus the way you do, and for being the woman that you are. Years after we first 'met', you're still affecting people with your story...thank you!

Heather Irene said...

I've been blessed by the fact that I'm {slowly} coming out of my shell and writing about my life again. Reading others' blogs has been a real encouragement in that.

Heather Irene said...

Following you with Google Friend Connect.

Heather Irene said...

Favorite nacho topping: BBQ Chicken. Sounds weird, but Smokey Bones has these BBQ Chicken Nachos that are to DIE FOR.

Stacey said...

Happy Blogging!

Like others, I have "met" so many new people and created some memorable friendships (my kids are pen pals with Kristen Cheney's kids)! On the otherhand, my kids say I'm "addicted" to blogs....and they might be right, I just love reading about different families, cooking & craft ideas, etc. Anyways, I so enjoy all that you bloggers do and feel that I have gained so much from all of you!

~Stacey
csfish@roadrunner.com

Stacey said...

My favorite nacho topping is probably the cheese......but I LOVE a good "loaded nacho!"

~Stacey

Janelle said...

I am a follower!

deb colarossi said...

I have the book already, so let someone else have a chance.

Happy Blogiversary !!

Blogging has blessed me in ways I never ever would have imagined. It makes me cry to think about it.

Cari said...

Okay, you got me into this blogging thing because I sooo loved the title you came up with :D. I enjoy "keeping" up with people both far and near, I love the encouragement I've received through gifted writers like yourself, and I love being able to document my thoughts and my pictures.

Cari said...

I've ALWAYS followed you!

Cari said...

It is easier to tell my least favorite topping rather than my fav, jalapenos.

Cari said...

I've just left a post on my blog :D

Paige said...

I have been blessed through blogging by having been introduced to you and encouraged by you to live my life so that He is the only one honored!

Happy Blogiversary!!!

paige

and you do not have to enter me into the drawing...I have the book already!

:)

Michele said...

Happy Blogiversary! I stumbled upon blogging almost a year ago and I can totally relate to your feelings about it. Here's to many more happy years in the blogosphere :)

Janelle said...

I am linking you up in my blog right now!

I sure do love that God has brought our paths together. You bless me.

Tasha from Creation Corner said...

Wow, blogging...I think it has blessed me most by being able to share my family with extended family, to share my love of creating with others and finding others who also are like me. It is a little bit of my peace and strength admist my life.

Tasha from Creation Corner said...

I follow your blog (and love you and it!)

~the call of the Collings'~ said...

WOW! 4 years of blogging! What a great virtual scrapbook for the kids : )

Blogging has helped me keep focus on the things that matter most to me, and keep me accountable to staying on track with being the mother, wife and woman of God that I strive to be. It also has connected me with several mentors that I cherish...such as you!! Another Denise-Shelby date day soon??

{cuppakim} said...

hmm..blogging is such a blessing being encouraged and convicted when i read other believers blogs. God works through EVERYTHING!

{cuppakim} said...

TOTALLY following :)

{cuppakim} said...

and yum nachos....i would top my nachos with nachos. :) jay kayy. :)

lots and lots of queso. that's all i want. :)

Jessica Johnson said...

yay for blogiversaries!! :) been blessed beyond measure by bloggy friends. started b/c i got behind on our family scrapbook and it's turned into so much more! <3

Jessica Johnson said...

yay that keeping up with the johnson's is now keeping up with the joneses! following... ;)

Jessica Johnson said...

fave nacho toppping = black beans. boring, i know but i LOVE them!!

~the call of the Collings'~ said...

I LOVE your blog, and the inspiration it brings to my life! I also love the insight it gives Ryan into the life of one of his (shhhh) *favorite* students!

~the call of the Collings'~ said...

Uh Nachos....YES PLEASE! Aside from the obvious cheesy deliciousness...I'm going to have to go with grilled and saucy chicken...and sour cream! hahah ok that's two, but their perfect together!!

Tonya said...

I have been blessed through blogging by being able to record our family's life; otherwise I wouldn't be able to keep up near as much. And, also being able to keep our far-away families updated with our little family happenings.

Tonya said...

Favorite topping on Nachos would have to be lots and lots of cheese and black olives!!

Tonya said...

I have been following you for quite some time!!!