Sunday, December 7, 2008


Today is my blogiversary or blog birthday. Check out this link for blogging terms, scroll down, the funniest ones are at the bottom.

It is hard to believe it has been one year since I started sharing publicly what the Lord is showing me, doing in me or for me. It has been great and has fulfilled a great desire to journal a lot of what happens in my spiritual life; sorry some stuff is still private. The theme that resonates as I read over my year of posts is “HIS FAITHFULNESS”.

If we are faithless [do not believe and are untrue to Him], He remains true (faithful to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself. 2 Timothy 2:13

My life has changed dramactically this year:

I own and run a small business, Tea & Traditions
We’re expecting baby number four (due March 31st, 2009)
We are at a different church
I’ve lost friends and loved ones
…and I am sure there is more that escapes me right now!

Through all of this God has been faithful. He called me to buy a small business and only gives me enough information along the way to accomplish His purposes at the time. He has given me great revelation of the blessing of having children. He called us out of our church and even when we disobeyed Him and stayed, He was patient. He blessed my life in relationships with those who have gone on to be with Him, even if I did not know them long – I’m changed.

There is just so much I can not convey it all in a simple post, so I will end by saying, “THIS IS A CELEBRATION”!!! Not a celebration of posting on a blog for a year, but of His faithfulness to His daughter.

Because my life has changed so much in the last year, my blogging will too. In this season I am learning to prioritize and my household comes first and all that goes with it. He is still moving mightily in my life, I just do not have the time to write about it as much and honestly some of it I do not feel led to share yet and may never.

For you few faithful readers I want to share my joy and excitement and share some gifts with you. Leave a comment and in a week I will come back and pick a winner. One of the things you will be winning is an awesome Christmas ornament designed and signed by Laura Kirkland of Glory Haus. She is a talented woman, with an amazing gift that she faithfully shares.


Mari said...

Congratulations on a year Mari. Isn't it amazing what can happen in a year? Thanks for sharing with us how God leads you - I'm inspired by what you share.

TAMI said...

I too have been looking back on the year that's quickly passing, seeing God's faithful all throughout and praising His name!

What a beautiful ornament! I'd love - by the way, in case anyone is wondering - to win it!!

cpullum said...

Happy Blogiversary! God has been good!!

:: jamie :: said...

Happy blogaversary! I'm so glad I've gotten to know you better through this blog, and hope to continue to do so in real life, too.

I'm off to check out that blog vocabulary link! :-)

Becoming Me said...

Congrats! I so love your blog.

Cindy said...

Happy, happy Blogaversary, my sweet friend.

I keep praying for you as those changes take place and your life becomes fully GOD'S!

Count me in on the giveaway ~ I LOVE prizes!

Bless you and I am praying:)

steve and randel hambrick said...

so now i know where you've been on sundays!
(well, i dont know where you've been but i know where you HAVEn't been!)
what church are you at now?

glad to hear life is good for you. we're still praying for the baby!

AtlantaMama said...

awesome mari!! I remember when you started this and it's really blessed me to read your postings this past year. How's that baby growing?? I miss you!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! A year of His faithfulness is certainly to be celebrated! Congrats. Of course, giveaways are fun, so thank you for the opportunity for that as well. I look forward to reading what the Lord has in store for you in this next year, Mari.

AtlantaMama said...


Merry Christmas!

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