Category Archives: Blogging

The Blog that Time Forgot

April 22, 2007 for many was known as Earth Day, but for one unsuspecting blogger, it was just another date on the calendar. Until today, when I remembered that I have an anniversary coming up. Woot!! Happy Bloggiversary to me!

Except that it already came and went, and I missed it. Darn! And I was gonna throw a party or something.

Oh well, we can still eat cake.

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Cogito, Ergo Blogito (I think, therefore I blog)

Well, bust my buttons! A very dear friend of mine has bestowed this award upon me for making her think. I think most of the time she’s thinking “that woman ain’t right.” (You think that, too, don’t you? It’s okay. I get that a lot.) Seriously, I can’t tell you what an honor this is. Thank you, Barb, for thinking of me! And just when I needed a lift. You bless me. More than you know. Really.

Only now, I’m supposed to pay it forward. This is the hard part because, like Barb, every blog I read makes me think. And I read a lot of blogs. And they’re all good. But I have to narrow it down to 5. FIVE. Out of 86. I don’t even know where to begin.

My understanding is that this is not a competition. We haven’t been nominated as contestants to be voted in or out by majority. If that were the case, I would choose not to participate. Rather, the idea behind this meme is to spotlight blogs that offer interesting, informative content that might be helpful to those who read it. Every single one on my blogroll fits that description. If you aren’t reading them, I think you should be. Since so many of my favorite bloggers have already received this award (see Barb’s list, and Dawn’s list, and Laurel’s list . . . you get the idea) I’m going to pass it on to some that I have not yet added to my blogroll.

Having said all that, here are the rules for participating:

  1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
  2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
  3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).

Now I submit to you my list of ‘5 Blogs That Make Me Think.’ Enjoy!

Now I’m off to Arkansas for the end of Spring Break. Happy weekend, y’all!

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Party Game – What’s the Connection?

Okay, folks, before this party winds down, we’re gonna play a game. I’m going to give you a list of names, and you have to guess what they all have in common. The answer will tell you something about me. Are you ready? Oh. Yes, you may Google.

1. Amerigo Vespucci
2. Will Geer
3. Mickey Spillane
4. Raul Julia
5. Charles Gibson
6. Barbie
7. Linda Fiorentino
8. Ford Mustang
9. Brian Bosworth

Forty-one points to everyone who guesses correctly!

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Party On, Moms!

Oh, hi! Glad you could make it on such short notice. I really wasn’t planning on having a party, but I’ve just redecorated (my blog, not my house – that’s still on my to do list) and I’d be delighted to show you around. No, that isn’t my front porch, nor did I snap the photo. Credit for the image, which I found at MorgueFile.com, goes to Mary R. Vogt. Come on in and take a Tour of My Home.

On the right, you’ll notice my Daily Bible Verse, courtesy of BibleGateway.com and, ultimately, God, Who has revealed Himself to us in His Word. I can’t get through one day without it, and I hope the same is true for you. My testimony can be found here.

Next is my list of shared links via Google Reader. I love this tool! In just a couple of clicks, I can spotlight great posts from other blogs without having to create a new post.

If you scroll on down a little further, you’ll see some very special people who are being prayed for by lots of other special people. I encourage you to read their stories. The buttons link to their blogs.

The rest is the usual blog fare – you know, links, blog rolls, archives, and more! buttons! Feel free to browse my archives, where you will find a little levity, a little gravity, some hilarity, some solemnity, much sincerity, not much brevity, and a whole lotta faith.

Here are some of my favorites:

Down-Home Schoolin’

Fwd: Fw: Fw: When you care enough to send the very blessed.

Answers to Some of Life’s Tough Questions

To Meme or Not To Meme (A Novel Idea)

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be dropping in on you soon! Many thanks to our Ultimate Blog Party hostesses, Janice and Susan at 5 Minutes for Mom. Ladies, you rock!!

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Share the Love

** Updated to add: Yes, Lord! Yes and amen! $9160 has been given so far. Blessings abound! **

Today’s the day! Go here to find out how you can help.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like something

BooMama’s Tour of Homes™ Christmas Edition is well under way, and I’m not ready for it. Maybe in the next day or two, or perhaps later tonight, I will have a few photos to post. That is if my cheap digital camera will work.

Unlike this family from my hometown, I’m not big on stringing lights “all over the where” as my brother used to say.

Their display grew so large (3 million lights, Barb) that neighbors started to complain. They now have 32 displays all over Arkansas, one at Graceland, and one at Disney World. Needless to say, I won’t be keeping up with the Osbornes this year. Or . . . um . . . ever.

I’ve been known to wait until just a few days before Christmas to catch the excitement. Call me a late bloomer, a blooming idiot, or Scrooge even. I know. Bah Humbug.

I have, however, already managed to get most of my shopping done. In only 3 days. Yay me! My first actual purchase was the gift for my best friend and ex-wife-in-law. Y’all, she will be so surprised! I wish I could tell you what it is, but she reads my blog, so I’m not even going to give hints. And yesterday, my beloved helped me pick out gifts for my nieces and nephew and my brothers-in-law. Now he’s cleaning the kitchen while I’m blogging about it. I love that man.

We decided not to to have a real tree this year, but the little pre-lit table-top tree I got for Lindsey’s room last year will do fine. I just have to find some ornaments for it. So, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get busy.

Come back later, and I’ll show you around.

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I Have Been Blessed


Last week, one of my favorite people in the blogosphere decided that I deserve an award “Just Because” I’m on her blogroll. Thank you, Grafted Branch! I am touched and honored. You are truly a blessing!

In other news. . .

Last Thursday after our handbell performance at one of our local hospitals, I had the privilege of fellowshipping with some of the other ringers (or ding-a-lings, as our worship leader affectionately calls us) at a world-renown coffee house. It was the first time I had ever been there. Now I’m not a coffee connoisseur, but one doesn’t have to be to enjoy a good latte. Ahhh! The aroma! I ordered a peppermint mocha latte, and after just one sip, I knew that I would be returning to their establishment.

Saturday, Carl took me shopping for a new outfit for Sunday, and he even helped me pick it out. JC Penney was having a sale, and we got everything for less than half price. I love me some Penney’s. We took the kids out for dinner afterwards, then we topped off the evening with a visit to the aforementioned coffee shop. I think I’m hooked. We may have started a new tradition.

Now here’s a little tip for those of you whose husband would rather have scalding coffee spilled in his lap than accompany you to the mall: Bribe him with a trip to Starbucks!

In the works. . .

I’m pondering doing a serious discussion series on a couple of topics that have been on my mind a lot lately. Lord willing, “Doctrine Matters” and “The War on Error” will be coming soon.

Y’all have a fabulous week!

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