Friday, March 7, 2008

Happy Blogoversary to Me!

I made it one whole year! I went back to read my very first post, and decided to re-post it here as an encouragement to others who are just starting out with their blog. I really didn't think that I would stick with it. I figured that I would have a month or two of posts, and then I would find something else to do. But clearly that didn't happen.

Part of the reason I'm still here is because I want to have something to show my kids when they are older. I want them to know who I was when I was in my 30's. But I'm also still here because of the beautiful, godly, compassionate women that I have met in the last year. I've grown to care about you and your families, just as though you were all friends here in my hometown that I hang out with. I have been encouraged, motivated, brought to my knees and loved by so many of you, and I can't thank you enough.

So, here's to my blogoversary and to all of the friends I've made along the way!

March 7, 2007

So I have a confession to make: I am a virgin blogger. I don't generally read blogs and I have never had one of my own. This is not a judgement on blogs or a statement about my ability to use technology. It is simply a reflection of my own laziness and the certainty that I will use this blog for a time and then as the newness wears off just stop. Cold turkey.

I named the blog "Heart of Service" because it has been pointed out by my good friend Kellye that I have the spiritual gift of service. I've known this for comes naturally to me to help out and volunteer myself for all sorts of things. (Kellye says that I'm all "volunteery") What I struggle with is that I want to "do it all" and that can make others who are also service minded uncomfortable. They want to help as well and I tend to hog all the work for myself.

Whether a need for praise or acceptance or maybe a little of both, I figured that the title of this blog would be a daily reminder that I need to embrace my spiritual gift but to also temper it with an awareness of the needs of others. Anything that I do should only be an avenue through which I can glorify God. Doing things because it makes me look good is unacceptable. My new memory verse is:

Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel. 1 Corinthians 14:12


Leah in Iowa said...

Well, Happy Blogoversary! I'm glad you began, because I sure do enjoy stopping by here. =)

~ Leah

Andrea said...

Happy Blogaversary!! I've loved visiting your very attractive site and getting to know you!

The Young's said...

Congrats!! I'm SO glad you're still blogging!!! Your posts are always a blessing. I like you...have continued to blog because of all the wonderful ladies I have met through it!!! For us stay at home's a GREAT way to get with people...without leaving the house!! Happy Blogaversary!!! What an accomplishment!!! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

Rhonda said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! (is that a real word??) I like the picture of the cake!

Coincidentally, I named my blog A Mother's Heart, because people told me that I had a real mother's heart.

Congrats Service Girl!

luvmy4sons said...

Happy blogaversary. I am so glad to have gotten to know you!

Mocha with Linda said...

Happy Happy! I'm so glad you're in my blog-life!! You are such a blessing to me!!

Greatfullivin said...

Congrats on the BIG anniversary! I really enjoyrd reading your first post. You are such a blessing to others and one of the few who remains faithful to your purpose! I enjoy reading you and so glad you blog!

Kelly said...

Happy Blogoversary! So glad I discovered you--you are a blessing!

Karen said...

Happy blogoversary! I agree with what others have said -- your blog is truly a blessing and you are true to your purpose. I love coming over here and gaining new insights. Besides that, you're just a darn nice person and I know we'd be great "real life" friends, too;)

Alana said...

Congratulations my dear blog friend! I have been so blessed by your friendship! Wish I could have a piece of that cake with you right now to celebrate!

Crystal said...

Happy Blogoversary! I enjoy stopping by and reading your posts! You are an encouragement and blessing!

Sandy said...

Thanks for visiting me! I hope you win the book :) Great to see we are like-minded in sharing our gifts. We seem to have a lot in common!