Did you listen? Fun, huh?
Celebration! Yup, it’s a celebration!
For me, July is filled with all my celebratory dance moments…
*my birthday is on the 5th (well, not too much dancing on this one: 70)
*my wedding anniversary is on the 15th (lots of jumping on this one: 50!)
*the celebration of my spiritual birth (yay, lots of hand waving here: 59 years!), though I don’t know the exact day; it occurred when I was 11 years old.
*and my blogaversary, now celebrating 8 years of my first post on July 20, 2008.
(Ppsssttt! Don’t hang up on me yet! I have a surprise at the end!)
I first called my blog Heading Home, because I wanted us all to be encouraged as we travel through the valleys of disappointments, the storms of circumstances, the mountains of decisions, the fogs of confusion, and the clouds of life’s heartaches on the pathway to our eternal Home.
My first blogpost was Stepping Out in Faith, which said it all. (If you’d like to read it, you can click here)
Since then, I have made countless, precious cyber-friends. So many of you have encouraged my heart, sometimes so beautifully that I have been overwhelmed and brought to tears, so touched by your kind, caring, and encouraging words.
I want to thank each and every one of my readers and followers. You are very special to me. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and your precious prayers. Thank you for joining me on this journey as we are Heading Home! I so long to greet you and hug your sweet necks when we reach our eternal Home.
I pray daily that the Lord will guide my heart, my mind, and my fingers to write the words that will bless you. Though I sometimes miss hitting the mark, I do pray that whatever the Lord leads me to write will touch the heart of those needing the message. My deep desire is as the header on my site states, that I may be “encouraging hearts ~ uplifting souls.”
“I wish you could understand how deep is my anxiety for you…for all who have never met me. How I long that you may be encouraged, and find out more and more how strong are the bonds of Christian love. How I long for you to grow more certain in your knowledge and more sure in your grasp of God himself. May your spiritual experience become richer as you see more and more fully God’s great secret, Christ himself! For it is in him, and in him alone, that men will find all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col. 2:2 Phillips)
I pray a blessing of peace, provision, protection, and the presence of the Lord in all things for each of you. May you live in agreement with all God created you to be and do.
I leave you with the verse on which I hang my life: “Did I not tell you and promise you that if you would believe and rely on Me, you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40 Amp)
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