"I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus." ... 1 Corinthians 1:4
Can you believe it? Next month I'll have written in this blog for ten years. Ten years! (More about that in later weeks.)
But before I go on, may I encourage you? If God's asking you to begin a thing, for goodness' sake, just start. Begin small and patiently and faithfully and then one day you'll wake up and discover that, wow! Ten years zoomed past, your life changed, God enabled you to become good at something and you helped a few people along the way.
Anyway, miraculously, some of you have read here a whole 9 - 10 years! Let's see, there's Wilma, Joyce, Betty, Corrine, Saija and Rodney. Others who've hung in there with me at least 6 - 8 years are Anne, Judy H., Deborah, Kristi, Nancy, Debi, Roger, Elizabeth and Elizabeth, Tracy, Susan, Pat, Sara, Mary, Linda K., Robin, Rosemary, Julie, Bonnie, Rita, Brian, Clarice, Karen G., Jodi, Beth--and--Pearl and Dapoppins if they are still here. Other honorable mentions go to Jeanette, Cheryl, Fawn, Kim, Michelle, Linda, Judy M., Barbara, Carolyn, Althea, Hope, Myrna, Susan M., Terra, Terri, Jennifer, Donna, Pam, Carol and--
Ok. For anyone I forgot because during these ten years my poor ol' brain has aged--please--forgive me, then tell me to add your name by way of my comment box. (And if you've been a 'secret reader' for many years, please let me know that, also. I love hearing from those who lurk amongst us!)
I so appreciate all my faithful readers! Without anyone reading here, what would be the point? I'd have deleted this thing eons ago because I'm certainly not in this to write to or help myself. :)
Now. Who most likely does not read my blog, like, ever?
Big-time Intellectuals. I mean, hey. The reasons are pretty obvious.
Blamers. Folks searching for excuses to blame family/preachers/politicians for their bad days/life will not find fodder here.
Emotional types. Those who enjoy riding the waves of 30 emotions in any given hour would find my blog Dullsville. Making decisions based on my emotions scares me and I'm trying to get away from it.
'Everything Must be Modern' Folks--uh, no.
Uptight, Legalistic Christians-- hmm... only if they're trying to become un-uptight. Otherwise, nope.
God Haters or Agnostics. Well, a few have tried to like my blog, but they tire of all the God-talk. Pretty fast.
Who, I've found, does read my blog?
People who want to grow.
Those who still have an imagination & think outside of the box.
Folks who love all things home and yard related.
Lovers of God.
And dear friends who wish to encourage me.
And to all of you I say you are appreciated more than you'll ever know.
"He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much..." ... Luke 16:10
"You can't please all of the people all of the time." ... copied
Did you see the little shelf thingy at the top? With its dark blue paint it doesn't scream 'old-fashioned wicker bathroom shelf' (which it is). Found it this weekend at a yard sale for only $2 and am using it to s-t-r-e-t-c-h my book storage options around here.
And for those of you who love to read book spines (hi Kristi!) here's a close-up:
Free kindle books as of today, June 2nd: