From Our House…

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:6-13 KJV)

Merry Christmas, dear friend!

 

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Celebration!

Last month I celebrated a birthday. One year on WordPress. In the past year, I have met some wonderful people and reunited with family I haven’t seen in years. I’ve learned quite a lot and still have a lot to learn. But with your help, I accomplished some amazing things. So, I thought I would share it with you.

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On a Facebook page, you are able to see how many people your post reached. And I thought you might be interested in how many we reached in the last thirteen months. I say we because it’s about us working together to accomplish a goal. And that goal, for me at least, is to spread encouragement. We all need a little of that, don’t we?

I didn’t add all the posts. Just the ones with 140 and above. But without your shares, this would not have happened. Woohoo for family and friends! They make everything better and much more interesting. Don’t you agree? 🙂

Also, I wanted to say I don’t always know who is sharing so I can’t always thank you. So here’s to you for all you have done to share my stories and the wonderful love of Jesus. Thank you!

Post—Reached

Don’t Stop Believing -241

Love Is a Marvelous Thing-129

The Life and Death of Christmas-397

Giving Thanks-229

Sparrows and Gravy-141

Now I Know In Part-309

Guarding Your Dreams, Guest post on Garden of Dreams-355

Plastic, Bugs, and Hot Irons-169

Submitting to the Master, article-281

Submitting to the Master, poster-159

Death and Chili-183

Choosing the Good Part-272

Memories-224

Season’s Purpose-312

Bible Journaling-277

Trust His Heart-192

Delay, Disappointments, and Detours-202

WDYB~What Do You Believe-230

Keep Pressing On-234

Some One Is Praying-299

Golden Truth-242

He Lives-157

Total-5234 Reached

 

Shared from Blog to Facebook

Saying Good-bye-117

The Life and Death of Christmas-53

Now I Know In Part-21

Submitting to the Master-28

Choosing the Good Part-20

Memories-34

Season’s Purpose-40

Bible Journaling-20

Trust His Heart-22

Maple Pecan Ice Cream-100 (Pinterest)

God is the Strength of My Heart-25

He Lives-50

Centering -21

Total-551 Shares

Yes, I know people may not have read the post. We can’t look at that. Our job is to get it into their hands—or in front of their eyes. So kudos to you for doing just that.

I am looking forward to another year with you. Hope you will join me on another year of adventure!

The gorgeous looking picture is courtesy of Pixabay, public domain.

 

 

New Beginnings

I hope you had a blessed holiday. It is good to be back. I missed you guys!

You will probably notice a few things have changed since last year. I have a new theme. It’s called Misty Lake. Things seem to hide in the mist. It is less distracting. Or so they say. Not sure if I like it, or if I will keep it. What do you think? Distracting or not?

Another change is no advertisements! I do like that.

For the first post of this year I am accepting an award. Yippee! I would like to thank my beautiful friend, Robbie Pink of Captive Dreams Window ~ Dreams No Longer Captive Blog for nominating Center of His Wheel for the Blogger Recognition Award!

 

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Here Are The Rules For This Award:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  • You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Attach the award to the post (right-click and save, then upload)
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them

 

I started my blog for several reasons. Writers are encouraged to have a platform. However, I knew nothing about blogging so I waited for several years and gathered information. Finally, after much prayer and knee knocking, I decided to take a leap of faith (Even though I am still dumb as dirt on the matter!).

An expert I am not. 🙂  I am still crawling while honing my skills. Another reason was, and is, to share the blessings of God with others.

After almost a year, I have no regrets with my decision. I have met some wonderful people I wouldn’t have met, otherwise.

To the new blogger, I would say to swallow your fear and write. Never stop learning. Seek out the professionals and read what they are saying. There are some wonderful people who are willing to share their advice. Ask. Then do it!

Now for the blogs I nominate to receive this award.

Prismatic Prospects

Unashamed of Jesus

His Purpose in Me

Cherry Drop Princess

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist

Mustard Seed Budget

RJThesman.net

Rebecca Burtram

I Love the Psalms

RVJohn

Monday Morning Minutes

Redbird Roost

Labyrinth, Ideas, and Wanderings

Writing Straight

Tori Kayson

 

So, there you have it. An interesting group! They have made me laugh, cry, and think as I have read their post. Be sure to check them out. I have come to appreciate every one of them for many reasons.

This list is just a small list of what you can find. Looking forward to finding more in 2016!