A Look Back at the Week (and a special anniversary)

Here’s What I’ve been up to this week:

Who I’ve been hanging with:

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My twin sister came for a visit! She came so that she could sit in on our Apples of Gold session on Saturday. She’s desiring to begin this ministry in her church in the near future. We loved having her with us for our 5th lesson. While she was here we also got in lots of shopping! They don’t have quite the variety of stores as we do, so we took her to Asheville to shop all afternoon and evening! We covered LOTS of ground and found some good treasures!

An interesting thing about the picture above is that when my sister posted that photo to Facebook, it automatically tagged me with her name! Of course, being twins, we do look similar, but when she posted the question to her friends as to who was who, every one of our friends got us right. Why? They truly know us.

You know what? The Lord knows every one of us. He knows us by name. He never gets us confused with someone else. The Bible says, He knows those that are His. However, not every person on the earth is God’s child. We’re all His creation, but until a person receives Jesus Christ as their own Savior, He is not their Father. If you were “tagged” in a picture, would it tag you as God’s child? He makes life worth living, and death the full of hope! You can have a relationship with God. See a video here that will explain how.

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Whitney met us for lunch in Asheville when my sister was here. We had a yummy lunch at PF Chang’s. It’s always great to have mom/daughter time, even if it’s just a couple of hours! She brought me South Carolina peaches from a stand we’ve stopped at many times over the years. Sooo good!

My favorite picture of the week:

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My sweet friend brought me these beauties. What’s happier than a Sunflower? Nothing.

My favorite kitty picture:

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Liza joined me for prayer time, touching my foot while I prayed. Sigh…that kitty is so sweet!

My recent home project:

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I have wanted to create a gallery wall in our bedroom for some time; I finally got it started. I need to get a few more pictures copied and then it will be complete. Here’s how it looks right now.

What I’m celebrating:

Today marks my 7th year anniversary of blogging! Here are some statistics about my blog:

  • I’ve posted 1,758 posts in these seven years!
  • There have been 33,057 views since I began on Word press in February.
  • I’ve had 8,661 visitors since February.
  • People in 23 different countries have stopped by!
  • I’m thankful for each and every one of them…including YOU!

This blog has consumed many hours, but it’s been a great joy to share my heart, and I pray that in so doing I’ve refreshed yours! Thank you for reading; I so appreciate anyone who takes time to stop in!

With love from my country porch,

8 thoughts on “A Look Back at the Week (and a special anniversary)”

  1. Wow! Happy 7th blogiversary!! That’s quite a milestone, especially considering you consistently write five posts a week. Amazing. I would love to see a post listing your top 5 most popular posts, or your top 5 favorite posts… 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Whitney. I’d be happy to share those posts, but since I moved to Word press less than a year ago, it’s hard to know which would be the top five. My top five? Hmmm…I’ll think on that one!

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  2. Happy Blogiversary Denise!! I did not know you were a twin. How fun. My grandfather was a twin and my husband’s father was a twin so I hoped I would have twins! It did not happen for me however. I guess I am fascinated by those twin relationships! Love your gallery wall. I am planning to do something similar in my bedroom with my grandchildren’s photos. Keep on blogging and I will keep on reading!!

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  3. Sweetheart, I am so very proud of you. I watch you spend hours putting these blogs together, praying over what you should write, asking others for advice, and then laying your heart right out there on the line. I know that you write for God’s glory, for the edification of ladies and moms, and for your passion to see people grow in Christ-likeness. God has used you to help many, & I know He will use you in the days to come. I’m cheering you on! I love you. Keep writing. Keep sharing.

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