Did you have a good Easter weekend? Mine was tiring, but in a good way. Our church had six services between Friday and Sunday – and that means six services of singing. And not quiet, easy kind of singing, but sing-my-head-off, blow-the-roof-off singing! At one point, our music called for the Triple F – as in, fortississimo, or really, REALLY loud!
I also broke in a new pair of shoes, and I’m happy to report that my feet have not, in fact, fallen off. And Annalyn got to hunt for Easter eggs not once, but twice, while wearing not one, but two, Easter dresses. (On separate days, not at the same time.)
On Good Friday, one of the congregational songs we sang was Keith Getty’s Beneath the Cross. These lyrics really spoke to me, and I hope they might mean something to you, too:
Beneath the cross of Jesus
I find a place to stand,
And wonder at such mercy
That calls me as I am;
For hands that should discard me
Hold wounds which tell me, “Come.”
Beneath the cross of Jesus
My unworthy soul is won.
Good word, right?
I’d love to leave it right there, but I have some blog business to attend to today. Namely – it’s my second blog anniversary!
That’s right. Two short – or long, depending on who and when you’re asking – years ago, I ventured to Blogger.com, created a page and wrote about my deepest, darkest feelings.
And cheese dip. Because some things never change.
As I’ve gotten more familiar and involved with the blog world, I’ve found that most people start writing a blog, never sure if anyone will ever read their words.
I didn’t have that same experience. I was lucky enough to start blogging with a built-in audience – and no, I’m not talking about my mother or my husband! My friend, Chelley, and several of her friends had been blogging for quite a while. And they were kind enough to support me and comment on my posts – from deep thoughts to Mexican food and back.
So, today I’d like to send a BIG thank you to Chelley, Mel, Hobsis, BusyMommy, Kimberly and HonorMommy. You are some of the sweetest, funniest, smartest and godliest women I know. And without you, I would have no blog. Thank you.
To celebrate this momentous occasion – and to appreciate ALL of my wonderful blog readers – I’ll be giving away some fun stuff this week. So don’t forget to come back tomorrow (and the next day and the next . . . )!
Until then, though, will you leave a comment and tell me either when you started YOUR blog or when you started reading blogs (if you don’t have one of your own)? Don’t be shy. Even if you don’t normally comment, will you do it today? Puh-retty please?
Happy anniversary, friends. We’re in for a fun week!