...of Fifty


Yep, this is the 50th post! I've noticed that most of our fellow bloggers commemorate their 100th post of one year mark. Well for me, I want to celebrate in a different way. Getting to the 50th post is exciting because I didn't think I would be received well. I thought that my transparency would "scare" you all away. "My stuff might be too raw for some," is one of the many thoughts that flooded my mind in an attempt not to begin blogging. However, I have received much encouragement and even some gratitude for sharing myself in this way. I really don't mind letting people in to see the life that God is working in. How could I keep from others something that is not mine anyway?

Therefore, in celebration of making it "halfway," I have gifts for the 16, (I know under followers it states that there are 15, but I know of one other dear friend who follows), of you all who have encouraged me, prayed for me, advised me, loved me, and blessed me with your blogs as well.

You will all be receiving different gifts. Starting tomorrow thru the following 15 days, I will present "you" with your gift by posting a photo of the gift and "your" name. THIS IS NOT A CONTEST! However, I will choose a gift and then a name will be randomly selected. The only thing you all are required to do is e-mail me your mailing address when you see your name and gift posted.

Thank you all so very much, I mean for me to even just be able to have gotten to 50 is awesome. I really was skeptical, thanks y'all!

"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." Hebrews 13:16 NIV

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV



  1. Lari,
    I sent email but will also post a "Thank You" for he sweet "Jennifer's Garden" Box. I will send you a picture when I have a pretty plant in it.
    How fun to share with each other this way. Thank you for the opportunity to play in the Pay It Forward game!\\God Bless,

  2. Larie, I love you blog, and I'm so happy to see how God is working in your life.


  3. Happy 50th post!! I just found you. I'll be back to check out your blog.

    Looks GREAT.

    Blessings to you!!!

  4. You are tooooo sweet (smile). Congratulations on 50 years...oh, I mean 50 posts (smile).

    May God bless you for blessing me!

  5. I, for one, am so glad you are willing to be transparent.
    Actually, it was your transparency in your "about me" section that really drew me to you.
    Congrats on 50!

  6. How sweet you are Larie. It's the transparency that draws people together. You have a very kind and beautiful heart and your love for our LORD shines through.

    Rich blessings to you!!


Y'all's comments are overwhelmingly encouraging. I appreciate them very much. They motivate me to continue being myself. Smooches!