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The Blessings of Blogger Fellowship



My dear brother and sister bloggers in the Lord,

Just seven months ago my blogging journey began.

My purpose for writing a blog -  to further develop the discipline of studying God's Word at a deeper level so that I would grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.  My hope for writing a blog - that others might be blessed by the insights shared and would receive them with the humility in which they were intended.  I didn't really think beyond that...  Or really even know how others would come upon my blog...

So I set out to writing as the Lord would lead...

In the meantime, I visited a dear friend's blog where I learned about Christian link-up communities. One by one, I began joining link-up parties, and the blessings began to flow...

Everything related to blogging was new to me.  I had no idea about the wonderful fellowship aspect of blogging, the beautiful friendships that would develop, and the abundant blessings I would receive.

The Lord also never ceases to amaze me in how he uses your blog posts to minister to me in the exact area that I need, week after week.

When I visit your blogs, it's like going to a friend's home for a lovely visit together.   I imagine us sitting across a table from each other in warm fellowship.

I love reading your insights; receiving wisdom and encouragement.  I especially love reading about your everyday lives in the Lord.


When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith,
 but I also want to be encouraged by yours.  
Romans 1:12

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11


My hope for the entirety of my blog is that God will be glorified, and that we will continue to grow together in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ

I esteem all of you and the thoughtful, diligent work that you put into writing your blog posts.  I am blessed beyond measure to visit your blogs.   It is an honor and a blessing to call you friends.


That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ.  
Colossians 2:2


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You might find me on these link-ups:
Grace & Truth Link-upWoman to Woman Ministries,  Growing in Grace Link-up, 3DLessonsLif4eLivefree Thursday,Everyday JesusSDG GatheringInspire Me Monday Titus 2 TuesdayA Wise Women Builds Her HomeA Look at the Book,  Sunday StillnessThe Weekend BrewSpiritual Sundays, Soul Survival,  Give Me GraceA Little R&RTestimony TuesdayWomen with Intention WednesdaysStill SaturdayGood Morning MondaysTell His StoryBlessings Counter Link-up Party,Faith & Fellowship Blog HopMotivate and Rejuvenate MondaysBe SaltyMonday's MusingsThe Art of Home-Making MondayTuesday TalkWaiting on Wednesday,Dance with Jesus,Looking Up Link-UpReflect His Love and Glory Friend Sharpens Friend Link-UpWords of Comfort Link-upWholehearted WednesdaysTell it to Me TuesdayFaithful at Home FridaysSo Much At Home Link-Up

Comments

  1. I also have been blessed by joining the blogging community. It is so great to meet like minded women, be encouraged and edify one another! It is so amazing how God can use us just by sharing our day to day struggles and journeys. He is so faithful! Thank you for all your sweet words of encouragement! Be blessed as you continue to seek God and glorify him in all you do!

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    1. Rebekah, thank you for your kind words. They mean so much.

      Indeed the Lord uses our day to day experiences to spur each other on much like the stories in the Bible of the great saints daily lives.

      Thanks so much for visiting!

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  2. You have some great ideas pending and look forward to reading and participating in some. Thankful Thursdays that one will already be a favorite due to the fact I have a Thankful Friday post every week and I enjoy reading what others find gratefulness for in their lives.

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    1. Michelle, thank you so much!

      Indeed, reading about others blessings is a blessing in and of itself.

      Thanks so much for visiting!

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  3. I'm new to blogging and link up parties. They are a huge blessing! I really enjoy reading what others have to say. It's great to be so connected. I found your blog through Me, Coffee, and Jesus.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Jennifer! You have blessed me! 😊

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  4. I feel exactly the same! Blogger connections have become friends and sisters as we have grown and shared life together :) It's an incredible community to be a part of! #WordsOfComfort

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    1. Sarah, thank you for sharing how you've been blessed through blogging.

      And thank you for visiting!

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  5. wow, you've come so far in only 7 months! It's like you're on the fast track. When I first started blogging, I never even heard of link-ups. Once someone introduced me, I was off and running, like you. Looks like some exciting things coming up in September. Blessings to you. Your neighbor at Coffee, Me and Jesus.

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    1. Mary, Thank you so much for your encouraging words!

      I have been blessed by your visit. 😊

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  6. I've also been blessed by link-ups and the blogging community. I start blogging four months ago and it's been a blessed journey. Glad to have met you through #WordsofComfort!

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    1. Samantha, Thank you for sharing about your own journey and blessings blogging.

      I am so happy to meet you too! 😊

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  7. So very thankful that you took that step of obedience and followed Jesus into the blogosphere! You consistently bless me...both during my visits here and also through your precious comments of encouragement left on my blog. So happy to walk this journey with you, sweet friend.

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    1. Cheryl, The feeling is so very mutual. You are such a joy to know.

      Thank you for your kind words.

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  8. Hi Karen,
    Agreed! I started blogging longer ago, however, I only had time to write in that season of life. I didn't research and didn't know about the blogging community! I just discovered it in May and WOW! It has blessed me to pieces! So many wonderful women following hard after Jesus and pointing so many to Him! And now I meet you- one more of those wonderful women! So glad I found you at #WordsofComfort!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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    1. Lori, thank you for sharing about your own blogging journey and the blessings you have realized.

      Indeed we are in a wonderful community.

      Thank you for your kind words. I have been blessed by your visit. 😊

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  9. I'm so excited about your new schedule! When I had my own personal blog instead of the SDG website, I would love to come up with new formats and schedules! I hope you get some much needed rest during your vacation. Your communities will be ready for you when you're back!

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    1. Jen, Awe. Thank you so much!

      You have encouraged me so much!

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  10. Hello Karen, so good to hear about these changes.
    Great work God is doing here Karen. Looking forward to reading when you are back.
    Do enjoy your break friend it is needful!

    Hugs and love dear friend

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    1. Ifeoma, thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. Praising God in all of this 😊

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  11. Sounds like fun and encouraging ideas. Lovely ideas indeed. And just to encourage you a bit more - I have been blogging for several years. A bloggy friend I've met at a regular linky party I enjoy (Pink Saturday) and I both visited a 3rd bloggy friend's site and noticed she, who NEVER misses, had missed. Both of us left notes saying we were concerned and praying for her. Later, she touched base with us both and explained it was due to a sick computer :) Just one of a zillion examples that online friendships can and do flourish, and God's Word is shared and prayers are prayed and He is moving as spectacularly online as He does offline. He is, truly, Awesome God!

    Have a blessed and beautiful weekend. :)

    Kaye

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    1. Kaye, Thank you for sharing such a sweet testimony of blogger fellowship and kindred hearts knit together in Christ's love.

      And thank you for your kind and encouraging words!

      Blessings to you!

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  12. What a sweet post! I so agree with you about our friendships in the blogging communities and link-ups...many blessings to you ❤️

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  13. I just found this Grace and Truth link up. So glad I did! Everything you said is true! Thanks.

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  14. The blogging community is a beautiful blessing to writing and I know hoe=w I have developed some pretty amazing friendships as a result both in person and online. I will be praying for you as you continue to move forward in your blogging home with all of the new features. I always love coming to visit you. Thank you for sharing this at Weekend Whispers.

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    1. Mary. Thank you so much for your very kind words. And I thank you for your prayers.

      Your visit has blessed me. 😊

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  15. I, too, didn't know about the blogging friendships when I began blogging (2010). It's been such a blessing, encouragement and compelled me to be authentic. Looking forward to September!

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    1. Pamela, Thank you so much for your encouragement!

      Wow! Since 2010. I admire you and those who have stayed the course. Thank you for doing so!

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  16. hi karen, i'm your next door neighbor at givemegrace:) i think i have been here before. i enjoyed reading your post and seeing your blog. glad you are enjoying blogging. looks like you are writing up a storm:)

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    1. Martha, thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement.

      Praising God for His inspiration.

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  17. How wonderful that you have found special friendships and encouragement through blogging, Karen! I'm certain that God is blessing many through the sharing of His word. Have a blessed week!

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    1. June, thank you so much for your encouraging words! They have blessed me! 😊

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  18. I love the community and friendships of bloggers, too! That was the entire inspiration behind my link up. Thanks for linking at Women With Intention Wednesdays! :)

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    1. Jenny, Thank you so much for hosting such a lovely link-up. 😊

      Thank you for stopping by. 😊

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