"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes."
Winnie the Pooh

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Birthday Give Away Day!!!

Today Is Give Away Day!!!
    The Apron of her choice goes to...
Congratulations Stephanie!!!

A year ago today I began
 my journey into Blog Land.
You can read my first post
I knew that it was going to be a year with
 some trials
 A year that would challenge my faith
 and challenge the people
 and relationships around me.
I knew that I would learn.
And, I did,
especially about the true meaning of these words-
LOVE,
COMMITMENT,
LOYALTY,
ENDURANCE,
SERVANT HOOD,
FAITH,
TRUST,
SACRIFICE,
LOSS,
GAIN,
JOY,
PAIN,
ETERNITY
This last year has changed me
 so completely, and  forever.
I pray that I will never Not find some
joy in each day here on this earth.
That I will show my love clearly 
to everyone that
God has given to me
 as a gift on this earth.
I know now that hardships sift out the true
friendships and relationships in our lives.
I also know that God equips us to do
what ever it is He asks us to do.

Is it hard sometimes?
Yes!
Is He always be our side?
Yes!
Is He faithful?
Completely!

I have adopted Romans 12:12 as my verse
for Life-

"Be Joyful in Hope,
Patient in  Affliction,
Faithful in Prayer."

I think that sums it up.

Thank you, Friends, for joining me on this 
challenging journey this past year.
The blog world is such a fascinating
and interesting world
full of loving, caring and
compassionate women
who give their love and encouragement
so freely.

Even though it has been a very hard year,
there have been many joys and blessings,
and blogging has been part of both of those!
Here's to a New Year-
God Bless,
Joyce

18 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I am a new follower here but I really love what I see here. I like your verse that you will adopt into your life. Hope you have a very happy blessed weekend.

-Danielle

It's me said...

Amen !!....wishing you the perfect suday......and another verry good lovely joyful blog year my dear dear Joyce......lots of love......and give June a big huge hug from me.......blessings.......love Ria....

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Joyce,

I just opened my dashboard to read some blogs that I follow and your post was the first one!

I can't thank you enough..what a pleasant surprise for me. I've been sick for a week today and have been in bed more than out. Today I decided I must be getting better since I wanted to read some blogs. I never go this long without posting much less visiting.

I can totally agree on hardships in 2010 and challenges totally unexpected. But with faith I have kept my sanity...somehow time keeps moving forward and I do look forward to great things for this year. I do love that scripture...

I guess I need to email you..I'll look for that contact info on your blog.

Joyce, thanks for the blessing. Winning the apron really made me smile and remember I'm HERE and not under a rock! Ha Ha...

I'll be in touch,
Stephanie ♥

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Congratulations on your first year! Looks like it has been worthwhile for you.

Elizabeth said...

Joyce,
Congratulations on a year! I am just at a year too! Crazy!
Here's to finding joy in each and everyday!!!
Congrats to the winner of your adorable apron!
Many Blessings to you and your family!!!
Elizabeth

Elyse said...

hi joyce,

congrats to your winner and congrats to you for always having such a wonderful outlook. always inspiring.

happy blogthday to you!

xo
elyse

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad that God led you to blog and that I had the wonderful gift of praying for you when times were hard and dark. You sweet spirit continues to bless me. Blessings you you dear sweet Joyce.

A Serenade for Solitude said...

So glad to be able to have met you through blogland! You are truly a woman of peace, happiness...JOY! I am thankful for your faithful heart and being able to come hear from you. Happy one year!

Libbie said...

A YEAR!!! YAY!!! It goes by fast doesn't it! What a fun giveaway! I am sure she will put that apron to good use!

myletterstoemily said...

your courage and grace has been an
inspiration to us all, and we are
grateful to you for it.

i'm sorry for your heart break and
loss and pray that the Lord will
continually strengthen you.

Sewn With Grace said...

A very happy blogiversary!!! So excited for the apron winner! Many more fun times ahead... :)

koralee said...

Congratulations to Stephanie....lucky girl.xoxo

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Congratulations to the lucky apron winner. Congratulation to you too on your one year of blogging. You have a great way with words and I always enjoy your posts even if I don't comment. Your scriptures are always meaningful to me too. Thanks for hosting the Friday Pretties. I finally got to participate. Hope to join more often.

pollydove said...

It has been a tough year for me too Joyce. Here is hoping for a more restful, peaceful, less stressful one for both of us! You are such a beautiful girl!

(Lady bug picnic is playing on your blog right now ... that little song and cartoon was one of my favorite things on Seseame Street so many years ago! Fun!)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to the winner! I know she is thrilled! And best wishes for you for the coming year! ♥

Elsina said...

A very happy blogiversary!!! Thanks for your sweet words on my Joey, it really helps me, appreciating it a lot! hugs, Elsina

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Happy Blogiversary Joyce, so happy that you started this lovely blog a year ago!

Leslie said...

very nice. Congrats to the winner!!!

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