Friday, December 15, 2006

One Year

I woke up this morning remembering all that’s happened throughout this past year…so that would be the reason for the pictures.

And the reason for the post…a year’s passed since I began this interesting plunge into the world of blogging. In this post, I didn’t have a clue what I was getting into. Didn’t know what to write or how long I’d blog…didn’t think anyone would actually visit my blog anyhow. I do remember choosing the ‘love letter’ to God, ‘cause it was safe and good for testing the waters, to see what this blogosphere was about…yet not too revealing too soon!

Well, a year later, I realize I’ve revealed a lot, as I work through stuff online. I've received a lot of good advice and found out what a great sounding board for ideas, etc. this is. I look back at things and realize how far God has truly brought me. It’s been an up and down battle at times, with some hard decisions & realities, life-changing events and just a huge amount of growth.

I’ve had two songs going through my head this morning…they’re gooders to wake up with in your head! So just as I began this blog with a ‘love letter’ to Him, I’m going to mark the one year point with what my heart’s singing to Him…these truly sing what I’m wanting with Him and also what I know He wants for Him and I.



FOR GOD
(DDOZLAW)
FOR GOD
LOVED THE WORLD SO MUCH
HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON
THROUGH HIM ETERNAL LIFE IS FREE TO ANYONE

GO OUT INTO ALL THE WORLD
PROCLAIMING HIS NAME
BAPTIZING ALL WHO WOULD BELIEVE
MAKING DISCIPLES AND TEACHING HIS WAYS
AND SURELY YOU WILL SEE HIS KINGDOM GROW

FOR GOD
SOUGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD
BY SENDING US HIS SON
THAT LIGHT MAY THEN RETURN TO THE HEART OF EVERYONE

A LIGHT IS DAWNING IN THE LAND OF THE SHADOW
THE SON HAS RISEN TO CHASE THE DARKNESS AWAY
© April 2000, Northview Music


OH LEAD ME
(Martin Smith)
OH LEAD ME
TO THE PLACE WHERE I CAN FIND YOU
OH LEAD ME
TO THE PLACE WHERE YOU’LL BE

LEAD ME TO THE CROSS WHERE WE FIRST MET
DRAW ME TO MY KNEES SO WE CAN TALK
LET ME FEEL YOUR BREATH
LET ME KNOW YOU’RE HERE WITH ME

LET ME KNOW YOU’RE HERE WITH ME
© MartinSmith, Curious? Music/EMI/CCLI #285903

7 comments:

Christopher said...

congrats on one year of blogging and thanks for sharing your journey with others.

Joyce said...

its been a year for me as well, and I must say I resonate with what you've said here. I've learned much, and much to do with God esteem.
Joyce ( blogger hates me, and doesn't let me comment anymore)

Pia said...

congratulations, cinder. thank you for letting us have a peak at your world. one thing i thank God for blogging is that i gained new friends. friends i know i could trust. friends like you.

audrey` said...

Congratulations!

Thank you so much for being my blogger friend, Cinder =)

Corry said...

Happy Blogaversary!
I am so blessed and grateful to know you and have you as a friend!

God's Grace.

Cinder said...

Christopher ~ Thanks also for the beautiful journey you share!

Joyce ~ I've learned more than I could have imagined and know that there's more to come...I sympathize with you about the commenting thing on blogger...sometimes I can't comment and then it catches up and I realize I've commented 2 or 3 times!

Pia ~ You are welcome...thanks for letting us have peak at your world as well. I have gained new friends, including you, this past year and it's been great!

Audrey ~ Thanks so much for being my blogger friend too ;D!

Corry ~ I am grateful to be getting to know you and to call you a friend ;D!

And to all who do pass by my blog, I echo that...I'm grateful for the comments, encouragement, pushing to dig deeper and friendship offered!

Jayleigh said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!