Monday, October 5, 2009

Mini-Party and Give-Away!



Okay, it's official. I now have a reason for a mini-party and give away! Plus, I need a little fun in my life right now!


I officially have 100 followers!

When I firsted started my blog it really didn't matter to me how many followers I had, I just wanted to minister to whom ever the Lord wanted me to. Several years ago while I was whining about not affecting very many women, the Lord asked me "would I rather speak to a room full of women who were only mildly interested in what I had to say or would I rather speak right to the heart of the woman He put in my path?" I got it. It doesn't matter how many women, it matters if they are the women whose hearts He has prepared.

It was incredibly cool, though, when I got my first follower. I screamed and startled my family. I was like a little kid on Christmas morning, still am actually, over each follower. I appreciate each of you who come here frequently to read what the Lord puts on this crazy little mama's heart, and am humbled by the comments and emails. So I thought a party and a give-away would be a fun way to celebrate.

Some of you might remember the 'Titus 2 Blog Party' that I hosted. Part of my purpose in that party was to link like-minded women together and to help increase each other's readership. That is what I want to do now with this little party. I have gotten to know some very amazing women through 'blogging' and would love for you all to get to know each other.

I want to have a give-away. The package will include Sally Clarkson's Mission of Motherhood, Hannah Whitall Smith's The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life and whatever other goodies I can find to throw in there! All you have to do to get your name entered in the drawing is write a post on your blog introducing yourself. Tell us who you are, what is the purpose of your blog, what type of things do you write about, pictures, ect. Then come back here and link up to Mr. Linky. That is it! That way we can go visiting to learn more about each other.

I will keep Mr. Linky open until Friday and then hold the drawing. You do not need to be a follower to enter, nor do you need to sign up to be a follower, this is not what it is about. You can invite your friends by posting about it on your blog and invite them to link up and get their name entered in also. Whoever signs into Mr. Linky will get their name entered in the drawing. Go and visit all the wonderful blogs entered in Mr. Linky and get to know some new people or visit some old friends!

21 comments:

Emily said...

Congrats on your 100th follower!! :) I know one of them and that I am blessed by your blog!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Make that 101!!!

rebecca said...

Hi Michelle,
I do not have a blog but am a regular follower of yours. Your wisdom and insight has Blessed me and continues to Bless me beyond measure. I really enjoyed your posts on nourishing breakfasts. However, what I really appreciate most is your transparency in all that God is showing you and how you share that with us in blogland.
God Bless,
Rebecca

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Congratulations on 100+ followers!
I really appreciated this comment of yours.
"the Lord asked me "would I rather speak to a room full of women who were only mildly interested in what I had to say or would I rather speak right to the heart of the woman He put in my path?" I got it. It doesn't matter how many women, it matters if they are the women whose hearts He has prepared."
I have struggled at times with the whole follower thing, but lately have been praying for the Lord to help me be a blessing to those who do follow.

J said...

Michelle,
I can't wait to link up with some other like-minded mamas! Your video post encouraging women to invite the glorious into the mundane was sooooo encouraging! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to emailing more!

PS I "linked."

busymomof10 said...

Congratulations Michelle!! :) I know you are excited to have 100 plus followers! How fun! I'm a wee bit jealous with only 44! (Actually, I had 45 and lost one -- now that will get you thinking!!) ;)

Seriously, I know that you count it both a great privilege and a great responsibility to be able to speak into the lives of so many precious women. You are such a special person, with a sweet spirit, a tender heart towards the Lord, and so much wisdom to share! I consider it a privilege to know you via the blogosphere, and hope and pray that I get to meet you in person one day!!!

Praying for your full recovery!

blessings,
Elizabeth

Joyfulmomofmany said...

Michelle,

as always, thanks.

your transparency and passion for pursuing the Lord blesses.

Camille said...

Hi Michelle!

I linked up...thanks for doing this! You are a great encouragement and I appreciate you. Trust you are doing well each day. What a blessing to rest in Him...He is not only aquainted with our sorrows, He is truly in control of them!

Blessings,
Camille

Gloria said...
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Gloria said...

Whew! I was sitting over here worrying that I might have offended you. We are on the same page. :) So glad you understood.
Warmly,
Gloria

Naturalearthfarm said...

Your blog has been on my favorites list for some time - now to become a follower so you have 102!
Thanks for sharing the joy of God!
I have often struggled with the use of the internet and God's will versus the written word and have worked out a way to combine the two.
Thanks again and warm wishes,
Tonya

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I linked, but not sure where I'm supposed to put all that info you requested?

Congrats!

Camille said...

Question:
After Friday will the links still be available to click on?

Missy Melissy said...

Okay, I'm doing this. Thanks for the chance and what a lovely blog you have!

Gloria said...

I did it! Thanks for the opportunity to link with other women who love God and want to serve Him. May you be extra blessed for being willing to be used for God.
Blessings,
Gloria

Amanda Sikes said...

Thanks for such a great "party". I needed the fellowship and opportunity to join in with other like minded women.

God is using you to minister to women just when they need it.

Linda Stubbs said...

Dear Michelle, You do not know me, I was at Camille's blog. She had written about what you were doing and I wanted to come see. I was so blessed reading yours and other's post that I thought it would be fun to sign up. I too love the Lord and enjoy meeting others that have the same love.
Congratulation on 100. There are ladies that need the encouragement that you have been giving them. Tooooo precious. The Lord I am sure is pleased with His servant. Keep on loving the ladies and I do say I can't wait to be one of those.

Blessings new friend, Linda
If you noticed on Mr. Linky I have my name twice. I am so sorry! When it came up it was an email address instead of my blog the first time. Just dismiss it please. Thank you.

Scrapingirl said...

Number 108!!! I love your blog. Very encouraging.

Gombojav Tribe said...

I used an old post to introduce myself. I don't think I can say it any better than I did back then! :-)

Happy to party with you! I brought some cookies. Would someone please pass the tea?

:-)

Christa said...

Hi Michelle,
I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog. It's always great to meet others who Love the Lord and desire to please Him in all things.
Thank you for holding a blog party!
I kind of new to all this so I guess I'm the new kid on the blog! :)

Blessings,

Christa

Camille said...

Michelle ~ No need to answer my "linky" question from the other day...I've got it sorted out. I just want you to know how much we have enjoyed all this "visiting"...thanks again for organizing it! :)
Blessings,
Camille