Monday, February 27, 2012

Blessings and Congratulations


 
Blessings

Counting my blessings these days - and it just so happens that you are among them! The friendship, support, and fellowship you've offered is amazing. Who knew, that within the confines of a blogger template, such a lovely and wonderful thing would bloom?

I'll be celebrating my third blogoversary in March. Like many of you, I had no idea what awaited me when I began blogging. My early posts were somewhat different than they are now, and I think I'm still reshaping and finding the purpose for this little spot in cyberspace. All in all, it's been a great ride, and I am blessed. Thank you for being a blessing to me!

Hope you can join me next month to celebrate. :) We'll have a few special features and of course, a giveaway that includes chocolate. You in?


And Congratulations  

Congratulations to Robyn Campbell, the winner of last week's giveaway of Ann Gabhart's Words Spoken True. Thanks to all who stopped by and participated.

Congrats also to Alex Cavanaugh! His latest book, CassaFire is being released this week. Hop over to his blog for more details. Wish you the best, Alex!

While we're on a roll, congratulations to Stephen Tremp as well. His book Opening, recently made its debut. Best wishes Stephen!

Hope you can join me on Thursday when Write Now takes part in a blog tour sponsored by Litfuse featuring Colleen Coble's latest book, Blue Moon Promise.

What blessings are you counting lately? 

Happy writing,
 Karen

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47 comments :

  1. Oh yes, I'm definitely in! lol

    Congrats on the blogoversary, Karen!! I'm thankful for my kids, my health and looks like my husband has been offered a new, wonderful job so I'm thankful for that too. :-)

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  2. Yeah for 3!

    I'm grateful the sun is shining. This time of year I crave it big time.
    ~ Wendy

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  3. Looking forward to your line-up, Karen. Always interested in chocolate, too. :)

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  4. Congrats on three years and I feel blessed to be part of it.
    Too many blessings these days--new friends, a good church, an income, opportunities...

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  5. I'm in too. My blessing? Next month is my first blogoversary.

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  6. Jessica,
    Glad to hear it! Wow, you do have lots to be thankful for! Plus, of course, your new book! :)

    Wendy,
    I know, can't believe it's been 3 years already. Yes - the sun - I'm with you!

    Carol,
    I have a few fun features; you might know a little about one of them. :) I figured you might be game for chocolate!

    Terri,
    Thank you! You were one of my early followers and I appreciate it!

    Linda,
    Congrats on one year! Milestones are always good. :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  7. Congrats to all, and we are all winners for having discovered YOU.

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  8. I am SO in!!
    I feel so blessed with all the friendships I've made thru blogging too. It fills me with joy.

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  9. Congratulations on your pending anniversary, and thanks for sharing your blessings with so many of your followers.
    Donna v.

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  10. Linda,
    Aww, you are so sweet! Thanks so much! :)

    Jennifer,
    I know, who knew, right? Simply wonderful!

    Donna,
    Thank you. You are indeed one of those blessings!

    Happy Monday,
    Karen

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  11. Thank you, Karen! And congratulations on three years. I had no idea what to expect when I began blogging either, but it's been an awesome experience.

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  12. Hooray for Stephen and Alex!

    I'm thankful for my health, lately. It's not perfect but it's pretty close!

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  13. Hi Karen...Early accolades for three years of blogging!

    It is, indeed, most amazing, isn't it? We meet people from all over the USA and the world.

    To me, blogging is my daily gift to myself----my 100 percent guaranteed moments of joy on a daily basis. How wonderful is that?

    And YOU are a blessing.

    Besides dear fellow bloggers and my blog, I'd have to say my husband, adult children, and HEALTH are my life's greatest blessings. After that comes my two part-time jobs, one of which is writing and taking photos for a weekly newspaper. All great things to be GRATEFUL for. Susan

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  14. I just celebrated my third blogging birthday, as well. Such fun.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  15. Congrats on your 3rd blogiversary, Karen. This is one of the best writing blogs I know of. So, that makes YOU one of my many blessings!

    Did you say chocolate? I'm in!

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  16. Alex,
    You are so welcome! Congrats - wishing you continued success!

    Lydia,
    Glad you are doing well! That's something wonderful to be thankful for!

    Susan,
    Thank you! I know, it is amazing. I've connected with so many great people. Thanks for your kind words! :) And congrats on the writing job!

    Glenda,
    Happy Blogoversary to you! It is fun, especially with chocolate. :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  17. Jen,
    Thanks so much, you are a sweetheart! :) Yes, chocolate - how could we celebrate without it?

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  18. I'm just a thankful guy at heart, so I recognize scores of things I'm thankful for every day. And thanks for the shout out! One more thing to be thankful for.

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  19. Congratulations on three years, that's a great accomplishment! I'm counting so many blessings lately, including all the great things (including friends) I've gained from blogging.

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  20. Three years already. Me too! I am grateful every day for the wonderful friends I've made. You are special, Karen, and having met you is a highlight in my journey as a blogger. Hope you have many more blogging years.

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  21. I'm so glad to be a part of your blog experience. And since I'm leaving for two weeks, let me congratulate you now on three great years of blogging. Hope the next ones are even more interesting than the last.

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  22. Stephen,
    There are a lot of things to be thankful for all the time, I agree! Congrats - wish you much success!

    Cindy,
    Thank you! I'm with you, blogging friends are simply wonderful!

    Joylene,
    I know, the time has flown by! I believe you were one of my early followers - I appreciate that very much! Thanks so much for your kind words. :)

    Nancy,
    I'm glad you are too! :) Thanks so much! Have a great trip!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  23. Congratulations, Karen! I have so many blessings to count that I don't know where to begin--Being healed of cancer, a benign outcome to another cancer scare last fall, the gift of family, friendships, drawing near to Jesus and Him always being near to me, and, of course, successful writing . . . Isn't God good?

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  24. I'm celebrating the blessing of sunshine and time spent at the park with my kids.

    Congrats on 3 years, Karen!

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  25. Congratulations, Karen, on your upcoming anniversary. Enjoy the celebration! Glad to have met you along this blogging journey :-) The year 2012 has already started out over my way with a number of unexpected blessings--and I'm grateful every day...

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  26. So many great things for our blogging friends. I'm so excited for Stephen, Alex, and so many others. Thanks for shouting out for them.

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  27. Jean,
    Thank you! You certainly are blessed, and a wonderful testimony to God's goodness at that. He is good!

    Sarah,
    Ah yes, sunshine is wonderful! Have some here in KY too! :) Thanks a bunch!

    Kenda,
    I am glad to have met you too. My life is richer for it. Thanks so much!

    Ciara,
    It's a wonderful journey, isn't it? :) Thanks for coming by.

    Blessings,
    Karen
    Thank you

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  28. Like so many things, time passes quickly in the blogosphere. I have enjoyed reading your posts. Happy anniversary!

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  29. Congratulations, Karen. Wow, three years of blogging. Sounds intimidating. Thankfully, we just have to take it one post at a time ;)

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  30. Sally,
    It really does! Thanks so much; I enjoy my stops at your place too. :)

    Ruth,
    Thank you. Yes, I guess it does sound that way, but like you said, one post at a time is best!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  31. I am thankful for lots of things from the past week. Congrats on your 3rd blog anniversary.

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  32. Yay! Congrads to me!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!! *toot toot*

    And congrads to you, amigo. I am so thankful that God placed you in my path.

    I am also thankful I finished the short story about Christopher I was writing. Subbing it to an anthology.

    Hugs and smooches. :-)

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  33. Rachna,
    I'm glad for you! Thanks so much. :)

    Robyn,
    Yes, a big congrats to you, amigo! It's because of the shades, I just know it. :P

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  34. CONGRATS!!! Three years is an accomplishment!

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  35. Wow, 3 years!? That is awesome. I so know what you mean about the support and friendship you've found. Congrats on the 3 years!

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  36. Laura,
    Thank you! It's been great! :)

    Elana,
    Thanks so much! The support is amazing, and so humbling too. :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  37. Your friendship, that's what. And sure - I'm always in! :)

    Congratulations on your upcoming milestone. You have great persistence and dedication, Karen.

    Congrats to Robyn, too! Waving at her...

    Will check back for sure - you've got lots cooking here. :)

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  38. Happy anniversary, Karen! You are a wonderful ray of sunshine in the blogging world!
    Blessings!!

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  39. Congrats to all the winners. I know what you mean about earlier posts not resembling later posts when you blog. I feel on my own blog, the posts have been changed and shaped over time. And they can still change as time goes on.

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  40. I know all those bloggers! Congratulations to all of them!

    Happy upcoming third blogiversary!

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  41. Hi Karen -

    Those blogoversaries come up fast! You've done a great job.

    Congrats to Robyn, Alex, and Stephen. My blessings list is too long for this small space. :)

    Susan

    BTW - Chocolate? Count me in!

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  42. Congrats on your upcoming blogoversary. You know you can always count me in where chocolate is involved. :)

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  43. Rhonda,
    As I am for your friendship! Thanks, sweet friend! :)

    Cheryl,
    Thank you, and thanks for your kind words!

    Cecelia,
    Thank you! It seems I am constantly refining things here, but then, the same is true for any writing, don't you think?

    Theresa,
    Thanks so much! :) They are a great bunch, aren't they?

    Susan,
    They sure do! Thanks a bunch! I knew you'd be in on the chocolate deal. :D

    Lisa,
    Thank you! I was hoping you'd feel that way about the chocolate! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  44. Hi Linda,

    I enjoyed your posting about blessings. And like you, I find that my little spot in cyberspace is still in the 'works' being reshaped and fashioned anew. I started blogging mainly to get me started writing on a more regular consistent basis. It's worked for sure.

    And the best blessing out of it all has been the amazing and wonderful people I've met through this experience called blogging.

    Thank you so much for taking time to visit me at It's A Beautiful Life.

    Wishing you g-l-i-m-p-e-s of heaven in unexpected places.......

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  45. Brenda,
    Thanks for your sweet and kind comments! I enjoyed my stop at your blog as well. It is an amazing journey, isn't it? Wishing you the same as well; thanks so much.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  46. Congrats on the anniversary! I'm so happy to have found your page--I thank Jennifer Brown Banks for that. Your site, for me, is a welcomed source of positivity and good ol' conversation. Thanks for doing what you do!

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  47. Janette,
    Thank you so much! I am so glad we've met; Jennifer has a way of making good connections, doesn't she? :) Your kind words have made my day, thanks for the encouragement!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate your input. Have a blessed day!