Thursday, January 31, 2008





January 31, 2007-2008

Here's how I usually look sitting at my computer. Although, as you can see from the computer screen, Mickey caught me this time playing Spidar Solitaire.

This has been a wonderful year of the new experience of blogging. I have written about it several times before. I am so appreciative of all the wonderful friends it had afforded me. It has broadened my knowledge of other parts of the world. It has shown me how very much alike we are. And best of all for me, it has reinforced my belief in the TRUE BODY OF CHRIST.

If you've been reading my blog long you know I love Spiritual books and reading and or course I love and collect Angels.

SO!!! to celebrate I am having a drawing for this Franklin Graham book, Living Beyond the Limits, and this Angel Plaque that reads "The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord turn his face toward you, and give you peace." Number 6:24 & 26

I'm going to combine this with another feature that is currently going around Blogland.....Just leave me a comment and ask me a question, you would like for me to answer, and your name will be put in the hat. I'll draw a winner on Monday morning, February 4th.

Tiffany has tagged me to do an Archieve Meme - since it ties in with coving my first year here goes.

When I find a new blog that I want to visit again, I rarely have enough time to go back a read everything from the beginning (although sometimes I do!). I want to get to know that person, but it's hard to commit to reading all of the posts from the last 2 years! (In my case 1 year)

This meme is designed to make some of those old posts readily available to those who may be new to your blog, or even those who are regulars, just not from the start.

Here are the rules: Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you have written. But there is a catch:

Link 1 must be about family.
Link 2 must be about friends.
Link 3 must be about yourself.
Link 4 must be about something you love.
Link 5 can be anything you choose.

Post your five links and then tag five other people. At least TWO of the people you tag must be newer acquaintances so that you get to know each other better. Readers - don’t forget to read the archive posts and leave comments!

So, here is my list:
1) Family - My Father
2) Friends - Angel #4 - Forever Friend
3) Something about me - My 100th Post
4) Something I love - Universal Body of Christ
5) Anything - Introducing Suzy Blue
The five people I select are: Katherine, Meredith, Bev, Diana, & Saija.

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Anonymous said...

One Year? It seems like we have known each other forever!


As for my questions, I would like to know which person you would like to sit and visit with most when you get to heaven...besides Jesus?

I've thought about finding some of my favorite posts in the past and didn't know where to begin. I like the idea of picking a post for a specific subject. I think I've read all of your posts, but it will be fun to go back and read again.

Saija said...

has it only been a year?
congrats!!! :o)

blogging has definitely helped my faith to grow - and blessed my heart many a time ...

i started blogging in the fall of 2004, so there will be a few things to go through - maybe sunday i will have a good list? hopefully!!!

i love spider solitaire too ... my question, what level do you play at?

Betty said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary....isn't the world of blogging a blessing.....what is your favorite verse of scripture?

I let my blogging anniversary go by without marking it....

Thank you for the visit and sweet comment on our Lucy....we had a sweet Shitzu, Bandit, for 12 years whom we loved dearly.....Betty

Coach J said...

Well, congratulations!! I've enjoyed getting to know you over the past few months. My question to you is, what got you hooked on the internet? My grandparents don't even own a computer, much less know how to get online. I hope you don't take offense to the question(s), but you have to admit that much of your generation is not into computers. Even if they work with computers on the job, they pretty much stick with the program they know, and don't expand to blogging! Enjoy your day, and I know you'll smile alot with all the comments you'll be getting :)

diana said...

happy blogoversary. i just went back and read the posts that i had never read. i especially enjoyed the one about your dad. it was a very nice tribute.

thanks for tagging me. i will go through my posts and come up with the links representing those categories.

and lastly, i just want to tell you how much i enjoy visiting your blog on a daily basis. who you are and what you write about encourages me. i thank you for our blogging friendship.

diana said...

oh... i forgot a question.

what is your favorite hymn?

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Congrats on your one year Anniversary! I am so glad that I have gotten to "meet" and "know" you!

My question for you would be....who is the one person that has had the biggest impact or influence on your life (besides Jesus....I figured that would be you ultimate answer).

Bobbi said...

RYC...I remember those paid toliet stalls too! I'm a little older than you probably think ;) mom would have me climb under when she didn't have any change. :O
Blessings and congrats on a year of blogging! I'm happy I found you as a fellow blogging friend!

annie said...

OH! Jenny took my question! Hmmm... I really enjoy visiting you and am so glad we've met online and can't wait to meet in person! It's fun to have a fellow Okie bloggie buddie! I love your faith and the way you share it with everyone! So, an easy question... what's your most favorite thing to eat?

Nadine said...

Happy Blogaversary. I'll have to come back and read some of those old posts.

Yes you can use the picture. That one I got online.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Oh, Oh, I play Spider Solitaire, too! It is the only game I do play - not true - I play that Chicken Dictionary game.

How much fun for you. I'm not even sure when my next blogoversary is, I should check so I can have a celebrations like this.

I'm going to start a new blog soon. Then I'll keep better track.

Hmmm... a question... If you could do anything - money not an issue - what would it be AND if someone could do it/go with you, who would it be?

Tiffany said...

I love your archive posts! You are such a great story teller! Thank you for participating- I really did learn alot about you, and we have alot in common. I'm sure it's hard to believe because I'm only 30 (well 31 on Sat.), but true! I won't share all the ways now, but I hope you'll continue to share my journey! You are a treasure and I'm glad I found you! (Smiles!) Blessings on your day!

Anonymous said...

1 year! I would have thought a lot long! Hope you enjoy it for many years to come!!!


as for the questions! What's your favorite angel you've collected?

Mountain Mama said...

Congratulations on your first year of Blogging. You have really done a great Job of it and have let us all into your life so we feel as though we have known you for ages.
The question I have is, "What is the first question you will ask when you get to Heaven?"
I'll see what I can do about the Archives meme.

Tiffany said...

Thanks for your comment! I already have this book, but I'll put a question in for the angel! My mom collected angels too. She had over a hundred of them. I lost her 2 years ago today. I'm trying to write about her. As for my question... What do you feel your spiritual gifts are, and how have you been able to use them since becomming a Christian?

Kelli said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary, dear Susan! You look so cute sitting at your computer desk. Thank you for sharing a little bit of your life with us here in blogland, you are a sweet friend and I'm so glad to have met you!
Love and hugs,

The Olson's said...

Greetings from Canada! I just recently found your blog through Praying Karen's. I enjoyed reading your Archive Meme - especially the 100th post! What a great way to get to know a person!

My question for you is "If you could travel to anywhere in the world - where would you go?"

Nadine said...

I love the post about your dad. It was very touching.

I've asked this question before of others because I find it interesting. If there were such a thing as a time machine and you can go anywhere in time, where would you go?

Momma Roar said...

Congratulations - can you believe it has been a year since we have connected? (give or take a few days)

I just love the picture of you at the computer - now I will picture that when I read your posts and emails!

My question: Who is your favorite blogger?

(hahaha, just kidding)

Seriously, is there one thing that blogging taught you that you didn't think you'd learn through blogging? (I pray that makes sense) :)

Anonymous said...


How fun. Thank you for choosing me to do this. I really appreciate it and I will happily participate. Like you, I do not always get in all the reading I want to on a new blog I have found, but I sure do want to.

Congrats on your year! Blogland has been enriched with you in the neighborhood!

Anonymous said...


:), I was on my way back over! I had to cut and paste the meme on to a draft for tomorrow, while I was here.

How did you start blogging? I felt like I had been chatting with you in Blogland over a year now!

And nowI am off to raed your links!

Thanks for the invitation!

Lucy Stern said...

Happy Blogaversary. lCould you maybe do a review of the Franklin Graham book?

Linds said...

Happy Anniversary, Susan! I am certainly one of those many friends who is so thankful to have met you in blogland! And my mother is totally addicted to Spider solitaire too.

My question for you is what is the hardest thing you have ever done?

Anonymous said...

Last post today! I loved catching up with some posts of yours I had not seen... Your father, the Universal Body of Christ, 1oo things abouit you, your angel friend. I remembered Suzy Blue. I was drawn to your blog because of the clever title. I kept reading because of you. I love the Body of Christ, I love to see us here in Blogland, it reminds me of how God is working all over the place. What a blessing to have this precious little tool to record the things we so want to be remembered! Thats all :)!

PEA said...

Happy one year Blogiversary dear Susan. I'm just so very happy that we met in this blogging world and consider you a treasured friend. Here's to many more years of blogging:-)Such a lovely giveaway as well!! xoxo

RealEstateGirl said...

Happy Blog-a-versary!

Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comment on my last post. You made me all teary!

Thank you for your friendship!

Much love,

Bobbi said...

RYC...A question...Do you really think when we get to Heaven that we'll even ask any questions?

My thought is we will be so in awe that we will forget everything we ever thought we'd ask. ;)


pearlie said...

Congratulations! You have achieved SO MUCH in one year, bloggerly speaking :)

I love the picture of you at the PC. Hmmm ... I might just get Calvin to take a picture of me doing the same - and playing Spider Solitaire too! which I am SERIOUSLY addicted to - but I play it in my phone, when I am waiting and before going to sleep - it helps me wind down and puts me to sleep.

Maybe you could start a meme with that picture. Send it to 6 and the 6 are to post the same picture of sitting at their pc and I don't have to tell you what will happen after that ;)

pearlie said...

Oh, and now I want to start the meme! And I will tag you and link you as well ;)

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Yes, blogging is such fun and a great blessing too!

My question is: "When you were a little girl, did you ever wish you had a different first name? And if so, what was the name?"

Now this is coming from another Susan mind you. When I was eight, I wanted to change my name to Crystal. These days I'm very happy to be plain old Susan!

pearlie said...

I don't really have a question :) because I'd have to ask one that is THE question and spend forever perfecting it but here goes:
If there is one question to ask me, what would it be? Haha ... just kidding.

OK, this one:
If you can bring one thing to heaven to be given away, what will it be?

Oh boy ... it took me so long to think up the question. I should think some more but I am letting it go!

Karen said...

Happy 1st Anniversary. The year has gone by so fast hasn't it? Oooh I would like to ask you about your ancestors, in as much as where did your family come from, prior to America. I love hearing the stories of the families who left their countries and moved to America - I would love to hear yours too.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on your 1st Blogaversary! My second anniversary was Jan 21st. You certainly made a big splash in one year!!

Thank you for tagging me for the meme. I'll try to do it soon! I am behind (since I had company) I have another one to do too.

I tried to email you, but it didn't work.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Where do the years go! Congrats on your blogiversary! i am so glad we met this past year. you are a wonderful person!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Okay, okay I will ask a question but my poor little brain is toasted! LOL! I want to know when you became a Christian?

jennifer said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love Spider solitaire!

Fun fun fun....

Ma Kettle said...

Oops as Penofjen I forgot to ask a question...

Here it is: What is the best advice that you have ever given or received as to having a longstanding and fulfilling relationship with your husband??? I know it is a biggie...
Jennifer aka Ma Kettle

Lori said...

Happy 1 Year Blog Anniversary!!
There were lots of us gals that started up almost at the same time.
I just did a post on my 1 year blog anniversary too. Come and check it out.
I sure have enjoyed your blog and getting to know you.

My question for you: What is your favorite time of year(season) and why?

MightyMom said...

wow, a whole year!
you've done a wonderful job fulfilling this post as online preacher my dear friend!

here's to another year!!

what color are your slippers?

groovyoldlady said...

Happy Blogoversary! Bloggaversary! Bloggiversary! (Whatever!)

I'm glad you are here, or there...wherever you are. Your posts always brighten my day and keep my focus on the Savior.

Question: How much time do you spend on the computer in a given week?

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm back to ask the question that I keep forgetting to ask. Actually I have a bunch of questions to ask you, but will do that on email since they have to do with blogging, etc.

Question: What is the first thing you'll ask Jesus when you get to Heaven?


Suzy said...

Congratulations on your 1 year ann. and thank you for your lovely comment on mine!
While reading through your archives,I see that you have several scrapbooks of photos from your travels.My Question...what was your favorite trip and list all the places you've been...or would like to visit,what ever is easier!!

PEA said...

Oops, I had forgotten to ask you a question! Ok....what was your most embarrassing moment?? Enquiring minds want to know! lol xoxo

Mary@notbefore7 said...


I am here at the end and don't want to be entered. Please keep me out of the "drawing", K?

But, I saw your comment on pen of jen and wanted to wish you happy one year!

The award you created for LA is so fitting and wonderful.

These posts here reflect the beautiful heart God has given you to love others.

I would love to know though...the one book (bible excluded) that you would recommend to others if you had to pick one. (just curious)

Happy anniversary Susan!

Lisa said...

wow! Congrats on your blog-versary! many happy more!

Larissa said...

Congrats! I can't believe you've only been doing this a year...I thought you had been doing this for a long time! I'm so glad to have "met" really are great!

Okay, so my question...How did you know that Mickie was the one for you? I've actually wondered that before, and now I have a chance to ask it!

Myrna said...

Congratulations on a year! I feel privileged to "know" you! You are an inspiration to many! Enjoy your Blogoversary! I have no idea what the correct spelling is!

Lisa said...

o.k. Susan, here's my question:
Out of all the places you have traveled in and out of the USA...what experience...on one of your trips...made your jaw drop and your heart become a puddle of compassion?
does that sound corny?....oh, well... :o)

Barbara said...

Just as I came to visit you have your anniversary giveaway. Who wouldhave believed that blogging would become such a wonderful hobby.
I have been to Franklin Graham's huse but never read any of his books, only his Fathers.
Now to a question Susan - this is difficult as I know so much about you from blogs and E-mails. Still I'll have a try and if you have already answered thi somewhere then count it a senior moment.
Which well known live person would you like to invite to dinner and why. There I did it.

michelle f said...

If you could be a color what color would you be and why?

(I work with kids can you tell :-))

Happy Anniversary---glad you are in blogosphere

Jewelgirl said...


My question is:
Have you ever put together
your family history?

Short Stop said...



I have loved your blog and been SO encouraged by your love for God. Thank you for sharing so much of your heart with us!

I'm at home you know...recovering from the birth of our newest little one! SO, I missed your drawing...BUT, there is a question I'd love to ask you...

Can you share a trial in your life where you saw God's grace SO clearly as He brought you through?