Wow, today is my 4 year BLOGOVERSARY!  Yipee!

I can hardly believe it has been 4 years!

I started this blog to help me work through a lot of hurt after a yucky spiritual bump in the road that happened 5 1/2 years ago.  Guess what?  It really did help!  (I have always recorded my life in journals, so I thought I’d take it to an electronic form.)

Though I couldn’t be as brutally honest on here as I could in my private journal, it was a blessing to find others for support.

I started out on Myspace (wow, I haven’t been on that in years) and “blogged” there.  However, I soon found that it didn’t leave the posts very accessible.  Then TADAAAAAAA – blogger!  

When I first started, I didn’t have a clue what some of the blogging terms meant: blogroll, meme, blogosphere …  I’m sure the list could go on if I had the time to ponder.  I’m sure you were all in the same boat.  Do you remember thinking, “How do people create those links?” 

The greatest part about blogging is making some very sweet friends.  I have actually met close to 10 of you face to face.  What a blessing!  (Ok, I cannot believe I can’t find the picture of me and Carolina Mama!)

I have also won several giveaways over the years which was just the cherry on the pie!

I appreciate all of you more than you will ever know and I’m amazed that you still take the time to read my posts (especially since I haven’t had the time to visit you lately).  

Here is what you have all been waiting for:  Following the blogging tradition, I will give away something to celebrate my special day.  SHADOWS AMONG US ~ Discovering the Path to Spiritual Liberation & Wholeness by Robin M. Bertram.

This is a seriously deep book — 500 pages.  This isn’t a light read, but a GREAT book full of God’s Word.  If you are bound or want to help minister to those who are, this is the book for you!   

1.  Leave me a comment and you receive one chance to receive the book.  

2.  IF you aren’t a follower, join my blog and let me know by leaving an ADDITIONAL comment — you’ll have two chances.   I will choose the winner next week via

God bless each of you!  
I look forward to another blogoversary in 2012!