Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Party of the Bloggity Kind


Two parties in one week? Wooo - hooo! The ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom are throwing "The Ultimate Blog Party" and like I wrote earlier I'm not one to miss a good party or miss throwing one. To honor the rules set by 5 Minutes for Mom I'll include some information about my blog and then to the fun stuff. Since I threw myself a bawling bash earlier this week today's party will be of the praise variety.

History of Becoming Me (It's a short trip)
Birthed in February of this year, Becoming Me is the baby on the block. I prayed about starting a writing ministry for several months, conducted some research, and was inspired by many amazing bloggers like Antique Mommy, Bea from Bub and Pie, and Elisa at Extravagant Grace. I spent weeks searching for the appropriate blog name and nothing seemed to fit. Then one night, after I had already been sleeping for a few hours I awoke with to words etched on my foggy little brain "Becoming Me."

Although I invited Jesus to make my heart his home about thirty-years-ago, only close to 365 days ago did I embark on the journey of discovering who I really am in Christ. I'm a relational gal, which means I cannot learn something good without sharing it and all I learn about Christ is good. The lord has given me a talent for writing (although some posts are better written than others) and many experiences for fodder.

About The Author and her Family

My name is Angela. I am the wife of a college professor and the mother of two precious children. My four-year-old strong-willed daughter brings me much joy and also challenges my sanity. My 10-month-old little boy is the spitting image of his daddy and also inherited his pliable personality. My husband and I have been married for more than eight years. In that time he has commenced grad school, earned his Ph.D. seven years later, and secured employment as an assistant professor of political science. During the past eight years we have moved eight times, lived in six different cities and in four different states. Those adventures, some of them misadventures also provide writing material. Before raising a family and maintaining a home became my profession I earned my accreditation in PR and worked with several companies.

My Favorite Prizes

Many fabulous prizes are being given away at the blog party this year. I'd be happy to win anything (but I never win prizes anymore...my prize-winningness - so not a real word- left me after we moved to SC) but if I had to choose, my tops picks would be:

1) Prize #54 Milkarose gift cerfitificate

2) Prize #11 Good for the Kids gift certificate

3) Prize #14 Custom Kid Wall Canvas

I also like prizes 19, 132, 137, 87, 85,78,129, 110, 119, 8,28 & 48 or any prize to pamper a mommy or spoil a toddler or preschooler.

My Dreams for Becoming Me

Becoming Me is one of my ministries. I pray about everything I write before my fingers dance on the keyboard. My main desire is to take my experiences whether they are painful, happy or ordinary and cultivate them into stories that will touch the hearts of others for the solitary reason of bringing glory to the King of Kings. I'm also praying about submitting articles to other blogs. Of course I'd love to have many people read my site on a weekly basis....but whether I positively influence one soul or a thousand makes no difference to me. Honest. As long as I follow the Lord's direction I am confident that He will determine this blog's appropriate destination.

While you're here...

You can feel free to read past posts and information on the "characters." I would love for you to share this blog with others. The writing is copyrighted, but you may link this blog to your blog roll and/or include the lovely button (made by Elisa) on the right on your site. If you have time to do so, please post a comment on one of the posts you like best so that I can see who you are and visit your blog.

Now to the Praise Party


Below are a few of my favorite praise scriptures. Don't we serve an amazing God? If there is a verse on your heart, please add it to the comment section and keep this party goin'.

  • Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6
  • You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being. - Acts 14:15
  • Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty. Isaiah 6:3
  • The Son is the radiance of God's glory. Hebrews 1:3
  • Who among the gods is like you, O Lord? Who is like you--majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? You stretched out your right hand and the earth swallowed them. In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. Exodus 15: 11-13




64 comments:

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

thanks for stopping by my party. :) nice to meet you and learn a bit about you.

have a great week party hoppin'. :)

Kristen said...

Yay! Thanks for coming by! I read a few of your entires....Your little girl seems so precious. (Being that I have to boys...I tend to love on the little dolls!!) Have fun this week!

Wendy said...

Thanks for stopping by. My little blog is still a baby as well. You know how babies are though - before you know it they've grown up.

Stacey Moore said...

sending snowny greetings your way from Kentucky!! Thanks so much for stopping by our party post!! have a great weekend!! so nice to meet you!!

Lesley said...

Greetings from Westfield, NY. Love your blog. I'll be back later to read more.

oh amanda said...

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made! Psalm 139:14(?)

And every bit of Psalm 104!

Great post!

Kristin said...

I enjoyed finding your blog on the party circuit. I think you're on your way to a great ministry. I'll be back.

Pam said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog during the blog party! This party is great!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Angela,
Your blog is beautiful!

Thanks for your recent encouraging comments at my blog.

I would like to add you to my links.

It is so fun to find a new blogging friend.

Blessings!

Mary512 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Be sure to come back and enter my weekly giveaway. I added your button to my sidebar. Nice to meet you!

Jus Shar Designs said...

Loving the blog party!

Check out my blog when you get the chance. :-)

elizabeth embracing life said...

Thanks for sharing some of your "characters". I look forward to reading more of what God is doing in your life.

BrineS said...

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PamperingBeki said...

Wow, what a great party! Nice to meet you!

Melanie said...

I love your blog, I'm so glad I stopped by. Enjoy the party!!
Our Happy Happenings
Livin' With Me

Melissa~ said...

The Lord's been speaking this to my heart lately:

"And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God."
-Micah 6:8


Love that scripture.

And I love your blog and party! I brought you a little hostess gift!

Thanks so much for stopping by my party today!

See you soon,

Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

JanMary said...

Hi

I am a christian SAHM of 3 kids in Northern Ireland.

Lovely to "meet" you, and enjoy the party :)

Happy Panda said...

What a party don't you think? I really enjoyed your post. Thank you so much for stopping by to give thanks. I really do appreciate it. Happy party hopping.

us 8 said...

You told us BEAUTIFUL PHOTO....we'll tell you BEAUTIFUL BLOG!

mindyvasil said...

You have a wonderful blog. Thank you for stopping by my party post!

Valarie said...

Love your party, thanks for stopping by mine. We recently had D-now for the youth at our church and the theme was on your identity in Christ.

Julie D said...

Thanks for visiting my party!
I love your tag Scripture--it's one I've committed to memory this year. (Along with a bunch on anger--you can read about it on my blog.) I also have a 4 y/o daughter and a 10 y/o son. (Plus a 2 1/2 year old).

Holding It Together said...

I have enjoyed reading your last couple of posts and added you to my Google Reader so I can check out some more later. I really appreciate that you see this as a ministry. Feel free to stop by my little party as well.

Meshellyn said...

It's great to meet you! Thanks for stopping by, come again anytime :)

Your blog looks great and I'm excited to see more of what you have to post! Enjoy the party!

~Meshellyn

Misty said...

i'm so glad i saw your post on someone else's blog... i've bookmarked you so i can take some time to read thru older posts!!

cl said...

I'm glad you stopped by my blog! It gave me a chance to see yours. What a beautiful party post! I'm looking forward to visiting you again and having a new Christian blogger friend to inspire me. I would add this verse to your list: As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
Praise the Lord for fellow Christians!

Cherrye said...

Hi there. Hope you are having fun partying all weekend (I see you had TWO parties) ha ha...

Enjoy (and I love your blog name).

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. You were right we seem to be similar. I'm so glad God sees fit to remind me that we are in good company. In fact I couldn't stop reading and had to comment on you "other" party post.

Elisa said...

Angela, what a sweet party post. I'm tickled by the way God has been weaving our lives together!

Enjoy the party!

Elisa

Janice said...

I so totally love your blog. You seem amazing and I will for sure be back in the future.

Happy partying

Melanie said...

Hi, so nice to meet you! I'm so glad I found your site during this great party! I really like what I see and I WILL be back soon!

Enjoy!

cltgrace said...

Love this blog...you're photos capture the essence of your words. Lovely...those scriptures truly reflect and call our attention to His wonder & worthiness!

Peek in on us at GraceFULL Days & say hi before you go! Skip over the Vicks Caring Tributes & vote for my Gracie Cakes story as one of their finalists~ Thanks in advance. http://videos.vickscaringtributes.com/videos/index.html

GraceFULL blessing to you & yours~

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Nise' said...

Thank you for stopping by my place. It was nice to meet you, you have a lovely blog and I will be back. Enjoy the parties.

Diana Evans said...

what a wonderful post.....God has truly blessed us and we are so grateful...

thanks for popping by...

Have a wonderful week!!

Cheers,
Diana

cltgrace said...

You're a dearheart! Thanks for taking time to comment AND to vote!

Desiree' said...

I love your writing style. I think you and I have a lot in common, especially with the moving part! Ah, I love stability! :) I love to throw parties as well. Right now I am in the midst of an Easter Egg Hunt for our community. I will have lots about it on my blog. Maybe you have ideas for me!

a frog in my soup said...

Thank you so much for dropping in at my party stop! I truly am honored that you read my blog and I look forward to reading through yours!

Congratulations on the birth of this great new venture of yours and I hope you nurture it well!

I'll visit again soon!
Shera

onemoreequalsfour said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I have enjoyed reading yours this morning and will definitely be back!

Tonya said...

WOW! Your "party" was GREAT! It was so nice learning all about you. I'm afraid I failed to list all the info that was asked for. I was in a hurry when I typed my post. HOPFULLY I'll get mine all straightened out soon.

I also wanted to share that your testimony blessed me. I've been an "on again, off again" believer - and have only in the past 3 years become really SERIOUS about our LORD. GOD IS GOOD! So thankful to hear that your desire is learning to be who you are meant to be in CHRIST.

Shauna said...

Hello! Happy Partying - I love your blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

Simone said...

Love the name of your blog - it attracted my attention immediately.

I pray that God will continue to bless you and work through.

Well written post

Motherhood for Dummies said...

HOpe you are enjoying the party! Love your blog!

Darlene said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I believe we have alot in common. I am so new to blogging...only 6 months. But, it is so much fun and I have come across some great blog friends. I will pray for you too. I will be back to visit soon.
Happy Blogging!

Heather said...

Hi! Very nice blog! It's nice to "meet" you! =-D

mommiedaze said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. Love your post about throwing yourself a pity party. Funny and so true!

it's me, Val said...

It is really really nice to meet you. I really love your blog a lot. I'm blogline-ing you! :) What really caught me was that you have a strong-willed daughter. I have one also. The strong-willed part just emerged in the past couple of months. She is 29 months old. There are days I can't hardly handle it. Oh my do I ever need advice in this area of being a mommy! Thanks again for stopping by my place . . . hope to see you more.

Corinne said...

This party is GREAT TIMES! Just the fact that you used the word "bloggity" in you post makes me want to visit you again :) Awesome blog.

Cindy Swanson said...

What a lovely blog you have, Angela! I love your writing style. "Becoming Me" is already a terrific blog despite the fact that it's just starting out. Best wishes...and thanks for visiting mine!

Robin said...

You have a lovely blog and I enjoyed "getting to know you". Like you, I enjoy writing a great deal, and I have found my blog to be an excellent outlet for the words that sometimes just need to escape me.
I have also loved reading other peoples blogs - I have grown so much through blogging.
Thanks for visiting my place.

Crazy Daisy said...

nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my party a couple days ago! I'm just now trying to catch up!

Tonya said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my party. I love the blog title. It sounds like we have a lot in common! Look forward to getting to know you better.

Alene said...

Angela - Thanks for sharing at my sight. I love your party. Mostly, I love your heart. May we both become all that God has called us to be. Keep sharing. I'll be back.
Alene

Brandie said...

Hello! It was so nice to stop by and meet you. You surely have moved a LOT of times!
This is a great party - I also read about your pity party. I've been there before with the whining, pouting, crying, stomping, too ...
Good luck with this blog!

Jenn said...

That is a lot of moving! Your blog looks really nice, I'll have to take a look around.

Debz said...

Great post! Hope your enjoying the party! I’ve been meeting tons of new people! Hope to try to visit at least half of them before Friday! You never know when you may meet a forever friend. Pop by for a visit if you get a chance! Enjoy your day!

Tami said...

Thanks for stopping by Muddlin'Thru Motherhood. It took me a really long time to come with the name. But when I read the definition of Muddling, I knew that I had hit the nail on the head. Your writing is beautiful. Stop by and see me again.

Nancy said...

Enjoying your blog so far; looking forward to reading more!

Please visit www.pmsclub.blogspot.com
I'm looking for contributors!

PMS Club - Prayer, Ministry, Sisterhood!

Nancy

Terri H said...

You are doing some amazing things with your blessings from Him. Keep it up.

Have fun!

Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. I love your blog and the story of your blog journey thus far. The Light of Christ definitely shines here!

Blessings~

Kelly A said...

What a truly amazing and spiritual blog you have!! I am so glad I found you and will definitely be back!

Happy Blogging!

Karina said...

What a wonderful party this was!

Thanks for stopping by my little blog party as well! :D

Janne said...

Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoyed your praise party. It's nice to meet you.

smtwngrl said...

Happy Blog Party! Hope you've enjoyed meeting lots of new bloggers. I know I have! It's been great getting to know other writers out there. Stop by and say hello if you get a chance!

Mary512 said...

You've been tagged for the 7 random facts Meme. Check it out!:

http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/03/7-random-facts-about-me-meme.html

Kind Regards, Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland

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