Thursday, August 28, 2008

This Post's For You

Six months after launching Becoming Me I have reached that bloggy milestone of post 100.

I've been wanting to do something special and different for this post...the "100 things about me" posts are fun to read on the blogs of others but a post of that nature just wouldn't belong here.

I wish I had 100 prizes to give away, but frankly, I'm still working on getting my prizes from the Blog Mission Tour delivered (note to self and future blog tour planners ---holding a tour with prizes two weeks before moving to another state is bad timing).

As I spent the week pondering what to do, I thought about all of you who read this blog. I've known some of you for years and many of you I have just gotten to know throughout these past six months. And there are many more of you whom I do not know at all.

Regardless of our relationship with each other, I am grateful that you visit Becoming Me.

In the spirit of friendship and Christian community, I'd love to know you better...so I'm asking...
would you please leave me a comment today? Just tell me who you are and one thing about you. Perhaps your favorite scripture verse, or a prayer request, or a victory you've recently experienced? You can also ask me a question and I'll answer it in the comments section. I promise that in one way or another, I will personally respond to every comment I receive.

Since it is my 100th post, I think 100 comments would be groovy...(Don't we all have an inner Marsha Brady?)

Again, thank you for being you.

And last but certainly not least, I want to share a scripture that has been on my heart. As I wrote in the post before this one, some old memories had been unearthed and at one point of the week I was feeling down. During a time of prayer and tears, God led me to this marvelous verse and a wave of love washed over me. I felt as though I was sitting face to face with my Father who was giving me a pep talk of sorts...like the ones The Professor gives to Pumpkindoodle.

These words from Psalm 45:10 were written thousands of years ago, but on Monday night of this week, it felt like the were written just for me.

"Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear: Forget your people and your father's house. The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord." Psalm 45:10-11, NIV, emphasis mine.




73 comments:

Natalie said...

I am excited to be the first to launch your 100th comments :)

Something about me...hum...I love digital photography. It has opened my eyes to observing the details and smallest beauty of this world. I love being able to capture moments in this life.

Congrats on your 100th post!

DeeMarie said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!! Thank you for being so real with your ups and downs. I love watching you find Him in your struggles.
Something about me? This is my most recent news (not even on my blog yet)... I just got approved for a loan and I plan to buy a condo next month! I'm very excited and quite terrified all at the same time.

Cindy said...

Congrats on your 100th post!
I found your blog just before your mission tour. I joined in and have learned so so so much since then. Thanks for the tour.

About me, I am 57 days away from my 50th birthday. Instead of becoming depressed about how fast the years have gone I have taken another journey ~ to see how many new things I can accomplish before the big day! This has been so much fun!

I hope you get your 100 comments!

GiantsPrincess said...

Happy 100th Post!

I am a 45YO married mother of 3 (22YO, 17YO and 7YO), grandmother of 1 (Almost 1).

I live in a small town in Nevada with my hubby, the two younger children, 2 cats (Herman & Lily) and 2 dogs (Chloe and Fiona). Chloe is a Puggle - pug/beagle and Fiona is a free grocery store dog. We think she is Yellow Lab and Pony. LOL

We are very involved in our church and I help out at the 7YO's school. I am also at the local gym five days a week taking Cardio/Weight lifting and Yoga.

I also stay busy with my latest passion - scrapbooking.

Mommy B said...

My favorite answered prayer:

the day after coming home from the hospital with my first son, Jacob, he had the hiccups -all day and even into the night. Every time he would fall asleep his hiccups would wake him up again, crying. I tried rocking him, burping him, nursing him, etc. but nothing helped. I was getting more and more sore each time I got up from my cesarean incision, and I was getting to the brink of sanity. I finally laid down, put him in his bassinette next to me, crying, and I put my hand on his little foot and prayed, "Lord, I am sore and I am tired, and I know this baby needs his sleep. Could you please stop his hiccups for a little while so that we can both sleep?" As I whispered the last word, he hiccuped his last for the night and we both got some sleep.

Very simple, but very true and a very personal example that God cares about our needs, no matter how small.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Happy 100th!

You know I love ya!

Shonda said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!

I enjoy reading and glean from your writing style. I hope your transition through the move has been smooth.

One thing about me--I'm in a transition spiritually. I love the Lord with all my heart, soul and mind (or I strive for it) and I feel He's requiring more obedience in my walk with HIM. Because I love HIM, I want to obey HIM. The flesh fights so hard, but I lean and rely on HIS word which is powerful. I have to make my choices intentional each minute of the day. I have be more alert and cognizant. I didnt realize how often I go about my day "unconscious."

What a blessing you have been through this blog and the other places you contribute your words.

Engrafted by HIS Grace-
Shonda

Gretchen said...

Wooo Hooo! The thing is, I can't think of one of your posts which I could point to as being fluff or junk, either (as I could in my blog). Each word I read is such a gem, Angela. Thank you for Becoming Me.

A fact about me? People and process mean more to me than products--a fact which has often left my husband frustrated with a messy house. :) Boundaries are hard.

Also? Nothing beats the marriage of coffee and chocolate and a good book.

DotBlogger said...

Happy Hundred!

We adopted 2 girls from Haiti.

It was a 2+ year process.
They've been home for 2 months.

If you want to get closer to God...Adopt!

LauraLee Shaw said...

how wonnnnderful. 100 posts!!!

About me: Well, let's see. Lots of people know me as LauraLee the writer, but what a lot of people don't know is that I have been leading kids' worship and directing drama groups for about 20 years. Huge passion. Also, I homeschool my kids part-time, and they go to school part-time. Huge job that only God could do in this inadequate soul. So that's the scoopie on me, Groovy?

Hopin you reach one hundred!!!!

Steph said...

I lurk here...will delurk for your 100 comments! I really enjoy your blog. :)

Something about me...
I have 4 daughters, 4 cats, 3 dogs, 2 fish, and 1 husband. :)
I love reading and Oreos.

Amy said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!

I will share my favorite verse (or one of my favorites) with you.

Luke 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.

And yes, we all have an inner, Marsha! Marsha! Marsha! (Or would that be Jan?) ;)

God Bless,
Amy:)

Stacie Ruth said...

Beautiful blog! To answer your question... My favorite Bible verse is actually an entire chapter: Isaiah 12. I hope you take the time to read it. And I absolutely love the way God brings people together -even through blogs!

Congratulations for your 100th post!

Your sister in Christ,
Stacie Ruth
www.brightlightministry.com

Rachel said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I just hit that milestone too :)

About me, I'm a Christian, I'm deaf, and I have the most incredible miracle baby.

God is GOOD!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Congrats on 100 posts! I'm going to hit that mark real soon myself.

One of my favorite scriptures that I have been pondering recently is...
Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing."

I find it so amazing that He takes great delight in me and He rejoices over me with singing.

I look forward to reading your next 100 posts!

Classic MaMa said...

Happy 100th!

I'm one of the women who read evey day and comment rarely. My favorite scripture has been: Acts 13:2 "...the Holy Ghost said, 'Separate me Barnabus and Saul for the work I have called them.'"

Genny said...

Conratulations on your 100th post!

My favorite scripture?... Jeremiah 29:11. Or Philippians 4:13. Or maybe Ecclesiastes 4:9. Too hard to pick!

Lisa writes... said...

One hundred posts? Totally groovy!

My favorite verse? For TODAY...(subject to change tomorrow!)...Lam. 3:22-25... The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion,"says my soul, "threfore I will hope in him." the Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

Happy 100! Here's to the next 100 and beyond!

Kathryn said...

Happy 100th Blog-day! What a thoughtful way to celebrate. :-)

I love the Scripture that you shared (Psalm 45:10-11). Our God is so big and, yet, so personal.

It is so difficult to choose my favorite Scripture, so I will share the one upon which I've most recently been meditating:

"I say to myself, 'The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.' The LORD is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him. It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD." (Lamentations 3:24-25)

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal. It was flowing from the throne of God and the lamb. Between the city street and the river, the tree of life was visible from each side. It produced twelve kinds of fruit, each month having its own fruit. The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Rev 22:1-2

As we may not meet before then, I look forward to us all meeting up on that day and dipping our feet into that living water.

God bless

Misty said...

happy 100th post... i hope you feel blessed today seeing how many of us love your blog and are ministered by it (ok, that was bad passive voice, lol)...
my fave verse is some trust in horses and some in chariots, but i/we will trust in the name of the lord. i can't remember where it is offhand, it's in the psalms tho.

Joy Abbott said...

I think having people leave comments is a great idea! I'm so excited to take part!
Something the Lord has been teaching me lately, is that I need to rely fully on him. Not friends, not my husband. God is my one friend who will never let me down. As my family and I leave for Indonesia in April of 09. I'm finding this is very important.

Megan said...

Hi! I have lurked here a few times and I love your blog! I love the Lord!! My favorite Bible verse is Matthew 19:26 With God all things are possible. How did you get that verse at the top of this page? It is really neat! Congrats on 100 posts!!

Meg

Robin said...

Congrats on reaching 100!
Something about me? My cat just had 4 kittens and I could just sit and watch them for HOURS!! It is just so very precious! (ok. I can't watch for hours because I don't have that kind of time to waste but if I could, I would)

BP said...

Hooray for 100 posts! I enjoy reading.

A tidbit about me....This verse was my memory verse last week and it also was the verse our special speaker talked about at church last night. It really has blessed me to think of the amazing creation God has given us...Psalm 19: 1, 2

Monica said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!! I hope you get to 100 comments today...that would be awesome!

My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 121:5 "The Lord himself watches over you". I prayed it during my hospitalization and c-section with our girls who were born prematurely.

Mrs. Sidney said...

Hello!! I have been blessed by your blog and your comments on my blog.. Thank you so much!! I just reached 50 so I am half way there to 100!!

Right now I am working on getting The Rock Mom's Ministry blog online. I am hoping to have wonderful guest bloggers like yourself help me out!!

Blessings,
Ronel

mommydani78 said...

this is my first visit on your blog...i will look forward to returning.
something about me...a verse working transformation in my life right now is 2 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."

Earthmommy said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

I love your blog, it is truly one of my favorites. Your honest writing is so refreshing.

My favorite verse, by the way, is the one you have above this comment box: "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Eph. 4:32 (NIV)

Looking forward to another 100 posts!

Laura said...

Oh, I love that scripture! He is, you know--enthralled, I mean. Isn't that amazing?
I stop by occasionally and always enjoy my visits! Congrats on your 100th; a very special milestone!
Something about me...hmmm. I just sent my oldest son to middle school this year and I think my heart will never be the same. How's that?
Here's to another 100!

a Tonggu Momma said...

My favorite verses --

Isaiah 45:3 "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west."

Proverbs 17:22 "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."

(Like you couldn't guess, huh?)

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Congrats on your 100th post! You have been such an encouragment to me because of your honesty.

Hmmm...favorite scripture? I'm going to have to go with all of Romans 8. Good stuff...

Xandra

BC said...

Thanks for visiting me and my lowly blog. I hope you get your goal of 100 comments! I've not even reached 100 visitors in a day yet...and am only 340 something total visits. Anyhow...hope to read more of you and will add you to my Google Reader and Facebook reads...I like what I've read so far.

For a scripture...how about my life verse...Ps. 19:14, "May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer."

PENSIEVE said...

What a sweet, sweet post for your 100th. That milestone is quite an accomplishment in the life of a blogger, and if you've kept with it this long, I think you'll keep going :).

Gosh...something about me? A verse that speaks to my heart always is Romans 8:28, cause I really do see all things working for my good and His glory...eventually.

Another thing? I love seeing wonder in life, in the small things and the large...the roar of the ocean or the buzz of a bee's wings :).

And I like to write poetry.

And I had my babies five minutes ago but they're teens and a tween now...

:)

I'll stop...but again...CONGRATS!

Treasure Seeker said...

congrats!
Fact: I am a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God.
:)

princessmama said...

Just found your blog and am looking forward to reading more:)

My husband and I have two beautiful boys,ages 7 and 4. We would like to adopt a couple kids from Liberia, West Africa.

My favorite verse is from Psalm 139 "You hem me in behind and before. You have laid Your hand apon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain."

I love that I am surrounded by HIM!!

Julie said...

Something about me.....

I decided to let my hair color wash out when I turned 50, this year. I decided to "own" my age. After all the gray hairs are my crown of splendor.

I had no idea just how many hairs of splendor there were.

Congrats on your 100th.

Hugs,
Julie

SKY4KAT said...

Congrats,
I have been reading your posts on and off for the past 5 months and enjoy them and have been encouraged.
I live in Colorado in the mountains outside of Denver. I love to hike and alpine ski and travel. I have a heart for women.
My favorite scripture....many but I claim 2 Peter 1:3. His divine power has given me EVERYTHING I need for life and godliness through my knowledge of him who called me by his own glory and goodness.
Katrina

GrandCanyonMom said...

Mrs. N,
Congratulations on 100 posts but more importantly on a very victorious year! I'm so proud of you for transitioning so well in this latest move. God truly gave you a "Do-over" and you're doing so well!

I would like ask for prayer for Cal & I. We are at a point of not knowing what we're supposed to do with this AZ opportunity and our home not selling. We need clear direction from God. We need friends and family praying for us. We need unity and strength in our marriage. I would so appreciate your prayers.

I love you, my sister! Thanks for your amazing example of perseverance in difficult circumstances. You do inspire me to keep pressing on.

Jaime

giselle said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I read your blog daily. I have known you for over 10 years! I have hurt for you, rejoiced with you and been awed by your faith in God.
I have 2 short and simple verses that have gotten me through good and bad days.
Be strong and brave for God is with you Joshua 1:9
This is the day that the Lord has made be glad and rejoice in it.
Those were tough after my miscarriages but I kept saying them and each day I did get stronger and did learn to rejoice again.

Something about me: I am a mom to 2 girls who are the light of my life. I try very hard to instill a deep love for God in their hearts.

I want them to have a real relationship with Him.

Thank you for being so honest with your blog. It touches many.

Amy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I sure have enjoyed visiting here with you.
Something about me... I have taken up drawing again after several years while my kids were little. It was worth it. Blessings.

runningtherace said...

Congrats on your 100th post! A little about me, since you asked. My real, given name is Brownie after my grandmother. I am currently trying to "Put On Love" as 1 Cor. 13 describes it. I am working on not being jealous this week. Learning what jealousy really is and what it looks like. I plan to go through the whole list intentionally in no particular order. Also, I absolutely LOVE tea! Your apricot tea is wonderful!

Amydeanne said...

Congrat's! You've done a great job, and I'm blessed to read your blog! So thanks for joining the blogging community! what a fun post!
hmmmm one thing about me... I really need prayer now over family matters! So if you'd pray, i'd appreciate that!

Irritable Mother said...

Congrats on 100. In six months??? I think it took me at least 9, maybe 10. You go, girl!
Since you've read my book, I think you know me pretty well. But I bet you don't know my life verse...
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17
I am so thankful to be a new creation!!!

manda2177 said...

Great verse!

This is the one I have posted near my computer so that I may read it everyday and reflect on it!
Psalm 139
"Search me oh God, and know my heart,
Try me and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting."

Oh Praise Him! Congrats onyour 100th post. You have touched many lives with your loving obedience to Him.

And I think your just pretty neat.

God bless-
Amanda
http://iammommy.typepad.com

Beloved MaMa said...

Your blog blesses, my friend! I'm so glad I met you in bloggy land :o) Today, my praise is that: In the midst of tragedy, God can bring joy!!!! See my blog for details :)

Denise said...

happy 100!

i'll go with my favorite verse-
"because your love is better than life my lips will glorify you i will praise you as long as i live."
psalm 63:3-4

i want this to be the verse that when people see me, they know that God's love is EVERYTHING to me, and in me, and out of me. i want to live a life in that love here that brings Him big glory.

angie said...

Hey.......cool spin on 100. I'm Angie from Seven Clown Circus residing in Portland. I was born on the side of the road......my dad delivered me.

I would like to know......how much time do you spend daily studying the scriptures?

Becoming Me said...

You all rock! My hubby is away right now and reading all these great comments have really spurred me on. I am working on sending personal e-mails to everyone who commented on this post...if you do not have a blog and were unable to leave an e-mail address, please accept this as my personal thanks. It is so nice to get to know you all better and I have read each and every comment...I'm just a little slow to respond.

Joy said...

Leaving my mark.........

Julie said...

Hey friend,
Hey would you pray for my daughter Courtney? She leaves on Monday for 3 weeks missions trip to India.
She's flying alone and meeting missionary friends of ours. It's her first flight...

Would you pray for her and ME!

Thanks,
Hugs,
Julie

Southern Gal said...

Congratulations!

I don't remember how I got here. I do know it was only a few weeks ago.

I'm a 45 year old mom to a 19 year old daughter, almost 17 year old son and a 6 year old son. (giantsprincess and I have a lot in common!)

Have homeschooled my kids since birth and love it.

Hope you get 100 comments!
Renee

Sandy said...

Congrats on 100! I do you enjoy your blog and God is certainly using your gift for writing for His glory!! Keep on bloggin!! :)

sister sheri said...

Congratulations!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Hi Angela! Happy 100 posts :) I'm almost there too.

I memorized 1 Cor 10:13 when I was young and it has been a source of strength and encouragement for me as I continue on in life's trials. Blessings to you and your family!

Susan said...

OK, you're over half way there!! I love this.

I am a Mom of four boys who loves loves loves reading other people's blogs. I feel like I have met, and made, some life-long Christian friends and sisters via the Internet.

Blessings.

:-) Susan

Pam said...

I have loved reading your blog. I can't really say how long I have been reading it, because I can't remember. It has been a few months. You have blessed me on many occasions with your honesty. I always love to get to know someone's heart.

My favorite chapter is Psalm 34. It is great for any discouragement that comes your way (or mine).

Tales From the Eurovan said...

Way to go on 100 posts, friend! So glad to know you and thankful for your ministry of writing!
Take care,
Julie

MaryBeth said...

Looks like you are well on your way to 100 comments. I just wanted to add mine to say that I appreciate your ministry.

Something about me- I just returned home from a short trip to Hawaii with my oldest DD (she's 3) to visit my DH before he leaves for Iraq. We had a lovely time!

McEwens said...

congrats on your 100 post!!

My Fav John 3 16!

Sonya said...

Congrats on your 100th post! That is a lot of work, but it is evident amusing God is directing you! About me . . . I've had the most amazing summer vacation and has been truly refreshing.

Linda Vujnov said...

Congratulations!

Tracy said...

Sorry, I'm a little late to the game - but am excited to post & say blessings to you!

Alana said...

Nothing like a latecomer to the party! Congratulations!! Hope you make it to 100...although 64 is not bad ;-)

elizabeth embracing life said...

I realize that this is the next comment to 100, so helping to press forward and celebrate with you...even if I am a little late. I never even kept track of how many blogs I have. I should count'em.

Something about me. Hmmmm...I love my life. I have a great sense each day that God has chosen me for today and what is in store, so I feel blessed, often with a sense of awwww over him hand picking me for the moment I am in, the life I am in, and the those around me whom I share it with. It does not mean that my emotions, situations, and lack of understand can cloud all that, but to wake up each day and fundamentally know that God is all about me, is just plain and simply cool!!

Wendi said...

Happy 100th! -A little late, but still loving every word you write. :)
You are a special friend.
One thing about me... I am at the moment learning to fall more in love with Christ than any thing else in my life. What a prcoess!

christa jean said...

I peek in on you now and again and am thankful for the obvious work of Christ newness in you.

I too am trying to become who I was meant to be. I feel God peeling off layers of junk and cleaning out old cobwebs from my mind. It feels like chaos, but I'm learning to surrender.

Thank you for being so touchable.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I always appreciate your honesty.

Right now, one of my favorite Bible verses is Exodus 14:14 "The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” God is calling my family to trust Him more than ever in a trying time of job loss.

I appreciate your prayers for me to stay focused on Him not my circumstances. Blessings!

Wifey said...

Congrats on your 100th! Smiles!

Peggy said...

Congratulations Becoming Me on #100! I'm glad you did not try the 100 Giveaway or 100 things about me. But I do want to help you make 100 comments! I have many favorite scriptures from Isaiah and Psalms to John and 2 Timothy...etc. but right now I am focusing on Psalm 46, from beginning to end. My first focus was just verse 10...but when I went to see the context I decided I needed to learn and focus on ALL
of Psalm 46. I, too, in a wave of sobbing and crying out to God after a long month of weariness and fatigue with no apparent reason, culminating just this past week with a spiritual attack from the enemy on line...I was led to these words as if they were once more meant for me like you said for yours spoken today just for me: "God is (my) our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day..."Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress." really the whole Psalm.
I need prayer to recover from this attack because it set a whole lot into motion and it was against my mission, my marriage, even my name in my email, my group, my blog...
right up to accusing me of slapping the face of Jesus...since I realized who the accuser is...that helps but it did not take back the devastation that rocked me. My mission here in Mexico is my life mission and goal! I need to regain my strength and detox my mind. But God is my very only present help in trouble. No one is here in Mexico that can help me...but HE never fails to be my ALL in all, He is so faithful how HE SAVES US daily from the pains, struggles and attacks of this world. I have a dear blog friend that is praying me through this and perhaps others who sensed my true need...but I came to visit you from someone else's blog and read your current post until here and strongly felt it was OK to share with you! By the way, if you want 100 comments...I can come back more times...(lol)! I enjoy your honesty and how you are getting your priorities back in line. We all have to when we allow anything.
:blogging", tv, etc. take the place of God first, family next, then others...but God wants us to take time for ourselves also...not selfishly or before the rest. So take care of YOU, too! Or you may end up like me...not ready for a
spiritual battle or attack!God's blessings and favor increase for U

Denise K. said...

Hi!

I just found you through, "Because I Pause" and wanted to say, "Hello!" Congratulations on your 100th post! I'm happy to be #71! I am also impressed with how many comments you have! Super!!! Loved your Psalm verse, as I just started a Beth Moore Bible Study and it is on psalms 120-134. I enjoyed reading your scripture verse! Happy Monday!

Greetings from Colorado!

Faith said...

This is my first visit to your blog! I have two children and one husband that God has blessed me with. He has also given me the desire to share my experiences through writing. Congratulations on your 100th post. Milestones are always exciting! I used your wording to put up a copyright on my blog, and I just wanted to make sure that was okay with you. If not please let me know so that I can devise my own. God bless!

Shelley said...

I'm seriously late on this, I know, but I had to say Congrats, and I enjoy your blog.

About me...I have always wanted to have 12 kids. I got halfway there before the good doc put me in retirement. Perhaps the Lord will open the door for adoption.

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