Thursday, October 23, 2008

Celebrate with Me!


I'm excited to say today marks a bit of a milestone...it's my 100th post!!! I had no clue, when I stumbled upon blogging (via Beth Moore) just how much it would impact my life!

My Cup Runneth Over was born out of an earnest prayer to share God's love and encouragement with others.

For quite some time, I had sensed a longing to reach beyond those I was encountering on a daily basis -- at work, on my bus, in my neighborhood, even at my church.
So many people are hurting, and in need of God's love...through a smile, a kind word or gesture, or taking the time to pray. My heart (whose blessings are many) overflows with joy and gratitude, and longs to serve the Lord, by serving others, and that certainly includes you! That is why I started blogging, and that remains the same today, 100 posts later!

What I never expected, however, was how much you, in turn would share God's love and encouragement with me! Far beyond that...you have challenged me, humbled me, rejoiced with me, prayed for me, overwhelmed me with your kindness and generosity, and strengthened me by your example. Most of all, you've helped me love Jesus more than ever before. Thank you. I am beyond humbled you have made me a small part of your life. I am truly overflowing with gratitude that God has made you a part of mine.

Though we may never have the opportunity to meet face-to-face (in this lifetime), just wait until we all get to Heaven! Can you imagine!? Wow!


I want to celebrate by sharing this Willow Tree Friendship Angel with one of you. I wish I could give one to each of you, but alas the budget dictates that I only have one. Please leave a comment between now and Monday evening (10/27) at midnight. I will draw a name and post the winner on Tuesday.

With love overflowing,
Tracy

38 comments:

Melanie said...

Congrats on your 100th post, Tracy! I'm with you totally... I am just amazed at our blessed my life has been with blogging!

Happy Thursday!

Amydeanne said...

Congrat's! I hope you have a fantastic day!! You' are an amazing woman and I enjoy your blog alot!!

(loved your WFW, I don't think I've seen that one from heartlight before!

LynnSC said...

Congratulations!!

You have certainly blessed me and encouraged me through your blogging and your comments on my blog. God is truly glorified!!
Lynn

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Tracy,
You don't need to include me in the drawing but I wanted to comment. Everything you shared is exactly how I feel about you, all the wonderful ladies in blogland, and about the Lord's work through my blog and others. I'm honored that God could use me and He's shown me my blog is a ministry to encourage others but also use my gift and love for writing.
Thank you sweet sister!
Luv2u,
Paula

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

100 posts!?! Congratulations! And what a blessing you have been to so many - that includes ME!

Laurie Ann said...

Congratulations on your
100th post! Your blog has been such a blessing to me, Tracy. You were one of the first who encouraged me and when I first seriously began blogging.

Keep blogging for Him, Tracy. You make more of an impact than you could ever realize for Jesus!

Kristi said...

Happy 100th post! Your blog is such a blessing!!! Keep up the good work.

Natalie said...

Your blog is such an encouragement to others. Me especially. It's so nice to have an uplifting read and meet a new friend in the process. Congrats on your 100th post.

I LOVE Willow Tree. I've collected one piece of the nativity scene until recently I completed the set. This is the 2nd season I will get to enjoy it in all it's entirety!

Tricia said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! I passed mine and did not do anything special, didn't have time at the time... thought I would do something for my 200th, now that has come and gone and I did not do anything for it either... oh well.

Your blog and your sweet and encouraging comments on mine are truly a blessing! May the Lord bless with more and more as you continue to show forth and share His love thru this blogging world!

Blessings!

Cindy said...

Congratulations Tracy on your 100th post. Many lives have been touched by your words and I am only one of them.

God has created a wonderful network of bloggers who have grown from each others lives. We are all blessed.

Cindy

alihsee said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! You have been a huuuuge blessing to me & I look forward to your posts :)

Have a blessed weekend!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Tracy~ You are SO sweet to be having a give away for your 100th post.

I truly have been touched each time I visit your blog...you truly are an amazing...Godly...woman....and I'm thankful that God has allowed our paths to cross.

Again, Congrats!
Kim~

Susie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! What a great achievement:-)

Julie said...

Tracy, It has been such a blessing to meet you.
You have blessed me and you have loved on my family too. I am honored to know you.

Happy 100th post.

Hugs,
Julie

Joyful said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I reached that milestone a couple of weeks ago.

Blogging certainly has opened up a lot of friendships.

Keep writing and sharing your heart, a heart that beats with His love,
Joy

Cheryl said...

Hey there,

Congratulations on 100th posts! You are such a special friend. I was immediately drawn to you when I first ventured out in blogland - Memes.

I'm a better person for meeting you!

You are a very special person, and I know I could talk to you about anything!

Love and congrats again!

Cheryl
P.S. I came over to say I've been missing my friend this week and was greated with this great post, as always. Your heart shines of Jesus!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your 100th post... 100 posts celebrating Jesus! I am looking forward to many, many more!

I loved your comment that we might not meet in person - in our earthly lifetime, but oh the blogger party we will have in heaven! I began blogging via Beth Moore's blog as well. What a blessing it has been - meeting via the cyber world so many gals who love Jesus!

Keep on blogging my friend!!!!

Debra said...

Tracy,

Congrats on your 100th post! This is always a blessed place to be.

To God be the glory for the great things He has done here and all the great things He will continue to do! Blessings to you!!

Joyfull said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and thank you for allowing the Lord to be a blessing to many. It is always a treat to visit here. Blogging is a wonderful ministry of giving and receiving the goodness of the Lord!

Cheryl said...

Tracy,

I'm such a dope! Forgot to tell you last night, but when you get a chance come visit me!

Sorry, it was late and my brain doesn't work at times.

Love,
Cheryl

Special K said...

Wow! Stumbling onto your blog(s) has really been a blessing!

I was just looking at this particular angel today at our CHRISTian bookstore!

I hope to get to know you better!

e-Mom said...

Your blog truly is an encouragement, and I appreciate your "other" focus. Congrats on your 100th post. Whooooohoooo!

Susan said...

Happy Blogaversary Tracy!!

Oh, I'm so glad you did decided to blog. You've been such a JOY to know out here.

Thanks for being such a blessing to all of us. I always look forward to your posts.

I pray God continues to use you to bring such hope to all He brings to you.

Blessings and more blessings are coming your way!!!

hkudla said...

Tracy,
Congrats on your 100th post. Can you believe that somehow I MISSED mine? I am already past it (by 38 posts... oops) and never realized it until now.
Ah well...
I am so grateful to have "met" you through blogging. You are right. Blogging has been such a blessing, and i have met so many incredible people, and received so much encouragement and joy from others. I wouldn't give it up for anything... (well... that is, umm, well unless God called me to do that, I guess...) :)

Anyway,
God bless,
Heather

Nancie said...

Congrats on your 100th post, Tracy! You have been a great encouragement to many of us. May God continue to bless you as you journal on. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements. Take care and have a blessed weekend!

12-arrows said...

100 sweet! and don't ya just love Willow Tree? They are priceless and the meanings behind them are amazing!

What a gift it was, to me, to find your blog!

Cindy at 12-arrows

Peggy said...

Blessings sweet Tracy...and Congratulations as you mark your 100th post with so much overflowing, even her your words...overflow with His love and grace. You share your purpose & oddly enough it's His purpose for you...it is this precious humility & joy that you touch others
with...each time we come we are so blessed by you!

The Willow Tree Angel is adorable!
But please do NOT add my name for the drawing however! I'm just so thankful to be invited to the heavenly blogger party & knowing you. I just so delighted Beth Moore encouraged you and you did it so well! May God continue to bountifully fill your cup & keep you overflowing in His abundance
of all His love affords us!

April said...

I would love to win your Willow Tree Friendship angel as I collect them! It's one I don't have yet.

I stumbled on your blog by way of another's...I don't even recall now. Anyhow, I'm so glad I did! I will definitely visit again.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Robin Lambright said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I nearly there myself. I echo your sentiments on the blessings of blogging. I'll sto by again soon.
Blessings
Robin

Linda said...

Wow your 100th blog!!! It's amazing how quickly it reaches that number!! I find blogging very helpful, resourceful & therapedic and really enjoy reading others and trying to be encouraging with mine and the things I post on other's..It has become a blessing and my fellow bloggers are a blessing in my life. :)

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Congratulations,
I'm so happy for you!
The willow tree angel is so precious. I have three of them, but not that one.
And I look very forward to seeing you in the new Jerusalem my friend!
Oh what a marvelous day that will be!
Lea

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Tracy:
You know how I feel about you, but just in case you've forgotten...

I love your heart and the woman your are. You add so much to the blogging community. Like you, I had no idea what this pasttime would involve and the friendships that would be birthed because of it. I would have missed a great deal had I not started blogging; it's the community that keeps me to it.

Congratulations on your 100th post. I look forward to the next 100.

peace~elaine

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

I don't get over here as often as I would like to, but have always loved your writing. Such a gentle sweetness shines throguh your words.

You are an encouragement!

Meridith said...

Congrats on 100 posts! I just found your blog on LWG blogroll. I'm looking to connect with other christian women and am ecited to find so many wonderful blogs out there.... (((hugs)))

Off to read more of your blog....

Special K said...

Hey!

Just wanted to you to know I've given you a blog award! Come by my blog to see!!

K

Tiffany Stuart said...

Happy 100th post!

Awh, how precious. I collect these angels.

I've enjoyed getting to know you via the blogosphere. And I feel so much like you, I feel so grateful to know you and so many others! Blogging is a real blessing.

A heavenly gift--people!

Angie said...

Congrat's on your 100th! We have something else in common...I started my own blog --on account of Beth Moore's blog! Over a year and a half ago now. And over 300 posts ago. My how time flies!

That is VERY sweet of you to add to my collection of Willow Tree Angels! How ever did you know! (kidding ;)

You gave me a big smile when I read your comment today on my blog! I would love to have all my bloggity buddies join us next year for our Sisters of Faith Retreat! What a great time!!

Love you bunches Tracy!

Kathy S. said...

Congrats on 100! I don't even know how many I have, I will have to go look! When did you start?

Thank you for visiting me, I have been scarce lately because I am transforming my little shop from fall to christmas. Just taking a little break.

God bless you!
Kathy