Birthday Bests

It’s official.

Being sick is pretty much top ten most un-fun things EVER. Hence the reason why I haven’t been able to blog for a week. I’ve been battling bronchitis and pneumonia. (Both of which came out of NOWHERE, I might add.) For several days it was all I could do to make it to the kitchen back to the couch, let alone stare at a computer trying to string words together to form complete sentences. Fortunately, I have learned (often the hard way) that I HAVE to take a break and rest… or you might be reading this post as it would be written from my husband beside my hospital bed. Uh, no thanks.

 But I’m back. Ish. Still crazy tired and probably will be for a while, but relatively coherent again. Thanks to those of you who prayed for me… and thanks for understanding that I needed time to heal.

During my time of sleeping/coughing/napping, I realized that Wednesday, August 1 was my blog’s ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY. Holy cow. A whole year of writing nearly 5 days per week. As of this post, I have published 261 blog entries. That’s crazy.

Happy Birthday to us! Who’s bringing the cake?

But it also makes me praise God’s faithfulness for helping me push through and stick with it. Blogging 5 days a week is HARD and takes some serious discipline– which is proof that it is only by God’s grace has this ministry grown this much this quickly.

Plus, I certainly couldn’t have done it without you, my darling readers. Seriously. Your encouragement that you actually read these posts keep me going when the words won’t seem to come any longer.

So today, as a belated birthday celebration, I wanted to share with you links to some of my “best” posts based on comments, page views and my personal bias. 🙂  (Side note: that’s the beauty of being the author– I get to make the rules.)

I invite you to check out the following links and let me know what you think if you missed them the first time around. Or if you have a different favorite post… please leave a comment below letting me know which one it is or  what you enjoy most about this ministry in general.

Even Though… My most vulnerable and top viewed blog post of all time… A recount of our miscarriage earlier this year– and how God was faithful through it.

Faith by the Foot A fun and humorous look at my testimony– with a little secret about me revealed.

A Latte Love (Factor of 7)  Sharing some Jesus love with strangers– in the form of Starbucks coffee.

Some Comments on Commenting  One of my “bolder” moments when I share a few thoughts about the importance of blog comments.

Life-as-a-wife survival kit A funny look at marriage, God’s sense of humor and how to survive it all.

Christ in a Cow Pasture My personal favorite story of all time– the day that I lead my dad to Christ– in a Cow Pasture.

Can’t wait to hear what you think… And praise Jesus for a great year of growth and learning together as a virtual family! Thanks for hanging with me over this last year– and here’s to many more to come!

Partyin’ like it’s blog’s birfday,

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” 2 Thess. 3:5 (NIV)

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13 thoughts on “Birthday Bests

  1. So glad you are back…missed you! I will have to think about my fave…. Hmmmm.

    • Thanks, coach… it’s good to be back. I’m praying for a semi-easy-ish transition back into things. I feel kind of off kilter. 😎

  2. Momma Lex

    I’ve so missed your blogs!! And so glad your back. It’s hard to pick a favorite blog when each one speaks to me but I really laughed when I read “life as a wife survival kit.” I cried over “Christ in a cow pasture” and really broke my heart reading “even though “. God has plans for each of us and I am so thankful He will be with us during all of it!! To God be the glory!! Love you!

    • Thanks so much, Ma. You have been such a stellar cheerleader for this ministry over the last year! Can’t wait to see where God takes it from here…

  3. Happy bloggy birthday, Sharita! May God grant you many more years of blessed blogginess!

  4. Nice to share a blog birthday party with you today Sharita. And I’m impressed by the number of posts you cranked out in a year. I can’t keep up with all the other writing I do too. It’s such a pleasure to share this journey with you. Thanks for stopping by my place too, I appreciate your kindness.

    • So glad to have a blog birthday buddy too! Thanks for the encouragement, but other than my masters program and writing stuff for work, this is all the writing I have done, so much easier to crank out a post a day as opposed to those awesome folks writing a book and working on other projects. Praying for your continued success!

  5. Happy Blog Birthday! (Sorry you were sick… Yuck. Hope you’re feeling better!)

  6. fullherlife

    I’m praying that you are back to your bouncy self SOON sister! I love this post… I learned so much about you by your different past year post highlights! ~ Blessings out again girl, Amy 🙂

    • Thanks, Amy– it’s been quite a year and only heaven knows (literally) where we are going from here 🙂

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