Two Years Ago Today, I Started Life Blessons...



Today, this little blog of mine turns two years old.

I started this blog with the vague notion that I wanted a means for sharing what I was learning in my life with other people. I’ve always been a lover of deep, thought-provoking blogs and I felt that it was time for me to give back and put up a little home of my own in blogland.

And so, in the midst of posts about food and decorating and random life events, are those posts about my heart and my soul and the things that God is doing deep inside of me. Those are the reasons that I write this blog, even though those posts might only come a few times a month.

That's because those are the only words I say that might actually change someone’s life and matter. They have the power to possibly push someone closer to God, to push them into his arms. And then, with all the recipes and tutorials in the world, I say, It was worth it, because of that.

It’s been two years now that I’ve been publishing Life Blessons, week after week.

I had no idea then what this little corner of the internet would turn into. I feel like now, I’ve just started to get into a groove here. I’ve found my place.

And I’ve managed to stick around long enough to see the beauty it has wrought in lives around the globe. Here are some of the kind words that I’ve received over these past two years from people who have happened upon my blog:
"You are such an encouragement to me. I pray that you will continue to be used through your blog to inspire others. Stay blessed =) "


"Just wanted to let you know that I love your blog! Very powerful! Thanks for sharing what you do on here...so many people are reading it and you are getting them thinking! :) "


"I just found your blog and am so excited to come back from now on to read! I am always so encouraged to find fellow believers on the internet who are unafraid of voicing their love for the Lord and attributing things like job offers to Him."


"I am so absolutely ecstatic to find you!! You will definitely be on my FAVES' reading list, and plan on devouring most of your posts asap."


"I hope you know what a wonderful place you've created. You've already blessed me so much just from the little bit that I've been able to read."
Those souvenirs—words of how a single post, a single entry has helped someone see God more clearly, feel his love more deeply—are what keep me here, week after week, year after year.

Thank you so much for reading, all this time, and for sharing those words with me. Because if it weren’t for you all reading, I likely would have given up long ago.

So, with two years of posts at Life Blessons down, here’s to the next…

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12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 2 years! Your blog is amazing.

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  2. Congrats on your two year anniversary! Love your blog!

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  3. Aw, thanks ladies! I appreciate the kind words so, so much :) You have no idea!

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  4. Happy Blog Birthday!! Hope you & your blog have many many more birthdays to come!!

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  5. Just wanted to let you know that I am so glad that you have started this blog! I read it all the time at work and it is such a refreshing break for me. I love how God is obviously working through your life for His glory :) I encourage you to keep blogging and keep sharing your thoughts!

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  6. Happy blogiversary! I'm very glad to know you through this little corner of the web. It takes a special person to consistently post your heart so openly and I know I'm not the only one who appreciates that. :) Thanks for doing what you do, Carmen! I'm happy to be following along. ^_^

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  7. Yay,, congrats on two years! :) I love your blog, Carmen. It's full of inspiration and encouragement, and I love that it helps us keep in touch. I'm looking forward to many more posts!

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  8. Huge congrats! What a magnificent milestone!

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  9. Thanks, thanks, thanks ladies! I heard one time that most blogs don't make it to the 1-year mark, so when I started out, that was my goal. To at least keep writing for a year. And now I can't imagine not blogging. It's been wonderful for my heart in so many ways! Thanks for reading along and always sharing your hearts, too.

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  10. congratulations! i've only discovered your blog in the last few weeks, but i'm loving it - finding your articles full of wisdom and really inspiring, so thank you and keep up the great work! :)

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  11. Oh, thank you, Tam! I'm so glad you found my little corner of the blogging world and are enjoying reading along. I appreciate the encouragement to keep writing!

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  12. Congrats on two years! I just found your blog and I really appreciate your insightful and honest posts :) Your Secrets of a Newlywed series is wonderful. Keep up the great work!

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