17 June 2012

1 Year Anniversary with Diana Flowers

Diana L. Flowers in her living room.
It is our one year anniversary of Diana Flowers as a contributor on Overcoming Through Time - With God's Help.  So much has happened since then.  We had started up Colonial Quills, a group blog, and I did not see how I could continuing blogging on OTT.  Plus I sensed God's hand that this needed to be a ministry-oriented blog but was not sure in what direction to go.  When we went to South Carolina for my nephew's graduation, Diana and I agreed to meet and pray.  I had met her through Laura Frantz, a mutual friend. We both loved Laura's writing and Diana's reviews were so awesome.  She did several guest posts for OTT and I grew to love her before I even met her.  


So I went, by myself, to see Diana.  And it rained.  It poured. It came down in sheets.  The GPS on our new car took me in circles.  Then it took me to a dead end.  Diana's hubby Paul had to come out and find me and I followed him to their house.  Both Diana and I knew that satan was coming against us and spiritual warfare could be defeated.  We talked and prayed and had such a good time!  Before I went to leave I discovered we both read the same devotional every night!!!  That was so cool. I love knowing Diana and I are reading the same devotional every night before we go to sleep.  And we are on the same page.  Sometimes literally!


We changed our name from Overcoming Through Time to Overcoming Through Time--With God's Help.  Both Diana and I knew that was what I meant with the first name but we agreed we should clarity.  Thanking God he brought Diana into my life, and onto this blog, at just the right time!


Here is my review of the Joyce Meyer devotional copied from Amazon: Ending Your Day Right by Joyce Meyer I love this devotional and have read it faithfully for the past several years, since my BFF gave it to me as a gift.  Going to sleep with the devotional and associated scriptures on my mind has been such a blessing that I don't even want to turn off the light until I have read that night's post, despite having already read them before! I highly recommend this devotional.


Giveaway: One reader will win a copy of Joyce Meyer's devotional in celebration of our one year anniversary!


  

36 comments:

  1. Congrats on one year, Diana. And thanks for the great reviews!

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  2. Please add me to be entered in the drawing Carrie! I would like to be on the same page as you and Diana:)

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  3. Thanks, JULIE and CARRIE! I so thank God for bringing Carrie and I together on this wonderful blog journey. And then when MARIAN and TERESA came on board, it was like icing on the cake! Good friends, Christian books and wonderful authors, and Jesus Christ at the helm...what more could anyone ask for in a blog?...and I'm so thankful to be a part of it!

    I loved Carrie before I met her, and after I met her in person it just simply grew. She works so hard on this blog, and is one of the most giving and encouraging people I have ever met. Thank you, CARRIE, for taking a chance on me-someone who had never written much nor had any experience in this type of thing. I am so blessed to have a friend such as you. And a special thank you for all of our dear followers (who have become friends), for without you, there would be no blog!

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  4. JULIE, we are so glad to have your books for DIANA to review. She does an amazing job!

    STACIE Yes, it is fun to be on our same page!!!

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  5. Happy One-Year Anniversary!!! I adore you two! Thanks for the wonderful reviews. :-) I need to get that devotional! :-) I'm doing a Beth Moore study right now, though!
    Hope you two have many, many more years of blogging together. God bless!

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  6. Oh, I forgot to mention that one of my bffs also gave me this devotional as a Christmas gift-one of the best gifts I ever received! Thank you, Joan Wilke!

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  7. MELANIE, we absolutely love you, too...and your books! Thank you so much! I LOVE Beth Moore...she is so anointed and such a funny lady, too! :) Blessings back atcha!

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  8. Happy 1st Anniversary! I have come to love you both Diana and Carrie. Such warm and caring young ladies! I have never met either one of you in person but both of you have enriched my life. I love your commitment to Christ. Satan will do everything in his power to get his hold on us. Boy, don't mess with me Satan I do NOT belong to you! This is where our FB friends come in as prayer warriors and encourage those who need it. You two are the best!

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  9. Thank you so much, JUDY. I want you to know that I feel likewise about you. So glad the Lord has brought us all together with our love of Christ and great books!

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  10. I am blushing DIANA! Such high praise from someone I respect so much! God has been good to us! Can you believe about the hacking of my email tonight?

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  11. MELANIE!!! So good to see you and we are looking forward to having you visit with us this week! I pray DIANA and I have many more years together, too!

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  12. Aw, thank you, CARRIE.

    Ack, I saw that! What do you have to do when that happens? You don't have to change your email addy do you?

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  13. Congrats on a year of awesome contibuting, Diana!

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  14. So happy to be celebrating good books and precious friends here:) Diana was one of the very first reading friends who ever wrote to me - she might have been THE first! And she's been such a blessing in more ways than I can say. Looking forward to being here this week!! God bless you all.

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  15. Congrats DIANA on your first year, you are a wonderful contributor, reviewer and all around bff EVER! I am so proud to be a part of this blog and proud to call you, Carrie and Marian my friends. God has really blessed me!

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  16. LAURA, our computer had bit the dust (plus I never got on the computer anyway-hard to believe, I know), and I just had to let you know how much I loved The Frontiersman's Daughter! You were definitely the first author I ever wrote to in long hand! :) I'm so glad I did, b/c I gained a wonderful, precious friend.

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  17. Happy one year anniversary, DIANA! I remember you telling me that Carrie asked you to contribute on the blog. Has that really been a year ago?
    I always enjoy reading your awesome reviews. I'm glad to know you as my friend!
    It's great to be a contributor on this blog together with you amazing women--C. D. and T. :))
    Love you all!

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  18. Thank you, MARIAN! A year goes by quickly, doesn't it? I have so enjoyed blogging with all of you, and becoming such good friends and prayer partners! Love all of you...and you said it right...AMAZING women!

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  19. WHOO-HOO, DIANA, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I have to admit I was PRETTY DARN EXCITED when one of my favorite reader friends hooked up with one of my favorite bloggers!!! You have been SUCH an asset to this blog, Diana, truly, and SUCH a blessing to Carrie, and anybody who blesses Carrie is SKY HIGH in my book!! But then you already were, my friend, so now you're GALAXY HIGH!!

    I wish you MANY more years of blogging magic, friendship and fun because you SO deserve it with the blessing you have been to so many, darlin', including me!!

    Hugs and more hugs,
    Julie

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  20. "Giveaway: One reader will win a copy of Joyce Meyer's devotional in celebration of our one year anniversary!"

    Please put me in for the drawing! Thank you, Carrie, for your FB post for me to find this blog! First time visit! See you all this week and thanks for the invite! Congratulations on your first year. Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  21. JULIE, you are the bOmB! Thank you so much! Just got off the phone with CARRIE who is on the road and read your post to her and it blessed the socks off both of us! lol! Galaxy High puts me closer to the Lord, so that is a good thing!

    You are such a blessing to us, JULIE, as well...your wit, your loving spirit, and your books, of course! I loved A Heart Revealed so much, and can't believe I waited that long to read a Julie book. ;) But it actually worked out for the best b/c it was right on time for our Julie Week next week! Hugs back atcha, JULIE!

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  22. Happy Anniversary Diana!! I never knew the story of how you and Carrie got together on this blog... very interesting!!! Even though I've never met either of you, you are both two of my best online friends! Such sweet, giving ladies!!! What a joy to know you both and to all be a part of Colonial Quills! I pray for many many more years (unless Jesus comes!) of happy blogging together, blessings your readers with words of encouragement and light. :-)

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  23. JULIE-oopsie. My review of A HEART REVEALED is going up tomorrow! I guess I better come down from the Galaxy High and get my head out of the clouds where it needs to be, my friend! :)

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  24. Thank you so much, KATHLEEN! See you all this week and hope you win a snazzy book along the way!

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  25. Thank you so much, MARYLU, and to think I once thought ML Tyndall was a male. LOL! Nope, she's a very pretty, petite, sweet lady, and one of our absolutely fave authors, whose books are truly a blessing!

    The way Carrie and I met and got together was truly a God thing! He is so good!

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  26. Entering a comment for my sis in law:

    I would so love to win this devotional. I love Joyce Meyer! Thank you for the opportunity.

    ~Barbara Smith
    thatoldgal@gmail.com

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  27. MARYLU, We are so happy to have you at CQ. And we are so glad over there that wonderful DIANA periodically comes on and gives us a Guest Post, too! She is an AMAZING awesome reader/reviewer and sister in Christ!

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  28. Thank you, that is so sweet, CARRIE, and yes, I have my own rocker with a goose down cushion over at CQs where I always feel very at home!

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  29. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

    Great to hear how your blog started!

    Blessings!!

    Nora Stlaurent
    The Book Club Network

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  30. Thank you so much for coming by, NORA! Blessings~

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  31. Congrats Diana!! Happy Anniversary! What a great way to get started. I love reading your reviews... glad it all came together.

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  32. Happy One Year Anniversary, I just love your site and love coming here to read your Reviews and relax a bit. I would love to be included in your Giveaway.
    God Bless
    Ingrid

    ingrids62448@yahoo.com

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  33. NORA, I started the blog solo a year or so earlier. But once the group blog, Colonial Quills, got going, I wasn't sure if I could continue. Thank God for Diana and for Teresa and Marian!!!

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  34. Thank you so much, LADETTE!

    INGRID, we love having you and don't forget to stop by all week and enter our many giveaways!

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  35. Happy anniversary Diana!
    Amy Campbell
    Campbellamyd are gmail dot com

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