01 December 2012

Teresa Mathews' 1 Year Anniversary on the Blog!


Overcomers Teresa Mathew,  Diana L. Flowers, and Carrie Fancett Pagels with CQer and  author Susan Craft.
We are celebrating Teresa Mathew's official one year tenure on the Overcoming With God blog!!! And we are announcing our new name--yes, that was it!  Previously known as Overcoming Through Time - With God's Help, we have shortened our moniker!  We hope you will like the new name! Carrie's tagline as a writer has always been Overcoming Through Time and it was suggested that since her new website it launching, now was the time to rename the blog to differentiate the two sites!

Here is a video of Teresa that gives a little insight into her delightful character!  she really is a hoot!
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This one is a message from Teresa sharing about her first year on OWG.

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We have goodies (including chocolate!) to give away to a commenter who celebrates with us! Leave a comment on Teresa's video (and your email addy) to enter giveaway. Come on in, take a chair and we'll serve up frosted spice cake and gingerbread tea while we enjoy our party! WELCOME!!!

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  1. CARRIE I have a poem especially for you.

    My True Feelings for Spiders

    I hate spiders yes I do.
    I hate spiders how about you?

    Little ones, big ones, any size at all,
    They make me run fast and hopefully not fall.

    Brown ones, black ones they all give me the shivers,
    Red ones, and now even purple ones make me cry rivers.

    Carrie I love you so much I’d never hurt your feelings
    But if I had a gun I’d shoot me a spider if he was on my ceiling. :D

    Some people like them, fuzzy legged and free,
    But I like them dead, mashed flat by me.

    Next time I have to wear that silly purple hat,
    I hope I’m not tempted with my foot to smash it flat! :)

    © Teresa Mathews 12/01/12


    If this is too crazy you can blame it on my being sick today. Fever does strange things to me! :D

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    1. I am humbled and honored (lol!) that you would dedicate this poem to MOI!!! HAHA!!!

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  2. TERESA!!! Happy 1st Anniversary on the Blog!! I have SO enjoyed all your reviews! :) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your video's, you really are the cutest and sweetest thing. I just want to give you a huge hug!! And I LOVE your poem LOL!! But take some Paracetamol quick! haha! Btw, I'm with you 100% on your feelings about spiders, sister!! Get well soon! <3

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    1. NOELA thank you my sweet sissy for the sweet words and the being in the same boat as I am about the s-p-i-r-d-e-r-s! ssshhhh! Don't let MARIAN hear us talk about them. :D

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    2. LOL!! Look at me!! I can't even spell the word correctly!

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  3. Happy Anniversary, T! Love your poem!! haha And your spider hat! But most of all I love you. You truly have a heart for Christ and a compassion for people. Before I had ANY inkling (none -- not even a hint) that Carrie was going to ask you to join us on the blog, I told Paul I can't think of anyone I would rather work with than TERESA. And about a week or so later CARRIE asked you. What a God thing! Neither Carrie nor I knew what the other had been thinking. You have been such a blessing and encouragement to so many, and I love you and your crazy self! HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

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    1. DIANA my sweet you are have always been near and dear to my heart. And I too have emjoyed being on here with you and CARRIE then MARIAN and now NOELA! GOD IS SO GOOD to put us together. He has been doing amazing things on here and I can't wait to see what this new year will bring!

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  4. Happy 1st Anniversary, TERESA! Love your videos and your poem! How can it be that my mom hates spiders so much?? She even hates the cute squirrel spider. Can't believe it--it is such a cutie. ♥
    I'm glad to have met you and I hope to know you for many more years.
    Take it easy today! I hope you are well real soon. Praying for you.
    ♥♥♥

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    1. MARIAN, even I hate that squirrel spider! lol and ughhh

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    2. MARIAN I am pretty brave about most things but I draw the line at SP***** So I guess you didn't get that from dear ole mom! :D Now plain cute little squirrels are pretty but SP**** Squirrels are O-U-T!
      I am so glad I got to met my pretty girl from so far away. MOM LOVES YOU even if you do like S*I*E*S! :P

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  5. Teresa, happy anniversary!! I love your reviews and OTT is a special place! Darlene

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    1. DARLENE thank you so much and I agree OWG (new name) is a very special place!

      BTW we share the same name...DARLENE is my middle name. :)

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  6. Happy Anniversary, Teresa!
    And you do NOT have my vote for the hat! Ewwwwww! Me not like spiders. The hat is hysterical, though. That is, as long it's NOT on my head. LOL.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. AMY are you sure you wouldn't want to wear it??? My mommie taught me to SHARE I promise I wouldn't mind! :D

      Putting it on wasn't too bad...I have been known to love to make people laugh, so I kept telling myself "anything for a laugh" lol

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  7. Happy Anniversary! I hate spiders .

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    1. PAT thank you for your vote against SP**ers. It's amazing how many people feel that way! :)

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  8. TERESA!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE ON ONE OF MY FAVORITE BLOGS IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!

    You are SUCH an asset to this group of FABULOUS ladies that I think Carrie must have supernatural powers (anointed from on high!!) to select blog partners who will be a TOTAL blessing to her readers!!

    You guys are simply THE BEST in my book, and I love you to pieces!!!

    HUGS AND MORE HUGS AND THEN MORE ON TOP OF THAT!!!

    Love,
    Julie

    P.S. Saying one for you right now, Teresa, that the fever takes a hike.

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    1. Amen Julie!! That fever doesn't stand a chance with Julie's prayers and we're totally in agreement with it.

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    2. JULIE, I do wish you'd come out of your shell, darling! Thanks so much for the compliment on our blog!!! ABSOLUTELY--God brought each and every one of these ladies to me and the blog and I remember that every day! He did not, however, bring spiders, lol! I pray in agreement with you that Teresa will be better soon. And I pray that we are blessing our readers! HUGS!!!

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    3. JULIE your beautiful words are enough to make me cry! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Thanks for the prayers I sure have needed them. My hubby and sons have all been sick too. PTL I am feeling a little better today. I'm still very weak when I stand up but I am looking forward to tomorrow when I KNOW I will be much better! LOVE YOU MS JULIE! ((BIG HUGS))

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  9. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Teresa!!! May God continue to bless you even more as you continue to bless us with your contributions to this blog! Have a great day and have some fun!
    Jasmine A.
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. JASMINE thank you for you kind words, I have truly enjoyed being on here and meeting the beautiful people God has place in my path. Hopefully I will have to fun later this week when I feel better. :)

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  10. A SUPER DUPER congrats on your one year anniversary with this fabulous blog and these incredible women, Teresa!! Thanks so much for adding those cute videos as well, what a nice touch!
    I have disliked spiders since I was a girl and I say kudos to you for wearing that hat since it's from Carrie despite your feelings for those critters; the gesture alone shows how much you love Carrie (totally understand that) *smile*

    LOOOOOOVE the poem!! I didn't detect anything feverish about you in it but definitely praying you feel better.

    Marian, you know I love you but there's nothing cute about a spider even with a squirrel added to it!

    Teresa, you're SUCH an enhancement to this blog in every way and I praise God I've had the chance to know you here. I'm SOOO happy for you on your one year anniversary and I pray you get to share LOTS of years with these fabulous ladies (Carrie, Diana, Marian and Noela) and your readers as well :)

    Big time blessings to you!!
    Kara
    wman4jcATaolDOTcom

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    1. Hmmm.... well at least there's one tough fearless lady on the blog--ME!! I love squirrel spiders!! lol

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    2. KARA your words have brighten my day, it is such a pleasure when you drop by the blog. Thanks for the thumbs up on the poem. :) TOO BAD MARIAN DOESN'T AGREE! hehehe But I'm glad she is tough and fearless! :)

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  11. Happy one year anniversary Teresa! Spider hat is cute but the real thing is not! Enjoyed the videos and loved your poem! You are definitely a big part of this lovely group of Christian women. I do hope you feel better soon.

    Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. JUDY thank you! Glad you enjoyed the poem...I love to make people laugh, it supposed to work like medicine. So maybe I'll go watch a funny video and with all these prayers I've been getting I'll feel better. :)

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  12. Happy anniversary, Teresa. I so enjoyed meeting you. What fun we had with Carrie and Diana. Haven't laughed that hard in a while. I've enjoyed reading your poetry. Hugs.

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    1. SUSAN, I had the BEST time with you and TERESA and DIANA!!! I haven't laughed so hard in years!!! Makes me want to drive all the way back down there by myself and meet you all at Lizard's Thicket AGAIN!!!!!!!

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    2. SUSAN that was the BEST day wasn't it??? I am so glad you came too, I was trying so hard to be behave myself but somedays it's hard for me and I feel like PAUL (from the Bible not DIANA's hubby lol) "...When I would do good, evil is present with me..." It was a joy to meet you Susan, you are a precious lady!

      CARRIE I would be willing to meet you somewhere in between just to get to see you again but only if you promise me NO MORE SPIDER HATS!! :P

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  13. Congrats Teresa! This is one of my FAVORITE blogs that I follow if not my Fav.! Thank you for all that you do, and I pray this is the start for many anniversaries to come! :)

    And being a chocoholic you had me a "including chocolate!"! LOL!

    You said to comment on the vid. to get entered I don't know if that means comment on youtube or give a comment about the video. I choose the latter and hope I'm right! LOL! That hat is GREAT and yes Teresa a little creepy!!! LOL! What does the hat say all I can read is "YOU" and "SPIDER?"

    Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!!!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

    John 3:16

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    1. AMADA thank you for coming by. The hat says "Have You Seen My Spider?" LOL!!

      I hope you have a wonderful CHRISTMAS!

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  14. Congratulations, Teresa, for your one year anniversary on this blog. The spider hat looks good on you, but I sure wouldn't want to wear it (even though I'm the designated spider killer in our house)! Your poem made me smile.
    Here's to many more years for your writing friendship and sharing with us, your readers. I hope you'll be feeling well soon.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. PAM kudos to you for being the appointed Spider killer. The only time I have killed a spider is if it was very little or there was no one else around to do it. My hubby laughs every time he tells the story of the night we brought our first born son home from the hospital. I was changing his diaper and a spider webbed down almost on top of him. I saw it out the corner of my eye and I politely reached over with my hand and smashed it FLAT! My hubby almost fell over in shock...he yelled and asked if I knew what I had done...I looked at him and said "OF COURSE! I couldn't let that thing bite my new baby!" THE AMAZING LOVE OF A MOTHER! :D

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  15. Congratulations on your 1 Year Anniversary !!
    As the song goes, "I Don't Like Spiders and Snakes". My last contact with a spider sent me to the hospital so I stay away from all creepy crawlers.
    Thanks for entering me in your contest.
    Janet E.
    von1janet@gmail.com

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    1. JANET thanks for the giggle..I hadn't thought of that song in a long time! This year has the year of the spider for me..I had a huge black widow underneathe my pool steps I almost stepped on and then I was at my brother's house. It is located in a wooded area and they have lots of nature surrounding them including to my horror HUGE WOLF SPIDERS. I had an encounter with one of them and it felt like I lost about 10 years off my life and last but not least CARRIE gave me the purple Spider HAT! WHAT A YEAR! I sure hope next year is SPIDER-LESS!! :D

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  16. Guests, we are so glad to see you here but so sorry that our Miss Teresa is sick. Otherwise she'd be here to greet everyone. So we are going to continue celebrating Teresa's anniversary beginning Monday. Tomorrow we will take time out to honor a special author with prayer and lift her up.

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    1. sounds good Carrie! i will also be lifting Teresa up in prayer and promise to come back :)

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    2. Thanks, KARA!!! Praying TERESA will be feeling better soon!

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  17. Happy 1st Anniversary Teresa! Though I'm relatively new here, I am enjoying this site and all the great reviews. Here's to many more!
    Vicki
    vmarney at hotmail dot com

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    1. VICKI Thank you and we are so glad you found our blog. It always exciting to have new friends! :)

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  18. Hoo-Ray Teresa! Congrats! I liked your video. Time gets away fast. If you don't believe just ask me. Ha! Seems Christmas was just a short time ago and here it is again. Think my years should have seemed shorter as a child and loner now that I'm not so young anymore. :) Thanks for the party.
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com ) I love to see what you girls are up to. Always makes me have a good day!

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    1. MAXIE you are so right about time flying! I cannot believe it's almost Christmas... I have to get well so I can begin my Christmas cooking. Those Cheesecakes and 12 layer Chocolate Cakes do not cook themselves. :)

      Thank you for coming by!

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  19. Love the hat, I have a friend that is scared to death of spiders, I'd bet she'd even be afraid of the hat, lol.

    Happy 1st Anniversary! ! ! !

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. WENDY I feel your friend's pain! LOL Thanks for coming by! :)

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  20. Yay!! Congrats on one year Teresa!! Here's to many more! I enjoy reading all the posts and the encouragement!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. MARISSA thank you for coming by. We're so glad to know others are blest by this blog. :)

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  21. Happy Anniversary, Teresa, I pray you have many more years of blogging with these wonderful ladies. I love what you are wearing in the video, very pretty. I've just recently begun to get to know you ladies through your blogs. You are such blessings. Keep doing what the Lord has called you to do and you will continue to bless those around you. God bless.
    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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    1. Debbie, poor Teresa is down with the flu! We're praying she is better soon! Thanks for coming by!

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    2. DEBBIE thank you so much for you lovely words and for your prayers. I am feeling somewhat better, stil very weak. I am so glad you found OWG and have become a part of our friends. :)

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    3. Teresa, I am so glad you are feeling better. I will be praying for your strength to return to 100%.

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  22. TERESA, You are crazy, girl! But that's why you're so loved :) Spiders are not my friend, but you are!!! I have enjoyed getting to know you this past year and am so blessed to call you friend. Hopefully one day we will meet in person. Columbia is not that far away, you know :) We could pick a half way point for the three of us (you, me & Diana) to meet up for lunch. {{{hugs}}}

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    1. ANNE I cannot believe you found out my secret (how crazy I am lol). Laughter is good for you and as much as I laugh you would think I wouldn't ever get sick. I WOULD LOVE to meet you for lunch...my hubby and I love NC and try to at least once a year to go to Hendersonville or Maggie Valley. LOVE LOVE LOVE the NC Mountains. ((BIG HUG)) back to you!

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  23. Happy Anniversary! Hopefully many more to come! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. VERONICA thank you, so glad you dropped my party! :)

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  24. At least that spider doesn't have a fiddle on its back!
    Happy, Happy Anniversary as you are beginning your second year, Teresa! Blessings on all of you! So enjoy your posts. Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. KATHLEEN thanks for coming by and for you nice words. I can't wait to see what the new year will bring! :)

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  25. Still praying that Teresa will overcome this horrid flu that has her and her family down. Loved that second video, too, Teresa--that was so sweet!!! Big hugs and chicken soup thoughts coming your way!

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    1. CARRIE Thank you for the prayers. Still hoping I'll be fully recovered in a few days. This bug is really bad! I guess since I already have other things my body is dealing with it's taking me a lot longer to get over it.

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  26. Frosted Spice Cake, sounds wonderful! I hope I'm not to late joining the party=)
    Hopefully you will have many more years on this blog Teresa. As for that spider hat in the video, not sure you would have even gotten me to put it on, so kudos to you!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. PATTY frosted spice cake does sound good. I haven't eaten very much in the past four days so I'm thinking I might try a slice of that. YUM

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  27. Hope I'm not to late to say Happy Anniversary. I was out of town and didn't have access to the internet to read the posts. I like your spider hat. Sorry to hear you have the flu. Feel Better Soon.
    Bonnie J.
    taskczar@thebelgiumco.com

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    1. BONNIE I'm a little late joining the party too so it's all good! SO glad you came by, thanks for your sweet words!

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  28. I am so sorry to hear that you've been really sick with the flu. I hope you will be feeling much better soon!
    Blessings, Kay

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    1. KAY thank you for coming by and for your sweet words. I can't believe how bad this flu has been. Hopefully I'll be better soon. :)

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  29. Teresa I hope you are feeling better and happy late anniversary. I hope you had a good one.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. ANGELA thank you, I wish I could have enjoyed being on here Sat. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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