24 December 2015

Happy Birthday, Bonnie! One Year Anniversary!

Bonnie Roof in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Happy birthday and happy one year anniversary with us on Overcoming with God blog, Bonnie!!!

Bonnie is a Christmas baby. She's been one of our blog followers for a long time, and an active participant, and a year ago she began giving us posts to put up on OWG!  Thank you, Bonnie!

GIVEAWAY: Surprise box of Christian books to one of our readers!  Leave a comment for Bonnie wishing her a happy birthday! 

97 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday and Happy Christmas BONNIE!! You are such a caring, thoughtful person and I'm so glad to know you!! Have a wonderful day and I pray you are blessed as much as you bless others! I love that pic of you btw! :) Was that when you met with Carrie? Beautiful!

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    1. Happy 1 year Anniversary too Bonnie, it's been fun!!! Hugs & love!!!

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    2. Oh, Noela - thank you so much!! I so appreciate you and your sweet comments-Yes, it HAS been fun working together at OWG - your friendship is a blessing to me, my thanks to Carrie for bringing us together.

      And the picture WAS taken by her when I met her in Virginia - in a hotel restaurant, overlooking the beach - where she took me for lunch (along with Jeff and Clark). She and I sat in rockers on the patio, overlooking the water, after lunch - while Jeff and Clark enjoyed the beach. I so enjoyed our time together (on 2 separate days) - she was such a wonderful, generous hostess. I'm praying all us Angels has the opportunity to get together - one day.

      Love, prayers, and hugs to you - my sweet friend!!

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  2. 🎢🎼🎡Happy happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Bonnie, Happy Birthday to you! πŸŽ΅πŸŽ΅πŸŽ΅πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚❤❤❤❤πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ‚

    Happy Anniversary too! 😊 It's been such a pleasure knowing you. Your words are humbling and encouraging, and you are a blessing to all that have the chance to know you. Thank you and God bless you always.

    Annie
    Justcommonly(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oops! I guess emoticons doesn't work. Sorry! There were cakes and music and lots of streamers. ❤❤ at least the hearts worked.

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    2. The pleasure is mine, dear Annie!! I have OWG to thank for your friendship also, as it was through your comments here I became acquainted with you. I appreciate your effort with the emoticons - and your kind words, too. I'm honored you find my words humbling and encouraging, I want them to always be what He would have me say. Thank you for your support to me, OWG, and Christian writing. Blessings to you, too - Annie, praying we have the opportunity to meet face-to-face some day!! Hugs!!

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  3. Bonnie, Happy Birthday and Happy One-year Anniversary!
    Have a blessed day and Merry Christmas!
    I so enjoy reading your posts and your friendship.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Hi, Tina!! Thank you for your sweet comments - so happy you enjoy my posts, I am blessed by your friendship!! Thanks for your support, hope this is one of your most joyful Christmas seasons, ever - hugs!!

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  4. Happy Birthday Dear, Sweet, BONNIE!! I hope you have the very best birthday ever!
    I'm so glad you are a part of OWG, your friendship means the world to me. :) Love you!!

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    1. And your friendship means the world to me, too, - sweet lady!! You are an inspiration and blessing, Teresa - so glad I had the opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with you this year. You are a beautiful person, inside and out - love your joy and sense of humor!! Love you back, and praying for you!!

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  5. Happy birthday dear Bonnie! I thought that was a great pic of you and I'm so glad I got to embellish it a little for a birthday card!!! And happy blogiversary!!!

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    1. Carrie, thank you so much for arranging this celebration, and most of all - for your precious friendship, the opportunity to work with you in sharing the gift of Christian Fiction, and the joy of your beautiful books!! The pic is great, and I was so honored and grateful to spend time with you earlier this year - you're such a giving and wonderful hostess, thank you!! And my thank you to you and the other OWG Angels for always being so gracious and loving in sharing life's joys and celebrations with each of us, as well as praying during the trials!!

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  6. Happy Birthday Bonnie! What a special birthday you are able to celebrate as we remember our saviours birth. How incredibly beautiful. Wishing you a special birthday and hugs from Michigan as you celebrate your birthday, Christmas and your blog anniversary.

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    1. Hi, Sarah - yes, I do have a special birthday, I'm honored to share it with the date of celebration of my Savior's birth. Thank you so much for your kind comments, and your hugs. Have a blessed Christmas - I'm guessing you may have some snow for Christmas in Michigan, the temps here in Ky. are in the 70's. Very unusual for this time of the year.

      Good luck in the giveaway - please drop back by and leave a way to contact you, should you be our winner.

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  7. Happy Birthday. I hope it is great.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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    1. Thank you, Virginia!! I have so many reasons to be joyful and grateful for the Christmas season!! Thanks for your comments.

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  8. Happy blogiversary, Happy Birthday, and Merry Christmas, BONNIE! I'm so glad to have met online and then later when you joined OWG I got to know you even better! What a special, kind, and giving person you are -- always doing for others with no thought to self. God bless you as you celebrate your b'day and His!!!

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    1. Thank you, dear friend - that's a mouthful, isn't it, lol?? And I couldn't be more blessed than to have a friend like you, thank you for your beautiful comments. You're pretty special, too - love you!! His birth is the best gift of all, to each of us - isn't it??

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  9. Dear Sweet Bonnie! Happy Birthday, Anniversary and Merriest of Christmases to you! So thankful that we got to meet in person this year! I am blessed to have a new friend! And another thing we have in common, Christmas babies!
    Nancycooks4u(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Meeting you was one of the highlights of Laura's book signing for me, Nancy - and to find out we live so near each other, an added blessing. We must find time to get together after the holidays. I am blessed by your friendship, also - such joy to meet so many godly friends online courtesy of Christian Fiction!! What date is your birthday?? Thanks for your beautiful comments - hugs!!

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  10. Happy birthday and a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hi, Nancy - thank you so much. A blessed Christmas to you!!

      Good luck in the giveaway - please leave a way for us to contact you, should you be our winner. Please visit with us again soon!!

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  11. Happy Birthday Bonnie!And, Happy Anniversary! Love this picture of you!!!! Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Mama G - Carrie Fancett Pagels took that pic when I had the honor and pleasure of meeting and visiting with her in Virginia this past May. Such a sweetheart she is!!

      Have a blessed Christmas, thanks for your kind comments - please don't forget to leave a source of contact, should you be our winner!!

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    1. Hi, Abby - thanks for your greeting, and for stopping by!! Have a joyful, inspired Christmas season and coming year - here's hoping you get to add that giveaway box of books to your gifts received!!

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  13. Happy birthday, Bonnie! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Nothing like a birthday right at Christmas. My wife's is the 31st. There have been times when she felt like her birthday was ignored because of the closeness to Christmas.

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    1. Welcome, Edward!! Re: my Christmas birthday, there were times when I felt my birthday was ignored - just as your wife has - especially when I was a child. Now that I'm getting "old", lol, it doesn't bother me - and I've always felt kind of special in being born on the same day we celebrate the birth of Christ. For most people, there is usually too much busyness involved in the Christmas season - to devote time to planning and celebrating a birthday separately from Christmas activities. At times, my mother mentioned celebrating my birthday in the summer, but it never materialized. I dare say, the birthday that got the most attention was probably the one on which I was born. It was a cold, snowy day - hilly roads surrounding the small country town near which I lived were icy. I was born at home, the doctor arrived just in time for my birth, lol!!

      Please wish your wife a "Happy Birthday" from me. Thanks for your comments, and please visit us at OWG again soon. We have wonderful book reviews, author interviews and testimonies of overcoming - with God's help, and frequent giveaways. Blessings to you and your wife this Christmas season!!

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  14. Happy Birthday Bonnie, didn't I just see you at a Christmas Party on FB the other day !
    we have older kids who have Bdays in Dec on the 29th and 31st in the family. But have to wait
    till Jan 2nd for my grandson's Bday, he will be 2 this year.... I hope today was lovely and that the Lord blesses you with many more. May your day be filled with Love, Laughter and family !
    Be Blessed Sister !
    Much Love
    Linda Marie Finn

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    1. I believe it was Jennifers Party I saw you at... I hope too that you have had some nice weather, this bought of 60s here in central NY has been really nice but its sorta nuts at the end of December...

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    2. Hi, Linda - haven't had the opportunity to chat with you recently, but, yes- I was glad to see your name in the comments at a recent party. I do try to attend and support as many author parties as possible.

      It's been warm here in Ky., also - yesterday the temp was in the 70's, very unusual for a December here. I love having snow on Christmas day - but don't love having to drive in it, since I've retired - I've been grateful not to have to drive in it anymore, after doing so for 46 years plus.

      There are a couple of other December birthdays in my family also. Actually, MY birthday is tomorrow - Christmas day. Thank you for your sweet comments and taking the time to stop by. Blessings and love to you this Christmas season and coming year, Linda - please visit with us again soon!!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Bonnie. Congratulations on your one year anniversary.

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan - and thank you for stopping by. Good luck in the drawing, please leave a contact source - in case you're our winner. Have a wonderful Christmas, and visit with us again soon!!

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      susanmsj at MSN dot com

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    3. Thank you, Susan!!

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  16. Happy, happy birthday, Bonnie!
    May you have a wonderful birthday and a very merry Christmas.

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    1. Thanks for your wonderful comments, Cindi!! Blessings to you this Christmas season and the coming year!! We'd love for you to chat with us again soon, please leave a contact source - should you be our winner.

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  17. Happy Birthday BONNIE! Hope your day is filled with blessings! MERRY CHRISTMAS

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    1. Always glad to see your smiling face and read your encouraging, joyful comments- Caryl!! Thank you for your kind greetings, good luck in the drawing and blessings to you, as well!!

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  18. Merry Christmas to all and a very Happy Birthday to Bonnie.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi, Mary - good to hear from you again. Thanks for the birthday greetings, and Merry Christmas from all of us at OWG - to you!!

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  19. Happy Birthday/Anniversary Bonnie!
    And a wonderful and most joyous Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Greetings, Gail!! Thank you for your kind comments - enjoy the blessings of Christmas!! How should we contact you, should you be our winner??

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  20. Bonnie, you are such a blessing to so many! My life has been so richly blessed since you came into my life. Just seeing your smiling face on Facebook, in Seekerville, here on OWG makes me happy! :)

    Merry Christmas and Happy, Happy, HAPPY birthday to you, dear friend!!

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    1. Oh, Pat - you have touched my heart deeply and blessed me with your words, thank you!! I feel the same about you, my friend - your sweet, humble spirit brings me joy. I am so grateful for your friendship and your beautiful writing - can't wait for the day when I can give you a hug, face-to-face. I'm honored and overjoyed to share your inspiring writing with others, as well as that of so many other Christian Fiction authors- it's a mission God has given me.

      Christian Fiction continually gives me enjoyment, beauty, inspiration, encouragement, hope-and educates, as well. It is so important, and yet so underrated in the literary world - I wish I had even more time to devote to it. Hope this Christmas season and coming year is full of joy, inspiration, good health, blessings, and His love - for you and your family!!

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    2. Whoops!! Oh, "PAM" - my fingers don't always cooperate, lol. Sorry!!

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  21. Happy Birthday, Bonnie!! So wonderful of you to share on here and be a part of OWG for our enjoyment. :)

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    1. Oh, Susan - it is so enjoyable for me to share with you and other readers!! Christian Fiction is such a God-given passion for me, and it's readers are such special people. Thanks for your kind words and birthday greetings!! Please chat with us again soon - how shall we contact you, should you be our winner?? Blessings!!

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  22. What a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve! Wishing you Happy birthday and happy one year anniversary on Overcoming with God blog, Bonnie!!!
    Merry Christmas to you all!
    dkstevensneAToutlook(DOT)coM

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    1. I always enjoy "talking" to you, Deanna - thanks for your sweet comments. I'm surprised to see so many people online this Christmas eve. A blessed Christmas to you and your family from all of us at OWG - thanks for your support!!

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  23. Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary Bonnie! MERRY CHRISTMAS Everybody!
    rw620 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Hi, Robin - good to "see" you and your smiling voice again!! Merry Christmas to you, as well - from all of us at OWG. Thanks for your enthusiastic greetings, and good luck in the drawing.

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  24. HAPPY HAPPY Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and Very MERRY CHRISTmas Bonnie! :)

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Love that Merry CHRISTmas, Amada - thanks for your joyful greetings, and for stopping by. Blessings to you, as well, my friend!!

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  25. What a great day!!!!! To you, Miss Bonnie, the happiest of birthdays, the best of anniversaries, and the merriest of Christmases!!!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. A great day, indeed, Melanie - in so many ways!! Thanks for your sweet comments!! Blessings to you this Christmas, and the coming year - thanks for your support.

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  26. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BONNIE!! You ARE a CHRISTMAS baby! How fun! I didn't know our birthdays were so close together. :) Love it!

    And Congrats on a year with OWG. The time has gone by so fast. :) What a blessing you are to me and to so many others. Thank you for sharing your sweet smile and heart with us. I hope you have a wonderful day today, tomorrow, and a blessed New Year!

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    1. Hi, Savanna!! Yes, a Christmas baby, probably a surprise to my mother at the time, as well, lol!! Hope your birthday was your best, ever!! Another thing we have in common, in addition to our love of Christian Fiction. Looking forward to chatting with you one-on-one some day, I'm sure we'll find other things we have in common, also.

      No one has a sweeter smile and heart, or is more of a blessing than you, dear Savanna!! Thank you for your precious comments and your beautiful blog. Blessings to you, sweet friend!!

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  27. Happy birthday to you, Bonnie, and happy one year anniversary with OWG! Connecting with you recently was a joy, especially since we share a love of the same books. Blessings to you!

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    1. A joy for me too, Sherida - I'm blessed by your friendship, and your beautiful blog and reviews!! Thanks for your gracious comments and taking the time to stop by. Joy, peace, inspiration, good health, and blessings to you this Christmas season and coming year - through Him, Sherida!!

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  28. Happy Birthday, Bonnie! I hope you've had a wonderful day. Thank you for all the reviews you write for this blog.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thank you, Pam - I've had a wonderful day, Christmas day is actually my birthday, I'm blessed on it and ALL days!! I'm honored and grateful to share Christian Fiction with you and other readers. Good luck in the drawing, be blessed this Christmas season and coming year!!

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  29. Happy Anniversary Bonnie, I hope you've had a wonderful day.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Hi, Wendy - so glad to "see" you again!! Thank you - it HAS been a wonderful day, Christmas day - my actual birthday, promises to be even more so. Thanks for your comments, Wendy - good luck, and Merry Christmas!!

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  30. Bonnie, I'm hoping to meet you one day - until then, here's to the very best birthday and the most wonderful Christmastide. Bless you for all you do. You have encouraged me this year. Thank you so much.

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    1. Oh, Gail - I'd love to meet you too!! I'm hoping to stop by the ACFW conference next Sept. in Nashville, Tn., God willing. Perhaps, you will be able to attend, also?? Your words bless me, as well as your kind spirit - I'm honored to hear I've been an encouragement to you, it is always my desire to be a source of encouragement!! Thank you for your sweet comments. Joy, peace, inspiration, and blessings to you this Christmas season and the coming year, my friend!!

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  31. Happy Birthday Bonnie. Wishing you a blessed day and a very Merry Christmas!

    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Blessings to you, too - Betti!! Thanks for the birthday greetings and your support of OWG. Good luck in the drawing - have a joyful Christmas filled with Him!!

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  32. Bonnie, I pray you have a very Happy Birthday and the merriest Christmas! I am so glad you joined this blog.....you have been such a blessing to me! I look forward to seeing you here next year!

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    1. And you just truly blessed me with YOUR words, Jackie - thank you so much!! I pray over each review or encouragement post I write, it's always my prayer God will give me words that will bless and encourage someone, do justice to the authors and their wonderful books, and entice readers to find inspiration in the books I review.

      I look forward to seeing you here next year, also, Jackie - thanks for your support of OWG, your warm birthday/Christmas greetings, and your other sweet comments. Blessings!!

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  33. Happy birthday, Bonnie! Happy one year anniversary! And have a blessed Christmas!!

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    1. Hi, Regina!! Always happy to hear from you - such a caring spirit you have. Thanks for your warm greetings, may this be your best Christmas ever and good luck in the drawing!!

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  34. I hope you had a wonderful birthday Bonnie and best wishes for a blessed 2016!

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    1. Thank you, Heidi!! My birthday is actually Dec. 25th, however, today has been a wonderful day also. I always enjoy conversing with reader friends and authors, and appreciate their taking the time to stop by and comment. Blessings to you, also - thanks for your support of Christian Fiction, Heidi!!

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  35. Happy Birthday Bonnie!
    Thank you for your contribution to this AWESOME blog!

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    1. Thank you, Lientjie!! We at OWG think it's an awesome blog too - and part of the reason is our wonderful readers/followers, such as yourself. Thanks for your support!! Blessings to you this Christmas season and the coming year!!

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  36. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THE WHOLE WORLD AND ONE OF MY DEAREST FRIENDS!!! I thank God you were born, my sweet friend, and I am SOOOO very grateful our paths have crossed, blessing me with one of the sweetest friendships I have ever known.

    I love you to pieces, Bonnie, and hope God overwhelms you with His love on your birthday and in the year ahead!

    Hugs and more hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Julie, you always encourage, bring joy, inspire, and bless with your words - not only to me, but to everyone who reads or hears them. There is no sister-in-Christ who is a greater spiritual impact in my life than you, or whose friendship blesses me more. I thank God for you, too - as well as your spiritual wisdom and beautiful, inspiring writing. Thank you for your prayers, love, and birthday greetings - love you too!!

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  37. Happy Merry birthday Christmas 1st year blog-a-versary Bonnie!!!! Boy that's a mouthful if I say so myself :-) I haven't known you long & I sure do love your book reviews and all you do here on the blog! I sure hope you have a very special day with family, friends and lots of laughter :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. LOL, yes - that IS a mouthful, Trixi, and I appreciate every word!! You always make me smile, and I'm blessed to have you as a friend. I'm honored you enjoy my reviews - I love sharing wonderful Christian Fiction and conversing with it's readers. It's after midnight and is Dec. 25th now - so it's legitimately my birthday, thanks so much for your birthday greetings and sweet comments!!

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  38. Happy birthday, Bonnie!! I hope you have the best of celebrations! Oh, and merry Christmas, too! :)

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by, Missy - I so appreciate it, and your warm greetings. Christmas blessings to you, too - and thanks for blessing Christian Fiction readers with your gifted writing, I'm honored to share it!!

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  39. Happy birthday and one year anniversary.

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    1. Wilani - you made it through!! Thanks for your persistence, so glad blogger was cooperating with you this time. Thanks for your kind greeting, and good luck in the drawing - thanks for your support of Christian Fiction.

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  40. Happy birthday and one year anniversary.

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  41. Bonnie, my beloved friend, Happy birthday and Merry Christmas and may God continue to bless you with that indomitable spirit that blesses so many others, daily. What an absolute treasure you are, and I'm so happy that we're friends. I brought some cake to the party, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and chocolate cake with custard filling and dark chocolate frosting... Help yourselves!!!!

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    1. Aww, thank you for your warm greetings and sweet comments - Ruthy, I so appreciate your taking the time to stop by!! You're a special lady who brings joy and inspiration to everyone - both personally, and through your beautiful writing - I'm honored to help share your writing, and blessed by your friendship. Blessings to you too, sweet friend, and thanks for those delicious cakes!! Hugs!!

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  42. Hi Bonnie-
    Happy Happy Birthday I am so glad you came, Happy Happy Birthday from The Wilson Gang. We are so excited, we hope that you are too. Happy happy Birthday from The Wilson Crew.
    Bonnie this is the first time hearing about this need to catch up. Lol!
    So Glad to have met you I look forward to you being at book parties, it is like My Mom is there. You seem real Sweet and Loving.
    May you Be Blessed with fun, love and happiness, and remember God Loves You and so Do I.

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  43. Tina, you always bring joy and inspiration to everyone, in spite of your own trials - thank you so much for your beautiful, enthusiastic birthday greetings and comments!! I've so enjoyed getting to know you at the author book parties, and appreciate your friendship. Praying you are blessed with joy, peace, healing, encouragement, inspiration, and His love this Christmas season and the coming year!! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and comment, thanks for your support. Neither of us could make it without Him - love you!!

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    1. P.S. Thanks for that sweet poem!!

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  44. Just stopped by to taste the treats on the goody table and to wish Bonnie another wonderful year. You are a blessing to everyone and I am sending you a cyber hug!

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  45. Thanks for that hug, Tina - I'm so looking forward to the day I can return it in person, God-willing - at ACFW in 2016. I'm thrice blessed by you: your friendship, writing gift, and genius with the Seekerville blog - I'm so grateful. Thanks for thinking of me, your sweet comments, and taking time out of your super busy schedule to send me warm greetings. You're one of numerous masterful authors of Christian Fiction whose work I'm honored to help share - thank you for ALL you do!!

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  46. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary from one Bonnie to another Bonnie. Have a God blessed day.

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    1. And thank YOU so much, from one Bonnie to another, lol!! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Bonnie - blessings on your day and in the coming year, as well.

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  47. Happy birthday and anniversary Bonnie . I love this blog and may God Bless You .
    lizd225@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Liz - always happy to see your name and gracious comments!! Thanks for your warm greetings - and for your support of OWG, we appreciate you and each of our other followers!! Praying the coming year is one of your best, and filled with His blessings.

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  48. Special days for you, Bonnie! YaY!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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