02 December 2016

Teresa Mathews' Five Year Anniversary on OWG Blog!

Carrie Fancett Pagels, Diana L. Flowers, Teresa S. Mathews

I can't believe it has been FIVE years since Teresa S. Mathews joined us here on the Overcoming with God blog!!! Diana Flowers, who sadly will be leaving us soon, introduced me to Teresa. Later I was blessed to be able to meet Teresa in person and we've gotten together again when I go to South Carolina (like in this picture)! Teresa has become a lovely special friend. 

Teresa has been through a lot in the past couple of years. She's lost her beloved husband, Carlton, and she is valiantly battling breast cancer and about to begin radiation treatment. I think she'll need some real flowers later, but here are some virtual ones for now!

Teresa is our poetess and writes fabulous God-inspired poetry in addition to beautiful reviews. In the new year, Teresa will continue to periodically write poems and reviews books here on OWG blog.

Some may not know this but Teresa and Carlton were music ministers. Teresa is a talented singer and pianist. Here's a link to Teresa's YouTube channel: click here


Giveaway: Leave a word of encouragement or a prayer for Teresa to be entered to win a secret Barbour book collection (paperback -- USA only)!

39 comments:

  1. CARRIE, I am still in awe of GOD's blessings when HE put all of the OWG Angels in my life. I remember thinking why would they want me to be a part of their blog?!! lol What a marvelous, exciting time it has been these past five years. Meeting so many of my favorite authors and meeting new ones that have become very dear to me. I'm looking forward to the new year and hopefully coming back full time on here. I'm sending out (((BIG HUGS))) to all the precious friends I have meet on here.

    Thank you all for the prayers you are sending up for me. Life has been really hard for the past 2.5 years but GOD has been faithful to me and my boys and I KNOW He has not forgotten our names because He has them engraved on the palm of His Hand. I cannot wait to see what He has planned for me in the new year. :-)

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    1. I thank God you joined us here at OWG blog and have blessed our readers! I pray God will restore you in an amazingly fantastic way. It has been so hard seeing you go through these terrible trials, Teresa. But you've been a good and faithful servant to God throughout. Hugs and love!

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  2. TERESA, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I remember when Carrie mentioned to me about perhaps asking you to join the blog. And I remember smiling because the Lord had already shown me that she was going to ask you (and she had never even hinted at it-lol!) I couldn't think of anyone I would rather work alongside of than you! We have all been examples (and especially you right now) of the name of this blog, Overcoming With God. This blog was appropriately named -- for sure, bc we are all overcomers here! You are truly a great warrior princess for the Lord and I'm so proud to be one of your best friends. I love you, my Bobbsey Twin!

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    1. DIANA what a fun time we have had through the years, even before coming on OWG! Especially those Sundays at church that looked like we called each other and talked about what to wear or maybe we SHOULD have called ahead! lol

      Not having you and NOELA on here is going to be difficult, reading your reviews caused me to try harder to write a better one. :-) Love you too, so much!!

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    2. Thanks, Diana, for recommending Teresa join us. It was so wild to learn she lived there near you, was your friend, and attended church with you! Warrior Princess is a great way to describe Teresa! We're going to miss you, Diana. And yes, Teresa's five years have passed fast despite all the trials we've all been relying on God to overcome.

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  3. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!! God Bless and keep you Teresa! Congrats on 5 years! You are in my prayers. :) Have a Merry CHRISTmas and I can't wait to read your writing in the new year!

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

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    1. AMADA thank you for your prayers! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too!! :-)

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  4. Happy Anniversary sweet lady! I am always blessed by your poetry. You are an inspiration to me. Love, hugs and God bless! You are always in my prayers.

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    1. Awww...thank you so much DEBBIE!! Big (((HUGS))) coming your way!!

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  5. Happy Anniversary on your five years with the blog. What an interesting and rewarding experience that must be! Best wishes in your struggles with the cancer issue, which is familiar to most of us, probably, either personally or in our family. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. CATHY Being on OWG has been like a dream come true! Sadly the "C" word has become one that too many people are familiar with. I can't wait until the day comes that it will be a word NO one remembers! :-)

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  6. TERESA (aka Sissy), happy 5th anniversary!!! You were so friendly and fun when I joined a year later, that I felt like I'd known you forever already! Thank you for being you. Thank you for your AMAZING poems that have touched and inspired me, And thank you for your wonderful reviews!! Prayers and love. x

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    1. NOELA, my little "sissy" I was so thrilled when I "found" the little sister I always wanted when the LORD placed you in my life. So many blessing have come my way since that amazing day! Oops there is that poet coming out again!! (:-P) I only have one regret about our meeting....I wish we lived on the same continent. lol (((BIG HUGS TO YOU!!))

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  7. Teresa! Happy 5th Anniversary! You're such an encourager and mighty woman of God! You've had many battles but you've overcome! I'm so happy that I've been able to know you. I pray the new year brings even more abundant blessings upon you! Hugs, dear lady!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the prayers REGINA!! I want to be like a sponge and soak up all the blessings the LORD sends my way! :-)

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  8. Happy 5th Anniversary with OWG!

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    1. Thank you so much ANDREA!! So glad you dropped in! :-)

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  9. Happy anniversary! It's here where we met and you adopted me as your daughter. Wonderful times! :) :) Prayers and blessings for you in the time ahead and the New Year. Love you!

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    1. MARIAN this blog has brought so much happiness to me, including a beautiful daughter who just like my Aussie sissy doesn't live close enough to me. lol I have so much to be thankful for including the internet and facebook so I can talk to my "family". (((BIG HUGS))) to my pretty girl!

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  10. Happy 5th anniversary!! Wow, to be blessed with the ability to write poetry! I love it but im no good at writing it. How wonderful that yiu and your husband had a music ministry. Music is what reaces me more! I love to sing. My prayers go with you during your battle with cancer. Our heavenly father is the mighty healer!! He is with you. I watched my best friend of 48 years battle breast cancer and by the Grace of God , she is healed. I pray the same for you. How strong you are.

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    1. DEBRA thank you for your sweet words of encouragement and prayers. So glad to hear your friend was able to overcome cancer! GOD is still in the miracle business and I am believing I AM 100% HEALED!!

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  11. Happy, Happy Anniversary, Teresa! You are a remarkable lady and I am sending best wishes the size of Texas your way!

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    1. MELANIE I'm loving those Texas sized Best Wishes!! Thank you so much!

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  12. Happy, Happy Anniversary, Teresa! You are a remarkable lady and I am sending best wishes the size of Texas your way!

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  13. Happy Anniversary Teresa! Looking forward to many more wonderful reviews in the years ahead. Praying for good health and a life blessed by our Lord.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. BETTI meeting such sweet people like you my friend has been a wonderful blessing to me!! Thank you for your prayers! :-)

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  14. Happy Anniversary. I pray you will continue to heal and have a much better healthier and happier future. fishingjan(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much JAN!! I am looking forward to much better and happier future! Thank you for your prayers!! Loving your email! :-)

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  15. Wishing you a complete recovery and a healthy future.
    JoanEC128{at]AOL[dot]com

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  16. Hope you are on the road to recovery. God Bless You.
    Marion
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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  17. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Have a Blessed Christmas.
    MarilynDKC[at]AOL[dot]com

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  18. Happy 5th Anniversary Teresa! You are such an encourager with a sweet, beautiful spirit that shines through your smile & poetry. You have overcome many challenges & faced them with God's arms around you, as you are now. I am blessed to know you & call you friend. Love & prayers Teresa. Blessings, Tina

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  19. Five years here on OWG is fabulous Teresa!! I'm going to be keeping you in my prayers as you go through your treatments, God's got this :-)

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  20. Congrats on your 5th OWG anniversary, Teresa!! So blessed to call you my OWG sister, sis-in-Christ, and sweet friend!! Your smile, encouragement, godliness, writing and musical talents, and humor are a daily inspiration. Amidst your trials - He has blessed you greatly and will continue to give you strength. Love, prayers, and hugs!!

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  21. My sister had breast cancer 23 years ago last month. She is doing great! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Best Wishes on 5 years of sharing your stories from the heart.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. HaPpY 5th AnNiVeRsArY TeReSa!!!

    Thank you for all of you wonderful reviews and for blessing us through all you have done in helping to make OWG an awesome blog.

    Praying for you and wishing you all of God's richest blessings, continued comfort and healing!

    ~Alison Boss

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  23. Hello OWG Angels. been missing you all. Sorry I missed your 5th Anniversary with OWG. GOD bless you. Maxie

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    1. Congrats, Maxie! You've won a Barbour collection surprise book! A paperback! Merry Christmas and thanks for coming by to congratulate our Angel Teresa on her 5 Year anniversary!

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