I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the followers, readers, commenters and re-bloggers of the SIH blog for all your kind words and encouragement to me. Yesterday was a very blessed day for the SIH blogsite.
Along with the review by Citizen Tom, I received several very encouraging comments on how the SIH blog has been a blessing to others. The Lord continues to bless the SIH blog site with continually increasing number of hits and visitors. Yesterday was a record setting day for the website. We had more hits, and more visitors to the blog than any other day in its history. I only speak of this to bring honor and glory to the Lord for His grace and mercy He is showing to the blog.
When I began the blog about 2 years ago, I simply wanted to share God’s Word to others in an understandable fashion and to be a source of spiritual strength for those seeking the Truths of His Word. This blog has been dedicated to the Lord from day one. If there is anything good that comes from this blog, it is only because of the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. From my Lord’s grace comes my physical and spiritual life. Whatever small ability I may have to understand and then communicate His Word to others is only by His unmerited blessings that He has placed upon me. I can truly affirm Christ’s teaching that “Without me (Christ) ye can do nothing.”
Not only do I thank the Lord for His intervention and grace in my life, I also thank Him for the wonderful followers, readers, commenters and re-bloggers that have graced the SIH blog. I hate to begin to attempt to list them by name for fear of missing someone, however, I do see a need to recognize those who have been special sources of encouragement to me.
Approximately 2 months ago, Evelyn Goh, a wonderful Christian lady and founder of the Christian Blessings Blog ministry, invited me to post my blog postings to the CB site on a weekly basis. This has opened up another opportunity for SIH Ministries to reach others for our Lord. I thank the Lord for Evelyn and the CB ministry. The Christian Blessings Ministry is a blog that is composed of several different bloggers who present God’s Word in a very understandable, practical way. At Christian Blessings you can be exposed to different opinions, and presentations of God’s Word. You can read all about the Christian Blessings ministry by clicking on this link: About Christian Blessings
Also to Jon and Lisa Cardwell at Justification By Grace – I would like to thank Jon and Lisa for the wonderful review they did of SIH blog. It was a great blessing and encouragement to me, and much appreciated. I have become acquainted with the blogging ministry of Jon and Lisa for only a short period of time but I can truly say it is one of the most Scripturally sound blogs I have seen. Along with Jon’s messages, they include the writings of many of my favorite authors. Some of the authors they frequently post are CH Spurgeon, John Bunyan, John Newton, Robert Murray M’Chenyne etc. You can count on reading authors that only hold to the belief of salvation by grace. In my mind, it is one of the best websites I’ve seen to learn more of God’s Word and the wonderful gracious salvation that He offers to us.
Some of my “encouragers” have been faithful followers for quite a long time…. They include:
PJ at PJ’s Prayerline – PJ was one of my first followers and commenters and she continues to do so today. Her website is devotional in nature. She includes her personal experiences and opinions along with the Scriptures to point out many practical points about service to the Lord. Although, I cannot say I agree totally with doctrinal beliefs, from a practical, daily Christian living standpoint, her blog is a true blessing to any who read it.
Angela at Meeting In The Clouds – Angela used a combination of true stories, illustration and art to present the principles from God’s Word for daily living. Through her postings that Angela presents the Word of God in a very understandable, sound manner. It is always a blessing to see the unique way that Angela presents the Word.
Paul at Certainty Of Drawings – Paul uses art to illustrate principles from God’s Word. I am not, by any means an artist, nor do I appreciate art as I should. However, from the first time I saw Paul’s art, I found myself amazed at his artistic abilities. Once again, I have to say that I may not fully agree with a few of Paul’s beliefs, but certainly, this blog will be a blessing to any who appreciate art and the Word.
Some of my newer followers whose comments and words of encouragement have been an added blessing to me include:
Granbee at Granbee – Although one of my newer followers, Granbee has become one of most frequent commenters. If you visit her website, you will find a unique combination of Bible verses and poetry that work together to present principles from the Word. Granbee amazes me with her poetry for it is very unique, using fictional characters to illustrate the Scriptures for each day. If you have an interest in poetry, I know that you will enjoy her blog.
Debbie at If Today We Hear – Debbie is another one of my followers that uses a combination of poetry and the Word to present spiritual truths. I really enjoy the way that Debbie chooses a set of verses for the day, she then finds an important truth in those verses, clearly states it and then presents a poem to illustrate it. I visit Debbie’s blog everyday, normally when I need a quick break from my tasks for the day to get my mind on the Lord and His Word.
Patricia (LoopyLoo) at My Blog – On “My Blog” Patricia presents a wide variety of postings that range from video sermons, Christian music videos, news and political events of the day, and short devotional writings, among others. When I visit her blog, I have found myself staying for a good amount of time browsing all the different material she has posted. This is another website that is great just to give you a break from your routine and maybe listen to a song or short message from His Word.
Added to this list are my Facebook, Twitter and Youtube friends who have been great sources of encouragement as well. Thank you all so much for your kind words.
Again, I am sorry if I have missed anyone. Please forgive me. And thank you, to all who have been a part of the SIH ministry. May the Lord bless you as you study His Word.