The Ultimate Blog Party!

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Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Hello and welcome to the ultimate Blog Party!

My name is Melanie and I'm so happy that you decided to stop by and visit. I am VERY new to blogging. I just got my site up and running about 3 weeks ago. I almost decided not to participate in the big party this year since I am so new, but at the last minute decided, "why not?" I decided I just couldn't wait a whole year to join in on the fun.

I lead a pretty busy life caring for my two precious kiddos, aged 6 and 3, along with trying to be the best wife possible to my wondeful hubby, staying involved in our wonderful church and holding down a fairly crazy full-time job.

I started my blog in an attempt to become more committed to my personal Bible Study and sharing my faith with others. At least twice a week I am trying to post the scripture that I am currently studying along with my personal thoughts from my scripture study time. My goal is to eventually get through the entire Bible during that time (I know, I know -- pretty long-term goal there, huh? But, I'm committed and know that God will help me get there along with anyone that may choose to follow along). In between those posts I'm planning to share music that has touched my life, join in some of the memes I have run across (my favorite so far is Thankful Thursday) and anything else that seems like a good fit for my blog -- it's definitely still a "work in progress".

Thanks again for joining! Hope to see you again soon in our bloggy community!


40 Thoughts Shared:

bella*tessa said...

Welcome to blogging! It's a fun world! Last year was the first year I made it through the entire Bible--I've only been trying for about 15 years....*sigh*. You can DO IT!

it's me, Val said...

Really nice to meet you, and welcome to the blogging world. It's so very much fun and you meet so so many fabulous women. It's a blessing, that's for sure. Have fun and hope to see you soon!

wondermommy said...

It is wonderful to dedicate yourself to a Bible study. It was great finding your site. Have a happy party!

e-Mom said...

Welcome to bloggyville. You're going to love it here. You'll meet some amazing women of faith and you'll never look back. Thanks for hosting this party!

Blessings, e-Mom @ Chrysalis

P.S. Stop by my party when you get a chance. There's a "Hbrw" teaser waiting for you. :~D

Kysha said...

Throwing some bloggy love your way! Happy blogging!

the160acrewoods said...

hey Melanie! It's great to meet you, and i'm glad you decided to join the UBP! it is such a fun way to meet other bloggers, and lot with similar interests! You should come by my blog and the pms club (http://thepmsclub.wordpress.com) to see some of the Bible studies and devotionals we have on there!!

Nadine said...

First I'll like to welcome you to blogland. It's a fun place to be. I'm glad you join the party - you know there aren't any age requirements. :)

I hope you have fun going to all the parties. Please stop by my place.

Sher :) said...

There's no hurry to get through the Bible. We have until the Lord comes.

As long as we say in It.

Enjoy the party!!

kbbryant said...

You sound like a dynamo with all you are doing!. Your blog is really lovely and I'm happy I found it. God bless ya!

Kathy b

Alene said...

Melanie - I'm loving your site and party. Personal, daily time with the Lord is definitely my passion! Hope your blogging has helped you in that area. Let's party on, as we continue to grow in the Lord.

Beloved MaMa said...

It's nice to meet you too! Thank you for stopping by my party :0) I'm fairly new to blogging too and I'm hooked...Heaven is going to be one big party just like this :)

Morning Rose said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and welcome to blogging! That's great that you share Scripture, music, and memes on your blog. I may have to check into Thankful Thursday. :)

MomOf3 said...

Welcome to blogging! It is a fun pass time. It is nice to meet you. Have fun at the Blogger Party!

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

Meshellyn said...

It's great to meet you! Thanks for stopping by, come again anytime :)

I look forward to reading more here and joining in on a bible study or two. What a great outlet for that! Enjoy the party!

~Meshellyn

Deborah Shank Christian Motivational Speaker and Teacher said...

Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the world of blogging.

Blessings to you!

cl said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your blog is beautiful, visually and scripturally! Thank you for inspiring me to really make better use of my blog to share my faith. I'll be back to visit soon!
Blessings!

Tammy R said...

Thanks for stopping by. I too am pretty new to blogging. I have found it a blessing to share the things that God has laid on your heart wiht others.


Have a fun party and I'll be back.

Jen and Carter's life in the busy world said...

It is nice to meet you, and thank you for stopping by my party. I hope to see you again and I plan to be back and visit. Thank you letting me know that you are there if I have questions, I really appreicate it.You are a great encouragement to me. I am trying to lean on my faith on God to get me throught this.

Melissa said...

Melanie, you are so brave for joining in the party after only 3 weeks under your belt! Good job! I've been blogging for a year and this is my first party!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Bless you!

Angie said...

Welcome to blogging! I hope that you find that it keeps you on track with your Bible study!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Have a great party week!

It's All Good! said...

Hi, nice to meet you. I look forward to a more leisurely stroll through your blog. Oh, and welcome to the blogging community. I 3 mos. in and having a blast! Have a great week.

Kate said...

YAH! Soo glad you join the UBP...good for you! Love your blog, it's beautiful. :) Thanks for sharing, I LOVE the thankful thursdays too and hope to join in again soon. God bless your week! (I have a 6 and 4 yr old) ;)

Michele said...

Hi Melanie! Welcome to the blogworld! I have only been blogging for about a year. You're blog looks great! Thanks for visiting mine.

Darlene said...

I like your blog. How did you get it to look so nice in just 3 weeks? I have blogged for about 6 months now and I am still trying to figure things out.LOL I enjoyed what you shared from Phillippians. Keep up the sharing! I am sure I will visit your blog again.
Happy blogging!!!

mama2dibs said...

I'm glad you gave in and decided to join the fun. I know I could probably use some of your insight on God's word. Maybe visiting your site will keep me in my Bible as well. I tend to be hit and miss with it. Oops! I am TRYING though.

Jodie said...

Hi Melanie! Nice to meet you - thank you for visiting me and commenting on my blog! I love comments! And I love to "meet" new friends here!

And actually, it DOES make me feel better to know I'm not the only one - that other moms have a hard time too! It makes me more able to give myself some grace. :)

Thanks for visiting - please come back soon! :)

Kelli said...

Thanks for coming to my party. I love a party where you don't even have to clean house! And welcome to the world of blogging! It's nice to meet you.

Kelli

Lisa said...

You have great blog and it's so nice to meet you! I will definitely be back to read about your Bible study and see where you are in your journey.
Happy UBP!
~Lisa - TheScrapPrincess

Lora said...

Hi, Melanie!
Thanks for stopping by my blog--and for the nice comments! Welcome to blogging, I've only just been doing this since the first of the year. It's quite addictive:)
I think that's awesome that you're reading the Bible through! It's amazing what you learn when you do that.

Fruitful Vine said...

Hi
Welcome to the blogging community. Enjoy the party. It's my first as well.
Jenn

samismom22 said...

Well now aren't you glad you did the ultimate blog party....look at all these new friends. :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog at Jesus and Dark Chocolate, I always enjoy meeting new friends.

Great new blog, and I love the reason you started your blog. You have a wonderful heart for the Lord. I will be back. :)
Sandy

Mamma D said...

Welcome to the bloggy world!! Thanks for stopping by my "party" great to meet you!!

Hope you have a great time this party week!!

Kelly said...

Already this party is a blessing! I'm so excited to find all these encouraging blogs. Thanks for the note. I already have your blog added to my favorites!!

Miranda23 said...

great to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I have LOTS of ideas and other sites to share so definitely stop by again :)

Tricia said...

I absolutely love our blog!! I will be back to read more, right now my boys are calling...

Katie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the idea of "Thankful Thursday" I haven't seen that one yet :-)

Janne said...

It's nice to meet you. Welcome to the blogging community!

stacey said...

thank you so much for stopping by my place during the party! sorry i am just now getting back to everyone.

i hope to get to know you better-we are both in texas. i am in the dfw area but will be in east texas soon. our kids are the same age.

i hope you enjoy the blog life as much as i do!

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!