Friday, June 26, 2009

CIRCLE OF LOVE ... meet Denise

This week on CIRCLE OF LOVE, I am happy to introduce to you my friend and a friend to most of you ~DENISE who pens...

Denise will not be a "new friend" to most of you, because most likely at some point in time of your blogging experience you have probably received an encouraging word left on your blog from Denise.

When visiting Denise's page, you will notice that she signs her posts "Warrior of Jesus". I love that! Isn't that an awesome thing for someone to remember us by ... "a warrior, a soldier, a fighter" for the cause of Christ. Denise certainly lives up to that signature.

Denise has a great passion for others. It is evident in the way that she is always encouraging others. Another way her passion is evident is when she blogs about her sweet husband. She always has an encouraging word about him and praises him for all that he does. She is certainly a warrior in her relationships. But the most powerful passion that you will find over at Denise's blog is the passion that she has for Jesus Christ and for those that are hurting and lost. This is what impresses me so much about Denise ... that she passionately loves her Heavenly Father and loves doing His business and is steadily a warrior for the Kingdom!

Despite physical ailments that could easily keep someone down, Denise is the ultimate example of how even in times of difficulty, God is still in control and He deserves all of our praise.

Denise ... you are a blessing to me, and to so many and I believe there will be a very special crown in heaven for a lovely angel such as yourself. :)

In addition to Shortybear's Place, Denise also has another blog over at:

If you are in the midst of a battle or struggle, I know that your heart and spirit will be refreshed and renewed after visiting FREE TO BE ME as well. Here is a recent post from her blog "Free To Be Me"...



"Start today by lifting your hearts in praise to the One who created the
heart that beats within you my friend. Make your heart smile, by praising its
Maker. Lift your hearts higher, higher, and even higher, until you touch the
very heart, of the one most worthy of your praise!!"

Recently, Denise shared more from her heart with me online. Let's get better acquainted with our dear sister in the Lord and special friend....

1. PLEASE TELL US YOUR NAME AND WHERE WE CAN FIND YOU ON THE WEB?
My name is Denise Oldham, and you can find me on the web at: http://shortybearsplace.blogspot.com/ or at http://freetobeme-denise.blogspot.com/

2. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING AND TELL US YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BLOGGING?
I have been blogging for about three years now. My favorite thing about blogging is being able to share the love of Jesus with others.

3. WHAT ARE THE MAIN THINGS THAT YOU BLOG ABOUT?
I basically blog about my life, and Jesus.

4. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF...if you work ~where? ...have a family ~ tell us about them?
I recently celebrated my 24th wedding anniversary to Eddie, otherwise known as my lovebug. I am a stay at home wife. Unfortunately, we were not able to have children, but God knows best.

5. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SERVING THE LORD?
20 years

6. CAN YOU GIVE US A TESTIMONY OF HOW GOD HAS PROVEN HIMSELF FAITHFUL TO YOU?
I have had several close calls with death, but God kept me here. He is so faithful to love me, and watch over my diabetes.

7. COULD YOU SHARE WITH YOUR CIRCLE OF BLOGGING FRIENDS YOUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURE?
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength.

8. HOW HAS THAT SCRIPTURE MINISTERED TO YOU RECENTLY?
My diabetes really tears my body down, but God daily gives me His strength to run my race of life.

9. WHAT ADVICE ABOUT BLOGGING WOULD YOU OFFER TO YOUR CIRCLE OF BLOGGING FRIENDS?
Be your true self, not someone you wish you were. Share Jesus, let Him shine brightly on your blog.

Thank you Denise for that great advice and certainly you are a living testimony of that very thing ... being true to yourself and sharing Jesus thru your blog! You are a huge blessing to me, to many readers and to all the women who are taking a stand with us! -Blessings and love, Laurie

PLEASE GO BY AND VISIT DENISE TODAY ... Shortybearsplace and Freetobeme !


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14 comments:

Denise said...

You brought me to tears with your kind words my sweet friend. God bless you abundantly, I love you.

bp said...

Demise is such a blessing and a light for Jesus.

RCUBEs said...

God bless sister Denise who is His awesome daughter, on fire for the Lord and a great encourager to us. God bless you, too sister Laurie. "Circle of love" describes it best - for a circle never ends.

Marsha said...

You are a gift of God to my heart! I'm so thankful we are not only blog friends, but we've been able to meet face to face and talk on the phone, too. AND, I can't wait until our road trip to FL in October! What adventures we will have.

YOU are sunshine to the soul of so many.

I love you!

Allison said...

Aww - LOVE YOU DENISE!! You're such a blessing to ALL of us my dear friend!

Bernadine said...

Beautiful! I enjoyed reading about Denise who is such a blessing to many, including myself.

Chris said...

i agree with your posts.. Denise has been a constant encouragement in my blogging journey...

amazing grace said...

Praise God for that encouragement. Denisehas been my frequent visitor in my blog. She's so sweet.. a real encourager.

Lea said...

Denise is the most encouraging person I have ever ever ever met. REAL, TRANSPARENT, HUMBLE, JOYFUL,JESUS-LOVING THROUGH AND THROUGH.
GOD BLESS YOU DENISE!
I LOVE YOU!
Lea

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Nice job.

Jennifer said...

I love Denise! She is so precious and such an encouragement to me through her blogs and her personal emails. She is one of the most uplifting people that I know who find the good in everything, give thanks in all things and is truly a blessing to me.

I love you, Denise!

Beth in NC said...

Denise is so sweet! What a great person to interview. :o)

devita said...

I love Denise. She is my best friend, my teacher, and my sister. I learn a lot from her. She blesses me many times until now. Denise, I love you!!

Pia said...

i love denise. she's such a blessing.