Friday, April 17, 2009

CIRCLE OF LOVE...a new friday feature!

I have been blogging now for quite some time. God has brought me to many new friendships and given me opportunities to write devotions for different blog sites. Through it all I have made some incredible friends.

Yet, there are still so many of you that follow my blog on a daily basis, that I have yet to get acquainted with. Yet, you have proven to be faithful and loyal, as you come and read my thoughts each day.

Thank you.

Each of us have that little thing on our sidebar that lists our "followers". This is a blog highlight that can allow you to follow along with some of your favorite writers. It is such an honor to me that someone (anyone) would sign up to be a "follower" of Women Taking a Stand blog. But that is not something that I take lightly. If someone is going to "follow" me, I sure want to be sure I am leading them somewhere worthy!

It is my prayer and my passion that everything that I write about on this blog site is uplifting, encouraging and leading others to Christ!

I really do not like the classification of "followers", if Mr. blog would ask me ... I would change the wordage on that to "circle of love". For it is within this circle of blogging friends that I daily receive encouragement, prayers and love.

Paul writes that as believers, we are all together part of Christ's body, which means that if one of us stubs his toe, the others among us hurt along with them. No wonder he also wrote, "When others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share their sorrow. Live in harmony with each other." (Romans 12:15,16)

In a sense, what Paul is saying here is to "see ourselves in one another". Isn't it wonderful in this circle of love (our blogging sisters) that we can share Christ with one another. Sharing His love when we are happy, when we are sad and when we are hurting.

To strengthen this circle of love...what I want to do is allow our fellow christian sisters to get to know you better! So for the next several Fridays ... I will be highlighting YOU!

If you would like to be highlighted in an upcoming Friday "CIRCLE OF LOVE" feature...please CLICK HERE for the information. Email your answers to and I will contact you to let you know when your blog will be featured.

Thank you for participating and for being in my circle of love!
You are loved and appreciated!


debi9kids said...

What a beautiful post and such a lovely way to look at this whole blogging experience.

Pia said...

sounds great, laurie. i'd love to be part of this. God bless you, sister.

Darlene said...

This is a wonderful idea and I can't wait to come each Friday to meet the highlighted blog!

Patricia said...

Laurie, I love this idea.

Anonymous said...

I am encouraged by your very words today. We, so easily, could jsut type to type and call it a 'blog', a Christian blog, etc., but God places His Words in our hearts and wants us to share them in a way that will truly glorify Him. And when we do that through this online journaling and devotional writing, He speaks to the hearts of others. I want to do that as well. Thank you for your reminder and encouragement to me. ~ linda

Melanie said...

Laurie, What a great idea! I can't wait to meet and get to know better the wonderful women that take part in this circle of love that we share.

Have a great week!