Friday, May 29, 2009

Blogger Bits and Blessings

I really enjoyed the input from the past two days. Many of you confirmed to me the big need out there for meaningful relationships.

Good news about it! Five ladies contacted me about meeting and becoming an encourager to each other and to those in our church and beyond. Please be praying how God will put all this together and make it effective for Him.

I've also been blessed to become part of a critique group this week. I'm excited to share work back and forth. Hopefully, this group will challenge each other to improve our work and get more of it out there.

Finally, I've broken down and begun the edits on my latest WIP. It is slow going but I want it to be good.

I'll be popping around to everyone's blogs over the next couple of days. I hope I read some really good news about all of you.

How have you been blessed this week?


Lin said...

good for you...there are always opportunities out there as we become sensitive to the guidance of the spirit. good luck with editing and your critique groups-some are great others too critical and not encouraging.

Wendy said...

I can't wait to read your work!
~ Wendy

Jan Cline said...

So happy for you and your group. I wish I could join you!!!! When I win the lottery, Im going to come visit you. For now, you'll just have to be my support group long distance by cyber space. God Bless.

Ang said...

I have been blessed by my blogger buds this week. It's always scary when you've been away from a place for a while but my return to my bloggin' corner was warmly welcomed. God Bless them all.

Jody Hedlund said...

Glad to hear that God is opening doors for your ministry at your church! And you'll have to keep us posted on your crit. group and how that goes.

I finished editing one of my books and sent it to my new agent. She likes it. So that's my good news.

Jeanette Levellie said...

So happy for you and the doors God is opening. And it was so simple to just ask for a little help from your friends, wasn't it?
God always comes through!

When I posted about my dad passing away this week, I was overwhelmed by all the outpouring of love from bloggers, some of whom stopped by for the first time. What a sweet, uplifting group you are!
Thanks for all the hugs and kisses from God sent my way via you!
It really helped!

Andrea said...

I am eagerly anticipating the finished product. GOD bless you on your journey....andrea

Jeannie Campbell said...

i've been blessed by the prayers from my blogging community for my child and for my job interview today!

great news about your crit group and the five ladies! :)

Ginger said...

Sounds like you've got some great things going on! I've missed reading your blog over the last few days...things have been really hectic with the school year coming to a close in the next week and a half! Take care and best of luck to you.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Hooray & kudos for your progress! I know it must feel very satisfying, and has probably opened the door for yet more progress.

Me ... I'm nestled north with granddaughter Rylie while my daughter is out of town. We're having a blast, spelled b-l-e-s-s-i-n-g!

Tomorrow the whole of my family will picnic, boat & swim at the lake. More blast!


Pat said...

A critique group? Around here? Did Alene join your group from church? She would probably love being involved. And I'm glad things are going in a good friendship direction! : )

Eileen Astels Watson said...

This is great news, Terri! I'll pray for both the women's group and the critique group. May they both be enriching groups in many ways.

Jessica said...

Yay for you, Terri! Positive fellowship is so wonderful.

I feel blessed alot. I guess because my kids are healthy, we're doing good, etc.

Hope you have an awesome weekend. :-)

Pat's Place said...

I have been interested to see the results of your blogging. Looks like your posts have brought you some positive activity. Goooood luck with your edits!

Valerie said...

Wishing you good luck with your new ventures.

Slendarella said...

It's about reaching out and making the first move. We've grown accustomed to doing this and have had great success with friendship building over the last couple of years. We invite new ppl to dinner all the time and they accept,come, have a great time and always comment, "Thanks for taking the initiative, thanks for having us, we're having you next" Boom, friendship, connection, new ties made. Lovely posts, Terri!

Nancy said...

I'm glad you're following up on some of the suggestions. Good for you. Blessings on all of the new endeavers.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

I'm glad you're connecting with other women. Perhaps some of us could take note and reach out to other women.

Like you, I'm in the editing phase. You'll realize how much you've learned since starting the book. It's like getting a second chance at a final exam. :)


Helen Ginger said...

Sounds like you've joined two great groups. I love that friends contacted you to support you.

It's actually been a great week for me. My sister-in-law and her husband came in from Florida to spend a few days. Then the day they were due, my daughter called in the morning and announced she was on her way home to visit. So much fun having everyone here.

Straight From Hel

Angie Ledbetter said...

What great news on both new adventures, Terri!

Had a great weekend full of blessings, and posted about it today. :)

Greg C said...

I like that. Nothing but good news. I had a wonderful weekend and this week is looking like it will be even better.