Friday, August 1, 2008

Fun Friday:)

Is it Friday already???? Well, yes it is, so welcome to Fun Friday. On Fridays I'll be posting identical entries on my blogs. These entries will not be too serious, but hopefully be a little lighter and bring a smile to your face.

As I try to think of something fun to write about, I'll just write some random thoughts.
Oh yea, and before I do that, let me say a whoppin' THANK YOU to you who wrote 10 Great Things about yourself from earlier this week (on http://www.beautifulp31.blogspot.com/). I prayed and thanked God for you and each of your fine qualities. You are truly beautiful people! God Bless You!


And, thanks for the comments that came in yesterday in response to my devo, My Thoughts vs. God's Word. Who knew that I would need those Truths so desperately today! (Well, God did) I came under a little criticsm today and I needed those Truths. I'm sad so many women can relate to all I've shared, but I have to admit that it is comforting to know I'm not alone.


A few people asked where they could find my magazine article on my experience with anxiety and depression. It will be featured in the November, 2008 issue of the P31 Woman. I guess I wasn't too clear about that.


Some exciting news that I wasn't going to announce, but I guess I will. I'm starting ANOTHER blog. Yes, as if I don't have enough of them already. The Lord has impressed my heart to reach out to teen girls. The recent writing responses confirmed what I thought God wanted me to do for some time. I'll get more into the story behind it all over the next few weeks. But on August 25th, I'll launch a new blog, "Beautiful Girl", specifically for teen girls. Details to follow:)


Ok, I know of more fun. Speaking of a "Beautiful Girl", tomorrow is Hayley Grace's birthday. Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl!!! My sweet daughter turns 7 and I can't believe it. I opened today with the words, "Is it Friday already?" now I feel like saying, "Is she 7 already?" Where did those years go? She's growing up to be such a strong, dramatic :), sweet, kind, and beautiful girl. Thank you Lord for giving us Hayley Grace. We were finished having kids, but You weren't. What an amazing blessing! So, tomorrow little Miss Birthday Girl calls all the shots. She'll begin her day with breakfast in bed. She requested doughnuts. She'll end it with a family party where buttered rice, mashed potatoes, and Hannah Montana cake will be served. Do we have our carbs covered do ya think? Whatever goes on in between will be her choice. It's her special day.


My love genuinely goes out to anyone who is reading this message. I pray you will find the fun in today and celebrate wonderful, beautiful, you!


Have a fun Friday! (Saturday and Sunday too!)


Blessings,



Melissa

5 comments:

LeAnn said...

This is for Haley Grace!

Happy birthday sweet girl! I love hearing about you through your mommy. She talks about how special you are and how much she loves you. I hope you get spoiled rotten on your birthday because that's exactly what you deserve. Remember how beautiful you are, how much you are loved, and that you are and will forever be, the daughter of a King.

Jesus loves you Haley Grace, and so do I

Birthday Blessings,
Miss. LeAnn

Joyful said...

I love that if I forget to write something on one of your blogs I can pop over to another one....thanks for that!

Happy birthday again Haley Grace :o)

Melissa, wanted to say how sorry I was to hear that you came under criticism today, but thrilled to read how you had applied God's truths!!!! Praying for you. Thanks for leading by example. See, you truly are wise.

Love ya,
Joy

Charlene Kidd said...

I love the picture. I hope she had a wonderful birthday.
Blessings,
Charlene

Shari said...

YOU are so beautiful, Melissa! And that doll baby of yours is too! I love seeing your picture cause your smile just makes me happy!

Joy in The Truth (Sharon Sloan) said...

Happy Birthday, Hayley Grace! We hope you had a wonderful day!

You are gorgeous, just like your mommy! Love the picture!

May God bless your year and life with His perfect peace, joy and love. May you continue to grow in Him and stay on His narrow road every day!

Birthday squeezes,
The Sloan Family