Friday, April 9, 2010

2010 Blog Party

*** Please NOTE**** My party time has been interrupted by a death in our family. I have not had time to visit with you in your blogs... I will be back to visit with you all next week. Thank you for your prayers for my cousin's family and the death of their 2 year old daughter...

Ultimate Blog Party 2010




I participated in the blog party last year and had a wonderful time! I have not had the time to prepare as well as I would like to - but decided to go ahead and join in on the fun anyway.

So, to introduce myself... and the different aspects of my blogging.

I am a wife (of 33 years), a mother (of 3), a mother-in-law (of 3), a grandmother (0f 2 and one on the way). I am also an ex-homeschool teacher. I had the privilege to teach them for 12 years. You will find that I value this role (wife/mother/grand) as a high calling... and will share about the dailyness of our home life.

I am a pastor's wife and also the Women's Minstry Director at our church. I have a passion to support/lead/teach women and to encourage them in their various roles. I am a Bible study teacher, and have had the opportunity to speak in some Women's Conferences. My husband and I have also lead in several Marriage Retreats. I view my primary role in our church as my husband's prayer warrior. But my ministry will be to our women. I really desire to be a Titus 2 woman - and to teach/lead other women to do likewise.

Our son is a soldier - and we have weathered the challenges of two deployments. You will see that this is on my heart and will spill over into my blog. Thankfully, this second deployment is almost complete. We are all so proud of him but from this mother's perspective - I pray that he does not have to go to war again. Regardless, you can visit with me in that part of our lives with the link on the navigation bar. I have had the opportunity to minister to others who are walking this road also. Please let me know if you are facing this - I would love to add you and your soldier to my prayer list.

During this past year - my blogging has been lacking. I think Facebook is part of the problem. LOL. My plan is to use my twitter to update my facebook. And to let my facebook lead to my blog. I can add so much more information here and have more of the ministry to others through my writing here. So, I plan to detox from my addiction to facebook. Anyone else had that problem lately? You can find me here: www.facebook.com/dbwarren And if you have a twitter account you can follow me here: www.twitter.com/ddwarren

I am offering two give-aways. I did not get them sent in to have it posted on the gift page... so I offer them here.
The first gift is a STARBUCKS CARD. ($10.00). Leave a comment and let me know if you are currently a follower of my blog - or if you have added yourself to my list of followers. I will enter you twice if you will also join my list of networked blogs (see the sidebar) for FB. How I would love to meet you at Starbucks to visit in person - but since that is not possible - I will send you for a latte with a friend.

Second gift: Go to our Family Blog.... Hal and DeeDee (Ministering Together to Families). We (my husband and I) have such a heart to help families not only SURVIVE but also to THRIVE together to the Glory of God. This blog also has been lacking for the past year.... but we are ready to get it moving again. I will be giving a book: LOVE and RESPECT. You can enter two times here also: (1) follow that blog and leave me a comment to let me know that you have done so. (2) Let me know some topics that you would like to see us cover on this blog for the home and family.

Now, to let the party begin - I look forward to meeting you and visiting with you on your blog!


27 comments:

Beth said...

So glad to see you here at the UBP! I've been following just over a year now and have been encouraged by your faithfulness! Please enter me into your giveaways! Thank you and God bless!
~Beth
http://joeandbethany.blogspot.com
@bethanyev

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

This is my first visit to your blog through the party. I have to say, I am right there with you on facebook. I used to blog just about every day, but since facebook came along, there is just no time. I'm chronically addicted I tell you. As I'm trying to wean my youngest, maybe I should wean myself from facebook too. That's what I did while nursing all that time...hmmm, maybe the tide can turn.

Oh, I'm also a homeschooler, although very new. And trying to be that faith building mom as well.

Hope you have a great time at the party this week and meet lots of great bloggers and friends! Stop by and say hi when you get the chance.

Haydensmommy05 said...

Hi! I am stopping in from the UBP! I am now a new follower of yours and a follower on Network blogs!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Connie said...

I'm so glad I stopped by through the party. I decided to become a new follower. I encourage everyone to put their name in for the Love and Respect book. I read it and found it to be quite enlightening.

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

Just stopping by from UBP -- have a blessed Sunday!

Tiffany said...

Hi there! Found ya through the party and it's so nice to meet you. I love meeting new people that I have lots of things in common with. I love that you are such a strong woman helping other women!

I'm a new follower.

LandSlider said...

Greetings, Precious DeeDee,
As you know I have followed you and your son's blogs intermittently for the past year. I am not always aware when something new is posted as much of FB is still a mystery to me. And, yes, it quite an addicting site! The blog party sounds fun. I will have to "click" on it and find out more.
Love to you,
Rhonda

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Stopping by to say hello and to learn more about you. I'm a follower. Stop by if you get a chance and win some free groceries at http://momof2boyswifeof1.blogspot.com

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Happy UBP 2010!

Kowanda said...

Hi, here for the party! My husband is a soldier. We've been through one deployment and now live in South Korea. My younger brother is a soldier and has done one deployment. My cousin is a soldier and is on her second deployment. Other brothers and a sister have served. My oldest brother served during Desert Storm.

Michelle said...

You seem like such a sweet lady. What a ministry you have.

I'm so sorry about the loss of your cousins daughter. How very sad. I'm lifting them in prayer.

Elizabeth Mather said...

I am so sorry for the loss in your family. That is so heartbreaking- am keeping all of you in my prayers.
I follow your blog with my google reader and have really enjoyed it.
I hope that y'all are doing well! Would love to see y'all again sometime. I am excited to see that Julia is expecting! I know y'all are excited.
Thanks!

koopermom said...

so sorry to hear of your loss! keep your head up..

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Nanbon44 said...

here from the UBP, so nice to meet you. my prayers are with you are your family with the loss of a sweet child

A. Smith said...

Oh my gosh I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family must be so heartbroken. My prayers are with you in your time of need.

One Cluttered Brain said...

So sorry to hear of a tragedy in your family. MY prayers are with you and your family.

Nice to meet you from UBP though.

God bless you!

Jackie said...

Stopping by for the UBP...nice to meet you. I am so sorry for your family's loss. I'll say a prayer for you all. I am now a follower.
jackievillano at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

Stopping in from the UBP and following you. I'm so sorry for your family's loss, I will pray for you.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So sorry to hear of the loss....
Stop by for a visit...just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET! I am going to draw Friday night.....
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Surge said...

first gift follower

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Surge said...

2nd gift follower

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thank you for the chance!

allthingsnew said...

I am following you on Google Friend Connect!

stephanierosenhahn at hotmail dot com
allthingsnew

Marina@EBMR said...

Hopping over from the UBP 2010.

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. My prayers are with the little angel's parents. I pray God's comfort and peace embrace them during this difficult time.

God bless


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Joy and Melissa said...

Just stopping in from UBP 2010!!! Joined your following. Like the clean user friendly type of blog, and interesting to read! Thanks, @madly59 After reading your blog, my prayers are with you always!

Michelle said...

Stopping by from the UBP, but also continuing to lift up your family in prayer, DeeDee. I am sure this has been a tough week for all of you.

lovelyritaann said...

What a great blog! Sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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