Friday, January 14, 2011

Wintery Remodel

Yesterday, after taking a picture of part of our snowy yard, I decided to switch from  the Autumny sort of theme I had to something a little more Wintery. We did, after all, get a decent snowfall in the last couple of days.  I also figured out how to do the little tab things that go between my header and posts.  I think it might come in handy for any new readers that stumble upon my blog.  I’d love to hear if you have any constructive criticism or ideas for me.  It is my hope that this can be a useful resource for sponsors.  Do you have any ideas? I’d love to hear them!

I also want to thank everyone for their support and helpful comments and Bible verses to go along with the struggles I shared yesterday. I am happy to say that I was very active and productive yesterday and ALSO managed to sidestep those temptations that I was trying to avoid. Today has gone really well, too! My friend, Megan, shared a great verse that I wrote down in my prayer journal and read many, many times over the course of the last two days.

No temptation has overcome you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with temptation will provide the way  of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” 1 Cor. 10:13

Ah, yes…  The wisdom and reassurance that can be found in The Word.

In other news, I am excitedly filling up my calendar with lots of great Compassion International events in the coming months. (One of the fabulous bonuses to becoming an Advocate is getting to work great shows!)  This month, I’ll be working while Shaun Groves does something-or-other (sing?  speak?) at a nearby college.  Next month, we’ll work a table at a Denver and the Mile High Orchestra Show,  In March, we’ll work a Michale W. Smith and Amy Grant show.  In April, we have our annual Advocates conference and get to brainstorm, learn and also hear from a former Compassion child and LDP student.  If you want to get in on these great opportunities and become a Compassion Advocate, just click here to learn more! 

~Michelle

 

10 comments:

Amy D said...

I love the tabs. I have played around with them on my blog. I wish that you could post more than one "entry" on the tabs. KWIM? Maybe you don't. LOL. Like I said, I like your remodel. I am so glad and thankful that bible verses have been helping you through your day. I have had a fair share of struggles this week and PTL, those bible verses have carried me through the week. The power of the living Word.

Corina said...

I love the new look.....have considered the tabs for my blog, but haven't done it yet. I need to figure it out in my head first!! Yours is great!

Lana said...

I've never read that bible verse before, but I really like it. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

I like the upgraded colors, they are some of my fav. And I haven't clicked on your tabs yet (maybe I should have done that before I commented) but I'm sure they're great! Lol. I rethink my tabs about once a week and thing "These are lame". But whatevs. I haven't been inspired enough to do anything radically different with them.

faithlikemustard said...

Love the layout and especially the colors (blue is my fav). I think tabs are fab. ;)

And I'm so glad the verse helped!!

Teena said...

love your encouragement. You and Jill have helped me so. Is it wrong to read lots of Compassion Advocates blogs... they encourage me so! I am still nervous about taking the plunge and doing it.

How do you schedule the events? How long have you been an advocate?

thanks... always. thanks.
Teena

RZ said...

I guess I'm kind of a lurker!! I found you through Compassion, or maybe it was OurCompassion - can't really remember!!

I would like to ask, how often does compassion update child information? I ask because my 2 children have not had "updates" since July of 2009. I have asked for something new, but haven't received anything from the child or Compassion.

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

RZ, it is generally every other year. You should be getting an envelope with a new picture a couple of wallet size versions and some photo bookmarks around July 2011. If you send a Family Gift or Child Gift, some projects will send you photos of that. Where is your child from?

Jessica said...

Now that you're all fancy and tabalicious, you should make a page for your Compassion kids!

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

You're right!! Good idea! I only wish that I could use Windows Live Writer for the "pages"! I find that doing things directly through Blogger is awkward for me. I much prefer WLW for blog-stuff. I will have to do that for sure. A Sunday afternoon project!

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