Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Cannot Believe It!!!

I can remember the night when I asked my mom if I could start a blog. It was thrilling to think that I was going to have my very own sight where I could post anything I wanted! I had so many plans, ideas for making it unique and insightful. I created my blog so carefully...I wanted everything to be perfect! After much thought, I named my blog and posted the first post. Exactly one year ago, Blooming In Christ began.

Okay. Hold on while I let out some excitement.


I can't help but smile when I think about how God uses the simplest things to grow me, like my blog. I originally began it with the purpose of encouraging others in the Lord. But, of course, God has used it to grow me. I thought that it might be fun to take a look back where Blooming in Christ has been over this past year....

My "whys" of starting a blog. Ahhh, good memories.

I began my posting in October of 2009 with a study I had done on the roots of Halloween. I'll admit - it wasn't the lightest topic, but it was something I wanted to know because it is a controversial holiday among Christians. There were four posts in this series, and if you'd like to read them, go to the posts in the month of October in 2009.

Then there's November. Yes, each November another page of my life is turned. That year was a special time for me.

Oh yes. The waffle. I never will forget that one!

My life seems to be destined for embarrassing moments. This is proof.

God is so good. Whenever I begin to doubt His sovereignty, I can go back here, to a record of His amazing faithfulness!

Good times with family! That is definitely something I love to share on my blog! =) I love pictures too!

Wow. I started playing tennis last year. That seems ages ago! lol

How could I forget the disease? You know, Affluenza. That video was a huge eye-opener for me!

There's not a ton of posts. I'm not the expert in grammar. Humor is something I lack. Sometimes I get busy and don't post. My blog is not perfect, but it is a journey. God is the guide, I am His follower, and I will go wherever He leads. I pray that this blog will be a testimony to God's goodness and faithfulness as I record what He is doing and how He is growing me.
Blooming in Christ.


  1. Happy Birthday bloggy! Wow, I know what you mean. I remember the night I asked my mom if I could start a blog (I now know that she didn't even know what that was!) and a year later, God grows us mostly instead of the other way around. So happy for you girl!

  2. Happy Blog Birthday!! I love the new look, by the way. Well, it's possibly not new; I haven't visited your blog in a while, I'm sorry! It looks amazing:)

  3. happy birthday, blooming in Christ! i loveee it, Chloe! thanks for encouraging us in our walks with Him:)

    anna :)

  4. Happy Blogging Birthday! I really like your new blog layout too. Looks great!

  5. Happy Birthday to Blooming in Christ! :)

    Elizabeth Rose

  6. Happy bloggy birthday, Chloe!!

    I'm so glad I found your blog...
    It's been a true blessing. =)

    Much love,
    -- Taylor

  7. Hey Chloe!
    Thank you for commenting on my blog, if you would like to do the Challenge and giveaway I have changed the deadlines so now you might have more time to do it! If not could you post something about it on your blog b/c I really want more people to know about it :D Also, I reallllllly like your background for this blog, so creative! God Bless!

  8. Thanks you all! I appreciate your encouraging words!

    Charity - thanks a bunch! I'm going to start working on it. I also posted about it for you. Hope you get a lot of participants! =)


  9. Hey, I have a free online magazine for Christan girls and was wondering if you'd like to check it out? If you do go to
    God bless, Hope

  10. Congratulations! Blogs are amazing, aren't they? You seem to have done a fantastic job with yours :)

  11. YAY!!!
    I've enjoyed reading your blog so much, Chloe! keep up the blogging!
    <3 ~Alli


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