The Ultimate Blog After-Party!

So, I totally had more fun at the Ultimate Blog Party than I was expecting!  I didn’t really know what to expect, seeing as it was my first time participating, but I really loved getting some new visitors to my site and then visiting all of their sites.  I felt affirmed and loved by all the sweet comments and I look forward to partying again next year! For the Ultimate Blog After-Party, I’m going to share with you some new {Read More}

The Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I’m sort of late joining in, but I figured I would try to participate in this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, hosted by!  Essentially, it’s just an opportunity for bloggers to promote their blogs, visit other people’s blogs, get to know new people, get new visitors to their sites, win prizes, and just have fun!  So allow me to introduce myself… My name is Jacquie and I have been married to my wonderful husband Joe 5 years this past January. I have {Read More}

Women Who Proclaim

If you haven’t visited this site recently, you should really come by just to see the beautiful new header that my friend Bethany Vanderputten of painted for me!  Here’s a close-up view of her creation and you can view the full painting by coming to As we were emailing back and forth, discussing the painting, Bethany sent me a word of encouragement for writing on this blog, sharing with me the scripture Psalm 68:11 which says, The Lord {Read More}

Apostolic Blogging

A while back, I read a series by Shawn Blanc about Aposotlic Blogging, where he was challenging writers of the blogging world to recognize that they have a voice and to use their blog as a platform for proclaiming the message that God had given them. This started me on a journey of asking myself the question, “Do I have something of value worth saying?” At the same time, ever since I began to seek to write with purpose and {Read More}