Monday, March 10, 2014

I'm Three! I'm Three!!

Banish all thoughts of a grey & cloudy morning and take a deep breath on this fine Monday! Are you sensing an air of excitement? Because you should be. This week is (drum roll, please)

My Third Bloggy-Birthday!!

For the last 1,093 days, this corner of the world wide web has been my home for thoughts, pictures, brainstorms, smiles, and insights. I've written through conviction and triumph. Through struggles and adventures. Through life-changing moments and daily memories. I've written when every word seemed forced, and when words just spilled out. As an open journal, this little blog has been an outlet for sharing where God has taken me thus far in life -- a memory of words.

How is it that characters on a page impact us so deeply? Cause us to be happy or sad, frightened or secure, adventurous or timid? Remind us of full months of our lives or unique experiences? How is it that using specific words, and arranging them in precise order, can have such an impact on us every moment? Words have always been a beautiful mystery to me.

So, in honor of 3 years of typing words for you, my dear readers, to, I have three wonderful guest bloggers who will be visiting this week to share their thoughts on "logos"! Believe you me, these posts are wonderful, and something you certainly don't want to miss, so be sure to check back in over the course of this week!

And now, for the entertainment:

If you were to search "three" on a certain photo site, you would get pictures of three cute dwarf otters, with the middle one sticking out his tongue...
But, mom! Everyone knows I'm the cutest! Please-oh-please give me the snack!
Or three sleepy owls, in various disgruntled stages of awake-ness...
That. Coffee. Doesn't. Feel. Caffeinated.
...Or three zebras in someplace warm, dry, and colorless, wishing they could be here in Washington where life is green.
Ooh! Look guys! Color! I think it's gras-- oh, nope. Just a snake.
Ok, so, I know looking at pictures of animals doesn't traditionally count as party-level entertainment, but parties are supposed to be fun, and fun things are supposed to make you smile, and you can't tell me that those didn't make you grin, so it's kind of the same thing.

Moving On.

Of course, no self-respecting blog would dare to have a celebration without a GIVEAWAY! Right? Right. Do you want to see what kind of wonderfulness you can win? Here it goes:

The Book That Made Your World, by Vishal Mangalwadi.
Front Cover
Yes. I've been quoting this book. And reading it. And loving it. And thinking everyone else should, too! It's about the Word, and the words used to defend/study it throughout history. Incredibly insightful and thought-provoking, I am convinced that it should be in every Christian's library.

Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie
This book...ahh. I've spoken about it here. It holds a special place in my heart. This edition is absolutely the best, with gorgeous illustrations by Scott Gustafson. If this book isn't in your collection, it should be.


Pretty excitingamazingwonderful, isn't it? Here's how you can enter:

1. Be a follower of the blog (required to be entered at all) and leave a comment accordingly. {1 point}
2. Respond with your thoughts to the posts going up this week, then leave a comment on this post telling me you did! {1 point per comment}
3. Blog/Facebook about this here party and leave a comment with the link. {2 points}

Sound easy-peasy? It is! When you comment, be sure to tell me which drawing you would like to enter. See you back here soon!



{Kaytra} said...

Yay for Peter Pan! I am a follower!!

AAAAAaaand I reposted your post here: on my facebook!

Lauren said...

Yay! Congratulations! This spot on the internet has challenged me so much over these three years as you've shared from your heart, so thank you! And I can definitely identify with those owls this Monday. (-; And I'm a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway--those are awesome books!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday! Well, I guess it's really congratulations to you for continuing to blog for 3 years. :)I have to agree with Lauren about the owl (but let's make it Tuesday). Yes! I'd love to be in the competition! Both books would be good to read. :)

GraceChristine said...

I'm in for Peter Pan! Happy Bloggy-Birthday! (And many more!)

Lynnae said...

Well Sarah, I'm a follower...and your blog has been my absolute favorite to read for years! I'm not sure which book I would choose; maybe the first.

Lauren said...

I blogged about it!

Karlena Ludlow said...

The Ludlow Ladies would like to join as a group! We read your blog together, discuss your ideas together, and encourage one another through the encouragement we gain from your blog!
We also LOVE the fact that, since it is YOUR "bloggy birthday", we might win a gift!
God bless you, Sarah!
~Karlena, Reagan, Karen, and Avalyn