Just A passing grade? or More?

      I’ve been blogging about a year now. To my surprise

Heartfelt is doing better than I thought. The website

http://www.websitegrader.com) checks it out for you! You can see their response below.

 

The website www.heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com
ranks 1,795,482 of the 3,675,462 websites that have been ranked so far.
A website grade of 51/100 for www.heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com means that of the millions of websites that have previously been evaluated, our algorithm has calculated that this site scores higher than 51% of them in terms of its marketing  effectiveness. The algorithm uses a proprietary blend of over 50 different variables,  including search engine data , website structure, approximate traffic, site performance, and others.

WOW! Now when I was in school, I’d have been depressed about this mark…but in the world of millions of blogs…..I’m patting myself on the back and aiming higher for next year!

That applies to my spiritual life too…I know what to do. I read the book (Bible) I know what God asks/expects of me……and so the final line is….will I ‘Just Do It?’

How about you????? What will the next year show on the personal blog of our life?

Brenda J Wood

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Freebies! Freebies!

Check out these comments from Everyday Christian–(below)

We are pleased to feature daily devotionals from writer and inspirational speaker Brenda Wood! Go to our Email Sign up tab on Face book or comment on our devotional posts this month for a chance to win a copy of Brenda’s book, Heartfelt: 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living.

 

This is the address..should you so dare to take on this endeavor.

http://www.everydaychristian.com/devotions

 

Brenda J Wood

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Maya Angelou Fan? You should be!

When I heard Maya Angelou’s  poetic address to the nation  at Bill Clinton’s inauguaration, I knew I’d found a gem. Since then I’ve read most of her books and encourage you to do the same. Here is one of my favourites.

When I say… “I am a Christian”

I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.”
I’m whispering “I was lost,
Now I’m found and forgiven.”

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say. “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not holier than thou,
I’m just a simple sinner
Who received God’s good grace, somehow.”
— Maya Angelou

Brenda J. Wood

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The Silver Lining

Are you singing today?

Maybe your voice isn’t strumming out a cacophony of melodic tunes like ‘Amazing Grace’ ,  ‘I walk the Line’ ,or ‘Today I’m Going to Try to Change the World’  but your heart can still know its owner. You can thank God in everything that’s happening to you today.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 says give thanks IN all things, not FOR all things.

There is always a silver lining.

Brenda J. Wood

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How To Live Like A Princess When Your Life Is The Pits

HOW TO LIVE LIKE A PRINCESS WHEN YOUR LIFE IS THE PITS– Brenda Wood

The Bible says that even in laughter the heart may ache. That is true, but we can decide which side of the ache we will stand on.  Brenda Wood is a recovered bulimic that speaks with common sense, a sense of humour and a zest for life.  Her latest book is called “Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living”.

This is the blurb used to describe my presentation at the Fall Festival Retreat

at Malvern FM Church on October 16…

Contact info is Flora at 1 416 283-9757

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Shaquille O’Neal

For all you basketball lovers out there…this month’s free book is???!!!!??!

Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go  by Lucille O’Neal. Yes. You got it!

Shaquille’s mom wrote the book and he wrote the forward for it…

To be in the running to win…leave a comment or join my blog, so I have a way to reach you!!

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About Me

About Me

Just a regular gal, a recovered bulimic with a sense of humour, and lofty ambitions about writing great stuff that encourages people to fall in love with God.

I often speak for women’s’ retreats, church functions and Stonecroft Ministries.

Contact information: brendawoodauthor@yahoo.ca

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It’s About Time

Thanks to all of you who participated in the ‘raise my numbers’ parade! They went up over 300 percent.  Yea You! Thanks to all of you for giving up your precious time for me. If you feel like doing it again…!

Special thanks to Barrie and Australia! You know who you are! These brave souls joined to listen to this diatribe every day! Whew. Little do they know….

My cousins, Ben and Marjorie are all about time. If it wends the hour, Ben owns it. Cuckoo clocks, chiming bird,  cartoon or tractor clocks, Marilyn Monroe’s flirty skirt, Elvis flinging hips all used to chime or clang.

It became a full-time job to keep them all going and Ben settled for his favourites.  The silent ones still take up space, letting time slip by.

Are we waiting for someone to wind us up? Motivate us? Putting in a half-job at a half-life when we could be making time count? What a waste.

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