Sunday, December 05, 2010


I have had the hardest time deciding how to celebrate my 500th post. In fact, I've been so obsessed with making sure that I come up with the perfect idea that I have gotten frozen like a deer in headlights. I haven't been able to write ANYTHING because I still haven't come up with the ULTIMATE IDEA. Today I gave myself a very stern talking to and warned myself if I keep waiting for the perfect thing, my blog will just fizzle at a very anticlimactic 499 posts. boo hiss.

So, I'm just going to post. No bells, no whistles. No pomp, no circumstances. Just a second to let you all know how much I have appreciated all of you over the last 500 posts. I have loved your input, the relationships that have been formed, the words of advice, admonishment, and inspiration. I thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to work through life here on this blog. I appreciate the amazing opportunity to be allowed to share what it is that God is showing me as I seek to find Jesus in everyday life. You’ve really been a great encouragement to me to get brave and try new things.

So…with that in mind, I’d like to make an announcement… (drum roll, please)

I’m now compiling an interest list for the 2011 HisGirl Online Bible Study… Backpacking Through Joshua.

It will similar to the Safari through Daniel Study, only broken up a little differently. There are 24 chapters in the book of Joshua, and I can’t even dream about doing 24 weeks in a row. Instead, we’ll do four 6 week quarters. Starting January 1, we’ll do 6 weeks, covering chapters 1-6 and then we will take a break, when you can opt at that point to continue on, or decide to bail and head for home.

I am working on making it a much quicker study this time. Besides the reading (a chapter a week) you’ll have just 4 sections to complete- each designed to last no more than 5-10 minutes as we set up CAMP (Commentary, Asking God, More to read, Putting it out there). You’ll be able to participate on Facebook, on your own blog, or here on mine. I will again make this available at no charge in exchange for your willingness to be gracious as this will only be my second attempt at writing a Bible study curriculum for grownups. In a couple of weeks I’ll have more info, but first I’d like to see if anyone wants to come hike with me. Interested? Please leave a comment below.

Well, there you have it… a 500 word post to celebrate 500 entries in this little online spot on the web. Thank you again for the honor of your company. Here’s to the next 500!

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Hebrews 10:25



Vindiciti said...

CONGRATS on 500! I've laughed, cried, and learned from all of your posts (the good, the bad, and the ugly...well, ok, adorable, not ugly! LOL!). I've been thrilled to get to know you through a blog-relationship!

I'd love to attempt to actually do one of your studies WITH everyone, instead of so long after that I don't bother posting because I'd just feel silly (but that's a whole post in itself about procrastination and letting people's views of me get the best of me!). Can't wait, yet again! :D

Deidre said...

Perfect for a 500th post. Congratulations! Love, love your blog.

Kellie said...

Excellent job and congratulations!


Diana said...

I'm going to contemplate and prayerfully consider getting my hiking boots on, so please keep me in the loop.
Congrats on #500, quite an accomplishment.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Happy 500th :-) (That's something we don't get to say often in this life!)

The Nira Family said...

yay, please put me on the list for Joshua. :-)

Carpool Queen said...

Happy 500th!

RosieRed said...

Safari through Daniel was so good that there is no way I would miss the opportunity to go backpacking through Joshua...can't wait!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Happy 500th!!!! That's awesome, Amber.

I'd love to join you for Joshua. I'm currently doing an Esther study with some girls from church and we're not scheduled to be finished, BUT, if I think I can keep up with both, I'd love to join you!!!

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

I'll think about it! Congrats on 500!

Becky said...

Happy 500!!

Sing4joy said...

I want in! Ps ~ love 500 words for 500 posts. Perfect.