Saturday, March 15, 2008

Speak To Me

I am leaving blogland. I have thought it over, made plans to leave and now the time has come to say goodbye.

But only for a week.

It's Spring Break! I will be 'out of comission' for a week or so, but I WILL be back - you can't get rid of me that easily! I will be back and I am sure I will have some stories to tell.

ANYWAY, I have a request of everyone who is reading this post. This blog gets alot of hits each day. I know where you are coming from - your presence here is not a secret at all. Some of you are from countries I have never even heard of and I am sure you arrive here quite by accident - you may not even speak English (which is okay because I am from TN and we dont speak English too well either). Others are my familiar blog friends. Still others visit often, but never comment.

So, here is my request: Since I will be off the blog for a week or so, I am asking for everyone who reads this post to leave me a comment. I am declaring this DE-LURKING WEEK! (Or is that un-learking - told you my English stinks - is de/un-lurking even a word?) I know it's a lot to ask, but humor me, please. I would love to come back and see lots and lots of comments from everyone. I mean, really, the fun of blogging is in the comments, right?

So, I am asking that EVERYONE (new friend, old friend) who reads this post please leave me a comment (unless you are a total creep in which case I do not want to hear what you have to say so please keep your freak comments to yourself and I do mean that in the nicest possible way). But for the rest of you normal people, feel free to comment. You can just say "Hello" or you can tell me your favorite Bible verse or you can tell me a little-known fact about yourself, just say something. Who knows you might even have a little fun doing it!

Okay Speak to Me!!!!!!

So since I will be gone for a while, I thought I would leave you with a few of my favorites.....

Here is a website that I thought was encouraging:

Favor-Minded Minsitries

OR May I suggest This, this(be sure to read the whole post), this , or maybe this ?

Oh and I have been singing this all morning (can't get this song out of my head)

AND ya'll KNOW I love this ! (watch the whole thing)


PS. Lake has a stomach virus and isn't feeling well. Please pray he gets over it ASAP and the rest of us don't get it.

33 comments:

Amie Mumpower said...

I hope everyone is feeling better. I think we are on the road to recovery for everyone. I love reading your blog.

Cheri said...

I hope you all are healthy to enjoy your Spring Break!!

Greg P. said...

I truly enjoy your comments on your everyday life; they are hilarious and uplifting. You actually make me feel normal! I've never commented before because it seems this is more of a woman's forum..... and being a man, I get eliminated early. I am only commenting because you asked. I am a regular blogger on Rapturealert.com and that is where I found your blog. Keep up the good work. It's a good ministry. Your family is beautiful and God bless all of you ..... or should that be ....y'all?

Greg P.

Melissa said...

Hi BethAnne! I think I've commented before, or at least I hope so, I don't want to be a lurker!!! Anyway, I hope that you have a great spring break and that the weather is good for it too!
I'll play along, and share my favorite Bible verse. "commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed. Proverb 16:3"

Mari said...

Hi! You scared me with your first sentence! I am here and usually leaved you a comment but here's another one. I hope you have a great week and we'll miss you!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Enjoy your time away!!!

I'll be back later in the week to read those posts you suggested!!

steph.

Carolee said...

Have a happy and healthy spring break. When my husband gave me an ipod, I said what a great invention! Keep the music in your heart! Loved the video!

Mari Fontana said...

Hello,
I have commented before and I do enjoy reading your blog. Have a great spring break!

Your sister in Him,
Mari

Tonya said...

Hey There! I'm new to your blog so I can't technically be classified as a "lurker".... at least not yet. Heehee!!!

I wanted to stop by and thank you for the sweet message you left at my blog. You are exactly right... we are only separated from our loved ones for a short while - and then we'll all be together again PRAISING OUR JESUS! I'm just so thankful that our son was a Christian and KNEW his LORD. He actually had a few "conversations with GOD" before he left us. (We could hear him - he'd talk, listen for a reply and respond again - it was AWESOME!) You can read about it on his caringbridge site. caringbridge.org/ms/brentnason (it'll be in the "history" section - mid December 06)

We DO INDEED serve a MIGHTY GOD!

Anonymous said...

I have never left a post to anyone. In fact I really didn't know how. I don't remember how I stumbled onto your blog, it was through someone else's. But the main reason was because I saw you were from east tn. I am from east tn myself (but as you say, you know that already.) I am from Greeneville, but just from reading, I assume you are closer to JC. Anyway I enjoy reading.

Earen said...

Oh friend..you will be missed! Of course it's my pleasure to leave you a comment because your words and passion for the Lord have become so dear to me. Enjoy your time this week & enjoy the break. We will be here when you return!

Kelly S. said...

Howdy-I'm with you on the ETN English....if you can call it English. But I am proud to speak it, whatever it is!!

As usual, I am distracted by someone or somthing when I check your blog, but I'll come back and read your favorites.

Enjoy your break and I hope everyone is healthy.
Psalm 90: 16-17

Shelley said...

Hey girl~Happy Easter and Spring Break!!

Mississippi Songbird said...

I enjoyed your blog.. Hope you have a good Spring Break..

Bev Brandon said...

For a nano second I thought you were leaving permanently and I was writing my letter to you in my head, that quick!! Don't ever leave us!!!! I bought the detailed Site Meter and it's interesting. I average about 5 comments a day out of 100 hits a day. That puzzles me! I'll be interested to see if your lurkers submerge. We'll miss your sweet comments Bethanne. You are honest, humble, hilarious, and honor your God. So glad we met! Have a great week!

Jennifer Partin said...

I do ho[e no one else gets sick---that stomach bug has been pretty rampant this year!

Enjoy your time off! Happy Spring Break.

Steve & Jenni Ritter said...

Yes, I am one of the blog-lurkers! :) I found you through the McDaris family (to whom I'm connected to), to Tara's blog, and therefore to yours. I enjoy reading other blogs, especially christian ones, they're uplifting, fun and since I'm into family stuff, they're a blessing! Feel free to come on over to my blog and visit and leave a comment! Jenni

I'm Sadie said...

ENJOY your Spring Break! It is well deserved! I hope everyone is feeling better soon! I understand what you mean about your English. Mine can't be any better! I truly enjoy reading your blog! Keep it up!

Tennessee Mama Duck said...

Hello to another Tennessee girl! Hope you are having a great (and healthy spring break). We made it up to the Smoky Mountains today for a picnic, but not for long! My middle child is trying to recover from the flu and it was just too much for his first day out! Oh well! I tried!

Cheryl said...

I read that first sentence and (in my head) screamed, "WHAT?!?!"
Then I took a deep breath and kept reading, whew! thank goodness!
Hope you have a wonderful spring break and can't wait to hear about it!

Dionna said...

You scared me! I just found your blog and thought I was losing ya for good. Enjoy your week off -- do fun things, sleep in late, and just have a ball.

Fran said...

Hey girl!!!
Live from Gulf Shores Al but via TN!!!!

Have a great break!! The ocean is glorious today....can you hear it?

Love,
Fran

Cassie said...

I read your first paragraph..and I thought "Oh, No!! I just found her blog...and enjoy it so much...." and then I read on and smiled and said...she is so funny...What a great way to start this awesome post....Love it! I love reading your blog...and I am so glad that we have come back in contact...High School seems so long ago...I think we have alot in common...Would love to get together sometime...Hope you have a wonderful Spring Break!!! Will miss your insightful posts....

Steve said...

Hey Sis!
I miss you over at Worshipping Christian. The atheist seem to have nothing better to do than visit us and drop their disparaging comments.
But God is Great and His Word withstands even the grumpiest atheist. :-)
I hope you and your wonderful family are having a great time and we look forward to your safe return.
PS
Extra prays for Lake!!

Alana said...

I'm here, but you already knew that ;-)

Glad you're not leaving for good! Enjoy your time off!

Rochelle said...

I hope you enjoy your spring break. I have been so busy that I used my Spring break as an excuse to blog! Hurry back and tell us all about your relaxation!

Midwest Nest said...

Have a good break! I check out your blog from time to time. Enjoy!

Mary Lou said...

I can't remember if I've ever commented on your site before. I don't always comment after reading posts, doesn't mean they don't speak to me or that I didn't learn from them, I just simply don't comment. Hope you have a great spring break...I am at the other end of the great state of TN. Blessings on your spring break..hope it's sunny and warm where you are. Blessings on your Easter celebration.

Emily said...

! I see you have 28 comments so far so I am sure this will be fun to read when you get back! I visit your blog somewhat often and I really enjoy your straight talk and your sense of humor! I always think of visiting your site when I need a good word, keep writing for Him!
As for me, I can't think of anything to say at the moment, but you can stop by my blog if you like, all the many shades of me are there! Hope you have a great week with your boys, we are up next week:)

He Knows My Name said...

my heart just sank as i started to read...glad it is only for a week. i hope all is well and having a marvelous time. if you really left blogland there would be a blogland uprising and it wouldn't be pretty. hugs ~janel

Alene said...

No lurking here! I hope you had an awesome spring break with your family. Hooray for you for setting priorities. Blessings.

jennyhope said...

GASP I was like what?!?!? It can't be. Glad we have a similar sense of humor!

NYC said...

I wish I could be on spring break with you; work and school have been absolutely nutty lately and thus I haven't been able to write in my blog, nor read the many wonderful blogs out in blogland :)

Ironic that when I get to sign on for a bit to read your blog, you are on spring break :) Have a wonderful and safe spring break.

Happy Easter :)