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Friday, September 19, 2008

My 300th post!!!

(To the girls who I had dinner with last night...thank you, I had a blast!!!)

I scooted right by my 200th post without noticing , so I thought I'd catch this one. Who knew I had so much to say....(my husband rolls his eyes and shakes his head).

So for my 300th post I thought I would start listing all the colors my hair has been.... ok, no that would take too long. I know, I'll sing for you....yeah, that's not working so great either.

Well, I'm plumb out of ideas, so I am going to once again, take a big risk and invite you to ask me questions like I did for my 100th post. I must say were relentless! Feel free to ask me about my favorite flower if you like! :-)

Leave me a question in the comments and I'll answer in the comments.
Please be gentle. No anonymous questions! :)
And can I tell you that I have loved "meeting" you all. Blogging has been a blast for me, especially because I am normally sipping a cup of coffee while in my jammies reading your comments!
Thanks for being such an encouragment to me, you've gotten me through some rough times.

Don't forget to sign up below at the giveaway so I can bless YOU!


Joan said...

congratulations on your 300th post. Glad we met in blogland. Keep up the 'good' work and God Bless!

Unknown said...

Cool! 300 posts! God has MUCH TO SAY THROUGH YOU!!! You are a blessing. The only problem I have with you is this...
Are you ready?

Okay. I'm really bugged by the fact that you live so far away and we have to have "virtual coffee". That really stinks...but I guess it's better than nothing!

Do I have a question for you? Well...Why did you feel led to blog, and how did you get other to come visit it? As for me...I can't remember how I found you! I just...did! And I'm thankful!!

Praise and Coffee said...

Ok, let me start...
Sue what is your biggest dilemna today??

Well, thanks for would be HOW TO FOLD KING SIZE FITTED SHEETS??? I still have yet to figure that out!!!

Praise and Coffee said...

Joan and Gina,
Thank you, you are so sweet.
I wish I lived closer too. Blogging and virtual coffee is fun, but I sure would love to hug your necks once in a while!

I started blogging after we handed over the church we planted...I still had so much to say and wanted a venue or should I say soapbox!
It has been so cool meeting women all over the world and becoming online friends.
I don't know why people come and visit me! :) I used to be able to spend alot more time out visiting blogs than I do now, and I met alot of you that way. I love it when I do have time to read others blogs though.
I'm so thankful for each friend I've made.

Anonymous said...

Happy 300!!!

Praise and Coffee said...

Thanks girl!

Susannah said...

Hi Sue. Whoohoo! Happy 300th. That's a lot of writing... :~D

So what's your favorite topic to blog about? Or maybe you have more than one "soapbox" issue?


Monkey Giggles said...

Hey Sue, Congrats on the 300th post. Okay I don't have a question, I have a request. I think you should have your hubby take a picture of you sitting in your comfy chair, wearing pj's, drinking coffee and reading comments. wink* and then post it! Come on...we all want to see! wink*

Praise and Coffee said...

Hope...well see about that! :)

Lately I would like to talk alot about politics but I have refrained!
I really love to encourage...and if you look in my labels sidebar, you will see that apparently I really like to talk about marriage! :)

I hope that this blog is a place of "hope" and encouragement, that's my main goal.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Yaaay 300! I have no clue what post I'm on ... I think I'm even past 300? I so need to throw a party next time I hit a milestone! lol

Keep it up! LOVE your blog!


A Stone Gatherer said...

Happy 300th post!!!! It has been great getting to know you and being blessed by your blog! You have such a heart for the Lord and it shows in every post! Can't wait for November 20th!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Sue!! Looking forward to another 300 or sooooo:) Glad you are here:)

Shari said...

My husband and I planted a church in 1995 and are still there!! Most days it's heaven on earth and other days... well...!! LOL

How long did you pastor the church plant? Also what was your great challenge in that season of your life?

Roo said...

happy three hundredth post sister sue!!!!!

my question: of your children -- which one was the hardest birth story? which one the easiest?

FHL said...

300th, you are way ahead of me! I never dreamed when I started my blog how much I'd come to love's a blessing.

Gosh, questions....ummm, blank mind....But I hope you have a wonderful weekend :o)

Praise and Coffee said...

Ooops! Sorry, here is one that I accidently deleted from Miriam at :

Wow!! 300!! Congratulations! I don't know if I will ever get there!?
What is your favorite coffee?
Do you like candles? What is your favorite scent?
What is your favorite cookie?
What is favorite season of the year? Why?
Okay, I will stop with the questions. :) I love coming to your blog! Praise and coffee are two of my favorite things!
Coffee is best enjoyed with a close friend(s), warm conversation esp. when it is about the Lord.
Blessings to you,
Miriam :)

Praise and Coffee said...

Shari, so funny you should ask, I just had lunch with a church planter yesterday.
We have helped plant 2 churches so far. I really had a blast with both of them. I guess the hardest part was that for the first one we had to set up church in a high school every Sunday so it was a lot of work. But like I said, I loved it! Of course, later on the stresses and challenges of day to day ministry can be quite tiring at times.

Praise and Coffee said...

It's hard to say...I seemed to spend a weekend in labor with each one- except of course Lauren (adopted), that birth was easy! :)

I thought they were supposed to get progressively quicker and easier, no such thing for me. Thankfully, I gave birth to 3 healthy babies so it's all good!

Praise and Coffee said...

fhl, thank you!

Favorite coffee: caramel-vanilla latte
Candle: I love the smell of cranberry-orange, but alway love vanilla too!
Favorite cookie: I've never met a cookie I didn't like. But I really love the ones at Mrs. Fields that are chewy chocolate dipped in white chocolate :P
Season: Autumn! Love the colors, smells and crisp air.

Thanks for the sweet words! I may come rant about politics with you too :)

Nise' said...

Happy 300th Post!! Non-bloggers just don't get it ;). Love the new look by the way.

Praise and Coffee said...

Just realized I didn't answer you completely.
The first church we were at for 4 years but not as senior pastor, Mark was the children's pastor.
The 2nd one Mark pastored for 6 years.

God's girl said...

Wow-300 posts! You go girl! I need to go check what post I am on now. :) After 100 if all flies by so fast.

Thanks for checking out my study on the Kings!
Much love,

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Congrats Sue!

Okay I have a question..

Where did you get your darlin' glasses in your bio pic? Now that Sarah Palin has brought new attention to eyewear, I'm thinking I need to get myself a cute pair of backup glasses to my contacts. I love yours!

Love ya,


Praise and Coffee said...

Thanks Lisa! I usually just wear them for reading, but it's getting increasingly worse. If I don't have them, I'm begging someone to read a menu for me.
I bought them at a little shop while out of town, don't remember where, sorry! They are no special brand name.

I love Sarah's too!!

Jjlrdomom said...

Congrats Sue!! 300! Wow! did you meet your hubby and how did he propose? Heh heh!


Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

Wow! Congratulations!

I haven't read all of the comments, so this may be a duplicate. Do you receive feedback from non-believers who have accepted the Lord due to your blog?

Many more, girl! I don't post enough, but love reading.

Robin said...

Love finding more christian bloggers. Hope you are having a blessed weekend. Your blog is very nice too. Come by and say hello anytime.

Praise and Coffee said...

We worked next door to each other. We actually met when his Grandfather was in an accident and killed right out in front of where we worked (me at a Christian bookstore and he at a muffler shop).

He proposed on June 9, 1987 at the beach on Lake Michigan. We were married on Nov. 21, 1987...coming up on 21 years!!

I do get many private emails from readers. Not necessarily non-believers coming to know the Lord, but recommitments and lots of inquirys about marriage and relationships. I am so honored that women would trust me with their hearts and lives. I'm blessed to get to do this.
Thank you!

concerned parent said...

Thank you and you are welcome.
I want to see the picture of you in your jammies drinking coffee too.

Dee said...

I love your blog! Do you mind if i put you on my blog list? I am a blogger newbie and i know i can find inspiration in your blog to encourage me to continue mine. God Bless Dee

Praise and Coffee said...

Of course Dee, I'd be honored.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 300th post! I have never really paid attention to how many posts I have made...I guess I need to go check and see if I have some big anniversary coming up, too? :)

Here is my question: What has been the biggest hurdle that you have encountered parenting an adopted child?

Having a sister (18 years younger than me) who is adopted - I have seen some interesting challenges to parenting an adopted child. My sister has some personality character traits that no one else in our family has - and it's been interesting watching her grow up. Then again, there are some characteristics that she has learned (mannerisms, etc.) that marks her as part of our family! Adoption is an interesting and incredible journey!

Sandy said...

woo hoo - 300!

you know I have no idea how many I've done - I think I will check.

i know I scooted my way past 100, too, without realizing it.

you've blessed a lot of women and marriages in your "300" Sue!


Rhonda said...

Sue - I just want to congratulate you on your 300th post!! Way to go! Love to read what you have to say.

The new coffee bean background is very nice.

Praise and Coffee said...

Definitely attachment issues. Being that she had lived 2 years in an orphanage when we got her, she was used to living by "survival."
She did not trust and tried to control everything! She didn't know any different.

Parenting an adopted child has been TOTALLY different for us. What worked with our other kids rarely did with her.

The fact that she came to us starving was a huge part of it.
We had to teach her that she could trust us to feed her and care for her and that she didn't need to do it herself anymore. We had to use holdings instead of spankings.

I am so glad that I spent time learning about attachment disorder, I would have been at a loss with this child if I hadn't.

I basically secluded her to myself and immediate family for months to form a strong bond with her. She was constantly "mommy shopping." She had so many caretakers in China that she never knew - when I would be leaving and the next one Mommy was coming.

It took well over a year, but now she is doing great! Very happy and well attached. We are very blessed.

Heather C said...

Wow... 300! Aren't you just the chatty cathy... and I'm so glad you are! I have loved being given even a small piece of your thoughts. The Lord is always faithful to speak to me through them... whether a word of conviction or encouragement, it's always much appreciated and needed! God bless you, Sue!

Shari said...

Thanks for the response. We also did the set up routine in a school for the first two years - then moved into a section of a stripe mall and three years ago purchased the entire mall, renovated it and utilize every square inch of our building.

We have new people coming to the Lord weekly - it's been incredible to be a part of! The rewards far out weigh any challenges we've faced!! I LOVE seeing lives changed!!

Tamatha said...

Congrats on the milestone!:o)

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