It’s My Blogoversary!

Today I’m celebrating the second anniversary of my blog!

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I started the blog only because my lovely website designer made me. She set it up in case I ever decided to blog, which I had no intention of doing. I started with random funny stories and devotions, then added the “Today in World War II History” posts in June 2009 to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Not until last September did I hit my blogging stride with posts on World War II on Mondays, book or book club features on Wednesdays, and devotions on Fridays. So it took me a while. I’m a slow learner.

The Lord chose this week to remind me I can do nothing on my own. On Saturday night my husband asked if I was teaching Sunday school the next day. Nope, I said. The next morning in church, we sang a song with the line, “When You call, I won’t refuse.” I smiled. Just like Moses and the burning bush. Just like the devotion I’d written that week…for the Sunday school lesson…I was teaching…that morning! I broke out in a cold sweat. Yes, an actual cold sweat. I turned to my husband and whispered the story to him. He gave me one of those “you’re an idiot, but you’re my idiot” looks, and I fled the church service (bad Sarah) and wrote up my lesson.

God used my idiot-moment to embellish the lesson. I shared the story with the fourth- and fifth-graders and drove the point home. God uses whiny Moses and doofus Sarah – and He can use you too. He uses us in spite of our weaknesses. In fact, I’m convinced He uses because of our weaknesses, so His power shines all the brighter.

Thanks to all of you who have accompanied me on my stumbling, rambling journey. May He do great things in your life!

14 Responses to “It’s My Blogoversary!”

  1. Karen Lange

    Congratulations, Sarah! What a wonderful milestone. I’d say you’ve done very well; your blog is great!
    Karen 🙂

  2. joannah

    Congratulation,sarah.This is a perfect testimony to help others to be obedient to GOD and simply stand on his words ,i am glad and so proud of all the work you have done till now ,I know that there will be more of great things to come (Our GOD is an awesome GOD).Stay bless under GOD’S wing.

  3. ralinaparadiseankrum

    Happy 2nd Blogoversary!

    You are a blessing and an inspiration to me. May God continue to fill your head with creativity and your fingers with speed as they fly along the keyboard =) (unless you are one of the fortunate ones who can write the old-fashioned way without getting hand cramps, in which case, may He help you write speedily and legibly 😉 ).

  4. Elyssa

    Congrats on your 2nd year! I’ve loved your books so far, and can’t wait to read your future ones! May God continue to bless you on your writing journey! =D


  5. Kicks

    Congratulations on your two years of blogging! I love your books and cannot wait for Blue skies tomorrow.


  6. Ginnie

    Out of all the blogs that I follow, I love yours and follow it the closest. Congrats!

  7. Kristie

    Congrats for moving into the 21st century! Sometimes procrastination is a good thing though, no? Some people work better under pressure. Me in college for example. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  8. Nicole

    Congrats on all that you’ve accomplished! You’re an inspiration to me always and I love all your WWII posts and insights!



  9. Sarah Sundin

    Thanks, everyone!
    Joannah – “obedience” has been my key word since I started writing. I don’t always know where He’s leading – but I know it’s always best to follow!
    Ralina – thanks for that prayer – I’ve never written on deadline before, so I can use speed 🙂
    Kristie – oh my goodness, I was such a bad procrastinator in college, I’m shocked I graduated. Now I say I’m a recovering procrastinator.
    Nicole – I’m having fun watching you grow, step out in faith, and succeed. Keep at it, girl!

  10. Virginia C

    Happy Blogoversary, Sarah! You’ve packed a lot of writing into the last two years : ) I wish you many more years of happiness and success!


  11. Paula Wordsmith

    Happy bogoversary to you and many more!

    After finding that several blogers have not kept up with their blogs, it’s great to know that you have kept your wonderful blog going.

  12. Rebekah

    Hay Sarah, its Rebekah Kronk how are you doing this is really cool. I didn’t even know you had started a blog which goes to show how completely out of touch i have become since going to school. I had noticed you world war II updates, on facebook, I just didn’t know that it came from a blog. I like it. I haven’t read you second book yet but want to. rekronk[at]hotmail[dot]com