Friday, September 22, 2006

My 100th post!

Wow, I just simply can't believe this is my 100th post! And, that being the case, I just can't use this one to write my update on the fall cleaning challenge.. I would like it to be a bit more special than that.

I've been thinking about my whole purpose in blogging. I started because my daughter encouraged me to... it sounded like fun, and a good way to get some of my thoughts down in print. I especially wanted to get some of my childhood memories in print before they escaped me. I also thought it would be a good place to stash recipes where I wouldn't lose them, and to share some of my devotional thoughts. I felt as if I just wanted to share the sorts of things women would share across a kitchen table -- memories, thoughts, recipes, encouragement, etc.

And I have been blessed beyond my wildest expectations through blogging. It has been a wonderful reminder to me that our daily lives are to be a testimony for the Lord -- bringing glory to Him and encouragement to others. I have been so amazed to see how He has used my blog to bless others and to help meet particular needs in their lives. Truly, He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think!

Since this is my 100th post, I've also been wondering just how many readers I have. So, if you're reading this -- whether this is your first visit, or you only stop in once in awhile, or if you visit here often, please leave a comment and let me know you've been here at my kitchen table. And please come again!


  1. Anonymous10:52 AM

    Hi Mrs. T!
    I am a faithful reader of your blog. I check it everyday.
    You have inspired me and encouraged me in many different ways. I took the time to read everything you have written. In one place you wrote, if it helped one person...well, that was me. But I know there are many more out there!
    God bless you,
    Patty ~ Southern California

  2. Anonymous12:03 PM

    I found your blog about a week ago and have been enjoying it ever since, especially your descriptions of your picnics at the river every week. I also love planning and fixing great meals for my family, and it is so inspiring to find someone like you who so obviously takes pride in what you do! Congratulations on your 100th post.

  3. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Hi Mrs. T -

    I have been reading your blog for about a month now. You have been an encouragement to me. Thank you for blessing us =)

    Stephanie - Idaho

  4. Well, you already know me. :) I check in several times a week and am proud to say I'm the one who started you blogging! :) Keep up the great posts; they are always a blessing and encouragement. Congrats on your 100th!!

  5. I drop in occasionally...I usually access your blog from Mrs. Wilts blogroll....

  6. Congratulations on your 100th! I am one of your faithful readers and have been helped many times by your posts!


    ps. I still am using vinegar as fabric softner and LOVING it! (o;

  7. Anonymous11:21 AM

    I check your blog a few times a week. You come across as very warm and inviting. I would love to see more of your recipes as your menues sound delicious!

  8. Anonymous1:18 PM

    Congratulations on your 100th post! I check your blog everyday, and I always seem to find something interesting to read about here. Thanks, and keep up the great work!

  9. Anonymous3:26 PM

    I am enjoying being at your kitchen table. Janie

  10. Good morning, everyone!

    Thanks for commenting! I really appreciate all of you stopping in to say hello. Consider yourselves as being at my kitchen table enjoying a mug of coffee or tea and a muffin or two!

    Patty -- I am amazed to think you went back and read everything I've written! I'm so happy my blog has been helpful to you. You are a blessing to me!

    Elaine -- So nice to meet you! Am happy to hear of someone else who loves to plan and fix great meals for her family. Even though most of the time it's just my hubby and me, I still plan carefully and enjoy the cooking process too.

    Stephanie -- So happy that I have been an encouragement to you! It's nice to have you here at my table.

    Hi Carrie! I had fun reading your new posts from this weekend!

    Maggii -- Thanks for stopping by! Please visit again!

    Mrs. B -- Always great to see you here! Love that vinegar!

    Ms. Slama -- I don't know if you've gone back and looked in the archives/previous posts here, but I do have quite a few recipes in those. Meanwhile, I will try and post more of the recipes I use in my weekly menus. I love to share good recipes!

    Mrs. Huckabay -- So glad you find interesting reading here! I am happy to meet you.

    Janie -- It's nice to meet you. So happy you enjoy being at my kitchen table!

    Thanks again, all of you! It was so nice of you to take the time to comment. You have all been a blessing to me!

    God bless,


Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my kitchen table! I love company here in my kitchen, so be sure to leave a comment so I'll know you've visited! I'll answer your questions and comments here on the blog unless you request otherwise.