Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Reason behind my new look..

As you can tell, I have had a makeover on my blog.

Jackie from Memories by Design (you may know her from Our moments our memories) did an amazing job on it!! She also made me a button.....so cute! If you want to, I would love for you to grab it and post it on your blog!

Thank you so much, Jackie!!! It is me and I love it!

There was a reason behind my blog change.........

God has been working on me in the area of prayer.......hard!

You can read about some of it, here, here and here.

One of the things I love about my blogging community is the prayer support! Many years ago, God laid on my heart not to tell anyone that I will pray for them if I can't. Unfortunately, if I don't have it written down.....I forget. And so I have been trying figure out a way to better share our prayer requests, to have them in one place so that I can go down the list and pray.

Thus the addition of the "praying for you" tab.....

When you have need of prayer, for yourself or someone close to you, you can click on this tab add it as a comment.

One day a week, I will be spending my quiet time going through the comments and praying for each of them..........I hope you will join me, too.

When you receive an answer to your prayer, post it in another comment. Once a month, I will write a post on the answers we all have received and then remove those prayer requests from the comments.

I tried to think of ways to make this as interactive as possible. If you have any better ideas, I would love to hear them!!

Just email me.

Until then, let's continue to lift each other up in prayer!

And if you haven't visited Jackie's blog, go over and check her out!!

23 comments:

"Rachel" said...

Sara - I LOVE it!!! Jackie did a wonderful job!

2Thinks said...

I love this makeover! It is terrific. I've been thinking about getting a makeover myself. In fact, I was just telling another blogger that in a comment I just left her.

This is fabulous!

Also, the prayer section and idea to go with it are excellent.

Mocha with Linda said...

Love the makeover. Love the prayer tab.

Ohilda said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Darla said...

it's wonderful!!!

Beverlydru said...

Your blog is beautiful! I feel right at home. And the prayer button and your commitment to pray is really special. You're so precious. Thanks for sharing you with us.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Thanks, Sara!! I'm so glad you like it - my goal is to make the person say "It's me!" and so you totally made my day when you said exactly that! :)

Abiding Branch said...

Sara I think it is wonderful! And so true if we say we will pray we had better pray for them. Number one it was the leading of the Spirit and 2 we should keep our word (especially where it concerns HIS) :-) I love the reason and the makeover.
Chel

Mari said...

I love the makeover! She did a wonderful job. Your pictures in the header are great and I really like the prayer button.

H-Mama said...

Like it, Sara! Great job, Jackie. :)

Esthermay said...

I love it! The prayer burden you carry and the prayer ministry you offer is an incredible testament of your tender heart for others! The Christian world needs more real prayer warriors who take the job seriously. God bless you!

Love ~esthermay

TCKK said...

I love the new look Sara! I also love your idea for the prayer post.

Aspiemom said...

I love your new look! Jackie did a blog look for me when she was practicing and hadn't started her business. She does a great job.

I love the Prayer button. I don't know how to do that, but if I had someone professionally do my blog then I could do that and discontinue the prayer blog.

Kim said...

Great idea!

It was in the 90s here yesterday. Supposed to get EVEN HOTTER this weekend. Yikes! We still have three weeks of winter left. But it is supposed to cool down to around 70 degrees next Tuesday. LOL

Heather of the EO said...

Oh Sara. I LOVE the look. I love your fantastic idea. It's inspired. It's lovely. So excited about it!

You rock :)

Lois Lane II said...

Wow, what a great idea!!!

Love the blog, btw. It's so crisp and beautiful!

Michelle said...

i love your new look!!

and that is a most wonderful idea!!

StephieAnne said...

Well done on the new look - love it! And, excellent idea on the prayer button - way to go!

Christine said...

Very cool. Very very cool. I knew I liked you!

Elizabeth said...

Sara, The blog design is gorgeous! It is so YOU-every picture in the header and all the pretty details. Jackie is so good at capturing exactly what people want. I love it!

The prayer tab is an awesome idea, and I will definitely add my own requests. Please know that we all want to pray for you too, so don't forget to let us know when there's something you need us to pray about. It's such a great way to interact, and you are so good at it!

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

I love this! Thanks for caring enough to pray for us!

Kim said...

I would totally come and help you paint if we were closer! I LOVE painting :-) It's so fun to see a room change "personalities" with a simple coat of paint.

Kim said...

Sara, I have a favor to ask...since we're going to be in Sta. Rosa and the internet is iffy there, I've gone ahead and gotten a Project 365 post ready to auto-post on Sunday morning. If you don't see me on Mr. Linky by afternoon, can you link me up? I'd really appreciate it! Thanks so much :-)