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Stairway To Heaven

Stairway To Heaven

hebrews-12-15After a major life change in 2004, my ability to work for a living was stripped away by carbon monoxide poisoning which led to immune disorders.  Those immune/endocrine/neurological deficits took away all of my social life as I was kept a prisoner in my own body for years.

Once I let go of the anger and disappointment that mid life presented, I regained a new faith in God, becoming a born again Christian.  It’s been said that we are Bible thumpers, radicals, living in fairy tales, etc.  But when God takes a very difficult challenge and uses it to shape you into one of His children to serve His purposes on earth, it just becomes what He wants.  He’s da boss….He rules the world, the universe and all of the galaxies….

I have four children, 12 grandchildren, a wonderful husband and my doggies.  I am still sick and can’t do much physically and, at times, not mentally either, but I have much to be thankful for.  And one new blessing is getting into blogging.  I hope you will  give me a chance to spread my wings, to be the best I can be.

43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aviesplace2012
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 21:31:07

    Thank you for visiting and subscribing to my blog! May God bless you through it! I look forward to spending some time here with your blogs as well! God bless!

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    • 1brelliott1
      Jul 21, 2013 @ 21:37:22

      Love your work..many blessings to you as well. God is great!!! Have a great week…

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      • aviesplace2012
        Jul 21, 2013 @ 22:02:04

        Thank you!

      • 1brelliott1
        Jul 21, 2013 @ 22:07:02

        any possibility you might reblog it? I’m just getting started and I’ve been sick for nine years with chronic illnesses. I’m trying hard to get followers. Your blog, however, I cherish…….can’t wait until I have time to read more. BE

    • 1brelliott1
      Aug 17, 2013 @ 02:15:50

      Hi Avie… I’ve been away busy working on building my own website. I got it pretty well set up for now but missed WordPress so had to get back. This can be quite addicting can’t it? I hope you are doing well. Our pastor just asked my husband to teach adult (over 40 crowd) Sunday school after church so that will be fun to be a part of. He is very well read theologically. And a good Christian.

      Hugs, Brenda

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      • aviesplace2012
        Aug 17, 2013 @ 03:40:16

        Hi Brenda,

        That’s great! Praise the Lord. Please send me your website address when you get it up and running.

        I’ve haven’t been as active on here as I would like to be so I’ll be getting back into it soon!

        God bless!
        Avanell

      • 1brelliott1
        Aug 20, 2013 @ 13:53:43

        my website address is bbelliott.vpweb.com and the book is out and can be purchased via this wp site of mine or my webpage. Hugs. Brenda

      • aviesplace2012
        Aug 21, 2013 @ 00:29:21

        Wonderful! That’s great, Brenda! Thank you for sending it to me. I’ll check it out!

        God bless!
        Avanell

      • 1brelliott1
        Aug 21, 2013 @ 00:47:37

        I gave an incorrect URL to everyone for purchasing my novel online. It is: https://www.createspace.com/4412458/ Hope you enjoy the site and the novel if you pick it up. It’s truly from my heart and many of the events in the book were lived by me in my lifetime. I am still pinching myself that it’s actually published now. thanks for your comment. Hugs, Brenda

      • 1brelliott1
        Aug 22, 2013 @ 18:57:36

        Hi Avanell,

        Just wanted to let you know I have gotten my paperback novel out now through createspace and amazon. I prefer orders to go through me from my website, on this site or directly on create space. If you are interested in making a purchase the address directly is: https://www.createspace.com/4412458/ It is a Christian fiction historical novel spanning a century’s time, a family saga…I think you would enjoy it a lot. Sincerely, Brenda

      • aviesplace2012
        Aug 22, 2013 @ 23:18:37

        Thank you, Brenda. I’m sure I would enjoy it, but right now I am still involved in working towards my bachelor’s degree so I am over run with books to read. Maybe at a later date I can take some time to just read a fiction novel!

        May God grant you great success with your book!

        Avanell

      • 1brelliott1
        Aug 23, 2013 @ 01:44:22

        Wow Avanell, Good for you. Going for your bachelors….You’ve got the rest of your life to read it. lol Take care and don’t overdo toooooo much. Hugs, Brenda

      • aviesplace2012
        Aug 23, 2013 @ 02:23:51

        Thanks, Brenda! I got a late start on my bachelor’s so my goal is to have it finished by my 65th birthday which is in October, 2014.

        God bless!
        Avanell

    • cttbbelliott
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 11:46:34

      How are you doing Avie? r u finishing up with your schooling now? I miss hearing from you at times but I am very busy with my book sales, etc. Hugs!

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      • aviesplace2012
        Apr 27, 2014 @ 12:37:50

        Hi! I’m doing very well, thank you! I am still working on my courses and have two more after the current one before finishing my degree. I’m getting closer now! Thank you for asking.

        I’m glad to see you are busy with your book sales. Praying that it reaches many people for Jesus!

        God bless!
        Avanell

      • cttbbelliott
        Apr 27, 2014 @ 12:43:17

        I haven’t forgotten about you. Your faith had a good and lasting impact on me. I am so pleased for you with your courses. You’ve worked hard. My husband graduates in May from a two year degree in computer technology. You can both be very proud of your great accomplishments.

        I have three book signings coming up next weekend up north about 250. My sister lives there. It’s where we grew up. Going with my mom so it will be a wonderful time for visiting and sharing God’s love.

        Keep in touch. Just a light note is fine. I am proud of you Avanelle? Hugs Brenda

  2. aviesplace2012
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 22:01:44

    Thank you! And thanks for re-blogging my Hope Whispers…..blog!

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  3. aviesplace2012
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 22:26:12

    I think it would seem strange if I re-blogged it, but I will add you to my blogroll so you can get some exposure that way! That will last longer than a re-blogging!

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    • 1brelliott1
      Jul 21, 2013 @ 22:28:38

      oh ok….I’m sorry. I know very little about this site yet. thanks for you efforts. How long does it last?

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      • aviesplace2012
        Jul 21, 2013 @ 22:30:16

        It’ll be there as long as you want. You can see it on my blog site on the right down under Blogroll. It’s a link to your blog and if someone who reads my blog often wants to see some of the other blogs that I read they can click on the link and it will take them to that site. Yours is at the top of the list.

        God bless you!

  4. hodgepodge4thesoul
    Apr 07, 2014 @ 20:11:26

    Thank you so much for the follow, and for being here. It’s amazing how God uses blogging/bloggers to reach, touch, and bless people. You are such an encouragement to me today. 🙂

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    • cttbbelliott
      Apr 07, 2014 @ 20:18:15

      Thank you so much. We must do all we can to sustain our positive outlook on life and without being able to make a positive difference in somebody else’s day, there is just not a warm sense of purpose. God, indeed, brought us together today. So pleased to be an encouragement. Godspeed to you! Brenda

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    • cttbbelliott
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 11:50:04

      Good Sunday morning, Thunderboomers ringing out with massive strikes of lightning woke me up early today and in immediately finding my laptop I was perusing old posts and found yours. Just wanted to drop by to say Good Morning on this thunder booming day. We are supposed to get rain for the next five days straight here in Minnesota. April showers bring May flowers. 🙂

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  5. kenzelsfire
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 15:33:36

    Hi Brenda, Thank you for following my blog today. WordPress is a wonderful and there is a lot to learn but it is so much fun. I’d never hosted an author/friend until today…so that was a neat learning curve and great experience.

    Nice to meet you…Blessings 🙂
    Kenzel

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    • cttbbelliott
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 11:51:58

      Just shining some light on this thunder boomer morning. The first great tboomer this spring for us in central Minnesota. Have an awesome Sunday and God Bless.

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  6. klparry
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 18:06:57

    Good luck with your novel and thank you for following my blog – Following The Dream.

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    • cttbbelliott
      Apr 09, 2014 @ 18:13:21

      It’s a great dream is we do our best. Happy to be following. Keep in touch. BBE

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    • cttbbelliott
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 11:53:56

      Good Sunday morning to you and yours. Have an enjoyable and relaxing day on God’s day of rest. I will be entertained by the MN Twins this afternoon which I always enjoy. (except when they lose really badly). lol God bless!

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  7. rolerrol
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 18:06:58

    Hi Brenda
    Thank you for the follow. What a testimony you have. The mindset you have even after all that has happened to you is a testimony in itself. I look forward to getting into your blog.
    Rolain

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    • cttbbelliott
      Apr 09, 2014 @ 18:14:37

      God rocks in my book and gives me all of my strength, peace and joy. My husband helps with that too. lol Blessings and thanks for your support Rolain. Brenda

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    • cttbbelliott
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 11:55:39

      Good morning Rolaine, Here’s hoping your sunday will be all that and more. A day of enjoying others, sharing our Christian hope and thanking Him for all we have. Great to have you as a new friend. Brenda

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  8. cttbbelliott
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 13:20:02

    Have a great day Rolain!

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  9. caratoday
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 19:00:27

    Thank you so much for following Spark. Twinkle. Shine! You have such a beautiful presence and what a joy it is to see you sharing your light with all you’ve got!! Blessings your way–

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    • cttbbelliott
      Apr 13, 2014 @ 15:02:30

      My representation of my love of God is undeterred by anything. He is so fully in my heart, my soul, I can feel His very essence, especially when I share His amazing creations. You shine a light in my life with your blog as well and together we can only hope we reach that soul or two where we make a difference for God. Have a very blessed Palm Sunday!

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    • cttbbelliott
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 11:58:47

      I am sending out Sunday morning hugs to everyone and you are one of the important ones. Your kinds words moved me and I hope to inspire you by Him through me. Hugs and have a relaxing Sunday dear. Brenda

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  10. davidholsclaw
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 23:11:37

    Thank you for following my blog. It’s good to see you letting your light shine.

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  11. cttbbelliott
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 12:00:10

    Just wanting to shine a bit of light on you this morning David. May God bless you on this relaxing Sunday. Brenda

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  12. beckarooney
    May 04, 2014 @ 11:32:44

    Heya thank you for checking out my blog, I appreciate the follow. All the best with your recovery 🙂 x

    Reply

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