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Much has changed since the last time I updated my ‘about’ section here.  My life is largely about change, and I have learned to adapt to that.  Not without kicking and screaming at times, or at the very least, digging my heels in. 🙂  The last update was 3 years ago though, so it’s time.

If you were around before, you can see from the picture that I’m older.  That happens.  It’s normal, so don’t gasp too loudly and choke on your cheerios or anything. 🙂 My eyes and ears don’t work as well as they once did, I moan and groan when I move around a bit more, but I am incredibly blessed in the midst…and exceedingly thankful to God above.  He doesn’t seem to love me any less, and I cannot help but love Him more and more as the time passes along.

If you were here in the beginning, you know that I started this blog just for me to have a place to put my thoughts.  Sometimes it was random thoughts, sometimes poetry, sometimes I posted abstract art that I created with the wonder of photo shop.  Sometimes I ranted and raved, and other times I was more congenial…I hope mostly congenial. 

Life got busy, I had many health issues that have occurred over the last several years.  But now, thankfully, they are under control.  Much to my disliking, I am a veritable pharmacy now.  I never even liked taking over the counter medication, but find myself having to be good and take a handful of various prescriptions a day now.  It’s okay though.  It’s better than the alternative, which was much pain and anguish.  I believe that God sometimes heals us through His own miraculous touch, and other times He does it through the skill of doctors.  Ultimately, we will all eventually reach our expiration date anyway.  No, I’m not being morbid.  It’s not morbid to speak of death when one knows that one’s expiration date is only for the shell on the outside.  My soul belongs securely to my Lord, and I look very forward to the day when I will meet him face to face.  Until then though, there is always blogging to help us get through it all. 🙂 

Thank you very much for stopping in, and I hope you’ll visit often!

Love and blessings,


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81 Responses to About

  1. I love your smile! I’m new to blog world too, just six months in! Welcome! I look forward to hearing and learning what our Abba teaches you!

  2. Anne Sikes says:

    Oh thank you! 🙂 I love reading your blog so much as well! You have a beautiful spirit…the light shining through quite brightly. 🙂

  3. arkenaten says:

    Thank you, Anne for popping over to The Ark’s spot. Although we probably have diametrically opposed theological views I hope you find a few things on my blog to make you think, smile and occasionally laugh. And it often pays to rememberthat this is cyberspace; one musn’t take things too seriously. 🙂

    • Anne Sikes says:

      So true!! Thank you and I look forward to reading your blog. Just as a note…I actually have many good friends with whom I have some diametrically opposed views with. 🙂 I don’t mind, if you don’t!


  4. Anne Sikes says:

    Ha ha!! True, and thank you very much! 🙂

  5. I hope your health issues resolve soon! You will be in my prayers! 🙂

    • Anne Sikes says:

      Thank you Deborah! I think things are moving on an upswing now. I appreciate your prayers and look forward to reading your blog! Didn’t have enough time to read much of anything yet this morning, but I think beekeeping is so interesting, and loved the little bit I saw this morning. Thanks so much for your comment…and your prayers! 🙂

  6. Joey Coons says:

    I love that you call God “Abba” 🙂 It’s really cool when I hear people refer to God with reverent names that aren’t as commonly used. I have a friend from the Bahamas that is an evangelist and she says “Papa” God. Keep doing what you are doing!

  7. Hi Anne,

    Thanks for taking the time to follow my blog. I hope you will find it amusing, fun, instructional, positive, encouraging, and worth your time to read.

    Be encouraged!

    • Anne Sikes says:

      I’m sure I will! I just glanced at it and thought it looked good. This has been a very big day of distractions for me it seems. 🙂 I look forward to having a chance to look further! And thank you for following mine as well Stephen! Blessings! Anne

  8. Thanks Anne, for the like…it means a lot.

    Be encouraged!

  9. oneanna65 says:

    You are going to be fine. God Bless You.

    • Anne Sikes says:

      Thanks Anna. I know. He’s picked me up out of the mud and mire before and set me on a firm place. God bless you…thank you for the encouragement. I’m blessed to have your friendship on here. –Anne

  10. oneanna65 says:

    God Bless You some more.

  11. Joey Coons says:

    Hey Anne! I made a blog for a Christian blogger award and nominated you!


  12. Thank you for following my blog. I shall be back here too.

    • Anne Sikes says:

      Thank you so much!! I only read that one post of yours…can’t wait to read more though. Loved it! I remember when church doors were always open too. Wish it was still thus. Blessings!! Anne

  13. Sebastian says:

    Hello Anne, so glad I found you! Thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian

  14. Austin Coons says:

    Hey Anne, just thought I’d stop by and say hi 🙂 I haven’t talked to you for awhile and I just wanted to check up on you! I hope you’ve had a blessed day!

    • Anne Sikes says:

      Hi Austin!! I’ve been missin’ you and Joey around here too. I’m behind on reading blogs though, so may have missed your latest ones. Getting ready to head to church here in a few, so will check later. You doing okay?

  15. Austin Coons says:

    I’m doing great! I pray the Spirit moves powerfully with your church tonight!

    • Anne Sikes says:

      It was good. The worship leader couldn’t be there, so Pastor Gordon played guitar and sang with a couple other people this time. He said he was nervous, but you couldn’t tell it. 🙂 Wednesday night study was on Numbers 3 tonight. We’re really blessed with a good pastor who can bring the scriptures to life, but my mind was drifting tonight…very unusual for me at this church…like NEVER happens. 🙂 Appreciate your prayers though, for my family and me. I’m not in a very good state of mind tonight…overwhelmed with some rough things going on.

  16. Eunice R. says:

    Salamat (means Thank you in Filipino), Anne for following my blog! Will follow yours too. May your blog touch other people’s lives. Great day 🙂

  17. I nominated you for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award. Check it out here

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  19. Jesus said:) “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14.27)…..Diane

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  21. Austin Coons says:

    Hey I posted the audio to my sermon on my blog!

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  23. Curly Miri says:

    You have such a lovely blog. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. faithfulnibbles says:

    I have nominated you for the Sister Of World Bloggers Award. Go to my blog to get info to add your award to your blog. http://faithfulnibbles.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/a-sisterhood-o…-blogger-award/


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  28. Hi Anne, I’ve nominated you for The Illuminating Blogger Award..Diane Details at http://hometogo232.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/surprised-twice/

  29. Onleilove says:

    I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, check it out:http://wholeness4all.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/i-won-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award. Be blessed!

  30. nutsfortreasure says:

    You were on my list as well I nominate you all the time lol but just learning how to let every one KNOW lol xo


    • Anne Sikes says:

      Thank you Eunice. 🙂 I’m very behind with these, but very much appreciate your thinking of me. Don’t know when I’ll get to it, but thanks and God bless!

  31. Imelda says:

    I am happy to stumble upon your blog through 20 Lines or Less. 🙂 I am glad to meet you.

  32. Pat says:

    Hi – I’d like to nominate you for the Thought Provoking Blog Award. I hope you will accept. If you pop over to my blog and check out my page Fluffy Moments, you will get the details.

    • Anne Sikes says:

      Pat, thank you so much for thinking of me! I truly appreciate that! I have not been accepting the awards anymore for awhile now, and I hope very much that you’ll understand. But it still means a lot that you thought of me for this one. Blessings! –Anne

      • Pat says:

        That’s perfectly OK. I’m never quite sure what to do about awards, usually break the rules, can’t download the badges and it takes me ages to do anything about them anyway (time!!!) but I hope you accept the compliment. 🙂

        • Anne Sikes says:

          I very gratefully do, and congratulations to you too! And ha ha…you have described my dilemma as well. It takes me hours to do the things associated with an award. But as for changing the rules, I have some other friends who do that too, to keep it a little simpler. I have done it a couple times, but I admit…I am a bit OCD where rules are concerned. LOL…it was instilled in me early on to follow the rules. 🙂 Thanks and have a great day, Pat! 🙂

  33. Daniel says:

    Hello Anne! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! 🙂
    If you want information on the rules, see my awards page on http://www.theartfrog.wordpress.com.

    • Anne Sikes says:

      Daniel, thank you so much! I’m honored that you thought of me for the award, and congratulations to you! 🙂 I no longer do the awards, for awhile now. I hope you will understand, and know that I truly appreciate you considering me as a nominee. Blessings! –Anne

  34. Hi I hope you don’t mind – but I have nominated you for ‘The Blog of the Year Award 2012’. The details are on my page at http://worldlywinds.com/2012/11/22/blog-of-the-year-2012/
    If you do not participate in the awards system then I apologise for inconveniencing you – and please feel free to accept or decline as you wish. I just wanted to say thank you for following my ramblings and thank you for inspiring me with your work! Alex 🙂

  35. Hi Anne…Hope all is okay with you and that you are just very busy….Diane

  36. Hi again…Guess you’re not checking in right now but in case you do..just want to let you know you’re in my thoughts and prayers Diane

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