You alone are the Lord.
You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars.
You made the earth and the seas and everything in them.
You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you. ~Nehemiah 9:6

Friday, August 19, 2011


First Ginger and I want to thank everyone who came here and commented for the Miracle Makeover event. We had a number of "new" people link with us last week as well. We are hoping that many will become regular linkers on Spiritual Sundays. We received the following e-mail from Kelee Katillac which she suggested we share with you.   Here is Kelee's statement

Comments Closed: WE ARE THERE!
Thank-you to each and every one of you that commented, posted on Facebook, wrote a blog story or added a link. Maybe you clicked "like", emailed a friend, or embedded the video. We thank-you for helping with this heart-felt effort. It is because of these kindnesses that we can report that we received over 5,450 responses to Charlie's MiracleMakeovertm video and story, in just a few days time. Isn't that fantastic?! See what you accomplished! (Cue jumping-up and down! Go ahead and whoo-hoo!) Congratulations and thank-you, thank-you! Team Design Gives Back has triumphed and each of you played a valuable role.
A few interesting facts: That total included 150-plus blog stories averaging 20-60 comments each. Each blogger also earned a $5 donation (5 comment equivalent) for creating the post. There were over 550 Facebook page posts and "likes", over 200 side comments, other assorted responses we are still counting. The DGB team will have a final total next week on Friday, August 26; and, also announce our giveaway winners in that same post. You will want to stop by and pick-up your blog badge signifying your participation in this great event.
Our four MiracleMakeovertm blog hosts pulled in hundreds of comments each. They averaged 200-400 comments and some went way beyond. They were tireless! Be sure and thank them, too. One passionate and big hearted blogger, Marydon of the Blushing Rose Blog brought in nearly 700 comments! Bless you Marydon. I know how hard you worked for this. Thank-you.
Because Design Gives Back committed to donate $1  per comment from you, Friends of Kids with Cancer will be receiving a check to help serve families with seriously ill kids.  Also, another Miracle Makeover for someone in-need now has the wings to take flight. 
Thank-you to all of our sponsors. Most of which we have featured previously. Especially, though, thank-you to Guideposts Magazine that brought Charlie's story to eight million readers in the August issue. For the past 50 years Guideposts has been committed to publishing  true stories of hope and inspiration. At you can now see inspirational video stories, as well.
Approximately 5,450!
Thank you, Kelee, for that wonderful report.  And now — It's time again to start linking for this new week. If you haven't linked before and need more information, please click on the tabs under the header picture. New people are always welcome. 


This linky list is now closed.
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. - 1 Corinthians 7:2-4 (NIV)


  1. Thank you for acknowledging me Ginger. We did have a huge support from our friends & followers in our making this a success for MM. These kidns of events are my passion.

    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  2. Hi G & C, Such a great report on the Miracle Makeover. Praise God!! I may not be very active on SS this week... very busy weekend. Daughter is graduating, hosting a big party, have out of town guests and a memorial to attend. Whew! But I did manage to post on Ron's Road 2 Recovery. Much love to all my SS buddies!

  3. That is an awesome update on the Miracle Makeover! God is so good!

    Blessings, Joan

  4. So glad to hear how well all the blogs did last week and how many comments you got. I was nice visiting the blogs and knowing that each comment was bringing in money for another Miracle Makeover. What a blessing.

  5. very cool update. Great to be a part of miracle makeover.

  6. I planned to be a part of miracle make-over, but was unexpectedly a part of a disaster relief crew in Minot, ND. We helped feed disaster workers and displaced flood victims by preparing food for the Salvation Army and the Red Cross to deliver. It was an awesome experience, and we are now on our way home rather exhausted. ...But I'm sorry I missed out on your project.

  7. it was fantastic to be part of this blessing!
    thank you for the opportunity!

  8. I come here Sunday mornings grateful to both of you for giving us a place of fellowship. It is a joy to see so many gathered in His name.

    And, it was wonderful to join with you and so many to celebrate another Miracle Makeover, and to combine our blessings in hopes of many more.

  9. offering worship to The Maker of this day...

  10. Great news - the Miracle Makeover weekend was definitely a blessing to so many, including those of us in the Sandwich Generaiton. What a blessing and gift from God! :) Have a lovely week!

  11. I was happy to be part of the Miracle Makeover weekend! I enjoyed doing what I did! Love you both bunches! Come visit!


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