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Coffee & Conversation Link Party #52

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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #52!

I am so VERY glad you’re here this week!

Did you notice that this week is C&C #52?!?  Know what that means?  Yup!  We’re celebrating a whole YEAR of hosting our very favorite par-tay 🙂

I really don’t think there are words to describe what the past year has been like because of this lil’ link party we host.  There have been so many blogs that have become faces that have become friends. I’m confident to speak for Candy, too, to say they have all made both our lives so much more the richer in the process.

We’ve not only learned nuts and bolts stuff about blogging, but found encouragement in our personal lives, too: in our marriage and parenting efforts, friendships and our faith journeys.  I truly hope that these bloggers have helped to lift up and encourage your lives, too!

Thank you to all who have been a part of the past year…and we welcome with joy those who will be joining us in the coming year!

Now For This Week’s Features!

As summer winds down and we gear back up for school, I imagine that some of us may be feeling a bit blue.  While each season does bring its pros and cons, there is something a tad bittersweet about leaving behind the warm weather and looser schedule of the past few months.  In that spirit, I chose some posts this week that I hope will inspire and uplift you!

Life is Short – Live for Eternity

OK, I know from the post title “Life is Short” you might think it might be a little morose, right?  But Cynthia from MyRoseColoredShades was very encouraging!  As a matter of fact, she is directly responsible for my 11-year old and I having some terrific quality time together yesterday…and she talks about Francis Chan!  If you’re not familiar with him, definitely watch the short video.




           A Series of Hope

Micah Maddox, from Deeper Life Today, recognizes the insidious illness of depression, and shares with us the story of how she found hope.  I’m sharing this because she entreats her readers to help a friend break the silence that depression feeds on…


This is A Difference Making Time

Dean Hackett found is actually related to one of our featured bloggers from last week – do you know who it is?  I can only wonder what it must have been like to be raised by such a godly man.  His piece encourages us both as individuals and as the larger Church in society…



Walking Through Psalm 142 

I’ve had moments of sadness, exhaustion, unbelief and discouragement; haven’t you?  But Ronja from AboundingGrace.com reminds me that even in my worst, His grace is sufficient…



Thank you for your inspiration!  Please feel free to grab a button to brag about it display on your site! 😉

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20 Responses to Coffee & Conversation Link Party #52

  1. Ashleigh July 30, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    Thank you so much for hosting! Have a wonderful Thursday! xx

    • Pat August 4, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

      You’re so welcome, Ashleigh! I love me a good party…and happy you joined us! 🙂

  2. Micah Maddox July 29, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

    Thank you so much for the feature! And congratulations on 1-year! You are making a difference!

    • Pat July 30, 2015 at 7:55 am #

      Thanks for joining up with us, too, Micah! Hope you’ll be sharing more of your inspiring thoughts with us again 🙂
      Have a great week!!

  3. Angie July 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    Thank you for being such great hostesses every week!

    • Pat July 29, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

      It’s our pleasure, Angie! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a great week and hope to “see” you next week 🙂

  4. Cynthia July 29, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Thanks so much for the feature! And congratulations on your link-up anniversary!

    • Pat July 29, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

      Cynthia, You’re most welcome! I hope you keep visiting and sharing with us! And thanks for the well-wishes 🙂

  5. Elizabeth Spencer July 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! 🙂 Thank you so much for being such gracious hostesses! May God return to you the blessing you have given out.

    • Candy July 29, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

      Awww, thanks Elizabeth!! Blessings to you as well. 🙂

  6. Karen July 29, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    Thanks for hosting! Would love it if you could visit my #BlogFair linky too. 🙂

    • Candy July 29, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

      Thanks for the invitation! I added a few links to your party and I added a link to our “Where We Party” page so that others can find you too. 🙂

  7. Maria July 29, 2015 at 10:59 am #

    Thank you for inviting me here, Pat! Lovely to read through the selections this week! Hoping you have a great rest of your day!

    • Pat July 29, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

      Glad you came, Maria! Hope to see you again next week, too 🙂

  8. Terri Presser July 29, 2015 at 2:33 am #

    Hey Pat and Candy congratulations on a years worth of link ups. Thanks for doing such a tremendous job of hosting. Blessings

    • Candy July 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

      Thanks, Terri! Amazing how fast a year can go!

    • Pat July 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

      Terri, We always appreciate your posts…and how faithfully you link up each week! You’re part of what makes this the party that it is! 🙂
      Thank you so much…

  9. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser July 29, 2015 at 12:37 am #

    Love your selection this week…thanks!

    • Candy July 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

      Thanks, Andrew! As always, it’s a pleasure having you link up with us. Glad you’re feeling better this week! 🙂

    • Pat July 29, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

      And thanks, as always, for stopping by, Andrew!

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