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One Year Strong Today!

 Approximately one year ago today January 10th, I received divine inspiration to commence this Blog. It all came about while I was in the midst of deep distress, fear, rejection, persecution and the voice within me that just kept on crying out. Providence interrupted, and as God heard my cry, He asked me this one simple question, “Who better to encourage and empower yourself but you through the word of God?” The birthing took place and from that moment I  have been blogging and writing inspirational articles sharing with others through my own life experiences and pointing others in the direction of renewed faith, hope and trust in the one true living God.

I want you to know that it has been a superbly amazing journey while three things remained constant in my life. Firstly, writing has always been my passion, simply because I believe that I am able to express and communicate my ideas and thoughts best when I do it through my writings. Secondly, I write because I believe through my voice that I can communicate for those who for whatever reason their voice has been shut up and are not able to express for themselves their beliefs, ideas, thoughts, and emotions. Thirdly, I have found one of the greatest miseries in life is when you have something to say, you know what you have to say can make a difference and there is no one to say it to, except that is, you write it.
Further, my intellectual being has opened up even more and I am strongly convinced now that my destiny, your destiny, it is more than just a dream. It is a reality as we live out the dream each day. Through no doing of mine, I am divinely connected to so many others – fellow Bloggers, persons who I have met through this Blog who I call my Blog friends, whose purpose and their own story have brought clarity to my life, confirmation and a spirit of oneness, that we are indeed children of the most high God. Our lives are intertwined, our goals are clear and the journey is made easier because I met each one of you.

My heartfelt thank you to everyone who have in whatever way supported my Blog, have joined me in the cause for which I represent, who from time to time leave comment/feedback and your kind words of encouragement. You have blessed me in more ways than you could have ever imagined.

A special mention to the following: Myne Whitman of Romance Meets Life; Chris Jennings Penders of Wisdom And Life; Joy Okut of iNyamu’s Eldorado; Bola Essien-Nelson of The Salt Chronicles; Ngozi Ngadi of Heal The Broken Hearted; Michelle Garrett of Divas With A Purpose; Joyce of I Take Off The Mask; Blazy~Fashion; Yolanda banks of The Guardian Angel Who Had A Loud Voice; The ProDiva at The Martini Chronicles; and ALL my Blog friends and followers on Bloggers.com I saw that you could swim and stay afloat every time I looked at you. I though to myself, if you can swim out in the deep and swim so effortlessly, then me being created by the one who created you, must mean that I can do it just as well too. Thank you for being such a source of inspiration to me.

Lest I forget, a heartfelt thank you to my Facebook and Twitter friends for your love and support.

 A special thanks to the Google Team and their support network who provide daily statistics that I share with you today. Over the past 12 months this Blog site Empowerment Moments had a total page views of 20533 visits/views worldwide. A total of  152 published articles, 447 published comments, 19 followers privately through subscriptions, 14 following publicly. This Blog can be read in 65 different languages and here are the countries from which the Blog received the views:

USA, United Kingdom, China, British Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates, Sweeden, Dominica, Canada, Malaysia, Ireland, Australia, St.Kitts & Nevis, Kenya, Philippines, Ukraine, Italy, France, Germany, Trinidad & Tobago, Latvia, India, Bermuda, South Africa, Netherlands, Jamaica, Antigua, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Guam, Israel, Romania, Russia, Finland, Brazil, Hong Kong, Moldova, Tunisia, Costa Rica, Cameroon, Pakistan, Poland, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Denmark. 
A total of 133 prayers have been published on Pray Without Ceasing and 2631 page views. A total of 141 quotes and devotionals have been published and 3773 views on Empowerment And Life Quotes.  Overall combined total for my website for the past year then is as follows: 
Page views – 26937
Published articles – 426
Most noteworthy is that Empowerment Moments Blog is listed in Inspirational Blogs.org/Top Inspirational Blog and is currently in the number 5 position and Pray Without Ceasing is listed in Top Prayer Blog/PrayerBlogs.org as number 1, a position it assumed soon after it was registered in July 2012.. 
While I say yet another thank you to each one of you for allowing me into your life in this way, I have no one else to give all the glory and the honor to but God. He saved me and rescued me from drowning in the floods of life and from being consumed by the fire of each trial as they come my way. 
God bless you all!
                                           

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (774 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

6 Comments on One Year Strong Today!

  1. Thank you Michelle. Blessings and favor upon you too my sister and I am also looking forward to bigger and better things that God is about to manifest through your life!

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  2. Wow! How quickly a year passes by! Your words, insight and sharing have inspired, motivated and empowered me in so many ways! Looking forward to the awesome things in store for the coming year and years to follow. Blessings to you and your ministry!

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  3. Thank you Janelle. God bless you!

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  4. I bid you congratulations Yvonne! I totally agree with Salt's comment. You are truly a source of great inspiration. May God continue to bless you and give you favor as your step forward to do His will here on earth.

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  5. Thank you Salt..for the glory of God. I believe there is that same genuine level of sincerity coming from you as well as you pen each article. Much Agape love to you and family my sister.

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  6. Wow!!!!! Come on!!!! Glory to God first of all!!!! In ONE Year!!!!! I am so happy for you. Congratulations for one year of consistent blogging!

    Personally I love your blogs cos you always sound so sincere and for real. That is what I look out for, real -ness! Yvonne, my sister, I can only wish you an even more spectacular second year blogging!!! May people continue to be blessed and may God continue to get all the glory

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