200 Likes: PRAISE be to God! Thank YOU!

My heart is overflowing with thankfulness! Truly humbled.

Thank you Lord!!!!

Thank you to everyone who follows, reads, supports, comments, and is an encouragement too this ministry. You are a blessing to my soul, may I be to yours!

We are truly Saved, Hopeful, and Empowered through and by our Lord Jesus Christ. 👑 Amen.

May the Lord be praised! Thank you & God bless you!

Colleen 👑 In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Thank you, Soldier!

  • To all who gave for God & country…thank you!
  • To all who sacrificed (that includes your families)…thank you!
  • To all who gave the ultimate sacrifice…thank you!
  • To all those who suffer today because of your service…thank you! In our home, you have not been forgot and you, yes you (even though we may not have ever met) are prayed for in specific ways.
  • To those who are serving right now…thank you! You are in our prayers as well! May the Lord protect you as you protect America. I am proud to be an American and extremely thankful for our freedoms! Thank you LORD!

If you are a soldier (past or present) or someone who is just dealing with some trials in their life, below is a link to a message on Psalm 91–often called “The Soldier’s Psalm.” May it be an encouragement to your soul. Look to Jesus…Look, Look, Look!

YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/426lil0vlMM

Pastor Richard Woodruff | Psalm 91: the Soldier’s Psalm 

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…” Psalm 33:12

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

joyfulness this first of november

I hope this doesn’t sound trite or lame because it is not meant to be in any way, just joyfulness from my heart. 

Today I would just like to proclaim thanksgiving to God and gratitude to you; for the start of November marks almost a full year of blogging.

Over this “almost past year,” I have meet so many wonderful folks (you), read incredible articles from the soul that have both challenged and blessed mine in the process. I have been inspired by you. 

It has been great, my writing skills have been tested, and the Lord has used “blogging” to restore my hurting heart and help heal my soul. I have been comforted and refreshed by the tenderness of soul and spirit, and experienced the focus and love for God displayed through your blogs…oh, how this has blessed me! Thank you! Thank you!!! Keep writing. Don’t give up. YOU are a blessing!!! 

Thank you Lord for this “almost past year” of blogging. It has been a complete joy and honor to share YOU and your wonderous working power. May you give many more years to proclaim YOU!!! 

Your servant,

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Thank you all!!!

Liebster Award — to God’s Glory

The Liebster Award 1I am truly humbled by the nomination of www.jesusandgreentea.wordpress.com . She has been both an encouragement and iron-sharpening-iron challenge to my soul. I am refreshed by her love for Christlikeness and God-focused of soul. Thank you for blessing my life jesusandgreentea. I feel like I have gain a sister. {Matthew 6:33}


The instructions for accepting the award and passing it on are as follows:

  • Create a new blog post on your blog thanking the person that nominated you, link to their blog, and put in a graphic of the award (for me personally you can also skip that part);
  • Answer the questions that were provided, and then share some facts about yourself;
  • Create a new set of your own questions for others to answer;
  • Nominate others (around ten) and share your blog post with them so they can accept their award
  • No pressure to join in at all; it’s also possible to just participate without passing it on and nominating others

Questions For My Nominees:

  1. What created in you the desire to blog? What is your passion?
  2. What has been your greatest victory in Christ?
  3. How many countries have you been too?
  4. Who is your favorite author and why?
  5. What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
  6. If God told you, “You have 3 months to live”, what would you do?
  7. What is your favorite post that you have written? Why? (please provide a link…thank you!)
  8. If you have children/full house, how do you balance life and blogging/time?
  9. What have you personally learned through blogging?
  10. What is your favorite type of food?

My Nominees are: (and thank you for your ministry and labors of love!!!!)

  1. www.soulrefreshed.org – Cheryl Gerou – Soul Freshed Journey (wordpress)
  2. www.snyderwifey.wordpress.com
  3. Thriving in Grace – www.alisarussell.wordpress.com
  4. www.surrendertograce.wordpress.com – Jessica Campbell – Surrender to Grace (wordpress)
  5. www.cbcofcedarville.org – Cedarville Baptist Church – Pastor Richard Woodruff (wordpress)
  6. Stylishly Inspired – www.stylishlyinspired101.wordpress.com
  7. Pure Glory – www.pureglory.net (wordpress)
  8. www.gracelifethoughts.comwww.gracelifethoughts.com (wordpress)
  9. www.firefliesinthenight.blog – gadaboutfam (wordpress)
  10. www.scottmccown.com – The Morning Drive (wordpress)

Questions from my nominee (to me):

  1. If you were stranded on an island what three things would you take and why?

I would take my leather bond Bible, the biggest journal I could find (because if we were stranded there would be no possibilities to buy another journal—and I would have to write VERY small), and my family.

  1. What was your most challenging moment in blogging?

Really, just getting started. So often (myself included) we think “it” has to be “perfect” before we can do or start our “it.” My husband is my biggest fan and has been my biggest fan to start a blog, along with another girlfriend. They kept letting me, “just do it!” So, the journey began not quite a year ago, not out of selfish ambition, but out of deep longing soul desire to share Christ, His Word, and womanhood with others. My prayer along this journey is to give Christ encouragement, share Him, be a blessing to others, and challenge us in our walk with Christ.

  1. What do you do in your spare time?

Write—I love to journal, play piano & sing, spend time with my family, blog and help others, create crafty things—though I must say I haven’t done much of that lately, but I love being creative.

  1. Where would you like to be in blogging five years from now?

Oh wow—to God’s glory and with His help, I would love to see In Christ I am SHE turned into (along with blogging) Sunday School material for women or young teen girls/young adults and/or in the form of a Bible Study format. I would also love to grow personally in the blogging world—I am pretty new to this whole thing, but desire to grow in my understanding of how it all works. My time is limited, so structure and scheduling is something that I really do need to work on!

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

Ummm……I think it would be Europe or Italy. I don’t count the Turkish airport…lol; though I would truly love to go to Israel once again—that was such a life-changing trip!

  1. What is your favorite scripture?

Matthew 6:33; Psalm 19:14; Jeremiah 33:3; Psalm 27:13-14.

  1. What is your favorite season? (Spring, summer, fall, winter)

Summer, Spring, Fall…I love snow for Christmas 😉

  1. One random thing about you.

I lived in the Philippines for a year.


Congratulations to ALL nominated for a free blog award (see above list)!!!! Please accept this as a compliment and encouragement to YOU and your blog. There are no requirements required on your end, but please know that I appreciate your blog. If you choose to follow the suggested rules (given above) please feel free to nominate others to encourage them!

Thank you once again  www.jesusandgreentea.wordpress.com . Truly my heart is overwhelmed and humbled by your thoughtfulness and nomination of In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.} To God be the GLORY—great things HE has done!

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Founder/writer of blog: Colleen M. Woodruff