About Deb & CMB

About Deb

Deb 2 200I am a blessed child of God, pastor’s wife, mom, gram, daughter, sister, and friend who loves nothing better than laughing with friends over a good cup of coffee or glass of wine.

I love sharing the amazing ways God transformed a “good little church girl” into a joy-filled woman of faith. I am crazy in love with Jesus and I feel so blessed to be able to  tell others about Him through my writing and at retreats and conferences.

One of the most important things you need to know about me is that I am still a major work in progress. I’m taking life one blessing-filled moment at a time thankful for God’s patience and persistence as He continues to work on me.

I do hope you will join each conversation about faith and life. Our circumstances may be hard but we are blessed to know the One who is able to give us hope, peace, courage, and strength. The perfect reasons to praise Him and share His love … because at the end of the day, it’s all about LOVE. God’s Love! A love so great that…

“He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

The first time I heard Counting Every Blessing by Rend Collective – I felt like it was written for me and for the message of this space.

Take a minute to listen to my new theme song while you scroll down the rest of the page…

A to Z about me!

A – Appreciative & Approachable B – Blessed & Busy C – Caring & Curious D – Dog Lover & Dreamer E – Enthusiastic & Emotional F – Forgiven & Fun G – Grace-blessed & Genuine H – Honest & Hopeful I – Imperfect & Improving J – Joy-filled and Just K – Kind & Kooky L – Listener & Learner M – Mended & Melodious N – Nurturing & Nice O – Open & Original P – Patient & Playful Q – Questioning & Quaint R – Redeemed & Real S – Saint & Sinner T – Trusting & Talkative U – Understanding & Unfinished V – Veracious & Veritable W – Wonderer & Writer X – eXcited & eXpressive (work with me here!) Y – Yoked to my Savior & Young at Heart Z – Zealous & Zappy

What words describe unique and original you?


What you’ll find at CMB

Motivation/Transformation . . . Posts that share the blessings of a closer walk with God through the transforming power of Jesus.
Appreciation / Satisfaction . . . Writing that encourages a greater appreciation of God’s blessings which leads to greater satisfaction and happiness.
Illustration / Intersection . . . Stories that share the Good News as believers experience the intersection of faith and life.
Inspiration / Affirmation . . . Weekly reminders of God’s perfect forever and always love.
Devotion / Adoration . . . And the consistent celebration of the joys and blessings of living every day for God’s glory.
I will never preach at you.
We are on this journey together.
I write about the things God is teaching me.
When it blesses you I do a grateful dance of praise.

 Contact Deb

My Book

To Find out more go to Sarah’s Garden@Amazon

Each child is born with a unique personality, individual talents, and specific abilities. Wouldn’t it be nice if they came with a personal manual, too?

Sarah’s Garden is a parable that tells of the struggle in each of us to flourish in our strengths, rather than giving in to our weaknesses.

Join Sarah as she deals with confusion and frustration while caring for her special garden. Find out who the King sends to help her after the ogre, the nasties, and the “trashy” villagers make a mess.

Finally, discover the thrill she experiences when she learns of her true identity and the fabulous future that awaits her

Abigail ©2011 Amy Conner for World VisionReviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just a Kids Book,

This is a great book for “kids of all ages”; we have all been given special talents by God for use in His Kingdom on Earth. As Rick Warren would say, ” We have been created for a purpose”. This is a must read!

5.0 out of 5 stars A Biblical Fairy Tale for Girls of All Ages

This book is a beautiful allegory of God’s love for us and how we so often resist it. It’s a picture book with gorgeous illustrations, making it the perfect book to read to your daughter or grand-daughter. Yet it’s every bit a gift for grown-ups, too. If you like A Parable about the King, you’ll love Sarah’s Garden.

I was a contributing writer at designHappy – HomeGoods Blog for 8 years.
I’ve had articles featured in Woman’s Day Magazine and posts on Woman’s Day Happiness Blog.
I’ve traveled with the World Vision Bolivia Bloggers and written posts for the World Vision Blog.

Advertising @ CMB

Counting My Blessings is my place of ministry.  Rev and I consider it a huge blessing to not need an income that could be generated here and because my heart’s desire is simply to glorify God as I encourage you in your faith, I have chosen not to profit from advertising or sponsored posts.

I applaud and encourage those of you who are helping to support your family through online ministry as we each make the decision to monetize our sites for very personal reasons.

If you should see a link in my sidebar or read a post where I review a book, movie, or product . . . know that I am not benefitting personally other than occasionally receiving the gift of a sample for review.

I am so thankful to be here sharing my love for the Lord with you. Your conversation and encouragement is all the blessing I need.

Thanks for stopping by . . . I hope you’ll visit often and stay to chat. I love spending time with friends.


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Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ,
the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.
2 John 1:3