Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Dance Celebration

Cue the confetti! Crank up the dancing tunes! Get out the party hats! Release the balloons!

Uh huh, uh huh, uh-huh-uh-huh-UH-HUH!!

Why are we celebrating? A few reasons:

1. God loves me (and you) :-) We have a lot to be thankful for!

2. I FINISHED MY MASTERS DEGREE!!!! I hit the final "submit" button last Friday for my Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership... So excited, relieved and thankful that I no longer have to write research papers.  From start to finish, my masters degree took me 310 days. Yes, I was "booking" it (literally!) and the completion of this big life step is clearly an indication of God's power working in my life. I'm celebrating whatever He has in store for me next! 

3. Today is my 94th blog post... so I am rounding up and preparing for my 100th blog post, which according to my calculations will be next Tuesday. In honor of this upcoming milestone, I am doing a giveaway to YOU... 

ALL. THIS. WEEK. The winner of the "Leadership by Faith" prize package (that's what I am calling it) will be announced on the day of my 100th post (Tuesday, December 13, 2011)

The prize package will include: 
  • Book: "Share Jesus without Fear" by William Fay
  • Book: "Winning with People" by John Maxwell
  • Book: Either "Wild at Heart" (for a guy )or "Captivating" (for a gal) by John and Stasi Eldredge 
  • An "Easy" button (Staples) 
  • A "Panic" Button (Hoops & Yo Yo) Note: both "buttons" are hilarious/fun... and productive-ish for home/office use. 
Sound good? AWESOME! Now, you might be asking: "Um, Sharita, how can I enter this awesome celebration giveaway?" Pick one of the following ways: 

1. Leave a comment on this blog or any of my daily blogs between today and next Monday.  

2. Spread the word about his giveaway via Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. and let me know that you did that by leaving a comment so I can make sure you are included in our auto-generated number drawing. 

3. Follow me on Twitter (@SharitaKnobloch) If you are already a faithful follower, leave a comment and let me know :-) 

4. Follow this blog by either signing up for it via email, Google Reader, or Networked blogs. (You can do this all via the side bar.) And, as the pattern has shown... leave a comment to let me know you are a follower.

Folks, my heart is SO joyful right now!! God has brought me through some awesome (and challenging) life experiences... but through it all, He had (and still has) a plan for my life in ministry & leadership. I want to share that joy with you... This giveaway is not for my glory, nor is the request to share this blog/link to make my name "known..." Rather, it is an opportunity to share the gospel throughout the nations and for us to grow spiritually together as a family of Christ. The glory ALL goes to God. He called me to it... and is faith and continues to do it! 

Excited to share my joy with you! 100th blog post & masters diploma, here we come. 

Now if you will excuse me, I am going to go do a happy dance in my living room. 

God rocks my socks, 


"For seven days celebrate the Feast to the LORD your God at the place the LORD will choose. For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete." --Deuteronomy 16:15


  1. Sharita, I love following your blog and have passed along several of your stories and experiences. I can't wait to see what is next for you. :)

  2. Sharita, Congratulations! You are awesome and an inspiration! Keep up the good work! I miss you and your humor and look forward to reading about what you're up to in your blog. God bless! Love, Rad

  3. I always support happy dances. Great job!

  4. Happy dances are awesome! Thanks for the message...I love finding that other friends are bloggers too! is mine, although I've been bad this last year and haven't posted much. :( It's super incredible to see what wonderful things God is doing through you. I KNOW you are a blessing and source of encouragement to everyone you meet. Keep on with the happy are, more than ever, Mi Heroe! Vaya con Dios mi amiga!

  5. Hi Love -I am so PROUD OF YOU! You are an inspiration to me to live a more faithful and grace led life. I love your blog - please never stop :)

  6. I tweeted AND posted on Facebook about the giveaway :)

  7. AND I follow your blog with Google Reader. Again, congrats and I'm so happy and proud for/of you :)

  8. Sending a megagihugic CONGRATS your way on the completion of your Master's Degree. What an amazing accomplishment! I'm so excited to see all the positive things happening in your life. I hope the happy dance in your living room was of epic proportions. I shared your blog on my wall in FB and just sent a "follow" request to you on Twitter. (I'm @smb_books). ~Sharon B.

  9. Congratulations on the degree AND the blogging accomplishments, Sharita. Here's to my posting comments on your 1000th blog, as well as this one leading up to your 100th. Take care, and continue to channel the good into this world.

  10. AWESOME SHARITA!! I'm so excited that you finished your masters :) I love your blog, you're meant to change lives!

  11. Congrats Sharita! I know this is only the beginning!!:) god bless!

  12. CONGRATULATIONS SHARITA!!! I'm so happy for you in your accomplishments...definitely something to be proud of! I remember the night at bible study that you told us you were going to get your Masters degree and WOW...You did it in LESS THAN A YEAR!! I'll be following you to see what God is up to in your life...your journey is only beginning! Hugs from Kansas:-)

  13. I just LOVE YOU Sharita! You are such an incredibly inspiring person and full of the joy and love of Christ! Congratulations on competing your Master's Degree! I'm so proud of you, and I know that God is too!

  14. Awesome, Sharita! So happy to be a part of your celebration and do a happy dance with you! You are amazing and such a blessing. Can't wait to see what God is going to do with you, girl! For right now, I am happy that He sent you my way!

    p.s. already follow you in every way...what kind of "boss" would I be if I didn't?

  15. Sharita, Great work on the blog! I've always enjoyed keeping track of your life on facebook, and now I'll be following you on Twitter and through Google Reader as well. You have a fantastic blog, and I always admire your enthusiasm and transparency with everyone. Your faith in God is amazing. You are gifted. It has been a pleasure seeing how much you have grown and how many lives you have touched since our time in Catalyst.

  16. I love the way you do life - full of joy, celebrating the big and little things! This is certainly a BIG thing! Did you hit the "Easy" button after hitting, "submit"? If so, I think only out of excitement and relief, because I know you have worked so very hard. Way to go, Sharita!

  17. (finally) following your blog by e-mail :)