Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Birthday!

As a rule, I don't do this, but I'm going to make an exception today and use the blog post to wish someone very special a Happy Birthday...Pastor Avery Rogers. She and Pastor Ernie are such a blessing to all of us, and this is a milestone birthday for her (none of your business which one), so I think that it is fitting to make her the focal point here today. Not only is she a blessing to CITN, she has also, under a blogonym, been a regular blogger since the inception of BLOGINTHENOW (now approaching its 2nd Anniversary)...have a great one, P.A....you're awesome (with an exclamation point)!
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
(Proverbs 31:30, 31 - TNIV)


P. Avery said...

Oh, wow...a real exclamation point...what an unexpected gift! I am honored and humbled, Bishop...truly!
Thank you.

Keith said...

Happy Birthday !!! to the best HUG giver at CITN ...

Mystic said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PASTOR AVERY!!! (With LOTS of exclamation points!)

Thank you so much for being an integral part of our CITN family. You are one of my very favorite peeps and I'm a better person for having known you.

I pray today is filled with wonderful, beautiful and unexpected blessings...you deserve all God's best! I honor you...I bless you...and I Love you!

Peace & Blessings!

Anonymous said...


Peacemaker said...

If someone asked me, Who do you know that could be described as a 'real Christian'; someone who radiates with inner and outer beauty, who sees to every need of those whom she is involved, who is the epitome of unconditional Love, who manifests every attribute of what the Christ should be on the earth, who is loyal, dedicated, honest, submissive, yet a strong manager in every sense of the word? My answer would be without hesitation--Pastor Avery Rogers.


A thousand worlds couldn't contain all the gifts and blessings you have coming to you.
Peace and Health and Abundance and Wisdom to you. You have only seen the tip of the iceberg...the best is certainly yet to come.

Much Love,

Donald said...

Why just look at you!
Finally old enough that you don't have to get somebody else to buy your beer and cigarettes for you.

Izumi/JOY said...

Happy Birthday, P. Avery! And many more!

Jimmie said...

Happy Birthday, Pastor Avery!! Love you and appreciate all you do for Bishop, CITN and for me!! Looking forward to the Philippines trip with you too.
Pastor Jimmie

Iris said...

Pastor Avery, you are such a special friend. You are constant and always caring.

My roomy in Uganda and such amazing stories that will lock us together through all eternity.

Many blessings for you this day. I hope I look as good as you do at the age of 29.

Thanks for all you do!!!! You are truly a blessing, and a women to be valued and charished.

Love you.

Larry Usher said...

TOTALLY AGREE!! (Two exclamation points!!)

Thanks Pastor Avery for being one of my "go to people", there are only a handful and I am very happy to have you in my life. Your courage and optimism while under constant fire are admirable and worthy of leadership and emulation.

So glad to count you as a friend!

Sincerely & joyfully,


word ver: MICIZES, "You're just my size."

River said...

Happy Birthday Pastor Avery Have A Blessed One

Erik said...

Happy Birthday PAvery.

clearly 36 years ago a blessing came forth!

Thank you for being you.

P. Avery said...

Thank you, everyone. It's been a great day and each of you, in your own special ways, have given me gifts I will ponder and treasure for a long time. Namaste.

Bishop, thank you. Thank you very much.

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

You're welcome...

You are loved.

You are appreciated.

Glad you had a great day...

Northern Light said...

P. Avery,

A BLESSED & WONDERFUL year filled with gifts from HIM is my wish for you !

Peace ~
Northern Light...ya ya Linda :)

P Nancy said...

P Avery
Belated Birthday wishes to a wonderful person...
It's an honor to serve in the Kingdom with you.

word ver: grateful