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Today is the last day of this year. As 2010 comes to a close, we all of memories of special events in our lives and in the world that happened within the last 365 days.

Most of us have seen both days of laughter and even a few days of tears. Nevertheless, we’re still here and hoping for the best in 2011.

The ending of this year also brings closure to the first year of The Ballestero Blog.

I wish to especially thank my Son-In-Law, Pastor Brandon Hartzell of Cary, NC for his encouragement to blog. Without his expertise and guidance, I’m not sure I could have undertaken and this endeavor. I thank him for his patience. He just has to be the best Son-In-Law in the world!

Most of all, I want to thank every reader. I thank each one of you that clicked on a post and took time from their day to read my ramblings. I am very honored. Thank you.

Of all the blogs on the Internet, you paused to read mine. I am humbled by the reader response, the hits on the site and all the kind comments.

May God bless us all and give us a Happy New Year.

In His Service,

Martyn Ballestero

Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 31, 2010 at 7:58 am

Posted in Thankfulness

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  1. keep up the good work!!!

    timothy spell

    December 31, 2010 at 9:58 am

  2. Your blogs are most interesting! I always enjoy them! You certainly “caught the mantle” of the late Rev. Carl Ballestero. I appreiated his ministry and thanks for sharing a little of yours with us!

    Dr. John Scheel

    December 31, 2010 at 11:17 am

    • Doctor, you give just the nicest compliments a guy could ever receive. Thank you!!


      December 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm

  3. I’ve loved reading your blog. Now, let’s go another step farther and make it into a book.

    Nila Marxer

    December 31, 2010 at 11:22 am

  4. From Brother B, to Brudder B, now to Blogger B. I enjoy everyone that you have made and even share them with our church members. Thank you for this part of your ministry. We may not be able to hear you often enough, but we can be up to date with your talented wisdom.

    Love you my brother.

    Bro Mac

    December 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm

  5. Pastor Ballestero,

    Thank you for blog site. You have helped people many miles away that would otherwise not have access to you, your experience, or advice.

    It is refreshing to see your love for your Princess after all these years.

    I give special thanks to your mother, who raised such a considerate, nice child.

    Keep on blogging!


    December 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm

  6. What a year! Over 90,000 hits. Thank you Jesus!!

    The best blog on the net!!!

    kenneth bow

    December 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm

  7. Congratulations Bro Ballestero! As a young man who grew up in Calvary Apostolic Church in Denver, CO, enjoying your preaching and awesome sense of humor, Thank you for your anointed insights and clear biblical wisdom online. Thank you for being candid and saying what a lot of people are afraid to say in this day that we live. God bless!

    AS Hammann

    January 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm

  8. I found your blog by accident! I read your “If You Were a Gentleman!” I think I will pass it along to my sons.

    Have a happy and safe new year. It is nice to see your note about how much you love and miss your wife.


    Jolene Nash

    January 1, 2011 at 6:03 pm

  9. Marty, I think one of my favorite is “If you were a gentlemen” We get so much advise, but not down to the nitty gritty of things that really are important. Young girls need teaching on how to be good wives and some of the things that get on a man’s nerves.Oh well, I enjoyed all of them.

    Marian June Davis

    January 2, 2011 at 10:13 am

    • Mom, I know you are President of my fan club, but never forget, I truly value your input in my life. Your wisdom has enriched all of your family. Thank you, and I love you.


      January 2, 2011 at 11:01 am

  10. I’m sooo glad I found your blog!!! Keep blogging and THANKS for the AWESOME preaching at Conqueror’s Conference last week!!! It was really a blessing to me!!!


    January 3, 2011 at 3:13 am

  11. Bro. Ballestero, Your blog is such a blessing to me and everyone that benefits from your wonderful, insightful teaching. You truly have the annointing on your preaching. I am always thrilled to see when you have a new entry in your blog (I check it frequently—you are in my “Favorites”). I look forward to another year of your blessing us with your faithful entries that reflect His glory!

    Bonney Thompson

    January 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm

  12. These blogs have been incredible. Thank you for taking the time to write each of them. Love you!

    Anthony Ballestero

    January 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm

  13. You remain my favorite blogger of all time. Love you so much & appreciate your advice & encouragement.


    January 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm

  14. Though am a late well wisher….want to thank God for you,Pastor…your blogs were such great blessings! That’s why am taking my time to read all your old post…so blessed to find this site! God bless you more and more….. Happy anniversary! Now it’s almost four years ( September 2,2014)


    September 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm

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