It’s Our 6th Blogiversary!

Six years ago today we launched our first post of The Romantic Vineyard. We had no idea what good things God had in store for us. It has been a privilege to play a part in lifting your eyes to see God at work in your life and your marriage. He is the faithful One, always willing and able to help us through every season and every storm in marriage.

First we want to share the winners in our “Capture The Romance” Photo Contest. Thanks to all who took the time to send us your photos–what a blessing it is to have such memories to share of romantic places. Great job!

First Place – A Walk to the Mailbox, by Steve & Meghann Roberts (daughter – Reagan)

1st Place

Judge’s comments: A lovely capture by the young photographer of a small, but special moment in her parent’s lives together.  This shot is nicely composed with the road providing a natural line to lead the eye to the couple, and then beyond to their destination.  This walk  is beautifully symbolic of a life journey together, made up of many small moments and trips to the mailbox. A great inspiration and my congratulations on your marriage and producing such a promising young photographer.

Second Place – The Light of Love, by Joel and Brittanie Quain

2nd Place

Judge’s comments: This shot is well-executed to capture the beautiful light, making it appear to radiate from the couple.   The light also gives the couple an anonymity that allows the viewer to relate to this very romantic moment.  Well-done.

Third Place – Mountain Trail in NC, by Michael and Emily Henderson

3rd Place

Judge’s comments: A lovely, peaceful place to spend time as a couple.  This photo is beautifully composed with great clarity.  The trail makes a perfect leading line, symbolizing our path in life and marriage.  A lot of it is uphill, but when we get to the top, we can stop and enjoy a smooch.  🙂

Honorable Mention – Love Multiplies


Honorable Mention – Enduring Love


A huge thank you to Doreen Hollett who volunteered to judge our photos and did an outstanding job!

Finally, we want to share with you a very special music video produced by Bethel Music in their Loft Series. It’s titled, Come To Me, and reminds us that God is always ready and waiting for us to come to Him. It is because of Him that our marriage has anything to offer to others for their encouragement and help. God is good, and together we praise Him for His kindness to us these past 6 years.

We count it a privilege to serve you in this way.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We love you!

Come To Me

I am the Lord your God, I go before you now
I stand beside you, I’m all around you
Though you feel I’m far away, I’m closer than your breath
I am with you, more than you know

I am the Lord your peace, no evil will conquer you
Steady now your heart and mind, come into My rest
Oh, let your faith arise, lift up your weary head
I am with you wherever you go

Come to Me, I’m all you need.
Come to Me, I’m everything
Come to Me, I’m all you need.
Come to Me, I’m your everything

I am your anchor, in the wind and the waves
I am your steadfast, so don’t be afraid
Though your heart and flesh may fail you, I’m your faithful strength
I am with you wherever you go

Come to Me, I’m all you need.
Come to Me, I’m your everything
Come to Me, I’m all you need.
Come to Me, I’m your everything

Don’t look to the right or to the left but keep your eyes on Me
You will not be shaken, you will not be moved ooh
I am the hand to hold, I am the truth, I am the way
Just come to Me, come to Me, cause I’m all that you need

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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6 Responses to It’s Our 6th Blogiversary!

  1. Cassie says:

    Those are some great pictures! Wow. So pretty! Congrats to the winners!


  2. Kathy says:

    great job on picking the winners! Congrats to all…even those not chosen…we are all winners in LOVE!


  3. Happy six! Hope Tom made a special meal to celebrate! 😉


    • Debi Walter says:

      Ha! You know Tom wellz even though be’s been sick for three weeks, he ordered dinner to go at Outback Steakhouse. 😊 grateful he hasnt lost his appetite through all this! Thanks for the well wishes, Paul and Lori. We are blessed indeed!


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