I started blogging a few months ago, not because it was on my “To Do” list, but because it’s what all the cool kids are doing these days. If you would have told me 6 months ago that I’d have my own blog, I probably would have rolled my eyes at the thought. But here I am, writing on my blog and loving it. I only wish I had more time to spend on it… motherhood, you know?
Anyway, I’ve been trying to create a blog where my own quirky personality can come alive as I share my thoughts, opinions, and anecdotes about my daily life as a Christian wife & mother. But as I visited other blogs and read one beautiful devotional after another I began to lose my own voice. I’ve been allowing myself to believe that if I am not writing these amazing devotionals & profound thoughts on faith, trust, and obedience in the Christian life, then my blog is worth nothing… it’s completely meaningless.
I tried so hard to be one of those amazing women that can take any verse in the Bible and apply it to everyday life with such insight that it penetrates deeply into the heart. I tried to write devotionals unto the Lord that would cause you (the reader) to come away feeling changed forever, filled with peace & trust, and drawn closer to the Heavenly Father who loves you.
But I am not those women.
I am not a writer of profound devotionals.
I am a storyteller.
This is who I am and what I do. I can offer you silly stories that will lighten your heart for a moment’s time. I can share myself with you in a way that will make you laugh and be thankful you are not me. I can offer reminders that you are not alone in this wacky world we find ourselves living in. I can offer you X’s & O’s, a cup of hot coffee (even when it’s 100 degrees outside), and maybe a chocolate truffle or two… if you’re lucky. I can most definitely offer you bloggy interaction & friendship. And I will do all of this in Christian love.
I wish my written words could offer you a window with which to see God. They cannot, but my dear friend Andrea’s can.
I wish I could offer you a picture of a woman who is acutely aware of God softly whispering “Be still and know that I am God.” Sadly, I am not that picture, but my darling friend Kristen is.
There are a great many things I wish I could be, or do, or change.
He’s still working on me, after all.
But where I am most unavoidably deficient, Andrea from Under Grace & Over Coffee and Kristen from Dancing in the Margins, are undeniably gifted by the Lord. These two inspiring ladies minister to my heart every time I visit their blogs. I hope you will stop by and see what I mean if you’re not familiar with them already. You will not regret it.
Just looking for a laugh, a smile, or even a lopsided grin?
Well then, I might be your girl.
I think I’ve found my niche…