Today, I begin a new chapter in my life. One that requires me to step out in faith and outside my comfort zone. Today, I begin blogging. Whatever in the world that really means…I honestly have no idea what I am doing, so any of you that stumble upon my blog, please leave me pointers. Lots of pointers.
It all started about a month ago. I was preparing myself for the holidays, which are not my favorite time of the year, and suddenly found myself with a desire to write. I have always loved writing, but it’s always been in letter form. However, this desire was something different. I wanted to write a blog. I shared the idea with my children and they both seemed supportive, so here I am, writing my very first blog post.
To start, I did very little research on blogs. I simply have asked the Lord to remove the desire from me if it was not of Him. He has not. So here I am. Lord, here I am.
I am a Christian, in case you haven’t picked up on that so far. My walk with the Lord started when I was 8 years old, but I haven’t always stayed on the path. Some would say I wasn’t saved during those years, but I was. I just chose to make some decisions the Lord did not want for me. Maybe through all the chaos and madness, there is testimony that someone else can relate with and maybe my story will bring hope, faith, trust, comfort, forgiveness, and peace to someone else that is going through life right now.
When setting up my site, it asked what my interest was….honestly, I have no idea. I think I put personal, because this is my personal testimony, my real life…can you think of a better title or interest? I am going to very personal, and very real. I believe that is what the Lord is calling me to – be real, be honest, be authentic. The views contained on the pages that follow are simply mine. Right, wrong, or indifferent. I own them. It’s my story. The names and locations will be changed, but what I will share will be real events, with real people, in real situations, with real experiences and real feelings, but with fake names and fake locations.
If you have read all this, you have already blessed me more than you can imagine. I look forward to our communication and friendship. I believe I am just another mom, just another Christian woman, with just another blog, but the Lord can use this to speak directly into your life and your situation. No matter what you are going through. I believe that. I encourage and welcome any feedback!
As I become more familiar with the blogging practice, I plan to update this page to something snazzy…but until then, please overlook the construction.
May the peace of God be with you!!