Goodness…. I have been writing this blog for 10 years!
It is often said – “Time flies when you are having fun” so it must have been fun because I can hardly believe it has been 10 years.
I started “blogging” because I was challenged by a Bible teacher and friend with Jesus’ mandate to His disciples…go make disciples.
“Who are you discipling?” I was asked.
I had to think a bit and I realized that I was sharing what I hoped was Godly insight with several young mothers, including our three daughters.
- But was I discipling?
- Was I being intentional?
- Was I prayerfully, thoughtfully sharing what God had deposited in me over the years?
- Was I just “shooting from the hip” so to speak – sharing whatever popped in my head?
I realized that God wanted me to be VERY intentional – that if my daughters and other young mothers were going to be drawn to be like Jesus through me, I must take this role prayerfully and seriously.
So, through the help and encouragement of our daughters, I started blogging.
I am an artist and teacher.
I am not a writer.
But with the gracious editing of my husband, Phil, also known as Mr. Spellcheck, Mr. Grammar, Mr. Punctuation, Mr. Proof Reader…need I go on? – I have written this blog for 10 years. (any mistakes that remain are all mine)
I must say in all truthfulness that God has shown me so much about myself through this journey – the main point being that in my weakness – He is made STRONG! When I started, most of my posts were about being a mother. Our daughters were in the midst of having babies and that subject was in the forefront of my thoughts and prayers.
Now, my posts tend to be focused on what I am currently learning and often reflect on my time in my garden with God. I sense God’s presence so closely in His creation.
Romans 12:1-2 is my heart’s cry.
1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. NLT
God is faithful.
So, I will continue to write as long as I sense that God has given me something to share. I still have so much to learn, I invite you to join me as this journey continues.
As women, we are all our Father’s daughters.