Lately, I’ve been getting comments wondering where I find time to blog. And these comments got me pondering, once again, why I carve out time in a very busy life to blog.
First, I’m a mom. And a wife. And a friend. And a daughter. And I like to be busy. I’m one of those people who has a hard time sitting still. Literally. In fact, when we have company over (like today) it is almost excruciating for me to sit. This, I know, needs to change. I need to learn to relax, to have fun, to enjoy. The truth? If I’m away from my home I can do this. When I’m home? It’s almost impossible. I just love being busy. And, honestly, when I’m busy I don’t think and dwell on the hard things of life — instead I pray and surrender while I work.
I’m able to start processing and letting go of all of the it’s not fair labels that I grasp. I think about how Jesus needs to be the center of my life, and in the process I begin to see life differently. In those moments, the realness of God is tangible, and His truth sings to my heart. Maybe it’s in a sign, like one-ways, or in the grass, or the grill, or my little Elijah, or even sweeping. Whatever it is, the truth that He is permeates my life. And I feel compelled to write about it. To share the intimate joy that loving the Savior brings. And to share those moments where I’m burdened, weighed down — those real and raw times — because, my friends, we all have them. And when you’re in one of those pit places of life it feels so lonely. Like no one would ever ever understand. I always pray that some of my vulnerability in blogging encourages another to stand up and cling to whatever glimmer of faith is trying to spark in their heart. For where there is light, there is hope. And I cling to hope.
I love blogging. I love writing. And I love speaking and sharing my story. It’s not about me. It’s about my Jesus. It’s about giving Him all the hurts, and trials, and sadness coupled with the joy, happiness and everyday, and telling Him “Here am I” and asking Him to use me for His good. His purpose.
I’m just a person, living a life filled with joys and sorrows. A writer. A feeler. One who wants to share. To encourage. To be a light in a dark and weary world. To be joyful. To laugh, and cry. To learn. To be real. To live.
As I blog, I can grab hold of all those thoughts rattling around in my head and put them into perspective. It helps me to make Jesus the centre again too – like a compass.I know many times healing has come to my heart through Him as I write. Thank you for being so open, and yes, it has helped others. xo
This is wonderful and I can relate in so many ways. I am an external processor and often don’t allow myself to stop and reflect before I speak. But with writing, I can get all my thoughts, reflections, etc. down on paper (computer) and then make sense of them as I write and refine. I allow God to speak to me through my writing and hopefully that is reflected when I blog.
Well I’m glad you do! I always hated when there were huge gaps in your blogging…you’re getting me really spoiled now!
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Psalms 119:49-50 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
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Thank you for sharing. You are such a wonderful writer!! Thank you for blogging!!
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Great post! Thanks for sharing! I am so glad blogging is an important part of your life. It has been amazing for me to blog…I never thought I would meet such wonderful sisters in Christ! I have been forever changed! Thanks for blogging! I love it! <333
Blogging is a great way to connect with yourself and others. Sometimes a simple sentence that I read on someone’s blog makes me see some aspect of my life differently. Thank you for sharing your time and your talents.
i am so very glad you blog! i blog for similar reasons… only you can spell them out way better than i ever could!
I am SO happy that you blog, because I love reading it! 🙂 🙂
I can relate. For one thing, I am not one to sit around either – so I totally understand. I also blog for many of the same reasons:) Blessings to you and your readers!
good for you! i enjoy the writing part, as well. and it gives me a chance to use my brain, so to speak, since i’m home with my kids.
Christ, in us, makes every story worth living-and writing about! (Even if we don’t feel that way sometimes!)
Your story and your posts are beautiful and inspiring and are a testimony to the life-changing power of Christ!
What beautiful words! I’m your newest follower and am really enjoying reading your blog. I would love to see you around mine sometime!
Well said Rachel. I like to keep busy too. My husband sometimes says I move so fast it makes his head spin. LOL.
Thanks for your post. You hit the nail on the head when you said “It helps me process life.” That is exactly it! I do the same thing.
Also, I have learned so much from the friends who blog and have received so much support, that I could not imagine not blogging.
I read you blog faithfully even if I don’t always comment. Thank you.
woo hooo. that’s why i blog too!! real is the best part of it. thanks for being real!
Thank you 🙂 That was perfect. I rarely find blogs I want to revisit, mostly because I am so busy but you my friend will be visited again 😉
Thanks for writing this post. You summed up what I was trying to say the other day. I post about a lot of hard things that we go through. I don’t post about things to beg for help, but I post about them to process them, to help someone else process them and to just get them out there so that I can move on and live again.
Beautifully stated. Thank you! 🙂
Glad you blog as i think it is great for moms and all to do. I know my wife loves it as a stay at home mom! 🙂 Keep on keeping on!
Anyways, my wifes name is Annette (pastors wife)and she just opened her blog to public setting as she wants to be an encouragement and blessing to people (she is also hoping to do giveaways). I was trying to be an encouragement to her by asking if you would be willing to swing by and say hi as she does not know many people in the blog world? Thank you for considering. Her blog is