I can remember the day that this blog came to being. I had been separated for about a year and was going through the motions of the day-like a zombie-trying not to reminisce for fear of tears. It was the middle of the afternoon and I distinctly hear the word blog. Fluffing it off, I continued with cleaning the house but that word wouldn’t leave me alone to the point I had to stop and go to my laptop to google search what a blog was. Seriously. I had no bloody idea what a blog was. (What I DID know was that I was being lead by the Lord.) By this time my youngest arrived home from school. I asked her what a blog was.
“Your diary entries online,” was her response. By her tone I could tell that she felt the need to really break it down in order for me to “get it.” 🙂 With that, I did another search for blogging sites and landed her.
In those days prior to starting this blog, depression had taken over-it was ugly and I wasn’t the best company. I had my good days and bad days but there were days when I didn’t get out of my pj’s. My faith in Christ was there yet I had allowed the separation (and other issues branching from that) to take over. So I knew the Lord was leading me out of that pit and into His plan and purpose for me. This was going to be the place for me to share His love for the ones Jesus died on the cross for. Not only that, but this was going to be the place where my Lord was going to reintroduce me to His beautiful creation-ME.
I was healed from that depression after the first few posts. How do I know, my thought patterns concerning myself suddenly changed, my outlook suddenly changed and my focus went back to the Lord as opposed to allowing myself to slip away. In short, my “fight” returned to me. 🙂
Deep down, there was a sense I had that this blog was supposed to be real and not concerned with fluff. But for a while I became very readership and numbers conscious. I left my first love, so-to-speak. But the Lord gave me a gently stern reminder that it’s about His will and not my own. So this blog will be about sharing His love for us, my silly goofy kiddos, and anything else that He leads me to share. I’ll even throw in a photo or two.
Being a Christian isn’t boring. I guess that’s what this blog is also about-showcasing that living for Jesus is fun. Yes we go through things-that’s life. But being a Christian doesn’t mean being lifeless. We have more life and a new reason to have fun-know what I mean?
I have always found this part of blogging to be the most daunting. I’d rather answer questions about myself instead talking from a dead stop. 🙂 However I love talking about my 4 children, 1 son, 3 daughters, who are all in their 20’s now. When this blog started I had 2 in college and 2 still in high school. Man, the time has really flown!
My youngest and I are on the worship team at our church. My 2 older daughters have moved on to different ministries. I really do miss my #3 on the drums. It feels weird not having all my kids with me in church. But it’s not as if I don’t see them. My daughters still live with me so it’s not a total loss. My son however is out on his own and thriving.
Hmm, I’m bypassing talking about myself, aren’t I?
Let’s see…even though I’m a follower of Jesus, I am a die-hard Star Wars fan. And not ashamed to admit that I shed some tears at the latest episode-some happy tears for seeing the Millennium Falcon, (Yes!), some sad, but I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it yet. 🙂 Music is a big part of my life, I sing on the worship team. (Singing for the Lord gets my blood pumping. 🙂 )
Laughing is an even bigger part of my life. It’s loud and contagious, or so I’m told. (Laughing to the point of needing Depends is not a bad thing, right?) We laugh a lot in our house and my #3 loves to prank me by sneaking Snapchat videos of me. And she loves to scare me. 😀