Saturday, February 28, 2009
I discovered blogging by way of a niece-in-law who helped us out with our web site for the mission. Let me just say upfront, I am not web savvy. I am learning as I go and still have so much to learn. I told her that I may be interested in writing about what happens around here on a daily basis. She told me to check out some free and easy to set up blog sights, so I did and all I can say is WOW!
I had heard of a blog but had never really given much thought to the idea. Blog is such a new concept and word that you cannot find it in the dictionary but after checking out other blogs I was sold. How awesome is it that you can go to cyber space and express yourself. Blogging for me is a time that I can express myself freely. I can share my thoughts, frustrations, views, recipes, pictures, ideas, and even my faith. For me it is as if you are in a place and time that you can say what you want, how you want to say it and when you want to say it. There is no set schedule or set of rigid rules (just keep it clean). It is just you and the keyboard. How good is that? It is as if you think no one is watching or reading and yet, it is open to the whole world.
Since I began blogging I have met some awesome people. The blogs that I read and follow have introduced me to some of the most productive, wise and thoughtful women I have ever met. I have seen them overcome depression, illness, death, stress and Satan's daily attacks. I have been ministered too through insightful Bible studies, challenging words and just seeing the love they express in their daily lives whether through a recipe, a funny story, a picture of something they love or just a simple Scripture. I know Satan uses the web many times for his realm but I truly believe that God is using it for His good also.
So, for someone who spends much of her time ministering to others it is refreshing to be ministered to by the women who share in the blogs I follow. You might say, this is my small group and I enjoy each of them. A big thank you to each of you who take time to express your feelings, hurts, homes, your faith and your great recipes. I really, really appreciate it!
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
I Thess. 5:11 NLT