Blogging has become an extension of my true self.. it has opened my own eyes into the uncharted regions of my innermost self as I have searched out the hidden dreams and intent of my heart... Foremost, it has deepened my need to express praise and honor to the the Most High God! I have learned more about denying my will and knowing and doing the Will of the One who created all things through blogging. It is through the times of contemplation, the times of choosing what and even when to post... what to write and not to write... allowing the Spirit to lead me in every aspect of blogging.. for it is my uttermost desire to glorify God and His precious Son, Jesus Christ through everything I do and say here.
Secondly, it is an open portal to the world... at least those things of the world that interest me the most. Blogging has given me opportunities to learn so much.... as I have researched places, people, and topics of interest to post about and learn about. But one of the greatest things about blogging is the opportunity it has given me to meet new friends from all over the country and the world. To visit other blogs and build connections with differing views, and interests, learn more about crafting, redecorating, arts, history, so many things that new friends share on their blogs.
My blogging experience was born out of the promise I made to my last class I taught back in 2003. My students challenged me to find a venue for my writing and expression. I tried various avenues for freelance writing and online competitions, but nothing has given me more satisfaction than blogging. And I appreciate the ease with which Blogger has made this online journal possible. If I can figure it out......
I hope that anyone who happens upon my journal will find something to encourage, challenge, or interest... but the main thing I would desire to express is that the God of the Universe loves us and desires fellowship with us.. so the challenge today is to keep our focus on the Lord, allowing Him to rule supreme in our lives and allowing Him to lead us through the days of our lives!