Yesterday was nutso here, and I didn't have opportunity to share with all you fine folks the highlight of my day--week--month--maybe year (though with seven months left I can't say for sure): I was given a blog award. While potentially not coming with all the fame and fortune of, say, an Oscar (but who knows?), it certainly cheered me. (And, I'd like to add that I have been 'famous' once, and I didn't like it at ALL. More on that another day.)
Sarah from Life in the Parsonage, one of the most interesting and 'real' bloggers that I read, generously shared this award with me. I cannot tell you how exciting (and addictive) this blog journey has been, but I am thrilled to be friends with people I have not yet had the chance to meet! I love how God uses all available resources for the encouragement and development of the Body of Christ.
You know, I started blogging as a way to journal and yet share where my heart really was. I needed a place to process my thoughts and things God was teaching me, and I also felt the call to just 'be real' before others. So often in the church, we can put forth the image we want others to see. I won't say I'm free from that, but I do try to share what I'm really thinking and feeling. I hope I don't sound too 'churchy' but I did grow up from early childhood as a believer in Jesus and a member of the church, so how I 'speak' here is really how I speak. (There is a slight possibility that I'm just a nerd of almost-unequaled proportion, but I'm refusing to entertain that option.) I am honored and humbled that God could use my ramblings to bless or encourage or exhort anyone, more or less the fair number of you that read &/or comment. He truly uses the foolish to confound the wise, no? LOL!
So, those of you who blog, why did you start blogging? Have your purposes changed along the journey. I'd really be interested in hearing a snippet about this area of your life. In the meantime, I'm going to go revel in the fact that I have a new blogosphere friend who deemed me worthy of awarding. Then maybe I'll go floss! LOL!!!! (If this makes no sense to you, check out Sarah's latest blog entry.)
Pressing on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus,