While perusing Facebook a couple days ago, I noticed a post by a lovely lady-friend that eluded to the fact that she had started a blog.
I don't quite know why, but having more and more people around start their own blogs (for many different reasons), excites me.
So I clicked on over to A Looney Concept and start to read.
The girl can write!
And as I read further, I was challenged. I got to thinking about my own blog, and the things I write, the things I value.
I started to feel guilty that I don't use my blog for anything more than recounting the daily (and often mundane) ups and downs of this crazy life. That I don't spend more time writing and sharing about God and who He is to me, what He is doing in my life.
I started equating my worth and value with my blog and then starting feeling pretty worthless and without value. I felt the lies of my enemy slither into my mind and begin destroy the love I have for this blog and the things I write and the people that read.
Then I gave my head a good firm shake.
I am nobody but who I am and I will not apologize or get down on myself for my life and the value I place on each moment spent being a mom. The time I will spend with my young girls is so fleeting and keeping journal of the silly, the exciting and the rather slow pace of my "job" is very important to me. I'm proud of all the memories I have commitment to electronic memory.
Once that got out of the way, however, I still felt the desire to dedicate more time and typing to declaring God's goodness within the silly and exciting slowness of life.
So that leads me to announcing my new weekly feature, Thankful Thursdays.
I don't know about you, but I find it so easy to focus on, and give word to, the frustrating and annoying things in life. Whining kids, a sleep deprived night, line ups at the grocery store, desperately needing a shower but not being able to have one......
It's a well known fact, that negativity breeds negativity.......but the same applies to positivity.
Every Thursday, I'm going to focus on thanksgiving with a post highlighting the everyday things that I have to be thankful for. I'm also committing myself to Sarah's challenge on her blog to memorize two scriptures a month and to to tie in both, the verse I'm choosing first is Colossians 2:6 & 7......
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
This is personal journey but I invite any one of my readers join me and declare God's goodness through weekly thanksgiving on their blog and let's affirm one another!
Check in tomorrow for the first "Thankful Thursdays" post!