Wednesday, January 5, 2011

:: Thankful Thursdays ::

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.
{Happy Dance}
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!


Sarah Luney said...

Oh. My. GOSH
Okay, you need to know something....

I had a stomach dropping, heart stopping moment when I read, "I don't use my blog for anything more than recounting the daily (and often mundane) ups and downs of this crazy life".
Holy. Smokes. I MUST tell ya, I have followed your writing for over a year and I have found "God-chatter" throughout every single one of your posts. It is written in every single loving, faith drenched, Lord dependant word you peck into your keyboard about your princesses and husband. It shows in the joy that you meet your everyday life with. I have personally found you so, so, SO inspiring and long ago put you on my call list as one of the first people to contact when I have children of my own and need some advice. While I am now looking forward to Thankful Thursdays (awesome awesome awesome), I still look forward to your writing exactly the way it is and exactly what its about. Don't for a second think that it hasnt been challenging and inspiring woman since they day you started writing!
Love Sarah

Michelle said...

Hi Christy,

First I wanted to tell you not to doubt the impact your blog makes on others lives. I personally check it often and am inspired and at times feel my blog is inadequate to yours. Don't listen to the lies. You are a wonderful and amazing person. I know that being a mom at times feel boring and mundane. This is only a season and I too went through the same thing. Although I think you are handling it far better than I did. In our day to day life each day seems to blend into the next. What I love about blogging is that when you look back at your posts it is testimony to the richness of our lives. I have been battling the negative thoughts on my side of the world, but have decided NO MORE. I have also joined the Beth Moore challenge of learning two scriptures a month. So my first verse is Isaiah 43:18-19. Lets see if I can remember it... Forget the former things, Do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not see it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. (I almost did it from memory) Anyway, I'm hoping by learning these scriptures it will build me up spiritually. So my friend, keep putting your thoughts on your blog. I miss them when they are not there! Keep in touch and keep smiling

Love, Michelle

Crystal said...

It looks like I am following suit here when I say, no way! I had a stomach drop to at first, as your blog, thoughts, life is not worthless, mundane or not God breathed at all...quite the opposite! Resist those lies, stand in truth and keep writing what you are writing:)! But a little extra focus on God is never a bad thing, we all could use it!!