When I started blogging in December 2009, I did so because the Lord had laid it on my heart. The first I knew about blogs, I read about when we still lived in St. Louis and I sold real estate. I had read about how people used their blogs to promote them and their business. I filed it in the “maybe someday” folder in my head. Then we moved and for the first time in several years I had a little more free time and I began to look at blogs and read some of them. When I finally took the leap to start one, I asked my friend Stacey some questions, asked her opinion about some things and she gave me some wonderful advice and actually, she designed the current blog layout! Isn’t it great?
I digress…back to why I blog…as I said, I blog because the Lord laid it on my heart that is something He wanted me to do. I do not know why. I am certainly no Bible expert, but I do enjoy sharing on my blog, sharing how the Lord is working in my life and what he reveals to me when I read His word. What I did not expect…was the tremendous amount of support I get from people that read my blog AND the sense of connection I get when I read other people’s blogs. I really had no idea if ANYONE would ever read what I wrote. Stacey shared with me the importance of commenting on other’s blogs. She explained that a blog is kind of like a relationship, I have to nurture it for it to grow. Nurture it by taking care of it and nurture it by visiting others, commenting and learning from them. I have learned there must be NO BLOG MANUAL! A blog can be about anything someone wants to write about…Stacey was right…a blog has to be nurtured and I love taking care of THIS. Taking care of what has turned out to be my spiritual journal. So, thank you my friends, for making my joy complete. For taking the time to spend a few minutes here, reading my blog and commenting. I frequently refer to my daily resources for my quiet time…Living Faith Daily Catholic Devotions and Hope for Each Day by Billy Graham.
These are the springboards for my daily quiet time.
So, in celebration of my upcoming 100th published post…I am giving away a copy of
Hope for Each Day. This is actually a newer version than the one I use. Each day has a place for you to journal your thoughts. So…if you are interested in having your own copy of this book, here is how you may enter my giveaway: