the trouble with blogging is that it is so one sided.
i really like the process of writing - it helps me think things through. i like taking or finding pictures and "pretty-ing" things up. i like the editing and arranging of posts and my page.
i just wish everyone who read my blog had a blog also. or maybe that we could sit down and chat about things, so that i could spout off my views (as i do here) and then you could tell me what you think.
the trouble with blogging is that it can give a sense of intimacy that might not be real.
if you've read this blog, you know alot about who i am. honesty is one of the character traits i value the most, and so while i'm by no means perfect (so, so far from that), everything i write here is true and reveals some of the deepest parts of my heart. this can leave me feeling really naked and exposed. i don't know the deepest parts of most of you. if you keep a journal, it's kind of like leaving your journal on the coffee table, for anyone to flip through....or maybe more like leaving it at the bus stop...
by now i can imagine what you're thinking. (given that i have the gift of telepathy - just kidding!)
becky - blogging is your choice. what you share is your choice. whether or not you link to FB is your choice.
oh friend, you are so right!
i have thought about it so much - probably almost too much. i have prayed about it as i wish and long for meaningful relationships. i have asked for guidance, for wisdom, for peace.
today the Lord answered in short melody based on a verse i long ago memorized:
"no weapon formed against you will prosper"
my eyes have been opened to the truth of 1 peter 5:7-8 as i considered all the ways i have let the devil whisper lies to me (you have no friends, no one cares what you have to say, you are worthless...).
dear reader (if you're out there) this blog is not for you. it for my Lord. sometimes it will be heavy (like today!) and sometimes it will be light and fluffy. sometimes i'll ask questions, sometimes i'll have found an answer to talk about.
i pray that i'll have the strength to stand each day against everything that fights against who God has intended me to be and today i pray that for you too.