I have so many amazing friends that blog. One of those friends is nationally (and internationally) known (kellyskornerblog) and she has a HUGE following. She makes it look SO easy! I have to admit....and I don't know why, but I find it so intimidating. Ugh! I am a grammar freak, and if I accidently posted something wrong...I would fret about it for days. If one of my English teachers/professors were to read this blog, they would cringe over my use of dot, dot dots (...). I am obsessed with them in lieu of commas all the time. I guess it's the way I talk...the pause, the southern drawl...who knows...I'm doing it again. Lord help me! Please tell me that I am not the only one that suffers from internet/blog fright? I would LOVE to hear from readers/bloggers with pointers to overcome this anxiety! I want to be me...to be authentic...to use this blog to journal the amazing life I have with my people...to share my FAITH....and to throw some occasional humor periodically for kicks (those that know my extended family knows this isn't occasional) :)
The original intention, for this blog, was to be an "annual Christmas newsletter" in lieu of a paper one that I have sent for YEARS (decades more like it). We chose to send a Christmas postcard, last year, and post my blog url on the card, which in turns saves on paper (earth friendly)...and if someone wants to read my blog...they can (or they don't have to as well...throwing the honesty out there). Truly trying to save the earth, and attempting to be more "digital".
I was updating my Christmas blog, tonight, and saw a LOT of traffic views. I knew I didn't send that many Christmas cards last year, so I found that traffic came from a friend's blog. She posts blogs that she follows on the sidebar of her page. Wow!!! Does this mean I have to update more? Is this the push that is necessary for me to put pen to paper...or fingers to keyboard? Yikes.....
I have seriously considered this for YEARS....so I am asking you to bear with me as I charter this unknown territory. I welcome those that stop by this way to post comments, feedback, pointers and encouragement as I "attempt" to step out of my comfort zone.
So....here this goes...I'm about to publish this post and see where it takes me. In the meantime...I hope you are being INTENTIONAL about this Christmas season. Focus on the reason, the hope, the purpose, the mystery and the GIFT of that virgin birth. HE is the reason for the season!!
Blessings to you and yours,
Isaiah 9: 6-7
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.