I started blogging somewhere around 2007-2008. I was in real estate and just got into the trend to help get my name out there. Funny thing was that most of my blogs weren’t about real estate. They were about spiritual matters.
My pastor read some of my posts at the time told me that I needed to be teaching. Uh no, not one of my spiritual gifts…but thanks…I think…
I started this blog after putting my journey on paper about the things that God has done in my life in the past few years. My Mom read it and said that I needed to publish it. I always feel like she says stuff like that because she’s my Mom. Ya know?
But I just had it in a Word document and I thought that if I could help someone else who may have gone through some of the same things, why not put them online. That is one of the reasons why God allows us to go through things so that we can be of comfort to others.
I’m just me and I hope that some of my experiences can help you through yours or keep you from making the same mistakes.
I have a deep hunger for the Word of God and I can’t get enough of Him. I spend most of my time with the Lord first thing in the morning before I begin my day.
My dog loves this time of day because she lays on the bed and snores while I read and study. I have a basset hound and any chance she can get to lay down and snore, it’s her favorite time. 🙂
I started off with Our Daily Bread just to get in the habit of reading or spending time with the Lord first thing years ago. It wasn’ long before that was not enough. I was taking part in Bible studies at church but it frustrated me when we would take a week off or it would be weeks before another would begin again so I started doing them at home. I thank God for Beth Moore and her willingness to share her experiences and making her studies available online. I have learned a tremendous amount through her studies. I love Kay Arthur but you have to actually take a class in a group setting conducted by a Precepts authorized teacher. There are many studies out there. Priscilla Shirer is a good one, too. I really enjoyed her series on Jonah. Lifeway has been my lifeline to Bible studies and helping me to dig deeper.
Start something. Take that first step. You make the effort, God will meet you there. The first thing in the morning for me is best because I am less distracted and it helps to set my tone for the day. It also keeps me in constant dialogue with Him throughout the day.
I may or may not blog every day but I try to put down things that inspire me or move me and I hope you enjoy them.
Thanks for reading.