Before I left for the my summer blogging break I had plans, man. BIG PLANS!
I announced that I would be adding additional writers and launching into podcasting, doing Facebook lives, writing eBooks, and more.
THIS. GIRL. WAS. ON. FIRE!
This was going to be me in the blogging world . . .
I was going to be just like Lynda Carter. Fierce, but for Jesus!
I started the summer with all of my plans – on fire! – and I got right to work on trying to make all of my dreams a reality; but throughout the summer I added more and more commitments to my plate. And even though it’s all good stuff I need to do to better homeschool my girls, and serve Christ in a more meaningful way, I had the acute awareness that my new schedule might impede my ability to write consistently for this blog.
Just between me and you, I feel a bit overwhelmed with all of my commitments (none of which I can trim back), and I hope that during this busy season I will be capable of putting three intelligible words to paper. We shall see. See Scott run. Dick and Jane. . . I may be off to a good start!
Possibly Girl on Fire this fall? . . .
(She’s not dead. She’s breathing. I put a mirror under her nose – like all good moms were trained to do.)
My New eBook: The Art of Building a Godly Home
All my planning wasn’t for naught. I spent all summer working on my eBook, and I’m thankful to say that it is pretty much completed, with the exception of editing. It is really a labor of love. I’m so grateful to God that I’ve finally created a resource that moves beyond encouragement, and into the realm of equipping women. I can’t wait to release it so that women can use it as a tool to help build their home for Jesus.
My Word for 2018
You know how at the beginning of every year there’s a lot of buzz around the internet about words; more specifically, what ONE word will define a person’s life for the upcoming year?
Well, over the summer, as I prayed and sought the Lord regarding Welcome Home Ministry, the Lord spoke a word to my heart that has really surprised me. Contrary to my Girl on Fire plans, I have emerged with one word that I believe will define this upcoming season of blogging . . .
What does it mean to drip? (I heard you ask.)
Think of a droplet of water that falls from the roof of a ceiling after it rains. It’s just a tiny bit of water – in comparison to a splash of water or a big wave.
I may not be able to make a big wave right now because of all the wonderful stuff happening in my life (which can be utterly exhausting), but you can best believe that I will be drip, dripping along by God’s grace.
Dripping will help me to remain faithful to the core values I hold as a family-life blogger. It will add authenticity to what I write, as well as produce character in my life. If I can not demonstrate faithfulness to God behind the scenes, I have no credible message here on this blog.
So my word for 2018 as a blogger is DRIP!
Because God can make a mighty ocean from a drip-drop river…Dream Small
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