I’ve only starting blogging a few weeks ago and in this short time I must say that blogging is an adventure in and off itself. I started out with the intention of getting myself ‘out there’ but it has turned into what is becoming a wonderful and powerful new part of my life.
I have found the most inspiring bloggers. Ones who meld words in such a way that I find myself consumed, carried away to emotions that inspire, empathize, invoke, conjure – you name it – it’s here in the world of blogging. I’ve found magnificent photographers who need no words to appeal to those same emotions. I’ve vicariously traveled to wondrous lands where I could only dream of visiting.
But I’ve also found pain. There are many who have and are fighting hard battles. Who are utterly courageous in sharing those battles with the world. Their courage to expose themselves a testament itself to the inspiration they share with others.
I’ve found ones who are questioning and searching for answers about and from God. Those have left me no alternatives but to ask myself the same questions. Then there’s the ones who flat out refuse to believe or have explained away the very existence of God.
One of the detriments to blogging that I’m encountering is the lack of laundry getting done, the dust balls curling up around the baseboards and the dog bones left on the floor that I step on getting out of bed in the morning. I am being drawn to the blog world now and am consumed with each new wonderful post I find. But, it is a pleasure that I am savoring.
Each word of inspiration and encouragement lifts my soul and confirms to me that I’m on the right track, to never give up on my dreams. Be they big or small, a daily goal or one I hope to have accomplished a year or even ten years from now. I’ve also realized that the experiences I’ve had in my life can enable me to be sources of inspiration to others, just as so many are inspiring me.
The wistfullness I feel when I think of some beautiful place like Greece, Australia, Thailand or any of the other hundreds of lands I’d love to visit has become somewhat diminished as I get to read and visit in beautiful pictures these and other wonderful places. To have a first hand account and be able to speak with people living in these lands or on an adventure there themselves is a joy for me.
Above all, I know from whence cometh my help and God is speaking clearly and lovingly through most all posts. Even those that are not directly speaking of God, I still hear His voice. In searching to answer those hard questions from skeptics, my faith has grown greatly and I am blessed to have encountered even those experiences.
I thank you all for welcoming me so warmly to the world of blogging and greatly look forward to continuing this journey with each of you. Till we talk again, may God bless your each and every moment!