Another month has come and gone! I’m feeling a little pressure to get my posts…well…posted! But more travel came my way with the unexpected death of a midwife friend and the potential move of my daughter to our area. A pastor once said, “Good and evil travel on parallel tracks and arrive about the same time.” So very true. And it’s what we do with these life events that matters most to God. Life just happens. And we need to be ready to adjust to the needs of others as we traverse this life.
Yet, I am determined to write, to share my thoughts, adventures, and growth as the good Lord has given them to me. My motive, of course, is to offer ideas and encouragement, with a dose of reality thrown in. But whether anyone actually reads this blog cannot be pivotal to my writing. I must choose to make it less than important. God will determine just who sees and needs what I write. And that someone just might be me!
We feel value when that silly “like” button is clicked for our picture or post. (Go ahead, admit it!) But it’s hard to stay motivated when Facebook limits the people reached on my “like” list! I mean, my friends actually chose to push that “like” button, only to have someone else decide which “likes” are good enough to post on that person’s feed. Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox. Stepping down…. (Tip: If you want to be sure to see my blog posts, subscribe and you’ll always get them in your inbox. On Facebook: comment, click “like,” or better yet, “share” them with someone you love. That way it may bump up my posts in your feed.)
If you’re with me on this “like” thing, you’ll enjoy this video my daughter found! Such truth.
“You Are Not Your Likes” from Max Monty on Vimeo.
Oh, it’s often a wonderment as to the value of putting my thoughts on paper, and yet there is value in it. There is worth whenever we ponder and consider life and the lessons we are learning in and through it. And along the way, if I can reach another soul who is searching along a similar path, then I am blessed to share and prayerfully help sort through the stuff of life.
May you be blessed today as you seek God’s face through the good days and through the trials.
He is very near!
“Now behold, as your life was highly valued in my sight this day, so may my life be highly valued in the sight of the LORD, and may He deliver me from all distress.” 1 Samuel 26:24
I loved this post! It’s so relevant to the blogging sphere. So much pressure to make money on your blog, get a certain status or just be out there and read. I feel like every blogger comes to a crossroad with this thing. Readers want you, the authentic you. Not the you you put out there to get to a certain place. They want to know they can relate and be related to. I felt that reading this. coming over from Titus Tuesdays…Keep posting!!
It’s good to know so many of us are in the same boat. Sometimes we feel alone, yet to know we each “find” ourselves in our writing is a comfort. We can encourage each other to keep on sharing Truth and Joy and Love to a needy world. Thanks for encouraging me today!
Karen F. says
I just found your blog via The Loft. I *love* this post. What a great reminder. Look forward to reading more.
Glad you found me and “like” what I had to say! :o) Blessings!
I love you, Terry! Little drops make ripples that go on for eternity.
Aw, shucks! Thanks for reminding me. It’s too easy to forget in this ocean we swim in. Love you back!
I’m so glad you got a post, posted :) I looked recently and have 110…yes you read that right….drafts in my draft folder. But time doesn’t allow for it right now, even though I love it. Selah is a non-napper!
I hope to get back to it someday. But yes, needs of others take priority. The world has plenty of bloggers but my kids only have one mama, my husband only one wife.
So very true! I noticed my drafts are growing, too, but I guess that’s one step toward already having it written, right?! And blogging is really just journaling, so all those thoughts written down and explored (even if they never get posted), make for a better momma and a better wife. God is so very good! Miss you.