I’ll be honest with you — I’ve been struggling with my blog focus lately. I’ve wondered if my content is relevant to your needs. Am I only adding to all the noise on this crazy internet! Should I write more? Less. Should I quit?!
Times Change –
A lot has changed since I began blogging nine years ago! It used to be that bloggers shared their hearts and lives when the mood struck. Now blogging gurus tell us to post religiously, send newsletters weekly, add to that daily Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram — basically invade every bit of your world!
I find that pretty annoying. When bloggers I follow won’t stay out of my inbox for more than a few days, and I’m guessing you do too. I get tired of being told I need some amazing, incredible, easy, or fast — trick, gadget, schedule, book, or course – in order to be a better person, blogger, mom, wife, plus be instantly rich. I’m sure you get my drift! So I won’t add to the racket and I’ll be blogging the way you and I like it!
With 500 million blogs out there — really! 😯 — it’s hard for a blogger to make sure their reader can even find them.
All the to-dos and shoulds of blogging make my follow-the-rules personality a bit crazy! And I just stop writing. But then I remember how much I enjoy making friends on the internet. I know you want to live above the noise And to do that you need to realize your value before God. Then you can love your family well. And actually enjoy being a mom! And I want to help you do just that!
Biblical Truth for a Blogger –
While sorting through my conflicting thoughts, praying, reading, and seeking counsel, I read the book of Titus. I was again reminded that I am the “older woman” Paul speaks of. Now, I’m not completely thrilled to have earned this title 😊 but it’s where I am in life! And because of my age and experience, I have a clear calling to meet the Titus 2 commands.
According to Scripture, older women are to encourage / teach / train younger women to:
– Love their husbands — love isn’t always easy and we need ideas and help to do this well.
– Love their children — it can be really hard being a momma!
– Manage / keep their homes — it’s a tough job but it has to be done.
All of this so “that the Word of God may not be dishonored.”
I’m accepting God’s call me for this journey. I’ll use my gift of writing — my decades spent journaling to capture and chew on thoughts and ideas — to help “younger” women (that’s you!) love the life they’ve been given. And that includes all the emotional and spiritual digging-in-the-dirt details of how that actually looks in real life.
I also like this to be a place where “older” women feel comfortable having conversations about life in middle age: menopause, empty nest, relationships in marriage after the kids are gone, finding purpose, and more. This season of life can be quite unsettling to navigate. We all need friends to help smooth the bumps in the road.
- Expect to see me in your inbox a few times a month, more or less as the mood or Spirit strikes.
- I’ll link to a few products I think you’ll find useful. But only things I use and value and hopefully create soon.
- But mostly — I’m offering you some hard-won wisdom and discernment in the realm of wife-dom, mothering, personal and spiritual encouragement, along with home management and care.
Please reach out if there’s anything I can help with. Anything you’d like to get a conversation started on. Shoot me an email with encouraging happenings in your life. I’d love to hear from you! Honestly, blogging can be lonely.
Another thing, I’d love it if you’d share my posts with women you care about.
Thanks for your time.
Blessings and prayers as you seek to live above the noise!
PS – Check out a few of my favorite finds below!
Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Titus 2:3-5
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Well, here’s a great post on brainstorming I think you’ll find helpful.