Tuesday, January 27, 2009

To Blog or Not to Blog

Blogging is kind of a waste of time, but sometimes the greatest fulfillment I get in a day is seeing my thoughts "published" in a post. When I first started blogging it was primarily a way of keeping pictures and updates available and consistent for family and supporters. That has changed.

When I became a SAHM my opportunity for discussion, adult conversation, and sharing with others was greatly reduced. I love being a SAHM, but I miss sharing my life with others. Ever since I became a Christian I have been in leadership roles in various ministries. It was my joy to share my spiritual journey with others, both my triumphs and defeats. It was so rewarding to encourage others in their walk as we grew together. Currently my 9 month old is not really interested in why I believe in the sovereignty of God or what I thought about the passage I just read. He doesn't need my advice on how to overcome the things that make us stumble or the theological ramifications of the latest "must-read". He just needs to know I am going to play, cuddle, feed, and bathe him. So, I blog.

I blog in hopes that some other gal (or guy) behind their computer screen will be encouraged by the things I write about. I am sure my readership doesn't even break into double digits, but still it gives me purpose to know that perhaps some other SAHM can relate, laugh and know she will make it through & she is not alone. I hope it gives my fellow Christian something to think about - whether in agreement or disagreement. I hope it still keeps my family in "the know", since we live so far away. It is my outreach. It is my time to teach. It is when I create. It is how I can love. It is a way to share hope. It is my refreshment.

4 comments:

  1. I love reading what you have to say!!! I wish I could get my thoughts down the same way! Maybe when I too become a SAHM :-D

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  2. ah jes i love reading your blogs! though i do love you more

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  3. i'm not a stay at home mom, so i kinda skimmed over that part... but i don't think blogging is a waste of time, i think it is, in fact, a very productive creative outlet. i know personally that i need to have a place to channel my creative energies to keep those juices flowing. so keep it up!

    plus its sweet to stay updated on your guys' life.

    but i may skip the "romancing norse" series... HAHA!!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog party! I really like blogging also. It is challenging (I try to post something new everyday), but very rewarding also. I know what you mean about the feeling when you publish a post. Keep serving Him and God Bless you!

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