I blog for several reasons – to record stories and milestones for my children, to keep out-of-town family up-to-date (kind of) on what’s going on around here, to keep a record of the various seasons of life that we’re passing through as a family, to create community, to just have fun.
Another reason I blog is to share some of my thoughts on what God is doing in my heart and in my life. I’m selective about what I lay out here on the web, so these aren’t the things that I blog about often. But there are times (like summer 2007) – when God is actively and visibly at work molding me, teaching me, calling me – that I like to record and share. These are posts that I hope God uses to touch, encourage, inspire those who read. If nothing else, they are used by God to continue to grow me as I journal.
Over the course of a series of posts I plan to share some of the things that God has been laying on my heart these past few weeks. It is a time of rebuke, teaching, and growth. It is a time of anxious anticipation as Matt and I await the next step in this journey called faith. It is a difficult time on many levels yet a sweet time on many more.
I hope as I post these things you will read, comment, and be open to God’s leading; not because I have answers, but because I believe God will be at work. I believe God will use this time for encouragement and affirmation for me and, I pray, for you. Will you join me?