Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Why I Write: One Year Anniversary

Hey Friend,

It is a day to celebrate...for it is my one year blogging anniversary!  I want to say a big Thanks Y'all to those who have been with me from the beginning!  You have been my steady encouragement.  To everyone who has joined along the way, I am honored and humbled that you make time to read my posts!

Congratulations to Ellen B. and LaRhonda L. who won prizes in my anniversary giveaway drawing.  It pays to subscribe and to comment :).  Ellen won a copy of Ann Voskamp's best seller, "One Thousand Gifts - A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are".  I highly recommend this great read.  LaRhonda won a DaySpring mug featuring Isaiah 40:31 and a Starbuck's gift card.  Thanks ladies!

At age 52, I am still pondering what I want to be when I grow up...anyone else feel like that?

I have done my stint as a professional in the business world.  I also taught for several years with a break in between to concentrate on my most challenging and fulfilling role as "Mommy".  A little over a year ago a complicated knee surgery sidelined me from teaching.  When I literally couldn't put weight on my leg for six weeks (can you say stir crazy), I returned to my "first love" which has always been writing. 

What greater topic to write about than our great God who created each of us and loves us with a love that our tiny minds cannot fathom.  This God of loving-kindness has faithfully walked with me through all sorts of trials and tribulations.  This blog, "Walking Well With God" is a tribute to His faithfulness and fulfilled promise to never leave nor forsake me.

I have tried my best to Keep It Real in this boat called Life that we do together.  I have dared to be vulnerable with my life experiences so that we could support each other and grow together. 

I guess you could say that my writing is my faith applied...lived out in order to bring glory, not to myself, but to God.   I am a cracked vessel through which Christ's light least I try to be.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds?  (James 2:14)

As the Sunday school song favorite goes, "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."  My cup overflows with God's great love for me and He has asked me to pour out His love on you.  Do you know how great God's love is for you?  I hope that reading some of my posts has given you an inkling!!

In 2013, my little blog through God's abundant grace, has reached almost 10,000 readers across the globe.  That, my friends, is God at work!!  In 2014, I have chosen the word, "Intentional" as my word for the year.  It is my heart's desire to live each day with more intention and purpose - through my actions and my words.

I have a lot more words to share.  Are you with me for another year?  I hope so! 

I'll end this post with the mediation I always pray before I press "Publish" each week:

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight O Lord.  Amen.

In His love,


ps.  I will be taking a two week break for my upcoming wedding and honeymoon.  I invite you to catch up on my 47 other posts in my absence.  You will continue to be in my prayers...