Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Blog Challenge: Day 2 - Why this blogging thing???

A few years ago, my college friend Kim introduced me to her blog.  Oh, it was so cool. I immediately became addicted to reading blogs and definitely had my favorites I liked to visit.  I really wanted to be a blogger myself, but God basically told me no.

Quite clearly.

If I didn't have time for him. I didn't have time for this blogging thing.

Case closed.

Well, it seemed that God had his own plan with this blogging thing. It was to be used to be helpful, to show others His love, to bring honor and glory to Him. 

How?  Well, I hope that the things I share: my struggles with being a mom, life as an Army Chaplain's wife, and how God works in my life in general - make a connection, touch a heart, make a reader think. 

I've posted all about our Army journey so far, how God is using us in our church, and how life is as a mom of three boys.  I've posted about some of my ups and downs, smiles and struggles.  I have done several posts that go along with Bible studies have led or been involved with. 

This blogging thing has also brought some great opportunities.  I was contacted by Leafwood Publishers to do my very first book review.  Totally cool. Now I am reviewing for other companies as well.  I've also received free digital scrapbooking software from My Memories and have had 3 giveaways.  Best of all, I've "met" some really amazing people. 

I don't want to be negative, to bring people down.  I want to be an encourager. I want to make you laugh. I want to share God with you.

I like finding new, inspiring blogs to follow. I will admit that I stopped following folks who were so negative all the time.

I always appreciate folks stopping by. I LOVE comments (hence doing this challenge). 

You can click here to read my first post.  If I have mentioned a topic you would like to read more about, check out the labels on the right.

Thanks, Jenna for allowing me to take part in your blog challenge!


  1. I always enjoy reading your posts even though I don't always comment!

  2. first time reader from Jenna's blog....I have 2 boys myself and even though they're young I totally understand the craziness.

    Your statement "if I didn't have time God, I didn't have time to blog" strikes a chord. While I love this outlet I need to be even more intentional in my walk with God, thanks for the reminder!

  3. Stopping over from Jenna's Journey - I like your blog!

    I agree with you and April above - we all need to be more intentional in our walk with God - I know I do!!


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