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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Finding Joy in the Journey: Blogging

I had some interesting thoughts pressed upon my heart the past few days. I read a post written here about reasons why we blog. After reading Monica's post it got me asking myself, what was my purpose for blogging? Well, when I started out a few years ago, I had a private blog. I lived away from all my family. Starting a blog was my way to show my family our everyday activities. It was a way to document the growth of my children. Well as time went on I felt I wanted to do more. I wanted to share more. I wanted to be able to write and not worry that people may not like it. At the time I let my own fear and insecurities stop me. I felt, at the time, that my ideas were not original enough or creative enough. That I was not enough. Because of this I didn't blog about a lot of things.


As time went on, I realized one big thing I didn't blog about was my faith. It occurred to me that I was keeping a huge part of myself hidden. It was  like I had the most delicious brownie, but I refused to share it with anyone. What a sad thought right?

Well at the begining of this year my wonderful hubby encouraged me to start a public blog. A blog where I could share my ideas and thoughts. He believed in me, when I couldn't. What a wonderful man I am married to. His encouragment brought me to Blissful and Domestic. I have grown so much this year. My blogging has not always been steady, but recently my need to blog has increased. I love signing in and posting. I feel more confident. I don't need 100's of followers. If I can just touch one person and maybe share with them a new craft or idea than I feel content with what I am doing.

My testimony in the Gospel has grown immensely this year. I have been humbled many, many times. I know that I am nothing without my Savior. He has given me everything and I just want to serve him and be faithful. I want to teach my children this. I want them to know that He is bigger than anything. That although we fall short many times, He CAN and WILL make up the difference. This is what I couldn't share before because I was to scared of my own heart.


My blog is a way to document my families life. It is a way to show myself that when I am schooling my children, that it is worth it. It is a reference guide for myself and a cookbook. There have been so many times I need to find a recipe, but the only place I knew it definitely will be, is here.


I am thankful for this blog and for all those wonderful friends who frequent it. Your comments truly mean so much to me. I try to reply back, because I want you to know I appreciate your words. Thnak you for all you do to inspire me. I am thankful for this little corner of the web I occupy. I pray I can continue to inspire you as you inspire me each day.


From the bottom of my heart thank you and please come back to visit. I hope to have some uplifting thoughts and maybe a little craft and schooling ideas as well. Have a Blessed Day!


2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this! Sometimes the things that mean the most are the hardest to post about for some reason.

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  2. My blog started out just like yours. Although I do not post daily about my faith, I am much more open about now then when I started my blog.
    Great post!

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