The Beauty of Blogging
I didn’t know what to expect. When I first ventured into the blogosphere, I had no idea what I was doing. Where do I go? How will I meet people? Will anyone like me? Like a student stepping into a new school mid-year, I saw a world of cliques and friends swirling around me and wondered if I would ever fit in or find a real friend.
I smile now as I look back at that new, awkward blogger. I am still pretty young and naive, but so quickly God has helped me find my way. He took me by the hand and showed me where to go. He provided me with friends and taught me through what I read and wrote. And as I felt the warm embrace of the body of Christ, I realized that God had led me here to this strange new community of women scattered around the globe, huddled around screens, loving, learning and praying for one another.
I am so grateful to Lauren from Created By His Glory for including me, a latecomer, in the Beth Moore Living Beyond Yourself online Bible study that included over 30 bloggers. Lauren it blessed me in so many ways – and I know the Lord led me to the group – thank you so much for hosting it.
There I had the chance to meet and fellowship with gifted bloggers and kindred spirits who inspire and teach me, like Iris, Gibee, Karin, Maria, Boomama, and Carol – to name just a few. (I hesitate to even begin such a list because really I should just include the whole LBY blogroll!)
And everyday I continue to meet women, like Sandra, Heather, Dana, Diane, etc. whom I wish just lived next door so we could swap stories over tea and watch our kids play together. (Being up here in the Northwest, I longingly read of the blogger get-togethers the ladies are having in the other parts of the US.)
There is so much beauty in blogging as we celebrate our lives, our children and our faith. But when I started blogging it never occurred to me that I would discover the body of Christ so actively working and thriving in the blogosphere. It is a beautiful thing.
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