Friday, February 14, 2014

my heart

Welcome to my new blog!  I am so glad you're here.  Some of you might have followed me over from my old digs...but I'm also hoping to meet many new friends here!

When I started blogging a couple years ago, I was just hoping to create a journal of our families adventures, travels, & daily happenings.  But it's turned into so much more than that.  I've come to a place where I've opened up my heart, been vulnerable with what's going on in there, & pretty much laid it all out there.  It hasn't always been pretty, and there have definitely been times that I've regretted saying as much as I have.  However, knowing that I've been an encouragement to some of you has made it all worth it to me.  And going back & reading where I was "then" compared to the growth & stretching the Lord has done in me...makes me want more.

Writing has also been therapeutic for my soul.  I'm not always good with my words when I'm face to face with someone or in a group.  Unless I'm really comfortable with everyone I'm around, I get quiet...not really shy...I just don't like the attention on me.  I've always wished I was more the life of the party type, but that's just not who God created me to be.  But on here, without an audience, I can say what's on my heart...and not feel like it's not cool enough or the right thing at the right time.  Because I've seen God take what I've put on here and use it for good.  Not in my timing, but in His.

Thank you for following along...I'll hope you'll continue to follow & read.

Psalm 56:3