Thursday, December 06, 2012

This Space

For a while now I have been struggling with just what to do with this blog space.  In the past I've thought it should look like tons of other blogs out there.  You know, to be a successful blogger your blog should have... You should write about... and so on.  But all of that advice is geared towards a goal of growing a blog and making it profitable.

That's not why I'm here.

Carolyn Mahaney and her daughters recently wrote a series of blog posts about the internet, social media, and their impact (good and bad) on us as mothers and homemakers.  It reminded me that there's no reason for me to do anything with this blog that I'm not passionate about because ultimately I write for me.  It also reminded me of how discouraging it can be to see everyone else's lives only when they are all put together and to hear so many voices.

"Teach your children this way."
"Feed you family this food."
"Make your home look this way."

"How-to" posts, and things of that nature aren't all bad.  They can be helpful, and I do want to share some of what works for our family.  I don't ever want to be one of those voices that says, "To be a good mom, you have to do things exactly as I do."  I want to be the one saying, "It's hard to follow Christ, and to overflow with His grace toward our families, and to get dinner on the table."

IT
IS 
HARD.

And that's why I need Christ and His grace.  That's why I need to keep a proper perspective.  Keep first things first, and then let the others come as they will.  Don't be self-defeating.  That's what I want this place to be.  A place where you can see that life is messy, and houses are messy, and disasters happen, and IT IS OK.

Because we have a Savior 
a Redeemer
a Friend.
Rest in Him.

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