Hi Everyone, I am really ready to start this blog now! :) I have been waiting to feel His leading for the timing of all things. It is so best when I wait and do not rush head-long into things, as I am prone to do! My husband calls me Rhino (most of the time with affection) for a reason. I tend to be dogged when I put my mind/heart into something!
So, it is time. :) I wanted to let you know that I will not be writing every week just to write every week. I will be writing when I feel led to write and have something to say. I, personally, have stopped following people because they write every day, and I just do not have the time to read every day!! And, I really just want to read other’s stuff when they feel burdened to write, not because they want to keep their name out there or keep generating buzz. I long to listen to real stuff, not generated material! In that spirit, I will be blogging the same way—when I can’t not write about something and only then. :)
Beyond that, I know how incredibly precious your time is and truly value spending time sharing hearts this way. Thanks for taking the time when you can to sit and share. I look forward to doing that with you, and when you can’t, I praise God that we are both living our lives and are too busy!
That leads me to my next point—I love, love, love how our digital connectedness can keep us interacting in beautiful, meaningful, and long-reaching ways. I would not be writing this blog nor reading others if I didn’t! But, I always want to remember to be living life in the flesh with the real-live people around me, especially the very ones God has given me to serve and shepherd in my own home and heart. The balance is tricky, but I refuse to be tied to some type of digital device as my main way of loving people and being loved by them. So, I purpose to live life and be present, all the while trying to stay connected in healthy ways to this medium called the internet/social media/etc. that gives us small/large ways to love on one another.
Finally, I want to warn you that I will be writing about intense stuff as well as not-as-intense stuff. No matter what, I pray that even if you disagree with me, you will know that I am someone who welcomes your ideas and thoughts, even if we disagree. I love the people who let me be me and seek to understand even when we disagree. I am committed to being that person, as well. :)
Much love—Amy :)