A few years ago, another blogger friend asked me what I wanted my blog to say?
At first I thought, are you kidding? I am my blog. My blog is me. My blog says what I say. It speaks for me. It's the window into my heart. Occasionally you get a glimpse of my soul. Frequently you get a chunk of my mind--sometimes it reveals how little my mind can be. Often you see the struggle in my spirit...
the growth of my being...the lock upon my angst and irritants...
the secrets to my sanctification...the portal to my open arms.
My blog is a snapshot...taken from different angles...with and without makeup.
Many days my blog is the mirror in my monitor. It speaks to me. It shows me every freckle in my image. It exposes all my vulnerabilities. When I look closely, it magnifies each weakness I possess. It humbles me. It challenges me. It calls me to walk a bit straighter...taller. It brings me to my knees.
Sometimes my blog says more than I want it to. Sometimes it says less...far less.
But what do I want my blog to say? I want it to say:
Life is a treasure, a privilege, a gift--yet, a whisper in the wind.
Family is a blessing--a Christmas morning, a Thanksgiving dinner, a Birthday party--each day of every year.
Love is a hug, a thoughtful word, an encouraging phrase, a written giggle, a lingering smile, a moment to grasp and never let go.
Friendship is possible and much more than a word, a thumbnail, an email, or moniker...it loyalty, love, empathy and encouragement--a shared joy, heartache, or struggle--held in another's heart, mind and hands. It's a safe space--where judgment has no place, condemnation is absent, and truth is gentle.
Loyalty is precious, integrity is honorable, respect is necessary.
Christianity is a holy union with the Triune God...it is binding...a lifestyle...a commitment...a temporal race...a community anyone can join with eternal benefits and reward.
God is real, is sufficient, Scripture is Divine and filled with instruction and hope.
Jesus is not a historical figure who gave nice talks and showed compassion. Jesus is REAL. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He He is the Living God. He is everything you need and everything you've longed for. And no one, absolutely no one, comes to the Father except through Him. He who believes in, relies on, clings to Jesus receives eternal and everlasting life.
And...my friends, I guess that about sums up what I want my blog to say.
For the moment anyway. selahV
[SO MY FRIENDS: What do you want your blog to say? If you write the answer, come back here and leave your blogpost url and I'll link to it and tell others to drop in and listen to your Voice.]