I have been considering starting a blog for about two years. The things that held me back for so long will not surprise those who know me. I am riddled with self-doubt and the ugliness of procrastination. Not to mention, that my computer skills are primitive at best. How do the mechanics of blogging work? Who would read what I write? What do I have to say that is different from what is already out there? What if it becomes just another thing I start and never finish? So I thought and stewed for two years. But a calling is a calling, and writing is my calling whether blogging, book writing, article writing, whatever. It is also the vehicle God has used in my life to make sense of the world and to hopefully encourage other people along the way.
You’re probably wondering about the name. Let me explain. I have spent most of my life attempting to reconcile my Christianity with my insatiable desire for stuff. It has lead to nothing but trouble in the form of debt, anxiety, discontent and a stagnant relationship with God. I learned the hard way that God is a jealous God and refuses to share space in my heart with anything or anyone else. I also learned that He is rich in mercy, and His boundaries are given out of an intense love for us and a desire to protect us from ourselves. Much of what I write comes out of these experiences. I could take any aspect of money and materialism and turn it into an old fashioned object lesson because this is where I live everyday.
The purpose of this blog is selfish in that I know I am not the only person out there who desires the impossible, to be in the world and not of it. I also know that I am not the only mom attempting to swim against the stream in the area of parenting. I know that my desire to raise Godly kids, unencumbered by the trappings of this world is not unique to me. We need each other. Hopefully, this blog will be a place of encouraging discussion, the occasional ramblings from me and most of all a community of like-minded women who are called to the task of dying to ourselves and living to Christ.
It would be an honor to have you on this journey with me, weaving in and out of life’s complications and spurring one another on toward godliness allowing our lives to be the stage where the main Character tells His story of redemption.