Time to Get Down to Business

#1 The month of July has been one big vacation for us.
#2 At this point, I think we all need a vacation from vacation...and we're about to get it!

It's time to get down to business!!!

The beginning of the school year is just as powerful as the beginning of the new year for me, and I'm sure it's the same for many of you as well.  Goals are set, resolutions made, and commitments to old resolutions are renewed.  This is how I'm feeling about this blog.  It comes from something I learned in children's church a few weeks ago. :)

In a short video shown to the kids the "disciples" were speaking of the numerous letters they wrote during their lives and the effects those letters had, and still have, on so many others. 

I had never really soaked in the fact that the letters we have in Scripture are surely just a small percentage of all the letters written back and forth about God, Christ, and living a life pleasing to Him.  There must have been so many letters and of course they still didn't cover it all...I love this verse in John:

Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. (John 21:25)

This quickly translated to blogging for me: One of the things that discourages me from blogging is that there are sooooo many people blogging about the same basic things that I am, so I really don't see the use in it.  I mean, I could just write all this in a private journal and be done with it, right?  Well, I kind of wish it were so. 

Instead, every time I decide to hang it up something comes along to encourage me onward.  I do realize my blogs will never be canonized in Scripture. Ha!  And I do realize that people will read and judge, and that's okay too.  I just want to share what the Lord's teaching me, so that someone, somewhere will be encouraged.  Today, I hope to encourage other bloggers to keep writing about the Lord's works even if it seems pointless and tiresome at times. 

So, this is what the Lord's teaching me now...keep talking, writing, and sharing about Him even if it feels like you're screwing it all up, because I know I screw it all up A LOT!  Thankfully, God's grace is abundant and any imperfect progress I make is still progress.  (I think I stole that from Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst...a good read.)

Now, back to business: I'm cranking up home school this week, starting to train for a half-marathon next week, and Lord willing my hubby will be heading to a new job real soon!  Looking forward to whatever the Lord has for us!

Oh, and there may be a little blogging on the side. :)

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