I'm back! I took a nice little break from blogging so that I could evaluate my intentions with this blog. During my time off, I've learned that I just simply want to write about our family. I don't want to impress anyone with the recipes that I'm cooking or the sewing that I'm doing. I don't want to compare my blog to the other blogs around me. I want to write when I feel like it and when I can find the time. I want to write about the life of our family and the fun adventures that take place.
I am reading Paul Miller's "A Praying Life" for the third time now and wow, it just gets better every chapter. This past week I read about the importance of praying like a child. How does that look? Well, my oldest curly girlie is so very persistent and asks over and over again for things. She is quick to say whatever is on her mind and heart, with no pretense. She comes home from school, jumps in the car and just starts blurting out everything from the day, in no kind of clean, neat order. Well, that's exactly how Miller tells us to approach God in prayer. God wants us to ask repeatedly of Him and to ask for anything and everything. He wants us to come before Him messy and needy, presenting our real selves to Him. Matthew 11:28 says, "'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
That's how I want this blog to look too! Now, I know that the people reading this blog aren't God, that's not my point. But just like the Lord wants us to be ourselves with Him, I believe that He also wants us to be our real selves with our family, friends, neighbors, and community.
So, how will that look now for me on this blog? I'll just write about our life, with no pretense, no eloquent words, and no fancy order. I will strive to write so that I honor the Lord and preserve a memory. I won't write to impress nor to make myself feel better because I did a neat and pretty craft with my girlies. More than likely, I'll have to post about a craft that we did that looked messy and caused a fight to take place between the girlies because they didn't want to share the glue. Maybe I'll write about making jell-o jigglers for school that didn't turn out to jiggle, they just made a big glob. Who knows? But, I'm excited about experiencing freedom! I'm excited about being me - wife to my hubby, mommy to my girlies, and most importantly, daughter of the King Jesus!