Welcome and thank you for stopping by my brand new .com!! 🙂 Some of you may be thinking “doesn’t she have enough on her plate that having a second blog is just too much?!” You may be right…but I wanted to share how and why I came to this point.
I have been blogging, mostly about my family, over at The Smith Family Journey since 2008. When I started I barely knew what a blog was….I was first introduced to blogging by Angie Smith and her sweet girl Audrey. Once I started reading her blogs I was “hooked”….I used to journal as a young adult – but had given that up. I didn’t have time, or patience to scrapbook and blogging seemed to accomplish all that I wanted to remember in a quick and easy way.
I love writing. Over the past 5 years I have written hundreds of posts in my head and yet published very few of them. I have followed numerous blogs and been so encouraged by so many faithful women. I always wanted to do more with my writing – find ways to encourage others – but it has become increasingly more difficult to find the time to do it.
I was not feeling “inspired” and had a tough time deciding what I should write about. The truth is I spend too much time on various social media outlets and not enough time in God’s Word. I found that when it came to my “faith walk” I didn’t feel like I had a lot to share.
Then came an invitation…..
Holley Gerth, a blogger and writer over at (in)courage sent out a invitation to be considered for a “dream-team” of women looking to understand and pursue the God-sized dreams in each of us. I was interested and filled out the application and assumed that I probably wouldn’t be chosen.
I love how God works though….whenever I say “it will never, or I will never”….He makes my impossible, possible. Because of Holley’s passion for encouraging women – a group of 100 beautiful women will be walking together in 2013 on a journey of discovery. And I am honored and thrilled to be able to be a part of it!!
I read one “dreamer” say that it feels so good to be “chosen”. Funny how much I want to be chosen in this world, and how quickly I forget that I was chosen long ago, by One who had some very special and specific plans for me.
The very start of this process has lead me to the place that I think God wants me to be. A place where I am seeking out His Word, His plan and direction AND being willing to step out in faith in whatever way that might mean.
I felt like one small part of this journey would be to have a place where I could just focus on my writing, focus on my faith walk and be able to be transparent. To start to seek and discover those dreams that God has in store for me!
I am so excited to begin this journey. To reflect and see all of the ways that He has blessed our family. The riches He has given us are many and I take much of it for granted. Hopefully part of this discovery will be a renewing of the gratitude I have for all the places He has walked with me and all of the ways He has made beauty from the ashes in my life.
Thank you for being a part of this journey with me…..I can’t wait to see what God has in store for all of us!