Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prayers for the Blog King

Just a couple of weeks ago I posted on the one-year anniversary of my adventure in blogging. This adventure led me, just a couple of months ago, to the one that I am told is the Blog King, our brother John Dobbs.

It was a Sunday afternoon back in February when I happened by his blog, which I had probably visited only 5-10 times in the past year. But this Sunday afternoon, there was something different, a live video chat going on, that grabbed my attention.

That's how I "introduced" myself to John, and have been chatting/reading his blog since then.

Even after only "knowing" John these few short months, I can say that I am truly heartbroken after reading the tragic news that was posted on his blog this evening.

I have nothing else to say...only many tears and many prayers for my new friend John and his family.

If you read this, please do me a favor, and take a moment to lift up my friend John to our Father in prayer.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Shackled by The Shack

Never before in my adult life have I been so held captive by a book (save the Bible) as I am by William P. Young's The Shack.

After hearing mixed reviews of this book, I just so happened to see it laying over at a friend's house. When I asked her what she thought of it, she said it was really good. She said she had just finished it and offered to let me borrow it.

I picked it up and started reading it earlier this week.

I've barely been able to put it down since.

I'm not sure what it is. Perhaps it's because it's so different--I don't usually read fiction.

Or perhaps it's because I love the picture that it paints of our Triune God!

Either way, I'm about halfway through it now. I'll be sure to come back and let you know what I think of it when I'm done with it!

Which, at this rate, should be sometime tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Blogiversary!!!

It's hard for me to believe that I've been at this for a year now!

This blog started on May 7, 2007, over at Xanga. It didn't last long over there before I moved here, to my new home! It began mostly just for me, as a way for me to journal about some of the things that were going on in my life. In fact, I didn't really tell anyone it was here! Little did I know that it would turn out to be one of the biggest blessings in my life. Before I began writing, I only read one other blog, and rarely left comments there. But once I started writing, I began surfing through others' pages as well, reading and leaving comments. There is an unbelievable amount of wonderful writing out there to be encouraged by and blessed by! In fact, I gave up watching TV--mostly because there was no time for that AND blog-reading!

I've covered alot of ground in the journey this past year, and my thanks to all who have read and left comments, as I've written about everything from the goings on in my Singles group at church (I write about them ALOT!), to the effects in my life after a young cousin passed away, to questions about prayer and fasting, and anything else that has been on my mind this past year. This blog has actually lead the way to me blogging now over on my church's Singles website. I'm not sure I would've written over there, had I not already been writing here, cause I wasn't sure I wanted to share my writings with everyone. But then one day last fall, my preacher (who is NOT the most computer-literate person in the world) stumbled upon this page here. Then I thought, "If HE can find it, ANYONE can find it, so what have I got to lose?"

Of course, I can't celebrate a Blogiversary without giving my thanks to the person who got me started at all of this. (So you can blame him!) He may not be the Blog King, or The Blogfather, but he's MY Blogfather, in the sense that I began reading his posts a couple of years ago, and was so incredibly blessed, encouraged, and challenged by all that he had to say! That's what inspired me to do some writing of my own, and Keith Brenton is still absolutely one of my favorite writers!

This has truly been an amazing journey, one that I hope to continue for years to come!

Much love!