I’ve read your blogs. They are lovely. And, to be honest, they rather intimidated me as I felt a leading to join the vast world of writing for the web.
Pictures of children are also important when writing a blog. Particularly their feet. There is something very endearing about a child’s feet. Perhaps they portray innocence. They still walk unafraid on high places, seek adventures, skip when they are happy and run for the sake of running.
Or maybe we just think they are cute.
But my daughter isn’t little anymore. At home she is either barefoot or has on one sock when she studies.So this is the best I can do for a feet picture. I really love the girl that comes with those feet.
It is also preferable to have beautiful pictures of my husband, happily walking hand in hand with me on the sand, our footprints being gently erased by the waves. We haven’t been to the beach in years and our last picture together was in the hospital but we are out now. I can’t promise beautiful, or even always happy, but we do have peace and joy.
I’ll include my ideal beach picture – the one I used for daydreaming during that long hospital stay.
We’re down the beach with our feet in the water, looking fabulous.
Blessings on those of you who have bravely ventured into your calling to write, to share through words and pictures the way that Jesus is working in your life. It is harder work than most imagine and I love when God uses the individual gifts that He has given people to touch the lives of others.
I’ve written articles on crime, a book on autopsies, countless reviews of children’s literature, a regular column on books for young adults, restaurant reviews and hundreds and hundreds of obituaries.
I never dreamed of writing a blog, particularly one on devotions and the spiritual walk.
It is scary.
There are no editors, final proofreaders, headline writers, photographers or people to handle layout. Just me and God. I realized that I care far more about what a small handful of readers derive from what I write here than what reviewers on Amazon thought of my book. Approval doesn’t matter. But I desperately want to accurately represent the way God wants me to share my heart and the Scriptures that excite me. Any message that I share needs to be a Godly one with purpose.
That is my prayer over this site.
While this wasn’t a highly “spiritual” entry, I do want to share the verses that convicted and calmed me in the middle of something today (and many days!)
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocricy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (James 3:17-18)
Father, today help me to bring Your gospel of peace to others by having a peaceful mouth that stems from a peaceable spirit.