Why do we read other people's blogs?
Inspiration? Advice? Different perspective? Escape from what is going on in our lives? To learn? To empathize? Sympathize? To keep up with a journey, experiences or their life, in general?
All of these? Perhaps.
In this oh so interconnected, but ever growing DISCONNECTED world we live in, it often seems as though true connection with others is lost. Maybe it is simply forgotten or unwanted. I cannot help but disagree that connections, REAL face to face, heart to heart, person to person connections and contact are "unwanted." Why is it so hard for us?????
In this first post, I just want to share my "why." Perhaps it will give you something....Inspiration? Perspective? Learning? More than anything, I want to share with you, so that you will first understand that I AM A REAL LIVE WOMAN!
I never want to "hide" behind this computer screen and paint you an image of rainbows, roses, romance or perfection. I AM NOT and do NOT live that life, never have and realize that perfection is a false illusion that I won't achieve while on this earth in this human body and state.
With that being said, I also am not sharing my life for sympathy from ANYONE! I do not want nor need that. My life is my life and I will do with it the most I can and try to make a difference to as many people as possible while God gives me breath. I am real, plan to share my "real" with you and hope to give you a connection that you may not have experienced before.
Hopefully, I can share love, joy, brokenness, forgiveness, struggles, celebrations, wisdom, creativity, praise and life in a way that you might enjoy your own from a different angle/perspective and spread your own love to others in this crazy, messy life! I want to share what I read, things I learn from studying the Bible, how I have learned to "fight" in life, how I have fallen apart and been put back together by God, certainly not in my own strength, my JOYnaling entries and more.
Thank you for joining me on this venture! I ask that you show me grace as I learn through this process. Give yourself grace too. You are an unfinished, beautiful, unique, one of a kind creation with your own "WHY!"
Daughter, Sister, Wife, Momma, Friend, Warrior Princess, Sold out follower of Christ. There is more to me than meets the eye. A beautifully broken, messy, loving, imperfect woman praying to inspire others to find the JOY in this Joy-ney we call life!