Thursday, January 3, 2013
Blogging in 2013
It's always good to refresh, and refocus at the beginning of a New Year. I've been taking some time in the past few days to do that - and, actually, it is something that I like to do throughout the year. Maybe daily? As I always need to align myself with God, tuning in to listen to His heart.
Blogging is just one of the many areas where I am asking Him for His direction in. And as a result, I have compiled a list of the main topics that I hope to be blogging about this coming year. (These topics are also listed in my "About Me" page - click here to view - as I recently rewrote the entire page, after leaving it much the same as it has been since I started this blog in the spring of 2010. )
Writing is my way of processing life, and of learning. Always desiring to listen to God, and to follow - through all the stages of life. These are the main topics that I will be writing on in 2013:
Sharing the thoughts that God impresses on me as I spend time listening and learning from Him is my main focus here. There are many times when I am so captured by His words and His heart that I must stop and write - this is what He is calling me to do.
Heart Connect: Living a Life of Prayer
Prayer is an area that I long to grow in, and is so much more than we usually think of. It is a way of life, of being in continual connection with God. My posts on prayer will most often be on Wednesdays.
Forever Close: The Heart of a Mother
This is a series that I will be beginning in January of 2013; look for these posts on Thursdays. Mothering is near and dear to my heart, and I am continually learning that all is by His grace and mercy. And we as moms (and also grammas) need God so desperately for this awesome privilege and responsibility.
Favorite Family Recipes
Once each week I try to post a family favorite - such fun to prepare beautiful, delicious food for our families. Look for these recipe posts usually on Tuesdays.
I am blessed to be a full-time wife/mom/grama at home, and love to organize, and be creative. You'll find posts here and there about menu planning, organization, and other things of the heart and home.
Living with a grateful heart, thanking God for all that He blesses us with, and all the trials that He allows in our lives (which draw us closer to His heart) is so important to me. You'll see my posts on gratitude sprinkled throughout the other posts - often on Mondays.
God's Presence in Trials
We have experienced a share of trials, and God continues to teach me more of His heart, and His love through the hard things that we go through. Some of the trials we have experienced: a season of broken relationship with a teen child, going through leukemia with a daughter, a terrible accident that almost took my husband's life, walking through infertility and loss with a daughter, and more.
I switched to digital scrapbooking a few years ago, and love it. You will see some of my pages here in various posts.
Blogging Schedule in 2013
That is quite a list of topics to blog about! I love to write, and would post every day of the week if I could, but ... focusing on the priorities God has for me is of high importance to me. Which means that there will be weeks when I will only post a few days, or not at all. I am continually seeking to listen and follow His leading in how much time I should take to write. So, even though I have many things to write about, some weeks I will be more silent here (or will even need to take a break for a week or so) as I follow His leading. Seeking to listen to Him above all, and to follow closely. And desiring to be available to my husband, family, and friends. (I am so grateful for my husband's encouragement and support to write - he is my best friend, and my biggest encourager.)
Here is a general schedule for the year (subject to change) of which post topics you may find on various days of the week. I'll probably be actually posting only two to four days a week, but this schedule gives a general idea of the topics that will be covered on the days that I do post. (You'll find the Devo Posts and the posts about God's Presence in Trials on a variety of days.)
Mondays - Thankful Posts
Tuesdays - Recipe Posts
Wednesdays - Heart Connect: Living a Life of Prayer
Thursdays - Forever Close: The Heart of a Mother
Fridays - Homemaking Ideas / Digital Scrapbooking
Thank you for taking the time to visit - I am honored and blessed by you! Looking forward to a year of learning, listening, and following - and being an encouragement to each other on the journey.
Linking up with:
Delightfully Inspiring Thursdays
Works for Me Wednesdays
Faith Filled Fridays
In the Studio
I'm Lovin' It