Sadly, and surprisingly, I recently realized that it has been a year since I last wrote for or posted anything on my blog. I knew it had been a while, especially with my intense work schedule over the last 6 months, but I didn’t realize until just the other day how long the lapse had been. I apologize. I had always hoped to use this blog as a source of encouragement and inspiration for others. Instead, I have been so self-focused and work-focused that I have not made or taken the time to reach out to others. In fact, I have not been on social media very much lately either, which is not necessarily a bad thing. But, I’m afraid if you are a friend or family member and have posted anything important over the last few months, I may have missed it. If there is something I should know about you, please reach out to me with a text message, IM, Skype, or phone call and catch me up. I am vowing with today’s post to try to do better at staying connected (and keeping up with my blog).
What caused me to notice the sad state of my blog … the sad state of my personal involvement with others? A friend recently started her own blog, and I have been inspired by her posts, especially her latest one: Out of the Blue about being open to the many moments in everyday life that present themselves to us to be there for others. Moments when we have a choice to make to follow God’s promptings and fully engage with and bless others. I want to be that person who notices people and who finds ways to bless them and encourage them just when they need it most. Don’t you?
I urge you to read the post above (click on the link), as well as others by LeeAnn Kirkindoll. Subscribe to her newsletter so you will know when she writes more. You won’t want to miss her wonderful posts. She inspired me to get back out there and write and to be alert and ready for the opportunities to bless others in everyday life.
So, here I am, hoping that today, I can offer you a word of encouragement … for whatever you are going through at this point in your life. You are not alone. I am here. God is here. And, as one of my other favorite inspirational writers says, “Whatever happens, God is with us and for us.”
If you haven’t read anything from Holley Gerth before, she is another talented writer that I recommend. I am always finding and saving great words and thoughts from her books and her blog. I hope you will be inspired by her as well.
Who inspires you? If there is someone who has made a difference in your life, or a writer that you would recommend for encouragement or inspiration, please share. Or if you need prayer or encouragement because of something you are going through, let me know that as well. Whatever it is, you don’t have to face it alone.
Pray big. Worry small, Trust God. 🙂