I’ve been toying with the idea of writing for quite some time. I’m one of those people who writes facebook posts in her head as events are happening – most of the time deleting them before they are actually written and published on the world wide web. I guess I’ve sort of been doing that with this blog as well. I love to write, but really… who has the time?? Certainly not me as a stay at home, homeschooling mama! But since I’ve been “writing” things in my head for months, I guess it’s probably about time I get some words down on paper, or in this case, my screen and just out of my head.
In a podcast interview with Tricia Goyer, I heard her say “Just do a little bit every day. 30 minutes of writing. An hour of jotting down notes. Just a little bit every day.” She’s written and published over 70 books now, so I’m going to take her great advice on this, and just see what happens. I’m not saying that I’m going to write a book – I may never do that, and that’s okay. I’m simply just trying to be obedient to “tell my story” as I feel God is calling me to do. It’s one of the scariest things I’ve ever done, because it’s literally opening up my heart and what’s inside of it and laying it out for the whole world to see. But I’m taking the first step of obedience in this and letting Him lead me along the way.
“I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord. I have not hidden your delieverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.” Psalm 40:9-10
This is just about me sharing my story -my story of the things that God has delivered me and rescued me from, and my story of me becoming the person I am today. My why. My how. And the all the Whats in between. So here goes. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me!
2018 Update: One Year Later
I’m so glad that I followed my heart’s leading and starting writing this blog a year ago. It has helped me to feel so fulfilled in my job as a stay at home mama! My heart’s desire is that I can please God by just writing whatever is on my heart and whatever I feel led to write. Sometimes it’s practical and about the fun things I’m doing – my planning, my organization, my job as a mom, etc. And sometimes it’s more spiritual about things I’m learning and being shown by God… like my struggle with insecurity, my miscarriage, and just accepting what God has for me.
This year, I’ve been able to publish over 115 posts for you, and it has blessed me so much to be able to do that. My blog has evolved from just a personal blog to a blog with direction when I purchased my domain and became My Purposeful Planning. I’m so thankful to you, my blog followers, my email subscribers, and my readers. Without you, this would just be journal entries. Thank you for the taking the time to read my posts, leave comments, and let me know how it’s helping you. It helps me to know that there is purpose behind what I’m doing and it’s making even a small difference somehow. It blesses me so much and makes me want to keep going!