I made it one whole year! I went back to read my very first post, and decided to re-post it here as an encouragement to others who are just starting out with their blog. I really didn't think that I would stick with it. I figured that I would have a month or two of posts, and then I would find something else to do. But clearly that didn't happen.
Part of the reason I'm still here is because I want to have something to show my kids when they are older. I want them to know who I was when I was in my 30's. But I'm also still here because of the beautiful, godly, compassionate women that I have met in the last year. I've grown to care about you and your families, just as though you were all friends here in my hometown that I hang out with. I have been encouraged, motivated, brought to my knees and loved by so many of you, and I can't thank you enough.
So, here's to my blogoversary and to all of the friends I've made along the way!
March 7, 2007
So I have a confession to make: I am a virgin blogger. I don't generally read blogs and I have never had one of my own. This is not a judgement on blogs or a statement about my ability to use technology. It is simply a reflection of my own laziness and the certainty that I will use this blog for a time and then as the newness wears off just stop. Cold turkey.
I named the blog "Heart of Service" because it has been pointed out by my good friend Kellye that I have the spiritual gift of service. I've known this for years...it comes naturally to me to help out and volunteer myself for all sorts of things. (Kellye says that I'm all "volunteery") What I struggle with is that I want to "do it all" and that can make others who are also service minded uncomfortable. They want to help as well and I tend to hog all the work for myself.
Whether a need for praise or acceptance or maybe a little of both, I figured that the title of this blog would be a daily reminder that I need to embrace my spiritual gift but to also temper it with an awareness of the needs of others. Anything that I do should only be an avenue through which I can glorify God. Doing things because it makes me look good is unacceptable. My new memory verse is:
Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel. 1 Corinthians 14:12