- Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your Award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to New Bloggers
- Select 15 or more bloggers for this award.
- Let each Nominee know you’ve Nominated them and leave a link to your post.
Thank you Stuart, my blogging buddy who always has my back! He’s the only person I know that can post one letter of the alphabet and get so many likes and comments!
Why I Started A Blog
I have to say that this is a tough one to answer because I stumbled upon blogging one night when I was searching the internet for a way to start ministering to other women who have had abortions. There I said it.
One of my goals for a ministry, if God says so, is to help those who have had abortions become free of the shame that follows such a devastating decision. Many women who come to Christ have had abortions prior to being saved. And those numbers will rise as it’s sadly becoming more excepted in our society.
The magnitude of what they’ve done doubles, if not triples, as their hearts are given to God.
That guilt can keep a new convert stagnant and/or unstable in a long term walk with God. I believe we need to be fueled with ways to talk to these women. We need to prepare ourselves on how to help them. (And the addicts, might I add) As many of you that read my writings know, I have just recently been freed from such guilt and have a broader horizon in my future. God has healed me and helped me to overcome so much in the little time I’ve been writing.
When I first started the blog, I had every intention of writing about abortions. But I got shy and skirted around it. I eventually got to it and am glad that I did.
Writing can be so healing for a soul. Soon I started writing poems. I’d go back and read them and think to myself, “Who wrote that?” Must’ve been the Lord.
Two Advice Points to New Bloggers
1. I think it’s very important to read other’s stuff and to like it or comment. Although writing is so fun and checking out your stats and all that can be such a validating boost, you are now part of a community of others who have a love for writing as you do. They seek an audience just like you do as well. It’s important to support others.
2. Try not to turn writing every day into a “have to” thing. There’s a difference between “Awe man, I’ve got to write this stuff down! I’m just itching to get this outta my head and out there to be read because I’ve got a great idea!” Opposed to “I’ve got to write something today. I don’t want to lose my audience by not posting one day.” The joy will leave if you have the latter feeling. I’ve experienced it a bit.
Some of my nominees are:
There are many more of you but I’ve seen most of your names already nominated on other’s posts. Thank you to anyone who reads my stuff and may God bless you!