I am doing something I thought I would never do. I am creating a blog. I am not creating a blog because I think you will love my writing. I am creating a blog because I love to write. Quite often, my heart overflows in words, and until I get them down, it’s hard to focus on anything else. I just discovered in 2013 that I like to write. I think I came out of a 7+ year fog of pregnancies, newborns, and infants. Who knows what I’ll do when I break out of this twin toddler phase! Anyways, this past year, I was inspired to write, in the style of a journal, about specific topics. But as the words hit the paper, I immediately wanted to share my heart with loved ones. I love to share my heart, and I’ve learned that I do it much better through writing than verbal communication. I started out e-mailing specific entries to friends, but honestly, I’m tiring of deciding whom I will share entries with and actually getting up the nerve to e-mail them. Now, with a blog, I can just put it out there. You should know that I am nervous. I do better one-on-one with people. So, sharing, en masse, is daunting.
I have titled my blog ‘Rooted’. Because I want everything I do, say, or write (whether or not it has anything to do with my faith) to be driven by the fact that I am rooted in love, specifically the love of Christ. My blog’s title refers to one of my favorite verses – “… And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19) And on the days when I can even begin to grasp how grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, I know a peace and a joy that truly does surpass all knowledge and fills me to the measure. And that same deep peace and joy is my prayer for my friends. My family. My readers. Please join me if you like. I’m certainly curious where this new adventure will take us.
I’m excited to read your entries!!!! You are awesome.
Thanks, Gretchen. Your friendship is special to me, and I’m glad to have this way to stay in touch, even if I’m 400 miles south on i-25. xoxo
I admire your courage to blog. I loved reading this first entry! What a great name for your blog! looking forward to future entries.
Thanks, Aunt Anne. I’m glad to be able to share my heart with you through this blog.
can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
Thank, Jo…I miss you so much and wish we lived closer.
Yeah!!!! Stepping out in faith, sharing your heart. Can’t wait to see where this takes you. Love this entry, love that you’re blogging, and love you.
Thanks for your sweet love and support, SA! Love you too.
I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to hear what you have to write!! You have obviously been blessed with a gift and I am pleased that you will be sharing with us!
Thanks for your support in this new venture, Rebecca. I’m truly thankful for your new friendship.
Looking forward to “seeing” your precious family grow-through your words!
I’m so impressed and proud of you! I’m anxious to read what you have to say and have no doubt it will reconfirm how blessed I feel that you came into my life:-)
Thanks, Lindsley. I’m incredibly thankful to have you in multiple areas of my life too. I’m glad to be able to share my heart with you in this way.
LOVE that you are doing this! Can’t wait to have more of your sweet spirit and wisdom in my life!
I LOVE you and miss you so much. I wish I had more everyday in your life!
Not only Rooted, but Blossoming! It’s beautiful to see you branching out and finding your voice!
Thanks, Lois. You are one of my biggest encouragers. I think I kept writing because of you. I’m so thankful to have you and your humor and love in my life. Guess I’ll just keep eating my words:)
LOVE the name of this blog, and LOVE YOU Sis!!!! SO proud of you and incredibly excited to follow what you have to say!!
I love you too, sis. Thanks for your precious encouragement. Your love and support is immeasurable.
I think I mentioned to you you’re good at putting down roots. No pun intended – look forward to your next entry.
Thanks, Ryno. I do think I remember you saying that. Thanks for your support, whether we are rooted in Denver or NM. Your family is so special to us. You are an awesome dad and husband, and I admire that.
Thrilled that you are sharing your writings, Lauren – and may your words overflow and become rooted in the hearts, minds and souls of your readers!
Toni – what can I say…I think the day I told you I would never have a blog kicked this whole thing into motion. Thank you for your support of my writing and for your love and investment in my life.