Monday, March 19, 2007

Why I blog

Dave practically forced encouraged me to start blogging last July. Yeah, I wasn't too sure about the whole idea of journaling my thoughts and day to day activities. But Dave wisely suggested that it would be a good thing for me to do, to look past the daily, and focus on The Big Picture. You know, the idea that the Lord is actively working in my life, and maybe in the quiet of the evening after the kids are tucked safely into bed, I'll be still enough to listen to His voice.

That part has been so good for me. I had forgotten how much I love to write.

What I wasn't counting on was how much I'd appreciate reading what you have to say. I have found so much encouragement along the way, such inspiring believers, both young and older, who have given me loads of great ideas, and an occasional pat on the back too. I am so thankful for those of you who encourage me to keep on keeing on. It reminded me of a quote I recently ran across by Elizabeth Prentiss:

"Because the voice of a fellow-traveller always stimulates his brother-pilgrim, what one finds and speaks of and rejoices over, sets the other upon determining to find too. God has been very good to you, as well as to me, but we ought to whisper to each other now and then, 'Go on, step faster, step surer, lay hold on the Rock of Ages with both hands.' You never need be afraid to speak such words to me. I want to be pushed on, and pulled on and coaxed on."


This is a good thing! Keep it up!

"Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." Hebrews 3:13

8 comments:

bandanachick said...

I am glad you started blogging. It has been great for me too!

Reagan said...

I think that you encourage so many that you don't even know about - I know you have blessed me daily!

Jessie said...

Rachel you are a wonderful example and a great encouragement.

Kelly said...

Rachel, I had a similar experience...a friend of mine (YOU!) encouraged me in spite of my protests to start blogging and it's been so good for me to reflect on the Lord's vision and desires for our lives and the practical ways to accomplish these things as well as to hear the encouragement and thoughts of others! Thanks for the way you spur others on to be the best versions of themselves for the glory of the Lord! Love you!
Kelly

marti said...

Amen! Ditto to all of the above!

Thanks for your heart for God and glory.

Press on

Beth Hendricks said...

Thanks so much for blogging!!! It has been such an encouragement for me, especially in the areas of motherhood and frugality. And, I love feeling like I am keeping up with you from so far away. Also, I tell a lot of my friends about your blog. Keep it up...we love it!

dave & rachel said...

Beth, you should start a blog. Then I could keep up with you guys too! Thanks for reading...I had kinda forgotten that I told you about it.

By the way, I got your announcement today...congrats on baby Nathan! He's so cute! And what a cute outfit! Hope you're feeling well!

Enoch said...

my wife has linked your site to her blog:

http://encouragementformoms.blogspot.com/