Monday, October 3

on blogging about faith

these thoughts on what i am truly blogging for keep floating around in mind. partially because of blog sugar, partially because of His grace for me every day.

this isn't a post that is hard for me to write. for many, many people it is though. and i get it. oh, do i get it. family issues, marriage issues, personal issues, uncertainty, fear, trying to keep your blog on "topic", not wanting to go there… there are so many things that could interfere with sharing one's faith. for me, blogging about my faith comes naturally. i am a pretty open person and some may even say i'm a little out spoken or opinionated… how dare them.

for someone who blogs as much as i do, who shares as much as i do, to NOT blog about my faith would be hard for me. i would feel like i was living a lie, and that i was hiding something. hiding the very thing that defines who i am.

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you see, Jesus Christ is whole reason i am here on this earth. He is the whole reason that i live, the reason i will go on to live eternally with Him. Jesus Christ defines who i am. not being a mom, not being a wife, not being a daughter, sister, or friend. not liking photography, not liking home decor, or fabulous DIYs, and certainly not being a blogger. it is HIM. though i am sure it is not always the case, i would pray that the thing people remember most about me is a little bit of Jesus in me.

i don't know who's reading my words each and every day. i don't know what their struggle is, or what their story is. but i do know that i need His grace and love just as much as any other person. i do know that He died for you and He died for me. and for me, if i didn't share the gospel of Jesus Christ right here, i wouldn't be using this blog for what i am being called to use it for.

it is so much bigger than myself.

31 comments:

  1. What a great great post! I think people try to be too PC and forget this topic. Amen!!!

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  2. I can't believe you wrote about this. It was on my heart this morning about myself.
    I was thinking about some of the past posts you did on teaching young girls and different areas where the Lord draws your heart and I was thinking I need to share more on my own blog and I hop over here for my morning read and read this.
    Thanks for being so encouraging and for the reminder.
    Enjoy your day.

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  3. Amen sista! A blog of eternal value - love it. I'm only blogging to share my faith and the truth and hope of Jesus in my life. I'm so glad to be surrounded by sisters doing the same.

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  4. Thank you so much Danielle. I struggle with compartmentalizing my life way too much. I keep my feelings in check and my words pc in my corporate office place, and therefore when it comes to my blog, I don't know what to share and what to keep inside. I pray for boldness and clarity in my writting, that my heart with share truth and that Christ will shine through. But I don't know how to be so direct. Thank you for your strength and honesty.

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  5. your honesty is SO refreshing!! our God is an AMAZING God!!

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  6. praise jesus. so grateful for your heart for HIM.

    xo

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  7. Amen sister! I just wrote a blog post today about being more intentional about my story - even my faith!

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  8. I love how this post is short, yet so powerful. Sharing Jesus doesn't take a lot of fancy words or numerous citing of scripture. All one needs to understand is that He loves us, He died for us, and He is calling us. <3 <3 <3

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  9. I love this and your honesty.

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  10. Amen!
    I just love that you are a bold woman of faith and willing to be true to who you are in Him.
    Go girl.
    xo
    Andee

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  11. so good to see your gorgeous face again! i've been on a bloggy hiatus and must say you are one of the sweet dears i truly missed! xo yur boys are as cute as ever and i love this post. you are a gem.

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  12. AND HOW!!! i cant imagine not talking about my love for Jesus. i always have. i am pretty sure that in my everyday life people call me a jesus freak, and it's okay by me. maybe something i say will be what they needed to hear or will strike a cord with them to seek HIM!
    Amen GIRL!!!

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  13. your spirit is beautiful and so is that picture of you! goodness girlie :) heart you!

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  14. you radiate Jesus, friend and i'm so glad that you do.
    xo

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  15. keep up the great work dear!

    i love how we can use our blogs as an outpouring of worship and love towards Jesus. my prayer is that this is just another area where HE can be honored.

    xoxo

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  16. amen, sister. love this and i feel the same way.
    because He lives,
    mary :)

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  17. love reading your heart...thanks for sharing.

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  18. A to the MEN. i agree. i've been bought at a price, so what is really mine to withhold?

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  19. Honored to know you.

    You are an example of Jesus. And what Jesus would do with a blog.

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  20. Danielle--

    THIS is why I love reading your blog. I may not read it everyday, (whoops! I play catch up a lot of the time) but seriously every.time. I stop by I find out a little more about our God. and how His love for us is infinite. Thank you for being transparent. It means more than you will ever know!

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  21. What a great reminder-and an awesome photo :)

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  22. I love this, girly pie. Thanks for posting.

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  23. I can't thank you ENOUGH! It's so refreshing and encouraging to read a post like this. These blogs can seem so worldly and so self centered, so reading this post lightened my day. I almost quit my blog because I was so discouraged at what I saw out there...Thanks for being a LIGHT.

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  24. Love your heart and love your faith for God. You are so inspiring Danielle!
    Also, I was going to let you know that after reading your last post a few days ago about Love146, I decided to get involved. Sex trafficking and child abuse in general is such a touchy subject for me, and I have been searching for a while for an organization like that. I'm getting my ducks in a row now, and doing a church fundraiser next month too.
    Thanks for spreading the word and doing something about it.

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  25. Just stumbled up on your blog. And I'm glad I did! Love what you wrote here. Your heart for the Lord shines through beautifully. :)

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  26. My, My, I'm blessed ! its a very inspiring blog ! More blessings to come !
    Your words moved me :)) thank you very much for inspiring me and the other readers :))
    God bless

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  27. My, My, I'm blessed ! its a very inspiring blog ! More blessings to come !
    Your words moved me :)) thank you very much for inspiring me and the other readers :))
    God bless

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  28. Thank you so much for writing this, sometimes I get a bit nervous blogging about my faith, but I know that I should. So I do. It's reassuring to see that others are called to do it as well!

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