Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Have Your Read Your Blog?

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Recently a friend from my past contacted me.  She knew my husband when they were youth and our paths crossed when I only had two of my six children.  We share a love for the Lord and desire to see others encouraged in this journey of life. This similar hearts tie has kept us connected, even though we live miles apart.

She had been reading my blog!!   Well, not my recent post, which seem to be few and far between, she was reading..........................OLD POST!!  Those old post that show up on your blog side board, and usually are so old that they are only counted under a month and year.

She must have been determined, because she went way --------- back.  She requested my permission to reprint for her online magazine.

I don't know how she found it, but she did.  It is featured this month in A Bundle of Thyme, under the encouragement section of the magazine.

http://www.thymemag.com/sept-2016---real-stories-prince-and-frog - This is my piece.

All of this promoted me to go back and read some of my old post.  As tears rolled down my cheeks, or I laughed-out-loud, I realized that recording my journey in life was for ME!  I needed to be reminded of God's hand on my life, through the struggles and the victories.  I needed to be reminded that He had walked me through.........that.........and ............that..........and...........that.   Post after post over the years shouted, "He hasn't left you."

As I watch our family go around a very familiar tree, as the saying goes, a repeated struggle, I was encouraged.

So today I ask you, "Have You READ Your Blog lately?"   You might see that the Lord has some encouragement for you in your own words.  I think this is one of the best benefits to blogging.  Maybe it is time to check out those Old blog post to see some fresh words for you today. I know I have benefited time and again from all of your post!

6 Joining in with more words:

Farm Girl said...

Well that is cool. I enjoy going back and reading other people's journeys and seeing what and how the Lord answered prayers and performed miracles in other blogger's lives. Going back and reading mine, not so much.
Its kind of like, I rarely go back and read my journals.
It is a good reminder though. Have a lovely week.

podso said...

That is so true. In fact I was just reading some old posts today. When you go back and read you are reminded of so much in the past. It's a cool record. I also use the search option when I want to know when something took place or what to find a photo. Congrats on having your piece published!

Lea said...

That is so neat and no, I haven't stopped and read my own blog in a long time. I have it printed at the end of each year in book form so I need to pull them out. Blessings!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Just the other day I re-read a couple of old posts—and yes, they reminded me of God's faithfulness. It was a humbling experience. I'm glad you had a similar one AND a chance to be in your friend's online magazine. :-)

Sharon said...

After six years of blogging, I've written a lot of words. And yes, sometimes I go back and read stuff that I've written before. And yes, I've been blessed. I don't say that in any way bragging, but say it as a testimony to how the Holy Spirit has spoken, and continues to speak, to and through me.

Words are never wasted, and looking back is often the best way to remember that God was there before, is here now, and will forevermore be.


Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

I often go back through old posts. Some make me cringe. I have grown some as an author, others refresh my memory of events. Mine too have a central thread of God's work in my life.

Congratulations on your publication! That is an awesome confirmation you are doing God's work.

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