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Friday, July 1, 2011

It's Time to Face the Music

I won an amazing giveaway.
Seriously.

Elisabeth, of A Jogger's Life, had a very cool giveaway.  Up for grabs?  A beautiful bracelet made by HardWear Designs.


The challenge was coming up with the perfect word.

It took a while, but I finally found it.

Authentic


It is perfect.  It describes my journey -- both where I aim to be, and where I am beginning to be.

Authentic.
Owning my journey.
Every step.  (Every sit on the couch.)
Every bite. (Hmm.)

Okay... so upon further reflection, I am doing really well on being authentic in ONE area of my life.

One little corner of my life.

I blog daily (multiple times, sometimes) at Crying Out to My God.  Every morning (weekdays definitely, weekends sporadically) I am Blogging Through the Gospels with Amy from Mom's Toolbox.  It has changed my life, and deepened my faith.

When we were looking at our current home, and waiting to find out if we would get it or not,  in the six days in between, the Lord gave me wisdom, assurance, peace, and patience.  It was unbelievable.

But....
I feel safe talking about it there.  The followers that I have for that blog are like - minded individuals, all on their own faith journey.

But....
This is my blog.
I don't have to censor myself.
When it comes down to it, I am doing this for myself.  Goodness knows I am not a witty enough writer to have masses of followers....

Google Friend Connect is cool.
But...
I think that I have let it run my blog, and the content that I put out there for the world a little bit.

So.
If I am really going to be

Authentic

then it appears that I have some work to do.

 I am going to own my journey,
and I am going to blog about it.

Will I keep the blogs separate?
I don't know.

I could see Crying Out to My God becoming my daily study, giving thanks blog, and using this blog for more reflective posts.

I don't know yet.
But, I am going to figure it out.