Why This Blog?

 Christ in Me, My Hope of Glory

As I considered starting this blog, I wrestled within, careful to question my motives. I know I've always regretted the fact that I do not journal faithfully. Every so often, I get inspired to do so...like when my sister-in-law Melody showed up at our house with her grandmother's old journal and read tidbits to us. It was so neat to peak in on the thoughts of a 17 year old who lived two generations before ours. What a fun piece of history! What if my children wished someday that I had written more so they could know what I thought and what I wrestled with when they were young?

So I got 'serious' about journaling....but with pen and paper, it only lasted three days.

Recently, a couple of my really good friends have become faithful bloggers. Amidst busy lives, they have learned to make it a priority to write about the deeper things in life.
To chronicle memorable moments.
To keep it about what really matters.
To look for Christ in us and to write about Him.

And they've been able to keep at it faithfully through their blogs.

So that's why I'm trying it out. Who knows? Maybe this is the right venue for me. Maybe I"ll finally be faithful at chronicling. I'll call it 'chronicling' because 'journaling' sounds too introspective...too much about me. It really can't be all about me...because I'll not be able to say much. I've got nothing to offer without Christ and His blessings in me. I don't have a 'thing' apart from Him that defines me either really.
No call to adopt...yet. ;)
No special ability.
No unusual lifestyle that would make me stand out.
No words of wisdom.
No eloquence.

I'm just a mom of two very sweet kids, a mom who must heavily rely on God's grace as a parent. Just a wife who, after 14 years of marriage, is falling in love more and more each day with her husband. And that, only because of Christ in me and Christ in him. Just a child of God, ultimately bound to see Him someday... see Christ in all his splendor and glory.

 I hope this blog will capture this truth for me and you: that Christ in me is my only hope of glory.

So here is where I begin with my chronicles of His work in me and my family. At His feet...a child in desperate need of Him...a child forever grateful for the countless blessings He daily showers upon me.

2 Corinthians 3:18 "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit."
Philippians 1:6 "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus."