IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK BY JEFFERSON BETHKE BE STILL BLOG SERIES PART 3- BE A SEEKER

Some time a few months ago, I received an email saying I’d been picked for the social media launch team for Jefferson Bethke’s new book, “It’s Not What You Think.” I’m telling you this for one purpose. I want to … Continue reading

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I’m going back to college!

Yep! The title says it all. I wanted to just stop and share this excitement with my blogging family. I’ll be returning to college full-time (online) starting August 17! My major is Communiation Studies with a minor in Biblical Studies. … Continue reading

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I want to know…

About your best post EVER.

post-17467-QxfwgZKgif-fa2WYes, YOUR best post EVER.

Do me the kindness of commenting with your best post ever!  That can mean your post with the most likes, or the one that you feel you enjoyed writing the most, or that you feel is your best work.  Since it’s YOUR best post, interpret YOUR however YOU do.

Can’t wait to see what y’all have in store for me!

Don’t want to post it here for some reason? You can always come find me on: Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest  Instagram YouTube Tumblr

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What I used to be so scared of.

I’m going to  be very vulnerable here.  

bible_beater_tshirt-r9785c201f5644a8f9ed5d159bc660dc6_8naxt_324I am terrified to be labeled a “bible beater.”  This fear started when I was young, like many fears do.  I allowed this irrational fear to direct many of my choices.  Who my friends were, who I was seen with, and who I would and would not date were all dictated by my fears.  My fear even affected big decisions.  For instance, I spent years dreaming of attending Baylor University, but I decided to enroll at Texas Christian University because Baylor’s reputation was more heavily laden with Texas-Christian-University-logoChristian culture than TCU.

 

calvary-154395_640I grew up going to church and was active in youth group programs.  I even sang in the youth band,  and was well known for this in my community.  

Looking back, I realize at some point I became obsessed with appearing however I felt I should for whoever I was around at the time.  I desperately wanted to be assoicated with Christianity and Christian principles, as long as I didn’t have to sacrifice being liked.

I’m no longer concerned with being liked in the way I used to be.  I am very open with my faith, and I am megaphone-155780_640proud to tell others about my faith, whoever they are.  My concern now lies in being  grouped in with the Christians who give Jesus a bad name by protesting Planned Parenthood clinics, screaming gay-hate, and spewing all kinds of venom about following out dated religious doctrine that would make Jesus himself cringe.

 

Why the heck am I telling you this?  When I started blogging, I was doing product reviews for Influenster.  Although I still plan on writing a blog that includes product reviews, book reviews, and parenting advice, primarily my posts will be more Jesus-centered.  I find product reviews to be tedious and boring to write, but on occasion I don’t mind them.

Last summer I wrote a post that included blogging advice and a posting schedule here.  I won’t be following that anymore.  During my 6 months away from blogging I took time to focus on determining a direction for my blog, and God just kept speaking to me that I need to give Him everything, which includes my blog.  It’s His anyway, not mine.

I considered starting over with a new blog, but I have some awesome readers, and I don’t want to lose them.  My goal here isto give insight, encouragement, strength, and support with what I write.  

Love you all!!

What are you fearful of?  In what ways has this affected your life?

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I’m baaaccckkkk…almost

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After 3 months of settling in, gathering my thoughts, and just taking some time off from blogging in general, I will be getting back to writing in the next few weeks! I’m VERY excited, so please stay tuned.

THANK YOU to all my readers for being patient and continuing to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube while I’ve been on my “blogging hiatus.”

Y’all are the bomb.com 🙂