Reflections on blogging

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am constantly amazed at all the creative and inspiring blogs there are out there. They are as varied and diverse as the people who have created them. I have some favorites listed on my blog roll, and they all have favorites listed on theirs as well, it goes on and on. I know there are hundreds out there that I have missed…..I know they are out there! Each one represents a life, and other lives attached to it. This is a community. You could even say it is like church. The church started out as a fellowship of believers, gathering together to worship, pray for each other’s needs, and then going out into the community to serve others….Hey, sounds a bit like blogging to me!
I really love this blogging thing! I can honestly say it has enriched my faith, my life.  I pray for each follower on my blog because I know that they are not there by accident. God sent them! I realize with every face I see there are needs, heartaches, joys and sorrows. I pray that God might use me to give out the same inspiration, comfort and encouragement that they give me along the way!
So much life leaps off the pages of so many, all these thoughts, prayers going back and forth, all this building each other up is very good.  Not only that, it is Biblical……”Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
In so doing we are opening doors, inviting others in that may never have had an invitation otherwise. And the circle is growing……”Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46,47
Each day they continued to meet together at home offices, at desks, steaming cups in hand, birdsong drifting through the windows, at kitchen tables, at Starbucks, Panera………breaking bread and building each other up.

8 thoughts on “Reflections on blogging

  1. Oh Lori, you have the official blogging bug!

    I too love this world of blogging. What a joy to meet new friends. We get to know each other's hearts through our posts and sometimes we even get to meet each other in person.

    I pray that you will continue on this journey of blogging with us.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

  2. Lori – I really love this post. It's so beautifully encouraging!
    I was wondering if you would mind if I copied the entry onto my own blog so my followers could read it to? I really want to share this with them, and I can't imagine putting it into better words than you already have. Please let me know if that's ok.
    ~ Paula

  3. Debbie, Oh yes I am going to continue this journey and see far it takes me, the best part is, it keeps me in the Word and in prayer and that is a huge benefit too! Thank you! Lori

  4. So glad to have found you thru Paula (above). Look forward to following your inspiring words & invite you to follow as well. I will welcome any comments you'd care to share! Wonderful post & SO expresses just how I feel. ~ Merana

  5. Hi Lori, i came by from Along a Narrow Way… how beautiful this blog community is… this post reminds me that i've thanked God so less for a blessing so great that i enjoy everyday..:))

    thank you!

    Blessings from India,
    Ruth

  6. All: I am humbled and touched at your kind comments…..what a wonderful blessing at the end of a long work day! I am glad Paula sent you my way, new people how exciting! And from India…WOW. We are one big blogging family! Lori

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