Here is what to look for and when:
MONDAY: MENTORING MONDAYS – Nuggets, articles, or answers to your questions
TUESDAY: NATASHA’S STUDY – Book discussions, recommendations, and reviews
WEDNESDAY: LEADERSHIP – Insightful topics for Christian leaders
THURSDAY: COFFEE TALK – Stuff we would talk about over coffee, or in my case tea
FRIDAY: HOT TOPICS/SPECIAL TREATS/WRAP-UPS – A round-up of important, funny, or inspiring articles or topics from the week
SATURDAY: WORLDVIEW/BIBLICAL JUSTICE – Increasing awareness of cultural and world issues that particularly impact women, children, and those living in extreme poverty
Why Do I Blog?
When I mention that I am a blogger, people often ask, “Why do you blog?” My response often goes something like this:
I started writing women’s Bible study/small group material several years ago. I thought about the possibility of getting the material traditionally published, so I attended my first writer’s workshop in 2009. While at the conference, one of the writing workshop presenters challenged me to write something every day. I have found that writing is just like anything else I intentionally choose to do; the more I write, the better I become at perfecting the craft. Therefore, one of the reasons I blog is because it helps me become a better writer.
After deciding to blog, my next challenge was to figure out exactly what I wanted to say. After all, there is more than enough information and opinions available on the internet. It is not my desire to become a person with an inflated ego hoping that others would read or validate my thoughts. So in addition to considering my purpose for writing, I asked myself, “How would I focus my blog?” Quite simply, I wanted to evaluate Christ and share my heart about the convictions, passions, and challenges He has placed there. Although a private person, I wanted to authentically present what faithful living can look like in the life of a professing Christian believer:
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel [of Jesus Christ], because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16A (NIV)
Through my writing I want to challenge others and myself. Writing expands my Christian worldview, but I also have a strong passion to disciple and share the good news with those who are near and those who are far away. I want to inspire, challenge, and encourage men and women to truly live out the gospel in their everyday lives.
The hidden blessing of blogging is that it has improved my prayer life. As I read the news and observe our culture, I write. I pray that my mind is consumed with the thoughts of God, and that my heart breaks for the things that break God’s heart. In prayer, I ask God how He wants me to live a life of love and faith in community with other people. In this way, blogging holds me accountable to act on the things that I have seen, heard, read, and written about.
Finally, I blog because I like to share and learn from others. I would love to hear from you. It encourages me to see the hand of God at work in the lives of his children all across the world. Therefore, I will continue to write and if you comment, I will be here to listen and learn.
Biblical Justice Series: January through May 2014
Christians Celebrating Black History Series: February 2013
Humility Devotional Series and Book Discussion: April-July 2013.