Wednesday, September 3, 2008

For the Second Time Around

Well, here I am, some two years later, setting up another blog! While I can think of 101 reasons NOT to blog, I can also think of one good reason TO blog...because I miss it! (And I like it) At the top of those 101 reasons would most definitely be finding the time to even attempt this again, but here we go...over-committing is my main forte! :)

Although I have a lot of flexibility with what I do, I still work full time. I am also a wife to a wonderful husband, and mother to two precious children. This job of course is more consuming than any other full time job you could ever have. But I will also add that it is a great blessing, and the most rewarding of all! But somewhere between business related meetings, housework, preparing meals, giving baths and running a typical mom shuttle service (which involves dropping off and picking up everywhere from daycare to gymnastics, to soccer, to swim lessons, to haircuts and birthday get the point!) I seem to sign up for everything else under the know, mumbleepeg on Mondays, a Pampered Chef party on Tuesday, Wednesday night bible study, and so on…
You may think this is a bit of an exaggeration…it’s not, but I should never be short on blog topics!

It was during a Beth Moore bible study on the book of Daniel last fall that I really had an enlightening on this matter. As we focused on the scripture 1 Timothy 4:7-8 (below my blog title), I realized that I was a champion at making time for all of the tasks that mattered little (at least to God, even though I obsessed over them), and missing the mark when it came to what mattered most (Him!). So, while I like to think I have improved in this area, I know I still have a long ways to go. At any rate, this will give you an idea as to why the blog title…I think of my self as “in training” although I am already a soldier in the army of the Lord. And I guess we all are in training, huh? Just another reason I refer to myself as such, because I am fully aware that we step on to the battlefield daily. Surrounded by spiritual warfare, we are fighting unseen enemies. Therefore I’m suiting up in the armor of God and encouraging you to do the same!

SO…What to expect on this blog? Talk about my Lord and Savior, and lots of it! There are so many times throughout the day that I think about the goodness of God and meditate on His Word, but so often I neglect to write down these things or even share them with anyone but myself. So this as an opportunity to reflect on the things God is showing me in my life and I’m using this as sort of as an accountability partner, if you will to record those things.

What else? Lots of bragging on my little ones and sharing our experiences with them. They are growing up before my very own eyes and I want to relish every moment! Just this week my oldest started pre-k (more on that later). But just real quick…how is that possible?

And among other things, just some good ole’ random posts just because I like writing! I have always loved writing. I was on the year book staff three years. English was always one of my favorite subjects because of all the writing we had to do. I still have a lot of the essays and short stories that I wrote in elementary, junior high, and high school. Looking back they are quite terrible (you don't have to be good at something to enjoy it, right?) But maybe blogging is a way for me to take a few minutes to do that.

And so, with ALL of that being said, I forge on into the world of blogging! I hope you will join me, and feel free to leave your comments. Happy Blogging!


Angelena said...

You go girl! AND- you figured out how to add your playlist! :)

I look forward to reading your posts. You have an absolutely gorgeous family!



The Garners said...

So glad you're back! Great opening post!

His Doorkeeper said...

So glad to see you back! You have so much energy and wonderful things to share. Young women your age NEED to hear from a wonderful witness like you!

You know that "training" last all your life......we are always listening and learning from God everyday. We never fully "arrive"!

You are a blessing!

Kelly said...

Well I am thrilled to death that you are back blogging!!!!! I love being able to keep up with you and Jamie this way!!!
I ditto what mom said - Micaela you are an amazing girl!!!! I love everything you wrote on your first post back - SO TRUE!!!!

Ashley said...

Hey I am glad you are blogging. I have totally stopped becuase I can't find time but I am hoping that will change. I am so blessed to have an awesome Christian friend like you.

Love ya,

Morris Family said...

So glad to see you back blogging!! It is such a great way to keep up with friends and family!!

The Milams said...

Just found your from Jamie's blog. So glad your back! I missed reading about ya'll. Can I list you on mine or are you trying to stay semi-private???

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

Jacquie said...

Just found your blog through Kelly. I love getting to "watch" Jamie's kids grow up, so I'm thrilled I get to see yours do the same. I sure wish I'd had a blog when my kids were little.

I remember that you used to love to write... I have a LONG letter still in my dresser that you wrote me in 3rd grade. I keep meaning to get it back to you, but I have to keep a copy for myself first.

Heather said...

Hi there....I came over from Kelly's blog and I love your blog title and this post. I am going to love reading and getting to know you! I love writing just like you, that's what started me blogging. And it is a GREAT way to remember milestones with our kids!
Nice to "meet you!"

Alex and Jill said...

Love your blog...looking foward to reading more!