Penned Pebbles stops here…
… a few inches from actually hitting the wall. This blog has taught me much, but mostly it has taught me that blogging is different for everyone. I’ve read many blogging tips, from finding the perfect niche, template, plan, and focus to blogging regularly and on schedule. I wanted blogging to be a perfect God-centered, Christ-exalting part of my life without taking over my existence completely. But. It. Did.
I’m not saying that the entries here are lacking, and pray that they will continue to bless you and others as you grow in Him. There are many good posts and lessons here that have taught me to trust God more! But there is also much amiss, not in these pages but in between, where life and faith meet. Not using God’s time and resources wisely is not God-honoring or Christ-exalting, no matter how carefully I polish the deep gems of God’s truth.
Of course I was aware of this. The more I blogged about faith, the more apparent it became. So, I thought I’d start two blogs, one for faith and one for work. Silly me! Because of all the talk about focusing on a niche, I thought I had to separate my God-centered thoughts, prayers, devotions, and reflections from the rest of my daily doings. Silly me!
It was after I’ve started my ‘doing’ blog that I’ve realized just how lacking I was. Penned Pebbles seemed so polished, while the goals of This Good Steward grew more and more frustrating. I’ve soon realized that blogging is so much easier than juggling time, people, resources, and projects.
It has become most apparent to me, that in order to get things done, I have to stop blogging or talking or both. This realization has tempted me to just stop blogging altogether. But, like a crack addict, I keep coming back! Well, not back here (except for today) but there.
Writing is my pick-me-up when I’m stuck in life’s quicksand, and it’s my sedative when things get a little too crazy. Oftentimes I can’t wait to plant some revelation in the heart of bloggy land, while real life beckons me to tangibly believe — to step out of the virtual safety net of polished words to prove the things I yap about already.
So friends, faith is doing and believing. Mere blogging and believing just won’t do – not for me. Maybe I’m the oddball here, but since I cannot separate faith from work, or my blogging about faith from my living and moving in faith, I’ve decided to throw the perfect blogging niche and schedule out the proverbial window and blog sporadically as time permits, at one site only, about everything, at the risk of confusing everyone with my inability to compartmentalize.
Of course, you are more than welcome to follow me, but be forewarned; life will read a lot less polished and a lot more lived.
See you there!
Truth be known, I like it here. So, I’ll be back from time to time, not to write, but to look back upon the many words that have taught me, and the many friends who have met me here with much truth and kindness. Thank you!