“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.” Erma Bombeck
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -- Maya Angelou
I’ve been thinking about this for some time. I need to pause and appreciate what my fellow bloggers do.
Why write? Some write to instruct us how to cook the best recipe, or re-arrange the furniture for maximum eye appeal. Some bloggers help us get well with natural remedies. Some write “how to” tips. Some bloggers share their faith and inspire us to soar spiritually. On and on, the variety goes.
Just last summer my husband decided to get his extensive dental work done in Mexico. Bloggers were my first resource for research and recommendations. It turned out well.
I remember back when my daughter and I were especially low. She lived in another state and I visited often to cheer her up and help with her little one. She was not yet established in a church body and felt isolated in her pain. God heard our plea for help and loving believers entered our lives via Blogger and Wordpress. Their prayers and uplifting words of compassion reached into the crevices of our broken spirits helping us put the pieces back together. Some experienced similar trials and their blog posts of God’s grace and deliverance gave us hope.
I think blogging should be added to the biblical list of spiritual gifts, especially when I read 2 Corinthians 1:4:
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
Pile of Smiles, my own life’s compilation of events, is forging ahead in 2015 with hopes that any passerby or long-time friend will visit and feel refreshed. I need to write. It clarifies everything for me. It’s my corner where creativity and expression meet. Also, I cherish the friends I’ve made over the years in this venue and want them to know that. And I look forward to developing new ones.
Thank you, blogging friends, for your compassion, your willingness to help, your delightful humor and your creativity through the gift of writing. I’m cheering you on this year; you are bright spots in my life.
This post links to Tell Me A True Story