Friday, August 1, 2008

what's this (blog) all about...?

Ah, what delight! What enjoyment I experienced today as I received emails and comments in response to my first blog post! I actually had readers!! How exciting!! I do so appreciate every one of you who took the time to check it out and to say hello. Thanks! You truly made my day! (even if you only visited out of morbid curiosity or were simply bored at work and looking for something to do, I still appreciate you making the trip!)

Since I jumped right into the blogworld yesterday without any introduction, I thought I would use today's post to give you a quick "what to expect" from my blog's foreseeable future...

As the description says above, I want my blog to share my "...thoughts about everyday life--with its joys and sorrows and oh, so many mysteries." As I travel down this road called 'Life,' I want to constantly have my eyes open to see God's hand and heart in the details of the everyday things, as it is there where we actually live our lives. I want to have my ears open to listen for His voice, to learn to hear His whispers of love in the midst of this shouting world. I want to know His heart, so that I may truly "...grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge..." (Eph 3:18-19a)

And, I want to share these discoveries--these photos, poems, experiences, quotes, cartoons, words, observations, and even random thoughts--with others... that we may enjoy God and all He has created and done and IS...and that we, together, "...may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." (Eph 3:19b) This is my heart-felt desire for my blog.

As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said so eloquently:

"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul."

This is my heart... that I may share with others what I have heard and read and seen, so we may enjoy God's gifts and His presence together. I make no guarantees that my writing will be inspiring, encouraging, entertaining, or any other such 'ing', but I do have hopes that it may be some of these some of the time, and that those times may bring joy to others.

I welcome you to come along for the adventure! It is always more fun with two!


  1. Hello!!

    Now this blog sounds all so constructive, and I know surely you're going to bless your readers. =) I'll be looking forward to your sharing then. ;)

    Thank for dropping by and the kind words. =) Do drop by again. =)

  2. Thanks, Stardust, for reading and for your encouragement! I will continue checking in on your postings. Have a great day! ~sharilyn


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