WHY BLOG?

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When I started blogging three years ago, I never dreamed it would become such a time consuming endeavor.  I’ve always felt strongly about certain issues, yet never felt comfortable confronting them face to face with others.  Writing has allowed me to express some of those thoughts without having to confront.

My intention was to share my belief in God with others – to let them know there was a way out of depression, anxiety and hopelessness – to show, by example, some of the miraculous ways God has affected my life – to share God’s love for me and the entire world.  Selfishly, I love to write.  I love making people laugh sometimes and cry others.  I enjoy getting a reaction, but I don’t enjoy stirring up controversy.

Occasionally I will receive a negative comment on my beliefs and it naturally makes the hair on the back of my neck bristle.  I go into defensive mode and my claws often come out, but it isn’t what I want to do.  I’d much rather express my opinion on this forum and hope that someone might have a positive reaction to it.

However, life isn’t that easy.  There will always be the skeptics, those who think you’re foolish, those who can’t wrap their minds around your concepts.  I know it isn’t within my power to change minds – only God can do that.  I know that my example for life hasn’t been perfect, so if I try to set myself up as such, I’m also setting myself up for failure.

So why do I blog?  Why does anyone write?  Why do we put ourselves out there, on display, for all the world to see?  There are days I ask myself those questions.  Maybe it’s addictive.  Maybe I can’t control myself.  Maybe, like my husband who needs to paint every day, I need to share my love for God through my words.  Whatever the reason, I hope that my original intent of sharing God’s Word with others will give even just one person peace.

LORD, MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF YOUR WORD!

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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29 Responses to WHY BLOG?

  1. Beautifully written. Truly we are kindred spirits and I can see why you and Julie are so close as friends.

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  2. Be encouraged! You have helped me, as a newbie, to learn much in the short amount of time I’ve been blogging! Your posts are always a joy to read.

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  3. davidkitz says:

    You are an encouragement to me, Kathy. Thank you.

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  4. Wally Fry says:

    Kathy. Never underestimate the effect you may be having on another person here. Sometimes you may not know, but they may the first to tell you in heaven just what you and the Holy Spirit did for them. I personally appreciate what you do here immensely.

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  5. write on Jarjar, write on!!!

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  6. well you know the Episcopalian had to think of the wine 🙂

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  7. *Rae says:

    I loved this post and agree. It’s sad but even as Christian bloggers with the kindest of intentions, we get that occasional negative comment. Idk bout you, but when I get those comments, I’m tempted to pull the claws out and be like, “Shuddup, you’re wrong. Now stop making it tough for me to be a gentle humble person!” Lol. But great post! Keep it up!!! Blessings, Rae

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  8. avalancheofgrace says:

    This is so inspiring and encouraging for me as a new blogger. I started 2 years ago but stopped thinking no one’s interested in what I have to say but deep inside my heart I know I have to write anyway. To proclaim God’s faithfulness in my life.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      You need to stay at it, even when you have nothing to write about. There’s always something in the news, in your own daily walk, in the Bible that will inspire you to write. It’s a constant work in progress. I’m glad you were inspired by my blogging story.

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