Thursday, December 13, 2007

And So It Begins . . .

I'm not quite sure how to start this, since I've never tried to blog anything before. It's weird thinking the whole world could be reading this! But, since I'm guessing they're not, I'll just type and pretend I'm talking to myself. So, I decided to start a blog site. Why? I've recently recommitted to having a quiet time every day (translation: I'm actually studying my Bible and trying to figure out what it all means, rather than just reading it and hoping it sinks in by osmosis!). I read an awesome book on studying the Bible (A Modern Girl's Guide to Bible Study, by Jen Hatmaker), and it has me excited about studying again. I did used to "study" the Bible, but then I got married and had kids and . . . well, to be honest, I let life get in the way and I got lazy! I'm trying to get back on the wagon here. So, why start a blog then? As I study the Bible, I tend to stumble on things that I'd really like to share with other people - but I don't want to weird out my friends and family by sending them random messages entitled "look what I learned today." Sounds a little too much like I think I'm smart - which I don't - or that I think I'm seeing things other people aren't seeing - which is probably not the case. I'm not a theological expert - I haven't been to seminary. I have read a lot of Christian books, but I can't say that I've 100% understood them all. So, I thought it would be fun to have a blog site where I could share all the cool things I'm learning -with everyone, or with no one! If you stumble upon this, great - let me know what you think about what I'm learning! I figure this would be a fun way to have a Bible study with . . . the whole world?! Except that I'm leading . . . Wow, no pressure there! So, obviously, I'm not an expert - feel free to disagree, internally, or in writing. I may or may not be able to answer your questions or challenges. But it will be fun to try - especially since I'm typing and not looking you in the eye! Hope you enjoy my rambles!

2 comments:

Dolly said...

Yay! Welcome to the world of blogging. It's fun! I look forward to reading yours and interacting with you...of course, I'm not nearly as blog savvy as I used to be B.C. (Before Calvin).

Dana said...

I understand! Hopefully this will make me stay caught up with the blogs of friends (like you!) as well!!!