Thursday, May 22, 2008
In 1997, I was introduced to a thing called the internet. A friend of ours was going on a two-week deployment, and left us his computer to play with during that time. As a little missionary girl whose only contact with the world outside the mission field and her church was her few snail-mail pen pals, being able to e-mail and IM and participate in message boards was...exciting. Later, we got our own computer, and my world opened up permanently.
I was quite the little board butterfly (and this was even before the days of blogs!). I had to reply to every thread, and chat with everyone who popped up on IM, and reply to every e-mail within 24 hours. But...internet social circles are like any other social circle, and soon I was wanting to be noticed by all the "important" people in my little internet world. My ambition was to be the "important peoples'" best friend, and to be seen as an important person myself.
In a world wide web of links and backlinks and hat tips and member rankings my ambition now is, by God's grace, moving closer into alignment with God's desires. His Word that is speaking to my season of life right now is from I Thess. 4:11 - "...make it your ambition to lead a quiet life; to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we commanded you."
Does having a blog align with minding my own business and working with my hands? Maybe not. ;-) I have been so encouraged by other ladies online who are doing those things, and who blog about it, though! You will find some of them in the links in the sidebar. My goal for this blog is to share my ambition with you, that perhaps you may be encouraged the pursue the same.