Pardon me a moment please while I climb onto my soapbox!
I read a comment on someone else's blog in which the lady seemed offended that some women's blogs share recipes and silly facts about their families. If she thinks blogging is just about posting her Bible Study, then more power to her; but don't condemn me or some of "our" fellow Christian lady bloggers who are choosing to sprinkle some fun and family facts in with our testimonies.
The purpose of my blog is to have conversation and interaction with my friends and family members who are spread across the globe. Another goal of mine, while blogging, is to be an encourager to my friends and family while living thousands of miles away from them. While doing such, I pray I reflect the Lord's goodness, mercy, love, and longsuffering. I trust I will never bring reproach upon His name!
I know my family enjoys some of my light hearted moments I post about here and some of my silliness as well. I pray I never get so 'ober-spiritual' that all I know how to do is "preach" or compare others to myself. I don't know about you, but I find it a big turn off when someone thinks I should perform as they perfom; or when they are so judgemental they can't relax and enjoy sweet fellowship with other believers.
We all blog for different reasons. Let's have fun and allow each person to have the freedom to enjoy whichever blog-type they are drawn to! For goodness sakes - we are all free individuals in Christ, aren't we?
Now that I am off my soapbox I would like to encourage you (when you have a few minutes to spare, hahaha) to read a couple of posts I got so much out of today while visiting other's blogs. I came across two very helpful posts for those of us trying to be better help meets. These are also good for my single friends who are preparing for married life! If you would like to read these posts, just visit the link on my right side bar to "Cherish the Home" where Mrs. B has some wonderful tips on how to prepare for Sundays. The second article I found helpful is at www.baptist-girl.blogspot.com. She talks about women's roles in her last two posts. Enjoy!