You want to do something you enjoy (blogging) on a regular (or at least semi-regular) basis but never seem to get in the grove? Yep. That’s me. Story of my writing life.
I’m making an honest effort to do this with some level of regularity. But I guess sometimes life just gets in the way.
Lately though, there has been good reason. As mentioned in a previous post, my dear hubby has been sick. He is much better now than he was a month ago…but still a couple of obstacles to overcome. I know there are some of you out there that know what I mean. Family first. His health is extremely important. We are hopefully done with hospital stays and most appointments have been taken care of. I feel like I can breathe again. And maybe even get in some good writing time.
So…here comes another session of Blogging 101. I attempted it in January, but wasn’t able to keep up. I will try once again. I hope to see some more new blogs from fellow bloggers. And hopefully get a few more followers myself.
Hope…it’s what she holds on to…even claimed a verse from the Bible to represent her year…
Romans 15:13 says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
This year is going to be a difficult one. At least the first few months. You see…her husband had been hospitalized just over a month ago. They thought he was on the road to recovery, but some symptoms seemed to be returning. He returned to the hospital less than 4 weeks after his first release.
After a few days with little sleep and many words with many doctors and nurses they finally got a diagnosis. It was not a good one. Granted, he would be good enough to go home after several days. But the burdens being sent home with them seemed very difficult. There were going to be many lifestyle changes in the days and weeks ahead.
Then another verse came to mind…How could she ever forget?
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
In many ways, she was feeling knocked down. She knew she had to be strong for her husband and also the family. Clinging on to the promises of God was all she could do. She knew that she and her husband would be safe in God’s arms. Even if they felt like things were falling apart, they would be safe in His arms.
My husband is still in the hospital. He’s progressing. And once he gets out we’re going to be busy with doctors appointments galore!
I’m doing the assignments out of order. Although I don’t think anyone will mind too much.
Last night I was playing around with the themes. Originally I had “Piano Black.” For some reason I wanted it to be dark. Dark and simple. It allowed my to put titles in lower case, unlike some. I don’t like the font on most themes, but I know how to change that so it’s no big deal really.
The theme I test drove first was “Plane.” And it is just that. Plain. The color isn’t very attractive. The font for the title and tagline aren’t something I like and it was in all caps. I can’t stand that. No go on Plane.
“Kelly” was the next one. I like the color and the font! The titles are centered. And my upper and lower case stays the way I would want it. Not bad. Possible.
I grew up in the 80’s so I thought I would preview the “Eighties” theme. Wow! It’s very bold. Too bold for me. Sorry.
I have tried many different themes since I began my blog. 2012, 2010, Koi, Spectrum, and Pilcro just to name a few. But Koi….hmmm….That one is nice. Let’s try that again. Yep. I’m going back with Koi. It’s much more colorful. And it reminds me of hope for some reason. My theme for the year is hope. I want that to be reflected in my space here in the land of blogs.
My hubby has been sick and is in the hospital so I let them fall away. But, I’ve got some free time tonight so I’m going to try to do a little catching up! And btw…he’s doing much better now. 🙂
I changed my title and tagline from “rambling child of God : Expressions of a child of God” to “ramble on child of God : because sometimes I just have to let it go.”
It’s a work in progress I think. I’m not sure about the “let it go” part of the tagline. I used to like that phrase until the movie “Frozen” was released. Now I can’t say it without thinking of the song. Ugh!
But truly, I do have to let it go sometimes and this is where I come to do so in writing…as most of us doing these assignments do as well.
And because I brought it up…here’s the song that ruined one of my favorite phrases…especially when it came to my kids…Let it Go…
I’m Kim. I’ve been blogging off and on for quite a while. I’ve had trouble keeping it going on a regular basis. Hopefully with the Blogging 101 I’ll get better at writing on a regular basis.
My writing tends to be about things that are happening in my life. You know…family, church, stress, being a wife and mother. I share it publicly because my hope is that someone will be able to relate to what I’m writing about. So others won’t feel as if they are alone in their situation, if it’s similar to mine.
Another topic I’ve considered is cooking. My husband and I love to cook together. In fact, I think it would be so cool to have our own little restaurant…or even a food truck. Hard work but lots of fun!