Saturday, March 7, 2009

Jumping in the Deep End

To begin with, let me say "Welcome to my new blog!" Several people have encouraged me to begin a blog, but I've always brushed off the idea. What would I write? Would people read my blog (other than family and friends who felt obligated to)?

Finally, through prayer, encouragement from my husband, family, and friends, and God telling me to get over myself, I've decided to jump into the writer's pool. Not only have I started this blog, but I have also written a story for review and am in the process of writing a novel.

I will use this blog to discuss various things: faith, writing, politics (if I really need to vent), health, books, music, and so on. I hope you find this blog to be at least interesting, if not encouraging.

We are all given a talent or a skill we can use to bring glory to God. I know my purpose is to write. What's yours?

7 comments:

Robbie Iobst said...

Joanna, YAY!!! Welcome to the blogging world! You are a good writer and this will help tighten your skills. I am thrilled to be able to add your blog to my daily surfing joys. You go girl!

Jan Parrish said...

Welcome! I know my purpose is to write as well. I'm blessed we have such a great group of writers, you among them, to encourage and receive encouragement from.

Blessings in your new blogging endeavor.

Melyssa said...

I think "get over yourself" might be a bit harsh. :) Our Heavenly Father is ever patient and kind with his children.

Can't wait to read more.

Joanna said...

Melyssa: I agree with you. However, I'd been so focused on myself and how I felt about the whole writing process (fears, inadequacies, and so on), it was keeping me from my purpose. I believe the Lord was telling me to stop looking at myself and to look to Him.

Money Honey said...

Well, thank goodness you finally "got over yourself"! Looking forward to reading more and seeing you at WFTJ this week!

Renew my mind, Lord said...

I just want you to know I don't feel obligated to read your blog just because you're my niece.... LOL! I look forward to your new adventure! It will help me stay current on all your "happenings".....

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