Confessions of a Newbie

Well, here it is. My first official post, and I find my fingers hesitating over the keyboard. Any thrill I may receive from seeing my words posted on the internet for any who would to read is somewhat overshadowed by a fair amount of trepidation. I find myself asking…

1. Do I even know what I’m doing? Easy enough to answer: NO. Not only am I a total newbie to this whole blogging medium, I’ll be the first to admit I am severely technologically challenged. Last night while trying to set this whole thing up I had to call in the geek squad, I mean my husband, and without going into a long, boring account filled with unnecessary detail, suffice it to say we found a way around the problem without solving the problem. My sweet husband, bless him, refused to let my ignorance nor my frustration become an excuse to not go forward. So, as previously stated, here I am and here it is.

2. Do I have something to say? Bookworm that I am, I have always loved words, especially words well chosen and well written. Words contain power to influence and challenge, to inspire and encourage, to provoke laughter as well as tears. Not that I claim such eloquence for myself. Certainly there are bloggers more skilled with the keyboard than I. Many who are wittier and smarter and easily more theologically profound. I am as ordinary as we come. Yet it is my desire that out of this very ordinary life, my God may show Himself extraordinary. I am the humble clay jar blogger “that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of [me]”. (2 Cor. 4:7)

3. Does what I say matter? I’m not quite sure why I feel compelled to post my thoughts and ramblings on such a public forum. I am not so interested in a great readership nor large comment counts, rather that these words of mine may somehow encourage others and thereby exalt the Lord Jesus Christ.

May God take this ordinary offering and ignite it with the fire of His glory so that all may see Christ only, always, living in me…

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