Monday, August 10, 2009

(in)courage me

I entered into the blogging world simply to keep up with one friend. I was skeptical at best, but I really wanted to know what was going on in her life and so I read...and I read...and I read... Pretty soon I was hooked and began clicking the links to other people's blog and reading...and reading...and reading. I quickly learned that blogging was more than just a way to let people know what's new in your life. To some people, blogging is a way to remember, a digital scrapbook of sorts. To some, it is a way to heal. Families of children who are sick, or spouses who are sick, or people struggling with their own health concerns all find comfort and support through blogging. To some it's inspiring. I can't tell you the number of awesome blogs people have created to share their craftiness or thriftiness or baking ideas. AMAZING! I fit into the last category. I am truly inspired by some of the blogs, but more importantly women I have "met" through this blogging community.

So why am I writing this? A new website launched today.

This website has so much promise. It's a place for women to gather and just be. A group of 20 amazing and talented women are behind this website and I can't wait to read and "be" right along with them. Over the next few weeks these women will be sharing what courage looks like in their lives. So what encourages me? Little things. A note from Chris, a comment on my blog, an organized room, a great bargain, fitting into a pair of pre-kids pants, a series of events that you know only could have happened because of God.

What encourages you? Are you (in)?


  1. Do you want the good news, or the bad news first?

    Good news: I love your post, and I love that you are (in), too. It's one of the few things we can do together since we're so far apart.

    Bad news: your MckLinky on the (in)courage homepage isn't working. =( I actually saw your name there before I saw the post in my feeder, so clicked over -- it's linked to NOT

    I want more people to come "meet" you -- so I wanted to let you know.

    Thanks again for the message on Sunday. =)

  2. I'm excited about this new site too. I get excited with every comment added to my Heart Choices blog. I love when things happen and you just know's God. And of course, an organized room is great too. It's funny because my house is very organized except for my office and that's where I spend most of my time. Go figure!

    It's nice to meet you today!

  3. Those little things can be so (in)couraging! "a series of events that you know only could have happened because of God"... love that!! I am (in)... so glad you joined us on (in)courage!

  4. I found your site over on (in)courage and just wanted to say hello! You are so right... those things that only could have happened because of God are always the BEST parts of the day!

    I can't wait to read more of your blog :)

  5. I could not agree with you more...I have met amazing people in the blogging community...some of which I will be friends with until the day I die! That my friend is very {in}couraging! :)

  6. I loved your perspective on blogging! I, too, joined in with no idea what I was getting into...but I'm SO glad I did! It's great to be (in) with you!!
    Holley - (in)courage