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Who Reads This?

Every day I see statistics of the people who read my blog. Most of them come from Canada, the United States, Australia and the UK. But who are the people from the Philippines, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, Lebanon, Argentina, Estonia, South Africa and more who show up here day after day? It’s kind of amazing that from all over the world, there are people who get something out of what I write. That humbles me.

I believe I have a responsibility as a blogger. While this is a forum to express my personal views and opinions, I am also setting an example. And that example is to stay true to what I know to be true. To convey the same message here as I would in person. In other words, this blog is not my my alter-ego.

I also have a responsibility to ensure that I don’t lead you down a path of destruction or danger or depression. It has always been my intent to simply share my journey with you – to encourage you and give you hope, in whatever form that takes. I want to inspire you, to make you smile, and to make you think about your God-given potential.

I’m not a highly educated philosophical kind of person. I don’t mingle with the rich and famous. I haven’t got a position or a title or a brass name plate on my office door. But I am a wife and a mother and a grandma, a daughter and a sister and an auntie, a cousin and a co-worker and a friend. I am a student of life, an observer of people, and a child of the King. What I do matters to somebody. What I say counts for someone.

So wherever you are when you read this, know that I am thinking about you today. I am praying for you – that the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ will bless you with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). You are important. You matter. Your life counts.

Thanks for reading. I am blessed by knowing you did.

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The Blog Mystery

The blog thing is a mystery. Really.

Don’t you ever wonder how you get 153 hits on your completely terrible blog posts and only 6 on the profound and brilliant ones? Then you find out that 5 out of those 6 hits were your family. Because you texted them.

I don’t get it.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the little mice who run the servers for my blog site are released from their cages every morning and allowed to run randomly about on a map of the world that has electrodes or something like that under it. When their tiny feet happen to touch on one of those sensors, that part of the map lights up and zoom, my blog post shoots off to some country like Latvia or Namibia or Vanuatu or some nearly deserted island where only eleven people live.

There’s no rhyme or reason. Believe me.

Honestly, I write these posts for pure enjoyment. I have no agenda, no outline, no purpose other than to share a bit of what goes on in my rather odd brain. So if it comes across that I’m a little quirky, kinda strange, really nice, sort of smart, totally Christian, fairly good at writing, or very proud of my kids and grandkids, then you know me pretty well. And really, the rest is not important. Especially the part where I throw things when I get mad. Except I haven’t done that for a long time. Throw things, I mean. I do the dishes instead.

So, wherever you are in the world, I’m honored that you took the time to read this.

We’ll see where the mice land tomorrow.

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