I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."
I just got a sad comment to my last post...
"Ummmm... oookaaay... I'm athiest and I'm pretty sure this stopped me from reading the rest of your posts... so yeah... um... I'd be more careful in the future it kind of lowers your popularity with all those not sharing your religion..."
I don't think this person will be reading my blog anymore. But their comment helped to deepen my conviction to share my faith, on my blog, in my life, wherever I am. My blog.... what is the purpose of it? Is it to share my convictions on the blessings of children, or the challenges of homeschooling, or my methods of homeschooling, or even just to share my day to day life with four boys? I hope not.
I do so want to share my inner life, my struggles, my triumphs, my joys and my sorrows. In the hopes that others, both those who know the Jesus as their Savior, and those who don't, might be somehow encouraged. My desire is that my blog would give people a glimpse into my life. Every part of my life, including the most important part, and that is my faith. I want to give glory to God because he has been so good to me.
I was just thinking today that there is a certain "blogreality", which is a false reality that people's blogs give. We tend to post, even I struggle with this, all the wonderful events of our days. And we leave out the harsh realities of our lives. I'm often left with the impression that "wow, all these other women are perfect mothers. Look at what they do with their kids all the time. They must never raise their voice at their children, their houses must be clean all the time. They have it all together."
My desire is to try and be transparent so that others can see that, if they struggle, so do I. We are all pilgrims together, walking, stumbling, climbing, and moving towards eternity together.