I've been thinking about changing my blog, or stopping blogging alltogether. I'd love some feedback, just leave a comment if you have any suggestions or thoughts.
Here are some ideas I've had. I think I will stop making this space serve as my family "scrapbook" album. I'd like to start back to real scrapbooking. My idea to make it doable is on the last day of every month, look through my pictures from that month and print just enough for two or maybe four 8 1/2 by 11 pages.
So then my blog would be a space just to share with you, my readers. I was considering picking up and blogging a little more frequently. Maybe three times a week with possibily subjects for each time. Such as once a week on cooking/food/nutrition/recipes, once on something having to do with family/homeschool/education and once on what God is teaching me.
You may find that I'm a bit less transparent as I feel a conviction that my blog isn't the place to share the deepest thoughts of my heart.
So, on that note, I'd love to hear from you.
On another note, I wanted to share a little bit about what God has been teaching me lately during my quiet times. For the most part I've been able to consistently spend time studying the Bible most afternoons during the week. I'm no longer looking for any mountain top moments. I'm going because I know I need it and I know God's Word will bless me, whether I feel like it did or not. For me, it is a wisdom issue, an obedience issue, and a longing and looking to God for my substanence. I KNOW I need him, period.
It seems that the Gospel is coming at me from many directions. In my quiet times. From Steve. From counsel. From sermons I'm listening to. In books I'm reading. I'm thankful.
I'm learning that the law in no way gives me the power to obey it. The gospel does. So in every command of God, I must remember what Christ did for me. And the deep seated realization of how good Jesus is, how good God is, his tender love, his mercy, it propels me to want to obey, it softens my hard heart, his love accomplishes in me what the law never could. Love, pure love, wills me towards goodness. May I never read the law apart from Jesus and what he did. The law must be viewed through the cross. Through the cross the curse of the law is broken. Through the cross, the law brings liberty. The law shows us who God is and who he is making us! It is exciting and liberating. With the cross in view, God's enduring love, we love the law and want to obey.
Paul Bunyan said it so perfectly:
"Run John, run the law demands
But gives me neither feet nor hands
Better news the gospel brings
it bids me fly and gives me wings"
And, my favorite from Charles Spurgeon:
"When I thought God was hard, I found it easy to sin. But when I found God so kind, so good, so overflowing with compassion I smote upon my breast to think that I ever could have rebelled against one who loves me so and sought my good."
God. He blows me away. Grace. Mercy. The Gospel.
It's all Good News and it's for each of us. Every day.