Salt and Light Bloggers

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This is a new Facebook page linking many Christian women bloggers from around the world. There will be links to various blogs posted here that you may visit to your heart’s content.  Each day more and more will join to share their blogs via this page. Their life experiences are varied as are their blogs. They are young, old, married, single, stay at home moms, working women, homeschoolers, public schoolers, rich, poor. Some have many children, some have no children. They live in the city and they live in the country. Some are involved in church ministry or mission organizations. Some are women with a burden on their heart to share with others. 

You will find recipes, crafts, design, technical assistance, jewelry, organization helps, inspiration, encouragement, life stories and more! Through them all runs the same thread- they love the Lord and want to share what He has given them.  They have much to say and one or another will surely touch your heart (or maybe your pinterest pinky). 

Please visit them and be sure to comment after you’ve read, just to let them know that you stopped by. Feedback is important to let them know that others are reading their blogs. Your reactions shared with them will be iron sharpening iron. You will provide encouragement to their souls and you will be encouraged by their steadfast walk in all circumstances! 

Please share with your friends the links that touch your heart- consider them a gift from your heart to theirs. In this way we will all truly be Salt and Light.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong—that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. Romans 1:11-12

 

Allume: Lit Up and Shining

This past week I experienced a very large dose of sisterhood. 400 women in the same space, of the same mind, in the same spirit, of similar humor all talking at once. I have learned from past experiences that all of that fun and joy spilling out can be a bit much for my spirit to be immersed in- so I escape, and sit back and observe until I can re-enter the fray so to speak. However, there is joy in observing, too!

The fun was watching those beautiful ladies laugh, love, hug, hold onto, and pray with each other and for each other.  We came not knowing what, if anything, to expect other than to hope to recognize the real person from their FB and twitter pics.  The joy was seeing that it was Real Love in action, authentic, transparent, see Jesus shining through them {Love}.

Our hearts resonated with the words balance, pride, bigger, smaller, community, Blog schedules, RSS, SEO and a multitude of other terms that I now have to refer to in my notes.

Our hearts bled and broke with the stories we heard, especially from that sweet grown up baby girl of a father in prison who experienced love through Angel Tree of Prison Ministries. All because of a promise and a present at Christmas time over the years.

I’ve been blogging for about a year and whenever I meet other bloggers for the first time they always say: “So, what’s your blog about?” I hem and haw, searching for the appropriate tag for it, but failing miserably, I mumble “I just don’t know how to describe it.” 

I think people have been asking me that question all my life- “So, who are you anyway?” is how it usually is thrust into my face. Haven’t been able to answer that question either – except with surface answers. You know the ones: wife, mother, nurse, Sunday school teacher, bible study attender, etc.

But something has been happening over the past year in my life- God has started showing me about me- and since the conference I do believe that I’ve been able to put words to who I am-

I am the encourager, I am the one who sees God in every situation, I am the mama-surrogate hugger, I am the one who “gets it” when I look in your eyes.

And Why?

Girls, I’ve been there, I’ve seen it, that dark side, the side where if only someone would really look in my eyes and understand, the side where I’m the exhausted mommy and can’t put three words together in a sentence, the side where my heart is breaking because of family, the side where I’m the only stay at home on the street, that feels left behind when the “girls” go to lunch during work and I have the kiddos so that won’t work, the side- well, you know, all of you know.

I was blessed by God immeasurably by those few, those Godly women who came along side at the critical moments in my life. And I’m here to tell you- I will be that woman if you need someone in 3D or over the phone for a phone hug and need to know that someone is out there praying for you. I’m in your corner. You can all do great things – that is after all what you were called to do- YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. 

Love,

Your Encourager