Blog, faith, Using Your Gifts

Blogging Milestones: More than a Month

I can’t believe already more than a month has passed since this blog was started by “accident”.  Although it’s barely been more than a month since T2TW began, having a website is something I’ve desired for much longer.  Around 2 years ago, I was in my kitchen listening to a podcast by Jami Balmet from Young Wife’s Guide, when the thought came to my mind “I want to do what she’s doing!”

Now that I’m thinking about it, the idea of reaching others for Christ through the internet  was first born in my heart over seven years ago. The original idea was to have a webcast for teen girls but as God continued to mold and change my heart, so did the concept of how the website should be.

This past year, especially the past few months, I was praying more and more about whether it was God’s will for me to start a website.  I know that God’s plans are the best–I’ve experienced the joy of life in His will and the horribleness of living outside of His plan.  I’ll take His plans, please and thank you!

My Request

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My desire was for more opportunities to serve Him, and that’s exactly what I was asking Him for.  I didn’t want to make the mistake of getting distracted by something that wasn’t His will for me.  I also knew that there were a million different blogs out there and if God wasn’t in it no one would take a second glance at this one and it would be a waste of time.   And life’s too short to waste time on the wrong things.

So you might be wondering how I “accidentally” started Titus 2 in a *TextMe* World…

After praying about it for quite some time, I decided to talk with the gentleman in charge of media at our church.  Since I was clueless on where to start, he texted me the links to a couple of websites that host blogs.  Again, I sought God in prayer, asking Him to direct my steps.  I went to the pricing page on WordPress.com to check out the various options.  There were different plans, including a free website, but the one that caught my eye had more storage and capabilities than the free one and NO ads.   My idea was to simply see how much the final cost would be after choosing the plan that I wanted–not to create a blog.  Once I got to the checkout and saw the final cost, I was going click cancel.  And that’s exactly what I did.  I entered all the info necessary and when I got to the checkout and saw all the details I was looking for, I hit the back button.  Little did I know that it was going to create a website for me automatically.  Since I didn’t pay it simply defaulted to their free plan.  (If you’re interesed in a website, you can find the pricing plans here)

So that’s the story of how T2TW “accidentally” came to be.

And just so you know, I don’t believe in accidents.  I ask God for more opportunities to serve Him.  And He answered.  Besides the blog, He’s opened other ministry such as teaching women in a Biblical training center as well as in the jail.

So how has this first month been?  Well…

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A definite adventure.  An exciting adventure of allowing God to stretch me in many areas: spiritual, emotional and mentally. There are so many technical things necessary to learn to get the website how I want it. Like previously said, I was about at a zero when it came to blogging knowledge, so I kinda felt like I’d been thrown in the deep end. My brain has definitely gotten a workout these past few weeks!

Writing articles and deciding what photos to use has been so fun.  Due to the holidays, traveling and sickness, I was unable to post as many as I’d hoped to, but I’m thankful for what the Lord has allowed me to do.

It’s been both fun and challenging and I can’t wait to see what my Lord has in store next.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7

I challenge you to take your requests before God in faith.  Share your heart with Him.  Seek His face and His plans for your life.  He will answer. And when He answers, trust in His goodness and dive into the deep end of His plans, knowing that He will never leave nor forsake His children.  (For more on that, I encourage you to click here to read my first post Love Never Ending.)

You are Loved!  Continue faithful ’til the end!

 

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