Friday's Feast of Blogging
We have definitely worked up our appetites this week for blogging! Stop over at She Lives and leave a thank you gift of comment! But before you leave, sit down, relax, and enjoy the first ever addition of Friday's Feast of Blogging!
Appetizer: Do you have a mission statement (or purpose) for your blog?
My original mission statement was to blog openly and honestly about standing in the gap for prodigal children; to edify, to encourage, to support, and to provide a venue for other parents to gather together while praying for our lost children. While that mission statement remains, I have added a few other goals since that time. As blog-friendships developed, my prayer has become that no matter the painful circumstance, that my blog (and those I visit), not just point to the obvious pain of life, but that my underlying focus is to point others to the only One who can heal and restore: to bring glory to God!
I have also finetuned my mission statement to include FUN! We are not only promised answers to our prayers--we are promised abundant living!
Soup: What kind of blog post warms your soul?
This is easy--those posts that are honest, authentic, and welcoming! I love transparent writing; writing that makes me feel like I've known the author, personally, for a lifetime!
Salad: What creative blogging tool has freshened your daily life?
Tuesday's Treasures, Works-for-me Wednesday's, and Thursday's Thirteen are just a few that delight!
Main Course: What blogger has made the strongest impression on you?
I've already highlighted the importance of my first blogging friend, Cindy. Over this past week, I have also linked several other bloggers who have touched my life daily and am currently working to increase my blogroll. As I become less fearful of going into my template and destroying all of blogdom, I plan to add other meaningful blogs. Another person who visits (not a blogger yet, but we're working on her) is Dawn. Her own prodigal son is returning home June 30th after spending 18 months at Teen Challenge. Can't wait for the Homecoming Celebration Dawn!!!!!! And I can not ignore the significance of every visitor who comments! Your willingness to take the time to post, to share your lives with me by commenting and allowing me to visit your blogs has strenthened my faith and made a lasting impression on my life!
Dessert: Describe why blogging continues to leave you feeling satisfied.
Dessert is the best part of any meal as far as I'm concerned! I can't wait for this part of our feast! This is the same anticipation I feel each morning as I log online and race to my blog to see who has visited! And since I love a good cup of coffee with dessert, I'm off to brew a fresh pot. Hope you have enjoyed our Friday's Feast of Blogging. Let me know if you host your own Friday's Feast--I'll be sure to drop by!