Sunday, January 03, 2010

Welcome!

Welcome to my new home on the world wide web! I'm still figuring everything out (like, for instance, why is the font on my "Author" section there on the sidebar so very small? why is the font on a block quote so very LARGE? and what is the difference between a tag and a category?).

Anyway, I'm glad to be here and I'm glad you've found your way over here! As always, it is my earnest desire that the words posted here serve to edify and encourage, bringing glory to Jesus Christ, the only One worthy. It's funny, the very first words I wrote as a blogger echo in my mind and heart still, these many months, these many years and these many posts later. What I said then I say again:

Well, here it is. My first official post, and I find my fingers hesitating over the keyboard. Any thrill I may receive from seeing my words posted on the internet for any who would to read is somewhat overshadowed by a fair amount of trepidation. I find myself asking...

1. Do I even know what I'm doing? Easy enough to answer: NO. Not only am I a total newbie to this whole blogging medium, I'll be the first to admit I am severely technologically challenged...

2. Do I have something to say? Bookworm that I am, I have always loved words, especially words well chosen and well written. Words contain power to influence and challenge, to inspire and encourage, to provoke laughter as well as tears. Not that I claim such eloquence for myself. Certainly there are bloggers more skilled with the keyboard than I. Many who are wittier and smarter and easily more theologically profound. I am as ordinary as we come. Yet it is my desire that out of this very ordinary life, my God may show Himself extraordinary. I am the humble clay jar blogger "that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of [me]". (2 Cor. 4:7)

3. Does what I say matter? I'm not quite sure why I feel compelled to post my thoughts and ramblings on such a public forum. I am not so interested in a great readership nor large comment counts, rather that these words of mine may somehow encourage others and thereby exalt the Lord Jesus Christ.

May God take this ordinary offering and ignite it with the fire of His glory so that all may see Christ only, always, living in me...


Yes, Lord. Let it be.

13 comments:

  1. Awesome! I love the clean, crisp look.

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  2. Lisa dear, you are so brave! I long to do this, but my last name is too strange to have my own domain! :) I'm reading "Going Rogue" right now too! You're ahead of me - I've only finished one this year! xoxo, Bren

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  3. Ooooh look! I'm the first to welcome you to your new home =). That's what I get for staying up too late way over here on the west coast!

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  4. Ah, you got the moving bug, too! Looks great! Updating my links...

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  5. You're your own domain?! I'm impressed :-)

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  6. Hi Lisa!

    **waves**

    Looks good! I'll be changing my subscription!

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  7. Woo hoo! Lisa is a .com! ;) Congrats and I've fixed my feed reader appropriately.

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  8. Welcome to Wordpress. Jules had me move 3 years ago, I think. I've loved it. I'm not a domain holder. Yet. But congrats on the upgrade! Looking forward to your 2010 posts!

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  9. Congratulations on moving your site and getting your own domain name! It looks great. I so enjoy reading your posts and I relate to so many of your thoughts and experiences. I don't have 4 boys. Other than that, I think our lives have some similarities and I enjoy knowing I am not alone on the "journey".
    Rachel Langston

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  10. Lisa,

    Love the new blog look and the personal domain name :)

    We were in touch last year, but my blogging fell by the wayside, I'm up and running again for 2010.

    Look forward to reading more at lisaspence.com

    Rachel

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  11. Hi Lisa,

    Your new blog looks great. I had some trouble figuring things out after switching to WordPress, too.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog, and keep up the good work!

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