Beginning of An Adventure


Well, I’ve decided to start a new adventure in life–the adventure of blogging. Not sure how long this is gonna last but I’ve weighed the pros and cons back and forth for a good while, and I think I’m just gonna do it.

There are several reasons why I haven’t wanted to do this. For one thing, as I sit here typing my little heart out onto this computer screen, I have lots of “important things” I could, perhaps should be doing instead. Things like laundry, cleaning, finishing my newsletters, making out a grocery list for the week, pulling weeds out of the flower bed…you know, all of those fun-filled, glamorous duties of daily life.

I also haven’t wanted to blog because it’s a discipline. And discipline is something I’m sorely lacking in my daily life. I mean, for several years now I’ve wanted to be a runner. But then again, that would require discipline. And I’ve always aspired to be an early riser, but I really, really, really like sleep.

One other qualm I have about blogging is that it makes me vulnerable. Like what if I share a part of my heart and someone decides from then on that they don’t like me? I really like people and I really like people to like me.

But there are some valuable reasons for blogging. I won’t bore you with all the reasons why I think I should, but I will tell you the reason that stands out to me the most—the reason that’s become the deciding factor for me. A friend died yesterday. His life was brief (only 21 years old) and his death completely unexpected, but his life…oh his life was beautiful and impacted me and so many others. That’s what I want with my life. There’s nothing like the tragic loss of a friend that makes me contemplate how much I want my brief life to count for eternity and to impact others for good.

So that’s why I’m here. That’s why I’m writing. I love life. And I’m thankful and excited about sharing it with you.

Maggie

“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

4 Comments

  1. by dailfamily on July 20, 2009  8:31 pm Reply

    Love it! :o) Mind if I put your blog on my blog list as one that we follow? I'm sure that you'll do fine blogging. (I only blog when there is something pressing on my mind or I want to share something going on in our lives since we're so far from family and friends.) Sorry about your friend. We will be praying for you and your friends family. Look forward to reading more about what's going on with you!!!

    love,
    Sarah

  2. by Tim on July 21, 2009  2:27 am Reply

    Welcome to the blog-o-sphere!

  3. by lisatatj on July 21, 2009  3:05 pm Reply

    I am glad you are blogging...I enjoy your personality so much and look forward to it shining out to the blogosphere

  4. by Anonymous on March 15, 2012  3:39 am Reply

    Dear Seester in Christ, here it is not quite 3 years since you began your blog and I am only now discovering this heart-warming, soul-stirring, perfectly enchanting young lady named Maggie who writes in the most heart-warming, soul-stirring, perfectly enchanting way. Why did it take so long for me to find your words? Because God made this appointment for me before time began. He knew how very, very much I would need, on March 12, 2012, the very things that you have been writing for almost 3 years. There may be others like me. I don't know. All I know is that your brief life has impacted me for good and if there is a crown for sharing your heart with others, uplifting others, encouraging others, making others think and feel and appreciate and love Jesus more today than yesterday - well, I think that crown is one that you will wear well. And once you've worn it a little while, I know that you will gracefully bow at His feet and place it there before Him and thank Him for allowing you to share the gift of words that really, really mean something.

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