Wednesday, October 5, 2011

One Reader

Lately, life has been so full that I can find little time to get to the computer much less sit down and write a well organized blog post.  It just hasn't been on the top of my list of priorities.  

I mean, I just can't find the time.  For example, right now I am sitting in a McDonald's parking lot typing while Aubrey naps, and we wait for Jude to get out of preschool. 

This has made me wonder, "Why do I blog?"

Sure this blog originated from Caringbridge to keep family and friends up to speed on Jude's medical status and development.  And morphed into more of an outlet and journal for me.  A source of prayer requests and praises for answered prayers.

Sure I love all of those creative and DIY blogs!  I find myself so inspired by all of those things.  But let's be honest, I'm not a super creative and original person.  I don't have some major house renovation project going, nor have I mastered any skill enough to share with you some wonderful tutorial.

So what's the purpose of this blog?  I don't have many followers to entertain or giveaways to hand out or contests to enter.

I was actually praying about it this morning and know in my heart that I got my answer. 

This blog is my real time testimony.

When I write, it's about my life and my experiences and the grace and mercy that God has shown and shows me throughout them.  It is a constant testament that joy is found in the Lord.

But like I mentioned above, I don't have this huge base of readers to testify to so what's it worth?

One reader.

One reader, just one.  

One reader to witness the grace of God in my life.

One reader to share the good news with and come to know Jesus as their savior.

One reader to see and understand that our Father is still doing miracles for people everywhere.  People who are so undeserving like myself.

One reader who might be in what the world sees as a hopeless situation for me to say "With Jesus there is ALWAYS hope.  He IS our hope."

One reader that might be encouraged by a family that could have easily said "I give up" but instead chooses to fiercely praise His name.

One reader that came to my blog by accident and was witnessed to.

One reader that I might be able to plant a seed in.  A seed as tiny as a mustard seed.  

One. Reader.

If hundreds of people read this blog daily but only one reader witnesses the glory of the LORD in all of its existence, then I have found an unquestionable reason for writing it.

Just one reader.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
                            Revelations 12:11


  1. Wow!! How beautifully you have said that. If all we do is touch one person, then it's all worthwhile! Your blog has actually made me think about writing my own. I am not a good writer, but I have been thinking about it for a long time. It would be an honest and realistic account of what it is like living with two special needs children and the hope in God that it requires! Never doubt the impact that you, Angel, have on others. I think your writing is God inspired, touching and beautiful!!

  2. Angel, this is awesome & inspiring!!! I need to be reminded of this, to be a witness more in my blog than just talking about day-to-day things. Those things are fine, but sometimes i want to share more what God has done for me!


  3. I know you don't know me and I don't know you but I started reading your blog when I saw it on another blog. (I hope you don't mind!) I have enjoyed reading it and learning about your beautiful family. Your blog has given me so much hope about my own daughter. I "re-established" my relationship with the Lord when Elizabeth was born with significant medical issues. I love reading about your experiences and your love for the Lord. It has helped me has I try to become closer to Him. For that, thank you. You are truly an inspiration!

  4. Angel without a doubt I am Blessed to be your friend, your sister in Christ. You inspire me and the words the Lord gives you make me feel like I can run through a troup and leap over a wall. It is Christ in you who makes you who you are...I thank God for you and the tools He gives you to inspire others. The Lord has given you an amazing purpose for your life...keep blogging. Love you my sister, Cheryl

  5. You write for you and what you feel is inspirational in your life. I hope you find peace in the blogging world and stay with us. I love your work.


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