To Blog...


Last week as we sat and planned out the new year; one of the lists I made was a list of blog topics I am wanting to cover.


Things I wish to blog about in 2010:


*Frugality

*Book Reviews

*Devotional thoughts - from my read through the Bible and Obedience theme

*Recipes I Find Fun and Fast for the family

*Homemaking

*Guest Interviews - "Meet.."

*Child Training Topics and Tips

*Family Outing / Family Night Ideas

*Thoughts on raising a special needs child


I also want to include some give aways this year. I want the give aways to be things that will help strengthen other's walk with God.


I believe that God has called me to be a wife, mother and homemaker. As I seek to do His will for my life I want to share things I am learning with others - so that they can be encouraged in the way. In a day and age when being a wife, mother and homemaker are so looked down upon in a general sense, I think it is best for all of us to be an encouragement to one another. What we are doing IS making a difference.


I loved this poem I just finished reading the other night. Thought I would share it with you all. Enjoy:


Call Back

If you have gone a little way ahead of me, call back-

'Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track;

And, if perchance, faith's light is dim, because the oil is low,

Your call will guide my lagging course as wearily I go.


Call back, and tell me that He went with you into the storm;

Call back,and say He kept you when the forest's roots were torn;

That when the heavens thundered and the earthquake shook the hill,

He bore you up and held you when the very air was till.


O friend, call back and tell me, for I cannot see your face;

They say it glows with triumph, and your feet bound in the face;

But there are mists between us, and my spirit eyes are dim,

And I cannot see the glory, though I long for word of Him.


But if you'll say He heard you when your prayer was but a cry,

And if you'll say He saw you through the night's sin-darkened sky,

If you have gone a little way ahead, O friend, call back-

"Twill cheer my heart and hep my feet along the stony track.


-Author Unknown


I want my blog to call back to what He is doing in my life; how He is enabling me to do it. I want my blog to call back to remembrance for me - when discouragement comes - that "this too will pass" and life will go on. Join me this year - as I seek to obey Him and watch Him change me.


Blessings,

~Martie

4 comments:

Tori said...

What a very beautiful blog you have. And God has sure blessed you with a lovely family.
I just found your blog, so nice!

Martie said...

So glad you were able to come and visit, Tori! Love meeting new friends.

~Martie

Susan said...

This is something I really need to do! I'm still plowing my way through all my roles and setting some goals, and blogging is my very last one to deal with. So it may be a while before I get to setting any goals in that area. For now, I'll just keep writing as things come to me.

~~Deby said...

When I first saw your title Martie, I thought...Oh no..she can't quit...
then...
I was so glad that you are pressing on, with such purpose.
I have not been a good blogger, or blog friend for months, I have gotten sidetracked amongst other things.
This has been a encouraging post and the poem really spoke to me...
I love your writings, your everyday stuff, etc....there is much to glean from like minded women in a world where womanhood is so devalued and also not seen as a real occupation.
Looking forward to 2010