If you would have told me one year ago I would be homeschooling my children, blogging, and have like-minded social media friends who I met through Twitter, I would have never believed you.
First of all, I thought homeschoolers were weird and out of touch.
Second, I had no idea what a blog even was.
And third, I didn’t even have a Twitter account, let alone know or understand how to tweet.
And it is amazing how God chooses to open us to new things when we pray and ask Him. When we really beg Him to have His way. And I was open to Him. I desperately wanted His guidance and plan.
It all started in January when a friend introduced me to Ann, her blog, and her book One Thousand Gifts . I then discovered the bloom book club, and then the (in)courage community. And I began to read blogs…lots of blogs. And I learned about homeschooling and how they weren’t really weird or out of touch after all. And I wondered, could homeschooling be exactly what our family needs?
And I kept reading and became inspired, and started my own blog in July. I joined Twitter and began to interact with others who were open to Him–us all desiring what He wanted to do in and through us.
And it was through Twitter I was blessed with an amazing gift– a door God opened–a last-minute ticket to Relevant11. And that weekend left me with an array of special relationships that went from virtual-Twitter-life to real-life, opening a brand new door of community for me, with brand new opportunities for the coming year.
And as I look forward to this new year, I am purposing to stay connected to Him. To trust Him. And my heart is OPEN WIDE with anticipation and excitement for what He has in store. He has been so very good to me!
Psalm 143:8, 10 (ESV) Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
May you remain open and stay connected, trusting in ALL He has in store for you, is my prayer…
May your New Year be blessed!
What are you looking forward to in the New Year?
I’m joining Lisa-Jo, over at her site today, to take five minutes and just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. The challenge is to write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing, with the prompt she gives. And today, her prompt: