Strong Scared Woman
Above my desk, beside my window, hangs a mixed media piece I bought years ago from a local artist. It’s a woman made out of a paint scraper, arms and legs of old square nails and her head, well its an old dodge truck ram head hood ornament (lovely visual I know). But one of the reasons I love her is scrawled at her feet “A Strong Woman”. I want to be a strong woman. Most of the time I felt like I was.
Starting this blog hasn’t been easy. I am scared. I am not a strong woman anymore. I have thought about it and pushed it back in my mind. But it keeps creeping up. Keeps squeaking in my ear when I’m quiet enough. I took an ecourse back in January to March about using the gifts God gave us to bless others. (I’m not saying my blog is going to bless you) But it got my mind and heart all turned up and thinking about things other than the day to day stuff that keeps us all occupied 100% of the time if we let it, thinking about all the things that God has given me that I am not using.
During the time of the Creatively Made ecourse, I went to hear my sons’ band competition. Between performances there was an army quintet performing and giving some advice to the band members about improving and what he said really hit home to me. He said, “if you are comfortable where you are performing you need to find another hill to climb.” I’ve been “comfortable” for a long time in many ways. I need a hill. It’s really cool how God puts things in your life when you need to hear them AT a time when you are ready to hear them. So I’m climbing some hills now, hills I’ve been wanting to climb for a while, one of them is the blog hill.
Thank you for reading and I hope you will stay around see what we find on the way.
Katey, I like your blog! Does that make me old? Probably.
Peggy, you know how to leave a comment so that makes you officially NOT old. Thanks for reading!
I thought you did an amazing job and look forward to reading many more posts by you. The first post to a blog is always the scariest. Keep climbing this hill!
Thank you Tracy. I’m looking forward to you BIG Reveal too! Best of luck and thank you for your encouragement!
Nice job! First off-love your images! Beautiful! Second-your message is something that a lot of people struggle with and it’s important for you to know that you are not alone with those feelings. That’s what makes blogging fun! Keep going!! AND Enjoy it!
Thank you Kris. I appreciate your support. We have similar taste. I love your “junking” finds! Thanks again.
Beautiful blog and writing! You are a blessing. Hugs, Sherri
Sherri, Thanks for taking the time to check it out. I know you are busy revamping your site. It is looking really nice.
I think you have done an amazing job :)….I have been blogging for a lot of years now and I have met some of the most amazing people from all over the world so please just enjoy the journey…Blessings and hugs from the other side of the world c xo
Cathy, Your blog is beautiful! Wow! Thank you for your encouragement. I feel better!!
It looks beautiful and the best is it seems like it is you not a persona your trying to create. I love that the best.
Cathy, Your blog is beautiful! Wow!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am encouraged!!
This is beautiful. I too took the Creatively Made Course and I’m continuing to discovering my gifts and use them. I’m also in the business course and have really wanted to start my own blog for so long, I just need to take the plunge and do it. I love your background!
Thank you Michelle. I’m taking both of those courses too. I finally took the plunge and started my blog. You can do it!! Thank you for visiting. I hope you come back. Katey
You definately have a gift for writing. It amazes me how two people can hear the same message about hills and it makes a significant impression on one and goes right over the other ones head. I absolutely am blessed by your blogs. I love that God has placed you and your lovely family in our lives!
Susan, I truly believe that God had been preparing me to hear that message and that my heart was open and needed to hear it. I will admit when I first heard him, I thought this is exactly what Drew needs to hear!!! Then I turned my thoughts inwardly. Thank you for your sweet message. Your family is a blessing and a source of great encouragement to us. Thank you.