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Welcome Back

It’s been nearly a year since I’ve shared in this space, and I have missed it. But, I’ve struggled with doubts about my ability, my message, my direction, and my purpose here.

Does the world really need another blog? Do people really need someone else to read and hear from? Do I really have ANYTHING worth writing and sharing?

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There are a myriad of blogs on the world wide web, so no, there isn’t a dire need for more. There are tons of bloggers with messages and writing much clearer and more poignant than mine. So no, the world isn’t going to run out of people who are putting their words out into the world.

But, in spite of those things, I do believe that I have words worth sharing. I may feel like I am just a mom most days, but I’m a mom who God has given different experiences and different perspectives that maybe, just maybe, I can encourage others with. So, I’m going to walk in that. I’m going to believe that God stirs words and thoughts in my heart and mind for a purpose and that sharing them here is a good thing.

But, I’m also going to give myself some freedom. I’ll write and post when I can and when I have a message worth sharing. I’ll write because I love to, not because I feel I have to. And I’ll write from the lens of seeking the true, good, and beautiful in this life. As imperfect as it is and inevitably will be, there is still much truth, goodness, and beauty to see. I want to help you see that too.

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So, that’s me, and this is my blog. I’m really glad to be back here.

~Heather

 

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6 thoughts on “Welcome Back

  1. Thanks for coming back!! I so enjoyed reading the story of you and Blake last year!! Y’all were already married when we met in 2006, but I never heard the back story 🙂 Now you must (when you have time, of course!) finish and share all the details about the proposal, engagement and wedding!!!

    1. Awe, Jenn! That makes me so happy to know you were reading along! Our anniversary is right around the corner, so maybe I’ll try to make time to finish up the story this week or next! ❤

  2. That’s the best way to approach it! You can’t worry about who’s reading and who’s not or if you’re saying something groundbreaking/brilliant/etc. You just have to write your truth and let it go into the world. 😉

    1. Absolutely!! I’ve been hanging around the Hope*Writers site lately and one thing shared there was SO helpful! Consider a dinner party, if you will. No matter if you are going to have 6 guests or 600 guests, you will still prepare, still host, and still seek to be a blessing to whoever is there. Much the same with blogging. It doesn’t matter who is here, I should still approach it in a way that is seeking to bless others and encourage. So, there you go! (Thanks so much for commenting!) 🙂

      1. I’m only 2 days in, but I’ve been SO encouraged! Lots of great articles and helps, lots of encouragement on the facebook group, and I’m sure I’ll be able to get lots of help on technical issues from folks there as well. The podcast is fantastic (and free!), so check it out if you haven’t.

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