Friday, May 7, 2010

A Word from Me

I have spent much time this last month with the A-Z Challenge, a horrible virus turned into Bronchitis, a bad back, and not much time in the Word.  This has led to the old habit of just not reaching for my bible, and while I have a wonderful relationship with my Savior, I have been neglecting Him for too long this last month or so.  He still loves me, that never changes.  I am not a failure, and my failure to read my bible does not define who I am.

Due to being sick and hurt I have missed church 4 times in a row, eek! My teenage son has lectured me saying, "you should be in church even if you are sicker than a dog." I lovingly explained to him that no one wants my germs, after all I was contagious, and then went on to explain that God does not hold it against me when I am sick and unable to get out to church.  Church is not the building but the people, and I have missed being in "Church".

I will be starting up again with the Survey Bible Reading Plan this next week, I believe that it is important to be in the Word in some capacity.  Being in the Word keeps me focused on my relationship with Jesus Christ and focused on how I need to be living.

My daily posts will not always be on the serious side, some of what I write is just stuff, but there is always my faith running through all I put up, because my faith is who I am every day.  I try to be the same in everything I do, I am a child of God first and foremost, and everything else after that is because of the relationship I have with Jesus Christ. I am just me, I am funny, quirky, serious, loving, but in all those things I am still a child of the Most High, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. 

When you come to my blog, you may find something funny and completely void of scripture references, or you may find a weekly meme, what I am trying to say is this: I am a child of God, regardless of whether my daily blog post has scripture running through it. I am a child of God, I am a Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, and Friend, who says I can't multi-task!  Let me re-iterate, my failures do not define me, nor do yours define you!

 I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Such a refreshing word, and the "just stuff" is often the greatest stuff of all. It's like you peeked into my heart today.

Be blessed!!!

Christy said...

Amen :-) I enjoyed reading your this post and agree with what you have written. Hope you are feeling better!

singedwingangel said...

I got to thinking last night that I have drifted away myself. Iwanted my blog to be a place to come for a faith filled place. think I am about to do some overhaulling and if I lose followers so be it..

Amity said...

Hi Shannon;

I could relate to this post altogether, like neglecting Bible reading due to blogging and even two Sundays of being absent in Church, but like you said, it does not define who I am. And I would still remain as me, the mother whose not as perfect, a woman, and so on...:) Thanks for sharing these thoughts!

Btw, I wrote a poem on Mother’s Day dedicated to my mother and which I also dedicated it to you; being also a Mom like me…please drop by to read! Thanks. Love, Amity…

Lisa said...

You are a treasure Shannon! I feel the same way at times, like, "How long has it been since I've posted something spiritual/scriptural?" But like you said, there's more than just one facet to you.

Great post!

Wanda said...

Hi Shannon, I'm so glad that I'm not defined by my mistakes. If we were, none of us could stand. The good part about realizing when we've drifed away from Him is that He stands waiting for us to return. As you've stated, it's not necessary for every post to include a scripture reference. Our whole lives are to reflect His image. We each have to remain true the assignment He has given us with our blogs.

Tori Cooper said...

I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better! Will be keeping up with you whether it fun quirky posts or spiritual posts! :-D

No one is judging you girl... or at last they shouldn't be... missing church doesn't make you a failure, neither does not posting spiritual content. You are amazing! We support you no matter what!

Tori Cooper said...

I guess that's why I started another blog which will focus more on biblical spiritual content... so my journey called life can remain more of a log & random bit & pieces of my life outside of my faith. I'm interesting in joining in on the memes but I need to figure out which one's I want to do & I will do it!

Here is my supplemental blog @

RedheadedStepchild said...

I love that you picked this post to link up! And it says so much about you. :)

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