First blog post

Starting a blog was not really on my list of things to do. And I’m a list maker to the core. I don’t have a lot of free time, so adding to my list doesn’t really make sense. Yet here I am writing my first blog entry so it must be purposed for me.

I am a wife, a mother, have a full-time job in my family’s multiple businesses. I am executive director of a pageant, a leader of a ladies ministry group, an avid runner, and am a volunteer in our community’s Jaycee club. My husband and I farm and sing southern gospel music throughout Illinois and Indiana in our spare time. And now I am a writer for this blog.

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The truth is I have a hard time saying no to things. I’m a doer and pleaser. But this blog is different. The person that has put this task on my heart is the one person that I can say no to. And I’ve said no. Not right now, this really isn’t a good time. Maybe next year when things slow down.  But He keeps asking. God asked me to do it, and I have no excuses left in me of why I can’t. Am I writing in protest? Maybe. But probably more out of fear. Fear that people won’t like what God wants me to say. And to that God just tells me to get over it.

So my hope is that these words will grow something in you. Just a tiny seed of faith. Because sometimes that’s all it takes. Faith the size of a mustard can do the greatest things.

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