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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

You Need A Blog

"You need a blog."

Um, okay.

Recovering Poster Child for Compliance reporting for duty. Gold star, please? (Sorry. There is a Teacher's Pet/overachieving type in there, too.  I tell her to chill out on a regular basis.  She's annoying, but lovable.)

PS. You can still give me a gold star if you wanna.

I've had a blog in the past, but it's always been under the lock and key of complete anonymity. 

--You're curious now, aren't you?--  

While I won't satisfy that curiosity :), I will share about them in a general way.

My other blogs had self imposed rules and regs with the main one being "no editing."  I poured myself out with a vengeance and did a little dance of freedom and empowerment because no one ever had to know that it was me.  No matter how mad, sad, glad, or crazy I was feeling, I wrote it and didn't edit out the "ouch factor" because that blog was mine.  That healing was mine.  That space to not worry about hurting feelings or shocking someone into silence (or not) was completely mine... and I loved it that way.

It was a me, me, me phase of my writing.  Any hint of God wanting to "use it" was dismissed. I was simply too raw with emotions to think I could be used back then.

And (whether you believe in God or not) you know what is crazy cool about that last paragraph?

God still honored my selfish phase.

He used my writing to bring healing in my own life as He ministered to my heart and soul.  He taught me who that young woman was that was angrily banging (or crying a river) at her keyboard.

All the while I continued to fight Him tooth and nail about my even remotely ministering to His kids around me... and being the consummate Gentleman, He gave me that choice.

What a Guy, huh?  :)  I tend to think so, too.

Anyway, I started this post in May... of 2012.  I'm really into not making rash decisions these last few years. Apparently I got a little carried away with that and have been reflecting on this choice for over a year.

You might call that procrastination.  I like to think of it as a creative license to stall.  You say tomato.  I say tomatah.

I'm not sure what all I'll be writing about here, but the "rules and regs" for this blog are much more fun.

It's a stress, guilt, and perfection free zone.  It's a place called Grace Avenue and I believe you'll like it here.

It's how I'm trying to live my life and I promise you it's contagious.

So, hang around.  I think you'll like it here, too.

May you make mistakes, crave peace, and dance in grace- Christie


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6 comments :

  1. Christie, I pray you encourage thousands of people through your blog. You are a special woman.

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    1. Thank you so much, Allison. You are one of my favorite Mama prayer warrors! I can't wait to see what God is going to do!

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  2. Awesome...you definitely don't need to hide in anonymity!!! I am glad to count you as a friend!!!

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    1. Agreed! Agreed! Agreed! Anonymity served a purpose for a season, but is a "no longer needed" kind of tool now. I'm excited to step into an official blog atmosphere to share with as many folks as God sends my way. Thanks so much, friend.

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