Share Your World is a weekly challenge I have participated in for…gosh… 7 or 8 years now at least. It is hard to believe I have been a part of the blogging community for that long. In some ways I still feel like a real novice at this work and am just really discovering my wings.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PART OF YOUR ON-LINE COMMUNITY?
Anyway one of the things I like about this challenge is that it lends itself easily to one of my blogging goals, which is to inspire community through conversation. This year my number of hits has gone down, but the number of deep conversations I am having with people has gone up. It has been very nice to see this sense of community deepening with those of you who choose to read and comment on my blogs.
Anyway here are this week’s questions and my answers toward starting conversations with you all….
Do you feel you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?
I know I definitely do not ask enough questions. It is something I am trying to remedy…but I have to admit I am not very good at it.
When did you fail to speak up when you feel you should have?
This is a close cousin of the last question. I feel like not asking questions and not speaking up have the same root. ….Fear of other people’s opinion. As I look at what God’s next steps are for me I know that these things are going to be essential skills to develop further.
When was the last time you felt lucky?*
I don’t know that I consider luck as a part of my life. I do consider myself blessed. Blessedness understands that everything that comes, good and bad, is taking me down a God-ordained pathway that leads me, ultimately, to God’s plan for me, which is my created purpose and ultimate fulfillment of being. Blessedness understands that resisting the difficult things, because I want only easy things, only slows the process of receiving and achieving God’s plan. Blessedness embraces what is before me as a part of something larger which is both good and benevolent.
What is a boulder?
Feel free to share your gratitude with everyone!
I am so grateful that the Franklins got to join us for church and for supper on Sunday! I am also grateful to have the first pictures of my new grand baby in South Korea!
Thank you Joseph for Sharing Your World! I like the idea of “blessedness’ and am grateful to you for sharing that with everyone! It’s tough to learn those questioning and standing for good ideals skills, but as you say, they are really essential! Congratulations on your new grand-baby to be! That’s such wonderful news! Thanks!
Oh darn. I meant to add “GREAT photographs” because you take exquisite pictures! The one of your grandchild on the boulder with the flower is so sweet!
Thanks Melanie. 2021 Promises so far to be a very interesting year. It also promises to be as full of challenges as last year was, but I am looking forward to seeing what God will do.
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