“The Love Behind The Blog”
This is an update for those of you who may not be aware of the purpose of my daily blogs. I have been burdened for years as to what I could leave behind for my grandchildren and my future great-grandchildren. What could I do so that they would always know how much I love them, even when I am no longer here to hug them and tell them of my love. Through God’s leading, I set upon the task of writing a daily devotional, one short reading for each day of an entire year, 365 love notes to those precious jewels. My goal is to print these short stories, compile and organize them, and leave a copy for each grandchild. In that way, for one year, I can chat with them and share with them my personal thoughts concerning my Savior, how much He means to their grandma, and some of the life-lessons that He has taught me.
On June 1, 2019, I embarked on this journey, and because I have a deep-rooted love for writing, I figured that this project be easy-peasy, tons of fun. My, oh my, was I wrong! Rather than being the teacher, I quickly became the student, sitting at my Savior’s feet, waiting day-by-day for Him to plant a story-seed in my heart. Some days it seems as though I sit staring at a blank page for hours, waiting for God to bring a thought to my mind, a lesson to my heart, a passage that sets my soul on fire, but He never fails me.
“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children,” and my desire is for these simple stories to be my legacy to those dear grandchildren of mine. God’s Word is not silent on the issue of legacies. Asaph, the psalmist, encourages us to pass on the wondrous works of a mighty God to those following us. “We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.” My Father has done such miraculous things, “wonderful works,” in my life. He has carried His child through the deepest of trials, forgiven His wayward lamb when I have fallen, encouraged me when my focus turns inward and self-serving, loved me in spite of myself. And I am commanded to pass on that testimony to those following me, for “One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.”
So, through God’s grace, I have completed 261 rough-draft stories to date, with 104 remaining. I have proofed, corrected, and posted approximately 130 of those stories. I’m so thankful to those of you who have been such an encouragement to me along the way, especially on those blank-page days! I pray as I post early every morning that God would be pleased to use these stories to speak to someone along their Christian journey, one person who may need a lift, a smile, or just a quiet moment with the Savior before they start their day. But most importantly, I pray that God will get all the glory and praise that He deserves. Thanks for reading, folks! And Mason, Calla, Sapphira, Zachary, Peter, Emma, and little Ollie, Grandma loves you!
Psalm 145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
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