A couple of weeks ago I was listening to Podcasts and reading through The How They Blog website. I found the lovely Deidra Riggs there. Her blog inspired me, I even watched a Ted talk she gave. She seemed like a kindred spirit! I was thrilled when she asked me to take part in this link up with her.
I really hope the answers to the questions will help give you a little more insight into who I am; as well as the direction I am traveling here in life and the blog.
What am I writing or working on right now? I have not been blogging as much lately, because I am working hard to be purposeful about life. I am working to better plan and prepare so I can put out quality posts. I have prayed about the direction I need to go with this blog. I feel a strong call for this to be the way that I share my personal journey with the Lord. For that reason I am really trying to transition towards more devotional and Biblical posts.
I already write about ministry over at Whispers In the Calm. My friend Holly and I started it to create a place for women in Missions and Ministry. That being said, many of the ways the Lord teaches and upholds me have to do more with my personal life and spiritual journey with him. Those things are often being missed.
I have written a couple of articles for Character First this year as well.
I just returned yesterday from a week at Church Camp where I taught the younger kids Bible Basics. This was my first attempt to write concepts I learned in English and teach them in German. It was an undertaking that humbled, blessed and helped me as much if not more than the kids.
i will now be working exclusively on building a more consistent and real posts. I will still include stories about our travels, recipe and creations.
My goal is to write devotionals that can be translated for the women and children who are in need of such resources in the countries we minister too. I have had an idea for a children’s curriculum for some time now. I feel it is not time for that now. I need to concentrate on encouraging women and mothers so they can feel strong in the Lord. This is the best way to help build healthy families and give kids the foundation they need.
How does my work differ from others in my genre? I think the main difference I can bring to this genre is the perspective I have gained from living in and being in multiple cultures. God works among the Nations in different ways, but he always remains the same. It is so nice to witness that. I am honored to witness it and eager to share that.
Why do I write what I do? I honestly started blogging because it is a way to share what our life is like, with those who ask. Then it became a fun and cathartic way to use my creative energy.
I have always journaled. It helps me focus, dream, think and heal. Under my bed are the stories of my life. I would like to share the lessons I have learned and the places I have been here as well.
How does my writing process work? My thought process can be confusing to others as my mind sometimes works a little like popcorn in the microwave. There are so many ideas popping up at one time. I do my best to capture the ideas so I can use them.
I am inspired by many things. When I am out and something inspires an idea, I try to write it down. Then I think about all the many ways I could communicate the idea. I often do this while I am out walking. I recite the things I want to say in my head. I imagine myself writing them, sharing them and even trying to communicate them in German. This helps me to think it through.
After that I just start writing. I am working to improve my grammar as well as learn the “rules of grammar in blogging”. After writing from my heart, I edit and make sure it makes sense.
So here are the bloggers I would like to introduce to you.
Katie and I are in a blogging group together on Facebook. She and I both have 3 kids, and she seems to have a taste for adventure like I do!
Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I blog at Simply Clean Living and Run Wild in Alaska. I work as a Special Education teacher and live here in Alaska with my husband and three kids!
Simply Clean Living is my where blog and Facebook page I share crafts, recipes, organization ideas, and more – with an emphasis on things that don’t require a lot of time, money, or space. Being a full-time working mom of three little kids can be time-consuming and stressful, but this blog shows some of the ways we keep our small house organized, and have fun together with the kids!
Recently I started a new blog called
Run Wild in Alaska.
It focuses on my journey toward staying fit and healthy, and exploring different ways to stay active as a family while exploring our beautiful home of Alaska! Run Wild in Alaska is a brand-new launch, and I would love to meet some of you on Facebook over on the Run Wild in Alaska Facebook page, and hear what sorts of things you do to stay active with your family in your home state!
Thanks for reading!
I met Phyllis through a blog link up.
I consider myself a faith blogger. SP is my space for self-expression, to inspire, motivate and share experiential wisdom … to celebrate family, life, love and my faith. I’m a King’s Daughter, Wife, Mother, Grandmother. I want my life to be a testimony. I’m an encourager and I pray through sharing my life experiences, I am able to inspire others to live their best life. I’m social on Facebook, and Pinterest.
~ Inspiration~Motivation~Sage Wisdom
Holly is one of my personal friends:
She blogs at Comedic Grievances and started Whispers in the Calm with me.
Here she is in her own words:
I’m a coffee-obsessed, Beatle-loving 25 year old American expat who lives with my wonderful husband and crazy cat in Vienna, Austria. Together (cat included) we learn Austrian-German, love people and make a lot of embarrassing cultural mistakes.
Right now on her blog you can follow the last weeks of her pregnancy. She and her husband are in the States awaiting the visas they need to return to Vienna. In the meantime they are going to have a baby boy. I am excited for her to become a mom, and anxious for her return to Vienna.
I hope that you take some time to get to know my friends and visit their blogs as well.
I would like to hear from you. What do you write about? Do you journal? What would you like to see more of on the blog?