Even with my modest number of followers, I noticed today that one person stopped following me. Though it didn't bother me, I wondered why. Several blogs have recently posted about the challenges of gaining followers or popularity, especially for those wanting to make an income from blogging. All of that got me thinking about why I blog.
Initially this blog was a way to update family and friends about our lives and to post pictures of the kids. Eventually I started another blog, House of Beauty & Culture, for creative projects while keeping this one for my personal voice and to share about family life. This blog has turned into an online journal of sorts...reflections of past experiences, living in the now, and ever hopeful for the future.
It is a thrill to receive comments and e-mails about something I've written. And I have been so blessed by the new friends I've made through blogging. With the huge move across the country and family members undergoing huge challenges, I haven't written a lot recently. I apologize for my absence. I haven't been a good commenter either, sorry :-(
God has been ever so gracious to me in the midst of the whirlwind of experiences-emotions-changes-challenges. I look forward to sharing some of the things He's shown me. His Word IS true and steady, especially in the midst of unsteady times. God is so very accessible; He hears our prayers and responds. It may not be in the way we anticipated, but He is there, "an ever-present help" in times of trouble and need (Psalm 46).