Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Technology 101

I fail! Technology is so cool these days, and I am so behind. Thank you P.J. for the cool slide show, I would have never found it without you!

The pictures on the slide are from our B.C. trip last summer. We love B.C. and have been going there for all of our married life, 17 years for me and 20+ for Jeff. It's our home away from home!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Am I nutty?

Did I say I was looking forward to this? As I browsed the blogosphere (is that the right word?) and saw all the creative blogs out there, I'm feeling a little intimidated by my blog. I'm not particularly witty, or clever. Will it be boring? Who am I doing it for anyway? It's a little disconcerting to share your thoughts with just anyone...or everyone...

Thursday, January 25, 2007

I can do this...really...

Why blog? I've asked myself that question a hundred times as I sit in front of my blank computer screen trying to think of what to write. Why do I want to do this? I've started three blogs only to delete two of them, the third is still out there in cyberspace, forgotten...alone, because I couldn't figure out how to delete it - and now I can't remember where it is!

Over the past year I have experienced a lot of tests, trials and growing pains. I've had my faith tested over and over again. I have learned a lot. But I wonder what good comes from all that we learn if we keep it to ourselves? The things that have touched me deeply and that have been most influential on me, that have changed me or moved me to action have mostly come from the written word, be it a book, a talk, a scripture, a quote or even another persons blog. I have gleaned many beautiful insights from others experiences, perspective, and thoughts - things that they have taken the time to write down and to share, and my life is better for it.

So I guess I blog to share. I will share some of the experiences I have had that have increased my faith. I will share insights on books I have read. I will share things that have inspired me, and my "ah ha" moments - moments of enlightenment that have changed me or moved me to action. I will share in the hopes that my experiences, insights and inspirations will lead you to your own epiphanies and that you, in turn, will share with me.

Whew...I did it. My first post! Now that it's done I'm actually looking forward to this adventure...I think.