Sunday, June 2, 2013

Just Me: 20,000 VIEWS

Just Me is a series that doesn't have any fancy pictures or adventures, just me and my thoughts.

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On Wednesday this little 'ol blog hit 20,000 views! Can you believe it!? I can't.

It's really exciting for me. And it actually makes me kind of emotional to think about. 20,000 is kind of overwhelming.

Overwhelming because I don't even know that many people.
Overwhelming because I talk about unimportant stuff...like what my dog chews on.
Overwhelming because I have shared a LOT of embarrassing stories.
Overwhelming because these stories are available to the public (yikes).

This blog definitely isn't all about the numbers, but I want you all to know how appreciative I am that you care to know what I think or do or plan to do. Or maybe you just read it to laugh at me :-)

Regardless, I feel like God is using this blog. He is using this in a season of my life when I don't have a job to validate me.


Feeling accomplished and content is hard without a job. It made me learn a lot about myself. There were lots of days where I asked God "What are you doing in my life right now? Because I don't get it."

God has been so patient with me though, as I question the why and when and how of His plan.

He choose to give me peace despite my doubts of His plan with simple reminders. I know a lot of those reminders came from people like you. And running across scriptures like Philippians 4:10-13

"I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned...I have learned to be content in whatever circumstance...I have learned the secret to being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

Paul, the guy writing this, finds contentment in Christ REGARDLESS of his situation. He chooses to trust God's plan despite how he feels, if he is hungry, or if he has a job or not. That is a beautiful reminder to me.

Sorry to get off track.


Really what I want you to know is that I am so thankful for you. I am thankful for your support and consistency, for the many notes of encouragement and the number of times I have heard "so I have been creeping on your blog and..." even when I haven't seen you in a while.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I want to end this post by encouraging you to start your own blog. It's such a great way to document life and share with those you don't see often. Consider it!

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