Thursday, September 25, 2008

Why blog - when I've avoided it for this long?


So freaky to be starting one of these. I have always felt that it would be such a waste of my time.

Recently, however, I have come to understand the importance of writing things down. I learn so much better when I am forced to put thoughts into words and then place them somewhere. It kind of solidifies them in my head.

I have stacks and stacks of papers floating around my house (mostly on my dresser) that I have saved for "someday", when I would look through them again and remember why they were so important to save. Almost all of them are things that God has taught me that I never want to forget... I do not have to want to learn them again! So I have scribbled down brief memos of them - to reflect on later.

Unfortunately, there never seems to be time to get to it. ... okay, I never MAKE time to get to it. But I am realising that I am beginning to forget some of them. They are beginning to cool on the back burner of my mind, and I must GET TO THEM... before they are lost to me.

I have learned so much, and have so much more to learn.

I have decided that it is a pity to keep them to myself. We are supposed to share the monumental lessons of life, aren't we? That is why they were given to us.

So... I am going delve into my stacks of snippets... into the depths of my very soul. It will not be easy.

Some of them I will just write here exactly the way I find them. That part should be fun!

Some I will cry over, others will make me chuckle : ). I plan to spend much time, deep reflection and study on others to reaffirm the lessons I have learned in the past.

I vow not to forget.

... and maybe, just maybe, someone who needs to read these thoughts will happen upon this tiny dark corner of the world and be encouraged... and maybe even learn something themselves.