My Dear Friends –
I could make this more fancy, but I won’t.
I could try to think about my word choices, but I can’t.
I am going to do what I do best when it comes to sharing my heart with you – and that is to let it pour right on out.
If you have been following the blog, you know that I, like many of the rest of you, have been a bit overwhelmed lately. IT’s mostly a happy-kind-of-overwhelmed, but still tough.
Since I have started my new wonderful job, things have gotten a bit shook up. I am grateful as can be, but I am going through multiple adjustments right now that are small in comparison to what many of you are going through, but rocking my world nonetheless.
Anyway, this is not a pity party blog, rather, one in which I seek your input – which I value ALL the time! Next to the Lord, it is YOU that I seek for wise counsel when it comes to this blog and our blogging community!
While I am adjusting to my new schedule, going through a lot of training, trying to fit in time to work out and blog and do my bible study, I have found myself having a hard time in replying to your heartfelt comments.
If you know anything about me at all, you realize that I cannot STAND lack of acknowledgement and encouragement amongst friends. I have always found it easy to make it a point to specifically validate and reply to my friends comments, and even make the time to comment myself on your posts too.
Yet…I have been lacking in this area – as I am sure you can see.
Let me be clear: I am reading every last single ever-loving ONE of your comments, friends. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them and want you to keep them coming. It helps me know what you find valuable, how you are, what I can pray for, and I gain encouragement from them as well. It keeps me going when it comes to the blogging and the sharing, and helps me know what you’d like to hear about.
However, I need to take a vote on a couple of things.
Here is what I need your vote and comments about – I have some choices here, but am also open to your own original suggestions as well if you find there is a better option that you can share.
1 – Would you prefer for me to continue to try to blog daily, read your comments, pray over them, but not necessarily answer them all?
2 – Would you rather I submit a blog post once a week or so and reply to every comment you make and make time to comment more frequently on your own posts (which I still read, by the way).
Any feedback you can provide to me is going to help me immensely. As you know, we are all in this together, and I want to allow Jesus to add value to you, your blogs, your lives – who better to ask about that than YOU?
Thank you friends. Please vote in the comments section below, or give me any thoughts or ideas you might have and I will check them out. I am excited to hear back from you. And I MISS you guys!!!!
Annie B. 🙂
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10: 24-25