I am honored to be a Guest Writer on Barbie Swihart’s “Share The Brew” today. It has been such a joy for me to meet people in the blogging community — and I am so grateful to have crossed paths with Barbie! She generously encourages me here with uplifting words, and also over at her blog where she shares her beautiful heart and love for God. You can read my full post about comparison over at her beautiful site, and while you’re there be sure to spend some time browsing through her writings. I know they will minister to you as they do to me!
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I published my very first blog post almost three years ago. I knew little about blogging, but I dove into a new adventure eager to share a little piece of my unique story. I was pleasantly surprised to connect with other bloggers, many of whom have filled my cup with encouraging words over the years. I’ve also enjoyed seeing the creative touches on other sites and reading blog posts that uplift me. If I’m not careful though, I wander into a trap.
When motherhood called, I joyfully embraced the gift of having a child of my own. As I’ve navigated my way through establishing routines, sleep schedules, and the daily duties of being a mom, I’ve often found encouragement in connecting with other moms. It’s refreshing to know that I’m not the only one who has dreamed of sleep, lived in yoga pants for days, and endured some interesting trips to the grocery store. Again though, this is an area where I’m prone to stumble into a trap…