Monday, July 12, 2010

My (very incomplete) Happy List or Why I am not a Niche Blogger


(picture that has nothing whatsoever to do with this post; I just liked it)

Lately I’ve read several blogs that are struggling with the problem of purpose. Either they wonder aloud about their own point, or they lament the pointlessness of others.

All of which got me thinking: what is the point of this blog?

Do I have to have a point?


(another pointless picture)

I love decorating and arty/crafty blogs, but this isn’t one.

I love devotional or inspirational blogs that lift me up in my walk with the Lord, but, while I hope I’ve encouraged you and shared some Biblical  truth along the way, I don’t think I qualify there, either.

I don’t suppose I’m really a mommy blogger or even a homemaker blogger, since I don’t post pictures of my kids and they are at the age where anything I write about them is embarrassing. (Mommy bloggers beware: the days of cute pics and funny stories are limited.  Have a Plan B.)

As a Christ-follower, I have divine purpose: “to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”

My purpose isn’t limited to earth, so essentially, my job description won’t change for eternity.  For now, however, that assignment can take shape within any work, any home situation, any blog.

We want a laundry list of work to do; He offers us a lifestyle of worship instead. 

I have a long list of things that I LOVE to do:

1. Talk to my best friend, also known as Big Red.

2. Laugh with my kids.

3. Pour out the Word and the love of Christ all over lots of precious women when I speak.

4. Create a huge pile of dirty dishes in my kitchen whipping up something yummy.

5. Drink coffee with a girlfriend.

6. Squeeze  a few pennies out of a dollar with a good bargain.

7. Take pictures of anything that isn’t moving too fast and make a scrapbook.

And many, many more.

When I glorify God in those things, any and all of them become my purpose.

So that’s what I write about.

Along the way, I hope that you laugh and think and pray and cook and maybe feel a bit more grateful to the Lord for the great things He’s done.

Then we’ve walked together with purpose.




  1. Ginger - I love this list! And I love your blog! I feel the same way you do... I just want to be me.

  2. Your blog is refreshing and a fun place to visit. Keep it up.


  3. You be who God created you to be and share that with us! That's the really good stuff...

  4. I loved your quote: "When I glorify God in those things, any and all of them become my purpose". Good stuff Ginger.