Living & Sharing

I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while now. I like to write a range of things: a personal journal that no one sees, short stories to share with my son, and serious sermons that I am going to deliver out loud in front of a crowd of people.The trouble with my writing so far is that it is all so sporadic. I feel like I have more to say and I need a more consistent platform to say it. I think blogging can be that for me.

For a while now I have been following the blog of a friend of mine, Sarah Bessey.  I love reading about her spirit-filled life and seeing what she has to say about life, faith and church. The really big thing about Sarah is I love her guts to keep sharing her heart. What she does there inspires me to share my heart as well.

I want Living Faith to be a place where I write about what it means to me to live out my faith day-to-day. I don’t just go to church on Sunday and then forget about God the rest of my week. Rather, my relationship with God spurs me to be a kinder mom, be a better listener with friends, and faithfully manage the resources of my household.

I am not a Super Christian, able to leap roadblocks to my faith in a single bound. I struggle to figure out what is the right thing, and I sometimes even struggle to do what it is that I think is right. This blog isn’t going to be a how-to manual of Christian living. it is simply a log of my journey to do it the best I can and my encouragement to others to do the same. When there are things I think I’m doing well, I will probably write more confidently about them but I never want anyone to think for a moment that I think I have it all figured out.

If I had to identify a target audience, first off, I will be happy if anyone besides my mother reads it. What would be really great though is if everyone reads it! Honestly though, I am probably mostly writing to fellow Christians. Still I hope my writing is down-to-earth enough to be approachable for non-Christians. I am Lutheran and studied theology at a Lutheran university, but I have had a lot of different influences on my faith (more on that another day), I am not sure how “Lutheran” my writing here will be because when it comes to day-to-day living in Christ I don’t think denominational distinctions separate us all that much.

I look forward to sharing more as time goes on and I hope you will be inspired in how you live out your faith as well.

11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ramona on March 13, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Welcome to the blogging world! So glad you’re sharing and just great to “see” you putting your thoughts out there.

  2. Posted by Angela on March 13, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Yay! I’m excited! Great start, love your heart but you should already know that :).

  3. Posted by Ruthie on March 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Great start, Jen! I’m looking forward to seeing more of you on this blog page. I’m writing a blog of a completely different topic. I didn’t know I had it in me!
    Ruthie

  4. Posted by Hermano Grande on March 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I am so pleased to see you doing this! I look forward to seeing what you write!

  5. Posted by Sandy Bricker on March 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I was so excited to see a facebook sharing from my friend, Julie Heinz Weinzierl, telling of your blog site. I called Julie right away to see if this was the same Jennifer who was in my 5th grade class at Violet! God’s peace be with you and yours.

  6. […] For me, thinking through issues, asking questions and processing things in my head is inextricably linked with what stirs in my heart. So, when I asked questions in Sunday school as a kid and tried to get my mind around who exactly God is, the answers I got and the care I received sparked my life-long and heartfelt journey of living faith. […]

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