I journal every morning during my quiet/prayer time. I have been journaling for over 24 years. Since June 9th, 1984, the day that I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ.
I had never kept a journal before that day, but from the moment I lifted my head and drew up my knees from the alter of my surrender, I had an urge to write.
Each morning, I sit in my "prayer chair" in my living room with a cup of coffee and write my heart out. I am always there for at least an hour and usually much longer. All my supplies stay right there waiting for me--journal, a variety of Bibles, highlighters, pens, sticky notes, index cards, my personal prayer lists and emails that friends send asking me to pray. They are all in a basket on the floor to the right side of the chair.
Here at our friend's Mountain Cottage, I gather those things, plop down in front of the blazing fire that my Honey has prepared for me. (I know, he is a keeper!)
For the past 24 years that morning time has been my daily writing outlet.
That is...until...blogging came along.
I LOVE this new hobby of blogging,
this creative outlet for writing and sharing,
this amazing world of surrendered sisters,
this new place of such deep spiritual insight and discussion,
this place of fun and connection with new friends.
The challenge is fitting it into my life on a regular basis!!!
How in the world do you ladies do it????
How do you make time for your personal time with God, MAYBE a bit of exercise, work full time or even part-time, serve your family, keep your home in order and BLOG!!!!
Help Me!!!! I want to learn and I am willing to give stuff away to get answers!!!
I am so amazed at how some of you work this out and how beautifully you write!
I was excited and looking forward to having some extra blogging time while on vacation but there are these mountains and streams and flowers......
I would love to build the discipline of daily blogging into my life and would greatly appreciate any ideas that you girls might have to offer.
How and when do you fit Blogging into your day on a REGULAR Basis???
Do you keep your time with God separate or do those of you who write devotion type blogs, blend those times together???
Do you see your blogging as a ministry, a personal hobby or a way to connect with other women?
I have a stack of books-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Christian Living, Bible Studies, Marriage, Teens that I gathered from the International Christian Booksellers Convention in July that I will gladly GIVEAWAY for any tips that you all are willing to share over the next few days.
I am looking forward to your ideas!