Being the first post on my new blog, I'm excited to finally have a venue to express my thoughts and continual discoveries for all to see. I will be the first to admit that I'm not the best writer, but in recent years I have become more and more passionate about the art of communication. Whether it's in my family life or my professional life, I've realized that without effective communication, you just cannot survive in our hectic world.
The motivation for this blog is to simply share information with others. I always seem to have ideas and questions running through my head, but it's only because I'm searching for the right answers to figure them out. And you will soon see that most of my answers come back to the Bible...and then I ask "why" again, but in a good way =) This is where FAITH comes in...but more on that later.
My personality is such that I ask "why" a lot. And I promise it's not because I am trying to be disrespectful or rude, but simply because I want solid proof to back up the decisions that I see being made around me. I will not ultimately believe something just because someone else says it. I think that God expects us to be accountable as individuals and I support that by thinking and researching for myself. My brilliant sister has been a huge inspiration for me on this front...I will no doubt be refering to her as well.
I assure you though, my personality has always been this way...even before motherhood. As a soldier, I would sometimes get in trouble for questioning authority. It didn't matter the rank on the collar, if they honestly did not know what they were talking about, I just had to speak up and help them. However, anyone can look at the Certificate of Appreciation plaque on my wall from Command Sgt Major Larry Lacorn at Fort Lee, VA and know that I never overstepped my bounds in questioning him. I was only trying to better our situation and organization by asking him "why" on so many different occasions, and he thanked me for it in the end!
On this blog I plan on discussing topics on motherhood that some might normally shy away from. Some will be God-based and some might not be. But my voice will come only through love (I Cor. 13:13) and FAITH (Mat. 17:20). Why is that? Because everyone (especially young Christian mothers) deserve the chance to be reminded of the "why" and sometimes even the "how" we were created and designed to function. From the bottom of my heart I just feel obligated to put more information out there. My FAITH in God is so strong that I just cannot live in silence any more....
Am I an organic, all-natural obsessed mother? No. Have I come to realize that living more natural and "green" is better and perhaps more God like, oh yes =) Is the modernization of society ultimately bad? No. But are there things that we are doing in the modern world that are perhaps more convienient and mainstream, but NOT better....and ultimately NOT what God intended for us. I believe Yes for sure! This is specifically what got me thinking and questioning certain topics years ago. A lot of these realizations are logically centered around the 4 natural births of my beautiful babies in the last 7 years...which I will refer back to quite often as well.
Am I on a quest for "crunchiness"? Perhaps...it does seem that every time I look for an answer to something new, I do slowly move that direction. If you are not familiar with the term "crunchy", it is basically an effort to live more natural, more green, more environmental friendly. Because of my FAITH, I do have crunchy tendancies though...and as a Christian mother or parent, maybe you do too...perhaps you have just been too distracted to know it yet? I know I was, until the point that it hit me in the face and I couldn't look away anymore.
One thing I have noticed though...with most of the crunchy online communities, there is a lot of talk about "Mother Earth" but not too much about God. If I have missed some, please do share. But I hope to provide a perspective through my FAITH in God , of which you simply might not find other places.
I welcome you to keep an open mind and check back with me twice a week to see what is on my mind, and perhaps you will share your thoughts too...