Sunday, April 12, 2015

Why We Post

(Photo: Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel in London)

Ladies sometimes send emails expressing their reasons for putting up posts on their weblogs:

"A weblog is more like a classy magazine that has enduring qualities. You can search the older posts  and find things as revelant now as the day they were posted."

"I take my role as an older Christian woman seriously. It is a way of sharing my experiences in marriage, home and family with younger women who might look for encouragement."

"My physical location,  in the country, is too distant to allow regular Titus 2 and other Bible classes in my home. Ladies cannot always drive such a distance to attend.  A weblog provides a study or a lesson that other women can read without leaving their children."

"Posting on my weblog is a way of publishing original material without too much expense.  Others can find what they are looking for in the way of Christian mentoring, and they need not pay for a seminar or travel a great distance."

"I remember being a young homemaker and how lonely it was. Now, with the homemaking and Titus 2 weblogs, it is very comforting."

"I receive an enormous amount of inspiration from people's posts, and I want to carry on the ideas on my own weblog, pass them on, and encourage others."

"These days it seems hard to find older women who stay home, or younger women who want to be home and learn from the older women.  Weblog posts allow us all to meet and mingle and at the same time read articles that have some value and are worth keeping."

Hope you have a lovely Lord's Day.

The following passage is reassuring  to me because it records a scene where Christ rebuked something physical that was troubling the men in the boat.  Let us remember that He can also rebuke the spiritual things that trouble us and bring us peace, if we will only take our requests to him.

Mark 4:39  And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Mark 4:40  And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?


Unknown said...

I would agree with all those sentiments especially the one on it being hard to find like minded keepers at home.

Susan said...

It is nearly impossible for me to find like minded people where I live right now. These web logs are greatly appreciated. It's always a bright spot in my day to sit and read through what is new and get some inspiration.

I love the scripture you quoted. I am doing a short Bible study every evening and one of the things that is suggested in the book I am reading is to picture Jesus in your mind standing in front of you and calming the waters anytime you fell threatened or anxious. I can just see Him raising up His hand and calming the world around me and my anxiety ridden mind. This has been very helpful to me lately.
I do hope you will continue to blog for a long time.

Julian said...

I agree. Thankyou for your positive and beauty filled posts. Christina

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Lydia, I have gained so much from reading blogs that encourage us as homemakers and wives. I also love to see what women are doing to make their homes cozy and comfortable.
And I am thankful for like minded ladies who take their calling seriously, but do it in a delightful way!
Hugs, Roxy

Anonymous said...

I too live in a area that's further away from most. I've read and shared many experiences blogging and I'm glad to have found yours today. I'm looking forward to reading more.

Jaclyn Juliette said...

I am a 35 year old mother of two young ones from Manhattan, NYC and am so grateful for blogs such as this one. Keep on posting! I love the sense of community for like-minded women/wives/mothers! :-)

Anonymous said...

I find myself learning so much, but also I feel as I grow older, I want to pass on encouragement to the younger women that are finding it hard to be home keepers. Maria