Monday, April 12, 2010

It seems today that everybody has a blog. It wasn't that long ago that I didn't even know what a "blog" was. I just didn't get it. As I read blogs of other people, I am realizing that it is a good way to keep in touch with friends and family from near and far away. That is one reason I am doing this. Another reason is that I am looking for an outlet to write my thoughts, to express my opinions, and a place to hold myself accountable. I am hoping to post once or twice a week (here comes the accountability part). I am not sure what my posts will be about - maybe about my family and kids, maybe about what I am learning, maybe about the things in which I struggle, or maybe about what God is teaching me.

I am going to warn you, I am going to be brutally honest in how I feel and react to certain things. Sometimes I surprise myself with my honest feelings. I am guessing what I have to say might offend some people. That is okay. Nobody has to agree with me. Another reason for doing this blog is so that I have a place to be vulnerable and honest. I often keep my feelings and thoughts to myself because I am afraid of offending someone or somebody doesn't really care to know about how I feel. I often get put in that "pastor's wife" box and that comes with many expectations. In this blog I am dropping all of my labels - wife, mom, pastor's wife, etc. This is my blog, so I can think what I want to think and say what I want to say. However, I welcome your comments and thoughts. I actually like and respect differing opinions. Differences help me grow. I have a lot of thoughts and ideas floating around in my head so it will intersting to see where this goes. Thanks for reading and have a great Monday!


  1. Yippie! I'm the first follower. Can't wait to hear Shelly's unedited opinions!

  2. laughing at Sean's comment... let 'er rip!