I loved reading through her popular posts, such as Moms Unplugged (Don't Waste Time Online) , What To Do When Everyone Is Watching, and Five Strategies to Help a Moody Mama . I needed all of these this week, and there's more.
But her Thoughts on Blogging is by far my favorite . . . (she writes)
I hope I didn't break too many blog rules by copying such a big section of her post . . . really, don't stop here. Go read her full post!On the other hand, the content of some popular blogs concerns me a little. Like recounting last night's reality tv episode, or fashion posts on which boots to buy this season. Are these really the topics that hard-working moms like us are interested in?I fully believe that a big part of being a mother is inspiring our children. How can we do that unless we are inspired ourselves?
We need depth, passion, purpose, greatness. . . .
And since my goal is to live with intention, I can't focus my blog on the unimportant.
- I can't do it, because I know too much. . . .
I once heard a speaker say that ever since she fully understood the depth of the orphan crisis, she wasn't much fun at dinner parties anymore. She no longer had time for trivial chitchat - she wanted to talk about suffering, about sacrifice, about hope for change.
That's exactly how I feel - an urgency to do something. To not waste time. We can't do everything, but each and every one of us can do something in our world to make it better.
We can change someone's life in some small way. And by our actions we can inspire our children to do something even greater.
Or we can teach them which boots to look for this season.