Have you ever wondered why in the world I even bother with this blog thing?
I do. Probably about once a month or so, when things are more hectic than usual at our home, I wonder what’s the point of this. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t take a lot of time.
And yet I do it. I have to admit that I love to write. I always have. I’m the nerd who couldn’t help but keep a few of her research papers from college and grad school. I’m an avid reader and writing has been a joy to me.
But more than that, I blog because I love moms. I love motherhood and homemaking, and I want to share that joy with others.
Titis 2:3-5 says
“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
I love the Word of God. I don’t want to see it maligned in the way that I care for my children, my husband, and my home. I want to honor God in my homemaking. And I want to encourage other moms to do the same.
Few things make me happier than talking with a good friend about some aspect of homemaking–a baking project, juggling the housework, homeschooling successes (or failures), breastfeeding woes, cloth diapers, or one of the other gazillion things that we do with our children on any given day. And my dearest friends are the ones who make me want to be better in one of these areas of motherhood.
So I write about these areas to encourage you as well, with the hopes that by being honest and transparent, you will be encouraged in homemaking and in your walk with God. Because it’s not easy, and we all need encouragement instead of the discouragement we so often hear.
I get to learn so much from you, as you comment here, on my Facebook page or elsewhere. It’s a neat community of moms as we truly Gab about life as moms. That was my goal when I named my blog–that we would all get to join in the conversation about godly motherhood. It’s a pun with my name. You know English teachers like those puns.
Today, I have the pleasure of being interviewed for a blog that I enjoy called Blogging on the Side: Balancing Faith, Family, and Business Blogging. You can read my interview here, where you’ll see both why and how I am able to juggle blogging with home life.