I get really excited when I think about this idea of blogging in Slovakia. Since my accident, the Lord has brought me to blogs that point me to Him. It is like I have discovered this new form of written literature. A whole library at my fingertips. One that covers so many areas: biblical teaching, practical living, personal stories, resources for my family: crafts, holidays, cooking, books, great buys! The list is endless.
And there must be a balance. I don’t want the computer to be always on my lap. My kids don’t know what I’m doing when I’m on my computer, work, play, it’s all the same to them. so i’m already fighting that battle to be fully engaged with them and not neglectful. It’s hard sometimes. when you have something new. you know it’s there. all you have to do is open it up. it’s the same as having a good book that you can’t put down, and when you do, you can’t wait to pick it up again. This new blogging world seems like that. there is always something to read, and one will link to another. endless. Granted, they are not all the same and useful and encouraging. In my experience, for every 10 that are blah, there is at least 1 that I would want to share. enough.
So I feel really blessed to have this “new” resource. waiting for me everyday to schedule the time to “read”. passing it on, to encourage others. and I think about my Slovak friends. that I can only send it to the ones who can read and understand English well. and I wonder how long will it take for this kind of blogging to “get” here? When will I be able to share a link that is not in English, but written in Slovak?
There are some blogs here already: news, politics, cooking. a few. but nothing like what I am reading. Nothing that is so nurturing that you get excited about it and you want to share it. nothing that encourages you and stretches you, or shares what a life lived for Jesus looks like in a real way.
and this is what gets me excited. what if? what if it doesn’t take 30 years for it to get here? what if it got started now? What if God used me to help it get started? and lies come with it too: how can I help? i must have a good personal blog to do something like this, (I will have to really work to make mine better FIRST). I can’t write in Slovak (which is actually the truth), I can’t inspire and cast a vision to start something like this. and the thing is if this is God’s calling then it’s not about me.
This is what I think about at night in the quietness. what would it look like to get it going here? what would it take? who would write it? who would read it? It’s a nice reprise over the “other” things that can keep me up. One that I welcome. I’m listening God.