After three years growing my Mommy blog Virtuous Woman Exposed, I feel God is calling me to a different platform. I still plan on updating VWX for family, friends and faithful readers, but my waking, sleeping, and eating project will be this. A Voice with… me.
Letting go of 144,000 page views, and multiple subscribers, is equivalent to Jesus asking his disciples to lay it all down and follow him. I totally realize that having a new URL address is not the same as saying goodbye to your dying father and fishing boats, but I am saying goodbye to a beautiful blog and to an experience that opened many doors for me, gave me sanity, created lasting memories and filled my lonely hours as a mom. It's a part of me and my identity.
Over the last 6 months I have had so much more to say, that doesn't seem to fit into the mommy blog genre. Though the mommy blog is soooo me - I have 5 children and I mother,a lot!
But there is a HUGE, HUGE part of me, yes even greater than my desire to be a mom (AGHAST!) and that is my walk (run) with the Almighty. I have a hard time talking about the Prophetic, or John the Baptist's humility, or what the Holy Spirit is saying now, next to a post on childhood vomiting, and cupcake recipes.
I feel like God is moving, and HE is moving fast, and that we need to start running and grabbing hold of his robe WE CAN NOT lose sight. I think God is wanting to speak to his children, almost more than ever before. There's an urgency, and the time is now. I want to create a blog where God's voice can be heard, where we are challenged to not become lukewarm Christians, to be challenged to be open to the NEW THING that God is doing and to set our eyes on him.
This is risky for me, this is a TRUST GOD or DIE scenario.
We recently put our house on the market, we have been praying about it for years. I woke up in the morning a few weeks ago, and the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said "Change is Good" and through nothing short of the Hand of God, it sold that day. (it wasn't even listed).
We were so excited, but then reality set in. The bank gave us a reality check, and the market did as well. We have seen every possible house that could fit a family of 7 with a budget of a family of 4 and I have to say, there has been much panic.
This is risky, this is a TRUST GOD or DIE (homeless with teenagers who hate you because you made them live in a box in -30 weather because you wanted a bigger ensuit!)
We lay down what is past, we lay down what we have, what is great and good, for something that is God. So welcome, and I hope you will join me and even encourage me, as I step into this NEW THING.
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
LET IT BEGIN!!