I've seen on several blogs that some creepy people can come around and visit a blog.
It's so awesome how my God talks to me. I asked Him what to do? Should I give it up? It's just an ole lady's ramblings and I wouldn't want to inadvertantly exploit my family. I asked Him about it (and also my blog friend, Susan) and He sent me a great response.
First of all, LPM blog had a roll call. Seeing the results of that poll caused me to feel part of something good and bigger than myself. When I read others' stories, it opens my heart to their lives, their joys and struggles and takes my focus off of ME and Me and me. Their little notes of encouragement, their thoughts and prayers give me comfort and a sense of God in my life that goes beyond the place where I live or the church I attend.
Secondly, my friend Susan, sent me an e-mail that just basically said Trust God with the blog. It makes me laugh at myself because that's generally the thing I need to do with most situations. She recommended changing the way I reference my family as well.
A few years ago when our children were small, my husband read the Chronicles of Narnia to them. They were excited that the four children were just like them, 2 and 2, and frequently (actually, they still sometimes discuss it) referred to themselves by their Narnia name. I've decided to refer to them the same way here in this surreal world of the internet. My oldest, Peter and the wayward second son, Edmund, with my elder daughter as Susan and the baby, the star - Lucy. I pray that their lives would one day be stories of the power of Jesus in their lives, that the adventures in life that they have, good and bad, would ultimately center around their faith in Christ.
I find that I'm thankful that God answered me as He did. The Christian women's blogs that I read enrich my life simply by sharing the living out of everyday faith.