Wednesday, November 5, 2008

real life

Yesterday as I was cleaning someone else's house, thinking about how much my house needed cleaning, and really struggling with being a servant, I started thinking about blogging. My feelings and the drudgery of the day were certainly nothing to post about. Most definitely not...

I think part of the appeal of blogging is that we can create a perfect little snapshot of our family for others to see. You know, we don't take pictures of our kids when they are snotty-nosed or being disobedient and post them; we take pictures when they are being cute, clever, diligent, or helpful! We post our thoughts that might amaze or encourage others, but those thoughts that might reveal our struggles with sin, wavering faith, or less than submissive attitude..... well, we just don't blog on those days!

This might not be a bad thing... it isn't always best to be completely transparent on the "world wide web," but we mustn't do two things:
1. "escape" to our little world on the web, where we try to portray everything as perfect and hope everyone sees us as so.
2. Be naive enough to think that everyone else is perfect and we are not

I had been thinking about this yesterday, and then I read a post this morning that was very encouraging... we don't have to have it all together or be perfect. We are called to humbly serve the Lord, in whatever situation we might find ourselves in. A lady that I knew in Kentucky posted about a week that many of us can relate to, but not many of us would post about! Check out Laura's blog... we are not alone!


Liesa said...


Roan said...

Heather, you are so right. I think about posting about those "bad days" but I have resisted so far....I don't want to sound whiny or complaining. There are so many people with so many problems much greater than mine! However, I don't want to appear as a "supermom" because I surely am not! I guess I need to find the balance. As a Christian, a wife, and a mother, I am far from perfect!
Thanks for the thought-provoking post.

Lynn said...

Heather, thanks so much for this post! Right before reading this, I was thinking that I hadn't blogged lately, but didn't want to depress anyone with some of the things we are dealing with in our family right now - stomach bug, father-in-law have 5-6 bypasses in the morning, child still doing his math with his daddy at 10 o'clock!!! LOL, anyway I think Roan is right, in that we need to find the balance! Thanks again for your post!!!

Olivia said...

Julie just showed me the comment you left on her blog. Thank you for getting the needles!!! I really hope we can see you soon!!!!!!!!! We miss you too!!!