Getting to know myself better!

Almost two years since I set up my account with WordPress and very few posts to show for it–in fact I just deleted my introductory post from the last time I signed up for Blogging 101 because I dropped out! I have realized some things about myself that create stumbling blocks:

  • I find some blogging terminology difficult to understand, so the technical aspects overwhelm me–but even at my advanced age I want to keep learning!
  • I have a hard time swallowing my pride and asking for help–makes me feel dumb, even though I realize nobody knows everything!
  • Sharing personal thoughts with the world at large makes me feel uncomfortable and vulnerable–not that I believe the world at large is interested in what I have to say.

Ironically, during the past two years my life overflowed with journeys ripe for blogging about–spiritual, intellectual, emotional and geographical! Over the course of Blogging 101 perhaps this material will prove useful.

I pray that God's love shines through me, flawed as I am, like the sun shines through the clouds.

I pray that God’s love shines through me, flawed as I am, like the sun shines through the clouds.

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place!

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Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place!For the past 20 years or so of my life, one of the places I’ve most strongly felt the presence of the Holy Spirit is Blue Lake United Methodist Assembly, particularly in the chapel, where I captured this image. Retreats, opportunities to learn about missions, the people I’ve met and the natural beauty of the setting contributed to, and continue to be a part of, my progress on my spiritual journey.