Tuesday, September 26, 2006

To blog or not to blog?

Why on earth am I creating a blog?

I suppose the number one reason is that I have always been a letter writer at heart. Even though it could be argued that my technical abilities as a writer are frail at best, I enjoy attempting to express myself through the written word.

Also, I have moved around quite a bit in my life time. I have friends and family who I love dearly who have moved away from me. In this world where we don't live on the same block for a lifetime this form of communication makes sense.

A blog seems a little less intrusive then email. I often want to express what God is teaching me or would love to be taught by others by asking questions. But I have shied away from writing because I don't want to be intrusive. So I hope as I share what is on my heart that you, when prompted by the Lord, will return the favor and share your heart with me.

Why did I choose the blog name beloved-daughter? As I was writing down possibilities for blog names I realized I wanted the name to be reflective of something I know I am now and do not expect will ever change.

I am the beloved daughter of Ron and Vera White. I was also the beloved granddaughter of all four of my grandparents. It was explained to me about 10 years ago or so that I am not only the daughter of the King of Kings but the beloved daughter. Interestingly enough, as it turns out my name Cheri means beloved. My husband's name David also means beloved. The very best part of being a beloved daughter is that it is an identity that I share with every women who has been drawn by God to put her faith and trust in Jesus Christ.

Dear Lord,

I desire for time I spend on www.beloved-daughter.blogspot.com to be for your glory. I pray you will strengthen my relationship with you through the time I spend contemplating and engaging in conversation with others about You and the lives You have called us to lead.

In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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