Monday, January 28, 2008

I am ME

Isn't the bloggy world great. You can learn how to do anything you want from the comfort of your couch. Here is my biggest pitfall. I want to do everything and I want it to be perfect, just like all the beautiful pictures. On any given day I will visit the following sites:

Money Saving Mom- She can save us all a lot of money. She runs a successful home business that helps her family financially.

Like Merchant Ships- She has an amazing sense of style and an eye for treasures at yard sales and thrift stores. She makes me want to redecorate (actually, just decorate) my home.

Tammy's Recipes- Her food looks amazing. I use many of her recipes each week.

Girl Talk- They inspire me to live and love my girls, not to just get through my day. Also, to read more books. As a bonus, Janelle is so creative with the camera.

Happy to be Called Mommy- She is a truly gifted artist. She even makes her children's drawings into stuffed animals.

As I look at any blog, I need to keep myself in check and remember I am not that person. I am ME. God made me for His purpose, to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever. So I need to flourish with the gifts and talents God gave me, not the gifts He gave to someone else.
I am thankful that God has made us all different, this world would be bland if we all had the same gifts. Thank you Crystal, Meredith, Tammy, Carolyn, Nicole, Kristin, Janelle and Bethany for sharing your gifts with us on your blogs. You truly inspire us.
Thank you God for loving us so much to make us each different and unique.

I Praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
-Psalm 139:14


Meredith said...

Awww, thanks!

Here's a little secret: I--and probably all the blogs you listed--feel the same way about each other at some time.

I struggle with comparing myself to all kinds of blogs, but like you said, in the end, all we can do is be the person God made us.

And you know what? When we stick with our individual strengths, we become much more genuine bloggers, too!

Elisabeth Renee said...

I sure am glad you are you! You and your talents and gifts bless me all the time and I'm thankful for it. :)

Bethany said...

Thank you so much for the kind words about my blog!

I think Meredith is right- we all struggle with these feelings from day to day. I know I have compared myself to many different people and wished that I could be more like them. People that are organized are people I admire and wish I could be more like, as I am totally unorganized!

Your words of wisdom in this post I'm sure will help other women who feel the same way about other women on the internet.

By the way, I think that your blog is terrific and you seem like a wonderful mother!