For real? Another Blog.
I know right….I’ve asked myself this same question over and over. For real another blog?
Don’t we have enough already? From fashion to gossip to health to religion to blah blah blah….
I feel ya, but yet here I am starting a blog for women. I can tell you this hasn’t been an easy decision for me. For a long time now I’ve known that God was prompting me to start writing, sharing and encouraging women. And for a long time now I have been disobedient. Not anymore I am going for it, all in!
2 things stopped me for a long time:
First, I knew that this blog was suppose to be about real life, but I also knew it is suppose to be about Jesus. The title “real life real Jesus” came to me a long time ago. The Jesus part is the game changer, it’s one thing to talk about your life, your job and your kids on a blog. Now I am adding in the Jesus part, how we as a family try to live with Jesus in our everyday life and try to trust him with every aspect of it. How Jesus is the center and he really is “in” our daily lives. <<<cue the weirdo girl right?!?>>>
Secondly, the thought of one more thing on my to do list was absolutely paralyzing. My life is busy, I have a busy real estate job, my husband is busy, we have 5 kids and lot’s of stuff going on all the time. The thought of building this site, keeping up with it and finding time to write basically just froze me. I actually become disobedient to God out of fear of the “what if’s” and “what will people think”.
Can you relate? You have a whisper, you have a nudge, you have a dream….but are paralyzed by fear, “what if’s”, the unknown, your past….well I am hear to tell you I have a past, I have fear, I am a “what if” crazy girl. Maybe we can connect, maybe we can share our dreams, our stories, our fears and even share a bit of our life together.
Over time I hope to share more and more. I hope to write a lot about my life before Jesus, my single mom days, my literally broke as a joke days, how losing my grandma changed my whole world. Or about the day I walked into a random little church with my 8 year old daughter and met the man I never knew I wanted. How we had 3 kids in 4 ½ years, how we helped build a children’s home in Africa and how we are going with all 5 kids of our kids to live there for a month, how we adopted our youngest from foster care and it was HARD, how we run 2 businesses and try keep Jesus the center….ahh!! There is just so much!! This part actually get’s me a little excited, I hope you stay with me….the good, the bad and the ugly.
I am keeping this first entry short and sweet. Mainly because I am super freaked out that this is really happening, that I am FINALLY hitting the post button and that you have read this far!! Eeek! Have you really read this far?!?!?!
I do need your help. If I am going to do this thing, then I want to do it well. Would you be willing to go and share with your friends, subscribe to get all my new posts, leave a comment, follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter….all the social media buzz of course. If you know me, you know I love some Facebook. So head over and “like” my new page, at https://www.facebook.com/letsberealtogether/ and lets start doing this real life together.
I am believing together we can learn more and more of the freedom found in our real lives when we allow more and more of Jesus in it.
This is FINALLY REAL!!