How this blog got started?

Inspired by the movie Julie & Julia ( the one where Julie decides to cook her way through Julia Child’s cookbook and blog her experience), I began blogging in January of 2010. It served as accountability to read through the Bible in a year. 

Though I’d been a believer and follower of Christ since childhood and participated in numerous studies (all of which benefited my understanding and growth), I felt God telling me, “Focus on reading my word, the Bible, not just Bible studies.” So that’s where the blog began, and I took a step of faith to trust God would cultivate His direct word inside of me in addition to studies written by Christian teachers.

It was a busy year. My mother died in April. Our house sold in August. We moved in October.  All the way, my time with God and His word was there, and it became sweeter and sweeter. And, I finished!

This photo was taken when the blog started in January 2010. We were on vacation in Durango,CO.  

Now What?

I’ve known for about 2 – 3 years God called me to write and speak. It’s still evolving, and this blog is evolving with me. I don’t feel qualified, yet I feel compelled. I have nothing to offer of any value outside of what God has given to me. It comforts me to remember He calls the weak (and believe me, calling a TV bug to read and write is calling the weak).

I’m not perfect, I don’t understand it all. I get moody and I get thrilled. I do lots of laundry (a husband and three kids – need I say more?) I have to venture into the black hole of my boys’ bathroom to clean. And I pray. I cry. I sing (off-key, in privacy of my home). I read. I write. I live a life God invited me to. I gratefully and humbly say, “Yes!”

This is our family in the summer of 2011. We’re in Yellowstone this time.  Again, in the mountains. I’m perpetually amazed at God’s creativity and power when surrounded by such majestic views. May we all find that His word offers the same experience.


4 Responses to “About”

  1. Randy Edgar May 19, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    Beautiful Family!

  2. gina September 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    I have to concur with Randy…Beautiful Family! : ) I haven’t been on invited life in a couple of weeks and was surprised when I went on today. I like the new format.

    • Jeanette Edgar September 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

      Thank you, sweet friend!

  3. Glenda Mills November 28, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    I just visited your website for the first time. I love what you’ve written. Missing you!
    Love, Glenda

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