7.08.2011

Introducing: Conversations


So, I'd like to introduce you to something that I've been dreaming up for awhile. I've always felt like there was a part of me that I didn't always share here on the blog, but it truly is such a big part of who I am, and that's my faith. I'm a Christian... I go to a bible university, I'm going to be in full time ministry, I have my credentials, my boyfriend is a youth pastor... It's a very large part of who I am. Here's the thing; I never wanted anyone to feel like they weren't welcome at my blog because they didn't believe what I believe and I never wanted to make anyone feel like I was making this about something that it's not. 

Another reason I'm not so quick to share about this kind of stuff is because God is so personal to me and I feel like our relationship should be private. Does that make sense? But, the more I try and reach out to others, the more I realize that people can learn from my mistakes, my triumphs and my everyday life. Sometimes people just need to know that they're not going through life alone. My faith has shaped me into the person I am today, so I want to share this part of my journey with you. 

I have decided to include a feature called "Conversations" here on the blog. It will include dialogue about my journey with God; things I'm learning, things I'm failing at, & things I feel like God is doing in my life. They will be open and honest and hopefully you'll get to see me for who I am; just another girl trying to live up to my fullest potential. 

My hope is that, through this feature, I will be able to identify with each of you; let you know that you're not crazy for thinking that one way, or maybe shed light to something you had forgotten, or hopefully provide an answer or understanding to something no one had shared with you before. We'll see how this goes. OH and I get that this isn't going to be for everyone. Maybe you're not interested in this at all, and that's fine. That's why it'll be a button on my sidebar, linked to it's own separate page in the world wide web, far far away from you, where it won't have to bother you if you don't want it too. ^_^

That is all. I'm excited. And I must admit, a little nervous. This is quite possibly the most I've ever written in one post, that's how nervous I am. I don't usually share a lot of personal stuff and this whole feature will be nothing but personal stuff and that puts me in a very vulnerable place and we girls, don't like to be vulnerable, but I know this'll be a good thing. Okay, now I'm done. The first one is up here. I hope you like it and I hope you still like me because I like each of you so very much. kbye.

xo.
Melisa

12 comments:

  1. love this! Im excited! Ive been going through some really hard stuff and praying for it to end well and quickly. praying for the strengh and confidence to make it through. I cant wait to read about your journeys.

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  2. What a person feature, it sounds like it's going to be a good one.

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  3. I think that is an awesome idea! I look forward to reading what you have to share. I know it can be uncomfortable but I am sure it will be an awesome testimony toso many out there :)

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  4. This is a great idea! I look forward to reading it! :)

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  5. I'm so proud of you! I could tell you were by reading your blog and I am glad you are embracing it.

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  6. So good! I look forward to checking it out :)

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  7. I am very excited about this! I know how you feel. My relationship with Christ is the #1 thing for me, but I don't want people to feel like I'm shoving it in their face. I'm excited to check out the page!

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  8. i am so happy that you shared this with us -- & i know exactly what you mean about sharing your faith openly, but not wanting people to not feel welcome at your blog. i think it can be a daily struggle for alot of people on a blog orin live in general! but i am super excited to see where your new feature takes you & i can't wait to read it! :]

    www.myunrehearsedlifetheblog.blogspot.com

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  9. this is honestly super exciting and beautiful. i love reading these kinds of posts. i am very happy to know you want to share with us all and i would love to share back. so thumbs up! :)

    xo.

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  10. hey lady. very cool you are doing this. i am def. in the same boat-- not wanting to alienate people but at the same time, wanting to be open & honest about who I am!

    looking forward to it :D

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  11. thank you for sharing! This is a struggle for me on my blog too. There are so many things that I want to share, but I never want anyone to feel like they're not welcome on my blog. I am slowly learning to embrace it and I think it is wonderful that you are too! I can't wait to read what you have to share!

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  12. I love this!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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